Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Matt's Monday Night RAW Recap - 3/2/2015

The main event at WrestleMania is still Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar. Rumors are flying that Lesnar's unhappy with his current contract and that he's considering a UFC comeback and that he may not even show up at WrestleMania.


Even if Creative had a "plan B" to fix that, that doesn't make me feel any better.

We should have had an incredible WrestleMania in Santa Clara.

And look what we ended up with:

  • Daniel Bryan returning to WWE...and he's buried in placed in mid-card hell. 
  • Ambrose is a comedy jokester, rubbing elbows with R-Truth. 
  • Bad News Barrett becomes IC Champion and loses all the fucking time, so why not put him in a Ladder Match so he can job to the rest of the dressing room all at once?
  • John Cena vs. Rusev where we're all supposed to believe that Cena's gonna win the United States Championship.
  • The Undertaker, held together with string and tape, to...do what again? The Streak's over. Where's the velocity?
  • Balding Sting vs. Slighty More Agile Scott Steiner
  • Rollins vs. Orton? Good idea. Just kidding, let's have him feud against Jon Stewart from The Daily Show.
  • Something involving Kane and Big Show and J&J Security which has lead me to believe that they all have some serious shit on Vince.
  • Miz-dow/Miz, a feud that turns to dust if sunlight hits it.
  • And speaking of boring feuds involving the word "Dust"...
None of this is gonna get any better. I want to hold out some hope but we all know it isn't gonna be fixed.

Let's blindly stumble along, shall we?

We are LIVE(!!!) from Newark, New Jersey!!!

Cole, Booker and JBL are the guys still employed to announce this shit.

Seth Rollins starts us off as we're reminded that he's in a feud with a dude who's retiring from a completely different show that has nothing to do with wrestling. Apparently, Rollins invited him to RAW, so our prayers for WrestleMania have finally been answered. Rollins says Stewart's on his way from a movie shoot. Rollins tells him to turn around and go home. This whole thing gets worse when Rollins reminds us that he's holding the MITB case. He yells until Roman Reigns's music hits to some heel heat.

Crowd is TNA soft right now as Reigns looks smug as shit. Reigns says he wanted to come out and hear the crowd yell "YOU SUCK". He tells Rollins to continue. Rollins says he can rap better than Wiz Khalifa and out-eat Mark Henry and he can out-wrestle Reigns, which delights the crowd somewhat. He says he will be the next WWE Champion. He says Reigns can't beat Lesnar, but he can. Reigns says that Rollins can't beat Lesnar. He already had a shot and failed. Rollins reminds him that he could beat the survivor at WrestleMania -- or even the next night on RAW. He can even do when the champ "least expects it" because now it's the Hardcore Title.

Reigns slaps the taste out of his mouth. Rollins bails. J&J attack but eat a Superman Punch and Spear. Reigns stands tall as promo times have been cut in half!

TONIGHT:
  • The Daily Show with Seth Rollins
  • Divas Championship rematch: Nikki Bella vs. Paige
That's right. Your main features on tonight's show are talking and a Divas match.

Ambrose is on the way to the ring from backstage.

Meanwhile, Rollins' jaw hurts because Reigns punched him real hard and Rollins "forgot what that was like". Holy fuckballs, I wish I was making that up. He blames Security for failing him even though they constantly fuck up. PSEUDOVIPER Randy Orton shows up and also blames J&J. He wants Rollins to ask Reigns to fight so he can prove that he can "wrestle and talk like Jon Stewart". Or something.

Ambrose faces Barrett because Ambrose stole the IC Title. So did R-Truth. Then he gave it back to Ambrose. Also, R-Truth is going to WrestleMania. Also, 4,200 WrestleMania seats are available on StubHub. That can't be coincidence.

MATCH #1: WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose (non-title)
Ambrose is all over Barrett in the corner and beats him while he's on the mat. Ambrose gets up and takes over but Ambrose hits a forearm on a counter and a Bulldog. He tries to go off the top rope and Barrett yanks him to the mat, then boots Ambrose outside and we go to a break. When we come back, Barrett is beating on Ambrose, then turns his attention to Truth, who he shoves. Ambrose attacks on the distraction, hitting a dive, then a flying elbow off the mat on the other side. Meanwhile, Truth rips off the IC title. Back in the ring, Ambrose chops away at Barrett but Barrett comes back with Winds of Change. Suddenly, Luke Harper shows up. And he wants the IC Title, too. He takes it and walks away. Barrett sets up the Bullhammer in the ring but gets distracted by Harper. Dirty Deeds by Ambrose and Barrett loses at around 9:39. Again.
WINNER: Dean Ambrose via Dirty Deeds
RATING: DUD.

Post-match, Ambrose blames Truth for the belt getting lost.

ON SMACKDOWN: Miz yelled at Miz-dow backstage because he was filming a penis pill ad without his permission.

And then he does it again tonight on RAW. We even get the actual commercial with Miz saying how small and soft his penis is, which is what I totally want to see on a three hour RAW show. Miz is enraged and slaps Miz-dow. Miz-dow is pissed...but backs down.

Bray comes out to the entrance ramp and there's an empty coffin with him. He wants to know what's left of The Undertaker. He says he made a coffin for him. Because that's what Bray does now: he makes coffins. Also, Bray likes lighting shit on fire because it destroys like he does. He pours gas on the coffin, then lights it on fire. Undertaker never shows up and we go to commercial. We're in the home stretch and we're imagining a feud.

WWE Network is number on online over everyone. Except porn. Chyna finally gets one up on Vince.

MATCH #2: Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, & Natalya vs. The Usos (Jimmy &Jey) & Naomi
Cole: "This match is something to smile about!" Jey uppercuts the shit out Tyson but gets taken out on a double team by Cesaro. Jey hits a quick Samoan Drop and tries the Rikishi Splash. Cesaro tags Natalya and bails from the ring. Naomi tags on and it's a series of counters before Naomi hits a Sunset Flip fro two. Natalya injures her leg on a jump spot off the ropes and tags Tyson. Jimmy gets the tag on the other end. He manhandles Tyson and punches Cesaro. The Uso's try a double Rocker kick but Tyson tags his wife who gets pinned by Naomi at 2:53.
WINNERS: Usos and Naomi
RATING: DUD.

Post-matchm Nattie yells at Tyson for tagging her in. Tyson hugs her and Nattie cries like a wimp into his shoulder. Awwww.

TONIGHT: Seth Rollins is gonna take on Roman Reigns to prove he can talk on a talk show!

NEXT: Cena announces his plans for WrestleMania, which he totally controls.

Sheamus is still returning, btw. Eventually.

Out pops John Cena. He shows us clips from last week. He says the people are probably happy that Rusev beat him at Fastlane. He says that those people shouldn't stay happy. He will overcome. Get back up, etc. Fans aren't buying it. He says that Rusev is a marked man who he will face later. But, right now, he wants to go to WrestleMania. And he will do so by going to the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

That brings out Stephanie McMahon and she's not happy that Cena is just declaring his candidacy for that battle royal. She says that Cena being in the battle royal is an insult because Andre was an icon who once held her when she was a little girl. Or something. None of this makes any sense. Cena says his past credentials should get him in. Steph says nope because Survivor Series. Cena calls her a bitch, which is certain to win her over now. Steph says that Cena's got an ego like Hogan, Hart, The Rock and Austin. They all left and thought WWE would sink. She says it's time to find somebody who can beat Rusev.

Out comes Curtis Axel who the crowd is behind for some reason. He kisses Steph's ass and says he deserves a spot at WrestleMania because he also met Andre as a kid. Steph thanks Axel and says that Cena can prove himself worthy by wrestling Axel. Or, alternatively, convince Rusev that he deserves a re-match. Either one. To top off this shit sundae, Axel imitates Hogan's "whatcha gonna do" spiel and rips his shirt off. Why don't we bring back Juventud Guerrera as "The Juice", also? I don't think we've hit the floor yet. Cena's had it. He grabs the mic and tells Axel to leave the ring. If Axel stays, he's not walking out.

We get ready to go and then go right to a commercial.

MATCH #3: John Cena vs. Curtis Axel
Axel plays to the crowd and imitates Hogan some more. Cena just glares. Axel poses. And poses. And poses. And poses. And poses. And points. Cena hits a clothesline. Axel Hulks up and points at the WM sign, then gets AA'ed and STF'ed and Cena wins at 2:02.
WINNER: John Cena
RATING: DUD.

Post-match, Axel leaves the ring just like Cena said he wouldn't do. But, whatever. Rusev also appears with Lana. They mock him. Answer's STILL no. Russian flag. 20 minutes just to get that.

Cole segues into Triple H vs. Sting. He got an interview from Arn Anderson and Michael Hayes who say that Sting was the "first to enter and last to leave". Booker says Sting never came to WWE all these years because the "door was always locked".

Triple H comes to the ring and it's time to settle in for more talking. Triple H reminds us of what he offered Sting last week. However, Sting spat it back in his face. Triple H says everyone has theories on why Sting never came to WWE until recently. That includes Booker T, who he invites into the ring. He asks if Booker really believes what he said a few minutes ago.

Booker says that he knows Sting. He would have locked him out, too. He says that Sting cannot be controlled. Hogan couldn't and neither could the nWo or Eric Bischoff. Sting's here in the WWE and Triple H has to deal with that. Triple H hears what he's saying. He thanks Booker, then fires him. Happy Black History Month. Then he says he's just kidding because he's the boss and that's what he can do. And he will use that to beat Sting.

TONIGHT:
  • Daily Show with Seth Rollins
  • Divas Match
  • Seth vs. Reigns
After break, Cole is depressed that Triple H didn't fire Booker T. And holy shit, we're back and there's a wrestling match.

MATCH #4: Paige (challenger) vs. Nikki Bella (champion) (w/ Brie Bella) for the WWE Divas Championship
Paige beats on Nikki and tries the PTO but Nikki breaks using the ropes. She falls out of the ring and, REALLY?! A fucking commercial?! When we come back, Nikki is in control because stuff happened on the WWE App. She hits a Spinebuster on Paige and tries to follow with a body drop but Paige kicks her and rushes her. They both clothesline each other and hit the mat. Paige hits Short Arm Clotheslines and a dropkick. Two count. Paige goes for a PTO but Brie hops up on the mat. Paige charges her, knocks Nikki down and hits the PTO again. Brie interferes for the pointless DQ spot at 6:37.
WINNER: Paige via DQ
STILL CHAMPION: Nikki Bella
RATING: 1/4*. Ugh. No point to this. 

Post-match, the Bellas get ready to beat up Paige -- but AJ Lee makes another comeback to WWE and saves Paige. Together, the two faces rid the ring of the Bellas.

Backstage, Paige kinda, sorta thanks AJ for her help. AJ is weird and awkward as usual. Hooray. Divas. Wooo.

Rollins does The Daily Show. We get clips of when Rollins invaded The Daily Show. He wants Jon Stewart...but Stewart doesn't show. So, he tells a bunch of lame jokes until he does. Stewart gets a bigger pop than Reigns. Stewart and Rollins exchange goofy banter. Stewart calls him a "SWAT Team Stripper with Lady Gaga's hair," then goes for the Mick Foley city pop. Stewart says he doesn't fear the Curb Stomp because that's how people from New Jersey say "good morning". He name drops a bunch of older wrestlers and says that Rollins is nothing but a poster that people will get tired of and take off their wall. He says that The Authority doesn't care about him. If they did, he would be in the main event at WrestleMania. He says that Rollins didn't earn the MITB case. Kane did it for him. Rollins has had enough. He and J&J attempt to swarm Stewart. Orton's music hits, Stewart kicks Rollins in the nuts and rolls out of the ring, killing any heat Orton had to begin with and making his appearance fucking pointless. Wow.

Renee interviews Jon Stewart who's really nervous about Rollins finding him backstage. He runs off because he senses danger.

MATCH #5: Luke Harper vs. Daniel Bryan
Harper brings the IC title with him. Harper just runs over him and slams him, then punches at him in the corner. Finally, Daniel Bryan sidesteps Harper's attack and tries a dropkick but Harper grabs him and tosses him over the top rope. Guess what? Commercial time! When we come back, Bryan unloads YES Kicks and goes for the leapfrog off the buckle but Harper catches him and hits Snake Eyes and a German Suplex for two. Harper goes for the Powerbomb but Bryan counters and scoop pins Harper for two. Superkick by Harper. Two count. Harper follows up but Bryan counters with the YES Lock for the win at 6:21.
WINNER: Daniel Bryan via YES Lock
RATING: *1/2.

Bryan points to the WM sign, post-match as Barrett comes down to the ring to re-claim the IC title. Ambrose attacks him and grabs the belt. Harper boots Ambrose in the face and he has the title. Harper rests in the corner, so R-Truth pops out of the fucking floor and steals the Hardcore IC Title from Harper. Harper destroys Truth and he has it. Crowd chants for Ziggler, the obvious choice, and he finally shows up and Superkicks Harper, taking the title with him backstage. And Daniel Bryan watches Ziggler with the IC Title. Bryan takes a long look at the belt on the big screen, which is as insulting as it gets. They have a staring contest.

The next 2015 WWE Hall of Fame entrant is...Alundra Blayze & Madusa.

Backstage, Seth Rollins is seething over Jon Stewart beating him up. Orton shows up and says he saved Rollins and wants to help Rollins tonight against Roman Reigns. Kane and Show show up and say they'll be there. Orton isn't happy and wanders off.

Paul Heyman is in the ring to address rumors. Lesnar will be at WrestleMania. He'll be anywhere he wants before and after that. He says that people need to believe in Lesnar instead of believing in fairy tales like Daniel Bryan. The mic keeps cutting out. He says that everyone "believes that" when it comes to Reigns. He can beat every single Superstar ever in the history of WWE. He goes on a huge rant about being conquered and beaten by Brock Lesnar. Believe THAT.

Out comes Reigns for the main event.

NEXT WEEK: Rapper Wiz Khalifa is guest starring on RAW next week for some reason.

EARLIER TONIGHT: Roman Reigns hit Seth Rollins with the biggest punch ever in the history of punches.

MATCH #6: Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins (w/ Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, Kane and Big Show)
Reigns attacks and Rollins rolls out of the ring. Once he regroups, Reigns hits a couple of simple atomic drops. Rollins regroups again and tghen gets back in. He tries kicking Reigns but Reigns grabs his foot and uppercuts him. Reigns just manhandles Rollins, flipping him to the mat and hammering his head. Rollins finally breaks Reigns' offense with a dropkick and begins punching away. He eventually tosses Reigns outside. J&J jump Reigns but Reigns throws them off of him like Chozen in the Karate Kid, Part II, then clotheslines Joey Mercury. He gets back in the ring -- and Orton's music hits. We go to break.

When we come back, shit, the match is still going. I was holding out hope that somebody was pinned during the commercial. Rollins has taken over and has Reigns in a Sleeper. Reigns breaks free, lifting Rollins up and slams him to the mat while Orton looks smug at ringside. Rollins charges but misses his corner splash. Reigns hits clotheslines and a Tilt-a-Whirl Slam. He sets up for the Superman Punch but Joey Mercury grabs Reigns foot which the ref just allows to happen. Reigns dumps him outside and gets dropkicked by Rollins. Rollins goes top rope but Reigns attacks and goes for a Superplex. Rollins breaks the hold and tries the neckbreaker. Reigns counters.

Noble jumps up on the mat and gets taken out. Rollins shoves Reigns to the mat and then hits the Championship Kick That Won Alberto Del Rio the World Title for two. Both men are down but get back up. Rollins rushes at Reigns but Reigns tosses him out of the ring. Reigns dives at Rollins but hits Big Show instead. He rolls Rollins back in the ring but Kane clocks Reigns with a chair and rolls him into the ring. Two count by Rollins. Rollins goes for the Curb Stomp and misses. Reigns hits the Superman Punch and goes for the Spear but Orton grabs Reigns' leg. Rollins rolls Reigns up for like a a full ten-count, which is ridiculous, and wins at 15:32.
WINNER: Seth Rollins
RATING: **. Horribly overbooked. Do we really need five dudes at ringside with Rollins?

Post-match, Reigns dives at the entire Authority. Show comes back in and gets taken out. Rollins goes top rope but Reigns hits a Spear in mid-air. He stands tall as we go off the air.

OVERALL: *, overall. That's being generous.

THE TOP COMMENTS FROM RAW OPEN MIC ON SCOTT'S BOD:





Er, that's it...

308 comments:

  1. Lost in all the Wrestlemania commotion is that this is probably the last month of Paul Heyman's pro wrestling related career.

    Enjoy him while you can.

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  2. Virgil's Gimmick TableMarch 3, 2015 at 2:23 AM

    I hope this company dies miserably.

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  3. I thought tonight's RAW was great! It started off pretty shaky with Softcore Seth Rollins but Reigns came out and saved the opening segment...Barrett vs Ambrose was disappointing because Barrett should be squashing jobbers like Ambrose in 3 minutes. The ladder match for the IC Title at WM is going to stink the joint out. Bryan, Ambrose, and Ziggler are habitual failures that don't draw a dime. They shouldve put Big Show, Kane, Ryback, and Rowan in that match because they'd all make GREAT Intercontinental Champions..Cesaro and Kidd have been a complete failure and the WWE needs to put the Gold back on the Usos...I thought Cenas promo was AMAZING and it did a great jobbing of building up his fued with Rusev. Rusev also did great on the mic as he continues to improve each week. Axel was funny and being in the ring with Cena is always a plus for him I just wish that moronic crowd wouldnt have been so disrespectful towards Cena..

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  4. Paige vs Nikki was pretty good, thanks too Nikki...AJs return means nothing and she will probably do the job for Nikki at WM. I wish the WWE wouldve given us Nikki vs Brie for the Divas Title at WM, I think they could've mainevented with that match.The Stewart/Rollins segment was a waste of time. Seth spent the whole time licking his lips while staring at Jon Stewart. Softcore Seth is a bìśexùăl deviant who should be fired for his perverted ways..I am glad Daniel Bryan has really been losing steam. His much deserved drop in the card has been a good reality check for ignorant fans but having a big man like Luke Harper tap to the YES lock is just unbelievable..I understand the WWE is trying to please all his troll fans but have him beat someone smaller, Harper doesnt deserve to lose to a midget..Paul E. was great and I completely agree with him saying Reigns is better than Sammartino, Hogan, Austin, and Rock...Say what you want about Roman Reigns but he carried that match against Softcore Seth Rollins. ..He even did the job for Seth but the WWE did the right thing by having lots of an interference because Rollins beating Reigns clean wouldnt be believable...Orton should turn on Rollins and take the briefcase from Seth because Rollins doesnt deserve it..... Roman Reigns is the best young wrestler in the WWE...He has all the tools necessary to be the Face Of The WWE for the next 10-15 years and tonight was proof of that...He DESTROYED The Authority and he will DESTROY Brock Lesnar at WM....BELIEVE DAT!!!!!!






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  5. It's hard to do anything but shrug your shoulders at this crap anymore. I'll continue to find NXT online, but I doubt I'll watch Mania this year. I mean, just look at the card! It's fucking awful.

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  6. If you pandered any harder you'd make Sean Hannity cringe.

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  7. Week 2 without cable, and week 2 without watching Monday Night Raw.

    I'm starting to feel like the luckiest man in the world that I don't have the ability to watch this hot garbage anymore.

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  8. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieMarch 3, 2015 at 2:49 AM

    Wow, IC title is so infectious Harper just had to hold it and he was jobbing...

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  9. But that's why I want to watch it. I want to be apart of the train wreck and with no expectations let's me enjoy those few bright moments rather than being hyped up only to be disappointed.

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  10. Even a European Champion won matches, so making the IC belt the jobber title is so counter productive.

    But to be fair WWE likes to think winning and losing doesn't matter now as it's considered enough if get to stand tall and point at a sign at the end.

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  11. Oh if Mania is really, really terrible that would be fun, but I feel like it'll just be a bland, boring show like the rest of the specials.

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  12. That review was pretty bad. You hate the show, don't watch.

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  13. The Rollins/Stewart stuff was pretty entertaining - it's ok to like something for entertainment's sake, even if it's not furthering anything.

    Honestly, folk constantly had a go at Andy for his positivity, and while I appreciate the WWE is not exactly firing on all cylinders creatively, your recaps are just dour and feel like they refuse to acknowledge anything even remotely half-decent, which weakens the criticism of the crappy stuff (which there is plenty of). You start off uber-negative before things even get going.

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  14. How would he review it then?

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  15. It's real simple, Matt. John Cena desecrated the spirit of Andre the Giant by insulting The Miz.

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  16. Jeez Matt, I just want one thing now, and that's to just go completely down the rabbit hole and have Andy PG review your review of Monday Night Raw. Can only imagine the quotes as Andy tries to spin your review in a positive light.


    Congrats to you and Danielle, by the way.

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  17. He could go review the growth of a tree.

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  18. Who are those losers crying about Bill Demott being mean to them??? Bill is a legend in professional wrestling and is probably the most well respected guy in wrestling...All these lies being spread by underachieving developmental guys makes me sick... Bill Demott deserves to be in the WWE H.O.F.,hopefully he will headline next year's class...

    He was the cornerstone of the Dungeon Of Doom and The Misfits In Action....He was one of the best U.S. Champions WCW ever had and brought credability back to the title...Despite having many great years ahead of him, he decided to train wrestlers because he always felt like he wanted to give something back to pro wrestling and has done so for 10 years with no complaints...Until now, some little emotional queers can't deal with the fact that they just can't hack it, so they bad mouth Demott....pathetic

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  19. But if that tree falls and he doesn't like it, so doesn't watch it, how will we know how bad creative Fucked up the sound?

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  20. Well that sounded horrific. Two weeks of skipping and nothing sounding remotely watchable that I missed. Way to go, Vince!

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  21. I just hope people who keep watching it despite it being dire eventually jump off. There's so much good wrestling out there currently (NXT and Lucha, for a weekly fix, for starters) thatthere's no justification for sitting through three hours of this crap if you hate it. I haven't watched a full Raw in three years and barely watch it at all and my wrestling fandom is so much healthier. I do still enjoy listening to recaps, because it's entertaining to hear people rightly shit on the product.

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  22. You should cut and paste this on a few more comment pages. I love how modern Trolls actually spend more time and effort into posts then the people they're trying to waste the time of.

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  23. When I last watched a recorded 3 hour Raw I was done in 45 due to skipping garbage segments, I just read recaps and check YouTube anything I might be interested in these days, although the latter is becoming every other week these days. I watched the Rumble with my brother and that was such a deflating experience I doubt I'll do another PPV until something changes.

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  24. please don't remind me

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  25. It's funny because DeMott's a worthless never-was and sucks!

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  26. Agreed. Nothing should ever be negatively reviewed. Only positive reviews should exist. That way everybody would know that everything is always good.

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  27. This Mania just seems like they want to cram as many guys into heatless filler matches as possible. Match wise we have
    Taker/Wyatt
    Sting/HHH
    Cena/Rusev
    Rollins/Orton
    Brock/Reings
    Diva Tag
    Andre Battle Royal
    IC ladder

    The bottom three and Taker/Wyatt are over things that have no value, main event doesn't have any potential of invigorating the stale direction WWE is in due to Reigns catastrophic booking. On a personal level I have no interest in seeing Orton or Cena due to Orton never living up to his hype and Cena in this feud basically being a caricature of everything I dislike about him. Even if this Mania does exceed expectations I don't think its worth the time or money without hindsight.

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  28. Battle Kat LitterMarch 3, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    Does anyone have Wade Barrett's win/loss record since winning back the IC title?

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  29. Bah .. NJPW is way better

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  30. Battle Kat LitterMarch 3, 2015 at 4:31 AM

    I'm actually looking forward to Wrestlemania, purely to see if the crowd is totally apathetic to 95% of the card. The crowd reactions are of more interest to me than anything happening in the ring these days.

    Aside from the Battle Royale. I loves me a good Battle Royale.

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  31. I'm just sayin....

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  32. I agree, thought i didn't watch it, i can assure you that it was an awesome show. The smarks on the IWC are so much negative, you should come post with us at NPP

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  34. I'm glad you feel that way, you can say indeed that WWE is the best wrestling compagnie that air monday night on america. They've just had their best Fastlane PPV ever and WM will be awesome with such ageless legends like Sting, HHH, The Undertaker. Also Roman Reigns is really a good choice to main event against Brock as he really encompass everything that WWE is about

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  35. Yeah Bill DeMott is just doing his job of forming the next generations of WWE Superstars by helping them to be faced with bullying, slut-shaming, working with injuries, being subjected to the whims of a lunatic old men that will come when they hit the main roster. You gotta love that old school mentality.

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  36. Knuckleberry PinnMarch 3, 2015 at 4:44 AM

    Thought I read 9-21.

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  37. This show is poopy.

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  38. Battle Kat LitterMarch 3, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    A Champion's record if ever I saw one.

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  39. The only thing that I think is going to be a pathetic match at WM is the IC Title match...Ambrose, Ziggler, and Bryan dont deserve to be fighting for gold, they should be in the Battle Royal.If you want to make the IC Title match great then take out Bryan, Ziggler, Ambrose, Harper and add Kane, Big Show, Ryback, Rowan.Then we can be sure that the IC Title will maintain its prestige...

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  40. What? That Bray Wyatt rips off Waylon Jennings promos everytime hes in the ring

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  41. Demott is twice the man youll ever be

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  42. Its not Bills fault that all these young guys are sissy queers

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  43. Battle Kat LitterMarch 3, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    Next week on RAW (spoilers):

    Cesaro Kidd vs Usos in some form or another

    A load of jobbers run around with a Championship belt that doesn't belong to them like they're 6 years old

    Divas match/Total Divas advert

    Undertaker might make an appearance (but won't)

    Triple H talks about Sting

    Cena GETS BACK UP and COMES BACK STRONGER

    Roman Reigns is SMUG

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  44. Quit blaming Vince...idiot fans like you are the problem

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  45. New Jersey Pro Wrestling sucks balls

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  46. I love the WWE...Its really cool

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  47. Hi bro, nice to meet another WWE enthousiast

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  48. Seth Rollins is well on his way to becoming the biggest bi$exual p0rnstar of all time....When Seth was younger he was desperate for money and open to exploring his se×uality he realized he was g@y so he became a softcore g@y p0rn star/cyberfights qu€€r...Then he made it to the WWE and wanted to fit in the boys so he started acting like he was into women by dating some corn fed loopy c**t....Seth liked his gf but then he met that NXT chick who he heard has an enlarged cl¡t that reminds Seth of a c0cķ and she agreed to use a str@p on to f**k him so Seth cheated on on his gf and she leaked the photos.....Seth Rollins is the biggest embarrassment in professional wrestling and he deserves to be fired....



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    Seth Rollins did G@y s0ftcore p0rn look up Tyler Black cyberfights for proof.

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  49. Bischoff: “Wright was supposed to face Johnny B Badd here, but he wasn’t feeling up to it. Badd had a chance to be a man, walk the walk, but instead he played the role of a woman. We’ll talk more about that.”

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  50. This is an unusual thread.

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  51. I thought tonight's RAW was great! It started off pretty shaky with Softcore Seth Rollins but Reigns came out and saved the opening segment...Barrett vs Ambrose was disappointing because Barrett should be squashing jobbers like Ambrose in 3 minutes. The ladder match for the IC Title at WM is going to stink the joint out. Bryan, Ambrose, and Ziggler are habitual failures that don't draw a dime. They shouldve put Big Show, Kane, Ryback, and Rowan in that match because they'd all make GREAT Intercontinental Champions..Cesaro and Kidd have been a complete failure and the WWE needs to put the Gold back on the Usos...I thought Cenas promo was AMAZING and it did a great jobbing of building up his fued with Rusev. Rusev also did great on the mic as he continues to improve each week. Axel was funny and being in the ring with Cena is always a plus for him I just wish that moronic crowd wouldnt have been so disrespectful towards Cena..Paige vs Nikki was pretty good, thanks too Nikki...AJs return means nothing and she will probably do the job for Nikki at WM. I wish the WWE wouldve given us Nikki vs Brie for the Divas Title at WM, I think they could've mainevented with that match.The Stewart/Rollins segment was a waste of time. Seth spent the whole time licking his lips while staring at Jon Stewart. Softcore Seth is a bìśexùăl deviant who should be fired for his perverted ways..I am glad Daniel Bryan has really been losing steam. His much deserved drop in the card has been a good reality check for ignorant fans but having a big man like Luke Harper tap to the YES lock is just unbelievable..I understand the WWE is trying to please all his troll fans but have him beat someone smaller, Harper doesnt deserve to lose to a midget..Paul E. was great and I completely agree with him saying Reigns is better than Sammartino, Hogan, Austin, and Rock...Say what you want about Roman Reigns but he carried that match against Softcore Seth Rollins. ..He even did the job for Seth but the WWE did the right thing by having lots of an interference because Rollins beating Reigns clean wouldnt be believable...Orton should turn on Rollins and take the briefcase from Seth because Rollins doesnt deserve it..... Roman Reigns is the best young wrestler in the WWE...He has all the tools necessary to be the Face Of The WWE for the next 10-15 years and tonight was proof of that...He DESTROYED The Authority and he will DESTROY Brock Lesnar at WM....BELIEVE DAT!!!!!!






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  52. NipPon Puroresu

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  53. Seth Rollins is well on his way to becoming the biggest bi$exual p0rnstar of all time....When Seth was younger he was desperate for money and open to exploring his se×uality he realized he was g@y so he became a softcore g@y p0rn star/cyberfights qu€€r...Then he made it to the WWE and wanted to fit in the boys so he started acting like he was into women by dating some corn fed loopy c**t....Seth liked his gf but then he met that NXT chick who he heard has an enlarged cl¡t that reminds Seth of a c0cķ and she agreed to use a str@p on to f**k him so Seth cheated on on his gf and she leaked the photos.....Seth Rollins is the biggest embarrassment in professional wrestling and he deserves to be fired....



    The Evolution of Seth Rollins

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    Seth Rollins did G@y s0ftcore p0rn look up Tyler Black cyberfights for proof.

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  54. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVOeT3h5rCo



    Full HD too!

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  55. Whats that? Got a link?

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  56. I'm officially part of Team Vince is trying to kill his baby before he dies now. Vince took a look at the roster and went...oh..shit..We have done a pretty good job with the Rollins push.....I'll put a stop to that.

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  57. The dude that could be Bruno, Hulk, Austin, Rock, Triple H and Cena couldn't beat Big Show last month and now Rollins.

    Quite the build for WrestleMania.

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  58. See it's clever because he's being contrarian. LOL

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  59. The Amazing GamecockMarch 3, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    Originally supposed to be a pirate, but a horny Bischoff turned him into a butt pirate.

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  60. There's got to be some middleground between Andy's "Everything is Awesome" reviews and Matt's "Every episode is the worst ever" reviews.

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  61. Just reading the review was exhausting, I can't imagine actually watching the show.

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  62. The Amazing GamecockMarch 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    Thanks again Scott for renewing these reviews.

    Alex Wright was too "vanilla" in my opinion, even if these focus groups approve of him.

    Turns out Roman is burnt toast.

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  63. The Amazing GamecockMarch 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM

    My dad disparaged his customers and anyone who did him "wrong" at his business and it went out of business soon after.

    Wrestling is just like any other business - albeit, more fucked.

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  64. Jon Stewart did a better job telling the Seth Rollins story in one segment than anyone in the company has for the last 6 months. Amazing.

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  65. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 3, 2015 at 6:06 AM

    I don't mind the build they've been doing for Sting. A bit "this is your life"ish, but interesting enough for people who know him and probably a decent introduction for new fans. Couldn't hurt to actually show some in-ring footage of him doing Stinger Splashes and howling and all that.

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  66. They don't want to raise expectations

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  67. I'm sure you went out of your way to find the dick pics and propably have them on display on your fridge.

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  68. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 3, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    Surely he can still do that, can't he? Didn't watch any of his stuff in TNA really, as much as I like him, I couldn't really bring myself to do it.

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  69. Knuckleberry PinnMarch 3, 2015 at 6:10 AM

    Workrate wise, this is going to be the worst Wrestlemania in a long, long while. Even 25, which gets brought way down by its super plodding main event had a ***1/4 triple threat, a ***** Taker/HBK match, a *** Hardyz match, a ***1/2 money in the bank and a **3/4 legends match.^


    (^ ratings subjective as all hell)

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  70. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 3, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    A never was? The man who's biggest claim to fame was when Russo changed his name to Hugh G. Rection is a never was? Is he a joke to you? Well I ain't laughing, pal.

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  71. Anyone else think Reigns looked bad last night? like CM Punk bags under his eyes. I wonder if the pressure of the super push and fan backlash and everything is getting to him

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  72. I'm glad smiling Reigns is back

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  73. I like how you copy pasted your original link too.

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  74. I love these shows, but can't help but feel I might have actively despised them at the time. All the fun of the undercard but I'd likely have been so disgusted by Hogan killing Flair and Arn each week that I'd have been unable to enjoy any of it.

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  75. Being live in Newark is achievement enough as it is.

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  76. Nah it's New Japan Pro Wrestling, it's one of the best promotion of the world, throught some of the lesser known japanese promotions like Noah or Dragon Gate are better. You should check my weekly column on this log where I blow people's mind with some of the best matches ever

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  77. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 3, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Would you like me to post a "Everything is Adequate" review

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  78. Why, why, WHY? Did Truth not have a mic and say 'Yoink!'

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  79. Another show with nothing I'm interesting in checking out. Doesn't look like my enthusiasm is going to return in time for Wrestlemania. Current status: Not planning on watching live, will watch the next day.

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  80. The Polish HammerMarch 3, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    I gotta admit, it's amusing to see someone work so hard to be a total retard.

    Didn't you see Tropic Thunder? YOU NEVER GO FULL RETARD,

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  81. I agree that it's completely unexciting... but I don't really have anything better to do on Sundays. So I suppose I'll watch.

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  82. None of those guys can hold a candle to BxB Hulk vs Cyber Kong on Dragon Gate

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  83. New Jersey Pro Wrestling does suck throught, I'll make sure to catch your log on the river sometime.

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  84. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 6:25 AM

    25 minutes into Raw on Hulu Plus, not one match. Although I imagine we're about to see Cena-Axel. They really aren't big on matches here on Hulu Plus.

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  85. The Polish HammerMarch 3, 2015 at 6:25 AM

    They can only work with what WWE gives them.

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  86. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 6:26 AM

    No IC Title match, no mixed six man, no Damien Sandow. Probably for the best.

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  87. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    I'd be shocked.

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  88. Personally I think they did a great job last night building towards the Booker T HHH WM rematch and for Reigns vs. the Authority.

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  89. I'd watch if I had nothing better to do, but between midnight and 4am there's always something better to do (sleep). I'd planned to do it live but I couldn't possibly stay awake for this card.

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  90. So was the crowd just dead for everything last night? Have the boos for Reigns fizzled out?

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  91. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    The most over Curtis Axel has ever been is biting Hulk Hogan's routine.

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  92. Maybe if they make the crowds severely depressed, they won't chant for Bryan and Vince can justify de-pushing him.

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  93. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    They popped pretty well for Axelmania, then died again.

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  94. Uh, how about you don't read it? He made a (likely) terrible waste of three hours into a humorous recap. I'm sure WWE.com will have a review that more suits your taste.

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  95. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 3, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    Lost in all this is Truth's awesome suit.

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  96. R'Truth as been really entertaining lately

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  97. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    I unfortunately didn't see it because it got cut out of the Hulu Plus version.

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  98. Ok the fake Niagra ad was funny, Miz/Mizdow and the Ic Belt shenigans are the most entertaining things on Raw

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  99. I would love it if the boiling point for a match at Wrestlemania between Miz and Mizdow happened over Mizdow getting a shampoo commercial that Miz thought he had wrapped up, and Booker has to sell the whole angle on TV like nothing was wrong.

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  100. There is a 141 2/3% chance that I will track down and watch that Steiners/Road Warriors match later today.

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  101. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 3, 2015 at 6:37 AM

    I will admit, I fast forwarded through the Niagara bit but the crowd actually reacted pretty well for the slap. Seemed the last two weeks fans were losing patience with the whole thing. Good on them for bringing the fans back in.

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  102. HUGH MORRUS? WHAT?

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  103. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 6:37 AM

    Did Rusev even wrestle last night? Was he scheduled? There's no kayfabe reason to have that flag in the background!

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  104. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 3, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    Don't forget about that simmering Cena/ Steph/Rusev triple threat.

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  105. Tyson tagging his injured wife in to avoid being hurt is an awesome heel move

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  106. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 3, 2015 at 6:41 AM

    Was I the only one going Nattie was pulling a Bret Hart-style "playing possum" and was going to roll up Trinity?

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  107. That's what i was hoping too, Nattie standing in the ring waiting to get pin by the school boy of doom was pretty weak

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  108. Is there a match that the authority is not involved in the build of at this point?

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  109. I'm watching it right now and for the moment they seems to still be in it : Rollins got a lot of boos and 'you suck' chants, Roman Reigns got a lot of "Cm Punk" during his promo.

    They poped for Miz/Mizdow confrontation, and they singed "Jhon Cena Suck" in rhythm with his intro

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  110. Delete the Seth Rollins leaked pics collage you got as your screensaver.

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  111. Doesn't look liked I missed much last night. WWE managed to kill my interest totally. Good job WWE!

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  112. Cena's promo are just a recap of what happened before, he is basically Purd from Parks&Rec

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  113. AverageJoeEverymanMarch 3, 2015 at 6:59 AM

    "And this interview is . . . words coming out of my mouth."

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  114. At least WWE stayed current with the John Stewart stuff. I'm surprised they didn't get Craig Kilborn or Jay Leno.

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  115. It's going to be really interesting if they walk out of Wrestlemania with Roman as the World champ, Cena as the US Champ, and Bryan as the IC Champ. Roman & Cena are locks to win their matches. Not quite so sure about Bryan.


    But, they really could be in a position where the US and IC champs are more popular in almost every measurable way than the World champ.


    I don't hate this IC Title Ladder match if they use it to set up storylines for the division (actually, I guess they'd have to establish the division first, which this match could do). I also would be in favor of the US or IC becoming a centerpiece of Smackdown going forward. Not exclusively tied to one show, but with kind of the unwritten understanding that US/IC is defending and fought over mostly on Smackdown with occasional RAW appearances by the champ.

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  116. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    The Daily Show segment is really all I care about this week.

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  117. So Cena disrespected the memory of Andre by entering it ?

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  118. Cole: And tonight, we welcome our guest GM, one of the hottest comedians in the world, Dennis Miller!


    JBL: An unbelievable star, Maggle! Right here on RAW!

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  119. Vince: Get me Steve Allen on the phone. That will be our celebrity that brings in the kids.
    HHH: Um, Steve Allen died 15 years ago.
    Vince: Well, how about Joan Rivers.
    HHH: Also dead, but more recent.
    Vince: Chevy Chase?
    HHH: Alive, but his career is dead.

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  120. Yes, a heel came up with an excuse to block Cena from trying to add to his legacy.

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  121. that seem a pretty stupid reason, even by wwe standard

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  122. New rule: any crowd that chants for CM Punk, especially if not at AJ Lee, can safely be considered a bad crowd.

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  123. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Cameras completely miss the nut shot from Jersey Jon Stewart. Crack job, WWE.

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  124. A heel justifying their hair-brained, illogical scheme is pretty much what every heel has done since the wrestling business decided heels had to cut promos.

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  125. A crowd that pop big for Axelmania can't be that bad

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  126. Curtis Axel trying real hard to grab that brass ring

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  127. So, didn't watch but the Jon Stewart stuff looks like it came off well. Stewart seemed to know the product well enough to deliver his lines, came across as scared of the wrestlers, and it actually ended up on GMA this morning. Now, let's watch WWE actually book a match between Rollins and Stewart for WM, job Seth out in 5 minutes on a roll-up distraction, and screw up everything good about this.

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  128. Ahem. WrestleMania 13 came after this, and the Chicago Street Fight is a thing that happened.

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  129. Yes any paying customer who shows their displeasure for the garbage they are sitting through by chanting for the guy they love who had his love for his profession beating out of him by incompetence, negligence and malpractice is a bad crowd.

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  130. My bad then

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  131. He was still pretty jon stewarty but it could have been a lot worse.

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  132. Vince: I thought that was Shelton Benjamin, and he is suing us! Call my lawyer!

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  133. and he taps out in the middle of the ring ten second later lol

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  134. Serves him right for trying to get himself over

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  135. I saw barely any of this show but saw most of that.

    The Stewart stuff is basically as well as you could possibly do shoehorning a celebrity into a pro wrestling segment. Although I think a lot of that is because Stewart has a stand up background so he can read a crowd and play to it, and the segment wasn't just a giant plug for something. And he's familiar with the product, and probably specifically wanted to do it (probably because his kids are fans, they've shown him at events in the past with his kids).


    The other thing is the quality of celebrity WWE usually gets is from the bottom of the barrel. So it's not like they're getting talented people most of the time.

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  136. And this is the fault of the people performing how? This show was DOA with that crowd, so don't give me the "garbage" argument -- they were chanting for him from about 8:07 onward.

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  137. That's probably why they're bringing in Bill Simmons on the show before Wrestlemania.

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  138. Wich happened to be a Roman Reigns promo, the next one was during Cena/Steph exchange. Hmmm.... there seems to be a pattern here

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  139. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    It's probably a safe bet that's going to happen, Fuj. All I'm hoping for is something to save it.

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  140. yup damn fans paying their hard earned money then thinking they can freely express themselves.

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  141. Cm Punk chants are just like the 'Boring' chants or the 'What' chants, a way to express displeasure and troll a little, nothing dramatic

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  142. Yup. The pattern is "we hate anyone Vince loves".

    Really, it's stupid. When even CM Punk wants CM Punk chants to stop and you keep doing it, you're just trying to get yourself over.

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  143. I think it's time, that they make another Doomsday match with Cena & Reigns vs The Authority of Doom. Maybe a new nWo or so will come after that. ;)

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  144. As long as there's not a 20 minute Cena/Simmons promo discussing the 2015 Celtics, I'll be satisfied.

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  145. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    His kids may be fans, but Stewart is a fan also, and that's the type of celebrity they should bring in and work with more often: guys who actually are familiar with the product because they watch (or watched) it.

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  146. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 3, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    I'd rather them do that than have guys who don't know anything about the product coming in and shilling for a paycheck. Although, all I hope from the Bill Simmons segment is a reunion with his long lost brother, Ron.


    ...




    ...




    DAMN!

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  147. Because they were faced with the DOA mega fact that they don't give a a crap about. Did I say anything about the people performing? I was referring to the people who force them to regurgitate their stupid promos, who decide Reigns should be pushed by getting beat by 6 people and think Rollins will get over by starting the show getting knocked out then getting kicked in the nuts by a 5ft 7 in 52 year old retiring comedian, then needing 5 people to help him win...one of them being the guy who will eventually be his opponent. They cheered for Jon Stewart...the only person on the show WWE properly promoted so if they were given a reason to cheer they would have.

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  148. *shrug* That makes some sense, but I'd rather they chant Boring. I just have no patience for people who do this.

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  149. AverageJoeEverymanMarch 3, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    Right? I bet Andre's not very big at all right now.

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  150. Shit, Triple H just buried Booker T by comparing him to us, the kids on the internet !

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  151. And what are they saying? I mean, what good can come from this? Seriously, he's not coming back.

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  152. I thought at first they were chanting She M Punk. I thought this was kind of clever.

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  153. That's giving New Jersey waaaay too much credit

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  154. What would you like them to chant that "good will come of"?

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  155. Every match gets between *1/2 and **1/2.

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  156. I dunno... how about the name of someone who (1) is there and (2) they want to see? Chanting "Daniel Bryan" at the main eventers did wonders last year, right?

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  157. Yup, they said Snoop Dogg & Simmons for RAW before WrestleMania in LA

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  158. Yep and not so much this year. CM Punk is the new polite BS chant.

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  159. This would be in line with that story about Daniel Bryan wanting to be the focal point of Smackdown.

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  160. You know what was a great match? The IC title match from Wrestlemania III: Savage vs Steamboat vs George "The Animal" Steele vs Bruno Sammartino vs Tito Santana vs Danny Davis.
    I've mostly stopped caring altogether, but I think I'm actually slightly angry about how actively they refuse to book quality over spectacle.

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  161. Brie Bella is the worst, her constant yelling is so annoying. "COME ON NIKKI"

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  162. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 3, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    We watched this Nitro on the blog last week. That Warriors/Steiners match is indeed a lost classic.

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  163. Yeah, it can't be because the show was absolutely fucking terrible. Must be pandering.

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  164. and if chanting BS as the current product makes you a bad crowd......then consider me part of the problem.

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  165. This is a company that I've spent literally 30 years watching and want so badly to continue to enjoy, but they're making it impossible. Hell, I'd love to watch NXT, but I canceled the Network because I refuse to continue giving this company my money. At this point, I don't really care how the crowds express their displeasure (although I'd prefer they did it by staying home and making a REAL statement). At least by chanting "CM Punk" they're exhibiting some level of knowledge. Chanting "boring" should be saved for Reigns and Reigns only.

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  166. advice: if trolling is too obvious it doesn't work.

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  167. hmm, I will reserve judgment until I hear from Baidsden.

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  168. I watched the steiners/warriors match on the new nitro bluray and was shocked at how great it was. Possibly the last great match for either team.

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  169. Holy crap dude, if you hate the product that much maybe you should skip Raw and just jerk off or something.

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  170. so Smackdown finally becomes the a-show again?

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  171. This feels less like a Wrestlemania buildup and more like Uncensored.

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  172. You're just mad you finally lost a match.

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  173. Miller was awful on the Slammys that year.

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  174. When was it the A Show before?

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  175. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©March 3, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    He's fine at pulling the comedy gimmicks.

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  176. for example in 2002 and 2009.


    (I should clarify that I'm not talking about how the WWE views it but instead about the actual quality compared to Raw)

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  177. I was saying the same thing to my g/f last night during the show. There is little to no velocity.

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  178. Ah, another "if-you-hate-the-product-don't-watch-it" type. That's original. Thanks for the feedback.

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  179. The Daily Show segment was surprisingly effective. Stewart gave a better promo than most of the guys in the dressing room.

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  180. >Out comes Curtis Axel who the crowd is behind for some reason.

    The crowd is behind him since it's a goofy midcard angle that he's made entertaining.

    >Ugh. No point to this.

    There absolutely was a point to this. The Bellas interfering sets up AJ making the save which sets up the tag match at Wrestlemania. It's perfectly logical booking and it was an enjoyable segment.

    >killing any heat Orton had to begin with and making his appearance fucking pointless. Wow.



    How is this "killing any heat Orton had to begin with?"


    His appearance was not pointless at all. It saved Stewart, allowing him to get his shot in on Rollins and bail. You also failed to mention how great Stewart's promo was.

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  181. I'm not THAT bad...am I? ;)

    Actually, this was one of the most boring eps I've seen. The only thing that was worth watching was Jon Stewart. Otherwise, it's hard to be excited when Brock is barely halfway into the main event scene while the guy they're pushing is as interesting as a bag of hammers, the Undertaker won't show up, John Cena has resorted to long promos where he's begging to get into WrestleMania, and Daniel Bryan has been reduced to vying for a title nobody fucking cares about.

    If this was "good", I'd love to see what "bad" is.

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  182. The fans do not owe anything to any of the performers. If you are a performer, do your job well enough to distract the paying customers from wanting to chant "CM Punk." Daniel Bryan doesn't get a ton of "CM Punk" chants during his matches, because his matches are entertaining. Bray Wyatt doesn't get a ton of "CM Punk" chants during his promos, because he connects with the audience.

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  183. and he probably got half the brain too

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  184. The problem is that Vince thought he was bringing in ROD Stewart.


    Vince: "We'll have him come in, dance a bit, and sing some Forever Young to Cena to lift his spirits... people will love it!"
    Someone else (as if he listens to anyone else): "Wrong Stewart, Vince"
    Vince: "Well, can he dance?"

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  185. 20 years later Paul Wight is about Duggan's age here and still going over the major talent.

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  186. I just don't get why if you really hate everything you still watch. Is there nothing about WWE you find enjoyable? When your reviews are all snark, it has no impact. Your snarky comments and jokes get lost in the shuffle because the entire review is snark.

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  187. Or the knee injury, that may have had something to do with it, but renowned orthopedist Dr. Hart and his internet colleagues shot that down.

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  188. Sweet potato fries. What a take on last nights show. That's some point of view you got there.

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  189. Yes, I did. Forgot to add the plus side of the promo. Other than that, the Bella angle was still pointless. We're PAST AJ/Paige. Or at least we were. But, no, here's that angle again. Only this time, AJ's a friend. For realz this time.

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  190. Apple sauce. And holy guacamole.

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