What was the point about that stupid Sting segment? He at least could have said "the only that's for sure is that nothing is for sure."
GRILLIN N CHILLIN!GRILLIN N CHILLIN!GRILLIN N CHILLIN!
The WWE is so very close to turning things around. They have their midcard (which is really all-encompassing of everything below the main event level talent these days) stacked and loaded with talent, and they have a World Champion that can GO. They even have a loaded developmental system and are starting to focus on serious Divas competition. The only thing holding them back is the main event scene. Big Show, Kane, Ryback and Reigns are just death in the main event scene, and (Spoilers) it doesn't look like we're deviating from the path after SmackDown. If they could bring some people up to the main event level, that roster will kick ass despite Vince and Creative.
KEEP GRILLIN GRILLIN GRILLIN GRILLIN GRILLIN GRILLINYOU CAN HAVE A STEAK MEDIUM RAREYOU CAN EAT SOME CARNE AND BEANSAAAAAAAAH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH
Alrighty, I hope this is the worst match of the night.
55 minutes into Unforgiven 98 if people care
I really like peaking on morphine I see why people do this for fun
That was terrible.
The Rock 'n' Roll Express on PPV in 1998, I feel like I'm tripping.
Really really bleh, nothing offensive it just didn't matter
So this is basically when Dustin thought he really was Goldust right
Every time they get close to a breakthrough, they fuck it up. It feels like a question of not if but when
Mania 32 tag team turmoil? All legends welcome for that show right?
This gothic version of Goldy's theme is fucking AWESOME
Yeah, it is
Sable with probably what will be the second biggest pop of the night.
Never heard it before (or probably did a 100 times and never cared) but yeah, that music was titsCould use it for like...work out warm up or something I don't know
I'm still seeing a lot people who say they were surprised that Rollins cashed in at WrestleMania. Was it that unpredictable? The night before WrestleMania, me and Danielle and one of our other writers all said Seth was gonna do it and win the title.There had to be other people who predicted that, right?
Going into this event, the talk was centered around the Inferno Match and what it could possibly be. Coming out of it, all my friends and I talked about were how enormous Sable's tits were at the end of this match.
I like that she's wearing my nanna's dress, guaranteeing she will be naked as fuck in 2 minutes
The Brock re-sign definitely threw a wrench into it, when Orton/Rollins went second I thought it was pretty well forecast
Working a "warm up night" at my new job, which I officially start tomorrow, and the system is down. More time for the BoD! Although, I have no idea why I'm here at this point.
Danielle said the same. We sat there and watched the match. Orton wins and Danielle says, "See? He lost...now he'll definitely cash in."
It's been 15 years, time for another Gimmick Battle Royal.
They're Tobias Fünke. No matter what good fortune may fall into their laps, they go right back to the cutoffs.
I was super hot for Sable. Pretty sure this show put her over Sunny for me.
Nice! You think you're gonna like it?
Fucking. Tits. Jeeeeeeeesus girl
That's why this week's RAW numbers mean little to me.Now: THEY PULLED A HUGE RATING, YAY!Next week: Under four million? Again?
How on Earth Sable was standing upright, I have no idea.
I can't believe they didn't fall out
Any indication of what match we are getting at Backlash? Only thing I hate is that Rollins has faced all of his opponents hundreds of times already.
a lifetime of training.
I just wish there was a way to measure the number of viewers who will go "Those three are back already?", 'CLICK', within the first five minutes of RAW.
"Butt nekkid"JR actually said that, hahaha, Attitude was a fucking weird time man
sigh. I wouldn't even be mad it if was Cena. I don't think they have met. At least not 200 times in the past 3 months.
Cena/Rollins would be a damn fine matchBut you'll get Kane and like it so shut up.
Sable's huge boobs are almost - not wholly, but almost - ruined by that awful voice.
Oh goddammit, Total Divas got renewed? Why won't you people let that shit die already?!
Lol I was just thinking she needed to shut up.
I actually don't mind Orton. They had a pretty good match Sunday and Orton seems to be motivated, so that should mean good things.
lulz. I would actually watch Cena vs Kane. Cena is killing it right now. Don't repeat that too loud around here though.
THAT's why he doesn't get the cauliflower ear drained.
Tonight will be the first time I have watched NXT live as it airs.
Okay, looks you definitely don't see today: Sable with her thong hiked up so High.
Just burned out on it. Plus, Orton is back to normal after 2 months.
Cena/Kane for US could be good, I hope Rollins gets someone good and some time, even Orton if they get 30 minutes and a gimmick it could be greatAfter the Brock thing I'd really like a string of really good long main event title matches on these specials
Oh shit isn't that in like 10 minutes
I imagine the show will be something like Rusev/Cena, Orton/Rollins, Reigns/Show and Kane.
When is NXT? Snap might have to put this on hold
Had to google to see what you all were talking about and I was not disappointed.
They really have a nice line of challengers for Rollins to face. Even if they wanted to do some tv matches. Cena, Ziggler, Bryan, Reigns, Ryback, Orton, Ambrose. You could probably get away with defenses against Truth etc on Smackdown.
"Not 10 minutes down the road, my mother had the pleasure of giving birth to me."
"Oh goddammit, Total Divas got renewed? Why won't E! let that shit die already?!FTFY.
Tits?They are big'ns
I'd like Seth to add a submission move to his arsenal. The curb stomp is good, the Phoenix Splash is great but a dick-ish submission would be awesome.
The only match between Rollins and Cena I can recall is at TLC.
Would def motorboat.
No problem with Reigns feuding with the Authority but the other two desperately need a break.
Edgecator would be fun.
Watching the "Best Friends" shoot with Teddy Hart. Its fucking great, mainly because Teddy Hart is insane.
This will probably be the last match before Rusev moves on to god knows what. I could see them running Orton/Rollins for another PPV after this.
The preview was hilarious.
Why does no one do a walking promo in their entrance? This stuff by Dogg is greatSuper dated, but still awesome
Downloaded it for $9.99. Its worth it
My apologies if this has been talked to death today:Just rewatched Lesnar/Reigns. The early cheek abrasion had to come from Roman's vest. None of the blows he threw came close to that part of Brock's face. And that post shot... if it was a blade it was the most masterful one ever. You can see both of Brock's hands the entire time from when he gets out of the ring--fingers spread even--and there's just nothing there. Both hands go into Reigns' hair... then he's into the post, his hand up to block it. He'd have to have something stuck to the pad of a finger, which he swiped up, then either ditched onto the apron or passed off to Paul (who was right there). You can see how and where he could have done it, but you can't actually see anything. So unless they somehow gimmicked the post (which is crazy) it had to have been legit, presumably deliberate hardway. Lesnar is a monster.
In all the ones that I've seen it looks like Trent has never met these people, has no idea what is going on, and may not know what professional wrestling is. It's a good time.
The roster is too deep for them to just keep doing repeats. Unless they are trying to stretch Rollins' reign to next WM which I strongly doubt.
He worked a match with Teddy and they talk about that here.
Lesnar is a monster. And, let's be honest, he's not subtle enough to have pulled off a blade like that without being spotted. The GOAT can only barely get it done without it being seen.Bret's the only guy really. Everything else is hardway or obvious lol
Not bad, although I prefer the "welcome to Jurassic Park" entrance Dogg did the previous month or two.
Seems too babyface of a move. Edge never really used it as a heel.Crossface chickenwing with Seth's douchey facial expressions would work.
Are too guys sticking with this when Nxt starts in five or switching over?
Damn, just found out CHIKARA have a show in my city (Cardiff, Wales) this Sunday, but it's sold out. It's at the masonic lodge too, fun venue for a wrestling show.
This KOOL '90s remix of the LOD theme is hideous.
Because I was a strong WWF mark as a kid I didn't see the LOD until they were already lame copies of Demolition So then by this time they were just that much lamer
Edge debuted it as a heel against Shawn, I think.
Is it not weird that the WWE managed to create a underdog crazy over babyface in Bryan AND a homicidal maniac crazy over babyface? Guess I'm just so used to their incompetence that it amazes me when they get it right.
Texas cloverleaf. Great move and no one uses it
I'm switching over, NXT is why I wrestling fan
Back in the good old days when they knew how to job someone out with gusto.
It is in five minutes right . Didn't know if it was at 8 or 9 EST
Did WWE get it right, or are the performers so fucking great that they overcome the WWE and rise to prominence on their own merits, forcing the WWE to adapt?
He sucks, that doesn't qualify he butchers it so bad. Like the Rock with the sharpshooter
Hawk drops Billy haha, the NWA match was better
This is a Dud.
Yeah 3 mins now
It's a mixture of both. As we've seen, they can just easily bury something if they don't want it to be over.
anaconda vice? Great move for trash talking an opponent.
Ok I'm switching over to get ready for NXT, this match is turrible
I get animal shortening the hair to get with the times but Hawk should have at least gone completely bald or something.
Fuck yeah SNME Macho promo on Jake before NXT
Macho Man promo goodness, Ooh Yeah!
Watched the doc twice since it's been up on the Network, so good, talk about someone born to do this shit
Seriously--I just replayed it like 10 times. We're talking Houdini using Mission: Impossible gear to pull it off. You see his hands the entire time. The camera was right there also, which you think it wouldn't have been if they were expecting a bladejob. But Brock put his hand up to block the shot too. The simplest solution is Brock did indeed deliberately slam his head into the post just right to draw blood and that... is... crazy.
You have loved the austin podcasts but we are pissed at him fore asking about Chyna so now...Podcast..is Safer! with John Cena
Upon rewatch, how do you rate it? I'm feeling **** but not much more.
Lanny talking about Randy being terrified of promos was like the biggest shock of all time. Talk about a dude that was gifted, good lord. Macho Man may go down as the GOAT for crazed promos.
All the blowjobs Jericho was doling out the last few months finally paid off.
My plan for the night is NXT, Then Upstream Color on Blu Ray with a steak and bottle of merlot. I'm pretty pleased with it.
Chris Jericho has gone from one of my favorites to an insufferable twat in the span of six months. That dude needs to just stay away for a few years.
Yeah that surprises me, I just assume that this all poured out of him naturally Knowing that is was all obsessive work makes it even more impressive
The end of that is a damned tearjerker. I don't regret at all owning the DVD.
SAMI ZAYN... IS HERE.
YOU ALL SUCK AND DON'T KNOW SHIT! has sure paid off.
How people don't have this as their favorite current music in wrestling is beyond me.
steam suck for anyone else?
It's #3 for me behind Kevin Owens and Sasha Banks. Strangely four of my top five are all in NXT, but I can't for the life of me figure out why...
well it's been the WWE strategic plan for the past 3 years so..
I know it's asking too much to mention where they wrestled, but it's so cool that they're allowed to bring up their past in other promotions in NXT. Gives these matches more backstory.
Spoiler: Metamucil is fucking gross
I knew there was a reason why he was defending Reigns and sucking the WWE weiner. He must've signed that WWE Network Live show deal a couple months ago. That's also probably why Austin has beef with WWE, suppsosedly.
Owens/Zayn II? Why yes, I think I shall imbibe, thank you very much.
When's the next special? I need that match in my life.
So do they job out Zayn again?
You Can Look But You Can't Touch being number one?
I think they build the fuck out of the match; I don't even think they do it at the next Takeover special, I think they draw it out until August or September.
I'm partial to the Inner City Machine Guns' use of "All Night Long."
uhm...I'm not sure if that is the way you use ryno...in NXT to help young wrestlers
I think Zayne is on to WWE by then.
It was cool that first match back. Leading to a different match though, so whatevs
Watched it yesterday. It's a top-3 WWE doc, easy.
What about the amateur wrestling stable I keep reading about? Shoot Nation or something like that? Are they just doing the house shows for the time being?
When he gets called up does his name just become "Zayn"
It felt really short upon rewatching. The Rollins cash-in feels like it's coming about 5 minutes earlier than it should. Reigns' hope spots were nowhere near as good as Cena's at SummerSlam. I think if you add in the atmosphere, the crowd, the big fight feel... I wouldn't disagree with ****, but I could see going ***3/4 just on the in-ring action.
Give Owens someone to beat. It's like the old Hogan philosophy.
I liked the promo Jake cut on the Macho Man better. That was a great, yet bizarre, matchup,
1. Kevin Owens2. Sasha Banks3. Sami Zayn4. Finn Bálor5. Paige
Yea it leading to that promo and..I'm assuming from here real matches with guys is fine. I just hope they don't think they need to build him as a monster or something because if they do...what is the point of bringing an established guy?
I only looked around for a second, but couldn't find the docs. Are they in the originals section?
He's gonna be in for at least one more year.
Beyond the Ring
We can only hope. They need to raid some talent to replenish the cupboard so that when Finn Bálor, Zayn and Owens go, Itami and Breeze will have some people around them besides Rhyno and Corbin.
Sam E. Zayn
This Dana girl is going to be money based off this promo.
Orignals, then Beyond the Ring my bad
Nah, they won't but they do have to make him strong enough that beating him means somethingDelicate shit, especially when their sole audience is super particular nerds haha
Ok, so I'm gonna continue my Mania win count in a moment, but in case you missed it, here is the updated counterAs of Mania 9Faces: 65Heels: 41Draws: 7
I was looking for it also. I couldn't tell at all when he did it. The way it turned out almost HAD to be blade job. A real cut shouldn't open like that.
Fucking cool KO promoBAYLEEEEEEEEEEEY
I'm sorry I just realized Vince will probably go with Zayny Sam and make him wacky
When he talked himself into a "nobody's ever been carried in a wrestling match" corner a week or two or ago, it was truly special.
What does it say about the WWE when a second-tier diva in the developmental league has one of the best entrances in the whole promotion?
Heel Emma dance?
Oh goodness this theme is dreck.
You know what, I'm just not that into women's wrestling.
Sam E. Zayn, Super Genius
If this were a baseball/football/basketball scout show, his projection would read 'Mick Foley'.
"I love you bubbles!"
Fucking love her, Baylee's beautiful
Emma 1000x hotter when evil.
Emma's music should be the exact same music but in a much more evil harsher key and tone
She is. Just the cutest thing and I like her the best
Would I be too pervy to point out Bayley's ass?
Heel Emma is a beautiful thing.
I'd be okay with that. Like when Doink debuted with the evil circus music
Loving the savagesque tights but they would look better with white boots.
exactly what I was thinking like a death metal cover of emma's theme
One thing that bothers me about NXT is that the entrances are so rehearsed. You can tell they just practice their entrance over and over and over. Too choreographed for my tastes.
Compared to what? Listing things you'd like to do to her in a gas station bathroom?
Yes, you fucking miscreant.
when Bayley goes on the attack can it be called Hugging up.......I'm sorry
He knows where his bread is buttered. "Going to the indies", Yeah right. There was 0% chance that was happening.
Saw that finish a mile away.
I guess that's the ending to make Emma ditch the dance?
Reason #5123A on Why I Love NXT... When Bayley had Emma from behind, Emma tried to break so lackadaisically, and started getting more and more frantic when she couldn't break it. The women in NXT are really grasping ring psychology, and it's a glorious thing to watch.
Oooh, evil redhead lady!
Becky Lynch is hot as fuck.
I thought Reigns final hope spot was great. He gets juice, he hits him twice with set up move, fights out of F5 and actually did a couple of headbutts before the third punch that dropped him. Two spears and cover. I don't think we necessarily thought he'd get a pin but that was a great offensive sequence with everything feeling a little stiffer because of the juice..I don't remember Cena's hope spot at Summerslam. More so Extreme Rulez, which I also loved.
Oh my gaaaaaah
DAT ACCENT. DAT BODY.That's a damn good promo from Becky Lynch. Character Motivation!
See her and know I made the right decision in vacationing in Ireland this fall!
The whole idea of this promotion is so much fun. It's basically Triple A for WWE, we get to watch the kids before they become stars. It's so brilliant for an adult fanbase.I wish we could find out what the "ratings" are for NXT, like how many unique views an episode gets a week, do they ever have that shit in the calls or anything?
It has to be reasonably popular considering how well they draw on the road the few times they've went out on tour.
The blue accents on the side plates of the U.S. Championship actually make the belt look a little better. Still not a great look, but it's okay.
I like Blake & Murphy's "Polite, sideways douche" characters.
Garlic naan > buttered naan.
I haven't seen enough of them to make a firm judgment on them. They seem a bit... nondescript. But time is on their side.
Oh, sweet Jesus, let Cesaro and Tyson Kidd pop down on NXT once in while to give some people motivation to form up more tag teams in NXT. More tag teams there eventually means more teams on the main roster.
Going to meet the Board of Education today and do a tour of the school I'll be teaching at. Please please please have a basketball team, having coaching withdrawals.
Crowd seems to be more silent than usual. Is this the last taping of a cycle?
I'm sorry, my mind's just drifting back to Becky Lynch during this match.