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RAW Rundown 4-20-15

Live from Albany, NY





Show starts with a video package from last week where the stipulations (RKO is banned, match is in a cage) for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship were announced.


Orton comes to the ring as the cage lowers from the ceiling. He calls Rollins a "dumb bastard" for choosing to ban the RKO as that is not his greatest weapon. Orton says his greatest weapon is the ability to inflict pain on those who deserve it and the RKO would be too easy so he chose a cage so he could hurt Rollins as much as possible. He then promised to break the jaw of Rollins so we would not have to hear him talk anymore and that got a decent reaction from the crowd. After talking about how he would destroy Rollins for a minute or two, Rollins himself comes out flanked by J & J Security. Rollins said that he is beginning to see that Orton has an anger problem as Orton jokes that he is just realizing that now then says that he has a "Seth Rollins" problem. Rollins says that he is on his way to becoming the best ever and that Orton will not be walking out at Extreme Rules as the Champion. Orton then tells us that tonight he will go backstage and "RKO every son of a bitch that he sees" and then promises to RKO Rollins before the night ends. Not a bad segment to hype up the title match at Extreme Rules. Rollins, as you will see as the show continues, really comes off as entitled and delusional here, which is a good thing as the heel champ. I thought Orton was fine in his role too.



Dean Ambrose fought Luke Harper to a No-Contest (2:09) *

Before the match, Harper cut a promo on Ambrose that if he was not afraid of him already, he better be now. Not very good mic work from Harper, who had an odd delivery. They packed in a lot of action in the short time that they had. Match ended when they brawled into the crowd. Their brawl continued up the ramp and ended when Harper threw Ambrose off of the stage and took off, as Ambrose popped up and waited for him. Decent segment to continue their feud.



The PrimeTime Players sneak up and scare Rollins and J&J Security before leaving. Rollins then sees a production guy laugh at him and threatens him before running into HHH, who asked why he was nervous. Rollins assures him that he is not scared of Orton or the RKO. HHH tells Rollins that he is busy dealing with "Tough Enough" and has not gotten a chance to read the emails and listen to the voice mails but promises to deal with Kane tonight. Rollins asks for more security as HHH tells him that it is just one guy (Orton) then leaves as Rollins falsely acts confident with his security guys. Not bad at all as they continue the storyline that Rollins is afraid of the RKO.



New Day d. Lucha Dragons Via Countout (9:30) **1/2. 

Big E & Kofi represented the New Day tonight. The winner here gets to face the Tag Champs at Extreme Rules. This match also went through a commercial break. Solid match. At one point, Booker tried to compare the Lucha Dragons to Power & Glory. The New Day got a long heat sequence on Sin Cara after he was distracted by Xavier Woods. There was also a loud "New Day Sucks" chant. Kalisto impressed once again and was pushed on commentary as being someone who can make up for his size deficiency. Big E. did some impressive heel work here too. The Lucha Dragons hit stereo moonsaults to the floor but ended up getting counted out as Xavier Woods, hiding under the apron, grabbed Kalisto's leg as Kofi just rolled into the ring to beat the ten count. After the match, Orton hit Woods and Kofi with an RKO then Big E teased a confrontation but backed up the ramp instead. Orton got a lot of cheers from the crowd here too.



We get a few video packages for the top matches at Extreme Rules



Fandango d. Curtis Axel with a Top Rope Leg Drop (1:15) 1/4*

Axel dancing to Fandango's theme song before the match was pretty funny. Match was far too short to amount to anything. Fandango's new babyface push continues to both of these guys are stuck in dead end gimmicks. Fandango being built up as a midcarder to feed to new guys they want to push is a fine idea but beyond that, I dont see the redeeming value in a new push for him. Trying to recreate the magic they had briefly in 2013 is a tough task. Axel is an entertaining comedy jobber of sorts, kinda like the 21st century version of Iron Mike Sharpe.



HHH comes out to hype the new season of "Tough Enough" and talks about how who wouldnt want to be a WWE Superstar until Kane's music hits. HHH jokes about how he is too seasoned for "Tough Enough" as Kane comes out and gives his two weeks notice to HHH due to Seth Rollins, someone he not only does not respect but also does not see as a worthy investment. HHH tries to talk Kane down then Rollins and J&J Security interrupt. Rollins comes down and calls Kane a loser as they go back and forth until Kane had enough of Rollins' crap and screamed at him about how he is a "spoiled punk" and has never earned anything as he handed Seth the Money in the Bank briefcase and they could have easily done the same for Dean Ambrose too, even saying they could make El Torito champ. HHH finally calms them down as he tells Rollins that Kane always does what is right for business and is the most loyal to the Authority, so much so that he will be the "Guardian of the Gate" at the cage match at Extreme Rules. Rollins gets mad as he feels Kane is getting rewarded so HHH tells him he should get on the same page with Kane but Rollins shakes his hand then tosses the mic before walking away as the camera shows HHH and Kane in the ring looking somewhat shocked. They do add some intrigue with Kane being the "Guardian of the Gate" but not enough IMO as he still seems to belong to the Authority (Did he officially give his two weeks?) and it also ensures a screw job finish with a third stipulation added to the match. This storyline is still too jumbled overall, despite some nice individual performances. Kane was great here and Rollins continues to bring the goods on the mic.



Back from break, the Authority are backstage as HHH tells Rollins and Kane, who are still arguing, to calm down then tells Kane that he is now corporate and not "Hellfire and Brimstone." Kane said that he still is that and will prove it tonight. Rollins tells HHH Kane needs to stop it as HHH reminds Rollins that Kane helped make him champ and it takes more than being the champion to become the man, as he has to prove it every night, and will face the opponent he was supposed to go up against last week, Dolph Ziggler, tonight. Rollins says he will show the world after the match that he not the future, but that he is the man.



Naomi d. Brie Bella with the Rear View (9:09) 3/4*. 

Before the match, Naomi is shown in an insert promo telling us that she is done waiting and acting like others expect her to as she questions how many Bella's does she have to beat to get a title shot. Nikki was on commentary here, stating she will welcome all challengers. The announcers said that Paige is out "indefinitely" after getting attacked by Naomi last week. Crowd was dead as they had two heels going against each other. Naomi was ultra aggressive here but this went on for far too long and Nikki chanting for her sister was absolutely grating.


Heath Slater and Erick Rowan are at catering. Heath tells Rowan that he will be the next U.S. Champion, then gets up as Rowan walks away but gasps as Orton hits him with an RKO. Orton then reaches down and picks up a tortilla chip then eats it as he says it "makes three," referencing the amount of RKO's that he hit tonight.



Roman Reigns comes out to the ring saying here is not here to talk, but to fight. He demands that the Big Show comes out but instead gets Bo Dallas, who does his schtick, even calling Reigns a bust like "Outback Jack in Kevlar"  and the "Tim Tebow of WWE," which popped the crowd. After calling Reigns a failure, Dallas then said Reigns has to Bo-Lieve and he can be the next champion but Reigns hit him with the Superman Punch in a spot that you could see coming a mile away. He then speared Dallas before grabbing the mic and calling Show gutless for not showing up and promises to be the last man standing at Extreme Rules before mocking Dallas. The spots between Reigns and Dallas were mistimed and the end with Reigns mocking the Bo-Lieve stuff came off lame.



Sheamus d. Zack Ryder via DQ (3:52) N/A

Sheamus hit Ryder with the Brogue Kick before the match in another poorly telegraphed spot then alternated between bashing the "ordinary" guys like Ryder, Bryan, and Ziggler and beating the crap out of Ryder. He then tells the fans that he is giving them the opportunity to see real men like himself and that they all look stupid. Sheamus beats on Ryder then rolls him back inside where Ziggler runs in from behind and hits the Zig Zag to put an end to this as they build up to the "Kiss My Arse Match" at Extreme Rules. Another segment that went on for too long but at least it served the purpose of Sheamus looking like a complete dick in his new gimmick.



John Cena d. Kane with the A.A. (6:26) **1/4

Before the match, Cena cut a promo about how he handed Rusev his first loss at WrestleMania and that he cringes whenever he says "The Champ is Here." He puts over the chain stipulation is his match against Rusev at Extreme Rules in a promo that went on for a bit too long. Kane answered the stipulations and had a match that was way better than you would think. The crowd was hyped for this too, doing the usual dueling Cena chants, but maintained the interest from bell-to-bell. The Authority were shown watching backstage throughout the match as well. Kane took advantage early and had a few nearfalls and ended when Cena slipped out of a tombstone and hit the A.A. After it ended, Rollins and J&J Security were shown laughing near the monitor.



Back from break, Kane walked by HHH, stopped, then stormed off.



Renee Young is with The Miz and asks him about the match against Mizdow for the rights to the Miz Gimmick. Miz says this match is a joke and holds a Blu Ray Copy of the "Marine 4" while bragging about doing all of his own stunts then Renee cuts away to Byron Saxton, who is with Cena. Rusev attacked Cena from behind with a chain about ten seconds into the interview then put it across the face of Cena until several officials broke it up. Effective segment to put over the chain stipulation.



The Miz d. Mizdow w/ Summer Rae with the Skull Crushing Finale (2:50)

Not much of a match. The finish came when Summer raked Mizdow across the eyes, allowing the Miz to hit his finisher. Summer and Miz should make a heatseeking duo as Summer is very underrated as a heel valet but poor Mizdow. It sucks to be him right now. I know there is no future with this gimmick anyway but they could have milked his popularity for a few more weeks. And the blowoff to this feud was disappointing to say the least. After the match, Orton came out and hit Miz with an RKO.



Bray Wyatt cuts a promo about what men strive for: money, power, respect or a combination of all three. He then said the person he is talking about can lift all of the weights in the world but not enough to remove the weight of his personal failures. I'm guessing he is talking about Mark Henry. That potential feud does nothing to excite me, personally.



They added Harper vs. Ambrose in a "Chicago Street Fight" at Extreme Rules then said that Bryan's match against Wade Barrett was pending his health. Not looking good for Bryan here.



Ryback d. Adam Rose with the Shellshock (1:30) 1/2*

Typical squash. After the match, Ryback clotheslined the guys dressed as a hot dog and a banana before hitting them both with a Shellshock. Rosa Mendes then ran in to check on Rose after Ryback to tell us a joke as the crowd chanted "Feed me More." Decent enough segment to put over Ryback.



Renee asks Kane about his rough night then mentions tweets from J&J Security about giving him "denture cream and depends" as Kane storms off and asks Rollins to say it to his face as Rollins says he is sorry and that the Orton thing has him on edge. He then tells Kane that he appreciates him as HHH stares him down, giving off the impression that he ordered Rollins exactly what to say. They walk off as we see Orton randomly popping out, staring them down from behind. The story here appears that HHH is doing everything he can to assure Rollins keeps his title, even forcing Rollins to apologize to Kane.



Seth Rollins d. Dolph Ziggler with a DDT (11:33) **1/2. 

Well, looks like the curb stomp is no more. Rollins new finisher looked quite awkward here. Disappointing match that was wrestled at a slow pace. It did pick up the last few minutes though. Most of it was a long heat segment on Ziggler. The crowd was not really into Ziggler here and they usually are for the most part. Sheamus ran in and distracted Ziggler and that allowed Rollins to hit the Buckle Bomb then a version of a DDT that looked rather odd for the win. After the match, Rollins said he proved that he is the man and that at Extreme Rules he will prove the same but HHH's music hits as he comes out to the ring and grabs the mic, announcing Rollins as the man who will defeat Orton this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Rollins then asks to finish his thought as he says he is the man and will prove at Extreme Rules that he is the man when he pins Orton in the ring, rendering Kane useless and obsolete as the gatekeeper. Kane's music then hits again as he is met with HHH and J&J Security on the ramp but breaks free and heads down as the cage lowers down on Rollins, who turns around and sees Orton. He tries to flee by climbing but Orton yanks him down and hits an RKO as the announcers play up that Orton can be the next Champion.



Final Thoughts: A mixed bag tonight. Nothing was downright terrible or anything but a lot of the segments went on longer than necessary and it just felt like a two hour show stretched out over three hours. The show long storyline with Kane as the gatekeeper did not do enough do make it seem like Orton had a chance at Extreme Rules. I thought Kane, Rollins, and HHH did well in their roles though for what its worth but the storyline for this match has been far too convoluted overall. They did a fine job building the chain match and Harper/Ambrose has been a solid midcard feud but they have two heel vs. heel title matches at Extreme Rules and seemingly no babyfaces besides Paige in the Diva's division. And Daniel Bryan being absent tonight is not a good sign at all. Extreme Rules should be a decent show though as they have been building up the key matches for weeks.


And for those wondering, I will not be doing a RAW Rundown next week as I will be unavailable and away from home.

Comments

  1. We finally get a good, new finisher and they have to take it away.

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  2. Eh. The curb stomp was not that good.

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  3. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogApril 20, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Rollins should just do the Stone Cold Stunner as his new finisher

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  4. it stood out more than another DDT variation at least. Plus you could hit it on bigger guys easily.

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  5. Or at least the Lou Thesz Press or Million Dollar Dream.

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  6. No Curb Stomp is just utter bullshit, but one of those things that helps validate why I don't watch the shows (aside from NXT) anymore and just read the recaps.

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  7. I didn't see the DDT as I don't watch RAW anymore, but usually DDTs look pretty devastating. The Curb Stomp was pretty hit and miss and often looked like Seth was driving the shoulder into the canvas.

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  8. Oh, right, I'm on the West Coast now

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  9. How is the curb stomp less safe than a DDT?


    The bumper is in complete control, there's literally no chance for Seth to fuck up.

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  10. It was an odd variation. It started off like Foley's DDT then Rollins fell back almost as if he was about to do a split and it looked strange to be honest. Trying to find a gif of it now

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  11. Not sure if it'd get over, or be considered believable, but I always liked the Rude Awakening.

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  12. Ok, here is the new Rollins finisher

    https://youtu.be/3vWSmyFGE3I?t=2m14s

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  13. Rorschach's JournalApril 20, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    You know, in a match where the RKO is banned, it would be kind of entertaining to see Seth work in those kinds of moves which could normally be EASILY countered to the RKO. A sleeper hold attempt would get a ton of heat in this match, I think.

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  14. What's to stop Rollins from beating Orton with his own move. My understanding is that Orton is banned from using the move, not Rollins.

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  15. Rorschach's JournalApril 20, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Agreed. It was a cool looking, unique finisher. Wish they would have given him something besides the DDT, though. Ambrose is already doing a variation of that as his finisher, right? And he's hardly the only one using the DDT. I would almost say that Seth should use the BackStabber, but...I'm not sure if that would be seen as ripping off the Codebreaker or not.

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  16. Rorschach's JournalApril 20, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    I don't think Randy is going to agree to job to his own move. I think there will be shenannigans with Kane, if anything, leading to Rollins winning in a screwjob that protects Orton.

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  17. Mentioned below, but what about the Rude Awakening? Or, is that considered "old" and not believable?

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  18. Most likely, but it would still make for great bragging rights for Rollins.

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  19. The RKO is BANNED. Wouldn't it be a lot more effective if Orton actually KOed people with it before doing this storyline?

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  20. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 20, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    I'm assuming they banned it because it's his most dangerous weapon and he wins 99% of his matches with it. Heels taking away the faces biggest weapon.

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  21. The kick was his most dangerous move and all kinds of people have kicked out of the RKO.

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  22. It's like Arn Anderson's Gourdbuster, but instead of picking the guy up, he just falls down with him.

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  23. Yeah, but he hasn't hit his kick for a long ass time now.

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  24. It's like Christian's falling inverted DDT...except not inverted.


    That is extra lame.

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  25. I know but I was using that as an example of a move that's seen as a killer. Banning the RKO because someone got pinned makes no sense. Why not just ban him from using any moves at all?

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  26. JBL: "Booker, it'd be like if you lost the rights to the letter 'T'!"


    Now there's one from the vault.

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  27. Randy delivers a great RKO to Seth Rollins in the cage. In his moment of triumph, he climbs the ropes to do his Atlas pose...but just as he gets to the top rope, we get the overly long fake machine graphic that signals a replay is about to play--so, we miss that moment.

    Then, without even a BREATH, we cut to Michael Cole ignoring all that just happened in order to read a promo touting the debut of "Hulk Hogan's Rock & Wrestling" cartoon on the Network.

    That's some WCW-shit right there.

    "We're in the business of storytelling."--THEN WHY ARE YOU SO BAD AT IT?

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  28. I don't know what's worse: The fact that the crowd went mild went Orton slid in the ring at the end or that Kane will more than likely help Rollins retain and fall back into his stooge-ness rendering this whole face-turn tease pointless.

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  29. Kayfabe: It was Rollins' choice as a stipulation, which he earned by winning a match, to have the RKO banned for this one match at Extreme Rules. It was a strategic play, emphasizing the idea that Seth "The Architect" Rollins is smart, designed to take away Orton's best weapon--not necessarily his MDK finisher, but the one that he can pull off at anytime and hurt people with. (Randy won his match to earn a stipulation and he picked a cage in order to, in theory, keep it as a one-on-one match with no J&J/Authority interference.

    So...it's less that the RKO is "BANNED" but it's a storyline thing. Kayfabe, I think the RKO is plenty strong enough for that decision to have an impact...

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  30. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    If anyone should be using a DDT as a finisher, it should be Dolph.
    Yeh, this DDT isn't very good. I always applaud something different, but it's no good for a World Champion.

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  31. People actually watch these annoying ass pop in talking head videos?

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  32. Harry real life fact: Was never a big watcher of Cheers. Didn't care for the spinoff either.

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  33. "We're worried about head injuries, so we're banning the curb stomp. Here, use this DDT, instead!"


    Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

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  34. I see people making this complaint all the time "Why not have the stipulation be that Wrestler X starts with broken legs?" and it's starting to bother me.


    In Kayfabe, there's a list of accepted, legal stipulations, they even have a big wheel of all of them that they spin sometimes. "All moves are banned" is not a legal stipulation so it can't be used. There's precedent for "Move X is banned", just as there's precedent for "Lose title on a DQ" and "Cage match".


    Now, as to why none of them did the "Wrestler X has their arm tied behind their back" I don't know, because that one is legal.

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  35. I prefer these Bayless RAW rundowns way more than the other guys RAW article. Sorry other guy.

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  36. Here in the BoD we still believe in the old cowboy territory way - bookers and talent who do their own promos.

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  37. Yeah, The Tortellis wasn't very good.

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  38. The curb stomp fit that role of being able to hit it on anyone regardless of size and all the opponent had to do was fall down on their stomach.

    Has the big show stopped doing his KO punch yet?

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  39. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    This was a nice sized review. Thanks!

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  40. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 1:04 AM

    To be fair, i've wrestled, and I know what i'd rather take...


    Saying that, the move isn't 'dangerous', per sé.

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  41. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Now where's my circle of paper?

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  42. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 1:06 AM

    I don't know if he botched it or something, but it looked like absolute shit.

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  43. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    As I said earlier, wrestling rule 17.3 (Section B) states that faces have to no-sell their own finishers.

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  44. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    What, do I have to shit in Princess' or Danielle's gym bag to get booked on Raw?

    Actually fuck it, I'm still on every PPV, I almost have a Lesnar schedule. I just need a fat bald Jewish dude to cut promos from me.

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  45. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    BoD ER will have a better crowd too, I bet.

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  46. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    If you don't like chicken and watermelon something is wrong with YOU, muthafucka!

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  47. Maybe Rollins is engaging in a silent protest by switching to the world's shittiest finisher?


    Like...what's the Kayfabe reason for him to switch finishers? Couldn't they have had Randy Orton banned the Curb Stomp, then you have the drama of both of them struggling to come up with new finishers?


    On every level this doesn't make any sense.


    Did...somebody get injured by the curb stomp? I thought its greatest strength was that it was safe as fuck. Is Ziggler still allowed to do the Fameasser? Cause they're basically the EXACT SAME MOVE (except the curb stomp doesn't even have you carrying the performer of the move's weight). Hell, are they going to ban the Zig-Zag, which both looks dumb and seems dangerous.


    I'm all for having safer wrestling, but...if you're letting Roman Reigns collapse his spine every week, Dean Ambrose give people moves that it's impossible to protect yourself while taking it and letting Ryback wrestle at all then it really seems to smell of pointless backstage BS or Vince suffering a bout of acute senility than any sincere effort to help the wrestlers.


    Hell, isn't the SCF the EXACT SAME BUMP? Is Miz really protecting you with a full-nelson?


    Goddamn, the Bella Buster is another fucking front bump. Are we really trusting Nikki or Brie Bella to be safer wrestlers than Seth goddamn Rollins?


    Fuck, is the RKO any safer, saying that it's YET ANOTHER FRONT BUMP? Is landing on Orton's shoulder really going to stop you from getting a concussion?


    And....have a persons finisher sorted out before you give them the world title.

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  48. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 1:57 AM

    "Did...somebody get injured by the curb stomp?"

    Not to my knowledge, no.

    "And....have a persons finisher sorted out before you give them the world title."



    Yeah, that's usually a good idea.


    Anyway, I think it got banned because WWE is afraid of idiot kids trying it and killing each other. Nothing to do with the wrestlers (because the stomp was a safe move and they haven't banned moves that actually cause concussions) but the head injuries they're trying to prevent are the ones sustained by kids that don't understand that Seth is a trained pro and knows how to make it look like he's stomping on the back of someone's head but can do it without hurting the guy, his brother or best friend isn't. Kids are stupid. I mean, kids have always been stupid, I once tried to 450 from a trampoline into a pool and came up short and ended up with .8 Muta hardway color.


    And BTW, whatever Seth did there sucked, but there are far worse finishers than that.

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  49. It's why Cena does the worst STF in the world, so kids won't accidentally kill each other.


    I get that, but...I liked the curb stomp a lot, it fit Seth's persona, as he was literally using another person as a stepping-stone while kicking them while they're down. This is some shit they'd give to some goober in Season 5 NXT. And he had another finisher, the Springboard Knee, why go to this...abomination.


    I guess I normally don't get into the "KIDS ARE RUINING WRESTLING!" the same way a lot of people do, and I'm getting that now and I don't like hating children.


    And while I didn't watch wrestling as a kid, I have a fair amount of scars from having two brothers and a bunch of boys around the same age as myself growing up. We sword-fought with sticks we found in the park, it's a wonder none of us died or were crippled. Kids are stupid and will continue to be stupid, it's one of the defining traits of children in my experience.


    And there's plenty of other finishers that scream "kids will try them and die". To an untrained person, I could see the Zig-Zag giving an easy concussion, if not breaking some kids neck. Or...lets say...any of Sheamus' moves? This is about more than just Seth being the focus of the company.

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  50. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 21, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    I think Cena does the STF shitty just because he sucks at doing it, like Rock with the Sharpshooter.

    I'm kind of surprised they let him use a move called the curb stomp to begin with, given the racist history of the actual curb stomp

    You didn't watch wrestling as a kid? Aren't you like 19? You're still a kid.



    And yes, there are a ton of moves far more unsafe than the stomp.

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  51. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 21, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    I think I remember Orton saying he wasn't happy because they banned him from using the punt. This was a year or two ago and I don't think he's hit it since then, just teased.

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  52. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 21, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    That's interesting and brings to mind a question. When someone is given the power to name the stipulation of their match is there a set list of stipulations they can choose? Cage Match, Ladder Match, Handicap Match, Kennel From Hell, etc. are they bound by precedent or can they create a stipulation? Can they say the stipulation of the match bans their opponent from using any holds. Or creating a new match type where the winner is the first to leave the building or that their opponent must lay down and be pinned or else be DQ'd. How far does "Name Stipulation" extend.

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  53. Clark O'BrienApril 21, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    If you can hamstring your opponents move set I would've picked "only allowed to use pinky finger to attack" or "must have both hands tied behind back" or "must complete sprint 500 meters worth of laps around the ring between each punch before you can hit another one".

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  54. Clark O'BrienApril 21, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    They let Cena use a move called the 5 knuckle shuffle too, and thats euphemism for wanking.

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  55. Me too. I don't dislike Matt but his summaries are lacking. Lord knows I don't actually want to watch the show.

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  56. Clark O'BrienApril 21, 2015 at 4:29 AM

    WWE puts on a show that revolves around fighting, I get banning moves that can actually hurt the performers but not ones that can just be perceived as dangerous, even a slap can cause injuries if done hard enough in real life.

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  57. The Rollins DDT goes the wrong way. He should kick his leg like that and go flying back like Han Zo Mon in WCW Revenge.

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  58. I think the name of the move conjured imagery too violent for a PG show.

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  59. Will miss this next week. matts recap looks like a third graders hard work when it has to compete with this.

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  60. So in reality Rollins needs a finisher, and in storyline terms he's HHH's Chosen One...why don't they have a segment where HHH tells Rollins to use the Pedigree as his new finisher?

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  61. Seth: I need a finisher!
    HHH: How about a Pedigree?
    Seth: Awesome!
    *HHH pedigrees Seth*

    No way anyone else gets to use that move, never ever ever.

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  62. Man, WWE, don't spoil me. Make sure to put it one episode of your 80s cartoon at a time. Like, wait a couple months before you put up episode two.

    Those idiots at Netflix putting up whole seasons just don't know what they're doing.

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  63. YankeesHoganTripleHFanApril 21, 2015 at 5:52 AM

    I kind of like that even though he's a heel HHH is basically telling Rollins and Kane to stop acting like pussies

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  64. YankeesHoganTripleHFanApril 21, 2015 at 5:52 AM

    and he's fat

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  65. Seriously, WWE couldn't have spent the money to hire away even one person from Netflix to figure out what made their streaming service such a success?

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  66. Last time HHH was teaching someone a move on RAW Steph got the wrong idea and threw a vase at HHH's head.

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  67. I guess a main difference is that Netflix is infinite, there will always be new shows and movies to put up there, so there's real argument for dragging things out. With wrestling, there is a finite amount of classic stuff (that people actually care about) that exists. And they're hardly producing new stuff in recent years that will ever be considered classic.

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  68. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 5:57 AM

    It's not the worst idea in the world.

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  69. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 5:59 AM

    Bit harsh.


    Written some material for this site before, and the BoD'ers are the online equivalent to the ECW crowd haha Fortunately, I got some polite applause rather than being killed.

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  70. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 5:59 AM

    It's a fair point.


    Although the Curb Stomp looked about 10 times better than Show's slow mo, loose fisted swipe.

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  71. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 6:01 AM

    Anyone find it ironic that Orton and Rollins are facing eachother where both guy's finishers are banned?

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  72. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 21, 2015 at 6:06 AM

    The massive issue we have with Rollins trying to find a new finisher is that WWE only allows them to do 2 variations of finishers now:
    1) Neckbreaker
    2) DDT


    So have fun making something original that doesn't suck out of that, Seth...

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  73. Sounds like a Bobby Bayless idea!

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  74. I have not watched last week or last night's...and am choosing GoT over the PPV Sunday...doing a bang up job there Vince.

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  75. I see what you're saying. But I kinda feel like if you're going to release one episode then say that. Don't build anticipation (I recognise I might be the only one who cares about this show) and then under deliver.

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  76. I'm down here honing my craft on BoD NXT! One day I'll make my surprise debut and job to HHH. I would prefer to be humbled the HHH way and not the Iron Sheik way. Although I am thoroughly enjoying the paychecks of being a BoD RAW plant.

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  80. Bobby Bayless is taking this show to the next level! Also the bots were classic.

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  81. *sits in 3rd row of Santa Cruz Warriors arena. Watches a 5'11" pg shoot out of a triple team and air ball it

    "Well this isn't so bad..."

    *gets text from father who's at warriors vs pelicans game 2: Green is guarding Davis one on one, Thompson hasn't missed yet! Where r u?????*

    "Fuck..."

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  82. -sends fake story to Wade Michael Meltzer for short changing me a 1/4*-

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  83. Rock Star Gary's a no-show on BoD RAW? I didn't even get laid out? C'mon, bookerman! Explain my absence!

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  84. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonApril 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    *turns to valet*


    You never told me you could speak English.

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  85. I forgot to copy and paste a segment to the show. Honest to god truth.

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  86. If it makes you feel any better, it was just another Baker joke. We haven't forgotten you.

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