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Ahh another episode of RAW. I wonder how many consecutive shows this is now? I can't remember the final year they were pushed aside for the dog show. Had to have been during the first USA contract.

Much love to my people on the East Coast dealing with Hurricane Sandy. People here in Florida tend to mock those "overreacting" to this storm without thinking that most things here in Florida from houses to highrises are built to withstand moderate hurricane force winds. What really fucks things up is the flooding. Even the most minor of tropical systems can be a bitch if they move slow and dump a ton of rain in one place.

Family is good. Poor kid was struggling with the broken rib because it hurt to breathe but he couldn't move around to make it easier because of the body spasms. However, pain killers still work.

Hmmm what else. I've heard different things about Hell in the Cell? Seems like either it was better than expected or as bad as expected. Naturally it appears that the answer is to push the Miz more. Hopefully either he or Ziggler will turn soon enough because that's where I think any push can be maximized. Pushing Miz as CM Punk's heel equal will just further expose how limited he is. Pushing him as a Blanchard to Punk's Flair has more potential but someone has to eventually take the fall...and it usually wasn't Flair. Hell a Dangerous Alliance 2K12 with Punk, Ziggler, Miz and Brock (in a recurring bully role) wouldn't suck but there isn't a Sting, Steamboat, Windham...etc. etc to really counter them. Cena can't run thru them all can he??? Ummm enjoy the show and come out swinging but try to keep it clean.

Comments

  1. Punk, ziggler caesoro, heel Bryan and Brock, vs cena, ryback, Kane and kofi. Easy:)

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  2. Wait, when is Raw starting if the dog show is pushing it back

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  3. Glad to hear things are OK. Any update on the couple in the other car?

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  4. Since Show won the belt last night that means Heyman could potentially have both champions under his wing. You know, if they were thinking ahead. But when has that ever happened?

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  5. Literally less than 24 hours ago.

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  6. Well, this storm sucks. Not a whole lot to do this Monday night other than watch (from the wonderfully rainy/windy Northeast). And of course, let the storm play out and see where it goes.

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  7. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    We should probably see something to help set up the suck ass WWE Main Event main event tonight.

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  8. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Lots of homes losing power, so another week with a build-in excuse for poor ratings for WWE.

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  9. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    You're saying that Paul Heyman had an alliance with Sheamus?

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  10. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Heyman's record of managing three consecutive WWE champions will never be broken!

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  11. Nah, in response to the "thinking ahead" line. They just did a ref screwjob angle that they set up at least two weeks in advance according to the complaining I read in the other thread. Sure it's horrible, but it *is* an example of planning ahead.

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  12. If anything, they'll find a way to work it into another Did You Know?

    (Did You Know?: Plenty of HIAC viewers would have loved for the power to go out at the arena before that fuckup of a main event!)

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  13. I am kind of hoping for a Flair-led group of Ziggler, Cesaro, Rhodes, & Sandow.

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  14. Never saw anything like that, JR? Weren't you calling the match where Teddy Long screwed the Road Warriors out of the NWA World Tag Team Titles against the Varsity Club?

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  15. Ha "CM Cheat." it's funny because he needed help to win

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  16. Move to san diego. It was 80 today

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  17. Talk like an alien night or do they really want the Mad Ox to stick?

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  18. I mentioned something in the thread last night at the end of the match, but didn't see any responses. Is Maddox the same guy who missed Punk's foot on the rope during the Raw match? I wondered if that was his way of "making up" to Punk. I don't remember.


    Praying this storm holds off long enough to at least let me watch Raw. Though based on the last couple weeks, I might WANT a power outage.

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  19. Must have another book coming out.

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  20. Ooooh, I like Cesaro going with the Rhodes Scholars.

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  21. what main event is that?

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  22. Sunny? Body Donnas, Godwinns, Smoking Gunns?

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  23. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    A six man tag that's too suck ass to even recall correctly.

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  24. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    A winner is you!

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  25. That opening segment had no flow. Punk yaps about nothing, Foley comes out and never really establishes a good reason for being there, and then they make a Survivor Series match out of all that? Ok.

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  26. It's at least a step up from two people yapping, AJ skipping out and punishing them by putting them in a match with each other.

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  27. and so Main Event's decent into the relevance of Superstars begins

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  28. Ryberg said Feed Me Punk like four times and they still kept chanting Feed Me More. Either that's one dumb crowd or the monkeys in the production crew weren't smart enough to realize their piped in chants were going to clash with what he was saying.

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  29. Way better than aj

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  30. This show is 3 hours long, and they don't have time to show entrances?

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  31. They need to show off their charity work with Komen, dammit!

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  32. I'm loving everything about the cm punk heel turn

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  33. Were released over the weekend to family care. Everyone's going to be all right. The girl was suffering from some memory loss, she took a pretty good shot to the head.

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  34. when was the last time the spanish table was on raw

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  35. still can't get over the fact that ryback is over with the marks ey? sad.

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  36. This is the first I've seen of Barrett since his return. He looks good. Nice intensity

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  37. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    I like having a traditional Survivor Series match, but I would have preferred to have seen Team Team Hell No vs Team Team Rhodes Scholars.

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  38. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    MAKE ME BORED! MAKE ME SNORE! PLEASE NO MORE!

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  39. Stone Cold AJ Lee vs Mrs Guerreo

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  40. Switching genders does not make the Evil Authority Figure angle fresh.

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  41. Over? They were chanting Goldberg at him for the duration of his match.

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  42. Watching Hurricane coverage and poker... have I missed anything of interest on Raw? Or just the usual crap?

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  43. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Nice promo by Ryback. It's a lot harder to start a derisive "Ultimate Warrior" chant.

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  44. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    His catchphrase is moderately over. Ryback is not. Did you not hear the crickets chirp while he had Punk up for Shellshocked and about to FINISH HIM?

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  45. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Usual crap. Oh, and no WWE title match at Survivor Series.

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  46. Wouldn't your heels be more heelish if they weren't wearing tights in support of breast cancer awareness?

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  47. I came here to find updates on the show and this is the first thing I read. I get the feeling this will end up being the most accurate summation of the 3+ hour show..

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  48. Bryan's influence on Kane is great. Kane's been busting his ass lately.

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  49. A carcinogenic right hand sounds like something out of a David Cronenberg movie.

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  50. I am a huge WWE apologist, i thought the ryback finish last night was quite genius while most others thought it was incredibly bad, but i have absolutely no excuse for this affair storyline, it's the most inane mind numbing thing ive seen on wwe tv this year, and it's making me hate both AJ and Vickie, the only two women in the WWE i have some respect for.

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  51. This is really riveting st...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  52. Cena Don Draper'd AJ. This is also the worst fucking segment.

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  53. If Punk and Bryan tapped that then ol' John Boy's definitely gotta hit it. Even his penis must pin everything in sight.

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  54. Bring back Big Johnny. Please. PLEASE.

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  55. Wow thus is BORUNG seg

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  56. wow cena, class act......

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  57. WHOOOOO CAAAAAARRRES???

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  58. Why do I feel this will lead to Cena taking the briefcase?

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  59. double turn cena and ziggler...and you will have saved this travesty of an angle.

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  60. Also, Foley/Punk had a couple segments a few weeks ago. So it's not like Foley didn't have a reason to be out there. He's pissed at Punk.

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  61. Call Vickie ugly, BE A STAR, babyface4ever!

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  62. Ryback pins Punk at Survivor Series, loses to him in December.


    There's your next two months. Enjoy your three free hours on Mondays until the New Year.

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  63. Who are they chanting USA for, the guy from Ghana?

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  64. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Guessing that AJ doesn't get her job as an in-ring performer back, so Cena brings her back as his manager?

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  65. Drew McIntyre just became my favourite wrestler.

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  66. Good God, I HATE Slater's finisher.

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  67. How exactly am I supposed to hate 3MB when they have better entrance music than 95% of the current WWE roster?

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  68. It's completely nonsensical.

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  69. Great point, even the 3-hour Nitros still had time to show Disorderly Conduct's entrance for crying out loud.

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  70. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    They are the 21st Century West Texas Rednecks.

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  71. Yeah but the West Texas Rednecks were still more likable than most of the WCW roster, maybe they need to add a singing Tank Abbott to truly make them unlikable heels.

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  72. Beth should have just rolled her up when her back was turned - isn't the rollup like the most lethal finishing move in the women's division?

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  73. Why they did book Beth Phoenix to win? And shouldn't she be gone by now?

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  74. Not to mention Shane McMahon screwing Stone Cold out of his match with Mankind at the '98 Survivor Series.

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  75. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    It's the Autumn of Beth!

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  76. Sheamus' promo is a Kennedy-level pop in the Impact Zone.

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  77. Ugh, Sheamus's promo is bombing worse than Mitt Romney in a debate with Obama.

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  78. Thank goodness, I need another debate between these two

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  79. Worst Promo Ever. Just turn poor Sheamus back heel. Whatever heat he has is gonzo--vacuumed up by jobbing to a punch,

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  80. Big Slow in another world title push= zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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  81. Sheamus should just hit the Brogue kick on Big Show's knees so we never have to see him limping to the ring again.

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  82. Nice to see WWE continues to forget what got people to cheer for Sheamus in the first place.

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  83. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Leading to a feud with Dude Love over who is the master of Sweet Shin Music.

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  84. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    The gas from his ass is carcinogenic!
    Every day I pray my DNA ain't genetic!

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  85. Heh. Big Slow probably had all these lame jabs written and memorized for the last day thinking they would go over well...only to get dead silence. As does Sheamus after that botched slam....

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  86. So long, Beth. See you whenever you show up in TNA.

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  87. About time Vickie fired Beth Phoenix considering that she was supposed to leave a month ago.

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  88. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    The moral of the story: don't fuck with CM Punk.

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  89. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    So AJ lost and Beth lost too! WWE: where everyone on our show is a fucking loser!

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  90. I really doubt people with no power in the midst of a hurricane are following this dreck using up their phone's battery, tool.

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  91. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    I know it's just a divas match, but it's the epitome of Stephanie booking where everyone needs to look weak.

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  92. Love how they're bringing the Twitter plugs back considering they made zero mention of Twitter last week. Gee, I wonder why?

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  93. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Bright spot of the night: we've all bitched for years about wanting a tag division. We have a tag division. (Too bad it took 400 hours of weekly programming to get it.)

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  94. They'll go to a commercial break during a good match that might help them get extra viewers yet they won't go to a break during that godawful Big Show/Sheamus Debate Part Deux? Got to love that backwards logic.

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  95. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Dude, that's totally happening. Wow, I had t thought of that, but now I'd bet 100 bucks you're right.

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  96. All that's left is for them to have a video shoot where only 20 fans show up.

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  97. The Elbow Of Disdain continues to be the coolest setup move since the French Tickler.

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  98. Thankfully. I just wish they'd quit their stupid obsession with the word 'Team.' You don't hear people saying, "Buy WWE 13, where you can relive TEAM Legion of Doom's battles with TEAM The New Age Outlaws!"

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  99. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    That tag match was really, really good.

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  100. You don't remember Team Edge and Christian, and Team The Dudley Boyz?

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  101. The fantasy booker in me thinks it might lead to World Champ Cena vs. WWE Champ Rock at Mania.

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  102. Lol I am! I'm following thru u guysfrom NYC. Using my phone and car charger. No cable or power from hurricane...just windy now. Raw suck?

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  103. The Rhodes Scholars is an awesome team name. Team Rhodes Scholars is a fucking dumb as shit team name. HOW FUCKING HARD IS IT GUYS, REALLY!?!?

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  104. Are you referring to "Rap Is Crap" or are you referring to Thunder?

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  105. Because it doesn't make any sense to cut during an argument. A match is okay because you can come back and the crowd still be hot and there's the added drama that the match could've ended, which has happened a time or two.

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  106. I'm still in the belief that they had to add Team due to copyright issues.

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  107. If you're referring to the last two, yes.

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  108. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Oh man, could be. Or a theory I floated around recently is Punk somehow retaining against Rock at RR, then Rock wins the Rumble match. If Cena has the case, there's your Mania triple threat.

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  109. Breast cancer also doesn't care about Nielsen ratings, evidently.

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  110. Wow, 1/42 of what Linda wasted on her campaign.

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  111. I would think that if "The" Rhodes Scholars was an issue, then "Team" Rhodes Scholars wouldn't be any more legal.

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  112. I can't wait to see what Scott Keith says to shit all over the breast cancer stuff.

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  113. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Is it ├╝ber snarky to say that one million dollars sounds really underwhelming?

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  114. $1,000,000 is only double what they paid their now former CEO (and Komen's sister) last year.

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  115. Is anyone actually watching this show? The ratings will be lower than last week. Storm or no storm.

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  116. That basically means they shouldn't have had the stupid Big Show/Sheamus segment in the first place; it accomplished absolutely nothing and it made you only wish they DON'T have a rematch. If they had cut out that completely pointless waste of time, they would have more time to show entrances and they wouldn't need to go to a commercial break in the middle of a good match.

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  117. Just put it in the context of one of Linda's CT campaigns... I'm sure she spends far more than that running advertising to knock down Murphy.

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  118. Maybe against him because they're still bitter over that 2010 World Cup match?

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  119. ~$40 million and counting.

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  120. I want to see the rematch.


    And as for your "won't need to go to commercial during a match" theory, it's wrong. They need to have a certain amount of commercials per quarter or half-hour or hour or whatever their contract stipulates with those commercials.

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  121. This justifies my decision to watch porn on Mondays instead.

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  122. I'm thinking it needs to be $10 million like that ridiculous boardroom scene in "Birdemic" or $1 billion like that even more ridiculous boardroom scene in "Birdemic".
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  123. Nothing says marketing to kids like promoting a concert with guys in their 60's. Who's next, Dion?

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  124. Abraham Washington, Martin "Boogeyman" Wright and John Cena

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  125. Ricardo would make more sense with Sin Cara, maybe as a comedic duo, at this point.

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  126. That Stones concert is kind of a big deal for WWE. As old as they are, the Rolling Stones are one of the biggest bands of all time. For them to choose WWE to produce their PPV is a great sign for the company... if they pull it off.

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  127. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    I can't believe that in a three hour show they've done such a bad job building intrigue as to who will be on Punk and Foleys teams. That story could have run across the whole show and built to a big moment. Instead, nothing. Stephanie is so insanely bad at her job.

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  128. That's exactly my point, that Sheamus/Big Show took twenty fucking minutes to say what both guys could have easily said in a backstage interview with Matt Striker in three minutes or less. Cut that 20 minute segment down to 3 and you've got an extra 17 minutes for commercials and entrance time so you won't need to go to a break in the middle of a match. It's not rocket science.

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  129. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Im giving you a ten minute clap for the Birdemic reference.

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  130. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    So that ADR squash was the main event? Lesnar or Rock or Flair better be in this goddam segment.

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  131. JR was at ringside in Montreal, but that was nowhere near as controversial as what happened last night!

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  132. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Miz: someone's gotta job first.

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  133. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Next has to be Lesnar, right????

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  134. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    No Cesaro? No Lesnar???? Fail so bad.

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  135. Vince's dementia has erased the existence of Bret Hart.

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  136. If Justin Gabriel was in the WWE (or in HHH's words; 'THIS BUSINESS') 20 years ago, they'd be shooting random videos of him swimming with sharks or diving and airing them. Sure, they might be crap and give us something to laugh at (see: Plugg, Sparky), but it'd be something aimed at actually GETTING THE FUCKING CHARACTER OVER.


    These days, Cole mentions something on air for 20 seconds, and then airtime gets used for Vince to jerk off over what a good citizen he is by supporting his charity of the month.


    Christ. And there was once a time when they could make matches over the European title seem important...

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  137. She's telling stories.


    The problem is she thinks stories like Twilight constitute good ones.

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  138. Ummm, why is Del Rio clapping for his own loss at last year's Survivor Series?

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  139. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Hahaha, ADR is clapping. Sad.

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  140. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    She's the eventual death of pro wrestling.

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  141. Why the hell isn't Ric Flair here tonight? Seriously WWE, Ric's been gone from TNA for so long that TNA can't feasibly sue anymore so just sign him already.

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  142. Nothing says respect for the fans than having a year long title reign as a plot point then team up Punk with the guy he won it from with no mention, make Del Rio clap for him, and only give the slightest of nods by Punk to acknowledge it.

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  143. Punk's heel work has been sorta disappointingly...generic lately

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  144. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    He'll no and ryback coming up?

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  145. Kofi, Team Hell No, and Randy?

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  146. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    No ryback??? Wtf is this.

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  147. Soooo...yeah, Punk isn't closing the show at Survivor Series, is he?

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  148. This is barely a Smackdown main event.

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  149. Man, they're all currently feuding with each other. What are the chances?

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  150. Feed...him...snoorrrrrre

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  151. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    That honor goes to Cena and AJ vs Ziggler and Vicki!

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  152. Two months in a row now they've built up Foley vs. Punk only to pull the rug out.

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  153. Of course it does.

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  154. That was my guess before they were announced... I had actually forgotten about Ryback.

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  155. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Wow, clueless writing again Steph. They take out Foly, the guy that people wanted to wrestle, so as to deflate the crowd before Ryback comes out.

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  156. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Fuck Ric Flair.

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  157. So record low thread count for live Raw = record low ratings? Tune in tomorrow to the Observer or Torch to find out!

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  158. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Goldberg chant closes the show.

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  159. Stephanie should just show her boobs for 3 hours.

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  160. ...so why on earth would the other heels want to be on Punk's team after he left them out to dry against Ultimate VanDamberg?

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  161. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Who wants to see Foley wrestle? That ship sailed away years ago.

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  162. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    I read somewhere that they're thinking Punk-Foley at TLC. Guess that would lead neatly into The Rock feud.

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  163. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    The crowd did.

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  164. I don't wanna see Foley wrestle. Not even a little.

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  165. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Pro wrestling will never die. It will just become irrelevant.

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  166. I don't even get why they need Orton in there. With Foley instead, you get the guy they are building (Ryback), two guys who can work (Kofi/Bryan), the draw (Foley), and whatever Kane is.

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  167. Wow, the production crew was a little bit late on the piped-in chants when Ryback hit Cody Rhodes with the Shellshock.

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  168. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


    FLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR




    did not appear.

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  169. Eh, I don't think so. They popped pretty big for Ryback.

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  170. This doesn't make any sense. They could've strung out the reveal of both teams over the next three weeks. You announce the match this week. You reveal one team the second week, then the other team the last week. They basically did the go-home brawl three weeks too early.

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  171. Actually, he'll yes,


    HE. WILL. YES.

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  172. Your choice:


    A) Let it play out.
    B) This will never be addressed.
    C) Try not to think too hard - it's all about the entertainment.

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  173. So they didn't show the post show WWE signature thingee.


    Anyone know why sometimes they show it and sometimes they don't?

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  174. The actual "Goldberg" chants heard on top of and over the piped in "Feed Me More" chants are just hilarious. This guy just ain't over to the extent he is being MONSTERLY pushed.

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  175. But this way you get all of the wacky combination of singles and tag matches that weren't already the basis for the preexisting individual feuds

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  176. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    He just has absolutely nothing to work with. What makes him and Paul so evil? They have no evil master plan, they never get to attack anyone. It's a wonder that Punk has any heel heat, never mind this much, considering how little he actually gets to do.

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  177. I think the Torch or Observer reported it so there's at least mild credibility to the rumor. Now, if they'd only not announced Rock prior, his return the night after TLC to confront Punk after destroying Foley would have been epic.

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  178. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    They don't want to see him wrestle. They want to see him pull a sock out of his pants and stuff it down somebody's throat.


    RAW could become much more satisfying to fan if it would be reduced from 3 hours to 60 seconds, and just feature everyone getting their catch phrases in.


    Punk: BEST IN THE WORLD!
    Cena: YOU CAN'T SEE ME!
    Foley: BANG BANG!
    Vickie: EXCUSE ME!

    Simmons: DAMN!
    Cole: VINTAGE FARROOQ!

    Flair: WHOOOOO!
    Savage: OOOH YEAH!
    Barney: BELLLLLLCH!

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  179. Btw, congfrats on 5 million hits, Scott!

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  180. How do we know the Goldberg chants weren't piped in, too? We were in WCW country. I kid.

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  181. team zanadude's assOctober 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    D) Heyman paid them off, just like he paid off the referee

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  182. I will applaud WWE on one thing, they have made Ryback relevant, i know half the crowd chants goldberg....but the others are crazy for him, and he's basically the natural leader of a team that consists ex champions Kane, Daniel Bryan and Orton. I mean does anyone remember that this is skip sheffield? Kinda tells you, nothing really stops WWE from making a star easily...this kind of push could have gone to anyone.

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  183. Who the hell voted this down?

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  184. Are the Ryback chants *really* piped in or are people just making stuff up to cynical?

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  185. Kane is a great wrestler and I will not hear this nonsense.

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  186. A triple threat could work.

    I've been assuming WM29 will play out something like:

    Rock (c) vs. Cena

    Taker vs. Lesnar

    Punk vs. ? (See list of random people below and pick your favorite or HHH.)

    Rey vs. Sin Cara

    World Title - Jericho vs. Ziggler (c) (Smarks Main Event)

    Then you have your mix and match parts leftover with Sheamus, Miz, Kofi, Kane, Bryan, Big Show, Del Rio, and Orton in some sort of random combination no one will care about to fill up the first two hours.

    HHH will wiggle himself into something important to get a $500k appearance payday or fight HBK for no real reason.

    Austin returns at the end to confront Rock or Punk to setup WM XXX.

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  187. Foley will still pull out Sock-O, Ryback will be fed Punk, and tomfoolery will occur.

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  188. Here's what's good, bad, and sad...


    The Good: These tag matches are gradually getting more time, and they are high quality stuff. I'm really digging the top 4 teams (Hell No, Scholars, the Luchas, and PTPers). Oddly enough, the 3MB was funny, stupid, and funny again. They went from morons to delusional morons, using the type of self-aware humor that is actually entertaining. They are three guys who claim to be a band, yet they make no songs and none of them can play any instruments. The fact that they are so mismatched may work in their favor, too. Foley's first segment was good, too.



    Of course, I'm always digging Cesaro and Kofi. Barrett seems to always bring his A game, too.



    The Bad: Almost every Cena segment, and then the Cena-impressionist known as Sheamus, too. I don't know why Cena and Sheamus see it fit to try to throw in humor with every serious promo...especially when half the humor isn't cutting down their opponents like it should. What else? The Vickie segments were pretty awful too (but to say anyone is more resilient than her is pretty much a joke, in my opinion). The last segment was bad and disappointing. I know I was hoping for one surprise out of the bunch, but I could predict each team member after Punk started with the Miz, all the way up to Foley bowing out of his team.



    The Sad: Ryback is out of his league here and it may become painful to watch after a while. What's really sad is that I could predict when to take a couple of smoke breaks just by them telling me a match. Oh, Barrett and Orton are going to have a match? Well, they'll show the first 3-4 minutes of the match before someone gets thrown outside and they'll take a commercial break... so I know I can miss the first part of their match and not miss the ending.

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  189. Their plan must be working because he is still the champion, which is what they both care about.

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  190. I don't think anything's piped in. It's just the recurring "Feed Me More" part of his song people might be thinking of. But maybe I need my ears checked--I honestly heard a few "feed me mores" from the crowd but not any "Ry-back" chants or anything like that.

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