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Old 05-14-2019, 03:47 AM   #54976
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

Maybe it's just that previous weeks gave me no expectations, but I thought that was a pretty good show.

Becky/Lacey/Charlotte segment was great. Lacey is seriously impressive on the mic and with her character work so I'm curious to see what she has in the ring. I'd like to see her feud with Becky extended. Charlotte/Lacey can also be a fun tag team down the line.

I was really happy to see Nikki Cross get some mic time with a less ridiculous character. I'm still a little confused since she was her usual self in the ring, but it's better than nothing and a storyline with Alexa could be really good for her.

I liked the logical booking of the Sami/Braun match where the heels worked together to get Braun out of the match. I think Sami would be hilarious with the briefcase. BTW, it's insane how good he is on promos for someone who came into the company as a masked indie guy.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:33 AM   #54977
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I liked the even more logical, Drew throws Sami back at Braun. Like "yeah we'll help you win but we want you ****ed up for Sunday". That was great storytelling.

I'm very pessimistic when it comes to Lacey. Her performance in the Rumble was terrible. Last week they only let her wrestle a 45 second match. They obviously have no faith in her in ring work. The character work has to lead to a match. Can Becky lead her through 7+ minutes?
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:01 AM   #54978
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I fear that new Wyatt character won't translate live. The fun house segments are fun, but once he has to wrestle, it will go downhill.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:08 AM   #54979
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Agreed. I almost wrote an identical post to the one I made above during his skit. It seems like at the end of this road, we're getting creepy Bray Wyatt and that's what we've had since he came in.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:53 AM   #54980
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I don't get what they were going for with Nikki at all. At first I figured they just ruined her gimmick, but then she was a crazy person again.

I'm guessing Becky beats Charlotte first, then loses the second belt to Lacey?
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:48 PM   #54981
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I don't really know what they do with Becky. They have an easy out for her to lose one of the belts, but idk. They have people chanting "Becky Two Belts" and I think it would be a bad look for her to not even successfully defend both once. They have a chance to make her an even bigger star by surviving the night with both belts at MITB, then maybe she loses one to some BS shenanigans at the next PPV or even on TV. But I think the two belts thing is unique and I'd keep it going to at least give her the feather in her cap of beating the odds here.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:54 PM   #54982
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I can see her keeping both like you said. If she loses one, she will lose to Charlotte after beating Lacey and eating a beatdown post-match. If she only has one, more likely Raw (for Rollins among other reasons) and that sets up a Flair-Lynch Mania match next year.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:00 PM   #54983
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I think she's gonna defeat Lacey first, then defeat Charlotte, then lose a belt to a cash in after the Charlotte match.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:35 PM   #54984
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Hmmm, that could definitely make sense also.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:01 PM   #54985
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They seem to be pouring a lot of energy into Lacey, so I'm thinking they don't want to have her lose right away. Charlotte can probably absorb the loss with the least amount of damage and it wouldn't hurt Becky as much to lose the second one after beating Charlotte. Anyway, that was my thinking on the last post.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:56 PM   #54986
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They seem to be pouring a lot of energy into Lacey
I think they have Lacey wrestle a short match with her losing via Charlotte interfering to beat Becky down for their match later. Charlotte wins and hopefully the feud doesn't drag to WM.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:40 PM   #54987
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I turn on SD! and the first thing I see is Ricochet jumping down from a ladder. Everyone just has to prove that they can climb a ladder prior to MitB. blueboyaids.gif

All I want to know is if I missed Kairi. Does anyone know?
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:39 PM   #54988
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:01 PM   #54989
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I liked the even more logical, Drew throws Sami back at Braun. Like "yeah we'll help you win but we want you ****ed up for Sunday". That was great storytelling.
Naturally, Sami shows up 100% on SD!
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:18 PM   #54990
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So going to watch MITB because reasons, are there actually any proper stories I need to catch up on?

Card looks good but doesn't look like there is anything really "new".

It upsets me to see the USOS on the preshow.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:10 PM   #54991
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If this upsets you then...

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are there actually any proper stories I need to catch up on?
Don't catch up on any of the recent USO stuff.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:47 PM   #54992
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Don't catch up on any of the recent USO stuff.
It upsets me in the sense they are never anything but good or better and still end up on the preshow because tag team wrestling.

As ass as any storyline is between the usos and revival they are all still great and if you let them go with no bad gimick **** they go. I struggle to see how them v Bryan won't be at least decent.

Maybe not watching WWE on a weekly basis makes PPVs better?
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:52 PM   #54993
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Bryan's there because they didn't expect him to be able to wrestle this soon. I assume The Usos are there because they didn't have a match yet and needed a big name vs. Bryan.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:15 PM   #54994
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I caught up on the Wyatt promos and whilst I think they will not translate to the ring (prove me wrong) I think they are great, proper freaky/scary stuff. I think the translation is a bit much for kids and to be scary to them needed more of a build up, it went too fast imo, last thing I saw was proper dark.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:20 PM   #54995
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It is also showing how to do the Balor mask stuff correctly. Get Bray into reasonable single matches and lose, slowly becoming more demented and then him snapping on someone lower down the card (but it not being him!) then play out a title shot with him losing on the first chance but his alter ego ruining the main match getting a chance.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:40 PM   #54996
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I caught up on the Wyatt promos and whilst I think they will not translate to the ring (prove me wrong) I think they are great, proper freaky/scary stuff. I think the translation is a bit much for kids and to be scary to them needed more of a build up, it went too fast imo, last thing I saw was proper dark.
I'm wondering about this too.

The promos look kinda cool and are different, but at the end of the day, this isn't Wonder Showzen. It's a professional wrestling program.
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