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Old 09-05-2020, 01:16 PM   #56426
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The Bayley attack was great, but it did seem to go on for a little too long without any interference, especially since they were already on the scene waiting to cart Sasha out.

The only problem is that Sasha has been a much better heel than babyface. But if they keep her out till Survivor Series, the return should be white hot. Could you imagine them doing such long term planning that she's out till the Rumble, wins it as a surprise entrant and they don't touch till Mania?
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Old 09-05-2020, 06:22 PM   #56427
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Sasha looking to be a mom soon according to interviews, so it could be a long time before we see her again
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Old 09-05-2020, 07:49 PM   #56428
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You could certainly seeing this as being an issue as to how big of a push women's wrestling gets going forward. If this is the case, he's lost Rhonda, Becky and now Sasha to wanting to become a mom.
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Old 09-05-2020, 09:25 PM   #56429
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You could certainly seeing this as being an issue as to how big of a push women's wrestling gets going forward. If this is the case, he's lost Rhonda, Becky and now Sasha to wanting to become a mom.
But he thinks all talent is interchangeable. He wants the company to be the star, not any individual man or woman. So when one gets injured, or goes to Hollywood, or gets pregnant, it doesn't matter because someone else should step right up. In Vince's world.
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Old 09-05-2020, 11:18 PM   #56430
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And doesn't this recent pattern validate that reasoning on the female side?
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Old 09-06-2020, 09:51 AM   #56431
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Sasha looking to be a mom soon according to interviews, so it could be a long time before we see her again
and when she comes back, she makes up with Bailey thus continuing the breakup angle for another 3 years.
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Old 09-07-2020, 08:32 PM   #56432
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Streets Profits vs Andrade/Garza is the modern day Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
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Old 09-11-2020, 10:46 PM   #56433
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Old 09-15-2020, 02:46 AM   #56434
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Retribution angle is so bad that I almost wonder if it's being done on purpose so we'll all be happy when the faces vanquish them and end the storyline (unlike The Nexus, where people still complain to this day about Cena burying them).

RAW is in kind of rough shape atm. It's weird because I'm really enjoying SD and it's the same creative team.
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:35 AM   #56435
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Retribution angle is so bad that I almost wonder if it's being done on purpose so we'll all be happy when the faces vanquish them and end the storyline (unlike The Nexus, where people still complain to this day about Cena burying them).

RAW is in kind of rough shape atm. It's weird because I'm really enjoying SD and it's the same creative team.
RAW seems intent on pushing Domenik Mysterio. Why? I understand a very slow push, but they seem intent on a fast push, and I don't get it.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:30 AM   #56436
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Low-key hoping they put the Universal Title on him for absurdity purposes

Randy put over Jinder clean for the belt so why not Dominik?
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:59 PM   #56437
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There has to be a double turn coming with Dom and Murphy.

I didn’t absolutely hate the way Raw ended, but otherwise don’t give a crap about Retribution. I don’t even understand wtf they are doing running around and cheering themselves.

Think they’ve all been different people every week but finally recognized one of them from NXT.

I think Raw is going to be better going forward cause Pritchard finally figured out what we were missing from these shows: the authority figure character we all couldn’t wait to get back.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:01 AM   #56438
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Which is?
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:32 AM   #56439
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Which is?
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:38 PM   #56440
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These are part of Retribution, right?
But are they the "authority figure character(s)" OneOut was talking about?
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:39 AM   #56441
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No that’s Adam Pearce.
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:26 AM   #56442
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Roman Reigns is knocking this out of the park. The decision to turn him but not go full out heel with him yet is 100% the right play.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:15 PM   #56443
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Oh fun, they're making Retribution The Bane-y Bunch
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:19 PM   #56444
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For this triple threat, it's team that Street Profits have beat 34932 times in a row vs. makeshift tag team they have no feud for so let's roll it back to 6 months ago vs. two of the plainest overpushed babyfaces in the last 10 years
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Old 09-21-2020, 11:57 PM   #56445
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That was the worst RAW in maybe years, yikes.

I feel legit terrible for the people in Retribution. Dijak, Yim, and Mercedes at least should be pretty major players on the main roster and it feels like they're being saddled with a DOA gimmick that will follow them for the rest of their careers.

I don't know if they're "ruining" Keith Lee per se, but I don't understand what is being accomplished by his current booking. They have gone pretty far backwards since he beat Orton at Payback. I get the idea that he "looks like he belongs" with the main eventers but if every match with him ends in a DQ it makes you less excited to watch him.

Street Profits vs. Garza/Andrade (who I swear just broke up and fought each other backstage) for the 92485th time is ridiculous. I love Zelina Vega but she should be a manager, not a wrestler, and it's weird to see her getting a title shot in this division. Her match did not inspire much confidence.

The Seth/Rey feud is just endless and absurd, but at least it is kind of funny in its overwrought, melodramatic way. TBH the best parts of the show for me are Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.

As I said before, it's especially weird because Smackdown has the same creative and is actually firing pretty well, especially with Roman and Bayley/Sasha.
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:57 AM   #56446
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

Dijakovic getting saddled with the name,T-Bar is something...
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:21 PM   #56447
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Dijakovic getting saddled with the name,T-Bar is something...
Bet Vince will decide to just start calling him Koko one day and it'll stick
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:30 PM   #56448
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If not, then Gammy is sure to follow.
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:38 PM   #56449
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Dijakovic getting saddled with the name,T-Bar is something...
So like a year ago Dijakovic and Keith Lee had a competitive series of matches in NXT.

One of them gets to be NXT champion and then gets promoted to the main roster and pins Randy Orton clean on his first PPV.

The other gets to be in what seems like the worst faction in at least a decade and is given the name "T-Bar", which somehow isn't even the worst name in the stable.
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:18 AM   #56450
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Reigns/Uso may be the GOAT filler title feud that I can remember

Reigns easily doing his best work ever mic-wise, and this is a legitimately compelling storyline that makes total sense
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