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Old 10-09-2020, 08:11 PM   #56476
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Sheamus kicks Big E in the jaw. "Just a reminder: this is all perfectly legal in a no disqualification match." Thanks, Graves. I was wondering.
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:28 PM   #56477
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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?
I see they went with the next best thing here...throwaway match on Smackdown.
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Old 10-14-2020, 06:15 PM   #56478
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I see they went with the next best thing here...throwaway match on Smackdown.


[ ] white hot
[ ] wait for a crowd
[x] throwaway
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:35 PM   #56479
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Problem with Sasha/Bayley is both were so unlikable for so long that it's hard for there to be as much audience investment in it as there should be. It's not like the Charlotte/Becky feud where Becky was so likable and there was catharsis in seeing her snap and go after Charlotte. I get they wanted to do the HIAC match but I think they should have been setting up the babyface turn for longer. It'll still be a great match and maybe they can have a longer feud where Sasha becomes more and more likable as it goes on.

I do think we're sort of seeing the gap between Becky and Sasha/Bayley in terms of cutting promos, building hype, and selling a match (I miss Becky). To be fair, not having real crowds also hurts a ton.
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:14 PM   #56480
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That was my point about the crowd, or lack thereof.
I thought Sasha/Bailey did an above average work despite having no crowd. If they could've feeded from live fans, it could've been even better imo.

It's nothing against Becky, who did remarkable work.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:19 PM   #56481
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Reigns is just in another stratosphere from everyone else right now. Makes his last 6 years all the more frustrating
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:06 PM   #56482
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Reigns is just in another stratosphere from everyone else right now. Makes his last 6 years all the more frustrating
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:38 PM   #56483
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He's been incredible as a heel. WWE didn't have to wait this long to turn him.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:47 PM   #56484
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The hesitation was really weird. They had the playbook from when they moon-pushed Rocky Maivia before he was at all ready and the fans weren't having it. And that's just the most prominent example of a heel turn saving a botched early face push. I really think there had to be a big element of Vince pridefully digging in and not wanting to let the booing smarks push him around.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:18 PM   #56485
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He’s a heel now?

Bout god damned time (haven’t seen since pre-covid)
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 PM   #56486
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Not sure if it's SkySports or WWE's fault, but they've gone to commercial so far:

- in the middle of a somersault plancha from Cedric Alexander to all of Retribution
- while The Fiend appears on the Titantron

At least they got rid of that garbage RAW theme, though
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Old Yesterday, 08:25 PM   #56487
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Also - having Retribution wrestle their first match together on RAW is a pretty big botch - should've saved it for...some PPV
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Old Yesterday, 08:28 PM   #56488
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Oh, Fiend burying them by himself, now it makes sense

Poor Ali, wasn't even given a chance
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM   #56489
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At first I read that as "burying himself," and I had fond flashbacks to Sheamus at HHH and Friends.
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Bad feeling Lana beats Asuka for the title here considering how the rest of this show has gone
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Old Yesterday, 09:05 PM   #56491
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At first I read that as "burying himself," and I had fond flashbacks to Sheamus at HHH and Friends.
CM Punk later came out and asked The Fiend if he could wear his mask
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Old Yesterday, 09:09 PM   #56492
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Asuka feuding with both the Women's Tag Team Champions, now where have I seen that before...
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