Search Amazon.com:
Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us $3,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
«40 »
  • Post
  • Reply
mkay0
Nov 7, 2003

I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
2010, watch it go to fire


Pros -

Aries vs Neville is being built really well.

Steph/Mick/HHH/Seth would have been really good if it was 12 minutes of tv time instead of 40

Cons -

the amount of my life I've spent on this horrible industry

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Open Marriage Night
Sep 18, 2009


Official Morrison fluffer of 2014

What was the dark match tonight? Glad I dodged a bullet tonight. Was ready to be mad if Balor came back.

VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

Great at hugging.
Better at scoring.

AsInHowe posted:

End of July at the Joe

Is it gonna be SmackDown Live or a PPV?

Also, hi, AsInHowe! Are you gonna be working at the Pizza Pizza Dome once the Joe goes away?

SamuraiFoochs posted:

I'm not saying there wasn't reason to doubt, but tonight seemed deliberate, and other than some cuts (which they always do; almost any YT clip for WWE is 4-5 minutes max) they didn't really edit anything significant.

You know what would've been deliberate? Spearing HBK out of his admittedly fashionable hat!

Ragnarok the Red
Jun 21, 2002

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes YES! YES! YES!


SamuraiFoochs posted:

I'm not saying there wasn't reason to doubt, but tonight seemed deliberate, and other than some cuts (which they always do; almost any YT clip for WWE is 4-5 minutes max) they didn't really edit anything significant.

Since he's facing Taker the WWE's actually being smart and booking him like a tweener because there's literally no way he's going to be outright cheered.

Ragnarok the Red
Jun 21, 2002

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes YES! YES! YES!


SamuraiFoochs posted:

I'm normally skeptical but NO one was cheering Roman by the end and he straight up disrespected two universally beloved legends for almost no reason in one promo. I wouldn't toxx on it or anything but I'm growing more confident by the week that it may, in fact, be Happening.

I still don't buy it, at the very least Roman's in phase 2 of Vince's 3 part destined to fail plan to get him over as face, which is probably going to last at least until the fall.

Phase 1: Babyface push.
Result: Sufferin' Succotash and getting a Make-A-Wish kid booed

Phase 2: Badass anti-hero who seldomly talks
Result: Comes off more like an rear end in a top hat than anything else

Phase 3: Reuniting the Shield nostalgia act
Potential Results:

a. Works at the time and Roman's over again thanks to Seth and Dean, crowd immediately turns on him once more when they disband again.
b. Seth & Dean get cheered for their parts, Roman's booed as soon as he's tagged in.
c. The crowd completely sees through what WWE's doing and turns on all 3 of them.

The only question is after Phase 3 ends does Vince finally turn him or does he just rotate back to Phase 1 and run through the process again.

friendo55
Jun 28, 2008



Open Marriage Night posted:

What was the dark match tonight? Glad I dodged a bullet tonight. Was ready to be mad if Balor came back.

To answer the previous question, the next show in Detroit is Saturday July 29th - so this was the last televised show at the Joe, but one more house show left.

Dark match was a quick "street fight" style brawl with Reigns wanting revenge on Strowman for that sneak attack on the ramp. Strowman used steel chairs, Reigns fought back, they parted ways & that was it.

On my way out of the building Mick Foley was walking through all the people trying to catch his ride. You could hardly notice him - my friend was wondering what I was looking at but a few people were calling out to him.
This was as we stated it was too cold to stand around & wait outside.

Overall, cool surprises and great promo segments, but no good wrestling to speak of. Clearly nobody wants to get injured going into Mania.

My biggest disappointment was for all the focus they put on "Last Go at the Joe" including this t-shirt that sold out pretty quick, I was surprised we didn't get some sort of vehicle driven into the arena as a callback, like Austin with the Zamboni, Ambrose last year in the ambulance, or Austin getting run over in the parking lot in '99.

friendo55 fucked around with this message at Mar 14, 2017 around 06:15

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


Just caught up on Raw, while watching it the burning question on my mind was wouldn't it have made more sense for Jinder to beat Roman Reigns after the GONG so that HBK's promo about Roman being distracted at a time when he needed his wits about him actually made sense.

The ending segment was so terrible that I literally forgot the Roman one even happened and had to go back through the results to remind myself what it was.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk4DIzH4_3M

So glad that Big Dave is making rad movies and not getting jobbed out to Roman these days.

Oh Snapple!
Dec 27, 2005



Ragnarok the Red posted:

I still don't buy it, at the very least Roman's in phase 2 of Vince's 3 part destined to fail plan to get him over as face, which is probably going to last at least until the fall.

Phase 1: Babyface push.
Result: Sufferin' Succotash and getting a Make-A-Wish kid booed

Phase 2: Badass anti-hero who seldomly talks
Result: Comes off more like an rear end in a top hat than anything else

Phase 3: Reuniting the Shield nostalgia act
Potential Results:

a. Works at the time and Roman's over again thanks to Seth and Dean, crowd immediately turns on him once more when they disband again.
b. Seth & Dean get cheered for their parts, Roman's booed as soon as he's tagged in.
c. The crowd completely sees through what WWE's doing and turns on all 3 of them.

The only question is after Phase 3 ends does Vince finally turn him or does he just rotate back to Phase 1 and run through the process again.

Yeah the thing is, part of the reason for my earlier comment is that there's not a doubt in my mind that Vince himself doesn't see Roman's poo poo as being "disrespectful" and instead sees it as him being a cool loner badass. Everything is leading to Reigns pinning Undertaker as Cole proclaims, to switch things up from what I said last week, that love him or hate him you'll respect THE BIG DOG in what's now HIS YARD.

VJeff
Jun 2, 2011

Great at hugging.
Better at scoring.

btw if they wanna get Roman over as a heel or a tweener, stop having him say "with all due respect."

Just have him tell HBK to go gently caress himself cause he's a retired old shitter who couldn't get the job done.

Prokhor Zakharov
Dec 31, 2008
Good luck with your depression!


Triple Haitch is building new talent for the future

*books Oldberg v Part Timer Lesnar as Wrestlemania main event*

DEAR RICHARD
Feb 5, 2009

IT'S TIME FOR MY TOOLS


i watched raw live with commercials. i love in the pacific northwest, so the results were already available.

i don't know why i keep doing this to myself

Sugar Blaster
Dec 14, 2004

All ears, all eyes, all the time!

SamuraiFoochs posted:

He said they would do it with this segment. They literally did not.
what i'm saying is when wwe does a thing contrary to the thing they do don't be smug about folk predicting that they're gonna do the thing they've done consistently.

like okay they posted a clip where roman got shade thrown at him without sweetening it. great. but to act like the narrative they wanna present (as of this week apparently) hasn't been "love roman reigns unconditionally" is real shortsighted and revisionist. catch my vibe?

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


Gonz posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk4DIzH4_3M

So glad that Big Dave is making rad movies and not getting jobbed out to Roman these days.

How big is Batista's dickturd?

Sugar Blaster
Dec 14, 2004

All ears, all eyes, all the time!

Gonz posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk4DIzH4_3M

So glad that Big Dave is making rad movies and not getting jobbed out to Roman these days.
that'll put a lot of butts in seats.

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010





I loving love Dana and the massive face pop she got owns extremely much

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


I really hope they do turn Roman heel only so people can see that he will be a boring rear end heel as well.

Sugar Blaster
Dec 14, 2004

All ears, all eyes, all the time!

extradite THIS! posted:

I loving love Dana and the massive face pop she got owns extremely much
she got a face pop because charlotte is a good heel. she's basically alex riley and once she's separated from charlotte nobody is going to give a gently caress.

Erebus
Jul 13, 2001

Okay... Keep your head, Steve boy...


Sugar Blaster posted:

what i'm saying is when wwe does a thing contrary to the thing they do don't be smug about folk predicting that they're gonna do the thing they've done consistently.

like okay they posted a clip where roman got shade thrown at him without sweetening it. great. but to act like the narrative they wanna present (as of this week apparently) hasn't been "love roman reigns unconditionally" is real shortsighted and revisionist. catch my vibe?

Especially when they did a Network show immediately after saying that people only boo Roman because they're hipsters

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


Erebus posted:

Especially when they did a Network show immediately after saying that people only boo Roman because they're hipsters

Hahaha of course they did. It couldn't be because they're out of touch. It's the children who are wrong. Vince is principal skinner.

pressedbunny
May 31, 2007

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION~!

he knows...


Sugar Blaster posted:

she got a face pop because charlotte is a good heel. she's basically alex riley and once she's separated from charlotte nobody is going to give a gently caress.
As long as she never becomes competent at anything, I will always give a gently caress about Dana Brooke.

magnum_valentino
Apr 18, 2013



She's fond of the "I mean"s as a promo buffer.

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010





Sugar Blaster posted:

she got a face pop because charlotte is a good heel. she's basically alex riley and once she's separated from charlotte nobody is going to give a gently caress.

I mean I agree 100 % with you but I still love Dana and am happy for her. Also, what pressedbunny said

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Erebus posted:

Especially when they did a Network show immediately after saying that people only boo Roman because they're hipsters

God loving drat it.

I humbly eat poo poo.

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

TOO EASY

magnum_valentino posted:

She's fond of the "I mean"s as a promo buffer.
I remember a time firmly in the Divas era when every woman on the roster cut promos like that.

DEAR RICHARD posted:

i watched raw live with commercials. i love in the pacific northwest, so the results were already available.

i don't know why i keep doing this to myself
You're missing out. It takes me like half an hour to watch Raw, and the only things I watch straight through are Tozawa matches.

Sanguinia
Jan 1, 2012

#RXT REVOLUTION~!
2000



future scoopin'...


I hope nobody watched that poo poo WWE Sportscenter thing that was advertised as having a second episode after Raw, since the first one was a vehicle for WWE Management to strawman and insult their own audience on a scale not seen since Dixie Carter Went To Washington.

As described in the writeup I kind of liked the Mick/Stephanie angle. It felt like they were almost trying to pay off all those months of Stephanie destroying Mick's credibility, and trying to raise Sami Zayn and Bayley's stock by making them the ones in Stephanie's crosshairs. Also I'm glad that Triple H finally remembered he's supposed to be the god drat heel in this feud, and Seth remembered he's supposed to be a loving face and came to rescue a beloved legend from a beating instead of threatening children or crying about no longer getting favoritism. Took them long enough.

Everything else except HBK and Braun's parts in the Roman segment sounded like hotter garbage than usual. When Roman destroys his career at Mania I may never stop laughing.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


Roman Reigns being pelted with hot trash by countless fans at ringside after he beats Taker may be worth next month's $9.99 alone.

Destroy My Sweater
Jul 24, 2009



magnum_valentino posted:

She's fond of the "I mean"s as a promo buffer.

It's like Steiner and "you know?"

Give her the chainmail, give her the Recliner, the Screwdriver, the theme, the push.

St Evan Echoes
Oct 17, 2004



Fun Shoe

Who else is looking forward to Smackdown LIVE tonight?

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

#RXTREVOLUTIONFOREVER6


St Evan Echoes posted:

Who else is looking forward to Smackdown LIVE tonight?
I am because I'm going to be there live and it looks like Winter Storm Stella realized Ben Roethlisberger lives here because it completely avoided Pittsburgh last night.

bradzilla
Oct 15, 2004

Sauerkraut, onions, mustard... that's a damn good dog.


Plaster Town Cop

St Evan Echoes posted:

Who else is looking forward to Smackdown LIVE tonight?



Didn't watch the end of Raw but lmao at the ending. Guess Seth is fine after all which is good I guess.

Rogue Copter Pilot
Apr 11, 2005

I don't know what's going to happen tonight,
but boy is it exciting!




St Evan Echoes posted:

Who else is looking forward to Smackdown LIVE tonight?

I'm trying but the Shane-AJ thing makes me completely uninterested.

bradzilla
Oct 15, 2004

Sauerkraut, onions, mustard... that's a damn good dog.


Plaster Town Cop

Rogue Copter Pilot posted:

I'm trying but the Shane-AJ thing makes me completely uninterested.

Oh no not 10 minutes out of 2 hours, the whole show is RUINED

Yorkshire Tea
Sep 17, 2007



Remember when there was that Survivor series that Roman won and all they had to do was a complete repeat of Deadly Games with Roman over Dean to give him nuclear heat as a heel? And consequently give nuclear heat to Dean as a face?

Remember when they didn't do that?

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

#RXTREVOLUTIONFOREVER6


I think the problem with that ending segment last night, was that HHH should have let Seth beat him up and then next week HHH should have stood tall

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



bradzilla posted:

Oh no not 10 minutes out of 2 hours, the whole show is RUINED

Tag Team Division: Wait... they get 10 whole minutes?


#GiveTagTeamsAChance

Blaise330
Aug 13, 2007



achillesforever6 posted:

I think the problem with that ending segment last night, was that HHH should have let Seth beat him up and then next week HHH should have stood tall

Just be grateful Stephanie didn't beat him up.

crazycarl
Jun 13, 2001

Welcome to TB Diddlers in Mokena.

Where the special is always Dr Rassmusin's Hot Beef Injection and you can play "Whers my Manometer" with other diners


friendo55 posted:



My biggest disappointment was for all the focus they put on "Last Go at the Joe" including this t-shirt that sold out pretty quick, I was surprised we didn't get some sort of vehicle driven into the arena as a callback, like Austin with the Zamboni, Ambrose last year in the ambulance, or Austin getting run over in the parking lot in '99.

Good God Austin with the Zamboni was almost 20 years ago....drat I feel old

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008

andey...


I have an advice, and it's to feel regular instead.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



So who's fired?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply
«40 »