I was waiting for Dusty to insist upon The Rhodes Brothers' match against The Shield to be a tag-team title match. I mean, they're the champions; don't tell me it didn't cross Dusty's mind.
It could've gone something like this:
Dusty: "I agree to your stipulation, but let's kick this baby up a notch, if you weeeeel. Let's make this thing for the tag-team titles!"
Triple H: "If you win the match, your boys get their jobs back! Why would I possibly agree to make this a tag-team title match, also?"
Dusty: "Because if you don't, and we do lose this match, then contract or no contract, we're gonna keep disrupting your show. In the parking lot, coming down the aisle, in the supermarket, or wherever they are, The Shield gon' be watchin' their backs, 'cuz they'll never know when we might come outta nowhere and start clubberin' on them. 24/7, Crash Holly-style! But if you put the titles on the line, and we lose the match, we'll willingly stay away from WWE, and The Shield, forever. I'm certain a little company down in Nashville would love to have us, anyway."
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Originally posted by John OrquiolaPraising Stephanie is one of the surest ways to raise smark ire, but one of the highlights of the show for me was the way she smiled and bobbed her head to Dusty Rhodes' music while watching the Rhodes boys come down the aisle.
The thing about Stephanie that no one will say because it's Stephanie is that she is Actually Good Now -- maybe something about being almost 40 now and having lived as a corporate phony (a worker!) for so long -- but even if I enjoy a lot of her performances in and of themselves I would probably rather not have around just because her presence and the McMahons feud are such a potential pandora's box.
The Bella Babyface conversion is 100% complete. Brie could have done with a little more emoting and horror at watching Daniel get murderized by Orton. You can be sure if it were Cena on the receiving end of that beating, Nikki would have turned on the waterworks.
Absolutely, Nikki is a lioness. But what they really needed was for Cameron to play Brie and shout BABE NO BABE BAAAAAABE STOOOOOOOOOOP.
The question is whether Tamina will actually be able to do something about it.
can we have a WWE.com-style editorial policy to only refer to Tamina as Big T now
Originally posted by It's FalseI never want to see another Alberto Del Rio/Zack Ryder match again.
Del Rio's babyface turn was an all too brief respite for Zack Ryder and Kofi Kingston.
Originally posted by dwatersFaces are fine, but heels? They're supposedly dastardly evil-doers.....who happen to be concerned about breast cancer awareness and other issues facing society presumably.
That Wyatt standing prominently with the roster for that message on the ramp is the only one that really seemed preposterous. Though someone said maybe Sister Abigail died of breast cancer!
It's not as bad as that Marvel Comics 9/11 special comic book where all the supervillains are crying and helping to clean up 9/11 with their evil powers, even though yeah right, they'd already all done so many 9/11s themselves.
The Punch vs. Kick scale reminded me of the good ole NXT Challenges. I think the Internet has been calling them "Encore" but I dunno where it originated. Maybe they just haven't named their band yet...