Remember when Punk and Bryan recreated the end of the Sonnen-Silva fight in a match right after the PPV? They remind me sometimes of kids living the dream. Their Wyatt feud is indy as hell, and I think they're loving it. They did the Hart Attack twice last week. Being away from the belts has freed them perhaps from the heavy-handed oversight that squelched any fun of actually making it to the main event.
What was AJ and the Bella trying to do with what eventually became the dropkick on the ropes? AJ's reaction was horrible; that's supposed to send the victim through the ropes, not down in a heap.
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Originally posted by Dr UnlikelyThat's kind of brilliant, as is the way that it doesn't happen until Punk finally mentions The Authority. Once the threat of Punk turning his attention to the Big Problem comes up and the unified Punk-Bryan HHH Revenge Squad begins to gel, the two are forcibly yanked apart. Do I trust that they'll go anywhere with this? Of course not. But it was still a smart segment.
Yep. Deep down there is still a dumb part of me that wants to think this is a designed detour to kill the last 2 months before Mania Season and set up Bryan/HHH and Punk/Orton or vice versa. Unfortunately it's just as believable to me that "the devil made me" part will never be touched on again and that the Shield will say they attacked Punk to Make A Damn Impact Out There, Etc.
That said, I do regret that Renee never actually got to ask them a question. (Spoiler: she was going to ask them what they thought of Dr. D David Schultz slapping John Stossel.)
I spent a lot of time quietly resentful of Summer Rae because she had usurped the rightful spot of the original dancer, but she started to win me over and last night sealed the deal. Now I rate her at #2 among the Lady Superstars. (Like all good-hearted people, I obviously have Renee at #1.)
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Renee's Best Summer Ever! seems like it would be an amazing satellite show to Total Divas, airing on the TeenNick channel or as part of the ABC Family family. Just wholesome PG counterprogramming about being best friends, sharing jeans, baking snickerdoodles, and playing MASH and telling ghost stories in the rental car while making the loop from Toledo to Grand Rapids.
Originally posted by TenkenIn all fairness to Cena, that felt to me like him calling an audible and trying to tie what was going on in the ring to something that the crowd gave a shit about. It was pretty clear that nobody in the arena cared what HHH and Orton were going on about, so it was a valiant effort.
I did like that Cena acknowledged the chant while HHH and Stephanie just clammed up and went wooden-faced, and Cena does get points for being the only guy besides Punk to actually listen to and react the crowd in the moment.
Yeah, Cena is typically a bro about acknowledging chants. Oddly enough, the third guy who does it is ... Vince. e.g. "Buff Bagwell. Booker T, up or down? fine. you want GOLDBERG?" / "tonight I will give you a new WWE champion!" ["Y2J! Y2J!"] "well I'm not going to give you that."
Cena's toughest tightrope for chants was the night after WM28 when the crowd was single-minded about "We Want Lesnar" and he had to be like, "y'all are, y'all are crazy right now, the things you come up with. uh. anyway..."
Originally posted by John OrquiolaThe G.O.A.T.s and Elizabeth are better than the Megapowers and Elizabeth.
Originally posted by StefonicsAJ and Punk haven't been nearly as active on twitter as they used to be. That makes me sad. I wonder why.
I think what started as a board joke became truth fact: AJ got called into the principal's office for her tweet about her erotic nightmare about Stephanie McMahon.
Originally posted by CruelAngelAnybody else notice that after Bryan get's carried away by the Wyatts they showed the segment where The Bellas are shmoozing up to Strahan? Can't be consistent every night I guess.
Oof. That's not good. I guess for the first time in a long time the Bellas were forced to revert to their prime directive: cuddle the guest h
Originally posted by Dr Unlikelyplaying on the Bellas' well-known, pathalogical need to hang out with every special guest host
Originally posted by SchippeWreckI pretty much just watch WWE programming for CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and, recently, Renee Young (She's just so darn likeable!), so that interview segment was phenomenal. Hearing Punk say, "Let me tell ya something, brother!" was surreal.
One million times yes. When Punk first started the interview, I thought he was going Hogan for a minute, then snap out of it. But he kept going. Everything in his mannerisms, especially the nodding and cocaine-excited movements, was pitch perfect and brilliant. I'm glad that I have it on dvr.
Originally posted by Dr UnlikelyI spent a lot of time quietly resentful of Summer Rae because she had usurped the rightful spot of the original dancer, but she started to win me over and last night sealed the deal. Now I rate her at #2 among the Lady Superstars. (Like all good-hearted people, I obviously have Renee at #1.)
Summer's not as good of a dancer, but the First Lady of NXT is much better and wrestling and sports entertaining. When given the spotlight, like that mixed tag match or last night, she shines.
I found Renee pretty annoying when she yakked ever Raw break on The Score, but now I'm a whatever-we-end-up-calling-Renne-Young-fans.
If they really want Big E to be a star, they need to let him cut promos...and by that I mean reading his tweets aloud.
So in HHH's weekly sit-down fireside chat with Michael Cole on WWE.com he a)confirms that hthe goal of the TLC match is unification, and b)that Daniel Bryan was found beat down in a parking lot later that same night. Methinks they've seen the fan reactions to those two goose eggs from Raw and are hastily backpeddling.
Originally posted by ekedolphinYou know, when WWE is in L.I., maybe they should consider leading wth Zack Ryder instead of not using him at all. Maybe the fans won't crap all over the show.
That's exactly what they did. He won the opening match of the night taped for Superstars vs. Fandango.
You know, when WWE is in L.I., maybe they should consider leading with Zack Ryder on a show that people in the U.S. can actually watch on television and therefore actually matters. (RAW, SmackDown or Main Event, for example).
Still, it's a relief to know they're not 100% stupid.
Of course, inserting John Cena back into the WWE Title picture, having him face Randy Orton in a match that is very clearly not for the Undisputed Championship, and making it harder to see the WWE Universe's desired endgame of Bryan winning the big one at WrestleMania probably doesn't help.
(I'll try to refrain from bitching that that endgame isn't going to happen, though, until we actually know what the main event of WM30 is. Historically speaking, Cena will be in one of the main events).
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Tonight RAW is live from Montreal! I showed up a bit late and turned on the show to see Reigns and Kane brawling, with a whole bunch of refs coming down to try and pull the two apart. One of the trainers (Finlay?)