Only saw about half, but that half was worth talking about one way or another.
Does Brock take the came limo that HHH does? He's not there, then HE IS~! This whole segment was just complete and utter bullshit. Roman was actually getting cheered last week. CHEERED. The Big Dog. His yard. Cheered. Then you have him beat up the US Marshalls? Are you kidding? He was actually getting cheered. He is not 3:16. You have this guy beat up guys who are just doing their job, (granted, really badly - could it take that guy any longer to slap the cuffs on him....), of course he's going to get booed.
Enter Bork Lazer. Yeah, the crowd was just waiting for Suplex City, but how safe is that when the guys wrists are cuffed? Is Tommy Dreamer going to Vine about how unsafe that is? He should. Is Brock a bad guy now cuz he didn't shave? They shoulda texted him a few days before that cuz he barely had any stubble going on.
Middle filler blahblahblah. (I really only paid attention to the opening and closing segments. The rest of the time was waster watching the Wild screw the pooch against LA. At least we still got a point!)
I half paid attention to the Rousey/Angle taped segment. Yeah, fine, whatever. She still is not there live.
Then, THE ULTIMATE DELETION~! My first thought was: the live crowd gets to end the night with two long taped segments? I would be PISSED. Well, according to the interweb, the live crowd did not see THE ULTIMATE DELETION~! Instead, they got Rousey throwing Dana Brook around. Oh, that makes up for it, all right.
Anywho: TUD~! I never watched the TNA one, but had a good idea what to expect.
Bray's old cabin and vignettes
Did they do that graveyard/headstone thing in TNA? If they did, they could have left that part there.
My first time experiencing Sr Benjamin. Awesome.
Let down by no interaction with King Maxel, tho. He could have got an armbar in there, IMO.
Brutha Nero. DWI must not have been that bad!
Was he really just going to mow over him? Well, I guess it would do more damage the a chair of wheels.
Originally posted by JimBob SkeeterShe still is not there live.
I would argue that we're all better off for that.
As for the "Ultimate" Deletion, well, it was unsurprisingly underwhelming to me. I didn't hate it or anything, but we didn't expect WWE to let them do any of the really weird bits, and those are the best bits of a Deletion match. What we got was more of an answer to Lucha Underground's pre-taped vignettes rather than a true Deletion special, but in that context, it wasn't half bad. It was different than what we usually get, and hey, all your old favorites were there (doing little to nothing), Bray's cabin is back, and they remembered that Bray has the mystic ability to command farm equipment (as seen in the House of Horrors and the New Day brawl).
I enjoyed the Ultimate Deletion. While maybe not quite on the level of the Impact stuff, it was different and it was stupid and it was entertaining. I'm cool with them giving the BrWoken Universe ten minutes or so a week on Raw. They have three hours, why not?
I'm happy for Matt. He got control of his character and got to recreate one of his biggest things in the main event spot of Raw. Pretty great.
This is a chance to give Bray a refreshing that he desperately needs, too. Granted this is WWE and there's at least a 50% chance he reappears as Sister Abigail that we thought we escaped, but they could do something with this.
We're almost exactly a year removed from when Braun shoved around Reigns strapped to a stretcher, and it remains a cringe-inducing stunt. Yikes.
That was a heel promo Cena threw out. Undertaker disrepects the fans, he says. He doesn't care about them, he says. He's not a man, he says. Do something, he demands. That's not babyface talk. The Rock can get away with that because he never diluted his heel swagger when he was a face. Cena doesn't have swagger; he has a bro ego. Big difference.
Speaking of Kane, a tag title with Braun might be a good capper to the last few months of getting whupped by Braun and Lesnar. But Elias needs that spot more.
Bayley and Sasha is a mess, and they both deserve better. Sonya Deville needs to get pushed to the moon before Rhonda takes the belt from Bliss. I like Nia in the role of a smart-talking monster, not a sad girl standing up the mean girl. She's a Vader. Let her Vade.
Loved Miz's pre-match rant against Tyler and Prince. His short grouchiness against the Miztourage gives me hope he replaces them on the RAW after Mania, blaming them for losing the IC belt.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
So Roman attacks and beats up three U.S. Marshals and he gets no jail time? Is there a Texas law I didn't know about that if you're being arrested by U.S. Marshals, you're allowed to go free if you're able to fight them off of you?
So Brock runs out and saves the U.S. Marshals after Roman attacks them unprovoked, yet Lesnar is supposed to be the heel here?
So U.S. Marshals are allowed to just run away and disappear after being attacked?
So paramedics always carry handcuff keys with them?
Well, eke, while I agree with you (as usual) I don't think a feud with Kane can be a good sign. Kane is "main event" material and I think they will use a lower card feud to re-establish his monstrosity versus help the lower card guy get over.