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TONIGHT: WWE.com asks the question: How will Nexus respond to John Cena’s band of merry marauders that were assembled last week?


-WWE Open.

-They aired clips of Cena and Nexus’ battle from last week.

-Open to the arena, where John Cena’s music played and he came to the ring for a promo. He discussed Nexus’ previous victims and that if Nexus wanted you hurt, you got hurt. Until last Monday, when the Raw Superstars had enough. He said they now have one common goal: To end Nexus at Summerslam. He said we will see that the group is not invincible. Cena said if Nexus gets any more power, they may take over Raw. He discussed his team in superhero terms, even mentioning Khali as Wonder Woman. As Cena continued his rant, Chris Jericho’s music interrupted and he came out, dressed to the nines as usual. After Cena said that Jericho is on the Summerslam team, the fans cheered and chanted “Y2J.” Jericho said he was listening backstage, waiting for Cena to call it “his” team. Jericho made it clear that he didn’t get involved to be a part of Cena’s team or to shamelessly pander to a group of parasites (the fans). He said he joined because of his problem with Nexus and Wade Barrett. Jericho said he was more qualified to lead because of his intimate knowledge of his former NXT Rookie, and Cena gladly handed the reigns over to Jericho. Cena said he just wanted to beat Nexus and didn’t care who led. Jericho called him out for patronizing him. He went on a rant of his own, until Cena knocked the mic out of his hands.

Cena said it’s not about any individual, it’s about the business. Jericho composed himself and told Cena not to knock the microphone out of his hands ever again. He said there is another threat to WWE besides Nexus: John Cena. Jericho said that as soon as the Nexus threat is over, he’s going to get rid of the other threat in Cena. He said he’d do it with the help of the rest of the team, or alone. Cena told him to take his best shot now. The GM e-mailed Cole at this point. He made the match at Summerslam an elimination tag match. In a preview, tonight, Nexus will face seven Raw superstars. The GM said Jericho and Cena would face opponents of his choosing tonight as well. And if you’re not down with that, the GM has two words for ya. That didn’t get as much of a reaction in San Antonio as you’d think. Great segment, especially Jericho.

[Commercial Break]

-Sheamus came to ringside to observe the first match of the night.

(1) Randy Orton vs. Jey Uso
This is going to be a slaughter. Randy slingshotted Jey under the bottom rope, catching his throat. Jumping headbutt by Jey on the fallen Orton, but Randy came back with clotheslines and a scoop slam. Jimmy tried to interfere but got knocked off the apron. Rope-assisted DDT, followed by the RKO for the win.

Winner: Orton, at 2:33.

After the match, Jimmy, who was dressed like a member of the Mean Street Posse, attacked Orton. Orton fought back and dodged a pump kick from Sheamus, and it connected with Jimmy instead. Then Randy RKO’d Sheamus. Miz’s music played and he came out with his briefcase and a ref. He asked to cash it in, but the ref made him wait for Sheamus to get up again. During that time, Orton ran in and RKO’d Miz. They replayed things as Orton posed, the bell having never rung to make Miz’s challenge official.

-Edge was backstage, complaining to Ted DiBiase and Maryse about having The Great Khali on his team at Summerslam. I don’t blame him. DiBiase said that when he beats John Morrison tonight, Cena will want him on the team instead. Edge said Cena needed to remove Khali, or he’d do it for him. They went their separate ways, but the camera showed Ranjin Singh talking with a stagehand within earshot. It was clear he heard Edge’s insults.

[Commercial Break]

-Sheamus and The Miz were still arguing in the ring after break. The GM e-mailed Cole and after Cole misspoke, he corrected himself and said that Miz and Sheamus would be the team to oppose Cena and Jericho tonight. The two then continued arguing.

-Lawler and Cole talked on camera about Summerslam moments, then they showed one from 1988: The Honky Tonk Man vs. The Ultimate Warrior.

-Edge was on his phone backstage when Khali barged in. He was angry. I think. Singh was behind him and told Edge he heard everything he said. Edge tried to talk his way out of it. Khali challenged him to a match and Edge said that if he wins, Khali is off the team.

[Commercial Break]

(2) The Great Khali vs. Edge
Cole said he got e-mailed during the break that Lawler would be in the match against Nexus tonight, so he was flying solo here. Khali tossed Edge into the corner and chopped him. He kicked away at Edge and whipped him into the buckle. Short clothesline, but a legdrop missed. Nexus then walked out to the ring. Edge and referee Charles Robinson left the ring and went through the crowd. Nexus surrounded Khali in the ring, but they ended up letting him leave.

Winner: No Contest (no bell), about 1:36.

-Tonight: Cena & Jerihco vs. Miz & Sheamus.

-The Raw B-Team, including Evan Bourne, Mark Henry, Yoshi Tatsu, Lawler, Goldust and the Hart Dynasty were walking backstage. They face Nexus next.

[Commercial Break]

(3) Nexus vs. Raw- Seven-on-Seven Elimination Match
The Raw guys came out to Henry’s music, appropriately enough. Michael Tarver began things with Tatsu. Chops by Tatsu, then kicks. Tarver recovered and hit his powerslam for the pin, eliminating Tatsu in short order. Bourne was next and Tarver tagged out to Justin Gabriel. Lawler came in soon after and landed a second-rope fist drop on Gabriel. Justin was pulled out of the ring by the rest of Nexus as they consulted with each other at ringside before Raw went to break.

[Commercial Break]

Back with Lawler having been eliminated by Heath Slater during the commercial. Tyson Kidd was stomping a mud-hole in Slater, then D.H. Smith came in and landed a delayed suplex. Lots of offense from Smith. Slater got out of a powerslam and hit his finisher (Benjamin’s Paydirt?) on Smith about seven minutes in. Goldust came in next to a huge pop and a “Goldust” chant. Awesome. He worked over Slater, but came up lame with a knee issue. David Otunga tagged in and Darren Young tripped Goldust up. Spinebuster by Otunga and it was bye-bye Goldust. Henry came in and picked Otunga up over his head, only to drop him. Young entered the ring and didn’t have much luck, so Skip Sheffield tried his hand. He walked into a slam after having a bit more success. He was slammed again. Gabriel came in illegally and got splashed in the corner. That allowed Sheffield to line up and connect on his clothesline to Henry to get the three-count. Kidd and Bourne left. Kidd did a springboard, but was caught in mid-air by Sheffield’s clothesline, so he was done. Actually, he tagged Young in so he could land his finisher and get the pinfall. With Bourne left, he went nuts, attacking all of Nexus, only to run into Wade Barrett and his finisher to end it.

Winners: Nexus, at 11:45. Good win for Nexus to give the group credibility heading into Summerslam.

Post-match, the damage continued with a Sheffield clothesline, Otunga spinebuster and a Gabriel 450 splash. Barrett got the mic and said that was an example of total domination. He said his team has always been on the same page, while Cena’s team is already showing cracks. Come Summerslam he said, those cracks would destroy team Raw. Sheffield called Cena’s team a team of individuals. He said Nexus was unbreakable. Tarver got the mic and said Summerslam would be no different than tonight. He said he hoped Cena was the last man remaining, because they’d treat him like a piece of meat. Nexus left the ring together and walked up the ramp.

-The Miz and his briefcase were backstage. Sheamus walked in and said, “it’s never gonna happen,” RE: Miz taking his title. He told Miz to name the time and place and he’d leave him black and blue. Miz said immediately after their tag match, when he wins it for them; Cena will give Sheamus the Attitude Adjustment, Jericho will give him the Walls, and Miz will pick the bones and become champion. “Keep pushing me fella, and I’ll make you regret it,” said Sheamus. Miz had the briefcase over his head as they went face to face, and Sheamus punched it out of Miz’s hand, sending it flying across the room.

[Commercial Break]

-Cole plugged WWE.com’s Summerslam coverage.

-They showed a shot of San Antonio, where they are for Raw. This used to be a bigger deal when Shawn Michaels was around.

(4) Nikki Bella vs. Alicia Fox
Jillian Hall was there to keep the Bellas from switching, presumably. She even got involved when Fox had Brie in the corner working her over. After that, Fox nailed Brie with the axe kick for the win.

Winner: Fox, at 1:03. Just an extension of the feud that has been going on Superstars.

Jillian got the mic and said the Bellas finally got what they deserved. Her gift for Fox: a song. Alicia kicked Jillian in the gut and gave her the axe kick after Jillian attempted to sing a modified version of “We are the champions.”

-Tonight, John Cena and Chris Jericho face The Miz and Sheamus.

[Commercial Break]

-They came back with R-Truth rapping his theme song at ringside. He joined the commentators at ringside for the next match.

(5) Ted DiBiase vs. John Morrison
DiBiase was aggressive to start, kicking at Morrison in the corner and laying in right hands on the mat. He settled into a rear chinlock after a few pin attempts. DiBiase made the mistake of posing and Morrison connected with a few rights, then a flying kick. Pele-like kick by Morrison, and he went for Starship Pain, but Maryse distracted him. DiBiase rolled Morrison up and put his feet on the ropes, but Truth pushed them off at two. Drop-toe hold by Morrison, but he went into the ropes and bonked heads with Truth. DiBiase got the pin.

Winner: DiBiase, at 2:16. Not much to it…just a way to get to the post-match happenings.

Morrison was upset with Truth after the match, yelling at him and not accepting his apology. “You’re not my friend” he told Truth as he left the ring. They both saw the replay on the TitanTron and the two had a further discussion about it on the ramp while John Cena looked on from a monitor backstage.

[Commercial Break]

-Lawler thanked Jet for “Rip It Up,” the official theme to Summerslam.

-A video package recapped the Nexus-Cena incident from last week.

-Josh Mathews was backstage with Randy Orton. Orton said the message he sent tonight was clear: It doesn’t matter who will walk in as champion at the PPV, because he’ll walk out as champion.

-The Miz made his entrance for the tag-team main event, which is next.

[Commercial Break]

(6) The Miz & Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho & John Cena
Cena and Jericho argued over who was going to start the match, and on the opposite side of the ring, Sheamus and Miz were doing the same. Finally Miz went to attack Cena, but Cena saw it coming. After a bulldog, Miz rolled out of the ring to regroup. Miz came back in and tagged his partner. Side headlock by Sheamus on Cena, and a long one at that. Jericho was able to briefly get the better of Sheamus after he tagged in, and he low-bridged Sheamus. Miz jumped off the apron to jaw at Sheamus on the outside. They went to break about four minutes in.

[Commercial Break]

Cena with right hands on the Miz, then a fisherman buster for a near-fall. Jericho tagged in and rolled up Miz, trying to turn it into a Walls of Jericho. Sheamus missed interfering and Jericho springboard dropkicked him off the apron. That allowed Miz to sneak in a big boot. Sheamus tagged himself in and distracted the ref as Miz choked Jericho in the corner. Big back-breaker by Sheamus for two. Jericho made his comeback against Miz and the crowd got behind him. Sheamus tagged in and cut off Jericho, preventing him from making the tag. He cut off the ring and kept Jericho in the heel corner so both men could do the dirty work. Cole worked in a needless JR insult about how he has a big ego, comparing him to Jericho. Cena finally made the tag and went on a tear against Sheamus. As the ref tried to get Miz back to his corner, Jericho came in and gave the Codebreaker to Cena. Miz saw it and tagged himself in, and made the pin.

Winners: Miz and Sheamus, at 13:12. Good tag match to further advance two issues.

After the match, Jericho tried to apply the Walls, but Cena turned it into an STFU. Great Khali came out and broke it up, but Edge ran out and speared Khali. Edge and Cena argued as Morrison and Truth ran out. They argued and shoved everyone else. Khali gave the head chop to Morison and Edge. The rest of the team tried to control him. Jericho was going crazy yelling at Khali as the show went off the air.


(edited by geemoney on 27.7.10 0058)
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Wow, you REALLY didn't like the first hour of Raw did you Mr. Money? :-p

Anyways, so that was seven matches tonight, with five heels or heel teams winning, one face win (Orton) and one no contest. So just like NXT last week, the WWE seems to hate its fans. Now I know that this was mostly done tonight to service the bigger story of the WWE All-star team imploding, but come on. I guess that they are lucky that the crowd in San Antonio was so forgiving.



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Poor Yoshi Tatsu. I'm a big fan of his. I'll be sad to see him go. I blame the language barrier. He couldn't understand the rule.

The reason Nexus won is because they went for pins every chance they got. Hit a big move, go for the pin. How many times did Team Raw go for a pin? Lawler did. If he would've survived long enough, he would've been yelling at Mark Henry to go for a cover instead of letting Nexus tag out like 10 times. CeNation really has no chance.

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1. Slater - did all of the work; got two eliminations; had the Lawler fist drop well scouted

2. Tarver - gave Nexus the early one-man advantage; killed his Talk The Talk bit (subject was "wolves")

3. Young - sympathy vote due entirely to Skip Sheffield (Skip letting him get an elimination and reminding us of how Darren sacrificed himself for the greater good)

4. Sheffield - needs to look out for number 1

5. Barrett - resting on his laurels; needs to step up his game next week

6. Gabriel - got no eliminations; had to be pulled to safety by his teammates; is a punk

7. Otunga



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.52
    Originally posted by Mr. Shh
    Poor Yoshi Tatsu. I'm a big fan of his. I'll be sad to see him go. I blame the language barrier. He couldn't understand the rule.


Don't worry, he has chop exemption because he's Asian. No joke.

Orton giving Miz the Kofi treatment after that RKO was weird. At least with Kofi you could kind of tell what he did wrong. Here I have no idea.

Those were some talented guys they let Nexus run right over. Not saying it didn't need to be done. Bourne really deserves better though. He's been laid out almost every week since he pinned Jericho.

I was surprised they made the 7-on-7 an elimination match. That means 11-13 guys have to lose instead of 1. It also means they have to do unrealistic rushed eliminations, although maybe not as rushed at some Survivor Series matches since this will probably be the main event and get a ton of time. Eliminations also mean they can get the more clueless Nexus guys out of the match and out of everyone's way early on. Plus you can tell a story with the odds instead of having to rely just on the work. So it was probably a good idea. It'll be a short night for JoMo and Truth though.

(edited by JustinShapiro on 27.7.10 0110)
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Don't worry, he has chop exemption because he's Asian. No joke.

Funny how the moment I saw him start chopping I immediately wondered if he would be fired before the next Raw. Such a silly policy, Asian exemption or not.

    Orton giving Miz the Kofi treatment after that RKO was weird. At least with Kofi you could kind of tell what he did wrong. Here I have no idea.

I saw the same thing you saw, but I think at this point that's just part of Orton's "going to another level" gimmick. Note how with Kofi he was yelling directly AT him while with the Miz he was all over the place. I think all that gesturing and yelling is his way of showing how whacked out his character is. I also think he's having a hard time figuring out how he should behave as a tweener. Orton (the actual person, not the character) is just an awkward dude so it looks... weird.

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Enjoyed Raw.

OMG they killed Evan. You Bastards!

I liked the sudden push of Evan Bourne just as much as the next guy. Then again, his facial expressions in the cut scenes before the match annoy me. This week when he looked at the Worlds Fastest Runner, it bothered me. The angry snarl mixed in with the baby face smile just didn't work for me. Not trying to take away from his talent or anything, just saying. Additionally, if anybody has to bump against Nexus, Bourne is one of the best in the business right now. He can sell like no other. His flops are Vlade Divac worthy.

Liking the whole no guest host thing. However if Nexus is going to be legit fot the long term, they need to break some guys off and earn some titles. Time to create belt caliber wrestlers with these guys. Tag champs, U.S. Champ etc.....hell, they want to recruit, why not a Diva/womens champ too?
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It was a good Raw. I do like the Raw team being at each other's throats, but I wonder if Bret's guidance will be the thing that gets them together for the PPV. Personally, I would rather see them lose and build Nexus up as a big threat. However, between Jericho's promo and Nexus' offer to Cena, the seeds seem to be planted for Cena to turn heel. Jericho's promo was dead on about Cena being the real threat after Nexus and it did seem some of the crowd which by the boos wasn't all pro-Cena to begin with seem to cheer for what Jericho said. The rest of the show was ok. Miz/Sheamus continue to be more interesting then Orton, but the crowd is totally into his version of Austin complete with the same finisher. I just hope the GM thing gets resolved soon, because these catchphrases at the end of them are getting annoying and it is going to lead to disappointment when its revealed to be Cole.
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro


    I was surprised they made the 7-on-7 an elimination match. That means 11-13 guys have to lose instead of 1. It also means they have to do unrealistic rushed eliminations, although maybe not as rushed at some Survivor Series matches since this will probably be the main event and get a ton of time. Eliminations also mean they can get the more clueless Nexus guys out of the match and out of everyone's way early on. Plus you can tell a story with the odds instead of having to rely just on the work. So it was probably a good idea. It'll be a short night for JoMo and Truth though.







By going elimination they can tie up 45 minutes to even an hour, especially when entrances are accounted for. Besides this match and the title match, what match is there for the RAW side? The tag titles won't be on it, the Miz could defend the US Title, but Bourne isn't being built as a viable challenger now and Miz is probably better lurking over the title match, and who cares about the women's match? Plus, having 12 guys on the ring apron for an entire match is awkward.
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RAW was awesome. Seriously. It felt like a throwback episode to watching WWF Superstars and Challenge on Saturday morning. Squash matches galore. I love squash. Squashy squash squash.

Orton vs. Uso? Squash. That was totally a Saturday morning WWF Superstars match from 1988. The only reason I can think of that the Anonymous RAW GM would book that match is that he/she for some reason felt like watching Randy Orton do all of his moves in order, from set ups to finisher. Sheamus and Miz laid out by RKOs? Squash.

Alicia Fox vs. Brie Bella? Squash. Another Saturday morning special. No offense from either Bella. Jillian tries to sing to Alicia and gets scissors kick? Squash.

And the greatest squash of the night: The Nexus vs. the RAW 7. I had an unbelievable amount of fun watching the Nexus tear through those jokers. FINALLY, the Nexus was booked super strongly, like a dominating juggernaut, in an actual match. Tarver's reverse powerslam was pretty novel and looked like it hurts. Slater was the standout. That guy can work better than I thought (though is there a difference between his finisher and Dolph's Zig Zag?). I'd almost forgotten how terrible Otunga is, but we were reminded. Sheffield was awesome. He's being booked the best out of anyone in Nexus. He's exactly what he needs to be, the asskicking enforcer. Love his clothesline. (But I just love clothesline finishers in general, from the Clothesline from Hell to Nikita Koloff's Russian Sickle - which is still one of the greatest finisher names ever.) Gabriel was a total goof. He punches like a disabled woman and had to be saved from the overwhelming might of Jerry Lawler. And the promo at the end with Big Smiles from the Nexus? Perfect!

The storytelling regarding Cena's team falling apart was excellent. One week! Cena's supergroup couldn't last one fuckin' week without being torn apart by egos and superegos. I actually felt bad for Cena - I mean, what the fuck, guys? No solidarity whatsoever, in complete contrast to the Nexus. Bret should have called in from Calgary and told Cena he quits too.

How will the Cenation Army ever come together to overcome the Nexus at Summerslam?!

The only real disappointment for me was the blowoff to the DiBiase vs. Morrison feud. Weeks of build up and that was it, a crap match with a finish booked by a retard and executed like clowns. That was horrible. But at least Scruffy John Morrison looks to be heading back over to the heel wing of the Palace of Wisdom.

(edited by John Orquiola on 27.7.10 0910)

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I hope Miz loses his eventual challenge. I think it's the spark for his eventual face turn. Also, it would delay his potential title reign just a little longer. I'm not sure I'm ready to behold him with the title. But what do we think of the odds that Miz is the champ by next May?

Nexus tag matches are getting old. I've seen Wade wrestle solo, and no one else. I'm thinking a Garbriel/Bourne series could work immediately. Hopefully that splash to end the Evan squash/squish will go there.



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    Originally posted by John Orquiola

    The only real disappointment for me was the blowoff to the DiBiase vs. Morrison feud. Weeks of build up and that was it, a crap match with a finish booked by a retard and executed like clowns. That was horrible. But at least Scruffy John Morrison looks to be heading back over to the heel wing of the Palace of Wisdom.

    (edited by John Orquiola on 27.7.10 0910)

God I hope you are right, but I doubt it. I thought it was more of a way to get over the dissension in the ranks among Team Cena, that even the faces can't get along. I don't think they care enough about JoMo right now to turn him heel, because that usually involves pushing the guy. But how would I love a Miz/Morrison stable.




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Read it and weep, fella


    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Orton giving Miz the Kofi treatment after that RKO was weird. At least with Kofi you could kind of tell what he did wrong. Here I have no idea.

    I saw the same thing you saw, but I think at this point that's just part of Orton's "going to another level" gimmick. Note how with Kofi he was yelling directly AT him while with the Miz he was all over the place. I think all that gesturing and yelling is his way of showing how whacked out his character is. I also think he's having a hard time figuring out how he should behave as a tweener. Orton (the actual person, not the character) is just an awkward dude so it looks... weird.
I see what you're saying, but Orton wasnt just yelling generic post-beatdown rantings, he was shouting "STUPID!! STUPID!!" over & over. Seems like more than just "another level" stuff to me.

At the same time, I watched the replays in slow-mo about a dozen times and I couldnt see any "Kofi-ness" either, other than the victim in that move usually lands lying down, but Mix had to bend his knees when he landed because there wasnt enough room in the corner to stretch out his legs. I also noticed Orton gave Miz a little slap across the face before he went for the RKO. I dont think I've ever seen him do that before. Maybe that was a sign of something???



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.55
    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Don't worry, he has chop exemption because he's Asian. No joke.

    Funny how the moment I saw him start chopping I immediately wondered if he would be fired before the next Raw. Such a silly policy, Asian exemption or not.


Or it could be that the policy is complete bullshit and anyone who actually believed it is an idiot. Unless Chris Masters, who was doing using knife edge chops last week, is Asian.
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    Originally posted by DJ Frosty Freeze
    At the same time, I watched the replays in slow-mo about a dozen times and I couldnt see any "Kofi-ness" either, other than the victim in that move usually lands lying down, but Mix had to bend his knees when he landed because there wasnt enough room in the corner to stretch out his legs. I also noticed Orton gave Miz a little slap across the face before he went for the RKO. I dont think I've ever seen him do that before. Maybe that was a sign of something???


My best guess is that he wasn't in the right position or too deep in the corner to get turned around and RKO'd like surprise! instead of from the side like that.

    Originally posted by InVerse
      Originally posted by StingArmy
        Originally posted by JustinShapiro
        Don't worry, he has chop exemption because he's Asian. No joke.

      Funny how the moment I saw him start chopping I immediately wondered if he would be fired before the next Raw. Such a silly policy, Asian exemption or not.


    Or it could be that the policy is complete bullshit and anyone who actually believed it is an idiot. Unless Chris Masters, who was doing using knife edge chops last week, is Asian.


I think it's pretty clear that there is one, it's just not as draconian as people might've imagined in some kind of post-Daniel Bryan police state. "Hey don't chop next time." "OK."

    Originally posted by Jim Korderas
    The move has actually been banned for years, back to when Ric Flair was still with the company. Only Flair and Shawn Michaels were allowed to use a knife edged chop - in fact at many events they would post "no chops!" signs at the gorilla position.


    Originally posted by Chris Jericho
    No choking – fine. No chopping – fine. It takes two or three matches to get used to it but that's it.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.72
    Originally posted by InVerse
      Originally posted by StingArmy
        Originally posted by JustinShapiro
        Don't worry, he has chop exemption because he's Asian. No joke.

      Funny how the moment I saw him start chopping I immediately wondered if he would be fired before the next Raw. Such a silly policy, Asian exemption or not.


    Or it could be that the policy is complete bullshit and anyone who actually believed it is an idiot. Unless Chris Masters, who was doing using knife edge chops last week, is Asian.
Yeah, what were people thinking believing the sign by the gorilla position saying "No Chops" actually meant "No Chops"? And don't get me started on Jericho perpetuating that bullshit.

    No chopping – fine. It takes two or three matches to get used to it but that's it.


EDIT: Shapiiiiiirrrroooooooooo!!!!

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.59
    Originally posted by Mr Shh
    Poor Yoshi Tatsu. I'm a big fan of his. I'll be sad to see him go. I blame the language barrier. He couldn't understand the rule.




What would happen to Yoshi's stock if they gave him Karate pants and let him spit The Green Mist? It would skyrocket, no? I'm thinking at least US Title.

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.40
I love foresight. I love that they've done such a good job setting up for the Summerslam main event and feuds for beyond. I'm already looking forward to Cena/Jericho down the line.

I can't say enough of how happy I am to see Morrison and Truth at each other's throats. One of these two needs a heel turn in the worst way. I'd rather see Truth turn and not just because I'm so damn sick of that song, either. Morrison still works well as a face and he's getting those teeny bopper pops that Jeff Hardy used to get.




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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.48
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    I hope Miz loses his eventual challenge. I think it's the spark for his eventual face turn.
I really don't know how Miz would operate as a face, unless he was just super-sarcastic all the time and the crowd ate it up.

In other words, be the same way he is now.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.72
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      I hope Miz loses his eventual challenge. I think it's the spark for his eventual face turn.
    I really don't know how Miz would operate as a face, unless he was just super-sarcastic all the time and the crowd ate it up.

    In other words, be the same way he is now.
And it better not happen until the crowd starts *begging* for it, or we'll have another John Morrison on our hands.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.40
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      I hope Miz loses his eventual challenge. I think it's the spark for his eventual face turn.
    I really don't know how Miz would operate as a face, unless he was just super-sarcastic all the time and the crowd ate it up.

    In other words, be the same way he is now.


There's nothing wrong with acting like a total douchebag and getting face pops for it. The Rock made a career out of it.




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