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#41 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.27
Oh lotjx.

He can't wait for Batista/Orton at Mania, because the (supposedly normal) Pittsburgh crowd was crapping all over Batista winning the Rumble. The Mania crowd is known to be super-smarky. He'll be watching for the train wreck.



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#42 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.31
    Originally posted by Mike Zeidler
    Oh lotjx.

    He can't wait for Batista/Orton at Mania, because the (supposedly normal) Pittsburgh crowd was crapping all over Batista winning the Rumble. The Mania crowd is known to be super-smarky. He'll be watching for the train wreck.


I'm passing this year unless something massive happens. I intend to vote with my wallet. First one, I am skipping in fifteen years.



The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
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#43 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Having seen the promos earlier, I knew Mysterio was going to be #30 once 29 was out. But then I also realized the live crowd must not have seen those, because they were still chanting for Bryan.

It was at this point where it became edge-of-my-seat viewing just to see what the reaction would be... and boy, Pittsburgh didn't disappoint. It wasn't quite on par with Goldberg vs. Lesnar at Wrestlemania, but it was up there in terms of the uncomfortable vibes.

Amusing that the commentators acknowledged the crowd chants during Orton vs. Cena but during the Rumble climax they're forced to completely ignore the chorus of boos.
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#44 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.45
    Originally posted by lotjx
      Originally posted by Mike Zeidler
      Oh lotjx.

      He can't wait for Batista/Orton at Mania, because the (supposedly normal) Pittsburgh crowd was crapping all over Batista winning the Rumble. The Mania crowd is known to be super-smarky. He'll be watching for the train wreck.


    I'm passing this year unless something massive happens. I intend to vote with my wallet. First one, I am skipping in fifteen years.


Yeah, right, sure you won't...



#WeWantBryan #YesMovement
Stefonics
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#45 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
I was impressed with the direction of the show during Wyatt-Bryan. I should've stopped there.

I did enjoy the crowd telling Brock to hit him again, repeatedly. This angle would've worked so much better if Show hadn't just been crying baby new year. Or if Show was Hall Of Pain Mark Henry.

Cena-Orton was shat upon, and deservedly so. Just an awful trolling of the audience by Creative and Cena. We've all seen this before and it doesn't matter how many times you tell us that these are the two premiere superstars of their generation Mahgel, because the Universe is just having a good tahm.

There wasn't any majesty or splendor to the Rumble match itself. Seeing Kane without his onesie was nice. Cesaro is awesome; it's too bad they have no clue what to do with him. I really enjoyed my time with the Bulgarian Fruit. He has potential to be a solid B player if they play his cards right. Reigns is awesome. Great performance all around by The Shield. An audible should've been called at the end to at least have Batista "turn" heel. I've never heard a worse reaction for Rey. The 619 got soundly booed. Even Punk, who could've been the bright spot, didn't really do anything in the match. He had a few nice eliminations but for the most part, he was getting his ass kicked or recovering from an ass kicking. And like that, poof. He's gone.

We finally got Kevin Nash and a Vanilla Midget in the Rumble. I liked what the little bull brought to the table. I wasn't nearly as impressed with what Nash brought. It would've been nice to see Punk beat him from pillar to post as a payoff but, logic.

1. Have demand
2. Steadfastly refuse to supply that demand
3. ?????
4. Profit

The company as a whole has been doing this same shit for years. It doesn't make me want to start a grassroots campaign and protest with my (closed) wallet, but it does make me care less about where they're going.
whatever
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#46 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.05
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I fought. I gave it my all. I tried my best.
Got the tickets from work for tonight's show. I told the lovely Mrs. whatever we can all practice our Bryan chants 'cause I think we're gonna need them. Also like the frequent "NO!" suggestion. I am praying Cleveland helps properly represent tonight. I am hoping, hoping, hoping that some sort of course correction begins tonight.





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#47 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.31
    Originally posted by Tyler Durden
      Originally posted by lotjx
        Originally posted by Mike Zeidler
        Oh lotjx.

        He can't wait for Batista/Orton at Mania, because the (supposedly normal) Pittsburgh crowd was crapping all over Batista winning the Rumble. The Mania crowd is known to be super-smarky. He'll be watching for the train wreck.


      I'm passing this year unless something massive happens. I intend to vote with my wallet. First one, I am skipping in fifteen years.


    Yeah, right, sure you won't...


I won't, I am a man of my word.

(edited by lotjx on 27.1.14 0741)


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#48 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.64
    Originally posted by lotjx

    I won't, I am a man of word.


I wish I could have this bronzed.
Amos Cochran
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#49 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
lotjx, J-Sharp's "it's just Pittsburgh" means "holy shit if this is what they do in Pittsburgh how far is the 'Mania crowd going to go in its rebellion", not "who cares, it's just Pittsburgh".

Not that I disagree with your wave of pessimism, scattershot trollish points-scoring aside. I've always been an optimist about WWE, but this is just beyond the pale. This is dying-days-of-WCW bad, where you turn Hulk Hogan face again instead of pushing anybody new. It's a disaster. No fan should walk away from a show feeling like they wasted their time, money and excitement, but that's how everyone feels this morning.

Honestly? They need to stop getting cute and course-correct ASAP. As in, tonight. Put Bryan over Orton for the belts, whatever, just get him at the top of the card. Bryan Vs. Batista is a fresh match with tons of intrigue, and they've had a hard-on for doing Orton/Sheamus for years.

Not that I'm planning on watching. I'll be checking the recaps for now, and as it stand I'm going to skip my first WrestleMania in 20 years.
Hot Newz
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#50 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.53
How could the WWE leave Xavier Woods out of the Rumble!? No wonder the crowd turned on it!!



ROTFLMAO!!!!
Amos Cochran
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#51 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
I will say this much: this is a boon for Dave Meltzer, as I am chomping at the bit to find out just how batshit insane with rage Vince went over the course of last night.
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#52 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.85
It's not like the WWE didn't do virtually the same thing with Bryan at a major PPV, say, two years ago. You'd think there would have been some sort of contingency plan. Unless this was their plan.

The Sheamus squash at Mania made Bryan more than any victory would have. Last night did the same except this defeat leads to Mania, so they can build on it. I think the WWE got what they wanted, but they got in multitudes they didn't anticipate. And tonight's audience could be nuclear.

But still there's someone backstage, maybe Hunter, maybe Vince, taking credit for Bryan's mystical rapport with the audience and saying, "look how well we got him over last night."



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#53 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
People keep saying this. Hell, I kept saying it. But at this point it's pretty clearly bullshit, I'm afraid. Bryan is now over. He's ready. He's a main event guy. He's THE guy, as far as live crowds are concerned. There's no more rapport left to establish. Last night was the last chance they had to pull the trigger and have it seem like part of a plan. From now on, even if they do course-correct - which they won't, we're getting Batista/Orton whether we like it or not - it will feel as though they finally got wise and had to undo their own navel-gazing self-fellating plans.

If this were part of the plan, the commentators wouldn't be floundering out there trying to deal with these chants. They'd allude to them in storyline context, however subtly. If this were part of the plan, they would've come up with a better way of keeping the "Bryan Vs. Authority" thing going on air other than jobbing him in the opener and never mentioning him for the rest of the night.
SchippeWreck
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#54 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.86
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    People keep saying this. Hell, I kept saying it. But at this point it's pretty clearly bullshit, I'm afraid. Bryan is now over. He's ready. He's a main event guy. He's THE guy, as far as live crowds are concerned. There's no more rapport left to establish. Last night was the last chance they had to pull the trigger and have it seem like part of a plan. From now on, even if they do course-correct - which they won't, we're getting Batista/Orton whether we like it or not - it will feel as though they finally got wise and had to undo their own navel-gazing self-fellating plans.

    If this were part of the plan, the commentators wouldn't be floundering out there trying to deal with these chants. They'd allude to them in storyline context, however subtly. If this were part of the plan, they would've come up with a better way of keeping the "Bryan Vs. Authority" thing going on air other than jobbing him in the opener and never mentioning him for the rest of the night.

They did address the chants. Michael Cole said something along the lines of "Many of the WWE Universe see Daniel Bryan as the uncrowned champion."



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#55 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
Swiftly followed by - or preceded by, not sure which - JBL crowing "hey guys you're chanting for the guy who lost the opener!" and "Orton beat him for the title", and King dismissing them with "this crowd are just doing anything to get in Orton's head!". Once the chants fired up in the Rumble itself they went completely unmentioned.
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#56 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Oh man. It just occurs to me. They missed a prime opportunity to create a number one heel for life if at number 30 they played DB's music for a few seconds and then Bad News Barrett walks out...
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#57 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
Punk/Bryan/Cena/Batista/Lesnar & Reigns at Elimination Chamber for Big Dave's Wrestle-Mania shot...

...Is probably not going to happen.




I finally give in, there is no grand plan. They just flat out don't want Bryan as *The Guy*.

(edited by steven87gill on 27.1.14 0831)
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#58 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.85
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    Swiftly followed by - or preceded by, not sure which - JBL crowing "hey guys you're chanting for the guy who lost the opener!" and "Orton beat him for the title", and King dismissing them with "this crowd are just doing anything to get in Orton's head!". Once the chants fired up in the Rumble itself they went completely unmentioned.


I really and truly believe they had no clue the audience would be THAT tenacious throughout the show.

Remember when they realized AJ was getting over so they made her GM, and her song played about four times a RAW? They kinda need to do that tonight to appease that crowd from the get-go.



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#59 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.34
Wow, a lot of negativity here. I think everyone is ignoring the fact that...HHH may still decide to dodge the bullet and have Kane lose to Punk at Wrestlemania in his place.

Heh.
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#60 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.96
I never really expected Daniel Bryan to be in the Royal Rumble match, so I didn't expect to see him. I always preferred when wrestlers didn't perform double duty and have a match and an entry into the Rumble, but it happens.

New Age Outlaws winning the titles is alright, I assume it will be for a short run.

Surprise entries in the Rumble are always nice. Alexander Rusev I've seen on NXT, but they changed his ring gear and got rid of his valet. He didn't look very good in the Rumble compared to what I've seen him do in NXT. El Torito was amusing. Kane was a waste being so easily eliminated, he should have had some more time in. Kevin Nash was a waste for the same reason. JBL was a total waste, since it just seemed too obvious he was getting dumped quickly. I guess I mainly hate quick eliminations. Crowd wanted Dolph Ziggler to go longer but I guess he's still being punished.

Many people wanted the main titles unified, but now it leaves too many big names at the top of the card and only one title match. I liked the brand split.

I predicted Batista would win, and he did. I didn't want him to come back and win, since it's so lazy. They did it anyway.
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