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Raw isn't ready for Asuka

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Honestly, re-reading this thread now, especially with Riggs' spot-on reply, one must imagine you drunk, in front of the computer and angrily masturbating over David's posts, while crying at the same time.


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Vince hasn't put someone over like that since Donald Trump shaved his head.

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Yeah, that was one of the best segments in years.

In other news... Bobby Heenan passed away today at 72. :(

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One of my absolute favorites. It's sad that the current generation of fan only knows about the VINTAGE style of Michael Cole or the so-vanilla-it's-painful style of Byron Saxton. Corey Graves is as close to an old school commentator as we have (although my experience of Ranallo is limited at best... he seems close to a Joey Styles).

But Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan were the voices of my childhood. Their style is unmatched. The JR/King (when he was a true heel color commentator) pairing was close, but never duplicated the style of Monsoon and The Brain. I'm actually surprised when thinking about it how little of them I actually experienced on commentary, but their legacy is immense.

Anyone who hasn't seen it, seek out the 1992 Royal Rumble, my favorite match ever. There's a reason why the entire Royal Rumble (60+ minutes) is an included match on Bobby Heenan's DVD a few years back. It's a master class in storytelling, between the action in the ring and the expert commentary from Monsoon and especially Heenan, who had a stake in the match with The Nature Boy. I credit that match with being my first true experience in connecting with this silly world of wrestling that sticks with me today.

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Got choked up during that Bobby Heenan tribute. He was such an incredible character and an even quicker wit. It's fitting that it's the 25th anniversary of that Royal Rumble for me because that's the match that made me a fan. Even at 5 years old, I remember being just as invested in Gorilla and Brain calling the match as I was watching Ric Flair narrowly avoid elimination at every turn. It's rare, especially today, to remember the commentary of a match as much or more than the match itself.

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On the down side, I have no interest whatsoever in Jason Jordan. He's a great performer, but I hate his storyline. Any time they give someone a soap opera-style storyline, it's embarrassing for them and for us.

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Can Asuka start kicking the shit out of the raw womens división already plz?

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Honestly, re-reading this thread now, especially with Riggs' spot-on reply, one must imagine you drunk, in front of the computer and angrily masturbating over David's posts, while crying at the same time.


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Can Asuka start kicking the shit out of the raw womens división already plz?
She should've gone to Smackdown. The Raw womens division is fine but on Smackdown they can't even figure out what to do with Charlotte and Becky. Its very sad.


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Though really it might've been good to just hold Asuka off until the big Team Rousey vs Team WWE match happens. Asuka is the only one in WWE who could "realistically" beat Ronda. I wanted Asuka to come to the main roster undefeated, but passing the NXT throne to Kairi now seems like the right thing to do.


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Poor Jason Jordan. The crowd was overwhelmingly on The Miz's side tonight. They even booed Jordan after the match...

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A good show even the two main events just stagnated the storyline. Braun goes down after one f5, but think about how cool it will be when Roman kicks out of ten of them!

The undercard elevated this show past that though. Miz, Balor, Rollins and Ambrose are the real stars now.


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Terrific ending to the PPV last night. How dominant did they make Braun look in that match? It took a dozen F5s to finally beat him! At least it did when I replayed it a dozen times to make myself feel better that they buried Braun yet again in favor of keeping the title on a man who hasn't needed a WWE title in about 15 years. The reasoning must be that Brock wants it on him. There's no excuse. And you don't keep a title on an absentee champion like this unless they need it to elevate themselves and the show, and it does neither of those things. Brock is Brock, he draws on his own. The title is meaningless for him.

But hey, at least they can give Roman Reigns is 100th babyface-booked main-event championship match soon. I hope they wait until Wrestlemania, everyone will love that and it won't be booed out of the building at all!

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Enzo Amore is closing tonight's RAW...? I know his character is suppose to be annoying now, maybe even obnoxious as of late, but I don't even bother listening to him at this point. And they're continuing the Balor/Wyatt feud despite Wyatt losing twice on PPV already? I read that Wyatt has lost 70% of all his matches...

Also, No Mercy was very good until Lesnar/Strowman. Definitely one of the weakest main events of the year, or past few years, surprisingly. I don't know why they couldn't come up with a 10-15 minute match of simply trading big spots and kick-outs. They could have just mirrored the Lesnar/Goldberg match earlier this year.

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Some random thoughts:

-It was funny watching two of the three biggest stars created in 2002 (Orton being the third) have two big matches and two big opportunities at No Mercy. The first, John Cena, came up big and put over Roman Reigns. I don't like that against all reactions, they haven't changed Roman's character at all. But it's about Cena going out and putting someone over.

On the opposite end, the second of 2002, Brock Lesnar, put on a ridiculously short match, took a beating, gave one F5 and pushed Braun Strowman way back down the pecking order. It was embarrassing to watch as a wrestling fan who thought things were different lately. But it's the same song and dance. Forfeit all logic in favour of keeping the title on a guy who can't be bothered to do a more long-term contract. He attracts an audience, so why keep the title on him? It's a fucking waste.

-It's crazy to see how the Universal Championship has been a useless prop since March. Goldberg inexplicably won it at Fastlane, Brock beat him at Mania and it's been on him since. Brock didn't defend the title again for THREE months, and in the span of the next three months, killed any momentum for Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman, two incredibly deserving guys that would have made the RAW brand much better by defending the title. Now you've lost two big names to the midcard in favor of an absentee champion who will end up either dropping it to Roman at Survivor Series or Wrestlemania. God willing, Survivor Series. Please don't make us sit through another Mania headlined by a supposedly-underdog Reigns.

-We know Brock is done till Survivor Series (at least) because of the long-planned Shield reunion which is bound to happen at TLC. And against The Miztourage? Another waste.

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