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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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Alexa and Mickie created gold last night, I'm so excited for their feud.

Too bad Asuberg is coming and NO ONE is ready for her.

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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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So Mickie goes from psycho to fat to old?

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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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It's pretty shitty that they can't just let her be Mickie James without giving her these ridiculously harsh storylines. At least she's finally getting a title shot (presumably).

I liked the silent ending with the Shield reunion. For maximum impact, they should open the show next week, complete with Shield music.

I don't bother watching the Enzo stuff right now. What happened with them last night? Is this one long punishment for him or?

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Kalisto came out as the newest member of 205 Live and beat up Enzo. It was quite compelling.

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Sami Zayne.

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Shane McMahon is an awful wrestler, who throws punches that make me wince. But you can't deny he's an incredible risk-taker. Coast-to-coast takes skill and guts, but jumping off a cell multiple times in your life is insane. He may have left wrestling for a few years, but his heart has always and will forever be tied to doing everything for the fans.

On the plus side, I smell a decent storyline for Sami Zayn finally.

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It sucks that WWE has effectively killed momentum for two of its biggest rising stars in Strowman and Nakamura. At least the latter lost to someone who isn't just a part-timer, although I don't quite understand the insistence to keep going with Jinder's reign. We get it, you're all in on this "let's make Jinder something" movement. Once he loses the title, he'll be back in the midcard (or worse) in two months tops. And I'm not sure who will end up being the next challenger to Jinder. It's way too soon for Bobby Roode, and the only other victorious babyface at Hell in a Cell is Randy Orton, and I'll be damned if I have to sit through another title match with Orton.

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Great match and a great heel turn to end it. That's a Wrestlemania match for Sami Zayn right there.

As for Jinder, I was hoping he'd move on to The New Day. Maybe not till after Survivor Series though. Owens and Zayn will need a big feud for that show. Maybe a one off with AJ at SS?


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Nakamura's second loss against Jinder feels like a majorly missed opportunity. When Corbin won the US Title, I was certain Nakamura was going to win the WWE Title to set up an eventual Nakamura/Styles WWE Title feud for the Rumble and/or Wrestlemania. I guess it can still happen, but the build up will feel less significant.

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So with tonight's segmento, Old Mickie James has officially becone Piggie James 2.0.

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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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Man, I hope WWE doesn't continue to have Ambrose and Rollins come out to their respective theme songs. Can't have the Shield without their theme, even if they just gave it to Roman without the intro.

Of all the championships to promote in Lesnar's absence, I didn't think they would go with the Cruiserweight title. Three weeks in a row it closed RAW.

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