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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    Not sure what you were expecting. It's a match in the build to mania. Makes sense to have a squash match. I would've rathered an actual match. But, story-wise, it's what it needed to be. And, for once, Ronda didn't smile. She was actually "the baddest woman".

    Yeah, the summerslam match sucked. Blame the agents who put that turd together though. They wanted to go the chicken shit heel route. It didn't work.
    If we were just gonna get another RAW talking segment out of it I would’ve rather they just had advertised a Ronda and Charlotte face to face showdown in a talk segment. The “match” against Ruby did nothing for anyone and made her look like a pathetic joke. Sarah got more offense against Ronda on RAW a week or two back.

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    It made Ronda look strong and set up the mania match. It did something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    It made Ronda look strong and set up the mania match. It did something.
    As if the last year and title reign hasn’t illustrated that already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    As if the last year and title reign hasnít illustrated that already?
    Still have to maintain that though. Especially, when Becky comes along and takes a lot of her thunder. Ronda lost a lot of momentum in the last couple months. Not sure if last night really made a difference. But that's what they were going for.

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    Great performance by Kofi last night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    Great performance by Kofi last night!
    Had them eating out of the palm of his hand. Everyone wanted him to win so badly. It was amazing.

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    Last time this shit is being dredged up but total news portrayal fuck up with no context.

    Despite how things were made to look on social media this past weekend, Corey Graves and his ex-wife Amy Polinsky have been going through a divorce for around 6 months, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet. Graves has reportedly been living in a different home for two of those months.

    Polinsky took to Instagram this weekend and accused Graves of "sleeping with one of my daughters role models" in a now-deleted post, referring to WWE's Carmella. PW Sheet reports that Graves actually informed Polinsky over the weekend that he was now seeing someone else, a relationship that reportedly began after Graves moved out of their home, and that's what brought on the public posts from Polinsky.

    Graves' ex also mentioned his battle with alcoholism and apparent suicide attempts in the original post. For those who missed it, Polinsky wrote, "This may be totally below me to do but I'm hurt. I'm sad. I've put 11 years into supporting a man to accomplish his dream only for him to punch me in the gut! I've been through suicide attempts, alcoholism, among so much more with him and stuck by his side. The kicker is finding out that he's been sleeping with one of my daughters role models all along. Carmella and Corey Graves I hope you guys are happy. I really do!"

    That post included a family photo along with a text message conversation she had with Graves. In multiple messages, Graves wrote, "I'm dead. I'm at home in my room and I have all of the food. I just kinda wanna disappear forever. Legit, I can't do any better than what I've got. I think this is it for me. I can't top it what I've got, so Why try? I just wanna fade away. Give them whatever they need. I've come to terms recently, that I need to shut it all down. All of it. I'm going to sleep. Maybe I'll wake up. Maybe I won't. I don't wanna wake up anymore. Just make sure the kids know I loved them."

    Graves apparently sent a message to Polinsky after her original post that shared private details. Polinsky then shared the message from Graves on her Instagram story. He wrote to her, "I suggest taking that post down, because WWE is gonna sue you. I just got a call."

    Polinsky deleted the original post soon after making it but she continued to write other social media posts before her Instagram account was deleted. Sources close to the situation noted to PW Sheet that Graves did not get caught cheating on his wife with Carmella, despite how Polinsky made things seem on social media, and their divorce is close to being finalized.
    https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/20...ivorce-651085/

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    Totally forgot to do EC predictions but I would've gotten Finn vs Lashley, Corbin vs Braun and the Women's Tag titles wrong (I thought they'd put them on a heel team and then have Sasha and Bayley win them at 'Mania).

    Re: Rousey squash of Ruby Riott -

    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    As if the last year and title reign hasn’t illustrated that already?
    It makes sense. Ronda's last decisive victory came against Alexa Bliss at Summerslam. Since then, she had a close match with Bliss at HIAC, close match with Nikki Bella at Evolution, got beaten down hard by Charlotte at Survivor Series, went almost 11 minutes with Nia at TLC, and went 14 tough minutes with Sasha at the Rumble. We had EC and have Fastlane in less than 3 weeks - the reigning, somewhat babyface champ needs to look like a champ so a squash made sense against her heel opponent even though in the moment, I wish it hadn't been Ruby. However, Ruby doing the favors for Ronda now should pay dividends down the road. She's a ring general, and probably one of the best ones in the women's division. She'll be fine in the long run.

    Re: NXT on Raw - it was fine. Some are saying that they sacrificed the DIY storyline to team them up on Raw but the body language was still there (plus Candice LeRae tweeting out a censored image of Ciampa while Johnny made his entrance). Aleister Black vs Elias was fine, but the challenge presents itself to have Black appeal to the mainstream WWE crowd. I think these main roster debuts made sense in a non-smark town simply because it shows the company what's gonna work and what they're going to need to tweak to make work in the long run. The best reception probably went to Ricochet who set a high bar for the start of the matches. Great timing, great spots, great chemistry especially with Lio.

    That Lafayette crowd was kind of cold though, huh.

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    I live in Lafayette haha. Didnt go. If i had known about the call-ups, i'd have considered going. Usually a hotter crowd. From the sound of things, low turnout too.

    Someone from work went. Ripped on him all day.

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    Not sure if you all are up to speed on the "Road to Double or Nothing" series, but DAMN. This has some LAYERS, and it's only the 4th episode.


    Feel free to share this with anyone bringing that "AEW IS JUST A TSHRITCOMPANY" bullshit. That 8 minutes >>> Raw.

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    Couple of quick hits in one sentence - The Undertaker appearing at Starrcast apparently shook VKM up enough that it caused the NXT call-ups this week without Triple H knowing about it initially - https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/20...hanges-651152/

    Woof. Imagine how that meeting went for Triple H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltrandazzo View Post
    Couple of quick hits in one sentence - The Undertaker appearing at Starrcast apparently shook VKM up enough that it caused the NXT call-ups this week without Triple H knowing about it initially - https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/20...hanges-651152/

    Woof. Imagine how that meeting went for Triple H.
    An aging, old, out of shape dinosaur doing an appearance for signings and photos is nothing to even worry about.

    When you think of Undertaker you'll never think of AEW even if he did join that. You're gonna think WWF/WWE.

    NXT matchups were cool but felt out of place and unneeded so not surprised.

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    the savagery


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    That’s a perfect burn because both are terrible on the mic and slow in the ring.

    In other news, Arn Anderson was released. I haven’t seen anything as to what the reason was but he was seemingly beloved there.

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    Roam is going to appear on Raw this monday to give an update on his Leukemia

    https://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/articl...?sf208164814=1

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    Quite a few releases today. Dillinger and Hideo got their releases. Dillinger wasn't given well wishes. Arn Anderson is a random one. Guessing they're going to phase out the older agents at some point too. TJ Perkins got cut too. He really didn't translate well at all there.

    Guessing Roman is cancer free. Can't imagine bringing him back to give bad news. Announce his inevitable return. Mania maybe?

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    These late 2017 eps have been really good actually. probably the best ones of 2017 i think other then the start with Jeri-K.O.

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    Bruce Prichard is back in a lead creative role. They're desperate to turn things around. Sounds like Steve Corino is involved in production as well. They're definitely shaking things up now. Very curious to see how much of a change were going to get with Prichard back.

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    This is gonna make me feel ill knowing what awaits him on RAW or SmackDown!


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    Okay, Br/Woken Matt Hardy might the best thing ever

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    That was actually one of the best episodes of Raw in a very, very long time. Even beyond the whole beating cancer thing, I did not see that ending coming at all.

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    Yeah, this was a pretty good show. I knew Batista was around. Wasn't expecting that though. Good stuff. Nice change of pace. Prichard might make a difference afterall.

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    Good episode of Raw with some minor problems. Aleister Black looked way better and benefited from the tag format against The Revival... who have now lost to two teams of new call-ups after winning the Raw tag titles. If the goal is to have some competition and re-establish the Raw tag division, cool. If not, The Revival needs a win to be taken seriously. Also, goofy stuff with Heavy Machinery and I still don't care about what they're doing with Lacey Evans. EC3 is already on Main Event so... buried.

    Looks like we could possibly see The Shield team up with Braun to take on Corbin, Elias, Lashley & Drew at Fastlane. Good way to ease Reigns back in, good way to highlight Seth but keep him fresh for Brock at WM35, good way for Dean to exit and hopefully a big enough win to keep Braun at the forefront.

    I know that Pritchard was always seen as a "yes man" for Vince, but last night had his fingerprints all over it. A gimmick match (no DQ) coupled with an impromptu IC title defense are some of his trademarks and hopefully the time away has helped him refresh and bring something new to the mix. Glad to see this coincides with big Dave's return as well.

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    Great read for anyone claiming Reigns' leukemia was a work: https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/20...ive-on-disease

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    Quote Originally Posted by the duder View Post
    Great read for anyone claiming Reigns' leukemia was a work: https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/20...ive-on-disease
    I was hesitant to even acknowledge that this was floating around and it shouldn't even require a response but here we are. Anyone who's even partially subscribing to this theory needs to cool it.

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    Holy shit. Two nights in a row with a big surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkIcouldburn View Post
    Holy shit. Two nights in a row with a big surprise.
    Yeah, I really should've attended this SmackDown!. Had I not bought the house show tickets last month I would've went to this. However the Greensboro tickets were way cheaper than Charlotte.

    I missed a returning Owens, Matt and Jeff tag teaming and Aleister Black live.

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    Had to work. Saw that Owens returned though. I'll probably watch tomorrow.

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    Scooped up a ticket to a WWE house show just down the road in MD on a whim yesterday. Show is on Friday. Solid deal, third row from the ring and second in from the aisle for $100; I'll post a recap and pix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the duder View Post
    Scooped up a ticket to a WWE house show just down the road in MD on a whim yesterday. Show is on Friday. Solid deal, third row from the ring and second in from the aisle for $100; I'll post a recap and pix.
    SmackDown! or RAW?

    If RAW be sure to give me Alexa Bliss photos.

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