Kent is pissed off over the events of Tuesday while Keri and RUss are left to pick up the pieces. Keri is over Finn finally. Russ, yes Russ, is the most positive person this week, which is the lead up to Summerslam.
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- F*** this, I am not wait to #6 to get this one started. What the fuck were they thinking? Seriously, just what in the fuck happened to Baron Corbin?
Russ: This week started out so strong. RAW was enjoyable, Smackdown was average. Yeah I know the bar is low for WWE and strong weeks (enjoyable and average should be the bare minimum. Then WWE did something I was completely shocked by. Corbin cashed in. I thought for sure this was going to be one of those he’s going to cash in but Cena is going to interfere before the bell rang. Hell they even took forever to ring the bell. However, this was not a drill the bell rang! I knew right there that he was going to lose and he did! I don’t know the plan, but based on how WWE operates I feel safe in saying that this was terrible. What a complete waste of a money in the bank. Cena was still out there! You have a match with him in 5 days of course he is going to do something to mess with you. WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU CASH IN THEN? It makes Corbin look stupid. I feel this was done only to make his match with Cena have more drama. The only way to remedy this is to have Corbin win on Sunday (He wins he should be #1 contender or at least in the fight for it.). If he doesn’t then congratulations WWE you will have ruined the career of a future Super Star.
Keri: Well I picked the wrong week to come back to this blog. I was shocked and then thoroughly disappointed with how this cash in was done. I’m not going to go on a angry tirade like Kent. He said what needs to be said on that front. With that said, this was bad planning on Creatives part. What did they hope to accomplish by having him cash in now, on free TV, and then lose due to the Cena factor. This leads me to one question. Can Cena retire already? He is a part timer who steals opportunities from full timers who bust their asses week in and week out. Yes, John Cena despite what you say in your promos and in interviews, you are a part timer, regardless of how much you love this company and the business. When was the last time you were on the roster for a full calendar year (minus time for any sort of injury), did live events, and actually earned your opportunities? You are the equivalent of Brock Lesnar and Goldberg. Go marry Nikki and be gone, will you? While I’m at it Nikki and her sister should stay gone as well. The women’s division on both brands are fine without both of them coming in and stealing opportunities from women who deserve them.
Kent: F*** you WWE! Whoever made this decision, may you get what is coming to you, whatever that may be. You can all just eat a bouquet of D’ you f***ing pricks. I will be watching Game of Thrones Sunday, maybe watch some porn. Hell, I’d rather watch soccer or women’s bowling than to watch Summerslam live. You scumbags disgust me. That is the nicer edited version of what’s really going on in my mind.
- How did Neville vs Akira Tozawa end up taking the back seat to Big Show vs Cass?
Russ: The match was great! I for one applaud WWE for giving them time. I also thought it was smart that WWE did this on RAW instead of at the PPV. Yea, I know what everyone is saying, but SummerSlam is the bigger stage. You are right it certainly is. Too bad we all know this match is going to be relegated to the Kickoff Show, where very few people would have seen it. At least on RAW lots of eyes saw it and boy it delivered. This was a bigger moment than what they would have gotten at SummerSlam. As to how this took a backseat to Show and Cass? Well we know how much Vince loves Big Men.
Keri: I have a really easy answer for this one. WWE doesn’t care about its cruiserweight division. They have made this blatantly obvious since the CWC ended.
Kent: Is Neville 7 feet tall? What? Is Tozawa 7 feet tall? What? Can Titus fit inside a shark cage? What? I just want to drag my sack across the face of the decision makers right now. Tozawa and Neville both deserved a bigger platform to display that match.
- Is Emma getting buried or is this part of a bigger, more productive storyline for her?
Russ: We will know this answer in about 3 months. You know the next time we see Emma and another revamping of her character.
Keri: Who knows. I liked to think that this give Emma a chance thing has a chance. But at the end of the day her name is not Bayley or Sasha so no title shot for her.
Kent: Buried, anally. Nope, it doesn’t have to make sense because we’re talking about wrestling, which is make believe , so anything goes.
- Is Jason Jordan destined to be a heel after this current storyline?
Russ: You know what would have made this storyline better. If they used Chad Gable instead. Jordan is a decent wrestler, but fails at every other level. They made a mistake trying to be funny and now they are stuck with a dumb story and a wrestler who can’t pull it off. I wouldn’t be surprised in like 4 months this story is completely dropped and never mentioned again. Kind of like when Vince blew up in a Limo. The only time it is mentioned is in mocking, just like this will be.
Keri: I didn’t care about this storyline when the whole big reveal happened and I don’t care about it now. It’s a stupid storyline that broke up what was one of the best tag teams to come out of NXT within the past year. Therefore, I’m not wasting anymore time on this one.
Kent: You know what? I don’t care. I could wipe a monkey’s a** with whatever they decide to do with Jason Jordan. He was in a great tag team with Chad Gable, and they snatched them in the middle of the night and anally raped them, violently, until they agreed with the current direction of their characters. Just like Spielberg did to Indiana Jones.
- Why didn’t anybody come out to help Big Show but the locker room poured out for the final segment? Also, did the final segment make Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns look incredibly unimportant?
Russ: Little known fact WWE isn’t consistent. I did find it funny that The Big Show was unfairly getting ganged up on and was about to suffer possibly career ending damage at the hands of Cass and G & A and nobody bothered to come out, but Braun and Brock looked at each other funny and the entire locker room came out to make sure no one got hurt. Good logic WWE. As for Samoa Joe and Reigns looking incredibly unimportant I have a hypothesis on this. These 4 guys are so on fire right now that WWE actually went out of its way to try and play this match down. Let’s face it because of Joe, Braun, and Roman this match was already up their for expectations. WWE knows it could never live up to the hype so they decided to make each guy look unimportant. Don’t believe me let’s take a look over the past several weeks: 1. Triple threat match that was fantastic minus Brock. Making Brock look like he was unimportant. Then The last man standing match. Again, fantastic and Joe came out and purposefully took out Roman ignoring Braun. Making Braun look like he was unimportant. This week with no time remaining. A locker clearing brawl between Braun and Brock while Joe and Roman disappeared into the night making them insignificant. Everyone had their shot at being downplayed, now WWE won’t have to worry about this match being underwhelming.
Keri: I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Because reasons and yes. I would like to think that Braun looks very strong heading into this weekend but we know the Universal title is the groundhog of the championship belts. This means that Brock will retain and we will get 6 more months of no Universal title on WWE TV. Seriously Brock, join Cena and be gone already.
Kent: Dumb dee dumb dee dumb. I thought the Hardy Boys were feuding with Gallows and Anderson.No? My bad, sorry for paying attention. Big Show has no friends, and you can’t teach that. Just wait until Enzo turns heel Sunday. As for the end, it feels like Joe is having a deja vu to Wrestlemania weekend. I could have sworn they took Joe seriously like a month ago. I must be wrong. I thought Roman was the franchise, but I didn’t even see anybody holding him back, but you know, he can take a 20 minute beating last week and then fully run and spear Braun. Sorry for having a memory WWE. You SUCK!!!!
- Seth and Dean touched fists, tips, and butts. The Miz is in wrestling purgatory of sorts, but better off than Elias. Sheasaro get no respect. Heath and Rhyno can’t get screen time. On the plus side, 6 days prior to Summerslam they gave us Bray vs Finn, in which Bray won cleanly. What the hell?
Russ: Well I’m going to tackle the Bray and Finn match. I hated this. It was simply a way for WWE to give Bray a win and they can Blow their load on this feud at SummerSlam. Instead of drawing having the demon come out over several months culminating in a demon feud at Hell in the Cell. WWE has decided that should have a throw away match on a RAW showing Bray > Finn. Then Bray goes too far and pours “acidic” red goo all over Finn. Now Finn is going to bring out the Demon at Slam. Yay, way to make it special WWE. Yeah the match was used to set up that Demon Finn > Bray. I’m sure the match will be adequate, but knowing the Demon is coming out means Bray is losing and I don’t care anymore.
Keri: Again, it’s nice to see that nothing has changed while I was gone and old storylines are still so exciting. So, let me see if I got this straight, Seth and Dean are a bickering old married couple just like Sheasaro were when they got paired up a year ago. Nice recycled storyline there. Miz has the IC title but no match at Summerslam despite the fact that his belt is the only one that is showcased week after week on RAW. Again, nice work Creative. As for Bray and Finn, I guess I’m excited that Bray woke the Demon. But seriously didn’t we see this coming when this whole thing started back around Mania. Also, I hate to say it Finn but Braun is starting to become my favorite guy. Sorry, but you bore me and I had to move on. Nothing personal I swear. (Kent: Gooood goooooood. Let the hate flow. Good job WWE, you have broken Keri.)
Kent: Well apparently WWE thought that the Billy and Chuck gimmick worked so good that they are having Dean and Seth reenact it. They need matching tights. Maybe the can come out Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance as Dean piggybacks Seth down to the ring. It would be historic and so open minded and progressive. They could say that they started the homoerotic tag team revolution, and then Breezedango could dispute with them, only to have The Ascension truly lay claim with moon pie references. And just when you thought, “My God, I am so happy to watch this new homoerotic division” suddenly Billy and Chuck would show up and say that they started the revolution. Then you have Demolition come out in their BDSM gear and say that they were the real pioneers. Homoerotic Wrestlemania tag team battle royale, I cannot wait. I’ll be cheering on the Prime Time Players, only replacing Darren Young with Apollo Crews because I don’t wish to insult Darren Young. That dude’s pretty fucking cool…unlike WWE.
- Naomi is boring and having a lousy championship run. Describe a way to get her back over to the point that you care about her again.
Russ: Get her in a feud with someone like Becky or hell a heel Charlotte. She has not had a single feud her entire run. Unless you count Lana, which shame on you if you do. She needs a story where she is the hero and someone keeps doing wrong. If she just moves from one competitor to the next it’s boring. Also, her feuds have been with the dregs of the division. Give her someone she has to step up for. I’m all for Becky vs Naomi and it is easy to keep them both fan favorites. Naomi is the champ. Becky wants the belt. That’s it. Wow, you mean stories don’t have to be super elaborate and make little sense to be good? Oh WWE, you are silly sometimes.
Keri: Find her some charisma. Seriously, she has zero charisma. I could care less about her or the fact that she has the title. Her and Natty have to be the most uncharismatic women in the division and they have the title match at Summerslam. All I can say is come on Carmella cash in. I seriously cannot wait for her (and Ellsworth) to win the title and bring something back to that title that hasn’t been seen since Alexa held the title.
Kent: Nudity? Maybe build up Tamina with the help of Lana so Naomi has this huge uphill climb to show the heart of a champi……no, fucdgeit. Nudity, basically her ass, on live TV.
- Has Rusev vs Randy been the best booked feud leading into Summerslam? If not, tell me which one was.
Russ: I’m going to say, and I know Kent will hate me for this, Cena vs Corbin. I had no interest in this match other than to watch Corbin lose in what was hopefully a competitive fun match. Instead, they completely fuck Corbin out of his Money in the Bank in a very deliberate bullshit way. Making his fans very angry at the wasted opportunity. Now I want to see if they complete the burial of Corbin or he comes out on top. Either way they did their job. It is the only match that I went from zero to holy fuck gotta watch it on the entire card. (Kent: Well Russ, you have betrayed me and all of the fans reading this. Getting out the Shame lady again.)
Keri: Its really a tie between this one and KO and AJ. Both have a legitimate storyline which is rare in today’s WWE. Which leads me to my second question. Why is it that the US title is being booked better than the WWE title? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? I’m so confused and may need an adult.
Kent: Yup. Rusev cut one whole promo asking for competition after an amazing match with Chad. Randy accepted. Rusev attacked him the following week with a simple kick to end the show. This week Rusev kills Chad, and RKO out of nowhere. Yeah, this is simple wrestling storylines at it’s finest. This is the best that we have, especially since another SD feud got a little sidetracked at the end of SD. Assholes!!!!!
- Is it smart for WWE to end Fashion Peaks to get Breezedango back into matches, or is this a surprising, shocking, unusual mistake by that great F’N brain center known as Smackdown creative?
Russ: They ended Fashion Peaks, they never said it was the end of Breezedango and the Fashion Police. They were deliberate in saying Fashion Peaks. Maybe next week we will get “That Fashion Show” Where Dango lives with his parents and is a bit of a geek and his best friend Tyler lives in his basement, because his parents abandoned him. They both love to smoke pot and we see them in a pot circle with their other friends The Ascension and Aiden English and hilarity will ensue. I still don’t think WWE is going to have them wrestle yet and the Fashion Files will continue on.
Keri: Another short and sweet answer for this one. This is stupid plain and simple. Fashion Files, X files, Vice, etc has been gold week over week. It was the only thing I checked in on during my two week hiatus. That and to see what the Ascension was eating this week. The only good thing about the ending of Fashion Peaks is that maybe Konnor’s waistline will now start to shrink.
Kent: WWE and smart don’t really belong in the same sentence. So no, this is a terrible idea. Neither are great in the ring. They could do this weekly and get over more than anything they will do in the ring. No offense to Breezedango, but this is their pinnacle. Man, the WWE is really making me foolish for saying that giving them the tag belts 2+ months ago would be the only way to keep them credible as wrestlers. What was I thinking? Good thing that New Day is around and not getting broken up.
- Rate RAW
Russ: I really enjoyed this week. I thought the way they compartmentalized each match into it’s own segment was smart. Even though it was predictable I enjoyed the Dean and Seth fist bump show. The cruiserweight match was great. I liked what they did with the Fatal Four way. Of course their was dumb shit, but that is par for the course with WWE.
Keri: Overall, decent show, I guess. I missed the first 30 minutes because I had to watch GOT and that was far better than the first 30 minutes of this show. Braun looked strong and thats all I care about right now (Sorry again Finn). He isn’t winning Sunday, is he? Sigh. Rating: 4
Kent: F*** RAW
- Rate Smackdown
Russ: I’ll be honest, I barely remember what happened. With the exception of the whole ending debacle. I liked the Fashion Peaks Finale and the KO, AJ, Shane saga has been entertaining. The rest of it was blah. Rating: 4
Keri: The word to describe this week’s show was pointless. Pointless cash in, pointless segments, and the pointless end to the Fashion Peaks. I was needless to say underwhelmed. Rating: 3 (Yes, RAW beat Smackdown this week)
Kent: F*** Smackdown
Russ: SummerSlam is shaping up to be a decent PPV. On Paper that is. We all know there won’t be enough time for each match to deliver. This will end up where each match, except for maybe one or two, suffers. Because of this and fatigue from watching 6 hours The PPV will be largely boring in several spots. Still I am excited to see most of these matches and I definitely will. Right after I watch “Game of Thrones.”
Keri: As I said at the start of the blog, boy did I pick the wrong week to come back to the blog. RAW this week was decent but did little to nothing to get me excited about this weekend. Smackdown well I wish I watched something else instead honestly. As for Summerslam, I will probably watch part and then go to bed at a decent hour as usual then read the recaps the next morning.
Kent: F*** Summerslam
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