that Sami Zayn promo on Raw was one of the stupidest most annoying things i have ever seen in the WWE
Dunno, have you ever seen the ultimate warrior speak? Especially when him and Macho Man were fueding. Their promos were epically bad. Hell on the Ultimate Warrior DVD, Jericho and Edge were pretty much taking the piss out of him for the whole DVDthat Sami Zayn promo on Raw was one of the stupidest most annoying things i have ever seen in the WWE
I agree. The Intercontinental title is the biggest belt on Raw. It just doesn't make sense. It was fine for a few months to make him seem like a big name but everyone is sick of it. But this is what everyone begged for. They wanted the title to seem more special. Okada gets away with it because he wrestles multi-man matches regularly.The WWE seriously need to do something about Lesnar situation ... they need the Universal Champ to be a full time superstar
they have made to the highest paid on the roster, to basically never wrestle ... It makes no sense ... especially since he doesn't appear to have a great deal of support (or hate for that matter) from the crowds, just indifference.
Doesn't help the cause when all the raw titles are in one friggin match. I get the whole shield v dogs of war angle, but they don't need to hang all the titles off them. Rollins dropping the title to someone like Owens, Corbin or even Lashley kicks up a decent storyline that actually means something and there a few solid tag teams on Raw that they could deal the belts to (AoP, Revival, B Team, Ascension) which kicks that division back up a bit more. The shield/dogs of war angle could survive with only the universal title at stake.I only caught a handful of matches, but Super Show Down seemed like a glorified house show. There were a ton of rematches and it was incredibly easy to predict who was going to win and the type of match they were going to have. The only wrestlers who managed to subvert expectations were Bryan-Miz which ended up being a disappointment than anything else. Imagine being a huge Daniel Bryan fan, paying all that money because you never thought you'd get to see him perform again and you got treated to a 2:25 match.
I felt conflicted by the main event. On one hand, the fans in attendance were into the match and it headlined an arena show that drew 70 000 fans. However, it was impossible to care about the result of the match, so it just felt I watched a bunch of old fucks hit each other with steel chairs for half an hour. The most suspenseful part of the match was wondering when HBK's hat would come off his head. It was pretty boring and to make matters worse, they threatened us with a sequel.
What did you make of the show, Foordy?
I actually get the feeling they want to leave both Raw singles titles on the Shield to keep their storyline options open for the inevitable Shield breakup and Ambrose heel turnDoesn't help the cause when all the raw titles are in one friggin match. I get the whole shield v dogs of war angle, but they don't need to hang all the titles off them. Rollins dropping the title to someone like Owens, Corbin or even Lashley kicks up a decent storyline that actually means something and there a few solid tag teams on Raw that they could deal the belts to (AoP, Revival, B Team, Ascension) which kicks that division back up a bit more. The shield/dogs of war angle could survive with only the universal title at stake.
I'm not sure what Corey Graves called it, but he made it sound way cooler. Presumably, Cena just busted it out to publicise his latest movie project with Jackie Chan and didn't see the harm in using it in a mid-card match. I doubt it'll become a permanent part of his repertoire.Foordy said:I also reckon that the new Cena finishing move (lighting fist is it?) is the weakest finishing move ever seen in the WWE (probably all wrestling actually) and someone of Cena's standing deserves much better
Yeah, I didn't necessarily mean it was a bad show. I'm sure those who went got their money's worth, but if I had the opportunity to host a show of that magnitude I would have pulled out all the stops. More storylines in the build-up, more turns, bigger entrances, more title changes, so if the US fans wanted to catch up they'd have to tune into Raw to see what the hell went down.Foordy said:if they decide to do it again, i hope the WWE give the Aussie crowd a bit more respect and put together something more than a glorified house show.
I'm enjoying The Shield vs. Strowman/McIntyre/Ziggler rivalry they've got going, but you're right other parts of the show are suffering as a result. The WWE should book their shows more like Game of Thrones where you have these big ensemble casts where as soon as one storyline ends, another is there to take it's place.mitch222 said:Doesn't help the cause when all the raw titles are in one friggin match.
there have been rumours that the WWE is looking at possibly moving crown jewel away from Saudi Arabia ... somewhere like the UK.Horrible news for Roman, and a real sobering moment for the wrestling community. There's been a lot of complaints about how he's been portrayed, but nobody could doubt his work ethic or the improvements he's made since coming into the main roster. From all reports he's a stand-up guy so hopefully he's on top of the disease and can continue leading his life the way he wanted too.
It's not something you expect from Pro Wrestling. For most it's pure escapism so to be hit with something so real and relatable was a real shock to the system.
At this stage, I'd be surprised if Crown Jewel even goes ahead. No Reigns, Cena & Bryan boycotting the show, it just seems like a horrible PR situation for the WWE to go and entertain the Saudis in this political climate. They'll probably hold off on Brock until Wrestlemania and possibly have Drew McIntyre go over. Reportedly Vince has a high opinion of him, although I don't think he's star material.
Promos are just so important and Drew isn't at that level and babyfaces don't use managers.