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Ryder's backstage segment was an absolute mess. Like he'd never spoken words before. I'm baffled as to why they don't pre-record all of that stuff ahead of time. Unless they do and that was his best take, but surely not.

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3 hours ago, Joe Blog said:

This! Surely someone from management has had a word? Her shorts obviously don’t fit her so why she insists on wearing them is beyond me.

If you have to pick a yard of spandex out your crack after every move you surely forfeit the right to call yourself the baddest woman on the planet. 

The only way to redeem this is to let it become her straps down super mode. 

“The wedgie is out the wedgie is out, Ronda Rousey is about to snap”  

 

She used to do it in the UFC too. Its like a nervous tick for her. She did say in an interview that she was so terrified of getting a camel toe in a UFC main event with all those cameras on her, she couldn't stop messing with her shorts since.

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Imagine looking at the state of Raw and picking up on Ronda's shorts. Like feeling your house sliding down a mountain and getting annoyed that your TV's fallen over.

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Ruby Riott vs. Ronda announced for Elimination Chamber. Good for Ruby. For the longest time she's been one of the most solid females on the roster. I bet they'll have a really good match.

Becky invited to Raw again by the McMahon family. I wonder if she'll hit Vince with a Stunner.

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2 hours ago, Supremo said:

Ruby Riott vs. Ronda announced for Elimination Chamber. Good for Ruby. For the longest time she's been one of the most solid females on the roster. I bet they'll have a really good match.

Becky invited to Raw again by the McMahon family. I wonder if she'll hit Vince with a Stunner.

Could you imagine if she head butted him?

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I know she's probably a bit busy at the moment, but one day, maybe when she's retired, they should send Becky to NXT to teach everyone how to best use Twitter. She is the BEST.

 

 

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My. God. If this isn't grabbing the brass ring then I don't know what is.

LOL at Ronda's shoulder tattoo.

 

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And there it is. The Shane-beats-up-Orton moment. You knew it was coming. You knew Vince would fuck it up. You knew he didn't understand what he had. Becky has been single-handedly saving this entire company from having the coldest, shittest Wrestlemania season in years and despite it being the easiest story in the world, with the simplest, most clear-cut characters to write, he still managed to completely balls it up. I'm not even talking about bringing out Charlotte. I'd come to accept their (wildly wrong) insistence on shoehorning her into the match. I'm talking about the moment when the top babyface, the anti-authority badass, was told to say sorry like she was a child and she actually fucking did it. Unbelievable.

The moment they made it clear that the, "Will she apologise?" cliffhanger was going to last the whole show, it seemed obvious where they were going. Becky fucking Lynch, strutting around as this brilliant amalgamation of 1998 Stone Cold Steve Austin and 2016 Conor McGregor? They were only ever going to get one apology out of her.....

Fuck yeah. All show I had visions of her apologising TO ABSOLUTELY NOBODY, punching both Steph and Hunter, before storming out through the crowd. Maybe she even breaks Steph's arm and is chased out by police or something, grinning back from the stands like when she invaded Raw. I foresaw episodes of Smackdown and Raw in the upcoming weeks where the McMahons eventually have to reluctantly admit that they need Becky more than she needs them. The suspensions, the belittling, it all comes back to bite them on the arse. She's the star. She's the main event. She's The Man. They need her so they're willing to hash out a deal to get her back and into the match at Wrestlemania.

Maybe Ronda demands they reinstate her or she's not wrestling at the show either. Maybe the whole roster threatens to walk out like when they fired Mankind at the end of 1999. Hell, maybe Becky only returns when they're willing to say they're sorry to her. You know, make these people into stars! But no. She just says she's sorry like a fucking chump. And then didn't even get the match anyway! Ha Ha! Grovel for something and then you still get fucked over! What a loser! Sure, she'll get back in the match, making it a Triple Threat. Sure, she'll probably win at Wrestlemania. Doesn't matter now. It's over. The lightning is out of the bottle. They were already tiptoeing that fine line with her, where you could never really tell if they understood what she was or how they'd fluked into it. There was always that doubt between what they presented on TV and what was hitting home runs on social media. That confusion about whether the writers had nailed this character as much as she clearly had. This solidified that they're fucking clueless and have been this whole time. Imagine Stone Cold saying sorry like that. Or The Rock. Or any successful top babyface, for that matter. It's beyond comprehension. I don't even think they'd have let Roman Reigns do it and his character is an all-time mess.

The rest of the show had a few hits though. Seth's promo was excellent and the Tag Title change was really good, coming after what felt like the first time in a long time that a Raw tag match actually went beyond second gear. That Chad Gable lad's quite good, isn't he? I'm still none the wiser as to why they waited months before putting the belts on The Revival though, doing that weird tweener thing where they kept losing unfairly. In retrospect, what was the point of any of that, other than to fill time?

And speaking of filling time, that deal involving Strowman, Angle, Finn, Corbin, Lashley and Drew was the worst example of time filling I've ever seen on a pro-wrestling TV show. Fuck me that went on forever. Starts off as Finn vs. Drew, goes ages, then everyone runs in. Then we end up with the inevitable Teddy-Long-Tag-Team-Match-Playa, they go for about another twenty minutes and then they do a a dusty finish, resulting in a restart? In a match with literally no stakes? To go even longer?! Jesus Christ. Think of the stuff they could've aired instead of this never ending match? A couple of character vignettes? A few squash matches? Something shot on location somewhere? This was the absolute definition of lazy writing.

On the subject of lazy writing, imagine them coming up with the Elias segment.

"All we ever do is have him get interrupted every week. We need to get creative guys! Come up with something fresh!"

"Interrupt him...multiple times?"

"Genius."

LOL at EC3. He couldn't even go a single week without giving Dean his heat back, losing clean. It's like they realised in the space of a week that he's the drizzling shits. Even Nia Jax was allowed to get one over on Dean without having to reciprocate in any way. And yet this useless, over-tanned lump has to trade back to the guy with one foot out of the door. Hilarious. Imagine being an even shitter version of Bobby Lashley. Fuck off, EC3.

So yeah. What a shame. A show that was being completely carried by its one shining light and they're too stupid to even realise they've extinguished it.

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I’m still hoping that this is all a big swerve and we’ll somehow still get Becky/Ronda 1 on 1 at Mania... but yea, that apology segment was an absolute heat killer for me. If they can somehow rehab Becky after that it’ll be a miracle.

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If you were in any doubt that they'd completely lost their way with this angle and have no idea what they're doing...a WWE.com exclusive shows that Ronda and Becky teamed up after Raw ended to brawl with the Riott Squad. Which they released to the public. Incredible. 

Here's a live shot of the Twitter version of Becky's character confronting the TV version about saying sorry when told to and then teaming up with her arch enemy.

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The second something goes to Raw they fuck it up. This bullshit wouldn't happen on Tuesday under Road Dogg's watch.

It's genuinely amazing how stupid the booking has been for the past few years. And they probably wonder why house show attendance is down.

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They have proper blow it. She needed to completely McGregor her apology. Now she’s been made to look an absolute chump. That 6-man tag felt like it lasted a whole hour of the show.

 

only positive for me is the continuation of the picture in pictures pre-record interviews from 80’s WWF

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I knew there'd be a backlash to the apology. I thought it was just about OK. They did it well enough to make it obvious that she didn't really mean it and was just doing whatever it takes. Particuarly liked Alexa's bit of shit stirring to hit home how much they just wanted Becky to be too pig-headed to take the opportunity.

Sure, Steve Austin wouldn't have done it but then someone else would be moaning that it's all a rip-off and they've no new ideas.

I hate that the McMahon's have to be involved in absolutely everything. if anything is going to take away from this thing, it's all these levels of false drama rather than this in particular. I'm still hoping that that is what the Charlotte tease is. A layer that isn't really needed but gets them through the weeks of TV.

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