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Why wouldn't "USA executives" want Big E??

You have the chance to draft 3 guys for the price of 1 and only take 2 and leave out the best one of the 3???

Yet all 4 of the Hurt Business were selected? So they'd rather have Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin over Big E???

Makes them seem absolute idiots 

Overall it's the right move splitting them up without going the usual one of them turning etc but if they want this to seem like a real draft then at least put some effort into making it seem realistic. 

And Seth to Smackdown had to happen but Rey and Dominik follow him to carry on this never ending feud.

 

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45 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

“What does a star look like?”
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That’s your answer right there

Genuinely mind blowing that it took them so long to get here. So many years wasted force feeding him as the white meat baby face, big wins over Brock and Taker to try and solidify him but nothing has worked as much as this character.

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1 hour ago, MVP RULZ said:

Why wouldn't "USA executives" want Big E??

You have the chance to draft 3 guys for the price of 1 and only take 2 and leave out the best one of the 3???

Yet all 4 of the Hurt Business were selected? So they'd rather have Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin over Big E???

Makes them seem absolute idiots 

 

The thing that annoys me most isn't so much that they did this (same with Heavy Machinery), it's the fact they didn't think it merited any sort of explanation. They could easily have had Michael Cole say that he's hearing Fox negotiated with USA to keep Big E when they heard RAW had selected New Day. In an industry where a rival company is telling long-term storylines very, very well these long-standing WWE habits become infinitely more annoying. 

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57 minutes ago, Michael_3165 said:

Is anyone else wondering about the big orange naked child sculpture in the background? Just really odd and out of place. 

I’m more intrigued in the Plate Cabinet if I’m honest.
Either way, that’s what a fucking star looks like, and I hope Reigns has enough sway now to say “that doesn’t work for me, brother” to doing any stupid shit that’ll ruin this run

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I haven’t watched wwe bar YouTube videos for a long while, but seeing they have split New Day bus draft pick is one of the stupidest things I have read they have done in  years. I know they don’t care re PPV buys, but surely they could have bumped a rating with a build to new days last stand together? We all know it’s gonna lead to a forced “moment” at mania where they recreate the Kofi moment when Big E wins the title, are they really so short of ideas? 

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1 hour ago, MVP RULZ said:

Why wouldn't "USA executives" want Big E??

You have the chance to draft 3 guys for the price of 1 and only take 2 and leave out the best one of the 3???

Yet all 4 of the Hurt Business were selected? So they'd rather have Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin over Big E???

Makes them seem absolute idiots. 

 

Tbf if you look at the ratings USA are getting on the whole, them not getting Big E isn't a big surprise. Wonder if NBC Universal with take stock at the next shareholders meeting 🤔

New Day were going to be split up one day. I'm happy it wasn't one of them turning heel on the other. They can do stuff together at the PPVs. If Big E wins a title at WM, his mates can celebrate with him and vice versa. 

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13 minutes ago, Tsurutagun said:

New Day were going to be split up one day. I'm happy it wasn't one of them turning heel on the other. They can do stuff together at the PPVs. If Big E wins a title at WM, his mates can celebrate with him and vice versa. 

Agreed. Assuming this separate shows thing sticks, I'd like to think they'll still remain New Day, just with members on both shows and getting together when they can. Working together to help E win the Rumble would be a nice touch.

Guessing Street Profits swap places with Kofi & Woods (particularly as Belair has gone that way) and perhaps they'll use that opportunity to rename & replace the tag belts that Prichard is on record as despising? WWE Tag Team Champions & Universal Tag Team Champions, following the top singles titles?

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43 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

I’m more intrigued in the Plate Cabinet if I’m honest.
Either way, that’s what a fucking star looks like, and I hope Reigns has enough sway now to say “that doesn’t work for me, brother” to doing any stupid shit that’ll ruin this run

Roman told Vince he wasn’t going to be turning up to work for a few months and kept his job. Came back on his terms and became top dog immediately. Surely he’s got a lot of control in what he does/doesn’t do?

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2 hours ago, Mr Kennedy said:

Roman told Vince he wasn’t going to be turning up to work for a few months and kept his job. Came back on his terms and became top dog immediately. Surely he’s got a lot of control in what he does/doesn’t do?

There were stories involving Kevin Owens and Curtis Axel on this week’s Wrestle Me that suggest Vince prefers people who stand up to him or don’t just do what he wants without argument. Following that logic you wonder if Roman would have been turned if he’d stuck around the whole time this year.

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4 hours ago, Louch said:

I haven’t watched wwe bar YouTube videos for a long while, but seeing they have split New Day bus draft pick is one of the stupidest things I have read they have done in  years. I know they don’t care re PPV buys, but surely they could have bumped a rating with a build to new days last stand together? We all know it’s gonna lead to a forced “moment” at mania where they recreate the Kofi moment when Big E wins the title, are they really so short of ideas? 

Are you saying that pushing Big E is a bad idea? I can't tell. I don't think giving him a push is being 'short of ideas' as he's one that many fans have been excited about for a while. While I'm not sure about the New Day split, I'm certainly not against a Big E singles run at all.

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1 hour ago, Supremo said:

Seth and the Mysterios drafted to the same show. Incredible.

Murphy too now, per Talking Smack.

Kalisto staying on Smackdown; Gulak, Carillo & Tucker drafted to Raw the other results from there.

Can see Tucker becoming a Raw Underground regular with his amateur background, but suspect that's the best he can hope for without Otis.

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