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2 minutes ago, Yakashi said:

Such a shame there was no crowd for the new day. You can tell how much the team means to them.

Will be a rough 6 weeks until they’re back together.

Or forced to fight each other for the honour of red/blue t-shirts!

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Don't forget: the clocks changed last week so if you want to record Smackdown you probably need some professional help.

What a Mark. 

Rob Gronkowski's ring entrance in an empty arena was the most embarrassing and cringy thing I may have ever seen as a wrestling fan. And thats coming from somebody whose parents were in the room when

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It remains a miracle that New Day ever slipped through the net in the first place.

During a time when the goal seems to be rinsing every act of any type of authenticity, boiling them down to one-note catchphrases Michael Cole can shout during their entrance, it’s crazy how real they feel and how much the emotion and connection between the three of them shines through.

It was absolutely the right time to split them up and they’ve done it in the best way possible. Big E can go on to create the next boom period as Universal Champion and then I can spunk my balls off when they do a long, drawn out tease for the inevitable reunion.

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I thought it worked well having some wrestlers among the heads in the thunderdome, don't know why they haven't been doing it all along. Also seeing people do the YES hands thing on the screens was the first time it's felt like the virtual audience were remotely connected to the show, nice one D Bry. 

Hope Corbin gets something to do, he barely got mentioned in the draft.

"When I was by your side when you won your first women's championship, who was by your side?... me"  _Sasha Banks 

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2 hours ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

And mercifully, the gimmick of Shorty G was ended.

The end of Shorty G. Hopefully nearly the end of Otis vs Miz. If we could get an end to Seth vs The Mysterios then SmackDown could be great again.

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16 minutes ago, Pogue said:

I know the answer is 'because wrestling' but why didn't Heyman shout anything to Reigns when Jey Uso was getting in the ring to attack him? 

Are we not to assume Heyman was watching the same thing Roman was?

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30 minutes ago, Hannibal Scorch said:

Jay Uso turned heel because why not.

I get the whole Jey attacking Bryan after the match in storyline. Jey wants to stay in the family and to please Roman but would it have hurt to have Uso cheat on the way to victory. I'm guessing it's Roman vs Bryan coming up and Bryan losing clean doesn't make him look credible as a challenger. 

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19 minutes ago, Tsurutagun said:

I get the whole Jey attacking Bryan after the match in storyline. Jey wants to stay in the family and to please Roman but would it have hurt to have Uso cheat on the way to victory. I'm guessing it's Roman vs Bryan coming up and Bryan losing clean doesn't make him look credible as a challenger. 

Roman wanted him to be acknowledged as the head of the tribe, not to turn heel. That’s been done because now he’s seen the light. Awful looking table bump as well, stomach into the corner. Ouch

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The Jey stuff was done perfectly. Absolutely gripping. Especially against Bryan. He's so loved by people it won't hurt him at all and they'll want him to get revenge somehow. Him putting Jey over in the pre match segment and then in the match was a great move.

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I agree that the Jey/Roman angle was done well again this week but they've (Vince) cottoned on to the fact that both are mega over in a big way and they're starting to milk it a bit. I have no doubt that the intern conflict will be scripted to death and the eventual pay off will be ruined. 

Once the match was over Roman should have said something along the lines of "We're not done here Uso, your Chief wants to set an example." 

The way it played out with the looks and grimaces between them was a wee bit contrived. 

I wonder what the end game will be. I am terrible at fantasy booking but if they (Usos and Reigns) form a stable, coerce another member or two and have them run roughshod for a while and have Jey do the Batista turn eventually. Not sure he's main event material but they'd get a fair few storylines out of it and it would be something a bit fresh. 

 

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36 minutes ago, Suplex Sinner said:

Once the match was over Roman should have said something along the lines of "We're not done here Uso, your Chief wants to set an example." 

The way it played out with the looks and grimaces between them was a wee bit contrived. 

I completely disagree, it was handled perfectly. Roman speaking would have taken away from this angle. 

It works on another level too as Roman can quite truthfully say next week, if anyone calls him on it, that he didn’t tell Jey Uso to do anything and this was completely his own decision. 

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2 minutes ago, RedRooster said:

I completely disagree, it was handled perfectly. Roman speaking would have taken away from this angle. 

It works on another level too as Roman can quite truthfully say next week, if anyone calls him on it, that he didn’t tell Jey Uso to do anything and this was completely his own decision. 

That's fair enough. I do think it was done well I just felt it was right on the line between being good/great and being telegraphed/hammed up. 

Good point on the plausible deniability, it'll be interesting to see if they run with it. That would certainly add another layer to the dynamic between the two of them. 

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