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KO as honorary New Day member was hilarious. It's refreshing to see them not pull the trigger straight away on the turn and Owens is perfect as the babyface that you need to keep an eye on. You can see why him and Sami get so much TV time despite them not being Vince's ideal in terms of looks. They ruled the roost this week. Got to admit though, that purest in me is having a hard time embracing Kofi as champion with this shtick. He's massively over though so what do I know.

Finn is already a ton more interesting now he's been separated from the lugs. He comes across far better in fast paced matches with guys his size. I love Ali but, man. I'm on edge watching him sometimes. Always feels like he's a step away from hurting himself. Lot of that is him being great at selling I'm sure.

I love Becky Lynch to bits but she isn't quite clicking for me at the moment. I don't know if it's her promos having a lack of focus or it's the edge being shaved off the character, but she isn't compelling like before. The promos aren't hitting home. She's just another face on the show right now and the airs leaving the balloon.

The women's segment was the type of nonsensical mess you'd get on Raw. I'm stoked for the Sane and Asuka team, because Christ they needed to find a decent tag team somewhere. But I'm pissed that Asuka has been slotted back in this role again. She tapped out the double champion for fucks sake! Why is she not gunning for Becky? It's not like there's a list of credible challengers.

The Raw women's roster is a state. Natalya, Dana Brooke, Lacey, Tamina, Ruby Riot and Alexa Bliss. Is that it? They can move Becky there and it's still dire. Are they sticking all the talent on Smackdown just to build around Charlotte again?

Lar's actually got over this week, there might be hope for him after all. Glad to see him drop the flying head butt. R Truth is one of the better faces they have in hand to get over this stuff although the act with Carmella is wearing thin.

Vince swerving fans with Elias was a great move in deflecting any possible boos for Roman. I can't wait to see what Reigns can do with this roster although it's a shame to see him separated from the Uso's yet again.

Man, hope Bryan is alright. Can't be losing him again.

 

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4 minutes ago, Mr Butternut Squash said:

The Raw women's roster is a state. Natalya, Dana Brooke, Lacey, Tamina, Ruby Riot and Alexa Bliss. Is that it?

Naomi just went across too.

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4 minutes ago, Mr Butternut Squash said:

Got to admit though, that purest in me is having a hard time embracing Kofi as champion with this shtick. He's massively over though so what do I know.

It is very odd, I think, watching him do the New Day stuff as per normal while holding the World Title rather than a Tag Title. As great as it is to see New Day celebrating their success as a group, it doesn't help Kofi stand out. They other two should have presented him with some gold gear or something as a present so that he stands out.

Loved the KO stuff. I was just waiting for the turn and like that it never came that quickly. It would have got a huge pop and they're normally dumb enough to do stuff like that so I was genuinely surprised.

4 minutes ago, Mr Butternut Squash said:

Vince swerving fans with Elias was a great move in deflecting any possible boos for Roman.

Fair except they just did almost the exact same thing with the Paige announcement. Not one person wasn't waiting for the interruption.

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48 minutes ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

The New Daniel Bryan is a proud vegan. Heavy Machinery are all about Steaks & Weights. Bryan & Rowan vs Heavy Machinery for the tag titles once they remember they've got both sets of Champions on Raw now and sort that out.

They haven’t, the Uso’s lost the Smackers belts to the Hardys last week

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Do we think this, "Vince is a clueless old goof," is an intentional character?

I think in his head he's playing a clever, manipulative, puppet-master-stye troll, whereas everyone watching just wants someone to get him a blanket and some slippers.

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As insane and out of touch as he seems off screen, Vince will always show arse when he's on TV. It doesn't mean a lot at this point when Roman decks him other than a cheap pop but that's because Vince has always come off the worst in every situation. Someone tell his daughter.

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Man I hope the Gable move allows Roode to be a decent mid-card heel on Raw, and lets Chad just go out there and wrestle on Smackdown.

But yeah I'm not holding my breath.

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Looking at the heel side, with no Bryan around at the moment, is the best short-term story for Kofi that Shane McMahon takes the "Best in the World" shtick too seriously and announces he wants the WWE Title? Shane entering and maybe winning Money in the Bank would be a hilarious way to troll and tease people that Shane is going to win the title in a bullshit fashion, as it suits the character and plays with the die-hard fans a treat that "their guy" Kofi is going to drop the title to a McMahon. Doesn't even have to win on the cash-in. Looking at the SD roster I'm not sure who else can jump right in to a top-line feud after all the damage that's been done to slot so many in the middle.

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42 minutes ago, RIDDUM_N_STYLE said:

They haven’t, the Uso’s lost the Smackers belts to the Hardys last week

Oops! Shows how long that result stuck in my memory. Bryan And Rowan But Mostly Bryan vs The Hardys for a bit then, followed by a Heavy Machinery feud, by which time Kofi will have lost the title and he can go and challenge for it again.

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The Smackdown women’s roster is stacked now!

I assume Sheamus and Samoa Joe are moving to Raw now? There was issues with flights and Joe had the flu so they weren’t about for Raw.

I could see Poundland Kenny Omega jumping straight into a feud with Balor on Smackdown.

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16 minutes ago, TildeGuy~! said:

I could see Poundland Kenny Omega

Image result for stop trying to make fetch happen gif

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1 hour ago, DavidB6937 said:

lets Chad just go out there and wrestle

Ah, that famously successful character trait. See also Benjamin, Shelton.

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