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Miz fluffing his lines in the opening segment was hilarious. The trailer was great though. 

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What’s the deal with Sami Zayn? Is he injured? Retired? As fun as he can be acting like a tit outside the ring during Nakamura and Cesaro matches, I can’t help but wonder why he’s isn’t wrestling weekly. He feels exactly like the type of guy Heyman would push on Mondays.

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6 minutes ago, jazzygeofferz said:

What the heck have they done to the intercontinental title? It looks horrible. 

Cody got the previous IC Title made, so they decided to change it.

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Watched the last week's Smackers highlight thing on Five with my other half's uncle this morning. Naomi's hair is amazing, although I kind of wish she'd wrestle in that disco ball helmet thing. 

Strowman, Nakamura, Sami & Cesaro all feel wasted in that match. Cole seems to be doing his commentary in the style of a children's TV show narrator. Especially his gleefully shouting about the dog food. Reigns looked to be having a great time, though. That's good. 

Has the show suffered from being cut down like this, or is it even worse in long form? 

My other half's uncle enjoyed it. He's going to be hoping he gets to see Big Show on Raw tomorrow. He gave AEW a chance and told me he didn't like how Jericho has to have all his mates with him and that he doesn't understand why Dean Ambrose has changed his name. 

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32 minutes ago, TildeGuy~! said:

There is no source, it’s an opinion.

You had an opinion?

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Goldberg vs The Fiend is exciting!

I halfway can’t believe that they’re still carrying on with Reigns vs Corbin, but then I notice the total lack of anyone else to put Roman against — even when Sheamus is out of his settling back in phase, I’ve no interest in him vs Reigns again.

SmackDown is way too babyface-heavy, to the point where Mustafa Ali can’t even be on the show because there are no baddies for him. The humiliation from last week could’ve easily put Corbin into a new feud as well — perhaps even with Ali. I really thought the King picking on staff and fans was going to lead to another babyface stepping up to him. Oh well.

The tag team scene has a lot of potential, but the presentation could do with some work. The Usos and Roode/Ziggler are good teams, but they’re massively overexposed, especially against each other. New Day vs Miz and Morrison isn’t though, which is nice! Looking forward to that match at Showdown.

I wish they’d just get rid of Bayley. Her character is a mess, her performances are weak, and AEW needs some proper women on the roster who aren’t just there because they’re either married to or fetishised by the boys in charge. They could use that title to establish one or two of the other women as standouts.

The Daniel Bryan/Heath Slater chat was very odd. I enjoyed it! 

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Fiend vs Goldberg. Take my money! Could be a mad spectacle and a surprisingly bold match for Smackdown. Little touch, but I liked Goldberg cutting off Wyatt mid sentence like somebody about to fight might do. Not politely waiting for Bray to finish his lines like one of the full-time chumps would. 

Smackdown seems no different to the last time I watched. It’s bland and conservative to the point of nausea. Roster is thin, zero strong heels and fun acts like New Day, Strowman and Elias are way past their shelf life. Even Bryan is lifeless on this show. For all the talk of him being Teflon, this has to be the coldest he’s been since the Yes thing originally took off. The constant muddying of his character since last summer has killed him off.

What is Roman supposed to do after Mania? Drag it out with the Fiend? Sheamus? King Baron Corbin lol.

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If Roman beats Goldberg for the belt at Mania, a feud with the Fiend would do for a couple of months after. I expect they’ll do another draft not long after WrestleMania anyway, though I’d rather they wait until September to do that as part of the Season Premieres.

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