Paid Members Supremo Posted June 21, 2021 Paid Members Share Posted June 21, 2021 (edited) My first WWE pay per view since Wrestlemania after only catching a handful of Smackdown episodes, it was mostly the same old, same old. Solid work from the wrestlers, but little else. It’s truly amazing that you can zone out for months and then come back and nothing’s really changed. I’d say they’re on autopilot until the crowds come back but I could equally believe they’ll continue this into the Summer and beyond. Alexa is still finding new lows with her spooky nonce-baiting bollocks. Drew continues to look like a massive dickhead, forever failing in the most stupid of ways, presumably because Brock Lesnar is waiting in the wings for Summerslam. And everything involving Charlotte continues to have this weird, wonky booking where they’re happy to pump out any old shite and kill whatever momentum they have just as long as Charlotte never takes a clean loss. Heaven forbid. I genuinely have no idea what the viewer was supposed to take away from that DQ finish. Everyone looked dumb. Presuming Rhea is the babyface here, this killed her dead. She looked an absolute berk celebrating that she remained champion. Remember when she was a star? Two years running she’s been Charlotte’d now. She must dread seeing her name on the call sheet. It wasn’t all bad, though. Bianca vs. Bayley and Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn were both really, really good and as my first taste of the Bellator fella at the desk he was far better and felt far more natural than I ever could have expected. I don’t think it’s a coincidence at all that the best commentators in WWE are almost always the new guys who haven’t had their spirits broken yet. Pat McAfee continues to shine on the blue brand, too. Fuck everything else though. The best part of this show by millions of miles was this moment, which may have been the best accidental look behind the magician’s curtain in as long as I can remember. They tried to do a crash pad spot on live PPV and, well. Check it out. They gave away how the trick worked in the most comedic of ways. The little hand pushing the table from underneath the ring! I love it so much! Like something off, “Exposed! Pro-Wrestling’s Greatest Secrets!” “You didn’t think they actually went through tables…did you?” What’s even better is that they felt the need to do a crash pad spot in a match where Drew’s back ended up looking like this anyway. In retrospect, a bump through a table from the apron was the least of your worries, young Drew! Poor bastard. Imagine putting yourself through that much punishment to become just another chapter in the book about how Vince McMahon can’t book a top babyface. It’s fully bonkers that Drew was the best booked top babyface of the last decade the whole time they didn’t have fans, and then the moment fans were on the horizon they reverted back to the same nonsense that killed Roman for years, always losing the big matches, always looking like an idiot. Genuinely wouldn’t shock me at this point if the returning fans start booing him. If he’s got any sense he should already be campaigning for the heel turn. But yeah. It’s so typical of WWE to get on a kick like using crash pads but then take it too far and try to do it on a live show for a relatively safe spot that guys take quite regularly. Still, we’ll always have the memories. It’s nice when there’s an image so historic that you always remember it whenever you hear the immortal words, “Hell in a Cell.” Edited June 21, 2021 by Supremo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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