WWE - Who is hyped!?

  • Ellsworth was used perfectly until he beat AJ Styles 3 times. I assume Dean Ambrose is going to turn on Ellsworth.

  • So we had a Women's title match in RAW. Gotta say: I did not expect that outcome to happen. Of course I'm happy for Sasha, and that match itself went pretty great with the ending and all. It's just that it smelled so strongly like Charlotte/Bailey feud (for the title) after Survivor Series, that this turn surprised me big time. But hey, surprises are the best thing in this business! I'll take it.

  • Man, Goldberg vs Brock was awesome

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  • I'm finally caught up!
    Here is for some random thoughts:

    Damn, they are really going all in on Goldberg! He is defiantly the top dog in WWE right now. Let's call it an interesting choice.

    And Undertaker is back for more than mania? They are really pushing the middle agers!

    But Survivor Series was a blast, the men's SS match was so much fun.

    Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens is still the best thing on TV. At this point I wan't them to main event mania for the Universal title. Maybe even, a title vs. list match.

    I like Sasha and Charlotte, they always have great matches, but they really need to stop changing the champion every month. The title debuted at mania, and both women is now 3 time champions? That's just stupid.

  • I hope Samoa Joe is getting brought up to the main roster now and I hope it's Smackdown. They need a few more main event quality people.

  • @MonsTruz said in WWE - Who is hyped!?:

    I like Sasha and Charlotte, they always have great matches, but they really need to stop changing the champion every month. The title debuted at mania, and both women is now 3 time champions? That's just stupid.

    I'm gonna keep disagreeing with that :)

    This sort of back-and-forth feud almost never happens, it's always the same formula: challenger wins the title, loser gets a rematch, loses it, champion gets X new challengers until he loses the belt to someone new, and the cycle starts again. This goes for all the titles, all the time.
    So to have a feud that makes both women look so strong by one-upping each other regularly in ever-so-grueling and spectacular matches is refreshing to me.

    And this was even more true for the Divas division of the past. Look at this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WWE_Divas_Champions#Combined_reigns

    Apart from a select few, pretty much every diva on the roster was champion at one point, only to lose it to the next girl. It felt more like a participation award, to quote Miz. "Don't worry, you'll all get the title eventually, so nobody's jealous". But that ended up making the title feel rather meaningless.

    Now we've got two amazing women on top of their game having one of the biggest female feuds of all time and giving the title real value. When a new challenger (Bayley or Nia) finally steps in and beats one of them, it will feel like a much bigger accomplishment, because they will beat a 3-time champion!

    Anyway, that's the way I see it.

  • roman retaining tonight gives me less reason to think that KO is gonna drop at roadblock

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    You have some great points, but I am over this feud. They keep wanting to make this great moment happen for Sasha, and it was great the first time, it was okay the second time, and now? I don't care anymore.
    They have great matches, but I honestly don't think the feud is very good. If they were to spread it out, with small bits here and there, and then culminating in a mania match, that would be awesome.

    I know they don't really have any active female wrestlers on raw, so there is no one to really challenge for the title except Bayley, and they should wait on her.
    They should have enough dept, so that Charlotte could go over in a one and done title match at a ppv, while Sasha beat someone else.

    At this point, are they just going to keep switching the title between the two until mania comes around? Then they can be 6 time womens champions.. yeah great.
    I don't mind them having a mania match, but they need to cool it down, or there will be nothing left.

  • @MonsTruz I definitely agree that now they have to end it, the feud has run its course. If Charlotte regains the title one more time I'll switch to your camp ;)

  • The Wyatt Family to defend SmackDown Tag Team Titles under the Freebird Rule

    Meaning Luke Harper is one of the champs as well. They'll do what New Day's been doing.

  • @Sentinel-Beach Good! I think it makes their team an even greater threat and they should hold those belts for quite some time!

  • @Sentinel-Beach

    A great move! Now Harper can also take the pin, when they wanna take the titles of them.

  • I forgot that roadblock is like next week? Too many PPVs D:

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    Roadblock is the last PPV of the year I think.

  • I thought I saw some tweets spoiling the fact that Cesaro-Sheamus had beaten New Day on RAW, and I quickly looked away but was so mad at myself for getting spoiled.

    So I was mad because why go all the way only to make them lose on the last day and not break the record? And I ended up being really surprised when New Day retained. Now I have to go back and see what those tweets were actually about!

    Anyway, I really enjoyed those 2 triple threat matches, it made their new record much more epic and deserved, congrats to them, they turned a horrible, horrible gimmick into gold.

    There's not a lot I'm looking forward to at Roadblock, it definitely feels like a filler PPV. Reigns better not win the Universal title, that would be ridiculous. I expect shenanigans between Owens and Jericho leading to a very entertaining feud between the two.

    I think the only matches that I'm curious about are, weirdly, Zayn-Strowman and Big Cass-Rusev. Refreshing match-ups, and they actually built up those storylines nicely.
    Charlotte-Sasha XIII should be good but I hope it's the final chapter.

    Added to the sentences I never thought I'd hear: "I'm worth one hundred Eva Maries!!"

  • I'm guessing the winner of Sasha/Charlotte go into a feud with Bayley for the road to wrestlemania season.

  • Roadblock had some good matches, and some I wasn't so into. About the results:

    That tag team match was really entertaining to watch, what a performance from Cesaro and Sheamus. I'm so happy they got the belts, especially Cesaro. Man, he's impressive. And what a weird feeling this is again that something's actually happening in RAW's tag team section.

    That Charlotte won was pretty clear, when you actually thought about it. They needed a heel champ who'd Bayley could then conquer in WrestleMania. That's a moment right there just waiting to happen. Just wondering what they'll cook up for Sasha.

    I'm NOT into the Universal championship picture, haven't been all this time since Owens won it. Okay, the win itself was great with Triple H and all, but all these months with Rollins and now Reigns feud = no sell. I just find the whole situation boring. Jericho's been fun, at least. I think Triple H will return for Rollins in Royal Rumble to start set up that WM match between them.

    I'm wondering if they'll really wait for WrestleMania for Owens vs. Jericho. I mean, come on, that HAS to happen at some point eventually. What bothers me is Finn Balor's role in everything. I'm assuming he's coming back in RR. It would just suck real hard if they give him the win there, because he DOES HAVE a rematch already in his backpocket.

    Also Reigns remains a question mark, I'd hope they put him back in defending the US belt because that thing has no role now. But they've been building this Rollins & Reigns thing, too... We'll have to see how the pieces move.

    And hey! Even Goldberg is after a title! What the hell. :)

  • For me the highlight of Roadblock was Neville!

    Damn, I'm suddenly very interested in the cruiserweight division now!
    He is really what the division needed, and the combination of him and The Brian Kendrick as the top heels, is very exciting to me. Also, compared to the other cruiser weights, damn Neville is jacked.
    Now they just need to create a compelling babyface character.

    Also, on the other end of the scale, I really like how they are booking Strowman. They are really showing that he is a dominating force. I'm still not sold that he can have a good match, but everything so far has been pretty good.

    It's also looking more and more likely, that we get Jericho vs. Owens for title at mania! That would be amazing. Although I don't know how the fozzy schedule is.