WWE - Who is hyped!?

  • @Sentinel-Beach It can be a great use of turning people heel. I still remember fondly how they turned Punk heel by having him cash in on Jeff Hardy.

  • Hadn't heard that Cena's considered a free agent until today. Means he can bounce back and forth between RAW and SD however he pleases. Immediately after I saw rumours about Reigns's upcoming announcement, so it's already likely that we'll see Reigns/Cena at SummerSlam. That'd be something, Vince's two top guys at each other. It would seem like a good pairing for SS, I think, it has that kind of vibe. Plus it would keep the both of them out of the title pictures.

    But in reality Reigns'll just say that "I'm in the title match at SummerSlam, period". :/

  • Rusev jusr got cleared by WWE medical.

    My dream story line is for Rusev to crush Jinder after he losses the title this Sunday.

  • Money in the Bank came and went. I managed to call both the MitB winners beforehand, but honestly, there wasn't that many plausible canditates. Carmella and Baron Corbin are both in the suitable place in their careers to now carry the briefcase. They needed a push like this. Good winners.

    But the women's MITB match. Oh man, what a stupid ending. The first ever women's match of that sort, and freaking Ellsworth gets the honor to take the briefcase? Doesn't feel right, feels just stupid, almost like a slap to the women's face. Disrespect, I can almost hear Huber loudly saying somewhere.

    My Lana bet, on the other hand, was just wrong, but after seeing the title match I'm just glad I didn't call it. Lana... wasn't too exciting. She was pretty clumsy in a way and also just irritating after screaming stupidly all the time. Please stop that. The crowd was feeling nothing and they were right: a title change would've been too quick here, it needs a better and longer story behind it. I'm not saying Lana's a lost cause, no, but she just needs to start building up from the groundfloor now like others. And in a way, this was a succesful entrance into the roster, a flashy one, she immediately got noticed by everyone (whether the light's good or bad).

  • MITB was a disappointment to me, great matchs with really bad results, Randy Orton should have won the WWE title, the Women MITB match ending was insulting to the 5 women in the match, plus you had an awesome moment between Nakamura and AJ Styles ruined by Corbin.

    I'm disappointed.

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

    But in reality Reigns'll just say that "I'm in the title match at SummerSlam, period". :/

    How about that. :/

    But hey! "I'm not finished with you!" :D Yes! This was a nice surprise, back so soon.

    In other news: I think it's cool that they found some use for Bo and Axel. And I think we can be pretty sure that eventually they'll turn on Miz and maybe get a title match themselves, even. But that's still months away, if it's ever happening.

    The unit we know as Enzo & Big Cass is gone. Don't really know if this is a good thing or not. I'm kinda interested if Cass could now get into bigger pictures as a solo guy, but then again, is he interesting enough without Enzo. On the other hand, I haven't been that interested in them for months now, so I guess change is a good thing.

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

    But the women's MITB match. Oh man, what a stupid ending. The first ever women's match of that sort, and freaking Ellsworth gets the honor to take the briefcase? Doesn't feel right, feels just stupid, almost like a slap to the women's face. Disrespect, I can almost hear Huber loudly saying somewhere.

    It's brilliant writing. You're hardcore marking right now ;) You're supposed to be angry and annoyed, that's the point.

  • @Hazz3r I hear you. :) I thought about that later yesterday, that I guess they did their job well after all. Still, I'm just conflicted between the kayfabe and reality about how that was handled.

  • @Sentinel-Beach

    If anything, it's nice that they're finally addressing the obvious flaw in a No-DQ Ladder Match.

  • Well damn. They took the briefcase away from Carmella. I mean I liked her as the winner, I think it was the right call there. It was only the Ellsworth ending. Hopefully we'll see her winning it again next week, but I don't know man. Maybe they're just starting a feud between her and the new winner or something like that. :/

  • @Hazz3r but they could have restarted the match at the PPV and not make what it feels like a reactionary decision, plus every thing would be fine if Carmella climbed the ladder and unhocked the briefcase, after watching SD i don't know how the writer's or the match agent or even the women in the match didn't expect this reaction from the fans!

  • @A7X458

    I still think it's going to be okay. Just have the match again next week, have Ellsworth attempt to interfere again, and then have Becky Lynch stop him and win. The pop for Becky will be huge, Carmella has gotten a huge boost due to the controversy (amazing promo from SDLive).

    But I agree though, this would have been far better if everything had happened at MITB. Like you say, it wouldn't seem as reactionary as it looks and appear more as the great writing that I believe it to be.

  • Nice nice nice. They went with it and had Carmella win it again. I like this. It was kinda expected but still not 100 % sure, so I felt some tension watching the match. Now she has some good heat, credibility and a legitimate hold on that contract.

    How about that blast from the past: Punjabi Prison Match. :) That's a name I haven't heard in ages, got some good nostalgia there for a while. I don't remember, though, whether the match itself will be kinda boring or not, but in any case this was a good pick from the WWE history, I feel.

    And next week we'll have a Battle Royal to determine who will face Owens for the US belt. Cena's going to be back and he's in it, right? I really hope that Rusev would finally return for that and win the whole thing. They'd be a great pair with Owens, kinda like two bulls in the ring.

  • I like Carmella wining again but Smackdown suffered alot from having MITB match, no KO, Styles and Nakamura plus the women championship match was meh.

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    Anyone here averse to me renaming this the General WWE Thread?

    Worst named PPV is coming up this weekend? Who's hyped?

  • @MCRMJ if you follow the wwe news and the leakes which are 95% right like i do you'd know who will win but still i'm just hyped for Joe vs Lasner and the iron man tag match.

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    @A7X458 Oh definitely, I follow everything, but the Lesnar Joe match should still be decent if they don't go the squash route.

    Though thinking about it, I'm not sure Lesnar is capable of anything more these days.

  • So nobody to talk about Great Balls of Fire?

    I thought the Joe Lesnar match was really good, although I would have loved for it to last 5 minutes longer, there was such intensity in every move that you can't really blame the guys. Lesnar in particular went through all colors of the spectrum and was sweating like a pig at the end. I think if anything, this match really put Joe on the map as a terrifying threat for anyone on the roster.

    I secretly hope he won't just be fed to Reigns next week and the match will end on a draw so we can have a triple threat at SummerSlam.

    Speaking of Reigns, good match against Strowman, some fun spots, and I was surprised he lost the match! The ambulance stunt was cool but dragged on for way too long afterwards, not sure if they were going for realism or legit had trouble opening the door but it got pretty boring which sucked the energy out of the whole thing.

    The 30-minute iron man tag team match was excellent too, great pacing and storytelling, everyone involved did a great job, kudos to them!

    The rest was forgettable though.

  • WWE cancelled Talking Smack and the Pyro for the Raw and Smackdown, so butting your top belt on Jinder wasn't a success, WWE management needs to get with the times.

  • Whattttt?? Why cancel Talking Smack? That was one of my favourite things every week, it allowed so many wrestlers to show a totally different side of their personality, it made me like so many guys a lot more than I usually would. Crazy that they don't realise that! And it can't cost much to produce, so what's the reasoning behind it?