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#41 The Thread Killer

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:26 PM

Since I only watch occasionally, I will ask the question. Is there a babyface that they are purposely keeping him away from that you see beating him eventually? Where is Jinder as champ ultimately going? Do you get the feeling they have a clue?

 

 

To echo what others are saying, I was personally hoping it was AJ.  Apparently they started the ball rolling in that direction on Smackdown this week, but I missed the show.

 

As far as where Jinder as champ is ultimately going, who could say?  By every estimable metric I can think of, he's been an absolute bust as champion.  The fans still chant "WHAT?" during his promos, which indicates they are not invested in his character, and his matches have been mediocre at best and total shit at worst. Years ago, I would have assumed that Vince would look at how he is doing as champ, do the math and get that belt (sorry I mean Championship) off him ASAP. 

 

However, this is the newer "I know what you want even if you clearly indicate you don't want it, and I'm going to cram it down your throat whether you like it or not until you learn to like it, or stop watching and stop showing up at the arena and if you do it's not my fault" version of Vince McMahon.  So in this case, I assume Jinder will be champion for years to come with no end in sight.

 

I was thinking about this the other day.  There are so many "unappreciated" or underutilized wrestlers that some fans dream of getting a big push and making it big. Guys who are supposedly "held back."  This is one of the rare cases where McMahon elevated somebody who went on to demonstrate with no doubt that he had been exactly where he belonged on the card before he got pushed.  3MB is pretty much perfect for Jinder Mahal, as far as I'm concerned.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:41 PM

Yea, I think it's telling how much even the "Don't Hinder Jinder" crowd that looked at him as at least something fresh has quieted down in recent months on Reddit and elsewhere. It's one thing to want the WWE to give people opportunities, but usually that's supported by glimmers of greatness. In Jinders case, it's not like he was stealing the show on the house show circuit or amazing anyone on the B-shows. I think the only compliment you can give Jinder is that he hasn't gotten actively worse in the spotlight, but he also hasn't gotten actively better. His matches against Orton and Nak were not main event quality matches - which isn't to say they were all-time duds, but compared to what we've seen out of Rusev, Cesaro, Sheamus, etc. in that same time frame, Mahals output is abysmal. I'm not even sure he's better than Corbin.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

I recall there being plenty of people, myself included, who were accepting of a Jinder title run because they figured there's no way it could worse than what Orton was doing. Just goes to show, be careful what you wish for.



#44 Alucard

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

Since I only watch occasionally, I will ask the question. Is there a babyface that they are purposely keeping him away from that you see beating him eventually? Where is Jinder as champ ultimately going? Do you get the feeling they have a clue?

 

The only babyface he wrestled but didn't actually beat; John Cena.  During his recent media tour in India he did a Q&A where he said he'd want Cena at Mania.

 

They've started building Jinder/AJ off AJ claiming Jinder's beat everyone but him, though Jinder did pin AJ back in May the week before he won the title.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:59 AM

Weekly YouTube round-up.

 

Raw Top 5
1. The Shield match their entrance together for the first time in 3 years - 3.6m views
2. Kane Returns; Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman - Steel Cage Match - 3.4m
3. The Shield arrive on Raw looking for a fight - 2.3m
4. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro & Sheamus - 1.1m
5. Kurt Angle raises the stakes for Raw's Steel Cage Match - 956k

Raw Bottom 3
3. Cedric Alexander vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher - 121k
2. Asuka makes her Raw debut this Sunday at WWE TLC - 96k
1. Mickie James will have the last laugh at WWE TLC - 75k

 

Smackdown
1. AJ Styles interrupts Jinder Mahal's challange to Brock Lesnar - 1.4m
2. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens confront Daniel Bryan - 778k
3. Nakamura & Orton battle Owens & Zayn - 680k
4. Roode and Ziggler clash in WWE Hell in a Cell rematch - 391k
5. Sin Cara vs. Baron Corbin - 336k
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3. Are the New Day celebrating Rusev Day? - 224k
2. Get an inside look at Jinder Mahal's trip to India - 130k
1. What is Jinder Mahal's Survivor Series announcement? - 90k



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

Looks like Bray is touch and go for the PPV, and if it's true he has meningitis  I don't see how they could allow him anywhere near the building.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:57 PM

[quote name="sek69" post="5817293" timestamp="1508529309"]Looks like Bray is touch and go for the PPV, and if it's true he has meningitis  I don't see how they could allow him anywhere near the building.[/quote He is out officially and Aj styles is replacing him. Also Roman reigns is out and is replacing by Kurt fucking angle.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:04 PM

Well damn. At least with Angle they can explain it by having the GM suit up to help his brand but it should be interesting seeing what pretzel twist they come up with to justify a SD guy appearing on a Raw PPV (assuming they even try to). 



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:08 PM

Is "viral meningitis" eligible for Best Booker in WON award balloting?



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:08 PM

Man if you are Daniel Bryan right now you have to be a little pissed.   That calendar can't go any faster for him

 

it is completely WWE that the first match between the two original leaders of the Bullet Club in the WWE (I think) is a meaningless match because Bray can't wrestle dressed as a woman



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:52 PM

I guess they felt like they had to put something big out there, because everyone was looking forward to... that match...?

 

Shades of GAB06, for sure.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:56 PM

Is "viral meningitis" eligible for Best Booker in WON award balloting?

 

I laughed.



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

The description for this week's Smackdown says "gloriously talented Bobby Roode" lol




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