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#1 KawadaSmile

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

We get Rollins vs KO today (boooo)

 

But we also get Ronda vs Nia! (cool I guess)



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:11 PM

Way, way too soon to put Ronda anywhere near the title picture. She could have done a tag with Nattie against Mickie/someone and then a singles match against Mickie, and then have Nattie turn on her, and done another 6 months of programs with gaps in between while she was training without losing any momentum or getting exposed. I'm hoping they just have Nattie turn on her here and don't put the belt on her already.



#3 Seabs

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

I normally just roll my eyes at the sale talks but the longer this year goes on the more Im starting to think maybe theres at least something to it. Everything they do is so short term and corporate pleasing and maybe this Ronda hotshot has been dragged forward due to sale talks progressing. But then again theyre always like that so who knows.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:37 PM

so looks like they might have dropped Ronda's storyline with Nattie and Mickie as well.  I guess they could go back to it but yeah this is weird



#5 Johnny Sorrow

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

So, Stephanie is going to screw Rousey out of a title win to add fuel to the fire for the "Austin/ McMahon" type deal that's been rumored for them?

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:51 PM

No they are just going to give her the title.   



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

Ronda getting put in a main singles program way too early reminds me of Angle in TNA. At the end of the day it really comes down to this, pull the trigger and don't pussyfoot unless you regret it. Even if Rousey/Jax is bad--WWE will make money. Merch, buyrates, potential new subs, and of course the media blitz will all make up for a bad match. In a few months WWE will 'recover' and Ronda will have better matches and it will be a blip in the Rousey legacy. The worse thing WWE can do is wait for the 'right' time and have Ronda blow out her knee or something (or even worse loos her drawing ability) until that perfect moment when everyone in the back knows she can now put on five star classics.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:51 PM

Anything that gets the belt off Nia is an unalloyed good in my book. And really, if Ronda is that much more of a star than the rest of the women (and she is), she should be the champion. An extended storyline with Natalya is more likely to cool her off than lead to bigger things. The interminable Sasha/Bayley feud hasn't exactly done wonders for either woman.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

KO is not as over as one would think over there in the UK



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

I guess they are committed to wwe management holding Roman down as Angle was heelish tonight. Can't believe they are sticking with this

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

Lol, KO really is unable to have great matches, isn't he?



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:44 PM

That segment with Nia, Charlotte and Rousey was horrific.  Writing and delivery that make you cringe.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

Is it not weird that Drew bangs on about the complacent dorks in the locker room when he's standing next to the most complacent dork of all? Or is that the 'hypocritical heel' part of it.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:44 PM

Well, that would make Drew kicking Ziggler to the curb that more enjoyable.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:25 PM

I guess they are committed to wwe management holding Roman down as Angle was heelish tonight. Can't believe they are sticking with this

 

Vince is in full denial mode when it comes to Roman & the fans. Now he thinks that an "underdog" angle will get Roman over the way it did with Bryan. Pretty hard to have a guy nicknamed "The Big Dog" be an underdog.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:41 PM

Isn't this like the 3rd time Vince tries to recreate the D-Bry "screwed by management" underdog story with Roman? I swear I've read WWE trying to do that with Reigns before.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:06 PM

 

Ronda going for the title is fine, but this has to be the worst possible way to set it up. They might as well have uploaded footage of taking a pile of money and setting it on fire. At least, that's what it would be if booking still mattered.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:58 AM

WTF are they doing with Braun? Random team with Lashley, entering MITB, random team with Finn... It seems they really have no idea what they're doing there.

 

i'd have him win at MITB and have him want to cash in the same night, not caring if Brock isn't there. That could be interesting.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:15 AM

 

Ronda going for the title is fine, but this has to be the worst possible way to set it up. They might as well have uploaded footage of taking a pile of money and setting it on fire. At least, that's what it would be if booking still mattered.

 

I'm hoping that this segment won't be what the actual storyline is build up around and this is just the WWE doing "See, When The Cameras Are Off, We're All Actually Friends!" shit because it was at the NBC Upfronts (there's also a pic of her hugging Steph and Triple H from Ronda's Instagram out there).

 

Now, to be sure, this sort of crap does and should bother fans, but I'd still be really surprised if they went out of their way to air this on RAW (unless they already have?) just because that would be going too, too far. 

 

I could see them doing something similar on RAW where Nia makes the challenge and Ronda hesitantly accepts, but I sincerely hope it will not end with the two of them skipping up the ramp like Laverne & Shirley the way this video did. They don't have to rush into a blood feud or anything and I'm not even sure you need someone to turn heel, but you have a month to build to this match and there's no reason it can't be good-to-great. 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:45 AM

It might actually be good timing for Nia if there's a turn. The boos have started coming in for her I think.




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