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#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

So who else is TOTALLY into Rybaxel at the moment?

I mean Ryback needs such a push. He's become awesome

I'm a sucker for fun wrestling costumes (which explains why Sandow, Goldust, and Stardust are some of my favorites), so seeing Ryback in a sick Popeye singlet at SummerSlam was an absolute delight.

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

[dusts off book of old jokes]

They are just settling into the new office

I was wondering when someone would bring that one back out.

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

@rotnac said:

@bbalpert said:

@rotnac: Heyman and Lesnar are Ivan Ooze and Hornitor, respectively. A powerful player and his monster, but not the main antagonist (as he was only in the movie, if memory serves).

And yes, Steph and Triple H are Rita and Goldar. Orton and Kane are those other two idiots that were always in the background on the moon base... You know what? This metaphor is lining up surprisingly well in some ways.

PS: Damien Sandow and Bo Dallas are Bulk and Skull.

So, correct me if I'm wrong. What you're saying here is we've got "Plan C" backfiring on The Authority and it's up to Roman Reigns to put an end to it but Seth Rollins will fly in from out of nowhere to cash in his MITB briefcase to defeat Lesnar after receiving a beating from Reigns?? This sounds plausible.

I'm not sure I follow this part of the metaphor, but I also don't remember much of what happened in the MMPR movie.

#4 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

Precisely, Dazz.

I also want to modify my original statement of Reigns being a Megazord to Reigns being the Dragon Zord, with Ambrose as the Green Ranger (and maybe Rollins as also the Green Ranger, but back when he was evil).

#5 Edited by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

@rotnac: Heyman and Lesnar are Ivan Ooze and Hornitor, respectively. A powerful player and his monster, but not the main antagonist (as he was only in the movie, if memory serves).

And yes, Steph and Triple H are Rita and Goldar. Orton and Kane are those other two idiots that were always in the background on the moon base... You know what? This metaphor is lining up surprisingly well in some ways.

PS: Damien Sandow and Bo Dallas are Bulk and Skull.

#6 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

Thinking about Roman Reigns has got me thinking about Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. I'd always wondered "why don't they just bring out the Megazord at the very beginning of the fight? The fights always end with the Megazord fighting the giant monster, so why not just cut to the chase?"

But now it makes sense. The Rangers on foot could jump and flip and punch and kick and generally make a fight exciting and believable. The Megazord can't do any acrobatics, it's way too big and bulky. What it CAN do is deal a decisive finishing blow. An all Megazord fight would be boring, just a guy in a bulky robot suit blindly flailing around and slapping at a guy in an equally bulky and restrictive monster suit. As the exclamation point at the end of a Ranger vs Putty -> Ranger vs monster -> Megazord vs giant monster sequence, the Megazord is fucking awesome.

What I'm trying to say is that Roman Reigns is a goddamned Megazord.

#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

(Some of the) Things I liked about SummerSlam

  1. Miz being a delightful asshole
  2. Things going well for Ziggler
  3. Ambrose knocking over everyone like bowling pins
  4. That silly dance move he did immediately afterwards
  5. Sandow's goofy idea of a lumberjack costume
  6. Goldust standing up to Corporate Kane
  7. RYBACK'S DOPE POPEYE SINGLET
  8. Xavier Woods wasn't an embarrassment again (he wasn't there, but at least he didn't get tossed out of the ring in under a minute like he seems to do on PPVs)
  9. Steph being Steph (and therefore better than Brie in all ways)

So yeah, most of these items were in the Rollins/Ambrose match, but I still think it was a pretty fun PPV overall.

#8 Edited by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -
#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

I want to see The Miz punch someone's head off like he did back in Mortal Kombat 2.

#10 Posted by BBAlpert (1428 posts) -

@mezmero said:

@recspec: A mark by other other name would smell too sweet. Sometimes I wish I could like wrestling as much as Dirty Dan.

I wish I could like ANYTHING as much as Dan.