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#1 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -

Im going to my first RAW in Tampa next week and I wont even get to boo Roman Reigns. He can't do anything right.

Now sheetz are saying that WWE are considering having Reigns on the next Raw to apologize and to address the situation. If that happens and he's anywhere near the crowd, you can have a field day.

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#2 Edited by DrX25 (1737 posts) -

#RomanFreeSummer

Nah, he can come back in time for Battleground as it's only a 30 day suspension.

Also, Meltzer is saying that WWE knew about it going into Money in the Bank.

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#3 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -

@kingpk: Randy Orton was on two strikes and they still gave him the WWE Championship in 2013 (he's now down to one strike because of a redemption policy they introduced in late 2013). Never underestimate WWE's willingness to stick to their plans.

@turboman: Yes, I'm always up for doing big dumb things and that seems like the perfect dumb thing for this thread.

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#5 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -

The Lucha Dragons vs. The Dudley Boyz - Tag Team Match (Kickoff Match)
Winners (2 pts): The Lucha Dragons
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall
Person who gets the fall (1 pts): Kalisto
Person who takes the fall (1 pts): Bubba Ray Dudley

The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) - Tag Team Match (Kickoff Match)
Winners (2 pts): The Golden Truth
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall
Person who gets the fall (1 pts): R-Truth
Person who takes the fall (1 pts): Tyler Breeze

Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus - Singles Match
Winner (2 pts): Apollo Crews
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin - Singles Match
Winner (2 pts): Baron Corbin
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

WWE Women's Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs. Natalya & Becky Lynch - Tag Team Match
Winners (2 pts): Charlotte & Dana Brooke
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall
Person who gets the fall (1 pts): Charlotte
Person who takes the fall (1 pts): Natalya

United States Champion Rusev vs. Titus O'Neil - Singles Match for the United States Championship
Winner (2 pts): Rusev
Method of victory (2 pts): Submission

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillians (Simon Gotch & Aiden English) - Fatal-4-Way Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Winners (2 pts): The New Day
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall
Person who gets the fall (1 pts): Kofi Kingston
Person who takes the fall (1 pts): Aiden English

Sami Zayn vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens - Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Winner (6 pts): Kevin Owens

John Cena vs. AJ Styles - Singles Match
Winner (2 pts): AJ Styles
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins - Singles Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Winner (2 pts): Seth Rollins
Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

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#6 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -

LoC Time!

Here are the results from Extreme Rules:

  • 1) robbparris - 157 points
  • 2) Lumley - 150 points
  • 3) MeatSim - 149 points
  • 4) Turboman - 148 points
  • 5) DrX25 - 145 points
  • 6) Euler_Riemann_Zeta & tmprechtl - 143 points
  • 8) HT101 - 142 points
  • 9) badseed & commisar123 - 139 points
  • 11) blackblade500 & ZookZoltn - 138 points
  • 13) DarkeyeHails & papercut - 137 points
  • 15) Xanadu - 136 points
  • 16) GorillaMoPena - 135 points
  • 17) Milkman & redyoshi - 133 points
  • 19) kingpk - 132 points
  • 20) Boom_goes_the_dynamite & Natedogg2 - 131 points
  • 22) PodKATT - 126 points
  • 23) Gooddoggy - 125 points
  • 24) DefaultProphet - 123 points
  • 25) Shoey920 - 122 points
  • 26) DazzHardy - 120 points
  • 27) MocBucket62 - 112 points
  • 28) PDXSonic & Toastburner_B - 104 points
  • 30) DinosaurCanada - 100 points
  • 31) EricSmith - 99 points
  • 32) Mikey2D - 93 points
  • 33) redwing42 - 92 points
  • 34) ugmiester - 82 points
  • 35) amp_1986 - 72 points
  • 36) Aronleon - 60 points
  • 37) VierasTalo - 58 points
  • 38) Dizzyhippos - 54 points
  • 39) MeatHat - 53 points
  • 40) EpicBenjamin - 52 points
  • 41) TheDew - 50 points
  • 42) Marino - 38 points
  • 43) Tajasaurus - 34 points
  • 44) ndeddiemac - 28 points
  • 45) horseman6 - 23 points
  • 46) RecSpec - 16 points
  • 47) Uppercaseccc - 12 points

Here are the official rules:

  • You don't have to sign up, just make predictions and I'll add ya to the rankings.
  • Simply predict the answers to each question and, for every correct one, you get a point (unless stated otherwise); you don't lose anything for getting it wrong.
  • You do not have to bet on every match and you don't have to answer every question.
  • Whoever is in #1 after the PPV is allowed to have the Championship belt in their avatar.
  • If your prediction post is edited after the PPV, then you are disqualified for the event.
  • You must have your predictions in before the PPV/Pre-Show begins.
  • If the match ends in a draw (if Mark Henry suplexes The Big Show and the ring implodes, etc.), the prediction is cancelled and no points will be awarded/taken away.
  • Your final total (i.e. the one that will appear in the rankings) is the sum of all your PPV predictions subtracted by the lowest PPV prediction total. E.g. say I've done 3 PPVs (with scores of 30, 25 and 40), the score that would appear in the rankings is 30 + 40 = 70. If I were to participate in a fourth PPV (and I got a score of 20), then my new total would be 25 + 30 + 40 = 95.
  • The LoC committee has the right to change the rules if necessary.

And here's the official list of Matches (via WWE.com):

The Lucha Dragons vs. The Dudley Boyz - Tag Team Match (Kickoff Match)
Winners (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):
Person who gets the fall (1 pts):
Person who takes the fall (1 pts):

The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) - Tag Team Match (Kickoff Match)
Winners (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):
Person who gets the fall (1 pts):
Person who takes the fall (1 pts):

Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus - Singles Match
Winner (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):

Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin - Singles Match
Winner (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):

WWE Women's Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs. Natalya & Becky Lynch - Tag Team Match
Winners (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):
Person who gets the fall (1 pts):
Person who takes the fall (1 pts):

United States Champion Rusev vs. Titus O'Neil - Singles Match for the United States Championship
Winner (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillians (Simon Gotch & Aiden English) - Fatal-4-Way Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Winners (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):
Person who gets the fall (1 pts):
Person who takes the fall (1 pts):

Sami Zayn vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens - Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Winner (6 pts):

John Cena vs. AJ Styles - Singles Match
Winner (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins - Singles Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Winner (2 pts):
Method of victory (2 pts):

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#7 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -
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Wrestling is over, man.

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#8 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -

Well, it seems like both Ticketmaster and WWE have pulled NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn from their listings (although the Barclays Center still lists it). Time to start panicking again?

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#9 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -

John Cena, the Pabst Blue Ribbon of wrestling?

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Also, somewhere, Jim Cornette is having an apoplectic fit.

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#10 Posted by DrX25 (1737 posts) -
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@zombiepie: I'm fully expecting Shane to get Raw and Steph to get Smackdown and then we'll get a Smackdown vs. Raw match at Survivor Series that Stephanie's team wins because she has a book coming out.

And then after that? I can count on one hand the number of GMs that were worth a bucket of spit. The WWE Creative Team know how to create two types of GMs, and this is just going to just drive the brand split straight to the ground.

Cynically, I could see the angle going that Shane sees the error of his ways and ends up forming an alliance with Steph to take full control of WWE, kicking Vince to the curb in the process. The super heel siblings are about to do some evil act when Triple H returns to confront them and we get Super Face Triple H vs. Shane at WrestleMania 33.

But getting back to the problem of the GM booking, if they're going to be a major component of the show, they have to either be tied by administrative red tape/incompetent or out to the get babyfaced because having the authority figure help the faces gives them an unfair advantage (unless it's the one time the GM evens the odds for the face). I feel like WWE is in kind of a good place with the authority figures as, most of the time, they appear seemingly just to make a match or for a quick segment (like Steph had a total of a minute of air time last week). Unless things change and we get the Shane show one night and the Stephanie show the other, the real killer will be Smackdown being Raw with blue lights or, worse, Vince actively hurting Smackdown by moving anything that's hot on it to Raw.

@csl316: To add to what the others have said, early on in the brand split, all PPVs were dual branded (and, especially during the first months, they really played into the Smackdown vs. Raw stuff with segments at the PPV between the brands). Between Bad Blood 2003 and No Way Out 2007, the PPVs were brand exclusive (except for the big 4 that were dual/tri branded). Towards the end of that run, they basically dropped it and, even if just one brand was "presenting" the show, there were guys from all brands. From Backlash 2007 to the end of the brand split, all shows featured all brands usually with minimal interaction between shows.

Also, kind of related, but while WWE did scale back the number of shows between 2012 and 2014, last year had 16 WWE branded PPVs/Network Specials and 5 NXT Specials and this year has 14 WWE shows confirmed (12 PPVs + Roadblock and a UK Show), so it's actually started to balloon back up again.