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#1 Posted by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

I watched the Royal Rumble with a number of guys and suffice to say nobody came away happy. That whole Rumble match was booked like trash. There's a long stretch in the end where the ring is mostly full of big muscle guys. I don't fault Roman Reigns but it doesn't change the fact that the crowd wasn't satisfied. That's just what happened, you can't just sit back and say "what's the big deal with Reigns winning" when you get a crowd to turn on the match the way it did. All that ire should be directed at the promoters who can't book a decent wrestling show to save their lives. I totally called the Kofi spot, not on the thread but in real life. It should speak to the overall lack of quality when your legends are the ones who got the best spots in the match namely Bubba Ray and DDP. I expected to be disappointed but not anywhere near this level. It was worse than bad it was boring.

The title match was decent but also who cares? It doesn't change the fact that I don't give a fuck about any belts in that company anymore. Brock Lesnar sucks and Cena kind of sucks too. As much as I enjoy Seth Rollins he's too young and small to get any sort of push for a title run without some sort of massive swerve. I give this show a BOOOOO! out of 10. I'd take Aztec Warfare any day of the week.

#2 Posted by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

Only prediction worth making is this. The Miz eliminates someone and then gets eliminated by Mizdow the same way.

#3 Posted by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

@papercut: There was an episode of Impact where MVP suggested that Bobby Lashley was built by Cyberdyne Systems. I call promo infringement, even if there's no such thing.

#4 Posted by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

I'm not interested who wins the rumble but the only ones that make sense within the current continuity (or lack there of) are Ziggler, Rusev, Daniel Bryan, or Roman Reigns. They've done such horrible job giving momentum to any other character that anyone but one of those four winning would be an absolute shock to me. I'm not a big fan of any of these guys to be honest even though I fully recognize their talent. Everyone I WANT to win don't factor into it so why bother?

#5 Edited by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

@hadoken101: Regardless of that it's still just a funny list of awards, like literally laughable and not necessarily in a bad way. Clearly the worst match was meant to be a worst finish or least enthralling storyline and it still might be neither of those. Byron Saxton will always be the secret best commentator of 2014 in my book. He should have replaced JBL a long time ago.

#6 Posted by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

Ugh I'm so depressed even thinking about a Rumble winner. All of MY favorite guys are in such a bad position that it doesn't even matter to me. The match will probably be good and that's the only time I've said that about any WWE event in the past several months. I'm fully prepared to be disappointed as I always am.

Those Observer awards are pretty funny to look over. For instance the worst promotion of the year is not the one producing the worst television program of the year. And since when does NXT count as a TV show when it's only on VOD services? Whatever. Speaking of NXT I feel my anticipation for Owens vs Zayn is somewhat lessened due to me watching both BOLA 2011 and Steen Wolf. They'll put on a hell of a match like they always do but man, their peak years were something else.

#7 Posted by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

You should totally check out East of West if you haven't already. Obviously going to recommend Walking Dead if you're into the whole zombie apocalypse thing. I'm also a fan of Blade of the Immortal series since it's probably my favorite fighting manga set in feudal japan, plus Dark Horse reverses the panel layouts for English style reading.

If you want something a bit more traditional you can't go wrong with Scott Snyder's Batman run. For Marvel read the current run of New Avengers, written by the same guy that does East of West. Also X-O Manowar from Valiant if you're down for some sci-fi action that's not set in a broad and convoluted comic book continuity.

#8 Posted by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

@redyoshi: @jpeeples83: Okay okay, no need to get hot about it, I fully agree that The Ascension sucks. The fact is that the tag team division is in a sad state and they need more guys to come up, plus the top brass seems to like big beefy guys. Perhaps bringing The Ascension up was for the sole purpose of sabotaging any hope for the other NXT tag teams. There might not be much hope for them anyway if you think about it. Lucha Dragons are great but do we need yet another racially charged tag team angle on the main roster. The Vaudevillains and The Certified G's will never work on the main show. Despite the fact that they're both fantastic those are NXT-sized gimmicks. Itami and Balor could be an amazing team but they could also be equally amazing as singles guys. The only hope might be Cesaro and Tyson Kidd and that's strange to say.

#9 Edited by Mezmero (2334 posts) -

Speaking as someone who isn't watching, does it feel like there's a bit of a nepotistic trend for the guys in WWE who are really getting pushed? I mean if you think about the guys who have gotten mega pushes, a lot of them are your home grown 3rd generation superstars: i.e. Reigns, Orton, Wyatt, Usos, Dusts. Meanwhile some of the indie darlings have gotten the shaft, see Cesaro and Daniel Bryan (before they had no choice but to listen to the crowd during Mania season). Obviously there are exceptions to that. You've got Seth Rollins who deserves all the success he gets. Ziggler who's got the fans behind him. Even the Miz and Sandow have been given the camera time they deserve for how entertaining they can be. It could just be my imagination.

So as much yang as I talk about not watching WWE, I decided to watch last week's Impact. Holy shit it's BAD! First of all they already don't have enough credible baby faces and they go ahead and turn the one guy I remotely enjoyed as a good guy, Eric Young, into a villain. Also Mike Tenay is no longer commentating so now there is officially no one left on TV who knows how to properly call play by play for a wrestling match. He's busy doing backstage interviews with Magnus to try to transition him into a face in the same way JR did for Mankind, and that sounds like a horrible idea.

Tag teams on television are one of the most sad thing in wrestling to me and the ONLY team they have to wrestle the Wolves are the Hardy's AGAIN and they don't even get put over? It doesn't matter since the next tag title shot will be against Abyss and Storm who are sure to put on a bore fest of a title defense. Now we've got not one but two heel factions of The Revolution and the Beat Down Clan. It's like TNA wants everyone on there roster to be booed. Don't even get me started on the hideous looking replay graphic. I'm glad some of these wrestlers are still getting work but damn it's bad.

#10 Edited by Mezmero (2334 posts) -
@corevi said:
@mezmero said:

I've lost track of the people in the thread who have said they were done with Raw and then continue to watch it. Not me that's for sure. I am not a nugget. Enough is enough, it's time for a change.

I haven't watched Raw in 3 weeks now (well will be 3 after tonight) and I'm feeling pretty good about it.

It's been more than 2 months for me. Between Lucha Underground and NXT (as well as my bimonthly excursions to live PWG shows) I'm getting at least twice the entertainment value at less than half the 5 or 6 hours of TV that WWE does every week. That sports entertainment circus can suck it.