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#1 Edited by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

Divas Champion Paige vs. Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee - Triple Threat Match for the Divas Championship

Winner (2 pts): Paige

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who takes the fall (2 pts): Nikki Bella

Does Brie Bella interfere in the match? (2 pts): Yes

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Cesaro - United States Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Sheamus

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Mark Henry vs. Rusev

Winner (2 pts): Rusev (crush)

Method of victory (2 pts): Submission

Does Henry get a special USA entrance (video screen graphics don't count)? (2 pts): Sure!

WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Gold and Stardust - Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Winner (2 pts): The Usos

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the fall (1 pt): Goldust

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): Jey Uso

Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz - Intercontinental Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Dolph Ziggler

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Damien Mizdow get involved in the match? (2 pts): Yup!

Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton

Winner (2 pts): Chris Jericho (he's gotta win sometime)

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Orton punt Jericho's head off? (2 pts): Nope

Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins (ISN'T THIS OFF?)

Does Dean Ambrose return? (2 pts): No

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Cena. Wins. Lol.

Method of victory (2 pts): John Cena (Pinfall)

Does Seth Rollins cash-in? (2 pts): No

Is a stipulation added? (2 pts): No

#2 Edited by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

NXT Takeover Version 2 was everything I want to love about wrestling turned into a 2-hour special. That main event was spectacular. Their placement of the women's match (and the quality of the story they told) was a complete delight. The rest of the show was a very entertaining undercard for someone who has great affection of most of the NXT roster (well, enough to delight in CJ Parker getting completely mauled).

There were moments during the show that reminded of watching wrestling as a child and there are few compliments better than that.

#3 Posted by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

Regardless of quality or my mood each week, I've always been straight into watching Raw (it helps I live in Ireland and can skip through most of the fat) since I started watching wrestling again in 2011.

But man I am struggling to find a reason to watch this week's Raw. Last week was nearly the bottom of the valley, and this Jerry Springer stuff has me feeling that it could actually get a lot worse.

#4 Posted by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

Gods Will Be Watching X Firewatch.

Coming to Steam in 2015.

#5 Posted by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

Seems like Alex had the same opinion I had about the direction of this episode. That was a big issue with this season: there was no ultimate goal. The major plot point they built to was the stuff with Carver but that was dealt with in the third episode (making that episode the most entertaining, by proxy). There are just too many characters in the second season of The Walking Dead and most of them are either undeveloped or are dispatched with too early.

That being said, I got some good (and by good I mean mildly heart-breaking) emotional moments in the final episode. The entire fight between Kenny and Jane was brutal and that decision was legitimately hard to make. I went with letting Jane die, which on one level had to do with her actions regarding the baby which of course is revealed to be in the back of that car. I also then left Kenny as punishment for, well, brutally killing a person. Kenny is the character by far in this season that I grew attached to, even with his overly-emotional tendencies. It was a bittersweet moment to let him go. As Alex said, though, the flashback with Lee was a sobering reminder of the lack of memorable characters this season, and reminded how fucking cool Lee is.

Overall, it was a solid and mildly inconsistent season for The Walking Dead. I do hope they can do better with the third season and try to build memorable relationships that made the first season so engaging. I feel that as a whole it was better than The Wolf Among Us mainly do to, even when TWD was inconsistent, I felt it was still more engaging than the slow/forgettable episodes of TWAU.

#6 Posted by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

Growing up Bella was unintentionally hilarious. Thank you again, Nikki Bella.

That was a poor Raw. Worse than last week due to them just repeating the same angle in the main event. There was a lot of optimism post-Summerslam that was going around that I cynically avoided due to the feeling I would be proven right. I sure have. Yay?

@papercut Any hope I had of the wrestling wiki died out with the CBSi buyout. That being said, the site has become pretty wrestling heavy so there isn't a need for one. I just wanted a wrestling podcast and we sure got a great one.

#7 Edited by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

#TeamGFB

#8 Posted by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

Raw wasn't great, but it was far from terrible. Wait and see with the Cena stuff I suppose.

One thing though: BRIE BELLA'S FACE REACTION WAS THE WORST.

The worst. A dire segment even if "I wish you died in the womb" was pretty funny.

#9 Posted by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

@jesus_phish: The man has a great natural charisma. Not necessarily when he speaks, but just by looking at him. He has the aura of a star. When the Shield first picked up steam, Reigns was picked out as the least liked of the three. Pretty quickly he turned that around. He made for a great exclamation mark; summoned in toward the end of a match to raise hell. During The Shield's promos, all he had to do was say 2/3 lines at the end and "believe in X" in make an impression. Now that he is by himself, his weaknesses are clearly on show. Unlike Ambrose/Rollins, he is a pretty inexperienced wrestler when it comes to singles matches so he just needs practice, which is tricky when this is his time to be pushed up the card. They're in a tricky spot with Reigns: they want to capitalise on his popularity from The Shield but he needs time to become a more seasoned performer.

#10 Posted by MjHealy (1852 posts) -

The concrete bit at the end of Raw is the kind of wrestling stupid that I really enjoy.

Good show, not great, but better than most of the Raws of the summer. The main event was delightful and unsurprisingly the title ceremony with Lesnar and Heyman was terrific.