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....WWE....

What are you doing? A DQ in a Hell in a Cell match, really? I saw some footage shared on Twitter (multiplier videos from various locations in the arena) and the fans were PISSED. Rollins is going to get booed out of the building tomorrow night.

Along with the Kofi squash, I don't think they could have booked two worse moments in a single weekend.

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What the actual fuck was that?

Literally the worst they've done..... And oh boy they done awful shit before
I can't even list everything that they got wrong

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...Why?


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Instead of using the “biggest week in pro wrestling history” to showcase why they are superior to the new competition, WWE chooses to antagonize their own fans. I just don’t get it.


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Flava'd vs The World wrote:
Instead of using the “biggest week in pro wrestling history” to showcase why they are superior to the new competition, WWE chooses to antagonize their own fans. I just don’t get it.


Because they can. AEW isn't competition to them. Even if they were a threat, WWE wouldn't think so. And honestly they're not. It would take a long time for AEW to make a lasting mark. WCW beat WWE for a long time in the ratings, and look how that ended. So even if AEW did start doing better than WWE, it's still not over.

And that's not me justifying that horrible ending. That's just me saying Vince McMahon is perfectly happy with how that show ended. A bad reaction is still a reaction to him. Better than indifference.

The only positive is making The Fiend an actual, unbeatable monster. But... is it wise to kill Seth's finishing move? Or to make The Fiend no sell chair shots, finishing moves, ladders and sledge hammers? People always complained that The Undertaker no-sold everything. But this might be detrimental to everyone if The Fiend is booked as invincible.

Anyway, the build for Bray Wyatt was perfect and well-deserved, but this match at this time was too soon. The referee stoppage made no sense. I'm not sure the red light effect worked either. I don't want to squint at every match with The Fiend. And the blood pouring out of Seth's mouth at the end was overkill.

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I keep thinking about that HIAC match, and I can at least see what WWE was trying to do by making The Fiend unstoppable but keeping the title on Seth. Yet they could have done this any other way without the championship or the finish. I hope it doesn't end up hurting Bray overall.

At the very least, they could run a Firefly Funhouse on Smackdown and have Bray kidnap the ref to say it wasn't his decision to decide when the match was over. Something to salvage it. Seeing zero mention of it on RAW until the last 25 minutes shows that they at least know how poorly it went over. But again... their money is always on Seth and Roman, so I hope it doesn't end up getting blamed on Bray Wyatt.

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Did they make the Fiend look unstoppable though? Cause I thought he looked very stopped just laying there on the ground for ten minutes straight.

And this was only three days after they jobbed out Kofi to promote a Saudi Arabia match.

So we are basically in the same spot as last December, where they had to dedicate an entire episode of Raw to apologizing to the fans for how terrible the show had been lately (and kayfabe blamed Baron Corbin for the whole thing.) The New New Era lasted for less than a year.

Its too bad my network resubbed on the 30th. Would they really even care if say 100k people left though? Seems like all the money is coming from the tv shows now anyways.


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Only began watching Aew this month, and it has been so much better than wwe. Wwe just likes to intentionally piss of their audience and had such a boring filler raw after the bullshit endings on Friday and Sunday.


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I watched AEW for the first official time this week, and I'm feeling mixed. I like what they're doing and what their aim is, but I'll need to see a little more from them. They have a few stars, but their stars so far are the ex-WWE guys. It's great seeing a new side to Ambrose (feels wrong to refer to him as that now) and Jericho is as fun as ever. But... it's missing something.

The crowds seem fun though. That intensity is what WWE misses a lot. Some of the best moments in WWE lately are when the crowds are hot, and I guess that goes hand in hand with something that makes them react that way.

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Gurls they killed The Fiend and Seth with that ending lololol

That idegit the worst I've ever seen by wwe. And somehow I'm saying that quite often

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LOL. It kind of seems like someone with a lot of power (Vince, I guess?) is just trolling for the sake of it. And I suppose we have another example tonight?

I'm not watching SmackDown, but I see that "Shorty Gable" is trending. And after checking on it, did WWE really change the Chad Gable name to that? It was on the titantron, the graphics and everything. Like... if legit, just...why?

And I read that the WWE title isn't even on the line in the Lesnar/Velasquez match coming up. So... why did Kofi drop the title in a squash match again? Why wasn't Lesnar just booked to win against Kofi via DQ from Velasquez interfering?

The number of truly awful, not just poor, decisions this past week is really bonkers. :wacko:

AT LEAST the Kabuki Warriors turned heel/are getting their very deserved time in the spotlight again. It's a sad shame that the fans seem likely to be relentless with the "what" chants with them on the mic though... Are they really not past that?

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I thought it was for the WWE Championship. Which is an equally awful decision to have this outsider come in and get that type of match. I don't mind the idea of Brock's biggest loss in his career coming back to haunt him, except that they're just paying Cain a ridiculous amount of money for Brock to "get his win" all these years later.

Shorty Gable is Vintage Vince. He knows it's bad, but I'm sure he spins it like "This could make you A STAR!!!"

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I'm in on AEW for now... not everything is perfect but I already love Riho, they have possibly the best tag team in the world the Young Bucks (and just a better tag division overall), and they have Jericho baybe and some other former WWE guys who are fun to track like Ambrose, Dillinger, Neville, Swagger, and both Rhodes

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I actually enjoyed the Rollins and Bray match up until the bell rang. It was a unique storytelling match, and Rollins trying everything to kill the horror movie villain made sense. Their mistake was they had to come up with a way that wasn't a DQ, with a room full of writers there were other ways. eg. make Rollins come up with some plan using chains or handcuffs to lock him on the ground and then pin him. You could also just never ring the bell and have the ref call for the stretcher, and then leap up and mandible claw Rollins to end the show. There's been lots of matches that had non endings without the WWE every officially DQing. You could make Bray Wyatt take back control of the Fiend and then have Rollins pin him. OR they could just make Bray the champion until Crown Jewel at Oct 31st where it would be easier to make him lose it in a gimmicky way. I mean they would sell some Halloween merch. And this is all after considering how stupid it was to even have this title match. Just do Bray Wyatt vs Braun Strowman inside Hell in a Cell while Seth defends his title against Samoa Joe or something. Done. Or a triple threat match with Seth, Bray and Braun inside HIAC would've been a big draw

I don't understand why half the Hell in a Cell card had to be punted. Why not throw together matches at the last moment that are for the IC or US title and male tag titles? I generally liked the matches that were promoted like Reigns-Bryan vs Harper-Rowan and the womens tag match. Becky Sasha was fine but they were trying to go for the big chair spots so much. I enjoyed them going into the crowd on the last PPV more. Bayley's "heel turn while being in denial she's a heel" was an interesting choice but I don't think they fully pulled off the narcissism of that denial character, so I'm interested in them making her a blatant heel next. There is a way to make the annoying part of Bayley come out.

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And why did The Fiend attack Seth on Friday Night Smackdown if Bray is going to Smackdown? Isn't that feud effectively done if Seth is staying on RAW? Or will they have Brock and Seth switch brands with their respective championships? I'm sure they want Brock on FOX.

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And why did The Fiend attack Seth on Friday Night Smackdown if Bray is going to Smackdown? Isn't that feud effectively done if Seth is staying on RAW? Or will they have Brock and Seth switch brands with their respective championships? I'm sure they want Brock on FOX.


I think the fiend can go on any show he wants for the next month cause he is unpredictable anyways and then after that will stick on Smackdown... But it means he is guaranteed loss at Crown Jewel. IIRC second time they've done that with Bray Wyatt as when he had the haunted house match or whatever with Orton he was already superstar shake up'ed to the other show so no way he was winning

Is the Firefly Funhouse burned down for good? Cause RIP Bray/The Fiend if so

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Well, I have finally caught up. In early July I was 35 weeks behind, plus it's been 3 months since then, so that's around 47 weeks of every Raw and Smackdown, PPV, and Takeover (mercifully the difficulty of downloading old 205s saved me from myself). I will never forget this act of loserdom. Of course, it was never really about wrestling, but the day in 2016 it felt like half my brain stopped working emotionally overnight. Unlike regular TV shows where it's not a big deal to not watch an episode since 2016 and binge it in a week years later, the impossibility of doing so with the WWE made it a constant battle to stay afloat, and became a litmus test to me for whether anything I was doing was working. I managed to keep it to 10-15 weeks behind most of the time, catching up all the way in April 2018, and then collapsing all the way to 35 weeks behind about 15 months later. Sometimes by death by a thousand cuts, sometimes by thinking "I'm going to save this Wrestlemania until I figure this out" and then 3 months going by. After years of banging ahead against the wall with a different mental technique every few days or every few weeks hoping for anything to stick and only finding short lived bursts of optimism acting as an illusion, and in a nasty trick by the universe mere months after my favorite sports team won a title and I felt nearly nothing, finally something clicked and stayed that way. It's still not the same as the year and a half I watched again as a healthy person, but Wrestlemania felt closer than last year's TLC, and Summerslam felt closer than Wrestlemania, so I am excited to see where things go from here and what the next month will bring.

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Now that I'm caught up I can learn about some on the random relationships like Alestair Black and Zelina Vega and Peyton Royce and Ty Dillinger being married (I knew about Charlotte and Andrade and Carmella the homewrecker)

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Well, I have finally caught up. In early July I was 35 weeks behind, plus it's been 3 months since then, so that's around 47 weeks of every Raw and Smackdown, PPV, and Takeover (mercifully the difficulty of downloading old 205s saved me from myself). I will never forget this act of loserdom. Of course, it was never really about wrestling, but the day in 2016 it felt like half my brain stopped working emotionally overnight. Unlike regular TV shows where it's not a big deal to not watch an episode since 2016 and binge it in a week years later, the impossibility of doing so with the WWE made it a constant battle to stay afloat, and became a litmus test to me for whether anything I was doing was working. I managed to keep it to 10-15 weeks behind most of the time, catching up all the way in April 2018, and then collapsing all the way to 35 weeks behind about 15 months later. Sometimes by death by a thousand cuts, sometimes by thinking "I'm going to save this Wrestlemania until I figure this out" and then 3 months going by. After years of banging ahead against the wall with a different mental technique every few days or every few weeks hoping for anything to stick and only finding short lived bursts of optimism acting as an illusion, and in a nasty trick by the universe mere months after my favorite sports team won a title and I felt nearly nothing, finally something clicked and stayed that way. It's still not the same as the year and a half I watched again as a healthy person, but Wrestlemania felt closer than last year's TLC, and Summerslam felt closer than Wrestlemania, so I am excited to see where things go from here and what the next month will bring.
Great post! You should expand it and put it on the main site. We need to draw in dem wrestling fans!


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Dynamite Week #3 was another great show. I still don't know why Allen was getting a title shot with a 2-2-1 record, but he made it the most of it. The second half of the match with the duct taped hands was wildly entertaining.


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Chad Gable's name...

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It's a damn travesty, but it's the price we pay for watching WWE.

They've now made the Seth Rollins/The Fiend match a Falls Count Anywhere match, WITH ABSOLUTELY NO STOPPAGE WHATSOEVER!!!!!11

So the match just won't end. The Fiend will probably take Seth to the new Firefly Funhouse or something. WWE has painted themselves into such a terrible corner. At least they took Seth away from the god-awful Hulk Hogan/Ric Flair match.

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I'm surprised they didn't make it a Last Man Standing match instead of Falls Count Anywhere so they could just dump an announce table on him and count to ten. They're not making this easy on themselves.

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Once something works in WWE, they beat it to death and then keep beating the dead body until it's rotting away to nothing. The fire of Becky Lynch was burning out leading into Wrestlemania. Thankfully, I think she has recovered, but she's still nowhere near the levels of the Royal Rumble last year. It's because they leaned so heavily into it and meddled with it until it was fading away.

Bray is no different. I'm surprised it lasted so long. But how do you justify having ONE MATCH with Finn Balor at Summerslam (plus a bunch of run-ins on the likes of Jerry Lawler) and then propelling him into a feud with the Universal Champion? Especially when you're trying so desperately to get Seth Rollins over with a crowd that has been losing interest in him?

Smackdown is slowly sinking into the rest of the Friday drivel in terms of ratings. What then? They have a champ that'll make a handful of appearances between now and Wrestlemania (when he inevitably defends the title against Roman Reigns again). Plus their lovely annual PR nightmare with Crown Jewel. I suspect it won't be long before we get a "Smackdown 20th Anniversary Reunion Show" to dust off all the legends again for one night of sacrificing storytelling and the current roster to "pay homage" to the past.

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Wwe Gonna WWE. What were we expecting?

This Rollins/ Wyatt thing (I refuse to call it a feud) is the worst WWE has done in years

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