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Didn't watch Hell in a Cell, but here are some thoughts regardless:

-Super glad to see Randy Orton's insane 2020 likely end with a solid WWE Championship run. He can often "show up" only when the storyline entertains him, but either way, he's been a solid performer all year. I just really hope this doesn't lead to an Edge WWE title run. I love Edge and I hope he wrestles more, but I don't want any more part-timers taking world championships.

-On the reverse, I feel for Drew McIntyre because I'm afraid he will become Braun Strowman and his title run will be meaningless in a few weeks when he's back on the midcard spot. He carried the title strongly through the pandemic era. No one could have predicted that a few years ago. I hope he remains an A-player because, for better or worse, he's carried his weight since the Rumble.

-Man, I did not like Retribution, especially once a few of them became prominent with their silly masks, but it's kind of funny and kind of unfortunate that the group hit a wall once Mustafa Ali was made the leader. I'm glad The Hurt Business wasn't fed to them, because that whole group deserves a decent spot, but it feels like Retribution has been buried the last few weeks.

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Sasha and Bayley should have gone on last.

And poor Otis. :(

Surprised Randy took the title since they moved so many heels over to Raw. Figured Drew would face Sheamus and AJ Styles before dropping it. I guess they'll probably have him face Drew again at TLC, then Edge at Mania. Not sure who gets the shot at Rumble, Bray maybe? Keith Lee looked like a prime contender but he's already fallen back into the midcard.

Another good show overall though.

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Injecting The Fiend into the Randy/Drew feud isn't a good idea. I hope that was just a one-off on RAW. Especially considering the next match is the Survivor Series champion vs. champion match.

Speaking of... cue the "RAW guys invade Smackdown" or vice versa, and have their big hectic brawl in the ring to end the show.

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Gosh I hope they find title matches for both of those guys. The Raw v Smackdown tag matches are fine, but no fans actually give a fuck about brand supremacy. They cannot waste a main event slot on Heel Roman v Heel Orton ... right????

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The title vs. title thing was kind of a neat idea a few years ago, especially Brock vs. Daniel Bryan. And of course Becky and Ronda, before it changed. But I would prefer leaving it at the 5 on 5 tag matches. That was the Survivor Series idea from the start.

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Untold: The Phenom and The Legend Killer...... dear god WWE has been creating GOLD on this retirement tour on Taker.

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Mister Ecks wrote:
The title vs. title thing was kind of a neat idea a few years ago, especially Brock vs. Daniel Bryan. And of course Becky and Ronda, before it changed. But I would prefer leaving it at the 5 on 5 tag matches. That was the Survivor Series idea from the start.
Oh yeah, when Brock or another A+-lister like that is involved it is fine. Like him or not, every match he is in is a money main event.

Randy v Drew 4 should definitely be the main event though. As for Roman, I dunno, Rey Mysterio maybe? Would be great for building his mega heat.

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There's zero benefit to having Randy and Roman have a match at one of the big four PPVs. Especially with how Randy now has Drew McIntyre, The Fiend and The Miz all involved with him.

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Feeling about things, I finally dropped some dough on an AEW ppv and have no regrets. This show is incredible.

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Renee on Twitter: Can I quit this match?

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Seriously, I know I already said incredible, but it deserves a second one. My favorite from them so far.

1. Darby v Cody - A
2. Hangman v Omega - A
3. Moxley v Kingston - A
4. Bucks v FTR - A-
5. Delete the Elite - A-
6. Jericho v MJF - B+
7. Shida v Nia - B+
8. Orange Cassidy v 4 - B+

AND GANGREL

Absolutely Elite Wrestling show top to bottom.

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Such an awesome show, agree with Darby v. Cody at #1.


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AEW is making a game. Kenny Omega had a press conference tonight where he (and Aubrey and Britt and Cody) pretended to be Steve Jobs. Said the gameplay will be “like No Mercy” and he even dug up the guy who directed it (and Def Jam Vendetta.) They sure do know their audience!

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The images I saw looked a little... bad. I'm sure the graphics aren't final, of course, and they won't matter much if it is indeed like No Mercy, so we'll see.

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10 MINUTES after she tweeted out that she supports unionization...

Enjoyed her. Great on the mic, great manager, average in the ring, but she never really got the opportunity there anyway.

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She was definitely one of the best managers they've had in a while. I hope she lands on her feet at AEW where they actually value managers and their roles in wrestling. Tag teams and managers are something WWE pretends exists but has no idea how to execute any more. Outside of "oh let's have these two teams wrestle every week for three months, that'll build the tag division!"

Are we seriously... at the end... of Rollins and Mysterio? And what a whimper to have their blowout match on Smackdown. In the middle at that. But of course now it moves into Rollins and Murphy.

WWE straight up building a feud between Roman and Drew, meanwhile Orton is still champion. Did they just realize their World Title match is between two heels who have no reason to want to wrestle each other? If Drew beats Orton on Monday, that's a HUGE waste of building Orton since Wrestlemania. If Orton wins... what was the point of Drew on Smackdown?

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I read that Rollins is planning to take some time off very soon (Mini Man on the way!), so their feud likely ended abruptly. I haven't watched much lately, but I'm guessing Murphy will take him out in a week or two?

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I never would have predicted a few years ago that the one Shield member to stagnate would be Rollins.

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I think there’s a good chance Randy drops the title and then wins it back in December. They desperately need a main event for this show and not so desperately need a way to boost Randy’s title count. Wrestlemania 2022: Orton v Cena with 16 reigns a piece, winner beats Flair once and for all (until his daughter ends up with like 25.)

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I really hope we don't see Orton and Cena for the title at Wrestlemania. I'd rather Edge over Cena, and I don't even like that option because it devalues everyone else who is there every week. I like Edge, but that's just a Brock Lesnar move and I don't support it when he gets those chances either.

They need to get a Fiend/Orton storyline out of the way too. Plus The Miz seems to be revving up efforts to cash in. Although with how they took it off Otis, I imagine the official cash-in may end up being unsuccessful.

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Oh Edge v Orton is happening this year for sure, and Edge is probably gonna win the title. That is Night 1 Main Event if they go that route, and second to only Roman's match on a five hour show.

I meant next year. I'm not sure Cena will even be at Mania this year since he is filming his Suicide Squad show.

I'd love to see Miz drop the briefcase to somone else. Just rotate it around, basically acting like the 24/7 title. Whoever has the briefcase knows they have to cash it in ASAP or risk losing it someone else.

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And there you go. Grats Drew.

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People can say this was planned, but two major matches were changed six days before Survivor Series: the Women's 5-on-5 match and the WWE vs. Universal Champion match. Those are purely last minute decisions. Especially Drew winning last night. It's almost as bad as AJ Styles' year-long title reign coming to an end so suddenly on Smackdown when they realized Brock vs. Styles didn't have the build they wanted. Same for Orton and Roman. They could have done something to make it work, but at the end of the day, heel vs. heel wasn't the way to go. It just shouldn't have happened this way.

I'm not sure I get the Orton/Cena thing. Cena has 16 world championships, Orton has 14. He'd have to win two more, then the title would have to be vacated to make it interesting, or a triple threat match. Would be crazy in 2021 if the match was Edge vs. Orton vs. Cena.

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To be fair, this is the third time a world champion has changed a week before Survivor Series since they started the 'brand v brand' thing. I think it is just their way of building interest for an otherwise meaningless show.

Regarding Orton, I think he will win the title back at TLC before dropping it to Edge at Wrestlemania. So he'd only need to win it one more time, and then set up some angle where the title is vacated for the big match to happen in 2022. Does this need to happen? Absolutely not, but Vince has a habit of putting the title in matches where it doesn't belong and this is totally something he would do.

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I'd be for setting up a future Cena/Orton match to see who breaks the record. Doubt they'll manage to actually set it up properly and the build will likely be meh, but if they're going to do it, they'll need to do it relatively soon. Personally, I think Orton should be the guy since he's more likely to be an active wrestler while holding the record. Cena getting it, and then just going away again a month or two later would make it feel very underwhelming. Not criticizing Cena, but I feel like him taking this record has sort of passed by in relevancy.

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Yeah Orton would definitely need to win that. And I assume Cena would push for that as well.

Is there any way Orton gets the briefcase from Miz? That would be the easiest way for him to win the title back.

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