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Old 21-05-2012, 23:41   #101
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awful, awful main event. far too predictable, even I didn't think they'd make it as obvious as they did.

Punk v Bryan was brilliant though, and I really enjoyed the 4 way.
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at least they made it seem like Vickie Guerrero or Otunga/Eve could run the show if Johnny was fired which meant it wasn't definite Big Show would get his job back, that redeemed it ever so slightly, but yes too obvious an ending, one i predicted last week.

on the plus side, the 4 mens title matches were very good and all of a decent length. The diva's match was a bit of a botchfest from both parties which is unusual as Beth is usually pretty flawless. The usual squash matches for Brodus and Ryback, wonder when they'll actually get a competitive match, Brodus has over 20 wins in a row now and even his midcarder matches are squashes.
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Old 22-05-2012, 00:01   #102
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If there's one thing the WWE has been doing lately, for better or worse, is going against what online fans seem to think will happen in their big matches, especially if it seems glaringly obvious. Not this time! It was signposted that Johnny would win the entire night, they just acted like it was a foregone conclusion too much.

On the plus side, I hope we see a continuation of the Punk-Bryan feud. Iron Man match would be splendid.
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Old 22-05-2012, 00:09   #103
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did anyone else think that
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There was no way Bryan's right shoulder was on the mat during the pin?
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Old 22-05-2012, 09:02   #104
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actually, the Cena v Johnny match was saved by
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Big Johnny's 'Five times' line on commentary. Properly cracked me up.
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Old 22-05-2012, 12:01   #105
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actually, the Cena v Johnny match was saved by
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That was quite amusing

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Anyone interfering the Cena/Johnny would be fired? So why did the Big Show who supposedly signed a new deal the day before not get fired? They tried to backtrack with the commentators later, but it was a huge plot hole. And now we get what feels like the 37th Cena/Show feud. At least Punk and Bryan is continuing, and hopefully with more AJ, she's great as the nutjob ex
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Old 22-05-2012, 16:43   #106
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at least Cena addressed the stupidity of Big Show's antics much like we did yesterday. I thought they would just gloss over the fact that Big Show would be rehired by the next GM if Laurenitis was fired but credit to them, they had Cena beg the question.
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Old 22-05-2012, 18:00   #107
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The main event was terrible and reminded me of the Bret Hart/Vince fight a few years ago. Everyone wanted to see it, but everyone didn't want it dragged out over 20 minutes to boredom. At least Cena's comedy bits kept it going I suppose.

Cena and Big Show now. Urgh. Show is super dull but at least he had his super smiley personality going for him which made you feel like he really wants to be there.
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Old 22-05-2012, 23:28   #108
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So, I'm watching Raw... Johnny Ace just stated that he re-hired Big Show on Saturday.

Doesn't that make him a WWE employee prior to Over The Limit?
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Old 22-05-2012, 23:35   #109
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Yeah they arsed it up in the script apparently and no-one noticed until afterwards, seems like Cole covered it up later on but by then it just made Raw look an even bigger gong show than it already is. Only highlights were anything involving Punk (AJ is adorable and really does play the part well of being a looney) and....I don't know....Kelly Kelly's watershed threatening tiny pants?
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Old 23-05-2012, 00:20   #110
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Awesome. Jerry Lawler just said double axe handle. I'm not heard anyone say that in ages.
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Old 23-05-2012, 00:24   #111
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Awesome. Jerry Lawler just said double axe handle. I'm not heard anyone say that in ages.
i think it's only very recently with The Miz using it a lot, that the double axe handle became anything more than a cheap excuse for a counter from the top rope!
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Old 23-05-2012, 08:57   #112
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i think it's only very recently with The Miz using it a lot, that the double axe handle became anything more than a cheap excuse for a counter from the top rope!
I just want Punk to use it prior to the flying elbow!
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Old 25-05-2012, 16:21   #113
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Jericho Suspended...
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Old 25-05-2012, 16:25   #114
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that's a bit of an over-the-top reaction. He's a heel so it's his job to get heel heat off the fans by doing stuff like that, i doubt Jericho knew it was a crime.

Didn't Finlay get fired for something similar involving The Miz and the US National Anthem?
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Old 25-05-2012, 20:54   #115
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some TNA news for ya - Ric Flair and Alex Shelley have both quit TNA, and Matt Morgan's contract his run its course. Rumours are that WWE might take all of them. Flair on a Legends contract, Shelley for a new Cruiserweight division tv show on the new WWE channel, and Morgan, apparently Vince has been impressed by how he's developed since leaving WWE.

Flair's leaving is quite funny. Apparently he's been a royal pain in the arse, no-showing loads of events and running up massive bar tabs and refusing to pay them off, but the last straw was when in a new segment called "Gut Check" where indie wrestlers try out for a TNA contract, Flair, acting as a judge, went off-script and hired the wrong guy, so now TNA have to stick to it to keep up appearances and it's causing them all sorts of problems cos the guy needs a visa and doesn't meet the requirements.
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Old 25-05-2012, 21:45   #116
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some TNA news for ya - Ric Flair and Alex Shelley have both quit TNA, and Matt Morgan's contract his run its course. Rumours are that WWE might take all of them. Flair on a Legends contract, Shelley for a new Cruiserweight division tv show on the new WWE channel, and Morgan, apparently Vince has been impressed by how he's developed since leaving WWE.

Flair's leaving is quite funny. Apparently he's been a royal pain in the arse, no-showing loads of events and running up massive bar tabs and refusing to pay them off, but the last straw was when in a new segment called "Gut Check" where indie wrestlers try out for a TNA contract, Flair, acting as a judge, went off-script and hired the wrong guy, so now TNA have to stick to it to keep up appearances and it's causing them all sorts of problems cos the guy needs a visa and doesn't meet the requirements.
Hahaha. You think he did it on purpose, or am I just stating the obvious?
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Old 25-05-2012, 21:56   #117
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Yeah it must have been on purpose, but if you look at the video, it doesn't look like anything unscripted happens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SRIB0xfD8k

but apparently Flair wasn't meant to change his vote at the end. The thing i don't understand is, why, if they knew he wasn't meant to earn a contract, did Bruce Pritchard then vote Yes himself? TNA is run and staffed by idiots.
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:59   #118
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He'd probably have missed a lot of the next month anyway, seeing as he's touring the UK with Fozzy.
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Old 26-05-2012, 09:07   #119
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He'd probably have missed a lot of the next month anyway, seeing as he's touring the UK with Fozzy.
Are you saying that this is all a cover-up and that it was just an excuse to get him off TV so he can go tour with Fozzy??

What a crazy and silly idea!!!!!















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Are you saying that this is all a cover-up and that it was just an excuse to get him off TV so he can go tour with Fozzy??

What a crazy and silly idea!!!!!















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Well, I think it was a legit incident, but as he was going away for a few weeks anyway, they're just using it to avoid a bit of bad PR.

The WWE don't really care about reaction outside of the US. When JBL did Nazi salutes and was goosestepping around a German ring in 2004, they didn't suspend him.
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