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RAW 16-5-2016

  • 16-05-2016 2:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭


    Another Monday, Another RAW, and right around the corner from Extreme Rules


    1. It's Club-bering time
    Technically, The Club hasn’t won a match yet. But technically, that doesn’t matter since Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson demolished The Usos on both Raw and SmackDown, while AJ Styles held WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns to a draw in a standoff over a steel chair. With Extreme Rules approaching fast, Reigns is in need of a dominant display and, with Styles’ friends officially at his back, doing so is now easier said than done.

    2. New Day rocked
    The New Day might have thought that, with their old-timey entrance music and handlebar moustaches, The Vaudevillains were more panache than power. They were sorely, sorely mistaken. Not only did Aiden English & Simon Gotch decimate The New Day and cost them a match on Raw, but English defeated Kofi Kingston in one-on-one combat on SmackDown after their respective partners were ejected. Suddenly, the Tag Team Title picture is neck-and-neck, and The New Day might need some extra P.O.P. to gain ground.

    3. The 'EnD' is here
    Big shakeups are happening in the Women’s division, as Dana Brooke’s Raw debut officially turned Becky Lynch’s beef with Emma into a 2-on-1 affair. The Irish Lass Kicker caught a pair of lass kickings from the newly-christened “EnD” (Emma ‘n’ Dana), with Dana notching her SmackDown debut victory at Lynch’s expense. With the powerful pair poised to make life hell for Maiden Ireland, Lynch might find herself in need of some extra #straightfire — or, failing that, a tag team partner will do.

    4. Lights out
    With all the beatings Chris Jericho has given Dean Ambrose lately, it’s difficult to remember that “The Best in the World at What He Does” is coming off a loss to The Lunatic Fringe. Defeat hasn’t humbled Jericho one bit, and he’s since bestowed “The Gift of Jericho” on Ambrose by trapping him in a straitjacket in retaliation for the destruction of his own light-up leather coat. Ambrose, for all his frothing rage, has yet to hand Jericho a truly definitive setback, and that’ll be tough now that Jericho seems to have his number. The sky seems to be the limit for “The Best in the World at What He Does,” provided, of course, Big Cass doesn’t come calling again …

    5. Caribbean cool
    For months now, the WWE Universe has been receiving dispatches from Puerto Rico and the suave Shining Stars, Primo & Epico. Well, on Monday, the boys make the trip to the mainland for their Raw debuts, and with a burgeoning tag team division laid out before them, they’ll have the pick of the litter for their first opponents.

    SKY SPORTS 5 @ 1 AM


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,657 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Was just thinking the Vaudevillains are actually coming across better here than they were in NXT lately. I know they were supposed to be turning more heelish at the end again so clearly they're continuing down that route.


  • Registered Users Posts: 59,970 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    So who will be called up from NXT this week ahead of Finn.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,053 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    So who will be called up from NXT this week ahead of Finn.

    Carlito


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭jaykhunter


    Oh man, watching Carlito at the Carlos Colon HOF induction, just a stark reminder that he is light-years more charismatic than his bland relatives. The difference is like Eddie & Chavo, and we've two Chavos.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    I'd give Primo & Epico a year, year and a half until they end up being repackaged again, or future endeavored.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,248 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    wwe are reporting that Emma suffered a back injury on Sunday. Were her and the beckster supposed to have a match at extreme rules on Sunday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,807 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Seemed to be building to a tag, Becky and partner (Sasha probably seeing as they've been tagging a lot on house shows lately) v Emma and Dana. Not sure what they'll do now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,248 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    They are saying that she has a ruptured disc in her back and needs surgery.:( That's ****e for emma.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    really appreciate shame for emma she has been great in the last while. I was enjoying becky/emma more than the tit'll feud


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,657 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    sky88 wrote: »
    really appreciate shame for emma she has been great in the last while. I was enjoying becky/emma more than the tit'll feud

    Sorry, I know it's a typo and I know what you meant but this type of feud sounds interesting as well


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,036 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Robot Reigns and the Usos, hands down the worst main event faction in WWE history. Intolerable.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭connemara man


    sky88 wrote: »
    really appreciate shame for emma she has been great in the last while. I was enjoying becky/emma more than the tit'll feud

    jerry-lawler.jpg


    approves


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,348 ✭✭✭✭ricero


    How will they co-exist ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,275 ✭✭✭Glico Man


    Kevin Owens is brilliant. About Miz being his tag partner, "he's the worst one" :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 802 ✭✭✭KingJamsie


    AJ really wasn't great on his own in that first segment. What writer thought him standing silent in the ring while tweets flashed up on the tron was a good idea?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,790 ✭✭✭Bret Hart


    What they hell am I watching.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,036 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    New Day have jumped the shark. The fans are hating this nonsense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,225 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Looks like the women's contract signing is closing the show. Didn't go so well last time they tried that.


  • Site Banned Posts: 2,094 ✭✭✭BMMachine


    I miss WCW :(
    at least it was accidently funny rather than accidently sh*t. wait it was accidently sh*t. ummmm, still - WCW!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,159 ✭✭✭mrkiscool2


    And of course Gallows and Anderson lose, because fcuk everyone and fcuk everything, by god Reigns and his cousins have to look strong, sure Reigns even took out Gallows and Anderson at the end, sure AJ only managed to hit him with the chair because he was distracted. Jesus fcuking Christ, the sooner Cena (can't believe I'm saying that, but he is a better Reigns than Reigns is), Orton and Rollins come back the better!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,846 ✭✭✭Moneymaker


    Been six weeks since I watched and judging by the threads each week i'm not missing much.

    McMahons everywhere and Reigns getting booed out of every building.

    Why does anyone watch this show?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    Ambrose vs Jericho in a TNA-alike cage match....


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,301 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    It strikes me that the "New Era" basically means solid but unspectacular, and, sadly, utterly missable. There wasn't one story that progressed in any meaningful way last night. For a go home show, if you skipped it, you'd miss nothing of note, really, bar a stip or two for the PPV.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,569 Mod ✭✭✭✭riffmongous


    Lord TSC wrote: »
    It strikes me that the "New Era" basically means solid but unspectacular, and, sadly, utterly missable. There wasn't one story that progressed in any meaningful way last night. For a go home show, if you skipped it, you'd miss nothing of note, really, bar a stip or two for the PPV.
    Yeah strangely enough I find it grand to watch at the moment but there is really nothing to talk about afterwards


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,846 ✭✭✭Moneymaker


    Lord TSC wrote: »
    It strikes me that the "New Era" basically means solid but unspectacular, and, sadly, utterly missable. There wasn't one story that progressed in any meaningful way last night. For a go home show, if you skipped it, you'd miss nothing of note, really, bar a stip or two for the PPV.

    There is no new era though.

    McMahons all over tv,, the same 50/50, distraction finishes, a guy no one wants as Champion. NXT people called up based on their looks.

    The players have changed a little but it's the same ****e tv every week.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 689 ✭✭✭Straight Edge Punk


    I must say, I am absolutely shocked and flabbergasted that Vince booked his stars to go over guys who made their name in other promotions.

    /sarcasm


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,546 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Yep agree with the comments on here, the wrestling is pretty good but how much I care or how much it matters on a weekly basis is...meh

    a "Steph anie, Steph anie" chant to end Raw... weird

    wonder if how they are treating Rick will be the start of HHHs beef with Shane


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,850 ✭✭✭Depp


    mrkiscool2 wrote: »
    And of course Gallows and Anderson lose, because fcuk everyone and fcuk everything, by god Reigns and his cousins have to look strong, sure Reigns even took out Gallows and Anderson at the end, sure AJ only managed to hit him with the chair because he was distracted. Jesus fcuking Christ, the sooner Cena (can't believe I'm saying that, but he is a better Reigns than Reigns is), Orton and Rollins come back the better!

    apparently cena is back on raw the 30th and the other two a week later!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,036 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Depp wrote: »
    apparently cena is back on raw the 30th and the other two a week later!

    Orton and Rollins will probably be advertised too. God forbid we get a surprise return.

    Dream scenario is Cena, Rollins, Wyatt and Orton all return at the same time and bury Roman and his awful, awful cousins to oblivion.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,523 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I turned it on last night, watched the opening segment, then when one of the many ads came on I switched to a different channel, and then I forgot all about Raw. The show has become so uneventful to me that it took me about a half an hour to recall that Raw was still on. I switched back and it didn't seem I'd missed much. Then I fell asleep during the next hour.

    I just think it's so mundane right now. I don't perceive any of these guys as stars.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



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