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Smackdown Spoilers 23.08.2016

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  • 23-08-2016 10:30pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,767 ✭✭✭


    Juat been announced that Bryan will be
    unveiling two new titles tonight.


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators Posts: 24,125 Mod ✭✭✭✭Angron


    New women's title: Anyone but Nikki Bella, fecking anyone. I'd nearly take Eva Marie over another reign of terror from her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,116 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Holy crap, how over is Slater??


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


    Slater is amazing I want him to win this all I don't care who the partner is.

    Natayla and naomi are terrible on commentary here.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    What's the point in having Bliss and Carmella in that title match. Have they won a match yet? Makes the division look even more light. Should just be Nikki vs Becky tbh


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    What a terrible tag division as well but the Slater storyline hopefully should be good.


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


    So curt hawkins is just Matt hardy v1 now


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,116 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Nooooooooo, Shane v Brock.... please don't do it, Vince!


  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭Gaw_


    Heath Slater and Rhyno now a tag-team. Would have preferred a surprise announcement (to match Bayley), but this could be a strong run with Heath's absurd overness with the crowd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,116 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Deano actually doing a decent job on commentary here, getting Ziggler over as a legit opponent for AJ.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,767 ✭✭✭Ben Gadot


    Good shout in turning Carmella, was getting a little concerned she was getting swallowed up by the step up.

    She stood out there more in two minutes than she has all month.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,444 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    Like the designs, such as they are, of the new titles. SD may not be spectacular, but its far, far more consistent than Raw is. Its a solid show thats slowly building its new stars as top guys.

    But the best part each week is Talking Smack, the aftershow on the Network. Its mainly Daniel Bryan asking questions to superstars which blend kayfabe and reality, and most of the time, the acts seem uncomfortable trying to work that style of discussion.

    Except this week, Miz ****ING DESTORYED Bryan, in what was an amazing "worked shoot" response when Bryan calls out Miz's style of wrestling as cowardly. Seriously, watch this three minutes, please.

    https://streamable.com/yvwz


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,156 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Neil3030 wrote: »
    Nooooooooo, Shane v Brock.... please don't do it, Vince!

    Maybe Shane might hire taker or Goldberg too help him ??

    Styles vs Ambrose is going to be a good match

    What now for Ziggler ???


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,767 ✭✭✭Ben Gadot


    Will watch at lunch but it sounds amazing, hope they follow up on it.

    There's potential there to turn Bryan into a bitter heel gm, which would offer a way better dynamic than what we currently have between both commissioners/gms.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,399 ✭✭✭✭ThunbergsAreGo


    Lord TSC wrote: »
    Like the designs, such as they are, of the new titles. SD may not be spectacular, but its far, far more consistent than Raw is. Its a solid show thats slowly building its new stars as top guys.

    But the best part each week is Talking Smack, the aftershow on the Network. Its mainly Daniel Bryan asking questions to superstars which blend kayfabe and reality, and most of the time, the acts seem uncomfortable trying to work that style of discussion.

    Except this week, Miz ****ING DESTORYED Bryan, in what was an amazing "worked shoot" response when Bryan calls out Miz's style of wrestling as cowardly. Seriously, watch this three minutes, please.

    https://streamable.com/yvwz

    That is fantastic, go on the Miz :)


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


    Miz saying his style is why he doesn't get many injuries is so true. In the last few years you can see the guys who killed themselves pre wwe to the guys that don't. You've seen Zayn & Finn get bad injuries and even Cena picked up a bad injury when he started to work a more wreckless albeit entertaining style.
    BTW Miz is awesome :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Lord TSC wrote: »

    Except this week, Miz ****ING DESTORYED Bryan, in what was an amazing "worked shoot" response when Bryan calls out Miz's style of wrestling as cowardly. Seriously, watch this three minutes, please.

    https://streamable.com/yvwz


    OMFG he was on fire there. That was from the heart. Bryan literally walked away because he couldn't take it. So good. Miz saying he loved the fans was a little off given his character but that was an epic rant. Watch this!!!


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


    Wow that promo was something else.

    One of the reasons why I've been saying the miz is one of the best right now


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,754 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    I just watched it there. Jesus h Christ on a bike. That was amazing. A worked shoot it might have been but renee looked VERY uncomfortable when the camera went to her. Wow I never disliked the miz but I would say that there have been times when he's been a bit "meh who cares" to me.

    Jesus even maryse looked uneasy towards the end.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,642 ✭✭✭✭briany


    That reminded me of the old roundtables they used to have on WWF with Heenan, Vince, Monsoon and all the other lads, arguing their heads off. Loved it. Don't know how Miz will top that, though. :pac:


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,444 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    WWE have put the "promo" up on Youtube. I note this because...
    1. It includes what Miz says after Bryan walks away, and he continues to cut his passionate promo (and I'd advise people to watch it for that reason).
    2. WWE cut Bryan's initial comments about how he respects Crews more than Miz despite the loss; basically, WWE cut their video to make Miz's reaction look far less goaded, and cut the bit that (to be blunt) makes Bryan look like the badguy in the situation.

    So I'd watch the first video, and then watch the last minute or so of this one, for the complete segment...



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,767 ✭✭✭Ben Gadot


    The Crews comment just shows how much of a work it was as it teed Miz up perfectly.

    Bryan's been around long enough to appreciate what the WWE product is all about. I'm sure he holds a huge amount of respect for what The Miz brings to the table.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,500 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I love The Miz.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,151 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Renee actually had me questioning if that was real or not, she looked genuinely worried!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,116 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    I reckon that was a work-shoot-work-shoot-work-work-work-shoot.........shoot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Smackdown Tag Titles

    smackdown-tag-team-titles-wwe-wwe-backlash_3771231.jpg?20160824093905


    Smackdown Women's Title


    smackdown-womens-title-wwe-backlash-wwe_3771229.jpg?20160824093721


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,873 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    That Women's championship belt is gorgeous.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭Virtanen


    I perfectly predicted that Women's Title design to a friend of mine a few weeks ago

    Tag Titles looking good with the blue strap too


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,116 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Someone help me out here - why was the universal soundly panned as disgusting, but these SD tag and women's titles being praised? Is it purely an aesthetics thing, is my appreciation of visual beauty just that poor?


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,084 ✭✭✭✭CSF


    Definitely a work, but it's a good one. That was a smartly worked and well executed angle and I hope it gets Miz more over because he's great.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 381 ✭✭The Showstopper


    Only problem I had with smackdown was throwing all 6 women into the one match for the title at backlash. They could have had some sort of competition, such as two triple threats, to determine who would be in the backlash match.


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