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Smackdown Live 30.8.2016 *spoilers*

  • 30-08-2016 9:26pm
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    Will The A-Lister suffer for ‘Talking Smack’?

    WWE Network’s Talking Smack is quickly proving to be a “must-see” program on many levels. Most recently, a highly publicized incident occurred between Daniel Bryan and Intercontinental Champion The Miz, begging the question: Will there be any fallout tonight on SmackDown Live?

    It is conceivable that The A-Lister will face some sort of repercussions for stepping over the line and into the face of SmackDown Live’s General Manager? Then again, despite Miz’s flagrant disrespect, perhaps Bryan and Commissioner Shane McMahon will end up giving Miz exactly what he wants and focusing a greater amount of energy on the Intercontinental Title.

    Either way, it will be interesting to see what happens when Daniel Bryan addresses Miz’s actions one week after walking off the Talking Smack set.

    The Headbangers return to WWE tonight on SmackDown Live

    Former WWE Tag Team Champions The Headbangers, Mosh and Thrasher, surprised the WWE Universe when they announced on Twitter that they would be returning to WWE on tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live.

    It has been quite some time since we have seen The Headbangers in a WWE ring and one must wonder why tonight will be the night for their return. Will their foray onto Team Blue have implications on the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament that has already seen American Alpha and The Usos advance?

    Find out tonight on SmackDown Live for what should undoubtedly be a rocking return for the wild former titleholders.

    Will Randy Orton look to take The New Face of Fear to Viperville


    Since SmackDown Live debuted, Bray Wyatt has attempted to use his own brand of dark chaos to turn Team Blue completely upside-down. But what will happen if he continues to cross arguably the most ruthlessly unpredictable force in all of WWE?

    After The New Face of Fear stepped into the nest of The Viper last week on SmackDown, a conflict between Wyatt and Randy Orton may be imminent and could threaten to burn the whole place down. But it might also pretty fun to watch.

    Is Styles too big for Backlash?

    Not only did AJ Styles #BeatUpJohnCena and earn himself the right to be the No. 1 contender for Dean Ambrose’s WWE World Champion, but The Phenomenal One also prevented Dolph Ziggler from joining that showdown at Backlash.

    Yes, Styles is definitely on top of the world. But when you reach that point, sometimes the only place to go is down. Will Ambrose knock him down a peg prior to their Sept. 11 showdown? And after Styles’ outspoken nature drew the ire of The Showoff, should he be worried about the rest of the locker room as well?

    Is Carmella due for a Bella bustin’

    After the SmackDown Women’s Title was unveiled on SmackDown Live and a Six-Pack Challenge for that title was announced to crown the inaugural champion at Backlash, up-and-coming Superstar Carmella made am aggressive statement. She attacked Nikki Bella before her SmackDown Live debut match — and then again on Talking Smack.

    Will Nikki be out for payback on The Princess of Stanton Island? Yeah, probably. What other competitor will look to make their voice heard as things heats up on the road to SmackDown Live’ first solo pay-per-view.



    Of all the tag teams to bring back they go with an underwhelming team from 15+ years ago. If the Headbangers can achieve any sort of reaction I'll be impressed.

    I liked Smackdown last week so I'm eager to see what they come up with. I think the Bryan/Miz fallout will be interesting.

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



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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    After last night's ending to RAW Smackdown has one hell of a job to impress and the return of The Headbangers ain't going to cut the mustard.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Return of the headbangers and the main event has been announced as Ambrose vs Baron Corbin.

    Not looking great!


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    How sad funny ironic whatever you want to call would it be if The Miz picks up an injury tonight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Miz could be on his way back into the main event scene if he keeps this form up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    And Ziggler arrives and kills the atmosphere.

    Ziggler is a blackhole.


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


    Ziggler needs to go away for awhile


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,100 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    ricero wrote: »
    Ziggler needs to go away for awhile

    That'll do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Who did The Vaudevillains p1ss off?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,964 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Who did The Vaudevillains p1ss off?

    They must be complete tools backstage because they can do pretty much do it all, yet have been jobbed senseless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Neil3030 wrote: »
    They must be complete tools backstage because they can do pretty much do it all, yet have been jobbed senseless.

    Apparently Gotch has a reputation for being a bit of a loudmouth backstage, it even got him into a fight with Sin Cara.

    Still though, huge waste of talent given their awful booking.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    AJ looked p1ssed off a few times in that match with Crews


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


    I find crews can be sloppy at times in the ring since his main roster call up


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,964 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Zzzzzz......


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,964 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Being poor is funny, apparently. Mother of jeebus that was dreadful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I'd say that comes from Vince's mind.

    Didn't Vince grow up in a trailer park.


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


    Rhyno eating the cheese whizz and crackers was quite amusing


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,964 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Bray Wyatt's promos would be almost believable if his win rate were more than 10%.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    I can't quite believe Dolph Ziggler - who utterly failed in his feud with Dean Ambrose and was shown to be a loser - comes out to give Miz advice on how to handle himself? WTF?

    That had to be a rib on Dolph.

    The Slater segment was poor as well. This show needs a strong second hour to get a thumbs up from me.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Is that Bryan's or Cena's Bella?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,964 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Was it just me or did it cut away early at the end of the Orton/Wyatt segment?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Is that Bryan's or Cena's Bella?

    Nikki is Cena's Bella.

    I don't know if it's my imagination but I thought Naomi got a bigger pop than Becky there. I do like Naomi's entrance.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    Naomi's entrance get a bigger pop than Naomi herself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Damn, Naomi and Becky lose again. :mad:

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,964 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    Pretty crap show until now. Hopefully this match ends it on a high.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,261 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I'm all for having jobbers but feeding one to Kane of all people makes no sense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    No satisfactory finish and goofy humour at the end as well (that was right up Vince's alley - a guy getting crotched on the ropes and being stuck there for an age).

    I didn't find anything on this show enjoyable or worth checking out again and it didn't get me excited for Backlash either. Sorry Smackdown...thumbs down from me.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,352 ✭✭✭IncognitoMan


    I know that raw had the benefit of a title match last night but man the difference between the 2 shows ending couldn't have been bigger. I have no interest in where smackdown is going but raw on the other hand is looking great, for the most part.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,700 ✭✭✭✭CSF


    Didn't really understand why they seem to have abandoned where they were going with Ziggler.

    I thought the Slater bit was good, I don't think the job was so much that he is poor, as it is that he's a hick, which was kind of always his gimmick really to begin with. Can see him and Rhyno getting really over. They have that dynamic.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,385 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    Not the greatest episode, but not the worst.

    Really didnt buy the Slater thing at all, and it's typical WWE, missing why the crowd are getting behind him and trying to run the joke into the ground.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,964 ✭✭✭✭Neil3030


    The running order was all over the place; using up Miz, Ziggler, AJ, Orton and Wyatt in the first hour (only one of whom had a match) left them padding out the second half with filler until the main event.

    Did anyone else get the impression that there were major issues with the commentary last night? A lot of dead air during the Ambrose Corbin match.


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