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WWE Raw Superthread

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭Cotts72


    Apparently ricochet suffered a concussion which led to the finish...

    Agreed on Zoey stark,never saw much in her in next either ,she's decent roster material but no more credible to even dent Ripley's title reign

    Remains to be seen whether punk does come back and how they factor it in...do the faces win and Rollins leaves last leading to a pink staredown to finish the show?



  • Registered Users Posts: 84,803 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    I enjoyed Becky owning Nia in the verbal smack talk off

    Miz had the crowd in the palm of his hands, he can work the mic, I was sceptical of him as a face as he seems a natural heel but he can carry it

    I feel for Gable as I think he should take the title from Gunther



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    What was with the picture they used for Zoey at the end of the Battle Royal? Looked like one from early NXT days or something.

    Ivy getting a decent show in that match. And Chelsea is great as always. She did seem to lose her footing while Raquel was holding her.

    Was wondering how the Creed/DIY match would end as didn't think it would be a clean finish if wanting to make both teams look strong.

    Calling it now: Tozawa to dethrone Roman.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭ThePott


    Raw is really enjoyable right now. Skipped it the last week or two cause I was busy but still great.

    The IC match ending was a bit dodgy but clearly the ref was worried about making the wrong call and it appears Ricochet was knocked loopy, so hard to get too mad. I would assume it was going to lead to Ivar/Miz next week with Miz winning the shot anyway and tbf I think calling an Ivar beatdown on the fly was a good call and they made the best of a bad situation.

    I loved DIY in NXT but they feel a bit off so far (think this is my first time watching them on main though). Definitely works on establishing the Creed Bros though. They really have done an excellent job highlighting the women's division lately and while I agree that Zoey isn't an obvious choice, I'm sort of okay with it just to see what she can do and maybe this match will help build her up. Realistically there aren't many threats to Rhea at this stage and they clearly are protecting Becky to face Rhea (presumably at Mania).

    Wargames looks great already. Has been a long time since there's been this many over babyfaces in WWE and them taking on Judgement Day could be excellent. Maybe a returning Orton and turned Drew to fill out the numbers but who knows. Pearce is unreal too, he nails every ball they hand him, even though Regal shouting Wargames will never be topped.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    For those saying about needing 5 on each team for the match, they only had 4 on each team in NXT. But Drew being inserted somewhere makes sense. Either joins team Seth and turns or just joins TJD.

    Now who will be the women's match? How high can Kairi go with her elbow?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 84,803 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    I'm guessing Drew to cost Jey and Cody tonight



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭Ridley


    Presumably it's because Vinnie Mac can no longer just strut in and decide someone's gimmick is now evil rotisserie chicken chef but the shows have a real clarity of intent at the moment that's very much appreciated.

    Look, multiple wrestlers giving a damn about every championship!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭Cotts72


    Would appear the tease of priest getting the boot from JD has begun again

    Can't see drew staying with them but wouldn't be against him starting a faction with gallus



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,710 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Drew could be a great heel if it's booked right

    Wonder does this indicate he's resigned



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 50,988 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Wonder if they eventually go down an Evolution-type rabbit hole with Judgement Day. Drew wins title from Seth, Priest cashes in down the line on Drew. It's different enough to work.

    Drew badly needed the turn though, and he does actually fit with Judgment Day reasonably well.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    So is Drew a fifth member for WarGames? Who joins Cody's team? Orton? Bring someone in?

    What was with some of the weird way of saying name in the intros? I noticed it when she introduced Chelsea and then when introducing Ludwig and when he won.



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 50,988 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Probably Orton I'd imagine. Glutton for punishment coming back to a War Games match🤣



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭ThePott


    Lot of set-up for Wargames and really liked it.

    JD being a part of Judgement Day makes sense and the Drew turn was needed and pretty great even if a bit predictable. Definitely think it's Orton coming back. Think the expansion of Judgement Day is going to mean a split in the not too distant future or at least some people being kicked out.

    She always does that. Personally I like it, think it suits the performer's she's announcing and gives her announcing some character and helps sell the wrestler's personas. It's mostly noticeable for Chelsea and Imperium, can't remember does anyone else get a bit more oomph.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Now that he's an official member, how long until he or someone mentions JD McDonagh stands for Judgement Day McDonagh?



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭callaway92


    I can’t stand it. It’s child’s play stuff and is cringe.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭ThePott


    I personally enjoy it and think Samantha Irvine has done a great job and is one of the better announcers in recent memory tbh but to each their own.



  • Registered Users Posts: 84,803 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Is Orton back tonight or LA Knight showing up for Team Raw from Smackdown?



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Knight seems the obvious direction after Cody helping him. Also would be a kind of swap with Becky.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭Cotts72


    If it's not Orton there's going to be alot if unhappy folk...perhaps he's going to be on smack down going forward

    Nia pinning Raquel ...no words

    Nattie getting a tag title yet we all kno the team won't coexist and one will turn on the other ...at least try and put some respect on the tag titles and make proper teams

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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,710 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    So is Cody or Sami getting the RKO ?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 84,803 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 84,803 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    I know he won't win but damn Miz has me invested in his IC match with Gunther, he really has the crowd behind him, I was never a big Miz fan but give him his flowers coming from reality TV, he has proved his worth time and time again, a future hall of famer who always delivers no matter the storyline or feud

    My Miz appreciation post



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭ThePott


    Miz is excellent because he can absolutely fill into any role or any position on the card and doesn't look out of place.

    The promo between Miz and Gunther was excellent. Gunther is so damn believable in his delivery, that match could slap and considering Gunther's recent thing of tearing into 'entertainers' who aren't wrestlers, Miz embodies that.

    War Games looks class and ORton is gonna get some pop.

    Decent Raw, was a good build and think heel McIntyre is money for sure. They really are highlighting the women so much this day, the division looks important as a result. If we got a bit more Rhea defending the title it would be perfect.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Now she's lost to Becky, hope they don't forget about Xia again. She wasn't really around for ages outside the occasional Main Event match and now she's on every week, knocking ones out and getting a title shot on NXT.

    So what was Adam and Nick discussing if we don't have Raw vs Smackdown?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭Cotts72




  • Registered Users Posts: 84,803 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Shinsuke's sounding a lot like Aleister Black. Just waiting for him to talk about waiting for someone to knock on his door.



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 50,988 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro




  • Registered Users Posts: 955 ✭✭✭Officer999


    So surreal seeing Punk advertised for Raw tonight



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  • Registered Users Posts: 84,803 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Whose opening Raw, has to be Punk surely, but happy Orton is back too but Punk's return is just huge



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