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Raw Superthread 2021!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,218 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Big E needed that win

    Could Xavier go heel, would WWE have the balls to change him, he never has won a singles world title, bitterness etc., story writes itself

    I think Bobby should recruit new members like Keith, MVP is missed

    I think Drew is headed to Smackdown



  • Registered Users Posts: 22,364 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    New Day have said they'll never turn on each other. I think they said in some interview that it's been pitched to them a few times, they've always said no and if they are forced to do it, they'll leave.

    Whether they would actually stick to their guns on the last part remains to be seen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ princemuzzy


    I think the threat of AEW is enough to keep them together on top of the fact that their merch is a top seller.



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,673 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    Thought AJ and Riddle was a brilliant match. Sheamus and Priest was very hard hitting but we've already seen it 40 times lol. The cage match was decent in parts, we're likely not going to get an explanation for the Hurt Business reformation are we 😂

    A much better Raw than usual.. but that's a low bar. Drew and Big E doesn't really make much sense from a face/heel perspective. Would much rather see AJ step up for a match or two with Big E to get him over, with Kofi and Xavier playing foils to Omos.

    I'm wondering how the draft is going to shake things up tbh. Things are kind of established so I'm not sure what switches are going to happen.

    Priest and Nakamura/Boogs possibly changing brands with IC and US Titles switching. Charlotte really needs someone like Bianca to switch. Would love an open challenge next week, draft pick announced as Bianca and she comes out and takes the belt off her but I doubt that's happening.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,731 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Would be in favour of a new day break up or heel turn as I think they have done almost everything a face team can both as a team and individually. Enjoyed the cage match and Big Es title reign is going well

    Good to have the hurt business back but would of liked if they recruited some new members with Keith Lee been one of them

    Drew going to SD seems very likely but you never know with wwe



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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,735 ✭✭✭✭ beakerjoe


    If Big E is to face Drew, the latter needs to turn heel.

    Makes sense, hes gotten very stale as a face.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,731 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    I wonder will Brock save Heymen when the Usos are drafted to Raw and go to attack him



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,731 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Becky predictably drafted to Raw



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,731 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Austin Theory playing the cocky fanboy heel



  • Registered Users Posts: 74,218 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    This unstoppable tough Shayna better be going somewhere, give her a title run, have her take out Becky, Charlotte and Bianca

    Sheamus and Jeff to SD



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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,753 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Not a good sign that they used that picture of Alexa while everyone else got their profile photos used. New brand should be a new start for her.

    So NXT call-ups are Hit Row, Austin Theory, Aliyah, Xia Li and Ridge Holland. Gable Steveson straight to Raw.

    Additional Picks (revealed during Raw Talk)

    • Liv Morgan to Raw.
    • Dana Brooke to Raw.
    • Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode to Raw.
    • Jaxson Ryker to Raw.
    • Veer to Raw.
    • Mia Yim to Raw.
    • Tamina to Raw.
    • Tegan Nox to Raw.
    • Cedric Alexander to Raw.
    • Shelton Benjamin to Raw.
    • The Miz to Raw.
    • Shotzi Blackheart to Smackdown.
    • Natalya to Smackdown.
    • Jinder Mahal to Smackdown.
    • Shanky to Smackdown.

    So splitting Shotzi and Tegan, Tamina and Natalya and part of Jinder's team



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 41,328 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Lord TSC


    Here's a full list of the women's tag team division following the draft.

    Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. (c)


    That's it. Literally every other "team" has been broken up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,435 ✭✭✭ Pentecost


    Think of all the "can they co-exist?" potential now though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,753 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Liv and Dana will probably be put together.

    Seeing Mia listed made me wonder where Shane Thorne is

    Looking online, seems he's been having dark matches on Smackdown



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,673 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    Kinda feel both rosters have been weakened by the draft if anything. Nothing really fresh about it bar possibly Drew going after Roman eventually, and even that was done before albeit with the face/heel roles flipped.

    There's a little bit of shuffling in the mid card and with women moving but that's essentially it. A damp squib imo.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 41,328 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Lord TSC


    Thats the problem with drafts happening over and over on a regular schedule without adding more to the roster. People bounce back and forth but the freshness runs out because they just bounce back and forth with the same people.


    If, say, the drafts were limited to every second or third year, but there was more focus on pushing more people, introducing more people, drafts would feel more special as a result. Drew moves from Raw to Smackdown, but it's still going to be feuding with people he has in the last two years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,086 ✭✭✭ Ridley


    Through line of the show could have been Heyman keeping the Usos on Smackdown but nooOOoo.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,731 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Odd that both Hit Row and Ridge Holland are involved in decent NXT storylines but there been canned just as quickly for them to head to the main roster



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭ ThePott


    Really strange selection of call-ups from NXT tbh.

    Not sure if either roster is getting me that excited at the moment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,753 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Xia has been off NXT for a number of weeks. She's now the first Chinese superstar to appear on the WWE main roster.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,731 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Is it almost a given that for a big percentage of WWE stars would be drafted between brands at least once or twice (maybe more in some cases) during there wwe careers ?

    Kurt Angle no longer the only Olympic gold medallists' in WWE with Gable Steveson now part of Raw. Going to be a little confusing have Gable Steveson and Chad Gable



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,753 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Shorty G to return?



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,040 ✭✭✭✭ ~Rebel~


    Interesting to see how Finn comes back after the rope shenanigans. We've not heard from him since. Given how strong they made him look in all the recent Roman matches, wonder if he'll be a major title challenger on RAW.



  • Registered Users Posts: 22,364 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston


    God, Raw is awful. Another main event, another non-finish.

    Becky's abs were the highlight of the show.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,651 ✭✭✭ The White Wolf


    Becky's fashion sense is increasingly the highlight for me, just realised her and Rollins are basically doing the same gimmick.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,651 ✭✭✭ The White Wolf


    Shame about the name but I think Doudrop has what it takes to become something. She has a presence about her and her facial expressions are good.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,221 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Vince was reported to say Balor would never get another title run in WWE he’s just there to put over vinces pet projects as he has credibility.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,753 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Cool, so that means Balor will be getting another title run, considering that's how these stories usually go.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,221 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc




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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 48,673 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    I'd agree but her ring attire is awful. If she went down the Nia Jax route of wrestling gear she'd look far more bad ass imo anyways.



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