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Author: Subject: OOfficial Discussion Thread for: RAW (April 16, 2018)
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posted on 4-16-2018 at 10:58 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
OOfficial Discussion Thread for: RAW (April 16, 2018)

Tonight on RAW: It's the "Superstar Shake-Up," a now seemingly annual event lacking in any real logic or structure, but which allows WWE to move talent back and forth between RAW and SD, as the month of April increasingly represents the start of the "New Season" for them (with WrestleMania as the previous season's finale).... all of which would be lovely, if they actually had the capacity to plan ahead and have concrete valid reasons why to shuffle the various talents.... but, uhhh, that's not exactly Vince's strong suit....

I digress...

In terms of shuffling the rosters, there might seem to be some common sense notions regarding parity and keeping certain storylines connected.... but between the extra PPV that is the Saudi Rumble, and the fact that all PPVs starting with Backlash are co-branded, you can actually do some oddball swervey stuff and keep some cross-brand issues percolating for a few weeks until you finally have to sort things out... [that is to say, instead of having to do straight-up champion-for-champion type trades, you can make tonight's deal lopsided, only to have title changes in Saudi Arabia or at Backlash suddenly put things right again...]

Amid all the Up-Shaking, we can also expect a few stand-alone things to play out...

(1) A #1 Contenders Match between the Revival and Matt Hardy/Bray Wyatt, with the winners facing Cesaro/Sheamus for the currently vacant RAW Tag Titles....

(2) Miz getting fast-tracked to an IC Title rematch against Seth Rollins (this is a prime candidate for wonky "shaking" where it seems like Rollins is going to abscond to SD to keep Miz from getting his precious Record # of Days as Champ, only for Miz to win in his last ditch match, with a ready-made feud against Jeff Hardy once Seth is gone)....

(3) Consequences for Ronda Rousey, which could very well still be tied together into a story in which GM Kurt Angle finds himself on the Authority's bad side...

(4) Samoa Joe/Roman Reigns existing as a bit of a surrogate for Reigns/Lesnar, as Brock's not likely to be on TV again until the Saudi Rumble, where many expect him to drop the strap, which in turn sets up Reigns vs. Joe as the WWEU Title feud...

(5) Bayley vs. Sasha Banks gets some degree of pay-off, but it also wouldn't surprise me to see them split the two up, so that the story can rest and grow more epic whenever they do get back on the same brand again...

But again, the real focus is on the roster moves that start tonight and continue tomorrow on SD.... with all last week's returns/call-ups, on top of all the existing talent, there are a TON of options.... and even room for a few more surprises (including Big Cass ready to return from injury)... should be interesting....

That is all. End communication.

The flOOr is yours, OO Nation. Don't wait till after 11pm to post, either. Pre-show previewing and prognosticating is certainly welcome. So discuss, debate, and rate!

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posted on 4-17-2018 at 12:04 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Ahh, fuck me right in half.

ETA: Lol, Kurt perma-stands like Negan.

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posted on 4-17-2018 at 12:05 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Aw, I wanted to be the first person to feel sad about Jinder Mahal. Guess Rollins is off to SD! Unless they want to keep both secondary titles on RAM for some reason. Or Rollins loses the title tonight to whoever actually is headed off to SD.





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Aw, I wanted to be the first person to feel sad about Jinder Mahal.


We can still live the dream together, brah! For Illy Pee's eyes ONLY! Yeah, I think it might be one of those kinda nights. Buckle up, Buckaroos!





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 12:18 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
That's as lackluster an opening pick that there could be. Maybe Baron Corbin would have been worse, but it's debatable.
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Step 1: Get a DUI
Step 2: Win U. S. Championship
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posted on 4-17-2018 at 12:23 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Eh, I can't hate Jinder TOO much. There's a certain.... something about him. Something. I don't know. At least he lost his title already! But does that open up Hardy getting sent to SD, returning the US Title and leaving Rollins alone? Who knows!

Edit: Maybe they were rewarding Jeff for having such an impressively high BAC during his latest thing?

Edit II: And now Mahal's been played off by No Way Jose. +1 for No Way Jose!

[Edited on 4-17-2018 by Il Palazzo]





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 12:45 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Wait, they just advertised Rusev for the casket match with Taker. Wat?

Also, poor poor Bayley. That cutesy shit might not work anymore with all the influx of ferocious Ladytalent lately.





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I don't know if all their matches are like that but I really like how Bayley and Sasha are slowly imploding and how the middle of that match felt like something snapped and a wrestling match turned into a fight. The slap fest into fists was really nice and fun. Makes me really want to see a last gal standing match between the two as a final blow off between the two with the loser leaving town. I think Sasha and Bayley could headline a PPV with the story they have here...even if alot of it has been stale....the history gives it alot of gravitas for a end game.
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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:05 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Miz vs. Bryan...SOOOOOOOOOOOON! YAY!!!!





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:05 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I'll miss you, Miz. But I get Owens and Zayn, so good enough for me!





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:09 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fuckin A, weíre finally going to get that Miz/Bryan program that they teased the shit out of two years ago. Can not wait.





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:22 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
That was a lot of effort to tell us how they're just doing PPVs with both brands again. GASP! A brave new future for WWE PPV events! Now allow for the "best of both worlds" to lead to a PPV that starts with a Jinder Mahal match or something.





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:24 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Watching Matt and Bray then remembering this shit happened still blows my mind. Yep, that's Matt and Bray's old man. Matt must be dippin' in the Fountain of Goldust too. The Lake of Reincarnation is a wonderous place.







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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:26 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Huzzah! Breezango! RAM wins! I do, anyway.





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Look, goddamnit, Mickie can still fucking GO. Me no like her as enhancement talent. She sucks from the Goldust Fountain too! SHE HAS THE MEATS!!!



ETA: At this rate there's going to be about ten guys and five chicks on SD, including the refs and announce team.

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*record scratch*

DONíT FUCKIN CAAAAAAAAAARE


Edit: goddammit please donít do this to drew

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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:52 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Maybe we can care now! I think.

Edit: Well, we can care about Drew McIntyre at any rate. Also, there was a tiny part of me that thought we might be getting a partial/full Spirit Squad reunion.

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posted on 4-17-2018 at 01:54 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
CJ what are you talking about? Clearly the crowd loves this! I know this because they are ALL shocked into absolute silence at the presence of DZ, Apollo, Titus, and Dana.

Non-snark Response: Okay, the Drew thing was kinda cool.

ETA: JC and The Disciples, I forgot how huge Drew was.

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A good re-debut for Drew, but I canít shake the feeling that given the last decade of booking for Dolph, making them a team is way more likely to drag down Drew than boost him back up.





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 02:10 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Now that Drew's back, can we get a 3MB reunion?

...I can't tell if I'm serious or not, but.. 3MB used to amuse me greatly, so.. mabey?

eta: I, too, need a gyros. Those things are soooo yum.

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posted on 4-17-2018 at 02:13 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I... hadn't even thought of that. But what of poor Rhyno?





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Rhyno can run for something again in the mid-term elections. He's all set.





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posted on 4-17-2018 at 02:19 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Main event Mystery Man is "making his Raw debut."

Not just coming over from SD, but never on Raw before. Thats a short list. Shin. Roode. NXT call up. Am I missing anything?

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posted on 4-17-2018 at 02:19 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
RAM scores Daryl Dixon after all! Joyous day!





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