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SummerSlam wasn't bad, but not as good as it could have been. 

Colonel Sanders HBK is life.

John Cena is still tops at telling a story in a match. Even if he's boring in his moveset, he's just good at entertaining. Corbin is just....ugh.

Big Cass getting heat is good. But the match wasn't as good as I expected it to be. Just not a PPV level match, but it is a filler match so whatevs. Maybe Big show edges closer to retirement?

Sasha and Alexa killed it. Absolutely phenomenal. Bought every second of it.

Rollins/Ambrose getting the tag titles was nice. Very good match that went as well as you could hope for.

Randy Orton getting a squash match didn't make sense to me, but I rarely watch smackdown, so maybe there was more to that that I'm missing.

Bray and Finn was just ok, and I love Finn. The story was missing from the match until the last minute of the match. The ending sequence was how the match should have ended, just the other 2/3 should've been there. Bray getting booked as the scary jobber is getting tired. He's too good and should get more respect. He's one of the few true heels in the WWE and his gimmick only works if beating him is an accomplishment.

AJ Styles and KO probably had the best performance. Just an awesome match.

Nakamura and Jinder Mahal....well, Jinder Mahal carried the match. The only thing I enjoyed was the fact that Nakamura didn't botch a move and nearly snap Jinder's neck. I'm just not buying Nakamura, even if I do love his entrance.

The Lesnar fatal 4 way was sweet. Nice, brutal match. Braun is the man still, IDGAF.

 

Overall, solid show. Just wish there would've been more to it.

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I hated SummerSlam. Nakamura should have beaten Jinder Mahal. The lack of a reaction after that finish is exactly what you want to avoid. Nobody cares about him.

The other title is still on a part time employee.

 

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On 2017-08-21 at 3:08 PM, party_animal said:

I hated SummerSlam. Nakamura should have beaten Jinder Mahal. The lack of a reaction after that finish is exactly what you want to avoid. Nobody cares about him.

The other title is still on a part time employee.

 

Yeah I thought Summerslam was TERRIBLE. The Usos/New Day, Rollins & Ambrose vs Sheamus & Cesaro and then the Fatal 4 were the ONLY decent matches imo. 

 

Speaking of "other title being on a part time employee" I'm not so sure the Smackdown title isn't on a technically part time employee.

For the life of me I can't figure out how the hell Jinder passes drug tests. He has some of the absolute worst gynecomastia I have ever seen. Now I know if you're signed to a part time contract you're not subjected to the same drug testing as full time employee's. It even looked like he had some of his gyno removed (easy surgery) and it was still bad on Sunday. You can only get gyno from steroid use/test use. You can take all the estrogen blockers you want but some still get it. I'm just curious as hell as to how he does it and it's bugging me since he's got back.

Like I've mentioned before I know there is some wiggle room with test use as long as your test/test e ratio is under 6:1 but I can't imagine that little bit of test is causing that much of a reaction. It's seriously hard to look at. Just curious if anyone knows of any other loop holes?

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Either fans at the shows are ruining the shows or the wwe has no clue how to work the heel/Babyface dynamic. How the hell is Sasha getting booed and Alexa Bliss getting cheers? She's not even a tweener heel. She's a heel outright. I don't get it.

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There is no real heel/face dynamic anymore. Stone Cold broke that ages ago. That's old school wrestling. Good Guys vs Bad Guys, etc. Cena gets booed these days and he's supposed to be Hulk Hogan. So it makes perfect sense guys would like a hot, smart-mouthed blonde. The only TRUE heel who gets booed (except last week, lol) is The Miz.

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57 minutes ago, lightsout said:

Either fans at the shows are ruining the shows or the wwe has no clue how to work the heel/Babyface dynamic. How the hell is Sasha getting booed and Alexa Bliss getting cheers? She's not even a tweener heel. She's a heel outright. I don't get it.

Bliss > Sasha

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On 8/28/2017 at 4:02 PM, lightsout said:

Either fans at the shows are ruining the shows or the wwe has no clue how to work the heel/Babyface dynamic. How the hell is Sasha getting booed and Alexa Bliss getting cheers? She's not even a tweener heel. She's a heel outright. I don't get it.

Because they make their babyfaces look like idiots and losers constantly. It's the same thing that happened to Bayley. 

What blew my mind is that they emphasized that Sasha, the babyface, has never defended her title successfully. And what did they do? Beat her clean in the middle, 1-2-3. Why would people cheer Sasha after that? Alexa said she was a loser and then went out there and proved it. Recall that Alexa said Bayley can't get "extreme" for their kendo stick match. What happened? She was right, Bayley looked like a dork, Alexa wins. 

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Bayley IS a dork though. This isn't 1980s WWF. Yes, part of your income is from kids who love her and Cena ... but come on. She's a geek. Sorry, teeray. Asuka and Charlotte should be the focus of that division. Not some neon-shoed gimmick, not some day-glo streamer nerd, not some mainstream rap culture vulture calling herself Boss, not some MASSIVE BEAST that could beat any woman if it weren't scripted, etc. Thankfully Asuka is coming to RAW. I don't watch Smackdown. Hopefully Charlotte is still playing the same great character.

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5 hours ago, Still Brooklyn said:

Bayley IS a dork though. This isn't 1980s WWF. Yes, part of your income is from kids who love her and Cena ... but come on. She's a geek. Sorry, teeray. Asuka and Charlotte should be the focus of that division. Not some neon-shoed gimmick, not some day-glo streamer nerd, not some mainstream rap culture vulture calling herself Boss, not some MASSIVE BEAST that could beat any woman if it weren't scripted, etc. Thankfully Asuka is coming to RAW. I don't watch Smackdown. Hopefully Charlotte is still playing the same great character.

Her being kinda dorky is part of her appeal.

Oh and she and Sasha are the two best in ring generals the women's division has.  Isn't a coincidence that Alexa and Sasha's best matches have been against those two.

They have actually made Alexa look almost competent in the ring.

And..... Bayley and Sasha pretty much trounce everyone not named the Bella twins in merchandise sales.  They also sell tickets.

The reason they get booed is because some fans think they are fugging smart and they like to tear down the same babyfaces they cheered for for years to start some sort of movement as soon as they get pushed.

Social media is for the hip and cool and wrestling fans have become sheep to their desire to be liked on the internet.

That is why they chant ludicrous stuff like "Reigns can't wrestle" and "Cena Sucks" even Reigns has been the most consistent wrestler on the roster not named AJ Styles and Cena continues to be their main star.

Alexa Bliss is popular because her tights go up her ass and she winks at the bros. Her character is derivative and her promos are overrated.

Everyone said Bayley would be the female John Cena.  Well....she is.  Right on down to the merchandise machine, appeal to kids and adults, and smark resentment.

Let Bayley be that.  Let fans boo if they want.  If they are making noise she is most valuable person on the women's roster.  I view it as a good thing.  Boo away or shut up and let her fans just cheer her.  Either way she is doing great.

BTW, Asuka wears a toy mask, wears neon clothes, and is a beast.  So....maybe she shouldn't be the focus since she checks off three of your boxes.

Brooklyn being the cesspool of wrestling fans is certainly not a good gauge of wrestling fandom.  

Thatis why this past Monday Sasha got cheered and no one really gave a poo about an internet darling who looks like a porn star who is a "good talker" even though she had the worst promo in recent history with "This is my life"

Sasha and Bayley are stars and that is why they are pushed as stars.  Wouldn't expect that to change anytime soon

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True, Asuka wears a mask to the ring and wears a colorful outfit ... but she can wrestle. No one else can hold a candle to her. She dwarfs any other woman on the roster. And by beast I meant BIG, lol. I will say Bayley has talent. Way more than Banks does. After you've seen Japanese women wrestling (the leagues, not in general) you realize how clumsy and horrible WWE women actually are. I guess I'm just spoiled.

 

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If you haven't seen it, go out of your way to watch NXT War Games. Main event was nuts and the match with Black made me a fan of the Velveteen Dream. Kid has a bright future.

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