• flamingtoilet

    Well, this is slightly horrifying. Braun Strowman’s Tinder profile.

    http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-braun-strowman-tinder-profile/

    • Biff ♥ You

      You can definitely tell he’s from North Carolina.

      I still think he should shave that ridiculous beard and go with a Neidhart-esque goatee.

      • Aaron

        The tattoo is a giveaway.

    • ProjectBlue

      The tag line would make for a goofy fun tshirt at least

  • johntcole

    DDP is rumored for the WWE HoF this year. If he’s available I’m guessing Rock is the headliner.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Rock strikes me as the kind of guy who will refuse the induction until he’s 100% certain he’s never setting foot in the ring again, sort of like Bob Backlund.

      • johntcole

        Isn’t it too expensive insurance wise for him to wrestle anymore?

      • Edward M

        What match is left for him to do? The only I could see is vs Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns savagely beating his cousin while members of their family look on in attendance would make for a great heel turn.

        • johntcole

          This is the best idea for a final Rock match.

          • Aaron

            Also a final Reigns match.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          Only one I’d want to see is him against HBK, just because it never happened. And I’m not too excited about seeing that because it probably won’t be very good.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        He’s done. I don’t doubt him having another “bell rings, Rock Bottom, pin” “match” like at WM, but he makes WAY too much money to risk his health anymore. And he’s from Florida, and WM is in Florida.

        • johntcole

          He’d probably agree to do something with Roman.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I dunno know, after the crowd shit all over him at the Rumble I doubt Rock ever wants to be in the ring with Roman again.

          • johntcole

            Well hopefully it’d be with a heel Roman.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I just don’t think he’d do it, they payoff wouldn’t justify the risk. Not a full-on real match at least.

    • Starscreamlive

      He has a 3 disc dvd and blu ray set releasing in March. He’s probably a shoe in at this point.

  • cabspaintedyellow
  • Bones

    Watching some college ball for about the 2nd time this year.

  • HITMAN7204
    • ProjectBlue

      (A relieved Tamina thinks that means her push gets renewed)

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Did she even get drafted?

        • ProjectBlue

          I’m not even sure she’s still on the roster tbh. Got injured awhile back I thought and basically became a non-person while they were dicking around with Snuka

  • Aaron

    DDP is too good a story not to headline.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I think you could headline with him if they don’t manage to get a bigger star. He’s a major Attitude Era name.

      • Aaron

        Plus he’s a walking human interest story for mainstream media.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Anyone watch that Bring It To the Table show on the Network? I know a lot of people thought it was great, but I think it’s one of the cringiest thing on the Network. It’s literally an hour of two WWE shills telling fans why they’re wrong and why every creative decision WWE makes is the best thing ever, and that we just don’t get it.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I hated it.

    • Mr.Snrub

      I haven’t seen it, and almost certainly never will. By episode 5 it’ll probably be just a full hour on the greatness of Roman Reigns.

    • Bones

      It got shit on here last night. I didn’t watch it.

      But, their employees aren’t going to cut the sack of their own product.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        It was enough to point me towards taking Paul E up on his challenge and boycotting the company completely.

    • Danny Omega

      The consensus of the blog is that it was shitty and insulting.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I don’t recall seeing people like it at all, much the opposite actually.

  • LScisco

    WWE is burning through the HOF train too fast. I keep joking that soon everyone who ever worked for WWE will be in the HOF

    • Bruce Chung

      EVERYBODY IS GREAT!

    • Starscreamlive

      Skinner needs a spot in the HoF. So does the Repo Man.

      • Be. Are. See.

        I mean, not in those gimmicks, but I wouldn’t complain if either of those guys were in.

        • Starscreamlive

          Crusher Krushev maybe. Demolition for sure!

        • Mr.Snrub

          Steve Keirn has been working for the company for a long ass time now hasn’t he?

          Plus any man who starred in a video like this is a shoo-in Hall of Famer!

    • Edward M

      They got many HOF bound people currently working for them (Undertaker, Cena, Orton, The Shield, The Bellas, The 4 Horsewoman, Daniel Bryan, HHH, AJ Styles, KO, Golddust, The Miz, Big Show, Jericho, Goldberg, Lesnar, New Day, Mark henry, Sheamus, etc) Maybe they figure that by the time they burn through their HOFers, these people will start retiring.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed all murder charges against Jimmy Snuka, so it looks like he’s going to conclusively get away with this one.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Now he can act like a competent adult again.

    • Bruce Chung

      Tamina Snuka is back!

  • Mr.Snrub

    Santino is the worst. I liked him fine as a mid-card geek but on this Aftermath show he has about as much natural charisma as Linda McMahon.

  • Be. Are. See.

    So Miz/Dean and a contract signing tonight. Meh.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      SD gets the benefit of a doubt for now.

      • Be. Are. See.

        Oh, I’m the biggest Smackdown supporter there is. I just don’t care to see Dean or contract signings anymore.

  • Bones

    I just don’t get why “Bring it to the table” would insult probably about the only fans that would be watching it.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It’s baffling, but then it’s also Vince.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Its more overproduced than any ESPN talking head show ever was. Terrible.

      • Bones

        How was it that overproduced?

        • Brian_Bayless

          In how fake the whole thing was. The key is to try and make it come off as the people are acting legitimate but everything here came off as totally insincere and being told what to say.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      They keep saying “Well, the internet fans talk a big game, but are they going to boycott? No, cuz they bitch and moan and then do nothing.”

      Sure, no one is protesting, when your ratings and house show ticket sales are at record lows.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        And tv ratings really hurt them more than anything.

      • Bones

        Are the houses that much in the toilet?

        • Brian_Bayless

          Didn’t they have a 2fer at the last PPV?

          • Bones

            As in the PPV and Raw or Raw and Smackdown in the same place?

          • Mr.Snrub

            2 tickets for the price of one for Roadblock.

          • Bones

            Oh yeah they definitely did that, I sure as hell wasn’t going anyway.

        • cabspaintedyellow

          It’s gotten pretty bad ever since Cena went part-time.

        • Mr.Snrub

          WWE Events in US & Canada (house shows only)

          Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

          2014 5200 4500 4300 5600
          2015 5500 4300 4300 5700
          2016 4400 4000 4000

    • Fester

      Yeah it was shit

  • Bones

    I’m also annoyed Dicksuqus isn’t working right

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Dicksuqus… How the fuck did I not come up with that first? Fuckin slackin over here.

    • Fester

      It’s not?

      • Bones

        Comments aren’t refreshing

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Listening to the newest Hollywood Babble-On, jesus, Ralph is tearing the fuck up talking about Debbie Reynolds passing and they haven’t gotten to Carrie Fisher yet.

    • ProjectBlue

      That picture was rough

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        That pic of them is a kick wham stunner right in the feels.

  • Fester

    What’s up you fucking nerds. Ready for Smackdown?

    • Be. Are. See.

      Anything is better than the NCIS lead-in.

      • Fester

        Are you sure? It used to be Chrisley Knows Best.

        • cabspaintedyellow

          What galls me about that show is that we’re given no indication that he actually does, in fact, know best.

          • Dwayne

            He knows the closet best

        • Be. Are. See.

          I actually enjoyed Chrisley as a lead-in. Maybe I lost my mind somewhere along the way.

        • Starscreamlive

          Chrisley is awesome!

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        NCIS has way more star power and goodness than anyone not named Cena.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    WWE Universe mode in this game is cool, because even if I job, and I will sometimes because this game is HARD, I can still keep the game moving. With career mode in any game you have to keep winning.

  • SpiralTap

    I’m here for the A-show, gents.

    • Fester

      Where’s D-Bry and Ambrose to sing the Smackdown theme song?

      • SpiralTap

        I’d love it if they sang the original SmackDown theme.

        • Fester

          I don’t even remember what the words were to the original smackdown theme. It was mostly the beat plus some dude yelling.

          • SpiralTap

            TEST TEST

            THIS IS A TEST

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            My friend changed Breakdown by Tantric to “It’s time for Smackdown,” so that’s pretty much always been the theme to me.

  • What’s Bring it to the Table?

    • Fester

      A shit new PTI style show that aired after Raw

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Worked shootin’ PTI-ish show where Vince and Paul tell the internet nerds that they’re wrong and brass is right.

      • ProjectBlue

        Vince directly or just him puppet mastering?

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Puppet mastering.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Hand up the ass

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        You used to be cool, Paul.

        • Bones

          He gets checks that don’t bounce, unlike his did.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            This is true.

        • Mr.Snrub

          He’s gotten canned twice by disagreeing with the McMahons. (2003 & 2006)

          He’s learning!

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Vince also funded his company. So they’re even.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      An ESPN-style debate show in which ESPN personality Pete Rosenberg discusses hot topics with JBL and Paul Heyman, who proceed to spend the better part of an hour calling fans idiots for not appreciating WWE’s booking genius.

  • WWF1987

    Stupid question incoming: If I plug my laptop directly into my HDTV, it’ll work right? Do I have to set anything special up?

    • flamingtoilet

      Should work. Mine takes a couple of tries usually to get the sound and video to work properly but yeah.

      • SpiralTap

        Getting the sound to work properly has happened to me with every single laptop/TV combo I’ve ever tried.

        I don’t know why that shit is so random.

        • flamingtoilet

          No idea. But after a couple of tries it usually figures out what it’s doing.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Should be fine.

    • SuckaFreeSince83

      Sounds like a Wrestle Kingdom 11 question to me. T-minus 7 hours.

      • WWF1987

        Yup!

        • SuckaFreeSince83

          I really want to stay up and watch it live(1am my time) but I know it’s gonna be like 6 hours and I want to get through it in one sitting. Does anybody know if I can just go to njpwworld.com on my tvs browser and just watch it that way?

          • WWF1987

            I’m watching it tomorrow morning. Can’t do it live as it’s on wayyy too late/early.

            Some browsers it’ll work with like Chrome or Safari.

          • SuckaFreeSince83

            So you’re saying it’s probably not in the Opera app store on a hisense or Panasonic lol? I knew I should have ponied up for a Chromecast to myself from Santa.

    • Starscreamlive

      Depends on what kind of tv you have. A newer model you should be fine

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      How are you hooking it up?

      • WWF1987

        Just with an HDMI cable.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          Should work fine, my buddy that I watch PPVs and UFC with does it with no hassle at all. My laptop doesn’t have HDMI, I have to use a VGA cable or whatever and because it’s not HD it looks like shit. I mean, it’s fine for playing SMB3 because that’s an 8-bit game, but not for video.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I’m digging NBA2K17 but jesus, this game is way fucking harder on this generation than it was on PS3/360. There’s been several times where I’m right in a 13-0 hole after two minutes.

    • WWF1987

      Tons of customization during games. It’s crazy.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        It’s hard as balls, but in the good way. If you make a stupid pass or try to drive one on one without post moves, you will get fucked up, but I like it, it makes me have to really learn the game, right down to using the bounce pass button and manual give-n-gos.

    • RedStorm

      I was playing 2K16 over the weekend and I started the game 0-6 with 3 turnovers and was down 18-0 a minute and a half in. It was the most embarrassed I’d ever been playing a video game.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        After years of crushing the AI in the past gen games, I am getting humbled like Shieky is giving it to me. You have to play smart, which is nice after years of exploiting money plays in the older games.

        • RedStorm

          One thing that drives me insane is the awful passing in the game. All 3 turnovers were the result of me trying to pass to the guy 5 feet away from me and it turning into a cross court pass.

          • Dwayne

            You have to icon pass

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Yeah, that’s been a series-long issue, and icon passing sometimes is not quick enough in situations. I’ve turned the camera to the old-school 2K front-and-back camera to help with passing in the right direction.

    • TomaxAndXamot

      CPU players will actually guard the baseline and rotate correctly and shit now. Previous gen used to make me hate guys (looking at you, Lou Admundson) who’d pick up their dribble at midcourt and do spin moves that draw backcourt violations.

  • WWF1987

    Miz vs. Ambrose should be fun stuff. I’m thinking Ambrose wins by DQ and Renee slaps Maryse post-match.

    • SpiralTap

      Need Joey Styles to commentate the eventual catfight.

    • Brooks

      I’m thinking miz wins by count out or dq when you see Maryse threatening Renee in the back.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Renee Young has been one of the best hires on the production side of things in WWE in a long, long time. They should do everything in their power to work on retaining her services long-term.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      They need to use Cathy Kelley more.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I think she should jump. She could easily crush Beadle’s job.

    • Brooks

      ESPN supposedly already has eyes on her

  • Be. Are. See.

    And we open with the IC title. Yay.

    • Be. Are. See.

      Or not.

  • Night

    Then. Now. Forever?

  • Fester

    In the year 2015, there’s 0 chance I’m excited to see the Miz open a show.

    2017 is fucking weird.

    • SpiralTap

      It’s so weird that there’s nothing on SD that I actively dislike.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        And everything I like in a real and not ironic sense.

        • Fester

          IDK I think James Ellsworth always came with the asterisk that he can’t be beating real stars. But he never won clean so alright.

      • Fester

        Curt Hawkins

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          I faced the facts and accepted he was gonna bomb before he even showed up.

          • Fester

            I’d also say Apollo Crews, but it’s not Crews’ fault.

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            Yeah, he really needs a personality.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Same here.

  • Bruce Chung

    Nice little black dress there.

  • Brooks

    It’s time for the a show.

  • RedStorm

    So I just learned that NYC has a High School of Construction. Neat.

  • Bruce Chung

    I hope Miz takes credit for Smackdown winning last week. He’s an A-list superstar!

    • SpiralTap

      I’M A MARINE, DAMMIT!

  • Bruce Chung

    Haughty bitch face is so hot.

  • Magoonie

    I like Dean going nuts and beating the shit out of The Miz, we need to see more of that from Dean.

    • SpiralTap

      As great as that was, “all clear” was even better.

      • Fester

        All clear made the segment

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Ratings spike. There it is.

  • Biff ♥ You

    The Miz is on another plane right now. A heel that gets heel heat, what a concept.

    • Night

      Remember when they turned him face?

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        That was weird.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        I hate that if only because it robbed us of a current day example of a wrestler who was never babyface.

  • Night

    Miz sure knows how to dress.

    • Dwayne

      That suit is fly

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Ohhhhh!

  • Night

    Give him his apology, you harlot!

  • Mr.Snrub

    >Maryse vs Renee Young in a Bikini Contest at Wrestlemania.

    Wrestlemania hits 193,174 tickets sold.

  • Bruce Chung

    Ambrose must be good at dirty deeds.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Uh, oh. Them be fightin’ words!

  • SpiralTap

    Damn.

    That was some clever wordplay. On a wrestling show. In 2017.

    What.

    • Jackson Smith

      It’s no “O.R. they?”

  • Bruce Chung

    Jesus Maryse’s shoes are so hot.

    • SpiralTap

      Yeah, I could fuck those shoes all night.

      • Night

        Legit lol.

    • Night

      I think she’s hotter than her footwear.

    • Aaron

      Those are my last concern.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    It’s so nice whenever heels get to say heelish things.

  • Biff ♥ You

    The Miz is helping to save Dean Ambrose’s face run. He was starting to draw heel heat during the feud with AJ, but he starts feuding with Miz and poof, he’s getting cheered again.

    • Jackson Smith

      Styles is the crowd favorite over anyone else at this point. It’s just Not Styles why Ambrose is 100% cheered again, not The Miz.

  • Brooks

    Memphis miz and Maryse are just awesome.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Magoonie

    Oh burn!

  • Harry Hood

    Miz’s face was so perfect when Maryse smacked Ambrose.

  • SpiralTap

    DAMN

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Hahaha

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I liked this segment.

  • Mr.Snrub

    Is Shane McMahon still on his 6 week christmas holiday?

    • Night

      He’s training for Brock.

    • ProjectBlue

      Probably still counting to potato

  • JosephM

    I saw “La La Land” today. Fantastic film, pays tribute and deconstructs the Hollywood musical at the same time. Cleaning up at the Oscars for sure.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I want to see it, but from everything I’ve read, go ahead and pencil it in for Best Picture.

      • JosephM

        And Actress, Director, Editing, Costumes, Song.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          That would be boss if Emma Stone won. It seems like yesterday that she got her break via Jonah Hill pretending to eat her ass during home ec in “Superbad”

          • JosephM

            It is the Oscar template. She is that actress everyone loves and has been building her cred for 10 years now. The same template followed by Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, etc.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            She’s gonna be around for a long time. She’s like a more relatable, less diva-y, more versatile Julia.

          • JosephM

            And what I love about this is Anette Benning will give another great nominated performance with “20th Century Women” and go home a loser AGAIN!

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Poor Annette. Always the bridesmaid!

          • JosephM

            She got beat out by Hillary Swank…twice!

            She really needs to pick her projects to come out in a barren year. I mean any other year and “American Beauty” or “The Kids Are All Right” win for her.

  • Biff ♥ You

    SCORCHED EARTH

    Goooootdamn

  • Magoonie

    Wait, I’m confused, where were the authority figures in the opening segment?

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Mr Big Match Baron is up next? Nice.

    • Fester

      Baron’s somehow climbed into one of my favorite westlers going right now. It happened over Talking Smack, and last week’s main event really cemented it for me.

      • Biff ♥ You

        He had an amazing showing last week

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        The whole “Wasting Opportunities” promo is what won me over.

        • Fester

          That was great

      • Phrederic

        His Talking Smack appearances are fantastic.

        As well as him ethering random fans on Twitter.

    • Phrederic

      Mr. Big Banter Baron “The Big Breakfast” Corbin.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Seriously, can we get a broom and a dustpan for Miz? He’s a smoldering pile of ashes on the ramp.

  • Jackson Smith

    For all the “who’s gonna be DB’s avatar to fight on his behalf against Miz” wondering, all the indie criticisms Miz makes, etc., Ambrose is actually a good pick being a guy who rolled around in glass tubes for CZW once upon a time. If they would want to continue the original tack of that “I wrestle smart, you wrestled ‘brave,’ you’re retired and I’m still here, suck my dick” idea, turning it toward Ambrose is something to do and Ambrose thus is also a good defender of the “I paid my dues, I made $20 killing myself praying for a shot someday with WWE and you’re here based off a shitty reality show and ability to get two sentence blurb in Entertainment Weekly because of it” ideal.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      That would be an horrible match.

  • Aaron

    2017 financial goals: get lawn resodded, WK 12.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I’m going with you so I can balance out your Young Bucks booing.

      • Aaron

        How did you know I was going to boo the Young Bucks at the sod farm?

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Where else would you boo them?

  • SpiralTap

    I hate when Disqus does that thing where the only posts it shows me are the new ones I make.

    I HATE REFRESHING

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      I hate when Disqus craps out when it matters.

      • SpiralTap

        “I hate Disqus”

        FTFY

  • Phrederic
    • Aaron

      I would like to make a sex on her.

    • Brooks

      Hello Becky. God damn

      • Phrederic

        Those fucking abs.

        • Brooks

          She’s always been at least for me, quietly cute boardline hot.

          • Phrederic

            An under the radar mega-hottie.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Excuse me for a second while I go do my taxes.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        File that shit under “S” for sticky.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Shockingly, the Rumble song is fucking awful.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      They always do such a great job picking music.

  • Jackson Smith

    Balding Vampiiiiiire

  • Stranger In the Alps

    http://www.ringsidenews.com/2017/01/03/first-name-2017-wwe-hall-fame-class-leaked/

    The news here is not important. Just the banner alone is hilarious.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      DDP is in!!! Woo hoo!!!!

      • Stranger In the Alps

        But who is the mystery silhouette….AND WHOSE SIDE IS HE ON??

    • Biff ♥ You

      Hey, it’s Voldermort!

  • Magoonie

    Corbin is actually growing on me a bit.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Too bad his hair isn’t.

      • Jackson Smith

        If ever the OH BURN Emma Stone gif was apropos…

      • Fester

        Winner!

      • Danny Omega

        Why would he want Corbin’s hair growing on him?

      • Bruce Chung

        So balding.

  • Bruce Chung

    I see the Balding Vampire has arrived.

  • Magoonie

    Hopefully Dolph loses here in spectacular fashion.

    • Phrederic

      Loser gets shot into the sun match.

      New stip.

      • Magoonie

        I think they could freshen up Dolph with a heel turn.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      He is good at wasting opportunities…

  • Bruce Chung

    “Foreign water through a tourist?” Quite a mouthful Mauro.

  • Aaron

    Hey, he looks less silly without bleached hair. Now to admit he’s over 30 and get said hair cut.

  • WWF1987

    I don’t think any wrestler has gotten worse or less interesting since behind drafted to Smackdown. I could name at least ten on the RAW side.

    • Jackson Smith

      True. Even though I do not see it with Miz and Corbin and the praise they’re getting, they certainly haven’t gotten worse.

    • Be. Are. See.

      I guess Nattie fits that. If only because she wasn’t on TV every week pre-split.

      • WWF1987

        Good choice. She’s been really bad.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Ugh, shut up, Otunga.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    This game is REALLY running this Bryan-Sheamus feud into the ground.

    And here’s Orton. This game is realistic, I will say that. For better or worse, this shit is really faithful to the real show.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      2K17?

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        13. Orton attacked Sheamus during his entrance. Being that it’s Orton and Sheamus I don’t really care why, one heatless idiot is as good as another.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Put the tag belts on the L.O.D. It will amuse me.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            They aren’t in this game. Or at least I haven’t unlocked them yet.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            They are unlockable. Now had I said DDP, you would have been screwed. I don’t think you can download the DLC people anymore. Still have no idea why DDP is in WWE ’13.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I haven’t tried to download DLC, but yeah, I’d imagine the servers are down.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Oh, very much so. You might still be able to get the folks from the um…..Whatever the XBOX online store is called.

  • Dwayne

    Allen Iverson reference. And a bad one

    • SpiralTap

      Vintage Dave Bowtunga

      • Fester

        I miss the coffee mug

  • Biff ♥ You

    Energetic start. These two have great chemistry, which is good because they’ve wrestled 900 times.

    • WWF1987

      Reminds me of HBK/Diesel kinda.

  • Brooks

    Dolph just needs to pinball around the ring for Corbin then leave for a while.

  • Fester

    Even Corbin yelling “shut! your mouth!” at the ref just makes me love the guy.

    • Harry Hood

      I liked when he told Ziggler “you should have stayed home”

  • SpiralTap

    Love how it’s always the Summer of Love up in here on Tuesday nights.

    I don’t even bother checking in AFTER Raw anymore.

    • Fester

      I like Raw better! It’s like a knife fight in here

    • Be. Are. See.

      All these positive thoughts continue to make me wonder if it’s the same place as Monday.

      • Fester

        Sure is!

      • Aaron

        We’re marks at heart.

      • Brian_Bayless

        RAW is a slug.

    • Magoonie

      We do enjoy a good rasslin show which SD consistently is.

    • Brooks

      Raw? What’s that? I remember a show that use to be on mondays called that but haven’t dared to watch in a long time

  • Dwayne

    They are making Corbin hide his stomach huh?

    • Fester

      Yes and it’s for the better

      • SpiralTap

        If he just wrestled in his beanie, BAM, future world champ.

        • Fester

          Holy shit you just blew my mind.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          He’d look even more “metal” with it.

          • Fester

            He really need to wear the beanie

      • Mr.Snrub

        Much better, it’s a Bray Wyatt shirt look as opposed to Ric Flair in one, looks good and anything that hides that belly button is a smart move.

    • Bruce Chung

      They haven’t made him shave his head yet.

      • Fester

        IDK… while it’s possible to be metal while bald… it’s gotta be impossible to be “metal star of the year” without a full head of hair.

        • Bruce Chung

          His hair is okay. His hairline isn’t.

    • Phrederic

      I like the “don’t give a fuck” thing.

      If anybody should bring back the Don Muraco “eat a sub” squash, it should be him.

  • WWF1987

    It’s Always Sunny Season 11 is finally on Netflix!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Yep, they usually drop day before the new season.

      • WWF1987

        I still need to see S11. Hopefully it’s good.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Half are “eh”, but the ones that are good are goddamn home runs.

    • Hate to tell you, but I binge watched the entire season today and it was incredibly disappointing.

      • WWF1987

        Nooooooo..

        • Well, maybe your mileage will vary. But at least you won’t be going in with big expectations now, which may help.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        There’s some winners in there: ski slopes, suburbs, the trial. If they can keep hitting .400/.500 11 years in, it’s good enough for me.

        • The ski slopes was fun. The suburbs was so hyped up for me that it would have been impossible to meet expectations. and the trial honestly was too gaga for me. I don’t like when Sunny goes full tilt into the absurd. It’s funniest to me when the comedy is somewhat grounded in reality.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            I don’t think “Suburbs” is GOAT or anything, but as far as being a **** slow-burn descent into madness as Sunny can do, it’s fucking great.

          • My favorite from the whole season honestly was The Gang Goes to hell Part 1 & 2. Part 2 was actually poignant at times.

    • SpiralTap

      FINALLY.

      It’s weird how I got into that show like four years ago, and binged all of it on Netflix, but because I watch TV so rarely, I’ve patiently awaited each season to be available on Netflix rather than actually watching it in real time.

  • Magoonie

    You guys think SD will beat Raw again this week or will Raw get it because of Goldberg?

    • Brooks

      Smackdown. It doesn’t help raw that the rose bowl was a great game or that the sugar bowl was on

    • Mr.Snrub

      Have to see Raw’s numbers first. But i don’t see Smackdown maintaining that near 3 million number for long.

    • Biff ♥ You

      RAW will probably win, and we’ll get it rammed down our throats next week.

    • Fester

      I’m going Raw, but barely.

  • Aaron

    I have literally never thought about psoriasis.

  • ProjectBlue

    Eli Manning was “a little disappointed” in photos of his WRs on a boat
    in Miami. “They didn’t pack accordingly. They didn’t have any shirts”

    ….I’m going to miss that goofy bastard

  • Biff ♥ You

    One thing about Corbin that I’m beginning to take notice of: he adds random little twists on the usual big man match. The whole ‘running into the turnbuckle’ is so cliche you can almost set your watch to it, but I don’t recall a big man like Corbin baseball sliding out of the ring to avoid posting himself, then diving back in on the other side before. It’s kind of a neat little twist on a classic wrestling spot.

    • Phrederic

      His moments of quickness are fun.

      And his punches are pretty fucking good.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Why do most healthy foods look like something I vomit up after a night of drinking?

  • Phrederic

    Did you hear about the details of ADR in Austria?

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Something something no show, something something he’s having a kid.

      • Phrederic

        Ohhhh nooo.

        Local police confirmed Monday’s report in the Austrian tabloid Krone about an altercation involving Alberto Rodriguez (Alberto El Patron) and his brother Guillermo (El Hijo de Dos Caras) early Saturday morning at a party after a Friday night show in Leoben, Austria.
        The report was that after a show Friday night, there was an altercation where the two brothers got into a fight and beat a guy up so badly he was hospitalized. Police were called and took them to the station where Alberto and Guillermo got into a fight with each other. Alberto knocked out his brother, who was also taken to the hospital. It took ten officers to separate them and they put Alberto in zip ties, which he broke out of. They finally subdued him by putting shackles to cuff his feet.
        The story stated there was blood splattered on the walls of the police station and some furniture at the station was destroyed. The police confirmed the story, but would not release specific names, but stated the Krone article was greatly exaggerated.
        According to press officer Fritz Grundnig, there was a brawl at a party in a barn between a 26-year-old Austrian and two brothers who are Mexican citizens ages 30 and 39. The Austrian received undetermined injuries, bruises, contusions but no broken bones, and was treated at a local hospital. After treatment, he left the hospital.
        The two Mexican nationals were brought to the precinct where they “suddenly started attacking each other.” The 30-year-old (Guillermo) was slightly injured and brought to a local hospital and received outpatient treatment. During the fight, a wooden desk, a wooden chair and some plastic filings were damaged and the floor and walls of the room were stained by splattered blood. But, the property damage was described as minimal.
        Both were temporally arrested, and after consulting with the local office of the district attorney, charges were filed against both for assault and damage to property. Both men were released on bond.
        Police confirmed to GMX that they attempted to handcuff Alberto when he and his brother were fighting, but the handcuffs were too small, and that Alberto did rip through some zip ties, but he calmed down quickly when put in ankle shackles. His brother was said to have been bleeding very heavily but didn’t appear to be injured that badly.
        The two were allowed to leave the country and the charges were forwarded to authorities in both men’s place of residence.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          Oh…oh..

          • Phrederic

            I really don’t know my favorite part.

            “His brother was said to have been bleeding very heavily but didn’t appear to be injured that badly.”

            and

            “During the fight, a wooden desk, a wooden chair and some plastic filings were damaged and the floor and walls of the room were stained by splattered blood.”

            ADR might be insane enough to have worked a match in a police station.

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            When’s he motivated, he’s motivated.

          • Phrederic

            This seems like a wrestling skit that’s just…out of context, right?

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            I don’t know with El Patron anymore.

          • Phrederic

            It’s fascinating. A promotion needs to pick him up.

  • WWF1987

    Karlsson scores! Jackets up 2-1 on the Oilers in the 2nd.

  • SpiralTap

    WHOA, think I forgot to stir this drink, because the bottom of the glass is FAR more potent than the rest.

    Not that I’m complaining.

    I can’t complain, because SmackDown is on.

  • Mikey

    This Corbin-Ziggler match isn’t special or anything but it’s miles better than their bad matches from about six months ago.

    • Phrederic

      Corbin’s improved.

      • Mikey

        Yeah he’s not bad. Good heel

        • Phrederic

          If only there were some good babyfaces.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Ok, Corbin just squishing Ziggler’s head is great.

    • SpiralTap

      The head vice is a GREAT heel maneuver.

  • SpiralTap

    I don’t know why, but I laughed WAY too hard at that JBL line.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Nice, Corbin.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Corbin’s trash talking is a solid A-

  • Brooks

    While I wish smackdown came out gloating about beating raw, in a way I’m glad they just keep doing what they do, which is have a quality show. Almost like old school nwa , just throw out a decent product and not mention anything

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Mix mentioned it very quickly, but so far Raw actually made a bigger deal of it.

      • Bruce Chung

        And who was it that made it a big deal? Steph.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Yep.

      • Brooks

        Yep. But even miz was subtle about it.

  • Fester

    Guys, I gotta quit posting for a few minutes. I gotta focus on a Baron Corbin (!) match.

  • Bruce Chung

    I almost want Corbin to use the claw.

    • SpiralTap

      I would mark the FUCK out.

  • A Wrestling god

    Who gets the Diesel push in the Rumble? Corbin? Big Cass?

    • Corbin is a good guess as any. I’d say Strowman but in my view he is almost certainly winning.

    • Bruce Chung

      Strowman probably.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Brawny,Big Cass and Goldberg/Lesnar will combine to legit eliminate at least half the field.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Let me explain why the mood is so much better on Tuesdays for SmackDown: when we’re not insulted for watching the show, we are much more readily able to enjoy ourselves. Thus we can appreciate the little things, like Corbin improving. If Corbin were on RAW, we’d be too busy cringing at the previous shitty segment to notice the improvement in Corbin’s game.

    • Brooks

      No McMahon stuffing shit down our throats. Different matchups. Crowds that react to things.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Corbin’s cutoffs are such fun. Maybe that’s why I enjoy him so much.

    • Phrederic

      He’s got good timing.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Mauro is on his A-game tonight.

  • WWF1987

    It’s so stupid that the NHL allows coaches to be interviewed on the bench DURING the game.

  • Mikey

    Am I wrong that Dolph has toned down the selling a bit?

  • Bruce Chung

    If he’s such a veteran, he should stop using the fameasser.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Fame-asser in 2017: 0 for 1 on pinfalls. I thought you had him this time, Dolph!

  • Bones

    HAHA people still believe Ziggles hitting the Fameasser as a near fall.

    • He has literally never pinned anybody with that move, not once, ever.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I’m starting to think that Corbin is a better trash talker than Owens.

    • Owens has completely peaked. His 2016/2017 run has been a sharp and steady decline in all aspects of his game.

  • Brooks

    I see whoever posted the picture of Becky below and raise you a Renee young
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BO0k4CyAmOr/

    • Phrederic

      Renee is always a treasure.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    2007, baby!

  • Aaron

    JBL kayfabbing the Western Lariat. Nice.

  • Biff ♥ You

    LOL, they cut to the crowd and they’re having a good time. It’s almost like a wrestling show can be entertaining or something.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Oh, crowd shots. Something I hoped would be gone at the end of 2016.

  • Bruce Chung

    Zig Zag is definitely done as a finisher now.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Zig Zags are shit, same for E-Z Widers. Jokers or GTFO.

  • BretHart1987

    “Doubting Dolph”, a new original reality series, only the WWE Network!

  • P.K.

    Baron Corbin is fucking amazing

  • Bones

    That was a pretty decent match

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Finished reading The Hobbit. After reading it I am more understanding of them not doing it in one movie. Certainly I think three 3 hour+ movies was much but I don’t think it’s easy to do in one either.

    • Phrederic

      I think you could’ve done 2.

      Or HBO miniseries.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Two movies seems right to me. One movie seems impossible. Three was too many. Two feels like the magic number here.

        Have the first one conclude with Smaug’s death and the second can deal with the fallout and the Battle of the Five Armies.

        • Phrederic

          Yeah, you’d have to be brisk with the first one. And it’d still be long, but it’s possible.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Tapped out after the first movie, hell i almost fell asleep in that first hour.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I agree, but then they fit each of the LOTR books into a single movie each.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Good opener, correct result. This Corbin guy has a shot.

  • Bruce Chung

    They should have a hair match.

  • Magoonie

    Bye Ziggy.

  • Phrederic

    I really like that AJ put Corbin over like gangbusters on commentary.

  • johntcole

    Good match and right result

  • SpiralTap

    You know what kills me about Dolph?

    This fucker grew up thinking, “man, if only someone sprinkled some Billy Gunn offense into Shawn Michaels’ moveset….”

    • He had the right idea, only backwards. Because Billy Gunn’s size and physique with Shawn Michaels’ workrate and moveset is the greatest WWE Champion of all time.

  • Mr.Snrub

    Baron’s way better than even 3 months ago. I can see a few B-List PPV title shots at this rate.

  • ProjectBlue

    Grr, NOW award screeners start to leak? Had the last ten days to watch things. “Fences” for anyone else with a lack of ethical restraint is out there

  • Bruce Chung

    Good reaction from Corbin. “Again?!?!”

  • Be. Are. See.

    Ugh, seriously. Kill him dead, Baron!

  • Biff ♥ You

    Baron continues to get better. Good match, right result, excellent start tonight.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Here’s Kalisto to do a good Lucha thing.

  • JosephM

    Intrigued by the prospect of a Cena/Corbin feud.

    Less intrigued by the likely outcome.

  • SpiralTap

    Dolph heel turn?

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Yeah!

  • Magoonie

    Oh shit!

  • Aaron

    Plugs would help Baron.

  • Fester

    That was great! Corbin looked like a beast and only left because Kalisto has a chair. And Ziggler maybe started a heel turn.

  • SpiralTap

    CALLED IT

    FUCKING

    FINALLY

  • Bruce Chung

    Whoa that reaction to the heel turn.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Yay!

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Finally, a fresh heel turn.

  • Mikey

    Fiiiinalllly

  • JosephM

    The crowd is happy with the heel turn lol

  • Magoonie

    Fucking awesome!

  • Be. Are. See.

    Well, that should freshen him up. Still don’t care about him, for now, though.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Yes Yes Yes!

  • Fester

    If I had to be saved by Kalisto I’d turn heel too

  • Biff ♥ You

    SMACKDOWN KNOWS HOW TO TOUCH ME IN THE RIGHT PLACE

    • Aaron

      Anywhere?

  • Bruce Chung

    Cause we need more heels on Smackdown?

    • I have a feeling AJ is turning face very soon.

      • Phrederic

        He’s the most over guy in the company.

  • johntcole

    Welp, there it is

    Nice fucking up the super kick Dolph

  • Aaron

    All Clevelanders are heels.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Boo!

    • Mikey

      Booooooooooo

    • Mikey

      Titletown, USA

      • Fester

        Go Indians!

    • Bones

      Jobbers?

      • Aaron

        Miz isn’t a jobber.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Yep…
      :thinks:
      Hey wait a minute!

    • Brian_Bayless

      Camp Cleveland

  • Cory M

    Awesome. He can now finally be “HEELZiggler”!

    • SpiralTap

      I was super annoyed when he turned face that he didn’t change his handle to FACEZiggler

  • Mr.Snrub

    How old is Tajiri? Can he still go or is he a 2.5 star maximum level guy nowadays?

    • He looked pretty good in the CWC. A little slower, but he can still go for sure.

    • Biff ♥ You

      He was good in the Cruiserweight Classic, a couple of ***+ performances

    • Be. Are. See.

      I quite enjoyed his tag match on last week’s NXT.

    • Fester

      His kicks still look super stiff so he’s good

    • Bruce Chung

      He can’t be that bad. I refuse to believe it.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      I think he’s in his late 30s. He started out pretty young.

    • flamingtoilet

      46, according to wikipedia.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    I forget, was their any real angle to Punk/Lesnar?

    • Something with Heyman turning on Punk.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        I’m doing it in the video game. I remember the match, it was pretty good, but nothing about the buildup.

    • Fester

      Punk wanted to “slay the beast”

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      Punk came back with Heyman as a babyface and was teamed with his loser lackey Curtis Axel. Punk said he didn’t need Heyman’s help so Heyman screwed him at MITB and sic’d Lesnar on him.

  • Magoonie

    While I’m glad Ziggler turned heel, SD is getting a little heel heavy. Wish they would bring Sami over.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I think whoever called the AJ face turn is spot on; he’s probably going to be transitioning to top face sooner rather than later.

    • I think AJ is going full face at the Rumble, win or lose. Shaking Cena’s hand seemed to indicate a turn is coming soon.

      • SpiralTap

        I’m holding out hope for a double turn.

        Cena was such an entitled prick last week.

        • Cena is never turning heel, and honestly, the ship has sailed on that anyway.

          • Biff ♥ You

            The ship never sails on a good turn.

          • The Cena turn would be at least 5 years too late at this point. I don’t even think most people want to see it anymore.

          • Cory M

            Eh, Hogan was 43 when he finally did it. There is still time. But I agree it’s NEVER happening.

    • SpiralTap

      Damn, I could REALLY go for face Sami vs Heel Zigglypuff

      • Biff ♥ You

        Heel Ziggler, The Miz and Baron Corbin; that’s a very eclectic but promising heel lineup.

        • SpiralTap

          I could see them being in a stable, but I can’t not picture Miz looking at Corbin funny because he smells like motor oil.

    • Cory M

      They have to finish Rydering Zayn off first. Once Strowman throws him off the ramp while on a wheelchair, then he’ll be sufficiently buried for a cheap trade to SD.

  • JosephM

    What world am I living in where Columbus has a good hockey franchise now?!!

    • Mr.Snrub

      Smells like the Avalanche from a couple years back. Smoke and mirrors and then they’ll fall back to earth again next year.

  • Ziggler turned heel?

    • Magoonie

      Yup.

      • Details?

        • Magoonie

          He lost to Corbin. After the match Corbin was going to beat Zig with a chair. Kalisto came out for the save and chased Corbin away. Then Ziggy beat Kalisto with the chair screaming he doesn’t need anybody’s help.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Oh yes.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Attacked Kalisto for helping him with Corbin.

  • johntcole

    Doesn’t Kevin Dunn have a big part in running SDL? Did we have the guy wrong all this time about being terrible?

    Or is it just better writers.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      More Ryan Ward and less Vince.

      • SpiralTap

        I wish Ryan Ward booked my life

        • johntcole

          So is he the new Chris Kreski

      • johntcole

        But Vince still approves everything.

        • Aaron

          Vince as editor works.

          • johntcole

            Does he fully book Raw

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          He just doesn’t micromanage it.

  • Fester

    I’m gonna be honest with you guys. I don’t really care who wins the Royal Rumble as long as he’s a Smackdown wrestler.

    • I feel like you’re going to be disappointed then.

    • Mr.Snrub

      I’m still calling a dual Brock/Goldberg win so they can both put Smilin’ Roman Reigns over at Wrestlemania.

  • Bruce Chung

    Ellsworth is the fastest healer on the roster.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I wonder how Ellsworth’s wife feels about this storyline…

    • Brooks

      I wonder how big cass feels

    • Miko363

      “You can keep hanging around that hot chick as long as that merch money is coming in.”

  • Bruce Chung

    She’s gonna rob him blind.

  • SpiralTap

    Oh man, they’re totally going in the right direction with this angle.

    Ryan Ward is a god.

  • Bruce Chung

    He kicked a trash can over. We know he’s a heel now.

  • Dwayne

    Ellsworth is so ugly that Carmella looks pretty next to him

    • Aaron

      I’d hit.

  • ProjectBlue

    Not the furniture, Dolph!

  • SpiralTap

    Ok, the camera shook when Dolph kicked the door open.

    That was Kevin Dunn as FUCK.

    • Fester

      I really think Vince and Dunn are just as hands on with Smackdown as they are Raw. Ryan Ward just figured out how to navigate the waters. And is probably also a God.

  • ProjectBlue

    “Kalista”

  • Bruce Chung

    White on black violence!

    • Edward M

      Dolph Zimmerman.

  • Aaron

    Carmella is doing a good job.

  • Magoonie

    Cool!

  • Jackson Smith

    Dolph has lost it, bro!

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    HOLY CRAP THAT HEADBUTT!

    • Fester

      That was brutal

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        I’ve never popped so much for a headbutt.

  • Be. Are. See.

    To be fair, I have to same reflex to headbutt somebody when I hear Crews talk.

  • Dwayne

    That’s racist, Dolph. First the Mexican and then the happy black man

    • Brian_Bayless

      RUN TAJIRI, RUN!

      • Biff ♥ You

        Damn you, Bayless. Now I want Ziggler out to fuck with Tajiri later.

    • Well, he IS a Trump Supporter. Maybe he’s just going to start playing himself on screen.

    • Bruce Chung

      Racist Ziggler = best Ziggler.

  • Mr.Snrub

    That shitty craftsmanship on that locker!

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Must be IKEA.

    • Aaron

      Scab labor, shame. Time to give rich assholes more stadiums.

  • Aaron

    Friends standing up for friends?!!

    • Bones

      Cena’s still on this show, so don’t get too excited.

  • Biff ♥ You

    HEEL ZIGGLER HEEL

  • cabspaintedyellow

    So it’s down to Cena and Ambrose as the only top babyfaces on SD?

    • Bruce Chung

      I can’t even think of another face that is IC worthy.

    • Don’t forget Shane.

    • Jackson Smith

      Back to that phenomenal “workhorse” promo Ambrose did a couple months back.

  • Mordecai Jones

    Gotta love the commentary team taking a huge steaming dump on that heel turn.

  • SpiralTap

    IT’S LA LUCHADORA, GOOD LORD

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Becky is gonna fight her inner demons.

  • Jackson Smith

    I would not stare down Otunga and mention “Slave Girl,” JBL

  • Biff ♥ You

    Methinks Dolph Ziggler is going to cut one Hell of a promo on Talking Smack tonight.

  • johntcole

    If SDL continues to be consistently good to great this year I’d say Ryan Ward deserves best Booker award.

    • Was there any chance he was NOT going to get that award anyway?

      • johntcole

        I’m assuming the WON readers will vote for Gedo and Jado again.

    • Bruce Chung

      He got Ellsworth over. He deserves it now.

      • johntcole

        Eh, Ellsworth got noticed first on Raw.

        • Bruce Chung

          Slater.
          Miz.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      “Vince writes all the shows all the times he’s THE BEST.” — Duck

  • Biff ♥ You

    Future Ex-Mrs. Biff on the way to the ring

  • Fester

    I feel like in 5 years it’s going to come out that Ryan Ward was some master politician who stepped all over the other writers on his to the top. Like the guy Vince Russo always dreamed of being.

    And I’ll totally support him.

    • I don’t have a problem with guys playing politics as long as they have the talent to justify their spot.

      • Fester

        True. Also I think I’m the first person to ever compare Vince Russo and Ryan Ward.

    • Jackson Smith

      “Ryan Ward” is going to turn out to be an alias for Vince Russo.

      Bro.

      • Fester

        That would be great!

        • Jackson Smith

          Alas, if anything the Becky-Alexa feud being wholly G-rated proves Vince Russo is not involved.

          • Fester

            I’m not convinced La Luchadora isn’t some stripper/dominatrix.

      • Aaron

        Jimmy Valiant could write it and I’d be fine.

  • Starscreamlive

    Has Ziggler been heel since he was with Vickie and he feuded with Cena? Back in 2012?

    • Mikey

      Summer of 2013 when ADR kicked his head in

    • Cory M

      He turned face after turning on AJ.

    • He turned face officially in that post-concussion match with ADR in 2013 over the World Title.

    • SpiralTap

      Last time he was a heel was in 2013 during his match with ADR where they did the double turn.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Cashing in Money in the Bank the night after Mania 29 in 2013.

  • I hope it’s revealed that Ryan Ward is a pseudonym for Vince. Smackdown is his secret creative outlet, whereas he has to run RAW more like a business.

    • SpiralTap

      Except that Ryan Ward was seen in a segment on Total Divas, and is a 2’9 black dude

      • Pff. Anybody can hire an actor to play “Ryan Ward” on TV. It’s all part of the work!

      • Biff ♥ You

        Holy shit he’s tiny. Eva Marie dwarfs him.

  • johntcole

    Hopefully Crews will finally develop some charisma now

  • Be. Are. See.

    Nicotine can reprogram your brain? Who gets paid to think of this shit?

    • These anti-cigarette commercials use more ridiculous propaganda than the actual cigarette companies.

  • Biff ♥ You

    We’re just ripping right along; no filler, all killer. The IC title feud had the opening segment, Corbin and Ziggler had a Hell of a match, the Ziggler heel turn and setting up a potential feud with Crews, now we’re on to Becky.

  • Harry Hood

    Goddamit Smackdown: I bought the latest Uncharted this weekend…was able get a solid couple hours of playing in last night during Raw. Not going to have that luxury tonight.

  • Bruce Chung

    It’s not Bliss, that’s for sure.

    • Harry Hood

      Covering up Alexa in that outfit would be a crime against humanity

  • SpiralTap

    It’s Tamina.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      She lost that much weight?

    • Mr.Snrub

      Way too small, this is probably just some indy chick.

    • Phrederic

      Deonna Purazzo.

  • Jackson Smith

    Becky showing better judo throws and GNP than Rousey has in two years, lol

    • Phrederic

      Becky’s boy does MMA.

  • Brooks

    Becky can ground and pound me anytime she wants

  • Cory M

    La Luchadora with the granny pants tights.

  • BretHart1987

    It is Charlotte Flair aka the Blue Scorpion.

  • Fester

    Are we sure it’s not Blue Pants?

  • Aaron

    It’s a different woman this week, it appears.

    • Cory M

      Looks blonde.

      • flamingtoilet

        Liv Morgan? She was rumored for a callup.

        • Aaron

          Too big.

          • Phrederic

            Mandy?

  • Bruce Chung

    Lynch trying to win a Indian Strap match for a sec there.

    • Jackson Smith

      YAPPAPI!

  • Biff ♥ You

    POUND DEM TITTIES, GIRL

  • Bruce Chung

    lol, there’s Bliss.

  • Mordecai Jones

    La Luchadora is doing a Bliss impression, if it isnt Bliss.

  • SpiralTap

    It’s Jane Ellsworth.

  • Magoonie

    I think I know who this Lucha woman is, it’s Nia Jax!

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    There are two of them, aren’t there?

  • Jackson Smith

    “Becky lying in a supine position…”

    Proceed, Mauro.

  • SpiralTap

    Is Ryan Ward actually Jerry Lawler?

  • Be. Are. See.

    Wait, that’s not the legal woman! That doesn’t count!

  • Biff ♥ You

    Hello, Alexa

  • Bruce Chung

    The first one was the same as last week. Then they did Twin Magic, and it’s Bliss (obviously).

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Yep.

  • Magoonie

    TWO?!

    • Harry Hood

      I think you mean dos

  • Jackson Smith

    It’s an optical illusion!

    WILL YOU STOP

  • Mordecai Jones

    Was the blown spot on the ropes not enough to make it obvious

  • johntcole

    I think I’ll give 205 Live another shot tonight.

    I just wish they’d let the guys go more loose. I realize doing PWG level matches every week isn’t practical but there’s gotta be a middle ground.

  • ProjectBlue

    This La Luchadora stuff needs some tigers in a cage

    • SpiralTap

      And a few fireballs.

      • Phrederic

        I really think the WWE could do some major business with a fireball.

        Like if AJ used one to beat Cena at the Rumble?

        • SpiralTap

          I can see soccer moms in the front row feinting.

          DO IT.

          • Phrederic

            Especially if Cena got up and he smeared char and blood all over his face.

    • Jackson Smith

      I’d let Alexa spin my head in a box

      HEH HEH

  • Cory M

    Doinks v Crush redux?

  • Brooks

    Whoever decided Alexa should cover up that ass should be fired.

  • Bones

    Since they kicked Lawler off the preshow, is he seriously having anything to do with Smackdown?

    A lot of Memphis has been showing up lately.

    • SpiralTap

      It’s possible that Ryan Ward sneaked through their strict process of weeding out wrestling fans

  • SpiralTap

    Alexa is still highly fuckable in that outfit.

  • Jackson Smith

    Alexa and Becky both passed the “make an ugly outfit good through sheer hotness” test with the La Luchadora outfit, damn

  • Vintage

    I don’t give a shit about a Ziggler heel turn that’s about 9 months too late. I just want him to go away.

  • Bruce Chung

    That’s weird…I swore the first one was as tall as Lynch. Then she comes back and is as tall as Bliss? Are there 3 of them?

    • Aaron

      No. On closer inspection it’s the same one as last week.

      • Bruce Chung

        Right. The first one was the same as last week. But when wrestling Lynch, she was just as tall. But then they swap, then the 1st one comes back, but it only as tall as Bliss. That doesn’t seem right.

  • Mr.Snrub

    Smackdown is so Memphis it should come with some ribs.

    • Seriously. It’s a shame they sent Lawler home because I think he’d actually enjoy calling this show.

  • Edward M

    Prediction for contract signing, Both men are respectful, sign the contracts with no controversy and shake hands afterwards.

    • Magoonie

      And then they kiss?

      • Biff ♥ You

        THE AJ COMMUNITY

  • Magoonie

    Why is Raw taking the Undertaker? He’s a SD guy. Raw is cheating!

    • Miko363

      He’s like a modern day Tom Joad, but replace poverty and injustice with shitty ratings.

    • Bruce Chung

      We trade Zayn for the Undertaker, lol.

      • Miko363

        They have to swap hats as part of the deal.

        • Bruce Chung

          Uber driver with a hearse would be unique.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        But, he’s worth 100 Eva Maries!

  • Harry Hood

    But, but, but…wasn’t t just a month ago that Undertaker was on Smackdown?

  • Aaron

    The other Luchadora is also stupid hot, so all is well.

  • johntcole

    If I were running 205 Live I’d do one technical match, a big time spot fest, and combine both styles for the main.

  • Mikey

    When is Mickie debuting

    • Brooks

      She took her medical tests last week someone had mentioned. So soon I would assume.

  • Biff ♥ You

    I love how Undertaker immediately goes to RAW instead of SmackDown, because fuck you that’s why.

    • Bones

      Didn’t he just say he bleeds Smackdown?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      He’s one to preach about brand loyalty.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Vince – A Show PAL, we’ll show those Smackdown jerks how it’s done!
      Intern – Sir, you own both programs
      Vince – Fire that man.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Rumors are that Laluchadora could also be Mickie James.

  • johntcole

    I’m now reminded that heel Doink was great.

    • SpiralTap

      How could you forget?

      It’s one of my all-time favorite gimmicks.

      • johntcole

        Wonder if anyone could pull off a similar character today.

        • SpiralTap

          They had a guy doing a similar gimmick at NXT house shows a couple years back. They released him before he made it to TV.

          • johntcole

            Eric Young maybe?

    • flamingtoilet

      I’ve been rewatching 1993 Raws and Heel Doink is a true highlight.

    • Edward M

      I started watching wrestling long after he turned face and had a bunch of midget friends, so I have a negative opinion of Doink, maybe unjustified.

      • flamingtoilet

        Face Doink was shit. Face Doink with midgets exponentially so.

        • johntcole

          On rspw.org there’s old CRZ recaps with him bemoaning the Doink face turn.

          • flamingtoilet

            I don’t doubt it.

  • Harry Hood

    Becky needs some new gear that shows off her insane abs

  • Aaron

    Mauro and Lance. Just once.

  • Mikey

    Will watch Raw for HBK. Will go outside to smoke a cigarette for Undertaker.

    • So you’ll skip the first 10 minutes of his entrance then? What about the other 45 minutes?

      • Mikey

        I’ll smoke a half a pack

  • PrideOfCanada

    I’ve narrowed down the identity of La Luchadora to either Owen Hart, Jeff Jarrett, Doug Furnas or Koko B. Ware.

    • Jackson Smith

      Bird bird birrrrrrrrrrd..

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It’s Norman Smiley.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Dear Ryan Ward:
    Have Mickie James be revealed as La Luchadora, for the purpose of getting close to her ‘new idol’, Alexa Bliss. Because you know, please?

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      10 years too late sadly.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        It would still work.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That would be fine.

    • Brooks

      A million up votes.

      • Biff ♥ You

        And she’s helping to attack Becky Lynch because she’d like to know her better, too.

        • Brooks

          Amazing storyline. Book it now.

  • Edward M

    Who is Chrisley and why does he know best?

    • Class not ass.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I always assumed he was gay.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        No shit…

      • Brooks

        I assumed that to. His voice screams it.

        • TPrincess

          He’s just super southern.

        • flamingtoilet

          He reminds me of a Southern Baptist youth pastor.

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          He’s just a southern dandy.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Chrisley should be a WWE manager.

  • Phrederic

    Robyn from Jessica Jones is absolutely awful.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Her bitchy neighbour? Sort of the point wasn’t it?

      • Phrederic

        Right. But it’s a little over-done.

        It’s like…is she supposed to be crazy? Or just really weird?

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      I got a laugh out of her. Jesus I need to rewatch that show. I had to google that character too. My memory fails me.

      • Phrederic

        There are some characters I just want to be punted into the moon.

        Cat Grant is on that list too.

        It’s a really dark show, don’t think the ending is as good as the beginning.

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          I enjoyed it but it would have been better served with a couple less episodes.

          • Phrederic

            Yeah, it was…stretched out.

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            I think they were thinking “well Daredevil went 13 episodes, why can’t Jessica Jones!”

          • Phrederic

            They gotta stop thinking in traditional TV paradigms.

            Though writers obviously want more episodes considering that’s how they get…paid.

  • Bruce Chung

    Contract signing time it seems.

  • SpiralTap

    Love that D-Bry and Shane are Jack Tunney.

  • johntcole

    So when does WK start

    • Brian_Bayless

      3am

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        Tomorrow?

        • Bruce Chung

          Tomorrow/tonight.

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            So, it’s always on January 4/5th?

          • johntcole

            Yep

      • johntcole

        Just curious, thanks

  • Bruce Chung

    Part-timer John.
    Part-timer John.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Jacksonville sucks at singing.

    • Bones

      And at pro football

  • Mikey

    Big Match John

  • Jackson Smith

    Ewww. It’s whoring when Cam Newton does it with footballs, it’s whoring when JAHHHHHHHHN does it.

  • Biff ♥ You

    SmackDown’s so good, it even recognizes the challenger comes out first. RECOGNIZE, RAW.

    • SpiralTap

      What is this “Raw” you people keep talking about?

  • SpiralTap

    JOHN CENA RUUUUULES

    JOHN CENA’S COOOOOL

    • Fester

      Ok this love fest has gone too far.

  • johntcole

    So when was the last time a non-Japanese headlined a Jan 4 Tokyo Dome show

    • Biff ♥ You

      That’s a good question

      • Mikey

        Nope, Okada and Tanahashi

      • Be. Are. See.

        Nah, it’s been Okada-Tanahashi for the last 75 years.

  • Mikey

    Great to have Cena back.

    • I hope the fans start to appreciate him before it’s too late. Dude totally deserves a hero’s welcome from this point on.

  • Brooks

    As much as I want cena to turn, I saw him run up the stands and greet a kid during a smackdown event years ago ( it was on tv, during the Ambrose vs cena ) and it made the kids day, week, month, year. It was a cool moment.

  • Edward M

    The only wrestler ever who pandered to kids on his way to the ring without seeming like a dork was Bret Hart.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Always loved that New Generation commercial where the kid calls him from down the hall.

  • Bruce Chung

    No pop?!?! Are they playing games again?

  • Aaron

    In a better era AJ would go over and taunt the kid that just got the towel from Cena.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      We don’t deserve a world that good.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Heels can’t heel, might get sued for emotional distress or something.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Where was AJ’s crowd response? It was literally a black hole there.

  • Bruce Chung

    Styles should have a lawyer review the terms before he signs.

  • SuckaFreeSince83

    Anybody working WK11 tonight gonna make their way to Smackdown or Raw in the couple months?

    • Fester

      No. NXT maybe.

    • Aaron

      Nobody important.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      No names have been mentioned. The Bucks just resigned a HUGE deal and Ricochet turned the WWE down again in Oct.

      • SuckaFreeSince83

        In my head I keep hearingMichael Cole’s voice ” Can you believe it???Kenny O-M-E-G-A is the next entry in the Royal Rumble!!”

    • Brian_Bayless

      Maybe O’Reilly or Cole?

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Debating what book I want to start next. I have the LA Quartet, the Fellowship of the Ring, or a complete Sherlock Holmes collection.

  • Jackson Smith

    Cut from the same cloth? DB probably has a better opinion of THE GAY COMMUNITY?! I think.

    • Biff ♥ You

      So overblown

  • Mr.Snrub

    Didn’t John Cena work for that sweaty fat dude promoter from Beyond The Mat?

    • Cena worked for UPW before WWE signed him. I don’t think he was the guy from Beyond the Mat.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I thought that was the UPW guy. I remember a scene of Cena in a grocery store buying meat and they said his name was The Prototype.

        • Oh maybe. Haven’t seen it in years. The only training camp I remember was Les Thatcher’s HWA school.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Yep.

  • Bruce Chung

    God the pop if Bryan says he’s cleared to wrestle Styles at Mania.

    • Brooks

      That’s a such a cock tease statement

    • Cory M

      Fall of 2018, bro.

  • Edward M

    Hey look, a heel making perfectly valid points, we should boo him.

    • SpiralTap

      Cena hasn’t even spoken yet.

  • SpiralTap

    It still blows my mind that AJ, this late in his career, became one of the best talkers in the business overnight.

    • Phrederic

      He was fucking awful in TNA.

    • PrideOfCanada

      Direction from competent people helps.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Seasoning and not relying on WWE script monkeys helps a lot.

    • Cory M

      His promos for Bullet Club in New Japan were solid.

    • I also wonder how much of it was AJ improving, and how much of it was the overall quality of WWE promos plummeting since his TNA days.

      • PrideOfCanada

        Heel AJ was fucking awful in TNA regardless of the measuring stick.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He got good at it the very second he went to NJPW.

  • Fester

    The Raw crowd popped when Steph said Smackdown beat Raw in the ratings too.

    It’s like there’s a clear face/heel divide on the shows.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Cena was like “Good job Bryan..”

  • Jackson Smith

    Nice try DB, but it’s still waltzing to a shot, lol.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    This is an odd crowd.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Meh, I’d rather see Corbin/Styles, personally.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      One day.

  • Bruce Chung

    lol Bryan just left!

  • Mikey

    Crowd is reacting. That’s something.

  • johntcole

    Nice that a good chunk of the crowd no matter where cheers Cena now, for the most part.

  • ProjectBlue

    …why would he just leave without the contract signed?

    • Bruce Chung

      Bryan doesn’t give a shit.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      He has so much trust they will play nice.

    • Brooks

      He’s not a McMahon so he doesn’t need to be in the middle of every segment.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Basically!

  • Jackson Smith

    Jacksonville I can believe would mostly behave along face/heel lines.

  • SpiralTap

    Damn

  • Bruce Chung

    I said that last week! Cena and Bryan are almost related by marriage.

    • Brooks

      Aj speaks truth.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Almost!

      John will never put a ring on that Ho.

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    Holy shit, this IS Memphis.

    Vince is definitely bi-polar.

    • I’m telling you, Vince probably just signs off on whatever Ryan Ward hands to him. He doesn’t care about Smackdown in the same way he cares about RAW> RAW is his baby and all of his pet projects are on Monday nights.

  • Jackson Smith

    Ooooh, stick it right in his ear, Styles.

  • Edward M

    I wonder if Cena is gonna talk about how noone respects this business more than him, despite being gone for the past 3 months.

  • SpiralTap

    “No one saw you because you weren’t here.”

    Shit.

  • Jackson Smith

    “Spoiler alert – we can do it without you, John.” Ooooh.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    “We can do it without you, John!”

  • djowalsen: Known Hater

    If AJ would have said “thrice” I would have bought all the AJ Styles merchandise.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Bah, Disqus finally screwed up for me.

  • Mikey

    I like that Bryan never tries to get himself more over than the talent. The “Yessing” is really dialed back so that the fans don’t catch on and override the other guys.

    • Cory M

      And he allows it to happen juuuuuuust enough so he’ll still be massively over come next year when he bolts.

  • Harry Hood

    Some good heelin’ right here

  • johntcole

    I won’t mind AJ losing at the Rumble. I will mind him not getting a headlining Mania match.

    • My bet is a RAW vs. Smackdown challenge of some sort that leads to Styles vs. Balor in the workrate match of the night.

      • johntcole

        I’d be fine with that.

      • Phrederic

        Ends with them hugging and pledging to have the Bullet Club rule the entire promotion?

        • I hope not, because the Club is an absolutely dead concept in the States.

          • To the average WWE viewer, the (Bullet) Club is a jobber tag team on RAW. Styles and Balor gain nothing from being associated with it.

          • Phrederic

            Styles and AJ as the new Two-Man Powertrip with Anderson and Gallows as muscle.

    • Brooks

      He needs something. Screw that he deserves something. Vince always talks about guys reaching for the brass ring. Well aj reached for it grabbed and and stole it like he owned it. So he deserves it

  • Biff ♥ You

    PREACH AJ PREACH

  • Jackson Smith

    “You told the truth about The Rock and it’s the truth about YOU, John.”

  • SpiralTap

    FUCK YES THIS IS AMAZING

  • Be. Are. See.

    So the heel says a bunch of true things, and we’re supposed to cheer for him to get his comeupance?

  • Aaron

    AJ and Cena each getting their desired reactions. Excellent.

  • Jackson Smith

    “Notice the two words in that sentence.

    HAS. BEEN.”

  • PrideOfCanada

    Time for Yelling Cena.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Has…Been…

  • SpiralTap

    HOLY SHIT

  • Biff ♥ You

    Epicosity Switch: Flipped

  • Edward M

    If AJ cut these kinds of promos in TNA, maybe they wouldn’t be on an annual deathwatch.

    • Aaron

      Someone would have to watch.

    • Mikey

      He probably wasn’t allowed, brother

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    : O

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    “You will never be as good as the Rock..”

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Somewhere, KO is eating a pizza and shedding a tear.

  • SpiralTap

    OH MY GOD SHOTS FUCKING FIRED

  • PrideOfCanada

    Fuckin’ A.

    AJ Styles with an amazing promo.

  • Cory M

    Great stuff.

  • Jackson Smith

    The smattering of smarks in attendance trying to get a HAS BEEN chant going, aww.

    “When it comes to Hollywood, you will NEVER be as good as The Rock. And when it comes to this ring? You will NEVER be as good as A.J. Styles!”

  • Bruce Chung

    AJ Styles
    CM Punk

    Sounds kind of similar.

  • Aaron

    Cena needs to dig DEEP into the Jerry Lawler face playbook.

  • Harry Hood

    Ouch. This has got to be tough for Cena to sit back and take.

    • Edward M

      He can feel sad about it while fucking Nikki Bella in the ass in his multi-million dollar mansion.

  • Jackson Smith

    God, if only Styles cut that promo in the Northeast or Chicago, lol

    • SpiralTap

      People would be fucking in the streets.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Will Cena overcome the odds?

  • SpiralTap

    AJ just straight up made Cena into Zack Ryder.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Alert Civil Defenses, Nuclear Bombs are falling in Jacksonville.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Here it is, the 6/5/89 WWF Prime Time Wrestling recap

    http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/03/wwf-prime-time-wrestling-june-5th-1989/

  • Bruce Chung

    I was told that Styles couldn’t cut promos.

    Who told those lies?

  • TPrincess

    Todd Grisham lands on his feet again. I thought he was dead after ESPN dropped him after that stupid tweet on Ichiro.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Failing upwards.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Holy shit, that geek is the new voice of the UFC???

      Embarrassing.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Chumps? Wait, who is the heel here?

  • Jackson Smith

    This upcoming loss is going to feel 50,000 times worse after that promo, lol.

  • WWF1987

    Blue Jackets GOAL!

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I can get behind this because it relates to not pro graps.

  • Mikey

    Oh snap

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Geez.

  • PrideOfCanada

    *AJ tells it like it is.*

    Cena: “I just lost all respect for you.”

    What a chump.

  • SpiralTap

    Wow, Cena. Seriously?

  • Edward M

    “I just lost all respect him” Why, because he said the truth about you? How the hell is this man a face?

    • Phrederic

      I don’t get it.

  • Jackson Smith

    Superb promo vs. BITCH for the oooohs. That sums that up in a nutshell.

  • PrideOfCanada

    “I made a career out of shutting people’s mouths.”

    Well, if you don’t count the legions of fans who boo him out of the building every week.

    • JimbobJones

      In his defense, you don’t have to open your mouth all that much when you boo

  • Be. Are. See.

    …wah?!? Is this a double turn and I’m missing the point?

    • Cory M

      LOL. No.

    • No, this has just been the John Cena formula for the past 6-7 years.

      • Be. Are. See.

        Maybe I just blocked it out.

  • Miko363

    Cena bringing the gangsta accent hard for this one.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Straight from the mean streets of west newbury dawg .

      • Miko363

        Hey, it’s NEAR a city that has some non-whites in parts of it!

  • Bruce Chung

    Cena insults Styles’ look. WWE face folks.

  • SpiralTap

    Did a 7th grader write Cena’s promo?

  • Jackson Smith

    I don’t even know what “you go as hard as they tell you to go” means.

  • Aaron

    This is a Lawler face promo. Start soft, admit weakness, fire up. Good stuff. I want to see them fight.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Here comes the bitch.

    *rolls eyes*

    This thing was spot on until Cena pulled that out.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    “You do this for the money, I do it cause I love it!”

  • PrideOfCanada

    The thesis behind Cena’s promo here is fucking stupid as shit.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      WWE logic in a nutshell.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Sadly typical Cena promo.

  • Bruce Chung

    I really hope Styles beats him again.

    • Phrederic

      I hope Cena taps out.

      And cries.

    • Dwayne

      I kinda want to see Cena win to read the pissed off reactions on here

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    So he’s saying he’s so rich that he doesn’t HAVE to be here, but he’s doing it anyway for fun and ego?

    What a babyface!

  • Cory M

    Marky/kiddy crowd loving this.

  • johntcole

    Remember last year when people were saying AJ couldn’t cut a promo because they apparently hadn’t seen him cut a promo in about eight years?

  • Be. Are. See.

    I’m totally going to shed a tear when AJ jobs the belt.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I think I’ll just stop watching The E completely.

  • Mr.Snrub

    John Cena – My pool is bigger than your HOUSE!

    And he’d be right!

  • Bruce Chung

    You can’t be me! I’m the face!

  • Edward M

    Do the writers not understand how stupid this is? A guy who spends half his time in Hollywood is currently claiming he has more passion than a guy who busted his ass in bingo halls, TNA, and Japan for over a decade to make it to WWE, and he’s supposed to be the face.

  • PrideOfCanada

    If AJ Styles didn’t care, he wouldn’t be putting on four-star matches every week. This is just inane garbage promo work.

    • Phrederic

      More people can relate to doing a job for money than they can to doing a job for fun.

      Cena’s coming across as a rich prick.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Yes….Yes!

  • Bruce Chung

    Balding Vampire is still balding.

  • Be. Are. See.

    YEAH! YEAH! THIS I LIKE!

  • johntcole

    This Cena reminds me a bit of post 1995 Survivor Series Diesel.

  • Cory M

    Yay. More Balding Corbin

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Why am I excited for Corbin right now?

    • Mr.Snrub

      Because he wants to win matches and titles like a real pro wrestler?

    • Phrederic

      Cause he calls fans fat losers?

  • Jackson Smith

    We’re not talking about the Rumble, B.V.

  • FingerBoy10

    GREAT exchange by both! I want to see them fight… that’s what these sort of promos should be about.

  • Cory M

    Good Christ. Corbin is awful.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Voice does not match the look at all.

  • Miko363

    Hahahaha AJ is the best!

  • Be. Are. See.

    Bwhahahaha.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Cena deserved that.

  • Jackson Smith

    That whole badass gimmick is undermined by the star tattoo on his shoulder that looks like it belongs above Bayley’s ass. Corbin needs to redo that.

    • SpiralTap

      Please don’t sexualize the It’s Bayley.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    “Go back to OVW!”

  • Fester

    This is all great!!!!!

  • Bruce Chung

    Styles trying so hard to be the heel.

  • Mikey

    Heelin

  • johntcole

    Note to Vince, Cena here? This is what Roman should be.

  • SpiralTap

    Get a ref out here.

    Let Corbin get a pinfall victory on this shithead.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Don’t jump down, Baron! You’ll twist your knee and miss the Rumble!

  • Brooks

    Idk why but I love the way aj holds the belt like he’s hugging it almost

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    What a slap!

  • Bruce Chung

    DAMN. Maryse trying to take the slap from Steph.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Oh. I didn’t see that one coming.

  • Harry Hood

    This show keeps getting better and better

  • PrideOfCanada

    Why the hell didn’t Renee hit her back?

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Too canadian

    • Fester

      She’s said she’s not a wrestler on Talking Smack

    • Aaron

      She’s not a wrestler, Maryse at least was technically.

      • Phrederic

        Longest reigning Divas champ before AJ…I believe.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Because that’s the culmination of the angle basically. Then they can have her in Dean’s corner for the big blow off match.

      • Brooks

        Or they can have dean and miz later on maybe another smackdown or the rumble. Have Renee come down stiff the shit out of Maryse miz distracted turn around dirty deeds done deal

      • Buster Abbott

        I wonder if Dean/Renee vs. Miz/Maryse is in the cards for Wrestlemania

    • Bruce Chung

      Maryse was Divas champion!

    • Brooks

      It’s smackdown they are building to it. If it was raw Renee would have gotten up and beaten her down.

  • Jackson Smith

    Jesus, that was a crack

  • Biff ♥ You

    AJ Styles is tired of your shit.

    Baron: “… Maybe AJ’s right…”

    lol

  • Fester

    This Smackdown has been legit amazing!

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    Don’t mess with the French!

    • Bruce Chung

      Ignoring WW2, the French are some crazy bad asses at war and revenge.

      • Phrederic

        Even in WW2.

        The Resistance kicked some ass.

  • Cory M

    Canadian blondes explode!

    • PrideOfCanada

      All blonde Canadians in WWE eventually end up fighting. Even Edge and Christian.

  • johntcole

    Damn Maryse, did you forget to pull your slap

  • I just cooked in a wok for the first time today.

    Holy shit. So fun.

  • Aaron

    Da da da, da da da, DADADADA DADADADA DA DA DA!

    (the Memphis “cut to commercial” tune)

  • Dwayne

    Everyone needs a girl like that in their life. One that will slap a bitch for you

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    That’s gotta sting.

  • Biff ♥ You

    And we go zipping right along with another hot angle to follow up a great segment.

  • johntcole

    That segment was hot fire

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      No comparison to the crap that closed out RAW.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Now Renee has to give a good backhand one.

  • Brooks

    Renee had her hair up for effect. Brilliant simple moves like that make me happy

  • PrideOfCanada

    That slap segment could have been more realistic.

    *SLAP!*

    Renee: “Sorry!”
    Maryse: “Sorry.”

  • Jackson Smith

    What’s the main?

    • Be. Are. See.

      Ambrose/Miz for the IC title.

      • Jackson Smith

        Ah. Damn, they wouldn’t do a switch now.

  • Aaron

    (sings “Canadian Blonds” to the American Males theme)

  • Biff ♥ You

    I’m about ready to call it: Cena has gone tweener. There are too many different angles in his promos in the last two shows to be business as usual. His reaction to the ‘Cena Sucks’ chanters was different; before it was all ‘They’re so passionate!’ Now it’s ‘they can bitch all they want, but I shut them up’.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      So he goes heel for the Taker match?

      • Biff ♥ You

        I’m not ready to go that far, but there’s something in the weeds here that’s different.

    • Jackson Smith

      He’s a WWE Face.

    • SpiralTap

      Yeah, after last week, he legitimately feels like a heel to me, and not just because I want him to be.

    • Magoonie

      Agreed, there’s been a bit more edge to Cena these past two weeks.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Double turn at the Rumble.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I thought that was Jojo for a second.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Aliyah getting a main roster job spot? Good for her.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      I definitely like her, but Billie Kay and Peyton should go first. And they aren’t even ready yet!

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Aliyah? Wow.

  • Mr.Snrub

    Aliyah needs more NXT seasoning.

    Didn’t face the hard camera for her ring intro!

  • SpiralTap

    WHAT THE FUCK ALIYAH IS NOT READY FOR THIS SHIT LMFAO

    • Fester

      She’s a bad wrestler but she’s hot and I also find the cat ears kinda hot…

      That’s 2 levels of hot!

    • Mr.Snrub

      Billie Kay was on Smackdown a few months back, doesn’t mean anything aside from having her main roster debut be sort of a wet fart if she ever makes it big.

      • SpiralTap

        Remember when Charlotte lost on Raw while still the NXT Women’s Champ?

        • Mr.Snrub

          Oh god, i had almost forgotten!

  • Dwayne

    I hope this match with Aliyah goes back and forth

    • chicagodem79

      It’s truly sad hardly anybody got this one….

      • Dwayne

        I know what I’m dealing with here lol

  • Fester

    I like Alliyah!

    • Bruce Chung

      My penis seems to agree.

  • Harry Hood

    Just watched that slap back…Maryse didn’t pull that shot AT ALL.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Oh hey, Aliyah is here!

    • Brooks

      I approve of everything she was right now

    • Brooks

      Wasn’t she the chick from breaking ground?

  • Biff ♥ You

    I approve of Aliyah’s tights.

    • Fester

      They’re great!

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Carmellsworth….I’m ok with that.

  • ProjectBlue

    Jenny Vrentas of the MMQB reports Rex Ryan told Bills owner Terry Pegula
    in a private meeting last Tuesday to “fire him now” if he was planning
    to fire him after the season.

    “Fire me? I’m already fired”

    • Jackson Smith

      ASSHOLE! ABUSE OF POWER! YOU SUCK!

    • Aaron

      I’d want the same to go get another job.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Uh oh, Alicia. She’s got a pretty nice Northern Lights, too…

  • SpiralTap

    James Ellsworth has given JBL his best material since his original run as a color commentator.

  • Bruce Chung

    Superkick to the boobs.

  • Biff ♥ You

    JBL is worthless 99.9% of the time… until Ellsworth comes out.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Think I’m going to try and get some shuteye from 9-12 then try and wake up and get WK11 popping off. That’s the plan at least. It might fail spectacularly.

    • Magoonie

      I think I’ll try for something similar.

    • Bruce Chung

      I’m gonna stay up and watch 1-2 matches then sleep.

  • Bruce Chung

    Code of Silence? lololololololololol

  • Jackson Smith

    Carmella making anyone tap out is….weird.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It was Aliyah.

    • Bruce Chung

      I just know I’ll disappoint her in bed.

      • Dwayne

        It’s a sprint, not a marathon

  • Be. Are. See.

    This week on Total Divas: Paige is crazy.

    • ProjectBlue

      (Random Divas production assistant)”We won’t have to change that all season, huh, boss?”

    • Bruce Chung

      Paige doesn’t seem like she’s acting lol

  • Biff ♥ You

    American Alpha match?

    I’ll allow it.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      I mean, they deserve to look strong after last week.

      • SpiralTap

        They deserve to look strong after pinning Randy Orton cleanly?

        Sure.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          Stronger.

          • SpiralTap

            Faster.

      • Biff ♥ You

        They won the tag titles last week…

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          I don’t know, Smackdown just makes me so happy that I sometimes don’t know what I’m saying.

  • PrideOfCanada

    The Canadian in NXT I least wanted to see get promoted has been promoted.

    • Fester

      She wasn’t promoted.

  • Fester

    I would say it’d be cool if we could have fans of the Raw live watch argue with the fans of the Smackdown live watch during the rumble.

    But who am I kidding, all of us on the Raw live thread are just hate watching it 90% of the time.

    • Biff ♥ You

      You’d have to have RAW fans for that to work.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Yeah, outside of Braun, we are gonna hate everything going on with Raw.

  • WhoahItsMongo

    Another cool thing: even with a storyline, the match between Miz and Ambrose is being pushed as being for the IC title instead of their usual shit of not acknowledging the title and only discussing the storyline.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Contrast that with the U.S. Title on RAW, which could be replaced with a banana and no one would notice, it’s so absentee.

  • Bruce Chung

    Yeah Fashion Police! We haven’t seen this guys in a while.

    • SpiralTap

      Unironically a great gimmick.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Tyler Breeze is too good for this team.

  • Mr.Snrub

    I still think both these guys could be IC level guys again with a bit of work.

  • Jackson Smith

    Alpha should probably get a better reaction than that in Jacksonville.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Fashion Po Po, lol

  • The Silver Fox

    Every time I see Breezango, I keep hearing YMCA or In the Navy in my head.

    • Aaron

      In the not so recent past, they’d be a lot more obvious with that angle.

    • Bruce Chung

      I’m sure that’s the point.

  • I wish they did more with Breezango. This gimmick is great and both guys have something to offer.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Yeah, no need for them to be complete jobbers like this.

      But remember Tyler Breeze once asked permission to leave a show early, i mean he’s basically Hitler.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Gable deserves that ticket, TBH.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Breezango lasted longer than usual.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Well, that was brisk. Time for an angle?

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Yep.

  • SpiralTap

    Jesus.

  • Bruce Chung

    I know they needed the squash, but that was a bit too fast.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      They don’t have time like Raw does.

      • Bruce Chung

        Raw doesn’t have the time Raw does.

  • Bones

    Magnum TA is jealous of that squash.

    • The Silver Fox

      Nikita Koloff and Road Warrior Animal as well.

  • Biff ♥ You

    That’s called ‘not fucking around, yo’.

  • Aaron

    That’s how you establish champions.

  • Breezango should be the top heel team on Smackdown, not getting sacrificed to the lions in squash matches.

  • SpiralTap

    I hope Orton stays with the Wyatts for a long time.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Promoting matches happening next week?

    What is this, some kind of wrestling show?

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Dude, I remember that shit! You’d tell people what’s on next week and they’d be like “Yeah, I should watch that.”

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    So why is Orton a Wyatt?

    • Dwayne

      He wants to be

    • Be. Are. See.

      Yes.

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        Makes sense.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      It was the only way to end his feud with Bray.

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        So Bray finally converted someone?!?

        • Dwayne

          Brock hit Randy in the head really hard

    • Fester

      I’m sure eventually he’ll come out and say he was messing with Wyatt. But that’s still a ways a way. I’d say Orton vs Wyatt at mania.

      • Comdukakis

        Which make about seventeen matches if you add that

        • Buster Abbott

          The show will be at least five hours long. I’ll allow it.

    • Bruce Chung

      He doesn’t have to wrestle as much or cut as many promos.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I liked how Harper just looked at Orton after he stole his line.

  • SpiralTap

    Oh man, that look Harper gave Orton for stealing his line.

    I love the little things that SmackDown does.

  • Bruce Chung

    God Orton must be loving this. All he has to do is say one word in a promo now. He gets to be lazy EVERYWHERE!

    • SpiralTap

      And yet, it’s the most entertaining he’s been in years.

  • Harry Hood

    Every week Smackdown gives me something to look forward to the following week. What a concept

    • SpiralTap

      Right?

      That Nitro show or whatever won’t even have a main event until halfway through the show.

      • Fester

        Some weeks they don’t announce one at all! Someone just comes out for the last segment.

  • When you have the Vaudevillains, the Usos, and the Ascension on the roster, Breezango should be your fourth choice at best for sacrificial lamb heel team.

    • PrideOfCanada

      But they’re small and one is Canadian.

      • Phrederic

        Dirty Curty isn’t small.

    • Be. Are. See.

      I’m sure Breezango is just happy to be on TV for a couple minutes.

      • They should be on RAW getting the Shining Stars’ airtime, and Primo and Epico should be warm bodies on SD getting massacred.

  • Comdukakis

    So with Ziggler heel your faces are Dean, part time Cena, crews, and kalisto??????

    • WWF1987

      Orton soon.

    • AJ is turning very soon, I’m sure.

      • Comdukakis

        That was a total heel promo tonight, Cena was total babyface and that stupid crowd cheered cenas shit

    • Biff ♥ You

      I wouldn’t even call Cena a pure face anymore, he’s becoming more of a tweener.

  • Biff ♥ You

    I have to admit, I’m coming around on this storyline. The long game they’re playing with Orton and Wyatt is pretty interesting. He’ll foster a wedge between Wyatt and Harper, then when Harper is gone and he least expects it, monster RKO, huge pop, instant WrestleMania feud.

    • Be. Are. See.

      And then more Orton/Wyatt singles matches and stuff that will probably suck just as much as it did last time they tried it.

    • Magoonie

      I was actually hoping Randy joining was legit and not a ploy.

  • Edward M

    I understand the rational for keeping Cena face (mainstream acceptance, make a wish, brings kiddies to the house shows, big time merchandise seller etc), but is there a single reason why Roman is still face? I seriously can’t think of a single reason, yet he keeps getting booed out of every building.

    • Because Vince wants him to be the next Hogan/Cena. That’s all there is to it. He will not let this one go.

      • chicagodem79

        To be fair, kids DO cheer for Roman Reigns. It’s just WAY weaker than Cena’s mix of kids and females. He probably thinks it’s the same thing, but it really isn’t.

        • Vince knows 100% of the audience hates Reigns, he is just determined to get him over in spite of the fans, which is clearly insane, but that’s Vince in 2017.

        • Comdukakis

          This. Kids like Roman. Women aren’t as strong and he gets less men than Cena

          • Again I ask… what kids? This isn’t 2009 where half the crowd is toddlers in Cena armbands. I can’t remember the last WWE audience where I saw a woman or a child. It’s 99% NXT neckbeards now.

          • Comdukakis

            Go to a house show before you talk. I have. They are there

          • chicagodem79

            Agreed. Have a co-worker whose kids are REALLY into Roman Reigns, it makes me laugh lol.

          • Comdukakis

            My daughter likes him

      • Edward M

        So the entire reason is because Vince is senile and everyone (even HHH) is afraid to say so?

  • Mr.Snrub

    I’m surprised the XXX trailers barely feature Nina Dobrev or Ruby Rose at all, why would you hide their faces?

  • Mikey

    There is a female Senator in California named Kamala Harris.

    Isn’t Kamalas shoot name Jim Harris?

    • Dwayne

      Yes.

  • SpiralTap

    Can we take a second to recognize the fact that SmackDown has rehabbed both Bray Wyatt AND Randy Orton?

    AT THE SAME FUCKING TIME?

    This isn’t the same company that used to occupy my Monday nights making me feel like my favorite uncle was playing Doctor with me.

    • Fester

      They never stopped playing with doctor with the rest of us on Monday Nights.

    • The Professor

      And ziggler and miz

  • Biff ♥ You

    SmackDown has been amazing tonight, but even Ryan Ward has his work cut out for him with Natalya and Nikki Bella. I’m not ruling it out completely yet, but I think tonight’s awesome segment streak is in danger of coming to an end.

    • Harry Hood

      I thought they pulled it off. Short, intense, and advanced the story

  • Be. Are. See.

    Carmellsworth? Stop.

    • SpiralTap

      I love it.

  • Dwayne

    Fuck off. Nikki without the entrance is bullshit

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Wow, no one gets an entrance.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    This game is pretty good. I mean, I’m playing a Nikki vs Beth match, and you all know how I feel about women’s wrestling.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Corbin and Miz on Talking Smack? I approve!

  • Bones

    She could have gotten some pills from her dad at a good price.

  • Bruce Chung

    LOL Nikki just destroying Nattie.

  • PrideOfCanada

    This segment is actually not bad. It’s a miracle!

  • SpiralTap

    Not true, Nattie got her charisma from her uncle.

    • Fester

      Bulldog?

      • Be. Are. See.

        “I’m going to win the Royal Rumble, because I’m bizarre!”

    • Dwayne

      Bruce?

  • Be. Are. See.

    Oh, come on. That’s Teddy’s one claim to fame, Nikki!

  • Comdukakis

    Hugh they really are going to go with nikki army WM. Three what probably. Becky and alexa too

  • Magoonie

    Nikki isn’t wrong.

  • Ghost of Church

    Why does Dolph have his panties in a bunch?

  • Biff ♥ You

    Whoa, Nikki…

  • Bruce Chung

    Nikki’s implants are set to HUGE tonight.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      they might burst is she’s not careful

  • Mr.Snrub

    Nattie should bring up those hottub rumours of Nikki and her future stepdad Big Johnny!

  • Edward M

    Wait, is Nikki a heel now and Nattie a face again, or do the writers just suck at writing promos again?

    • Biff ♥ You

      Catty Bitches

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Nikki is technically the face.

      • Edward M

        Well she sounds like a heel insulting the Hart family.

        • Harry Hood

          But she wasn’t insulting the Harts. She was insulting Natalya for using the Hart family name to get where she is.

        • I thought she was insulting Nattie for riding the Hart coattails while she herself was terrible.

          Which I very very much enjoyed.

    • Bruce Chung

      Bitches be crazy.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    “Who are you to doubt El Nikki?”

  • PrideOfCanada

    Attaboy, Bret! Getting an implied blowjob from John Cena’s girlfriend.

    He’s still got it!

  • Aaron

    Somewhere Konnan weeps.

    Not because of the sharpshooter comment, but because he’s yellow now.

  • WhoahItsMongo

    This segment reminded me: anyone listen to Teddy Hart on Jericho’s podcast? Hooooly shit. Just one run-on sentence that lasted an hour.

    • Miko363

      I automatically delete any Wrestling podcast where the guest is named Ted.

  • Magoonie

    Oh damn. Did she just insinuate Nikki cheated on John with Bret?

  • ProjectBlue

    (says the lady in dominatrix garb)

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    So Vince’s Tuesday personality is a closeted rasslin’ fan while his Monday one is the Sports Entertainment nut.

    Let’s call them Kennedy and Vincent. Kennedy rules. Vincent drools.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Whooooooa Nattie

  • Dwayne

    Bret was a slut in his young days. You know he wanted to hit Nikki off

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Well, you could just read his book to know that.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Natalya’s on crack lol

  • PrideOfCanada

    OH MY GOD!

    How the hell was THIS also awesome tonight?!

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Cause Smackdown, that’s why.

      • Bruce Chung

        This.

    • Comdukakis

      Um no

  • Comdukakis

    This is awful

  • Mikey

    Well, Nattie wasn’t wrong

    • Bruce Chung

      Neither one are wrong. Nattie pulls the family card all the time.

  • Aaron

    Has anyone hit the Hartkiller signal?

    • PrideOfCanada

      Go Jays Go!

      • PrideOfCanada

        (Did it work?)

      • Aaron

        Shawn Michaels was an overrated promo!

        • PrideOfCanada

          Er… Anything a lot of Canadians like!

  • Fester

    Ok. Not EVERY segment on Smackdown can be good.

    • Comdukakis

      That was garbage

    • chicagodem79

      I honestly didn’t think that segment was bad at all.

      • Comdukakis

        You’d be wrong

        • chicagodem79

          INCORRECT answer.

      • Fester

        It was fine for a total divas segment.

        • Comdukakis

          If I wanted that I’d be one of the 5 viewers for total divas

  • Jackson Smith

    LOL, Nikki Bella being the knockout power artist of the division…it will never stop being hilarious.

  • WWF1987

    If this were RAW, Nattie would’ve farted twice by now.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      RAW and Kevin Smith have something in common I guess

    • And the announcers would be putting over how Nattie is “making history” by being the first woman to openly fart on national television. Use the hashtag “ladyfart” to discuss on Twitter!

    • Miko363

      And I would have been twice as entertained by Nattie.

  • Biff ♥ You

    That segment was worth it just to hear the pants-shittingly hilarious claim that Natalya was better than Bret. You can’t buy high comedy like that.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Fire this woman!

  • Jackson Smith

    T-T-T-TODAY, JUNIOR!

  • Bones

    Good lord who’s this girl interviewing?

    Stuttering Bob?

  • Be. Are. See.

    Interviewer robot malfunctioning.

  • ProjectBlue

    This chick no talk a so well

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    This girl is awful.

  • WhoahItsMongo

    Botchamania

  • WaylonMercy2K17

    Todd Grisham named as the new UFC announcer.

    Was Bruce Beck too busy drying his hair?

  • Mr.Snrub

    >Intercontichampionship

    These broads got to go!

    Give me Renee & Cathy!!!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      We need way more Cathy.

    • Brooks

      We need more charly

  • The Professor

    Just did a helocopter ride of Vegas

    • The Silver Fox

      Did that when we were there.

      • The Professor

        I got it comped

  • SpiralTap

    HOLY SHIT FIRE THIS STUPID BITCH RIGHT NOW GOOD GOD

  • Bruce Chung

    Ambrose with the timely interrupt to save Charley/Dasha/brunette from herself.

    • Brooks

      Dasha

  • Mikey

    Was that Dascha?

    • Brooks

      Yes

  • Harry Hood

    Rock would have taken that girl to school if she botched an interview like that

    • The Professor

      Owens would destroy her also

  • Biff ♥ You

    Woof, that interviewer shit the bed there.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      For the umpteenth time.

    • Miko363

      More like the Incontinence Championship! HOW BOUT IT!

  • Be. Are. See.

    Please don’t lose, Miz. Please? Please.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Something tells me it’s not gonna end in any clean finish.

      • chicagodem79

        As it shouldn’t.

    • Bruce Chung

      Not likely.

  • WWF1987

    Blue Jackets win! 16 in a row!

  • Jackson Smith

    Not as huge as his save of the CZW show where Nick Gage died for 8 minutes, but Ambrose once again Johnny on the spot saving a wrestling show from disaster, lol

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I still can’t believe one of the most brutal of garbage CZW wrestlers was a WWE champion.

      • Jackson Smith

        It’s an incredible story, but better for Austin to focus on Ambrose dropping out of high school and why his dad didn’t want to beat the shit out of him for it, lol

  • Aaron

    Miz already lost his IC title to Woods on UUDD.

  • The Silver Fox

    How’s this for an oddball tag team from the 70’s:
    Kevin Sullivan & Haystacks Calhoun (Florida tag team champions in the mid 70’s).

    • WWF1987

      That’s definitely out there.

    • Aaron

      So Sullivan gets going and bounces off Haystacks for a finish?

  • Biff ♥ You

    Hey hey, the challenger comes out first! Again!

    • Facts Holliday

      Just like WWE 2K!

      • Aaron

        #BoD2K

  • So I’ve been hard on Nikki Bella in the past, but the way she just tore Nattie apart with those scripted lines makes her my new favorite.

    • Dwayne

      Yeah I’ve been hard on her too

  • WaylonMercy2K17

    “Backstage Interview Robot Malfunctioning…..Battery Going Low”

    Vince: “Goddamn it, send her back to China!”

    • Aaron

      “UH I MEAN AMERICA! NO TARIFFS!”

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Was that the same interviewer who called Ellsworth Ellis months ago?

    • Jackson Smith

      Yep, I think so

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I think so.

  • Facts Holliday

    Im leaning toward staying up all night to check out WK11.

    • Biff ♥ You

      If I can find a stream of it, I’m staying up. Otherwise I doubt I’m making it.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      If I still lived in AZ I would do it.

    • Jackson Smith

      “In fact, I was UP ALL NIGHT, heh heh!”

  • Biff ♥ You

    I do believe we’re getting Ambrose/Renee vs. Miz/Maryse in a mixed-tag at the Royal Rumble. That’s the kind of random attraction match that deserves to be on a Big 4 show.

    • Comdukakis

      Match 18

      • Biff ♥ You

        ?

        • Comdukakis

          WM. I’m tracking the suggested card around here with what we know

          • Biff ♥ You

            Ah, gotcha.

    • chicagodem79

      I predicted that match for Wrestlemania a week ago lol. Either is possible IMO.

  • The Professor

    If ziggler didn’t have his lame ic title reign, he would be in the 9th month of his honky reign

    • Comdukakis

      Match 18

      • Comdukakis

        Wrong thread

    • Yeah, if they were just gonna give it back to Miz anyway, they should have had Ziggler lose and come back as “El Zigggelaro” and wrestle under a mask to irritate Miz.

  • Also when Nattie implied that Bret gave Nikki that nice tweet because she did some sexual favors for him…. I read Bret’s book and totally believe that’s possible.

    • Facts Holliday

      Pardon?

      • Bret caught more ass than a toilet seat during his WWF run and talks all about it in his book.

        • Facts Holliday

          Oh yes I own the book. I just didn’t know if this was some new angle.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Same here, Bret basically kept a journal of all of his one night stands in that thing.

      • Phrederic

        And then bitched about his wife not trusting him.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          What a great guy.

          • Phrederic

            Bret will be the first (and last) to tell you.

      • Jackson Smith

        That book is glorious – GLORIOUS! – for its deep dive cataloguing of all of Bret’s girlfriends in every (air)port.

        “In Newark there was Linda, a beautiful Mexican who I had fun with and was once interrupted from having sex with by my wife Julie, that cold unfeeling bitch…”

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      I’m sure Bret appreciated the shout-out!

      Or not.

      • Well Bret isn’t married anymore, so who cares how much strange he gets?

        I’m sure Nikki isn’t the first rat Bret and John shared.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Wrong show, Jack.

  • WaylonMercy2K17

    This should be their next “Did You Know”:

    “Did You Know: That it’s been nearly 24 years and we still haven’t found suitable replacements for “Mean” Gene Okerlund and Sean Mooney?”

    • I’d settle for Todd Pettengill at this point. At least he showed enthusiasm for the product.

      • WaylonMercy2K17

        And Sean Shannon would be a massive upgrade over most of the announce team.

  • SpiralTap

    I FUCKING LOVE JACK GALLAGHER

  • Be. Are. See.

    I hate when they put RAW guys on Smackdown.

    • Fester

      He’s not a part of the Raw roster as far as kayfabe is concerned. He’s a cruiserweight and can even wrestle in NXT. Anywhere but Smackdown.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Hey, it’s that Cruiserweight guy I’m starting to like, Jack Gallagher!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      He and Neville need to feud for the belt.

  • Biff ♥ You

    GENTLEMAN JACK AND WILLIAM THE UMBRELLA

  • Be. Are. See.

    Shit, next week looks stacked already.

    • chicagodem79

      Setting up matches and angles for next week? Good GOD a wrestling show~!

      • The Professor

        Why would they do that?
        They need a 20 minute opening talking segment to set up the matches for that night

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    Beth wins in about 4 minutes. That sort of X-factor thing is a cool move.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Wow, next week is gonna be WHOMP-ASS

    • Dwayne

      Is that a good thing or bad

      • Biff ♥ You

        Good thing, very very good thing.

  • Jackson Smith

    Jacksonville doesn’t feel like booing Miz or doing anything at all? What a weird mark crowd.

    • Comdukakis

      Fuckers cheered Cena like crazy

  • Bruce Chung

    Maryse’s match outfit is a downgrade.

    • Brooks

      She saves the quality for ppv. Her outfit in the first segment was better

  • Dwayne

    I want to be Maryse’s pants

    • chicagodem79

      I have no idea how she got those pants over her ass lol.

    • johntcole

      Miz must be thanking his lucky stars he managed to get her.

  • Fester

    Wait, is Miz the number 2 heel on Smackdown?

    • The Professor

      Unless you count wyatt

    • Depends if you consider AJ a true heel. Miz is #1 in my opinion.

      • Edward M

        Miz is the greatest pure heel in WWE currently. He doesn’t have one likeable feature about him. He knows how to be hated like noone else.

      • Fester

        Yeah fair point!

  • WWF1987

    College football National title game on Monday plus a stacked Smackdown show = RAW loses to Smackdown in the ratings next week.

    • Be. Are. See.

      That’s probably why they’re throwing Shawn and Taker out there.

  • jobber123

    They fired Mike Goldberg to bring in Todd Grisham???? Lol wow

    • Mr.Snrub

      If i was Jon Anik, i’d be pretty pissed.

    • WaylonMercy2K17

      Yeah, the guy that used to host the PRIDE best of shows (Jay Glazer) would had been a much better pick.

      • jobber123

        Dude Rome would have been better. Man Grisham is a major geek.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Look at Mauro bringing THE HISTORY here.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    LOL, Broudus is cashing in.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Somebody call his mama.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        I tried to have Brock win the MITB match. He didn’t.

  • Jackson Smith

    Immediately dove on his ass, nice

  • WWF1987

    Maryse likes to save the no pants look for PPVs.

  • jobber123

    Is anyone watching the show tonight. I’d like to but I just got back from holiday travels and have to be up way early. I’m debating watching it tomorrow at some point.

    • Jackson Smith

      If Smackdown, then good

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I’ll probably watch tomorrow.

    • WWF1987

      Sometime tomorrow evening probably.

    • Dwayne

      You’re not staying up all night for WK11?

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        That’s madness.

      • jobber123

        I’m thinking about it.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Too long for me, although i’ll probably be up so i can be nice and tired for my flight tomorrow.

      Don’t these shows go over 4 hours with like three 6 man tags?

      • jobber123

        Yes. It will be pretty long. No intermission this year thankfully though.

  • johntcole

    Bless Ryan Ward for making sure most of the next SDL card is hyped in advance.

    It’s almost like he has experience in running a wrestling show that relied on week to week hype!

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    A heated match not starting in a tie up? What is this sorcery?!

    • Jackson Smith

      I LOVE IT SWIGGA DIET COKE

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Like I said, Kennedy rules, Vincent drools.

  • I hate to say it (almost) but Miz is the perfect heel in the age of the smart fan.

  • Comdukakis

    Dean should have gone crazy and been dqued

    • Jackson Smith

      As he said before the match, he’s going to hurt Miz by taking what he loves most (and he even pointed out that’s not his wife, lol).

      • Biff ♥ You

        That’s a very Crockett-ish flavor to it.

      • chicagodem79

        That’s like literally a perfect explanation, damn the booking on this show is amazing.

        • Jackson Smith

          “Crazy, not stupid” – Speed!

        • Comdukakis

          It but I’d prefer a crazy brawl dq

      • Comdukakis

        Yeah but out of control Dean fits the character better

        • chicagodem79

          The rub will be can he keep his cool to achieve his goal, or will he go crazy and mess it up.

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    Memphis heelin’!

  • Mr.Snrub

    NO reason for Undertaker to not also be on Smackdown next week, none.

    Unless Vince really is that senile and is genuinely playing favorites.

    • WaylonMercy2K17

      Yeah, didn’t Taker say two months ago that he would always be a Smackdown guy?

  • Biff ♥ You

    Ambrose and Miz have a beef, so fuck that collar and elbow tie up nonsense, let’s BRAWL.

    I love SmackDown.

  • Bruce Chung

    The mezzentary? lolwut?

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    https://twitter.com/TyeDyeGuyWWE/status/816143232941879300

    wait so hogan is persona non grata again?

    • No, JBL was blowing him on Bring It To The Table because he signed an autograph for a leper or some shit (which I guess counteracts his being a racist piece of shit). The WWE machine is very much trying to push the “he served his punishment” angle. He’ll be back by Mania.

    • They don’t let anybody dress up in costume on the hard camera side anymore because they are too distracting from the super charismatic and engaging WWE superstars in the ring.

  • Bruce Chung

    Her leather pant cannot be tighter.

    • Dwayne

      Her leather pants aren’t the best thing in the world but they’re close to it

  • Brooks

    Ambrose should have jumped miz during his entrance. Lights out miz shows up Ambrose is right there

  • WaylonMercy2K17

    Also tonight on 205 Live, Cedric Alexander will face Drew Gulak for the 720th time.

    It’s the 2007 TNA X Division of Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley and Sonjay Dutt wrestling each other on an infinite loop cycle all over again!

    • I don’t have the patience to watch a 3rd hour of wrestling.

      They should really move 205 live after NXT where it belongs.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        They addressed that on BitT last night.

      • jobber123

        It’s not that good anyways but you can watch it on demand anytime too.

  • Biff ♥ You

    The interesting byproduct of Miz adopting parts of Bryan’s moveset to poke fun at him is that Miz has slowly begun improving as an in-ring worker. I know, what a shock.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    So far, this is the best Miz/Ambrose match I’ve seen. It’s almost like it has a direction to it.

  • jobber123

    I probably haven’t been this stoked for a wrestling show since Summerslam 2013 and that was only because I was there live. It’s been several manias since I was this excited for a big show. Last year’s was incredible and I was hyped but this feels different because it’s the first Okada vs Omega singles match.

  • Bruce Chung

    Leafs blow the game to the Caps in OT.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Not even the commercials have been too obtrusive tonight.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Smackdown knows how to handle these things the right way.

  • Jackson Smith

    Speaking of CZW, did anyone see that Vice special? So gross. They did work in a mention to Ambrose, champion at the time.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I did. I learned a lot from that.

  • I just realized… they’re able to say “shit” in that commercial for Mark Wahlberg Saves Bahstin?

    • Jackson Smith

      Probably able to argue it being MURICA-based, they shouldn’t take away from the “realism.”

  • Edward M

    Cena vs Aj, and a Royal Rumble with a lot big names and no clear winner could make for a hell of a show. I’m really looking forward to the Rumble this year. This may be the one to break the curse of awful rumbles.

    • The WINNER of this match… BRAUN STROWWWWWWWMAN

    • Biff ♥ You

      Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Baron Corbin, Goldberg, Braun Strowman… It’s HOSSIFIED this year.

      • WaylonMercy2K17

        Flat out crime that JR’s not calling a match with that many hosses instead of Michael Cole, the only 50 year old man in history that still sounds like a geeky prepubescent teenager.

    • WaylonMercy2K17

      Funnily enough, last year almost broke the curse….until the Rumble match itself.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    ” Local police confirmed Monday’s report in the Austrian tabloid Krone about an altercation involving Alberto Rodriguez (Alberto El Patron) and his brother Guillermo (El Hijo de Dos Caras) early Saturday morning at a party after a Friday night show in Leoben, Austria.

    The report was that after a show Friday night, there was an altercation where the two brothers got into a fight and beat a guy up so badly he was hospitalized. Police were called and took them to the station where Alberto and Guillermo got into a fight with each other. Alberto knocked out his brother, who was also taken to the hospital. It took ten officers to separate them and they put Alberto in zip ties, which he broke out of. They finally subdued him by putting shackles to cuff his feet.”

    this dude’s a mexican redneck.

    • jobber123

      There are tons of those.

      • jobber123

        In fact I’d guess Mexico has way more redneck types than any other country.

        • jobber123

          It’s Texanos whole gimmick!

      • Phrederic

        The urban Latino is kind of a minority.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      He just pretended to be a rich snob to hide from his past.

  • Jackson Smith

    Confusing Ziggler with Ambrose, Mauro? Lay off the MAMMA MIA! sauce

    • Phrederic

      Both have shit offense, see the confusion.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    My first credit card just arrived gentlemen! Now to put it away and never use it.

    • chicagodem79

      Nah, you don’t build the good history doing that, use it every month, then pay off the entire balance.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        That’s the serious answer. Im going to put my Amazon Prime and Netflix subs on it and pay off the balance monthly.

      • The Silver Fox

        My plan for the last 30 years.

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        Well, that’s what everyone plans to do but the card companies know that it never works.

    • Bruce Chung

      You need to use it if you want credit. Without credit you’re probably not gonna be able to get a car or house down the line.

    • jobber123

      Bro can you grab me some sneakers off Nike.com I’ll toss you the cash next month?

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Dude I don’t wanna blow through all my credit my first month! Nike’s ain’t cheap.

        • jobber123

          What’s your limit anyways?

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            $500. I’ll get you a pair of Nike sneakers and a month of WWE Network.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Good luck with all THAT.

  • Edward M

    LMAO at calling HBK a “movie star” because he has a bit part in some terrible Christian movie.

    • Oh my god, please tell me it’s a “Left Behind” movie. And his costar is Kirk Cameron.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        No, it’s more about a guy who learns to be humble by participating in an Easter play…it’s actually a nice change of pace from the sounds of it. Compared to all of the propaganda crap that has been released in recent years.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      A Christian movie that he wanted to make.

      • jobber123

        Is it his tag team run or will it focus more on his singles run after he split with Edge?

    • jobber123

      WCW called Hogan one with a straight face for 3 ninja mountain and assault on devils island!

      • WaylonMercy2K17

        Don’t forget calling Sting a movie star for his bit part in “The Real Reason Men Commit Crimes”, a movie so memorable that it never appeared anywhere on TV and isn’t even available on any torrent sites.

    • Mr.Snrub

      Sounds like someone never saw HBK on Baywatch!

      http://imgur.com/a/8zbcV

  • Biff ♥ You

    I’d be scared shitless diving from the top all the way to the floor.

  • Dwayne

    Dean’s pants are as tight as Maryse’s

    • Night

      Can you imagine doing anything athletic in jeans?!?

      • Dwayne

        Especially not skinny jeans

  • Fast forward to the Monday after the Rumble:

    “The decision to have Braun Strowman eliminate all 29 other competitors single-handedly came directly from Vince, who thinks it will help Roman Reigns get over when he pins Strowman in 90 seconds at WM33.”

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Also I’m due a parcel and it said it has been out for delivery since 9 AM and I am immensely annoyed it has yet to arrive. I hate being so thoroughly inconvenienced.

  • Bruce Chung

    Miz’s figure four has almost no point.

    • Jackson Smith

      Miz’s figure four looks uglier than the ones I did on my brother as a 5-year-old

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Worse fate? Dying alone or dying in the womb?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Alone, I guess.

    • Dying alone.

      Dying in the womb, you never know what you’ve lost.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        My reasoning too.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        #forgottenbellasreference

    • Phrederic

      We all die alone.

      And considering we don’t really have consciousness until 2.5 (in western countries).

      It’s an easy choice.

  • Biff ♥ You

    That was a nifty twist on the kneebreaker. Not sure I’ve ever seen that done before.

  • Jackson Smith

    Ambrose shouldn’t job to that Jarrett finisher, really

    However, Miz is now WIN-ELIGIBLE

    • Night

      You better watch yourself, slap nuts!

    • Bruce Chung

      Its a legit enough finisher. It shouldn’t have hit in that particular case.

  • Biff ♥ You

    So Renee has to come out here in a moment, right?

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    That might have been the only time that the lariat meant something.

  • SpiralTap

    Did Ambrose just do the inside-out spot after DELIVERING a clothesline?

  • Edward M

    That head kick must have knocked him down with the power of wind.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Ehh, only one tope again tonight. I guess.

  • Be. Are. See.

    DQ AMBROSE FOR TOUCHING THE REF!

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Ok, I’ve never seen that before.

  • Bruce Chung

    Would have been funny/unforunate if Ambrose lost another opportunity via DQ.

  • Jackson Smith

    Ambrose out of a belt shot

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    That double call was great.

  • Bruce Chung

    Title belt shot! KICK OUT!

  • SpiralTap

    Ok, Ambrose doing the “YOU’RE OUT OF HERE” along with the ref was fucking great.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Yep.

  • chicagodem79

    Oh I thought that was the finish there!

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Not to get all philosophical, but clearly we have forgotten our horrible angles involving Bellas.

    • I submit Nattie is way worse than the Bellas.

  • Magoonie

    Swore that was the finish

    • Be. Are. See.

      Unfortunately, I automatically checked the clock.

  • Jackson Smith

    Definitely thought the belt shot was it

  • Bruce Chung

    Miz looking bad all of a sudden. Ambrose kicks out of the finisher AND a title belt shot?

  • Bruce Chung

    Jesus.

  • Jackson Smith

    Ambrose wins the title!

  • Be. Are. See.

    Ugh.

  • Jackson Smith

    YESSSSSSSSSS

  • Mr.Snrub

    HOLY SHIT!

    Uh, i didn’t expect this.

  • Magoonie

    You know, I’m ok with this.

  • SpiralTap

    HOLY SHIT THEY DID IT

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Huh.

  • Phrederic

    Ambrose is awful.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Come on dusty finish, save us!

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    What?!

  • Mr.Snrub

    Not enough time left for a reversal either.

    • Phrederic

      Next week.

      • SpiralTap

        The dustiest of Dusty finishes.

        • Phrederic

          So goddamn dusty.

  • Bruce Chung

    I like both guys, but that’s not the finish I wanted yet.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Maryse is closing in on Bobby Cox’s ejection record.

    • Bones

      But not his hitting women record

  • Jackson Smith

    Miz jobbing the title to both blog punching bags is glorious.

    GLORIOUS!

    • Phrederic

      His only weakness is other people from Ohio.

      Next loss? Johnny Gargano.

  • Cory M

    My first time watching this show beginning to end since the split. I am now hooked.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Welcome.

    • Brooks

      Welcome to the a show

  • chicagodem79

    This will lead to lunatic, insane Miz trying to get his title back, and the brawls will be even better.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I’m ok with this, but it didn’t need to happen.

    • Fester

      Yeah that’s where I’m at.

    • Bruce Chung

      Too soon.

    • Magoonie

      That sounds about right for me too.

    • chicagodem79

      I’m ok with it, as long as it leads to Miz absolutely going crazy and just destroying things and people to get his title back.

  • Magoonie

    I like Ambrose so this is cool.

    • Jackson Smith

      Yep, lol

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Same.

  • jobber123

    Here is the whole card, and the show will only cost you about 8.50 to watch. It’s 999 yen to sign up for NJPW world and it really isn’t that hard. If you like 4 star plus wrestling matches this will almost definitely be the best show of 2017

    New Japan 20 man Royal Rumble rules match
    Tiger Mask W (Kota Ibushi) vs. Tiger the Dark (ACH)
    Young Bucks vs. Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta for IWGP Jr. tag titles
    Gauntlet series for trios titles with Satoshi Kojima & Ricochet & David Finlay (champions), Seiya Sanada & Evil & Bushi, Yoshi-Hashi & Will Ospreay & Jado and Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page
    Cody the American Nightmare vs. Juice Robinson
    Kyle O’Reilly vs. Adam Cole for ROH title
    Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa vs. Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma for IWGP tag team titles
    Kushida vs. Hiromu Takahashi for IWGP jr. tag title
    Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hirooki Goto for Never Open weight title
    Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for IC title
    Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega for IWGP title

    • Dwayne

      All that sounds good but I’m not staying up all night and missing work tomorrow for it

      • WaylonMercy2K17

        Yeah, AXS is going to air the whole show in a couple of weeks with much better commentary so why bother?

        • Buffalo Hopscotch

          You don’t like Japanese commentary where they get REALLY excited?

          • WaylonMercy2K17

            Hearing the one guy that says “Hi” 15 times per match gets old after awhile.

  • Phrederic

    Wish people would get off of Jessica Jones shit.

  • Miz should never not have the IC Title. Half a star.

  • Be. Are. See.

    Otunga had to get in one more shitty line, didn’t he?

  • Brooks

    This leads to the miz going insane on talking smack tonight doesn’t it

    • SpiralTap

      Hopefully.

      Can’t get enough Talking Smack.

      Cancel Raw and make Talking Smack three hours.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    austin vs kane in 1998 was such a dumb feud.

    • Mr.Snrub

      I was convinced they were writing Kane out of the company and KOTR would be his final appearance.

      …18.5 years later.

      • WaylonMercy2K17

        The Fake Kane feud was also supposed to be the thing that got rid of him for good and that was 10.5 years ago.

  • SpiralTap

    2017 IS GOIN DOWN, GIT OFF OUR DESK

  • Aaron

    The Championship Committee will let Eddie Marlin know soon.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Should be some fun fireworks on Talking Smack later.

  • Jackson Smith

    Ambrose title celebrations on the commentary desk always make me happy. Led to one of the only calls by Cole I’ve liked – that disbelieving, half-sputtered “he’s the champ! he’s the champ!” at MITB 2016.

  • WWF1987

    Next week, Miz should proclaim he should’ve been DQed for the belt shot and thus should still be champion.

    • Jackson Smith

      Yeah, definitely the out. Although Miz definitely came off as the midcarder and Ambrose the main eventer with “finisher + belt shot doesn’t work, finisher works” in there. Which I like too, lol.

    • chicagodem79

      OR he’s so pissed off, he decides to try and out crazy Dean Ambrose, which also would be awesome.

    • I’m suspicious that Bryan might overturn the decision on Talking Smack.

  • jobber123

    Am I reading this right that Ambrose just got the IC belt? Yikes that is the kiss of death. Rollins vs HHH, Reigns defends his world title vs the Strow Man and Deano….Gets the geek belt? Ouch.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It’s not that bad.

    • Brooks

      On smack down it’s not the geek belt. It main events more often then not. And it’s a high profile feud. Not sure where you get the kiss of death

      • jobber123

        The last decade of WWE TV.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      That means his Mania match for the moment is the 6 man ladder clusterfuck?

    • PrideOfCanada

      Very hot 2015 take.

      • jobber123

        That the IC belt is for jobbers? Or that Ambrose is garbage? Because both are correct

    • Mr.Snrub

      I don’t see a big Mania match for Dean regardless.

  • Magoonie

    Damn good SD, blew Raw out of the water.

    • SpiralTap

      SmackDown vs Raw 2006 GM Mode blows Raw out of the water.

  • Biff ♥ You

    SmackDown, how I love you so.

    Two *** matches, an ultra-hot angle, and setting up big matches for next week.

    A WRESTLING SHOW HAS INVADED THE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT ZONE!

    • Brooks

      It might be #1 again this week. But it’s always #1 in our hearts.

  • Fester

    I’m gonna have to stay off the BoD on Thursday. I won’t have a chance to watch wrestlekingdom at 2 AM.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      I’ll be doing the same. Watching that Tag League thing ATM.

    • SpiralTap

      Same, I’m avoiding all contact with friends who watch wrestling until I can get home to download and watch WK11.

  • Phrederic

    I really think that JJ needs a lot more gory fight scenes.

    We need some Raid-level dismemberment happening here.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Oh, FUCK YEAH, Angry Miz on Talking Smack tonight! That will be terrific

    • Brian_Bayless

      Angry Miz cuts money promos

      • Brooks

        Anyone on talking smack cuts $$$ promos it seems

        • WaylonMercy2K17

          Gee, could it be because they’re not scripted and therefore it renders the writing team completely useless?

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    SquaredCircle has been having weekly polls to decide which show is better, so far the score has been this since the split.
    Smackdown-19
    Raw-2

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I imagine Raw only won the first two.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        From what I found out, it was the first episode and the one when Owens won the Universal title.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Hmm. The first was good, but I don’t remeber much about the Owens Raw.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I’m shocked it’s that close.

    • Bones

      There was one about a month ago in which Raw > Smackdown

  • Jackson Smith

    If they were gonna switch it, Renee should’ve come down for the Elizabeth shoulder lift. She should’ve celebrated!

  • PrideOfCanada

    Well, shit. It’s Tajiri!

    (To no reaction.)

  • Phrederic

    If they don’t finish Simpson with a superpowered kick to the testicles, I will be quite disappointed.

  • PrideOfCanada

    No one in Memphis has a clue who Tajiri is.

  • SpiralTap

    Did this fucking crowd not pop for Tajiri?

    I hope they all get slaughtered.

  • chicagodem79

    Kind of weird to see Tajiri without the scuzzy beard lol.

  • Buffalo Hopscotch

    Did they at least do hype videos for Tajiri coming in?

    • PrideOfCanada

      For weeks.

  • SpiralTap

    Look at this budget Uce.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Best Tajiri match:

    Tajiri/Whipwreck vs. the FBI from ECW on TNN where Guido and Mamaluke win the titles.

    No contest.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    So now the crusierweighty show is on?

  • Brooks

    Kidman reference on 205 live. Awesome

  • PrideOfCanada

    *Tajiri locks in Tarantula.*

    One guy: “YAAAH!!”

    • chicagodem79

      Yeah this crowd has 0 memories of Tajiri….kinda sad.

  • Brian_Bayless

    So, want your guys opinions on something:

    I was toying with the idea of stopping my reviews and instead watching all sorts of current wrestling instead for a “This Week in Wrestling” type column to focus on WWE, NJPW, TNA, ROH, CMLL, EVOLVE, and every other foreign and Independent promotion where I would recap that promotions week and do a quick run down of their shows and give takes on the news.

    Would that be something you’d like to read?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I like it.

    • jobber123

      I would, but if it’s not 100% WWE based stuff no one here will ever read it.

      • Brian_Bayless

        I’d do a 1996 WCW review flashback to assure everyone reads it

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          See, now THAT I would read.

          • Brian_Bayless

            “How I would book the Bullet Club in 1996 WCW”

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Oh…Oh no, no.

      • jobber123

        So I wouldn’t waste your time unless you want to write it just for me and Duck to read (not saying you shouldn’t lol)

      • Biff ♥ You

        The days of WWE-specific homerism are coming to a close here, I think. Yeah, there are people who only watch WWE, but the number of people watching other shows (Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground, NJPW, CMLL) seem to be growing.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      As long as you don’t burn yourself out with it, go for it.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I love this idea, and it would be a great primer for people who want to get into the other promotions without the ability or time to do so.

    • Phrederic

      If watching Raw is causing you psychological damage (which…I can believe).

      Do what makes your beautiful butterfly heart sing.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        I mean, can you blame him? Raw makes everyone go crazy.

        • Phrederic

          Every reviewer has lost their mind.

          Brian’s the only that’s stayed sane, maybe this is a cry for help?

          • Brian_Bayless

            I was just going to mix things up and see if there was interest then maybe try it out.

          • Phrederic

            Well, Raw is probably going to heat up soon due to Mania season.

            But WWE is pretty fucking cold right now. Lotta promotions are doing cool shit.

          • Brian_Bayless

            The latter is why I was thinking about it.

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            Or maybe an easy way to get out before it consumes him.

    • chicagodem79

      I fully admit I’m lazy when it comes to finding info about other promotions, so a central location would be helpful for me lol.

    • Aaron

      Do whatever you like. It’s probably more interesting to do than a bunch of shoot reviews.

    • Dwayne

      That would be interesting

    • I enjoy skimming your weird old 80s wwf stuff but would probably show more interest in current NJPW and ROH
      though nobody should be watching non Hardy TNA

    • Magoonie

      This would be pretty cool. I get all my rasslin news from here and Reddit so this’ll help.

  • SpiralTap

    “That is four seconds of torture right there.”

    That’s what my ex said.

    I mean

    Wait

    What

  • PrideOfCanada

    I remember how much of an “Oh shit!” moment it was when Tajiri debuted the Buzzsaw Kick on RAW.

    Then everybody else started slapping their leather pants and the effect was lost.

  • SpiralTap

    Wait, where was my fucking mist

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Even Tajiri has gone PC.

      • SpiralTap

        HEH

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        The kids will copy it by spitting Listerine in each other’s faces! – A concerned parent

        • SpiralTap

          Good idea, can’t wait to do this to my fellow coworkers.

          • Buffalo Hopscotch

            Ahhhhh! The minty freshness! It stings so much!

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Clean shaven Tajiri looks odd.

  • PrideOfCanada

    Brian Kendrick is about to eat a face full of mist.

  • SpiralTap

    OH SHIT

    THIS GAY PIRATE HAS A PLAN

  • PrideOfCanada

    Called it.

  • SpiralTap

    Brian Kendrick’s gimmick is like Captain Jack Sparrow mixed with Wooderson from Dazed and Confused if Wooderson were a pedophile.

  • SpiralTap

    FUCKING MIST IN 2017 I LOVE WRESTLING

    AT LEAST IT WASN’T RED MIST THOUGH

    • Biff ♥ You

      Let’s not go nuclear here

  • chicagodem79

    I give these guys credit, I wouldn’t let anyone spit shit right in my face lol.

  • PrideOfCanada

    “People like TJ Perkins.”

    About that, Neville…

  • SpiralTap

    What is this hobbit even saying

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Such a bad accent I can’t believe they give him promo time.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      “Ghrshfwytywgrgwgfygegftwgfjrgegdg!”

    • W.S.

      And why is that mannequin holding a mic?

    • Magoonie

      That’s racist.

      • SpiralTap

        My hatred for white people is well-known.

        • Magoonie

          Good man! White people should be hated regularly.

  • How was the Downing of Smacks?

  • Magoonie

    I’m liking heel Neville.

  • Buffalo Hopscotch

    The Hunter Club is the LWO of NJPW

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s rating it too high.

      • jobber123

        I think even Villano IV and V would beat those geeks!

  • SpiralTap

    Pretty sure it’s retarded as fuck to make a guy a jobber and THEN show a hype package.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Vince logic, pal.

  • Bones

    I think there’s a winter storm warning here for the BoD starting at 3 a.m. from everyone throwing around snowflakes for Japanese wrestling.

  • Phrederic

    I love bear puns.

    • SpiralTap

      Spoken like a man who loves him some Saturday Morning Slam-era Daniel Bryan on commentary.

      • Phrederic

        One of my dearest memories of wrestling.

  • SpiralTap

    MAH BOY JACK GALLGHER

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Well think I’ll continue on with WWE 2K17 Universe mode in a bit. Been chugging along the first episode of Raw, where the main event will be Owens vs Triple H.

  • Buffalo Hopscotch

    I see David Finley went to the Randy Orton school of bad shoulder tattoos.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    That scoundrel line…

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    https://i.sli.mg/St7WRL.png

    Someone is jealous.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      How dare he!

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        Or she? Who are we mad at here?

    • The writer of the post seems fun

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s a very tricky thing to get into.

      • jobber123

        Serenas ass? I could never figure it out. And then this dude beats me too.

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        What? That a black person is a race traitor if they date a white person?

  • johntcole

    This is an actual item for sale on ShopTNA

    https://tnaimages.com/p/16/BL-ILL/l.jpg

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Stupid, sexy Lashley

    • Magoonie

      Well that’s just ugly.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Top quality art.

    • jobber123

      Kind of a cool poster but I doubt TNA has ever tried to market itself to kids so I’m sure they will sell one to his mom and that is it.

    • Comdukakis

      that’s like a picture Rob Leifeld would draw

  • SpiralTap

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Jack Gallagher charmed Vince into getting some creative control in his contract.

    • Ripner Cabbit

      Or Vince has given up on his new plaything already and is letting SD book it now.

  • Comdukakis

    so are we getting a Dusty finish on the Ambrose title win where they take it back because it should have been a DQ?

    • chicagodem79

      I would love for it to stick and then it drives Miz insane to see what crazy stuff he’ll do to get his title back.

      • Comdukakis

        I just never saw Dean winning. Very surprised.

        • aboynamedart

          Good set of nearfalls toward the end there. I was surprised they pulled the trigger this soon, too.

  • Hayden

    Didn’t watch SmackDown, but just read a recap of Cena’s promo. Were they teasing a heel turn, or was that supposed to be a face promo? Because that sounded really heelish.

    • SpiralTap

      His promos have been seriously heelish the last two weeks.

      I’m thinking a double turn at RR.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Only SD would have the guts to try that.

  • SpiralTap

    Drew Gulak just looks awkward wearing literally anything.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He looks leagues better in Evolve where he’s this super serious character.

      • Phrederic

        His WWE gimmick is…some sort of performance art.

        Very avant-garde.

      • aboynamedart

        No shit. Importing Catch Point onto 205L would at least give the show a good set of feuds.

  • Brooks

    If any show should bring back the wcw top 10 it should be 205 live

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Wrong post

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Fuck it. Time for some action packed action from The World Famous Flea Market as Billy Down Syndrome faces Uncle Pencil.

  • SpiralTap

    I wanna see a live feed of Vince’s face during a Jack Gallagher/Roman Reigns match.

  • SpiralTap

    FUCKING DAIVARI I SWEAR TO GOD THIS FUCKER IS WORSE THAN X-PAC AND VICKIE GUERRERO COMBINED

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I can’t wait until he wins a belt and you smash all your DVDs to shit and freak out.

      I think this is what fans do when people they hate become successful.

  • SpiralTap

    Daivari embarrassed himself by being born.

    • Bones

      Did he kick your dog?

      • SpiralTap

        You clearly haven’t seen this black hole of charisma on your TV.

        • Bones

          No but I have seen the Fat Fucks and Snap that to you guys.

          • SpiralTap

            Give me the Fat Fucks any day of the week.

          • Comdukakis

            he may hate Davairi more than I hate Cena!!!

  • chicagodem79

    Over characters (Gallagher) gets Daivari actual heat for beating him up. Who knew?

  • jobber123

    My WWE push notifications say Ambrose is the IC champ for a second time. So it’s probably official

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    https://youtu.be/Y0irNfAr-pU

    One of my favorite Wrestling matches of all times.

  • SpiralTap

    MAH BOY NOAM DAR

    Please break out the Champagne Superkneebar.

  • Jackson Smith

    Why did Keaton pass on Batman Forever?

    “It (the script) sucked.”

    • Phrederic

      Motherfucker was in the Robo-Cop remake.

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        His career was nowhere at that point.

        Besides that’s nothing new. Cranston did the Total Recall remake.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Also Birdman, though.

        • Phrederic

          I didn’t think it deserved Best Picture.

  • chicagodem79

    Noam Dar cracks me the fuck up lol.

    • Phrederic

      Elica Faaaaawks.

  • SpiralTap

    Ali should be in Daivari’s spot.

    Daivari is only there because his older brother was in the background when Kurt Angle said he’s not a fan of the black people and he’d make Jesus Christ tap out.

    • Jackson Smith

      “Who’d he ever beat?” was a quality contribution.

    • Ripner Cabbit

      Maybe, but I kinda like what their doing with pushing a face middle eastern character.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Watched a documentary last night on the new mexico prison riots. t was some super fucked up shit.

    • It’s a shame when riots go amuck.

      • Comdukakis

        do you know any riots that haven’t gone amuck?

        • All the ones that were described by signs seen at wrestling events.

          That’s the smartass answer. The legit answer is no. Which was the joke.

  • ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Netflix took down my entire go to sleep watch list of columbo, Murder, She Wrote and Rockford Files…..

    • Bet they turn up on Amazon Prime and/or Hulu.

      • Comdukakis

        old SNL didn’t when it got pulled

      • lets hope so.. it’s weird… Rockford had been on netflix for YEARS

        • Contract was probably up for renewal with the distributor; a deal could not be reached.

          I’m sure they did it solely to fuck with you.

          😉

  • chicagodem79

    Not much heat, but not a bad match either.

    • aboynamedart

      Seeing the inverted 450 actually gave me hope they’re giving these guys some more leeway.

  • SpiralTap

    This has to be pre-taped, because no way this bitch kept her job after that flub earlier.

    • Comdukakis

      doubt they fired her on the spot and then scrambled to find someone else. if she gets fired it will be tomorrow

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It doesn’t say Live…

    • Bones

      Dean saved her from it being worse

  • Okay, can this fucking blog get it’s shit together so I have someone to talk Man in the High Castle with? I just finished.

    • SpiralTap

      Yeah, how dare we talk about wrestling during a live wrestling show.

      FOR SHAME!

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Exactly. You monsters.

      • Yeah, get your shit together during the other hours when it’s not on!

    • It stinks.

      Actually, I dunno. Haven’t watched.

    • The Professor

      I saw season one. I heard the major spoiler for season 2

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    My Xbox One S has decided to confound me. I put in my Mad Max 4K UHD and the first thing it says is my Blu Ray is not hooked up to an HDR enabled TV except YES IT IS! My TV IS HDR enabled! I go to my settings and see picture mode is on HDR. Yet I get this message every time. I know it’s a lie but still it perturbs me.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Probably something needs a firmware update.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        The Xbox or TV?

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          I would try both, just in case.

    • “Our plan to perturb Macklin is a success!!! Huzzah!”

      – MS

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        These fucking tiny soft villains have done it again.

  • SpiralTap

    TJP was so much better in the CWC.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Everyone was.

      • Comdukakis

        they slowed them down

  • Gnight BoD.

  • chicagodem79

    Wow TJ cut a promo without an awful gaming reference……..baby steps.

    • SpiralTap

      He might ask to load from a save point here in a bit….

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Checkpoint! I need a checkpoint!

        • SpiralTap

          Even a Phoenix Down won’t help my desire to watch Raw.

  • Magoonie

    TJ, you are not Bret Hart. Don’t steal his shit.

  • SpiralTap

    Whenever Austin Aries heals from having his face kicked in, he’s gonna set the CW division on fire.

  • Phrederic

    So there are approximately three characters in Jessica Jones I don’t hate.

    • aboynamedart

      Ooh, I’ll guess: Luke, the blonde client and … uh, the attorney?

      • Phrederic

        Hogarth is obnoxious and I don’t like Carrie-Ann Moss.

        Hope was annoying.

        It’s Trish, Jessica and Luke.

        • aboynamedart

          Shit, I forgot about Trish.

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            Me too. I liked her as well.

          • Phrederic

            I’m a mark for the “best friend that is actually supportive” character.

        • So the characters you’re supposed to like.

          • Phrederic

            Yes.

            The show is succeeding, I’m complimenting it.

            Mostly it’s a commentary on how most people in the show are just pieces of shit. Or annoying.

            Malcolm for example is a needy little prick.

          • Malcom grew on me.

          • Phrederic

            I preferred high Malcolm to sober Malcolm.

            When Jessica tells you to fuck off, fuck off. Not a hard concept.

          • I think that’s why I like him, he constantly wants to help her despite her not wanting it.

          • Phrederic

            It’s sometimes endearing, it’s just pissed me off recently.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      JJ, Kilgrave, Cage?

      • Phrederic

        I like Trish.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      maybe you should quit the show then.

      • Phrederic

        It’s a dark show, you’re supposed to hate most of them.

        And I like the three leads.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I really liked it.

      • Phrederic

        I’m digging it.

        I think Daredevil was better.

        • Magoonie

          The first four episodes of DD season 2 were fantastic, they could have legit taken that and just released it as a movie and it would reach my Top 5 MCU movies.

          • Phrederic

            Haven’t started season 2.

            Season 1 was really great. Fisk is probably the best villain they’ve created. Kilgrave could’ve got there, but Tenant is just a little too goofy.

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          Everyone with a brain believes that. Or maybe I’m horribly, HORRIBLY in love with that show and am incapable of being objective about it.

          • Phrederic

            I thought it had some holes, but it’s such a breath of fresh air from the generic villains and plots of mainstream Marvel shit.

    • Magoonie

      I wonder what you’ll think of Luke Cage, I liked the show even though it felt a bit lacking.

      • aboynamedart

        That second half of the show went off the rails pretty badly for me. Alfre Woodard was solid, though, and I dug Shades.

      • Phrederic

        I’m watching them in order.

        So I gotta finish up Jessica Jones, than Season 2 of Daredevil, then I’ll start on Luke Cage.

        I like who they got for him, it was good casting.

  • Like seriously… the 3 shows I was watching in some sort of rotation on a semi nightly basis all get pulled the start of the year?

    • SpiralTap

      Please start watching Raw and help it get canceled.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I was really annoyed when they took down Battlestar Galactica.

      • Comdukakis

        gotta pay for that new Disney deal

      • oh shit I hadn’t even noticed…thats a bummer.. I mean I had watched it but wasn’t against going back to it some day

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          I think it’s on Hulu, but I don’t really care for Hulu.

    • I’m worried Frasier eventually gets pulled and then I have to start buying them.

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        I got through Frasier and just finished Cheers. I think they were the only two left I wanted to watch.

  • looks like about 200 bucks to get all my shows back with DVD buying… not saying I will….but..not saying I won’t

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      What shows?

      • Murder, She Wrote, Columbo, Rockford Files

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          Oh I thought you meant pulled from current TV like cancelled. You meant pulled from Netflix?

          They pulled Monk and Psych and I have been shellshocked ever since.

          • I knew columbo was supposedly getting pulled so I had been watching that. Also there have been times when they say that stuff and then a new contract gets made and it stays on. So I went to watch something to night and was like… wait.. I was ready for Columbo to be gone BUT YOU DONT TAKE JESSICA FLETCHER AND CABOT COVE FROM ME!

    • SpiralTap

      This is precisely why I don’t trust streaming services to keep my shit up.

      Four years ago, Netflix removed my go-to background noise show, Married With Children.

      A couple months ago, I paid $25 for the complete series at Walmart.

      • Ripner Cabbit

        Well that’s why shows get pulled. And it’s not Netflix removing them, it’s the rights holders not reupping their contract in hopes of more money in DVD sales now that people had a taste and didn’t finish it on Netflix.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Stuff like that is why shows I love I buy on physical media even if they’re on Netflix. One day they might not be there.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Torrents.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        I’m strangely into not breaking the law these days.

      • torrents are getting a pain in the ass to find at this point

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Google searches aren’t too terribly tough, and it’s cheaper than buying ancient shows by thousands of dollars

        • Comdukakis

          yep. I couldn’t find much in the way of ECW “big shows” when i went searching. I won’t torrent anything you can buy but they wont’ put those up on the network

        • That bay of pirates place is usually pretty reliable.

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            Seriously, it’s pretty easy lol

          • I was a Kickass and torrentz guy… with them recently getting yanked it’s been a bit of a challenge for me though I haven’t put a lot of effort in yet

          • Magoonie

            Kick Ass was great but now it’s gone 🙁

        • Phrederic

          There’s…an art.

    • SpiralTap

      I’m forever perplexed as to why season 4 of the Twilight Zone isn’t on Netflix.

      But I have the DVD set, so I don’t lose too much sleep.

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    Today has been outrageously long and brutal.

    8.4.97 Raw is War
    *Mario voice*
    Here we whatever

    • RudoWakening

      Well that sucks.

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        36 hours of sick boy, he’s always in trouble with the law don’t ya knooooooooooooow-oh-we-oooooooooh

        • RudoWakening

          No tattoos up and down his arms

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Go. The line is here we go. Then Gorillaz plays.

    • What the actual fuck.

      That avatar.

    • that sucks….
      kind of like how all my shows getting pulled sucks
      …..I’m like Ralphy after the Bumbus hounds eat all the turkey
      no Murder, She Wrote
      No Rockford files or Columbo..
      Gone.. ALL GONE!!!

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        Check them out from a library and burn them all to a hard drive or something.

        Hallmark movie plays Murder She Wrote just about all day too

        • The library!

        • Buffalo Hopscotch

          Shack up with a 80 year old lady. She’ll probably have them all AND she might leave ’em to you in her will.

      • Magoonie

        That sucks, I really enjoy Columbo too.

        • it’s strangely good like same formate every time and you know who the killer is from the start but it’s still good

          • Magoonie

            Oh yeah, it has a formula but the formula works. Also a lot of what makes it good is Peter Falk, he just kills it in the role. I like how everybody always underestimates him and think he’s a bit dim.

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            Sometimes formulaic is good if they know how to excel with the formula.

  • Buffalo Hopscotch

    Do you guys find it worth rebuying HD versions of shows you already own?

    I got the Twin Peaks Blu-ray after already owning the Gold Box set, but it did include the film with all the extra footage. I saw the X-Files Blu-ray yesterday, but I spent like $700 back in the day to buy all the individual seasons on DVD.

    • Part of me doesn’t want to rebuy the X-Files despite owning all the seasons.

    • Ripner Cabbit

      I tend to buy digital on Amazon nowadays.

  • aboynamedart

    Ok, Neville/Perkins was Perfectly Acceptable Wrestling.

    • SpiralTap

      205 is growing into its own.

      Kinda like how SD was slow to start at the beginning of the brand split, and now half the blog has given up on Raw and only watches SD.

      • aboynamedart

        Seeing some more aerial stuff tonight was definitely encouraging. Even noted the brief dueling chant at the start of the main.

  • Phrederic

    Jessica and Luke are a sweet couple.

  • chicagodem79

    So the superplex is an actual finisher now? I’ll allow it lol.

  • johntcole

    I don’t mind Neville using the superplex as a finish but I wish he’d float over into the pin like Barry Windham.

  • Phrederic

    When I was first watching the show, I thought that Trish was mind-raped by Kilgrave and Jessica tried to rescue her…and failed.

    And that was their whole dynamic.

    Their way is much better.

  • SpiralTap

    Love Bryan comparing SD to Attitude Era WWF.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Wait…Now the talky show is on?

      • aboynamedart

        Yup. Bryan just announced a $5K fine against Maryse for slapping Renee.

        • The Professor

          But steph can slap anybody?

  • Mr.Snrub

    So did they hotshot the IC title to Dean in an effort to keep Smackdown’s ratings way up?

    If so, worth a try i suppose, having one of their shows magically gain 350-400K viewers in a week is nothing to sneeze at. But if they want to keep Smackdown strong why can’t Undertaker or hell even HBK show up on it instead of Monday Night ZzzQuil?

    • Ripner Cabbit

      Because Vince is pissed that SD beat Raw in the ratings.

  • The Professor

    One new Netflix show I really enjoy is the white rabbit project from the build team (myth busters).

    • Magoonie

      Great show on Netflix is Black Mirror. A couple months ago they put out season three and it’s really good. If you are a fan of The Twilight Zone you’ll love this show.

      • The Professor

        Saw all 6. San junipero and shut up and dance were great

        • Magoonie

          Yeah, I REALLY liked San Junipero. It’s nice to have an uplifting episode.

          • Thebraziliankid

            Brooker basically shut down all conspiracy theories and said “they’re happy together, forever”

          • Buffalo Hopscotch

            What were the theories?

          • Thebraziliankid