WWE: Smackdown Live 26: Everyone's tough until The Man comes around

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  1. ColePens

    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    I think my biggest issue with the show is that it missed 3 important parts.

    1) There was no fallout from going "winless" at Survivor Series.

    2) The show needs Becky Lynch. Even if it is a promo.

    3) AJ held the belt for a year and doesn't even have an issue losing it after a low blow? It's weird as hell. I know in real life he wants time with his family, but the story has to be told. He lost the belt and disappeared even though it was a cheap loss. Infuriating from a story perspective.
     
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    1) I agree

    2) No it doesn't. In fact, right now, it makes more sense for Becky to not be around due to the injury, especially if she isn't cleared to be physical.

    3) It doesn't need to be immediate. I'm sure he will be back next week and the story will continue. This week was just Bryan.
     
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    Not digging a Meh face turn because he suck as both face or heel.
     
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    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    It was absolutely a stupid show and the complete lack of fallout from Survivor Series.

    As good as DB’s promo was, this feud still doesn’t make a ton of sense, especially on the AJ side.
     
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    Cor Ask Me About AEF

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    Pretty much everything after the first 30 minutes was crap.

    Maybe the Fox Execs were only staying a half hour? :laugh:
     
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    "Alright guys we have dinner reservations down the street at 8:45. Let's see what you can do!....for...half an hour...ish"
     
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    It's not really a feud in the traditional sense. For DB, it's his dreams fighting for him to win the title and that's it. AJ just happens to be there. For AJ now that DB has disrespected him and stole his title, it'll probably get more personal but until that happened, he had no real reason other than competition.
     
  8. M.C.G. 31

    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    They were two babyfaces in a program about mutual respect until the turn. Give it time.

    It’s perfectly clear from the beginning that Bryan’s dream was to become champ again and he let it slip away in his first title match with AJ, so when the second chance came around, his drive to fulfill his dream took over, thus, the old Daniel Bryan is gone, and the new one is here, and the new Daniel Bryan stole AJ’s title.

    Hopefully after Bryan retains, Styles is in the Rumble match and eliminates Randy to set up Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles for a Wrestlemania program.
     
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    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
     
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    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    Styles vs. Randy would be fantastic.
     
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    50% of it would
     
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    Yes with Randy's recent history of fantastic work.
     
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    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    See the issue is I can’t give the main roster any benefit of the doubt with slow builds.

    If this was NXT I would be much more willing to be patient.
     
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    I have never been an Orton fan. I know I know you’ll say “when he’s motivated he’s good” and no he’s not bad I just have never been into him or most of his gimmicks. My excitement level for that match hovers around zero.
     
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    Orton is a fantastic worker, but I can’t stand the vast majority of his matches. It doesn’t help that he couldn’t be bothered for good chunks of his career.

    Some of his best heel gimmicks were money though.
     
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    Can't stand Orton but I am not opposed to a feud with AJ as long as Styles comes out on top.
     
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    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    I love Orton’s new character.
     
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    Ehhhh you generally like average things though.
     
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    Orton’s awesome.


    Man this board has the worst wrestling takes ever.
     
  20. M.C.G. 31

    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    your instagram is average and I don't like that

    @BonMorrison told me to say that
     
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    ColePens RIP parabola & Fugu

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    I'm really trying to think of a recent Orton feud I enjoyed. I can't think of one. If anything stands out in his career, his work with Christian was A+ stuff. Those 2 killed it in the ring.

    There is so much wrestling each week, I'm sure I'm missing something. Off the top of my head I can't think of a feud in the last 5 years I cared for that involved Randy Orton that led to great matches and great storytelling.
     
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    To be fair to Orton, he is getting booked by WWE, and they are very good at taking something is going well (Orton and Wyatt) and turning it into something terrible (also Orton and Wyatt).
     
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    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

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    he's also very moody and hates working as a face and half asses all of that.

    WWE really botches Randy a lot, though. Orton/Wyatt was amazing until the week after he burned down the compound. Orton/Rollins was so simple to book but instead they had Orton pretend like it was perfectly okay that Seth put his head into the steel steps and put him out for months before turning on Seth again to set up their WM match. They're so stupid when it comes to booking Randy that I'm not even surprised he half asses a lot of **** these days.
     
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    Even burning the compound was stupid just based on posing while doing it.
     
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    Posing in front of the fire was hilarious. Gotta love those LOL moments.

    Also, really digging the DB heel turn. I like the whole idea of the awakening he had inside that hyperbolic chamber. Heard Jericho say on his podcast that he’s heard the new theme song as well so we will probably be getting that soon too
     
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