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Originally posted by Fletch Fletch wrote:

Yeah when Wyatt won the World title it was the most interested I’ve ever been in him as a character and a wrestler, if WWE had really got behind him during that time and had him successfully retain over Orton then he could have solidified himself as a headliner. It’s very much stop/start booking with Wyatt and they can’t seem to decide if they want him as a faction leader or a solo character, I personally liked the Wyatt Family and don’t know why they seem insistent on keeping them apart. The switch to Raw hasn’t really helped him either, while initially I thought Raw would be a better fit for Bray Wyatt he’s suffering the same problem as Finn Balor, it’s too star heavy and he’s struggling to get ahead of the top guys.

My hope [fantasy booking alert] was that the match wouldn't really happen. Orton would come out. Wyatt would come out. He'd get a microphone and Erick Rowan would appear, standing on the apron. Braun Strowman would come out and stand on the apron. Luke Harper would then come out and stand beside Bray. 

Bray says: "You never were a Wyatt, Randy." 

Orton's distracted by everyone else, gets his with Sister Abigail and it's all over. The Wyatt family goes on to dominate, with Bray hard to get to and a conquerer when he does. Even at big PPVs when Smackdown have given everything to present a challenger and eliminate Harper and Rowan, Strowman gets involved from the Raw side.

Unfortunately I think they ended up with the Lesnar/Roman story being too similar and thus here we are.
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Finn has so much potential. I agree with everyone saying that Lesner is terrible for the brand. Half the time his matches on the pay per view are so boring and not having the title in constant action on Raw makes the title basically irrelevant. I can't help but wonder what would have happened if Finn hadn't gotten injured. Makes me sad. Finn is actually great on the mike - you can tell from his stuff in New Japan. He's a fantastic wrestler and always does a good job selling things in the ring. I wish he'd get his chance to shine but Vince has other desires. I only hope Triple H can talk some sense into him one day.
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Quote Finn Balor vs. Curtis Axel: Bo Dallas comes out with Axel and they laugh at Balor on the way to the ring. Axel dramatically takes his neck brace off and then he gets a cheap shot in on Balor before the bell. Dallas rushes the ring and they both beat down Balor until the ref hauls off Dallas. The ref gives Balor some time to recover then he calls for the opening bell. Axel continues the beat down on Balor in the opening moments of the match. Balor blocks a shot in the corner and fires back with a Sling Blade. Balor hits a big running dropkick and Axel starts selling the neck again. Balor follows up with the Coup De Grace for the quick win.

Winner: Finn Balor

- After the match, Balor heads up the ramp while Dallas checks on Axel in the ring.

Could his booking of the past few weeks be management unhappy with him making light on social media of dirt sheet reports saying he's not over?
 
He's usually in a storyline, the whole over stuff came out and all of a sudden he's beating a low card jobber in a quick squash match for no reason.
 
We are to believe this is best creative can come up with for him at the moment....Next week probably see him booked to beat Bo in the same amount of time.
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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Quote Finn Balor vs. Curtis Axel: Bo Dallas comes out with Axel and they laugh at Balor on the way to the ring. Axel dramatically takes his neck brace off and then he gets a cheap shot in on Balor before the bell. Dallas rushes the ring and they both beat down Balor until the ref hauls off Dallas. The ref gives Balor some time to recover then he calls for the opening bell. Axel continues the beat down on Balor in the opening moments of the match. Balor blocks a shot in the corner and fires back with a Sling Blade. Balor hits a big running dropkick and Axel starts selling the neck again. Balor follows up with the Coup De Grace for the quick win.

Winner: Finn Balor

- After the match, Balor heads up the ramp while Dallas checks on Axel in the ring.

Could his booking of the past few weeks be management unhappy with him making light on social media of dirt sheet reports saying he's not over?
 
He's usually in a storyline, the whole over stuff came out and all of a sudden he's beating a low card jobber in a quick squash match for no reason.
 
We are to believe this is best creative can come up with for him at the moment....Next week probably see him booked to beat Bo in the same amount of time.



I doubt that I believe that he's being rested in a way until now for the Royal Rumble and WWE don't want to do too many storylines because that would be too much at once and this time around for the rumble they probably want to keep it a secret who is going to win the rumble. 

Teaming up with the club has me interested that there could be a possible faction thing going on here. 

I actually want to pick him to win the royal rumble just so he can go to smackdown live and he and AJ Styles can tear the damn roof off of our heads with another showdown.
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Finn's injury obviously messed up his initial planned push, to the level that when he came back they still didn't have all that much for him. 

Since then they've given him a slow build, with lots of dropping back. The worry is that fans of New Japan and NXT will love him so much that, if he's pushed, the WWE fans who don't watch those shows would rebel against his push. 

So he really can't win. Thankfully he's been very thoroughly paying his dues for a while now so we'll see what happens.
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Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

The worry is that fans of New Japan and NXT will love him so much that, if he's pushed, the WWE fans who don't watch those shows would rebel against his push. 

I'm in that category of person - the WWE fan who doesnt watch either of them shows and you are 100% right - i rebel his push because i really dont see anything special in him

He hasnt, for me, had any stand out matches since he has been on the main roster - hes pretty generic and bland - yes he has a pretty flashy (pun 100% intended) entrance but doesnt really interest me in any way.
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See that's how I looked at Kevin Owens in NXT. I still have yet to see much of anything from Kevin Owens that has really impressed me despite the overwhelmingly large (pun 100% intended) outcry from the fans that he deserves everything he's gotten.

Shame on you for not watching NXT, too, btw. :P At the very least watch the NXT Takeover events! I think one show in the events' entire history has been subpar, most of them completely outshine the WWE show held on the same weekend.

Balor to me is far more interesting than Kevin Owens has ever been. I see a potential Finn Balor/Brock Lesnar match at WrestleMania as a harkening back to Eddie Guerrero vs Brock Lesnar.
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:


Shame on you for not watching NXT, too, btw. :P At the very least watch the NXT Takeover events! I think one show in the events' entire history has been subpar, most of them completely outshine the WWE show held on the same weekend

I actually watch NXT so im not sure why i said i didnt - for some reason in my mind i read that as something else

Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

See that's how I looked at Kevin Owens in NXT. I still have yet to see much of anything from Kevin Owens that has really impressed me despite the overwhelmingly large (pun 100% intended) outcry from the fans that he deserves everything he's gotten.

I love Owens

For me he has had many a stand out moment

His attack on Zayn at NXT

His mic skills are brilliant

He has been involved in some pretty high profile storylines and has shone during those

His match quality is decent too and he has that edgy character that is different to alot on the roster
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Must admit I'm another member of the Balor haters club. Well that's unfair I don't hate him I just fail to see what all the fuss is about. More often than not recently I find myself skipping his matches on Raw.

His demon king gimmick is cool but when he's just Balor he's bland and ordinary. In the ring I find him ok to watch but he's yet to have a standout match in my opinion, even in NXT he didn't dazzle me and his recent match with AJ was good but didn't live up to expectations, I enjoyed Styles' match with Lesnar much more.

Kevin Owens on the other hand I'm a big fan of, loved his work in NXT especially as he was booked as a more dominant heel down there, on the main roster he's gone more the traditional route of a cowardly bad guy but he's still had countless great matches and his promo work is right up there with the top guys. Love his athletic big man style in the ring.

Pretty sure Owens will solidify himself in the main events for years to come but I'm not so sure about Balor.
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Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:


Shame on you for not watching NXT, too, btw. :P At the very least watch the NXT Takeover events! I think one show in the events' entire history has been subpar, most of them completely outshine the WWE show held on the same weekend

I actually watch NXT so im not sure why i said i didnt - for some reason in my mind i read that as something else

That is funny. Brain fart I guess, eh?

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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

See that's how I looked at Kevin Owens in NXT. I still have yet to see much of anything from Kevin Owens that has really impressed me despite the overwhelmingly large (pun 100% intended) outcry from the fans that he deserves everything he's gotten.

I love Owens

For me he has had many a stand out moment

His attack on Zayn at NXT

His mic skills are brilliant

He has been involved in some pretty high profile storylines and has shone during those

His match quality is decent too and he has that edgy character that is different to alot on the roster

See? I know we were told Owens and Zayn were friends when Owens debuted, but so what? So were Bobby Roode and James Storm, yet since then Roode has gone on to say that now that they don't work together he doesn't really give a shit anymore. How was I to know it was different between Zayn & Owens? WWE never covered their history in anymore more than a blurb, so who cares? The attack on Zayn was like, "oh look, I guess Zayn has his next opponent. Not sure why Owens deserves it, but whatever."

Owens is, IMO a poor-mans fat CM Punk. It works well for WWE since he's more easily manipulated and will say only what he's told to say, but he lacks the edge and wit and spark of intelligence CM Punk had, and does nothing to differentiate himself from CM Punk otherwise, except to be slower and fatter. Maybe if there were fewer restrictions in the WWE for what can and can not be said the differences would become much more clear, but alas, CM Punk had all the balls, and he took them and left while Owens just sits there neutered doing whatever WWE wants of him, and it's not good what they want him to do. I see a spark of wit and intelligence in Owens, but he's constantly censoring himself so he just looks weak for it.

I know that's an unpopular opinion, but that's how I see it. Sami Zayn to me is the real talent between the two, Owens is the Jannetty and Zayn really ought to be up there with HBK by the time his career comes to an end.
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