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    Posted: 20/November/2018 at 16:49
A lot of people hated this event... a LOT of people.

But I kinda liked it. I wouldn't say it was the best event ever, but I felt like it had a good build to it, with the matches in the proper order. 

I think Rousey vs Charlotte was easily the event of the night by a huge margin. Good match, better post match, and I look forward to seeing what's next on this front. Nia Jax will hopefully be little more than a speed bump at TLC to get back to Rousey vs Charlotte and/or Becky.

I'm also quite looking forward to what's next for Daniel Bryan. His heel character is a very interesting one, and the fact that he was grinning after his beatdown by Lesnar just furthers that.

The elimination matches served their purpose, but nothing is going to come from those in terms of follow up except for individual matchups and nothing really seemed to happen there. 

Fun show, sort of a one-off thing except with character development, and the feud between Strowman & Corbin. 
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Really good show for the second year running. As I’ve said before the one off brand vs brand formula is working extremely well and has breathed new life into what was previously a very stale PPV theme.

I’m not a fan of the elimination tags for the same reason I don’t like war games, too much of a clusterfuck, too much overselling to keep out the way and storytelling and ring psychology suffers to make way for just a collection of big spots.

The ladies tag was ok, passable I would say. Nia Jax has fantastic heat which she played off well. Where was Lana? The angle which saw Becky and Sasha added last minute seemed dumb why not just put them in the team from the start?

Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura took a while to leave first gear but when it did it became a very well worked exciting match, both men looked good, enjoyed it.

Tag match felt like filler nothing to shout about, Maverick pissing his pants was silly and a needless character burial but as he’s only a manager I guess nobody really suffers for it.

Men’s elimination was really good, the in fighting in the Raw team was well booked, Smackdown were made to look vastly inferior here though as they were through the night. The booking here seemed to protect McIntyre, Strowman and to a slightly lesser extent Lashley.

Charlotte vs Ronda, what a match, think I may have enjoyed this even more than the last woman standing match between Becky and Charlotte. Ronda is proving she is quite the worker. Be very interesting to see how this story now develops. Match of the night.

Bryan vs Lesnar, I enjoyed this but it did feel too similar in booking style to Brock vs AJ and for me the quality wasn’t quite as good, just felt Lesnar and AJ had better chemistry. This was decent though I liked it, Bryan got rag dolled for ages and Lesnar looked to be getting a squash match victory but Bryan rallied and at times I thought DB might get the shock win. With a size difference like this it’s really the only way to book these matches and the formula works.
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Poor event I will give 6/10 due to shoddy booking and the show having no match I will rush to give another watch to.
 
Both the tag team matches were cluserfucks we didn't need to see.
 
Rollins/Nakamura had no build up in the past few weeks and felt like a throwaway match of no importance for the midcard titles. No Ambrose getting involved?
 
AOP and The Bar was a typical run of the mill match you couldn't get too excited for. Drake Maverick pissing himself was such a bad decision from whoever made it. He's the boss of one of your brands and of your flagship tag champions and you do that to him?
 
Cruiserweight title match was pretty good, but not watching the weekly show you can't invest in them as it's just two guys.
 
Ronda/Charlotte put on nearly fifteen minutes of OK action, which was overshadowed by what happened next.
 
Lesnar/Bryan was boring. Two heels with Brock doing his usual boring suplex segment which can't have done much good for the future career of Daniel Bryan.
 
Smackdown losing every main show match was a surprise, but the storytelling and match quality always comes before the end outcome.
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Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

Enjoyed Rollins/Nakamura. Loved Charlotte/Rousey - that was my match of the night. Also the Cruiserweights delivered heavy as per usual.

Did not enjoy Lesnar/Bryan. It's like they sat down together, watched Lesnar/Styles from last year and just said "let's do exactly the same thing, including, beat for beat, almost every spot." It was lazy.


To me Styles vs Lesnar was completely forgettable. It literally could have been the exact same match and I'd still like Bryan vs Lesnar better, because the spots Bryan had on offense were throwbacks to stuff he had previously done with guys like Kane and Triple H.

I watched Styles vs Lesnar... I remember literally nothing about it. I'll remember Bryan vs Lesnar.
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Smackdown got absolutely buried.
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Enjoyed Rollins/Nakamura. Loved Charlotte/Rousey - that was my match of the night. Also the Cruiserweights delivered heavy as per usual.

Did not enjoy Lesnar/Bryan. It's like they sat down together, watched Lesnar/Styles from last year and just said "let's do exactly the same thing, including, beat for beat, almost every spot." It was lazy.
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It was good in terms of wrestling and it's started a massive heel turn for Charlotte and I guess sets up the WrestleMania rematch later on.

By god strownman had better win the Universal title after that dominance.
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Not a bad event actually... I'm sure people will ship all over it because of this expectation or another, but I had fun with it. Rousey vs Charlotte was especially good, as was Bryan vs Lesnar.

Tbh I found myself enjoying the matches I thought I wouldn't and bored with the matches I thought I would love.

My biggest take away from the show is that had Becky done what Charlotte did, Becky would probably have to start being compared to Hogan, Austin, Rock & Cena.

Bryan knows how to tell a good story in the ring. He's a master there with guys of old like Savage and Roberts and Piper. Bryan's comeback was great. Really got me to go from bored to hoping he'd win and excited that he had a serious chance.
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Originally posted by LennyComa LennyComa wrote:

Whats the chances of either Ember Moon or Nikki Cross being the final paticipant in the SD womens team?

Nikki could be. Ember is on the wrong brand. I would find a way to remove Charlotte from facing Rousey though.

The three biggest money matches for Rousey should be Becky, Charlotte and Asuka. To give one away with five days notice is a shocking decision.

Rousey is going to win Sunday no matter who she faces, so save the bigger names and have her face someone like Naomi.
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Originally posted by LennyComa LennyComa wrote:

Whats the chances of either Ember Moon or Nikki Cross being the final paticipant in the SD womens team?
 

I think there's a fair chance we could see Nikki Cross. She's already been on the show now and looked good too. Plus Sanity will be a part of the PPV. I could see it happening.

As for Bryan vs Lesnar, I wonder if we'll see that "beast mode" style Bryan was working on where he ran around on all fours? It was shown on an episode of Total Divas while Bryan was talking with Sami Zayn at the performance center. Bryan said he wanted to use it against a guy much larger than him like Brock Lesnar because it made him (Bryan) look more like an animal and more primal and savage. 

Honestly? I think there's a good possibility we see Bryan use this beast mode style and beat Lesnar on Sunday. It looked pretty cool.
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