Raw September 18, 2018 - More Mercy Than This Sunday

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  1. klunderbunker

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    Notice the difference between this and Reigns vs. Cena.

    Strowman has gotten one up on Lesnar and Brock seems like he has to go up a level on this one. It makes you wonder if Strowman's dominance will hold up or if Lesnar has that extra gear in him. That's an interesting story.

    On the other hand you have Cena shutting Reigns down every time. Cena is the bigger star in the fans' eyes and hasn't seemed to break a sweat in this whole build. Reigns is completely overmatched by Cena on the mic but they've stuck him out there anyway.

    Strowman can hang with Lesnar in the power/physical department so they've focused on that instead. Notice how short Strowman's statements were here. They didn't have time to expose his weaknesses and the actions from last week (popping up from the suplex and laying out Lesnar) spoke for themselves. Reigns and Cena haven't gotten physical for the most part and that doesn't make sense. Reigns is capable of keeping up with Cena in the heavyweight slugfest but they've focused on Reigns' talking and charisma, where not only is he not great in the first place but he's completely outclassed by Cena.

    It's a completely different way of presenting the feuds and one of them is working a lot better than the others because it's been crafted to the participants' strengths and weakneses.
     
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  2. klunderbunker

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    It's amazing how much better this already is when there's no Cena to cut Reigns apart.
     
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  3. klunderbunker

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    Far better here and a story added to the match. Good stuff.
     
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  4. Navi

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    I'm much more interested in Strowman and Lesnar. Don't give a damm about Cena and Reigns.
     
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  5. Wildcat66

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    That has to be the first time I can remember any wrestler getting two debut vignettes on the same show.

    Is that a sign?
     
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  6. klunderbunker

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    We're not going to hear jack about Goldust's new protege again are we?
     
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    Best part of that promo was the part where Cena cut a promo "against himself".
     
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    They really need to make Asuka more Asian.
     
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  9. klunderbunker

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    Some of those jokes were just way, way too funny for a wrestling show.
     
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  10. klunderbunker

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    Watch Heenan's eyes during these promos. You can see him lining these guys up for one jab after another and it's just masterful.
     
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  11. Navi

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    Oh God I've seen that bit when they were on the boat. Never laughed so hard in my whole life. What a pair.
     
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  12. Navi

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    Hilarious he threw him right through the second rope into the ring.
     
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  13. klunderbunker

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    Allow me to quote a six year old bear.

    "HOO-RAY! HOO-RAY! HOO-RAY!"
     
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  14. klunderbunker

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    Just put the title on Enzo already. You know you're going to, no matter how much of a bullet it is to the title meaning anything.
     
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  15. Navi

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    Oh Strowman you bully going after the cruiserweights now. That was great.
     
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    If Heenan was in his prime today, the shit he would get from the smarks would run him out of a job in six months.
     
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  17. klunderbunker

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    You know it's kind of amazing how much easier it is to sit through Jordan getting a push like this than it is for REigns. It's almost like doing something on your own before going to the World Title picture is a good idea.
     
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  18. Navi

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    That last match totally confused me. Where was Jordan the whole time. Wanted Elias to win it anyway.
     
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    Winning multi man matches out of no where, just like his dad.
     
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  20. Pika

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    Jason is actually a good wrestler in ring and hasn't said "I thought Irishmen had potatoes. It looks like you're just smuggling some tater tots" yet. Reigns is good now that he found his style tho. Especially with good opponents.
     
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    Please start calling him Jason Snow.
     
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  22. Mighty NorCal

    Mighty NorCal SHALL WE BEGIN?

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    Perfectly "meh" episode. Looking forward to No Mercy regardless
     
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  23. klunderbunker

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    Miz threw him over the barricade a few minutes before the ending.
     
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  25. Navi

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    Good God I totally missed that, shows how interested I was in the whole thing.
     
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