Smackdown - 1/16/18 - The One That Took Place On Rusev Day

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  1. BestSportsEntertainer

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    I'm the first one here again.
     
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    I'll be watching this live for once. Also sticking around for the Mixed Match Challenge.

    Big E reminded me of when I saw Home Alone 3 in theaters. It was one of the most disappointing nights of my childhood.
     
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    I really really hope Woods win this.
     
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    I'd be shocked if Woods wins. This feels like Jinder's tournament to lose.
     
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    It really kind of does, which makes me wonder why we couldn't have done this a year ago.
     
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    WWE has a tendency of pushing wrestlers way before they're ready and then wondering why it didn't work. See Roman Reigns.
     
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    New Day's outfits remind me of that neighbor who refuses to take down their Christmas decorations until around mid February.
     
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    Lol breakfast assault. Corey is awesome
     
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    I'm here as well to watch live. Been a bitch the last couple of weeks with meetings at work. Won't be able to watch the 25th anniversary of RAW live either. Kind of mad about that, so tonight better be good.
     
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    But it did kind of work, fans hated him, he was the perfect heel.
     
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    You get the TNA Pay per view in April to even things out.
     
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    LOL didn't see that either, don't feel like I missed much.
     
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    He did get a lot of heat, but the product suffered because of his reign.

    They could have at least built him up a little bit, but I guess that takes away some of the surprise. Either way I wouldn't have done it.
     
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    Jinder winning this tournament is such a bad idea. We just suffered 6 months of him as a champion, don't make the fans suffer more.
     
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    I always laugh when I remember Reigns winning the 2014 superstar of the year Slammy despite spending the first half of the year tagging in a faction and most of the last half injured.
     
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    Oh God don't remind me. WWE was just trolling us at that point lol.
     
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    I said in in 2015 and I'll say it now: Reigns should have been the one to end Rusev's undefeated streak and win the US title at WM 31. That would have been a tremendous stepping stone for him.
     
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    I agree, but the product has suffered from a lot this year. Jinder's reign, waiting for Reigns coronation, lack of a title belt on RAW, injuires and a complete absence of creativity.you see what I mean. The WWE can't just hang it on Jinder.
     
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    I think Jinder just Enzo'd Xavier.
     
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    Ugh, of course. Jinder Mahal being the focus of SD is why SD has sucked since the Superstar Shakeup.
     
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    Yeah it's not all Jinder's fault, but a lot of Smackdown's problems can be blamed on him. And probably Shane too, sadly.
     
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    Somehow a Bobby Roode reign doesn't fill me with glee. Wonder when Ziggler will pop his head up asking why everyone is fighting over his belt. He'll get his panties in a bunch and storm off again.
     
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    Mahal went out and did what was asked of him. I kind of felt sorry for him because the fans, the IWC and some in the press didn't think he should have been where he was, but he went out week after week. You have to give the guy props for that.
     
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    It's not Jinder himself but the character everyone hates.

    Same thing with Cena and Reigns.
     
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    Goodness these promos are just awful and scripted.
     
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