Post by SpiderFabX on Dec 31, 2018 11:37:34 GMT -5
More or less an 'unpopular opinions' thread, something WWE related which angered a lot of fans, but didn't anger you somehow.
For me: Shane McMahon winning the World Cup.
For the record, I still marks for Shane O'Mac, even considering the not so stellarness of his current WWE run.
Also, it's not like he won any important tournament. It wasn't for any Championship, it wasn't even an official King Of The Ring. It was something the 'E made up because the Saudis wanted an important-sounding tournament for that PPV. (Now that I think about it, I feel like they might've made it a KOTR, but perhaps they feared it would upset Saudi Arabia's actual King.)
Shane basically won Kuwait Cup 2018.
(Making the 'World Cup' even less serious, it wasn't in the traditional Soccer/Football World Cup format, which is group play, while this was the single elimination bracket. You're really going to call something a World Cup without the group play stuff?)
Stuff didn’t necessarily anger me, but I was pretty annoyed with a handful of stuff. That being said, I didn’t mind Shane winning the World Cup, Roman winning the universal title, Ronda’s promos and her ascent to the top, The Corbin/Braun match at TLC, Bryan’s heel turn, Ambrose/Rollins match at TLC, Bryan/Miz at Summerslam, Braun’s second heel run, Joe losing at SSD, last week’s Raw, Jeff Hardy doing THAT spot at Hell in a Cell, Nia Jax in the women’s title picture, and Romans promo work.
If it gets to the point of legit anger, maybe it’s time to take a break tbh. That’s just me tho.
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Post by Doing it for eJm on Dec 31, 2018 13:52:03 GMT -5
The Men’s Royal Rumble was honestly the most joyous thing to watch on WWE TV in a long time. It just felt like a super fun match with tones of arcs going through it to make everyone seem important, even minor stuff like with everyone who kicked Heath and stuff.
Post by TheMediocreWarrior on Dec 31, 2018 14:02:37 GMT -5
The Johnny Gargano heel turn. It may have left me puzzled at first, but I kind of like it now. I like the idea of the typical good guy being so convinced that he has to be the one to take down a villain like Ciampa, that he himself becomes a villain and victimizes Aleister Black to get the opportunity he feels he deserves.
Most of it has been on the women's side. Rousey's storming rookie year (at least in the ring, sure), Becky suddenly clicking on everything, Evolution being a blend of the new & old and delivering in the ring, the TLC Asuka-Charlotte-Becky three-way and Charlotte-Becky LMS bouts and just the sheer different animal the women's division is portrayed as compared to even just three or four years ago.
Alongside that would be several high quality matches in the year yet again from AJ Styles, Seth Rollins and fantastically Daniel Bryan, pretty much everything Gargano-Ciampa in NXT and both the men's and women's Rumbles.
Post by KobashiChop on Dec 31, 2018 15:16:55 GMT -5
NXT. The emergence of Shayna Baszler as the big bad of the women's division, the ascension of the Velveteen Dream, the epic Gargano vs Ciampa rivalry, Aleister Black, the whole thing has just been insanely good tv.
Post by The 1Watcher Experience on Dec 31, 2018 15:23:48 GMT -5
This might be controversial but I’m going to be honest. Nia breaking Becky’s nose didn’t anger me. Accidents happen. I felt really bad for Becky. It also gave us an incredible memorable moment. The image of her standing tall covered in blood is the most profound WWE moment of the entire year for me. Maybe of all wrestling this year. Some called it her Austin moment. It was powerful stuff. I didn’t know her nose was broken at the time but we also don’t get that moment without it. It also gave Becky an amazing boost in popularity and recognition so I’d bet she’s ok with how things played out too.
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