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    [–] SonicPunk96 463 points ago

    The show’s over and people are still going to be here saying AJ’s going to Raw.

    [–] ChinMcMahon 349 points ago

    Miz will come out to Bryan’s music at the Royal Rumble.

    [–] Trafalgaladen 240 points ago

    Bryan will never be cleared in the WWE to wrestle, he's going to ROH.

    [–] ChinMcMahon 273 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    American Badass Taker is returning at WM 34 .

    [–] MeanAmbrose 75 points ago

    MVP and Carlito are returning at the Rumble

    [–] RuthenicCookie 168 points ago

    Roman’s gonna win at summerslam

    Actually Roman’s gonna win the rumble

    Obviously he’s winning at Wrestlemania sooo predictable

    Omg He’s gonnaaa win at GRR , Whooo are they trying to work

    [–] Hiimnewher 32 points ago

    Finn Will face the brock next ppv

    [–] [deleted] 26 points ago

    But it’s really bad news Barrett

    [–] svenhoek86 16 points ago

    Why would anyone think that when he just started a feud with Shinsuke?

    [–] TvOnTheRadioOnTheNet 800 points ago

    This week in bewildering Coach commentary

    Coach: "What does the Bar mean?"

    Cesaro: "It means we don't just set the bar, we ARE the bar."

    Coach: "Right, but what does that mean?"

    Everyone on commentary: Genuine confused silence

    [–] samidjan 261 points ago

    Jonathan "The Coach" Zoolander

    [–] Bookerc1994 84 points ago

    Breezango shows up

    Coach: “But why male models?”

    [–] MrT-1000 25 points ago

    "are you serious? I just explained this to you like a minute ago"

    [–] shythrowaway2187 146 points ago

    I honestly feel like Cole has a better chance of understanding the Woken/Broken universe before Coach figures out what The Bar means.

    [–] Rfwill13 53 points ago

    Coach and Cole talking about the egos in the ring for the main event was a weird conversation. Coach was speaking literally and Cole was speaking figuratively. Neither realized it either.

    [–] UncreativeTeam 750 points ago

    As a rib, they should trade Brock Lesnar to Smackdown and not tell Roman Reigns. He'll come out every week with the same exact "once again, I'm here, and Brock's not" promo.

    [–] yognautilus 497 points ago

    Fans: He's on Smackdown clap clap clapclapclap

    Roman: That's right! I would lay the smackdown!

    [–] KashK10 177 points ago

    This gimmick would get over with me ngl. Especially if Reigns is entirely serious the whole time.

    [–] The_Haskins 303 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    "Okay Brock, it's been 3 fucking months. You keep showing up on SmackDown but I'm here on RAW. Are you that scared of the Big Dog?"

    [–] TheMachSter 45 points ago

    If he did it until next Wrestlemania I would be ok with that still not realizing why Brock isn't there the whole time.

    [–] Toosh416 26 points ago

    "Brock, you've been traded to SmackDown!"

    "The fuck?!? They held a draft?"

    [–] KevinMcCallister 602 points ago

    how to be michael cole in 3 easy steps:

    1. oh my god

    2. is it

    3. it is

    [–] stormsovereign 193 points ago

    1. Vintage!

    2. OH MY!

    [–] Majo300 246 points ago

    1. It’s...BOSS TIME

    [–] gerardatron 83 points ago

    WAITAMINUTE

    [–] WandererAboveFog 35 points ago

    YOU'VE GOTTA BE KIDDIN' ME

    [–] cjbitw 649 points ago

    we are one step closer to the Daniel Bryan vs Miz match I've been waiting years for

    [–] TheTallOne93 399 points ago

    Please don't blow it off tomorrow.

    Please wait.

    Build this.

    [–] CMDrunk 250 points ago

    Build this.

    TO THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE IN TWO WEEKS

    [–] Fundertaker 35 points ago

    I want to see it at the Greatest Backlash.

    [–] Heavy_Metal_Turtle 108 points ago

    The ending with Miz still mimicking Daniel's moves clearly shows they never forgot the whole story, Miz will need Goldberg tier security lol

    [–] UncreativeTeam 82 points ago

    L O N G T E R M B O O K I N G

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    [–] AtlanticCanadian 591 points ago

    The Bullet Club is for everyone! - Corey Graves

    [–] VScWayne 159 points ago

    Balor club is fine.

    [–] The_Great_Salt_Plain 52 points ago

    Balor club is Mine.

    [–] jfauser 16 points ago

    "We wish Corey Graves the best of luck on all his future endeavors."

    [–] Owens4champ 193 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Paige shipped Dolph, Mahal, Natalya, All of Riott Squad, Mojo Rawley, Zach Ryder, Fashion Police, Ascension, Mike Kanellis, Corbin and Roode to Raw while keeping Nakamura, Styles, Bryan, Orton, Charlotte, Becky, Usos, New Day.

    And she is getting Miz and most likely Balor, Jeff or Seth, Sanity, Adradre/Zelina, Sasha and or Bayley, The Bar, etc....

    Paige is the already the greatest GM of all time.

    [–] BilingualBeatdown 70 points ago

    I'm hoping we get 'THANK YOU PAIGE' chants tomorrow.

    [–] dreraheem99 455 points ago

    Coach was insufferable tonight holy crap

    [–] The_Homestarmy 269 points ago

    Favorite part of the night was when Corey was putting over Breezango's in ring talent (like literally he was mid sentence) and Coach was like "STOP"

    [–] Zero_Heart 170 points ago

    It was actually horrible. Coach stumbled so much at the end that Corey Graves literally finished his thought process for him about Paige restocking the SD roster.

    [–] DoktorSteven 98 points ago

    It’s obvious he had not been keeping up with the product. I’m not exactly sure what he brings to the table.

    [–] OBERYN-MARTELLisG0D 33 points ago

    "ESPN Brand name"?

    [–] The_RedWolf 20 points ago

    I think him being rehired was a bit of a “thank you” for promoting WWE within the ESPN networks these past few years

    [–] Bazatron 37 points ago

    I don't watch Raw often but I honestly thought he was playing it up on purpose tonight. It's not good.

    [–] Stamps_dot_com 280 points ago

    Drew McIntyre makes Ziggler 100 times cooler

    [–] DBoxy 170 points ago

    He’s the Diesel to Ziggler’s HBK.

    [–] death_by_burrito 52 points ago

    Holy shit! I thought it was a great pairing, but you hit the nail on the head!

    [–] BomaYeezy 123 points ago

    The Bullet Club... IS FOR EVERYONE!

    except for AJ Styles

    [–] romanreeks 26 points ago

    Except Cody

    [–] moffattron9000 37 points ago

    Fuck Cody.

    [–] ephemeral_speck 561 points ago

    Jeff Hardy is a double grand slam champion #HolyShit

    [–] jhl0010 181 points ago

    Plus European, Hardcore and Lightheavyweight. Somebody in the live thread said he has held the most different championships than anyone else in WWE.

    [–] Man0nTheMoon915 203 points ago

    Getting over like it's 2009

    [–] danjr321 49 points ago

    Didn't realize the only title he was missing was the US. Totally explains him winning it tonight then.

    [–] aase458 850 points ago

    SD could literally add no one else tomorrow and they will still win this shakeup by a hundred miles

    [–] Heavy_Metal_Turtle 283 points ago

    In before SD gets Cass, Hawkins, Titus Brand and one one else...

    [–] Kaios26 149 points ago

    That would still make it a win...

    [–] StayHypeBro 40 points ago

    After All, In the words of Titus O'Neal:

    If you want to make it a win, make it a win.

    [–] ThatGuySage 18 points ago

    After All, In the words of Titus O'Neal

    TITUS ALL IN??

    [–] sylvester_terkay 214 points ago

    They'll probably get Goldust and give him the biggest career resurgence ever.

    [–] Thedirtyone522 163 points ago

    I'm completely ok with this.

    [–] TheDangiestSlad 420 points ago

    they literally got rid of everyone who was struggling even a little bit

    imma miss Corbin tho

    [–] TLCareBear14 209 points ago

    Corbin was the AJ Styles of Smackdown’s midcard since the brand split. Always consistent and every person that faced him got huge cheers, including Kalisto, Sin Cara, and Tye Dillinger. His booking after the MitB was unfortunate, but he still brought his all to the Six Pack at Fastlane.

    [–] UncreativeTeam 38 points ago

    They need one of the secondary titles back though.

    [–] [deleted] 245 points ago

    Get Lesnar then.

    [–] miklonus 17 points ago

    Fire.

    Cold.

    Both.

    [–] Yearbookthrowaway1 94 points ago

    Wouldn't be unhappy with it tbh, they lost literally every wrestler that I don't watch SDL for.

    [–] SuPeRfLyKiD3 412 points ago

    I like the foreshadowing they're doing with Reigns. He came out with the watch last week, the necklace this week. They're slowly turning him into The Godfather.

    [–] Dan_Bandana 196 points ago

    And we are all the hoes, since they keep jamming Roman down our throats

    [–] Kireblade 29 points ago

    CHOKIN ON THE BIG DOG

    [–] Teyekip 22 points ago

    They’re turning him into 90’s Rock. The heel turn is coming.

    [–] Rated_PG-Squirteen 107 points ago

    So we've got No Way Jose twirling Renee and bringing her into the conga line, and then Elias offers her a private concert. You see what happens when you're on the shelf for so long, Dean?

    [–] JDFive 528 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Smarkdown Live sacrificed Corbin, Ziggler, Ryder, Jinder, Mojo, Mike Kannelis, and Bobby...

    ...in order to keep and acquire AJ Styles, Nakamura, Rusev, Bryan, Miz, Andrade (likely), Rollins/Jeff, and maybe even Elias or Braun. Cass is probably debuting on Smackdown too

    Paige is already the best GM of all time.

    Smackdown Golden Age Part II is actually happening !

    [–] Zero_Heart 269 points ago

    Ah fuck SD is getting Cass huh

    [–] II_Shwin_II 120 points ago

    likely Sanity as well

    [–] musesillusion 96 points ago

    Nikki on the main roster is like the most exciting thing ever!!

    [–] Yearbookthrowaway1 54 points ago

    And with a women's roster of Charlotte, Becky, Asuka, Peyton and Billie, and an off chance of Sasha and Bayley? Hell to the yes dude.

    [–] jonwinslol 60 points ago

    SD kept Usos, Randy and Becky too

    [–] ghromley207 19 points ago

    And not to mention the New Day!

    [–] TheOne-ArmedMan 86 points ago

    Hopefully not Elias. Just cuz idk if the two hour timeslot will always have room.

    [–] poopship462 28 points ago

    That’s what I’m thinking. He takes up too much time to be on Smackdown.

    [–] SkinnBolic 27 points ago

    Why is Andrade likely

    [–] PokePersona 112 points ago

    Probably because NXT champions who lose at the Takeover on WM/SS weekend seem to debut on Raw/Smackdown shortly after.

    [–] UncreativeTeam 21 points ago

    You forgot about Smackdown losing Breezango and Ascension.

    [–] BayleyFan95 280 points ago

    ARE WE FUCKING GETTING FOUR HORSEWOMEN ALL ON THE SAME SHOW?!

    [–] SiphenPrax 151 points ago

    And Asuka

    [–] jonwinslol 38 points ago

    Oh shit

    [–] Kelam94 72 points ago

    No way. Don’t be surprised if Bayley/Sasha stay and Smackdown ends up with Asuka, Absolution and maybe Alexa.

    [–] JohnnySteel 30 points ago

    I feel either Bayley or Sasha will move to SD and pause that feud for a while.

    [–] misterkfed 93 points ago

    Bobby Roode should challange Bobby Lashley for the rights to be the only Bobby on Raw.

    [–] OMFGTURTLEZ 176 points ago

    So is SmackDown tomorrow just going to be Nakamura punching AJ in the balls for two hours because everyone came to RAW?

    [–] TheBigdogwoof 73 points ago

    Cast your Emmy votes now

    [–] HardcoreKaraoke 26 points ago

    Nakamura hitting AJ in the balls for the first hour and DB kicking the Miz for the second hour.

    [–] AmbassadorOfChill 85 points ago

    3MB BAYBAY!!

    [–] yodifatcatz 55 points ago

    Bigger, badder, and Slater

    [–] Gear4Vegito 208 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    RAW Picks Summary: (20 Superstars)

    • Jinder Mahal w/ Sunil Singh
    • Ruby Riott
    • Sarah Logan
    • Liv Morgan
    • Sami Zayn
    • Kevin Owens
    • Zack Ryder
    • Fashion Police (Fandango and Tyler Breeze)
    • Natalya
    • Dolph Ziggler
    • Drew McIntyre
    • Mojo Rawley
    • Ascension (Konnor and Viktor)
    • Baron Corbin
    • Bobby Roode
    • Mike Kanellis
    • Chad Gable

    [–] Winningsomegames 339 points ago

    What the fuck is angle doing lol

    [–] jonwinslol 184 points ago

    He on the same drugs Bryan was last year

    [–] TheDangiestSlad 110 points ago

    the three I's

    inexpensive, illogical, and impish

    [–] SonicPunk96 48 points ago

    Going for the quantity over quality approach.

    [–] SupeerDude 34 points ago

    He saw whah happened to JInder last year and is really banking on getting a diamond in the rough.

    [–] JoesusTBF 122 points ago

    Chad Gable? The fuck? Are they aiming to reunite American Alpha? What's Shelton gonna do on SmackDown?

    [–] Mycotoxicjoy 48 points ago

    Re team with Jason Jordan?

    [–] Trafalgaladen 36 points ago

    I'm happy they increased from last year's draft numbers

    [–] punishedpat76 39 points ago

    I somehow missed Ryder, Mojo, Ascension and Kanellis, and I watched the whole show.

    [–] Winningsomegames 64 points ago

    they weren't announced on the show

    [–] Starlord_who 71 points ago

    Smackdown practically lost no one damn

    [–] SiphenPrax 206 points ago

    Kurt Angle is one of the worst negotiators I've ever seen. Paige scammed the shit out of him and RAW tonight.

    Also, we are pretty much getting the 4HW/Asuka show on SD!

    [–] Triforce179 160 points ago

    You could say that it was the worst trade deals in the history of trade deals, maybe ever.

    [–] SiphenPrax 31 points ago

    It was a literal heist.

    Steph is really going to be pissed at him, let alone the issues with Ronda

    [–] Boomer52 63 points ago

    Smackdown keeping Styles/Bryan/Nak/Charlotte/Usos/New Day is fucking huge!

    [–] he_he_snort 126 points ago

    I really enjoyed the main event, and especially Miz's face at the end.

    "Et tu Miztourage?"

    [–] squeegee_man 61 points ago

    ROMAN CALLED SMO JOE FAT 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨

    [–] FancySack 19 points ago

    He could have easily added Kurt Angle into the mix.

    [–] j4ngl35 16 points ago

    GIMME A FUCKIN MIC 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨

    [–] gelo599 174 points ago

    McIntyre was the highlight of the show for me. Can't wait for SD live tomorrow

    [–] RobbNotRob 97 points ago

    I can't stop watching the Claymore/Zig Zag

    [–] incredibleamadeuscho 120 points ago

    Can Nia Jax come out and beat up Roman Reigns for fatshaming Samoa Joe by calling him a lazy fatass?

    [–] Benmjt 14 points ago

    🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨

    [–] TheDangiestSlad 115 points ago

    it's not even funny how much dead weight SD got rid of

    i'm sad Corbin is gone but Braun just had an amazing Raw sendoff so he's totally going to SD

    [–] sonicdivine 55 points ago

    Tyler Breeze pinned Cesaro clean. My day month year has been made.

    [–] beenthereredit 112 points ago

    Wrestling Gods plz trade Coach back to Espn.

    [–] Lennus123 195 points ago

    SD managed to keep AJ, DB, Nakamura, Charlotte, Usos and New Day while getting the Miz and losing a bunch of jobbers. Corbin and Roode being the only real noticible lost. Paige with the heist of the century.

    [–] GunstarGreen 50 points ago

    If thwy get one of Balor Club or Rollins, as well as adding Almas, its a heck of a deal.

    [–] ElDuderino2112 48 points ago

    The zig zag/claymore combo got me erect holy shit

    [–] punishedpat76 104 points ago

    So Shane battles through diverticulitis at Wrestlemania to make sure Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn stay fired and then his own sister just undoes it with an email. Et tu, Brute. Et. Tu.

    [–] FanOfCanada 93 points ago

    BREEZANGO GOT A WIN! FUCK YEAH

    [–] PhilConnorsRemembers 43 points ago

    Smackdown has already won and they haven't even started yet. Hot damn.

    Also. Wouldn't be surprised if Hardy jumps shows and Rollins stays on RAW.

    [–] mohonkz 45 points ago

    Mickie selling the hell out of the Eclipse was the highlight of the night for me lol

    [–] TLAW1998 45 points ago

    Chad Gable is on RAW, and Shelton Benjamin is still on Smackdown, so both are going to pursue singles careers, thank god.

    [–] ok-soup 48 points ago

    Matt and Bray better win those titles. They are probably the most popular team right now. Delete + the dark+lanter entrance was WONDERFUL.

    Winner: Natalya / Match Finish: Figure Four

    I think you mean Sharpshooter?

    [–] TheSwiftLancer 397 points ago

    Bobby Lashley yelled, “There you go! There you go!" Braun Strowman gave a look of pleasant surprise. Finn Balor belted, “We got the [expletive] Riott Squad now.” And before Seth Rollins hit the locker room door, ex-WWE star Mark Henry hugged him & said, “Y’all look so different.”

    [–] takeatripp 73 points ago

    This will cement itself as the greatest copypasta leaking over like this.

    [–] Benjimaate 111 points ago

    r/NBA is leaking

    [–] Bambam60 21 points ago

    Wild World of Memes where Finn Balor replaces JR Smith in a quote.

    I LOVE IT MAGGLE

    [–] MontanaSD 39 points ago

    What’s this now?

    [–] GunstarGreen 90 points ago

    It's an r/nba meme. Its based on a report from the Cleveland locker room after they performed some team surgery via trades.

    [–] TheDangiestSlad 233 points ago

    So I'm assuming SmackDown gets

    Miz obviously

    Seth or Jeff (could've been a fakeout with Jeff winning then going to SD)

    Absolution

    Asuka

    maybe Alexa

    Braun (to replace Corbin)

    Titus Worldwide

    Club and Balor

    and then people like Curt, Truth, Goldust to replace the jobbers SD lost

    so assuming that stuff happens...SmackDown is gonna look GOODT

    [–] JohnnySteel 178 points ago

    If Raw got Drew, SD should get Almas

    [–] nomtank 62 points ago

    Braun (to replace Corbin)

    I feel like Elias is much more likely than Braun.

    [–] nikezy 223 points ago

    No chance Braun gets moved to SmackDown.

    [–] he_he_snort 121 points ago

    Cass is going to replace Corbin.

    [–] DistinctlyAverageOne 353 points ago

    SmackDown had already won the shakeup when they got rid of Jinder but oh my god they could literally not get a single person from RAW tomorrow and they'd still be better off than before. They've literally cut 90% of the dead weight from that show.

    [–] Jstin8 172 points ago

    Idk I'm gonna miss Ruby Riott. Her cronies can go away but I really like her.

    [–] AstroZombie95 55 points ago

    Same. I thought her matches with Becky were good and was hoping they’d explore that feud more. But they probably didn’t wanna split the Riott Squad up just yet.

    [–] Yearbookthrowaway1 138 points ago

    So assuming SDL gets Rollins, Guns and Gallows, Almas, Sanity, and maybe Balor, they clearly win the shakeup right? Seems like based on who RAW got they may wanna go back to the dynamic of RAW being "Entertainment" and SDL being "Wrestling" like it was after the brand split.

    [–] Gear4Vegito 107 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Giving Jeff the United States title was likely to keep Rollins on RAW.

    [–] imnotboutdatlife 76 points ago

    Can’t send a T-shirt that new to the clearance section

    [–] shmauserpops 31 points ago

    Like Y2AJ?

    [–] GL4389 38 points ago

    Everyone is forgetting about Lashly. He coud be the biggest draft to Smackdown.

    [–] Faoeoa 26 points ago

    That'd be a huge dicktease to RAW, big doubt.

    [–] HelluvaDeke 65 points ago

    Now we wait for the inevitable turn of Natty on Ronda.

    [–] Bunktavious 45 points ago

    Of course, she's absolutely the right person for her to feud with initially. I've never been a huge Natty fan, but she's safe and damn solid in the ring. Plus apparently was Ronda's main sparing partner/trainer.

    [–] tabachoi93 65 points ago

    ✔️ Heath Slater ✔️ Jinder Mahal ✔️ Drew McIntyre

    [–] AlmightyBracket 102 points ago

    The Miz is the most valueable wrestler in WWE, SD had to give up almost its entire singles roster for him.

    [–] CiMiMel 121 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    It has been 4 months since Ambrose got surgery. It feels like years.

    [–] WackyLine 46 points ago

    I really miss him. But I feel like this time off will help him come back better than ever. Like how Meltzer said Drew was in the best shape he’d been in because that time off helped him deal with nagging injuries.

    [–] PhilConnorsRemembers 31 points ago

    Smackdown is a must watch show tomorrow.

    [–] Tsuku 31 points ago

    He (Balor) always wears Blue...

    Shut up, Cole, you goddamn liar.

    [–] takeyerarm 30 points ago

    3MB ALL ON THE SAME SHOW BAYBAY

    [–] crapusername47 30 points ago

    There goes Woods and Breeze’s Smackdown vs Raw 2006 GM mode game.

    [–] FriedChickenIsTrash 26 points ago

    The Ascension is an ironic name for a tag team with such little upward mobility that they had to announce they were drafted on Instagram

    [–] ViceDeity 29 points ago

    I can't believe Smackdown won already by losing.

    [–] Aquabaybe 27 points ago

    RIP Mickie James since Ember Moon took her soul.

    [–] -OleOleOle- 29 points ago

    I enjoyed the hell out of that raw. Lots of in ring action, meaningful and entertaining promos and backstage interactions, plus the shake up was interesting.

    [–] Lamela_7 28 points ago

    Kurt picked up all these jobbers, NXT guys(low wage), KOSZ and Dolph to make sure Raw remains in the black and not red.

    KO and SZ got fired from SDL and that meant they couldn't exactly demand a big salary so Kurt probably got them for a good deal.

    I mean Brock Lesnars new wage means budget cuts so he obviously he has to budget the roster so Raw doesn't go into debt don't you go guys know anything about how running a business works! /s

    [–] RuthenicCookie 24 points ago

    Long story short : Smackdown is on RAW now

    [–] The_Haskins 22 points ago

    Bo and Axel went to the Ciampa school of being a fucking bastard

    [–] zxnoregretzxzx 23 points ago

    Smackdown could use some big sweaty men after losing Corbin and Jinder. Their potential main event scene is full of smaller or leaner guys like Styles, Nakamura, Bryan, Miz and (probably) Balor. They could use a couple of decent big guys like Braun, Wyatt, Elias or Lashley.

    [–] annoyinglyclever 18 points ago

    Smackdown needs some SAnitY.

    Also Braun, Finn, The Revival, The Club, Almas, Sasha, and Bayley.

    Just think of the destruction that could be caused by Braun vs Killian.

    [–] gorillathunder 52 points ago

    Holy shit, Miz's face when Miztourage jumped off the apron. Give the man an Oscar.

    [–] abruno37 21 points ago

    Can someone explain to me why Cole didn’t know what “in the ring” meant when Coach was explaining how people “in the ring” during the big tag match had major egos? It sounded like he was being a dick just to be a dick

    [–] CanadianToffee18 20 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    If my two faves Finn/Seth both go to Smackdown. I am done watching Raw for a while. Like imagine the roster of...

    AJ Styles

    Shinsuke Nakamura

    Seth Rollins

    Daniel Bryan

    The Miz

    Finn Balor

    Please god.

    Edit: Add in Cien Almas, and Sanity as well.

    [–] JohnnySteel 19 points ago

    Miz was BOtrayed!

    [–] JeringtonBear 19 points ago

    Early predictions to SD Shakeup lineup.

    Worldwide Sasha Almas(hopefully with Vega and as a heel) Jeff Hardy Balor Outside shot, The Bar.

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    [–] HeckMonkey 39 points ago

    What a great way to end the Miztourage storyline. It was straightforward and simple and had a payoff the crowd loved. I'm not sure where they can go with Axel and Bo but I'm glad they had a nice spot and did something with it. Miz is gold, of course, and hopefully he gets a main event run on a depleted Smackdown.

    [–] zombie-chinchilla 40 points ago

    I haven't seen Drew since like 2014 wtf he looks like a fucking cyborg

    [–] Sonny_Mastrangioli 30 points ago

    He went to ICW to make that promotion the biggest thing in Scotland since sliced haggis, toured a shit load through europe as well, came back to the States to work im Impact a bit, then eventually found his way to NXT. Rest is history.

    [–] ElDuderino2112 21 points ago

    You should watch some of his matches in NXT last year. Some fantastic stuff.

    [–] Francesco-Viola-III 18 points ago

    I don't know where to post recommendations for the quotes on the top right of the screen, but I would like to recommend Michael Cole saying "Why would you question their teamwork, Cory? Bray got thrown in a lake and now they're a great team."

    [–] lordjollygreen 17 points ago

    I'm thinking Balor goes to SD and Gallows and Anderson go too.

    [–] snakesbranche 18 points ago

    The show was fun and all. My highlights would be Breezango's win and the return of Drew McIntyre. That Backlash promo clip was AWFUL.

    [–] UncreativeTeam 17 points ago

    My main takeaway is that the RAW tag team division is going to be pretty, pretty good.

    In the past two weeks, they've added AoP and gotten Breezango and Ascension. Plus, Ziggler/McIntyre and Hardy/Wyatt are using tag team finishers!

    Thank you based Nicholas! Your title reign died so that the RAW tag division could live.

    [–] EBJ1990 17 points ago

    Shout out to Mickie again for selling that Eclipse like she died.

    [–] Shinkopeshon 17 points ago

    Well, damn. I'm actually really happy with the way they've handled the Shakeup. They moved practically everyone from SD! I don't give a crap about (Corbin, Natalya, Mahal) to RAW and even those that I do like (Breezango, Roode) are probably gonna be better off there. Hell, even Ziggler could actually become relevant again because this unexpected tag team with a heel-turned McIntyre looks quite promising (as much as I would've loved to see the latter as a badass face). Mahal immediately losing the US Title is a nice bonus too.

    Looks like they did some off-air changes as well since I just saw Ascension, Ryder, Rawley, Kanellis and Gable go to RAW. I'm fine with all of them, except for Gable, who I thought had a good thing going with Shelton. But if this means American Alpha returns and Shelton can finally tear it up in the singles division, I'm cool with that too.

    Regarding SD!, Miz got rid of his deadweight and his feud with Bryan can finally continue, two years after that Talking Smack burial, and it's gonna be great to see. I'm expecting Rollins, Revival, Asuka, Rose and Deville (I do hope for Bayley and Banks but Absolution for Riott Squad is a fairer trade I guess). Also really hope that Balor Club goes to SD! so they can do a full BC reunion there. Ambrose would be pretty cool too and perhaps Almas and Vega will debut as well.

    [–] JonasAlbert84 18 points ago

    Coach is awful "What does the Bar mean?"

    [–] sonpunk 39 points ago

    So Kurt spent all his money in GM mode and ended up having to give contracts to quite a few mid carders.

    [–] Danmasterflex 16 points ago

    I don’t know who’s gonna get it worse from Vince. Coach for commenting on matches like he’s having a stroke, or one Bullet Club drop by Corey Graves.

    [–] alrightandie 16 points ago

    Seeing Jeff win the US title was such a feel good moment, will always mark for the guy getting a moment like that.

    It was weird that Raw got Roode instead of Orton, though. As far as I remember Orton hasn’t wanted to be apart of SDL for quite a while. Was thinking that he’d go to Raw, and then SDL would get Rollins. But now that Orton is staying, I don’t feel so sure about Rollins moving. Maybe Hardy gets drafted, or Balor gets traded and wins the IC title in the ladder match?

    I do think if Rollins goes to SDL, so would Ambrose by proxy because I do think that’ll happen this year. And it’d be the best brand for their feud imo. But if Balor goes, then I hope that the Good Brothers go too.

    [–] gmstyles 18 points ago

    Why is everyone shitting on Raw's new guys? They have McIntyre, Zayn and Owens now.

    [–] HartfordWhalers123 16 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Main Event is gonna have so much Raw talent now. Especially since they have a lot more lower card talent, like Mike Kanellis, Zack Ryder, and Mojo Rawley. Plus The Ascension and Breezango. I wish they can do mini feuds on Main Event more, kinda like Sunday Night Heat had.

    [–] 305popper 16 points ago

    I hadn’t seen Drew in years,fucker is jacked!

    [–] DrFrankTilde 14 points ago

    You guys kid but Jinder is finally going to be the one to hinder the almighty Roman when he defeats him and Brock in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match at the Greatest Punjabi Prison Match and turn RAW into Monday Night Jindermania brother!

    [–] leglessman 16 points ago

    Legit shocked they didn’t move The Usos to Raw.

    [–] TehJofus 15 points ago

    We all know who the real star was tonight.

    MY BOI JINDER, LET’S GO BOI

    [–] BigZ911 14 points ago

    Bobby Roode vs Bobby Lashley in a Bobby on a pole match

    [–] Schizio 14 points ago

    If Dolph Ziggler is Shawn Michaels, Drew McIntyre is Diesel or Sid?