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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Me thinks the contract signing won't go so smoothly. There is a wrestler that might be joining the Chief's family.
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    There's a rumor it could be Bronson Reed

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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Corbin's new gimmick is great. I can't believe I'm saying that Corbin is a highlight to WWE programming.

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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    Corbin's new gimmick is great. I can't believe I'm saying that Corbin is a highlight to WWE programming.
    I'm just honestly confused where they're going with it. Take tonight
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    did they want me to boo him for begging, or did they want me to feel bad for him for what Cena did to him?
    I'm not hating it, I guess I just don't know if they're trying to get him to eventually be a face some how or just grow him into being a different heel.

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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by OldJay View Post
    I'm just honestly confused where they're going with it. Take tonight
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    did they want me to boo him for begging, or did they want me to feel bad for him for what Cena did to him?
    I'm not hating it, I guess I just don't know if they're trying to get him to eventually be a face some how or just grow him into being a different heel.

    He's still a heel, it's smart that they have Corbin doing the gimmick since it's more comedy rather than sympathetic. I don't know what the endgame for it is, either.

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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    i was there live, it was wild. crowd was electric.

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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    I sometimes wonder if in kayfabe all Pro Wrestlers are meant to be really, really, really dumb. If writers and bookers are told to treat Pro Wrestlers as if they all have single digit IQ's. It was good to see Sasha finally back. But her playing the role of returning hero (for the swerves sake) and Bianca buying into it even though Sasha has already turned on her once this year already just makes Bianca look really dumb.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldJay View Post
    I'm just honestly confused where they're going with it. Take tonight
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    did they want me to boo him for begging, or did they want me to feel bad for him for what Cena did to him?
    I'm not hating it, I guess I just don't know if they're trying to get him to eventually be a face some how or just grow him into being a different heel.
    Yeah its tricky to pick where I stand towards it. All the Corbin angle has really done for me is make me dislike all the Babyfaces on SDL. Owens, Big E, Cena, etc come off looking worse in these segments than Baron does, a lot worse.

    I will say though the stuff this week was a fun little angle with Corbin almost sneaking his way into a money match with Reigns.

    A Corbin v Balor feud could be really good as well, as Corbin has always excelled when he can work as a bully against a smaller babyface. But then that all depends on are we meant to feel sympathy for Baron, is he still a fully fledged heel or what?

    Although Cena essentially stealing Balors match from him seems really douchey.
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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by ETE View Post
    Although Cena essentially stealing Balors match from him seems really douchey.
    Just reading the results and thinking the same. Hope this leads to Balor turning heel, why would he be okay with this?



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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    Just reading the results and thinking the same. Hope this leads to Balor turning heel, why would he be okay with this?



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    Ideally you'd expect some kind of response from Balor.
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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by ETE View Post
    Ideally you'd expect some kind of response from Balor.
    But then if this really is just a "summer tour" for Cena is there really a pay off if Balor turns heel. Cause wouldn't his retribution be against Cena then? Honestly the more I think about the entire angle of Reigns refusing Cena, accepting Balor, Baron attacking Balor, only for Cena to then get one over on both Baron/Balor and Reigns. Wtf, what in the angle would make Cena the essential good guy in all of this? Granted, I'm assuming that they'll play it up that Heyman is going to use legal course of action to get the contract voided, but still then, wtf, the entire Reigns/Cena set up just seems like they complicated things way to much for us to actually hate Reigns more off of this feud.

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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    I have no idea why they’ve muddied the waters involving Balor at a time where we know the match is Reigns Vs Cena. Why not just have Balor focused on a month program with Zayn which he wins and builds him up for a world title match when reigns beats cena. This company man.
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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    I’m convinced Cena hasn’t seen a bit of WWE and of Roman Reigns in like a entire year. He’s still spouting the same stuff from 2016 even though Reigns entire character is different. And the whole contract signing gave 2011 Cena vs Mysterio vibes. “I know you won the opportunity fair and square. But I’m gonna take it anyway”
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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by ETE View Post
    I sometimes wonder if in kayfabe all Pro Wrestlers are meant to be really, really, really dumb. If writers and bookers are told to treat Pro Wrestlers as if they all have single digit IQ's. It was good to see Sasha finally back. But her playing the role of returning hero (for the swerves sake) and Bianca buying into it even though Sasha has already turned on her once this year already just makes Bianca look really dumb.



    Yeah its tricky to pick where I stand towards it. All the Corbin angle has really done for me is make me dislike all the Babyfaces on SDL. Owens, Big E, Cena, etc come off looking worse in these segments than Baron does, a lot worse.

    I will say though the stuff this week was a fun little angle with Corbin almost sneaking his way into a money match with Reigns.

    A Corbin v Balor feud could be really good as well, as Corbin has always excelled when he can work as a bully against a smaller babyface. But then that all depends on are we meant to feel sympathy for Baron, is he still a fully fledged heel or what?

    Although Cena essentially stealing Balors match from him seems really douchey.
    I'm enough of a hater to still remember when Balor and Corbin faced each other seemingly every week for 4 months on Raw back in 2018. But I'll be cool, and accept that they're both in different places in their career now, and maybe they'll do something better this time around.

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    Re: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Live Discussion - July 30, 2021

    I don’t like Corbin vs Balor for the simple fact that that’s every NXT callup to Smackdown. They have to feud with Corbin or Ziggler
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