The WWE's constant need to recreate a Raw Vs. SmackDown feud is boring us here at TheSportster. With the stakes never having been lower (except for the General Managers and Commissioners, ie. the McMahons), why should we or any of the Superstars care? In fact, we care so little, instead of the usual Five Things WWE Got Right This Week And Five Things They Got Wrong, here are 10 things WWE got wrong this week!
Stephanie McMahon made her return as her usual vindictive self, hellbent on being the worst person in the world for no reason other than to be a carbon copy of her father except without the rhyme or reason. Just like with Mick Foley, we're getting more of the same but with Kurt Angle. And even though Angle has done a phenomenal job as GM, it doesn't matter because his job is now on the line because of one mistake. Please.
Someone crash Stephanie through another table sooner rather than later.
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Why did Daniel Bryan have to travel to Raw just to chat with Kurt Angle? Are WWE employees not able to call other WWE employees? Was Daniel Bryan really that stupid to think he wasn't putting himself in danger by showing up to Raw?
Did Daniel Bryan deserve that chokeslam? Yes. Yes. Yes. He did.
According to Shane McMahon, the Superstars of Raw are a bunch of cowards for sending Daniel Bryan to the hospital, even though last week McMahon lead his locker room to physically assault every single member of the Raw locker room just because.
The most frustrating thing about Shane McMahon's actions is that WWE is still trying to paint Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens as the villains when really they were right about Shane McMahon all along. The fact that McMahon put himself in the match as Team Captain, even though he hasn't won a single match since his return is proof enough. He's egocentric yet the writers are still presenting Shane as this good-hearted man.
On Raw, The Miz and Alexa Bliss say the wrong thing to Kurt Angle and they're forced to defend their titles. On SmackDown, Sin Cara gets two victories over Baron Corbin, and Shane McMahon hasn't given him a title opportunity yet.
Is SmackDown Live still the land of opportunity?
The concept of the Trick-Or-Street Fight on Halloween is fine. It's to be predicted as we've had these matches before. However, Gallows and Anderson were booked to look like total doofuses once again. Couldn't a couple of Cruiserweights have done this match? Or couldn't have Gallows and Anderson been swapped for Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil?
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At TLC, these two women put on one hell of a match. In defeat, Mickie James still looked like a viable contender for the Championship down the line. So on Raw, Mickie would be granted a rematch just to lose out of nowhere after randomly being forearmed to the face.
A sudden victory to a disappointing match to say the least.
In one night, Kane managed to take out former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, former WWE Champion Seth Rollins, former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, and former Universal Champion Fin Balor. Push or not, we don't see why this should be happening.
Just like Nia Jax before, WWE is doing the same thing with Asuka, who this week defeated a local wrestler (Stacy Cullen) in what will no doubt be the first of many times Asuka steps into the ring with a local competitor before moving onto the Raw Women's Championship.
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Pure cheese. All of it.
A few weeks ago, The Miz attempted to murder Braun Strowman by crushing him in the compactor of a white garbage truck. So naturally, Strowman would exact revenge this week by rolling into the arena in a garbage truck - a red one this time - by proceeding to dump trash on top of Miz's limo before brutally attacking Miz's lackeys.
We have many questions about this.
Did the garbage man drive back to the arena to release him from his garbage prison? Did he drive the garbage truck across the country? Did he stop to get it painted? Or does he have the ability to teleport into any garbage truck he wants? And how did WWE have so many cameras ready for the attack with such intricate cuts and edits?
Ugh. Until next week...
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