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Old 08-17-2011, 03:16 AM   #7343
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They do this to JR periodically. Bring him out and bury him until they fire him or he quits. I don't know why Vince does it, but this isn't the first time.

The Cole character needs to go. He's bearable if he's just calling matches and not injecting himself into every single thing and burying everybody but Miz. It's run its course, it's going to be detrimental to future stars in the long run to have them buried weekly on commentary, and it's getting to the point where everybody is complaining about it. It's turn the channel heat, if there ever was such a thing...

As far as my comment on Danielson, that was more about what they've done with him. He's been buried, steadily, for two years. He starts in the company with a long losing streak, he's buried by Cole on a weekly basis to the point that people are brainwashed into starting "boring" chants during his matches now (happened during Summerslam, on what was by far the best match to that point in the show). That's Vince's attitude, and the company's attitude: he's an indy geek and that's all he'll ever be, because he isn't their product. I think his name is even a rib on him.

The end goal of all this isn't going to be to get him over. Barrett's their long term star. (In their eyes) He can talk, he's big, he has the look. Whereas Bryan's a goofy vegan midget who has no personality and could never possibly be a star in the "big leagues". How do I know that's what they think? Because they say it every single week on commentary.
I know this isn't the first time they've done it with JR, guess I just thought that this time might be different. I are and idiot like that sometimes.

Cole is definitely the X-Pac of announcers right now. The announce team didn't totally ruin Punk-Cena at SS in large part because Cole just shut the **** up & called the match. I thought when HHH came & brought JR back, it was the beginning of the end of Cole. Again, I are and idiot.

Kinda the same way I see the AmDrag thing. Been holding out hope that they'll try to give him a decent push eventually, but that hope is fading with each match he loses. At this point, I'm hoping they turn him into their 2010s version of Benoit (in-ring, obviously). "Boring" guy who puts on great matches, doesn't get a helluva lot of recognition, maybe has 1 or more decent title runs...

Thing that bugs/amazes me is how Punk got to this point being an indy-riffic guy who's not 6'6+ and 275 lbs. Granted, he's a lot better on the mic than pretty much everyone, but he's definitely not their typical "push him" guy.

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Originally Posted by keg in kc View Post
And your Smackdown title match for Night of Champions is absolutely no surprise at all...

Spoiler!
I'm not surprised and I'm not pissed. But I sure as hell am not going to pay to see that match and probably Cena-ADR. Make Punk/Nash (or HHH) a flaming explosive HIAC with ninjas and I'd start considering it... But from the initial looks, NoC looks like another Capital Punishment.

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Shit got way too WWE way too fast for me to be able to watch this on a weekly basis. I'll watch Punk's promos on Youtube during this angle and hope for the best, probably, but I think my care is cached.

...Everything else was so hard to sit through. That whole Dolph-Vickie-Lawler-Cole segment, for instance, was so hateful and mean-spirited that I felt depressed for a while after seeing it. Everything else was either telegraphed and soulless or really nonsensical or both, and it just feels like they're right back to where they were when I stopped watching a couple of years ago.

I really wanted to have my favorite insane pastime back, but it's soooooo dreadful when it's like this.
I can't blame you one bit. I think this Chris Jericho quote sums it up pretty well...

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What was once a captivating, trendsetting program has now deteriorated into a cliched, and let's be honest, boring snooze-fest that is in dire need of a knight in shining armor.... Television ratings: downward spiral. PPV buyrates: plummeting. Mainstream acceptance: non-existent. And reactions of the live crowd: complete and utter silence... You're silent because you're embarrassed to be here... And the reason why you're embarrassed is the steady stream of uninteresting, untalented, mediocre "sports entertainers" who you're forced to cheer for and care for. No wonder you're not cheering, you could care less about every single idiot in that dressing room... You people have been lead to believe that mediocrity is excellence. Uh uh. [CM Punk] is excellence.
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