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  1. WWE Brand Split Mock Draft

    Except he really wasn't. And even if you took that argument, wouldn't Seth Rollins having a :censored:ing terrible title reign full of bland HHH-lite performances against people you had rated higher, like Dean Ambrose be an even bigger strike against him, that outside of an OK Cena match, he couldn't even be carried?
  2. WWE Brand Split Mock Draft

    FWIW, here's where I'd put the Top 10 (with some HM, and some cheating). 1. Roman Reigns - All jokes about being THE GUY, unfunny memes about being kept strong, and everything else, Roman has developed into a very strong in-ring performer, maybe having the best big match streak in the company in the last 16 months or so. You could say it's easy to have great matches when it's with Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, etc... but what about the Big Show match from Extreme Rules 2015 that is probably the best Big Show match in... I don't even know? Brock Lesnar had, really, at worst, the second best match of his career against Reigns at Mania last year. The only real time that Reigns has let down in that environment has been against Triple H, who I can't think of a non-Daniel Bryan singles match in the last 5 years I've liked. His character needs work, which is something you don't want to say about someone whose been positioned as a top face, but if they let more him come out of the scripting, he's shown that he can be personable and strong outside of the ring. 2. Bayley - Someone girl next door cute who can open up a new fanbase and make you an absolute :censored:ton of money? Where Have I seen that before? It's not Rowdy Ronda, but it's someone who's a great worker, a good promo, and whose character transcends and envelopes, in a good way, everything she does. 3. Sami Zayn - The most dynamic babyface since a certain Daniel Bryan. Give him time and he will make you money. 4. Shinsuke Nakamura - Part of it is being new, but is there ANY Nakamura match in WWE that wouldn't be interesting right now? He's such a unique personality, so much incredible charisma, and an amazing worker. 5. Samoa Joe - Honestly, this and 6 are toss ups. They're both your hoss heels going forward, if you want to use them in that role. Samoa Joe, after several listless years in the Impact Zone, looks like the same guy who was tearing the world up in 2006. 6. Rusev - Rusev wasn't 100% ready when he got the initial Boris and Natasha push, but he's come into his own as a promo, can show humor and rage almost simultaneously, and he's improved by leaps and bounds as a worker. 7. Sasha Banks - Bayley is the John Cena. Banks is the CM Punk. 8. The New Day (how can you break them up?) - Just an example of something clicking. Keep them together forever and sell a billion dollars in merchandise. 9. American Alpha - Similarly, keep them together and just let them do their thing. They should have been the 'Mania call ups, although I guess Cass, after all this time, is as good as he'll get in the ring. 10. Finn Balor - Outside of the Demon stuff, he kind of seems like a CAW at times, but he's someone that you kind of have to see what you have with him eventually. My honorable mentions: The Miz (seriously, in the Hollywood role, he just really GETS it. He's one of the few guys who looks for true heel heat and can get it), Becky Lynch (really solid worker on the lady's side, but I feel like she's more the mechanic of the division),The Revival (speaking of Mechanics, maybe the best in-ring team in the WWE), Neville (you need your flippy fliers), and Bray Wyatt (when he's focused, the best mic worker in the company).
  3. WWE Brand Split Mock Draft

    Ambrose, Balor and ADR are too high. Reigns, even at #3, is too low. And if you're including NXT, there's no reason Balor would be above Nakamura. Better worker, more charismatic, and despite being more limited in his English, a more compelling promo.
  4. 2016 WWE Extreme Rules

    It would do just as good as a Rollins match, given how business was in the toilet during his :censored:ty reign last year.
  5. MLB sock stuff

    I will say this. I friggin love Stance as a brand. Their socks are always super high quality, in fact, I was wearing a pair of Lou Gerhig Stance socks the other day (even though I'm not a Yankees fan, I thought they were too cool and had to have them). So I'm hopeful with this deal that my sock collection gets a nice update, because I will buy the :censored: out of some nice made, out there style wise Rangers socks.
  6. 2016 WWE Extreme Rules

    Jerislow should not be taking up space in the MITB match. What a :censored:ing waste. He's been far and away right up there with the worst people on the roster this run. His matches with Styles were not good, and as Jericho moved away and had :censored:ty matches with Ambrose, Styles has shown that he's one of the best, if not the best, in the world with a great pair of PPV matches with Roman.
  7. Rangers New Ballpark

    Globe Life Park was built with one major, major flaw in it though. The infrastructure didn't even provide for a roof to be added on later. The team has talked about on multiple occasions that it would cost a new ballpark cost to retrofit one onto it. So if you're going to spend that money anyways, so it's not an unreasonably miserable sweatbox for half the season, you might as well build a new stadium.
  8. 2016 MLB Season

    Or maybe don't try to take out someone's legs if you can't deal with the consequences. Wouldn't plunking Fielder immediately afterwards be a baby move?
  9. 2016 MLB Season

    Yeah, the Jays are just the epitome of sportsmanship and class. Give me a :censored:ing break.
  10. Is "Here" the hot summer jam of 2015?

    I have a feeling this will be #1 for just about the entire summer. It's light, breezy, fun, and possibly JT's best Michael impersonation (which isn't an insult by any stretch).
  11. 2016 WWE Payback

    Yeah, he shouldn't have been that high, with his horrible offense, melodramatic, ridiculous selling, and self-conscious forced "epics" that filled his comeback run... but what are you going to do?
  12. 2016 WWE Payback

    So, on another board I'm on, they just finished a "Greatest Wrestler Ever" countdown with 151 total voters. I thought the results were kind of interesting, so I'll throw them up over here. This was after a 2 year vetting period of watching footage from all over the world, even if the top of the list doesn't reflect as many "niche" picks. I'll spoiler bar it so it's not a totally unwelcome wall of text.
  13. WWE Wrestlemania 32

    You say that, but that's literally what EVOLVE is becoming. Per their press release this week.
  14. WWE Wrestlemania 32

    This is probably Reigns's worst singles match in a long time. I wonder why that is. (spoiler: it's related to the restholding "ring general" calling the match)
  15. WWE Wrestlemania 32

    They used to tape Superstars and Pro at the Disney-MGM Studios in Lake Buena Vista, FL, just outside of Orlando. The Saturday Night stage was Center Stage in Atlanta.