mark my words

Mark My Words: Splitting Up The Dream Team

So, we’re getting SmackDown live, and a brand split too. I want to be excited, I really do, because I’ve been saying a brand split would work out nicely for a while now, and it’s nice to see WWE doing something people have been asking for. The recapper in me says that now, if I’m the only one available that week, I might have to recap a PPV Sunday, Raw Monday and then SmackDown Tuesday – and these don’t start airing until 1am my time, so I’m going to struggle with that. But aside from selfish reasons, here’s a few good questions about the split.

Kayfabe Korner

Kayfabe Korner: The Rise and Fall of The League of Nations (no, not that one)

The unlikely alliance of Ireland, England, Bulgaria, and Evil Mexico began the Raw after Survivor Series 2015.  Sheamus had already attracted King Barrett using his power of bioluminescence, and brought Rusev and Alberto Del Rio under his (dirty, foreign) wing as well.  What did these four men have in common that brought them together so quickly?  Well, uh, hmmm.  They all have accents I guess.  

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Rehash: Raw 2nd May ’16

We open on a video package recapping Payback, particularly the results of the Shane/Stephanie debacle and how the main event ended. I appreciate that there is at least for the time being an answer, but this whole thing has gone on much longer than I would have liked. AJ Styles and Roman Reigns’ match for Extreme Rules is also discussed, and there’s more talk about this being a new “era” of WWE, which… well, I’m skeptical about, given the complete lack of any title changes at the pay-per-view, but of course eras are about more than just titles. I’m going to keep an open mind.

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Rehash: Raw 11th April ’16

So Shane O’Mac is leading the ship again, and he’s out to tell us that he’s very happy to be in control again, as nothing matters, and that WrestleMania match was just for funsies. He says he’s going to show us fresh new matches and exciting things, and one of those is Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles.

Gaywatch

DOUBLE GAYWATCH: March 25th – April 8th ’16

It’s been a long two weeks without our regular dose of kay-fabulous gossip, darlings, and your throats must be simply parched without the sweet, clear, cool water of homosocial dalliances. Never fear, sweethearts, we’re back, and just like those rumours of Triple H’s… sledgehammer, we’re bigger than ever! Double everything is always better, just ask the bottom in a double penetration scene!

So, we’ll start off with what made everyone’s hearts all a-flutter, which was known loverboys Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns giving us a sneak peek of their travel arrangements…

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Rehash: Raw 4th April ’16

Hellooooo and welcome to Monday Night RAW! Boy, last night was certainly a… night, wasn’t it? I bet a few of us are hung over, whether from partying in celebration or just drinking to forget. As a Dean Ambrose fan, I’ll give you ten guesses where I fall, and the first nine don’t count. Anyway, here we go, Raw time! (Dear Crossfit Jesus, please let this be a good one, thank you and amen.)

Michael Cole insists my WrestleMania hangover doesn’t exist, and he wants us all to party. Byron Saxton calls the fans ‘vocal’ and… good ol’ JBL insists that sometimes we boo who we really want to cheer and cheer who we really want to boo.

That’s the fastest they’ve ever gotten me incredibly angry. I’m almost impressed.