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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 7/6/15: Cadillac Calamity

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 7/6/15)

Cadillac Calamity

– The opening video highlighted WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins expressing his appreciation for his Authority mates by “buying” their loyalty last week, which was a fair lead-in to what would unravel later in the night, with a big focus on that nice little Cadillac.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 7/2/15: Revenge Is Best Served With A Kendo Stick

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 7/2/15)

Revenge Is Best Served With A Kendo Stick 

– The opening video highlighted WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins “buying” his loyalty (love the dubbed in “friend” music) and that led to the main event where The “United” Authority and Bray Wyatt beat down Roman Reigns.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/29/15: The Price Is Rollins

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/29/15)

The Price Is Rollins 

– The opening video reminded everyone of how WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins got The Authority back on his side and helped take down Brock Lesnar like never before. This was a good route to take creatively as things wind down to Battleground. This is arguably WWE’s 2015 money match and it’s no shock to see it a month earlier than anticipated.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/22/15: Putting The Band Back Together

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/22/15)

Putting The Band Back Together 

– The first segment with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman started with a classic Heyman promo that took advantage of the big pop they both came out with. They refreshed everyone with what happened in the post-WrestleMania Raw and closed up the logic gap of The Authority bringing Lesnar back by forcing him to publicly apologize. Lesnar always has an aura of mystique around him – even him hesitating to shake hands with the announcers created drama and tension. How he “made up” with Michael Cole was funny. This ended up with Heyman “rallying the troops home” by saying what everyone wanted to hear.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/15/15: MGK Gets KO’d

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/15/15)

MGK Gets KO’d

– It was great to see all the Dusty Rhodes love with various throwback segments through the night that played his career highlights. Replaying the 10-bell salute from Money In The Bank was also appropriate. They should’ve stood with the shot longer to see the talent genuinely dancing to Rhodes’ theme song, Vince McMahon particularly.

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WWE Money In The Bank 2015 Reaction

MITB REBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

* Graphic by Emmanuel Gonzalez * 

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Don’t take this old adage the wrong way.

As far as this show is concerned, WWE Creative took some daring steps to shake things up in certain areas, while coming up short in others.

Needless to say, if you’re not leaving this show amazed at the Kevin Owens-John Cena rematch or the main event ladder match, what kind of fan are you?

Let’s get into things, shall we?

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/8/15: Bourbon Street Blues

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

(Aired 6/8/15)

Bourbon Street Blues 

– Starting a Raw with a John Cena promo? How incredibly 2007. However – this was only a good thing nowadays since it obviously tied into NXT Champion Kevin Owens. Good call to start things with the United States Championship Open Challenge. We also knew we were strapped in for yet another enthusiastic “go-home” style promo for Money In The Bank. This stayed away from the usual though once Owens came out and made his “delusional” claims and hung right there with Cena in a decent exchange, not like their first one though. This showed Owens being a coward, but also logically explained his actions, like we’re used to. Neville challenging Owens was clever because it’s relevant on the main roster and also tied into NXT, where Owens had taken out Neville previously. Neville stood his ground decently as he claimed Owens didn’t deserve the title he had.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 6/4/15: Hellfire And Briefcase

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/4/15)

Hellfire And Briefcase

– The opening video reminded us of Dean Ambrose’s “Championship heist” which started at Elimination Chamber after the “dusty finish.” Same as from Raw, so it’s kind of odd that nothing from that show was highlighted.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 6/1/15: Third Match Is The Charm

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

(Aired 6/1/15)

Third Match Is The Charm 

– The opening video highlighted the “dusty finish” from Elimination Chamber as perfectly as possible with trusty slow-motion capture.

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Reaction

reviewBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

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With Elimination Chamber all said and done in the record books, it’ll go down in WWE history as a show not remembered by its namesake, but rather one match.

One moment.

Yes – NXT Champion Kevin Owens cleanly pinning WWE United States Champion John Cena after 20 minutes of  grueling back-and-forth action that shattered already-high expectations for Owens’ in-ring main roster debut.

That’s what we’ll walk away from this night with carrying the most relevancy.

Let’s get through the rest of the card now, why don’t we?

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