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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 8/13/15: The Champ Goes On And On And On…

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 8/13/15)

The Champ Goes On And On And On…

– The show started with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins coming to the ring (how many times have we wrote that this year?) as he bragged being great, “taming the viper, heroically escaping that pathetic excuse of a Money In The Bank cash-in and bringing down to earth the man gravity forgot.” All good stuff, which made sense for him to embellish. He also addressed John Cena accepting his challenge on Tough Enough, making the SummerSlam “Champion vs. Champion” match official. He hyped up a face-to-face segment with Cena on the next week’s Raw. Neville interrupted and confronted Rollins, bringing up the logical loopholes that Rollins selectively omitted from his diatribe. He also noted that Rollins was never able to kick out of The Red Arrow, also saying that Rollins was going “on and on and on.” He fit in the segment because of their Raw encounter. Cesaro came out and was talking the same, when Kevin Owens ambushed him from behind, while Rollins powerbombed Neville into the turnbuckle. Interesting start that likely culminates in a tag match. Shocker.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 8/10/15: Green Arrow Attacks

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 8/10/15)

Green Arrow Attacks 

– WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins came out and did more bragging about injuring United States Champion John Cena, acknowledging he didn’t hear Cena respond to his challenge. The bit with the “live via satellite” was too cutesy, but fit what Rollins was going for. Cesaro’s interruption to challenge Rollins for the Title was a good moment, since he looked like a star with the suit, glasses and crowd support. Owens interrupting allowed him to pick on Cesaro more, brilliantly drawing heat from the method of the “Cesaro Section Signs Fans,” then drawing out Randy Orton, who made jokes on the heels. Rollins had another instance of talking himself into trouble by saying he didn’t care what The Authority thought, when Triple H picked up on it and booked a triple threat match with Owens-Cesaro-Orton with the winner fighting Rollins for the Title later. Good segment.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 8/6/15: Battle Of The Brutes

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 8/6/15)

Battle Of The Brutes 

– The ever-classy video tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper started the show off, finishing off the week of dedication in style.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 8/3/15: Champions Survive

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 8/3/15)

Champions Survive

– As always with WWE and paying respects to passing legends, the on-screen tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper was classy, with all the talent on stage wearing “Hot Rod!” shirts, his music playing out the scene, followed by a great video package.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 7/27/15: A Night Of Firsts

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 7/27/15)

A Night Of Firsts 

– SummerSlam’s still a good month or so away and the buzz is already amidst thanks to last week’s all-out locker-room brawl between Brock Lesnar and Undertaker, which received more flashback video packages (two on this show particularly and from last week’s Smackdown) which was good. It’s ironic that this was branded as a “night of firsts” at the beginning since it speaks to how routine the show has felt in recent weeks, despite one big angle coming out of the shows, like the “Diva Revolution” or the brawl.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 7/20/15: Brawl’s Well That Ends Well

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 7/20/15)

Brawl’s Well That Ends Well

– The opening video highlighted (would you guess) Brock Lesnar’s 13 suplexes on WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in under 5 minutes and how Undertaker stole the moment and low-blowed the challenger upon his arrival, complete with angry faces. Taker was portrayed with a more antagonistic edge in the video, which fed right into the opening segment. There was a fair amount of Taker-Lesnar hype and that was more than fine.

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