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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 2/29/16: The League Of Authority

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 2/29/16)

The League Of Authority 

– The opening video highlighted WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H’s walloping of Roman Reigns at the end of last week’s Raw in a bloody assault, the Champion christening himself as the almighty, untouchable authoritative law in WWE.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 2/22/16: Here Comes The Money

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 2/22/16)

Here Comes The Money

– One night after Fastlane, the opening video highlighted the triple-threat main event between Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar, with the winner moving on to face WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H at WrestleMania. As you’d imagine, the video showed us suplexes, low blows, brotherly teamwork, two announce table powerbombs, steel chairs and an asylum-crumbling spear from Reigns to win. Despite WWE’s keen editing team’s attempts, the crowd wasn’t all that enthusiastic to the victory.

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Manopera! Episode 10: Bonesaw’s 1 Year Anniversary Podcast (Featuring Royal Rumble 2016)

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Image courtesy of The Bonesaw.

*Courtesy Of The Bonesaw*

 

Check out the latest edition of “Manopera: A Wrestling Symposium,” featuring PWO’s own Nicholas Jason Lopez as a guest star, along with Hosts Chris Butera and “Spaceman” Frank Lucci, as they discuss the outcome of the 2016 Royal Rumble and Post-Rumble Raw, along with aspects of other recent WWE storylines – AJ Styles, the ill-fated injury bug, Roman Reigns and more thrills, spills and chills!

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 1/25/16: Impress The Authority

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 1/25/16)

Impress The Authority 

– In case you resided under a rock since Sunday night, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H made his main roster return as Royal Rumble match entrant #30, throwing Roman Reigns over the top rope to end his Title reign (which at least lasted longer the second time around) and eliminated Dean Ambrose to start his own reign. The opening video recapped all of this, even showing the lengths that Vince McMahon went to “stack the deck” against Reigns, sending the League Of Nations to take him out during the match on top of starting the Rumble as the first entrant.

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WWE Royal Rumble 2016 Reaction

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns has been most synonymous with the Royal Rumble event for the last three years, whether you love or hate him.

His first appearance in 2014 had him break the record for eliminations in a single match as a heel, with people actually cheering for him to win over the rejected babyface Batista, coming up short as the last man eliminated.

Last year, he was the rejected babyface and won, thrown into a main event picture many fans felt he wasn’t ready for, forcing his character to develop inorganically.

This year, the Rumble match puts the focus solely on Reigns, since he comes in as the defending World Champion and has the belt on the line in the actual match where he’d also be the first entrant. Consider the odds stacked.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 1/18/16: The Biggest Highlight Reel Of All Time

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 1/18/16)

The Biggest Highlight Reel Of All Time

– It’s the opening segment crew… Here comes WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, the unlucky man who defends in the actual Rumble match. It made sense for Reigns to want to call out Lesnar considering how the last Raw ended. Interesting that Chris Jericho comes out, since he would host Lesnar in the Highlight Reel segment later on. The segment was later hyped involving Reigns. Out came the goofy League Of Nations. At least Sheamus’ promo intended to put a target on the actual other competitors in the match. WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio pleased his case of winning the biggest Rumble match, followed by Rusev saying everyday was the Rumble in Bulgaria. Jericho basically traded insults with everyone. For what it was, the match made between Reigns and Rusev with Jericho as special guest referee made sense.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 1/11/16: One Versus All (McMahon Style)

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 1/11/16)

One Versus All (McMahon Style) 

– In case you’d been living under a rock, the opening video reminded us how WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns found himself in the latest bind, now having to defend his Title against 29 others in the Royal Rumble match after outsmarting the McMahon clan when he retained his Title by beating Sheamus with Vince as Special Guest Referee on the previous Raw.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 1/4/16: Saving Us (Again)

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By 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 1/4/16)

Saving Us (Again)

– The opening video replayed last week’s events where Vince McMahon got arrested in Brooklyn after WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns shoved him to the canvas when he racially insulted his older relatives, but ended up back in the arena to let him know he’d defend his Title the following week against Sheamus with himself as special guest referee, aka this show’s main event.

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Let’s Get Ready To Royal Rumble

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Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Anthony Zevoteck

 

It’s that wonderful time of year again, where dreams are made and hopes are destroyed with Wrestlemania not far down the road.

Yep – the Royal Rumble.

The Royal Rumble match is easily my favorite event of the year, since it brings the excitement of finding out this year’s definite WrestleMania main eventer along with the general nostalgia of surprise returns.

It’d be an understatement to say the last two Rumbles have met great fan criticism with Batista (2014) and Roman Reigns (2015) winning – two babyfaces who weren’t “over” and forced WrestleMania plan changes both years.

This year, Vince McMahon has set Reigns up well as the source of his vengeance, giving the valiant babyface the biggest Rumble obstacle yet – defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the actual match against 29 other superstars. I like this move because it establishes McMahon as a pure evil genius while adding more intrigue to the match.

The fun part of it all is that this gives an unpredictability factor that’ll allow for social media to come abuzz. Who’ll return? Do they have a shot to become Champion?

To add to this “buzz,” I’d like to take a look at my top five guys who could benefit from this sudden opportunity to leave the Rumble as Champ.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 12/28/15: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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 12/28/15)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

– Nothing gets our attention more than Vince McMahon’s theme music. He strutted down to the ring two weeks after being Superman Punched by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, which apparently caused dental surgery. He demanded Reigns come out, then reminded him of his actions and said he owned everything that Reigns possessed. A “Daniel Bryan” chant broke out and McMahon told the crowd to shut up. A louder “CM Punk” chant broke out then, which was ignored. McMahon bragged about how he used Reign’s older relatives to make money, prompting Reigns to shove him to the canvas, which drew Stephanie McMahon to come out and demanded New York City Police officers arrest Reigns. The chief officer refused to because they weren’t “personal security” and threatened to arrest Steph instead. Vince put his hands on the officer and ended up arrested. Well, that was a whole lot of Attitude Era-esque entertainment, but not sure what to make of it all this day and age. Obviously an attempt to use the looney McMahons to get Reigns over.

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