Post by Christian Small on Jul 24, 2017 11:19:00 GMT -5
I was shocked that people had high-ish hopes for Mahal/Orton going in. They haven't really clicked for me and they were put into a match that really only hurts rather than help. Gimmick matches are meant to give guys freedom but that does the opposite.
Post by Christian Small on Jul 24, 2017 11:59:28 GMT -5
The issue is who's the guy getting it? Orton didn't work as champ, you can't really go with Cena for the long term, Nakamura is no where near that spot and AJ is busy with Owens. Unless you do the cash in with Corbin but can't see him cashing straight in on Mahal. I'm with you though Mahal really hasn't done much of anything as champ, so many others could benefit from that belt right now.
Post by rocketking on Jul 24, 2017 14:07:48 GMT -5
If felt like the Smackdown booking was caught in a "we're having a pay-per-view because the calendar says so" situation this month. During the build there was only one match that was treated like it was special, and that's only because it was in the Punjabi f'n Prison.
I noticed the camera work during the punjabi prison to be so disturbing. Instead of finding a hole in the big cage and staying still, they moved left to right for visual effect or something lol.
But we also got a new camera angle. When Randy Orton had the "North" door open, the camera man stood on the side no camera man has ever stood. We could see the ghost fans on the forbidden sector of the arena.
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Post by Christian Small on Jul 26, 2017 7:42:22 GMT -5
So we're getting Cena/Nakamura next week to see who's facing Mahal. Do you go with Cena or have Nakamura go on to beat Mahal and Corbin cashes in leading to their program continuing but over the title?