The_Doctor: Why would he help the man who beat him at WM? Makes no sense.
This is about The Undertaker returning to save Roman Reigns. My short answer is "It's wrestling." Stone Cold and Triple H tried to kill each other for all of 1999 and 2000, yet a few months into 2001, they were buddies winning the tag team titles. Not much ever makes sense. My best guess is The Undertaker is sick and tired of Shane McMahon calling himself The Best In The World and wants to keep 'his' yard intact. Teaming with Reigns or not.
Real Talk: If this ends with UT putting over Drew, I am good with that. Drew needs someone big to put him over. All people could talk about before Roman came back was how this was Drew's year.
Yeah, I am picking The Undertaker and Roman Reigns to win at Extreme Rules versus Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. Come Summerslam though, I am going with Drew McIntyre over The Undertaker. Assuming that happens at all...which it SHOULD.
ac: Please don't even attempt a tombstone on McIntyre. PLEASE!
As rough as the ending to Bill Goldberg vs. The Undertaker looked, the rest of the bout was fine. Heck, the first 95% of the match was great. So the final few sequences sucked? Oh well. You move on from it and learn from the experience. Tombstone or not, Taker is more than capable in there against a younger/quicker McIntyre.
Amazing Larry: Well good for you I suppose. McDonalds is a 100+ billion dollar company and their product is garbage, so apparently shoveling crap to the masses goes a long way.
Garbage to YOU! What I like in WWE may differ from what you like and vice versa. WWE is a seven billion dollar company and is growing, if you can believe that. Clearly some enjoy the product. In the column, I named 50 things I love about WWE right now. To be honest, I could have written more. If you actually look for the positive, it is there.
Ken Wood: Great idea for a column. It's easy to focus on the hate and forget to take a moment to sit back and enjoy things from time to time.
Exactly. There are a lot of good elements to WWE in 2019. Just point them out; you'd be surprised. Praise the good, bash the bad. That is being fair. Don't just ignore the good and repeatedly bash the bad. That is being unfair.
JackOfClubs: Watry, can you just get a job with the E so you can GTFO of Wisconsin? Youre making the rest of us look bad.
I have never applied for a job with WWE. My DMs are always open though.
AG Awesome: 1-50: Watching the network and reliving the glory days of 90s wrestling.
Can't go wrong there. I have been diving into the WWE Network archives more and more as of late. Lots of classic footage and funny original shows on there. For $9.99 a month, nothing beats that price - with monthly live pay-per-views included! All positivity.
World's Schlongest Man: I think Shane beats Kofi at Summerslam for the title, then Reigns finally overcomes the odds & wins the title off Shane at RR or WM.
I think you are wrong. However, I do wonder if the Kofi Kingston WWE Champion reign is losing steam. His rematch against Daniel Bryan was thrown away on free television without any hype. The matches with Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler have had no energy or crowd participation. It is as if they knew neither guy stood a chance so why bother? Kofi winning was predictable but almost WAY TOO predictable. Now he faces Samoa Joe at Extreme Rules, where he will probably retain again. At least Joe will be credible and make things interesting. Brock Lesnar, Shane McMahon, Roman Reigns, whoever - somebody is taking the WWE Title from Kofi Kingston soon.
MoMoney1985: I want to see Shane win now only for Brock to cash in straight away and F5 him half way into the crowd.
That would be quite the visual. Don't forget Brock vs. Shane was originally planned (and teased on TV) back in summer 2016. Yeah, weird I know.
lomis: The WWE authority figure story line is ongoing and never ending.
Yeah, I am a fan of Shane McMahon...in small doses. I am also a fan of Vince McMahon on WWE programming...in some cases. Same with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. There just needs to be some kind of moderation. All the McMahons, all the time is not going to fly in 2019. We are long overdue for a shakeup. A real one. Guessing Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff gaining power backstage will make sure of that.
Super Showdown 2019 was fine. It was a dressed up live event with a couple of bright spots for the viewing audience at home. The special attraction of Bill Goldberg vs. The Undertaker, Randy Orton vs. Triple H for old time sake, and the 50 man battle royal had a cool finish. Once we all start to lower our expectations a bit, we will enjoy these more. Nothing super duper MAJOR is happening here. Again, it is just a live event...that also happens to be broadcast. A show for a show - with the massive payday.
I discussed the WWE Super Showdown 2019 event some more on the 411 Foresight Wrestling Podcast. If you want to listen, you can click the links below: