TJR: The Raw Deal for 11/23/09 (Breakthrough Battle Royal)
January 23, 2021
The John Report: The Raw Deal for 11/23/09 (Breakthrough Battle Royal)
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Live from Hershey, PA here’s the Raw Deal…
This week’s guest host…Jesse Ventura
Wait, it’s not Jesse. We get Randy Orton to start the show off. He’s out there bitching about how he wants another title shot even though he signed a contract preventing him from getting another shot at Cena. He doesn’t care, he wants another match. I don’t want to see that. Out comes Jesse Ventura. I like Jesse. He was a classic old school wrestling heel that’s an above average talker obviously. Every time I see him he looks different too. Jesse came out to say we’re tired of the same people getting title matches, so tonight he signed a series of matches involving people who haven’t had a World Title shot with the winners competing in the main event Breakthrough Battle Royal (I’ll call it BBR for short). I like it. We found out that if a SD guy won he’d get a shot at Undertaker while if a Raw guy won he’d get a shot at Cena. We would also get DX vs. Hart Dynasty and Cena vs. Punk, which are both fine with me. Good opening to the show that probably helped keep viewers tuned in to see who would win the battle royal. Jesse handled himself well even though he needed cue cards because he probably didn’t know the names of people. By the way, as soon as I heard this match was happening I called the Sheamus win. The commentfesters can attest to it since I posted the comment at 8:11pm. I am officially on fire with my predictions of late.
Kofi Kingston d. Dolph Ziggler (*3/4)
I don’t know who Dolph pissed off to become a jobber now, but that’s what he is. I’m not going to complain about Kofi going over him in about three minutes, though. I just wish they’d use Dolph better on Smackdown. Kingston advances to the BBR.
Miz cut a promo at a table full of Thanksgiving goodies talking about how we should be thankful that we get to watch him. He was not in one of the matches to get into the BBR. I’m not sure why. I wondered the same about Morrison, McIntyre and Christian among others.
Sheamus d. Finlay (*)
The match was physical. It went about two minutes with Sheamus scoring the win with his Razor’s Edge like finisher that needs a name. Post match, Sheamus beat Finlay up on the floor. You don’t see that happening to Finlay very often. Good way to put over Sheamus’ toughness. Sheamus advances to the BBR.
Teddy Long was doing his promo when Vickie Guerrero and Eric Escobar interrupted. They teased Teddy tossing a tray of mash potatoes in Vickie’s face, but Eric intercepted in a funny. Oh the comedy.
They plugged Jesse’s show about conspiracy theories. I’ve never even heard of the network it’s on. Good luck with that, Jesse.
Backstage, Orton bitched to Ventura about wanting to be in the BBR. Jesse said he likes the way Randy goes about his business (supporting him as a heel, basically), but he wasn’t going to change the rules for Randy. Then he took a shot at Hogan and Flair noting he never unretired liked “these other guys.” He didn’t say their name, but you know he was talking about them.
John Cena d. CM Punk (***1/4)
Before the match, Punk did his usual promo ripping us for our love of alcohol, drugs and even somehow throwing in eating a lot of food for Thanksgiving as a bad thing. He then said, “John Cena, I can see you.” He sure showed him. This was the best match on the show despite Cena’s new merchandise. I really hate the term “Cenation” by the way. It got about 12 minutes including the mandatory “guy out on the floor so let’s go to commercial” spot. They billed it as a first ever meeting although apparently it wasn’t. Can’t win ’em all, I guess. I liked the spot where they countered eachother’s finishers, then Cena put the STF on and Punk surprisingly got ropes. Cena finished him off soon after with an AA off the middle rope, which does look impressive.
Backstage, Vinny Mac met with Jesse. Apparently the whole “look to the future” thing also means it’s a throwback night according to Jesse (huh?), which meant that Jesse & Vince would call a match together. And to top it off, Vince would be in a bowtie. I always liked Jesse & Vince, but they weren’t as good as Heenan & Monsoon.
MVP, Mark Henry & R-Truth d. Chavo Guerrero, Chris Masters & Jack Swagger (3/4*)
You’d think a six man tag match on a three hour show would get some time? No. Three minutes. The three babyface black dudes won. What was the point of Swagger’s promo a couple weeks back when he said he’d go undefeated to end the year when all he seems to do is lose? And furthermore, why is Swagger on the team with the Raw jobbers? It’s disappointing to see Swagger misused like this. MVP, Henry & Truth advance to the BBR.
It was DX time backstage as Hunter asked Shawn why he superkicked him at Survivor Series. Shawn stumbled for a second, then said because Hunter was going to Pedigree him. He basically admitted it. Then a midget came in and served them papers for court next week for beating up Hornswoggle. A midget court segment coming next week with guest host Verne Troyer. That’s sophisticated. Maybe Shawn should go back to being a chef that superkicks mouthy little girls?
Randy Orton d. Evan Bourne (*)
Primo Horowitz was supposed to come out to lose to Bourne, but out came Orton. He threw him off the stage, then beat on him and wanted the match. Ventura said persistency pays off. If he wins, he’s in the battle royal. A minute and a half later he won with a RKO “out of nowhere” according to Michael Cole even though he was standing in front of the guy. I hate the “out of nowhere” phrase being used in the wrong context because when it actually is out of nowhere nobody will give a shit due to all the misuse. Orton advances to the BBR.
They aired a video showing Vince and Jesse’s history announcing together. Jesse wore a lot of outfits and holy shit did Vince wear a lot of bad suits.
My girl Mickie James-Canton, Kelly x2 and Melina were shown walking backstage smiling in Native American (I’m politically correct) outfits.
Before that match, though, here’s a trailer for The Marine 2 with Ted Dibiase starring. I thought he’d be a babyface by now. Maybe they realize the straight to DVD movie isn’t going to sell much anyway, so they killed that plan because everybody knew it was coming.
Melina, Mickie James & Kelly Kelly d. Michelle McCool, Layla & Jillian (-*)
I love the girls as much as anybody, but this really bad. The Gobbledy Gooker came out as guest timekeeper. Michael Cole sold Gooker like it was the funniest thing ever. Can Sheamus come kick Cole in the head for me? The heels were dressed like pilgrims while the faces were dressed like Indians (WWE isn’t politically correct) that came out to Tatanka’s music. Thank God, I thought they re-hired Tatanka again. Remember those video packages? Awful. The heels left Jillian alone, so Melina pinned her in about a minute. They screwed up about every spot. It was bad. Mickie and Kelly, neither of whom actually competed in the match, then left (why waste Mickie James-Canton potentially wrestling pantsless like that?) while Lawler interviewed Melina when she was attacked by Gooker. It was Maryse. Good to have her back, but it wasn’t well done. Took her a while to get out of the costume to reveal a tight dress. The crowd was pretty dead for this. Can’t blame them. It was not a good segment.
DX d. Hart Dynasty (*1/2)
On paper it was a nice match, but in reality they barely got five minutes. The heels worked over Michaels, HHH got the hot tag and that was it. I hope HBK is still wrestling when Kidd gets his singles push because I think they would have great chemistry.
Post match, Jericho came out bitching about DX. He said at TLC they’d have a match for the titles. Michaels called them the united titles rather than the unified titles. It’s okay. It’s HBK, he can fuck up all he wants. He’s earned it. Michaels then said it would be a TLC match at the PPV. Odds of HHH tearing a quad by climbing up a ladder? I’d say 40% at least. I would put Batista’s odds at about 80% for the record. I think it’s wise to do Jerishow vs. DX at a PPV where somebody new will be challenging Cena. I hope Jerishow retains because Jericho needs to be on both shows. I don’t need to see Hunter on SD again and I doubt HBK would go there much.
Batista came out in a leather jacket. He actually looks normal when he’s clothed. He talked about beating Rey. He said now that Rey was out he wanted to get back his title from Undertaker. That brought out Kane. He challenged him right there. Batista just left. We later found they have a match on Friday. I guess Kane is in the Matt Hardy role of losing to the heel before he gets to be in the main event. Keep the match short, please.
Legacy d. Cryme Tyme (*1/2)
Remember when this was a feud? Remember when Legacy looked like they were on the receiving end of a push? Those were the days. Legacy won of course because Cryme Tyme almost never wins. The crowd was pretty dead for this one too. Dibiase & Rhodes advance to the BBR.
Jeff Hardy DVD coming out soon. That’s nice. Get him back in the ring, please. Smackdown needs babyfaces.
They did a backstage segment with Santino having pies thrown in his face by Gail, Alicia, Eve and the Bellas after some sexist comments. Oh those divas are so smart, sexy and powerful that they can tell these things. Don’t mess with them. Then Vickie took a pie in the face just for comedy sake. It was probably funny on paper, but it wasn’t great.
Sheamus won the Breakthrough Battle Royal (*1/4)
Vince and Jesse were at ringside here announcing. It was okay. They did their vintage (yeah I said it) jawing back and forth with Jesse being a bit like a heel. It made me realize how much Michael Cole sucks. They had Sheamus work slow at the start, then he came on strong and got the big elimination by sending Kool-Aid man Mark Henry out by himself. The final three were Kingston, Orton and Sheamus. They had Kingston eliminate Orton using his feet in an athletic manner, but then Sheamus eliminated Kingston in a quick manner.
After the match, Jesse was in the ring (with Cole back on commentary) with Sheamus waiting for Cena. They were there to sign contracts. Sheamus was all cocky. Cena was laid back. Then he did his patented “time to get serious promo” with all the yelling. This was the opposite of his lame comedy bits with DX that did a terrible job of making anybody care about that match. They both signed the contract. Jesse went heel on Cena by basically saying he was tired of him and wanted somebody new. That led to Sheamus kicking Cena in the head. He then put him through the table (of course) with a powerslam. We then found out from Jesse that the match at the TLC PPV would be a Tables Match. I don’t like Tables matches as much as I like TLC or Ladder matches, but I guess they can’t do too many of the same thing on one show.
Three Stars of the Show
1. Jesse Ventura – He was tremendous. One of my three favorite guest hosts to date along with Shaquille O’Neal and Bob F’N Barker.
2. Randy Orton – He was very good all night playing the desperate heel and he put Kingston over again. I like that.
3. John Cena – Had a good match with Punk, and then sold a beating well for a change.
Rating: 7.5 (out of 10)
Last week: 7
I give the show a slightly higher rating than last week because I liked the continued rise of Kingston as well as the idea behind the BBR. It worked. The Cena/Punk match was the best match on the show. I got a kick out of the Ventura/McMahon announcing team too. It was fun. Really, the best thing about the show was the energy you got from watching. It really didn’t feel like the same old shit, which is refreshing to me as a viewer.
This was the second good Raw in a row coming off a strong PPV. Maybe WWE is headed in the right direction? I hope.
By the way, after word got out that Sheamus is one of HHH’s boys and workout partners (Hunter said that himself in an interview) look how quickly he got in a main event. He just left ECW because he didn’t want to be there (a lame way to move somebody), then he beat the shit out of people for a couple of weeks, then he lasted until the end in a SS match and now he’s getting a title match. A couple of months ago he lost to Goldust of all people. It took what, four weeks? I wonder where those “HHH doesn’t have power, he’s just another wrestler” people are? You want a push? Be nice to Hunter. I’m not bitching about it. I like seeing a new person in the title scene. I’m just saying it can happen fast.
Thoughts from the Facebook friends aka CommentFest
Here are some random thoughts from some of my facebook friends (just head to Facebook.com/thejohnreport) after I asked for some comments about the show. The comments in green are from the CommentFest while my comments, which will usually be sarcastic, will follow in the brackets when necessary.
Oh good. Cena can show Punk how to dress like a champion tonight.
???????? Why is it that he walks faster with out the title? (Because the belt weighs 700 pounds.)
I guess CM Punk vs. John Cena is punishment for that remark a couple months ago. It wasn’t bad enough to get squashed in the opening match of Hell in a Cell and lose the World title but John Cena too…..Poor Punk.
I like how “hip” Ventura is, what with the flashy jacket.
Do you want to know what Hulk Holgan and Nicolas Cage’s kid would look like? Look at Jesse. (To quote Ron Simmons: “Damn!”)
Governer… awesome…. just awesome. (WWE loves to mispell words. They are cool like that. Just ask Vance McMahon.)
Jesse Ventura reads the Raw Deal. (Thanks Jesse. I won’t be watching your show, though. It looks like shit. Hey, I’m honest!)
Well yea…pleather gator jacket…work out stretch pants…pony tails, and old and ridiculous sunglasses…that says wrestling to me.
Something new? Excellent!
So somebody else is going to job to Cena. I think it’ll be Sheamus, for the record. (This was my post at 8:11pm before I signed off for the night. I’m officially on fire with my predictons of late. I will now give myself a Barry Horowitz pat on the back.)
This is me marking out for Hart Dynasty on Raw.
WOAH, someone new getting a shot at the strap. That is quite radical.
Way to ignore the missed cue for Kofi’s music in that video package. Well done WWE. (Vince never saw the missed cue. He was napping. Old guys like to nap.)
So, my money for the number 1 contender is Hornswoggle, he’ll return with a new serious gimmick and all…you’ll see, you will all see! muhahahahahahahha (Thanks for posting Verne Troyer, next week’s host of Raw.)
I’m just going to assume that Dolph Ziggler must have pissed of someone backstage. He just cannot win. (He must have sneezed when he was shining Undertaker’s boots. Poor guy.)
If Mark Henry wins his match – will we get the vintage big guy comment “He has to be a favorite to win the Rumbl” and “the guys are going to have to work together to get him over the top rope.” (Yep. And we got it.)
Oh, i’m thankful for the Miz…can bet on that, and i speak for most of us here in commonfest (more thankful that he didnt say “really?!” but hey..) (I could have edited commonfest to commentfest, but I chose not to. I’m tough like that. People need to train to get better at commentfesting.)
We are thankful for you, Miz… at least we have one heel singles champion in the company… and thanks for being one of the most improved wrestlers in the company for the past year… you are awesome!
Hopefully Sheamus takes out COLE this week instead of King. (If a wrestler physically assaults Cole in a good way – not a Heidenreich raping kind of way – then that person gets the star of the night even if I hate that person.)
BTW… the music hit, I thought we were getting Hornswoggle the unstoppable midget vs Sheamus the unstoppable giant. (Giving away a WrestleMania match like that would just be stupid.)
Last week I compared Sheamus to my white socks. I apologize for that. He’s as white as Finlay’s knee pads.
Sheamus and Edward Cullen making pale people popular one fan at a time. (Thanks Casper.)
I wonder if you have to wear sunglasses if you look directly at Sheamus.
Man, am I the only who feels that The Hart Dynasty should spend the next couple of months being built as a strong tag team to face DX in a big match at ‘Mania (I guess to get some revenge on DX on a big stage) instead of having The Hart Dynasty face DX tonight with no build?…..Oh wait, there’s that crazy ol’ common sense talking again! (You must be drunk. Building up actual tag teams? That’s crazy talk.)
Vickie in HD makes me regret having a HD TV.
Punk and Cena faced each other on ECW the night after the Benoit tragedy.
I need to book Punk for this year’s Thanksgiving gathering, he could give the family a great sermon. (Thanks for posting, Linda McMahon. Stephanie is getting heavy, isn’t she?)
You know what fixes obesity? Cocaine…. oh… wait…
Promising first hour so far… [bites nails nervously]… still afraid someone is going to wake Vince and put an end to our fun.
Well…summer must officially be over – John Cena is no longer sponsoing John Deere.
So now Cena is a Broncos fan? Im sorry for the Broncos. (I have loved betting against them lately, for the record.)
I see CM Punk has grown out his facial and chest hair to go along with his heel character. If body hair makes you a bad guy, then Hitler aint got nothin on me. (Thanks for posting uh…Kimbo Slice. Nah can’t be him. I doubt he can type.)
If punk hits the go to sleep, cena will sell it with a yawn!
Cole: “Punk spent a good portion of his career on Raw.” I guess 10 months qualifies as a “good portion” nowadays…
STFU for a submission? Just pull Punk’s chest hair, Cena. That’ll work.
Nice counter by Cena. Did I just give Cena props for a counter? Help me sweet baby Jesus.
Hey, can anyone tell me if Cena and Punk have ever fought before? The announcers are strangely not telling us. . . (My sarcasm detection reading is off the charts.)
If Cole had been announcing during King Of The Ring 1998, he would have reminded us in the middle of Mick’s fall from the Cell that they were live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Actually they really only do it at the top of each hour because they assumed some people were tuning it at 9pm, but I still found this funny. You’re in.)
As much as I don’t love Cena…it took a top rope FU to beat Punk. I’m ok with that.
Wait…it’s a throwback show? I thought it was revolutionary. I’m confused…
I hope he makes him wear the bow tie…YES!!!
Vintage bow tie!!!!
Having those two on his team can’t be a good sign for Swagger’s future…. (He should learn how to jiggle his boobs.)
Wow, Cole made an actual joke? “One of us went on to not become the Mayor of Memphis and one of us is still sitting here.” I actually laughed at that one. Who are you and what did you do with Michael Dull?
Little People’s Court. Monday night. Oh god no.
Hey Masters- shake your titties or GTFO!
Hey, it’s Primo…Look, there goes Primo. See ya in three months!
oh evan bourne is coming out for a battle royale qualifier… whoever comes out to face him is the one winning…. come on goldust ‘crosses fingers’
Primo is the ultimate jobber, he can’t even make it to the ring. I’ve seen chewed gum get more respect.
Evan Braun is getting more chances than Batista in the divas locker room.
Well Jesse was a politicians so he is prone to flip flopping.
Mickie Jame-Canton sighting!!! (First person gets in.
MJ CANTON SIGHTING 9:32! (The guy that puts the time in gets in here too. I like that.)
Mickie James Canton SIghting..I think I am pitching a Tee-Pee right now!! (Thanks for posting, John Canton. Wait, that wasn’t me.)
Mickie Pocahontas James Canton = Ratings. (Tits true. Tits damn true.)
Melina makes me wanna pitch a teepee and lay the smack down on myself.
Hey, where’s the Kelly Kelly guy? (Wait for it…)
Kelly Kelly!!!! (There he is, Crazy Crazy!)
The Marine 2 looks “Priceless”…. (thank you for posting Virgil) (Usually I don’t like people stealing my material, but in this case it’s fine.)
Man, I want to sail a mayflower into Layla, if you know what I mean.
OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! ITS TA-TA TIME!!! (Calling women’s breasts “ta-ta’s” is really offensive. Say something classier like funbags. Kids today, huh? They’ll never learn.)
And now our Pilgrims vs. Indians divas match with your special guest referee Tatanka!!!!
Michelle McTaker is thinking Taker should Tombstone Ventura.
VINTAGE MARK OUT FOR THE GOBBELDY GOOKER!!!!!!!
Speaking of stupid things Michelle….How about that Piggie James segement last Friday…..that was really stupid.
The legs give it away…. Gobbledy Gooker is Maryse! (Ding ding ding, we have a winner.)
GOBBEDLY GOOKER- the BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGH STAR to come out of Survivor Series 1990…I can’t think of anyone else….NO ONE…
TATANKA’S MUSIC = MARK THE FUCK OUT!…Okay not really
mickie james-canton mmm… i’d poke her hontas.
Kelly Kelly is soo fine…but I think she’s been Batista’d. (Everyone has except Mickie. I hope.)
LOL Sign of the Night: Beth Phoenix is my dad! (Happy birthday to Beth today actually!)
Was Maryse just giving Melina some head?
WOW. MARYSE. Holy sweet Jesus was that hot!
I WOULD DEFINITELY STICK MY MEAT THERMOMETER IN THAT TURKEY. (With all caps no less.)
Michael Cole should be The Black and Decker super tool.
GLOW STICK HERE GET YOUR GLOW STICKS…THEY ARE READY…THEY ARE READY TO HELP YOU WALK THROUGH DARK HALLWAYS…
When will Jericho and Santino do their guest host respective rants? I am getting worried.
Why is it that dx getting sued by a talentless lil guy gets more attention than any match or wwe title storyline? Ugh. (It’s like Hunter is married to the boss’ daughter or something.)
LMAO @ the “I bet Cole says Vintage” sign in the backround!~ (Yes that was fantastic. That person rules.)
Wouldn’t be a Raw for the great Jericho!!! – Go back to Toronto…. I’m from Winnipeg you idiot!!! Best man on the mic EVER! (I’d say Rock and Flair are, but Chris is close.)
Trips needs to rip his quad again so hbk can get that last run at the title he soooooo deserves. (Hunter has such loyal fans.)
Way to make new stars…hell yea Jericho.
Slap the lawsuit on them for copyright infringment!!! Jerishow is yours John!!! 2 lawsuits in one week! (They spelled it as Jeri-Show last week on SD. That’s wrong. Bastards.)
That’s right Jericho. Screw catch phrases. You’d NEVER..EEEeeeEEEEeeeever use one…again. Because you are the best in the world at what you do. (Hey, don’t get after Jericho for being a hypocrite! He can do what he wants!)
United Shawn? Don’t you mean unified? (If HBK fucked up every promo every single week for the next year I still can’t make fun of the guy for the work he has done in the ring. Triple H on the other hand…)
So what we need need to have happen is Hunter goes for a spinebuster and his knee cap explodes again. Big Show breaks his leg because the walkway collapses on the way to the ring and HBK vs Y2J TLC commences. Here’s hoping. (WWE: Where hoping where injuries happen. Yeah, I stole the NBA’s slogan. Suck it.)
DX that’s how you cut a promo! No little people, hocking merchandise, or fart jokes required. DX = Owned by Y2J Mother F’er!
The back of batista’s head looks like a package of hot dogs.
The Undertaker is Mine… the WWE title is Mine! This stupid diamond nose ring in my 40 year old nose is MINE!!!!
Be careful Kane – Batista has been in staring contests with Orton – he can go all night. (This would be the perfect time to use “that’s what she said” although in Batista’s case I just won’t do it.)
Again, for the record, Not ALL black people have braids! (Thanks for posting Kid from Kid N Play.)
If JTG stands for “Just Too Good” as I’ve heard… how come they always lose?
I hope this Jeff Hardy DVD comes with a free bottle of assorted drugs. (It does. In an unmarked box.)
HA! Jeff Hardy. My Life. My Rules. My Coke. My Bad.
Alicia Fox-Mutombo sighting!
I am Santino Marella, and I crave breasts.
I would love to get hit in the face by the Bellas’ pies.
So the moral of this story is that someone who hasn’t commented in almost 20 years would be better at it than Cole. (Yep. That’s it in a nutshell.)
Will Vince scream in his own ears if he botches a call???
(In reaction to Vince’s tie) Oh. God. He looks like pee-wee mcherman.
I wish it was a pinfall match so we could get one of Vince’s classic “1 2 and 3 noooo, so close”…or his “DID YOU SEE THAT, UNBELIEVABLE” (Yeah, I miss vintage Vince.)
It’s the blacks vs. whites….Martin Luther King is rolling in his grave right now.
Tonight’s battle royal consist of the Koolaid Koalition, Kofi Kingston-Johnson, Nestle Kwik, a Viper, Richie Rich, a generic create-a-wrestler figure from WWE Smackdown vs. RAw 2010, and a piece of chalk… sounds like Thanksgiving leftovers…
YES!!! Jesse even said Sheamus needs a suntan!
Wow Shaemus + R-Truth = Polar opposites.
God… this actually makes me miss Vince McMahon as an announcer.
Soooo… sheamus goes from being on ecw a couple weeks ago to wwe #1 contender???? wtf?… shawn and hunter must really REALLY like him. (They are jealous of his tan.)
WTF!!! He’s been on TV for three weeks and he gets a title shot? I need a drink…
Wooo, come on sheamus, a great day to be irish!!!!! (Thierry Henry would like to shake your hand with his left hand to congratulate you. You know, like he used his left hand to beat you last week.)
Cena even wants Sheamus to beat up Michael Cole! For once I like Cena….. wait for it….. ok, moment passed. Hate him again.
Vintage Cena over-dramatic promo 11:02pm EST.
How come we never see signings for IC matches, or Diva’s matches… or even regular matches? (Like Primo vs. Bourne? I feel robbed.)
Classic Ventura heel up…gotta love it.
IM MARKING OUT! JESSE VENTURA IS ONE OF US! (ALL HAIL THE BODY!)
I wonder wat the % of pepole going throught the table during the contract signing is. (What’s funny is by posting this I’ll probably get an email from somebody detailing all the times it has happened.)
IMO, this was the best RAW in a long, long time…. (Or since last week.)
The TLC Theme PPV Should be called “How Can We Have a PPV Where Cena Can Keep The Title Without Pinning Shaemus In Your House” (Catchy.)
Jesse Ventura was superb. #1 star of the night by a distance.
I remember a short while ago when the Great White Hype was losing to a schizo, gold colored fella on ECW.
My GF got super pissed off and legit clawed me in the face bc of a comment I made about the Bellas and Maryse. Said comment was deleted but I stayed on and finished commentfest after all was said and done. Now that’s dedication!!! (Actually it’s disgusting. You chose respecting your girlfriend instead of putting a derogatory comment in the FUCKING FESTIVAL OF COMMENTS? I thought I knew you. You’re dead to me now.)
Vince McMahon in a red bowtie coming out to Animotion’s “Obsession” made my night. (Thanks for posting, Linda McMahon. Have fun blowing money on your campaign that you aren’t going to win.)
Thanks for the participation as always.
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