Payback 15/05/17: The Shield isn’t back, no-one turned heel and Kane helped Seth Rollins to retain

And all of this wasn’t really surprising for me. Despite all my speculation during the last few reviews I was pretty sure that Seth Rollins would retain his title, The Shield wouldn’t re-unite and no-one would turn heel. Anything else would have been highly surprising and illogical for a Fatal-4-Way match. And now for a detailed report on this match plus a few thoughts on the forthcoming RAW.

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The Wrestling Week That Was, no. 3: Carmella is delightfully uncouth -AND- Dean Ambrose likes the braided beard of Sheamus

There were two last shows before two big special shows during the coming week. So there were a lot of promos, a little teasing and a few matches, too. A lot can happen at Payback and NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable but I’m still trying to predict the outcomes. And I try to explain it as usual with my own logic.

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RAW 15/05/11: Dean Ambrose has got some Dirty Deeds for Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns

WWE does it again. They tease a Dean Ambrose win at the next Pay-Per-View. And Kane acts quite strange these days. And interesting as well. At least Dean Ambrose gets some decent booking now. And I try to enjoy it as long as it lasts.

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The Wrestling Week That Was, no. 2: Finally Dean Ambrose got his win against Seth Rollins that he should have had during their feud last year

But I’m not complaining about the timing this win came in the end. I’m just not sure why it was done, why Dean Ambrose was added to the main event at Payback. Because of his recent booking I’m not even able to really enjoy this because the only reason I can think of is, “to make Reigns and Rollins look strong”.

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Payback 14/06/01: WWE recreates the beating scene from “Lawrence of Arabia” -OR- Of course there isn’t any title change on a PPV

Cesaro beats himself with the Cesaro swing +++ Goldust needs to find himself a new brother +++ Once again Rusev wins way under five minutes +++ Kofi Kingston isn’t even a low carder anymore +++ Wade Barrett promotes the English football / soccer team +++ Stephanie McMahon mentions CM Punk by name +++ Super Cena literally buries Bray Wyatt +++ Alicia Fox slows down within her madness +++ Three separate screens for Shield vs Evolution would have been necessary.

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Smackdown 14/05/30: It’s like Dean Ambrose had never held the United States title -OR- Paul Heyman is just an advocate

This is going to be one unusual review of Smackdown. It will be very short, it will include a short prediction for Payback and there will be just a huge rant. Well, the last one won’t be very surprising for every regular reader of this blog section. But sometimes I also tried to be funny. Since I haven’t got much time left, here are my predictions for the outcome of the matches at Payback (the winner is written in capitals / red are the actual results):

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RAW 14/05/26: I had almost forgotten that Dean Ambrose and Adam Rose have the same finisher

Stephanie fires Brad Maddox +++ Wade Barrett is like school in summer +++ Summer Rae has taken over from AJ Lee as the hysterical psycho bitch +++ Hornswoggle versus El Torito continues +++ Jerry Lawler is getting involved to keep Super Cena face +++ Damien Sandow has to sport just another gimmick +++ Nobody touches Adam Rose’s lemon without punishment +++ Sheamus versus Cesaro is getting really ugly +++ Dean Ambrose makes a comedy show from a simple contract signing

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