Reading character from the way someone laughs: a study of WWE’s Kings’ Court episode from Table for Three

Table for Three is one of the very few shows that I still enjoy watching from WWE. And I was especially pleased about the Kings’ Court episode with William Regal, Sheamus and Wade Barrett. As you might still remember, I’m all about the little details. And for this little gem of twenty minutes I took a special eye on the way these three people laugh. Enjoy my analysis and write me your opinion if you like.

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Rassling Ragbag 15/03/31: There is only so much you can take

Not a long time ago I’ve said that I would stop writing these WWE reviews. Dean Ambrose’s promos for the Intercontinental Championship made me change my mind. But now I’m ending this for good. It was a slow process of being disappointed and then not caring anymore. So this is my final say on WWE and all around WrestleMania.

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RAW 15/03/23: Dean Ambrose brings back the cocky referee -PLUS- Hallelujah! Brock Lesnar re-signed with WWE to (hopefully) spare us Roman Reigns as champion (for now)

On the last RAW before WrestleMania the last statements were set and WWE tried to make sure that predictions are still hard to make. But the best possible hype for the show was certainly created by Brock Lesnar one day after RAW because with that in mind I have to rethink my predictions.

"I need to be the special guest referee in this match tonight; the WWE Universe needs me to be the special guest referee in this match tonight between Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler. Officiating in WWE has been quite poor as of late. Men have been getting disqualified left and right for not following the rules to the T - technicalities are winning matches. It's not the true spirit of competition, is it? The Intercontinental Championship, the men that held the Intercontinental Championship believed in the spirit of competition. Winning that match in between those ropes with your wits and with your fists tonight. If I am voted the special guest referee in this match, I will uphold the spirit of competition." --DEAN AMBROSE.
“I need to be the special guest referee in this match tonight; the WWE Universe needs me to be the special guest referee in this match tonight between Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler. Officiating in WWE has been quite poor as of late. Men have been getting disqualified left and right for not following the rules to the T – technicalities are winning matches. It’s not the true spirit of competition, is it? The Intercontinental Championship, the men that held the Intercontinental Championship believed in the spirit of competition. Winning that match in between those ropes with your wits and with your fists tonight. If I am voted the special guest referee in this match, I will uphold the spirit of competition.” –DEAN AMBROSE.

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RAW 15/03/16: Dean Ambrose gets the win for his team but still has the best moment of RAW after the show

I’m back again. Dean Ambrose is made strong again. And Wade Barrett is made strong again. But still Daniel Bryan will get the IC title at WrestleMania. And still WWE tries in quite desperate and ridiculous ways to make Roman Reigns popular. All of this you can read in my latest edition of RAW.

"That's two wins, two in a row for the team of Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose. That's 'cause we're winners. So, when the bell rings, we're putting everything aside and doing what needs to be done to get done because we're all winners. That's the attitude we bring to the table. Seven guys in that ladder match with a winner's attitude. Seven guys are gonna be in that ladder match, hungry to become the Intercontinental Champion. Not just take away the title, walk away with the title, have the title... quite frankly, I'm getting a little sick of it! Now it's time for someone to become the Intercontinental Champion. It's funny, 'cause you know, after all this playing patty cake and playing hot potato, now... now everybody really wants to be the guy to make the Intercontinental Championship something... something bigger than it's ever been before. It's funny how that works, right? Seven guys in that ladder match and I've beaten them all at one point or another. But it doesn't mean anything. It's just like some strange, cruel Japanese game show, this ladder match – anything can happen. It's just a race of climbing ladders and stuff. So, you know, we got two weeks to prepare. But there's no preparation! Anything could happen! See, you just gotta be ready. And I can't speak for the other six guys of that in the ring tonight. Look at me right now – do I look ready to you? Yes, I'm ready! I'm ready to become the Intercontinental Champion – once and for all!" --DEAN AMBROSE.
“That’s two wins, two in a row for the team of Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose. That’s ’cause we’re winners. So, when the bell rings, we’re putting everything aside and doing what needs to be done to get done because we’re all winners. That’s the attitude we bring to the table. Seven guys in that ladder match with a winner’s attitude. Seven guys are gonna be in that ladder match, hungry to become the Intercontinental Champion. Not just take away the title, walk away with the title, have the title… quite frankly, I’m getting a little sick of it! Now it’s time for someone to become the Intercontinental Champion. It’s funny, ’cause you know, after all this playing patty cake and playing hot potato, now… now everybody really wants to be the guy to make the Intercontinental Championship something… something bigger than it’s ever been before. It’s funny how that works, right? Seven guys in that ladder match and I’ve beaten them all at one point or another. But it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just like some strange, cruel Japanese game show, this ladder match – anything can happen. It’s just a race of climbing ladders and stuff. So, you know, we got two weeks to prepare. But there’s no preparation! Anything could happen! See, you just gotta be ready. And I can’t speak for the other six guys of that in the ring tonight. Look at me right now – do I look ready to you? Yes, I’m ready! I’m ready to become the Intercontinental Champion – once and for all!” –DEAN AMBROSE.

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Rassling Ragbag 15/03/11: The fairytale of a wasted talent

I once came back to watching wrestling because of CM Punk. Then I turned my interest to Dean Ambrose. And when Punk was gone I hoped for Dean Ambrose taking over Punk’s role of the anti-establishment / anti-hero personality who causes chaos against anything, runs riot when needed and finally ends up with the WWE championship. Little did I know what was about to come from February 2014 until now.

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The Wrestling Week That Was, no. 1: Dean Ambrose’s chances to get the IC title at WrestleMania are further shading

I seriously wasn’t really in the mood to write anything about WWE shows this week. But I have somehow watched the whole RAW episode – mainly because I’ve done a comparing survey with NXT of how much wrestling actually is in WWE shows – and this makes me write this summary of all past three WWE shows of this week. Plus, the very infamous subject that happened, too.

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SmackDown 15/02/26: Dean Ambrose hopefully is part of a persiflage by WWE on WWE itself -OR- The wee bits of everyday racism in WWE summarized by R-Truth

If WWE meant their treatment of the Intercontinental title as a persiflage of their own recent bookings of the very title, then well done so far. But we will only really know when WrestleMania 31 is done and dusted. Until then I think it was just another stupid booking to make Dean Ambrose look ridiculous. And this way it wasn’t even funny – and kinda racist.

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