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*OFFICIAL* Raw Discussion Thread: 8th February 2016
« on: 8 February 2016, 11:35:19 PM »
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Last week, after showing defiance in the face of Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose’s bravery was met with cruel vengeance when The Beast Incarnate ambushed The Lunatic Fringe with a ring-shaking F-5. The brutal attack sent a chilling message to both Ambrose and Roman Reigns — Lesnar’s opponents at WWE Fastlane.

As outside forces look to turn WWE’s brothers-in-arms against each other in the lead-up to that high-stakes bout, Lesnar will be on the warpath tonight once again. Will Ambrose get his pound of flesh from The Beast, with The Big Dog by his side, or will the promise of a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match against Triple H at WrestleMania drive the best friends apart physically and psychologically?

Ever since AJ Styles scored a huge victory over Chris Jericho in his Raw debut, Y2J has taken an intense interest in The Phenomenal One’s career, going so far as to challenge Styles to a rematch on this Thursday’s SmackDown. It’s clear that Jericho sees some of himself in the ring veteran, and is seeking to push Styles to his limit whenever possible. But is there a part of Jericho that is attempting to derail the WWE newcomer’s career?

The Phenomenal One has approached each of his matchups with pitbull-like tenacity since emerging during this year’s Royal Rumble Match, and it’s that aggression that has captured the imagination and the attention of the WWE Universe. Is Jericho jealous of what Styles might be capable of on The Road to WrestleMania? After all, as history has proven, Y2J isn’t exactly fond of sharing the spotlight. Expect Jericho to pay very close attention to whatever awaits Styles on Raw.

Last week on Raw, Sasha Banks broke away from Team B.A.D. to forge her own destiny, and The Boss’ declaration of her own independence didn’t sit very well with Naomi and Tamina. Sasha and Becky Lynch fought off the attacking Team B.A.D. remnants, becoming what can best be described as an alliance of necessity as a result.

As we witnessed on SmackDown, Becky and Sasha are by no means exchanging friendship bracelets at this point, but they have formed a united front against Naomi and Tamina as they separately pursue the Divas Championship. Will this uneasy union pay off on Raw?

Ryback went into SmackDown with an appetite, and he gorged himself on lamb chops.

Showing renewed intensity on Thursday night, The Big Guy defeated Erick Rowan — despite “The Black Sheep” Braun Strowman’s imposing presence at ringside — and made a powerful statement to The Wyatt Family: Ryback isn’t afraid.

But should he be? Last Monday night, The Wyatt Family dismantled the similarly bold Big Show with a 3-on-1 beatdown. Ryback had best be cautious this week.

Earlier today on Twitter, Daniel Bryan announced that he has retired from in-ring competition, and will elaborate on the situation tonight on Raw. Find out what the four-time World Champion has to say by tuning in to Raw tonight. For exclusive analysis, don’t miss Raw Pre-Show on the award-winning WWE Network.
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Re: *OFFICIAL* Raw Discussion Thread: 8th February 2016
« Reply #1 on: 9 February 2016, 03:17:26 PM »
Poor Paul Heyman, he didn't even get to introduce himself! Another F-5 to Ambrose is great at reiterating how fast Brock Lesnar can end things. Triple H coming out however reminds me that I'd still prefer there was someone else in his place on that side of the WrestleMania match too.

Good to see The Dudley Boyz making things more interesting by attacking The Usos and putting them through tables too.

I'm liking the Social Outcasts more and more every week.

Dean Ambrose inviting another attack from Brock Lesnar and getting back up each time, resulting in a low blow after the distraction provided by Roman Reigns gives hope that Ambrose could end up being the winner of the match at Fastlane, but the situation still strikes me as communicating "he can't get it done on his own" and thus is unlikely to be.

Obviously I was right last week about the Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch vs. Naomi & Tamina Tag Team match at Fastlane, so I'm optimistic that I'll be right about Sasha going on to have a WrestleMania match for the Divas Championship.

An amazing speech from Daniel Bryan on his retirement, with bits of humour scattered in, but there is no denying that he meant what he said. I'm sure that all of the fans including myself are just as grateful in return for him entertaining us.
« Last Edit: 9 February 2016, 10:57:53 PM by Awesome »
Quote from: CM Punk
Please, if you say ‘Because it’s your destiny’, I swear to jeebus I’m going to start drinking.