Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…
How WWE Should’ve Booked Undertaker Vs Roman Reigns
‘Smart’ professional wrestling criticism and fantasy booking isn’t just consigned to Internet fandom, four-year-olds also like to do WWE’s job better than them too.
Michelle McCool has posted a photo of her and The Undertaker’s daughter on Instagram watching Roman Reigns’ Summerslam announcement from this week’s Raw, where she proceeded to tell her father how to beat The Big Dawg and reclaim his Yard.
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Watching "boom boom" when Roman's music hit (before he came out)…..K: "booo…..daddy say BOO, he beat you!!! Next time just punch him in the face, kick him between the eyes then use your muscles to hold him down to count to 3! If he tries to move, just push him back down. Seriously, that's all you have to do. Ok, daddy?!" 👊🏼🤣#justlikethat
Of course! He should’ve used his muscles! It’s so obvious now.
And Younger Taker wasn’t the only person looking to beat up The Big Dawg…
Braun Strowman made his WWE return on this week’s Raw by bursting out an ambulance, screaming his own name, and beating up Roman Reigns. Strowman had been out with injury since last month after undergoing minor shoulder surgery.
As he keeps reminding The Big Dawg, Braun isn’t finished with Roman just yet, and their Ambulance Match at Great Balls of Fire was announced soon after. Unfortunately, Strowman’s follow-up trashtalking on Twitter contained a slight autocorrect mistake:
Told you #ImNotFishedWithYou
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) June 20, 2017
Never mind the yard. What about the sea!? All hail the new Poseidon, Braun Strowman!
With the NBA Playoff season coming to an end, Monday Night Raw bounced back from last week’s 2.53 million low to 3.1 million viewers.
53% of you agreed with me that it was a Cor show, while 33% were slightly less impressed at AvRAWge.
Daniel Bryan Shoots On WWE
Daniel Bryan made his return on last night’s episode of Smackdown, stripping Carmella of her freshly won Money in the Bank briefcase. But her sportsman-like tactics weren’t the only thing Bryan wasn’t happy with in WWE, as he told NBC Sports:
“I think a change of presentation is absolutely necessary. I think the way that we present our superstars probably needs to change…when you watch say UFC for example, some of the things that are the most endearing, that make you care the most about the fighters are these backstage vignettes that show their real personality…I think changing that dynamic and highlighting the personalities is something we really need to do.”
Breezeango’s Fashion Files skits are a perfect example of this, as is Daniel Bryan’s own success with the Dr Shelby segments when getting over Team Hell No with Kane. The Smackdown GM mentioned American Alpha as one of WWE’s more recent failings.
And in another interview with Sports Illustrated, Bryan said he’s still “working on” an in-ring return.
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