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WWE SmackDown recap and reactions (October 21, 2022): Breaking news, idiots

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Logan Paul was given the main crime scene in this week’s episode of the series. Friday Night SmackDown, and the way this guy flip flops back and forth between the baby-faced and heel-playing guy remains amazing. He gets some cheers and shouts out to Ohio and then calls out to his fans by calling the idiots in the house.

I’m getting whips here.

I’ll say this for Paul – it’s arguably as good a promo as some people who spend time on the mic on WWE TV every week. It’s almost surprising that he looks so casual on the outside, and he’s done a pretty good job developing the idea that he can pack a big punch and shock the world.

Then they worked at an angle where Jey Uso ran, attacked him from behind, and then had Sami Zayn and Paul arguing long enough to let him heal, so he punched Jey big and turned him cold.

It served multiple purposes – it showed how Paul could win, no matter how likely it was, and it gave us more than Sami and Jey couldn’t stay on the same page for 10 minutes longer. Considering Roman Reigns won’t be in the building, this wasn’t as bad as I expected.

I’m not much on the Ronda Rousey train who thinks she should win against Reigns and be given the best treatment WWE can give her, but as long as she doesn’t hate the idea of ​​sticking around for something more from now on she wins me over. .

Did they really include me in the match itself, or Saudi Arabia? Well this is it.

That was a little weird, huh?

Continuing what he said last week, Bray Wyatt cut a promo backstage. It did this while the new intro theme was playing and it was incredibly distracting. It was so distracting that I could barely hear what he was actually saying.

I’m Wyatt, so design choices like this are the norm, and I’m sure there are some in-depth explanations for doing it. But as simple television, a guy just trying to get a message across, it didn’t really work for me.

I literally had to go back and listen again to understand what he was saying.

What he said was that he was glad to go and just do his own thing, but was grateful that everyone brought him back. He knows what we’re trying to do, whatever that means, but he’ll do terrible things that won’t work and won’t regret it because he’s “just a maid” and “going where the Circle takes me””

What does that mean?

Who knows!

I guess that’s the point. There are more questions to be answered somewhere down the line.

I’ll say this – Wyatt has a way of really drawing you into him. The solemn timbre of his voice, its rhythm, its unique appearance. When he starts talking, I go into a trance and I want him to continue talking. That’s one reason why music is so distracting and they bring it back. The man is overflowing with charisma. It’s like gravity pulling everything in.

Later in the show, we got a promo where the masked man talks about lying and then someone new is apparently introduced. We didn’t see much and only heard “what’s up”. So Uncle Howdy, I guess!

They also made another barcode, which led to a photocopy of a “psychological/psychiatric evaluation” for Wyatt saying he “refuses to sign”, and in his story “difficulty showing remorse or empathy/conflict with social norms” and “Disregarding or violating the rights of others.” ”

Fun, huh?

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  • This show is The Bloodline vs. To continue the Brawling Brutes, they opened with Sheamus taking Solo Sikoa in a one-on-one match. The match was predictably good and Sami Zayn broke his Solo character again with his ringside quirks. BUTCH had an incredible super kick from the outside over the announce table. In the end, The Bloodline proved too much and ended up trying to injure Sheamus’ arm. It was treated like a big reveal for the band. What that showed as much as anything was that Sikoa could hang out there with the best of them. The best star of the future is written all over this man.
  • Sonya Deville is back this week to fight Liv Morgan, who is a bit like Harley Quinn and is currently working on a crazy character, with eye makeup that makes me think of Eric Draven. She laughs but is clearly not happy and is only interested in punishing, even if that means being counted, disqualified or something. She lost her title but also lost her mind, don’t you understand?!? Shout out to Deville for taking a supercomplex to a bunch of chairs arranged in the ring to get over how much Morgan has lost.
  • Omos and Braun Strowman formed a pretty good angle for the match. The MVP came along and said that he shouldn’t have wanted this so badly considering that Braun likes to call himself the “monster of all monsters”, but he should be careful when inviting Omos as he is a true giant. If she steps on him, shows everyone how normal Strowman can look, and then beats him, then what? It’s a really challenging angle for this program. Then Omos came out, stood in the ring, and Strowman walked slowly over to him, showing that he had to SEARCH to look him in the eyes. Wow! Then Omos pushed him out of the ring with ease, Braun replied with a laugh and “okay, big boy”. such rules.
  • Drew McIntyre was interviewed to say that he wasn’t happy with the WWE overlords attacking Karrion Kross and that there would be backlash if there was more bullshit. Having said that, they were booked for a match at Crown Jewel.
  • Damage CTRL retained the women’s tag team title, beating Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi in a pretty solid match. It was such a clean win that it didn’t leave much room for a comeback match. Once again, it leaves the champions without a real opponent.
  • Ronda Rousey told us in an interview that she only takes open challenges to prove she’s the best, not for ungrateful fans who turn against her. She doesn’t want the best to win, they want their favorites to win and she doesn’t respect that she. to hell. To hell with all of them. He’ll make the open challenge whenever he wants next week because she really wanted to get the fuck out of Ohio. The delivery is still not the best, especially when trying to show it in such a condescending unnatural way. Still, I won’t stop being great in this role just yet.
  • Legado del Fantasma got a behind-the-scenes segment saying they got Zelina Vega, and that’s why it’s there. He cut a promo saying they were above the others. “We are fed by tradition, heritage and culture.” It was shown that Hit Row watched it, healed and got angry about it. B-Fab had an idea.
  • Rey Mysterio kicked off his rivalry with GUNTHER properly this week as he entered a match with Ludwig Kaiser and immediately felt what it was like to go up against all three. Fortunately, he was a shrewd veteran with a friend who lied, cheated, and stole his way to victory, and he was paying attention. He used these tactics not to win, but even to take the field. A real good man. When it was a true 1v1, Rey came out on top to the delight of the crowd. They may have gotten more uplifted for this than anything else on the show. It’s another thing that the Mysterio family still ends up like this in 2022.

It was a fun enough show. Nothing spectacular but not a bad way to spend your time.

Class: C+

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