"On this day, I see clearly..."
"...shlabba dee bee doh ba-laiiii."
That's right, crazies. Edge came back to RAW last night to get bombarded with some ridiculously loud, smark-y cheers from the Toronto, Canada crowd. And to plug the return of his Syfy series, Haven. And look, I wouldn't categorize my sexuality as being that of a homosexual, but Edge can get it. Know what I'm sayin'? He's still as handsome and charismatic as ever. What a tall drink of Molson's. Plus, him coming back gave the writers a way to write Christian off of TV for a while...
Yes, as an indicator that we're clearly not done with the "Year of Cranial Carnage," Christian suffered a concussion in his match against Randy Orton a few RAWs ago. So they decided to dump him down on the entrance ramp like a sack of
potatoes Canadian Bacon and add him to The Shield's hit list. All part of Triple H's weird "I'm a heel, but I'm a super-cool, untouchable heel who will make jokes at the expense of the good guys who, in turn, look like useless simps" story. Which also includes some confusing "Oh yeah, and sometimes I'll just be a good guy and insult 3MB and stick it to Paul Heyman" stuff. More Triple H making it all about Triple H. Water's wet. Sky's blue. Hunter's gonna Hunter.
Edge is still booked to be a part of the Smackdown tapings tonight, so I wonder if this is where he'll actually get involved more directly in thwarting Triple H's plans. I'm not saying he'll spear anyone, or take a Triple Powerbomb, but they've definitely set it up so that he wants revenge against Trips. In fact, you'd think it was Edge vs. Hunter at the PPV and not Bryan vs. Orton.
Speaking of Orton, he's a casualty in all this too. I know I usually talk about Smackdown (if at all) a bit later on, but Friday's show opened with Triple H holding an open forum for grievances - which turned out to be his most ball-hogging moment of the story yet. He simply refused to play the straight-up bad guy; insulting Heath Slater, rewarding Kofi with a match against Axel, and kidding around with RVD. Orton's laid out Bryan for five or six episodes of TV in a row now and he's still second-fiddle to Hunter. Well, now Orton's figured it out. He's rubbed the magic lamp and discovered how to instantly get over in today's WWE landscape. Yes, Orton's dating Jo Jo from Total Divas...
Now he's all but guaranteed to get a ton of unwarranted notoriety come this November when the show returns for six more episodes! Not to say that he's not putting in the work though, because dating any one of those dingbats would drive me head-long into a lengthy stay at a shady, unscrupulous mental asylum. He's earning his keep. Especially with Jo Jo, who's previous boyfriend was Sally Draper's childhood neighbor from Mad Men. Her idea of men is probably on par with the stick figure drawing you see on a restroom sign. Meaning...she's not far off.
Still, the biggest victim in all of this is Ziggler, who now doesn't even seem to be a part of the eventual team who will go up against "Best for Business."
He had some Shield matches at one point. Then he looked to be in line for a shot against Ambrose. Hell, even as of this past Smackdown when he faced Ryback again. Ambrose was at ringside, talking with that voice that sounds like Tom Waits gargled hot asphalt. But then on RAW, Ziggler jobbed to Bray Wyatt. I didn't necessarily have a problem with Ziggler losing to The Shield. Or Ryback due to interference. But last night he seemed so far away from everything. Plus, I still don't know what they're doing with Bray. The Wyatts haven't gotten anything close to the push The Shield got, so I'm not sure how Bray stands on the card. In fact, the Wyatts managed to beat the PTP on Main Event, even considering the big push the Players have gotten lately. Yet, Harper and Rowan aren't a part of the big Tag Team circle jerk on the NOC half hour pre-show.
Word has it that there's a bunch of heat on Ziggler for being a bit too free and open regarding his disgruntlement during media interviews. Which is one of those weird, frustrating things about wrestling that isn't really fully comparable to any other brand of entertainment. Guys getting punished for backstage political reasons that have nothing to do with crowd reaction or acceptance. Look, I was no Alex Riley fan, but who's to say whether or not he could have been the next ginormous thing in the business? We'll never know now because the decision was made a few years ago to cancel his push and bury him Graboid-levels deep. Because he mouthed off to Cena or acted out of line somehow. Ziggler's no longer being "punished" on TV in any story-relevant way. He's just losing regular matches now.
AJ puts Jerry in his place, Cesaro's giant spin, and "stuff" on Page 2...
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