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Smackdown 8/1/17
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:51:44 AM »
Big Smackdown tonight with the first time ever John Cena vs. Nakamura.  Also, Kevin Owens, trying to become a 4 time US Champion, taking on AJ Styles. 

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Re: Smackdown 8/1/17
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 10:01:49 PM »
Nakamura beat Cena clean.  Cena landed right on his head just prior to the finish.

Nakamura seeks to become the 1st Japanese WWE Champion at SummerSlam against Jinder.

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Re: Smackdown 8/1/17
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 10:00:07 AM »
The Good:  Nakamura actually won the match rolling out of a pin attempt after a second AA.  Nakamura came across as the better wrestler and the better reversal artist.  The psychology of the match was great on paper.


The Bad; That match exposed Cena I thought.  He had a real hard time keeping up with Nakamura.  His paint by the numbers style was exposed but that was obviously planned.  It might have hurt Cena more than it helped Nakamura.


The Ugly:  That was a 10 minute match.  Owens and AJ went longer than that.  That exploder suplex was nasty.  I wouldn't be surprised if Cena sustained at least some form of injury from it.

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Re: Smackdown 8/1/17
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 01:01:26 PM »
That's the first time I recall Cena hitting the AA then doing the roll through to setup another AA immediately and it not being the finish of the match. 

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Re: Smackdown 8/1/17
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 01:40:13 PM »
It seemed like Cena wasn't all in for this match. Something seemed off.