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This Week's Episode:
The Dawning of a New Bray
aka The Promise of a New Bray
aka A Bray New World
aka The Bray of Reckoning
aka Final Judgement Bray
aka Bray-back's a Bitch
Featuring a brief review of the
Survivor Series SmackDown storylines,
and a full preview of tonight's action.
It's Gonna Be A Bright,
Bright, Bright (bright) Sunshiney Bray.
Bray Wyatt pinned Roman Reigns, in the middle of the ring, at a major PPV event.
I won't say he pinned him clean, even though I believe he did, because of the Luke Harper interference at ringside, forcing Roman to deal with three guys at once.
But come on, Roman. It's nothing you haven't magically overcome before. You're invincible, remember?
The best part of this is that because they're on different brands, Roman Reigns can't immediately get his win back. Sure, they'll probably have Roman eliminate the entire Wyatt Family single handedly during the Royal Rumble, and that sucks, but for now, Roman Reigns just has to eat his failure with a big bowl of tears as a side dish, he's got to choke on it and wonder how it all went wrong.
I like Bray Wyatt and I do not like Roman Reigns, in case you could not tell.
Now how did Bray go from the guy who loses to Kane two months ago at Backlash to the guy who leads his charges to victory in the most important of the Survivor Series matches in this, one of the new Big Four Events.
Well, apparently, all it took was for him to brainwash the right guy.
He's been concentrating on size as the overriding criteria--Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Braun Strowman are all big boys--but he should have been focused on another attribute: Animal Cunning.
And Randy Orton has that in spades.
Case in point:
Randy Orton is the perfect missing piece to create a New Era at Smackdown Live.
Personally I can't wait for the Era of "The Braysian Dawn Movement." Hans Gruber read about them in time magazine, you know.
And Now, A Preview of Tonight's Smackdown:
As always, these topics are taken verbatim from WWE.com:
What will be the effects from the SmackDown LIVE men’s victory at Survivor Series?
Well, we already covered the most important part of it, the forming of "Bray-sian Dawn," but what are the other big points here?
Team Smackdown won, so I guess Taker won't have to take any souls or dig any holes this week.
OR WILL HE?
See that guy on the right, helping to Triple Powerbomb Smackdown's own World Champion AJ Styles through the Spanish Announce Table, that guy appears to be wearing a Smackdown T-Shirt, which would lead one to believe that this particular man put aside his #BRANDLOYALTY during a battle for #BRANDSUPREMACY and screwed his own team. Where is his #BRANDPRIDE?
Undertaker warned you, Dean Ambrose. Don't say I didn't warn you.
About the warning.
"Yup, that's me. I bet you're wondering how I got myself into this situation."
How much did this hurt?
Does Shane McMahon know where he is right now?
And I don't mean when that photo was taken, did he know where he was, I mean RIGHT NOW, two days later, does he know where he is?
ALSO ALSO ALSO:
Is James Ellsworth dead?
Those questions and more will hopefully be answered, tonight, on Smackdown Live.
Who will emerge as the No. 1 contender in a Tag Team Turmoil Match?
Let's do odds makers here:
Hype Bros: 0%
Breezango: 2% (Just let me have this, I love them so much.)
American Alpha: 8% (only because of heel/face alignments)
But still, the match should be great fun.
Did Survivor Series alter the Women’s division?
I mean, sure, why not? Be kind of boring if it didn't, right?
Biggest question, though, who attacked Nikki in the hallway?
Was it Carmella, with the candlestick?
Or was it Charlotte, in which case we can't really do anything about that until Rumble time, so let's hope not?
Or was it Natalya, so eager to take Nikki's place in the match? (Yes it was, that is the answer.)
What consequences will Corbin face after costing SmackDown the Cruiserweight Title?
Whatever they are, he doesn't seem to concerned about them.
Hey Folks, The Miz is still your Intercontinental Champion
Can't wait to see how the Miz rubs it in Daniel Bryan's face tonight.
Their feud is the best thing going on WWE TV, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here.
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Until next time, I've been Alex Pawlowski
and this was me when Shane got Murdered with a Spear.