CM Punk To WWE UPDATE! WWE Star Tries To QUIT! WWE Raw, Oct. 14, 2019 REVIEW! | WrestleTalk News

CM Punk To WWE UPDATE! WWE Star Tries To QUIT! WWE Raw, Oct. 14, 2019 REVIEW! | WrestleTalk News

We’ve got new Raw tag team champions! The
second part of the Draft is even less surprising than the first! And WWE just managed to ruin
The Fiend. Again. For like the second time in nine days.
And there’s also huge news with a WWE star trying to quit the company, and an update
on CM Punk’s potential return to wrestling! Click the timestamps in the video description
below to go straight to any of those stories right now.
I’m Oli Davis – press the thumbs up button, click the ‘i’ above my head to give your
rating of the show – where you can choose from: RawSome, Cor, AVRAWGE, Poor and RawFul,
and answer our question of the day in the comments:
What did you think of Seth Rollins burning down the Firefly Fun House? Because I’ll
be replying to people FROM OUTTA NOWHERE… reiterating that Seth Rollins is not cool.
And remember to make sure you’re subscribed to WrestleTalk and enable notifications to
always on because we’ve been getting viewers telling us YouTube has randomly unsubscribed
a bunch of people from this channel. But for now, here’s my review of the 14
October episode of Monday Night Raw! The second half of the latest WWE Draft was
opened by the No. 1 overall pick – with Becky Lynch appearing on her new brand of Monday
night Raw. At least, I think it’s her new brand. I genuinely can’t remember if she
was on that or SmackDown before. Wild card! Despite reportedly knowing Sasha Banks was
still injured after last Sunday’s Hell in a Cell match, WWE continued to advertise Becky
vs Banks for this episode – classy move – until Lynch said Sasha couldn’t be there because
she’d beaten her up so much – which inevitably brought out Charlotte Flair, who’s now a
babyface again. The two actually had a really nice back and
forth match, which had a near 5 minute run of very good near falls, and a This is awesome
chant from the crowd. The finish came when Charlotte was sitting in disbelief after Becky
kicked out of a spear – because Charlotte’s won so many matches with that move – when
Lynch rolled her up for the victory. We then got a rundown of the Draft rules for
the night, which seemed more complicated than a Vince Russo gimmick match.
The most ridiculous of them being that “Tag teams will count as 1 pick, unless Fox or
USA Network specifically wants to pick 1 superstar from the team.” Which means the USA Network
are stupid, because they used separate picks for the team of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
on Friday. Overall, this was a profoundly uninspiring
Draft, mostly just confirming the rosters we’ve had in recent months – Seth Rollins
to Raw, Brock Lesnar to SmackDown, Charlotte to Raw, New Day to SmackDown. The only real
surprise was The Fiend to SmackDown announced last Friday – which itself is very problematic,
more on that later – and Erick Rowan being moved to Raw with no Luke Harper in sight.
Likely because he’s publicly trying to get fired all the time.
R-Truth and Carmella were also split up, but it really means nothing, because Truth will
go everywhere as the forever 24/7 champion. But while the Draft was tediously executed,
with Stephanie McMahon just reading names out from a podium with all the gusto of a
Monday morning school register, foundations were laid for a rather exciting Raw roster.
Or, as I now like to call it, Paul Heyman’s 205 Live support group.
The first of these was Andrade and Zelina Vega, who got a heelish win over SmackDown’s
Ali. And then a soft reboot of the tag division,
where, after months of name changes, squash matches and then slightly longer matches exclusively
facing The O.C., the Viking DON’T MENTION THE WAR EXPERIENCE Raiders actually got properly
over with the crowd, beating Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode to become the new Raw tag
team champions. Heyman’s fingerprints were all over this,
with big moves starting the match, more big moves in the match, and then all the big moves
to end the match. WWE have finally figured out how to get the crowd into the Vikings
– and an intense backstage promo afterwards where they referenced winning the IWGP, ROH
and NXT tag belts popped this jabroni mark. Ziggler and Roode were later drafted to SmackDown,
but the real losers here are The O.C., who had the tag titles taken off them for absolutely
no reason after SummerSlam. Another foundation of Heyman’s new Raw appears
to be Aleister Black, who was confirmed for the brand, and then got a strong victory over
Eric Young with his new Dark Ritual submission finisher. I’m all for a new submission move,
but the Black Mass is one of the most over moves in the company. He really should be
winning with that. Further building Raw’s tag division, The
O.C. awesomely started the Street Profits’ first feud with a backstage beat down.
Ricochet then defeated the also drafted to Raw Shelton Benjamin. Is that still a gimmick?
What happened to that? Later on, Ricochet was added to Team Hogan for Crown Jewel because
some of Hogan’s best friends are superheroes. Unfortunately not all Paul Heyman is good.
The Rusev, Lana and Bobby Lashley storyline continued with Bobby giving Lana a ‘deep’
massage in a spa. Which is a reference to sex.
But I know your secret, Bobby Lashley. You’re not thinking about Lana at all. You’re thinking
about those three beautiful sisters of yours, aren’t you Bobby. You like that, Bobby?
Your three beautiful sisters? Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman fought inanimate
objects instead of each other for their Crown Jewel contract signing. Strowman gave a table
these hands, and Fury beat up a pen. The humanity! Heyman’s 205 Live support group picks continued
next with the very exciting drafting of Buddy Murphy to Raw, where he beat Cedric Alexander
in a slapping 5 minute match. The commentary team then ran down the Crown
Jewel card, which now includes possibly the most ridiculously titled match in wrestling
history: The Largest Tag Team Turmoil Match To Determine The World Cup For The Best Tag
Team In The World. That’s 18 words long, and has the words ‘World’ and ‘Tag Team’
in there twice. I’m going to say it again just to let this ridiculousness seep in: The
Largest Tag Team Turmoil Match To Determine The World Cup For The Best Tag Team In The
World. WWE has now become a parody of itself. The Kabuki Warriors then faced Natalya and
a mystery partner in the wrestling main event. Given its positioning and how limp the Draft
has been so far, I foolishly thought this could’ve been Ronda Rousey’s return to
WWE. Instead it was her blood feud opponent for the last month, Lacey Evans. Presumably
because they’re both blonde. So barely six months into her proper main
roster run, the obviously heel gimmick Evans is now a babyface with no reason or context
behind it. And all the Kairi Sane spinning backfists in the world aren’t going to make
me forget that. The Kabuki Warriors are excellent, but this
match never clicked because nobody is really that into Natalya, and they’re even less
into the idea of Evans as a babyface. Asuka picked up the win.
The main story running through the night, however, was Seth Rollins going Fiend Hunting
– which he said he was going to do at the start of the night, but we saw nothing of
him until the end of the show, where he broke into the Firefly Fun House, beat up Bray Wyatt
and literally burnt it down as the live crowd heavily booed everything because Seth Rollins
isn’t cool. This is absolute s*** for several reasons.
This ruins any reading that the Fun House is entirely within Bray’s damaged psyche,
as Rollins was able to just walk through a door into it.
How did Seth find the Firefly Fun House set? If this is reality, which everything totally
suggests it was, why were sound effects still playing when Seth beat up Bray? And why was
Bray’s laughter playing over the burning set at the end.
WWE are telling the story that Seth is the babyface descending into madness. It’s not
working, because the crowd are booing him with go-away heat.
That’s also making Bray Wyatt get booed. Earlier in the night, a Falls Count Anywhere
match for the Universal title between Seth and The Fiend was announced for Crown Jewel.
Given that the Fiend has been drafted to SmackDown, where Brock Lesnar already has the WWE title,
Bray likely ain’t winning. And given the Hell in a Cell finish, their Falls Count Anywhere
match will probably end in a double countout. There are positives – like Seth burning down
the Fun House fully unleashing the Fiend version of Bray. With the idea that the Fun House
was the only thing holding that full evilness back.
But really the damage was done at Hell in a Cell, and now WWE are scrambling to come
up with a way to fix Bray’s character. And in their scrambling, they’ve misunderstood
one of the fundamental parts of Wyatt’s genius inventions. He’s not a supernatural
character. The brilliance is in the vagueness over what is real and what isn’t. Up until
now, almost everything can be explained in reality, with Bray masterminding events like
a psychotic tormentor from a horror movie. But this angle stripped away any of that nuance,
and we descended into Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior territory, or, more aptly, Vince McMahon
misunderstanding the original Bray Wyatt gimmick as a supernatural being instead of the cult
leader he actually was. Mark my words, we’ll have a Firefly Fun
House of Horrors match before the year’s out. This did set up a really exciting Raw roster
going forward, and the wrestling was very entertaining. But the execution of the Draft
concept was woefully dull, and WWE have taken yet another significant misstep with their
most popular gimmick. This week’s Raw is poor. And now over to Laurie with the news! Thanks Oli, great review. Shame about the
Fiend though eh… and the Funhouse burning down… I’m sort of past angry about this
and now just deeply depressed… Anyway, it’s not like this is the only terrible
story WWE have been telling recently. Ain’t that right Mike Kanellis? Because yesterday on Twitter Mike revealed
that he had asked WWE if they would allow him to cuck off and work elsewhere. Give the
man some release! Because Maria probably isn’t hey-yo! Kayfabe-wise. Accompanying this was the now traditional
statement typed and screenshotted from notes: “I am only 34 years old and feel I have
way to much left in the tank. Working 1 day a week is not going to cut it for me. I came
to WWE to work and that opportunity does not exist right now.” And that’s fair enough, the company barely
had room in their storylines for him to be married to his actual wife. Kanellis also said that he no longer wants
his daughter to seem him come home “defeated, sad and angry” and with questions about
her parentage? There were rumours that both Kanellis’ had
asked for their releases earlier this year which they vehemently denied but it looks
like this current storyline has proven to be the final straw.9 We have to wait to see whether WWE grant this
release, as they didn’t give it to Luke Harper who also asked to be let go after Wrestlemania. But that didn’t stop Kanellis firing off
some parting shots, or awkward staying shots that you have to deal with every day when
you go into work and avoid making a cup of tea at the same time as them, depending on
the outcome. Right in his sights was newly minted NXT Cruiserweight
Champion Lio Rush, Mike wrote in a now deleted post: “You won 2 matches. Chill out. There’s
an entire roster of Cruiserweights that we’re grinding and working their ass off for our
Brand, while you were sitting at home for bad behavior. Let’s not act like you weren’t
gift-wrapped the cruiserweight championship.” To which Lio responded: “You’re right, I was home. Reflecting
on my past and how i can get better. Getting back on a positive road to become a champion
literally and figuratively. Spending time with my children that are actually MINE. I
get your anger…trust me. Win a match 1st. Maybe we can talk later.” Now I can’t tell if this is a real fight
or not. It’s a deleted tweet so that’s like you got in trouble for being too real
right? But then Lio’s like, who’s the daddy? Win a match 1st, like the outcomes
aren’t scripted. Do they know in which realm they’re having this twitter war? So confusing. Also confusing is CM Punk’s current relationship
with WWE. He’s auditioned for a hosting role on a
Fox show about WWE, said that he’s open to a working relationship, which Triple H
has echoed, saying he’d also be open to a work-based relationship, but we all knew
that because Stephanie. And now the mystery continues with this odd
little bit of news: CM Punk’s stock on ProWrestlingTees has disappeared. All of the Punk t-shirts and merch have been
removed from the website and all that is on sale is a CM Punk Sucks tee with the header
‘he once crashed the ProWrestlingTess website. Stop chanting his name at live events. CM
Punk sucks now.” As with any and all news related to Punk this
could mean that WWE return is closer than ever and removing his merchandise from a competing
store certainly seems like a sign. Doesn’t it? Or maybe they just ran out of stock? ——————– Thank you for watching, don’t forget to
subscribe if you haven’t already and click the video over there to find out which WWE
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100 thoughts on “CM Punk To WWE UPDATE! WWE Star Tries To QUIT! WWE Raw, Oct. 14, 2019 REVIEW! | WrestleTalk News

  1. OLI: What Did You Think Of Seth Rollins Burning Down The Firefly Fun House? Tell me how bad it is in the comments.
    WWE Star Quits?! – 10:26 / Kanellis Shoots On Lio Rush?! – 11:35 / CM Punk to WWE Update! – 13:02

  2. Seth's state of mind when lighting the Firefly Funhouse set on fire: "If I can't be cool, NOBODY GETS TO BE COOL!!"

  3. I don't know Oli, it kind of sounds like you're just mad that your Firefly Fun House theories weren't correct. Which is strange because we already knew the puppets would sometimes appearing all around back stage and "good" Bray was appearing on local TV stations in San Francisco doing the news and weather, so it's not that much of a stretch to assume other people can find and enter the Fun House.


  5. Viking Experience only got over because they were in Minnessota, home of their Vikings NFL team. Seriously beyond pissed ab this Bray Wyatt BS. Seth Rollins needs to turn heel bc I'm organically starting to dispise him.

  6. I’m intrigued by the end of raw, are the spirits inhabiting the puppets free to take over other vessels? It seems like the old horror story trope just when you thought it was over then it gets much worse

  7. 3 sisters, lol
    This lana rusev story line is bad, why not just added shelton to this story line that would make it worst,

  8. Lio Rush is a jackass always has been always will be and yes Mike was absolutely right he was spoon fed that title like crazy

  9. Not even angry just disappointed with the WWE “main roaster” product. NXT is fantastic but RAW and smack down are just more and more disappointing so guess it’s just time for NXT and AEW. Rawful show.

  10. The question : What did you think of Seth Rollins burning down the firefly fun house?
    My answer : the answer its obviously there. "Seth Rollins is not cool."

  11. They should've given the Lacey face turn more time, the iron sharpen iron narrative doesn't fit and is super inorganic. Plus she should've been paired with Charlotte, not Natalya.

  12. Yowie Wowie! Seth v Bray HIAC match was just a setup to a more dangerous and unforgiving Falls Count Anywhere match that may as well end in a double count out.

  13. Vincent Kennedy double double e presents children family entertainment………………….except for those two sluts (lana and maria) on Vince McMahon tv.

  14. I hope cm punk doesn't come back to wrestle especially in the wwe for a lot of reasons top one reason is the shit story writing

  15. I agree Oli and with them constantly showing the Fox and USA "Execs" could tell that these people were no more execs than I am. You could truly tell these people are just pencil pushers in the WWE office instead of TRUE execs.

  16. I swear I wish Vince retired or that he wasn’t the owner of wwe. I’m actually considering on CANCELING MY WWE NETWORK ACCOUNT!………………………………………………….

  17. Bring back Matt Hardy and have him get involved with Bray…have Bray Break Matt and turn him back broken. Get him away from Seth.

  18. Bray Wyatt has bad luck with real estate. This was the 2nd time he has had his property burned down. The 1st time by RKO, this time by Rollins. 🔥
    Nice way to ruin the Fiend WWE.

  19. Every show. “ cm punk is returning to WWE”

    Who give a damn about punk.
    he doesn’t care about his fans and he is a big crybaby.

  20. Aw, you missed a great opportunity to show that weird smile of Bobby Lashly after suggesting he thinks about his sisters. Come on Wrestletalk creative!

  21. Why didn’t they just make the champions ineligible for the draft… it would of reserved space for people who were actually getting traded

  22. Look on the bright side. We have AEW to save us from the WWE. I haven't watched WWE at all since AEWs debut show. Best decision ever. Don't let this terrible product get you down. Watch AEW and witness legitimacy back in pro wrestling.

  23. I swear, if one of you guys just applied to be a consultant for WWE creative writing, the product would be SO MUCH better!

  24. So seth is going to wrestle in two matches for Saudi? Are wwe really trying to push seth more than ever without context. Like okay.

  25. lio is a bum. just like how vince is killing his own product. killing the hottest thing in his company. its like he wants everyone to enjoy whatever trash he puts on tv. no thanks.

  26. It could still be in his head. I fail to see how it is now impossible. Suspension of reality is a thing. I mean wwe had a 'deadman' for how many decades?

  27. Seth Rollins, the top babyface on RAW, breaks into the home of a man who is mentally ill, assaults him, and burns his house down.

  28. Seth has two matches at Crown Jewel. WWE is either going to have Seth Rollins pin The Fiend clean OR they'll have Wyatt win and trade off Wyatt for Seth. God I hope they actually go through with it

  29. work= let wwe fine seth rollins. they play a camera showing wyatt just standing by a table gets beat down throwing stuff around and burning a table. no firefly stuff around and its all in his head. he let him in

  30. Well I knew it was only a matter of time…… once they kept doing the same Fiend/Rollins bit I knew WWE would drop the ball. AFTER the Horrible HIAC, they could’ve just moved on and savaged the Fiend,,,,, but NO let’s do it again at our most Hated PPV of the year!!!!

  31. Once luke Harper leaves to aew is over, anyways heel turn for Seth please cus this shit is getting old, just let the feind in and everything will be okay

  32. I ve been waiting for Asuka with face paint !!

    Thanks to AEW, Asuka n Kairi got the title n main event match on raw hahaha thanks Riho !!

    Out of nowhere Lacey drafted to smackdown but appear on raw again 🙄
    Lets just hope this is the last time

  33. It's weird that Seth Rollins found the funhouse, since Abby mentioned it's a limbo, but I guess it's like maybe Seth learned how to go there when the fiend dragged him under the ring? I like that Bray actually looked devastated as Rollins was destroying the set tho. Only way for this to end well is if Seth gets squashed and the funhouse is completely restored

  34. They didnt ruin the fiend, they are doing it the right way this time, Seth will get booed and bray will get cheered(Why are you doin this to my Seth?)
    And he will probably win the title.

  35. I cannot wait to see crown jewel Saudi money showdown on Halloween Thursday…. And then Friday night smackdown….. Stars are gonna be tired and wrestling rubbish matches as per

  36. I'm glad Seth burned down the Firefly Funhouse. It's sucked for weeks. Almost as bad as Seth. Bray Wyatt was one of the greatest characters in the history of television, not just wrestling. Now he's a gimmick that will never have longevity. That's right all you short sighted Fiend dick suckers. The Fiend is a limited time gimmick.

  37. The only way to redeem the Fiend is for Seth Rollins, who will be heavily booed from now on, to be turned heel by Bray and exist in his world with his own stupid mask and……ahhhh fuck it. Just bring back the Eater of Worlds god damnit!

  38. I think the reason we weren't surprised by the Draft is the wild card because we literally used to see all of em on Raw & SmackDown

  39. Vince just doesn't like anyone getting over a gimmick that he hasn't created, Rusev day, Woken Matt Hardy, now the Fiend .

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