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    Roman's Backstage Calamity


    I'm lost for words. The terrible camera cuts, the telegraphed set up of showing Roman walking towards an interview and not already in place, Kayla's acting, the fact he doesn't even sell it for a second so no harm done. This is a textbook example of how bad WWE is at making stars because how does this angle get you any more interested in Roman? This was so dorky. If this was Joe this seems a really weird way to build them up.

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    I was watching a 1999 Raw on the Network the other day and it's honestly stunning how much more well produced their segments are compared to stuff like this. How has this company regressed so badly in the technical department alone in the last 20 years.



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    Re: Roman's Backstage Calamity

    Yeah I just saw it Ed and I had to cover up my face and I didn't want to open them back up when I saw Roman no sell the shit outta the attack. I think about when Austin was run over and it was a thing that went off and brought in Triple H and brought up Rikishi to the forefront. It was one of those things that you didn't know who could of taken out Austin was it the Rock, was it someone new coming it was cool at least how I remember it. This was just odd and a major sour spot for me from Smackdown this Week.

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    oh man i can't believe the big dog nearly died
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    It's quite amazing to see. The production, the acting, the camera work (including from that assailants side!!), the general idea of it. All amazing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MC 16 View Post
    It's quite amazing to see. The production, the acting, the camera work (including from that assailants side!!), the general idea of it. All amazing stuff.
    I think "good shit" is the term you're looking for.
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    I think "good shit" is the term you're looking for.
    Absolutely.

    You just know Vince was backstage watching this segment clapping his hands.
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    The best shit. The absolute best shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    The best shit. The absolute best shit.

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    A sophisticated product, no blood and guts here.

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    It's sad when porn is better produced and better acted.

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    My 7 year old has better camera work than that. Please let it be one of the Uso's for something different.
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    I just watched it I dont think it was as bad as you think plus I hesrd rumors it was Buddy Murphy so if it leads to a Murphy push I am all down for that.
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    Re: Roman's Backstage Calamity

    What on earth is this production. Seven camera cuts, including one from the point of view of the falling shelves? The best attempt at over-acting by Kayla? The incident immediately no-sold as Smackdown fades to black? Goodness gracious, sometimes less is more, my dudes. Single camera view, cut before Roman is revealed to be fine, there, now you have an actual cliffhanger that will give people a reason to tune in next week, in theory.

    The one thing that would've redeemed this segment is the addition of a sepia-tone freeze frame, followed by an old-timey telenova radio voice speaking over the shocked faces. 'Oh ho, someone is out to murder our loveable rogue Roman Reigns! Good thing there was enough space between the floor and the dreaded PRODUCTION SHELVES OF VILLAINY for Roman to escape unharmed! Will the mysterious assailant attempt another escapade on Roman's life? Will Roman uncover his would-be murderer? Or will this never be referenced again? Tune in next time on SMACKDOOOOOWN!'


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    Forget about the bad acting, awful camera shots, and general goofiness of it all. Even if all of those elements had been fixed, the angle still would have sucked. Ultimately, the biggest flaw of the segment is that they chose to have Reigns get hit, but then no sell it. You either have Reigns get hit and sell it as this big injury angle where he's carted off on a stretcher or you have the interviewer's warning alerting Reigns to what was about to happen, causing the gear to fall just short of him. Instead of being injured, Reigns is now spooked and now paranoid that someone is out to get him with the attacker likely trying again later. Either option is good and has potential to create a good story. Combining the two with Reigns being hit, but being completely fine physical, but is spooked, kills any drama.

    And to think, this is the same company that submits their shit for Emmy consideration!

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    WrestleCrap of the year candidate?





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    I dunno, Jim. I have to think this has a pretty strong argument for an Emmy.

    I would be absolutely SHOCKED if there wasn't a serious jump in share prices immediately after this aired.
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    Know what else they keep doing camera wise that is awful?

    The stupid up and down camera shit.

    Cameramen are damn near jumping up and down when people are stomping or hitting someone with a chair. It looks so stupid.
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    Re: Roman's Backstage Calamity

    Rumor is it's going to be Daniel Bryan and Rowan behind this.

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