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Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 08:03 PM
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SmackDown LIVE preview, August 15, 2017: Cena and Mahal clash in huge main event

Just five days before SummerSlam, John Cena will battle WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in an epic non-title bout. Will The Modern-Day Maharaja be able to put his impending championship defense against Shinsuke Nakamura on the backburner and focus on the 16-time World Champion? Will Cena manage to direct his attention to Mahal with Baron Corbin waiting in the wings? See what happens when Cena and Mahal collide on SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!


SmackDown LIVE Preview : Quick Hits

John Cena faces Jinder Mahal tonight on SmackDown LIVE
AJ Styles to apologize to Shane McMahon
Natalya battles Becky Lynch before SummerSlam title showdown
Breezango returns to “Fashion Peaks” one last time



<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can't believe <a href="https://twitter.com/JinderMahal">@JinderMahal</a> is giving a kid like <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnCena">@JohnCena</a> a chance to be in the ring with him. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReasonsToWatchSmackDown?src=hash">#ReasonsToWatchSmackDown</a></p>&mdash; WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWECreative_ish/status/897471273453969409">August 15, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Droford
08-15-2017, 08:04 PM
The Summer of Jinder is almost over

rez
08-15-2017, 08:05 PM
aw yis. our champion

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:06 PM
OH BOY! A SONG AND DANCE ROUTINE!

Triple A
08-15-2017, 08:06 PM
I`m watching

rez
08-15-2017, 08:06 PM
This is the only acceptable reason the pyro was taken away for such a grand show jinder just gave us.

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:06 PM
Lol this was probably his SS entrance but do to time constraints they got cut

rez
08-15-2017, 08:07 PM
Please rise

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:07 PM
Everybody hinders jinder

rez
08-15-2017, 08:08 PM
damn statue nazis need to show some respect

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:08 PM
Feel bad for these performers. I can only imagine the pep talk they got backstage.

Production lackey - "Look, we appreciate what you do. But know that when you go out there, you're gonna get booed to death. Just keep smiling!"

Triple A
08-15-2017, 08:11 PM
hope they don't ever let Nakamura talk again.........

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 08:12 PM
Feel bad for these performers. I can only imagine the pep talk they got backstage.

Production lackey - "Look, we appreciate what you do. But know that when you go out there, you're gonna get booed to death. Just keep smiling!"

Creative probably gives Jinder the same script each week and the past week's date crossed out for the current date.

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:12 PM
I feel like there's no way this is a good match but it'll probably be early and not remembered anyway

rez
08-15-2017, 08:13 PM
This showdown makes me sad. I love both hibachi grills and Indian food.

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:13 PM
Creative probably gives Jinder the same script each week and the past week's date crossed out for the current date.

Obviously.

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:15 PM
How many times have there been a wwe title match between two people not from US/Canada(fully aware Jinder is from Canada but not storyline)

Frank Drebin
08-15-2017, 08:18 PM
Nothing like getting the ugly Americans to boo another country's nationality and national anthem.

Frank Drebin
08-15-2017, 08:20 PM
BOO THE BROWN PEOPLE. BOO THEM ALL!!!

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:21 PM
I'm more interested in Natalya/Naomi than Sasha/Alexa

Lock Jaw
08-15-2017, 08:22 PM
How many times have there been a wwe title match between two people not from US/Canada(fully aware Jinder is from Canada but not storyline)

Did Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio ever fight for the WWE Title? I know they fought 70 times for the Heavyweight title.

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:22 PM
Glow girl gotta lose this Sunday.

Don't want her to, but that belt is hideous. Should have never touched it.

rez
08-15-2017, 08:23 PM
How many times have there been a wwe title match between two people not from US/Canada(fully aware Jinder is from Canada but not storyline)

I got into 1999 and gave up :|

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Glow girl gotta lose this Sunday.

Don't want her to, but that belt is hideous. Should have never touched it.

Natalyas belt will be covered in cat hair

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:32 PM
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! ELLSWORTHLESS IS BACK!

DAMN IT!

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:32 PM
I bet they don't do a women's MITB next year

Triple A
08-15-2017, 08:33 PM
Carmella and Ellsworth rule...

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 08:34 PM
They are really telegraphing Carmella isn't going to cash-in or have her first attempt fail with Carmella constantly stating she's leaving SummerSlam as champ.

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 08:35 PM
I bet they don't do a women's MITB next year

Probably do one with RAW next year and maybe afterwards its as a mix brand match on one of the Big 4 events or MitB ppv.

Droford
08-15-2017, 08:40 PM
I wonder if Tamina and Nia could switch and no one notice?

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:42 PM
I wonder if Tamina and Nia could switch and no one notice?

:wave:

I would.

KIRA
08-15-2017, 08:43 PM
So what did I miss?

rez
08-15-2017, 08:45 PM
So what did I miss?

the thread showing jinder the respect he deserves. about it.

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 08:49 PM
So what did I miss?

Not much. Mainly Jinder giving the same weekly promo but with Nakamura interrupting him and Natty beating Becky with Carmella giving the same weekly promo afterwards.

Also the Usos want to fight New Day later tonight.

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:50 PM
I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!

Idea!

Braun & Rusev become a tag team.

Nobody can stop them.

KIRA
08-15-2017, 08:50 PM
the thread showing jinder the respect he deserves. about it.

I hope the human flotsam in that arena had integrity to recognize The MAHARAJA as their better when he came out.

ClockShot
08-15-2017, 08:51 PM
Poor Gable.

He really got screwed with Jason Jordan going to Raw.

KIRA
08-15-2017, 08:51 PM
So goes a talented Gable at least he got to keep the theme.

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 08:52 PM
Pretty cool RKO OUTTA NOWHERE moment

KIRA
08-15-2017, 08:54 PM
Randy seemed so alive when he was a Wyatt now its like hes going through the motions again.

Droford
08-15-2017, 09:04 PM
Shane McMahon joined nWo Hollywood brother

Droford
08-15-2017, 09:05 PM
Shane sweaty

Savio
08-15-2017, 09:06 PM
Was washing dishes did I miss fashion peaks?

rez
08-15-2017, 09:09 PM
beat shane up match?

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if Shane pulled the PG version of this against Owens. Extra points if a random zoom to Owens face also happens.

http://i.imgur.com/FdJYAPZ.gif

rez
08-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if Shane pulled the PG version of this against Owens. Extra points if a random zoom to Owens face also happens.

http://i.imgur.com/FdJYAPZ.gif

yesss

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 09:18 PM
:lol: Woods

KIRA
08-15-2017, 09:22 PM
I love that they actually acknowledge the New Day line up change as significant

Triple A
08-15-2017, 09:25 PM
Isn't this match also happening at SummerSlam

KIRA
08-15-2017, 09:30 PM
Isn't this match also happening at SummerSlam

Yes. The roster is huge and all they could do was give you a mini summerslam

#BrotherVito DELETED
08-15-2017, 09:30 PM
Has there been a PPV in the last 5 years where at least one of the PPV matches didn't see one participant defeat the other on TV the week before? It's remarkably lazy.

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 09:34 PM
Has there been a PPV in the last 5 years where at least one of the PPV matches didn't see one participant defeat the other on TV the week before? It's remarkably lazy.

Pretty much just Lesnar singles matches since he almost never wrestles on tv.

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 09:35 PM
:lol: Viktor

#BrotherVito DELETED
08-15-2017, 09:38 PM
Breezango are the best thing in the history of professional wrestling.

Triple A
08-15-2017, 09:51 PM
wonder if this match will end in a Singh Bros run-in

Droford
08-15-2017, 09:55 PM
Corbin a moron

Slik
08-15-2017, 09:56 PM
If Corbin was smart he would've just cashed in

also that was Jinder's best match as champ, credit to Cena

rez
08-15-2017, 09:56 PM
lol baron x2 idiot moves in a row

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 09:56 PM
:lol: if they legit have a title change to end Smackdown

Triple A
08-15-2017, 09:56 PM
damn

rez
08-15-2017, 09:56 PM
WHBHHWAHAHHAHHA

Triple A
08-15-2017, 09:56 PM
Cena gonna cost him the match

rez
08-15-2017, 09:56 PM
JINDER!!!!!!!!

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 09:57 PM
OMG they actually wasted it.

:lol: that was dumb as hell.

Droford
08-15-2017, 09:57 PM
Lolwtf haha

Triple A
08-15-2017, 09:57 PM
smh

Ruien
08-15-2017, 09:58 PM
LOL FUCK BORING CORBIN

rez
08-15-2017, 09:58 PM
so...wouldn't have corbin still had a match against a champion cena at SS if he would have allowed him to win? ..or would have shin?

DAMN iNATOR
08-15-2017, 09:58 PM
FUCK CENA.

Slik
08-15-2017, 09:58 PM
LMFAO that was hysterical

Savio
08-15-2017, 09:59 PM
At least this means Corbin won't be champ this year.

Droford
08-15-2017, 09:59 PM
Cenas a dumbass if he lets Corbin win he'd have a title match..Jesus Christ there was so much stupid in the last 5 minuted

DAMN iNATOR
08-15-2017, 09:59 PM
So now it's Cena, Sandow and Corbin on the list of guts who failed to cash in successfully.

#BrotherVito DELETED
08-15-2017, 10:00 PM
I feel like I should be pissed off.....but MITB is so played out that I don't mind people losing their opportunity occasionally. At least it wasn't a Sandow where he lost clean.

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 10:00 PM
Wonder if Damien Sandow is smiling right now. He's no longer the only guy to actually fail his cash-in.

Savio
08-15-2017, 10:00 PM
so...wouldn't have corbin still had a match against a champion cena at SS if he would have allowed him to win? ..or would have shin?

I think the match was non-title.

Also Jinder is easier to beat than Cena.

KIRA
08-15-2017, 10:01 PM
Damn Corbin just wasted his MITB

Ruien
08-15-2017, 10:03 PM
LOL FUCK BORING CORBIN

Ruien
08-15-2017, 10:04 PM
Best 10 minutes of wrestling that I have ever watched. Thank God Cena was on or I would have skipped the entire show and missed the cash in.

Ruien
08-15-2017, 10:04 PM
Love the AA from the second rope too.

#BrotherVito DELETED
08-15-2017, 10:06 PM
The one plot hole I can see is that, presumably, Cena just cost himself a title match.

But I guess you can explain that away with Cena not wanting to take away that opportunity from Nakamura who beat him fair and square.

Ruien
08-15-2017, 10:07 PM
Cena was laid out. He probably had no idea what was going on and wanted to beat Corbins aww. Stop making such w big deal out of it everyone.

Slik
08-15-2017, 10:08 PM
I can't stop laughing at how much I loved that.

The best thing WWE has done, excluding Fashion Files, all year. So fucking funny.

Ruien
08-15-2017, 10:12 PM
Hopefully this means the WWE has seen how boring Corbin is.

#BrotherVito DELETED
08-15-2017, 10:13 PM
If MITB is gonna still be a thing, they need to change it up now and then. Just having a heel waltz in for an easy title win got incredibly stale a few years ago.

This at least establishes MITB isn't a guarantee for success. It breathes new life into the gimmick.

DAMN iNATOR
08-15-2017, 10:13 PM
Wonder if Damien Sandow is smiling right now. He's no longer the only guy to actually fail his cash-in.

Did you forget that Cena also failed his cash-in? Think it was against Punk. I do remember him giving a week's advance warning, and they gave that as the main explanation for his loss. Big Show interfered and got him DQ'ed.

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 10:16 PM
Within 2 days, WWE gave away a title change (Cruiser), a high profile match with clean ending (Bray vs Finn), and an official cash-in instead of waiting a few more days for SummerSlam.

SlickyTrickyDamon
08-15-2017, 10:17 PM
Fuck Dave Meltzer!

Emperor Smeat
08-15-2017, 10:18 PM
Did you forget that Cena also failed his cash-in? Think it was against Punk. I do remember him giving a week's advance warning, and they gave that as the main explanation for his loss. Big Show interfered and got him DQ'ed.

Cena won by DQ and only failed by a technicality since he didn't get the belt. Before today, Sandow was the only one to actually fail by pin/submission.

DAMN iNATOR
08-15-2017, 10:19 PM
If MITB is gonna still be a thing, they need to change it up now and then. Just having a heel waltz in for an easy title win got incredibly stale a few years ago.

This at least establishes MITB isn't a guarantee for success. It breathes new life into the gimmick.

Disagree...it's mostly meant for opportunistic moments for guys to cash in and it should stay that way...doesn't mean every cash in needs to be successful per se, but no real reason to try to fix the way it is now when it's clearly not broken.

Theo Dious
08-15-2017, 10:20 PM
That was some grade A faggotry.

#1-wwf-fan
08-15-2017, 10:24 PM
Disagree...it's mostly meant for opportunistic moments for guys to cash in and it should stay that way...doesn't mean every cash in needs to be successful per se, but no real reason to try to fix the way it is now when it's clearly not broken.

The titles look like shit partially because of it. it's lazy and doesn't actually get guys over now. It's broken.

#1-wwf-fan
08-15-2017, 10:25 PM
Also, BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Fuck Corbin.

Tom Guycott
08-15-2017, 10:29 PM
So now it's Cena, Sandow and Corbin on the list of guts who failed to cash in successfully.

And Ken Kennedy with an asterisk.

Tom Guycott
08-15-2017, 10:30 PM
Hopefully this means the WWE has seen how boring Corbin is.

:Vince voice: "BUT HE'S TALL!!! AND MENACING!!! LOOK AT HOW TALL AND MENACING HE IS, DAMMIT!!!"

Tom Guycott
08-15-2017, 10:31 PM
That was some grade A faggotry.

What exactly is the scale for grading "faggotry"?

Ezra
08-15-2017, 10:37 PM
Personally I loved the ending. Didn't see it coming and it made me laugh.

On a character note it made sense. Corbin was so obsessed with costing Cena the match he forgot he could have just cashed in. He made his way back up to the ramp, looked backed and then it dawned on him.

He saw Cena out of the corner of his eye as the title match began and his goal once again became Cena. That lust cost him an easy title victory and I am hoping Corbin goes banana all over Cena at SummerSlam.

#1-wwf-fan
08-15-2017, 11:06 PM
I hope Cena squashes Corbin and he starts jobbing to Mojo Rawley.

Vastardikai
08-15-2017, 11:23 PM
Me, if I NEEDED Corbin to win a belt, was do it at Summerslam.

Wait for Lesnar, Strowman, Reigns, and Joe to kill each other. Cash in on whoever wins, or more specifically, survives.

After all, does it specifically say it HAD to be for the WWE World Title?

Destor
08-16-2017, 12:01 AM
Wonder if Damien Sandow is smiling right now. He's no longer the only guy to actually fail his cash-in.

Wasnt the Cena the 1st to fail?

Destor
08-16-2017, 12:01 AM
Never mind it was covered

DAMN iNATOR
08-16-2017, 12:06 AM
The titles look like shit partially because of it. it's lazy and doesn't actually get guys over now. It's broken.

Ya see, here's the thing, though: It's really NOT. Really.

And Ken Kennedy with an asterisk.

Eh, I wouldn't include him. Sure he won the briefcase, but the only reason he actually failed to cash in was because Edge won it from him, otherwise he was supposedly going to attempt his cash-in @ WM XXIV, however, since he never attempted to cash-in, I don't think he belongs on the list.

Destor
08-16-2017, 12:11 AM
Too frequent. Gimmick is buried. Helps no one. Hasnt helped anyone since edge frankly.

Tom Guycott
08-16-2017, 12:14 AM
... thus the asterisk.

Outside influences had him drop the briefcase in a non cash-in. That angle didn't play out to completion, even if we are all wrong and he was never supposed to win, dropping it to Edge was as much of a change of career trajectory as the "Mr McMahon's son" angle also being changed from him to Hornswoggle.

Tom Guycott
08-16-2017, 12:19 AM
Also, I still wish there was a different outcome in the Sandow/Rhodes feud, where Damien still had the briefcase, but Cody took the contract out... if both men attempted to "cash in" and had legitimate grounds to do so.

But I also still want to see some fuckery where someone cashes in "mid match" and brings his own ref, so that the champion is in two simultaneous bouts: against the #1 ontender and against the MitB holder. Even better if both guys pin a prone champ. Who won the belt?!?!

DAMN iNATOR
08-16-2017, 12:46 AM
... thus the asterisk.

Outside influences had him drop the briefcase in a non cash-in. That angle didn't play out to completion, even if we are all wrong and he was never supposed to win, dropping it to Edge was as much of a change of career trajectory as the "Mr McMahon's son" angle also being changed from him to Hornswoggle.

Nope, he doesn't belong on the list, with or without an asterisk. He never tried to cash-in. If he had, and then had failed to win the title, sure, he'd be #4, but putting thee contract on the line in a match and losing it is not the same as cashing it in and losing. It's an apples and oranges comparison.

My point still stands that ONLY Cena, Sandow and Corbin have ACTUALLY failed to cash-in.

#1-wwf-fan
08-16-2017, 01:07 AM
Ya see, here's the thing, though: It's really NOT. Really.

Too frequent. Gimmick is buried. Helps no one. Hasnt helped anyone since edge frankly.

SlickyTrickyDamon
08-16-2017, 01:10 AM
Didn't really help Edge that much the first time since he lost the belt like 2 weeks later.

Destor
08-16-2017, 01:19 AM
Edge was still a Bonified main eventer thanks to the run that starred with that moment.

RVD was posed to solidified with the case but he jinxed that

#1-wwf-fan
08-16-2017, 01:33 AM
RVD's was a legit match though. It's the typical "cash in on the knocked out face for heel heat" thing that's dead. Edge was the first to do it and it worked for him because it was new. He basically made a gimmick out of it ("The Ultimate Opportunist"). Since then, it's just been driven into the ground and used as a lazy way to get heels over and it just... doesn't. And it makes the title seem even more meaningless at the same time.

Triple A
08-16-2017, 05:38 PM
Moved the Corbin stuff to its own thread: http://www.tpwwforums.com/showthread.php?t=133798

Emperor Smeat
08-16-2017, 06:05 PM
RVD's was a legit match though. It's the typical "cash in on the knocked out face for heel heat" thing that's dead. Edge was the first to do it and it worked for him because it was new. He basically made a gimmick out of it ("The Ultimate Opportunist"). Since then, it's just been driven into the ground and used as a lazy way to get heels over and it just... doesn't. And it makes the title seem even more meaningless at the same time.

Biggest mistake by the WWE was having 2 MitB cases each year when it became brand specific. Watered-down the specialness of the MitB case and got very lazy with booking people they wanted as future champions.

Only real bright side to Corbin as holder was he didn't get to do the typical multiple failed attempts that also got driven down to the ground.

XL
08-17-2017, 12:14 PM
I don't remember an ECW MITB.

Big Vic
08-17-2017, 12:37 PM
Yeah I don't think ECW had one, are you thinking of the Sabu/RVD Ladder match?

#1-wwf-fan
08-17-2017, 12:56 PM
I think the ECW had a "working relationship" with Raw at the time so the RAW MITB match was for ECW, too. Don't know if they could challenge for either title or what. It was all a big, convoluted mess.

Big Vic
08-17-2017, 04:18 PM
But there wasn't 3 cases.

KIRA
08-17-2017, 04:29 PM
I hope Cena squashes Corbin and he starts jobbing to Mojo Rawley.

I personally like Corbin a lot more than Mojo Rawley

#1-wwf-fan
08-17-2017, 06:00 PM
Seriously though, Cena definitely needs to beat Corbin. Save the "OMGWHATANUPSET" Cena losses for guys who actually have fucking star potential. Enough with giving everyone a win over Cena in hopes of magically getting them over in an instant.

The Dastardly One
08-17-2017, 06:12 PM
Problem is they have a hardon for shitbag corbin and THINK he has star power and will lazily put him over Cena for no fucking reason.

The Dastardly One
08-17-2017, 06:13 PM
Good think about nak is they pushed it as a dream match so while him winning clean was surprising it wasnt some fluke upset cuz of naks reputation at leadt kayfabe wise.

mike adamle
08-17-2017, 07:03 PM
Even worse when they had 3 cases because of the ECW brand.

More fake news :roll:

Emperor Smeat
08-17-2017, 11:43 PM
I don't remember an ECW MITB.

My mistake. Was thinking of how Kane randomly challenged for the ECW belt at a Mania one year and for some reason thought it was because of an ECW case.