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What DID Bother Me: Antonio Cesaro
I went round and round with one of my Twitter followers last night, immediately following this match, because he tried to tell me Antonio Cesaro was in fact "slowly getting over". I know -- crazy, right?
This is one of the major issues with a portion of the IWC once they've made up their mind about a certain talent -- you can't admit when you're WRONG. Take Justin LaBar, for example, who can't admit that he was wrong about Tensai. Or Dean Ambrose. Take ME, for example, who COULD admit that I was wrong about Daniel Bryan.
By the way, I'm rarely THAT way off, but that's neither here nor there.
Antonio Cesaro was getting "boring" chants a week ago; last night he heard crickets. Pretty soon, the crickets are going to be chanting "boring" and even still, some of you will play dumb and pretend that Cesaro is progressing positively.
Let me be clear: I'm NOT blaming Claudio Castagnoli -- he's a great talent. I'm blaming the gimmick of "Antonio Cesaro". It's not getting over, period. Don't be blinded by your support of the wrestler. Rather, hope and pray he sheds this gimmick fast, so he can experience a modicum of success for a change.
What DID Bother Me: Dolph Ziggler
I don't know if this was a mistake on WWE's part, or maybe even Jim Ross's part, but I don't see how they put over multiple times that Dolph Ziggler had guaranteed to cash in his MITB contract last night, only to have him completely absent following the match.
I'm aware they can have Dolph explain his reasoning tonight on Raw, but what's the point of teasing it at all? Hell, they showed him backstage DURING the match and J.R. again put over his proclamation to cash in.
It was an unnecessary tease and considering the screwjob finish they decided to use in the main event, you would think they would try a bit harder to reduce leaving an even worse taste in fans' mouths.
It's not the end of the world, but I just didn't see the point.