Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/05/16/rewind-a-smackdown-5-15-18-styles-vs-nakamura-royal-mellabration/
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 5/15/18:
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The WWE’s second night of UK TV is headlined by AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in their first televised match where the winner gets to choose the stipulation for their MITB title match. Asuka interrupts Carmella’s Royal Mellabration, and Daniel Bryan stands up to Big Cass.
We also discuss our updated thoughts on Money In The Bank matches and weigh-in on the Laurel vs. Yanny debate that is tearing the world apart.
Plus, your Café feedback from the POST Wrestling Forum.
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Regarding Big Cass:
Genuinely surprised John and Wai had a problem with his mic work here.
I felt Cass was brilliant personally. Why?
- He played a great bullshit heel with KO style excuses in defending his loss to DB.
- He does Carmella style/Iconic Duo annoying voices and actions to add to his promo heat
- He’s basically playing an Edge/Christian style heel but he’s NOT making you laugh in the process so you don’t end up cheering for him but rather just hating him more.
I think this is top tier heel work in a company whose heels are mostly genuine babyfaces because the crowd just wants to cheer them and hear them talk.
I can’t even hear ‘Yanny’ if I try to … % Laurel.
I’ll vote Magnum T.A. as best facial hair.
One step further than ‘All-In’? Balls deep?
With my earbuds in I hear yanny in one Laurel in the other. I had to take one out to make sure because it was a mashup with both in
The first few times I heard the loop I could hear the Y sound starting but as it played over and over it faded away and all I can hear now is Laurel. I think the Yanny sound is higher pitched and the Laurel sound is lower so your brain filters out one or the other and you only process one of them.