I know I said there probably wouldn't be a Three Count for the next couple of days since we'd be on vacation. My wife and I had planned on joining family in a cabin in Minnesota for a couple days but apparently our cabin got hit with a heavy storm Wednesday night, the worst storm to hit the area in the past 30-40 years I'm told. The storm knocked out electricity in the area and was not restored until late Sunday night. We were planning on heading up Saturday morning and coming back Tuesday. So not getting electricity restored until Sunday night meant we couldn't get to the cabin until mid-morning or afternoon on Monday, so we had to cancel our trip.
So instead, the wife and I are going to take a quick one day trip to Omaha. We'll leave Monday morning and come back Tuesday afternoon/night. Big day planned of shopping, swimming, Old Market, gambling, Zoo-ing, and whatever else the great city of Omaha has to offer. I'll give a recap of our trip on Wednesday
I don't even know what to think about Big Brother anymore. First, Bronte gets blindsided and can't win her way back into the game during the BattleBack. Then Frank gets blindsided. And it looks like unless he wins the Veto, he's going to be gone. What a tough week.
The entertainment factor of Big Brother is going to go downhill quick for me if Frank is evicted this week.
And this has been a trend now for many seasons of Big Brother and they haven't found a way to effectively get around it; everyone has seen the game enough now and knows how to play it well enough to get the strong players out of the game early. The problem with that is your strong players are also normally your entertaining players and people you want to watch.
Not that the people that are left are not entertaining. It's just that after so many seasons, houseguests know how to play the game so it's almost a detriment to be a strong player early. CBS and Big Brother have tried to make twists to the game to try to work around this but nothing has ever worked, whether it's been Roadkill this year or Battle of the Block the previous seasons.
Oh well. I guess I'll just get used to watching Zakiyah and Michelle all season now.
Quick hitters about the PPV last night:
- Still can't believe the first Shield three-way match happened at a Battleground. That was one of the big cards WWE still had left in its deck and it felt kind of wasted being played last night, especially with Reigns' suspension preventing him from being there for the past month. That should have been a bigger deal but I thought it fell REALLY flat. I thought it was going to build to something for SummerSlam, and maybe it still will in the next month. But that left a lot to be desired.
- Enzo is amazing. And it's a weird type of entertaining. No one line he says is normally exceptionally funny. Some are even lame. But he just keeps coming at you, and coming at you, and coming at you with new stuff. And it's different than anything we've seen before from someone on the mic. And it's fun. His new "How you doin?" shtick is great and keeping things fresh. I love him.
- A 9-month break was great for Randy Orton. He came off like a really big deal last night, which he is. He came off as someone who deserves to be in the ring with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. He took me from "Eh" to "Hell Yes" on him vs. Brock at SummerSlam. And Jericho continues to be phenomenal. If you made a 2016 MVP list for WWE, Jericho has to be in your Top 5.
- Sweet gear from Zack Ryder tonight. A little Macho Man USA tribute.
- Owens snaps tomorrow night on Sami Zayn. Loser leaves town match between those two at SummerSlam. Owens wins. Zayn leaves for a month or so. El Generico arrives. Book it right now.
- Still don't know what they are going to do with the lack of titles on the brands. Was hoping to get some clarity on that tonight but may have to wait until RAW tonight or the upcoming weeks, which is OK.
- Bayley was fun. Everyone saw that coming from a mile away but it was still fun nonetheless. Where they go with her in the future will be interesting though. Her popularity in NXT came from her journey to the top of the mountain. The underdog who always fell short and could never climb to the top. The constant battle to the top with obstacles always getting in her way. Then once she finally made it, the crowd was all-in and she became a star. Tough to re-tell that story on the main roster. May have to go a different direction and I'm looking forward to see if she has that direction in her character.
- There is a lot of money to be made in Rusev. Not sure when or if that will happen, but he's pretty close to being back to where he should be. SummerSlam could be big for him.