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The RAW View - May 2, 2016

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Hello and welcome to the Basement...  This is the RAW View for the May 2, 2016 episode of Monday Night RAW...
Tonight's episode was... surprisingly forward thinking, setting up matches for the upcoming Extreme Rules event, such as it being official that the Vaudevillians will get the Tag Title shot against the New Day &, Rusev winning a Battle Royal to becoming #1 Contender for the Kalisto's United States Championship.
A strong focus early on the show was on the Intercontinental Championship when Quebeccer Pierre... I mean Kevin Owen interrupted the opening talk segment between Shane and Stephanie McMahon, wanting his 'rematch' for the title he lost, then Cesaro coming out, reminding the world of what went down with the distraction between Owens and Jacques, I mean Sami Zayn brawling, which lead to the Miz retaining the title. This is looking like it'll lead to a fatal four way match. Which makes sense, it allows Cesaro and Miz to cover for the lame duck overly…

Martial Arts In Comics + More Photos From the SJ Comic Con & Toy Bonanza

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Hello and welcome to the basement....

In case you missed yesterday's report on the SJ Comic Con & Toy Bonanza (which you can read by HERE), I mentioned speaking to Daniel from WNJC 1360 AM, and I've been thinking about his great concept of having a martial arts display / exhibition coincide with a comic con event. It really is a great idea, heck last month at Camden Comic Con there was a workshop on stage fighting.
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But when you think about it, martial arts have been a major staple of comic books for a long time. When you think about there are a lot of characters who it... Batman, just about every Robin, Lady Shiva, Wildcat, Black Panther, Captain America, Daredevil, Elektra, Iron Fist, Wolverine, Deadpool, Deathstroke, the Karate Kid (obviously), are just a handful of characters that are depicted of having various levels of mastering their chosen form of combat but just about every character over all has been shown using various martial arts techniques .

But wh…

WWE Payback Thoughts Opinions Reactions

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Update: Enzo Amore was discharged from the hospital

#BREAKING@WWEAaLLday21 has been released from the hospital! pic.twitter.com/HMxK0GsNOC — WWE (@WWE) May 2, 2016