Watch The New Day vs The Wyatts at the family compound, WWE’s version of The Final Deletion


The other day we wrote about TNA’s Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy: The Final Deletion, which is pro wrestling’s equivalent of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. It was an oddball kitschfest, yet one that was sprung from the minds of the Hardys themselves and watchable because it was so badgood.

Not to be outdone, WWE did their own take on The Final Deletion on last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. It was a brawl that pit The New Day against The Wyatt Family at the latter’s family compound. It was a different sort of animal from The Final Deletion, that’s for sure.

You can give it a watch below.

The New Day and The Wyatts brawl at The Wyatt Family Compound: Raw, July 11, 2016

Call me crazy, but I think TNA did it better than WWE.

The Wyatt Family compound segment is full of shaky cam, shifting focus, poor light sources, and quick editing, which makes it such a chore to watch. Everything is a blur. There’s also that awful image filter over the whole segment that makes it even harder to follow the action from shot to shot. I felt nauseous and annoyed watching the fight unfold, and that’s all there was to this. There was no big and strange story being told, it was just a shoddily filmed and edited brawl with some good high-spots.

It’s unfortunate since The New Day is the most charismatic and consistently entertaining groups in the WWE right now, and The Wyatts have long needed some sort of push that makes their spookiness seem more menacing rather than hokey. The Final Deletion was basically a goofy 80s action movie, but I’d rather watch that than an uber-serious, over-filtered, shaky-cam fight scene that’s been shot and edited without any regard for the rhythm and pacing of the action.

What do you think? Are you more for the schlock of The Final Deletion or the seriousness of The Wyatt Family compound? Let us know in the comments.

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