I enjoyed WWE and NXT a lot this week. NXT really stepped it’s game up with storytelling and honestly I love NXT the way it is. I preferred it on the WWE Network while following Triple H’s way. With it on USA network I have been trying my best to catch it live and I did catch it live this week and really enjoyed it.
I liked Raw this week the most, but I did think all the shows were solid and are starting to give us more storytelling which I love. Ric Flair is what wrestling needs more of, his off script amazing promo on Raw was everything. I thought Drew VS Ricochet was a very solid match, but Ric really was the star power during this match.
Two segments that I liked on Raw were first Cain attacking Shelton and having Mysterio’s back. I love Cain and am more excited for his match with Brock than Tyson Fury and Braun. The second segment that a lot of people have been hating on is the Lana and Lashley going out to dinner with Rusev interfering the romantic evening. I can’t lie, I am a sucker for these romantic, love triangle storylines. I loved it when Lita, Edge and Matt Hardy had their storyline and as of right now I like this storyline.
Aleister Black has really been an NXT call up that I have been interested in. Ever since he was at NXT having matches with Andrade I have been very intrigued by his character and feel he can give us something different but cheesy. Another good match during Raw was Andrade and Sin Cara, I would like to see a lot more between these two. They could make a great story with these two. The semi main event of the evening I thought was amazing. I am a huge Rollins fan but Rollins having more edge and at times heel antics has been really good as of late. His match with Humburto was my personal favorite match of the week. These two are so good in ring and I know they could do more magic together. The main event of the evening was also solid, it was all for the return of Kevin Owens. I am looking forward to the AJ VS Kevin Owens feud, there is so much they can create with these two. Also Street Profits are amazing, not only on the mic but in ring. I am so excited to see more of these guys.
NXT was so amazing this week and since they have moved to USA Network this has been my favorite episode. Show started out fire with Bianca and Rhea battling for who is the top woman they feel should face Shanya. I really really liked the match and thought in a way they did protect Bianca a little bit. Bianca shouldn’t be losing so I liked that they protected her. I did find it a little weird in a way that maybe Bianca may be going heel with Lo helping her or trying. With all of this said Bianca is a damn star and I really hope she is the one to beat Shanya.
Another match I really liked was team kick defeating Marina and Duke. I am not a fan at all of the 4 horsewomen of MMA but I am a huge fan of team kick and am super excited for them facing the tag team champions Asuka and Kari.
I don’t think I have seen such a crazy, intense, storytelling match in a long time. Strong, Keith and Dominik killed it! I loved this match so much and this is my match of the week for everyone to check out. I have to say I am really getting hooked to Dominik, he has the look that Vince liked and oh my god is his promos and in ring work fire. I also loved everything Keith Lee and Strong did in this match. Keith Lee and Dominik did some crazy spots that really made me lose my breath for a second.
As much as the main event got my heart beating fans then we end the show with Finn Balor turning heel and possibly joining Undisputed era. What an ending, what a cliff hanger. This is and NXT is pro wrestling. 🙂
I thought Smackdown had its moments, but I did like Raw better this week. I selfishly just wanted more Bayley and Sasha I think. 🙂 I thought the start of Raw on Miz TV was alright, but Flair and Hogan did better promos on Raw. This was all to set up a match later in the night.
I liked the tag team action we got on Smackdown and I love the New Day but I really want Zigs and Roode to be tag team champions or in the picture so I was glad they got the win. I am also very interested in the Daniel Bryan story is he back to babyface yes movement DB or is he joining Sami and Shinsuke. Honestly as bad as I want babyface Daniel him joining Sami and Shinsuke would be really iconic.
They did Cross defeating Mandy is an ok wrestling match but what was really the highlight for me was Bayley and Sasha really owning Michael Cole and Corey Graves on commentary. I wanted more from Bayley, but I am patient. A really intense segment just made Crown Jewel a must watch show, Brock attacks Rey’s son again and then attacks Cain and Rey. Cain’s promo even though it was in spanish made him look like one badass motherfucker that is going to murder Brock. I am so excited and cannot wait. The night ended with the maine vent tag match and it was a descent match, It’s always good to see Roman and Ali in action, but honestly this is the match I am least looking forward to at Crown Jewel.