We haven’t had too much build up leading up to TLC which is a PPV that really is a soft spot for me. Growing up watching TLC matches with the Hardy Boyz, I would like this PPV taking like a big one. For me Raw and Smackdown were both puzzling shows this week. Not much story leading up to TLC and lots of filler happening on both shows. The show of the week for me was NXT, I really liked what they are continuing with Dakota Kai and I liked the matches and how everything was booked.
One part I really liked about Smackdown was them starting a storyline with The Miz and The Fiend. I really like how they are bringing Miz’s family into this. I really like how Miz is actually scared of the Fiend but also will do anything to protect his family. This whole angle was done very well.
I am glad to see Bliss back, I have not been her biggest fan in the past and it really didn’t have anything to do with her, it had to do with how they portrayed her. Bliss is very athletic, very good on the mic and can do just about anything they ask her to do. I wouldn’t mind babyface Bliss in a title match feud and I liked her being herself over being Vince’s next Trish. Mandy in my opinion just doesn’t fit in a WWE lifestyle. Sure she looks good, but her in ring, mic work, facials and anything they give just isn’t delivered. Glad Bliss got the win here.
I’m glad Elias is back but I don’t feel a need for Dana and Drake to be involved in this storyline that is almost identical to a Lashley/Rusev storyline on Raw. Just in the way of how they are having a women demoralize a man. I like Elias on his own and thought he could of got a good pop without this very strange storyline.
I love tag team wrestling and tag team action, Revival got the win to face the New Day at TLC. This match I am looking the most forward to. They are my favorite tag team right now and I want them to get those titles back. This match could really be a classic, two of the best in ring tag team wrestlers up there also with the Usos. I also really loved the promo the Revival gave after the match, this is how you use them.
Sasha and Bayley are my girls but the way they are using them with this Lacey storyline isn’t for me. I love Sasha on the mic, just let her do her thing, don’t over script her. Sasha is the star in this, not Lacey. I still really hope Bayley keeps dodging opponents and feeds them all to Sasha, has Sasha take the hits and bumps. Sasha has enough, wins Rumble and faces Bayley at Wrestlemania. I really wanna see that.
The ending of Smackdown really wasn’t for me and if I was Fox honestly would be embarrassed. They poured dog food all over Roman and that’s how the show went off the air, not for me. Corbin and Roman needs to end now, they are hurting Roman so much right now.
Monday Night Raw had it’s moments and one of those moments was Seth Rollins opening Raw. I like how Rollins talks like a babyface but his actions are like a heel, I really like that dynamic. I like the tease of AOP and Seth Rollins together but would like them to pull the trigger at TLC or a PPV or even an ending to a Raw. I want a good cliffhanger and slow burn for Rollins as a heel. I like Owens, but it is hard for me to buy him as a baby face right now. He has gone between baby and heel so much that it’s just hard for me to take this story seriously. Owens is doing great work though, and I would like a match at TLC between these two.
They continued the Lashley/Rusev and Lana storyline. I thought this segment was good, they got arrested instead of Rusev this time. As much as people have complained about this story, it’s a detailed long story, what people been asking for.
I liked the tease of Randy Orton and Drew feuding even though the next obvious feud is Orton and AJ. I liked how they left us with something that was like oh wow that would be really lit.
We got four squash matches on Raw and if this is to rebuild and give talent wins I’m all for it. I just don’t want to see this every week, they have to develop them in a different way and sometimes you have to take loses.
I really liked Charlotte vs. Asuka and Kari. This was a really good match and I know people were complaining but think about this Charlotte has been considered not only the greatest women’s wrestler ever but also the most athletic wrestler in the WWE period at one point. The queen can take down and dominate anyone. She has been doing it for year, this is a good way to bring queen heel dominant Charlotte back.
My favorite show of the week was NXT. NXT is such an easy watch show. Doesn’t have filler, corny storylines and have the best wrestling on the planet. NXT started out with Daine beating Dunn. This was a really good refreshing match. So many matches in AEW, RAW and Smackdown are such high flying spot fest moments and matches. It was refreshing to see phycology tested at it’s best.
This Undisputed Era promo I thought should of opened NXT. This was really good with Keith Lee and Adam Cole, we also have Ciampa and Finn involved in this two. I usually don’t like lots of guys in match, but god I wanna see them all fight at once.
Shayna looked really good dominating Xia and later in the night when she attacked Rhea she looked like that dominant badass. I would really liked Kai joining Shayna’s forces too. Kai looked really good coming down to the ring, her promo backstage, her heel look and her heel actions. This all looked good, all women looked really good. Mia, Kai, Shayna and Rhea. My favorite segment and moment of the week.
Really good to see Kushida back would love to see him go for North American Championship. He’s really good in ring, but curious how they are going to use him.
Really good main event match and I’m glad to see Keith Lee looking strong. I know people bitch about Vince ruins people on main roster but I could really see Keith Lee being a huge star on Raw, I really could. This guy has everything and really looking forward to more from him.