Trish VS Charlotte: Charlotte has needed something to elevate her backup and with the next feud in my head of Bayley VS Charlotte I’d say Charlotte should go over on Trish. I am taking Charlotte beating Trish.
Drew VS. Oney: I am taking Drew retaining here but Oney is no joke, he is super talented and I see him as the future. Drew is a great heel and great in ring, I would like him to stay champ until Wrestlemania.
Finn VS. Bray: If demon Finn comes out I see this ending in no contest or Bray winning, but with Finn going away for a couple months I see them having Bray beat Finn quickly. I am honestly not a fan of Bray’s new character, but I am willing to give it a chance this weekend.
AJ VS. Ricochet: This is hurting Ricochet a little but but I see AJ retaining with the help 0f the club.
Goldberg VS. Zigs: I see Goldberg winning unfortunately but I would love for Ziggler to squash him. Never a goldberg fan.
Owens VS. Shane: I have Owens beating Shane. It’s time for Shane to go off TV for a while.
Bayley VS. Ember: I have Bayley retaining and this being a short match that shows Bayley’s dominance. I would like a long match between these two though.
Becky VS. Natalya: I have this being the main event if not the co main event. I see Becky winning, but it being the match of the night.
Kofi VS. Orton: Storytelling wise best match on the card. I see Kofi retaining.
Brock VS. Rollins: Rollins needs to win. We cannot have Brock champion any longer.
I thought Raw was a good show and that Smackdown was a great show this week. At the start of the 24/7 title and introduction I really enjoyed it, but Drake and R-Truth thing has kind of fizzled out for me. Mike winning it was a good twist, but Maria winning it from him did the total opposite for me. I see Mike as a future champion and Maria tearing him down may be a good story but it doesn’t help him much.
I loved the gauntlet match on Raw, my favorite match of the week. Ricochet did win, but I loved the storytelling and them not giving away Mysterio VS. Ricochet. I would of liked AJ VS. Mysterio but Ricochet VS. AJ or a triple threat is a good build for Summerslam.
Great tag team action with the OC becoming new tag team champions. Revival are very good and I would of preferred them remaining champions but I understand they want to elevate the OC and AJ. Amazing match.
Moment of Bliss was good I like how Bliss called Becky out for attacking Natalya while training. Match itself was ok, but to be honest I haven’t seen a good Becky match in a long time. I really feel Natalya VS. Becky will be good though. I liked Natalya coming down to attack Becky, I am loving this story. I am very invested into Natalya winning in Canada.
This segment with Brock brutally attacking Rollins was really hard to watch for him. Rollins selling was perfect but I was afraid Brock really injured him too. To all these F5s on chairs and tables, to Rollins coughing up blood, to the attack in ambulance, It was all hard to watch but also really really good. I hope this helps Rollins. I really feel Becky took Rollins down a couple with that relationship making Rollins not seem like the man.
Main event of the night was Roman, Usos, Cedric, OC, Joe involved in a brawl. I really enjoyed this and it made me even happier that Cedric got his moment to shine. It was a really cool high spot. I keep saying this but Cedric has everything. I would love to see him pushed.
Opening promo to Smackdown by Owens was good and match was solid. Right now anything involving Shane is hard for me to invest into right now.
Bliss defeats Ember but all together good women’s wrestling match. The ending was the storytelling and best part. Bayley attacks Ember and it wasn’t necessarily a heel turn but in my heart that’s what I wanted.
It is happening, Trish VS. Charlotte. I cannot wait for this I am so excited. Trish really held her own out there. I loved how Charlotte took a shot at the model, diva type I thought that was great heat. I cannot wait for this.
Ziggler and Finn had as short match to just have Bray distract Finn, I wouldn’t mind this being a feud in the future when Finn returns and comes back.
Ali and Shinsuke had a really good match. Even though it wasn’t long I really enjoyed it and Ali getting that roll up pin gives me hope that he can become IC champion as Summerslam.
Hey everyone, I hope you are all having a great week and enjoying all the wrestling. I thought Raw and Smackdown were excellent shows this week and I am really looking forward to Smackville this Sunday.
The Raw reunion was great and I loved the way it started out. John Cena is always great on the mic and has great energy. The Usos VS Revival match was alright. I did like Rikishi in his sons corner but Arn Anderson in Revival corner was something I wish was booked or even Sasha Banks in their corner.
I did think WWE made a big mistake not letting Carmella be the first woman to win the 24/7 title. Kelly and all the divas/legends winning it made it feel less important.
Drew and Cedric have some special potential with this feud. I’m a huge Cedric fans so of course I would like him to stand tall at the end of the feud.
My favorite match on Raw was Joe VS Roman. Joe and Roman both never get enough credit for their in ring work and storytelling, even with this match not so longer it was a really good match. I see potential with these two feuding or teaming.
It was good seeing Mysterio get a win over Sami. I love Mysterio and think him and a Ricochet feud would be amazing.
I thought Bray attacking Mick with his own move was really cool. Even though I’m not too into the gimmick I loved this segment.
I have to say I love everything Natalya has been these past two weeks. Her promos have trumped Becky’s and her babyface along with the storytelling of their past has been good. Becky has taken shots at journalist for calling her arrogant and at the end of the day she can say what she wants and do what she wants. She still left wrestling and she is still not even a top 5 women’s wrestler in ring. Her character is great but I would take Sasha, Bayley, Natalya over her. Becky has been my top 3 wrestler for years but I am not a fan of her the man character. I am hoping Natalya wins in Canada with Bret by her side. I know a lot of fans will freak out if Becky loses but has the women’s raw championship been so not important or competitive in years. Becky can do her thing, but I do feel it’s time for change and to move away from the 4-horsewomen and engage into the future into NXT talent.
A perfect ending to the Raw reunion was tipsy Steve Austin being Stone Cold. Brings memories back and always love seeing and hearing him.
A really good match on Smackdown between Apollo and Shinsuke. I really feel there is something here between these two. Shinsuke is a good heel and Apollo really needs something right now. He is so amazing in ring and I can feel his charisma, really want to see more matches with him.
We had a really short match between Ember and Charlotte but we also had Ember turning her back on Bayley. This will be interesting going into Summerslam, but I really want to see more of Liv and her character update and change.
Moment of the week for me was the HBK/MIZ/Ziggler segment. Oh boy do I want to see Ziggler VS HBK now. Ziggler mad a lot of good points about HBK coming back was a mistake, I really do think ending this story against Ziggler would be perfect.
Solid segment with Orton and Kofi. They are giving us a little story to work with, hopefully we get more because as of right now not too engaged but willing to give this a chance. Match itself was alright but was all for Orton to interfere. Deep down I really wanted Ali VS. Kofi at Summerslam.
I liked Finn’s promo and him VS Bray at Summerslam should be good. I know Finn will be going away for a little while but this was a match we were supposed to get originally so this should be good.
We didn’t get much of a Roman/Owens match but the kicking Drew, Elias and Shane’s ass was pretty damn cool. Owens is over and as much as I do not approve of him using the stunner I love everything he has been doing as a babyface.
Hey Everyone, I hope you have been enjoying your week. It has been three nights in a row of wrestling and we had some positives and some negatives. As far as Raw and Smackdown goes I thought both shows were descent. Extreme Rules wasn’t my favorite PPV this year but at least we get a more aggressive Ricochet and Seth Rollins.
Paul creatively is amazing but his promos for Brock have been repetitive for a while. It really did nothing for me, I see the hate on social media for Seth Rollins winning to get that rematch with Brock, honestly Rollins is has been the man the wrestler carrying this industry for the last two years, he deserves at least a rematch. I don’t care how long it takes but I want Rollins to retrain and face Roman at Mania.
Good tag team match with Ricochet and Usos. I just wish Usos had a story with Revival, instead of one off matches. Tag team division needs a spark.
My favorite part of Raw was Cedric getting the win over Drew. Drew by looks is what a white man would think a star looks like, but for me Cedric is the star and I hope Cedric gets a push.
One thing that everyone seems to be a fan of that I am not is Bray. I think Bray has a very talented mind but this character I am not feeling and him feuding with Finn again is nothing intruiging.
Natalya advances to face Becky at Summerslam. Becky is a great character and she really know how to make the fans love her but athletic and in ring wise Natalya, Sasha, Bayley are way ahead of her. I think this the man stuff did take Becky down a little, you don’t need to be super feminine but copying stone colds character is fizzling out for me. I like characters that are unique and organic and at a point she was, I preferred straight fire Becky and BEcky is one of my favorites I have just not been happy with her booking and matches lately. Natalya is a character I have always been invested in and I would be all for her winning in her hometown at Summerslam.
Miz and Ziggler as a tag team or a feud I would be interested in. Looking for another feud from these two.
I’m so happy to see Liv back on TV. A lot of people say Mandy, Mella, Bliss looks like the stars but to me Liv has everything and more. The offense she got was really good against Charlotte and with a teased character change I am really interested.
Cesaro and Black have a really good match but storytelling wise I am not sure where they go from here.
Bayley and Ember defeat Mandy and Sonya quickly. Match itself was whatever but after the match Bayley challenging Ember was really good. These two will have a great match together but am Ember heel turn would be unexpected and interesting.
Kevin Owens has been great as a babyface, but it’s my same issue with Becky right now. BE original don’t copy the former wrestlers attitude or finishes.
Hey everyone! I hope you have all been having a great week and have been enjoying the wrestling. I am excited for Extreme Rules this weekend and also Evolve, it will be a great weekend of wrestling.
I really enjoyed the opening Raw match with Andrade and Zelina against Rollins and Becky. I get so annoyed when fans and critics say that Becky has cooled off. I may not be the biggest fan of Becky and Rollins acknowledging their relationship and putting it on WWE TV but both are incredible wrestlers and at the top of their good. It’s good to show emotion and make wrestlers relatable and that’s what I see with Becky and Rollins. I liked the match. The Lacey and Corbin attacking Rollins and Becky at the end I didn’t feel was needed but match quality very good match. Only little thing that would of been great is Rollins losing and somehow Becky to defeated Andrade. I know that could possible bury him and Zelina so I understood it. I do love Zelina getting more involved in Andrade’s matches,, just like Lita did.
S0lid tag team action with Miz and Usos defeating Revival and Elias. I like what we are getting with Usos and Revival, just wish we would get more of a storyline with them. As far as Miz goes, I have liked his baby face work but I do feel like it’s time for him to turn heel.
Burying Mysterio on Raw just to put over Lashley I didn’t like at all. I do not feel like we should be seeing Lashley or Strowman for weeks, they kind of died out that big spot.
Best storyline on Raw has been Ricochet and AJ Styles. I do like what they are doing with the club now, looking forward to this match on Sunday.
I’m a huge Cedric Alexander fan, so seeing him in the main event teaming up with Roman on Raw, really made me happy. I hope to see more of him.
Smackdown had the best start of a WWE show in years. I thought the start of that Raw explosion was good, but wow I preferred this and loved this so much more. I loved the pipebomb we got and how fucking real it felt. Kevin Owens nailed this promo, it was amazing.
Shinsuke defeating Finn was the right call. I would like a good storyline between him and Finn.
I love Bayley, but this storyline with Bliss and Nikki has not done favors for her. Bayley should be the champion that faces anyone and does open challenges every week. I think the unstoppable odds of Bayley vs Bliss and Nikki is interesting but I’d rather Bayley just defeat both of them instead of a Sasha return. I loved them as a tag team, but what is best for Bayley as champion is for her and Sasha to be seperated.
Extreme rules predictions:
Black VS. Cesaro: I really enjoyed Cesaro’s promo on Smackdown, but I do have a feeling they will sadly have Black squash him.
Revival VS. Usos: I am going with Revival retaining. They do need to add something to this storyline for it to continue and have Usos win at Summerslam.
Strowman VS. Lashley: I really don’t think these two should be fighting at this PPV. I would of liked a longer sell, but with that said I am going with Strowman retaining.
Drew VS. Tony: Drew is too good to lose and Tony was too dull to be a champion. Going with Drew.
Ricochet VS. AJ: I am going with AJ Styles becoming the new United States Champion. I think for this story to continue AJ either has to get the win or for it to end in no contest.
Smackdown tag team champions: I really feel it’s time for a title change, I am going with New Day. We may not have another moment while all new day members are all champions at the same time.
Bayley VS. Bliss and Nikki: I hope there is no Sasha return because I feel Sasha and Bayley are both stars on their own. I would like Bayley to just defeat both of them. Going with Bayley to somehow retain.
Kofi VS. Joe: I am going with Kofi retaining and for this to be the match of the night.
Rollins and Becky VS. Lacey and Corbin: I have Becky and Rollins retaining their gold.
Undertaker and Roman VS. Shane and Drew: This will be a fun match in the end I have Roman doing most of the work but taker getting the win.
I hope everyone enjoys Evolve and Extreme Rules this weekend!
This was a very good week of wrestling. AEW Saturday night, and an amazing Raw on Monday and solid Smackdown on Tuesday.
Raw started out crazy and this may have been the best start of Raw in years. The explosion and the sell of Lashley and Braun was amazing. Everything looked realistic and like a work, I really enjoyed it.
Raiders and Joe defeating New Day was a really good match and the outcome was certainly a risky but interesting booking. I personally feel Kofi needs to be protected and not submitted or pinned but I do understand them wanting Joe to look strong.
I absolutely loved the Undertakers promos, this has been his best promo since facing Roman. I am really looking forward to this match but would like to see an alliance with Roman and Undertaker or at least an understanding as a tag team for Extreme Rules.
We certainly had an interesting promo with Rollins and Becky along with Mike and Maria. I thought Maria nailed this promo and goodbye to PG era with her calling her husband her bitch. I laughed so hard at that promo, but she really looked like a star cutting that promo. Becky and Rollins need to find their chemistry during promos and in ring or they need to end this partnership at Extreme Rules. It just comes across as not organic and awkward.
Street profits promos on Raw, made this show feel like a star show. We need more of the street profits, they are so entertaining.
Maverick becomes the new 24/7 champion, for now this is alright. I just really like the championship on Truth with Mella right now. Eventually Mella being the champion would be awesome. As long as they have a story, this has and will be entertaining.
Ricochet and AJ had another good match, wasn’t as good as last week but it had it’s moments. We finally got a heel turn by AJ and now we can develop a story with an amazing in ring match. Looking forward to this.
Kevin Owens started out Smackdown with the KO show. Kevin Owens is so damn good at everything he does, give me baby face Owens. Kevin being real towards Drew and Shane was great, I really thought we were getting a babyface turn and Owens VS. Drew but instead we got Zigs and Owens teaming up. I thought Shane and Drew were not good in this segment but Owens was great. My favorite part was Owens blowing up on Ziggler and basically spitting out facts. Tag team match itself was good, but I really wanted Zigs and Owens to get a run as a tag team.
Nikki Cross lost to Bayley, but this was a good part to add to the story. Honestly the biggest story in WWE right now have been Nikki Cross and Bliss. I hope Paul Heyman gets his hands on this and continue to add to this story. Nikki is a female Dean/ Mick Foley. She is really good and plays crazy well. Bliss and her really go off each other well. Unfortunately this whole story is making Bayley not seem like the champion on Smackdown. Bayley and Becky are the champions of their brand but they are not displayed that way, hopefully Paul and Eric can help with this.
Andrade and Crews had a good match, we just need a story attached to this and get that IC title picture going.
I was happy that Ember finally got a win, she beat Mandy. Match itself was alright but her finisher was all worth it. They have been teasing a lesbian storyline with Mandy and Sonya and I’m not against it, but make it real not some two hot women in a makeout storyline. Give it story and meaning.
Ali cut a really good promo, he is so good at these. He talks about chasing the light and how he doesn’t want the WWE title for money and fame, he wants to give those all around him hope and inspiration. Kofi has been booked well, but Ali in my heart was who I wanted to be the champion all along and I would love to see it.
Last thing I would like to talk about is AEW’s event over the weekend, Fyter Fest. I was not engaged or entertained by the event. AEW wrestlers have taken shots at WWE for their comedy acts but the librarian and hokey things on that show were certainly not my cup of tea or what I find entertaining. I also was disappointed in the production and film angles. This is what WWE will always win in, their backstage and production team. I thought having Cody VS. Allin and Jon VS Joey were two matches that were gimmick matches full of hot shotting. I saw nothing different than what WWE, independents and other promotions are doing. I do not see edge, unless you count pointless highspots and thumbtacks an edge. It was just not for me, I think Cody, Omega and young bucks are amazing but explaining a chair is gimmicked made me turn away. We all know wrestling is predetermined but do you really have to discuss the behind the scenes of it being predetermined, leave some suspense. It comes down to lack of storylines, hot shotting, no selling and too predictable.
Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great week of wrestling. I have really enjoyed this week of wrestling, it feels like a new era and I like what they are improving on.
Stomping grounds may be my favorite paperview of the year, I really enjoyed it. The PPV started out fantastic with cruiserweight action, I love the cruiserweights. It really makes me wish Ali had a run with the title and him and Cedric had another run in a feud. The match was electrifying lots of good wrestling in this match. I love the booking side of this too, Drew is a wrestler all around that I have really enjoyed watching. His heel work is great and his submissions are so creative. Really happy for him.
I liked Becky VS Lacey, I just thought there was missed spots and botches on Lacey’s end. I thought it all made Becky look strong and even though the main event wasn’t the best match on the card I enjoyed her helping out Seth Rollins in the main event and them uniting together. It doesn’t need to be a cheesy love story for them to be booked as a couple. I like what I am seeing so far.
I’ve watched this match twice and I love Ricochet but this was probably my least favorite wrestling match on the card. I did like the ending and Rico winning, but match just wasn’t what I wanted as of a story.
Bayley VS. Bliss was the match I was most looking forward to on the card and all together I really enjoyed it. The Nikki Cross interfering part I wasn’t a fan of and would of loved for this to go longer but we will get a rematch and very much so looking forward to this.
I enjoyed this match and mainly because of the booking. Roman stood tall on top and this is just what Roman needed.
Kofi VS. Zigs I loved. I am a huge Zigs fan so it would be hard to disappoint me. This was my favorite match on the show. Honestly good for WWE for booking Kofi so well, he has been an amazing champion.
I thought Monday Night Raw was the best it’s been all year, I really enjoyed it. We opened up with Seth and Becky together, I thought this was a good promo but Becky did look uncomfortable. The thing is they just need to be organic we all know both of them care for each other and may be better friends than soul mates in the end, they should just be themselves. I like the match we get at extreme rules because this means the end. I am so done hearing and watching Lacey, I have been done with Corbin since the beginning of time it feels. They aren’t good heels, they are beyond annoying and make the product feel cringe at times.
Really good tag team elimination action, but I am not liking Daniel losing and take the pins as of late now. Usos VS. Revival was good, but I don’t like Revival losing this soon already. Really good tag team action, hoping to see more of it on Raw.
I can’t help but love all this 24/7 title stuff. R-Truth is money and Carmella is even more money. I love it all and just want more stories out of the title.
I really liked this surprise we got on Raw and how come not many are talking about it. The Understaker returned to save Roman, that was awesome. Now we will be getting Roman and Taker VS Shane and Drew. I am so excited for this.
Kind of excited after Kofi defeated Sami and Kevin we got a new story happening. Joe VS Kofi happening at extreme rules and I am excited for this one. Ricochet is athletic but Kofi is athletic on a whole another level, really excited for this little guy vs big guy match.
Besides Becky the women’s action on Raw has been very dull. We have Natalya and Naomi lose to Nikki and Bliss. I would honestly put the tag titles on Nikki and Bliss at this point they are great together and both could use some gold to elevate them and the story.
My favorite match on Raw was Ricochet VS. AJ Styles. This was a really good match. I am hoping this can become a story and feud.
Smackdown wasn’t it’s strongest this week, but wrestlers on tour to Japan and holiday is coming up, it is understandable. We started out with some good tag team actions with New Day and the tag team champions. Again Daniel takes the pin, I am not liking this. I have a fear that the titles will be coming up them soon. Daniel is so good at what he does and makes everything mean something, that’s the part that makes me sad. I l0ve New Day and for what they are they are great but tag titles are not what I want from them.
Elias pretty much defeated the Miz. Him and Shane attack Miz and attack him after the match. I have loved Miz’s promos and everything he has done as a babyface, but at this point it feels like being a babyface isn’t helping him at all.
I wasn’t a big fan of Bayley losing of this match in general but it is a good way of continuing her and Bliss and Nikki story. This is the story I am more invested into right now. I think the best booking for extreme rules would be a rematch of the kenddo stick match and Bayley just destroy Bliss at the end with the stick. Bayley is my favorite part of wrestling right now and I hope they stick with her.
It looks like we are already burying Ember Moon. They had Sonya defeat her, I would like Mella getting involved in this to help Ember out. Ember is way to talented to lose to Mandy and Sonya, nothing against them they just aren’t great wrestlers. Sonya has improved so much, but she is no Sasha, Ember or Bayley.
Kofi VS. Zigs was a really good match and a good way to end the feud. I’m sure Zigs has things going on his life and he will be ready to return once they have something for him. Feud was short but I enjoyed it.
This is my blog for the week, I hope you all enjoyed. If you have any feedback or topics you would like discussed on my blog, please reach out @flipsandslams.