I know everyone had a rough night for Hell In A Cell and Raw, but I want to focus on the positive stories and matches that happened this week in wrestling.

Natty Insight:

  • Kabuki Warriors getting a win over Charlotte and Becky was huge. The women’s tag division was dead in the water and Kabuki Warriors have really revived it. I love these ladies as heels and really looking forward to their run. I am a huge fan of Joshi/japanese wrestling and I would love to see WWE book these talents in the correct way.
  • As far as wrestling quality goes I thought Natalya VS Lacey was a great match. Storytelling wise I am not invested into these two characters feuding, but I loved the match.
  • So far I have not got invested into AEW, but what I have liked is Riho. I am a huge fan of Riho and very excited to see who she feuds with and where her storytelling goes next. I am also a huge fan of Sammy, I have been following his wrestling journey for a couple years now and it is really cool to see him on live TV every week.
  • I really loved Smackdown this week. The first match to start off the night was a really good match. Rollins and Roman have this in ring chemistry that is just fire. I really liked the match, but I didn’t feel a need for the Fiend to interfere. Roman getting pinned or rolled up by Seth wouldn’t hurt him. The Fiend is now on Smackdown which hopefully separates him and Rollins which I would like. The thing is The Fiend is supposed to be an attraction, I really think he should of gone undrafted and been a free agent. It would give that surprise element.
  • I enjoyed the Mysterio/Cain/Brock segment. Heyman is always good at cutting promos and I did like Cain speaking in spanish. I thought Mysterio was also really great here. I am really looking forward to the story between these two. I know a lot of people have been critical of Cain and think he cannot wrestle, but dude has been amazing in AAA. I think a lot of you will be surprised.
  • Really good tag team action between the OC and New Day. Even though Kofi has been WWE champion for a long time until last week, I was surprised AJ took the pin until my brother reminded me Kofi just lost the title. I personally would of kept Kofi off TV for a little bit, But I’m all for Kofi having a feud with AJ Styles.
  • Bayley turning full heel and becoming dark Bayley is the story of the week. Not going to like hell in a cell and raw were both very cold shows and I do not say that often. This Bayley turn needed to happen, we needed a story to end this week. Bayley winning back the smackdown championship and having a new look was everything I needed this week. I have been a huge Bayley fan since before she was in NXT. I have always had a special place in my heart for Bayley and Sasha. To me this lines up the perfect story of dark Bayley vs babyface Sasha Banks for wrestlemania. Tonight this moment meant everything to me with all the bad booking Bayley has had to unnecessary negative fan reaction, to the women’s tag titles being treated like nothing, to everyone forgetting about Bayley. Tonight was perfect. In the last 10 years all of wrestling has losts its identity for wrestling as far as storytelling goes. Tonight was perfect.

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HIAC predictions, FOX premiere, AEW, NXT and Hulk Hogan thoughts

I hope everyone has had a good week and is excited for hell in a cell tomorrow. The week has been packed an I am honestly exhausted. We had Raw, AEW, NXT, Smackdown and now hell in a cell tomorrow. I thought Raw started out hot, I liked AEW’s first match on the card and Riho winning first women’s title, I loved all of NXT and my favorite show of the week was Smackdown.

I really liked the start to Raw with Brock destroying Rey and his Son. The storytelling here was good and it gave me more to look forward to, it left suspense for me because I knew there had to be a story.

I liked that Sasha Banks got a solid win over Alexa Bliss, but I like these two in the past and would of liked a longer match.

Miz TV was setup for team Hulk VS Team Flair. I thought the setup and promo was good, Flair can talk better than anyone on that roster. I am just not a fan of Hulk on TV, WWE promoting and uses Hulk. If Hulk would give even an apology to the Universe or the wrestlers without blaming everyone but himself for saying insensitive, horrible, racists comments I would be more forgiving. With him using excuses and saying he is sorry for how it happened but not taking responsibility for his actions is very hurtful and frustrating.

My favorite match on Raw was AJ VS. Cedric. I know Cedric has lost all of his matches with AJ but I would really love another time added to hell in a cell. These two just have that in ring chemistry and I really love watching them wrestle. Cedric is one of my favorite wrestlers so I really would love for him to capture the gold.

A lot of people were heated over this on the internet but it is a new storyline and maybe I am a sucker for soap opera storylines in WWE but this Lana/Lashley/Rusev storyline I am really intrigued by. We will see where it goes, but I’m a sucker for a love triangle in the squared circle.

NXT this week was a very solid show the match I enjoyed the most on the card with Candice Larae VS Shayna. I really wanted Candice to win this match but hopefully we get a takeover with these two. Candice is so damn good in that ring, I really loved that match.

AEW had its debut show and even though they did not have storylines or introduce their characters or brand to the TNT network that well, they had good in ring quality. I liked Sammy VS. Cody a lot, mainly because Sammy is one of my favorite wrestlers. The other match I really enjoyed with Riho winning the women’s championship. I adore her.

Smackdown was a A+ show, I really enjoyed the show. It had this big star show quality to it, it really gave me butterflies. The way the show opened was perfect. Becky got that rub by the Rock and both put on great promos and got over with Corbin. I would say all three wrestles got over in this segment. I am still not on the Corbin train though, I think he can talk but as far as a look and in ring goes along with character, I feel a disconnect.

The first match on Smackdown on Fox was with the four horsewomen, this was perfect and magical. You had the star quality of Becky, you had Charlotte’s athleticism displayed and you had the boss n hug connection getting their spots in and getting over both programs and feuds with these ladies.

The Owens and Shane ladder match was my favorite match on the card, this was such a great match. This match really made me fall in love with Kevin Owens all over again. This was really the greatest hits of a ladder match, felt it was a good display for Fox.

I love seeing Roman doing his superman dive and loved seeing Roman wrestle in general. Roman is a star regardless of what fans and critics feel and think, I actually really wanted Roman VS Kofi for Fox premiere but we did not get that. So it made new everywhere of how upset wrestling fans were online over Kofi getting squashed by Brock. I can understand and see the frustration but then again if fans are tuning in for the first time or haven’t watched wrestling in forever and see a small athletic guy making new day jokes they probably don’t take him seriously or see him as a star even though I feel Kofi was and still is. I just can see and Understand Brock squashing could make the show feel more legit and real. I really enjoyed the full show, I wasn’t bored or looking at my phone one time.

We only have a couple matches announced right now, I am assuming we will get more but it has been a trend for WWE making their PPV’s shorter. I am fine with it but I like them at least 4 hours long, I personally like watching a lot of wrestling.

Bayley VS. Charlotte: I love Bayley with all my heart, but I Just have a feeling Charlotte is winning this, fox has really been promoting her.

Sasha VS. Becky: I know a lot of people think Becky is going to Fox, but Becky will go where her soon to be husband is going and I feel that will be Raw. I am taking Becky to retain and Sasha to be drafted to Smackdown.

Roman and Bryan VS Rowan and Harper: I have Roman and Bryan winning this match. Not much to this, I feel Bryan needs to be a babyface for the Smackdown brand right now.

Fiend VS. Rollins: I am taking Seth Rollins. I know a lot of people will be upset, but I am having Undertaker interfering or Rollins just stomping this monster multiple times.

Next week’s bundle of wrestling, Sasha/Bayley and Gable praise.

I really enjoyed this weeks bundle of wrestling. It’s so crazy because by next week we will be having wrestling every day of the week except on Thursday’s which there is some independent promotions on that day actually. I love wrestling, but I have this loyalty to WWE and that is what I will be mainly sticking with.

Two matches I really enjoyed on NXT were Lacey Lane vs Ripley and Kai returning back to NXT after injury. To me Lacey Lane is such a star, she has such a unique style and her charisma is out of this world. For Dakota Kai to me she is the rick steamboat of the women’s division, she is the perfect babyface to beat Shanya in my opinion. I also liked the main event a lot, I love Tyler Breeze and am the hugest Kushida fan.

For Raw I liked Sasha Banks and Bayley because they are my favorites and I love everything they do. Sasha always puts on good matches and her and Nikki was no different. I thought Gable VS. Corbin was also very good. I love Gable and just hope the rumors of Vince being high on him is true, he is my favorite in ring wrestler right now. I was also really excited that it will be Mysterio VS Rollins next Monday for the premiere. I really like how they are treating wrestling like a series and making series premieres. The Fiend stuff keeps happening is how I will phrase this. I remember when he first came out everyone was so giddy and marking out and some still are. To me it feels like a guy in a halloween mask. That’s just my own opinion and it’s something I have accepted I just won’t get into. With that said I hope Undertaker returns to cost the match because I really like Rollins as champion.

A lot of people really hated on the Smackdown show but I enjoyed it out of all the show this week. First of all the Rowan vs Daniel match was incredible. I can’t help it, my heart loved Daniel as a babyface and right now I will not settle for less. I liked Roman coming down to help Daniel but would like some apology by Roman to Daniel. Gable had a good squash match and I will never complain about watching Gable wrestle. I really enjoyed Sasha and Bayley defeating Carmella and Charlotte. I liked how Charlotte kept her heel vibe with her and kind of just watched Carmella tap out. I thought this showing by Bayley and Sasha have been one of their best as far as tag team action goes. I have been really enjoying Bayley’s heel turn a lot. I like the small things she does, just like when it looked like she was going to help Mella up but hits her hard. I really just love everything with Sasha and Bayley. I’m not against Shane and Owens storyline, I know a lot of people aren’t for it but it’s been the only story I have felt invested into. I love Kevin Owens and I love Ladder matches so that match next week on fox is going to be amazing! Match of the week for me was Ali VS. Shinsuke, really loved this match, encourage everyone to check this one out. Lastly how we went off the air for Smackdown was awesome!! Everyone knows I love Sasha Banks but her whipping Becky’s ass was fucking amazing. I know everyone still loves Becky and how she is still over, but right now I think the best thing that could happen for the women’s division would be Sasha and Bayley both the champions and to take the women’s tag titles too. Just give me as much of Sasha and Bayley before they put the title on Becky all the way till Wrestlemania.

Lots of good wrestling this week and like I said more and more and more wrestling to come. Monday’s will be Raw on USA which I will always watch, has been my favorite show since I was a little girl. Tuesday’s will be Impact on AXS TV, I love impact and think that their storytelling has been the best out of all the company’s. Wednesday’s will be NXT and AEW which I’m sure interest lots of people, but to me it’s no way. Friday will be Smackdown which is another one I will for sure be checking out. Watching WWE on a Friday night, just gives me happy memories. As far as Tuesdays and Wednesdays go I will wing it. I have a job and I love wrestling so much but I do not want to drain myself either. I think Impact will surprise a lot of people as well as NXT. As you see I have not mentioned AEW and that has to do with a few things. I do not support AEW. First of all their shots at WWE over and over again while they are saying they support wrestling, the fans and accept all wrestling. Second they do not have many wrestlers of color and do not promote any. Brandy is the only one promoted. Lastly I do not believe that they believe in their women’s division right now and honestly there storytelling has been poor. Until they start respecting what’s important to my heart, I won’t support.