We had Raw pre taped this week from when they were over in the UK and a solid NXT with lots of build up suspense along with one of my favorite ladder matches ever.
I didn’t think Raw was a horrible show, I just thought it had a lot of filler with not much story and character base. My favorite match on Raw though was Asuka and Kari defeating Charlotte and Becky. Not going to lie I am really over seeing Charlotte and Becky paired together but was good seeing Asuka pin Becky again and all together was a really fantastic match with potential of a good Asuka and Becky storyline. I did also like Bayley getting the last word on Becky with the invasion.
With Sin Cara recently asking for his release was deeply looking into this match and paying attention. Drew pretty much dominated Sin Cara with not much offense received. Drew I do feel they see is the next wrestler to be pushed in the main event spot. The thing with Drew is he has the body and the look but his personality, character and mic skills are duller than paint drying on the wall. Drew needs something.
I really loved Rollins promo and really got into his match with Walter. I really wish WWE would push away from DQ’s there is other ways to do this. I am very annoyed and disappointed by the fan reaction towards Rollins. Rollins is one of the greatest wrestlers in the world, in ring not many can compete with him. I think fans just like rebelling against Vince and if they hear Vince likes a guy they hate him, like CEna and Roman. Its sick and sad, more things in this world to get mad and argue about than that.
I like the partnering of Orton and Ricochet but oh boy the OC has been losing way too much lately.
Andrade and Cedric had a good match, I really wanted it to last longer though. I am so high on Cedric and really want to see him get some wins here soon.
For me personally NXT was the show of the week for me. Top to bottom very solid show. I have AEW 5 weeks to impress me and it didn’t, there PPV full gear didn’t impress me either. I do not see solid storylines and reasons to invest into AEW. I am someone that needs to be introduced into characters and stars a big thing to me. I need those larger than life characters. From beginning of show to end NXT is what makes me happy, it is what I enjoy the most. Everyone has a different taste and that’s the beautiful thing about it. Lio Rush and Angel Garza put on one of the greatest matches I have seen in a long time maybe the greatest all year. The chemistry, selling, movesets and uniqueness in this match was really everything, cannot say enough about these two and about this match. Also ending with Angel’s foot on the ropes for the 3 count. This will continue and I like how they booked it a lot.
I liked the way Finn Balor ut his promo and called out wrestlers for being boys and being on social media, it was really good and really 100% true. The business has lost its way, some like to say evolve but you don’t take on the ingredients out of a recipe and expect it still to taste good. The match between Finn and Matt Riddle will be good but I just cannot get into Riddle on a character level.
Really enjoyed Keith Lee getting the win against Strong and hopefully getting a potential championship match. Really big on Lee.
Swerve Scott and good hard working match with Reed. I really would like to see Reed get some wins eventually, hes a big guy that is very talented. I do also really like Swerve Scott formerly known as Shane Strickland. Been following him for a while now.
One guy I am super becoming a fan of is Damien Priest. From his character, to his wrestling to his look, I am hooked to this guy. Him interfering with Dunne and Daine is great, I really wanna see a triple threat between these guys.
The entire night we had a huge build up of suspense on who was attacking the women’s locker room and it was my girl Bayley. I loved it, I wish they had more time, but I loved Bayley invading NXT.
The last thing I wanna talk about with NXT is bless and respect to Mia Yim. Her Ladder match with Lo was amazing. It was my favorite women’s ladder match including the money in the bank matches. It was really really good and oh my god if you didn’t watch please do. This match I recommend for everyone. Mia got busted open by a drop kick to ladder from Lo and pushed from a ladder onto another ladder, girl is touch as they come. All together it was a perfect match.
I as giving Corbin a chance to be a good heel but this promo and story making fun or Roman and barking is so cringe and not even funny or entertaining. I did like Roman helping Ali and Shorty G keeping their spot on the survivor series team.
Fiend has a new belt and it doesn’t look much different, not a fan of it.
Gulak is one of my favorite wrestles, but I don’t like them having Braun squash him in the past. I do like the idea of him managing or helping the B Team just think they need to keep Braun out of it.
Really good segment with Daniel Bryan, Sami, Shinsuke. Even though I wanted Daniel to join the team, I am very for Daniel as a babyface. Really my favorite segment of Smackdown. We do get a little suspense when Daniel said go ask Braun and maybe Braun with them would be interesting. Would like a big team with Sami, CEsaro, Shinsuke and someone else. Very interested.
Really great tag team action between Revival and New Day. Would really love a long feud between these two tag teams. I love watching them wrestle. Kofi and Big E are so amazing together, I never want new day to break up. The NXT invasion was good, they attacked the tag teams instead of last year when everyone just attacked each other. I like survivor series and the build but would like more storyline added.
Really really liked how the women’s NXT invasion went. I liked how WWE females held their own over NXT. I also like how it went into tag team action. Sasha and Bayley are such stars. Bayley really is my favorite heel in the wrestling business right now. Reminds me of retro heel Eddie. Hating to be at the shows, hating wrestling, hating fans, just emo and wanting the money. Really loving what Bayley is doing. Great tag team match with NXT VS Smackdown girls. Kai took the pin and Nikki pinned her, was a descent match but the NXT girls really did miss spots and looked a little lost in the match. Could tell Mia were carrying them.
Really loved Miz TV. Daniel saying Miz TV sucks haha I always felt this. I liked how Daniel used his mentally unstable and that’s why Fiend is going after him. I really cannot take the firefly funhouse seriously, I just wanna see Daniel Bryan as champ.