So many people criticized, complained, doubted but WWE pulled of a beautiful historical night. We had Wrestlemania moments and jaw dropping performances. I will match by match for night 1.
Cesaro and Gulak had a shot match, but I was happy to see Cesaro get the win. I would love for Cesaro to turn babyface and have a feud with Sami.
I thought the women absolutely killed it tonight. I really sensed some energy of Kabuki Warriors that they were gonna lose. I’m not sure what it was, but I really felt it for some reason. It also felt like Bliss and Nikki really badly wanted it more. This was a fantastic match, one of the best women’s tag matches since Sasha and Bayley were holding them. Really happy for these ladies.
Elias and Corbin just wasn’t a match for me. It’s too bad that Elias cannot get oer as a babyface, I always thought his gimmick matched a heel perfectly. Corbin needs a good babyface to work with like a Daniel Bryan. This match did feel like the bathroom break match unfortunately.
My favorite in ring match of the night was Shanya and Becky. I wanted Becky to win, to show that just because you are trained in MMA doesn’t mean you are ready or better than a pro wrestling. Shayna really showed that she can go and hang with Becky and out of know where these two had amazing chemistry. I know there was a lot of backflash, but I’m willing to wait for the story they will give this. I think it would be cool for Becky to take out all 4 horsewomen and maybe rewind back into Ronda again. I also would love some NXT call ups. People can hate Becky all they want but she is not forced or over pushed she has been carrying Monday Night Raw. I see the story continuing and I’m looking forward to it.
Sami and Daniel was an alright match, I do see why they wanna keep title on Sami but I also thought it would of been a good moment for Daniel. Ending wasn’t for me.
Owens and Rollins was my second favorite in ring match of the night, Rollins and Owens really worked their asses off. If there was a crowd for this one, it would of been most over in ring match. Really really enjoyed this one.
Braun beating Goldberg was what it needed to be. It’s too bad the guy that didn’t take the fiend down was Braun, it would of been incredible story but it doesn’t matter how we got there Braun is finally the champion. So happy for Braun.
WOWOWOWOWOWOWO that bonecard match is my favorite match in general in a very very long time. AJ and Undertaker deserve all the praise in the world for this match. It felt like a movie, but also felt so real. The chemistry and story these two had in this match seriously amazed me. I loved it.
I hope everyone is having a great week. I will get into the Royal Rumble and how it was my favorite in years. I will also talk Raw and NXT this week.
My favorite match at the royal rumble was the women’s royal rumble match, I absolutely fell in love with that match. With seeing Trin back, to Bianca’s magical superstar performance to Charlotte winning her first Rumble, it was really everything. Now if I was dream booking it I would of had Beth win it to face Becky Lynch or have Bianca win it to face Bayley. That’s just me but really it was a perfect Rumble for me. Cannot say enough about Bianca’s performance and how she looked like a main roster, main event star. With that said our winner was Charlotte and honestly I was fine with it. I am not all in on Shayna vs. Becky and Charlotte winning gives her a royal rumble win and helps the 4-horsewomen and her and their legacy.
I also really enjoyed the men’s Rumble. I just loved the storytelling we had this year. I have really been enjoying Drew’s baby face run so far and I feel it is his time and the perfect moment for him to defeat Brock and to have a good long feud with Seth.
Another match I really enjoyed was Asuka vs. Becky. I thought this was Becky’s best match since facing Sasha at hell in a cell.
I have been having a really hard time being invested into Smackdown unless it’s Bayley or Sasha on my TV but Raw has really been my favorite show recently. I loved the opening of Raw and the ending of Raw, both very powerful.
First, Drew’s opening promow as great it didn’t feel scripted and you could really feel his emotion. It was good to see him dominate a match and a good sign to see Brock attack Drew and be invested. Really excited for this match and hoping for it to main event mania.
It was good to see MVP get one last match with WWE, I was really happy to see that.
Char looked good against Asuka but she won the Rumble I would of had her just beat Asuka. Also the Becky promo came off very heelish. If she trying to be Conor she might start getting boos with that swagger. I also liked straight fire Becky better but we will see where this character goes. If she don’t turn heel I feel they need to put title on someone else, she is better at chasing.
I am really hoping to see Liv move on from Lana because she has so much talent in that ring, and oh by the way her finisher is fire.
The ending of Raw was the biggest ending to Raw in a long time. Edge gave a promo that was so deep it got me in tears and Orton made it deeper with him hinting at battling drug problems. Then out of nowhere Orton attacks Edge’s neck. A good believable attack, I am so invested into these two right now.
Really liked NXT this week but have Kai lose her first real match as a heel felt not right for me, would like her to get some wins. Also I am so into Djokovic right now, he is such a huge star and I will never say no to him vs. Lee.
The kickoff to the Royal Rumble has started and I got to say I really enjoyed all shows this week on WWE television.
On Raw we got Brock and anyone Brock is on a WWE TV you can expect star power. I am very interested in Brock being in the royal rumble match even as being champion. I hope they put his title on the line and whoever wins the royal rumble in the new WWE champion.
My favorite match on Raw was Andrade vs. Mysterio. These two are so damn good in ring and I would like to see more from these two. They have done a really good job getting fans to boo Andrade.
I really loved the tag team action on Raw, but I really thought they missed an opportunity with the new year. Putting it on Street profits would of made the crowd erupt and putting it on the OC would be a good way to show dominance of the OC.
We have been getting small promos and segments to build up Asuka and Becky. I think it could be built better and I was kind of confused with Becky thinking she can’t beat Asuka but cheap shots her. I would like them to bring up her tapping to Asuka more, but match should be good. I just wanted more of a build.
Absolutely love what they are doing with Rowan. We keep getting a little more and more to what is in his cage every week. I’m all for them making him a dominant star right now.
It was good to see Rollins back in action, but the whole Big Show is the surprise did nothing for me.
I thought the opening segment to Smackdown has been there best segment since going to fox. I loved the swerve of Morrison and Miz as baby faces and Morrison just chew up and throw it up at the crowd. Morrison is fire on the mic, I really loved this opening.
Kofi and Miz was an ok match, honestly wasn’t invested and would of loved Kofi vs. Morrison instead but it’s all about the build up. I really enjoyed it.
I do not hate every blonde that has ever wrestled but I do know there is this stereotype and expectation for women to be blonde, tan, tall, white with enhancements so when I see Bliss vs. Mandy It just gives me the divas era feeling and it doesn’t feel good. I do have to say I do like the storyline with Mandy and Otis. I think it’s cute.
Lacey is doing the babyface role very well and Bayley is doing the heel role very well. I’m down to see these two in a title match but I want Bayley to retain. I also liked Bayley’s promo with calling Lacey’s kid as a snot. I know Bayley has been given a lot of criticism but I have enjoyed her character as a heel. I like how she is emo, how she doesn’t care, how she is still doing her same amazing in ring wrestling. Bayley has always been very stiff and rough in the ring and it matches her heel character. Sasha will always have that swagger but I think Sasha losing last week helped Bayley. Bayley didn’t take the pin, Bayley is the champ and Bayley is letting Sasha take the hits for her. Just saying baby face Sasha vs. heel Bayley would be money.
I am not a fan of the Fiend but have to admit I love Daniel Bryan not being afraid and everything he is doing. I really want him to win at Royal Rumble but I know they wanna stick with the Fiend.
Braun defeating the IC champion Shinsuke is a good move. They haven’t been using Shinsuke right and it’s something for Braun to have and defend.
Loved Sheamus backstage promo, cannot wait to see more of him. This is how you elevate someone that was down to the next level. Get some wins, cut some good promos and embrace chaos.
Really loved the promo with Roman and the Usos. I am all for Roman winning the royal rumble, I think it would make a great story and an amazing moment for Roman. I would enjoy 2020 being Roman’s year and by the end of 2020 or 2021 you can go back to a Roman vs. Rollins main eventing mania or a big PPV.
A lot of people were very critical of wrestling this week and over the weekend, but I really enjoyed it. My favorite match at TLC was the main event. I really thought the women brought it all. I know a lot of people said it was sloppy but it was my favorite match on the card.
On Raw my favorite part was Rollins promo and him attacking Mysterio. I would all be for Rollins winning that United States championship. To me Rollins has been saving wrestling for me.
I really liked the OC defeating the Viking Raiders, no one has defeated them yet and I really liked the star to this story.
I’ve been really enjoying Rowan’s squash matches. I am very interested what is in the cage but I am more interested on him becoming a monster.
Great main event with Orton and AJ. I really feel AJ does need some wins here soon though, it is hurting him to lose. On NXT we have Undisputed era with all the gold on RAW I feel we should have AJ as universal champion and OC as tag champions. You could really build that dominant force with all of them winning with the gold.
Asuka having a dominant win was good and Becky Lynch cut an interesting promo. I am very excited to see where these two go from here. It could be a great story.
NXT was certainly my wrestling show of the week. Adam Cole and Finn delivered, but for some reason didn’t feel as special as I thought it should. I did still enjoy it and am excited for who Cole will feud with next.
Preist is so good in ring and such a good character, cannot wait to see more from him.
Kushida one of my favorite wrestlers period lost to Grimes. I am not sure the whole excitment on Grimes but we will see where this goes.
Io and Santana had a great match. Santana is someone I have been having my eye on for years, I am glad she finally made it to WWE. Io on the other hand has the best moonsault in the business and I love seeing it.
Travis Banks is a wrestler in the UK I have been really enjoying on NXT UK. I really hope to see more of him on NXT.
The main event was the most solid women’s match I have seen all year up there with Bex vs. Sasha. Amazing match, amazing story and amazing finish. So happy for Rhea.
Smackdown started out with a good promo from Daniel Bryan. I didn’t so much enjoy the Miz coming out but am intrigued to see where this goes.
Apparently Lana and Dana Brooke aren’t enough, they now need another blonde Mandy trying to get with Otis. I liked Otis and Tucker and thought the match was good for what it is. If Mandy involved with Otis is all for him to get used it may get him over but I am just over cheesy storylines. The best part was after the match Revival cut an amazing promo.
New Day had a great tag team match against Shinsuke and Cesaro. I am really glad Kofi got the win in this one. If I had to pick a wrestler of the year in the mens it would be Kofi.
I loved Bayley getting a solid win over Dana and of course loved my Sasha and Bayley together. I am kinda digging Lacey as a babyface and her working with Dana. Lacey bringing her daughter into this is interesting and I’m glad Sasha didn’t lose her match with Lacey. I am willing to wait to see where this goes. I would really like Revival and Sasha/Bayley to make a stable together, they both don’t get respect for how good they are and they are all really good heels, would love to see it. Both as tag champions again too would be real dope.
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.
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.
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.