Quick hit: We had the contract signing and the OC interrupt Stone Cold, Rollins and Braun.
Natty Insight: I thought the opening segment was fine, some funny moments with Stone Cold and AJ Styles but it did not get over the match between Braun and Rollins on Sunday. The main event was fine, I am just glad Cedric is getting more wins and TV time.
Quick hit: Charlotte and Becky defeated Sasha and Bayley.
Natty Insight: I thought this match was really good. I really thought Bayley looked like the star of all the 4-horsewomen in this match, she had so many good spots, amazing selling and really held her own in this match. Charlotte had some botches and I wish she would stop using the moonsault, it is just not a good look for her. I wish Becky and Sasha really wouldn’t touch until Sunday besides the blind chair shots or attacks and I wasn’t a fan of Bayley losing but if this means both Sasha and Bayley win Sunday I am for it. I just want that detailed storyline and build.
Quick hit: Mysterio defeated Mentalik.
Natty Insight: Wow, what a match. This was my match of the week. I love Lucha libre and this match really reminded me of the WCW days.
Quick hit: Corbin advances onto the king of the ring finals.
Natty Insight: Pro wrestling claims there is no such thing as heels and faces until we have a tournament like this. I don’t see a reason to have Corbin in the finals. Give fans some good wrestling. The match itself was fine but just disappointing we don’t get wrestlers like Cedric, Ricochet, Ali or Buddy facing each other in the finals. We are getting Gable advancing from Smackdown so holding onto the hope we get Gable as the winner.
Quick hit: Undertaker returned to smackdown to talk about the memories and chokeslam Sami Zayn.
Natty Insight: For some reason I preferred Understaker’s opening segment over Stone Cold’s on Raw and that’s probably because Taker was my Dad’s favorite wrestler so everytime I see him I have that childhood feeling. I liked him attacking a wrestler. Yes it would be cool if it was someone bigger, but it was a cool moment for me. Man is iconic.
Quick hit: Nikki Cross defeated Mandy Rose.
Natty Insight: It’s not that I don’t like these white blondes they push. Mandy, Mella, Bliss, and Lacey but this whole mean girl character or selling their body like it’s the greatest thing in the world is off putting, attractive and makes me sick really. I like Bliss and Nikki together, I prefer them being tag team champions over anyone right now. I have enjoyed Bliss the most out of her career with Nikki because she doesn’t have that mean girl approach.
Quick hit: Rowan and Roman battle with Rowan getting the best of Roman.
Natty insight: For a storyline that they botched this story has been pretty good in my eyes. I loved the brawl and even though I am not the hugest fan of big men, I am looking forward to this match and the story continuing.
Quick hit: Bayley defeats Ember Moon.
Natty Insight: I love Ember, but I would of liked Bayley to squash her or another opponent on the Smackdown roster. Bayley has an aggressive offense and I would like them to take advantage of that. I love Bayley, she is one of my favorite. I am really excited to see how this story continues with her and I am the most excited for Bayley VS Charlotte match, I feel they will steal the show.
Quick hit: Kofi recreates madison square harden with Orton.
Natty Insight: I loved this spot so much, one of the coolest spots in forever. My only thing is I think it would of been cooler for him to win with this at Clash of champions. I really liked this spot though and have loved Kofi’s run.
Cruiserweight championship: 205 live is underrated to me and I love all the guys in this match, but Drew is an amazing heel and amazing in ring. They really should build him up and keep this winning streak going.
United States championship: AJ has been fine as champion, he is doing good heel work but he doesn’t need the title just like his tag team partners don’t. These midcard titles are to build your young guys and build up the talent into superstars. This can keep building but to me Cedric is a start I am going with Cedric for the shocking win. He deserves it.
IC championship: I am going with Shinsuke, you still have Buddy and Ali that could challenge a heel for that title. If Miz wins you don’t have many heels for him to challenge.
SD tag team championships: The draft will be happening soon, I am going with Revival being tag team champions and staying with Smackdown instead of Raw.
Women’s tag team championships: I am going with Nikki and Bliss retaining. We could use a little bit more storyline with these two but I’ve enjoyed Bliss and Nikki together and I would love a Bliss babyface run.
Raw tag team championships: The story with Braun and Rollins has not interested me at all and I am a huge Rollins fan. I have Roode and Ziggler winning the tag titles here. I like them together and have no doubt they can elevate the tag team division.
SD women’s championship: I have Bayley retaining here. Maybe there is Sasha helping her or it ending with chairs but I do not have Bayley losing. I also have this being the match of the night.
Raw women’s championship: I have Sasha Banks beating Becky Lynch. Maybe with some help from Bayley, but I have Sasha being the queen, the boss, the woman, the talk of Raw.
Roman VS. Rowan: I have Roman beating Rowan in a good match but the storyline continuing.
Kofi VS. Randy Orton: This is a hard one, but I think we are gonna get a shocker and Randy Orton will be the new champion.
Rollins VS. Braun: There may be some interfering but I have Rollins retaining somehow.