Clash of champions predictions, Sasha/Bayley owning the women’s division, Stone Cold returns

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.

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Why I feel Sasha Banks didn’t go to far, my excitement for NXT, and evolution

Highspots:

  • NXT going live to Wednesday nights on USA network is huge. Not only will the rating be competing with AEW, but Triple H really has the audience and spotlight to prove why he should be in charge after Vince decided to retire. I think this is really good for wrestling all together and I am excited to see the future of NXT.
  • I been talking about wanting a deep story with Kof and him and Orton have glued me in. Revival and Orton together is a deep threat and a future tag team in the making. Also the sympathy of one of my favorites Xaiver selling a leg break is a great add to this story. I am all in on this storyline right now.
  • I know my girl Bayley gets a lot of hate, but you all have to be invested into Charlotte vs Bayley. I know a lot think that Charlotte will automatically win this feud but I disagree. Charlotte has had titles, media and shine she should be thinking like Daniel and start putting over talent not bury them. I would love to see Bayley turn heel and or win this feud somehow. To me Bayley is the most underrated wrestler in the WWE. Her wrestling skills are incredible and yes her promos could use some work but she is not writing her own promos. I way of Bayley and Sasha reuniting at some point would be a great way to book Survivor Series.
  • Sami and Shinsuke together as a team or Sami as the manager is something that really really intrigues me. WWE has a hard time developing talent that doesn’t speak fluent english and I think Sami with Shinsuke could be gold.
  • Buddy defeating DB on Smackdown was a simple display of that you don’t always have to be the guy that you can help and put talent over. I loved this match and I am loving everything Buddy Murphy is doing right now.
  • I absolutely loved Ziggler vs Roman, it was my favorite match of the week. I would love a program with these two and with the right storyline, Zigs being Roman’s attacker would be great. Sure Dean returning to attack or even Rollins would be surprising but it’s all about the story for me.
  • We have new tag team champions and this could be an interesting storyline. Still feeling on this one. Curious if they turn Rollins or Braun or if we get babyface vs babyface for that title.
  • A lot of people online were complaining about Natalya’s dad being brought up in this story and the line that Sasha used was “go to hell and tell your daddy I said HI.” First of all I can bet Sasha was uncomfortable saying that line and that Natalya pitched the idea. I can see if from both sides of there is no payoff why bring this tragedy into a storyline. I can also see the side of wanting to bring real life stories into WWE and heels have been very weak these last couple years and a real heel would say some horrible shit like this. Sasha is a great heel and what I really like is there is more than wrestler in this storyline. She has a story with Natalya and she also has a story with Becky. This is the hottest feud in WWE right now and it hasn’t even started.

Natty Insight:

  • I like the concept of the king of the ring tournament, but I personally wanted long, competitive, false finishing matches. King of like cruiserweight classic and G1.
  • Babyface Kevin Owens and babyface Miz is not for me. I don’t have sympathy for baby faces that complain and bring up money. You are in the WWE, a superstar. I don’t think the fans should believe or even think they are less.
  • For me the Rey Mysterio retirement tease did nothing for me. First he was backstage and second the crying for some reason didn’t make me feel bad for him. It felt like a cheesy soap opera and I didn’t dig it.
  • Women’s tag team titles aren’t there for me yet. I think Bliss and Nikki are great together but I don’t see it long term. If they used boss n hug correct and IIConics that could of been something special but they wasted it. There needs to be more tag teams for this to be taken seriously.
  • I’m not the biggest comedy fan unless it’s my new day. The 24/7 championship was cute and had it’s laughs at the beginning, but I am over it at this point. I like R-Truth but Drake and the other come off and not as a superstar, unrealistic and honestly embarrassing.
  • There have been rumors that Evolution 2 isn’t happening due to not having enough talent. I disagree! Your potential card could of had tag team titles with Natalya and Beth vs. IIconics vs. Bliss and Nikki vs the Bellas, could of had Lita vs. Charlotte, could of had Bayley vs anyone on that women’s roster, and also could of had Becky vs Sasha headlining with also surprise appearances from legends the future of nxt.
  • I am probably the only one, but the fiend isn’t a character that I invest or care about. I know so many are going crazy and thinking this is the best thing in wrestling in forever, I Just don’t see it or feel it. I was a huge Undertaker fan,but Kane, Boogieman or any of the supernatural dark characters were never interesting to me.

Sasha Banks returns and so does’t women’s wrestling, Summerslam aftermath, Shane/KO continuing, Rollins emotional win and Cedric VS Drew

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a great four days of wrestling. I thought takeover and Summerslam were extremely good and the return of Sasha Banks on Raw seriously made my week. My favorite moment on takeover was watching Candice Larae wrestler, she is one of my favorites in NXT and I can’t wait to see more from her. I thought Summerslam was a solid show but my two favorite matches were Rollins VS Brock and Becky VS Natalya. To me those two matches had the best wrestling and storytelling. Got to give Brock credit for selling for Rollins and putting together a lengthy amazing match. I was very happy for Seth Rollins. He is my favorite wrestler and with all the negative reaction he has been getting I could tell this win meant everything to him which made me very happy. The Natalya vs Becky match was amazing to me. The submissions, selling and story told in that match was absolutely incredible.

I enjoyed parts of Raw and that’s what made it a must see show for me. I liked Rollins thanking the fans and his little promo. I would of enjoyed more aggression and emotion out of him and not shaking AJ’s hand but I am all for AJ VS Rollins in a detailed storyline.

Samoa Joe beat Sami really quick which I felt bad for Sami but if this is a slow face build for Joe I am all for it.

This is a piece of the show I did not like at all. Zigs is one of my favorite in ring wrestlers and what they are doing to him right now of making him a whiny loser makes me sad.

I’m liking the potential storyline we are getting with Mysterio. I don’t know if this is teasing retirement or for him to continue with Andrade but very interested.

Match of Raw for me was Cedric VS Drew. Wow this match was amazing and I am so glad they let Cedric do his thing. IF you don’t consider Cedric a star after that I am not sure what to tell you. I been following him since the cruiserweight classic and I just want him pushed, one of my favorites.

Bliss and Cross as tag team champions right now is good, I like it. This is a good slow build story until one of them turns on each other.

Moment of the whole damn week and weekend was Sasha Banks returning on Monday Night Raw. She first attacked Natalya which I wasn’t the biggest fan of but it did the work. I would of preferred Becky cutting a promo and Sasha attacking her but oh boy this did the job. Sasha was using chairs on Becky and trash talking, this was everything and more. The best women’s beat down since maybe the golden era with Trish and Lita. Glad Sasha Banks is back and sorry if I offend any of the other females but women’s division was lost and not I feel it is back.

It looks like Owens and Shane storyline is continuing. Not something I am really invested into but as long as there is a story I will give it a shot.

Charlotte and Moon was a good match but not sure why Ember who lost to the champion is against Charlotte who beat Trish. I really feel for Ember, they keep burying her.

Good promo by new day, they always entertain me. I really hope Xaiver gets to be part of the king of the ring. I love everything Kofi has been doing, I would like more aggression but really interested in the Orton feud continuing.

Wow, Buddy Murphy is no longer a secret. What an amazing match with Roman Reigns. These cruiserweights or former ones are really shining first Ali, then Cedric and now Buddy, I am really loving it.

Joe VS Owens was all for Owens to get screwed over by Elias. Honestly I was not ever really invested into this match so I was alright with the ending. I am not sure how I feel about KO being treated like Austin and Shane being treated like Vince. I don’t see Owens as an underdog so it’s an interesting story we are in right now.

Great backstage segment with Rowan and DB attacking Buddy and making him admit he lied about Roman’s attacker.

Cedric’s time to shine, Do they pull the trigger on heel Bayley? Rollins nearly murdered on live tv and Charlotte VS Trish Stratus for Summerslam

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.

Raw reunion, Stone Cold show stealer, Zigs VS HBK? Natalya’s fire, And why are we cheering when Becky is acting like a heel?

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.

Street profits are stars, Ali chasing for change, Becky/Rollins and why I didn’t like Fyter Fest

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.

Rollins vs everyone, Becky Balboa and Rollins VS Bryan steals the show



Really enjoyed this weeks Raw, it had a lot of new material and stories developing.

Seth Rollins really has been the MVP and must watch wrestler for me the past month. Rollins has always been my favorite, but he is on a whole nother level right now. He is doing heel antics, but can’t help but agree and love it. I love the chair hitting, the fearlessness and aggression towards the rest of the roster. He is the champion and should be acting this way, glad he found the real Seth Rollins. Yes Elias, EC3 and and Eric Young are all not being used to their highest potential and many could say this is burying them, but I think it’s elevating Rollins.

Fatal 5-way elimination match was an amazing match on Raw. I was very happy that Ricochet won, I do feel him and Joe could have a great story. I did like how Braun dominated at the beginning and how Ricochet got back into it. Miz performance was underrated, I wouldn’t of minded him and Ricochet going a little longer. Amazing match.

The women’s division hasn’t been good at all, but my hope and heart is always with Bayley and Becky. I am so happy they are our champions and I’m not sure for how long, but I have enjoyed it. Becky is still that bad ass that turned on Charlotte, a lot say she has lost fire but to me it’s not her. They are handing her inexperienced Lacey and the matches haven’t been great but Becky has still been able to keep her fire. I really hope Becky retains this Sunday because we need the women’s division to be taken seriously. Becky’s promo was on point and looking forward to whats next for Becky Balboa. Becky is fire but could use a spark for the universe to get back on their feet, I would have Becky squash Lacey. Lacey has a future and she would be good in a mid card feud but Becky making a statement maybe followed by a wrestler that does the bank statement would sure be a way to kick of a new feud. We got an alright tag team division match but Bayley and Bliss got into. Unfortunately women’s tag team division is lost and needs to find it’s identity. I’m not the biggest Bliss fan but her and Nikki as tag team champions I would be invested in. I love Bayley and I know they will have a good match but Bliss facing Bayley gives us this mean girl storyline which I’m not a fan of.

Good tag team match with New day, Sami, KO and Corbin, but there is no story or anything to it. I feel like I’ve repetitively seen this match. To me this was filler, but I loved seeing New Day wrestle.

Something that caught my eyes as a potential story and got me really excited was AJ questioning the Clubs care and hard work. This will be a good story as they lost again on Raw. I am all for AJ managing them if he is still injured.

This segment was what Roman needed. He looked bad ass, strong and done with Shane and his minions shit. Welcome back Roman, now give us Roman VS Kofi at Summerslam please.

I was very confused by the start of the main event, how it ends in DQ and wrestler come down and all fight but we finally got our main event and oh my what a match. I swear two of the best in ring performers and we got a magical match, I really wish this was a feud.