Trish VS Charlotte: Charlotte has needed something to elevate her backup and with the next feud in my head of Bayley VS Charlotte I’d say Charlotte should go over on Trish. I am taking Charlotte beating Trish.
Drew VS. Oney: I am taking Drew retaining here but Oney is no joke, he is super talented and I see him as the future. Drew is a great heel and great in ring, I would like him to stay champ until Wrestlemania.
Finn VS. Bray: If demon Finn comes out I see this ending in no contest or Bray winning, but with Finn going away for a couple months I see them having Bray beat Finn quickly. I am honestly not a fan of Bray’s new character, but I am willing to give it a chance this weekend.
AJ VS. Ricochet: This is hurting Ricochet a little but but I see AJ retaining with the help 0f the club.
Goldberg VS. Zigs: I see Goldberg winning unfortunately but I would love for Ziggler to squash him. Never a goldberg fan.
Owens VS. Shane: I have Owens beating Shane. It’s time for Shane to go off TV for a while.
Bayley VS. Ember: I have Bayley retaining and this being a short match that shows Bayley’s dominance. I would like a long match between these two though.
Becky VS. Natalya: I have this being the main event if not the co main event. I see Becky winning, but it being the match of the night.
Kofi VS. Orton: Storytelling wise best match on the card. I see Kofi retaining.
Brock VS. Rollins: Rollins needs to win. We cannot have Brock champion any longer.
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.
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.
Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great week of wrestling. I have really enjoyed this week of wrestling, it feels like a new era and I like what they are improving on.
Stomping grounds may be my favorite paperview of the year, I really enjoyed it. The PPV started out fantastic with cruiserweight action, I love the cruiserweights. It really makes me wish Ali had a run with the title and him and Cedric had another run in a feud. The match was electrifying lots of good wrestling in this match. I love the booking side of this too, Drew is a wrestler all around that I have really enjoyed watching. His heel work is great and his submissions are so creative. Really happy for him.
I liked Becky VS Lacey, I just thought there was missed spots and botches on Lacey’s end. I thought it all made Becky look strong and even though the main event wasn’t the best match on the card I enjoyed her helping out Seth Rollins in the main event and them uniting together. It doesn’t need to be a cheesy love story for them to be booked as a couple. I like what I am seeing so far.
I’ve watched this match twice and I love Ricochet but this was probably my least favorite wrestling match on the card. I did like the ending and Rico winning, but match just wasn’t what I wanted as of a story.
Bayley VS. Bliss was the match I was most looking forward to on the card and all together I really enjoyed it. The Nikki Cross interfering part I wasn’t a fan of and would of loved for this to go longer but we will get a rematch and very much so looking forward to this.
I enjoyed this match and mainly because of the booking. Roman stood tall on top and this is just what Roman needed.
Kofi VS. Zigs I loved. I am a huge Zigs fan so it would be hard to disappoint me. This was my favorite match on the show. Honestly good for WWE for booking Kofi so well, he has been an amazing champion.
I thought Monday Night Raw was the best it’s been all year, I really enjoyed it. We opened up with Seth and Becky together, I thought this was a good promo but Becky did look uncomfortable. The thing is they just need to be organic we all know both of them care for each other and may be better friends than soul mates in the end, they should just be themselves. I like the match we get at extreme rules because this means the end. I am so done hearing and watching Lacey, I have been done with Corbin since the beginning of time it feels. They aren’t good heels, they are beyond annoying and make the product feel cringe at times.
Really good tag team elimination action, but I am not liking Daniel losing and take the pins as of late now. Usos VS. Revival was good, but I don’t like Revival losing this soon already. Really good tag team action, hoping to see more of it on Raw.
I can’t help but love all this 24/7 title stuff. R-Truth is money and Carmella is even more money. I love it all and just want more stories out of the title.
I really liked this surprise we got on Raw and how come not many are talking about it. The Understaker returned to save Roman, that was awesome. Now we will be getting Roman and Taker VS Shane and Drew. I am so excited for this.
Kind of excited after Kofi defeated Sami and Kevin we got a new story happening. Joe VS Kofi happening at extreme rules and I am excited for this one. Ricochet is athletic but Kofi is athletic on a whole another level, really excited for this little guy vs big guy match.
Besides Becky the women’s action on Raw has been very dull. We have Natalya and Naomi lose to Nikki and Bliss. I would honestly put the tag titles on Nikki and Bliss at this point they are great together and both could use some gold to elevate them and the story.
My favorite match on Raw was Ricochet VS. AJ Styles. This was a really good match. I am hoping this can become a story and feud.
Smackdown wasn’t it’s strongest this week, but wrestlers on tour to Japan and holiday is coming up, it is understandable. We started out with some good tag team actions with New Day and the tag team champions. Again Daniel takes the pin, I am not liking this. I have a fear that the titles will be coming up them soon. Daniel is so good at what he does and makes everything mean something, that’s the part that makes me sad. I l0ve New Day and for what they are they are great but tag titles are not what I want from them.
Elias pretty much defeated the Miz. Him and Shane attack Miz and attack him after the match. I have loved Miz’s promos and everything he has done as a babyface, but at this point it feels like being a babyface isn’t helping him at all.
I wasn’t a big fan of Bayley losing of this match in general but it is a good way of continuing her and Bliss and Nikki story. This is the story I am more invested into right now. I think the best booking for extreme rules would be a rematch of the kenddo stick match and Bayley just destroy Bliss at the end with the stick. Bayley is my favorite part of wrestling right now and I hope they stick with her.
It looks like we are already burying Ember Moon. They had Sonya defeat her, I would like Mella getting involved in this to help Ember out. Ember is way to talented to lose to Mandy and Sonya, nothing against them they just aren’t great wrestlers. Sonya has improved so much, but she is no Sasha, Ember or Bayley.
Kofi VS. Zigs was a really good match and a good way to end the feud. I’m sure Zigs has things going on his life and he will be ready to return once they have something for him. Feud was short but I enjoyed it.
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Cruiserweight championship: I see Tony retaining here, but Drew as a heel champion would bring a lot to 205 live. 205 is great and getting better, but I do not get invested into Tony personally. With that said Tony is amazing in ring.
Big E & Xaiver VS. Sami and Kevin: I see Xaiver and Big E winning this, but I would like to see KO and Sami to win. First of all booking heels to constantly lose I am not a fan of, no reason why baby faces cannot take the pin or submission also. Second we have seen KO and Sami together and as opponents, I think it’s time to seperate them.
Tag team championship: I have a surprise win and Heavy Machinery defeating Bryan and Rowan. Wrestling websites if you can believe have been saying Bryan wants more of a part time schedule and he has also been losing as of late against Rollins which was an amazing match by the way. Another thing is tag team division on Smackdown is stale so it may be time for a new champion even though Daniel is money in the ring and on the mic.
United States Championship: I have this match ending in DQ or not contest somehow. I see Ricochet eventually getting the title but not at stomping grounds.
Roman VS Drew: I really feel we need a heel to win to elevate the heel stable with Shane on this PPV but I am taking Roman to defeat Drew. Roman also is someone that needs a boost.
Universal Championship: I cannot see any way of Corbin defeating Rollins at all, I see this being a strong match for Rollins to retain and prove why he is the best wrestler in the world. I also see him getting vicious and violent.
Raw women’s championship: I see Becky Lynch retaining at Stomping Grounds. I know a lot of fans and journalist say there is no one for Becky to feud with and that is why she will drop title but I disagree. I think Lacey was a bad first choice it did make straight fire not so much fire, but Becky is great and still is over and made it all work. Wrestlers that I would love to see face Becky are Natalya, Bliss, Ruby, Dana and Sasha who I do believe will be returning. Heel Sasha VS. edgy baby Becky would be feud of the year.
WWE championship: This will be a great match and I am looking forward to this match the most, but I do see Ziggler losing. I have Kofi retaining in strong fashion with the wrestling ability this match will provide.
Smackdown women’s championship: This is a match that most may not be looking forward to, but these two have chemistry and are bringing that rumored real life heat between Sasha and Bliss into this match. I am really looking forward to this match but I do have Bayley retaining and I hope I’m right. Bliss is on Smackdown and would be a good next feud for Becky, but it’s also too soon for Bayley to lose, this is her best run ever in the WWE and I am loving everything Bayley is doing. She is my favorite and all of this is beautiful to see, I just hope we have it for much longer.
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.
Natty Insight: What all wrestling shows have been missing in the last 10 years has been how to start off the show and how to end the show. Sure the stuff in the middle during Raw was some filler, but the beginning and end of show were amazing.
Seth Rollins has been improving and establishing himself is the greatest wrestler in the world more and more every single show. Rollins has always been my favorite, but I do see the talk on social media. The talk that Rollins shouldn’t beat Brock or be the one to face Brock, I saw a lot of that hate and still do. You have got to be blind if you are not impressed with everything Rollins has done not only on the mic and in the ring, but to Brock. Who would have ever thought that Brock would be the second star compared to Rollins, not many. Rollins really sculptured this show for me. With his fire insults and promo on Zayne, Owens and Corbin, along with having an incredible match with Owens to main event.
Miz TV was alright, but what I really enjoyed was the tag team match. Miz Braun and Ricochet against Joe, Lashley and Cesaro was amazing wrestling. It really got me to think about Joe and who would be a good opponent for him to face. Honestly Braun VS. Joe would be a great big man feud, but wrestling quality wise may not add much. I feel Ricochet is ready and you can make it a fatal 4-way or triple threat, but it’s time to put some gold on Ricochet.
Another good wrestling match on Raw was Revival VS. Usos VS. Hawkin and Ryder. I enjoyed this match, yes they have had way better matches but I thought this was good way to put Usos in the driver seat to chase the tag titles and win them at Summerslam.
This 24-7 title stuff I absolutely love. Besides Rollins, this was my favorite segment on the show. Them being stuck in an elevator just talking about life and funny things, just had me going. R-Truth is so good at what he does and so far I have loved his story along with Carmella.
Speaking of Carmella she had a good match on Smackdown with Sonya. I know I get in my feelings a lot about the blonde white females and how WWE loves to push those girl, but Carmella has improved in ring as well as Liv and the heat they get online is not valid. Sonya in my eyes is a future star and I prefer seeing Mandy in the role as the heel manager over a wrestler.
Great promo by New Day and Owens, Sami and Ziggler on Smackdown. Big E really brings that fire back to New Day and his promo defending Kofi was really great. Sami is good at playing the heel in promos while Ziggler has just been amazing, I like his character change. The entire promo told a really good story, I liked it a lot. The match itself was very good as well. Love all these guys!
Nikki Cross and Bayley had a really good wrestling match. The match wasn’t necessarily long but they worked with the time they had and very well. This was my favorite women’s match in weeks, I really enjoyed it. I also just love how Bayley keeps adding more to her wrestling moveset, she is always improving I love that.
They are trying to make Lars come across as this monster, but it is just not working. Him squashing Lucha Houseparty isn’t doing much for either side. Maybe throwing Lars some enhancement talent until he can improve in ring and on mic would be the best option at this point. To me he doesn’t come across as a monster when he should be.
Can this Lacey and Becky feud just end, please. I don’t know how the women’s division all throughout 2018 was at its peek and now we are getting inexperienced wrestlers facing talent like Becky Lynch and Bayley. Bayley taking the pin in her hometown bothered me. The match quality besides Bayley having some cool spots was not great. We are back in this stigma of the white blondes with athletic and modeling experience are facing the actual wrestlers, lets just hope we don’t repeat the divas era. It’s almost like the women’s division needs some new talents from NXT to just debut and spice things up, kind of like what Riott Squad did at one point when they debuted.
I know a lot of people have said Firefly funhouse has been their favorite part of Raw this last month, but for me it hasn’t. I don’t find it funny or entertaining. I respect Bray and think his ideas are interesting and that he is very talented, but this just isn’t for me.
I like the Miz, but him facing Elias, then Drew, then Shane kind of just felt like burying Miz. Shane has been a good heel and Drew with him is good, but it just needs a new feel.
Tag team division on Smackdown is a bit of a mess right now. Not high on heavy machinery, there comedy I am not into. I also don’t feel Daniel Bryan and Royan fit being tag team champions right now, maybe if they had actual competition I would feel it more.