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.

HIAC predictions, FOX premiere, AEW, NXT and Hulk Hogan thoughts

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.