This week was the go home shows for Money In the Bank. I enjoyed all three shows this week and will dive deep into them all and my predictions for Money In The Bank.

I really liked the MVP lounge with Shayna, Nia and Asuka. It was simple, yet to the point and hyped up money in the bank. I like the way Shayna hasn’t been talking as much and all actions, I’ve liked Nia’s dominant return and my pick for MVP of these last 2 months has been Asuka, so much charisma.

So I’m such a sucker for gauntlet matches. I really loved it, I would of preferred Shelton in the place of Humberto but I really loved the match. Obviously my favorite part was AJ returning and winning it all. Great and fun match.

I like what they are doing with Seth and Drew. I actually like Seth by himself more. I liked Seth with authority and babyface 100 million times more, but I also can’t seem to look away with this character Seth has been doing.

I really liked the roll Cedric and Ricochet had been on but I also am a huge fan of Shane Thorn and interested in seeing more of him.

I really liked the match with Liv and Charlotte, Liv has really been showing us new moves every match she has. I really enjoyed this match.

I loved NXT this week more than any show. I am a huge mark for Dijakovik. He had a great match with Johnny. Johnny I never connected to honestly until now, I love his character change with Candice. I really am into it.

Scarlett and Cross debued and it was really awesome. I loved the entrance and I think they will be good on NXT. I don’t know that much about cross besides what he did in Impact but I am really excited to see what Scarlet can do and what kind of character this is.

Charlotte and Io started out really good. The ending made sense, but I would of preferred interference instead, it would of protected Io more. I did move the match and can’t wait for more.

I been love Cruiserweight tournament and can’t wait for more of this. Great in ring action and shows display of the athletes and a story behind them. NXT has some of the best storylines and characters in wrestling right now, for some reason when I watch NXT I forget there isn’t even a crowd, I’m just so mesmerized with the show.

I loved the start to Smackdown. The way it started with a segment hyping up the match and then bam a very intense match. I was really impressed by both Sonya and Mandy. I loved that Sonya got the win, I really loved everything about it and never thought I would be so invested into a storyline with Mandy. Great stuff.

Great tag team action on Smackdown, tag titles will be defended at MITB. I really love Lucha house party and would love them to win titles.

My favorite part of Smackdown was my Jeff Hardy. I loved Jeff Hardy’s promo, Shamous promo, their interaction and the hype. I am really excited for this feud.

Braun and Bray had a promo together and it was more of the same. We will see what happens Sunday.

I enjoyed Boss n hug connection vs. Tamina and Lacey. Bayley has been great with her heel trash talking, I smile every time. It truly is time for people to start talking about bayley in the discussion just like Sasha, Asuka and Charlotte as best in ring wrestler. She has been such a dominant champion and does the little things that make a match great. I do hate Bayley taking these pins in matches before PPV’s though.

MITB PREDICTIONS:

Smackdown tag team championship: I am going with Lucha House Party because I want them to win the gold, but I do see them putting them back of Miz and Morrison.

Bayley vs. Tamina: I am going with my WWE match and sense Tamina pinned Bayley on Smackdown Bayley wins at MITB. I do hope they give us more tension with Sasha and Bayley, it seems it has been slowing down a little.

Rollins vs. Drew: I have this match ending in a new contest, a return or Drew pinning Seth. I just think both men should be protected so it’s a hard one, either way I see Drew winning.

Braun vs Bray: Somehow I have Braun winning.

Women’s MITB: Nia. This match need desperatly to give someone to chase Becky. Becky’s feuds just have not been great, she needs some competition.

Men’s MITB: I don’t feel like Braun and Bray is going to end anytime soon. I am taking AJ Styles to win MITB and be the heel that stocks Drew.

Wrestlemania was truly a therapeutic weekend for me. We had storylines ending and some beginning. I will dive into all of the matches that happened on the shows this week and talk about my highspots and botches.

I enjoyed Smackdown the most out of all the shows this week. I thought Braun and Shinsuke started out the night good and I thought Braun looked very strong on this episode as he should, he’s our new champion. It was a good segment to create our main event.

We had a shorter, but still solid match between Kari, Asuka against Bliss and Cross. Alexa Bliss always got a lot of shit with her feuds with Sasha, Bayley and Nia in the past, but she has always been a good believable character. I’m not sure how I feel about Cross yet, I feel like she hasn’t met her character yet. I would love Asuka and Kari back into singles action and I would love them both on Smackdown. Solid match, correct team won but not interested in Mella and Dana as a team and even if so they need to prove why they deserve a shot.

I liked the storyline with Ziggler and Otis, but I felt after Wrestlemania it should of ended. No longer interested in this story and Mandy would be a great manager for heavy machinery.

The dirt sheets segment was funny to me. To me Morrison is one of the most creative minds. It got us to a match that will happen next week, so I’m all for it. I love all three of these tag teams.

We will see what the Forgotten Sons do on Smackdown, not sure how I feel about them yet.

Solid match with Bray and Shinsuke and interesting appearance by Bray. Bray and Braun could be a good story, but not sure how I feel about putting title back on Bray and Braun losing right away and if a story can be executed well. What I honestly want to see the most in the future is a Bray and Jeff Hardy storyline. Jeff has such an amazing creative mind as well as Bray, I really would trust them to make magic

The segment with Sasha and Bayley was very well done. When they started talking and cutting a promo I was like oh wow maybe they aren’t gonna pull the trigger on these two they are back to owning Smackdown and being best friends. Then Sasha’s facials and Bayley putting Sasha in a match against Tamina said it all. This may be a tease and slow turn but this is already way better when they tried to do it on Raw. I am so excited for this and I will wait forever for these two to get the perfect story that they deserve.

Raw was not my favorite show and it did seem like it was a lot of recap and not much story, but I am fine with that. I am so blessed and happy I am getting any wrestling at all. My favorite match was the first one, Liv and Asuka hitting it off in the ring. I would love a detailed storyline with these two, and this is the perfect opponent for Liv. Liv has always been good in ring to me and she is still improving every match I watch her in. Really hoping to see more of Liv in the future.

I loved that we officially have Bianca on Raw. She is a mega superstar and I am totally cool with her being stuck with Street Profits until they are ready to build her up on Raw. This was a descent match and it got over the right wrestlers.

A match that I really thought was good was Apollo and Black. These two had an amazing match and it showed how good Apollo still is and always has been. One reason I did like parts of Raw is we got to see wrestlers we don’t usually see.

Ever since they faced each other on main event I said I wanted these two as a tag team and now it is happening. Street Profits vs. Ricochet and Cedric screams tag team wrestling main eventing a PPV. I am really excited to see what they can do. I would have Street Profits with Bianca had a good storyline with Cedric, Ricochet and Ember Moon. It can be two babyfaces or one of the teams can turn heel. I do think Street Profits as heels would be interesting.

We had a couple squash matches and Drew facing Big Show which was a better match then the one against Brock. Good close to the show and hopefully we get some storylines developing in the next couple weeks.

NXT was a very solid show, I can understand how they won the ratings over AEW. I still have to catch up on the beginning of the show, I missed the first hour but oh boy Io vs. Charlotte sounds like a show stealer.

I watched the main event and really liked it. I saw the same negative feedback that Edge and Orton got for their match and I didn’t really understand it. I was entertained by the spots and thought the ending was epic. I don’t think Candice should be a heel but at the same time it may add another layer to her character.

Raw has really been solid since 2020. The Orton/Edge/Matt Hardy storyline really has been the top storyline in wrestling for me. I loved Orton being a master heel and Matt really cutting incredible promos and bringing up his relationship with Edge. With the rumors of Matt leaving the WWE, I would really like Jeff Hardy involved in Orton hurting his brother and other brother Edge. I think Jeff Hardy and Orton could have another amazing match. I wouldn’t want Jeff to get destroyed or squashed but a good storyline before Orton goes to Edge.

I really enjoyed Charlotte’s promo on Raw, she really is better as a heel and a swagger with all that confidence. I read a lot of people complaining online about NXT having Charlotte vs. Bianca on their show and it not being on a PPV. NXT needs ratings, they need to be taken seriously, Charlotte going over there to have a match with what I feel is a mega star in the next Charlotte of the WWE is gonna be meaningful and stamp in that NXT is a third brand not just a place where talent train and grow.

One thing I just haven’t been invested into is Shayna and Becky and I do like both talents but so far this storyline hasn’t got me attached in any way. I am more excited about who Bayley and Charlotte are gonna face.

Drew has been getting more over every week. There are things about his baby face run I love and some things I can do with out. I am really looking forward to him vs. Brock, but I am more intrigued about what Ricochet can do against Brock this coming Thursday. Brock just always has better matches against smaller wrestlers.

I feel like I say this every week but Smackdown really has been a struggle for me to sit and watch for at least a month now. I am usually just looking forward to what Bayley and Sasha are doing and now Trin. Trin defeated Carmella and I am just excited we get her vs. Bayley. These two are both my top favorite females in the business and I cannot wait to see what they can do at super showdown. Not only are they making HERstory when it comes to women’s wrestling and women’s rights in Saudi but it will be the first time a hispanic and Black female wrestler in Saudi. I adore both these women and can’t wait to watch these two tear the house down. My dream scenario would be Trin vs. Bayley vs. Sasha for mania but hey a girl can dream right. What I could see happen is Naiomi win at super show down or Chamber and then wrestlemania being her vs. Sasha but I am all for any of these three women as champ or winning at Mania.

Everyone has their opinions on the Bella’s being inducted into the hall of fame. Truthfully I was never a Bella Twins fan so I’m not gonna act like I was. I have been vocally about the divas era and that I gave up and stopped watching wrestling during the divas era, my passion just died. It wasn’t my taste and wasn’t the path and message I stand for but with that said they contributed a lot to the WWE and worked their asses off when chances were being taken away. I truly respect them for that. Everyone has a different flavor, different interests, that’s why we have different characters and storylines. Congrats to them and as a wrestling community let’s not spread hate, lets respect and appreciate what we’ve had and where we are now in women’s wrestling.

I really have been loving Raw. Smackdown has been a challenge lately. I usually like NXT better but I liked Raw better this week.

I know a lot of people didn’t like the opening because they thought these two men having a match wasn’t must watch TV, especially with AEW on the other channel. I personally liked this, I could of used the match to be shorter but it did what it was supposed to do gave Strong a solid win and we got him and Dream continued.

I have to say amazing in ring action on NXT this week. I really enjoyed Candice vs. Kai and I was speechless for Lio vs. Garza. I swear anytime Candice bleeds in a match it becomes a classic or at least really amazing match. Her and Kai got good chemistry, I actually prefer matches with them over Kai vs. Teagon. I really can’t say enough about Lio Rush, this man mesmerizes me when it comes to in ring wrestling. I would love the title back on Lio.

I feel they got everyone already invested into Bianca vs. Rhea vs. Charlotte for Mania that Bianca losing and us not having the match would be a huge disappointment. Bianca is a mega star and has been proving she is the woman, the future and she needs to win at Wrestlemania and becomes new NXT women’s champion. You have to display your stars and show who is the most over and reward your fans. Bianca is more over than Rhea.

Raw had loads of action and storytelling, what stood out to me was Shayna attacking Becky, biting her neck and looking like a damn badass. Yes I agree there was probably too much blood but to make it believable you could of had Becky just not move. In the end I really liked this and the storytelling we are getting.

It was a surprise and great to see MVP back again and him in these segments are much better than him wrestling. He is getting up there and I thought this was good use of him. Drew looked bad ass and this segment did what it needed to do.

The stuff with Rhea and Charlotte was alright. I just feel between these three Charlotte and Bianca over shadow Rhea.

I loved the Randy Orton and Matt Hardy segment, this was my favorite part of Raw. Matt Hardy bringing up his history with Edge but saying they are still brothers really brought up memories, reality and hit something for me. I really liked this a lot, just wish Matt could of at least had a good competitive match with Randy.

My favorite part of Smackdown was Bayley. The starting segment was a little shaky for me but once Bayley came out and cut a heel promo it was really good. I was watching with my brother who thinks wrestling is stupid now but he thought Bayley was awesome. The match itself was really good, Bayley really gives everyone there best matches.

I was a little let down with the Otis and Mandy segment tonight. I was just expecting a little more but I assume we get Zigs vs. Otis next week.

Main event was a solid match but I guess I missed the storytelling and why these men are facing one another.

Smackdown has been a little rough to watch for the last month, but this show did go back easy for me and there was key spots I did enjoy.

NXT Takeover predictions:

Johnny wrestling vs. Finn Prince Balor: I really feel Finn needs this, he can cheat to win but I am taking Finn to get the win. I have enjoyed Finn’s heel work but he needs some wins to be a credible heel.

Teagon vs. Kai: I am going with Kai to win this one. Teagon won the last one and another case for a heel to be credible, Kai needs this more. I also do feel Kai will be the heel to challenge for NXT championship in the future.

Lee vs. Dijakovic: I am taking Lee to retain but for Dijakovic to turn heel.

Tag team championships: I don’t want it to happen but I see undisputed era losing and the tease of era breaking up.

Rhea vs. Bianca: I am taking Charlotte to interview and for this to be a triple threat for Mania.

Cole vs. Chiampa: I am taking Cole retaining. I just feel Finn vs. Cole in an actual feud and title match is the money.

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.

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.

I really enjoyed all three shows this week. I just got done watching Smackdown with my Brother and Mom and I will go over that show first as it’s my favorite of the week.

Smackdown was just an easy watching enjoyable show for me. I was absolutely marking out for Kofi’s promo to open Smackdown. This is the way you open up Smackdown. Kofi is such an organic babyface and I really loved everything he said. It really gave me hope that Kofi can be that baby to lift up Smackdown if needed. Speaking of even more amazing, the main event was very strong. I really liked Kofi in the main event, putting on a 5 star match and Roman coming to help out Kofi. I usually don’t like DQ’s but I didn’t want Kofi to lose so I enjoyed this very much.

I enjoy watching Bliss back and I am really into her as a babyface. I am not high on Sonya or Mandy especially as a team so I did like Bliss and Cross getting the win against these two. With that said I liked women having time on TV but they need to be put in stories.

Revival and Ali/Gable didn’t have the longest match of the night but all really displayed why they are so good. I don’t like Ali taking the pin but I do like Revival standing strong. Them vs. New Day at TLC is gonna be fire.

The segment with Bayley, Elias and Dana was really good. This whole promo and segment showed why Bayley is just fine on her own. I still really badly want Bayley vs. Sasha at Wrestlemania but we will see how it goes. Lots of good stuff by Bayley tonight and she didn’t squash Dana but really dominated it and I loved it.

The Bray Wyatt and Miz stuff was top notch amazing. This story came out of nowhere and it is already my favorite storyline of the year. I am really excited for the build up and story more than the match. Really intrigued for TLC.

Heavy Machinery had a good showing but lost to Shinsuke and Cesaro. They have pinned Cesaro so much I would of been fine with it again.

Even though I enjoyed Smackdown the most, I did also enjoy Raw. Raw started out with a storyline that has had mixed reviews. Lana annoys me in the way of go away heat but I thought they nailed the segment really well, but that doesn’t mean I want this story to continue. Hahha.

I really enjoyed everything by the street profits this week. There weekend updated made me laugh so hard watching Raw in bed, I wanna see more of that. I also enjoyed their match with viking raiders. I was fine with them losing and would like to see AOP defeat Raiders soon here.

Humberto and Andrade was my favorite match of the week, I really enjoyed that match. We also get a little story with Andrade angry with Zelina and teasing the break up. I’m intrigued.

We had a couple more matches that built up the talent. You can call it quick matches or squash matches but certain wrestlers cannot lose and this is a good way of displaying it.

The Becky and Kabuki Warriors match was solid and Kari doing a diving elbow to Becky was really cool to see. I also really liked the backstage segments that lead up to Charlotte and Becky agreeing to tagging. This match in my opinion could steal the show. I would love to see Asuka and Kari retain by Charlotte turning on Becky. Becky is finally starting to kind of trusting Charlotte and this would be the perfect opportunity. Besides Asuka, Becky really doesn’t have much competition. I would like to see Charlotte vs. Becky one last time at the royal rumble to truly end this feud.

My favorite part of the week was Rollins officialing turning heel and joining AOP. I am so damn excited for next Monday.

TLC Predictions:

Black vs. Murphy: I am taking Black for this one but Murphy putting on a really good fight.

Women’s tag team championships: This is going to be an amazing match and I am going to go with Charlotte turning on Becky and Asuka/Kari retaining. I really hope so because Becky 2 belts may be too much on Raw with her having not much competition. Heel queen Charlotte would be that spark.

Rusev vs. Lashley: I am taking Lashley to win this one and for this feud to continue.

New Day vs. Revival: This is the match I am looking forward to most. I love both these tag team and my favorite type of a match, ladder. This is going to be so amazing. I am taking New Day retaining.

Bray vs. Miz: I am taking Bray winning this match, but I feel something new may happen with this match. Not sure if it’s Liv Morgan returning, Daniel Bryan returning or Bray doing something different.

Roman vs. Corbin: I am taking Roman winning this match. Let’s end this feud and put Roman next in line to face Bray.