Raw–

Seth Rollins promo and Bray Wyatt promo

Natty Insight: I thought Rollins delivery was really good. I personally am not into Bray’s character(s). I think the guy is creative but it’s not something I feel invested in. It really feels like a halloween gimmick for the season.

Braun demolishes the tag team champions

Natty Insight: I really didn’t like this at all. I have never been high on Braun and him getting title shot after title shot is annoying to me. The tag team division needs to be strong and treated with respect, this whole segment felt like tag team division means nothing to the WWE.

OC defeat Cedric and the viking raiders

Natty Insight: I am very sad that reports are that they want to bury Cedric. Cedric is so good in ring, I love his charisma and him in general. I would have Cedric beat a guy like AJ to elevate himself in the midcard. I was not a fan of this.

Corbin defeats Gable

Natty Insight: Match started out slow and crowd really killed this match for me. I did like the middle to the end of this match and everything Gable was doing. He is such a great wrestler, I can not express how much I want a push for him.

Riochet and Rusev both beat Mike after Maria says the baby isn not his.

Natty Insight: This was a funny segment but I really hope this helps Mike get a push in the future. For me Maria is go away heat, I never liked her in TNA and her promos I”m sure are good to some but more than anything it’s annoying heat that makes you not wanna hear her voice.

Myserio defeates Cesaro

Natty Insight: Underrated match on the card, liked the match just wish we could get a story with Mysterio.

Bayley and Sasha defeat Bliss and Cross

Natty Insight: I thought this match was great and I loved the heel antics by Sasha and Bayley. I really loved everything about this besides Charlotte helping Becky and Sasha been getting a lot of beat downs lately.

Lacey defeats Dana Brooke

Natty Insight: All I can say is give me more of Dana Brooke.

Rollins defeats Roode and Bray attacks Kane and gives Rollins a staredown

Natty Insight: Match itself was great, would love a feud between these two. Bray attacking Kane was fine to elevate Bray more, even though he is over. The whole creepy scaring Rollins was not for me. Rollins is the babyface, he shouldn’t be scared and all the lighting made Bray look like he is in a halloween mask.

Smackdown–

New day defeat Revial and Orton with Brock challenging Kofi.

Natty Insight: Amazing match to start off Smackdown and good surprise to have Brock return to Smackdown. I am all for Brock defeating Kofi and being this huge superstar again, but they need to be prepared for this draft and Brock not missing every Smackdown event.

Nakamura and Sami attack Ali

Natty Insight: All for this to start up again, but Ali needs to start winning again.

Owens sues Shane

Natty Insight: I actually liked this. I like the realism of a wrestler not being be rich and having to fight odds with his crappy job. I thought Owens delivery was great.

Charlotte defeats Sasha VIA DQ

Natty Insight: They need to stop ending so many matches in DQ and they need to let Sasha get some wins. Charlotte taking the pin won’t downgrade her at all. Charlotte also needs to stop with her moonsaults, they look so unrealistic.

Gable attacks Baron

Natty Insight: This was my favorite segment of the week. I love Gable and I am all for him getting a push and standing up for himself. Also, I hate the short jokes.

Rowan and Harper demolish Roman and Daniel Bryan

Natty Insight: Great display of the big men dominating. I am all for Daniel going back to babyface. He does great heel work but I just am more invested and care more when he is a babyface because I like the good guys. Looking forward to this story continuing.

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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.

Bayley turns heel and why I prefer a slow burn and avoiding the promo “you people.” Also, #KOTR continues

Hey everyone! Hope you have had a great week. I didn’t get to catch AEW, but I was able to catch all of WWE thus far this week.

I have really been liking Roode and Ziggler as a tag team, I really hope they win at Clash of Champions. The Rollins and Braun experiment isn’t for me, not something I have been invested in.

I am a huge Natalya fan and am hoping she will get a storyline with Lacey and not just keep losing to give Lacey something.

Good match between Corbin and Cedric. I know they are booking wise aiming for Corbin to win, they could swerve us. My dream pick was Cedric and Ricochet, so a little disappointed but matches have been really good.

I really liked the twist for Joe and Ricochet’s match. I think both are super good and should be in the spotlight, I do fear them doing to double pin is a way to get Corbin to win next week though.

The moment of my life happened! Hehe. I won’t lie I stan, fan girl, in love with Bayley and Sasha so Bayley turning and attacking Becky was pretty much the greatest thing that could of happened to me. 🙂 To me Bayley and Sasha have stolen the week between last night and Tuesday night. I really like the direction they are going with Bayley and honestly the biggest heel turn I have seen in the last 10 years.

Elias defeating Ali was good for the heel side but Ali is really that underdog and he could of really used going to the finals. Then later we get Chad Gable winning and I can now understand it all. I really hope Gable wins the whole thing, he is the perfect underdog and his wrestling is mesmerizing to watch. Very happy for him.

Orton and the Revival are gold together. I wouldn’t mind seeing them as world champion and tag team champions. They have this old school mentality, it really is a perfect pairing. Really enjoying everything they are all doing. My only other dream would be Sasha and Bayley added to that team, but I’m nerdy like that. 🙂

The tag team titles right now are just not in the spotlight. Bliss and Nikki lose to Mandy and Sonya, who I do not see as a threat. I think perfect booking would be to get Natalya and Beth together or put them back on Sasha and Bayley.

The ending to Smackdown I thought was cool. Rowan is a big guy that I could see pushed like a monster, I really liked Rowan going crazy and attacking both Roman and DB. DB turning babyface I feel would be great booking going into Smackdown. Really interested in this story.

Of course the last thing I would like to discuss is my favorite angle going on right now and that is my girl Bayley. Monday’s heel turn was historic, I did not see it coming and it was best heel turn I’ve seen in years to me. I do see a lot of people hating on Bayley’s promo on Smackdown and her chair shirts. First of all shut up and chill the heck down. It’s wrestling, if you really want to pick a part every little thing good luck enjoying life and wrestling for that matter. I liked Bayley’s promo because she didn’t just switch from baby to heel overnight, to me that doesn’t feel organic. Second she didn’t go in doing the promo you people that Becky did. I really liked her discussing hey I do huge and am a hero to your kids and that Sasha is her best friend. I like how she is just keeping it real. This is just the beginning and personally would prefer a slow burn. I am just so excited, happy and blessed to see Sasha and Bayley reignite this women’s division. !

Bayley not getting enough respect and credit, why I liked Sasha Banks promo, and why I love Ziggler and Roode as a team.

Highspots:

  • A lot of the blogs, podcasts and wrestling twitter really hated hard on Sasha Banks promo this week on Raw. Maybe it’s because Sasha is my favorite wrestler, but I loved the promo. Think about it, Sasha and Bayley were passionate about tag team wrestling, yes but they were also very passionate about feuding with each other and both being singles stars. The women’s tag team was a backup plan for them to make something great that they basically created. Bayley and Sasha both belong in the main event and as champions. I loved Sasha’s promo about being the greatest and everything she said. Think about who did Becky have to face next besides Sasha? Sasha really saved this Raw women’s division. What I would love is if we had Sasha and Bayley both champions on Raw and Smackdown, but that’s just my dream. 🙂
  • I absolutely loved the tag team turmoil match on Raw. Paring Roode and Zigs together was perfect and them being the iron men of the tag team turmoil really proved that they are two of our best in ring wrestlers in the world. I am really looking forward to their tag team developing and the chemistry and good matches we see in the future.
  • My favorite match this week was Cedric defeating Cesaro. Really if you gave these two a story they could have an insane feud. Cedric is so good at his facials, selling and in ring work, he would be my pick to become the new Universal, WWE champion in the future, to me he has everything and I enjoy watching him every single time.
  • I’m enjoying this Randy Orton/Kofi story we have going on right now, currently it is the best. I really hope this ends with Kofi coming out on top and I know everyone wants the new day to split up but I Just don’t. Yes BIG E is the big guy that WWE would typically push and Cedric and Kofi are the little guys. I just like them all together and I love the brotherhood.
  • Good match between Buddy and Ali, I personally would of liked it to go longer and it isn’t the best out of all the matches these two have had with each other but as far as a smackdown live match goes it was good. I was surprised they went with Ali, but very curious to see where this goes and where Buddy’s storyline with Roman and DB goes.
  • Bayley had two matches this week. One on Raw with Nikki and one on Smackdown with Lacey. Both matches were very good, just no story attached to them. I think Lacey has a cool gimmick and she is athletic, but everything in ring and facials to me is off. When everyone was talking about how good Lacey has looked and improving, I’m not gonna say she isn’t but she is in ring with one of the best wrestlers WWE has in the women’s division. I am sick of Bayley not getting the respect she deserves. You can like the model type girls or the girls cakes with makeup and wearing their bootie shorts and bra but Bayley kills it in ring like no other.
  • I’m intrigued with Roman’s attacker story, I think this slow burn is something WWE hasn’t done in a while and it’s working for me. I think Seth, Buddy, DB, Rowan are too obvious of attackers but I would like a big surprise like maybe Usos are someone just out of nowhere.

Natty Insight:

  • I am really against a Braun and Seth Rollins feud. First of all these fans are horrible and treat Rollins like crap, booing him and just not responding well. Second Braun looks at that Universal title like a creep, it’s almost uncomfortable to watch. I am also one of the few that never thought Braun should be champion, yes he is a monster but promo and in ring wise I have never felt it click.
  • I just saw AJ VS Braun for US title. I have no desire seeing these two fight again. Give AJ some competition, like an Cedric, or babyface that could use the build.
  • I am just not feeling babyface Miz or Owens. Both of these men are top heels but as far as babyfaces goes, it’s just not there and I don’t think it ever will. Some are organic faces and some aren’t.
  • Last thing I will vent about is the 24/7 championship. When it was on R-Truth I thought it was funny and entertaining. Drake and Elias don’t entertain me with it and eventually the comedy fades which I feel it is doing right now. I think putting it on the women would make it interesting for a little bit longer.

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.

Summerslam predictions

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.