Thursday, August 17, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw August 14, 2017 Results and Review Lesnar Still Sucks

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Wow, color me late again. This is a review that should’ve been up on Tuesday or Wednesday, but instead, it’s getting written right now. I’m late, and that’s because I had to once again sit through 5 hours of television to get through this. Or 4 hours, I don’t recall. Either way, here’s my review of the HULU version of Monday Night Raw, because you asked, or didn’t, I don’t know what is going on sometimes.

WWE Monday Night Raw August 14, 2017 Results and Review

Was there a talking segment to open things up? Maybe? I think it may have been Seth Rollins, and if it was, I was bored. Cesaor and Sheamus luckily came down to beat him up, but oh no, here comes Dean “Boring” Ambrose to stop it. I was not thrilled, as I think he’s been resting on his laurels for some time, and his in ring performances have bored me as of late. Rollins and Dean tease the fist bump, and then connect, because you know, the Shield reunion is going to be inevtible, and Roman Reigns will need them to win the title, if you ask me.

This set up a tag team title’s match for SummerSlam this year.

Sasha Banks defeated Nia Jax

They say that there was a women’s revolution in WWE, but you know what? Revolution means a full circle, and that’s what we are getting. This match was not that long, and it wasn’t believable to me. The match between Jax and Banks from Fastlane was far better if you ask me. However, this was good for what it was, and Jax loses again, while Banks goes on to face Alexa Bliss. It should be a no-dq match, but something tells me Little Miss Bliss is going to retain.

Elias attacked R-Truth

This was not on HULU.

Big Cass and the Club Sandwich Boys break Big Shows Arm.

You read that right. There’s not much I can say about that. Big Cass did cut one good promo, though. Although, it was hard to pay attention to him, as he was “orange”. I kid you not. That spray tan was too much.

Bray Wyatt defeated Finn Balor

This was a dumb match. Balor barely got in any offense, and Bray Wyatt just easily beat him with a crotch shot and Sister Abigail. I still think that Wyatt should get a real Sister Abigail to show up, and he should also team up with Bo Dallas. Wishful thinking on my part, which will likely never happen, I’m sure. Bray Wyatt wins, then pores blood on Balor. But wait! The commentary team did not say anything about this. The HULU version edited out the commentary teams statements, so you didn’t hear them say acid, or whatever it is that people on twitter said. Who cares, this is a boring feud. I hear the Demon is coming at Summerslam, ok. Sure. Finn Balor is nothing more than Alex Wright 2.0 if you ask me.

Akira Tozawa defeated Neville for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Tozawa is a great character, and he can really put on a show. This match, wasn’t that great. However, the big senton bomb from Tozawa saved it. He has some serious height on that, and it reminds me of how good Dick Togo was. This was a good performance from both, but the title change seems odd to me, especially since I’m not following 205 Live as much as I had in the past. I need to get back to it.

Jason Jordan defeated The Miz via DQ

This was fast, and it didn’t get far. Jordan got jumped by Miz’s cronies and that was that. Jordan then cleaned house, but the Miztourage is going to definitely cause disruption for the young guy. Oh, and the fans could care less, which means they care just a little.

Jason Jordan and The Hardy Boyz defeated The Miz and The Miztourage

Oh, I almost forgot this happened! The Hardy Boyz ran down to save Jordan from a beat down, and that prompted Teddy Long to come down and declare a tag team match! Ok, he didn’t come down, but that’s what happened, a six man tag happened, and that was that.

Bork Lazer fought off a few dudes.

The ending of Raw had Lesnar getting pulled away from beating up the rest of his opponents from Summerslam. I will say this much, the main event is going to be predicable since Lesnar will win and will be at Raw as the champion. That’s been leaked already, so there.

Overall, Raw wasn’t terrible. It was actually watchable for the most part. However, I could not get into the main event, and the lack of lengthy matches makes me miss the old Raw shows where wrestling took more of a front seat, then just randomly throwing together storylines before a PPV. I guess that’s what 2017 WWE is now, a crash course in pro-wrestling.

Friday, August 11, 2017

WWE Smackdown Live August 8, 2017 Results and Review This Is The Best They Can Give?

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People sometimes tell me that Smackdown is the better show. They are wrong. There is no better show. This show may have started as something grand back when the brand split was first announced. But now? It’s nothing more than a homogenized wrestling show that is heavy on talking, and light on wrestling. It’s not as bad as Raw, but it’s still bad. There are moments of joy, though, and perhaps that’s the saving grace of Smackdown’s shows. August 8, 2017 the show was from Canada yet again, and the fans weren’t booing nearly as bad as Raw, but you also didn’t get the same lame ass promos being cut. I watched this directly after Raw, which is something worth noting.

WWE Smackdown Live August 8, 2017 Results and Review

John Cena Cut A Bad Promo

This was one of the worst promos I’ve ever heard. Cena is usually ok on the mic. I miss the times when he was rapping. Now he just is tired, and boring. Corbin came out, and the two would talk about how they are going to fight, etc. I don’t know, Cena insulted Corbin and a match was set for the two at Summerslam. I don’t care about either guy. You know what will happen? John Cena will defeat Baron Corbin, and Corbin will cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase on Shinsuke Nakamura in the main event at Summerslam.

The Usos defeated Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger

Did you see this going any other way? Dillinger loses again. The Usos win, and they are perhaps the best in the industry right now. I’d love to see the Young Bucks versus The Usos, that would set a huge fire under the feet of all tag teams if you ask me. I loved this match, although seeing Zayn and Dillinger buried makes me wonder why even bring them to the main roster?

Charlotte Flair defeated Lana

A burial. Lana can not lace the boots of Flair. Flair is wasted here. Please WWE, give her better competition, perhaps move her back to Raw.

Shane McMahon Bored Me To Tears

Ugh. This was boring. AJ Styles and Kevin Owens talked, and McMahon talked, and then it led to Shane getting kicked. Oh well. It was nice to see Owens mention that McMahon has screwed people in the past. That makes me want to watch Survivor Series 1998, to be honest. I may watch it again, as it was a stellar event if I do remember. Deadly Game Survivor Series, great stuff.

Twin Peaks or Fashion Peaks

This was a cool segment. Nothing to complain about here.

Carmella defeated Naomi

Another burial. This wasn’t half bad. Not that good either. Carmella got the win, and really didn’t progress much of a story. Where was Natalya? Where was Becky? Women’s revolution, huh? Meh.

Randy Orton defeated Jinder Mahal in a grudge match

Do you really want me to talk about this? I didn't even want to see it. Rusev showed up on the ramp with a kick to Orton and the show ended. No more Smackdown, please.

WWE Monday Night Raw August 7, 2017 Results and Review The Padded Chair of Doom

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This week I sat through 5 hours of wrestling. Ok, not 5 hours, only the 90 minute version of Raw on Hulu and then Smackdown live on Hulu. I watched them back to back, so that has to be something good, right? Whatever the case is, Raw was not exactly fun to watch, but Smackdown had a few notes. This time around on Raw, there were some good spots, and classic matches, but the HULU version condensed a lot of the things that you would normally expect. With that in mind, consider the following review of RAW from the Air Canada Centre, in Toronto, Canada.

WWE Monday Night Raw August 7, 2017 Results and Review

Brock Lesnar laid the Miz and his crew to waste.

The opening segment had Lesnar beating down the Miz and his crew with ease. This was fun, but what’s the big deal? Lesnar obliterates the Intercontinental Champion? Not only that, did you see the Miz’s wild swing against Lesnar? It was funny.

Sheamus defeated Seth Rollins

Sheamus rolled up Rollins, and then beat him down, forcing Dean Ambrose to show up. I think. I think that’s the story that was told, or maybe not. I’m having a hard time remembering this, because it was absolutely boring.

Sasha Banks defeated Emma and Alicia Fox

The women’s revolution eh? Well, if a fast moving match with minimal offense and probably 5 minutes of time is a revolution, then sure, we have a revolution. This was telegraphed a mile away. Sasha Banks wins, and the rest were boring. Emma is still getting buried.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated Enzo Amore and Big Show

Well, this match sucked. Enzo is not liked backstage, according to a lot of sources, but you wouldn’t know since this match had the crowd going nuts for him. Show and Enzo lose, but then Show gets the last laugh with a right hand. They are going to have Cass versus Big Show with Enzo in a cage above the ring, which is just bad. Either way, this match sucked, and the Club Sandwich boys aren’t doing well.

Bray Wyatt Attacked Finn Balor

This wasn’t shown on HULU.

Dean Ambrose defeated Cesaro

Another roll up, but this time Seth Rollins ran down. Rollins ran down and saved Ambrose, but they didn’t shake hands or fist bump. This match was boring, and Cesaro was rolled up. Man, so many roll ups, I’m tired.

Akira Tozawa defeated Ariya Daivari

This wasn’t shown on HULU.

Nia Jax defeated Mickie James and Dana Brooke

Wow, Dana Brooke is hot to me. I’m sorry. Mickie James too. These are two amazing women, and they are very strong and athletic. Then there’s Nia Jax, wow, some improvement, but not exactly an in ring scholar just yet. I liked this match, and loved the ending, with Nia Jax going strong and moving forward to facing off against Sasha Banks.

Braun Strowman defeated Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing Match

This was great. This was a great match with Roman and Braun putting on a show. There were a lot of great moments, but the scene of the night was Reigns getting hit in the face with an office chair. Strowman threw a chair at him and Roman went down, people went nuts, and I couldn’t help but think that the chair was super padded. Roman went down like a sack of potatoes, and it was funny to see. Samoa Joe came out of the audience, NO MUSIC mind you, and choked out Reigns.

Bayley gets Booed!

Bayley’s character has been assassinated. Ever since she wussed out at Extreme Rules in her home town, and Alexa Bliss caned the living crap out of her, she’s been going downhill. The crowd was booing, and Bayley really was awful on the mic. She even said, “why are they booing”, breaking character, and making me hate WWE for putting her out there. This was absolutely bad.

Overall, Monday Night Raw had a lot of bad things to it. But there were a few good moments with wrestling, including Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns. I don’t think Reigns sucks. This was an ok show, and worth HULU, but not 3 hours of your time.

Oh, and one more thing. What’s up with the illogical saves? Ambrose and Rollins save each other, but before they do so, their music plays. That’s asinine! Don’t do that! Instead, they should just run down and save their friend, no music, no pomp and circumstance. But no, logic is thrown out the window. Where was Elias, by the way? Oh well. Raw was ok at best.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

WWE Smackdown Live August 1, 2017 Results and Review The Dream Match Killer

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This week’s edition of Smackdown was live from Cleveland, Ohio. Just a stone’s throw away from where I live, and I didn’t want to go. Why would I? The quality of Smackdown’s shows has been dropping like crazy, so I didn’t want to jump into this one live, but I needed to write up a review, and so here I am, talking about Smackdown again. This is a night that should’ve been great, but instead, it felt a little flat, and we’re going to discuss it and what not below.

WWE Smackdown Live August 1, 2017 Results and Review

Aj Styles defeated Kevin Owens

This match was probably the worst thing I’ve seen these guys in. They keep putting on matches that are absolutely cringe worthy. They just seem to be working at half speed or something. They don’t seem to be into it, and the ending was goofy as ever. Owens went to swing at Aj Styles and supposedly hit the ref, and the ref didn’t see when Owens’ shoulder was up, getting counted pinned in 3, which would lead to him throwing a tantrum. He yelled at Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon, leading to them announcing that Aj Styles would face Kevin Owens yet again, only this time, it’s going to be with guest referee Shane McMahon! Oh joy, oh boy, another match with these guys? They don’t have a lot of chemistry, folks.

Aiden English defeated Sami Zayn

Burials happen a lot, and we saw the burial of Sami Zayn once again occur on Smackdown. The WWE must not like Zayn, because he once again loses, and this time it’s to Aiden English, the singing dude. I don’t like English’s gimmick. I preferred the raucous noise that he was getting as part of the Vaudevillains, which worked. Oh well. This match was fast, and Zayn lost via roll up. Where’s Tye Dillinger, by the way? He was the perfect 10, after all.

Naomi and Becky Lynch defeated Carmella and Natalya

What a waste here. Sure, it was a little entertaining, but it was not great. The women got a few minutes to showcase their work, but it was really rushed, and in the end, the good guys win, and the bad guys lose. I mean girls.

Rusev defeated Chad Gable

Gable put on a good fight against Rusev, but Rusev is a wasted talent. He’s already lost to John Cena multiple times, and he’s scheduled to either get beaten down by Randy Orton or get a quick win, and then move onto I don’t know, nothing? Rusev sucks now, and while Gable had some nice highlights, he’s done now too.

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated John Cena

This was a surprise. Shinsuke won this match clean. But John Cena was obviously going half speed and there was miscommunication in the ring. Nakamura got a lot of his spots in, but Cena wasn’t selling that well, and it became painfully obvious that Nakamura was going over. When Cena is not going to win, he doesn’t sell as well, trying to make the other guy look dominant, and it doesn’t bode well for the match. This could’ve been great, but unfortunately, it’s going to be remembered for the fact that Nakamura dropped Cena on his neck, and that’s it.

Post match, exclusively, on Baron Corbin showed up and beat up Nakamura. He then got thrown through a table by John Cena.

Smackdown is not good, this was boring at times. It’s just a rushed, boring show that doesn’t utilize all of the talent that they have. Oh, but they did have the Usos mocking The New Day, so that was cool. Day One Ish and all that jazz.

WWE Monday Night Raw July 31, 2017 Results and Review The Backwards Showcase

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I finally am sitting down to review the show, and despite the fact that I don’t have many readers, It was important for me to get through this one. Why? Because I need something to vent my displeasure with how WWE Raw went down this week. I saw the HULU version, but it felt like it was 9 hours long, and despite the fact that the feed only has a select amount of information in the 90 minutes, it didn’t feel shorter for some reason. With that in mind, let’s consider what went down, and how I felt about it, because this is a site where I discuss pro wrestling from WWE, and well that’s about it.

WWE Monday Night Raw July 31, 2017 Results and Review

From the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, there was NO ECW chants that I recall, meaning the crowd is definitely not what they used to be, that’s for sure.

Kurt Angle came out only to get interrupted by Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. They said that they were going to quit if Lesnar lost at Summerslam. They aren’t going to lose, mind you.

The Hardy Boyz defeated The Club Sandwich Guys

Well, the Club are officially a bunch of nerds. They lose again, and while the Revival and the Club decided to try and beat up the Hardy’s they couldn’t get it done. Team Extreme once again buries the young talent, and that’s the end of that. I can only hope that they become broken.

Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, and Akira Tozawa defeated TJP, Ariya Daivari, and Tony Nese

This was not on HULU

Jason Jordan on Miz TV

What a load of garbage. Jason Jordan gives an Angle Slam, I think, to the Miz into the Miztourage, and that was that. Jordan is not ready for this push.

Seth Rollins defeated Sheamus

This was a boring match, that led to Sheamus and Cesaro beating up Rollins. Dean Ambrose ran down to help him out. This made no sense. Ambrose said that he was going to go his own way, and Rollins would have to go his own way, but here he is saving the day for some reason. This makes absolutely no sense to me folks. Why would he do this? He shouldn’t care about Rollins, as it’s none of his business. But alas, he ran down, and the two tried to beat up the champions. This made no sense.

Finn Balor attacked Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt rambles on and on, and said that no one can beat him, etc. I don’t know who to cheer for here, the Wyatt character sucks, but you know what? Alex Wright 2.0 is worth checking out, so maybe he’ll do well in this feud.

Roman Reigns defeated Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman

Of course he did. I didn’t like this match at all, as Joe looked weak and so did Strowman. Strowman made quick work of Joe, and Reigns was able to get the big win after hitting Strowman with the steel steps. Joe really got booted here, from the start, making him look weak amidst the other guys. This should’ve been the main event, but alas, it wasn’t. This was a good television match, but man, I wish Joe didn’t look so much like a chump here.

Elias defeated Kalisto

This wasn’t shown on HULU

Bayley defeated Nia Jax via Count Out

This wasn’t shown on HULU

Big Cass defeated Big Show via Disqualification

This was a boring, terrible match. Big Cass has new boring music, Big Show got winded fast, and Enzo came out to try and beat up Cass, only to get booted and knocked out. Cass then got hit in the face with that knockout punch, and that was it. That’s your Raw.

This was a boring episode of Raw, with little to no action in my view. Yes, there were some good moments, like the Hardy’s getting the best of the other teams, and watching Rollins get beat up by Cesaro and Sheamus. However, nothing that happened on this show hyped me up for Summerslam, which is the main goal of Raw right now, right? Ugh, this was a boring, flat show with a lot of boring moments, including that terrible main event. Why would they put Cass and Show on last? It makes no sense. What a terrible night of pro wrestling, if you can call it that.


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