Thursday, April 27, 2017

WWE NXT April 26, 2017 Results and Review Solid Work Rates and Fighting

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NXT is supposed to be a developmental arena, and it is, but some of these shows are so much better than Smackdown and Raw. With that in mind, here is what went down on this week’s NXT showcase.

WWE NXT April 26, 2017 Results


Drew McIntyre defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas
Aleister Black defeated Kona Reeves
Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot
Tyler Bate defeated Jack Gallagher

WWE NXT April 26, 2017 Review


The show opened up with Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot fighting, and then getting separated. Then we went into some interesting matches.

Drew McIntyre defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas

Andrade “Cien” Almas was buried in this match. Drew beat him in a fast paced, hard hitting match that was just unfortunate for Almas. But then again, after the match, he got into a limo full of women, and they probably had a porno style romp. Man, I wish I was good looking.

Aleister Black defeated Kona Reeves

Kona Reeves put in some good offense against Black, and after Black got mad, he knocked his opponent out. And that was that.

Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot

This turned into a brawl, and should lead to a street fight or something. This is a great showcase for both, with is great. The two brawled around the arena.
Tyler Bate defeated Jack Gallagher

Strong style was on display here. A little slow to start, but Bate would eventually win big. Gallagher put on a good fight, and he definitely stretched Bate. I was absolutely stunned by how it turned out. Bate got worked in this one, but it was his overall strong style that would get the better of Gallagher. Gallagher is on a serious downward spiral of losses.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WWE 205 Live April 25, 2017 Results and Review The C Show At Best Comes Through

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They say that 205 Live is the most exciting hour of wrestling, but honestly, it’s more like 45 minutes of boredom. This night’s show was not good. It was bad. It was an absolute terrible showing if you ask me.

WWE 205 Live April 25, 2017 Results


Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa defeated Noam Dar and Brian Kendrick
Tony Nese defeated Mustafa Ali via Disqualification
Neville defeated Jack Gallagher

WWE 205 Live April 25, 2017 Review


Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa defeated Noam Dar and Brian Kendrick

Rich Swann’s entrance is one of my favorites. His enthusiasm for what he does is infections. If I am ever in the arena, I will be dancing along with him, because he is quite fun to watch. Akira Tozawa has also won me over. The two make a good team, and they were able to get the win over Noam Dar and Kendrick. This was a good flowing match, with fast paced shots, and great overall momentum. Nothing crazy, just pure wrestling action here, so for that, great job WWE.

Tony Nese defeated Mustafa Ali via Disqualification

I’m a fan of Tony Nese and Mustafa Ali, but I don’t need to see them wrestle every week. This moved the needle a bit towards the feud with Drew Gulak and Ali. Other than that, it was a somewhat boring match, with Ali and Nese going through their normal motions.

Neville defeated Jack Gallagher

Neville and Jack Gallagher did the same match you’ve already seen them do on PPV. This time, Neville would get the win with the Rings of Saturn, and never going too risky. Afterwards he beat up Gallagher, and that prompted Austin Aries to run out and beat him up.

This night was boring. There was a few great spots, but overall, it was not fun. The opening match was the best part of this show, and other than that, this is another forgettable night from the cruiserweights of WWE.

WWE Smackdown Live April 25, 2017 Results and Review The B Show Has Women

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I’m tired of hearing about how Smackdown trumps Raw. It doesn’t. This is not better than Raw, it’s just shorter. Shorter does not mean better, and this night once again proves just that. WWE Smackdown is a rollercoaster of boredom, and stupidity. There are some good points, but there’s a lot of nonsense, and if you don’t agree, you’re blinded. There are some highlights, but overall, I had a hard time getting through this one, and rightfully so, if you ask me.

WWE Smackdown Live April 25, 2017 Results


Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler tried to speak English
Aj Styles defeated Baron Corbin
American Alpha defeated The Colons
Rusev Will Not Come Back Until WWE Money In The Bank
Randy Orton defeated Erick Rowan in a NO DQ Match
Breezango defeated The Ascension
Naomi vs. Chalotte (No Contest)

WWE Smackdown Live April 25, 2017 Review


Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler tried to speak English

Dolph tried really hard to get heat here, but it was really difficult. He’s lost so much credibility over the past few years that I don’t care any longer. Nakamura is great as a performer, but he can’t speak English well. It is so hard to understand some of the words, and the crowd going “WHAT” is because they can’t understand a thing he is saying in the arena. At home, I’m saved by closed captioning, otherwise, I have no idea what some of the words he’s saying are. I’m sorry. He isn’t good on the mic.

Aj Styles defeated Baron Corbin

Aj Styles buried Baron Corbin with Kevin Owens on commentary being more of a bully than JBL. Be A Star, right? GTFO. Aj Styles makes everyone look good, but when he buries up and coming talent, then what? Expect Styles to get the U.S. Title, and Owens, well, I don’t know he’ll be back to the independent scene soon enough, he doesn’t seem happy if you ask me.

American Alpha defeated The Colons

One week the American Alpha guys are jobbed out, this week they seem powerful, and The Colons are buried. I thought the Colons were going to get a new start, instead, they were buried here in a short match. This is the shining stars yet again, be honest.

Rusev Will Not Come Back Until WWE Money In The Bank

I don’t care about Rusev. Word on the street is that he has heat in the back. I don’t care, I don’t know, and if he does get a title shot, ok, I’m sure Jinder will bury him.

Randy Orton defeated Erick Rowan in a NO DQ Match

Randy Orton and Erick Rowan put on a ok match. I don’t really get the premise, or why. Rowan is on a different show than Wyatt, so what is this all about? This was a workable match, with Orton getting the win, and leading to his title getting stolen by the Bollywood Boys and Jinder My Balls.

Breezango defeated The Ascension

The winner of this match got a Number 1 contender title. And you guessed it, Breezango, the jobbers will get a shot. This is dumb. I’m sorry.

Naomi vs. Charlotte (No Contest)

A workable match ended when the bad girls of Smackdown beat up the champ and Charlotte. Nothing to see here.

Overall, this was a fast paced show. It was boring, but fast paced. I don’t see this as a great showcase, and I think that Smackdown is a B show. It’s bad.

WWE Monday Night Raw April 24, 2017 Results and Review Leave Your Brain At The Door

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WWE Monday Night Raw took me a long time to watch. I fell asleep several times. I couldn’t get past how ludicrous some of the booking was. I had a hard time thinking about the reality of how terrible this showcase of WWE truly was. I eventually made it through, and boy, was it hard to really work through. Here are my thoughts on WWE Monday Night Raw April 24, 2017.

WWE Monday Night Raw April 24, 2017 Results


The Miz, Dean Ambrose and Jericho Talk A Lot
Matt Hardy defeated Sheamus
Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher defeated Neville and Tj Perkins
Kalisto defeated Braun Strowman in a dumpster match
Dana Brooke defeated Alicia Fox
Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Big Cass defeated Samoa Joe, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson
Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss via Count Out
Apollo Crews defeated Curt Hawkins
Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho vs. The Miz and Bray Wyatt (No Contest)

WWE Monday Night Raw April 24, 2017 Review


I long for the days where WWE didn’t open their show with 20 to 30 minutes of talking. The Miz interrupted the Highlight Reel, and that led Ambrose to come out and interrupt MIz TV for the Ambrose Asylum. The best part of this was Ambrose giving Chris Jericho a jacket that had Christmas tree lights sewn into it. It was a funny gesture, but other than that, this was a hard segment to get going through. It’s a slow moving segment with boredom written all over it. The Miz is still good, and you know, if I ever meet him, I’m going to tell him as much. He’s one hell of a performer, and Maryse helps him a great deal. Ambrose and Jericho seem to be phoning it in at this point. Oh well.

Matt Hardy defeated Sheamus

Matt Hardy was going back and forth between the Broken gimmick in ring. Sheamus and Hardy work fine together. This was not a bad match by any means. I thought for sure Hardy would lose this one, since Jeff won last week. Not so, this time around Sheamus was distracted and Matt won thanks to that. Afterwards, Sheamus and Cesaro shook hands with the Hardy Boyz and that was it. A workable match, with not a lot to write home about. If the goal of Raw is to be entertaining, this was definitely a highlight for me.

Austin Aries and Jack Gallagher defeated Neville and Tj Perkins

I don’t mind the cruiserweights, but they are becoming oversaturated. How so? Well, I mean just these 4 guys over and over again. Even on 205 Live, these guys are getting the same matchups and matches and it’s starting to get tired. There should be more variety. That being said, this was not a bad match, it was just fast paced, and obviously not given a lot of time. Neville and Perkins would lose this one, and that is about it.

Kalisto defeated Braun Strowman in a dumpster match

Kalisto, wow, I gotta admit he has big balls. However, the crowd was dead for this, Strowman tried to rile up the crowd by calling them all trash, and it was just bad. Strowman did his normal thing here, and Kalisto tried to outsmart the big guy. Kalisto eventually got the upper hand with Strowman stepping into the dumpster, I kid you not. Strowman fell into the dumpster and that made him mad, as he lost the match. Strowman then beat up Kalisto, threw him in the dumpster, and then threw him off the 2 foot stage. Look, this is not 1998. If you go back in time, you’ll realize that Terry Funk was legit injured in that angle because of the height of the stage, and the fact that there was no padding in the trash can. Even at Mania, you could see Funk’s giant bruises on his back, he was torn up. This was not as brutal, it was safer, but it made no sense for Strowman to lose.

If I would have booked this. I would have Strowman dump Kalisto into the dumpster, then close 1 flap, and when the second one was about to shut, an arm would stop it. That arm? Roman Reigns! Roman Reigns would then beat up Strowman, and call in for the Shield, and they would save Kalisto and help him win the match. That makes a lot more sense. This loss, however, was not logical at all.

Dana Brooke defeated Alicia Fox

I love Dana Brooke’s look. I find her sexy, and would love to meet her, and discuss the finer things in life. Ok, maybe not that much. Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke had a very bad match here, and Brooke botched her finish. I didn’t like it, but I really want Brooke to get over, and of course I like Alicia FOOOXXXX. This was bad.

Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Big Cass defeated Samoa Joe, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson

This was thrown together after The Club Sandwich boys beat up Enzo. Cass was taken out by Samoa Joe, and then this set up Finn as the third man. This wasn’t half bad, it was a good workable match, but I think it’s bad to have the bad guys lose here. Joe and the Club Sandwich guys should win here, and then have the match thrown out or reversed because of brutality. But alas, that did not happen.

Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss via Count Out

Alexa Bliss is stellar on the mic. She ran down the Raw women’s roster on the mic and basically called out everyone. Banks and Bayley came out and tried to counter, but they were bad. I mean really bad. Sasha at one point said that Bayley as the champ calls the shots. Well, Ms. Banks, how are you the boss if you aren’t calling shots? Last I checked, Bosses call the shots, not the chumps. This set up a match in which Bliss got counted out, and that was that. Alexa on the mic is great, and her overall work rate is so good, I hope she takes the title and just runs with it.

Apollo Crews defeated Curt Hawkins

I honestly love Curt Hawkins. I would love for him to get a push. But alas, he didn’t. He got buried here yet again, and Crews did his best to try to get over in the win. Crews would celebrate the win with Titus, as he ran down and raised his hand. I guess this is a thing now? What happened to making Darren Young great again? Oh well.

Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho vs. The Miz and Bray Wyatt (No Contest)

The main event started, and I was hoping for something great. The Miz was supposed to get a tag partner, and didn’t get anyone to come out. After some fighting alone, Bray Wyatt showed up and beat everyone up, including the Miz. That ended the show, and honestly, it makes little to no sense for me.

Does Bray Wyatt want the Intercontinental Title? What does he want? He isn’t battling for the WWE Title this weekend, so what gives? What is the point here? Why is Ambrose phoning it in? Why is Chris Jericho looking like a chump here? I don’t understand the booking logic of Monday Night Raw, and most people probably don’t either. At the end of the day, Raw was not a great show. It had a few good moments, but let me ask, where was Nia Jax? Or why hasn’t Brock shown up? Where is Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado? Heck, why does Raw feel like it’s 9 hours long? All these questions and more, next time, I’m sure.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

WWE NXT April 19, 2017 Results and Review Kevin Castle’s Neighbor Competes In A Cage

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WWE NXT taped from Full Sail Studios in Orlando, Florida, and I for one wish the school was around when I was younger. I would have gone to that school instead of the Art Institute. Don’t get me wrong, the Art Institute was good, but it didn’t really give me a fighting chance for the real world. Whatever the case may be, NXT was live, and it packed a lot of wrestling into a small package.

WWE NXT April 19, 2017 Results


Hideo Itami made Bobby Roode look like a Chump
Anrade “Cien” Almas defeated Danny Burch
Aliyah and Liv Morgan defeated Peyton Royce and Billie Kay
Tye Dillinger defeated Eric Young in a Steel Cage Match

WWE NXT April 19, 2017 Review


The show started well enough, with Bobby Roode cutting a Triple H like promo. He was talking about a new era, and out came Hideo Itami. I for one, am not impressed by Itami at all. I don’t see the big deal. He showed up to the ring and immediately hit the GTS on Roode, and that was that. I guess he’s a star? I don’t know.

Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Danny Burch

Danny Burch is a UK star, and he was easily taken care of by Almas. Almas is cool as a bad boy here, but something tells me that he’s not happy. Perhaps it was Alberto Del Rio. Look for Drew McIntyre to bury him next week.

Aliyah and Liv Morgan defeated Peyton Royce and Billie Kay

Royce and Kay are Laycool 2.0. This was a workable match, nothing too great, not a long one, just average. The finale led to Royce and Kay throwing a fit in ring, and that was that.

Tye Dillinger defeated Eric Young in a steel cage

Kevin Castle’s Neighbor, Eric Young put the boots to Tye Dillinger in this back and forth match. Sanity tried to interfere, but they were thwarted, and Dillinger was able to escape this match with the win, and close the door on his Sanity feud. I feel that blood would have helped here, but that’s just my opinion. A good overall match, and a workable finish to a lackluster show.

That’s it for this week’s NXT, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. The main event was worth checking out, but other than that, it wasn’t too much to write home about.

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