Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw June 19, 2017 Results and Review – Bad Booking Continues in 2017

Loved This Angle - SRC WWE.COM
I’m fortunate enough to be watching the HULU version. I previously was watching the Youtube condensed versions from people uploading them, but they were so unreliable that I have now just waited for the HULU version to upload and that’s it. So today I’m going to review what I recall from the HULU version, since they didn’t include everything, and well, that’s what the WWE felt was important enough to show on the pay service. So that’s what I’m discussing, and here we go, from Evansville, Indiana, June 19, 2017 Monday Night Raw.

Roman Reigns Announcement For Summerslam

Roman Reigns came out to tell the crowd in Indiana that he was going to be the next contender for the Universal Championship. That is either going to set up a Samoa Joe match against Roman Reigns or it’s going to set up a Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns grudge match. Either way, Roman did ok on the mic here, but he was interrupted by Samoa Joe. Reigns called him a dude named Joe, and that sparked some words, before the two started brawling. Joe has a point, Reigns has NOT beaten him, and the two would meet later on tonight.

The Drifter Gets Interrupted

The Drifter came out and asked the crowd, who wants to walk with Elias! I do! I love this gimmick, and really hope that eventually he hits someone with a guitar. I love that. Well, not when Jeff Jarrett did it, but when Honky Tonk Man did it, it was awesome. The Drifter got confronted by Finn Balor, but he left. Hang on to that thought.

Finn Balor defeated Bo Dallas

Bo Dallas came out aggressive and was beating the snot out of Finn Balor. If Finn Balor is so dominant, why did Bo Dallas get so much offense against him? Bo was looking like a million bucks against the first Universal Champion ever. Either way, Balor turned things around with his offense stolen from Alex Wright, and eventually won against Dallas. I guess he didn’t BO LIEVE.

Seth Rollins Panders To The Crowd

Seth Rollins came out and was pandering to people about the new WWE 2K18 game. Then Bray Wyatt came out and said something, and that will most likely set up a match between the two? I guess that’s that. Wyatt to lose again, I’m sure.

Finn Balor Beat Down by Elias

Backstage, Finn Balor was getting interviewed when Elias “The Drifter” Samson hit him from behind and knocked him out. This was awesome, and will most likely setup a good match between the two. Elias is doing well with this gimmick, and I hope the WWE doesn’t screw it up, but of course, they will.

Samoa Joe defeated Roman Reigns

This was a really good match for Raw. The crowd was into it, and I was into it. Samoa Joe was putting some good work in against Roman Reigns, and Reigns was not backing down. He was hitting Joe with some strong offense, but Joe was outsmarting him at times. Joe would eventually turn things around as Braun Strowman showed up on the screen with an ambulance. Joe got his finisher sleeper on, the Clutch, if you will, and Reigns passed out. That’s correct folks, SAMOA JOE defeats Roman Reigns in the middle of the ring, nearly clean. Post match, Shoeman (not a typo), beat up Reigns and challenged him to an ambulance match.

The Miz Recruits Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel

The Miz went backstage and told the two jobbers that he can make both of them stars. All they had to do was join him. Keep that in mind.

Maryse On MIZ TV

Miz TV had a guest, it was Maryse, and despite her good looks, she’s looking a bit older these days. There were two dancing bears there, and Miz was promising to give a gift. It was the grandfather clock that Miz repaired since he beat it down last week. Maryse was thrilled, but out came Dean Ambrose. He beat up Miz, they broke the clock, Maryse spilled her drink, ran off, and then the bears. The bears beat down Dean Ambrose and pulled their heads off to reveal it was Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel! I kid you not. They finally have something to do on Raw.

Nia Jax defeated Sasha Banks via DQ

This match didn’t get far. Alexa Bliss and Emma got into it on commentary, Bliss ran into the ring to get help from Nia, and that led to brawling from all the women, in what was an embarrassment of a segment. Wait, I forgot, Bayley came out looking a bit tired and flabby and beat everyone up. Word on the street is that she’s going to start to have a crush on Graves. Meh.

Kurt Angle Revealed Enzo and Cass Attack Villain

The show ended without wrestling. I kid you not, the show ended with NO WRESTLING in the ring. Instead, Graves, Angle, Cass, The Revival, Big Show, and Enzo all were in the ring trying to get to the bottom of the attacks. As it turned out, Cass attacked Enzo and that was that. Enzo started crying, Cass gave a great speech, and that was that. Cass attacked Enzo. Why would the WWE split a great team like this up? Why would they make the heels all win all the time? Why did the show end without wrestling? I don’t know. That was the end, and that was that.

WWE Monday Night Raw June 19, 2017 Results (NON HULU EDITION)

Samoa Joe interrupted Roman Reigns' SummerSlam announcement
The Hardy Boyz def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Finn Balor def. Bo Dallas
Bray Wyatt confronted Seth Rollins
Akira Tozawa def. TJP
Samoa Joe def. Roman Reigns
Maryse appeared on "Miz TV"
Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus def. Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil
Nia Jax def. Sasha Banks via Disqualification
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle cracked the case of who attacked Enzo Amore and Big Cass

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Top 7 Pro Wrestling Podcasts You Should Listen To


There are more pro wrestling podcasts than ever before. Some are older than others, and some are great, while others are absolutely terrible. I have heard them all, and have emailed many. When Dasharpshooters Wrestling Podcast ended, I was in a tailspin, and didn’t ever want to rank podcasts again. They were previously my number one podcast. You couldn’t fake the dynamic that the brothers on that podcast had. You just couldn’t.

Here we are, 2017, and I’m ranking podcasts. These are the 7 best podcasts that happen to talk about pro wrestling. These are the ones that I love. I listen to them weekly, and while I have no money to give them, they are some of the best in the business.

Oh, and I want to point out that NONE OF THESE are from pro wrestlers themselves. I don’t like pro wrestlers podcasts, as they are usually terrible. I once heard Stone Cold ramble about a fly that he couldn’t get out of his trailer. I kid you not. I’m good. I don’t need to hear Tazz ramble and stutter through his daily show, or Jericho promote products and services for money.

Here are the top 7 Pro Wrestling Podcasts that you should listen to, in NO particular order.


Don Tony and Kevin Castle Show


The Don Tony and Kevin Castle show is perhaps one of the finest podcasts about wrestling you’ve never heard of. Ok, maybe you did hear about it, but haven’t tuned in, and you should be following along. Don Tony and Kevin Castle are older, and they reference things that young fans are not going to know. In fact, Kevin Castle is one of the first guys to ever mention that Finn Balor looks like a generic Alex Wright. So you marks out there that kicked me out of forums, can go suck a lemon. Don Tony sounds like a mob guy at times, and he gets angry with how stupid fans and wrestlers are sometimes. He’s an industry insider that helped ECW and XPW. Kevin Castle is a concert promoter, and when he talks business he knows what he’s talking about.

Don Tony and Kevin Castle are absolutely not smarks. They are beyond that. They are two guys that have serious opinions on a fake sport. They will call you out if you’re a fan of BS and give credit to the smart booking, if it happens. These two are like the godfathers of wrestling podcasts.

Link: http://wrestling-news.com/

Suplex City Limits


Suplex City Limits is one of my favorite shows. They are irreverent, they don’t care about being PC, and they will tell you to Fuck off if you’re an idiot. One of the hosts smokes pot on the show, or claims to, and his lucidity is quite good. There’s a lot of podcasts that walk a fine line, carefully talking about wrestling without offending. These guys don’t care. They will go there, and often do. They also interact with their fans. They will respond to your emails, tweets, and will give you the benefit of the doubt, when others don’t. If you’re a grown ass man, and you use your brain, Suplex City Limits will absolutely be kind to you. But if you’re a smark that gets butt hurt a lot, get ready to get kicked in the nuts a lot.

Link:https://suplexcitylimits.podbean.com/

Solomonster Sounds Off


Jason Solomon has been doing a podcast longer than most others. He does a solo show, and he has worked for various online magazines, and video interviews. He’s a well versed podcaster with a lot of knowledge of wrestling inside and out. His podcast is polished, his fans are loyal, pay out a great deal of money in support, and he brings the heat every week. If there was a baseball reliever of wrestling podcasters, I would have Jason as my guy. He throws high heat, and he’ll call out bullshit faster than you can even think of it. Just one episode and you’ll get pummeled with some of the most logical arguments in pro wrestling podcasting. No one else has the clarity and pedigree that Solomon showcases on his show.

Link: https://solomonster.podbean.com/

Wrestling Soup


Missionary and Joey Numbas happen to talk about pro wrestling with co-host Jon Draper. These guys, often a duo, will pull the rug from under you if you’re a gullible fan. Numbas is a ref on the indies, and is one hell of an intellectual. The way he phrases a variety of his arguments will have you pulling out a dictionary. Meanwhile Missionary and Draper put out grown ass man topics, and will speak to the reality of wrestling and the people that dedicate their lives to it. They’ll also go off topic and will discuss some business elements, music, and will even throw down against each other. There have been several episodes where Mish and Numbas get so heated it feels like someone’s going to walk out on the other. The dynamic these guys have is great, and they have logical knowledge of pro wrestling.

Link: http://wrestlingsoup.com/

OSW Review


What Bar? OSW is a video review and they also link to audio if you want to hear them. They get upwards of 10K or more per episode and it’s their sole job. These guys review wrestling chronologically with video and audio. The team makes fun of all the angles, talks about insider knowledge, and so much more. Imagine Mystery Science Theater 3000 and this kind of is like that. OSW takes a lot of investing into because they go long, sometimes the full length of the shows that they are reviewing.

Link: http://oswreview.com/

The Law (Live Audio Wrestling)


The Law (LIVE AUDIO WRESTLING) is a great show. The two guys sound professional, their studio is set up quite well, and they work well with one another. They speak about wrestling, they get interviews, and Dave Meltzer shows up from time to time as well. They are honest, and they are clean. It’s like listening to a real radio show, but they don’t pander to WWE like say…Sam Roberts does. They aren’t super positive, they discuss the show and try to focus on positives at times, but if it isn’t good, they will let you know straight up.

Link: http://fightnetwork.com/news/live-audio-wrestling/

Going In Raw (Steve and Larson)


Hey Friendos! Steve and Larson, two guys from California that talk about wrestling and will take your money to do so. Every show starts with the promo and the ask for money, but I don’t have any, so I don’t pay for it. I don’t always agree with these guys, as Steve can be somewhat overbearing at times if you disagree with him. But Larson is a little more levelheaded, so the two balance each other out. They are professional, they have a great crew of fans, and they focus on being honest about a fake sport.

Link: http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/j7kqu-35c0c/GOING+IN+RAW+PRO+WRESTLING+PODCAST

Podcasts That I Hate


Smart Wrestling Fan


Smart Wrestling Fan lost me several times. Once, when Wiggly was ousted from the show. That’s how long of a fan I was. Then when I emailed in and Joe Negron trashed my opinion and question, I absolutely lost it. The one time that stands out is when I said that John Cena should not go over the Nexus at Summerslam. I said that a DDT outside and a 450 splash shouldn’t allow Cena to win. They trashed my opinion and called me an idiot. Well, I was done. I was way done. The show tries hard to be PG and Joe Negron will run you over if you disagree with him. Mutant Larry is great, but Negron gets frustrated with him a lot, which may be why Larry drinks beer while talking on the show.

RBR Wrestle Talk


RBR Wrestle Talk is a live show and podcast with hosts that act better than you if you send them a message and they don’t like it. 90 percent of the time, you’re wrong. If you join their forum, good luck. You will get called dense, stupid, idiotic, and a troll if you introduce any idea that they deem unsatisfactory to their own opinions. There’s also a former booker of a Chicago based independent that knows too much, and will name drop at any given moment. These guys will ramble for 4 hours, and will either hate things outright or won’t even watch them. My biggest pet peeve is for podcasters to not watch the thing that they are reviewing! Oh, and fuck these guys, seriously. I tried to talk to them several times, and they just lambaste you if you even hint at the notion that they could be wrong. They will also block you without cause.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Reasons Alex Wright Is Better Than Finn Balor Right Now

Essentially The Same Guy. Same Jacket, Same Type of Trunks, Only One Is Better
There are a lot of fans that are not going to agree with what I’m about to say. In fact, I tested this notion in an online forum and generated so much IRE, I couldn’t help but laugh. People are irrational in who they cheer for and who they like. What did I do? I simply commented on the fact that Alex Wright and Finn Balor are wearing the same thing to the ring, and are similar wrestlers. As the comment count rose, I realized, Alex Wright is better than Finn Balor.

That’s right.

Alex Wright, is far better than Finn Balor right now, and there are several reasons why. Here are 5 of the many reasons why Alex Wright from WCW is far better than Finn Balor thus far.

Beating Legends In Their Prime


First and foremost, Alex Wright received a nice push in the mid to late 1990s in WCW. At first, he didn’t get a lot of attention, but with wins over the likes of TRIPLE H before he jumped to WWF, and wins over Chris Jericho, William Regal, and Ultimo Dragon, you can definitely make a case for the fact that Wright was able to put on a show, get the fans behind him, and work with some amazing talent. Even though he looked like a skinny European guy, he was able to do a lot in the ring, which was impressive. He also went over some amazing talent for the WCW Cruiserweight title and Television title alike. He would even get some good tag matches in towards the end of WCW’s run, but of course Facebook groups and smarks aren’t going to agree.

Getting Over With The Fans


Believe it or not, he was getting over with the fans. Even the dancing fools gimmick was over. I know, he’s not as over as some of the other stars of wrestling, but when he would come out, he would get a lot of reaction, especially with some of his better matches. Not only that, you’d be surprised by how much fan interaction Disco Inferno would get. I know, insane. Kaz Hayashi as well, lots of cheers, and it was fun to watch them do their thing in the ring.

A Leather Jacket and Short Trunks


Who wore it better? Who did it first? Some people want to compare Goldberg to Steve Austin when it comes to wearing the same thing, but I don’t buy that. The two had distinctive physical appearances, and were far and away difference. Alex Wright and Finn Balor are similar. Finn is a small guy, and it’s laughable that he would go over Brock Lesnar, let alone not get injured. Wright is not a huge guy, he’s tall, but he was never huge. The two share the entrance of a leather jacket, and short trunks. At least Alex Wright could talk on the mic without sounding like he had marbles in them.

A Killer Dropkick


Finn Balor has a great move set, but he relies heavily on dropkicks. He is fast in ring, and he can do a lot, but those dropkicks are familiar. Oh right, Alex FREAKIN Wright had one of the best arsenals of dropkicks in the game. Don’t remember them, do you? Yeah, because wrestling fans are either very young, or not willing to admit that some older talents in WCW were quite good. Wright had a killer dropkick, and could mat wrestle the likes of William Regal. Yes, THAT REGAL!
Until Finn Balor amasses more wins, and clears the marbles from his mouth, he’s just another bland, white, small wrestler. He’s not a draw, he’s injury prone, and he’s not going to go far without the Demon Gimmick. Outside of that Demon Gimmick, he’s one dance move away from being Alex Wright.

This topic is the main reason why I left RBR wrestling Facebook forum. It got out of hand quick. People get their panties in a bunch when you don’t agree, and then when you help get conversation going, you’re called an idiot, dense, and even the hosts don’t realize the good of conversation. If you’re going to start a group, you may want to have conversation flowing, instead of just random posts with NO ONE commenting. Oh well. I unsubscribed, they can go to hell for all I care.

That’s two major podcasts that have butt hurt listeners. Smart Wrestling Fan, and RBR Wrestling, two podcasts that can’t take a joke, you can’t disagree with, and will block you if you have ANYTHING to say about how they may be wrong about someone.

Just wait, I’m brewing my own podcast, and I’ll welcome as much commentary from the listeners and fans as possible. And will not get butt hurt if someone doesn’t agree. What is wrong with the internet wrestling community? GTFO!

One last thing. SHOUT OUT TO SUPLEX CITY LIMITS! They get it. They totally get it!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WWE 205 Live May 9, 2017 Results and Review The Best Match No One Saw

Dude Caught A Beat Down 
WWE 205 Live is supposed to be the most exciting hour of wrestling, but instead, it’s only 45 minutes. The opening of this piece of trash was another talking segment! I kid you not, 20 minutes of talking! Why? Why does every show have to start with 20 minutes of talking to set up NOTHING. This didn’t set up a match for later, it didn’t do anything but do the same thing that a match or a backstage segment could do. Furthermore, how can the good guys always get the upper hand on dominant champions and heels? At least in these blow off segments? I found the opening of this showcase to be absolutely terrible.

WWE 205 Live May 9, 2017 Results


20 Minutes of Talking With Jack Gallagher and Austin Aries
Mustafa Ali defeated Tony Nese
Akira Tozawa defeated The Brian Kendrick

WWE 205 Live May 9, 2017 Review


The opening of this show felt like WWE Lite, if you ask me. There was a small brawl, and the two good guys drank beer. Oh well.

Mustafa Ali defeated Tony Nese

This was a 5 star match. Mustafa Ali is perhaps the most compelling wrestler of all time, without saying a word. He reminds me of the amazing performances that Blitzkrieg put on in WCW before leaving. He was there for a year, made his nut, and went to start a computer business. Whatever the case is, Tony Nese and Mustafa Ali tore the house down, and I was absolutely impressed with all the hard work that they put in on this match. If you didn’t see it, then you really missed one hell of a match. How Mustafa Ali isn’t in the title picture is beyond me, because he is the absolute best performer on 205 Live Right Now.

Akira Tozawa defeated The Brain Kendrick

This was a slow moving match, and it ended with a roll up. Tozawa would then get a beat down outside of the ring, and got sandwiched between the stairs that Kendrick would kick, as shown in the picture above. That’s about it.

The only reason to watch this week’s 205 Live is for the second match, which was absolutely amazing. Mustafa Ali should be given so much praise for his performances, and Tony Nese, man, what a guy. I’m saddened that these two aren’t the main focus more often. But hey, that’s how it all works out.

Before I close this out, I would like to say that the backstage segment with Daivari and Tozawa was kind of cool, only it led to nothing. Oh well.

WWE Smackdown Live May 9, 2017 Results and Review Garbage In and Garbage Out

Jinder Mahal Wins Big Again, Steroids Work Folks, Take Em!
There are a lot of pundits that will tell you that Smackdown Live is a much better show than Raw. They are wrong. The recent booking of Raw has been horrendous, but the Smackdown crew hasn’t exactly done much to win me over. There’s so many holes in the booking and the things that they feature, that you will no doubt agree that this is a B level show yet again, if not a C level show.

WWE Smackdown Live May 9, 2017 Results

Natalya defeated Becky Lynch
Rick Rowan defeated Luke Harper
Dolph Ziggler and Shinsuke Nakamura played legos.
Breezango defeated The Ascension
Jinder My Balls, Kevin Steen, and Baron Corbin’s Receding Hairline defeated Randy “Bored As Hell” Orton, Aj “Gay Fanbase” Styles, and Sami “Woody Allen” Zayn


The opening of the show had a bored ass Randy Orton cut a promo. Now, let me remind you that this is the same Randy that was never going to be the same after the House of Whores match. Instead, he said he conquered the Bray and would have won the match if it wasn’t for Jinder My Balls. He’s not wrong, but wow, the Eater of Pins really gets buried here. This would lead to Jinder coming down, Kevin Owens coming down, and Sami Zayn running down for a beat down on Baron Corbin’s receding hairline. I hate opening segments that talk for 20 minutes, I don’t want to see this, but yet that’s how every show opens, it’s so boring. I’d rather get Teddy Long come out and give us a “straight up” tag team match…oh, what the hell?

Natalya defeated Becky Lynch

I know that Natalya has a legacy of great training, and she can really put on a show sometimes, but she hasn’t in a long time. She was going half-speed here, and it was showing. Lynch is great, at full speed, but she was compensating for Natalya’s in ring work. It was sloppy to say the least, and of course, a distraction roll up is what we got here. I’m not a fan of the feud with the women. Oh and of course, this began with 20 minutes of talking and entrances.

Erick Rowan defeated Luke Harper

YES. This Happened.

Dolph Ziggler and Shinsuke Nakamura played legos.

This is stupid.

Breezango had another Law and Order segment, which was kind of funny.

Breezango defeated The Ascension

The commentary team kept saying that The Ascension were some of the heaviest hitters on the roster. You mean the same guys that JBL buried with a clothesline from hell? Yeah, those guys.

The Usos came out to cut a promo in which they barked about 12 days, and I didn’t care.

Jinder My Balls, Kevin Steen, and Baron Corbin’s Receding Hairline defeated Randy “Bored As Hell” Orton, Aj “Gay Fanbase” Styles, and Sami “Woody Allen” Zayn

Teddy Long could have set this match up to an incredible pop. Instead, we get this boring match that put Brian Zane of Wrestling With Wregret to sleep. I was bored right away. I knew the outcome from just watching how the entrances were and how the match progressed. Jinder My Balls won with his finisher, but not before everyone else hit their finishers.

Smackdown felt like it was 4 hours a long. It was a boring show with a lot of boring moments. Mojo was backstage showing kids his trophy, there was Mauro commentary elements, there was a lot of stupid stuff on this show, and it just didn’t mesh well. Where was American Alpha? An afterthought? Why was Charlotte playing Heel and Face? Why is this show so benign?


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw May 8, 2017 Results and Review Vince Russo Is Back

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If you tuned into Monday Night Raw last night, then you swore that Vince Russo was back. That’s how stupid and idiotic the show became at times. In fact, it was so bad, that I got into an argument on a Facebook group, and eventually got booted out. That’s the second group of internet wrestling fans that I have made upset. To the point where I’m sour on meeting other wrestling fans, because they all seem to be jerks, idiots, and have a podcast where they get to make a one sided conversation about things. They can GTFO for all I care. There’s a reason why I can’t have friends, apparently. Man, I hope Carlo Moss and Lump are doing well, I’m sure they would agree with me on some of these stupid decisions made by Raw.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results


Kurt Angle named Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose the acting General Manager of Raw
Finn Bálor def. The Miz
Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss def. Mickie James
Roman Reigns attacked Braun Strowman
Cesaro and  Sheamus won a Tag Team Turmoil Match to become No. 1 contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championship
Seth Rollins def. Samoa Joe via Disqualification
TJP def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Sasha Banks def. Alicia Fox
Bray Wyatt def. Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose

WWE Monday Night Raw Review


Why in the blue hell would Kurt Angle give Dean Ambrose control of the show? Isn’t he the lunatic fringe? What does that even mean any more? Seriously? What the hell? So Dean is in charge, for now, but you’ll find out that Miz is also in charge! Oh god, why?

Finn Bálor def. The Miz

Finn Balor, when he is not the Demon King, is just another European wrestler. He has no charisma, and if he were given a dance move, just one dance move, he would be Alex Freakin Wright! No, Alex Wright actually held championships in WCW and beat some of the top talent. What has Balor done? He can’t even cut a damn promo, I don’t know a thing he’s saying. The Miz got the BRICKS beaten out of him in this match, and he’s constantly relegated to getting beat down. He’s so over with the fans, and yet the booking committee wants to see him get beat all the time. Sure, that’s a way to build credibility, have a guy lose every match. Balor won after a slew of kicks, and random fast offense. It surprises me that he is doing so much power wrestling, considering he just came off of a concussion, but hey, what do I know, right?

Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss def. Mickie James

Mickie James went from being one hell of a heel, to being a smiley face baby with Bayley on her side. Bliss aligned herself with Nia Jax, promising her a title match down the road if they were friend snow. Mickie James is great in ring, I love her style, and Bliss did well here. Bliss is phenomenal, and I’m absolutely impressed with how she carries herself in the ring. Great stuff here.

Roman Reigns attacked Braun Strowman

Kalisto was supposed to fight Brown Shoeman in a one-armed wrestling match. Well, that didn’t happen because Roman Reigns showed up and beat up Strowman. Word on the street is that he’s injured now, and he will not take on Bork Lazer.

Speaking of Bork. Where the hell is the damn champion? Why does Raw have a champion that is NEVER on television? Why hasn’t Dean defended his title? Why is anyone champion at this point if they are never going to wrestle for it? Kayfabe is dead, and logic is also dead. This is a load of garbage. Kalisto is wasted here.

Cesaro and Sheamus won a Tag Team Turmoil Match to become No. 1 contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championship

Why would these guys just bury everyone? They buried all other teams fast, and will once again face the Hardy Boys. I guarantee the Boys are going to be “Broken” in due time. Terrible match, terrible pacing, burying your tag division like this is just dumbfounding.

Seth Rollins def. Samoa Joe via Disqualification

Well, this makes no sense. What is Seth Rollins’ character now? What does Samoa Joe do? He already lost. What the hell is this feud? I don’t care about this at all, and you shouldn’t either. This was beyond boring.

TJP def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher

This was a workable match. TJP is killer in the ring, but he’s lost in the shuffle of this division. This whole division sucks. Gallagher is great, he puts on a show every time he’s in the ring, and it is always nice to see him get a win. This wasn’t his night though, TJP gets the victory in a division that is definitely floundering.

Sasha Banks def. Alicia Fox

Do I really need to comment on this? Sasha Banks is the boss of what? More like the administrative assistant at this point. Boring.

Bray Wyatt def. Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose

Well, well, a non-title match. Bray Wyatt is the king of non-title match wins, isn’t he? He can’t win anything else, but as soon as you put him in a match in which he works a champion and doesn’t have the title on the line, he wins in dominant fashion. Wyatt is wasted here.

I thought it was time to shake things up? Why are all the Raw matches the same as Smackdown? I’ve already seen all of these feuds on Smackdown! Where is the champion? Why is this the A show? Why am I still watching?

Oh and why do internet wrestling fans get so damn butt hurt if you have an opinion that doesn’t align with what they feel? Seriously. You say one negative thing and they start crying like a bunch of babies. Also, big middle finger to RBR Wrestling and Smart Wrestling Fan, my least favorite podcasts, hosted by a bunch of babies. GTFO, I’m unsubscribed for a reason. Bunch of idiots. Idiots, I say!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

WWE 205 Live May 3, 2017 Results and Review The C Show Is Bad

Noam Dar is So Lucky - SRC WWE.COM
205 Live came and went, and boy did it really downgrade in some respects. There were some highlights though, mainly Mustafa Ali. That guy is the best thing about the WWE cruiserweight division right now. He’s so good, and yet he doesn’t get the main title matches, or anything. I think he needs a main title shot against Neville and Austin Aries, he’d win and get the fans over, I’d hope at least.

WWE 205 Live May 3, 2017 Results


Tj Perkins defeated Lince Dorado
Drew Gulak defeated Mustafa Ali
Noam Dar defeated Rich Swann

WWE 205 Live May 3, 2017 Review


Tj Perkins defeated Lince Dorado

From a stricktly wrestling stand point, this was really good. Perkins, I’ve always said, is a great in ring competitor. Dorado is great too, and I love to see the lucha guys get a fair chance. Perkins and Dorado put on a good match, with Perkins pushing that heel element a lot during the match. Good opener, no doubt.

Drew Gulak defeated Mustafa Ali

Mustafa Ali is a treat to watch wrestle. He’s that good. Drew Gulak has been on a crusade to stop high flying moves, and he continued to push that element here. Mustafa Ali got a lot of good shots, but it was Gulak that would get the win this time around.

Noam Dar defeated Rich Swann

Noam Dar is back with Alicia FOoooxxxxx, good for him. Swann is wasted here, as he loses and Dar gets a win on the show. I don’t know what else to say about this. It was a fine match, but nothing too grand.

The cruiserweight show just feels tired, and it’s not the competitors fault. The show just drags a bit, and the storylines are dumb. They should not be isolated, if you ask me. WCW didn’t isolate them, they gave them a stage and even fought bigger guys at times. I liked that. This is just a waste if you ask me, which you didn’t.


WWE Smackdown Live May 3, 2017 Results and Review The B Plus Show Continues

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Smackdown is called the B show, and this week it felt a little more like the B plus show. There was a lot of stuffed into the show, but one thing was missing, Shinsuke Nakamura! Not only that, the tag division was missing a lot too, and well, this was just a fast paced show with a good ending, although predictable as ever if you ask me.

WWE Smackdown Live May 3, 2017 Results


Jinder Mahal defeated Sami Zayn
Tye Dillinger defeated Aiden English
Carmella and Natalya defeated Naomi and Charlotte Flair
Dolph ZIggler defeated Sin Cara
Kevin Owens defeated Chris Jericho for the United States Title

WWE SMackdown Live May 3, 2017 Review


The opening of the show had Chris Jericho and Aj Styles trading barbs about the title. Then Kevin Owens came out and ran his mouth, only to get shut up by Styles. This would set up the United States Championship match for later tonight, with Styles getting the winner. This was absolutely predictable.

Jinder Mahal defeated Sami Zayn

Jinder is no longer hindered, and it’s because he’s on steroids. There is no way you can get a body like his without steroids. I’m sorry. Ryback confirmed it. I am confirming it, Jinder is on the juice. Jinder is not hindered and he buries Sami Zayn in this match.

Tye Dillinger defeated Aiden English

Aiden English was buried by Dillinger. Good job.

Carmella and Natalya defeated Naomi and Charlotte Flair

Before the match could start, the welcoming committee beat the hell out of Flair first. Carmella and Natalya then commenced in beating up Naomi for the most part of this match, and ended up with a good amount of filler before Flair dragged herself out to the ring. She still lost for her team, and that was that.

Meanwhile, after the match we had a moment where Becky Lynch could’ve turned heel, but instead, she didn’t. Oh well.

Dolph ZIggler defeated Sin Cara

Sina Cara buried. I didn’t care.

Kevin Owens defeated Chris Jericho for the United States Title

Kevin Owens and Jericho put on a good match, and it was predictable as ever. Jericho was beaten to the point where he needed help going to the back. If you saw the match at Payback, then you’ve already seen this one, only with a few little changes. It was a hard hitting match, and Owens won clean. That was the end of the show, and then I went to sleep.

Overall, Smackdown Live is easy to digest. Is it that good, though? Not really. It is the seltzer water of pro wrestling for me right now.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw May 1, 2017 Results and Review What Are They Thinking?

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Once again, WWE Monday Night Raw took me nearly all morning to watch. It honestly felt like 5 or 6 hours instead of 2 hours of condensed material on Youtube, where I get the show. If you felt the same, just know that you’re not alone.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results


Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox and Emma def. Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Dana Brooke
Luke Gallows def. Enzo Amore
Dean Ambrose organized an Intercontinental Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match
Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa def. The Brian Kendrick, Noam Dar and Tony Nese
Raw Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz confronted Cesaro and Sheamus
Apollo Crews def. Heath Slater
Bray Wyatt confronted Raw General Manager Kurt Angle
Austin Aries def. TJP
The Miz def. Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor to become No. 1 contender to the Intercontinental Championship

WWE Monday Night Raw Review


Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox and Emma def. Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Dana Brooke

The opening had Alexa Bliss talking about how she’s awesome, which prompted a brawl, and a tag match. The match was ok, with the heels getting the big win, and once again I have to ask, why is Sasha Banks The Boss? What makes her a boss? She is constantly losing, and getting PWNED. Oh well.

Luke Gallows def. Enzo Amore

Enzo can wrestle! Great overall match in my view, it’s just that the Club Sandwich boys have already wrestled Enzo and Cass a ton of times. This is starting to wear thin, to be honest.

Dean Ambrose organized an Intercontinental Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match

Dean Ambrose, through the night was playing funny guy. He set up a triple threat to see who would challenge for his title. This was ludicrous considering that the Universal Title is not going to get defended for months. Both Finn Balor and Seth Rollins want the Universal Title, and yet they can’t go for it. Meanwhile The Miz has already battled Dean Ambrose a million times, so we are going to get it again? I hate this.

Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa def. The Brian Kendrick, Noam Dar and Tony Nese

A fun overall match, with no real momentum going forward. This worked for what it was, but I don’t think that isolating the cruiserweights is a good thing for long term wrestling.

Raw Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz confronted Cesaro and Sheamus

The Hardy Boyz beat up Cesaro and Sheamus, and that’s it.

Apollo Crews def. Heath Slater

Slater gets buried, simple as that.

Austin Aries def. TJP

This was ok, I guess, I am starting to sour on both of these guys, and this match was definitely a good reason to do so. I’m honestly getting tired of the WWE treatment of the cruiserweights.

The Miz def. Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor to become No. 1 contender to the Intercontinental Championship

This was a stellar match, with a lot of back and forth. Again, Rollins seems to have forgotten that his knee hurts. He kept going in and out of character and forgetting that his knee hurts overall. Seth Rollins and Finn Balor had some great offense in this match, but it was Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe were the wild cards. They went in and mess up the match overall. The Miz got the win thanks to inference. Looks like Miz came to play.

Not a great Raw, not a terrible one, but honestly, there’s a lot of missed opportunities. For instance, where was Brown Shoeman? No Brock aka the Universal Champion, and no single’s match for the women.

Raw was ok at best.

WWE Payback 2017 Results and Review House of Horrors and Standard Booking

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WWE Payback was this weekend, and the highlight of the show for me was simple, drinking Indianapolis’s finest from Sun King Brewing. I had a Wee Mac and Pachanga, and didn’t go with the cream ale, although I still have one in the fridge. I also bought a digiorno, and found out that they have changed their formula, because it now sucks. Oh well.

WWE Payback 2017 Results


Enzo Amore and Big Cass def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (Kickoff Match)
Chris Jericho def. United States Champion Kevin Owens
Austin Aries def. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville by Disqualification
Raw Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz def. Sheamus and Cesaro
Alexa Bliss def. Bayley to become the new Raw Women's Champion
Seth Rollins def. Samoa Joe
Bray Wyatt def. Randy Orton in a House of Horrors Match
Braun Strowman def. Roman Reigns

WWE Payback 2017 Review


I’m tired. I admit that. I am also late on this review. I have been dealing with a variety of issues, and am fighting to try and make this site a bit more robust, but sometimes I get burned out on not making any money and watching wrestling. Here are my thoughts on the show from San Jose, California.

Enzo Amore and Big Cass def. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (Kickoff Match)

The kick off match was fun, and got the crowd really into things moving forward. Enzo put on a great deal of offense against the Club Sandwich boys. Big Cass got the hot tag, laid waste, but Enzo really showed off that he has some great moves, and was able to harness enough power to win this match. This was a great opener in my view, and I was hoping that this feud was over, but guess what? It’s not.

Chris Jericho def. United States Champion Kevin Owens

Not one smart fan, podcast, or video channel picked Chris Jericho to defeat Kevin Owens. Owens and Jericho have some good chemistry. Jericho won with the Walls of Jericho after Owens’s hand was injured earlier in the match. This was a fine outing, but a bit boring considering it’s the U.S. Title.

Austin Aries def. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville by Disqualification

Neville pulled the ref into Austin Aries, while in a submission move. This is the same idea that we saw with NXT Takeover, as Asuka did the same thing. Only this time, Neville was disqualified for doing it, and would cost Aries the title. This feud continues. I’m bored with Aries at this point, I don’t get it honestly.

Raw Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz def. Sheamus and Cesaro

The Hardy Boyz won a hard hitting match. Sheamus and Cesaro put the boots to the Hardy’s but wow, stiff as hell. You can find slow motion hits on Youtube about this match, including Sheamus kicking Jeff unprotected in the face, knocking out his tooth. Matt Hardy was busted open the hard way, and it looked bad. Sheamus and Cesaro lose, and then turn heel after the fact. Oh well.

Alexa Bliss def. Bayley to become the new Raw Women's Champion

This was a solid match. Bayley was able to put on a showcase of her talent, but Bliss had her number nearly every time. Bayley was sent flying into a post head first, and Bliss capitalized. The psychology of this match was great, and enjoyed this greatly. Bliss is great, no doubt.

Seth Rollins def. Samoa Joe

A slow moving, illogical match. Rollins would sell that his knee hurt one minute, then he’s jumping off the top rope the next minute. I don’t understand the logic. I have a legit knee injury, and when I’m in pain, I’m dragging my leg to not put weight on it. Rollins seems to forget and remember that his leg is messed up, and it’s not acceptable. OH well.

Bray Wyatt def. Randy Orton in a House of Horrors Match

What the hell was this? Seriously, what the hell? Wyatt and Orton fought in an old house. Orton had a beard growing, walked into a house without a shirt on, and Wyatt attacked him. This was like a Hollywood movie rather than a wrestling match. Orton was left for dead after a refrigerator was thrown on him. A limo took Wyatt to the arena, and Orton showed up at the arena, and it looked like Wyatt was going to lose again. Jinder showed up with the Bollywood Boys and cost Orton the match, which got a lot of cheers, to be honest. Wyatt wins, thanks to Jinder Mahal.

Braun Strowman def. Roman Reigns

I honestly forgot that this match was going to be on. Brown Shoeman showed up and beat up Roman Reigns, simple as that. Reigns put on a show as usual, but he was heavily taped up, and it was obvious that he was going to get pummeled into oblivion. Strowman took out all of his weapons and eventually beat down Strowman enough to win the big match. Shoeman wins clean, and that was that.

Overall Payback 2017 was not that good. I spent a lot of time trying to stay awake, and while there were a few moments that I recall being good, the majority of it wasn’t that fun to watch. It was illogical, boring, and just tired. Oh well.

Friday, April 28, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw January 11, 1993 The First Ever Raw

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I recently went back to watch the first ever Nitro, and decided to go back and see the first ever Raw. Well, I went back to watch the first ever Monday Night Raw for review. Bobby Heenan wasn’t allowed into the arena, and that was the running gag through the night. Other than that, there was a lot of wrestling packed into a small arena. It was a very small location, and it was definitely fascinating to look at. Here are the results.

WWE Monday Night Raw January 11, 1993 Results


Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Koko B. Ware
The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated The Executioners
Shawn Michaels (c) defeated Max Moon to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Damien Demento

WWE Monday Night Raw January 11, 1993 Review


The night had 4 matches airing live, and it was interesting to see. This was a short show, with a lot of momentum. At one point Razor Ramon cut a promo. Other than that, we had some quick matches, and a surprising appearance by Konnan.

Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Koko B. Ware

Yokozuna squashed Koko, no pun intended. He was on his way out at this point, so he wasn’t exactly getting a push, that’s for certain.

The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated The Executioners

The Steiners beat the bricks of two jobbers, and that’s about it. There’s not much to say about this match.

Shawn Michaels (c) defeated Max Moon to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship

In a surprisingly good match, Shawn Michaels wrestled Max Moon. This was Konnan, of course. Max Moon put on a nice show, and it was interesting to see a young Shawn Michaels put up with Konnan’s flexibility and outstanding aerial style. Michaels would get the win, but it wasn’t an easy match, with Konnan’s abilities looking a bit better than Shawn at the time. The two would not meet again in the same fashion, since Konnan would go to WCW.

The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Damien Demento

A throwaway match, with The Undertaker’s no selling and Demento looking hilarious. This was an era of characters, and it showed. This wasn’t great, but it was watchable, at least.

There you have it, a quick rundown of the first ever Monday Night Raw. Was it better than Nitro? I don’t know, maybe? Check out my review of the first ever Monday Night Nitro Here for that information.

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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WWE 205 Live Results and Review Slowing Down The Cruiserweights

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WWE 205 Live is supposed to be an hour of action, but honestly, it’s more like 45 minutes of show, and lots of filler. This week’s highlight was Mustafa Ali, simple as that. Let’s discuss this showcase of the lighter side of wrestling.

WWE 205 Live Results


Akira Tozawa defeated Tony Nese
Rich Swann defended Cedric Alexander’s honor
Ariya Daivari defeated Mustafa Ali
Austin Aries defated Tj Perkins

WWE 205 Live Review


Akira Tozawa defeated Tony Nese

Tony Nese is the most underrated wrestler on the 205 roster. He’s stellar in ring, and Tozawa made him look great too. Tozawa is over with his yelling, and you know what, I’m growing to like the guy. This was a hard style match with Tozawa getting the big win overall. Great opener.

Rich Swann defended Cedric Alexander’s honor

This was nonsense. Alicia Foxx is hot though.

Ariya Daivari defeated Mustafa Ali

Ali is the most incredible of wrestlers. He put on a highlight reel again. I am hoping the best for Mustafa Ali, and if they make a shirt for him, I’m buying it. He is the best wrestler on 205 Live that is just going out and performing 5 star classics. Gulak came out protesting high flying, and that let Ariya Daivari get the win. Daivari’s character is starting to get more rounded out, which is a good thing. This was a great match folks, I loved it, you should love it too.

Austin Aries defeated Tj Perkins

Austin Aries put on an ok show with Tj Perkins. Perkins as a heel is ok, but he needs better talent to work with. I would say to put him on NXT and let him wrestle other guys. This was not a great match. The two didn’t have the chemistry that I thought they would have. Also, I’m not sold on Aries, I don’t see the big deal yet. Oh well. This was a good match, not great, but it was ok. Lots of great back and forth, and good overall maneuvers. Aries wins, getting that burial back from last week or two weeks ago.

Post match, Neville came down and beat up Aries, and that was the end of the night. I’ll have an NXT review tomorrow, and then a review of the first ever Monday Night Raw.

WWE Smackdown Live April 19, 2017 Results and Review Don’t Hinder My Jinder

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WWE Smackdown Live proved to me that they are the B show last night. There were so many problems that I don’t know if I have time to list them all. I know that King Ross over at Whatculture WWE is going to have a field day with the WTF moments, if he doesn’t slack off again. Whatever the case may be, let’s discuss the most terrible 3 hours (205 Live next), of my wrestling viewing this week. It’s going to be bad folks.

WWE Smackdown Live April 19, 2017 Results


Jinder Mahal defeated Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Mojo Rawley in a Six Pack Challenge
Charlotte Flair defeated Naomi in a non title match
Primo and Epico defeated American Alpha
Kevin Owens defeated Gary Gandy in a Face of America Open Challenge
Aj Styles defeated Baron Corbin via count out

WWE Smackdown Live April 19, 2017 Review


The show opened with Charlotte Flair, and her beautiful body in the ring. She demanded a title shot, in which Naomi came out to confront her. Shane McMahon scheduled a match between the two, and if Charlotte won, she would get a title shot. The two brawled afterwards, and the show begin.

Jinder Mahal defeated Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Mojo Rawley in a Six Pack Challenge


This was a fine match. Lots of action, and lots of no-selling for some reason. Luke Harper at one point takes a superkick from Dolph, no-sells it, and then buries him with a power bomb. That happened a lot in this match. Lots of finishers and lots of kicking out for no reason. Jinder eventually got the big win here, and it was because of the Bollywood Boyz helping him out. Otherwise, Zayn may have gotten the win. Jinder then cut a promo against Randy Orton, and the heel heat was coming off the television.

Charlotte Flair defeated Naomi in a non title match

Charlotte Flair buried Naomi here. Ok, maybe it wasn’t as bad as the burial that Primo and Epico threw down, but it was sad. The champion looks weak when they lose matches here. Charlotte will get a title shot for next week.

Primo and Epico defeated American Alpha

Primo and Epico buried American Alpha. They went from selling timeshares to burying younger talent. Oh well.

Kevin Owens defeated Gary Gandy in a Face of America Open Challenge

Kevin Owens beat a jobber. This is what you call a prize fighter, folks.

Aj Styles defeated Baron Corbin via count out

This was a cool match, but Aj Styles won with a count out, sending me into a frenzy of bad words in my head. This was stupid. Aj Styles doesn’t have to sneak a win out against Corbin, which makes no sense to me. Oh well, Corbin loses again.

Smackdown made no sense to me. Jinder is your new number one contender, the USOS were not featured, and well, this was just a horrendous show. This is the B show again folks, face it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw April 17, 2017 Results and Review Same Old SHIZNIT

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If you were looking for Monday Night Raw to follow up on their previous booking, don’t look for it here. This night in Ohio had a lot of flaws, with a few cool matches to book. Overall, this is not a great Raw, but you know what? Perhaps you thought differently. Let’s discuss it, or rather let me write about it to an audience of no one.

WWE Monday Night Raw April 17, 2017 Results


Samoa Joe defeated Chris Jericho
The Club Sandwich Boys defeated Enzo and Big Cass
Dean Ambrose beat Up The Miz
Tj Perkins defeated Jack Gallagher
Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Mickie James for the No. 1 Contender Spot
Finn Balor defeated Curt Hawkins
Jeff Hardy defeated Cesaro
Big Show vs. Braun Showman ended in a no contest

WWE Monday Night Raw April 17, 2017 Review


First and foremost, the show opened with Brown Shoeman getting an uproarious ovation for taking out Roman Reigns. He was getting so much cheers, he almost broke character several times. It was insane how much praise he was getting in the opening segment. That prompted Kurt Angle to give him a match against Roman Reigns for Payback in a couple of weeks.

Samoa Joe defeated Chris Jericho

Another burial. Ok, maybe it wasn’t as bad as some other matches, but Samoa Joe easily defeated Chris Jericho after figuring out a few of the key elements of Jericho’s game. Jericho is way over, and that was fun. His interaction with the Drifter backstage was great too. Joe wins, and I’m not sure what’s to go down next.

The Club Sandwich Boys defeated Enzo and Cass

Brian Zane of wrestling with wregret fame tried to argue with me about Cass. I’m going to reiterate yet again, HE IS NOT world title material, and he is not going to become the next Stone Cold. He is NOT the same caliber of talent. I like the guy enough, but if him and Enzo keep getting mauled in the tag division, like they did against the Club Sandwhich boys, it’s going to be dreadful. This match was lame. I hope to never see it again.

Dean Ambrose on Miz TV

The Miz didn’t say anything that we already didn’t know. Dean Ambrose sucks. He plays dumb, and is collecting a giant paycheck, then going home to bang Renee Young. Lucky bastard. Ok, maybe he deserves it, but then again, I could go with Jennifer White for an hour for $1200 so maybe it’s not about luck, it’s about money. Dean Ambrose beats up the Miz, and that’s that.

Tj Perkins defeated Jack Gallagher

Gallagher went from contending for the Cruiserweight Title to losing to Perkins. Perkins is heel now, and that makes him better, all of a sudden? Ok. Not a great match, Gallagher’s same formulaic matches are starting to bore me.

Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Mickie James

Now this was a boring match for the most part, then things started to pick up towards the end. I didn’t peg Bliss to win this one, and when she came roaring into the match and beat up Sasha Banks, I marked out huge. Bliss seems like a really cool chick, and am glad that she got a hometown win. She will face Bayley, in Bayley’s home town, so that will be a good match, I hope.

Finn Balor buried Curt Hawkins

I’m a Curt Hawkins fan, I’m sorry, I like him. He calls out anyone in the back, and Finn Balor comes out. He has a serious look on his face and then drops Hawkins into oblivion with some insane dropkicks and of course, his finisher. Hawkins gets buried for the second week in a row, but man, what a way to go out. I loved it.

Jeff Hardy defeated Cesaro

Jeff Hardy is such a great talent. Cesaro and him put on a fine display, and perhaps the best match of the night. Hardy is impressive here, and Cesaro is always fun to watch. What can I say, this was a delight to watch.

The Big Show vs. Brown Shoeman ended in a no Contest

Here’s where I find serious issue. Why is Braun Strowman having such a hard time against The Big Show? He should be mauling him, but that’s not what we get. Strowman fights hard to get through this one, and the ending comes with the two crashing onto the mat and the ring breaking. The same spot we’ve seen many times before. Michael Cole also said that the Big Show used to have an elbow drop from the top as his finisher, which is wrong. He did have a dropkick off the top, but when he made it to WWE they told him not to do anything off the ground. Then they buried him, sending him to OVW to retrain. Strowman got up and the announcers sold it like he was the second coming of Hercules Hernandez. Whatever. I am not sold on Strowman because he’s going to get buried by Roman Reigns in a couple of weeks. Oh well.

Raw was not great, but it wasn’t terrible. I’m tired of the lazy booking, but hey, that’s just what happens. I had a fun time watching, so maybe it wasn’t half bad after all.

Friday, April 14, 2017

WWF Summerslam 1988 Results and Review The Most Beautiful Woman Ever

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On August 29, 1988 the annual summer event for the WWF was held at Madison Square Garden. In front of 20,000 fans, a legit sell out, the show of shows featured some of the best of the WWF for the year of 1988. I saw this one on PPV and was absolutely enthralled. I went back to see this on the WWE Network for the purpose of review, and it holds up at times, and while it took me a while to watch it all, I’m glad I saw it again.

WWF Summerslam 1988 Results


The British Bulldogs defeated The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers
Bad News Brown defeated Ken Patera
Rick Rude defeated the Junkyard Dog
The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks
The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man (Intercontinental Championship)
Dino Bravo defeated Don Muraco
Demolition defeated The Hart Foundation (Tag Team Championship)
Big Boss Man defeated Koko B. Ware
Jake Roberts defeated Hercules
The Mega Powers defeated The Mega Bucks

WWF Summerslam 1988 Review


What you’re going to find to be true about this event is that you’ll find the crowd to be wild. The crowd here was far more wild than anything you’re seeing in WWE right now. Oh and no, that doesn’t include the night after Wrestlemania, mind you.

When you go back to watch this, you’re going to hear Superstar Billy Graham and Gorilla Monsoon on commentary. They are great together and they have chemistry overall. Despite what some people say, this was a fun night of wrestling, with 10 matches and tons of fun

The British Bulldogs vs. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Time Limit Draw)

The opening match was great, with the British Bulldogs in their prime. Lots of suplexes, lots of fighting, and lots of chain wrestling. The Rougeau Brothers went to town with the Bulldogs, and the match went a time limit draw, but it was still fun and showcased the greatness of both of these teams.

Bad News Brown defeated Ken Patera

I love Bad News Brown. He put the boots to Ken Patera in this match, and then dropped him with the Ghetto Blaster. I loved it.

Rick Rude defeated the Junkyard Dog

This was a throwaway match, with JYD winning with a DQ finish. Rude was ok, but he wasn’t as good as when he would be in WCW in the coming years.

The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks

A squash match that had the crowd going, so perhaps that’s all that matters.

The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man (Intercontinental Championship)

The famous squash match, the Ultimate Warrior won the Intercontinental Championship in a squash. Honky would never recover after this.

Dino Bravo defeated Don Muraco

Random throw away match. Dino Bravo won a fast match, and Muraco would eventually leave.

Demolition defeated The Hart Foundation (Tag Team Championship)

This was a great overall match with the Hart Foundation losing after several near falls. Even here Bret Hart was a better wrestler than his partner. Demolition was no joke here, and the crowd was all over this match and the finish.

Big Boss Man defeated Koko B. Ware

Koko B. Ware is a hall of famer, and he put on a show. The crowd loved him, and the offense he threw in was great. Big Boss Man is a heel here, and he’s deceptively fast. Koko put on a show, but eventually fell to the former corrections officer. Boss Man is no joke here.

Jake Roberts defeated Hercules

Jake Roberts was so over here, and Hercules play a good heel. He would thwart Roberts at nearly every step until Roberts hit a great DDT. The DDT finish was so protected, it got the crowd going nuts when the 3 count happened. Great overall match for 1988, and Roberts was incredible. Hercules would eventually go to WCW and put on a mask.

The Mega Powers defeated The Mega Bucks

The Mega Powers were a team that consisted of Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. They were managed by Miss Elizabeth and looking back at this ppv, I recall how beautiful she was to me and many fans. My dad was even stricken. She was just a lovely, lovely lady, and as an adult I still have feelings for her. RIP Miss Elizabeth. The Mega Bucks was Andre The Giant and The Million Dollar Man. Ted Dibiase was a great foil and bumped like crazy in this match. Andre and Dibiase was great together, and when it seemed like the Mega Powers lost, out came Miss Elizabeth and took her skirt off. That got the crowd to go nuts, and boners to rise for young men like myself at the time. Even now, I marked out huge.

The special guest referee was Jesse The Body Ventura and he played a good down the middle ref, until the end which had Macho forcing his hand for the 3 count. This was a fun event with lots of action, and some great overall moments. The crowd was going nuts throughout the night, and it was great.

Overall, Summerslam 1988 gives me a lot of great memories, and it holds up today. If you watch the WWE Network option, they didn’t edit too much, except some of the music, and some of the commentary. Other than that, this is a great showcase for old school wrestling.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WWE NXT April 12, 2017 Results and Review Lorcan Deserves Respect

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WWE NXT had a formatting reset, with a lot of attention given to new stars, new song, and new showcase of talent. This night was packed with a lot in 45 minutes, and that doesn’t mean great wrestling, or does it?

WWE NXT April 12, 2017 Results


Aleister Black defeated Corey Hollis
DIY defeated Dylan Miley and Michael Blais
Ruby Riot defeated Kimberly Frankele
Drew McIntyre defeated Oney Lorcan
Shinsuke Nakamura cannot speak English

WWE NXT April 12, 2017 Review


Aleister Black defeated Corey Hollis

Black did one kick and won. Corey Hollis, thanks for coming by.

DIY defeated Dylan Miley and Michael Blais

DIY was getting a beat down by Miley, who is a juggernaut. Michael Blais, or Michael Hayes as someone said on commentary, got beat down. He’s broken, and was broken.

Ruby Riot defeated Kimberly Frankele

A fast match with not much to write about, Riot wins, despite distraction from Sanity.

Drew McIntyre defeated Oney Lorcan

Holy crap. McIntyre and Lorcan went strong style, and Lorcan legit got busted open. I was impressed with both of these guys, as they really put on a show with hard hitting punches and kicks. Lorcan at one point was hitting Drew as hard as he could in the neck, making it severely read. At another point Drew busted Lorcan open hard style, and eventually got the win. The cameras would not show Lorcan getting stitched up in ring, and that was funny. McIntyre is awesome now, I can’t wait to see what he can do against the rest of the NXT guys.

Shinsuke Nakamura cannot speak English

Shinsuke said goodbye, and he could barely go through a promo. He needs ESL help. I will volunteer to help him, so WWE, holla at your body.

WWE 205 April 11, 2017 Results and Review Where Are The Lucha Guys

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Where is Lince Dorado? Where is Gran Metalik? Not on 205 Live, not On Raw. I wonder what happened to them? We are in for another night of action with WWE 205 Live, and here we go.

WWE 205 April 11, 2017 Results


Mustafa Ali defeated The Brian Kendrick
Rich Swann defeated Johnny Ocean
TJ Perkins defeated Jack Gallagher

WWE 205 April 11, 2017 Review


Mustafa Ali defeated The Brian Kendrick

The opening match was stellar. Mustafa Ali is one of the greatest wrestlers I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen him wrestle, you’re not a fan of wrestling. Ali impresses me every time he steps into the ring. He has logic on his side, he puts on a show, and in this match he pulled out all the stops to fight Kendrick’s mat based offense. Kendrick was fun to watch here too, countering some of Ali’s offense, but the inverted 450 was too much.

Give the assist to Akira Tozawa, he run the bell prematurely, and that let Ali get the win. Great stuff here.

Rich Swann defeated Johnny Ocean

Rich Swann beat a jobber.

Post-match Alicia Fox came out and confronted Swann. Then a gift came to the ring and Noam Dar came out to claim it was from him. It exploded in Alicia Fox’s face, and that was that. Swann gets the last laugh.

TJ Perkins defeated Jack Gallagher

Not my favorite match. This seemed forced at times. Perkins can go, and Gallagher does great stuff, but sometimes it comes across a bit slow and forced. The pace picked up and Gallagher outsmarted Perkins at times, but it was TJ that got the big win at the end, thanks to Gallagher knocking himself out with a ring post dive.

Afterwards, Neville and Perkins celebrated together. A good overall 205 Live, but I’m getting tired of Tom Phillips calling all the cation on 4 hours of WWE programming.

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