Tuesday, December 26, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw December 25, 2017 Results and Review Chicago Still Loves Punk

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The biggest thing that I recall from the start of Raw was not the people involved, but the crowd. The crowd was chanting CM Punk for the whole thing. They were going crazy with the Punk chants, and that’s something that is absolutely fun to see and hear, I’m sure. I was loving that.

Elias and Cena’s opening segment was good, and Elias is gold on the mic, if you ask me. That was a great way to open things up, and get Cena roped in, only for him to sucker punch him and start the night of wrestling.

John Cena defeated Elias

Elias took control over all of this match. Cena was behind throughout, and Elias looked like a million bucks, that is until he met John Cena’s five moves of doom. As much as you can hate on Cena, he is so crisp in the ring sometimes, and he did well to let Elias have a lot of his offense in this match, but it proves ineffective if he never loses, and well, he lost this one thanks to Cena and the crowd ate it up. I liked it, a good match, for the most part.

Hideo Itami defeated The Brian Kendrick

Itami looks like a shell of his former self. He won this match, and it was awful. I didn’t like this at all. It was boring. The Brian Kendrick’s wrestling is a bit slower, more methodical now, and it’s just not as good as when he was flying around. I get it. I get it, but Itami here just doesn’t look great. I also don’t like to hear him yelling “RESPECT ME”, which is stupid. I hate that. Stop it. I’m not going to respect someone that’s yelling at me to respect them. It’s stupid.

Absolution defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James

If you didn’t think that the RAW brand was the number one show for the WWE, then watch this. Absolution won again, but the Riot Squad didn’t win on Smackdown. Oh well. Anyways, this match wasn’t half bad, it had a lot of back and forth, with a beat down that would end up getting Paige over more than anything. It’s funny, Paige has 40 new videos leaked, and it seems like no one knows. Not a bad match, not a crazy good one, but it had enough gusto to work.

Kane defeated Heath Slater

He didn’t win, he buried Slater. Heath Slater and Rhyno were great. They were getting a lot of crowd response, and then what? Dead. They are gone, and buried. I didn’t like this match. There was a sign in the crowd telling Kane to go back to being mayor or something. This was abysmal.

Finn Balor defeated Curt Hawkins

Well, here we go again, another burial. Curt Hawkins buried. There’s not much else for this. It’s a burial.

Matt Hardy attacked Bray Wyatt

That’s it. Hardy showed up and beat up Bray Wyatt, that was it. Meh.

Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, and Akira Tozawa defeated Enzo Amore, Drew Gulak, and Ariya Daivari in a Miracle on 34 TH Street Fight Match

This was like watching old ECW, and it wasn’t that bad. I loved the guys dressing up and it was fun to see. However, the crowd wasn’t that into it. The ZO train loses here, and it’s a fun match to see. Lots of action, back and forth, and great hardcore rules. I had fun, I don’t know what else to say. Everyone got their stuff in by the way, good stuff. If you’re going to watch the show and want to skip a lot, don’t skip this one, it’s fun.

Samoa Joe defeated Roman Reigns by DQ

This was a good back and forth match. Roman Reigns wasn’t bad, but Joe would lose here. Lots of action here, Joe hit his moves, Reigns hit all of his moves, and eventually he ended up going too far and causing the disqualification. That was the end of the match, for the most part. Don’t skip this one either, it was a good match.

Braun Strowman defeated The Miztourage in a secret santa match

Strowman buried the Miztourage. Meh.

Asuka is In The Rumble

Asuka came out and knocked out Alexa Bliss after saying she’s in the Rumble, in broken English.

Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan defeated Cesaro and Sheamus for the WWE Tag Team Champions

This wasn’t a terrible match, mind you. It had some great moments and lots of back and forth action. The teams are great, but in the end, it was Jason Jordan and Rollins that would get the big win. Perhaps this win was because Sheamus has a legit injury. I don’t know. Either way, the show ended with Jordan winning and Rollins holding the titles high. A good way to end the night, and something to watch out for, a classic moment for Raw.

There you go, Raw goes well tonight, and it’s not grand, but it went well for the most part. Enzo almost kissed Nia Jax, The Miztourage were singing and giving away gifts, and it was a funny night. Not bad. Not great.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

WWE 205 Live December 19, 2017 Results and Review Itami Sucks

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Here we go, the hour of television that is supposed to be filled with the most action, and yet it’s boring at times, and other times it’s not even worth turning on. Well what about this night? Was this weeks’ 205 Live worth it? Let’s find out.

WWE 205 Live December 19, 2017 Results and Review

The first thing that you should know is that there were only 3 matches on this show, and little to no story line progression. There was a little, but if you missed it, you didn’t miss a whole lot.

Gran Metalik and Kalisto defeated The Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher via disqualification

They have turned Jack Gallagher into a nobody, and The Brian Kendrick into another moron. This match wasn’t half bad because Metalik and Kalisto are great at what they do, but the other guys kept grounding them, and trying to focus on mat wrestling. I guess that’s what the cruisewerights are known for, right? They are known for their ground, mat wrestling? These aren’t all Dean Malenko, folks. The end of the match came with a DQ and the bad guys tried to break Metalik’s leg with the metal stair case and that’s really it. Not a great match, but hey, it was something while it lasted.

Hideo Itami defeated Colin Delaney

Alright, Colin Delaney gets another paycheck. I’ll applaud that any day. However, this match was horrendous. Hideo Itami kept asking for the crowd to respect him, and I just wanted to boo him more. He did the Go To Sleep and then went to social media and asked for respect of his move, and not Punk. Whatever, the guy is bland and he sucks, beating up a jobber on 205 live is not a way to introduce this guy, I’m sorry. Yes, I know who Kenta is, and yes, he’s got more charisma as Kenta than he does as this new guy for WWE. (they are the same person)

Cedric Alexander defeated Drew Gulak

Well, this was a hard hitting match, but Gulak wasn’t to win. He got distracted by getting on the top rope and then was thrown off. That’s it. The end of the match, and nothing major to see here. If you missed this, it wasn’t anything that good. Gulak is good in ring, but he is being throw into a tired feud with Alexander, and I already miss Rich Swann.

Overall, 205 Live was not a great show. It was ok at best, and while the WWE is trying here, they are going to end up eliminating this show, I can feel it. I don’t think anyone cares that much, and honestly, the same few guys every week makes this as bad as Ras and Smackdown. The Cruiserweight Classic was great because it had a lot of different characters and wrestlers, this doesn’t. This has the same old BS that other WWE programming has, and it’s starting to wear thin.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

WWE Smackdown Live December 19, 2017 Results and Review No Time For The 10

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I’m tired of WWE, I’ll admit it. This is especially true because there are a lot of people on the roster that seem to not have any moments on the show. For instance, where’s Tye Dillinger? Where’s Breezango? Oh well. Here’s what went down on Smackdown this week.

WWE Smackdown Live December 19, 2017 Results and Review

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan Talk

There was a time when Shane said that Smackdown wasn’t going to be about the McMahon family, and well here we go, another opening where he is the center point of Smackdown. Lame.

Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable defeated The Usos

I was surprised by this match. I didn’t realize that The Usos would get a loss here, but Shelton and Gable found a rhythm and blocked a lot of the Usos offense. I loved how well they are working together, and found a way to win, even when the champions seemed to have things in the bag. Gable and Benjamin won with a great finisher, and that’s that. Oh, and this was a non-title match.

Charlotte Flair and Naomi defeated Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan

Well, that’s the end of that. The Riott Squad were supposed to be a dominant force and guess what? They lost here. So I guess they aren’t that much of a threat? Logic gets thrown out the window here, so that’s the end for me. They aren’t very good if they can’t win. Imagine if the NWO lost all of their matches.

Dolph Ziggler quits.

I sure hope this is true.

The New Day defeated Rusev and Aiden English

50/50 booking, right? The New Day wins this match, and they were all dressed up for this one. It was ok I guess, but honestly, I’m tired of this form of booking, and people just phoning it in.

Aj Styles, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn

Well, here you go, a six man tag, as though Teddy Long was booking. I’m so tired of seeing these six people, and honestly, am tired of the same old stuff on Smackdown. I guess this was ok, wrestling wise it worked, but honestly, the good guys always win, and that’s really the big deal here. I mean, they win to further what story line? Jinder Mahal is buried here, the Kevin Owens and Zayn things continues, but I’m so over it.

Well there you go, the end of the line for Smackdown. There was some good wrestling in the tag division, and the women put on a good show too. But there was a lot of things missing, including the Bludgeon Brothers, Bobby Roode, and so many others. Oh well.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw December 18, 2017 Results and Review The Dumpster Fires of All Dumpsters

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I’m not sure how to even frame this positively. I guess I can see it in a positive light, but it’s hard for me to do so. The reason being is simple, it’s very difficult to be a long time fan and not ask questions about what is going on. I guess I’ll just talk about the HULU version because hey, that’s what I have to watch these days.

WWE Monday Night Raw December 18, 2017 Results and Review

Kurt Angle comes out, and out come Kane and Braun Strowman, and that forces Angle to announce that the two of them will face Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble for the title. I do not want to see this at all. Absolutely, do not want to see anything with these three. I can’t wait for Lesnar to escape for another win, and then get paid more than any other champion on the roster, and work less dates than everyone else. I’m tired of Lesnar, it’s that simple.

Seth Rollins defeated Jason Jordan

Why? Just why does Jason Jordan get so much time to lose? Seth Rollins takes him on and wants Samoa Joe too, and well, he first beats Jordan in a competitive match, and then Rollins would get the win. This isn’t a bad match, but it’s not that great. It has the same spots you’d expect, but I feel like I’ve seen so much Jason Jordan losses, that it just gets boring for me.

Finn Balor and Hideo Itami defeated The Miztourage

Finn Balor started with fighting The Miztourage, and it wasn’t that great. He was having a hard time with the two, and out came Hideo Itami and that set up a Straight up Tag team Match Playa! The match had Balor getting beat up a lot, and it was awful. Balor was getting beat up and beat up, and then got the tag for Itami and that was the end. He tore through the jobbers and that’s the end of that. I don’t see the big deal with this guy, at least not in WWE.

Cedric Alexander defeated Drew Gulak to earn the right to challenge Enzo Amore

This was not shown on HULU.

Asuka defeated Alicia Fox

This was not shown on HULU

The Bar and Samoa Joe defeated Ambrose, Rollins, and Jason Jordan

This was not a great match, and since Ambrose is injured, Jordan and Rollins already had a match earlier, this was not going to be good. It was mediocre at best, and had a lot of great elements, as the teams are good to work with the teams. This is not a terrible match, mind you, but I feel like I’ve seen this so many times it was just boring to me.

Matt Hardy did a promo.

This was not shown on HULU

The Revival defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno

This was not shown on HULU

Elias is in the 2018 Rumble.


Stephanie McMahon Announcement

What can I say? McMahon came out and said there will be a women’s Royal Rumble match. I didn’t care. Are there even 30 women on the roster? Ugh. Ok well, good for them?

Raw had so little wrestling that I took a nap immediately afterward. This was a dumpster fire of Raw, and reminded me of WCW Thunder.

Monday, December 18, 2017

WWE Clash of Champions 2017 Results and Review

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WWE Clash of Champions is the last pay per view event in 2017 and it was live from Boston. I was planning on going, but got sick, and decided against it. That makes another year that I didn’t go to see WWE live in person, and that is just something that happens, what can I say? Life gets in the way as you get older. The show was smooth, and I only drank one beer through this one, although I did have a lot of pizza, which I shouldn’t have, but it’s the holidays.

WWE Clash of Champions 2017 Results and Review

Mojo Rawley defeated Zack Ryder

This was a brawl where Mojo just beat down Zack Ryder until he pinned him. It was a one sided affair for the most part, and Mojo was hitting absolutely harder than Ryder was. A good starter, and a nice opening for Mojo to get through.

Dolph ZIggler defeated Baron Corbin, and Bobby Roode for the United States Championship

Here you go, a nice round of expertise, with a lot of action, and great back and forth. Roode had a great deal of fighting, Corbin was able to reverse things here and there, but it was Ziggler that was able to pull off a big victory here. Ziggler was on fire throughout, but Roode and Corbin put on a few great moments too. I was surprised how good Corbin looked here, and of course I didn’t call Ziggler winning.

The Usos defeated The New Day, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin, and Rusev with Aiden English in a Fatal 4-Way

This was an all out brawl with a lot of action, and some impressive elements. Chad Gable did an incredible job, and reminded me of Chris Benoit. He was pulling through some amazing suplexes on everyone! I was impressed, I just can’t say enough about him. The Usos are on fire, and I wish they would fight The Young Bucks, they are that good, and they need more competition.

Charlotte Flair defeated Natalya in a Lumberjack Match

This wasn’t great, it was awkward, and it was boring. Flair did her usual spots, and Natalya had a few moments, but it was far from a great showing for the two. I didn’t like the match, and the lumberjacks didn’t add much to it. Flair wins, and afterwards Natalya starts crying.

Bludgeon Brothers defeated Breezango

This was a fast match, and it was pretty much a burial. There’s not much to say about this.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn defeated Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton

This was an awkward, wrestlecrap showcase of tom foolery. Why? Because Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon were the in ring referees! After some screw jobs by Shane, and after a few moments where Bryan was pushed over at one point, a fast count won the match for Owens and Zayn, and that’s that. It was nice while it lasted, but this was just odd to watch. It was like a carnie type of show.

Aj Styles defeated Jinder Mahal in the WWF Championship

Here we go, the title match to end all title matches. This featured the modern day maharaja, and well, Jinder Mahal put on a show beating down Aj Styles for a great push through the match. It wasn’t that bad, it wasn’t terrible, and well it ended with Aj Styles winning big, and that’s it.

The show was ended nicely, and I went to bed. It’s not a memorable thing, I just didn’t care. I just didn’t care, so that’s the end of that. Where was Tye Dillinger? So much for being the perfect 10.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WWE NXT December 13, 2017 Results and Review A Stand Out of Wrestling Purity

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If you like pure wrestling, kind of like WCW Saturday Night, then you’ll like this night of NXT. I loved the showcase, but there were some sour points too. Let’s discuss it.

WWE NXT December 13, 2017 Results and Review

Andrade Cien Almas defeated Fabian Aichner

Aichner took to the skies and surprised Almas, which was interesting. Even though the champ was shocked, he was able to get back into form and won the match with his finisher. Not a bad match, mind you, but it was quick and lacked psychology. AIchner has a long way to go, but here he wasn’t half bad.

Ember Moon defeated Peyton Royce

This wasn’t that great. It was ok. Ember Moon needs better competition than Royce, which is still looking a bit too “diva” like if you ask me. Another quality match, but it wasn’t great because it was so short.

The Authors of Pain defeated Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

This was a fast paced match with The Authors of Pain turning things around after an initial beat down from the foreign team. They would eventually throw down the gauntlet and put in their finisher before getting the pinfall victory.

Aleister Black defeated Adam Cole

Adam Cole BABY! That’s what Adam kept pushing what his name was, and it wasn’t half bad. I liked it, I popped for it, and well Black wasn’t having it. Black is incredibly skilled at Martial Arts, and can throw it into the match very well. Cole uniquely avoided a few things, but eventually succumb to Black throwing in some great kicks and counters. This eventually ended with Black hitting his big kick and boom, Cole goes down and that’s the end of the match.

NXT may only have been 45 minutes, but it seemed so much fun, and a lot better than 205 Live. I liked this night, but mainly the main event. I can’t wait to see Black as champion.

WWE 205 Live Results and Review December 12, 2017 The Enzo Show Continues

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I swear there’s more people in the Cruiserweight Classic than the WWE signed, and that’s obvious. But the shows that 205 Live keeps putting out seem to have a very specific amount of characters and it’s somewhat boring at times. Case in point tonight, another boring show with the same cast, and well, I saw it and I’ll review it.

WWE 205 Live Results and Review December 12, 2017 Results and Review

Cedric Alexander defeated Ariya Daivari

This wasn’t half bad, as I enjoy watching Cedric Alexander work. Ariya Daivari was selling bruised ribs. Drew Gulak was outside the ring with a megaphone telling Daivari what to do, but it wasn’t enough, Alexander would win big.

Kalisto defeated Jack Gallagher

This was a wasted match, Kalisto won but most of the match was Jack Gallagher beating down Kalisto. After he won, The Brian Kendrick showed up to beat up Kalisto but that prompted Gran Metalik to come out and beat up the bad guys. Not a good match at all, but hey maybe we’ll get a tag team match.

Tony Nese defeated Enzo Amore via DQ

This was awful. Just awful. Enzo jib jabbed and then got disqualified when the Zo Train attacked Nese. Then the guys forced Gulak to come in and beat up Nese, and that was that. Nothing big here, just a beat down.

This was a wasted hour of action, simple as that.

WWE Smackdown December 12, 2017 Results and Review Daniel Bryan Returns

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Daniel Bryan has returned to the ring! That’s right folks, you’re reading this correctly, Daniel Bryan was back in the ring for WWE and here’s what went down on this night of Smackdown Live from Cincinnati Ohio.

WWE Smackdown December 12, 2017 Results and Review

The opening of the show had Aj Styles talking to the Singh Brothers. The Brothers came out and said that they were behind Styles and not Jinder Mahal. Styles didn’t believe it, and out came Jinder Mahal! Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers tried to put the boots to Styles, and that opened the show. The Modern Day Maharaja still has fuel in the tank, and he may be the next big thing going into Clash of Champions.

Charlotte defeated Ruby Riott via DQ

This is a boring event for the most part. Ruby Riott is from my area so she’s automatically awesome in my book. This match ended when Riott’s cronies came in and helped Ruby out. Out came Naomi to help, and the backstage area cleared out. Oh, Natalya was on color commentary. This isn’t half bad.

Dolph Ziggler defeated Baron Corbin via DQ

I went to take out the trash during this and missed the whole match.

Bludgeon Brothers defeated Colin Delaney and Joe Monroe

The Bludgeon Brothers buried these two jobbers.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn tried to occupy Smackdown. This was a segment that involved no wrestling really. I didn’t care about it.

Rusev and Aiden English defeated The Usos

The Usos have been booked like chumps lately. They lose to Rusev and Aiden English, which is absolutely horrendous. This is a bad showcase for The Usos, but Rusev and Aiden was great here with a fast paced tag element, and good moments. The two are great at what they do, and I had a good deal of fun.

Kevin Owens defeated Shinsuke Nakamura

This wasn’t their best match, but it was decent for a television main event. The real story here is not so much these two, but what happened during the match. The referee got knocked out and so Daniel Bryan took the ref shirt off the ref, and put it on, getting into the ring! That’s right, Daniel Bryan jumped into the ring and the crowd went nuts where he counted the 3 count for Kevin Owens! That’s right, Daniel Bryan is back in the ring!

Oh, one thing that I missed was that Aj Styles got beat down by Jinder Mahal backstage.

Now, Smackdown wasn’t half bad, but it wasn’t great either. It was ok at best, with a lot of filler that made the show seem a lot longer than it was. Not a bad night, but not a great one either.

WWE Monday Night Raw December 11, 2017 Results and Review The Same Old Stuff

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If you watch the HULU version of Monday Night Raw, then you know that the good stuff isn’t that good, but at least it wasn’t 9 hours long. Ok, it’s supposed to be 3 hours long, but honestly, the WWE wastes a lot of time with what they are doing. Whatever the case may be, you’ll find that this is a show that has hits and misses, but mostly misses.

WWE Monday Night Raw December 11, 2017 Results and Review

The opening had Samoa Joe cutting a great promo and calling out Roman Reigns. That brought out the rest of the shield, but only after The Bar showed up to help Joe beat up Roman. This took forever it seemed.

Paige and Mandy Rose defeated Bayley and Mickie James

This wasn’t a bad match, but the timing was off at several times. Paige is actually really good, and Many Rose is fine. Mickie James made this match awesome, as her timing is great, but Bayley had a few points where it just didn’t seem like she knew how to work or what she was doing. I was so focused on what she was and wasn’t doing, that I ended up having to hate this math. Paige is still fluid, and Rose was good in ring, but Bayley seemed a little lost, but oh well. This match was decent, especially for a television match.

Woken Matty Hardy and Bray Wyatt Did a Promo

This was boring. It seemed too manufactured.

Finn Balor defeated Curtis Axel

This was not shown on HULU.

Seth Rollins defeated Sheamus

This was a decent match, and despite Sheamus having a neck injury, he was bumping like he felt fine. Rollins did his normal push, but Sheamus was right there with him to counter attacks. Despite a flurry of offense from Sheamus, Rollins was able to get the big win, and it was entertaining to see. This match was good, but I’m honestly tired of seeing these teams wrestling one on one moving forward to a tag team title match.

Cedric Alexander defeated Mustafa Ali, Tony Nese, and Ariya Daivari

Since Rich Swann was arrested and suspended, here comes Cedric Alexander. This wasn’t shown on HULU.

Roman Reigns defeated Cesaro

Cesaro got an intercontinental championship match, and it was good. Cesaro is one of the best wrestlers in the world and it showed. Roman Reigns tried to keep up but it seemed as though Cesaro was one step ahead of him throughout, including blocking the Superman punch, the driveby, and many other moves that Reigns through at him. A great match with a terrible spear ending and Reigns coming out on top.

Absolution Attacked Asuka

This was just a beat down, nothing more. Asuka did manage to clear a few of the girls, but wasn’t able to get the upper hand without help.

Samoa Joe defeated Dean Ambrose

This was not shown on HULU.

Braun Strowman vs. Kane ended in a double count-out

I do not want to see Kane wrestle any longer. Strowman had to sell his offense, and Kane didn’t seem dominant! He kept cowering at times, and it just made Strowman look stronger, while making Kane look like an idiot. The match ended in a double count-out when Strowman speared Kane through the ringside barrier. Then a table was setup in ring and Strowman drilled Kane through it, but it was too little too late.

That was Raw. For a roster that is so full, I feel like we see the same thing over and over again. I guess that’s just the case for WWE today.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WWE Smackdown Live December 5, 2017 Results and Review

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The showcase of the immortals was in San Diego, and it wasn’t that fun to watch, unless you loved the teams and random action. I thought the show flowed well, but there is definitely a lackluster element to this week’s show. However, I did like a few things here and there. Once again, I’m reviewing the HULU version, since I’m on the road in Las Vegas.

WWE Smackdown Live December 5, 2017 Results and Review

The starting line of the show was Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn going to the ring and cutting a promo, only to get Randy Orton to show up and hit Owens with an RKO, out of nowhere. That led to Shane McMahon showing up and talking about the show, and the match that will take place in the main event. We’ll go forward.

Rusev and Aiden English defeated The New Day

The New Day came out throwing around pancakes into the crowd, I kid you not. They were throwing pancakes out, and it wasn’t half bad. The match was ok, it wasn’t incredible, but it didn’t suck either. Rusev and Aiden English did manage to fight a better option than the New Day and would even get a nice win for their trouble. They will be added to the Tag Team title match at the next PPV, so it will be quite interesting overall to see how everything goes down.

Bobby Roode defeated Baron Corbin via DQ

This was a lousy match, and I didn’t like it at all. Roode was going through simple motions, but it was Dolph Ziggler that interfered and caused the match to get thrown out. The match was ok, the guys are good in singles matches sometimes, but this was obviously just to setup a triple threat match for the PPV. I’m sure the match will be good, but you’ll probably see Ziggler lose again, as per usual.

The Bludgeon Brothers defeated Adam James and Josh Carr

This was a burial of two jobbers. Nothing else.

Charlotte Flair defeated Tamina

The commentary team kept saying that Tamina was the strongest woman in the WWE, and well, she wasn’t. Charlotte Flair got the win here, and that’s really all you need to know. It was a boring match to say the least.

Randy Orton defeated Sami Zayn

Kevin Owens was handcuffed at ringside. It was funny to see him squirm for the most part, and well it seemed like he wasn’t going to be there for long. He kept fighting it, but eventually had to or he’d be suspended. Well, eventually Zayn brought out some wire cutters and that prompted Owens to get free, and help Zayn, only for Orton to get the upper hand anyways, and get the big win. Orton would win, Zayn would lose, and that was that.

After the match, they announced that Shane McMahon would be the special guest referee for a tag match which would feature Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton versus Owens and Zayn, and if the duo didn’t win, they’d be fired.

That was a result of Shinsuke Nakamura running down to the ring and saving Orton from a beat down.

Overall, not a great night of wrestling, but not the worst night either. It was a quick show, and it ended well enough, but I feel like there’s so many other talents on the roster that you don’t see, like the Perfect 10? What about Mike Kinellis? Where’s Everyone else?

WWE Monday Night Raw December 4, 2017 Results and Review The Dumpster Fire Keeps Burning

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Once again, I am reviewing the HULU version of Monday Night Raw, mainly because I’m on the road in Las Vegas. The night of Wrestling was edited down into 90 minutes of action, and well, here we go, my take on how it all worked out.

WWE Monday Night Raw December 4, 2017 Results and Review

I honestly forget how the show opened. It was mainly talking. Roman Reigns and Jason Jordan were slack jawing about the Intercontinental Title, and how Jordan wants a shot and asks his dad to give him a shot, and Angle obliges. But not until Samoa Joe comes out to challenge, and that prompts a Reigns beat down from Jordan, and what not.

Roman Reigns defeated Jason Jordan

Here we go, not a bad match for Jason Jordan. Jordan fights a 20 minute or so battle with Reigns, who has recently said he was the best wrestler in the entire world. Reigns put the boots to Jordan, but Jason Jordan was dropping a lot of suplexes, dropkicks, and running through the paces of a good match. This wasn’t half bad, it was a fun showcase of stellar wrestling, and some good moments, even though the crowd was booing the crap out of Jordan at some points.

Paige defeated Sasha Banks

Paige actually put on a good match with Banks. The Boss couldn’t handle the onslaught that Paige and her cronies brought, and eventually led to a brawl outside and then Banks beat down Banks finishing her off for the 3 count and her finisher.

Drew Gulak defeated Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, and Tony Nesese

This was not shown on HULU

Braun Strowman attacked Elias

Elias wanted a match, and Braun came out to answer, only to beat up Elias, and the match never really started.

Asuka defeated Alicia Fox

This went a lot longer than the last time Asuka fought. Alicia Fox was able to fight a great deal, but in the end it was Asuka that would get the win. I was surprised by how long it took Asuka to win this match, it took her way longer than I would’ve thought, and it was kind of interesting to see how she went through the motions.

Finn Balor defeated Bo Dallas

This was not shown on HULU

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt Did Dueling Promos

Matt Hardy is now Awoken, and he’s in full Broken or rather Woken mode. It’s going to be interesting to see how he can pin Wyatt, because you know Wyatt loses every time.

Cesaro and Sheamus defeated Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

The main event was for the Raw tag team titles, and it was interesting to see how it all went down. The two teams work really well, and were able to gain the upper hand on each other left and right. However, Cesaro and Sheamus did get a big win with the help of Samoa Joe, and they retained the titles, in one hell of a main event in Los Angeles.

Raw wasn’t half bad. But let’s be honest. There was no Universal Champion, Reigns and Jordan were getting booed, the main event was good, and the rest of the show was just a lot of fluff if you ask me. Not exactly a great one, but not the worst one I’ve ever seen either.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WWE Smackdown Live November 28, 2017 Results and Review The Dumpster Fire Round Two

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Well, if Raw felt like 9 hours long, this show felt like at least 4 hours long. So much so that I didn’t want to finish it, but had to because this site is the longest running episodic blog on pro wrestling. There was even a time when this site was bigger than the Jim Ross blog! Those were the salad days, but tonight, let’s discuss yesterday’s Smackdown, which was another dumpster fire of stuff to discuss.

WWE Smackdown Live November 28, 2017 Results and Review

Remember when Shane McMahon said that the Smackdown show wasn’t going to be about the general managers and the McMahon’s? He lied. Here he is starting the show and bringing out Daniel Bryan. The two jib jab about how Zayn and Owens weren’t fired, when they should’ve been fired, and that led them to create a match for later on. They said that the main event would be Kevin Owens against Randy Orton in a NO DQ match, with Sami Zayn barred from ringside. Then the show continued into the wrestling portion, which, well, was not that great.

The New Day defeated Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable

This was a good match, and the New Day is always fun to watch. Big E came out with pancakes and syrup for the Usos, whom were at ringside. That was gross. The match was your standard back and forth, with a lot of reversals, high spots, and more. It wasn’t great, but it didn’t suck. I am tired of the New Day by now, and am just ready for them to stop doing what they are doing and move on to literally anything else. Benjamin and Gable did a great back and forth, fast tag quick match overall, but honestly, this just felt empty at the end. The New Day would get the win with their finish, and that was that.

The Bludgeon Brothers defeated The Hype Bros

This was a burial. After the match, Mojo turned on Zack Ryder and that was that. The end of the Hype Bros, and the continued success of the Bludgeon Brothers.

Aj Styles defeated The Singh Brothers in a Handicap Match

Before the match started, The Modern Day Maharaja, Jinder Mahal came in and beat the socks off Styles. I like Jinder, let’s get more Jinder! Don’t hinder the Jinder! Jinder Mahal throws some wicked offense here, and then lets the Singh Brothers clean up. Aj Styles eventually got his bearings and then knocked out the Singh Brothers and delivered a top rope Styles Clash! This was awesome! Great finish, and that’s that. After the match Jinder Mahal beat up his cronies, and then walked away. Styles may have met his match for the big PPV coming up.

The Riott Squad defeated Charlotte Flair, Natalya, and Naomi

Well, the new girls got in the ring on this show, and was able to knock out the roster’s best women, and that was that. They were ok, faster and younger than the established stars, and won overall. This was entertaining, but it was a quick match, so on that note, it was a highlight, but nothing to write home about I guess.

Kevin Owens defeated Randy Orton in a NO DQ Match

And away we go, a fight. This was a fist fight and a brawl with Kevin Owens getting a huge beat down for the most part. Orton was showcasing that he was mad, and he was hitting Owens with heavy barreled shots until Owens got a kendo stick and started to fight back. The match went up the ramp and out came Sami Zayn and started to beat down the Viper with a chair and caused him to lose the momentum of the match. Owens would get the big win after a frog splash and that was the end of the show!

There you have it. Smackdown was not half bad, but it wasn’t great either. There is a lot of different people on this roster and yet only a few people were showcased. I won’t drill down names, but it’s sad to see such little content for a Smackdown show that was supposed to be a better show than Raw. This sucked. It felt longer than it should be for sure.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw November 27, 2017 Results and Review The Dumpster Fire

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Within a few minutes of the show starting I already regretted watching Raw. The announce team is nonsensical, and it’s just so bad, that I can’t wait to watch something else for another website that I write. I almost switched it to Spanish, because it’s so bad. I haven’t heard an announce team this bad since I watched last week’s Smackdown. I hate Phillips. Anyways, tonight was a terrible showcase of Raw, and you know it’s bad when you are watching the HULU version and say this. So let’s discuss what went down and how bad it could’ve been, because it was awful.

WWE Monday Night Raw November 27, 2017 Results and Review

Elias and The Miztourage showed up to crash the Roman Reigns introduction. Roman talks too much, and he wears the belt like he’s disrespecting it, which I hate. It’s stupid. Elias and Miz’s crew came out and said that he would take on Reigns for the IC title later in the show, and that was that.

Seth Rollins defeated Cesaro

I hate singles matches that carry out a feud for the tag division. I would rather see tag teams facing off to rise through the ranks to get a title shot. Not just this stupid cycle of single victories. Seth Rollins and Cesaro put on a good show, and they are great at what they do, but the bigger picture is about the tag team gold, and I didn’t really care about this at all, and I don’t know anyone that cared about it either. It’s stupid if you ask me. Good match though, so in that sense, this was the best part about Raw tonight.

Samoa Joe defeated Titus O’Neil

This was not shown on HULU.

Paige, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville confronted and beat down Sasha Banks

Not the boss any more are you Sasha? Wait, does she read my blog? Hey girl, hey?! The trio of new comers showed up and just beat down Banks and that’s that. Backstage her teammates were all taken out so it was Banks alone to get a beat down. Quick question, where was Nia Jax? Just asking.

Bray Wyatt defeated Matt Hardy

This was not shown on HULU.

Rich Swann defeated Akira Tozawa, Noam Dar, and Ariya Daivari

This was not shown on HULU.

Roman Reigns defeated Elias in the Intercontinental Title Match

Holy crap, Elias! Elias is like a jacked Macho Man, and he has all of the makings of a big star if you ask me. I don’t know how far they will push him, but he came out here and put the boots to Roman Reigns. Reigns was viciously attacked by Elias, and wow, what amazing showcase of talent. Even with the Miztourage helping, Roman Reigns would win, but this was not an easy fight for him at all. Elias shined here, and his top rope elbow drop would make even Macho Man proud.

Post match, Samoa Joe choked out Reigns on the ramp, and he may be next in line for an Intercontinental Title Shot, only to lose.

Asuka defeated Dana Brooke

This is just what it sounds like, a beat down. Dana Brooke didn’t last more than 5 seconds here, and that was that. She got buried.

Kane defeated Jason Jordan via Count Out

This was a terrible match. Jordan played that his knee was injured and got counted out. That prompted Finn Balor aka Alex Wright 2.0 to come out and fight Kane, only to lead to a disqualification when Braun Strowman interfered. What a pathetic showcase.

So that was that. This night of Raw felt like it was 4 hours long if you ask me. I can’t believe how awful this night of wrestling was, and you know what, it’s a dumpster fire that is going to continue until the Royal Rumble if you ask me. Oh well. Maybe Smackdown will be better?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WWE 205 Live November 21, 2017 Results and Review The Zo train

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Everyone should get on board the ZO train, because it’s the number one thing on the WWE 205 Live brand right now. These guys are the cruiserweights of the WWE, and it shows in a lot of ways. The night only had 3 matches, but they did some good stuff, so let’s talk about it.

WWE 205 Live November 21, 2017 Results and Review

The show started with a thanksgiving feast on the table and Enzo Amore talking to his crew of lackeys. He said that if the guys won tonight, they may talk about getting a title shot. Then they notice that Gulak is missing, and out comes a guy dressed in a turkey outfit. It’s Drew Gulak and he said that Enzo told him to lighten up. This leads to the intro and the start of the show.

Akira Tozawa defeated Drew Gulak in a Street Fight

This was a good match. Tozawa wasn’t dominant throughout, and Gulak put the boots to him. There was a bit of plunder, but the best spot was Gulak catching Tozawa from a suicide dive and then dropping him on the ramp with a suplex. This was chemistry and timing all rolled into one. One of the best spots of the night, and something that made this match my favorite of the week. Gulak and Tozawa fought on the outside, and then a table was introduced. Gulak was put into a trash can, and then Tozawa jumped off the top rope through the trash can with Gulak still inside of it, for the big win. A great match if you ask me, and a solid opener. Gulak would get ridiculed and put on time out for his loss.

Tony Nese defeated Mustafa Ali

Ali is so good in the ring, and Nese is impressive, despite his bigger build. How is he only 205? I don’t know. Ali threw his high flying style at Nese, but it was Nese with some quick reflexes that got out of the way of Ali’s onslaught and eventually finished him off. Ali was rammed into the post, knocked out and that was the end of him for this match up.

Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann defeated Ariya Daivari and Noam Dar

This wasn’t a great match. There were a few good moments, Noam Dar is faster than ever, and Alexander and Swann make a good team. Daivari also impressed with his timing, and high flying capabilities, but it was the good guys that got the win yet again, even though Enzo Amore kept interfering in the match. As soon as the good guys won, Enzo jumped in and started to beat them down. That prompted Mustafa Ali and Akira Tozawa to run down only to get beat up by the rest of the Zo Train, and that was that. The boots were put down, and the show was over with the bad guys doing the Enzo dance.

Now, while this wasn’t a bad night of wrestling, I have to ask where the rest of the roster is? Where was The Brian Kendrick, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik? There should be way more guys on this roster, if you ask me. They should even bring guys in from Mexico if need be.

WWE Smackdown Live November 21, 2017 Results and Review The McMahon Hour

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Just like the Raw brand has been dissolved into another showcase of the McMahon show, the second brand, the B brand, Smackdown is now just about the McMahons as well. Shane McMahon started the show and brought down Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. He was going to fire them, but instead of doing that, out came Daniel Bryan, and guess what? The night of Smackdown was a pretty bad show, but not for lack of trying, right? Let’s discuss how this all went down a little further, and see why it’s the B show yet again.

WWE Smackdown Live November 21, 2017 Results and Review

As stated above, Shane McMahon showed up and was going to fire Zayn and Owens for what they did at Survivor Series, interfering in the main event. Daniel Bryan said that they would have to face off against The New Day in a Lumber Jack match, that would feature the entire Smackdown roster. This progressed into a night of lackluster wrestling, with a few highlights, and here we go.

Shelton Benjamin defeated Jey Uso

I never knew that they spelled Jey’s name that way. Whatever. This was a decent match, Shelton is still good in the ring, and the Usos are always fast and in charge. This time around, it was Pay Dirt that would level the playing field, and Jey would go down in defeat. Not a bad match, but did nothing for me other than entertain for a few minutes.

The Bludgeon Brothers defeated The Hype Bros

This was awful. The Bludgeon Brothers look terrible, and they buried The Hype Bros. There’s nothing else to say about this.

Jinder Mahal attacked Aj Styles

AJ Styles came out to the ring to talk, and was jumped by the Singh Brothers and Jinder. This will set up next week’s handicap match between Styles and the Singh Brothers, and set up the main event for Clash of the Champions, or Night of Champions, or whatever it is, with Jinder and Styles going at it for the Smackdown title.

Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan showed up backstage to beat up a bunch of women, but before that they interrupted the Title match between Charlotte Flair and Natalya. They beat everyone up backstage and in the ring and that’s that.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn defeated The New Day in a Lumberjack Match

Not a terrible match, but not a great one either. There was a lot of back and forth here, and a good play on lumberjack thing with the roster beating up the duo, and then throwing them back into the ring. The whole thing broke down on an accident, and the roster started brawling, and distracted the New Day long enough for Owens and Zayn to win. Owens then ran away, and Zayn got beat up by the New Day.

Backstage, Owens was told that he would face off against Randy Orton next week, and that was the end of the show.

Not a terrible show, by not a great one either. With so many people on the roster, you would think that we would get better matches, and more focus on the wrestling aspect. It was funny to see Owens and Zayn backstage trying to get people to be on their side, and of course only Rusev and Aiden English had a little bit of a note of sympathy, not bad. Not a night of wrestling you should go out of your way to see, that’s for sure.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw November 20, 2017 Results and Review Make Roman Strong Again

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I’m so tired of Roman Reigns, and the booking to make him strong. So much so, that I hated that part of Raw. But let’s talk about how it all went down for Monday, November 20, 2017 as we get another Raw show from Houston, Texas. This is going to be bad at times, and good at times, depending on how you look at it.

WWE Monday Night Raw November 20, 2017 Results and Review

The first thing that happened was something I absolutely hated. Stephanie McMahon came out and decided to talk, and I’m tired of all the talking on Raw. This is where Triple H came down, then Kurt Angle, then Jason Jordan, and Braun Strowman. A match was set for Strowman and Jason Jordan later, even though he wanted to battle Triple H after what happened last night. Stephanie said that Kurt didn’t have the authority to make that match, which is stupid, but ok, I’ll take it. This led to a match set up for Braun Strowman and Jason Jordan.

Samoa Joe defeated Finn Balor

The second coming of Alex Wright loses again. Joe is so agile, it’s impressive. He went through a great deal of offense to throw down Balor here, but Balor was no push over. He took joe to several limits, but it was Joe that would get the win here, and well, that’s the end of Balor, right? He loses a lot.

Asuka defeated Dana Brooke

Like you would expect anything else from this match. Dana Brooke was foil for Asuka to battle through, and that’s it.

Dean Ambrose defeated Sheamus

This wasn’t a terrible match, mind you, it was just filler for an otherwise bland show. Ambrose is better as part of the shield than he is solo if you ask me. Sheamus was able to throw down some good offense, but could not defeat Ambrose, who kept kicking out left and right, eventually getting the big win, for whatever reason, I don’t know.

Paige Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose broke up a Fatal Four Way

Pagie showed up, and well she looked like the Joker. The fans went nuts for her, and she brought out two women from NXT. They all attacked the 4 women in the ring trying to battle for the number one contendership, and that’s that. They left them all laying in the ring, and that’s that. Paige is cool I guess. The other two I’m not familiar with, because I haven’t watched NXT as much.

Braun Strowman defeated Jason Jordan via DQ

You know how this was going to go, right? Strowman fought a good fight here, and Jordan tried to battle back. However, Kane showed up and beat up Strowman. Yes, KANE came back, after a week of going through the ring, and he beat up Strowman. I am so tired of Kane.

Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa, and Mustafa Ali defeated The Zo Train

Well, I’m tired of the good guys always winning. I’m so tired, that this match wasn’t that fun to watch. Sure, it had a few moments of fun, but it’s just such a dichotomy to see Enzo now having friends, after he got a beat down from the guys on the roster just a few weeks ago. Not only that, the good guys just plow through these bad guys like it’s nothing, and it makes no sense to me, honestly. Not a bad match, not a great match.

Matt Hardy attacked Elias

So Matt Hardy isn’t broken yet, and he attacked Elias. They are totally going to screw this thing up, aren’t they?

Roman Reigns defeated The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship

You gotta keep Roman Reigns strong. And well, that’s what happened. Reigns was able to plow through the Miz yet again, and left him laying in the middle of the ring after throwing down every part of his offense. The Miz loses, and that’s the end. Roman Reigns is not the intercontinental champion, and he is going to start an open challenge coming soon. Not a terrible match, but not a great one either. I don’t know what else to say about this one.

The night of Wrestling seemed like it was 9 hours long. I am not sure why they didn’t follow up a great deal with the night before, but hey, that’s just what happens.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

WWE NXT Takeover War Games 2017 Results and Review

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Last night the WWE NXT brand put on one hell of a show. They threw down the gauntlet, and put together a showcase of the immortals that will no doubt live on in a lot of people’s minds. This is an event that is no doubt going to give you a lot of joy to watch, as it didn’t disappoint if you ask me. Let’s talk about this one, before Survivors Series goes on the air.

Lars Sullivan defeated Kassius Ohno

Well, Sullivan looks like a MUSCLE figure from your youth. He’s good, really good, and he put the boots to Ohno. He reminds me of Rusev, when he first came out, but better. Ohno did well here, but he was no match for Sullivan’s hard style, and incredible power moves. He’s crisp, and I hope they don’t ruin him if he goes to the main roster. Ohno loses again, and well that’s the end of that.

Aleister Black defeated Velveteen Dream

Holy crap was this a good match. If you haven’t seen these two perform, wow, you don’t even know. Dream is one hell of a wrestler, and his timing and athleticism is unmatched. He carries his weight like Rick Rude, and his tights had Black’s face on them! He pulled out a lot of Rick Rude era moves, and was amazing in ring. This is a guy that can go far, as he has a lot of elements that made the Ravishing One so good. Black, athletic as ever, matched Dream’s offense at times, and flew through a lot of hard hitting elements before hitting Black Mass and pinning dream. This was a stellar, near perfect match in my book. I was heavily impressed by these two.

Ember Moon won a Fatal 4-Way Match for the NXT Women’s Championship

This was a hard hitting affair, and way better than anything I’ve seen on the main roster. It was simply one of the best matches of the night, with Ember Moon getting the big win with her finisher from the top rope. Every person in this match was fun to watch, but it was Ember Moon’s night. At the end of the match, Asuka came in and handed her the title, which was surreal. This was a hell of a match, with Moon going through the ropes, off the top rope, and flying throughout the match. Kairi Sane was also great, and so were the rest of the women. This was a fine showing, no doubt.

Andrade Cien Almas defeated Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship

Cien Almas put on a show for this one, and Drew was right there with him. Drew was putting the boots to Cien at every turn, and the two were great together. There was a lot of counters, and no matter what Almas did, Drew seemed to counter, and Almas would eventually get frustrated. Drew also threw down some great back and forth, only to end up with what looked like a bicep tear, but Almas would get the win with a sick looking DDT combination. He is the new champion, and McIntyre may be injured for a while.

Undisputed Era defeated Sanity, and The Authors of Pain with Roderick Strong

This was one hell of a War Games Match. It wasn’t the same as it was in WCW, but it had a lot of fight. When the Sanity guys came into the match, they brought in tables, trash cans, kendo sticks, chairs, and more. They would use them to their advantage, but one of them would catch a table breaking across the back of the head, causing a lot of blood to pour out. Other than that, the guys were throwing everything at each other, including dives from the top of the cage, triple move sets, and so much more. The match was violent, chaotic, and fun to watch. Eventually Undisputed won with some incredible tag team moves, and that was the end. This was a fun match, but alas, it wasn’t as good as the 1992 War Games match from WCW. A good try though, and a nice way to cap the night of NXT professional wrestling.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

WWE Raw November 7, 2017 Results and Review The Logical Gap Widens

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If you were to apply logic to the latest WWE booking, you would be sorely disappointed. I know I was today. This was an insane night of wrestling, and you know what? I didn’t even see the whole thing. I saw the HULU edition and was disappointed by the selection that they chose. There is logic issues that you may want to consider here. It’s odd.

WWE Raw November 7, 2017 Results and Review HULU Edition

First and foremost, the show opened up with Miz TV as the opening segment. Lots of talking, and random BS, with Kurt Angle saying that the Miz would have to fight Braun Strowman. But here’s the thing, I thought the title was on the line, but apparently it wasn’t. Oh well.

Jason Jordan defeated Elias in a Guitar On A Pole Match

This wasn’t shown on HULU

Asuka defeated Stacy Coates

This wasn’t on HULU

FInn Balor and Samoa Joe went to a double count out

Samoa Joe came out to cut a promo about how no one could beat him. He said that anyone that stood in front of him would get put down. He first took out Titus, but then out came Finn Balor aka Alex Wright 2.0. Now, this wasn’t crazy, mind you, it was just an average back and forth match, with lots of counters. The match went into a brawl and the refs came out to stop it, and it was a double count out. But Angle came out and said that they both were team members for Survivor Series. Not a great match, not a bad match.

Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Alicia Fox and Nia Jax

This wasn’t bad. This was a good women’s match, but Jax once again is on the losing end, while Banks and Bayley got the win. Fox hits hard, I’m surprised how hard she hits the women, but she eventually tapped out, and then said that she wanted Banks on her team, not Bayley! So Banks will be on the Survivor Series team.

Braun Strowman defeated The MIz via DQ

Hey, remember that title match? NO? Good, because the title wasn’t on the line. I don’t know why they do this, but oh well. Strowman ran through The Miz, and then Kane came out to cause the disqualification. Strowman beat up Kane, then beat up the Miz and his crew. That was that. I don’t like the booking here, it doesn’t make sense. Why didn’t Miz just run with his belt, he survived it doesn’t matter any longer.

Pete Dunne defeated Enzo Amore

This wasn’t shown on HULU

Cesaro and Sheamus defeated Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose for the Raw Tag Team Titles

This wasn’t bad, mind you. It just wasn’t great. The match was ok, for what it was, and it featured a lot of action, back and forth moves, and some good moments. But the ending was baffling. Out comes the New Day in the crowd and gets on the MIC. Angle commands all of the Raw guys to come down to the ring and defend Raw, but in the middle of this, the match stops and out of nowhere a Brogue kick levels the champions, and boom, new title holders. That’s right, title change! Ok, sure, why not?

That’s the end of Raw, and you know, it felt like it was 9 hours long. Not a bad show, but logically it made no sense to me, but hey, it’s WWE and they do whatever the hell they want these days. I did like some of the action, but honestly, I’m tired of the same match ups over and over again.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

ECW Cyberslam 1996 Results and Review

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I’m going to be reviewing more and more older wrestling since I am paying for the WWE Network. Today, we go back to 1996. In that year, I was only 13 years old, and I was starting to garner a giant VHS wrestling collection. I had nearly every WWF event either live from the original PPV recording, or from purchases I made at video stores. I didn’t have a lot of ECW events, so I didn’t get to see this one until recently. I can tell you that the original DVD and VHS tapes are way better than the WWE Network stuff because they have to edit out the music, and some of the obscene things that are in the event. However, you’re going to still see a lot of it, and well, here we go, a review of the event that occurred on February 17, 1996, known as Cyberslam 96!

ECW Cyberslam 1996 Results and Review

The Bad Crew and Judge Dredd defeated Dino Sendoff, Don E. Allen, and The Dirt Bike Kid

This was a 2 minute match of just bad attempts at wrestling. Not every ECW performer was great. This was just filler, and it was ok, I guess.

Spiro Greco defeated El Puerto Riqueno

This was a four minute lucha type match, and while it was a bit faster paced than the previous one, it’s not that good either. I liked it for what it was, but it was definitely not worth going back to watch.

Taz defeated Joel Hartgood

A squash match that was less than two minutes, and not much to say about this one. Sorry.

Buh Buh Ray Dudley defeated Mr. Hughes

This match was under a minute, I kid you not! This was a terrible squash, but hey that’s what wrestling was back then, I guess.

The Bruise Brothers defeated The Headhunters

Another fast paced match, but not much wrestling action, It was ok at best, and it was a normal tag match with only about 4 minutes of time given to it. This was definitely more like a Raw tag match, and just filler for the other matches.

J.T. Smith defeated Axl Rotten

This was a slightly longer match than the other ones, and it wasn’t half bad. It was ok for what it was, but it definitely left a lot to be desired as it was only about 7 minutes long.

Francine and The Pitbulls defeated Stevie Richards and The Eliminators in a Dog Collar Match

Now this is more like it. A stellar outing with a lot of brawling, and a lot of back and forth. Some great table spots, and some hard hitting elements, alongside Francine looking sexy as always. This was one hell of a brawl for the two teams, and at one point the dog collar snapped on Saturn, and he was free. But other than that, the teams were nearly killing each other for this match, and the crowd was going nuts.

2 Cold Scorpio versus Sabu ended in a Time Limit Draw

This match was for the ECW World Television Championship and it was one hell of a battle. The two guys went back and forth, and at one point I thought Sabu was dead. Scorpio was so good, I wish he didn’t have drug problems because he would have made it huge in wrestling. I loved his work, and he still goes strong in this match. Sabu is looking beat up even in 1996, but he throws down some great moments, and Scorpio looks legit knocked out a few times with chair shots and Sabu’s onslaught of action. This is a 30 minute match of pain, and it was great to see.

Shane Douglas defeated Cactus Jack

In one of the last appearances of Cactus Jack before he became Mankind about a month later, here’s Shane Douglas putting the fists and the boots to Cactus. This match was a lot like the Royal Rumble match that Foley had with the Rock, and it was a hard hitting affair. Douglas eventually handcuffs Cactus and he gets pummeled with unprotected chair shots. Out runs Mikey Whipwreck, Cactus Jacks’s partner in ECW and he brings a chair and knocks out Cactus, letting Shane Douglas get the win. A great hard hitting match, and one of the better ones on the card.

Raven defeated The Sandman

This was only about 10 minutes, but the crowd ate it up. Sandman brought out Missy Hyatt and she fought with Kimona Wanalaya and it was an extreme cat fight where they didn’t pull any punches. They were literally beating the hell out of each other. Meanwhile, Raven had help from the Blue Meanie and Stevie Richards. The Sandman got some great shots in, and he’s so sloppy that it just looked painful to watch Raven take abuse. Raven eventually got the win, but he had to take a great deal of abuse before the win.

That concludes ECW Cyberslam 1996. Not a terrible PPV, not a great one, but definitely worth checking out for the last 4 matches. That really had me going for this one. OH, and at one point Brian Pillman shows up and launches into his crazy Mark’s promo!

You can purchase ECW Cyberslam UNEDITED by CLICKING HERE, otherwise watch it on the WWE Network, but it’s going to be heavily edited.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WWE Smackdown October 31, 2017 Results and Review The Revolution Is Over

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Well, if we are in the women’s revolution, you wouldn’t know it because Smackdown had NO women’s matches on it. But hey, that’s what the WWE wants you to see, no women on the product except for a petty backstage argument that you’re supposed to believe. GTFO!

WWE Smackdown October 31, 2017 Results and Review

So here we go, the Halloween edition of the B show and it was definitely a B show from top to bottom.

Shane McMahon came out to talk about the big pay per view and he was saying that he is going to be the captain of his team! This has to lead to a Shane McMahon versus Kurt Angle wrestlemania match, right?

Bobby Roode defeated Dolph Ziggler in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match

This wasn’t good at all. The editing was awful, and they had a fall in the commercial break! What the hell guys? The match was not great, and Ziggler was in “mechanical” mode. He claims he’s the best but he is boring, and Roode is terrible as a face. Although he’s got some good moves. Ziggler loses here, and that’s all that matters. The Glorious DDT is awesome, and I’m glad more DDT options are getting pinfall victories honestly.

Baron Corbin defeated Sin Cara via Disqualification

Boring. Just absolutely boring.

Aj Styles defeated Samir Singh

Styles buries the second Singh brother. Wow.

Rusev defeated Big E

This was funny as Big E was dressed up as Akeem The African Dream. Also, the New Day were in full costume, and while this match wasn’t great, it had some funny moments with the costumes. Rusev would get the win after Aiden English distracted Big E and got the big win. Not a terrible match, but far from a classic.

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Kevin Owens

This was an ok television match, but it was far from great. These two could do a lot better, but they did put on a decent showing. Kevin would lose even though Sami Zayn was trying to help him get the victory. Randy Orton showed up and dumped Zayn onto the announcer’s table and then Owens got pinned by Nakamura. That’s the end of the show!

So there was NO women’s match, so forget the women’s revolution, it’s over, because they don’t matter apparently. Not a great show, and not a terrible one either. I id like the opening match a little, and despite the fact that Jinder Mahal sucks, I like that there’s a brown guy on my tv being at the top. Since I of course am brown.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw October 30, 2017 Results and Review The B Word

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For those two readers out there, I did manage to watch this week’s Raw. I watched last week too, but didn’t write as much about WWE after the pay per view because I didn’t feel like it. Well, not really, I just had a lot of work and wasn’t up to writing about things as I was working on other things overall. But hey, I’m back now, and let’s talk about the show in which we saw lots of stuff, and filler.

WWE Monday Night Raw October 30, 2017 Results and Review

The opening showed off Stephanie McMahon cutting down Kurt Angle. She made him team captain of the Survivor Series Raw Team, and that means we’ll see him wrestle. She has a way of really being negative on screen, and I like it. Triple H is a lucky man to get to have some action with Stephanie McMahon, wow, I’m just saying. I’m not a sub, but I’d be hers. Anyways, this was dumb.

Nia Jax defeated Bayley

Word on the street is that Nia Jax was mad and left WWE for a while to cool off. She talked to The Rock and pulled some strings apparently because here she is back in action and beating down Bayley. Bayley put up an interesting fight, but she was not going to win, and you knew it. I hear she’s making 200,000 a year, so you know what, why not?

Samoa Joe defeated Apollo Crews

Samoa Joe is back and he hates everyone, or so he says. He made quick work of Apollo Crews, then choked out Titus for being at ringside. This was a quick match, and Crews is back to being jobber status. That sucks, because he’s one of the most talented in-ring performers.

The Miz defeated Matt Hardy

This wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t the best Miz match. It was just kind of bland. I wonder if Strowman is going to take the title off of Miz? Or maybe they won’t even fight. I don’t know. This was an ok match and Hardy is still over, but without Jeff, or being Broken, I don’t really like him as much. It’s a decent match no doubt.

Asuka defeated Stacie Cullen

A burial. A burial so bad that Cullen will most likely be fired, right Emma? Good riddance.

Kane Attacked Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan was back stage and the lights went out, then Kane showed up and choke slammed him to hell? You didn’t see it, but it caused Bryan to get left out on a stretcher, so that was that.

Finn Balor defeated Cesaro

Not a terrible match, but not a great one either. I don’t know why this match was booked, or why the tag titles are taking a back seat to action this week, but whatever. Cesaro gave Balor a good fight, but Balor was able to come back and win with his finisher. I still like Alex Wright better.

Kane defeated Seth Rollins

This was hilarious. Seth Rollins loses to Kane. Kane is just burying guys now, and I don’t know why.

Heath Slater and Rhyno defeated The Club Sandwich Boys

This was a trick or treat street fight! It was funny, but man, what a waste of the teams. These guys did manage to put on an entertaining match though, and for that I give them credit. This was a fun moment on Raw, and I loved it. I liked the funny moments, and the good overall brawling. This just had a few spots of fighting, and lots of smashing pumpkins and more. I liked it enough to say that this was the best part of Raw for me.

Jason Jordan attacked Elias

Elias was going to sing a song but Jason Jordan showed up and smashed his guitar. Oh well.

Kalisto defeated Drew Gulak

A quick match in which Kalisto got the win over Gulak, and then Enzo came in and danced and beat up Kalisto. This was awful. Gulak is so much better than this.

Alexa Bliss defeated Mickie James

I love Alexa. This was a good match for what it was, not as good as their TLC match, but it had some good back and forth. Mickie James is so good in the Ring, but Alexa seems to not have chemistry with her. Either way, this match didn’t leave me disappointed, and Bliss won again. Not half bad folks, this was a good main event for Raw.

Braun Strowman Showed Up

Braun Strowman showed up and beat up The Miz and The Miztourage. But shouldn’t he be mad at Kane? Just saying.

Overall, Raw went by fast. The matches were ok, the stories are still continuing for Survivors Series, and well, I don’t hate the show, but it’s far from the best effort from Raw. The street fight was my favorite though, I could watch that again. Great stuff from those teams, although it’s sad to see the talent wasted in such a match that has no real consequences etc.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WWE TLC 2017 Results and Review The Angle Return

This past Sunday WWE had an event known as TLC. It usually features an array of matches with no rules, but not this time, this time you’re going to find that there were a lot of matches that had a lot of rules, and some that just seemed like a joke. Well, if you didn’t watch it or you did watch it and are waiting for me to talk about it, today is your lucky day. I’ve watched too much wrestling in a short span of time.

WWE TLC 2017 Results and Review

Sasha Banks defeated Alicia Fox

Alicia Fox has been hitting her stride as someone that is crazy, and hits hard in the ring. She busted Sasha Banks wide open on Raw, and in this match the two hit each other hard. I mean a lot harder than most of the divas or the women, rather, and it was nice to see them get physical and not “sexy”. The two put on a show of strength and eventually Banks would get the big win.

Asuka defeated Emma

There is no rhyme or reason for the way that this match went. Asuka won but it took her roughly 20 minutes to get the job done. Emma has been a jobber on Raw but was able to take on Asuka in this match and surprise her. She nearly got a few pinfalls, and that really shocked the crowd. But of course it was Asuka getting her big win and moment on the PPV that really was the story here, and it was a good opener for a hot crowd of 13,000 plus fans.

Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann defeated Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick

This was a high flying, fast paced match, and it really was good to see. The main spot I recall was a Phoenix Splash from the top onto Kendrick, and a lot of diving. I loved it. This was a great cruiserweight match that was a lot of fun to watch and had some great spots overall. The teams work really well together, and the crowd was into the offense, even if no one is watching 205 Live.

Alexa Bliss defeated Mickie James

Mickie James carried Alexa Bliss to a great match in my opinion. The two had some miscues at certain times, but overall, this match was a fun romp that had a lot going for it. It had a lot of back and forth, good chemistry at times, and Bliss hitting and missing her moves. James is a veteran and can go fast or slow, and doesn’t look winded at all. I liked this one, and Bliss would get the win with the DDT because I like her and that’s awesome! Or because she’s awesome, I don’t know, I love her.

Enzo Amore defeated Kalisto

Well, you knew this was going to happen, didn’t you? Well Kalisto put on a good lucha match, and you know what? Enzo was good too. That’s right, Enzo was great here and he put on a show of great back and forth action with some great overall moves. His top rope leaping DDT is great to watch, and really is a positive. He would win with a thumb to the eye, and a roll up, but that’s ok.

The Demon Finn Balor defeated Aj Styles

A dream match for the ages, and it was quite good overall. A lot of back and forth, no one got the advantage early on, and the two traded moves like there was no tomorrow. Styles looked tired from his 18 hour flight, but Balor carried him at times, and you know what? Styles is the best in the world at what he does, and it shows. The Demon would get the win with his finisher, and he would come out like Alex Wright on Raw. This was a good overall match, with lots of back and forth, kicks, and some nice shotgun blasts from Finn Balor, who took this first of what may be many matches between the two.

Jason Jordan defeated Elias

Throughout the show you had to endure Elias trying to play his music and Jordan interrupting by throwing salad at him. This was an insult of the eighteen century, and while the match was good, the crowd was dead and Elias would lose again. Why is this guy getting so much heat and losing? He should be winning and getting monster heat, but hey, I don’t write the shows, I just watch them. This was a better match than I thought, and it was worth their time slot before the main event.

Kurt Angle and The Shield defeated Braun Strowman, Kane, Cesaro, Sheamus, and the Miz in a TLC Match

Kurt Angle came out in shield uniform and got a huge reaction. He seemed so happy to just be there, and it showed. When you watch this match, you could tell that the teams were treating Kurt with kid gloves. They were protecting him throughout all of the offense, and the younger men were taking on a bulk of the responsibility. At one point Kurt gets powerslammed through a table and is carted away. Then the Shield has to try and fight off 5 men. This was exactly like Hogan and Savage versus the Dungeon of Doom and the Four Horseman in a steel cage at Superbrawl. I loved the cheese factor, but the match was very long and kind of convoluted at times. There was a spot where Braun Strowman was throwing into a dumpster! That’s right, a dumpster and carted away. Angle would return with his music and then he would take out 4 guys, before he would eventually get the better of The Miz and win big.

Overall, TLC 2017 was an entertaining show and was made a lot better by Aj Styles and Kurt Angle. I didn’t miss Roman Reigns at all, even though his music played at the end, and that was that. This may have been the most fun that I’ve had watching WWE in a long time, and it was definitely worth checking out again. I just wish my stream wasn’t lagging and skipping, which is a constant issue I’m seeing with the WWE network on the iPhone.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Kurt Angle Joins The Shield At TLC 2017

I'm not a news site for pro wrestling, I just review it when I see it. Well, this Sunday at TLC live on the WWENETWORK, you're going to get your chance to see Kurt Angle back in action.

Oh it's true, it's damn true!

You see, WWE has signed Angle to compete with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose versus the 5 guy team of idiots.

Furthermore, Aj Styles will take on Finn Balor! But who cares about that, Kurt MOFO Angle is going to be fighting in the main event!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw October 16, 2017 Results and Review Garbage and Garbage

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It feels like Monday Night Raw is 5 hours long. This show was the first one I’ve seen the full 3 hours for, and it seemed like it was just too long. I didn’t hate the show until the ending, and then I reflected for a couple of days and was just upset that I’m still watching this garbage, and writing about it. But hey, it’s what I do, and that’s what this blog is all about, even since 2007 or 2008 I don’t remember.

WWE Monday Night Raw October 16, 2017 Results and Review

The Shield addressed their WWE TLC opponents

These guys talked too much. It was a dumb way to open Raw, and I’m tired of all the talking. It’s like the South Park parody was true.

Jason Jordan, Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews defeated Elias, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

This wasn’t a terrible showing. It’s a difficult thing to watch Elias and the Club Sandwich boys lose so badly. It’s funny to see how the hottest tag team in Japan becomes a bunch of jobbers, and Elias once again loses, even though he was getting over. The trio that wins are just underutilized talent.

Cedric Alexander defeated Gentleman Jack Gallagher

This match wasn’t half bad, it was just short. Jack Gallagher is great as a heel, and Alexander was able to get in some great offense, although this match seemed one sided as they only had a few minutes to do something. Alexander would get the big win here.

Braun Strowman appeared on "Miz TV"

I fell asleep here. I got tired.

Sasha Banks defeated Alicia Fox

This wasn’t half bad, and well, they are going to do it again at the TLC ppv. This isn’t terrible. It’s ok, but I only liked Alicia Fox when she was with Noam Dar.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto confronted Enzo Amore

Enzo can talk. Wow. This was dumb, and Kalisto almost got the better of Enzo here.

Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins defeated Cesaro and Sheamus

This match wasn’t as good as their PPV match, but it wasn’t half bad. It had a good deal of momentum moving forward, and I enjoyed it for the most part. It was a good overall match, condensed, and to the point.

Finn Bálor addressed Bray Wyatt

I didn’t care about this.

Mickie James and Bayley defeated Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss and Emma

I love me some Alexa Bliss! This match was ok at best, Emma was getting beat a lot here. James and Bayley are ok together, but this wasn’t a highlight for me at all.

Braun Strowman defeated Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Match to turn the WWE TLC Match into a 5-on-3 Handicap Match

This was an ok match, the two work well together, but the ending baffled me. Kane showed up and beat down Reigns and then Strowman got the pin. Oh boy! This was stupid. I didn’t like this at all.

Raw was a mediocre show, and that made me not want to watch Smackdown, so I didn’t. BS if you ask me.

Monday, October 9, 2017

WWE Hell In A Cell 2017 Results and Review The Big Leap From Shane

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WWE Hell In A Cell 2017 Results came through Detroit, Michigan and there was not a lot of fanfare from me at first, but as the night wore on, I really got into the event and was hoping for great things. There were some dry spots, but overall, there were some good moments to discuss, so let’s go forward with the review of last night’s epic pay per view.

WWE Hell In A Cell 2017 Results and Review

Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin defeated The Hype Bros

Well this is the end of the Hype Bros. Gable and Benjamin work like well oiled machines. The Hype Bros were just not in sync and it showed, and they ended up giving up some mistakes and losing this match. Gable and Benjamin are quite good, and it’ll be interesting to see how far they go, before they break up of course.

The Usos defeated The New Day in a Hell in the Cell Tag Title Match

Well, you’re not going to get a better match in the WWE than these guys beating the holy hell out of each other. This was brutal, on all levels. The four guys threw together a great match, and they kept beating the crap out of each other until The Usos took out hand cuffs and beat down Big E and Xavier. They landed stereo USO splashes with a chair on top of a New Day member and boom, they are the new champions. This was a great match, no complaints at all.

Randy Orton defeated Rusev

The burial of Rusev continues. Nothing to see here, kind of a boring match.

Baron Corbin defeated Aj Styles and Tye Dillinger

This was a 5 star match in my view. Dillinger put on a show and really made this match great. Styles was being thrown around a lot, but he threw down some great offense in his defeat, but it was Corbin that was able to get the win after knocking out Styles from the ring, and scooping up Tye Dillinger for his first major title.

Charlotte Flair defeated Natalya VIA DQ

This was bad. Flair ended up getting injured at one point, and it was bad. It was just awful, I can’t attest to this match being anything but boring, and a way to write off Flair from the show.

The Fashion Files

The fashion files are boring, sorry. This was lame.

Jinder Mahal defeated Nakamura

Well, the WWE Champion, the modern day MAJARAJA once again beat Nakamura in this title match. He did it clean too, as the Singh brothers were thrown out of the ringside area, and Jinder threw down his finisher for Nakamura to get buried. So much for sticks and stones eh?

Bobby Roode defeated Dolph Ziggler

A roll up. That’s it, a freakin roll up finish. Ugh.

Kevin Owens defeated Shane McMahon In A Hell In The Cell Match

This was nearly 40 minutes long and it was insane. This was a war. McMahon threw everything but the kitchen sink at Owens, and McMahon even jumped off the cage. The big story here was that Sami Zayn helped save Owens from his doom, as he pulled Owens from getting hit by McMahon. That was that, the end. This was one hell of a match, no pun intended.


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