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WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017 Review
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville def. Akira Tozawa
Not a terrible match, but it was obvious that Neville was only going half speed. Tozawa is good, and he put on a showcase, but Titus and him couldn’t get this win over Neville. I’m souring on the cruiserweights, and I’m not sure how long WWE is going to push the show, if they are going to do so at all in the near future, oh well. This match was good, but too bad it was an opener and not on the main card.
Bray Wyatt def. Seth Rollins
The eater of pins got a clean win on Seth Rollins. Some say it wasn’t clean because of a thumb in the eye, but you know what? He was on the outside, and Rollins was pulling his hair. He came back into the ring, breaking the referee’s count, and pinned Rollins after a Sister Abigail finisher. That’s about as clean as you’re going to get folks.
Big Cass def. Enzo Amore
Enzo cut a cool promo, but then got beat down. He lost big time. Cass is big, he gets the win. Not a great match. Enzo is done in the WWE if you ask me.
Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus def. The Hardy Boyz (30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match)
This was a fun 30 minute match, and the two teams put on a clinic if you ask me. I loved it. I loved how Matt even got busted open the hard way. The teams are so good together, and they just gel during the whole match. All of the offense and defense was fun, and the timing went well. Just a lot of great spots here, and some great overall timing on the part of both teams. I loved it. Great iron man match, and this feud rolls on, again.
Sasha Banks def. Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss via Count-out
Sasha Banks was able to beat Alexa Bliss after a great back and forth battle, but only because Bliss got herself counted out. That means that she kept the title, which is what I’ve been saying all along about the heel champions. They should pull this more often. As for Banks, she is great, and was able to launch herself off the top of the announcers table, with double knees, and busted Bliss mouth wide open. A great spot, a good match, and smart booking if you ask me.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Dean Ambrose
I didn’t care for this match, but Bo Dallas looking like the One Man Gang was cool. The MIz won with the help of his crew, and Ambrose is going to need a new partner to square off against, if you ask me. I’m tired of his phoning it in.
Braun Strowman def. Roman Reigns (Ambulance Match)
I didn’t expect this match to be as entertaining as it was. It was definitely a fast paced, fluid match, and the two put on a show. Roman Reigns was over zealous at one point and launched himself into the Ambulance, and LOST clean! He got so mad, however, that he threw Braun into the ambulance and then rammed it into a semi. He nearly KILLED Strowman, in storyline. This is nothing new. People are talking a heel turn, I don’t know. I liked this match, and am glad Strowman got the win. He may be next for Lesnar, and will most likely lose.
Heath Slater def. Curt Hawkins
Wow! Heath Slater and Curt Hawkins were sent out to battle, and the WWE didn’t even show it for the most part. Slater won, but the show was not showing the match, the cameras showed the ambulance and Braun backstage.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar def. Samoa Joe
This reminded me of the WWF Championship run that The Undertaker had in 1997. If you remember the matches after Wrestlemania 13, you will realize that The Undertaker fought everyone off in really competitive matches until meeting head first against Bret Hart at Summerslam. That match was epic, but he fought off Farooq, Stone Cold, and many others on the way to Summerslam that year. Lesnar could very well be that good, if he wrestled more often, but this match was great. Joe was not afraid, and he put the boots to Lesnar, and even went to Suplex city many times. However, one F5 later, and Joe loses clean in under 10 minutes. This was a great match for what it was, even if it was short. I hate Lesnar now, but hey, Joe got the best of him, and there’s no telling where this is going. Joe showed me that he could and should be champion, if you ask me.
There you have it, the big event is over, and the matches are done. Who knows what is going to go down tonight on Raw, but it’s going to be an interesting one, no doubt.
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