Thursday, January 18, 2018

WWE Smackdown Live January 16, 2018 Results and Review The Biggest Dumpster Fire Ever

The Glow Kick - Smackdown Live - Source WWE dot com
This was perhaps the worst Smackdown Live that has been put through in a long time. The crowd was nearly dead for a lot of it, there were only 4 matches, and more than 30 minutes of the time slot was given to Jinder Mahal. I kid you not. Jinder Mahal, the modern day Maharaja was the main focal point. Love him or hate him, Jinder Mahal was a big part of the night’s events, and well, let’s break down how it all went down.

WWE Smackdown Live January 16, 2018 Results and Review


The show opened up with Xavier Woods talking on the mic before calling out Jinder Mahal for their United States Title tournament match.

Jinder Mahal defeated Xavier Woods


This was a second round match in the tournament, and Woods put on a good show. He did most of his spots, and Mahal was slowed down for a good portion of this match. However, Mahal found creative ways to block or revert Woods’ offense to the point where Woods would get tripped up and eventually planted for the three count. Mahal would move on in the tournament.

Bobby Roode defeated Mojo Rawley


Bobby Roode took a beating from Mojo Rawley in this match. He was getting a serious beat down before he would reverse things and hit his DDT for the big win. Rawley is no joke here, he was definitely shining and was able to keep up with Roode’s offense and over powered him in a lot of different moments in this match. I loved the presentation, but Roode’s win was telegraphed.

After this match, the Singh Brothers attacked Roode and Mahal would laugh at him. Their championship match would be moved to later on in the night when Daniel Bryan came out and caught Jinder talking smack.

The Riott Squad defeated Charlotte Flair, Naomi, and Becky Lynch


Trading wins back and forth is the worst kind of booking you can do for wrestling. No one ever seems dominant, and it’s just not fun to watch sometimes. The Riott Squad was getting manhandled by Charlotte and her friends, if you ask me. They barely squeaked out a victory here, after getting a lot of brawling done. The Riott Squad would get a win, but this was a standard six man tag match, and well, it wasn’t fun to watch, again.

Bobby Roode defeated Jinder Mahal for the United States Championship


This match was not that good. Roode was winded, and Mahal was just trying to keep up with the veteran. He would put in some good moments here and there, and I’m glad that Bobby Roode get the win, but wow, way to bury Jinder Mahal after being champion, failing to recapture, and then failing to win the United States Championship. Is this the end of Jinder Mahal’s run? Roode wins, and that’s the end of the show.

During the show, there were vignettes of the Royal Rumble participants and it was awful. It lacked emotion and character that you used to get with the older Royal Rumble focused promos, but hey, it’s something, right?

This was a bad night of wrestling, if you can call it that. It had some ok moments, but where were half of the roster? Seriously, there was so much missing, including Zayn, Owens, The Usos (interview and beat down doesn’t count), and many others were just not on the show. Not a great match, but hey, if you love Jinder Mahal, you got him for more than 30 minutes of the show.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WWE Monday Night Raw January 16, 2018 Results and Review The Curb Stomp Returns

The Curb Stomp Returns - SOURCE WWE dot com 
And another week, another Raw is in the books. But guess what? I saw the HULU edition instead. I ended up watching the HULU edition and that was enough for me. Here we go, the night that was, and well, it wasn’t all that bad at times, at times, mind you.

WWE Monday Night Raw January 16, 2018 Results and Review


The first thing that occurred was Kurt Angle firing Braun Strowman. Strowman would go on a tear and would even toss over a truck. That’s right a truck. Sigh. He lifted a truck and tossed it over. This was smart, making him look strong, but remember the last time that Strowman faced off against Lesnar? Well, Lesnar beat him with 1 F5, and will most likely do it again.

Titus Worldwide defeated Cesaro and Sheamus


This was a squash match. I love seeing Dana Brooke though, she’s hot. This was a throwaway match that was slow moving and somewhat boring. Cesaro and Sheamus just jobbed here, and that was that.

Kurt Angle came out and rehired Braun Strowman


Yep.

Asuka defeated Nia Jax via match stoppage


This was a hard hitting match, with Jax getting a lot of the offense. However, what ended up happening was simple, Asuka ended up slapping on a knee bar and causing Jax to get injured. Jax was NOT really injured, and it was funny to see her fall over pretending that she was hurt. She fell over, and then Asuka was awarded the win via match stoppage.

The Revival beat Jobbers


This was NOT on HULU

Roman Reigns defeated The Miztourage


Again, Roman Reigns beat the Miztourage, and that was that. Nothing too grand here. It was dumb if you ask me, showing that Reigns is capable of burying all talent, including the Miz’s guys.

Sonya Deville defeated Sasha Banks


This was NOT on HULU

Matt Hardy defeated Heath Slater


This was not shown on HULU

Seth Rollins defeated Finn Balor


This was a good match, with a lot of back and forth. Seth Rollins would eventually get the upper hand, and the big win with the curb stomp. No, you’re not reading that wrong. Finn Balor hit a lot of his moves, but it was Jason Jordan on the outside that would give Rollins the win here. The Club Sandwhich guys didn’t really do much, and it was lame. Rollins gets the win, and Balor is left crying. There was a little controversy because the ref seemed to hit a 3 count, but said it was 2, and there was no instant replay rule like on Smackdown. Lame.

Overall, Raw wasn’t that good, with the exception of that last match. Rollins and Balor put on a good match, and I loved to see the curb stomp return!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Paige Is Done As In Ring Worker For WWE

Paige Is Done - Source WWE Dot Com
Paige is now officially done with WWE. 

PWINSIDER, NODQ, and others are reporting from sources within the WWE that Paige is done with the WWE as an in ring performer.

Paige is only 25 years old. 

Paige has been previously injured, on drugs, and once again injured again. 

The news is stating that she may have the same kind of negative clearance that Edge had, which means she's no longer going to be a wrestler in ring. She's done. 

Paige is done. 

Paige is not fired, but she's done. 

WWE Smackdown Live January 9, 2018 Results and Review

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I know I’m late, so I’m going to go ahead and talk about this, and then talk about something bigger after. Here we go, the Smackdown show that was better than Raw.

WWE Smackdown January 9, 2018 Results and Review


Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan were having tension yet again. Boring.

Becky Lynch defeated Ruby Riott


Once again, the invading team gets beaten, so why are they so tough? When the NWO invaded WCW, they didn’t just show up and start mounting losses. They were dominant. That’s how you build a feud, not by losing every week. Riott did ok here, but Lynch was able to get the win with her submission, and that’s the end.

The Bludgeon Brothers defeated The Ascension


The Ascension got buried.

Mojo Rawley defeated Zack Ryder


Another burial folks, Rawley had most of the offense here. Not a great match.

Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable demanded Justice, and got a 2 out of 3 falls match for Ruble instead


Ok. Sure.

Breezango defeated Rusev and Aiden English


This was a fast moving match, and English got pinned. This was not half bad. I didn’t like it, but hey it happens.

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


This match kept getting restarted. Once for count out, and once for disqualification, and each time Shane McMahon came out and stopped things, then restarted them. It’s hilariously bad, and well they lose.

At the end of the day, all of this is awful. Smackdown should have better matches, but they kept having random talking segments, and boredom. Oh well.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WWE Monday Night Raw January 8, 2018 Results and Review Dumpster Fires Keep Burning

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Well, well, another Raw was in the books, and honestly, I didn’t really want to talk about it. However, it is Thursday and I decided that it was time to look into Raw as I watched it on HULU, and well, I’m surprised that I didn’t just give up on the writing of this review. Here’s the reviews overall.

The Balor Club confronted The New Shield


This was dumb. I’m tired of the shows starting with all talking. This was just boring to see, and while it ended fine, it was just stupid. The Balor Club is nothing more than a bunch of jobbers.

Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville


By having the good guys going over on both shows, why are these new factions a threat? They have won nothing big, they aren’t proving to be much of a threat, and well, it’s the absolutely worst thing. This is something that is NOT like the NOW invasion, and it’s sad. This match was fine, but it was hilarious to see the bad guys lose yet again.

Matt Hardy defeated Curt Hawkins


Hawkins loses again. Nothing to write home about here.

Cedric Alexander defeated Enzo Amore via Countout


This was a lousy match, and wow, just terrible. Alexander did do a great deal of moves, and legitimately cut Enzo open over his eye. Amore then seemed to get an ankle injury and got himself counted out. This wasn’t a terrible match, but it was far from good, that’s for sure.

Titus Worldwide defeated Cesaro and Sheamus


This was not shown on HULU

Braun Strowman Attacked Lesnar and Kane


This was after Heyman came out and cut his old promo. I’ve heard it so much, I am tired of hearing it. Braun Strowman came out after Kane and Lesnar fought to the back, and threw a grappling hook onto a set and dropped it on top of Lesnar and Kane. It was hella fake, but hey, it’s WWE, right?

Samoa Joe defeated Rhyno


This was a burial, and well, Joe may have hurt his foot.

Nia Jax attacked Asuka


It is what it is, not a match.

The Balor Club defeated The New Shield


I didn’t really pay attention to this match, but it went ok. The Balor Club won, and that was that.

I get it, this is a weak review. It was a weak Raw, what can I say? There wasn’t much in terms of wrestling, with few matches, and a lot of talking. The roster is huge, and yet we see the same things over and over again. The story lines are lazy, the show is dragging, and it feels like this is 9 hours long. Oh well.

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