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.


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