I do apologise that I’m so late but I haven’t had the time to watch until tonight!
Once more I have to say if you are looking for the more professional reviews of Pete then you’ll have to wait for him to come back. For now you have me. A complete Cesaro fan girl who will moan constantly about the lack of the #BTE.
Just to warn you.
Matches Quick Overlook :
The Prime Time Players vs The Ascension vs The Lucha Dragons
(NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH)
Winner : Prime Time Players
Ryback vs Stardust
Winner : Ryback
Kevin Owens vs Zack Ryder
(NXT CHAMPIONSHIP INVITATIONAL MATCH)
(NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH)
Winner : Kevin Owens
Neville vs Kofi Kingston
Winner : Neville
Roman Reigns vs Sheamus
Winner : Roman Reigns
For the first time in a long LONG time Seth Rollins comes down to the ring minus a whole team of cronies but also still without his title belt.
I’m very sad that the blonde has nearly disappeared from Seth Rollins hair. Its strange seeing less and less of it every week.
Regardless of hair, which is some of the best hair in the business, I’m not sure I get why I need to hear Seth go on and on about Shield or his championship. Personally I feel like this whole Shield thing is getting boring. I mean fair enough there are still plenty of fans of them including me but when Seth basically exploded on RAW and left on Monday I was hoping for angry Seth not a Seth who will come down and repeat what we’ve basically heard him, Triple H, Stephanie and Kane all say constantly since Wrestlemania, I was not happy to get the mood lighting along with Seth and his history lesson.
The only thing I hope with all this is that for the first time since Wrestlemania Seth gets a clean win over Ambrose. I’d be extremely pissed as a fan of both wrestlers if Seth’s reign ends with him never getting a real win. Seth isn’t a bad wrestler, nowhere NEAR a bad wrestler, he doesn’t deserve to be such a weak champion.
Of course Seth going on and on means that Dean has his say where he carries on going on about who is the real world champion and so on. Seth isn’t strong enough cutting promos for me to care about their interaction, it would have been much better if at some point Reigns had turned on Ambrose because they would have had a much more dramatic exchange. As it is Seth hasn’t just been shown to be weak as a champion but weak in every other way. Hiding behind people all the time, he has the stupid thing with Kane going on. There has been no moment so far to define Seth other then weak and that is a crying shame when he’s actually extremely strong as a character.
Prime Time Players vs The Ascension vs The Lucha Dragons
Prime Time Players win by pin fall
Of course you can’t blame me for being a little upset about this match. Obviously we all know now that Tyson Kidd was injured in a dark match against Samoa Joe and I can’t help but feel like this match would have been a four way match with them in it if he hadn’t been. I love Prime Time Players so it isn’t like I’m just sulking because #BTE is out at the moment but as a fan it kind of made me sad.
The match wasn’t too bad. I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Ascension but this along with Elimination Chamber were good shows of their talent. I still don’t think they are half as good as the NXT marks make them out to be (seriously spending two seconds in NXT makes you better then anyone NOT in NXT according to them) but you can kind of see a flicker of something better then what we’d been seeing in their matches as of late. I like their double teaming in the match as well which has looked extremely sloppy at the best of times. PTP and Lucha Dragons are always fun to watch though. PTP have the same kind of team chemistry as #BTE with the big strong guy and the smaller faster guy.
I get way too excited to see Titus in the ring. Its the same reason I love Cesaro. I just love seeing them effortlessly throwing people around. I mean I struggle in my job because I have to lift sofas and stuff but I bet if they spent a day in our shop they’d be lifting everything one handed. And they are both just so charming and funny.
The Lucha Dragons are the team I don’t like much in this set up but not because of their in ring performance. There is something about the arm pumping Lucha chants that just piss me off or the fact we are constantly told that they are probably the fastest team ever when in fact they aren’t always that fast.
In the end PTP get the win which to be honest makes sense. With their promos before their return and with #BTE out (even before they went out to be honest) it just makes most sense that they’d be the team getting the push. And its earned and its going to be glorious!
There is nothing but love here for the New Day! I love their stupid little three step plan, I love their motivational skills….
And I screamed when Kane came on screen just to sass them and put Kofi in the MitB match!
Now with a eye to recent events I’m a bit annoyed that Kofi is in the MitB match now and Cesaro isn’t. I kind of want to see Cesaro put in there purely BECAUSE he has nothing to do now whereas Kofi does. We all know that MitB is going to Roman Reigns but what if it didn’t? What if Cesaro got his hands on it? A fan can but dream. At this moment though Roman really doesn’t need to become MitB as he’s building up steam himself. No one else in the match screams winner though so I’m pretty darn sure its going to be Reigns.
Sonic Ad Promo
This was probably my favourite thing on RAW and it continues to be awesome just not as awesome as the Mega-Powers and their heavy breathing! Still Big Show still drinking them. Prime Time Players “rounding up”. Love ’em.
Ryback vs Stardust
Ryback wins by pin fall
As long as he isn’t wrestling against R-Truth NEVER take your eyes off of Stardust. For some reason his matches against Truth were so boring but the second he’s up against anyone else and he’s dynamite in the ring.
He works surprisingly well with Ryback if I’m honest. Now I’m neither a fan or not a fan of Ryback. I have this strange thing with him. I kind of think I find him boring but in actual fact I think I think he’s a genius.
The match was pretty short and dominated by Stardust offence which was kind of then ignored with a very short burst of energy from Ryback who gets the three count. Bit of a shame and a shame in general that Stardust isn’t doing anything more serious… In the way that Stardust can be serious.
Well she comes down and shows the world that creative have now given her Naomi’s gimmick.
You see what made me spit coke out of my nose whilst listening to her condesending speech about the Bellas was her “same old same old” comment. Well either that or her “I’m different” vibe.
1. The same old same old is Paige being in the title picture. Paige does not need to be in the title picture. Paige does not need to be the voice of the other Divas. Paige should be on the back burners somewhere right now whilst the steam that Naomi had got when Paige was gone was utalized. So when Paige returns, gets thrown into a championship match and then takes over all the time the Divas have on a show DO NOT TREAT ME LIKE A FUCKING MORON WWE CREATIVE TEAM! Give her something that actually says something about the way you book her and the others. Because not even the Bellas got as much TV time as Paige does now she’s back when she was gone. Do not act like I can’t remember just over a month ago.
2. THERE IS NOTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT PAIGE! Jesus. When I hear all this shit about alternative Divas just to see that what they mean is that they are still dressed the same, still act the same, still sound the same but OMG she likes punk music and anime and is a gamer or she wears black and has dark hair and piercings I roll my eyes. So your telling me the only thing to make a Diva “alternative” compared to the others is by making them a cookie cutter Diva but adding on top one very thin layer of nothing? Paige is nothing but a weak imitation of women wrestlers like Roxxi, Victoria and Daffney.
Paige and the creative decision that she’s so important to the company is baffling and annoying. I’m all for #GiveDivasAChance but you do know there is more then the Bella Twins and Paige right? Naomi only got slotted in to take Paige’s place when she was out and has disappeared since then. Man if Paige meant what she said you’d see her come out with someone different next week to challenge Nikki and would stop Brie interferring.
And if she screams its her house one more time I might have to become a professional wrestler just so I could meet her one day and scream in her face for half a hour ridiculous crap. MAN SHE IS SO ANNOYING!
Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
I was so angry I missed what the cutie pies were talking about but Luke Harper (who I DO NOT have any kind of crush on AT ALL) was apparently being creepy. Good on him!
Kevin Owens vs Zack Ryder
Kevin Owens wins by pin fall
Well to be honest I wasn’t expecting Ryder to come out but at the same time he’s been on a bit of a roll as of late. He might not have won his matches but he’s back in the spotlight and fans are loving that. I’m loving it.
It was a extremely short match. Nothing like the Cena invitationals that have a nice length to them but then again for a start Owens is just brutal anyway so it was never going to go any way but down the Owens flooring Ryder path and secondly it is after all Smackdown.
After the match Owens carries on the beat down to Ryder before leaving the ring. The King gives us a rant about how Cena is a real inspiration to kids and Owens isn’t.
Oh I love Sheamus and I love listening to him asking Renee if she wasn’t entertained seeing him fighting Roman Reigns. There is nothing about Sheamus that doesn’t entertain me. And he joins Seth Rollins in the best hair category.
Neville vs Kofi Kingston
Neville wins by pin fall
A interesting match up if I’m honest. I remember when Kofi first appeared in WWE they had the same kind of reaction to his moves as Nevilles. I’ll admit to being a big fan of Nevilles but I don’t get the love for him. He does a lot of flippy floppy things but he is by no means unique in anyway whatsoever. You’d think the commentary teams had never seen someone walk faster then Big Show and Undertaker the way they always go on about Neville. Especially in recent weeks since he picked up his injury he’s never been THAT fast. I mean Kofi is only one example of people who came in with that amount of energy just to have his moves seen as boring a year after. Jeff Hardy at times is another.
Anyway the match was good but as always when New Day are around you are never just fighting one or two of them. It is always all three of them. And the commentators are always in a match up to be heard over Xavier Woods. I remember Xavier from TNA and I HATED him. He was in a team with Jay Lethal and I just wanted to see people beat the crap out of him. I could never imagine a world where I’d be supporting Woods but I’ve loved him from the word go with New Day.
The end of the match was a little scruffy with Kofi going for roll ups just for Neville to reverse them.
Unless they’ve dropped the Bo Dallas angle with Neville going into MitB then they missed a chance to have Bo attack Neville at the top of the ramp which is sad. I was hoping to see Dallas.
Miz TV with Lana (Special Guest Rusev)
Now I’ve always had a soft spot for The Miz. I don’t think anyone couldn’t! He’s so much fun and I love him to piece.
But please who is dressing him? He needs a new stylist.
Lana on the other hand is just beautiful. Beautiful doesn’t even describe her properly. Lana is a blessing to the world.
Miz TV is a blessing to our world and I love how Miz was so on Rusev’s side. I’m fully behind Lana and its lovely to see the WWE showing kids that people need to be respected be them male or female and. Not only do they need to be respected but they need to be, deserve to be and should just BE respected at all times. I also love the fact that Lana stuck to her guns and even threatened to slap Miz which as much as I love him I love seeing happen to him.
Of course Rusev was always going to be the surprise guest. I really do love the break up story as I feel it gives Rusev a good chance to be seen more then a monster and gives both him and Lana a chance to win over the crowd post-Cena feud. The perfect people to be entangled in this (even if one of them is a one night only thing) is Ziggler and Miz because they have tons of personality and both are complete opposites of Rusev.
I personally believe that Rusev was being honest and sincere on RAW just he’s a idiot. To be honest that is the struggle with people in real life like Rusev because some sexist pigs like him really just don’t know better and the only way is to be forceful with them like Lana is. I just like it all a lot.
Just when we think its going well for Rusev he opens his mouth and OMG DOLPH CAME DOWN IN A CESARO & KIDD T-SHIRT!!! ZIGGLER WAS WEARING A #BTE T-SHIRT!!! I LOVE HIM EVEN MORE!!! I’M SO OVER EXCITED!!! I LOVE IT!!! (If you don’t follow me on Twitter I’m completely convinced that me and Dolph would be best friends if we ever met. I’m also determined to get a hug from Cesaro and Bo Dallas at the same time. You should all follow me @Awerka on Twitter.)
Roman Reigns vs Sheamus
Roman Reigns wins by DQ
You know I’m not a fool. I know that all three ex-Shield dudes are on fire right now, well they always have been but they are extra on fire now. So I always knew that Reigns was going to win so I didn’t even bother to wait to the end of the match to write in the results.
Added to that Sheamus along with Barrett seem to be on losing streaks. Even when they are winning they seem to be coming out the losers of things. Sheamus came back with such a strong heel turn and he sends freaking shivers down my spine every time he comes to the ring. The guy is amazing. Yet the Ziggler feud got dumped just as it was boiling to the end point and since then he’s just been a comedy heel if anything. Sheamus doesn’t need to look stupid because Sheamus can do deadly.
The match was actually really good up until the point that Reigns was going for the Superman punch and Kane came down to the ring with J&J to distract Reigns. For a second my “Roman Reigns will defo win” rant looked to be too soon but in the end he got the win by DQ when Kane ran into the ring. Sheamus then Brogue Kicked Reigns before Kane chokeslammed Sheamus. Why? Well Kane is joining the Money in the Bank match.
Oh shock horror Kane will be in the MitB match.
After announcing himself as a competitor in the MitB match he chokeslams Reigns.
Well at least for a change Kane is the last man standing.
My Thoughts :
It was OK. I’m fed up of the Rollins/Ambrose feud purely because they seem to not be able to find a niche for Rollins to play from at the moment. He did the whiney brat and now he’s going for more serious but it isn’t really working.
It didn’t need such a long promo time at the beginning of Smackdown basically.
The matches were good quality. I loved the Tag Team match as I always tend to being a giant Tag Team fan. My favourite match was probably Kofi vs Neville but they were all good.
Still extremely happy to see so much TV time for Kevin Owens but part of me wanted a NXT guy to come down and challenge him. I like seeing the guys in NXT come down on the main programs even if I’m not all “NXT ARE BETTER THEN EVERYONE”.
I do think at the moment the creative team are burning through feuds and stories like there ain’t no tomorrow. With Ziggler/Sheamus now officially over and Sheamus not even talking about the smaller wrestlers any more its nice that Ziggler is a bit player in the break up of Rusev and Lana (would have been more interesting I guess if Rusev hadn’t got injured) but Sheamus has been left dangling.
Good results across the board.
Only thing I didn’t like was Paige. The speech she gave should have gone to Naomi, her TV time should have been Naomi and Nikki’s TV time when she wasn’t around. There is so much wrong with WWE Creative at all times, because they aren’t always going to get it right, but the guys booking the Divas should be ashamed. Naomi deserved her push and deserved the respect they give Paige. Nikki deserves better as champion. It doesn’t even make sense to have Paige go on about “Day one” for the Bellas when Paige won the title on “Day one” herself and has not been out of the title picture since.
I don’t know why they threw Naomi to the side. I don’t know why instead Paige they couldn’t have had anyone else. I don’t even know why when the men have both the champion and the guy gunning for his title do promos at the beginning of the show they can’t do the same for the Divas.
If I’m honest I don’t even care if people like what I say about Paige because I know she’s very popular but I don’t like the way the Divas division is and when they hardly get TV time at the best of time it hurts to see the same old faces in the title picture.
What hurts even more and is like a bitch slap to all fans who care about women wrestlers is when one of the people who are ALWAYS in the title picture shows up complaining about the other person being the problem with the division. Everything Paige said I would have agreed with IF it had came from Naomi, someone who looks like she HAS been overlooked, someone who IS being EVERYTHING Paige is saying that she and the others are. Paige isn’t. Paige is never overlooked. Paige is never given no time on the mic. Naomi never got a proper story, she never got her REAL chance. Every week they had her cut a promo saying something similar but different to what she’d said the week before, they gave her new ring attire and new music and she brought a new attitude but then Paige came back and she was dumped.
Why is it after Payback Roman Reigns and Randy Orton got dumped to the back of the queue for a title match. After Elimination Chamber NAOMI has been dropped to the back of the queue for a title match. But not Paige.
It made all the sense in the world why not Dean Ambrose. But Paige? Paige hasn’t threatened anyone the Authority cares about to get her match she’s just said she should and therefore she’s in the title picture.
Come up with something original with the Divas and I might give a toss creative.
I won’t be around for RAW, in fact it might take until Thursday night to watch it now that I’m working all week. Sorry the next few weeks are going to be all up in the air! Hope to have it all sorted soon!