WWE Smackdown Live 8/23/16…Summerslam After Burn

We kick the show off with some of the Smackdown wrestlers in the back, and we see AJ Styles coming up, and brag about his win over John Cena at Smackdown.  He sees a distraught Dolph Ziggler.  AJ says he doesn’t hang out with losers, and Ziggler fights AJ back, and both men need some help.

We start Smackdown Live in Mohegan Arena, Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and JBL welcome us to the show.

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan welcome us to the show, with the new Smackdown Women’s Title, and the Smackdown Tag Team Championships.  The name, and look of the titles are much, MUCH better than the Universal Title.

At Backlash, we will have a 6-woman 6-Pack Challenge.  The winner is the new Smackdown Women’s Champion.

Also, we will have a tag team tournament that will culminate at Backlash, but Heath Slater interrupts.

Heath was this close of getting Smackdown contract the last two weeks, only to have it pushed back.  He can win the Tag Tournament.  He tells Shane that he will pick any Smackdown Superstar in the back, and they will win.

Daniel Bryan says he can do that, and Shane ups the ante.  Slater has to win the entire tournament, in order to receive a Smackdown contract.

Heath will reveal that partner tonight.

It won’t be AJ Styles, he comes out and demands proper respect.  But Ziggler attacks him from behind, and both men fight, and we need order, so we go to a commercial break.

Becky Lynch Vs Alexa Bliss kicks things off here.

Becky wins the match by a Disarmer, we have Naomi and Natalya watching the match in commentary.

Heath Slater is trying to find a tag team partner.

Slater finds The Miz, but Miz is talking to Spielberg, and ignores Slater.

Tag Team tournament begins, next.

It’s The Usos Vs The Ascension, now.

The Usos win with the Samoan Splash, moving on to the Tag Team Tournament.

Tonight, Randy Orton is live.

AJ Styles is heading to the ring.

AJ has John Cena’s armband.

AJ Styles chants, and AJ sees a lot of angry faces out here, and he sees angry faces in the back, like Dolph Ziggler.

He did exactly what he said he was going to do….BEAT UP JOHN CENA!!!  Then, he beat him at Summerslam.

This goes out to the C-Nation, don’t worry, they don’t have to be John Cena fans anymore, just be AJ Styles fans.  Because he is the face that runs this place, and he should be the number one contender to the WWE World Championship.

Here comes Ziggler, wanting some more of Styles.

Daniel Bryan comes out, and will not allow the two of them to run this show.  Daniel agrees, AJ beat John Cena, he deserves to be the Number One Contender to the WWE World Title.  And Ziggler, he lost, but he was this close of being WWE World Champion.  But it seems like you two want to fight.  And these people want to see them fight.

So let’s make the match, and if AJ wins, he goes on to Backlash to face Dean Ambrose for WWE World Championship.  And if Ziggler wins, he gets added to a Triple Threat World Title match.

Nikki Bella is next.

Curt Hawkins is coming back to WWE.

Its Carmella Vs Nikki Bella.

Renee Young interviews Nikki Bella, but Carmella turns on Nikki.

The match never takes place, Carmella just made a statement, hitting the Bella Bomb, on Nikki.  She even calls Nikki a loser, like Nikki used to do.

Randy Orton is next.

Orton is mocking Lesnar as he comes to the ring.  He received 10 stitches after the match this Sunday.

Randy chants going on here.

Here Randy is, he shows us the 10 staples, and was in one hell of a fight against Brock Lesnar this past Sunday at Summerslam.  He knew the fight he was in for, but he would rather go into a gurney than have the way it ended.  Shane McMahon thought he was doing things the right way, and maybe on paper, he was.  But he and Lesnar will cross paths again.

Enter Bray Wyatt.

Bray just sits down at his chair.

How is your head Randy?  He saw what Brock did to you, and he saw the look in the eyes change, looking all blank.  But it’s something to have your head busted open, and realize you’re just a man.  You are a great man, but still, just a man.  A man who hurts, a man who suffers, a man who dies.  But Bray isn’t just a man, he is a GOD.

And a god, Randy can’t die.  But don’t worry, you will find all about it, in time.

The lights go out, comes back on, and he disappears.

Charly Caruso is with Shane, he says Brock will have repercussions.  And Stephanie agreed, but she only suspended him for $500, that is not taking it seriously.  But do you think that is fair?  Here is a soundbite, this is far from over.

Ziggler Vs Styles tonight, and next….American Alpha Vs Breezango.

Heath Slater is trying to recruit Arn Anderson.

He denies the offer, that was Heath’s last hope.  Rhyno agrees to be Heath’s partner.

Breezango Vs American Alpha is now.

American Alpha picks up the win with Grand Amplitude.  Such a good match here between the two teams.  American Alpha now advance to Semi-Finals of Tag Team Tournament.

Cathy Caruso wants to hear thoughts from Dean Ambrose, and he just found out.  He was in the casino.  He found out WWE World Championship Number One Contender is on the line, so he thought he would check it out.

That match is next.

Here comes The WWE World Champion, Dean Ambrose to watch AJ Styles Vs Dolph Ziggler.

AJ wins the match with Styles Clash.

An incredible main event, and Backlash main event is set, with AJ Styles Vs Dolph Ziggler.

AJ tells Ambrose he wants that belt, and takes Dean’s headset off.

2 weeks away from Backlash, the show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A very fun show tonight that sets WWE Backlash in motion.  Styles Vs Ambrose will be a good match, and can we have a new champion?

Heath Slater and Rhyno, while I love American Alpha, I’d like to see these two win.  This storyline of can Slater get a contract is fun to see, but who will they face next week?

Another better show overall than Raw.

Send me your thoughts to the show.  And also check out ForeverReubuilding.com to see my piece in Ringside Seats.  Just click on the link here, or go to that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 8/22/16….Summerslam After Party

Tonight, the city of Brooklyn is treated to night 3 of WWE.  After last night’s Summerslam, a lot of news breaks down about injuries to key players.

One of them is new, and first Universal Champion Finn Balor.  He hurt his shoulder, and may need surgery.  So we expect him to give up his title tonight.  That means Clash of Champions might prove to be more important than originally thought.

Sasha Banks also was hurt last night, and she could be out a few months.

And Randy Orton received after his war with Brock Lesnar.

Is “The Beast Incarnate” in the house tonight?

Raw in 10 minutes.

Footage from last night’s Summerslam kicks the show off.

We are live in Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center.  Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

Finn Balor is injured, and will need shoulder surgery.  It happened, when Seth hits the Powerbomb through the barricade.

Balor actually popped his shoulder back in place, to finish the match.  He will be out at least 6 months.

Mick Foley tweeted that he will accept Finn to relinquish the Universal Championship.

Stephanie and Mick are in the ring now, and here comes Finn Balor.

This Championship represents a lifetime of sacrifice.  And it also represents if you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything.  Last night, he became the WWE Universal Champion.  But there was a sacrifice.

Finn wants to thank the WWE for this opportunity.  He wants to thank all the talent in the back.  He wants to thank Seth Rollins, for giving him the match of his life.  But most importantly, Finn wants to thank the fans.

But for now, he has to relinquish this title.  But rest assured, when Finn is healthy, fit, and ready, he will be back.  And this title is the first thing he is coming for.

He hands it over to Mick.

Enter Seth Rollins.

Seth is smiling, as he walks past Finn.

What a shame guy, what a pity.  But let’s not live in the past.  Now we know who the true champion was last night.  It’s time for a celebration.

He and Stephanie have been involved in some classic celebrations.  Seth is here, Steph is here, this beautiful, newly designed Championship title is here, so let’s reward Seth as the champion, and all celebrate.

But here comes Sami Zayn.

Sami beat Seth a few weeks ago.

But here comes the victorious Chris Jericho.  He has his scarf too.

Here comes Kevin Owens, he deserves a title shot.

Enter Enzo and Cass.  How ya doin’?

Lord, here comes Roman Reigns, he hasn’t even won many matches lately.

Mick Foley is speaking, this is how things will go.  We will conduct a series of matches that will determine who the new Universal Champion is the next week.

We kick the show off with Sami Zayn Vs Seth Rollins.

Rollins wins the match with a Pedigree, after Sami hurt his ankle, selling it throughout the match.

Rollins moves on to next week for a chance at the Universal Title.

Tonight, we will see a special look on Brock Lesnar giving Orton a TKO.

Another match is set.  It will be Kevin Owens Vs Neville.

Owens wins the match with a Rolling Neckbreaker.  He advances to the match next week.

Next week’s Universal Championship match will be a Fatal 4-Way.

It will be Big Cass Vs Rusev tonight, and Reigns Vs Jericho.

But next, it’s The New Day.

OHHHHHH BROOKLYN!!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, AND CLAP FOR YOUR 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS.

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!!

Big E is back, baby!!

A wise man once said speak softly, and carry a big stick.  Big E. can only have one, and he talks loud.  He is back, BABY!!

Kofi tells us the magic is back, and those magic numbers are 365, because for 365 days, they have been our WWE Tag Team Champions!!!

Kofi wants to thank us, because you want to know who was responsible for them?

Who?

Who?

Who?

They were vocal, through the good times, and the bad times.

Xavier tells us they have a unicorn pinata, and it is filled with Booty O’s.  Booty- O’s, they make sure you’re not booty.

Anderson and Gallows show up, and says this is stupid.

New Day, this is stupid.  Brooklyn, you are stupid.  Anderson asks if they are really celebrating?  What are they celebrating?  They still lost the match.

Gallows said they are owed a WWE Tag Team Title rematch.  And Kofi is the stupidest.  Kofi talks about magic?  Did he enjoy the magic killer he received last night?

Big E. defend Kofi.

He has nothing, and Gallows agrees.  They have nothing, because the props they have won’t help them when Gallows and Anderson win the WWE Tag Team Titles.  And it starts tonight, when Anderson beats Big E.

Big E. has had enough, because they will show them why New Day rocks.

Anderson Vs Big E. is next.

Big E. wins the match with a Big Ending.  Does someone want to tell me again why Anderson and Gallows deserve Tag Title shot, with this loss?

The Dudley Boyz will say goodbye, tonight.

We see their first appearance on Smackdown in 1999.

Titus O’ Neil is in the ring.

Earlier tonight, we heard about The New Day becoming Tag Team Champions last summer, here in Brooklyn.  But what we forgot were The Primetime Players were Tag Team Champions, going in.  So every time he is in Brooklyn, he gets asked the same question, was that the last day of his life?  No, because when he flashes that million dollar smile, it was the best day of his life, because he dropped the weight that was Darren Young.

There wouldn’t be a Darren Young without Primetime Players.  And how is Bob Backlund going to teach Darren Young to be great, when Bob has done nothing great himself?

Titus could be Universal Champion if it wasn’t for Darren Young.  So come on out, and be great again Darren.

He doesn’t come out, and says Bob Backlund doesn’t want him to come out.

Crowd wants Slater.

Who is Bob Backlund anyway?

And here comes Bob Backlund, with a Crossface Chicken Wing, but Titus escapes, and slam Backlund.

Darren comes out, Clash of the Titus on Darren Young.

Next, Summerslam TKO.  Footage from Orton Vs Lesnar last night.

Last night, Lesnar beat Orton through a TKO, and he gave Shane McMahon a F-5.

Tom Phillips is with Stephanie.  Last night, Brock Lesnar crossed the line, and there will be repercussions.

Last night, Finn Balor hurt his shoulder from his match with Seth Rollins.  He pinned Seth to become the first WWE Universal Champion.  Earlier tonight, Finn had to relinquish the Universal Title.

Now, another qualifying match with Rusev Vs Big Cass.

Big Cass wins by count out.  I hate that ending.  Rusev’s bruised ribs were killing him, and he does not look good here at all.

Big Cass advances to Fatal 4-Way match next week.

Tom Phillips is with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho.

Tom asks Kevin and Chris what happens if they both are in the Fatal 4-Way match.

That’s a stupid question Phillipe, but Chris will be a great Universal Champion.  Now they bicker about this, both say they will be the winner.

Roman Reigns will get his tonight.  Get what?

IT….YOU STUPID IDIOT.

Charlotte, the new Women’s Champion is next.

Charlotte comes out with Dana Brooke.

Dana mocks the You Deserve It chant.

Charlotte tell us she is the most dominant woman in the world.  You can forget about Serena Williams.  You can forget about the Simone Bliss.  You can also forget about Sasha Banks, and proved she is all flash, and no cash.

Charlotte is money, and she did this by herself.  She didn’t need her father, she didn’t need Dana.  She did it by herself.  And Sasha will never get her title shot again.  And Sasha, if you’re sitting at home watching this, she is here to say The Queen has regained her throne.

Here comes Mick Foley.

Mick wants to congratulate Charlotte.  They tore the house down, and last night, she was the better woman.  Foley has talked to “The Boss”, and when she comes back from her back injury, she will get her rematch.

Charlotte tells Mick that if she comes back, she will break her back again.  Charlotte deserves the night off.  There is nobody worthy of a match against her.

This is one of the best moments of his job, because he and Stephanie just talked about this, and they just signed the hottest free agent in the women’s division….

IT’S BAYLEY!!

She can’t believe this is really happening.  The crowd chants she deserves it.

She has been waiting for this moment her entire life.  So how about they make this a moment by giving each other a hug.

Right here in Brooklyn, New York.

This is your hottest free agent Mick?  There is a reason Bayley is being left behind in the Diva Revolution.  Now she wants to upstage Charlotte?

Bayley respects Charlotte, so she would never try to upstage her.  But she will challenge her for the Women’s Championship.

Oh sweet Bayley, you think this is the place where she can just talk about how this is the biggest opportunity for her?  She needs to step in line with everyone else.  Charlotte isn’t dressed to compete, but Dana is.

So it’s Dana Vs Bayley, next.

Bayley picks up the win with a Bayley to Belly.

Roman Reigns is approached by Tom Phillips.  Tonight, he will shut Jericho’s mouth, either with the scarf, or with his fist.

Jericho Vs Reigns tonight, winner advances to Fatal 4-Way match.

Last night, Cesaro and Sheamus had their first match of Best of 7 Series, and Sheamus won.

Andrea is with Sheamus.

Next week, match two of Sheamus Vs Cesaro takes place.

People are counting on Cesaro, but he always lets them down.  He can join the Yankees, the Mets, the Giants, the Jets, the Knicks, and that other basketball team, unlike them, Sheamus will be a winner.

Braun Strowman is set to destroy Johnny Knockout.

Reverse Chokeslam, match is done.

He hits another Reverse Chokeslam, and demands another three count.

The Dudley Boyz are set to say goodbye, next.

Raw from last year, their return to Raw.

Here come The Dudley Boyz.

ECW chants in Brooklyn.

Bubba doesn’t get very emotional, but tonight might be different.

One year ago, in this very arena, in this very ring, in this very city.  The pyro went off, The Dudley Boyz kicked some ass, and put people through tables.

Through the ups and down this year, some wins, some losses, you people loved them, they hated them, but respect was always there, because they busted their asses for us.

D-Von said it’s been a hell of a year, it’s been a hell of a career.  He has been up and down with this very man, creating history.  Like the TLC matches, which some still say are the best match of all-time.  Creating history with guys like Edge and Christian, and The Hardy Boyz.

Delete!!  Delete!!  chants.

D-Von would do this all over again.  Bubba Ray wants the fans to stand up, and applaud for themselves.  Bubba said you get to go out in your own terms, and while things didn’t go their way, they still went out on their own terms.  Thank you.

Here come The Shining Stars.

Primo says it’s about time they leave, they have been washed-up.  And Primo and Epico have been saying…

We Want Tables chants.

There will be no tables tonight.

Since they are leaving, Epico and Primo have a special gift for them.  Two economy tickets to Puerto Rico.

But with all the free time they have, they get to offer all of the wonderful things Puerto Rico has to offer.

So Dudley Boyz, take the tickets, take the tables, and come to Puerto Rico….

They blasted them, time for a 3-D.

And a What’s Up?

D-Von….GET THE TABLE!!

Anderson and Gallows attack the Dudley Boyz.

Magic Killer right on the floor.

Magic Killer right through the table, on D-Von.

Wow, we will have a match with these two teams.

Coming up next, Reigns Vs Jericho, winner goes on to Fatal 4-Way match next week, for the WWE Universal Title match.

Despite Kevin Owens’ help, Roman Reigns speared Jericho to win, and advance to the Fatal 4-Way match next week, for the Universal Championship.

A good ending sequence though, and Reigns ends Raw celebrating.

Next week, it will be Owens Vs Rollins Vs Reigns Vs Big Cass.

Raw ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A good show tonight, and it made these matches feel important.  The moment of the night belonged to Bayley.  Finally making her Raw debut.

Just a shame to Finn Balor, but it made tonight feel more important.

Dudley Boyz Vs Gallows and Anderson is a match I’d love to see, and it looks like we will get to see it.

Not sure what they are doing, making Rusev look foolish lately, after Reigns disrespected his wife, and he never truly got his revenge.  Maybe next week, Rusev ruins Reigns chances at the title?

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Summerslam 8/21/16

The biggest party of the summer comes to the bright lights of New York.

Tonight, Summerslam is here.  15 years in the making, Brock Lesnar Vs Randy Orton.  We will also see the first WWE Universal Champion be crowned, when Seth Rollins faces Finn Balor.  And for the WWE Championship, Dolph Ziggler will face Dean Ambrose.

The Summerslam Kick-Off show is upon us, so keep checking here throughout the night.

We are live at the Barclays Center.  Renee Young welcomes us to the Summerslam Kick-Off show.  Tonight’s panelists are Booker T, Lita, and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Tom Phillips is at the Social Media Lounge.  Tonight’s guest will be the WWE Women’s Champion, “The Boss” Sasha Banks.

One the Kick-Off show, we have a 12-man tag match.  Also The Dudley Boyz Vs Sami Zayn and Neville.

Best of 7 Series kicks off tonight, with Cesaro Vs Sheamus, on the Kick-Off show too.

3 matches in the next 2 hours.

Tonight, John Cena Vs AJ Styles, one on one.

Video profiling the match is showing now.

Next, breaking down the IC match between The Miz Vs Apollo Crews.

Apollo Crews last week showed The Miz who he is.

Tonight, Apollo has an opportunity to become the new IC Champion.

Tom Phillips is with Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens.

Chris apologized for getting Tom’s name wrong.  Sorry Phillip.

He also has to apologize to Enzo Amore for saying he couldn’t be a certified G.  He googled it, and saw you can be a certified G for $89.99.  So he has a certified G.

He’s talking about chemistry, something you can’t teach.

KO said you can, he had a 96 in chemistry in high school.  But not that chemistry, Jericho and Owens has a bond.  And they will take out the two hometown boys.  Enzo will get home, and see his father is crying, and his mother is wearing a Kevin Owens T-shirt.

And they will teach something else, IT.

JBL, Mauro Ranallo, and David Otunga are ready to call for the 12-man tag match.

The Vaudevillains, The Ascension, and Breezango Vs Hype Bros, The Usos, and American Alpha.

The Hype Bros, The Usos, and American Alpha win the match when Jey Uso stole the pin from Chad Gable.  And now all six men are bickering among each other.

The Tag Team Championship are coming to Smackdown Live.

Tonight, Ziggler vs Ambrose for WWE World Championship.

Video footage is showing now.

How small is that window closing for Dolph Ziggler?

He could very well be a dangerous opponent for Dean Ambrose.

We can still post questions for “The Boss” with Sasha being a guest in the Social Media Lounge.

Baron Corbin shows up.  His match with Kalisto has been cancelled tonight.  He is a man about making money.  He tells Kalisto he hopes he is comfortable sitting at his couch with his wife.  He is going to put him permanently.

Tonight, United States Championship, with Reigns Vs Rusev.

Video footage is being shown from 2 weeks ago.

Tonight, Women’s Championship is on the line, Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte.

Video of these two are showing.

“The Boss” is answering questions now in the Social Media Lounge.

Cathy Dennis is with Cesaro.

Cesaro has something to prove with Sheamus, and tonight sets the tone for the rest of the series.  But this is the perfect way to settle this.  Less talk, more wrestling.

Cesaro Vs Sheamus, Best of 7 Series is tonight at the Kick-Off show.

But next, The Dudley Boyz Vs Zayn and Neville.

Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves handle their portion of the show, with tag team action, now.

Neville and Sami Zayn win after The Dudleys had some miscommunication again, and we had The Helluva Kick, and Red Arrow.

Tonight, Rollins Vs Balor for the first WWE Universal Championship.

We see the video footage of the two right now.

We are just 33 minutes away from WWE Summerslam.

Sheamus Vs Cesaro is now.

Sheamus picks up the win with a Brogue Kick.  He takes the lead in the Best of 7 Series to 1-0.

Who is going to win tonight, Brock Lesnar Vs Randy Orton?

Orton Vs Lesnar video is showing.

WWE Summerslam is now.

We are live at the Barclay Center, in Brooklyn.

Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves join us for the show.

Brooklyn’s own Enzo and Cass begin the show.

My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G, and a bona-fide stud, and you can’t teach that.  This guy here is Big Cass.  He is 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.

Badda bing, realist cats in the room, how ya doin?

This match is dedicated to all the teachers who told them they’d never make anything of themselves.  Dedicated to the ones tryin’ to make money for the kids, so they can eat food for dinner.  How ya doin’?

This is a dream, and that dream will become a reality.  How ya doin’?

There was once this man named Blue Eyes who sang to New York, saying if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, how ya doin’?

They are ready for JeriKO.

And Cass tell us there is one word to describe them, and he’ll spell it out for us.

S.A.W.F.T.

Tag team match is set, Enzo and Cass Vs JeriKO.

JeriKO win the match, when Owens launched Jericho into a Code Breaker.

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan run into Mick Foley.  And they are greeted by Jon Stewart and his son.  Stephanie McMahon runs into all of them.

New Day interrupt the fun, telling us we all need to use the power of positivity.

Next, Women’s Championship is on the line.  Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte.

Charlotte wins the match, and the title when she rolled Sasha up, and pinned her, even when Sasha had the Bank Statement on Charlotte.

An incredible match here between the two women.  We even saw a Razor’s Edge off the top rope.

Charlotte is now a 2-time Women’s Champion.

A moment with The Club.

Doctor to Doctor to Phenomenal.

And they run into Finn Balor.

Hmmmm.

Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga welcome us to their portion of the show.

The Miz Vs Apollo Crews, for the Intercontinental Championship is now.

The Miz retains his IC Title with a Skull Crushing Finale.

John Cena Vs AJ Styles is up now.

AJ Styles just beat John Cena, clean with a Styles Clash and a Phenomenal Forearm.

What an incredible match, and what a statement.  Styles kicked out of the Super AA, and Cena was beside himself, trying to figure out what to do.  Styles escaped from another AA, and picked up the clean win.

Incredible!!

Cena took off his armband, and put it in the middle of the ring, and saluted the crowd.  What a moment.

Footage from the two fans who won the Cricket Wireless WWE sweepstakes.

Oh lord, time for Jon Stewart.  Why?

Jon keeps talking, and nobody cares.

Jon is an honorary member of New Day, taking the place of Big E.

WWE Tag Team Championship match is now.  New Day Vs Gallows and Anderson.

New Day are DQ’d when Big E. comes back, and kicks Anderson and Gallows’ asses.

Big E. takes a swig of the balls jar, and spits it out.

New Day are still Tag Team Champions.

They saved Jon Stewart.

Ziggler Vs Ambrose, for the WWE World Championship is up now.

Ambrose wins the match, retains his title with Dirty Deeds.

A bit of a short match, and the crowd did not seem to care too much.

Footage from WWE Week in New York.

6-Woman tag match is up now.  Naomi, Becky Lynch, and Carmella Vs Natalya, Alexa Bliss, and ???

Nikki Bella.

So she is a heel, again.

Nikki, Nattie, and Alexa win with a Rack Attack.  Nikki pins Carmella.

Still 2 title matches are left, and the big match.  But we see segment from last week on Raw, with Reigns and Rusev.

Maria Menounos interviews Rusev.

He is ticked that Reigns mocked he and his wife Lana’s nuptials, and ruins her wedding dress.  Tonight, he will pay.

But first, for the WWE Universal Championship.  Balor Vs Rollins.

We have “The Demon King” in our presence.

Finn Balor just made history, being the first Universal Champion, hitting Coup De Gras, pinning Seth.

I loved the finish, a slow build, but an incredible ending.  I can’t wait to see the rematch.

We get to hear from the Summerslam panelists.

United States Championship is up now.  Roman Reigns Vs Rusev.

The match is ruled a no contest, when Reigns and Rusev attack each other when the action starts.  But Reigns destroys Rusev with a chair shot, and acts like a heel, with Rusev being the face.

After Rusev gets up in his own power, Reigns comes right back out, and spears Rusev.

If this was designed to be a double turn, it would be awesome.

We will see tomorrow.

Our main event, 15 years in the making…Orton Vs Lesnar is now.

Brock Lesnar won the match by TKO.  Orton hit 2 RKOs, one of them on the announce table, and Lesnar took over from there.  Making Randy bleed, and the referee stopped the match.

Shane came out after the match to check on Randy, and Brock blocked his path, even hitting a F-5 on Shane, and this ended the match.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Overall, a fun night of action.  Surprised to see how the main event ended this way.  Fans were chanting for Goldberg, who didn’t show up.  So this would lead me to guess we will see Brock Vs Shane at Survivor Series?

Styles Vs Cena was amazing, as was Charlotte Vs Sasha.  Balor Vs Rollins was amazing, but Ziggler Vs Ambrose was very disappointing for some reason.

But where do we go from here?  What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II 8/20/16

Tomorrow night, it’s WWE’s turn on the big stage.  But tonight’s it;s NXT’s turn.  Samoa Joe puts his NXT World Championship on the line against Shinsuke Nokamura, we will also see Bayley attempt to be a 2-time NXT Women’s Champion against Asuka.  These two matches highlight NXT Takeover:  Brooklyn II, and we are 25 minutes away from the Kick-Off show.

Keep checking here tonight, to see the results.

We are live in Brooklyn, New York.  Renee Young welcomes us to the show.  She is with Lita and Mauro Ranallo.

Footage from last week, when Byron Saxton interviewed Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Earlier today, Shinsuke Nakamura entered the building.  Joe entered the building.

They are both ready for tonight’s World Title match.

Charly Caruso is outside Brooklyn, with the fans.

NXT Women’s Championship match tonight, Bayley Vs Asuka.

Video of this match is now.

Tonight, Austin Aries Vs No Way Jose, one on one.

Moments ago, Bobby Roode entered the building, and is greeted by Cathy Dennis.

Brooklyn is a dump, Roode is Manhattan.  But they will experience the night when Bobby Roode takes NXT to the next level, and he takes IT glorious.

Billie Kaye will face Ember Moon, one on one.

Billie is ready for her match, she is a winner.  And she will prove Ember Moon is a loser.

Live in the Barclays Center.

Charly Caruso is pumped for this crowd, as they are settling in.

Tag Titles will be up for grabs with The Revival Vs Ciampa and Gargano.

Our main event, for the NXT World Championship, Joe Vs Nakamura.

NXT Takeover:  Brooklyn II is now.

We begin the show with a nice vintage video of the men and women sharing where they were at last year at this time.  Tonight, they are in Brooklyn.

Tom Phillips and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

No Way Jose Vs Austin Aries kicks things off.

Aries wins, making Jose tap out to the Last Chancery.

Austin Aries biggest NXT victory, proves he is indeed “The Greatest Man Alive”.

Aries attacks Jose again, with another Last Chancery.  Here comes Hideo Itami to stop him.

Itami hits a GTS, a move we haven’t seen since CM Punk, and a move he perfected.

Ric Flair is in the house….WOOOOO

Our main event tonight, NXT World Championship.  Shinsuke Nakamura Vs Samoa Joe.

Both men are getting ready for this big match.  A Funaki sighting, supporting Nakamura.

Our next match is Billie Kay Vs Ember Moon.

Ember Moon, with red eyes defeated Billie Kay with a flying, twisted stunner.

She was trained by Skandar Akbar and Booker T.  That is good enough for me to say she can make a mark here in NXT.

Tomorrow night, Orton Vs Lesnar, at Summerslam.

Bobby Roode is making his NXT in-ring debut, now.

Roode is GLORIOUS!!

Roode will face Andrade “Cien” Almas.

Roode wins with the Roode Bomb, now called GLORIOUS Bomb.

The GLORIOUS Era has begun.

Earlier today, HHH is with Orange County Choppers to unveil the new Cruiserweight Classic trophy.

It is GLORIOUS, I mean awesome.

The CCW crew are at ringside, the finale is on September 14th.

Our next match are for the NXT Tag Team Titles.  Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa, now called DIY will face The Revival.

The Revival retain their Tag Team Titles, with a reverse Figure Four, making Gargano tap out.

An incredible match here, and these are four of the very best NXT has to offer.  Johnny Gargano will be a future WWE Champion.  He is that good, and the crowd loves him.

The crowd is giving both Gargano and Ciampa a standing ovation, as they both deserve that.  Again, such an incredible match that all four men shined.

“The Boss” Sasha Banks is in the house, as is Becky Lynch, and Charlotte.  Ready to see their good friend Bayley attempt to be the first NXT Women’s Champion.

Bayley Vs Asuka is now.

Asuka retains her title with a kick to the head, after Bayley escapes from Asuka Lock.

Told a great story here, from the first match.

Both women hugged and shook hands after the match.  And again, the crowd loves Bayley, giving her a standing ovation.

She hugged all three of her Four Horsewomen friends, hugged her momma, and hugged a little girl.

For the first time ever, NXT is headed to Australia and New Zealand.

Mick and Noelle Foley are in the house, as is Finn Balor.

Our main event, Samoa Joe Vs Shinsuke Nakamura, for the NXT World Title is now.

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Samoa Joe with two Kinsashas, the first one Joe kicked out.  Joe’s jaw looks to be hurt with that first one.

Nakamura is the new NXT World Champion.  The match started slow, but action picked up, and the fans love this.

Shinsuke celebrates in the ring, as the show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

What a night of action, with 3 big matches that delivered.  Tag Team Title match was the best of the three, but you still had 2 other impactful matches that sets the tone for the future of NXT.

Summerslam is tomorrow, what were your thoughts of the show?  Let me know, and I will talk to you tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live 8/16/16…Ambrose Vs Ziggler…Miz TV

We are 5 days away from Summerslam, the fine folks of Smackdown will be closing up their Road to Summerslam, with Miz TV.  Miz will have Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler as his guests.  We will also see John Cena Vs Alberto Del Rio.

Smackdown Live is now.

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan have Randy Orton sign the official contract to face Brock Lesnar.

Heath Slater has a bag of fruit, to offer a gift to his two bosses.  He expects a Smackdown contract, because he stood toe to toe with Brock Lesnar.

Daniel and Shane told him they are not interested.  I guess are in a bit of a pickle here then.

Orton has an idea, since he bit into an apple.

We cut right to the music intro.

We are live in Austin, Texas.  Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and JBL welcome us to the show.

Miz TV starting the program.

Miz starts to welcome us to the show, but Dean Ambrose interrupts.

We are only a few days away from Summerslam, and Dolph Ziggler interrupts the fun.

Sorry to interrupt, actually, Ziggler isn’t.

Dean isn’t in the mood to talk, the two men go face to face.  Miz interrupts, reminding us this is Miz TV.  He invited them to talk, not fight, but talk.

Dolph Ziggler, who would have thought even 6 months ago, he would compete for the WWE Championship, at Summerslam?

Many people thought, including Miz he would turn out to be a flop.  But Ziggler proved the critics wrong in a career resurgence.  But what happens if he fails?

Ziggler isn’t worried about after Summerslam, he is only worried about this Sunday at Summerslam.

There is the new Dolph Ziggler, the fire, the pizazz, the determination.  Many people think this is the new Dolph Ziggler, but he doesn’t buy it.

Miz gives a OOOOOHHHHH

Shut your mouth, Miz.

What do you want Ziggler to admit, Dean?  That he used the company never pushed him excuse, that he always uses that as an excuse.  Dean was right about everything he said.  But he will be responsible for giving him that extra push he needed to beat Dean.

So let’s say Ziggler is right, where do we go from there?  You think the critics will leave you alone?  They won’t, that is where the real pressure comes, and we know Ziggler doesn’t like pressure.  He just caves in, and makes another crappy movie.  Look at this big chip, it just caves you in, because Ziggler doesn’t like pressure.  But he is going to continue to feel it, because Dean will beat him, and he will prove something to all of us.  He never wanted it bad enough, and Ziggler won’t want it bad enough.

Dean will feel pressure, but he will use everything to put Ziggler away, but it won’t be enough.  There will never be anything big enough to put Ziggler away.  When he is looking for one last move.

BAM!!  Superkick!!

This Sunday, you will realize Ziggler is that damn good.

Tonight, John Cena Vs Alberto Del Rio.  Also tonight, Heath Slater Vs Randy Orton.

But next, it’s a 12-man tag, featuring the Tag Team Division.

During the commercial, The Miz was talking about his opponent for Summerslam, even forgetting his name.  It’s Apollo Crews, and he shows up to let him know who he is.

If you’re keeping score at home, we have The Usos, Hype Bros, and American Alpha taking on The Vaudevillains, The Ascension, and Breezango.

American Alpha pick up the win for their team, with Grand Amplitude.

The Tag Team division has been lit.

Dean Ambrose was Superkicked earlier tonight, and he is not happy.  He faces Erick Rowan, tonight.

But next, Eva Marie makes her Smackdown Live in-ring debut.

It’s all red.

Naomi is Eva’s opponent.

Naomi has a new entrance, complete with glow in the dark, and is now a face.

But the awesome announcer guy is now introducing the glorious Eva Marie.

Eva Marie is unable to compete, due to traffic.

Oh my gosh, this is funny.

Flashback of Hell in a Cell 2015, when it was Cena Vs Del Rio for the United States Championship, and Del Rio won the match.

Del Rio runs into AJ Styles.

Styles reminded Del Rio beat up John Cena at Hell in a Cell 2015.  Del Rio isn’t impressed.

He doesn’t need Styles’ pep talk, and AJ reminds Del Rio he is the main event of Summerslam, and Del Rio isn’t even on the card.

Also tonight, Ambrose Vs Rowan, but it will be Orton Vs Slater, next.

Curt Hawkins is coming back to Smackdown, soon.

Orton Vs Slater is now.

Orton is DQ’d, because he thought Slater was Lesnar.

Does that mean Slater gets a contract?  It doesn’t matter, Orton takes Slater outside.  This won’t end well for Heath.

Draped DDT, off the barricade.

Orton is sending Slater to Suplex City, and mocks Brock.

RKO!!

Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan interrupt things.

Austin, Texas….we’re here.

Heath Slater is getting checked on, hurting all over.  Slater won, and we see Shane and Daniel congratulating him on his victory.  Heath thinks Daniel Bryan is Mick Foley.  He needs a pen, Shane hands him the contract.  Heath believes Shane is Stephanie.

But Shane takes it away.

That is cold.

During the break, Bray crossed paths with Orton.

Rowan Vs Ambrose is now.

A competitive match, but Dirty Deeds always does the trick.

Bray is looking at the sheep mask, and leaves Rowan.  Is this the end of The Wyatt Family?

Tonight, Cena Vs Del Rio.

But next, Carmella and Becky Vs Natalya and Alexa.

Carmella and Becky Lynch Vs Natalya and Alexa Bliss is now.

Carmella and Becky win with the Disarmer, making Nattie tap out.  Eva Marie did show up, so the traffic evaporated.  Naomi countered Eva though, and Becky pulled off the win.

Oh lord, Kalisto is getting beat up by Baron Corbin, again.

This is WWE Summerslam Week, on WWE Network.

Video of Lesnar Vs Orton:  15 Years In The Making is showing, now.

Orton Vs Lesnar, this Sunday.  I can’t wait.

Added to the card this Sunday, 6 women match.  Carmella, Becky, and Naomi Vs Natalya, Alexa, and Eva.

AJ Styles comes to the ring, to watch our main event.  That is next.

WWE NXT Takeover:  Brooklyn II is this Saturday, at 8:00.

Cena Vs Del Rio is now.

Cena picks up the win with Attitude Adjustment, and after the match, AJ hits a Springboard Phenomenal Forearm, and lays out Cena.

AJ is sick and tired of hearing the future goes through John Cena.  At Summerslam, after beating Cena, AJ will be the face that runs this place.  Cena says he has a passion of WWE?  That is great, AJ will make this a prison for Cena.  Because your time is up, my time is now.

He lifts Cena up, but John flips up, and hits an AA on AJ.

Now goes the table, John sets up the ring steps, and puts AJ through the table with another AA.

Cena is still breathing, and we end Smackdown here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

No matter what happens, John Cena showed us he is still the face who runs this place.  That will never change.  But I am looking forward to seeing Cena vs Styles.

I absolutely loved this show tonight.  They did everything they needed to do to hype Summerslam.  But my favorite segment still was Miz TV, with Ambrose and Ziggler, setting up their Summerslam main event.  I am also becoming a bigger fan of Heath Slater than I was before.  And what else can I say about Eva Marie?  My goodness, that was hilarious, how the awesome announcer guy told us she was stuck in traffic.

We are now set for this weekend.  If you want to check on my other work, please go to ForeverRebuilding.com, and click on Ringside Seats.  I am doing the new piece on Smackdown Vs Raw, where I tell you which show was the best show of the week.  That appears later this week.

I will not be covering Impact Wrestling this week, but look to continue that next week.

I will be on here for Saturday night’s WWE NXT Takeover:  Brooklyn II.  Send me your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 8/15/16…The Final Countdown To Summerslam

Tonight, the final episode of Raw, leading to Summerslam.  We will hear from Brock Lesnar, will Randy Orton be involved?

Raw is now.

We see what took place last week, when Lana and Rusev were celebrating their nuptials.  And Roman Reigns crashed the party.  We also saw the conflict with Seth Rollins doubting “The Demon King”, and tonight, he calls out “The Demon King”.

We are live in Corpus Cristi, Texas.

Earlier today, Rollins stated that we are 6 days away from Seth proving he is “The Man”, and he is not afraid of “The Demon King”.

Rusev and Lana kick the show off, they want Reigns to come out, they are holding the show hostage.  But here comes Mick Foley.

Rusev is not impressed with Foley.  He says he sucks as Raw General Manager.  How could he put a match with Reigns at Summerslam?  He doesn’t deserve a United States Title match.  He has received opportunity after opportunity, and has failed.

He wants a real authority, calling out Stephanie McMahon, and here she comes.

Lana is still in her wedding dress.  She must have had it cleaned after being hit into a wedding cake.

Stephanie tells Rusev he doesn’t respect Foley?  Mick deserves respect more than anyone.

Rusev doesn’t care about Foley.  Maybe he should give her brother Shane a call?  They appreciate talent.

And here comes Roman Reigns.

He’s sorry, Roman is sorry Rusev found that website that he found his wife in.  And he and Lana will make ugly babies.

Rusev isn’t impressed.

Reigns says let’s fight tonight.  Stephanie and Mick assures them the US Title will wait for Summerslam.  But Foley suggests they can face each other tonight.  Tonight, it’s Rusev Vs Reigns, to defend Lana’s honor, right here in Corpus Cristi, Texas.

Tonight, we will see “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar.  And also tonight, Seth Rollins will call out “The Demon King”.

Sheamus Vs Sami Zayn.

Byron Saxton interviews Sheamus.

Its obvious Sheamus has dominated Cesaro, so now he is on to better things, like Sami Zayn.  Who is Sami Zayn?  He’s talking about Sheamus on Twitter?  But Sami is nothing to him.  He will do what he always does, kick his bleeding head off.

Here we go.

Sami picks up the win with Hella Kick, after Cesaro distracts Sheamus for a moment, evening the score from last week.

Tom Phillips is standing by with Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens.

Jericho and Owens accepted Enzo and Cass’ challenge for Summerslam.  But tonight, Owens will face Cass.  Jericho corrects Tom, saying he isn’t alone.  Jericho has Kevin’s back, and Kevin has Jericho’s back.  They have become closer in one week than Enzo and Cass.  Jericho talks about how can Enzo say he is a certified G?  Who certified him?  He doesn’t even have a licence.  And Enzo may be 7 feet tall, but he can’t spell.  There is no A, and W in soft.

But tonight, Kevin Owens will beat Cass, and at Summerslam, they will humiliate Enzo and Cass in their own backyard.

We come back, and see Cesaro and Sheamus argue back and forth.  Mick Foley intervenes, and tells them we will see a Best of Seven Series match between the two men, starting at Summerslam.

I can dig that.

The Dudley Boyz Vs The New Day is now.

Ringpostitis is real, people.  Dr. Gallows and Dr. Anderson are here to find a cure for it.

Trouble in Paradise, Kofi pins Devon, after a setback from The Dudleys.

We see the tests did not work.  So The New Day are not amused by this.  Calling out Anderson and Gallows are jokes.  This Sunday, at Summerslam, they will show they are the dominant tag team.

Nia Jax is up next.

Nia destroyed some wrestler named Rachel, with a Powerslam.

Paul Heyman will speak, next.

Here is Brock Lesnar.

Ladies and gentlemen….

Heath Slater interrupts this.  Oh boy.

Paul wants to make sure someone gave him the ridiculous idea to interrupt Heyman, and his client Brock Lesnar.

Heath Slater is the hottest free agent of Sports Entertainment today.  He doesn’t know what is wrong with Smackdown, they wouldn’t know talent if they slapped him in the face.  This is why Heath came to Heyman.

Paul is laughing about this.  Because is he seriously thinking about advocating for Brock Lesnar, and Heath Slater?

Heath is trying to say he is getting another opportunity at landing a Raw contract, and appearing on Summerslam, by beating his client, Brock Lesnar tonight.  So what he is trying to say is can he face his client one on one?

The joke is over, cut right to where the money is.

Ladies and gentlemen, his name is Paul Heyman….

Heath screams, and says he needs it.  His kids rely on Heath.  Do you really think Heath wants to do this?  Brock will kick his ass, but he has to.

Heyman is trying to save Heath’s ass.  Heath is trying to do this.

Brock speaks.

He can appreciate that, Heath has guts.  He has responsibilities, right?  He has to put food on the table?  He has mouths to feed.  He has kids?  Brock has kids too.  So let’s talk about Heath’s kids.  He doesn’t give a shit about Heath’s kids.

He has 2 choices.  He can either walk on his two feet, or he can stay there, and keep pissing Brock off.

Heath goes for option 2.

Brock destroyed Slater.

Moving on….

Heyman gives Slater credit, he is willing to stand up, and fight Brock Lesnar.  Because Randy Orton isn’t willing to do that.  He has to slide like a Viper.  You know why he won’t face Lesnar?  Because he doesn’t measure up.  He is supposed to hype the match.  He is supposed to say Orton has a chance, he is one RKO away from winning.  But he doesn’t say that, because his client won’t believe that.  Ladies and gentlemen, the summer is in heat.  You want Heyman to hype up the box office of Orton vs Lesnar at Summerslam?  This IS the box office of Summerslam.  Not even a 12-time World Champion.  You want to know we should subscribe to WWE Network?  Here is the hype.  This Sunday, we have a chance to see the box office attraction in an official match, at Summerslam.  This Sunday, we have a chance to see a man who supreme Mix Martial Arts.  This Sunday, we will have a chance to see live the one competing in a match, BRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOCK LESNAR!!!

Tonight, Seth Rollins calls out “The Demon King”.

Also tonight, Rusev Vs Reigns.  But next, Big Cass Vs Kevin Owens.

Enzo and Cass do their thing right now.

Owens is DQ’d when Jericho laid out both Enzo and Cass.

Tom Phillips asks Roman Reigns what can we expect from his match with Rusev tonight.  Reigns is ready for the big fight, and Rusev comes to lay him out.

Rusev lays Reigns out onto a table, but officials break this fight up.

This is WWE Summerslam week, so WWE Network is giving us plenty of action.

Primetime Players have been reunited.

They are facing The Shining Stars.

The reunion lasted for four minutes.  Darren bumped into his tag team partner, and Titus responds with a Clash of the Titus.  Epico pins Darren, Shining Stars win.

Tonight, Seth Rollins calls out “The Demon King”.

It’s Jinder Mahal Vs Neville is now.

Jinder tried, but he is beat with Red Arrow.

Mick Foley told Stephanie Jon Stewart will be their guest on Summerslam.

Who cares?

Seth Rollins has been looking for “Demon King” and he can’t find him.  He has done his part, so he should get the night off.  Before Seth gets the night off, try to call out “Demon King” in the ring.

Seth isn’t scared, he will do that.

We come back in the ring with Rollins.  There isn’t a “Demon King”.

He has been looking for him all day, and he can’t find it.  So everyone wait and see what Seth is about to say.  There is nothing, and no one who can stop him from becoming the first ever WWE Universal Champion.  He is on another level, and “Demon King” isn’t anywhere.  So he will give him one more chance to come out, and face him.

Where is “Demon King”?

Hahaha, let’s drop a little truth.  Finn Balor is only trying to intimidate him, because Finn Balor is scared of Seth Rollins.  He will be in the same position as everyone else.  Nobody can beat him.  And “Demon King” will be in the same situation.  He will be horrified in Seth’s story.  Finn Balor is the face of failure.  Because he has nowhere to hide.

It won’t matter, because at the end of the day, “Demon King” will have no choice but to bow down to the first ever WWE Universal Champion.

Lights go out, and we get “Demon King” entrance.

They should have waited until Summerslam for this.

The Demon King takes care of a speechless, and scared Seth Rollins.

This Sunday, Rollins Vs Balor for the newly created WWE Universal Championship.

We see footage of last Monday night with Rusev, Reigns, and Lana.

Tonight, Rusev Vs Reigns.

Gallows and Anderson Vs Golden Truth is now.

Gallows and Anderson win with Magic Killer.

Moving on.

But here come The New Day.

They got them some, I like a more serious New Day better, sometimes.

Dana wants to apologize for letting Charlotte down last week.  Charlotte allowed Dana to get a taste of being in the spotlight.  But why did Dana fail her when she needed it the most?  But this is Charlotte’s spotlight, and she will wear the gold again after this Sunday.  And on Monday night, she might ask Stephanie to give her someone who isn’t an epic failure.  Are you going to cry?

Charlotte Vs Alicia Fox is next.

Foxy Vs Charlotte is now.

Charlotte wins with Natural Selection.

Charlotte calls out Sasha to come out to the ring, and she does.  But Dana Brooke comes right in, and knocks distracts the champ, so Charlotte clips the knee and hits Figure Eight.

These two women clash this Sunday, at Summerslam.

We have a Braun Strowman video.

Lana is in the ring, and she told us earlier tonight, you show why you never mess with her husband.  So rise, and honor her woman who will fight and defend her.  The only man who can ever have her….RUSEV.

Rusev Vs Reigns is now.

Reigns wins the match with a spear.  A hard-fought match that told the story of Rusev throwing everything but the kitchen sink, in honor of his wife.  But Roman kicked out, and hit the big blow.

The show ends with Reigns celebrating, and Rusev is in disbelief.

This Sunday, these two face off again for the United States Title, at Summerslam.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another sub par episode.  The thing is the performers do the best they can with the material, but the magic isn’t there that was there the first night.

You buy Summerslam, or you watch Summerslam for the matches, knowing Balor Vs Rollins will deliver.  Knwoing Orton Vs Lesnar should be a good, productive match.

Because the writing to this has been piss-poor.

Send me your thoughts here.  Tell me if you agree, or disagree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live 8/9/16…The Lunatic And The Show-Off Team Up

After a boring Raw last night, Smackdown has a chance to supreme on top again, will they?

Smackdown Live starts in 5 minutes.

We enter the night with Randy Orton entering the building, and that new woman asks Randy how does he stay focused, knowing he is about to face Lesnar at Summerslam.

Orton said Brock may be big and bad, but it only takes one RKO to get to Viperville.

Alberto Del Rio interrupts, and says that sounds like it’s Disney World.

Randy proposes he finds out first hand, with a match.  Del Rio says let’s see if he can do it, with a broken arm.

We are live in Bakersfield, California.  Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga welcome us to the show.

Bray Wyatt comes out to the ring, with Erick Rowan.

Last week on Smackdown, Dolph Ziggler put his Summerslam spot on the line with Bray Wyatt, and Ziggler won.  But Erick Rowan came out to counter.

I would like to make something very clear.  Last week, I did not fall to Dolph Ziggler.  Wyatt was a victim.  Ziggler was desperate, and he rammed Bray’s head into the steel, because he knew it was the only way.  Then he realized everything had been taken from Bray again.  But what Dolph doesn’t understand is Bray is a God.  And you can’t ever kill a God.  Ask your friend Dean Ambrose, because he knows Bray very well, he still has teeth marks on his side.  And what you two don’t understand is this is Bray’s show.  There is no blue, there is no red, it’s Bray Wyatt Vs the whole damn world.

Here comes the WWE Champion, Dean Ambrose.

Everything has changed, we have Bray Wyatt in the ring, as always saying some mambo jumbo, as always.  Then we have Erick Rowan standing by his side, but Bray thinks of himself as a victim.  Well listen up, Smackdown Live isn’t his show, it’s the WWE Universe’s show, and the champ runs this show, so Dean Ambrose runs this show.

Wyatt dares Dean to come to the ring, and make him shut up.

Dean is smarter, he won’t come to the ring by himself, but then again the more Bray sprays out his words, the more he wants to shove these big words down his throat.

Here comes Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler just walks to the ring, and fights the Wyatts.

Dean joins in.

I smell a tag team match, later tonight.

Ziggler nails a Superkick on Ambrose, accidentally.  And nails Rowan, but Sister Abigail on Ziggler.

Tonight, Orton Vs Del Rio.

And next, American Alpha are in action.

Ziggler and Ambrose face off, with Ziggler telling Dean that wasn’t on purpose.  Ambrose said he owes Dolph one, and Ziggler dares him to say no other time than the present.

Shane O’ Mac and Daniel Bryan rush in, inform them to save that for Summerslam.  Tonight, they will team up to face Wyatt and Rowan.  And if you don’t like that, then screw you.

Mikey O’ Shea and Mike Vega will face American Alpha.

The Ascension, proving to us they still have a job in WWE come out.  Here comes The Vaudevillains, followed by The Hype Bros.

All watching this match closely.

American Alpha wins the match, and here we go, all tag teams are fighting among each other.

American Alpha are left standing.

Tonight, Orton Vs Del Rio.

But next, the second chance in-ring Smackdown debut of Eva Marie.

Renee Young is with The Miz and Maryse.

Renee Young wants to look at Apollo Crews, The Miz’s opponent, Miz wants to look at Maryse.

Do you blame him?

Video of Apollo Crews is being shown.

Maryse and Miz are looking at each other, which is hilarious.

Eva Marie is going to face Becky Lynch.

The glorious entrance of Eva Marie.

Oh wait a second, Eva has a wardrobe malfunction, Rudy Charles asks for a towel.

No match, Eva can’t compete in the match.  Another no contest.

The new announcer asks Becky about feeling frustrated for not competing, Becky is here to compete.  So she challenges anyone to come out, and she will wrestle them.

It’s Alexa Bliss.

She is Team Blue’s hottest star, and here to bring bliss to Smackdown Live.  And she feels nothing better to knock out Smackdown Live’s first woman draft pick.

Becky Vs Bliss is next.

Eva Marie’s entrance comes out again, and Alex wins with Twisted Bliss.

Charlie Caruso is the woman’s name.  Eva feels bad about not facing Becky.  Alex beat her to the punch, but don’t worry, she will get her shot next week.

Tonight, Ambrose and Ziggler Vs Bray and Rowan.

But next, Orton Vs Del Rio.

We see the footage the last few weeks with Orton and Brock.

Orton Vs Del Rio is now.

Del Rio is DQ’d when he nails Orton with a chair, hurting that arm.

RKO out of nowhere!!

Rhyno is tuning up for his match with Heath Slater.  Heath reminds Rhyno that if he beats him, he can get a contract to Smackdown Live.  Heath tells Rhyno he has kids, and he can’t let him down.  He just bought a pool.  Rhyno just won the Michigan primary, he can’t let his constituents down.  Heath said his 4 kids are his constituents.  But Heath just said he has 2 kids.  Does Heath have an in ground pool?  Does it matter, Rhyno can’t let his people down.

Slater Vs Rhyno is next.

Earlier today, The Miz entered the building, and he runs into Scooby-Doo.

Scooby shoves Miz into Mystery Machine, and takes his car.

Slater Vs Rhyno is now.

Rhyno picks up the win with a Gore.  Slater is not a member of Smackdown Live.

We cut to Wyatt and Rowan.

Wyatt tells Rowan he has always been a good solider, but tonight he is asking him to fight.  To sacrifice his life, if he needs to.  To show the world that they are here to fight.  There is a cause for this fight.

Run.

Ben-Hur trailer, again, this movie will not do well in theaters.  You can’t make remakes from classics.

Daniel Bryan and Shane are impressed with Heath Slater’s work, they might even offer him a WWE Smackdown job.  Heath tells them he is the hottest free agent, he doesn’t need them.  He has 7 kids to feed, and will join The Suicide Squad, if he needs to.

More women’s action, with Carmella Vs Natalya.

Natalya tried to attack Carmella again, but you can’t do that two times.

Bell is run, match is official.

Carmella makes Nattie tap out to a leg lock.

Next, Cena Vs Styles Summerslam Preview.

Renee Young introduces us to the video of Styles Vs Cena, set for Summerslam.

We come back, and Baron Corbin is beating Kalisto a pulp, getting even for costing him at the Intercontinental Championship last week.

Well, alright.

Main event time, Ziggler and Ambrose face The Wyatts.

Ziggler hits a Superkick on Rowan for the pinfall victory on his team.

Ziggler pats Ambrose on the back, but “The Lunatic Fringe” hits Dirty Deeds, to show “The Show-Off” he is still the king on the mountain.

In 12 days, Ambrose Vs Ambrose for the WWE Championship at Summerslam.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A fun show tonight, much better than last night’s Raw.  We have a little friction between champion and challenger, setting up Summerslam.  No Apollo Crews, and speaking of Miz, why didn’t he act upset Scooby took his car in his segment with Renee and Maryse, and who let him out of The Mystery Machine?

I know, who cares.

I like where they are going here with Heath Slater.

I expect both shows to be good next week, since it’s the final build to Summerslam.  What were your thoughts on tonight’s show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 8/8/16…F-5 Vs RKO

Tonight, Raw is in Anaheim, California.  Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs will be our guest host.  Mick Foley also extended the invite to Daniel Bryan.

Is Randy Orton lurking?

Raw is now.

Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

Tonight, an in-depth look at Lesnar Vs Orton:  15 Years In the Making.

And Daniel Bryan is here to clear the air.

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs is in the house.

But we kick the show off with Enzo and Cass.

My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G, and a bonafide stud, and you can’t teach that.

And this right here is Big Cass, and he’s 7 foot tall, and you can’t teach that.

Badda-Boom, realest guys in the room….How ya doin’?

Last week, Enzo came out to Monday Night Raw, as a G.  He was talkin some game to the WWE Women’s Champion, how ya doin’?

She was smitten, he doesn’t practice sanatoria, and he doesn’t have a crystal ball.  He had that in the bag.

Cass said Enzo was like Mike Trout.

And then…Bon Jon Jericho wants to come out like a golden glove, and rob him of his Home Run.

This guy hits him like a codebreaker.  The only code he broke was the man code, wearing a scarf without a shirt on.

He and Cass are on Anaheim Angels on Stairway to Heaven, and Jericho is on the highway to Hell.  So Axl Rose wannabe, you’re going down.

Here comes Jericho, with the scarf, and without the shirt.

Jericho has some news for Enzo Annoying.  The only reason he is still here, is because every time he gets his mouth in trouble, he has the 7 foot maid cleaning up.

But at least Enzo has someone watching his back, but so does Chris.  How ya doin’?

Enter Kevin Owens.

Now, Jericho and Owens are closer, like Canadian brothers.  No matter what he does, Owens has his back.  No matter what he says, Owens has his back.  You have my back, right?

Owens has Jericho’s back, like Burt and Ernie, in the same bathtub?

You think that is funny?  Only a stupid idiot would think that is funny.

Owens used to like Big Cass.  Because he had dead weight, that he would carry on his back, and Owens had dead weight on his back.  But now, Cass took that dead weight with him to Raw, and he has to always hear him vomit spew.  So Owens doesn’t like Cass anymore, and if he doesn’t like him, he will have to hurt him.

Cass shows up, but Owens doesn’t want to hurt him, and Jericho will.

Yeah, Jericho will hurt him.  But Jericho isn’t talking about Cass, he is talking about this guy with the mitten head.  Enzo is going to get it.

Enzo Vs Jericho is next.

Enzo is DQ’d when Big Cass comes to the ring, and hits the big boot on Jericho.  Owens just kept interfering, and Cass had it.

Big Cass challenges Owens and Jericho to a tag team match, at Summerslam.

They agree, and Cass tells us at Summerslam, there is only one word to describe them…..

S.A.W.F.T.

Rusev is now married to Lana.  Tonight, they celebrate their marriage to us, live.

Mick Foley is on the phone, and he says they need to nip this Orton-Lesnar thing in the bud.  He is talking to Stephanie, who I guess has the night off.

“The Boss” enters the room.

Sasha Banks offers a Handicap match at Summerslam, with Charlotte and Dana Brooke.

Foley thinks that is a bad idea.  So he has a better idea.  If he puts Dana in a match with Sasha tonight, and she beats Dana.  Brooke is banned from ringside at Summerslam.  But if Dana wins, she is added in the Handicap match.

Ben-Hur is going to be terrible, and yet WWE is promoting it.

Braun Strowman screams to the ring, ready to squash his opponent.

Braun’s opponent is Jorel Nelson.  What possessed him to take this match?

He doesn’t have an answer, but he does get his entrance music.

Reverse Chokeslam, match is over.

Foley tries to use his laptap.  He runs into Puff Daddy.

Puff is coming to Columbus, Ohio on August 25th.

New Day show up.

Puff Daddy is producing the soundtrack to WWE2K17.

Big E. is at home, his balls are hurting.

Puff Daddy is going to talk to Big E., and give him some love.

Darren Young Vs Titus O’ Neil is now.

Darren won, using the tights.

At Summerslam, it will be Rollins Vs Balor, winner becomes the first Universal Champion.

Seth will speak, next.

Seth comes out, and he thought of Finn Balor as Jared Leto, to Seth’s Heath Ledger.  But after last week, he decided to rethink about his feelings about the man.

Last Monday, we see their face-to-face moment.

He’s athletic, we knew that.  He is agile, we knew that.  He is a potent striker, as any normal man would be still down on the ground, but he isn’t just a normal man.  But we know about Seth Rollins.  He wants to know the real Finn Balor.

Finn Balor isn’t even his real name.  Finn means famous warrior, and Balor means Demon King.

Will we see “The Demon” at Summerslam?

He wants to know who the real Finn Balor is, and the more he sees of him, the less he likes him.  This is Seth’s show, this is his ring.  And Finn got right into his face, how disrespectful is that?  How arrogant is that?  He told Seth he was going to beat him at Summerslam.  Finn has had 2 matches on Raw.  Grant it, they both were no joke, but they aren’t Seth Rollins.

Then Finn disrespected Rollins, by saying everything was handed to him?  Handed to him?  He worked too hard to get back into this game.  Seth knows his place, at the very top.

He doesn’t need smoke and mirrors to say who he is.  Seth knows who he is.  Seth is the myth, he is the legend….Seth is THE MAN!!

And in 200 years, people will talk about the legend of Seth Rollins.  How he sleigh the beast, or how he took out the face that runs this place.  Or how he conquered The Roman Empire, because that is what Seth did.  And how he will become the first Universal Champion.

That is what Seth Rollins is.

In 2 weeks, Rollins Vs Balor for the Universal Championship.

We will also see for the first time ever, Lesnar Vs Orton on PPV.

We see footage from last week, when Orton hit a RKO from anywhere on Lesnar.

Lesnar Vs Orton:  15 years in the making, we will see tonight.  Also, Daniel Bryan will be here tonight, to clear the air.

Sheamus Vs Cesaro is now.

Cesaro wins with a rolling of the tights.

After the match, we see what happened at Smackdown, when Brock returned the receipt from Orton.

And next, 15 years in the making, Orton Vs Lesnar video.

Lesnar Vs Orton is in 2 weeks, and Brock will be live, next week.

Daniel Bryan is here tonight, to clear the air with Mick Foley.

We have The Dudley Boyz Vs Neville and a mystery partner, next.

The mystery partner is Sin Cara.

Red Arrow, Neville and Sin Cara win.

Rusev and Lana are up next, celebrating their love.

Daniel Bryan arrives in the building.

It’s time for a celebration of love.

Lana in her wedding dress, Rusev wearing white, it’s a joyous occasion.

Lana is Rusev’s princess, and you have to give them what they want.

The fans don’t care, and Lana told us we weren’t a part of it, because it’s VIP only.

But we will re-live, and re-enact their special day with us.

This is a chance for all of us to experience true love.

We see the pictures, complete with music.

We get more talking, fans are booing, and here comes Roman Reigns, to some cheers?

Reigns isn’t here to ruin this, he was watching the video in the back.  He realized Rusev didn’t even have a best man.  So Reigns is stepping up to be Rusev’s best man.

How about he pour a couple of drinks, and toast the happy couple.

Rusev doesn’t need his stupid toast.

So how about accepting Reign’s challenge for the United States Title, at Summerslam.

He can’t accept the challenge.

Then, the toast needs to happen.

Here is a toast, he has never seen a Bulgarian swashsquash.  And a mail order bride.

That came out the wrong way, Reigns expected more, like his wife expected more on their wedding night.

Them are fighting words.

Reigns decks Rusev, Rusev runs into Lana, and into the wedding cake goes Lana.

Reigns didn’t mean it, and down goes the cake.

Sasha Banks Vs Dan Brooke is next.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw….Lana getting doused with wedding cake.

In the back, Rusev insists Reigns must pay for what happened.  Foley tells Rusev he can work on his frustration on Reigns, in a match at Summerslam, for the United States Title.

Sasha Banks Vs Dana Brooke is now.

Sasha wins the match with a Double Foot Stomp, after Charlotte is knocked off the apron.

It’s Charlotte Vs Sasha Banks, one on one at Summerslam.  Dana Brooke is banned at ringside.

Nia Jaz is here, a video showcasing her.

Next, we hear about Finn Balor.

Who is Finn Balor?  He knows who Seth Rollins is, and Finn tells us through a video.

“The Demon” is coming.

Dr. Anderson and Dr. Gallows explain to us to avoid ringpostitis.  It can be painful to your nuts.  Kofi Kingston is fixing to find out, tonight.

It’s going to be Kofi Kingston Vs Luke Gallows.

Gallows wins the match.  They tried to set up Kofi with ringpostitis, but Xavier helps his friend.

Speaking of friend, earlier today, Golden Truth meets up with Scooby-Doo.  I think Truth had a bit of “Scooby Snacks” himself, because he didn’t want the flies in The Mystery Machine.

Mick Foley is coming to the ring, next.

Foley comes out to introduce, in show of great sportsmanship, the Smackdown General Manager, Daniel Bryan.

Daniel congratulates Mick on doing a great job running Monday Night Raw.  Foley is complimenting Daniel on his job.

Daniel plugs Smackdown Live, and Foley doesn’t want to hear about that.  What Brock Lesnar did at Smackdown last week was a bit harsh, and Mick is deeply sorry.  Daniel tells Mick they started it with Orton coming out to give Brock a RKO.

Now comes talk about the Universal Championship.  Bryan on “Talking Smack” made fun of the title name, and Mick tells Daniel the Universal Title will be an important championship.

Here comes Rusev, he is the champion, Raw does not need another championship.  Then he and Daniel get into it.

But Cesaro interrupts the fun.  He tells Foley last week, Mick said if Cesaro won, he would get a title shot.  Foley disagrees with this, and says Sheamus almost had him.  Cesaro thought Foley was a man of his word.  Daniel tells Cesaro he believes he has been underutilized on Raw.

Foley gives us the title match, Cesaro Vs Rusev, now.

Next week, “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar will be here.  Also next week, Seth Rollins will call out “The Demon King”.

Cesaro Vs Rusev, for the United States Championship is now.

Rusev wins the match, when Sheamus comes out, and we get a ref bump, many close pin falls, but at the end, Cesaro was kicked in the head too many times.

Cesaro was pinned.

Rusev celebrates, but is greeted by a Reigns spear, to end the show.

Roman also gave us the peace out sign, which was funny.

The show ends here, with Dean Ambrose being a guest of the Stone Cold Podcast.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

I loved the importance they gave the United States Championship tonight, and really, right now, this is the biggest Raw title.  So why not showcase it?

But unfortunately, this was another bad show by Raw.  I don’t get it, 3 weeks ago, we had one of the best shows of all-time, they showcased the superstars.  Smackdown has a chance to take another step forward this week.

Not even Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan could save it.  I did love the videos hyping up the big matches, but other than that, just a blah show.

Do you agree?  Leave me a word here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling 8/4/16…EC3 Vs Bennett…BFG Playoffs Final

Tonight, we will see Mike Bennett Vs EC3, but we see an irate Drew Galloway from last week, upset that EC3 cost him his match.

We go back to EC3 and Mike Bennett, Mike tells EC3 that his Aunt Dixie set the cards up for Mike.  He defeated the legendary Jeff Hardy.  He beat Drew Galloway, with some thanks to Ethan.  So less than 2 hours, it will be EC3 Vs “The Miracle” once again.  Mike did something nobody else has been able to do, he beat the “unbeatable”, he pinned EC3.  Because he is “The Miracle”.

EC3 admitted he beat him, he always knew Mike had the talent, but at Slammiversary, he got his redemption.  Tonight, the rubber match is in effect, and we will see who is Bound for Glory.

Bennett told EC3 the two of them would always fight it out, but Bennett will always be number one, and EC3 will be somewhere behind.

EC3 says to bring your moose gel, bring your wife, bring it all, and he will beat them all, if he has to.  Mike assures Ethan that “The Miracle” can do it all by himself.  But Ethan, turn your back for a second, and that is what will cost him the match.

Here comes Moose, EC3 has his back to him, and “The Miracle” attacks Ethan.

Later tonight, those two settle their score.

Eli Drake is ready for his King of the Mountain Title match with “Cowboy” James Storm.  There is one Eli Drake.

Yeah!!

Rosemary back story here.

Sorry ’bout your damn luck.

“Cowboy” James Storm Vs Eli Drake, for King of the Mountain Title, now.

Storm wins the match, he keeps his gimmick, he keeps his music, and most importantly, he keeps his beer.  “Cowboy” wins with Last Call.

Here comes the World Heavyweight Champion, Lashley as we go to a break.

Lashley is not here to fight Storm, at least now.  He is here, champion to champion to congratulate Storm.

They shake hands, and Lashley tells him as champions they represent winning.  But it seems in other sports, everyone gets a trophy, but you don’t see Bobby holding up a NBA Trophy, right?

Storm looks at the World Title, he likes that.  5 years ago, he beat an Olympic athlete, it was a big party that night.  Storm beat that guy in 1:00.  Lashley is just a NCAA athlete, he can beat him in 30 seconds.

Lashley said he collects titles, and he wants Storm’s title.

Storm wants his.  He knows that Storm’s face is going to hurt because of all the punches Lashley will throw.  But his foot will hurt just by stomping Lashley’s face.

Lashley told Storm they can do things 2 different ways.  He will give him a choice, unlike what Eddie Edwards received.  Either he can hand his title over to Lashley.  Or, get his ass kicked, but still hand his title over to Lashley.

Storm loves kicking ass, bitch.

Down the road, those two will face off, Title Vs Title.

Maria comes over, when Allie was running her mouth to Gail.  Maria tells Gail she will never get her Knockout Title shot.  But she will face Allie, next.

Rosemary needs to tell Bram everything, she assures him she will, and it’s good to get everything out in the open.

Gail Kim Vs Allie is now.

Maria comes back out, she says she was distracted earlier.  Gail actually has two opponents tonight.  Allie and Sienna.

Gail wins the match when Sienna accidentally hits The Silencer on Allie, Gail pins her.

Brother Nero, you obsolete mule, “Broken” Matt Hardy said.  He cost Matt the match last week, just like when they won the Tag Titles in all of the universe, they came to TNA, and won Tag Team Titles, Brother Nero cost them Tag Titles.  Next, you will learn what you have to do, you obsolete mule.

Next week, Impact Wrestling is live, the main event is set.  Title Vs Title, Storm Vs Lashley.

Remy introduces us to “Broken” Matt Hardy.

Tonight, we find out the genesis of The Hardy Family, so come on out my obsolete mule.

Jeff comes out to the ring.

Crowd is chanting Jeff’s name.

Last week, you embarrassed The Hardy Brand.  You helped that 3rd Ethan Carter, how dare you?  Jeff and Matt were brothers, and they entered the wrestling world.  But the crowd loved Jeff more, because he was nothing more than a spot monkey.  Only reason Matt came to TNA was to win Tag Team Titles with Jeff, but he was selfish enough to cost them the Tag Titles.

Matt won the World Heavyweight Title, but Jeff cost him the title.

So they are on a quest to win Tag Titles again.  It starts tonight, and they will team together.  But Jeff does everything himself, and he will win by not jumping off the top rope.

So send the two “prospects” now.

J.T. Dunn and Chad Taylor is now.

Matt and Jeff win when Jeff went up top, but Matt tagged himself in, and hit a Twist of Fate on J.T. Dunn.

But the story of this match was “Broken” Matt Hardy ate a fan from the crowd.  Literally he bit his ear, just very weird.

Al Snow’s crew is in action, next.

The Tribula and Al Snow Vs Shera and Grado.

Oh boy!!

Shera and Grado win with Sky High.  Shera pins Al Snow.

The conclusion to the Rosemary saga is next.

Rosemary killed Johnny, Bram tried to run, but Decay is there, and kidnaps him.

More or less.

Last week, EC3 cost Drew Galloway his match, but EC3 is ready for this opportunity to beat Mike Bennett, and move on to Bound for Glory.  Mike Bennett is the man who pinned EC3, and his road to Bound for Glory goes through Ethan.

Earlier in the night, EC3 is attacked by Moose and Bennett.  Bring them all, EC3 will get through anyone to get to the World Heavyweight Title.

“The Fixer” will fix anything.

Next week, Title Vs Title, winner take all.  Lashley Vs Storm on a Live Impact Wrestling.

Our main event, Bennett Vs EC3, winner moves on to Bound for Glory and face World Heavyweight Champion is now.

EC3 wins with One Percenter, after Eddie Edwards came out to counter Moose.

A great match to end the show, EC3 is heading to Bound for Glory.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Tonight was a better show than last week.  I loved the main event, and we are now heading to the road to Bound for Glory.

I didn’t like the Hardy segment, with Matt chewing off some dude’s ear, I hope that doesn’t continue.

Looking forward to seeing Lashley Vs Storm next week, will EC3 interfere?

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Smackdown Live 8/2/16…American Alpha Debuts

Tonight, American Alpha make their Smackdown debut.  AJ Styles has a message for John Cena.

Smackdown Live is now.

We begin the show with a clip from last night’s Raw.  Shane tells Randy there will be repercussions, Brock will retaliate, and they ordered security for Orton.

Miz and Maryse approach the two bosses.  He is upset about the treatment he has had last week.  Daniel was not happy about drafting Miz, but he wanted to draft the IC Title.  So tonight, we will have a New Era Triple Threat match to determine the Number One Contender to the IC Title, and will face The Miz at Summerslam.

Dean Ambrose will address his people.

We are live in Nashville, Tennessee.  Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga welcome us to the show, and it’s time for The Champ to greet his people.

Dean welcomes us to the show.  He became the man by working hard every year, and he did it by beating his Shield brothers at Battleground.  Dean loves being at the top, and he remains to stay that way.

Which brings us to Dolph Ziggler.  “Mr. Booty Shaker”, and he asks for Ziggler to come to the ring.

Ziggler is a big fan of Dean, and they are both pretty similar.

Ambrose disagrees, and says Ziggy is all show, and Dean is all go.  He has worked so hard at this, nobody is going to take this title from him.

Ambrose came in from The Shield.  Ziggler came in as a male cheerleader.  You want to talk about scratching and crawling, you’re looking at him.

Is Ziggler done?  It’s true Ziggler has done that, but he doesn’t complain.  When people said he would not be champion material, he didn’t listen, he beat people, and proved everyone wrong.  Can Ziggler do that?  No, because he has an image problem.  Ziggler cares about what the fans think, what the office thinks.  He needs to worry about himself, because he will face the champ, but he will lose.  He will steal the show, and does what he does.  But Dean will do what he does, he is a winner.  Ziggler will steal the show, and he will lose.

Ziggler is a kid from Cleveland, and he was 5 years old, going to his first wrestling show, and knew he would be champion.  He is the guy who walked on to Kent State University, and won championships.  He is that guy who became a WWE superstar, was told he would never be champion, he wasn’t good enough, then next day, he said he was too good.

He is the guy who will walk into Brooklyn, and beat Ambrose’s ass, why?  Because he is that damn good.

Ambrose said he isn’t, he is the guy who thinks he is good, but he isn’t, and he will lose to Ambrose, at Summerslam.

He walks away, and Ziggler watches on, but the lights go out, and come back on and see Bray Wyatt.

BOOM!!  Sister Abigail.

Ziggler took Bray’s spot, he stole something from me.  So he proposes a match with Ziggler.  If he wins, he will prove how good he is, and march on to Summerslam.  But if he loses, Bray takes his spot at Summerslam for the WWE Title.

Come on Show Off, show us how good you are.

Follow The Buzzards.

Tonight, AJ Styles calls out John Cena.  We will also see the in-ring debut of American Alphas, and next, Triple Threat match to determine Number One Contender to IC Title.

Ziggler orders Shane and Daniel to make the match tonight against Bray Wyatt.  Nobody believes he can do it.

Triple Threat match is now, it’s Kalisto Vs Apollo Crews Vs Baron Corbin.  Winner gets The Miz, who is at ringside for the IC Title, at Summerslam.

Apollo Crews wins with a roll up of Kalisto, after they both took Baron Corbin out of the ring.

Corbin attacks Kalisto, and here comes Apollo.

The Miz hits Skull Crushing Finale on Crews, and Baron….END OF DAYS on Miz.

AJ Styles has a message for John Cena.

And next, Becky Lynch vs Eva Marie.

Oh, now we have the glorious Eva Marie intro.

There is no match, Eva has an “injury”.

Renee Young is at the Smackdown Control Center, Carmella gives us her thoughts, but Natalya is upset Renee is interviewing Carmella, and not Natalya.

Nattie is “Wrestling Royalty”, so she should be on top.

Carmella doesn’t like that, and challenges Natayla to a match.

The in-ring debut of American Alphas, next.

American Alphas Vs The Vaudevillains is now.

American Alpha picks up the win.  They willing, ready, and Gable.

They won with a Grand Applitude.

AJ Styles has a message to John Cena, next.

Video footage of John Cena all over the world.

“You don’t want none” says DMX, as AJ Styles heads to the ring.

AJ came out here for one reason, and one reason only, to talk about John Cena.

Enter John Cena.

So for days, AJ has said he has a message for Cena, so he is here…talk.

Typical John Cena, he is always thinking it’s about you.  He can do what he is best at doing, #BeatupJohnCena.

But AJ had a message for C-Nation.  But he is here, and Cena needs to hear it.

AJ was going to tell these people what his problem is.  He beat Cena up, he beat Cena in the ring, yet he is still here in the WWE.  He doesn’t want John here.  Styles knows exactly what his problem is.  He doesn’t want him here, he doesn’t belong in the ring with AJ.  He comes out, and does his song and dance, and he does it for the stupid people.  Nashville, Tennessee are the dumbest, because he knows.  One example, the kids.  They are the ones who buy merchandise, the parents are delusional enough to think all kids deserve trophies for participating.

Styles tells us you don’t eat dessert before dinner.  They don’t get trophies for participating in sports.  Where is his trophy?  He is phenomenal.

Cena tells him he is delusional, the fans do what they want, and even made up words to his song.

We get a Let’s go Cena/Cena Sucks.

Styles tells Cena he was the one who challenged any new era guy, and he beat him at Money in the Bank, so why is he here?

Because John loves doing what he does.  For 15 years, nothing has changed, even when people tell John when is he going to leave, and Cena tells them never.  This is his place, while AJ is kicking it on his day off tomorrow, Cena will be on a Late Night with Steven Cobert, wearing a weak ass blue suit, representing Smackdown Live.  AJ can leave tomorrow, and be okay, Cena?  This is his life.  So what are you doing here?

AJ was waiting for this response, so he issues a challenge, Cena Vs Styles, one on one, no Club, no nothing.  Just see who the better man is.

Cena accepts, and AJ tells John the best part of Summerslam?  The next Tuesday, on Smackdown Live, he comes out and says AJ is the better man.  And if he doesn’t, he’s a liar.  And if Cena does, then he is a loser.  Either way, AJ wins.

Mic dropped.

Cena vs Styles, one on one is set for Summerslam.

Tonight, Ziggler Vs Wyatt, with Dolph’s title match at Summerslam, on the line.

Oh glorious, it’s Fandango Vs Randy Orton.

Randy wins by DQ, when Brock Lesnar shows up, and lands a F-5.

Shane comes out, and security did not do their job.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Brock hitting a F-5.

During the commercial, he was escorted out of the building.  Paul Heyman meets up with all of this.

Daniel Bryan is on the phone, and is met up with Heath Slater, who just walked through the back door.

Daniel tells Heath that he gets a match next week, and his opponent is….Rhyno.

Who promptly gores Heath.

Renee Young is with the WWE Champion, Dean Ambrose.

Dean is confused over who he could face at Summerslam.  Anything can happen.  Ambrose believes Ziggler will be self-destructed.

Wyatt Vs Ziggler is next.

The new Smackdown announce woman interviews Randy Orton, wanting to know his thoughts on what happened to him, but he walks away.

Carmella Vs Natalya is now, only the match was a no contest.  Natalya attacked Carmella, and hits a Sharpshooter.

Daniel and Shane try to talk Ziggler out of the challenge, bit he isn’t buying it.

That match is next.

Ziggler wins the match, earlier in the match, he exposed the turnbuckle, then put Bray’s head onto it, and gave him a Superkick, to keep his title shot.

Ziggler screams at Bray this is the real Dolph.  If you want him, he’s right here.  Erik Rowan shows up, and attacks Ziggler.  Ambrose tries to help him, but Bray attacks Ambrose, and ends the show with Sister Abigail.

Follow The Buzzards.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A great show, much better than last week, and much better than Raw this week.

Do we have a Triple Threat match in the works, with Bray Wyatt added to the title match?  Where do we go from here?

AJ Styles faces Cena, again.  John will win, right?  Right?

Right?

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 8/1/16….HotLanta!!

Tonight, Monday Night Raw is in Atlanta, Georgia.  Seth Rollins and Finn Balor are in the house, these two men face off at Summerslam, for the coveted WWE Universal Championship.

“the Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar is also in the house, what are his thoughts about facing Randy Orton at Summerslam?

Raw is now.

The new entrance theme song is playing.

We are live in Atlanta, Georgia.  Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

“The Boss” Sasha Banks kicks off the show.

In 3 weeks, rematch for the WWE Women’s Title, Banks Vs Charlotte.

The crowd chant she deserves it, and Sasha tells us it’s about time Raw kicks off with a Bank Statement, and she is the new Women’s Champion.

Last year, at NXT Takeover:  Brooklyn, people were talking about Bayley and “The Boss” because they stole the show.  But they didn’t just steal it, they owned the show.

And things stay the same, because at Summerslam, she plans on keeping her Women’s Title, from Charlotte.

Here comes Charlotte.

You tapped out chants are going on.

Charlotte is mad, she looks a little different, without the Women’s Championship, as Sasha reminds her.  Dana Brooke isn’t with Charlotte.

Charlotte doesn’t need Dana to beat her, she doesn’t need her father to beat her.  But at Summerslam, Charlotte will beat Sasha all by herself.  She was the very best for over 300 days.  Sasha was just a one night stand.

Charlotte is the daughter of Ric Flair, if it wasn’t for a one night stand, Charlotte wouldn’t even be here.

Chris Jericho comes out, telling us to be quiet.

Brilliant.

He tells Sasha to be quiet, and says she is a disrespectful punk.  Charlotte is royalty, look at her lineage.  She looks like a princess.  She may be Ric Flair’s daughter, but she has accomplished more than Ric Flair has ever done.  Who has Ric Flair beat?  But he knows Charlotte will beat her.

Now Jericho asks Sasha what makes her a “boss”?  She is the boss of only purple-haired snot nosed stupid idiots.

But Sasha isn’t a boss, she is a brat.

Enzo Amore comes out, and he is a certified G, and a bona fide stud.  And you can’t teach that.  Badda-Boom, realest guy in the room….HOW YA DOIN’?

Sasha, for real, how ya doin’, and he kisses her hand.

More brilliance from Enzo.  Enzo likes to do things on his own sometimes.  He is a G, and she is a BOSS, actually BUASS.

Enzo likes to make a certified bank, how ya doin?

Charlotte tells Enzo word is his life is described as one word….

Let me spell it out for ya….

Enzo talks about Jericho’s speak, comparing it to texting someone, and you see the three dots, but he never hits send.

Listen here, you hip-hop hobbit.  Jericho tells him you better watch it.

He said you better watch it.

Watch what?

IT!!

Watch Enzo’s mouth?  For him to speak is like washing his hiney before he poops.  He calls Jericho Bon Jovi.  You can’t turn back time, if he could, he would stop him from buying that horrible scarf.

How ya doin’?

It’s Mick Foley time.

Mick does care, and he may not be the BOSS, but he is their boss.  That man is Enzo Amore, he is a certified G, but they both wear leopard.

Both Enzo and Sasha appear on his new reality show “Holy Foley”, and Sasha set the bar high last week, by being the new Women’s Champion.  And we are going to have Charlotte and Sasha compete in the ring again, tonight.

It will be a mixed tag match of Jericho and Charlotte Vs Sasha and Enzo.  It won’t only appear right here, in Atlanta, Georgia.  But it will be right now.

Kevin Owens joins us at commentary.

Charlotte and Jericho won the match with a little help from Dana Brooke, and hits Natural Selection.

After the match, Jericho hits a Codebreaker, and here comes Big Cass to aid his buddy.

I am guessing we will lead to Enzo and Cass Vs Jericho and Owens match at Summerslam.  I have no issue with that.

We will hear from Finn Balor, tonight.

Braun Strowman is about to destroy Evan Anderhall, and he is doing this because he gets $1,000 for just showing up.  And he gets $5,000 if he wins.

Reverse Chokeslam, Evan picks up the $1,000 at least.

Steph and Mick segment.  She is in favor of the mixed tag match.

Mark Henry shows up.

Mark is excited about the Summer Olympics, and he is excited about “The New Era”, but he is hungry, and he is ready to open up more additions to The Hall of Pain.

Steph and Mick want him to be a mentor, and Mark interrupts this, saying she is wrong.  He is a 2-time World Champion, and he is a 2-time Olympic athlete.

Foley suggests he gets an US Title match against Rusev.

Golden Truth in action, tonight.

Golden Truth Vs Shining Stars is now.

Golden Truth loses, so Shining Stars wins, because Truth cares more about Pokemon Go than his own partner.

Oh boy, hour one has sucked tonight.  The last 2 hours needs to pick up.

Finn Balor is next.

Tonight, Brock Lesnar will speak, setting up his match with Randy Orton.

Michael Cole introduces us to Finn Balor.

Cole brings up Balor was a surprise choice as a first round pick in the draft, yet last week, he proved his value.  Balor starts to explain things, but here comes Seth Rollins.

Seth tells Cole to take a hike.  He wants us to give an ovation to Finn Balor.  Finn was a former NXT World Champion.  He wasn’t the first World Champion, but that was Rollins.  Finn was a first round pick in the draft, but Seth was the number one pick overall.  Finn was very admirable in beating Roman Reigns last week, but he beat him in his first night back from coming back with an injury.

Finn asks him if he is done, he is right about everything, but Finn will beat Seth at Summerslam, and being the first WWE Universal Champion.

That amuses Seth, that is like saying the Atlanta Braves are going to be World Series champions, it just won’t happen.

We get Tomahawk chants, and Seth tells us they horrible.  Finn had a great legacy in NXT, but he is the man.

Finn brings up everywhere he has wrestled, he has had guys think they were the man, but he beat them, and became the man.

Seth said they have never faced each other, why don’t he get a good seat to watch him face his buddy Sami Zayn later tonight.

Finn said they have had many similarities, but he never had anything handed to him like Seth had at Summerslam.

Rollins said he has never had anything handed to him, and Finn said the one thing he will have handed to him is when Finn kicks his ass.

Seth tries to attack him, but Finn counters with a kick.

Three weeks away, the first WWE universal Champion is crowned.  Rollins Vs Balor.

Tonight, New Day Vs Gallows and Anderson.  One member of New Day will be barred, but next, Mark Henry Vs Rusev for the United States Championship.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Balor kick Seth.

Tonight, Seth Vs Zayn.

It’s Lana in a white wedding dress, she and Rusev were married this past weekend.

Rusev Vs Henry for the US Title is now.

Rusev defeats Henry with an Accolade.  He tells us nobody can take the US Title away from him, and nobody can take Lana from him.

Enter Roman Reigns.

Rusev wants to leave, but Roman won’t let him.

Rusev starts the fight, but Roman finishes it off with a Superman Punch.

Nia Jax video is showing now.  She made her Raw debut last week, and she is in action, tonight.

Tomorrow night, on Smackdown Live, we will see the debut of American Alphas.  AJ Styles has a message for John Cena.

Darren Young Vs Titus O’ Neil is now.

Titus wins with some tights, rolling him up.

Titus tells Darren it’s not about being great, it’s about winning.

Steph gives Mick a gift, and Sheamus is irate about Foley giving Mark Henry an US Title match, and not Sheamus.  Cesaro comes in, and he tells us we don’t care about Sheamus.

Foley tells them that Cesaro has a questionable shoulder, and Sheamus hasn’t been in the game since cashing in Money in the Bank briefcase.  He tells both men to face off in the ring, and the winner will receive a future title shot.

Nia Jax is in action, next.

The Cruiserweight Division is coming to Raw.

Mr. Backlund is upset at Titus, he tells him he will knock his old ass out if he doesn’t shut up, Darren lays him out from behind.

Nia Jax will face Ariel Monroe, in the ring.

Nia wins with the Power Slam.

Byron interviews Nia, and asks her how it feels to compete in a Raw ring.  Nia goes after Ariel, and she tells Byron to ask her how it feels.

Tom Phillips is with Sami Zayn.

Sami knows Seth, they have battled over the years, but he has one weakness, Seth has a big mouth.  Just like the man he battled with in Kevin Owens.  He had a match of his life at Battleground, and he beat him.  Seth has something to prove?  Sami is going to make a statement.

New Day selects a fruit in the basket, it looks like Xavier lost by choosing a banana.

We are live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brock Lesnar is here.

OHHHHH ATL, IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPS, AND FEEL THE POWER.

It’s a New Day….yes it is.

Last week, Gallows and Anderson attacked them from behind, so of course who filed a complaint against them?  Yup, the bald-headed freaks.  So they drew who would wrestle with fruit in a bag, and Atlanta’s own Xavier Woods drew the short end of the stick.  They were going to form a penis, with the banana and two peaches, but that wasn’t PG.

So here comes Gallows and Anderson, and we have our match.

New Day win when Gallows and Anderson turned their backs on Big E., and Big E. rolls up Anderson.

Here comes Xavier, but down goes Xavier.  Magic Killer, message is sent.

Xavier tries to fight back, but they lay him out too.

Moments ago, we see Gallows and Anderson lay out The new Day after a loss.

It’s Cesaro Vs Sheamus, now.

Cesaro wins with a Neutralizer, Brock Lesnar returns, tonight.

We get a fight between Cesaro Sheamus, and Heath Slater interrupts the fight, with a returning Jinder Mahal.

Mick Foley comes out, informs both men they aren’t a part of Raw roster.  But makes a match of Jinder Vs Slater, winner gets a contract from Raw.

Heath refuses, but Jinder gives him a kick for the pinfall victory.

Welcome back to Raw, Jinder Mahal.

Earlier tonight, Cass and Sasha faced Jericho and Charlotte, with Charlotte and Jericho winning.

Tom Phillips is with Jericho.  He tells Tom that his scarf was $750, and he has someone watching his back, in case Cass comes out.

Tom wanted to know who, but Chris made up a name.  Kevin Owens volunteers his services.

Rollins Vs Zayn is next.

Rollins wins the match with a Pedigree.  Good match here that showcased both men.

Paul Heyman comes out, and we will hear from Brock Lesnar, next.

American Alpha debut tomorrow night on Smackdown Live.

Next week, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs will guest host Raw.

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.  And I know for the last 3 hours, we have been waiting on the edge of the seats waiting, salivating to see the most box office attraction in combat sports to come out so we can worship.  Ladies and gentlemen, the beast incarnant, and the Viper Slayer, Brock Lesnar.

In 3 weeks, it will be Randy Orton Vs Brock Lesnar, at Summerslam.

Ladies and gentlemen, on Sunday night, August 24th, live at the Barclay Center, in WWE Network, his client Brock Lesnar will entertain you.  Did Paul Heyman just advocate his client Brock Lesnar will do all things of entertain us?  Yes, because Brock has a different form of entertainment than what they run in WWE.  Brock is violent, and he can’t say that word.  But he can say whatever he wants, because Brock Lesnar is standing right next to him.  Brock isn’t here to cement his stamp of the new era, or kiss Mick Foley’s ass.  He is here to take out Smackdown Live’s own Randy Orton.

Randy is a third generation superstar, they say he is one step away from a RKO.  They say he is one RKo away from shocking the world, just like Brock shocked the world by ending the Wrestlemania steak of The Undertaker.

How does Randy Orton get these thoughts in the head?  Maybe it’s the voices he hears?  One of those voices might tell Randy he will be taken to Suplex City, and get his ass kicked.  If he hears any other voices, that is full of, malarkey.

Let’s just say this again, Brock Lesnar will kick your ass.  Randy doesn’t have a chance to win, so let’s just say Randy needs to survive.  Because he might not go to the hospital, or maybe he will get a chance to wrestle before the end of 2016.  How can he do that?  One RKO.  Because Randy won’t hit a RKO, he isn’t man enough to hit a RKO.

And just like that, Orton hits a RKO.

He tells Heyman he can do it, and runs off into the crowd, when Foley and Stephanie come out with security.

Orton does his awesome “Legend Killer” pose, as we end the show.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The show was okay, certainly not as good as last week, but the ending was fantastic.  And we are on the way to showcase Lesnar vs Orton.  I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow, when Orton speaks.  Will we see Lesnar show up?  RKO out of nowhere will give you a ticket to Viperville, anytime.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE NXT 7/27/16…Number One Contender On The Line

We are at Full Sail University, in Orlando, Florida.  NXT Wrestling is now.

“The King of Strong Style” kicks off the show.

Tom Phillips and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.  Nakamura will face Wesley Blake, one on one.

Blake told Murphy he is going to show everyone he was the one carrying Blake and Murphy.  Murphy is in action too.

Nakamura wins the match after kicking Blake in the head with Shin-Sa-Sa.

Now comes the GM William Regal.

Regal congratulates Shinsuke Nakamura.  At the next NXT:  Takeover, it will be Samoa Joe defending his World Title against Nakamura, Saturday, August 20th.

Billie Kay will wrestle against Santana Garrett.

Billie wins her first NXT match with a big boot.

Footage from Bayley showing up for her first WWE match, teaming up with Sasha Banks at Battleground, defeating Charlotte and Dana Brooke.

Bayley is with Regal.  She wants her rematch at Aksuna, and she wants it at Brooklyn, where she first won her Championship.

Regal agrees, and if Asuka agrees, they will have a contract signing.

Kota Ibushi Vs Buddy Murphy, tonight.

But next, TM61 is in action.

TM61 heads to the ring, and will face Rob Ryson and Adrian Nails.

TM61 wins the match with Thunder Valley.  I like that finisher.

We see the footage last month when Austin Aries attacked No Way Jose.

2 weeks ago, we see No Way Jose went after Aries, he is in action, next.

Hideo Itami is coming back.  He returns, next week.

No Way Jose in action, against Steve Cutler.

Jose wins with the Cobra Clutch Slam.

Jose tells Aries all he tried to do was be encouraging to him, show some good vibes he has been brewing here in WWE.  But he showed the fire Jose has, and Aries showed us the coward he is.

The next time you see Jose, there won’t be no running, no stomping, because he will whoop some ass.

Next, Kota Ibushi Vs Buddy Murphy.

Our main event, Ibushi Vs Murphy is up now.

Ibushi wins with the Sit-Down Powerbomb, good match here.  This was Ibushi’s first NXT victory.

Cathy Kelley wants to hear thoughts from the NXT World Champion Samoa Joe, about his World Title match at Takeover.  Joe feels disrespected, and said he will handle this, and walks away.

Next week, Bobby Roode is in action.

Here comes Joe.

Upon his arrival here, the GM William Regal decided Joe has to defend his Championship at NXT Takeover, against Shinsuke Nakamura.

Unfortunately due to not consulting with Joe, that match won’t happen.

Nakamura has done thing to earn that title shot.  So he won’t be facing Shinsuke Nakamura.

Here comes Regal.

Joe may bt the champion, but Regal is the GM.  His decision is final.

Joe has to go through everyone to get a title show at this, but Nakamura has not done that.  Joe suggests that they go to the back, and discuss opponents Joe can face at NXT Takeover, but he must approve it.

Regal told him if he feels that way, he can forfeit the title right now.

Joe will have the match, but he will decimate him, like he did to Balor.  And if he sees him first, he may do it early.

Nakamura comes out, and the show ends with both men facing off.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The two main matches are set for NXT Takeover:  Brooklyn, with Joe Vs Nakamura and Bayley Vs Asuka.

Tonight was a solid show, showcasing the new set of talent coming into NXT, and next week will be my first chance to see Bobby Roode in the ring in NXT.

What were your thoughts of the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling 7/28/16…BFG Playoff Semi-Finals

Tonight, BFG Playoffs continue, with “Broken” Matt Hardy facing EC3, and Drew Galloway Vs “The Miracle” Mike Bennett.  The winner will face Lashley, at Bound for Glory.

Impact Wrestling is now.

“Broken” Matt Hardy comes to the ring to kick off the show.

He only has a handful of people he cares about.  Rebecca, Maxell, Senor Benjamin, and his devotees.  He used to care about his brother, “Mule” Jeff Hardy, who has become obsolete.

He order him to come to the ring.

Jeff is Matt’s money-making “mule” because every cent he has earned goes to Matt.  And tonight, he moves one step closer to being World Heavyweight Champion, and he has to face that inhibin EC3.  All his “obsolete” brother has to do is whatever it takes for that to happen.

Jeff asks Matt if he’s so great, then why is he asking him to do those things.  He can beat EC3 by himself.

Nobody says no to him.  His wife doesn’t say no.  His son Maxell never says no to him.  Senor Benjamin never says no to him.

Ladies and gentlemen…EC3.

Matt is making weird sounds, and EC3 tells “Brother” Matt, he knew he would come.

EC3 makes some facial expressions.

Nothing will stop EC3 from kicking his ass, and sending him back to Hardy House of Horrors.

EC3 tells us this isn’t “Brother” Nero, this is Jeff Hardy.  He is a relevant creature.  He tells jeff he has nothing against him, but if he gets involved, he will have EC3 after him.

Now Matt threatens to eat his cat.

Those are words, EC3 Vs Matt is now.

There was a hammer thrown in, Jeff was the one who slid it in, but EC3 prevailed with a One Percenter, and picks up the win.

EC3 advances to the finals, next week.

Maria and Allie approaches Madison Rayne.  She said that she has been impressed with what Madison Rayne did last week with Gail Kim.

Madison did this for herself.  Gail deserves Hall of Fame, but Madison was, and still is “Queen Bee”, so what will Maria do for Madison when she beats Gail, tonight?

We will have to see if it happens.

Gail Vs Madison is next.

Jeff leaves the building, but Matt is upset.  This will go punished.  Jeff dares him to punish Jeff.  Matt tells him that when you lose something so dear, you learn to love something new.

What?

Gail Kim Vs Madison Rayne is now.

Eat Defeat, Gail Kim defeats Madison Rayne.

Mike Bennett is with Moose.

We are looking at the newest member of TNA roster.  We are looking at the man with complete destruction.  Now, we are looking at Mike Bennett.

Dixie seems threatened by him, why Dixie?  He makes her money.  He beat EC3’s undefeated streak.  Tonight, he takes care of Drew Galloway, and is one step closer from being World Heavyweight Champion.  And Lashley, keep that title warm, because he will take it from him.

Moose warns Lashley he will take care of him in any way, no matter who stands in his way.

Rosemarie meets up with Bram in the woods, and we get a flashback video of Rosemarie’s childhood.

She found her cat in the trash, what a horrible mother.

Bram doesn’t know what he got himself into.

She brought Bram to tell him what happened in the barn.

Moose’s TNA in-ring debut is now.

He’s facing David Star.

Moose wins with the Game Breaker, a lariat clothesline.

What we just witness was the most dominant, the most destructive, and the baddest man in professional wrestling…

Here comes the World Heavyweight Champion, and the current X-Division Champion, Lashley.  He’s ready to fight.

Mike is trying to play peace maker here, between the two men.  This is Lashley, and this is the baddest man on the planet.  Is this a match we want to see?  Lashley Vs Moose?

This match won’t happen right now.  Bennett has a match to prepare for later tonight, in the BFG Playoffs, and he needs him to watch Mike’s back.

One day Moose, your mommy will let you come out, and play.  You don’t want this.

But everyone wants what Lashley has, the World Title and the X-Division Title.  But he wants all of the gold, if there is a singles title, he wants it.

Here comes DJ Z, we have our X-Division Title match?

Z isn’t here to stop Lashley, but he is out here to fight Lashley.  He has been in the X-Division for 5 years.  Lashley is dominating, but he isn’t exactly a fit in the X-Division.  So he is out here to fight Lashley, and wants a title match now.

Lashley asks Z if he doesn’t fit the X-Division?  He can’t do the things Z does?  Well, Z can’t do what Lashley does.  He picks any match, and Lashley will beat him.

A ladder match, for the X-Division title is next.

Z gave it a fight, but Lashley wins the match, and keeps his X-Division Title.

EC3 tells Drew Galloway his prediction is halfway true.  Drew puts EC3 over to say he earned that win with Hardy.  Drew is concerned with Moose in Bennett’s corner.  Ethan offers to watch his back, and Drew denies it.  Telling him the next time he wants to see EC3 is in the ring for the BFG Finals.

Tonight, Galloway Vs Bennett.

More video from Bram and Rosemarie.

“Johnny” was her true love, but he never showed up.

Bram is here for Rosemarie.  But she has to take him at the exact spot, so the ghost can tell the story.

Fact of Life, with Eli Drake.

Eli has something on his mind right now.  Did he hear earlier that Lashley said he has beaten everybody in TNA has been beat by him?  Let me talk to you, you’re looking at the King of the Mountain Champion.  His name is Eli Drake.

But Bobby, while you’re going around looking at title, like this is Pokemon Go.  Eli isn’t playing any games.  He likes the idea of being the only World Heavyweight Champion, X-Division Champion, and King of the Mountain Champion all at the same time, and nobody can….

Sorry ‘Bout Your Damn Luck!!

Here comes “Cowboy” James Storm.

Eli was looking for contenders, not a drunk.

Storm is okay being drunk, because if he was single, he’d be whooping his ass.

Storm said the two of them are outside, looking in.  Because they lost their matches last week.  But Eli holds the golden ticket.  He is the King of the Mountain Champion, and can get a World Title shot.

He offers Storm another beer, but Eli declined, saying he drinks water.  Storm kicks it, and wants another King of the Mountain Title shot.

Eli declines, but Storm talks about his mother.

Dummy….yeah.

If Storm wants another title shot, Eli doesn’t want Storm to have another beer again.  He doesn’t want to see the scooter, he doesn’t want to hear the entrance theme.  Maybe they can do it.

Storms drinks the beer, drinks another beer, and agrees to the deal.

Eli said he’d like to wish him luck, but he’s going to need it.

Dummy, yeah.

Eli tries to club Storm with the title, but James stops him.  Eli kicks him, and tells him he will lose again, and that’s a fact of life.

Titus tells us he can “fix” things.  Shera and Grado want the money to get Titus to “fix” things.

Tonight, Mike Bennett Vs Drew Galloway in the BFG Playoffs.

We break to the camera, Decay and Bromans are fighting.  World Tag Team Championship match, in a Monster’s Ball match is next.

Decay win the match when Abyss chokeslams Robbie into the barbed wire.

The action was mostly in the ring.

Bennett Vs Galloway is next.

Bennett wins the match when Moose came in to attack Galloway, and EC3 comes out to stop him.  Only he whacked Drew with a kendo shot, and Bennett hits the MIP to win, and advance to the finals.

Next week, it’s EC3 Vs Bennett, winner faces Lashley at BFG.

We end the show with the celebration.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The show was okay.  I enjoyed the focus of the 2 main matches, but very disappointed they gave Drew and Mike just 10 minutes to do this match.  Main events need to be a bit longer, when you’re talking about these two.

Just a weird thing going with Rosemary.  I guess we will see what happens next week.

I didn’t care about The Monster’s Ball match, sorry.

I did like the Storm and Drake segment, and I felt that DJ Z looked good against the World Champ.  Still want to see Moose Vs Lashley, but who is the heel here?

This just could have been a better show.  What were your thoughts on it?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Announcement

A few weeks ago, Anthony Joki asked me if I wanted to contribute with his blog at http://Foreverrebuilding.com.  So I agreed to it, and posted my first article yesterday.  Please check it out at the site.  With Smackdown and Raw now separate brands, we came up with the title of Smackdown Vs Raw at the Ringside Seats section.  I want you to check it out, a link is also found on the blog roll here.  There is more news coming soon, and I truly love this opportunity.  The site covers all Cleveland sports too, and has podcasts going.  It’s worth a listen, keep checking, and I will keep you updated.

WWE Smackdown Live 7/26/16…A New Era Has Begun

A new theme, a new attitude, and my 1,000th post.  Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Smackdown Live!!

We are live, in First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon welcome us to the show.  We have the Smackdown superstars surround the ring.

They introduce us to the WWE Champion, Dean Ambrose.

Dean wants to fight, so he wants to know who will step up, and be the opponent at Summerslam.

Daniel informs us we will have a 6 Pack Challenge tonight, to determine who Dean faces at Summerslam.

The 6 men are….

John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles, and the 6th spot is open to anyone.

The 6th man will be the winner of a Battle Royal.  And that is next.

Apollo Crews picks up the win, last eliminating Kane, after Kane eliminates Zack Ryder and Kalisto.

I love this, because Smackdown gives Apollo the best chance to shine.

He advances to the 6-Pack Challenge, and Renee Young gets some word from Apollo.

He is happy, but he won’t celebrate, until he wins the main event and heads to Summerslam.

Number One Contender 6-Pack Challenge is tonight.

Next, it’s Becky Lynch Vs Natalya, brought to you by Mountain Dew….Do The Dew.

Shelton Benjamin is returning to Smackdown.

Awesome.

Brock Lesnar will be on Raw next Monday.

For years, Dolph Ziggler has tried to break that glass ceiling.  Ziggler was a 5-year-old from Cleveland who went to his first Wrestling show, and knew he would do this growing up, and steal the show.  But along the way, he has gotten lost.  That ends tonight, after the show ends, and Ziggler is on his way to Summerslam.

Natalya Vs Becky Lynch is now.

Becky Lynch picks up the win, with the Disarmer, making Natalya tap out.

Becky is excited about her win, but here comes Alexa Bliss.

She calls herself the biggest rising star on Smackdown, and she is the personification of a new era.

Naomi comes out, tells us Alexa hasn’t even set foot in the WWE ring, so she needs to step aside.

Here comes Carmella.  Her name is Carmella, and she is the Queen of Statin Island.

But now comes Eva Marie, with the superstar treatment, which is hilarious.

Our women wrestlers in the Smackdown division.

6-Pack Challenge match is tonight.

The Miz is coming out, next.

Baron Corbin isn’t winning this match for anyone, but himself.

The Miz is in the ring, ready for Miz TV.

Maryse introduces us to her husband, The must-see IC Champion, The Miz.

Tonight, his guest is “The Legend Killer”, and through Evolution, he has built a legacy.  Ladies and gentlemen, his guest is none other than The Miz.

And we get an interview with The Miz interviewing….The Miz.

He has it all, the looks, the fame, the wife, the Intercontinental Championship.

He is what we aren’t, successful.

Here comes Randy Orton.

Randy heard Miz’s monologue, and he just felt like he had to come out.

Miz wanted to know why Randy came out here, when he has to face “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar.

Brock is a legend, and Randy is a legend killer.  He knows he is going to Suplex City, but all it takes is one RKO, and he can take him to Viperville.

Miz tells Orton that he hasn’t been in the ring for 9 months, his first match back could be his last.

Orton tells him that he hasn’t been in the ring for 9 months, but he thought he could get his first match against The Intercontinental Champion, here in Buffalo, New York.

How about no.  He can’t just get in the ring, and compete for the IC Title.

Orton doesn’t care about the title tonight, just a friendly competition in the ring, between friends.

Miz reminds Orton he beat him for the WWE Championship, back when they were friends.

Orton asks Miz if he’s scared to get his ass kicked in front of his pretty wife.  He wants to know, who plays the catcher, and who pitches between the two of them.

Maryse accepts the challenge.

We are 4 weeks away from Smackdown, to see Orton Vs Lesnar.  But now, Orton Vs Miz.

Orton beats The Miz with 2 RKOs.

Sweet!!

Tonight, 6-Pack Challenge with the winner facing Ambrose at Summerslam.

We are at The First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

American Alpha video is playing now.

They will make their Smackdown debut next week.

Heath Slater comes to the ring, decks someone in the ring, and grabs a mic.

He’s been thinking a little bit.  How did Heath Slater not get drafted to Raw, or Smackdown Live.  There must be a mistake here.

So how about we add Heath to the main event, and make the 6-Pack Challenge to the Magnificent Seven Challenge.

Sign Heath Slater.

Shane comes out, he says he isn’t a part of Smackdown, so how about he sends them a resume.

Heath tells him to go to WWE Network, you see his reume.  The integral part of NEXUS, The Corre, One Man Band Babay!! 3MB, Social Outcasts.  He is a 3-time Tag Team Champion, and if he gives him a chance, Heath can do more.  Just put him in the main event.

Shane is looking at the hottest free agent, and it’s Rhyno.

GORE!!!!

AJ Styles has some choice words for the new authority.  AJ should go to the main event, but he is in the ring with 5 other men.  But he will do what he does best, beat everyone, and beat up John Cena.

Bray Wyatt has his promo, change is always inevitable, but some things stay the same.  He is Bray Wyatt, the eater of worlds.  Soon, all 5 men will fall, and soon he truly will have the world at his hands.

Buffalo….I’m here.

Ready for the main event.

Bray Wyatt Vs AJ Styles Vs Baron Corbin Vs Dolph Ziggler Vs Apollo Crews Vs John Cena.  6-Pack Challenge is now.

Dolph Ziggler won the 6-Pack Challenge, pinning AJ Styles.  Another upset here this week.

Ziggler Vs Ambrose, at Summerslam, for the WWE Championship.

Ziggler hits a Superkick through the glass ceiling.

And now here comes Dean Ambrose.

The two men face off, and Daniel Bryan comes out to raise both arms.

Here Comes The Money!!

Shane McMahon congratulates both men.

Ambrose Vs Ziggler, Summerslam.  Show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Tonight was a good show, but if we hadn’t seen Raw last night, it would have been better.

Nothing against this crew, because everyone worked hard.  The authority figures were minimal, more action, but last night was just epic.

But tonight was another good start.

The surprise was Dolph Ziggler getting the nod in the main event.  I say why not?  He is clearly a very good wrestler, just needs that extra push to get him on top.  I hope this is a start for him.

Good to see Orton back in the ring too, and his match with Miz was awesome, because it told a very effective story.  RKO out of nowhere.

I also liked the women’s part in this, setting the tone for what should be another Championship for the women’s division, and my gawd, Eva Marie’s entrance was classic.  It was cheesy, and she played it perfectly, with the announcer guy dubbing her intro.

Shelton Benjamin is coming back, and American Alpha debuts the next week.

Overall, a fun show tonight.  What were your thoughts?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/25/16….A New Era has Begun

A new entrance theme tonight, and this feels new.  Will we be saying the same thing after 3 hours tonight?

Raw is now.

A new broadcast table, like WCW Nitro was back in the day.  Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

We are live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon welcome us to the show, and introduce the entire Raw roster.

Mick will be working hand in hand with every worker on Raw, to give us the best opportunity to succeed.

Stephanie now brings the attention to Roman Reigns dropping the ball last night.

Seth Rollins had it in the bag, and as far as she is concerned, he isn’t just a good guy, he isn’t a bad guy, he is just a loser.

WWE fans deserve a World Champion, the world deserves a World Champion, and that is what we will get.

Foley announces tonight, there will be 2 Fatal 4-Way matches.  The 2 winners will face each other tonight in the main event, and the winner of that match faces Seth Rollins at Summerslam, to become the new WWE Universal Champion.

The 8 men announced are Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Kevin Owens, and Finn Balor.

And of equal importance, the WWE Women’s Champion has remained on Raw.  So Charlotte, step forward.

She did lose last night, when she tapped out to Sasha Banks.  And that is why she is defending the WWE Women’s Championship, and her opponent is “The Boss” Sasha Banks.

The first Fatal 4-way match starts now.

Our first Fatal 4-Way match is Rusev Vs Cesaro Vs Owens Vs Balor.

Balor wins the match with a Coup De Gras, pinning Rusev.  A great match here, and he advances to the main event, later tonight.

Tonight, it’s a New Day Celebration, for being the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions.

Nia Jaz debuts on Raw, next.

Nia Jaz is here to crush somebody, and she does.

Is her name Britt Baker?  Does it matter?  Nia destroyed her.

Sasha Banks is getting ready for her title match.  Golden Truth are playing Pokemon Go.

Tom Phillips catches up with Sasha.

She thrives pressure, and tonight she finally gets to expose her.  She has had a dream of being Women’s Champion since she was 10 years old, and tonight that dream will become a reality.  Tonight, it’s about to be lit.

Our next Fatal 4-Way is next.

“The Beast” is back next week on Raw.

Our second Fatal 4-Way match is now.

Chris Jericho Vs Sami Zayn Vs Sheamus Vs Roman Reigns.

Reigns wins the match with spearing Jericho.

Another good match, but we know where this is going, right?

Balor Vs Reigns, later tonight.

The New Day’s Celebration is next.

OHHHHHHH PITTSBURGH!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, GET UP ON YOUR FEET, AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD-FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!!

So their match last night at Battleground didn’t go as they planned, but for the past 337 days, The New Day has been your WWE Tag Team Champions!!

337 days ago, Jennifer Garner and Gwen Stefani were married, not to each other.

337 days ago Booty-O’s was a dream, but now at FYE, it’s an actual cereal.

Brought to you by Booty-O’s, they make sure you’re not booty.

We see a video of New Day.

New Day Rocks!!

That was a huge package.

In order to honor this glorious event, with this crowd, they should choose one lucky fan to be an honorary member of New Day.

But who?

They choose a big dude with a Booty-O’s T-shirt.

His name is Sonny Boy.

They aren’t asking for a nickname, what is his real name?

Sonny Boy.

His job is to celebrate with them, because….

New Day Rocks.

Here comes Gallows and Anderson.

Magic Killer on Big E.

Now they are taunting Sonny Boy.

Coming up next, the return of Neville.

Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show again.  Tonight, it’s Balor Vs Reigns, winner faces Rollins at Summerslam.  The winner becomes the first WWE Universal Champion.

Neville will now face “Mr. Irrelevant” Curtis Axel.

Neville wins with Red Arrow, great to see him back.

Up next, brought to you by Mountain Dew….Do the Dew.  WWE Women’s Championship on the line, Charlotte Vs “The Boss” Sasha Banks.

Mr. Backlund is giving Darren Young some advice.  Golden Truth interrupts, you don’t interrupt Mr. Backlund.

Finn Balor video is playing now.

Tonight, Balor Vs Reigns, with the winner facing Seth Rollins at Summerslam to become the first WWE Universal Champion.

Charlotte is with Tom Phillips.  Pressure is defending the Women’s Championship every night, and taking women’s wrestling another level.  Tonight, Sasha will be by herself, and Charlotte will ruin her dream, you can bank on that.

Sasha Banks in what will go down as the best Women’s match in the last year defeated Charlotte with the Bank Statement.

What a moment.

Byron tells us Sasha is the very first Women’s Champion of the new era.

What does this moment mean to her?

Crowd chanting she still got it, and she is looking around.

Sasha did it!!

This has been a dream since she was 10 years old.  She has been telling people she is the best.  Now this proves she is the best.  It’s a new era, it’s the Era Of “The Boss”.  It’s a new era of wrestling.

Crowd is chanting Sasha.

And she promises us every time she is in the ring, she is the best, and there is only one “Boss” and that is Sasha.

Our main event, still is Balor Vs Reigns.

Our next match is Braun Strowman Vs James Ellsworth.

Byron interviews James, and he more or less says he has a chance.

Next!!

Braun wins with the Reverse Chokeslam.

Video of Roman Empire is being shown.  I am sure the arena right now is booing.

More hunting with Golden Truth.

Enzo and Cass come out.

His name is Enzo Amore, and he is a bonafide stud, and you can’t teach that.  This guy right here is Big Cass.  He is 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.

Badda Boom, realest guys in the room, HOW YA DOIN’?

They like things Raw.

And they are going to face The Shining Stars, it seems.

There is only one word to describe Shining Stars, and he can spell it out for ya….

S.A.W.F.T…..

Golden Truth come out to distract Primo, and Cass gave him the big boot.

Our main event, Balor Vs Reigns is next.  Both men wished each other luck.

Next week, “The Beast” Brock Lesnar returns.

Balor Vs Reigns is now.

Balor wins the match with Coup De Gras.  Holy crap, we are going to see Rollins Vs Balor at Summerslam.

I never, ever would have guessed that.  What a moment.

Todd Phillips asks Reigns for his thoughts.  He said he hopes Finn beats Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship, because he has a tremendous amount of respect for him, and hopes he faces him again.

Raw ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

By far the best Raw of the year, and honestly, it might be the best Raw I have ever seen.  This felt like a brand new era, with Sasha winning Women’s Title, and we will get to see Balor Vs Rollins at Summerslam.  Incredible.

I can’t stand that title name though, and I am sure I won’t like the championship look, since I am not a fan of the current WWE Championship look.  But we will see.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Smackdown better serve notice tomorrow night, Raw certainly set the bar high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Battleground 7/24/16

Tonight, this is the last time everyone will be together.  Because tomorrow, a new era for both Raw and Smackdown begins.

Battleground is set up with tag team matches tonight.  Cena will team up with Enzo and Cass Vs The Club.  But out main event is a Triple Threat match between former members of The Shield.

Dean Ambrose puts his WWE Championship on the line against Seth Rollins, and a returning Roman Reigns.

Kick-off show begins in 5 minutes.

We are live in The Verizon Center, in Washington D.C.

Renee Young joins us for the Kick-Off show.  She welcomes Corey Graves, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Booker T.

Tom Phillips welcomes us to the Social media Lounge.  His guest will be Mick Foley, and Daniel Bryan.

Tonight, a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship.  Ambrose Vs Rollins Vs Reigns.

Also tonight, Cena will team up with Enzo and Cass against The Club.

Renee points out this is the last time The Club will wrestle together.  How are their moods?

Our kick-off match tonight will be Breezango Vs The Usos.

But next, The New Day Vs The Wyatt Family preview.

Tonight, 6-man tag match of The New Day Vs The Wyatt Family.

Last night of the Wyatts teaming together, as Strowman was drafted on Raw, and other Wyatts are on Smackdown.

Andrea DeMarco has Zack Ryder backstage.

What are his chances for tonight’s US Title match?

He knows his chances aren’t good, but he has shocked the world before, and he will do it again.  Woo Woo Woo….You Know it.

The United States Title could be coming to Smackdown.

Tonight, both Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan will be a part of The Social Media Lounge.

Tonight, Dana Brooke and Charlotte will face Sasha Banks a mystery partner.

The awesome Sami Zayn Vs Kevin Owens preview is being shown now.

Cesaro joins the panel to offer some analysis of this match.  He just hopes they settle things, because they both cost him the IC Title twice against The Miz.

Cesaro wants to wrestle, and not be here to talk.

Who is going to win their match tonight?  Kevin Owens.

Coming up next, Foley and Bryan talk.

Questions from the WWE Universe.

An interesting piece on this, we will see what happens this coming week between the two shows.

The Miz Vs Darren Young for the IC Title tonight.

Earlier today, Bob Backlund is working out with Darren Young.

On the other side, The Miz is getting some compliments from his wife, Maryse.

The Usos Vs Breezango is next.

In 4 weeks, it will be Orton Vs Lesnar, at Summerslam.  Tonight, at Battleground, Randy Orton returns to be a guest of The Highlight Reel.

Mauro Ranallo and Byron Saxton gives us The Usos Vs Breezango.

Breezango picks up the upset win, when Breeze put his knees up, blocks Jimmy’s flight, and rolled him up.

I love the seriousness tonight of Breezango.

Video of the Triple Threat match for tonight’s main event.

WWE Battleground begins next.

I love this video, and of course tonight’s main event sets the tone for everything.  Members of The Shield collide.  Ambrose Vs Rollins Vs Reigns, for the WWE Championship.

Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

We kick the night off with the women’s tag match.

Charlotte and Dana Brooke Vs Sasha Banks and a mystery partner.

Sasha’s partner is…..

BAYLEY!!!!

Sasha and Bayley win when Sasha makes Charlotte tap out to the Bank Statement.

A great way to start the show.

Awwwww they are hugging.  Hug Life.

Tonight, 6-man tag match of New Day Vs The Wyatt Family, and that’s now.

The Wyatts won the match when Bray pinned Xavier with Sister Abigail.

Match started slow, but picked up at the end.  Highlight was Xavier fighting his fears, and went after Bray.

Roman Reigns went to Twitter this week.

Rusev Vs Zack Ryder for US Championship is now.

The United States Title stays on Raw, when Rusev makes Ryder tap out to The Accolade.

After the match, Rusev attacks Ryder some more, but Mojo Rawley comes over, and checks on his Hype Bro teammate.

Stephanie and Mick are being greeted by Seth Rollins.

Mick reminds Seth he has a chance to bring back the WWE Title to Monday Night Raw.

Seth is still as confident as ever.

Tonight is about Seth bringing back the WWE Title for himself.

Seth is ready for tonight.

Owens Vs Zayn is now.

Wow, Zayn picks up his biggest win of his career, hitting 2 Helluva kicks on Owens, and picking up the win.

By far, the best match of the night.  Both men will be on Raw tomorrow.  Not sure what will happen.

The Battleground Kick-Off panel are being shown now.

Now comes Natalya Vs Becky Lynch, another match I want to see.

Natalya picks up the win with a Sharpshooter.  This felt more or less like a squash, but with both of them heading to Smackdown there will be more.

Shane and Daniel are giving Ambrose a pep talk.  I can’t wait to see this match.

WWE Summerslam is on August 21st, we will see Orton Vs Brock.

IT’S TIME TO MAKE DARREN YOUNG GREAT AGAIN!!

Young Vs The Miz for the IC Title.

I think Darren wins by Countout.  Miz tried to leave, Backlund got into his face, Maryse slaps Bob, and Darren gave Miz a Crossface Chicken Wing after the match.  And then he looks at his hands.

Moving on.

Cena, Enzo, and Cass Vs The Club is now.

Cena, Enzo, and Cass beat The Club when Cena hits a Top Rope AA on AJ Styles.

A good match here, and Enzo was the star with his mic skills before the match.

Highlight Reel time!!

Chris is telling us this is the biggest Highlight Reel in WWE history.  Because his guest is returning to the WWE for the first time in 9 months.  He will take on “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar at Summerslam, and he is his guest on The Highlight Reel, Randy Orton.

Smackdown’s newest addition, I might add.

Orton is getting a hero welcome here in D.C.

For 9 months, Orton has enjoyed time with his wife and kids.  But just going down the ramp, he sensed something was missing, it was the fans.  D.C. has Orton in such a good mood, he doesn’t mind sharing the ring with Jericho.

Big RKO chants going right now.

Instead of insulting Jericho, Orton should be thanking him for putting him on the show with the Best In The World at what he does.  Oh yeah, this is a moment for Orton, and he should be thanking him, because he is on another level now.

Orton threatens Jericho he can hit a RKO, out of nowhere.

Jericho tells him he can get a Codebreaker out of nowhere.

For the last 9 months, so much has happened.  There is now a brand extension.  Orton is on Smackdown, with the GM being Daniel Bryan.  Chris is on Raw, with the GM being Mick Foley, who is under the tutelege of the greatest woman in the history of WWE, Stephanie McMahon.

The WWE Champion is a barbarian, who cost him to recieve 69 stitches.  But this isn’t about Jericho, this is about Orton.  Chris has a gift for Randy, it’s the gift of Jericho.  Drink it in, man.

Orton calls Jericho “Ellen” and Jericho tells him Brock has laid destruction for quite a few years, and we see video proof of that.

Suplex after Suplex.  The human body isn’t developed to bend like that.  Randy knows this, the two joined WWE together.  But they haven’t matched up, so is Randy scared?  Chris thinks so.

What made Randy decide to face Brock?

Randy was gone for 9 months, and he wanted to face the biggest and baddest dude on the planet, and that was Brock.  How epic would it have looked if Randy spent 9 months off the mend, and he faced Fandango?

Jericho never liked Orton, but he is going to be honest with him.  Brock is going to kick Randy’s ass.  He will slam him, and he will take Randy to Suplex City, man.

It takes 20 trips to Suplex City, right.  Well it takes 1 RKO to get to Viperville.  No enhancement is needed.

Wow.

Chris knows someone who is close to Brock, and he has someone to send him a message.  Brock calls Randy a coward, since he has avoided him for 15 years.

Brock is going to eat Randy for breakfast, Brock’s words, not Jericho’s.

Brock say you are a stupid idiot, Brock’s words, not Chris.

What is he going to do?  Give him a RKO now?

How about now?

Randy flinches, but then gives Chris a RKO.

15 years in the making.

Our main event is now, Triple Threat for WWE Championship.  Ambrose Vs Reigns Vs Rollins.  The Shield explodes.

Oh lord, now all 4 bosses are coming to the ring, the focus needs to be on this match, not The McMahons.

Dean Ambrose wins the match, and keeps the title with Dirty Deeds, on Roman Reigns.

That means Smackdown will have the WWE Championship.

Incredible match, and best thing is the match was clean.

Ambrose celebrates the win with the entire Smackdown roster, while Stephanie is beside herself.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Top to bottom, this was a very good night of wrestling action.  Where we go from here is anybody’s guess.  But I have to believe we are going to have another title being introduced tomorrow night on Raw, and we will see Rollins Vs Reigns for the title, at Summerslam.

Just a big night of action, Zayn Vs Owens was the best match, but the main event had that big match feel too, and it ends with a clean pinfall.

Share me your thoughts, I will talk to you tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling 7/21/16…BFG Playoffs Start Tonight

Jeff Hardy is trying to find redemption, he believed this started after he and his brother won Tag Titles, and broke his knee.  “Broken” Matt Hardy wants Jeff to fail, challenging him to jump that hill again.  Jeff does, as we go straight to…..

Lashley comes out to the ring.  Last week, Mike Bennett brought Moose, and tonight, Lashley Vs Edwards inside six sides of steel.  Title Vs Title.

Lashley beats people up, he doesn’t care who, or how, he does it.  Which is why he has a problem with someone coming into his company, and preventing him from winning X-Division Title.

Moose is supposed to impress us because he played in the NFL?  Lashley puts his gloves on, and either destroys people, or knock them out.

Lashley challenges Moose to come out, so he can destroy him, like he does everyone else on the roster.

Mike Bennett comes out.

Mike can say whatever he wants, and do whatever he wants, because he brought that big guy to beat his ass.  He is tired of people screwing him over, and Bennett wants what is coming to him, which is why he will win BFG Playoffs, and it’s because of this man.

Enter Moose.

Lashley is ready for Moose, so get your ass out here, and they can settle this once and for all.

Moose cuts Mike off, and comes right for Lashley.  But Eddie Edwards wants him some too.

All four men are fighting at The Impact Zone.

Officials come out to try to break them up.  Dixie Carter wants some order.  She tells them to get their focus on tonight’s Title Vs Title match.  There will be a match, and nobody will stop it.

If Bennett or Moose gets involved, Mike will be fired on the spot.

Mike will start the BFG Playoffs, and Moose will not interfere.

Mike’s opponent is Jeff Hardy, but here comes “Broken” Matt Hardy.

Matt tells us Jeff will not fight, because Jeff is Matt’s intellectual property.

We see footage, with Matt daring Jeff try the jump, so he can fail.

Jeff fails again.

And although this unfortunate incident happened, and Jeff failed again, he will compete.  Vanguard1 and he created new music, called “Obsolete”.

Reby Sky is having some fun with the music.

Jeff Vs Bennett is next.

Bennett wins the match with a cutter.  He moves on to the Semi-Finals with this victory.

Matt calls Jeff a pathetic, weak, obsolete mule.  Telling him to get out of his ring.

Jeff slowly walks away from this.

Now it’s Matt’s turn to show us what a true Hardy is supposed to look like.  Bring out his opponent, and he will delete him.

Sorry….bout your damn luck.

Matt Hardy Vs “Cowboy” James Storm is now.

Matt wins with the aid of Reby with a hammer, and a Twist of Fate by Hardy.

Earlier tonight, Lashley, Edwards, Bennett, and Moose all fought outside of the ring.

Title Vs Title inside six sides of steel, Lashley Vs Edwards.

Eddie shares some thoughts about Moose.  Tonight is about second chances, inside six sides of steel.  Eddie promises there will be a winner tonight.  He will become the new World Heavyweight Champion.

An in-depth look at EC3.

EC3 competes in the BFG Playoffs, next.

Backstage, Mike Bennett wants to show Dixie Carter who she is, Mike is 2 wins away from winning the TNA Title.  Maria will give her Knockout Address, and they will go celebrate, and disappear for a week.

Moose wants to fight.

EC3 wants to have a little chat.

People ask him all the time why is he here.  He is here for the same reason the wrestlers in the back are here, they have the drive, the passion to be the very best.  To be the best, it means you are the World Heavyweight Champion.

Ethan has won the title one time, two times, but both times he felt something was missing.  But now, he is going to win the BFG playoffs, and become the TNA World Champion.

Drew Galloway comes out.

Drew admits Ethan is a passionate man, he can get the crowd riled up just by singing his theme music.  But one thing they will never agree on is who is the best.

Ethan is a 2-time World Champion, and he will admit he is The “Ass Kicking Machine”.  Now the difference between the two of them is Ethan’s last name is Carter, and TNA asked him to join to help the company grow.

Drew has main evented every TNA PPV he has competed in.  And Ethan counters last week, the two men had a brawl, and if the officials hadn’t pulled them apart, we all know Ethan would have had the last say.

Drew disagreed with that, and they main evented at last year’s Bound for Glory, so perhaps they will meet again.

EC3 suggested the only way they can face each other is in the finals, so they need to get there first.

Drew wants to fight, and when EC3 agrees, here comes Eli Drake.

Everyone came here to talk about Eli Drake.  Not Drew Galloway, not EC3.

EC3 Vs Drake is next.

EC3 defeated Drake with a rollup pin, and Matt Hardy through his weird thing asked who he was going to face next week?  It will be EC3.

Delete this!!

Maria is getting ready for her speech, and Allie keeps kissing her ass.  Maria doesn’t even want to talk about this, because Dixie Carter is threatening her husband Mike Bennett.

Okay….

Tyrus is going be called “The Fixer” according to that “commercial” we just saw.

Lashley challenges anyone if they want some, come get some.  That includes Eddie Edwards and Moose.

Allie introduces us to Maria Kanellis Bennett.

If Maria has gone too far in her leadership of the Knockouts Division, she apologizes.  And she wants to know if anyone wants to air their grievances, ask your questions.

Allie has a question.

Maria is an inspiration, that we all aspire to achieve.  So how can they all be like her.

Just look deep in your hearts, and believe in her vision.

Jade has a question, she wants her title rematch.  Gail tells Jade she won’t get her title rematch, because she never received her title rematch.

But Sienna tells Gail Maria has more class in her little pinky than Gail ever will.

The focus is all on Gail, but she lost two times to Sienna, so it’s time to stop being selfish.

Gail respects the Knockouts, except for Maria, and Allie.  If she won’t get her rematch with Maria, then she wants the title shot.

Maria orders Gail faces the entire Knockout Division.  If she wins, then she will get her title shot.  If she loses to any of them, then she won’t receive another title opportunity.  And if this happens, the knockout will be rewarded handsomely.

Jade says she has never gone by the rules, so she is leaving.

But she gets into it with Marti.  And Madison Rayne turns on Gail, saying nothing personal, it’s time they all get title opportunities.

Rosemary wants to give Bram some help for his match tonight against Drew Galloway.  Bram doesn’t know what to think, but they do make out.

Shears gets beat down by Al Snow’s boys when he was trying to discuss the BFG Playoffs.

Bram Vs Galloway is now.

Galloway wins the match with a Future Shock DDT off the top rope, for the win.

Edwards Vs Lashley, Title Vs Title, inside Six Sides of Steel is next.

Next Thursday on Impact, Semi-Finals of BFG Playoffs, with Hardy Vs EC3 and Galloway Vs Bennett.

Galloway wants the World Title, but everyone wants to see EC3 Vs Galloway.

Bennett comments that he is the odds on favorite, because of Moose.  But Drew reminds him Moose is a loose cannon, and if he interferes in tonight’s World Title match, Mike is fired.

Edwards Vs Lashley, Title Vs Title, inside Six Sides of Steel is now.

Lashley wins the match, and the X-Division Title with an amazing spear.  Just an incredible match.  Lashley picks Edwards up, and is about to spear him again, but here comes EC3.  Hardy counters this, here comes Galloway.  Bennett and Moose come out and all men are fighting inside Six Sides of Steel when the show ends.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

I loved the main event.  I wasn’t a fan of the Hardy situation again, but most of the focus was on BFG Playoffs, and with next week being the Semi-Finals, they will have some good matches.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE CWC Wrestling 7/20/16

Tonight, night 2 of the 32 man tournament.  Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan welcome us to the show.

Corey Graves is in the CWC Control Room.

We are going to see Tajiri Vs Damien Slater.  Also T.J. Perkins will face Da Mack.  Mustafa Ali will face Lance Dorado, and it’s Akira Tozawa Vs Kenneth Johnson.

Kicking things off, it’s Tajiri Vs Damien Slater.

Tajiri wins with a Buzzsaw Kick.

Our next match is T.J. Perkins Vs Da Mack.

The Artist Formerly Known as Manik win with a Kneebar, making Da Mack tap out.

TJ Perkins advances.

Not sure why TNA didn’t allow Perkins to show this charisma.  He would still be there, if they had.

Ali Vs Dorado, next.

Dorado wins a fun match with a Shooting Star Press.  Both men did very well here.

Tozawa Vs Johnson, our main event is next.

Tozawa wins with the Bridge German Suplex.  Kenneth showed some promise, and Tozawa was awesome.  The former Dragon Gate wrestler showed off, and this fit the billing.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another fun show, with each match surpassing the other match.  Share your thoughts.   Next week, we will see The Brian Kendrick in action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE NXT 7/20/16…Bayley Vs Nia Jax.

Tonight, NXT brings us Joe Vs Rhyno, American Alpha Vs The Authors Of Pain, Bayley Vs Nia Jax.  It’s Fight Night, on NXT.

We are at Full Sail University, and we kick the show of Rhyno Vs Samoa Joe, in a non-title match.

Joe wins with his Coquina Clutch.

The NXT Champion looked good here.

Tom Phillips and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

Asuka is with the new woman announcer.  She fights Bayley.  She fights Nia Jax.  She fights both.

American Alpha will face The Authors of Pain.

Smackdown Rebound, showcasing the NXT superstars who were chosen to Raw and Smackdown.

American Alpha will face The Authors of Pain, now.

The Authors of Pain attacked Gable and Jordan before the match starts.  Paul Ellring is watching on with glee.  Before Paul can speak, here comes Jordan and Gable.

American Alpha fought hard, but Authors of Pain win the match, with brute strength.

Paul Elring is proud of them.

Dash and Dawson are proud of their 2 out of 3 fall match a few weeks ago, beating Gable and Jordan.  What is next with The Revival?

They proved they are the best tag team on this planet, and they are the only 2-time NXT Tag Team Titles.

Gargano and Ciampa want their tag team shot.  The clock is ticking.

Bayley is warming up for her match with Nia Jax, later tonight.

Patrick Clark, from Tough Enough is facing Austin Aries.

Aries wins with Last Chancery, and after the match No Way Jose comes out to go after Aries, after what happened to him a month ago, when Aries turned on Jose.

Bayley Vs Nia Jax is next.

Our main event, Nia Jax Vs Bayley is now.

Bayley picks up the win with a Belly to Bayley, off the top rope.

Bayley ends the show with a celebration.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A decent show tonight, this might have been the last appearance of American Alphas, before next Tuesday night, on Smackdown.  We need to give Authors of Pain more time, but incredible main event for Bayley.  No clue what they do with her.  I still think she will be Sasha’s tag team partner this Sunday.

Send me your thoughts on the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Draft Update

Not much to update, except this shocking announcement, according to WWE.com.

There is an announcer change, and it goes like this.

Raw Announce Team:

Michael Cole

Byron Saxton

Corey Graves

Smackdown Announce Team:

Mauro Ranallo

Davis Otunga

JBL

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Let me also say Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler will be adding their parts to the Pre-shows, and post-shows.  I think it was a good move.  Jerry is being downsized, and it’s probably time.  I will always be a fan of King’s, but lately it just sounded like he cared less and less.  And to make this feel like a “new era”, you need some new people in the broadcast movement.

Smackdown looks to shine with the always trustworthy Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, who was doing a very good job on The Main Event, and JBL.

Raw gets Corey Graves, who is excellent in his role, and it’s his turn to shine.  But now it’s time to tweak Byron a bit.  He just sounds too much like Cole, and he needs his own niche.  Let’s hope they allow him too, because he too was a former NXT performer.  They need to allow his expertise to shine a bit more.

And of course, Heath Slater is still a free agent.  But one name that hasn’t been mentioned, and he wasn’t drafted was The Undertaker.

Whether you liked it or not last night, this gives both shows fresh looks to them, and now comes the buildup of the respected shows.

Send me your thoughts.

WWE Smackdown Live 7/19/16…WWE Draft

A little 30 minutes away from history being made.  Smackdown will be live, and we will have a WWE Draft.  Raw will be on the clock.

Smackdown is next.

We are live, with Mauro Ranallo, Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

We have everyone come out to start the show.  Ready for the first pick.

Stephanie McMahon wants honor going on, and Raw gets the first pick.

The choice is:

Seth Rollins.

Later tonight, Rollins Vs Ambrose for the WWE Title.

Smackdown gets:

Dean Ambrose

Raw picks:

Charlotte

Smackdown selects:

AJ Styles

Raw selects:

Finn Balor, from NXT.

John Cena interrupts the fun here, ready for a match.  He will be facing Luke Gallows.

AJ Styles and Karl Anderson has Luke’s back, and now Enzo and Cass have Cena’s back.

The bottom of the screen shows us a recap of who was chosen.  I love this.

Cena picks up the win with an Attitude Adjustment, after Cass and Amore take care of AJ and Anderson.

Tonight, for the WWE Championship.  Ambrose Vs Rollins.

Next, it’s Champion Vs Challenger tag match.  The Miz and Rusev Vs Ryder and Young.

The next picks are up.

It should be Smackdown, but Raw gets the first pick.

Raw chooses:

Roman Reigns

Smackdown chooses:

John Cena

Raw chooses:

Brock Lesnar

Smackdown Chooses:

Randy Orton

Raw chooses:

The New Day

Tag team match is up now.  Rusev and The Miz Vs Young and Ryder.

Darren Young and Zack Ryder win when Young makes The Miz tap out to the Cross Face Chicken Wing.

DARREN YOUNG IS GREAT AGAIN!!!

Tonight, 2 on 1 Handicap match with Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte and Dana Brooke.

But next, Xavier Woods Vs Bray Wyatt.

Xavier Vs Bray is up now.

Bray had Xavier in a trance, but Xavier woke up.  Put up a good fight, but Sister Abigail.

Cole told us during the match The Wyatts are separate picks in the draft.

Demon Kane will face Kevin Owens.

Owens is upset he isn’t drafted yet.

And here comes Sami Zayn, wanting to fight.

Kane gives both men a Chokeslam.

I guess no match.

Raw is on the clock.

Their choice:

Sami Zayn

Smackdown chooses:

Bray Wyatt

Raw selects:

Sasha Banks

Smackdown selects:

Becky Lynch

Raw selects:

Chris Jericho

Draft Center caught up with Dean Ambrose earlier.  He is excited about being the first pick on Smackdown.

Up next, 2 on 1 Handicap match with Charlotte and Dana vs Sasha.

Charlotte and Dana Vs Sasha is now.

Charlotte pins Sasha with Natural Selection.

More draft picks.

Raw selects:

Rusev, with Lana

Smackdown selects:

The Miz, with Maryse

Raw selects:

Kevin Owens

Smackdown selects:

Baron Corbin

Raw selects:

Cass and Enzo

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Rollins for the WWE Championship.

But next, Cesaro Vs Jericho.

A recap of the top Raw and Smackdown picks.

Jericho Vs Cesaro is now.

Jericho hits a Code Breaker, winning the match.

Tonight, WWE Championship on the line.  Ambrose Vs Rollins.

We come back, and see Becky Lynch attack Natalya before Nattie could go out for her match.  We are ready to see this at Battleground.

More draft picks

Raw will select:

Gallows and Anderson

The Club are broken up, it seems.

Smackdown selects:

American Alpha, from NXT

I love that pick.

Raw selects:

The Big Show

Smackdown selects:

Dolph Ziggler

Raw selects:

Nia Jax, from NXT

Earlier tonight, Seth Rollins shared his thoughts from Draft Center.

Next, WWE Championship, Ambrose Vs Rollins.

More draft picks, Raw chooses:

Neville

Smackdown chooses:

Natalya

Raw chooses:

Cesaro

Smackdown chooses:

Alberto Del Rio

Raw chooses, for the last pick:

Sheamus

WWE Championship is up now, Rollins Vs Ambrose.

Dean Ambrose wins the match with Dirty Deeds.

An incredible match here, and we see Shane celebrate with Daniel Bryan.

PPV rundown now for this coming Sunday.

30 draft picks remain, and I will give you continuing coverage, stick with me.

Renee Young, Booker T, Lita, and Corey Graves welcome us to the third, and final hour.

Draft Center Live is now.

For right now, the Smackdown is the home of the WWE Championship.  Anything can happen this Sunday.

Tom Phillips is with Neville, the newest Raw superstar.

Neville is back from his injury, and ready to go.

This Sunday, at Battleground, we will have a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship, Ambrose Vs Rollins Vs Reigns.

The draft picks will continue here.

Raw’s draft for round 7.

The picks is:

The Golden Truth

Smackdown’s choice is:

The Usos.

Raw’s choice is:

Titus O’ Neil

Smackdown’s choice is:

Demon Kane

Raw’s choice is:

Paige

Round 7 is complete.

Greg Hamilton is standing by with Natalya.

The events that took place earlier tonight with Becky Lynch.  The world can now see the kind of person who Becky is, the one who stole Nattie’s spotlight, by attacking her from behind.  Greg tries to stir the pot, by talking about Becky being selected before Nattie.  Becky will play the role of victim, this Sunday at Battleground.

Jo-Jo with Cesaro, who was selected at Raw.

Cesaro felt he should have been a top 10 pick.  Cesaro felt he would have been a better fit at Smackdown, but he will overcome the odds.

Cesaro shares his thoughts with how Foley and Stephanie can co-exist.  Cesaro feels the focus needs to be on the superstars getting drafted, not talking about the ones running the show.  People can see that Cesaro can speak, but he would like to speak the language WWE Universe always likes, wrestling.

The Golden Truth joins the Draft Center desk.

Goldbook is reunited, (The name I chose for them in 2002).  They line up against the young talent.

I am a fan of The Golden Truth though.

Round 8 is set.

Raw selects:

Darren Young

Smackdown selects:

Kalisto

Raw selects:

Sin Cara

Smackdown selects:

Naomi

Raw selects:

Jack Swagger

Smackdown selects:

The Ascension

Round 8 is complete.

Alberto Del Rio is ready for his move for Smackdown, and The Usos join the desk.

Jo-Jo is with Titus.  He is excited to be a part of Raw.  It’s time to join a fresh chapter for Titus.

Darren Young is with Titus, he is more excited about reuniting with Titus.  Jo-Jo shares some thoughts from Mr. Backlund and Darren Young.

Darren needs to share a constant barbarism.  Can they go out and party tonight?

No, they never slow down.  They will work harder.

Darren will be ready this Sunday for Battleground.  He will out-wrestle Miz, but he is also going to out fight him.

The draft is continuing.

Raw selects:

The Dudley Boyz

Smackdown selects:

Zack Ryder

Raw selects:

Summer Rae

Smackdown selects:

Apollo Crews

Raw selects:

Mark Henry

Smackdown selects:

Alexa Bliss, from NXT

Round 9 is complete.

Greg Hamilton hears from Kalisto.  He is very excited to be a part of Smackdown, and he remembers what Baron Corbin did to him.

This could be a big moment for Apollo Crews.

We kick round 10 with:

Braun Strowman

Smackdown selects:

Breezango

Raw selects:

Bo Dallas

Smackdown selects:

Eva Marie from NXT

Raw selects:

The Shining Stars

Smackdown selects:

The Vaudevillains

Round 10 is complete.

Shane O’ Mac and Daniel Bryan join the crowd.

Jo-Jo is with Bo Dallas

Social Outcasts are out there, but Raw just selected Bo Dallas.

Reality sinks in, but all we have to do is BOlieve.

The final round here.

Raw selects:

Alicia Fox

Smackdown selects:

Erick Rowan

Raw selects:

Dana Brooke

Smackdown selects:

Mojo Rawley, from NXT

Oh goodness

Raw selects:

Curtis Axel

The final draft pick, from Smackdown is:

Carmella, from NXT.

Now we hear from Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon.

Mick and Stephanie’s best choices were Charlotte and Finn Balor.  Both of them in the first round.

Mick was the one and only name Stephanie had in mind as GM.  They have had a history together.

The show ends here, and Heath Slater still hasn’t been chosen.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A fun night of action, and the draft is complete.  Raw receives the most superstars, but Smackdown picked up some good spots too.  My three favorite Raw picks were Rollins, Charlotte, and Balor.  But Smackdown picked up AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, and my favorite pick, American Alphas.

Who were your favorites?  If there are updates, I will share them with you tomorrow, so keep checking this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/18/16…Ambrose vs Rollins

One day away from the draft, we will kick the show off with news on who the respected GMs will be.  Creative has to get this right, and I will tell you my thoughts at the end of the night.  But if you truly want to kick off a new era, it is important.

We will also see Dean Ambrose defend his WWE Title against Seth Rollins, 6 days away from Battleground.

Speaking of Battleground, might we see the return of Roman Reigns?

Raw is in 20 minutes.

Tonight is the night says the theme song, and Raw is live, from Providence, Rhode Island.

The new Commissioner of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon comes to the ring.

Draft pick rules, Raw will get the first pick.  For every 2 Smackdown picks, Raw will get 3. Teams will be chosen by one pick, unless specified, and there are 6 NXT choices available.

Shane McMahon comes out too, the new Smackdown Commissioner.

Welcome everyone to Monday Night Raw.  Shane gets that for the last time, since this will be his last night of Monday Night Raw.  And Steph will not miss working with Shane.

More brother-sister love it seems.

Tomorrow, on Smackdown Live, there will be a draft.  Stephanie told Shane that this will benefit both shows.  Steph tells us that there will be a Cruiserweight Division, exclusively on Monday Night Raw.

Stephanie tells us that with a 3 hour show, Raw will receive more draft picks.

Shane tell us he has discussed matters with the new General Manager, and Stephanie informs us we will announce the new Raw General Manager, and it is…..

Mick Foley!!

Alright!!

Foley chants galore here.  Mick thanks Stephanie for this great opportunity, and thank you for naming Mick the Raw General Manager, right here….in Providence, Rhode Island.

This moment reminds Mick of what we called The Attitude Era.  This reminds him of The Monday Night Era, and it was all about the survival.

When Foley heard about the competition of Raw Vs Smackdown, he was reminded of an emblem.  Then when Steph called him, that turned to fire.

Foley tell us he put the final nail in the coffin of WCW.  And he will look for that fire, and will do whatever it takes to win.

Shane congratulates Mick, but that brings Shane to his General Manager.  He needs someone who breaks glass ceilings.  Someone that can be an underdog, and rise to occasion.  So who can it be?  Who is more popular than Mick Foley?

Daniel Bryan!!

The Yes Movement is back, baby!!

Daniel shakes everyone’s hand, but does not shake Stephanie’s hand.  The crowd loves Daniel Bryan.

Did the crowd miss Daniel?  Yes!!  Yes!!  Yes!!

Stephanie panders to Daniel, and Daniel responds the crowd never has cheered for Steph.  He didn’t know if he’s ever be back, because he missed wrestling too much.  But Shane called him, about making the superstars first rather than management.

He told him about the battle lines being drawn, and how Smackdown is the underdog, he thought he can come back.

Daniel needed to come back, because Smackdown is the underdog, just like Daniel was the underdog.

Thank you Daniel chants.

Daniel didn’t do this alone, like when he beat Stephanie’s husband at Wrestlemania 30, he didn’t do that alone, we did that.  We have beaten The Authority before, and they will do it again.

Steph calls the fans losers, and that is why they cheer for Daniel.  He thanks Shane for choosing a B+ player for a B+ show.

Shane reminds Steph there will be 2 things, 1.  She will always be Shane’s little sister.  And 2.  She had to marry a WWE superstar to stay relevant.

Ouch.

Shane asks Daniel if he has what it takes to make Smackdown great again?

One word….yes.

Tonight, for the WWE Title, it will be Dean Ambrose Vs Seth Rollins.  We will also see a 12-man tag team.  So I guess Teddy Long is the guest GM tonight.  And next, Cesaro and Zayn will face Owens and Jericho.

Jericho and Owens Vs Zayn and Cesaro is now.

At Battleground, Highlight Reel with Jericho’s guest being Randy Orton.  Also this Sunday, Zayn Vs Owens, for the final time.

Zayn and Cesaro wins when Zayn pinned Jericho with a roll up.  Fun match here, that centered around Zayn Vs Owens.

The Golden Truth is talking to Daniel Bryan.  They are trying to get Daniel into drafting them.

He runs into Titus and Swagger.

Stephanie tries and pander Daniel some more.

Daniel ignores it, and says she has been ruining Monday Night Raw, as we go to a break.

Our next match is Darren Young Vs Alberto Del Rio.

This Sunday, it’s The Miz vs Young for the IC Title.

DARREN YOUNG IS GREAT AGAIN!!!!

Darren rolls Del Rio with a Bridge Roll Up.  Okay, Miz might have had something to do with it, distracting Del Rio a bit.

Big Show is talking with Shane and Daniel.

Tonight, Charlotte and Dana Brooke Vs Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.

But next, a 12-man tag match.

Here comes John Cena.

This Sunday, it will be Cena, Enzo, and Cass Vs The Club.

We have General Managers, we have Commissioners, and tomorrow night, we will have the WWE Draft, at WWE Smackdown Live.

But wait, there is more.  This Sunday, we have WWE Battleground.  And we have The Club, who want to bat him up.  But they can’t see me, because I have the certified G’s.

Enzo and Cass come out, and you know what they aren’t?

S.A.W.F.T.

You can’t teach that.

Enzo has something to say.  The term don’t take this the wrong way has a 0% success rate.  So The Club, don’t take this the wrong way, but they ain’t nothing but herves without security.  And you don’t judge a book by its cover.  And he would know, because he doesn’t read.

Some great stuff by Enzo.

Cena stops Enzo, and says he is all over the place.  That’s Enzo Amore, how ya doin’?

Cena tells them they have a match at Battleground, they have to get serious.  Big Cass tells them they like to have fun with the fans, but when it comes to push to serve, they will be as serious as they come.

But here come The Club.

John Boy, really, you’re going to tag up with them?  It’s like setting Cena up for failure.  But he made that choice, so he will give him a taste of what to expect at Battleground.

Karl Anderson asks them if they have chemistry?  The Club have chemistry.  Karl and his hot Asian wife have chemistry.  So when did they meet?  A few weeks ago at catering?

Tonight, The Club has social media goals.  Not only do they get to#BeatUpJohnCena.  They also get to beat up Enzo.  They get to beat up Cass, but they also get to beat up New Day.

AHHHHHH Providence, it’s time to stand up and clap for you world-famous 2-time WWE Tag Team Champions…..

It’s A New Day, yes it is.

They are no-selling the Wyatt Family Compound Festivities last weekend.

AJ brings that up, but they are not any ordinary men.  And once again, they are all talk, no action.

Xavier tries to explain How Ya Doin’.

Cena stops him, because….

New Day Rocks!!

The Wyatts come out now.

For those of you who are keeping score at home, and you know who you are.  It’s Cena, New Day, Enzo and Cass Vs The Club and The Wyatts.

The Club and The Wyatts won a wild brawl, when Enzo accidentally runs into Cena, and Enzo is nailed with a Styles Clash.

Braun Strowman was built strong here, and there is a good possibility Wyatts may break up.

2 6-man tag matches this Sunday.  New Day Vs The Wyatts and Cena, Enzo, and Cass Vs The Club.

Something fun tomorrow night at WWE Network.  They are running Draft Center Live, from 8:00-11:00 keeping up to date with the draft picks, and giving us a second viewing.

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Rollins, for the WWE Title.

We are live in Providence, and tonight will see a WWE Title match between Ambrose Vs Rollins.

Who will head to Battleground as WWE Champion?  Seth Rollins said he will, and we see video from earlier tonight.

Earlier tonight, the two Commissioners announced who the 2 GMs are going to be.

Daniel Bryan and Mick Foley, welcome to The Lions Den.

Foley is talking with Breezango, which can be a funny thing.  Shane asks why Mick or anyone would want to work with Stephanie.  But the rumor has it she hired her so she can manipulate him.  Mick is on to everything, but he sees an opportunity to better himself, she has the passion and fire nobody else has.  He is eyes wide open.

Sin Cara Vs Baron Corbin is now.

End of Days, that is all she wrote.  Corbin attacks Sin Cara, and here comes Kalisto.

Corbin attacks him too.

Lucha Dragons are no more, but they are still friends.  Corbin made a statement, one day before the draft.

The women go to work, next.

A sneak peek of “Batman Vs Superman:  Dawn Of Justice” is shown now.

Right now, Charlotte and Dana Brooke Vs Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.

This Sunday, it will be Becky Vs Natalya, and we will also see Charlotte and Dana Brooke Vs Sasha and a mystery partner.

Charlotte and Dana are DQ’d because Natalya comes in, and attacks Becky Lynch.

So Dana and Charlotte attack Sasha, sending her a message heading into Battleground.

Demon Kane is talking to Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon.

Dean Ambrose has a message, old school style.  He changed the course of history, when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase, and became WWE Champion.

He is serving his Shield brothers after tonight, and Sunday, Dean will still be the WWE Champion.

It’s Rusev and Sheamus Vs Ziggler and Zack Ryder.

Rusev and Sheamus win with an Accolade, seeing Ziggler tap out.

This Sunday, United States Title match with Rusev Vs Ryder.

At Summerslam, it will be Orton Vs Lesnar.  Randy will be at Battleground, this Sunday.

We see a Randy Orton video.

Orton is Chris Jericho’s special guest on the Highlight Reel, this Sunday.

Next, it’s Ambrose Vs Rollins, for the WWE Championship.

Footage from The ESPYs, with John Cena hosting the show.

Once again, they show you the WWE Draft rules.  Tomorrow night, Smakdown Live.

The Ascension are talking with Mick Foley.  Daniel Bryan wants the two men to have a good working relationship.

But now, words are spoken, and well we know.

Foley assures to Daniel, the battle is on.  Foley is Raw.  Daniel is Smackdown Live.  Let the games begin.

Ambrose Vs Rollins, our main event for the WWE Championship is now.

They gave us a bullshit finish, with a ref bump, and both men are pinned.  What made it annoying though was hearing Stephanie McMahon celebrate like Seth won the title.  She never talked to the ref, the match was great though, but the ending was half-ass.

But the draft is tomorrow, and that is why they gave us the controversial decision.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The show was fine, I loved the two picks, especially Mick Foley working with Steph.  That should give us some drama.

So tune in tomorrow night for the draft, let me know what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruiserweight Classic 7/13/16

Tonight, 32 men are entered into this unique tournament, it’s called Cruiserweight Classic.

It starts now.

We are from Full Sail University, in Orlando, Florida.  Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan join us.

Corey Graves join us at the CWC Control Center, where we have bracket updates.

Tonight, Hoho Lun Vs Ariya Daivari.  We will also see tonight Cedric Alexander Vs Clement Petiot.  Kota Ibushi will face Sean Maluta, and our first match is Gran Matalik Vs Alejandro Saez.

Video profiling both men.

The match starts now.

Gran Matalik wins with the Michinoku Driver.  Matalik is the first to advance in the Cruiserweight Challenge.

Lun Vs Daivari is next.

Daivari is Sean Daivari’s brother, former WWE and TNA wrestler.

Lun Vs Daivari is now.

Hoho picks up the win with a German Suplex.  Daivari was playing the heel here.  They have the Code of Honor hand shake before each match, and Daivari refused to do that.

Hoho Lun advances.

Ibushi Vs Maluta is tonight.  But next, it’s Petiot Vs Alexander.

Cedric wins with a Lumbar Check, advancing to the tournament.

Ibushi Vs Maluta is up next.

Video from both men.

Our main event match is now.

Ibushi picks up the win with a Last Ride Powerbomb.

Many kicks here, as that is Ibushi’s forte.  Maluta might have a future here too.

Ibushi Vs Alexander in the second round is set.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Not sure what the winner gets, but this is a good idea.  Matches should get even better, and right now I would have to say Ibushi is the favorite.

What were your thoughts?  Send them to me.

Also a quick note, a big week in wrestling.  We have Rae Monday night, the draft on Smackdown Live Tuesday.  NXT and CWC will continue Wednesday, and Impact Wrestling makes its move to Thursday nights.  I will cover them all live as they are happening this week.  I can’t say that every week, so make sure you keep it locked this week, and every week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NXT Wrestling 7/13/16…Balor Vs Nakamura

Tonight, for the first time ever in NXT, Finn Balor will face Shinsuke Nakamura.

NXT Wrestling is now.

We are at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.  Earlier today, Finn Balor entered the building.  Shinsuke worked out.

Tom Phillips and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

Kicking things off is the NXT Champion, Samoa Joe.

Joe has come here for a few reason.  First and foremost your NXT Champion is here to witness Finn Balor Vs Shinsuke Nakamura.  He is fixing to say we all are here.  But the implications of the match is disrespectful to the NXT Champion.  Whoever wins the match tonight automatically gain a chance at his title.

So he is here to separate fantasy from reality.  Some people believe Finn will get his revenge at losing to Joe, but he is here to say he sleighs The Demon, and he is our undisputed NXT Champion.

Then there are others who says “The King of Strong Style” will march right in, and defeat Joe for the NXT Title.  Joe’s reality is he was the original “King of Strong Style”, so if that is the case, Joe is the Roman Emperor.

Joe is the new face of NXT…

Here comes Rhyno.

So you’re the one I have to go through to get to the top?  Then Ryhno will have to go through Joe.  What do you say Warrior?

Joe walks away, and says he will beat him on his time.

Tonight, Balor Vs Nakamura, for the first time in NXT.  The Dream Match will happen.

Next week, Bayley Vs Mia Jax, for the Women’s Title.  Also, American Alpha Vs Masters of Pain.  And, Samoa Joe Vs Rhyno, all next week.

Balor Vs Nakamura video is playing now, with comments from the wrestlers.

Next, our main event.  Nakamura Vs Balor.

Shinsuke win a grueling match over Finn, and pins him after a Kinshasa, Balor shook hands with Nakamura after the match, and gave “The King of Strong Style”to have the floor.

Incredible match, and incredible show.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The entire focus of the show focused on our dream match, and it lived up to everything.  I like when bog matches can be centered around an entire 60 minute show, and that is what we have.  3 matches are set for next week.

What were your thoughts?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling 7/12/16….Destination X

We begin the show the after #TheFinalDeletion, “Broken” Matt Hardy buried Brother Nero’s remaining clothing he had, before being deleted.

It’s OVVVVVAHHHHH!!

Impact Wrestling starts now, we are in Orlando, Florida.  Josh Matthews and The Pope welcome us to the show.

We have an Ultimate X match, with the winner being Number One Contender to X-Division Champion.

Rockstar Soud Vs Mandrews Vs Braxton Sutter Vs DJZ Vs Helms Dynasty.

DJZ wins the match, and is now Number One Contender to X-Division Title.

JB is with DJZ, he has been in the X-Divion for 6 long years.  He has worked harder than ever, and he just won Ultimate X.  He will be on his way to win X-Divison Title.

“Miracle” Mike Bennett comes out and lays DJZ out.

He promised to ruin Destination X.  This is the beginning, because he is going to burn TNA to the ground.

EC3 is backstage, he is here to fight.  The time for talking is done, tonight Drew….they are going to fight.

Starting next Thursday, Impact Wrestling has moved to a new night, and a new time, at 8:00.

McKenzie Mitchell is backstage, telling us the main event is TNA World Champion Bobby Lashley Vs X-Division Champion Eddie Edwards.  Dixie Carter tells us next week, we will kick off Bound for Glory Playoffs, featuring 8 men.  We will find out who they are, tonight.

JB is with the two champs, Lashley and Eddie Edwards.

It’s all on the line tonight.  It’s Title Vs Title.

Lashley grabs the mic.

Last week, Eddie got a lucky shot.  He believed that X-Division is the heart of Impact Wrestling.  It’s not, it’s the World Title.  Lashley is on top of the food chain, and while he admires Eddie for challenging him, all he did was piss Bobby off.

Bobby doesn’t understand the type of guy Eddie is, he has never backed down from a fight.  And he will show him the kind of man he is.  Last week, Bobby said he was a little pissed off, but wait until you see Edwards winning the title.

Lashley tells him it won’t happen, because the underdog does not win.  He will beat his ass, just like he says he will do.  He will take Eddie’s title, and become the force that he says he will be.

Edwards said this is real life, this is his life.  This wrestling ring is his life.  The Wolves Nation…..

Lashley attacks him, and now has a chair.

But Davey Richards comes in, grabs the chair from Lashley, and we see The Wolves take Lashley out.

Eddie has both titles now.

The Decay are backstage, Crazzy Steve wants to know where Rosemary is at.  Abyss will take out Bram, Rosemary will come back, and everything will be beautiful.

This is baby Maxell’s birthday celebration, and “Broken” Matt Hardy will show us the film of The Final Deletion, in front of a crowd.

He wants us to reveal the completion of The Final Deletion.  We will all hail King Maxell.

Abyss Vs Bram is now.

Bram picks up the win, rolling up Abyss after Rosemary whispers in Bram’s ear.  This confuses everyone.

Knockout Title is up next.  Sienna will defend her title against Marti Bell, Jade, and Gail Kim.

Fatal 4-Way for Knockout Title is up now.

Sienna hits a Silencer when Gail Kim tried to go after Allie.  A fun match.

More footage of what happened last night in Cameron.

There must be green beans, prepare the green beans!!

Tomorrow on Impact, Matt will make sure Brother Nero’s remains are deleted, forever.

Matt, live, next.

Earlier tonight, Davey Richards returns to take out Lashley and help his friend, Eddie Edwards.

Lashley has a choice.  He could have ripped Davey Richards right there and then.  But Bobby likes to hunt, so he wants Davey right there at ringside, so he can see him take care of Eddie, and take out The X-Division.

Last week’s final match between Hardy Vs Hardy.

Here comes “Broken” Matt Hardy.

Reby Sky welcomes us the man who runs the Hardy name.  The man with a broken brilliance, Matt Hardy.

Your hatred only makes him strongahhhh!!!

Last week, he won the best wrestling match in history, The Final Deletion.  And now, he owns everything Hardy.  He deleted everything that makes Hardy special.  He deleted him.

But he is kind enough to bring him out here for us to see him one more time.  Come on out, Brother Nero.  No music, no pyro, nothing.

Brother Nero comes to the ring.

Matt has decided the punishment, and has decided his Impact Wrestling contract is terminated…..IT’S OVAAAAAHHHHH!!!

Be gone.

Matt knows Jeff would go back to New York, or go to Japan, so he will keep him here at Impact Wrestling, and will use him as his obsolete mule.  He will have him work until he is as dry as a penny.  Matt may be broken, but he will never be broke.

Brother Nero will realize that being deleted is worse than being broke in half.

Be gawn Brother Nero….DELETE!!  DELETE!!  DELETE!!

Tonight, Title Vs Title, Lashley Vs Edwards.

Backstage, Bennett wants to continue to ruin Destination X.  DJZ wants a match, and that will happen, next.

DJZ has pinned “The Miracle” when Mike tried to run away from Z, the rest of the X-Division came out, and cost Mike the match.

That’s not the way it is supposed to go down.  Mike promised to ruin Destination X, and he promised to burn this company to the ground.  And he won’t do it, alone.

Drew Galloway wants to fight EC3, and that happens next.

Bennett is on the phone.  Perhaps this is The Kingdom?

Galloway is in the ring.  He and EC3 go way back, but one thing they can’t see eye to eye is World Heavyweight Title.  So since TNA won’t sanction a wrestling match here, they might as well do a good old-fashioned fight.

Drew wants the World Heavyweight Championship, EC3 wants to be the World Heavyweight Champion, and there can only be one.

They have had the evolution of friendships.  Maybe they will be friends tomorrow, but for now, Drew will be EC3 Scottish Puppy Dog Bitch.

The fight is on.

A great fight between both men here, that is ended with other officials and wrestlers breaking it up.

Davey Richards is taping up Eddie’s hands, telling him he is there for Eddie.

Title Vs Title match is next.

Next week, BFG Playoffs begin, with EC3, Drew Galloway, Bram, “The Miracle” Mike Bennett, “Cowboy” James Storm, Jeff Hardy, Eli Drake, and Matt Hardy all vie for a World Title opportunity at Bound for Glory.

Edwards Vs Lashley is now for the World Heavyweight Title and X-Division Title.

The match ends in a no contest, because Bennett stops the ref from counting, and the man who helps Mike is Moose, tje former ROH star.

Moose and Lashley go face to face, Bennett clips Lashley from behind, and Moose nails a vicious lariat.

McKenzie wants to hear from Dixie.  She says these things won’t happen, the fans deserve to see who win the title match.  So next week, another title vs title match.  Edwards Vs Lashley, inside six sides of steel.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

You had to wonder where we would go from here after last week’s “Final Deletion” episode.  My biggest complaint is TNA didn’t make Destination X feel like a special episode.  Just the same show every week.

But there were some good parts to it.

I love Moose coming in, but I didn’t have to see himself being thought of as a babyface, when he did the Moose chants, just come in like a badass, and do your thing.

Mike Bennett served his purpose here.

DJZ was the star here, being treated seriously.

This also sets up the big move next week, to give us a Steel Cage match.  Not to mention more greatness from “Broken” Matt Hardy, and Brother Nero.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/11/16…Mr. McMahon Returns

Tonight, we are live in Detroit, Michigan.  One week away from the draft.  We begin with the Number One Contender Battle Royal match, to determine who faces The Miz at Battleground.

The Miz introduces us to the match, and here we go.

Darren Young is GREAT AGAIN!!  He is the last man standing, and he didn’t eliminate the final 2.  Apollo Crews and Corbin eliminated themselves.  Mr. Backlund is beside himself.

At Battleground, it will be Young Vs The Miz.

Tonight, Mr. McMahon is here, and next, we get to see “The Beast” go through the Octagon, this past weekend.

And, this weekend, New Day went into the Wyatt Compound, and had an epic fight.

Stephanie and Shane are bickering over what Dad has to say.  Seth Rollins approaches them.  He believes Vince wanted to talk to him, the number one draft pick of the draft.  But he has footage of Roman Reigns, he would like to share it with us.  Shane suggests they use it at Ambrose Asylum.  But Seth has experience at talk show, and he came this close taking over John Stewart’s role.  So he suggests they have the first ever Rollins Report.

Saturday night, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar beat Mark Hunt in unanimous decision.  At Summerslam, it will be Randy Orton Vs Brock Lesnar.

It’s announced at Battleground, The Highlight Reel, with Chris Jericho will feature Randy Orton.

Zack Ryder challenges Rusev to a United States Title match, but Sheamus attacks Zack from behind, and says he has a match with Sheamus, next.

There goes Zack’s winning streak, Brogue Kick is all she wrote.

Here comes Rusev, he has bad intentions.

But Zack fights back.  Rusev gives Ryder an Accolade, and screams he accepts his challenge.

Tonight, Enzo and Cass will face Gallows and Anderson.

Oh no, it’s Breezango Vs Lucha Dragons.

Breezango wins when Breeze uses his weight, and pins Kalisto, holding on his tights.

The Rollins Report is next.

We are 13 days away from seeing Reigns Vs Rollins Vs Ambrose, at WWE Battleground.

Sadly, no desk here on The Rollins Report.

Seth has some evidence for us, he is on the case.  He has obtained exclusive footage of a sit-down interview, with Rollins having a one on one interview with Reigns.

The video is shown now.

Funny video here, where Seth dubbed some footage here, of saying Reigns cheated on his Wellness Policy.

Seth Rollins is such a journalist.

We need to do the right thing.  Roman Reigns needs to be thrown out of the title match.  Seth needs to get his one-on-one match.

Here comes Dean Ambrose to interrupt things.

Dean enjoyed the interview.

Rollins calls Ambrose’s championship reign a joke.  Because he stole that WWE World Title from Seth.  You know why?  Dean is a coward, and he can’t beat Seth.  He tried and tried to take that title away from him, but he couldn’t do it.  Nobody was able to do it, and now Ambrose is trying to team up with his buddy, Roman, and sneak the pin.  But this match will be who is the best member of The Shield.  And he will prove at Battleground that he is the best member of The Shield.  So tell all the jokes, because Dean’s fairy tale will come to an end.

Dean likes to come out, and have a good time, because he is the top in the world.  He has proven he is more than just a utility role, because as guys come and go, he is the one still here.  And everyone knows how good he is.

Now Seth, you have known Dean for a long time.  He knows the kind of person he is.  He knows how many buckets he has bled, the sacrifices he has made, so Seth, if you know this, how far does he think he will go to keep this title.  Not Seth Rollins, not Roman Reigns, not Vince McMahon, not even the devil himself will take this title away from him.

If he wants him one on one, he will take it anytime, anyplace.

Detroit is as good as any time.  But no, they will do this on Seth’s time, next week.  Not tonight.

Mr. McMahon returns to Raw, tonight.

But tonight, Enzo and Cass Vs Gallows and Anderson.

A big fight this past weekend at the Wyatt Compound.

Next week, it is official, Seth Rollins Vs Dean Ambrose, for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.

Sami Zayn joins us for commentary.  At Battleground, it will be Zayn Vs Owens.

Now, it’s Owens Vs Cesaro.

Kevin Owens refuses to work with Sami Zayn at ringside.  Stephanie McMahon agrees.  Sami refuses to leave, but officials escort him.

Here comes Owens, and the two fight.

A limo pulls up, and it’s Mr. McMahon.  So I guess there is no match.

Renee Young catches up with Mr. McMahon.  He is here to name the new COO of Smackdown Live.  No wait, we need a new change, so he is here to name the new Commissioner of Smackdown Live.

Okay, Cesaro Vs Owens is now.

Owens picks up the win, and he grabs the head set, telling us he is the best in the world, even though he doesn’t say he is.  But you know who isn’t, and Sami Zayn attacks him through the audience.  Cesaro now catches him with the Cesaro Swing.

Last week, on Raw, Cena is attacked by The Club.  But here comes Enzo and Cass to help “The Franchise”.

Renee Young is with The Club.

AJ tells us Cena doesn’t care about Enzo and Cass.  He isn’t even here.  He is in rehearsal for The ESPYs.

Tonight, they will take care of Enzo and Cass.  Then, they will jump on a plane, head to California, and on Wednesday, they will….ummmmm

#BeatUpJohnCena.

Our next match is Heath Slater Vs Titus O’ Neil.

Clash of the Titus, that is all she wrote.

Renee Young is with Sasha Banks.  Last week, Dana Brooke challenged Sasha to a match.  She is ready.  All she can think about is hitting Dana with a Bank Statement.

Next, footage from The New Day vs The Wyatts at the Wyatt Family Compound.

Footage from this weekend’s match New Day Vs Wyatts.

It looked like Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  But this was well done, with a bunch of fighting, and when new Day seemed to have things going their way, we see more followers.

Follow The Buzzards.

Enzo and Cass Vs Gallows and Anderson is now.

Gallows and Anderson are DQ’d when AJ Styles takes out Enzo.  And just when the 3 men are setting up Cass, here comes John Cena to even the odds.

Enzo, Cass and Cena take out The Club.  Cena is here after all.

In 13 days, 6-man tag match with Enzo, Cass, and Cena Vs The Club.

Tonight, Mr. McMahon is here, and will name the new Commissioner of Smackdown Live.

But next, it will be Sasha Banks Vs Dana Brooke.

We are live in Detroit, Michigan.  Mr. McMahon will be here, to tell us who the new Smackdown Live Commissioner is.

But first, it’s Sasha Vs Dana Brooke.

Sasha hits Bank Statement to win the match.

Charlotte mocks a celebration over Sasha’s win.  But anybody can get lucky once.  But it doesn’t mean she is deserving of a title shot.  So how about if she faces Dana one more time this Thursday, maybe she will earn a title shot.

So Charlotte is the GM now?

The Chairman is headed to the ring.  Who is the new Commissioner of Smackdown Live?  We find out, next.

Next week, Ambrose Vs Rollins for the title.

Now, Shane O’ Mac comes out.

Now comes Stephanie McMahon.

They are sure dragging this out.  Let’s see the entrance theme of Linda McMahon.  I miss that entrance theme.

Mr. McMahon comes out, and tells them they have done a good job.  Competition is good, but he is disappointed.  It seems like neither one of them came from his loins.

Did he just say that?

He calls Stephanie fake.

She acts like she is sweet, and Steph seems insulted about that.

Shane lost his Wrestlemania match, only reason he is here is because he jumped off the cell at Wrestlemania.  But where is that ruthless aggression?

One of them has to convince him to be the Commish of Smackdown Live.  So convince him.

Stephanie announces her accomplishes.  The gloves are off.  She brings up the Mick Foley podcast, and says Shane attacks Vince behind his back.

Convince Vince, Shane.

Shane returned to WWE 5 months ago, and he returned in this very arena, right here in Detroit Rock City.  He returned, and was rewarded to an ovation that humbled him, so thank you Detroit.

But people were excited because Shane would represent change.  He would change everything, rules, cameras, opportunities.  He is the only one in this business, and on planet Earth that tells Vince how it is respectively, and he doesn’t kiss his ass.  Change is what this company needs.  And if Vince still has the grapefruits, change is what is needed.

I am not convinced by either, really.

Vince can care less what the fans think.  That is not how to run a business.  One of them needs to run Smackdown Live.

We have a drumroll, and Vince tells us the new Commissioner of Smackdown Live is…..

Shane McMahon.

Wait a second, he is here to relieve his duties of Monday Night Raw.  So the commissioner of Monday Night Raw is…..

Stephanie McMahon.

But wait, he is not finished.

He wants the two to compete, in terms of social media, ratings, merchandise.  He wants them both to compete so badly, he doesn’t give a damn if they break the law.  As long as they don’t get caught.  Who gets the keys to the city?

They both will name a General Manager next week, so let the games begin.

Stephanie tells Shane she works twice as hard, and gets half the credit.  Now let the games begin, and Shane will make it seem like he wished he wasn’t born.

Shane tells Steph she is scared, and she has seen the ending of this before.  So game on.

Steph tells him there is only one game, and she is married to him.  She slaps him.  Shane responds with a kiss.

Let the games begin, and we end the show.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

This was an okay show, it was more or less a filler, but with more matches.  Vince McMahon returning felt like a waste though, because he truly didn’t choose anyone.

Next week is where it is at.  One day from the draft, we will hear who the two respected GMs are, and we will also get a WWE World Title match.

Send me your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 6/20/16…The Ambrose Era Has Begun

In one night, WWE gave us 2 WWE World Title changes, and the Money in the Bank winner cashes in for one of those title changes.

That’s right folks, Dean Ambrose is our new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Let the Ambrose Era begin.

Earlier today, the new WWE World Champion arrived in a taxi cab.

He forgot his belt.

Raw starts now.

We are live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

The Champ kicks the show off.

No, not Roman Reigns.  Not even Seth Rollins, but Dean Ambrose.

Yes, that Dean Ambrose.

The crowd chants he deserves it, and he thanks the crowd.

Last night was a long night for Dean in Vegas.  There was a thing with the security at Hard Rock.  Then there was this party with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  He almost got run over by a cab.  He climbed a ladder to become Mr. Money in the Bank.  Then he thinks he got bit by a dog, and oh yeah, he cashed his briefcase, and became the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

And Seth Rollins had a long night too.  And he was the right man, at the right time.  So here is a life lesson, what comes around goes around.

And oh yeah, hard work pays off.

Seth called himself “The Man”, Roman calls himself “The Guy”, so should he call himself “The Dude”?

Getting this title was worth every pain, and he picked himself up, and he is here to say there are no hard times anymore.

Here comes Reigns.

They come face to face.  The Dude, and The Guy.

Last night was not Roman’s night, but it was Dean’s night.  So he wants to know if Dean would have cashed it on him too.

Dean said he would have.

The fans are chanting he can’t wrestle, and Roman brings up the fans who are chanting this should just relax, and sip on your beer.

Reigns wants a title shot, since he has his rematch.

Rollins comes out, he worked so hard for this moment, and he is not settling for this.

He stole the title from Rollins.

Reigns brings up it doesn’t feel good, does it?

Rollins said at least when he cashed in the title shot, he did it his face.

He beat Reigns last night, he won back the title he never was pinned.

Reigns brings up they have an issue, and Rollins said business is done with them.

Here Comes The Money!!  Here Comes The Money.

What’s up Phoenix?

He wants to congratulate Ambrose on winning the WWE World Title last night.

Now there seems to be a way things should be settled for the World Title.  How about Reigns Vs Rollins.  Rollins tells him does Stephanie agree?  Because he needs her permission.

Stephanie is off tonight, so Shane is running the whole show.  So with the Draft taking place next month, these three could very easily be split up, so we have this match tonight.

Rollins Vs Reigns.

Also tonight, AJ Styles is here, also tonight, Paige Vs Charlotte for the WWE Women’s Championship.  But next, it will be Owens Vs Zayn.

Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship last night.  Lebron was wearing an Ultimate Warrior T-shirt earlier today, and Kevin Love wore an Austin 3:16 T-shirt, with the “Smoking Skulls” title.  HHH is rewarding the Cavs WWE World Heavyweight Title replicas.

Owens Vs Zayn is now.

Zayn wins with a rollup, countering a Pop-Up Powerbomb attempt.  Owens is beside himself.

So now Owens attacks Zayn.

Sami counters this, and lays out Owens.

I say we do a rematch, right now, inside a steel cage.

Tonight, Rollins Vs Reigns.  Winner faces the World Heavyweight Champion at Battleground.

WWE Smackdown, on July 19th, they will have another brand draft.

“People Power” comes out, the former GM John Laurinaitis comes out, to hardly any noise.

His name is Mr. John Laurinaitis, he is the former Vice President of Talent Relations.  And he is the former General Manager of Smackdown and Raw, at the same time.

Shane O’ Mac comes out.

“Big Johnny” is throwing his hat to run Smackdown.

Shane is not interested.  The person running Smackdown is about change.  It won’t be an authority figure.  It will be someone who thinks about the people.

It will be Shane, who is running Smackdown.

Johnny wants to run Raw, but Shane chases him out of the area.

Here comes Enzo and Big Cass.

My name is Enzo Amore, a bona fide g and a certified stud, and you can’t teach that.

This guy right here is Big Cass.  He is 7 foot tall, and you can’t teach that.

Badda boom, the realist guys in the room….

How Ya Doin’?

Big Johnny might have been a Dynamic dude in his era.  But this is the new era, and there is one word to describe Big Johnny, and he will spell it out for us…

S.A.W.F.T.

Vaudevillains Vs Enzo and Cass, next.

Enzo and Cass win with the Badda Boom Shacka Lacka.  Enzo had some air on his body splash.

AJ Styles is out next, to discuss his win over Cena, last night.

More footage of the Cavs winning, and Love celebrated “Stone Cold” style.

“You don’t want none” as DMX would say, here comes AJ Styles.

The fans seem happy, and AJ wishes he could say the same.  He should be happy, he has been dreaming about this for years.  Then it became a reality.  This dream match was tainted by two guys who were supposed to be like brothers to him.

He beat John Cena.

Let him say it again…AJ Styles best John Cena.

But here is the thing.  This didn’t go down the way he had hoped.  Gallows and Anderson need to come out with a public apology.

AJ is serious, if The Club will continue, Gallows and Anderson need to come out, and apologize to AJ.

Here they come.

Have they not been through a lot together, or what?  They have, and AJ had Cena right where he wanted him.  There will never be another first match with Cena Vs AJ.

They were just trying to help.

AJ signed the contract, and they made him get out of his word, so they look AJ in the eyes, and say they are sorry.

Anderson and Gallows apologized, so are they cool?

Anderson and Gallows need to apologize to one more person.  John Cena himself.

Come on out John, and accept this apology, please?

Here comes Cena.

Cena won’t go to the ring, just stand on the ramp.

An apology?  He doesn’t need one.  They had a contract, AJ broke it.

It’s not AJ’s fault.  He didn’t know they were coming out, so Gallows and Anderson are sorry.

AJ signed the contract, says Karl.  But they did not, and for that, they are sorry.

Cena tells AJ he desperately needed the win, and he did anything necessary.  This should signify a title shot, but he’s not.  He has the club in his hand.  But the truth is, he isn’t as good as he thought.

AJ said Cena is saying this because he isn’t as good as he thinks he is.

Cena said the difference though wins in WWE means the world.  But he goes by two things, balls and his word.  Last night, AJ proved he doesn’t have either.

The Club did John a favor, and Cena said real is real.

The Club did Cena a favor, because he gave him an excuse.  So AJ will give Cena another chance, to face any member of The Club.

Cena said it’s AJ, and Styles said he can face anyone except AJ.  Because AJ has that Stone Cold podcast, and besides, he already beat Cena.

It doesn’t matter, one will be in the ring, the other two will be at ringside.

They know Cena will beat any member, one on one.

AJ said he was wrong, AJ is a man of his word.  It will be Karl Anderson Vs John Cena, one on one.  Again, you’re wrong.  Karl Anderson will knock Cena out, and John isn’t as good as he thinks he is.  Cena is wrong.

And by the way, AJ Styles will be a part of The Stone Cold Podcast, on WWE Network, after Raw.

Anderson Vs Cena, next.

This match ends in a DQ, when AJ and Gallows come out to lay out John.

Styles Clash, bam!!

Last night, Dean Ambrose won Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

And later in the night, Ambrose cashed in his title shot, and won the title.

Earlier tonight, a challenge was issued with Reigns Vs Rollins, the winner faces Ambrose at Battleground.

Jo-Jo is with Seth Rollins.

Tonight, Rollins will face Reigns for the Number One Contender match.

Rollins wants to talk about last night.  He defeated Reigns, and got back his WWE World Heavyweight Title.  He proved he was the better man.  But Ambrose proved to be a cockroach, because of his sneak attack, nailing him in the head with the briefcase.  But that is okay.  Because tonight, he defeat Reigns, and he will go on to Battleground, and take back his title, and prove he is the best of The Shield.

Renee Young is with Becky Lynch.

For the third time, Becky thought someone was her friend attacked her.  So what are her thoughts?

She has more integrity than anyone, but why did Natalya attack her?  She doesn’t know, but from here on, she will give these women one chance, and then….

Natalya attacks her from behind and says for the first time in a long time, Natalya will only take care of herself.

There is your answer, Beck.

Baron Corbin Vs Zack Ryder is now.

End of Days, that is all she wrote.

WWE announced a deal with China, and signed the first Chinese person to a developmental contract, signing Wa-Peng.

Tonight, Charlotte faces Paige for Women’s Championship.

The Wyatt Family are returning, tonight.

Last week, we see Paige defeat Charlotte.

Renee Young is with Paige.

She beat her two times in the last two weeks.  Paige is trying to talk, but Charlotte interrupts.

Charlotte tells Paige when PCB broke up, she rose to the top, while Paige slipped to the bottom.

Paige reminds Charlotte that the ring is her house, and that title will look good on her.

Paige Vs Charlotte for the Women’s Title is now.

Charlotte retains her title, despite the sloppy booking here.  Dana Brooke interferes, and the ref throws her out, but Charlotte wins anyway.

So they throw Paige to the side, and enter “The Boss”.

Sasha Banks is here for one reason, to be the new Women’s Champion.

She knocks out Dana, hits a Bank Statement on Charlotte.  Paige helps Sasha out fighting off Dana.

“The Boss” is back.

Jo-Jo is with Reigns, he makes this short and sweet.  Last night, Rollins was good.  But tonight, he’s here to beat Rollins.

The Wyatts show up…

Phoenix, we’re here.

The fireflies are out, and here come The Wyatt Family.

The crowd is chanting welcome back, and Bray asks if we missed him.

They have been locked away, and punished.  But through it all, they have not forgotten what they stand for.  This is a warning to the back, The Wyatts are stronger than they ever been.

OHHHHHHHH BROTHER BRAY!!!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME TAG TEAM TITLES!!

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!!

Bray, he needs to stop talking, they need to take a knee, because they will say what they have been saying for months, Braun does have a big ol’ booty.

Bray needs the power of positivity, because they are the WWE….

Xavier seems to be in a trance.

Bray laughs, and it says they interrupted Bray’s return, but he can see into their future, New Day folds.

Run!!

Lana is out to introduce her man, The United States Champion, Rusev.

Renee Young is with Titus O’ Neil.

Titus doesn’t care about the title, but last night, Rusev disrespected his family, and YOU NEVER DO THAT!!

Titus Vs Rusev is now.

Actually, the match never took place because Titus was so irate, you never disrespect his family.

Coming up next, Reigns Vs Rollins, the winner becomes number one contender.

Live on Smackdown, Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 will be the Draft.  The latest Miz report is here.

Chris Jericho is with Shane McMahon.

Shane has it for Jericho.  He hasn’t liked him in 15 years, and he had a chance to make him Number One Contender to WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Shane tells Chris he had a chance at Extreme Rules, where he lost.  He also lost last night at Money in the Bank.

Shane is a stupid idiot.  He better not draft Jericho, because he’d rather work for 10 Stephanies.  Shane informs Jericho he will work both Raw and Smackdown, so then what?

Ambrose comes out to join commentary.  Reigns Vs Rollins is next.

Both men fail to answer the 10 count.  But here comes Shane McMahon to say this isn’t how we end things.

Dean Ambrose tells Shane he will fight both men, and Shane counters that to say we will have a triple Threat match, at WWE Battleground.

The Shield explode.

Ambrose tells both men he is the WWE World Champion.  Reigns turns Ambrose around, and Dean hits Dirty Deeds.

But then, he comes back and hits another one on Rollins.

The WWE World Champion stands tall, ending this show.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A great main event to set the tone for Battleground, but a 3 hour show kills momentum, and it did so again, tonight.

I doubt Raw will go back to two hours though, so what can you do?

Tell me your thoughts on the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Money in the Bank 6/19/16

We are live, in Vegas.  Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves, and Lita are with us.  The biggest Money in the Bank, ever.

Tom Phillips is hanging around the Social Media Lounge.  Tonight’s guest will be Becky Lynch and Natalya.

Tonight, John Cena Vs “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles.

Video is playing for that.

Certainly going to be a great match.  Will this hurt Cena?

Tonight, The Dudleys will face The Lucha Dragons, and The Golden Truth Vs Breezango, at the Kick-Off show.

Earlier today, Seth Rollins entered the building.

We are in the new T-Mobile Arena, in Vegas.

Also tonight, Fatal 4-Way match for Tag Team Titles.

The New Day Vs Gallows and Anderson, Enzo and Cass Vs The Vaudevillains.

Some hi-jinks last week at the Raw Pre-Show, with Golden Truth and Breezango.

Mauro Ranallo and Byron Saxton join us for commentary.

The Golden Truth Vs Breezango is now.

Breezango are still all burnt up from the tanning bed.

The Golden Truth picks up their first win together, when Goldust hit The Final Cut, pinning Fandango.

Later tonight, we will see The Lucha Dragons vs The Dudley Boyz.

Zayn sees Cesaro.  They get on the same page, may the best man win.

MITB Ladder Match is later tonight.

Video is now showing.

Who becomes Money in the Bank winner?  Cesaro?  Zayn?  Owens?  Jericho?  Del Rio?  Ambrose?

Roman Reigns entered the building earlier tonight.

Tom Phillips is with Becky Lynch and Natalya.

These two love each other.  Becky loved Dynamite Kid, Bret Hart, and Mick Foley.

Natalya loves Bret, Shawn Michales, and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

Lucha Dragons Vs Dudley Boyz is now.

Lucha Dragons pick up the upset win over The Dudley Boyz.

Rollins Vs Reigns video is playing now.

Money in the Bank starts, now.

We are live in Vegas, baby.  Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

We kick the night off with Fatal 4-Way for the Tag Team Titles.

Enzo and Cass Vs Gallows and Anderson Vs The Vaudevillains Vs New Day.

How Ya Doin?

New Day retains the titles, when Kofi and Big E. hit a double team move, and Big E. pins Gotch.

Tom Phillips is with Kevin Owens.  He tries to explain the significance  of Money in the Bank, but is interrupted by Jericho and Del Rio.

This is hilarious, Owens tells them both they say the same things over and over, while he switches things up.

You all want the gift of Jericho, so drink it in, you stupid idiots.

Corbin Vs Ziggler is now.

Corbin wins a good match with End of Days.

Seth Rollins is taping his wrists, and mentally preparing for tonight’s World Title match.

Charlotte and Dana Brooke Vs Natalya and Becky Lynch.

Charlotte and Dana defeated Becky and Natalya, when Dana rammed Becky and Nattie’s heads together, and Charlotte hits Natural Selection for the win.

After the match, Nattie attacks Becky, and turns heel.

Tom Phillips is interviewing Dean Ambrose.

Dean confirms there is no strategy in tonight’s match.  The leader of the jungle is what everything is about.  And the pain they go through will be worth winning MITB Ladder Match.

Does Dean have a preference in who wins WWE World Title match?

Not really, Reigns will have fun beating up on Rollins.  He’s done it before.

Sheamus Vs Crews is now.

Apollo picks up the win, after kicking out on White Noise, and rolling up Sheamus for the pin fall.

Nobody cares about this match though.

The Champ is preparing himself for the big main event match.

WWE Battleground is set for Sunday, July 24th.

The dream match is next, AJ Styles Vs John Cena.

AJ Styles defeated John Cena, when a ref was knocked down, The Club came out and hit Magic Killer on Cena, rolled AJ over for the pin.

Our next match is Money in the Bank match.  Who becomes Mr. Money in the Bank?

Chris Jericho Vs Sami Zayn Vs Cesaro Vs Dean Ambrose Vs Alberto Del Rio Vs Kevin Owens.

Now.

Ambrose wins the match, and he is now Mr. Money in the Bank.

Another fantastic match here.

The Kick-off panelists are talking.

Golden Truth won their first tag match together.

Rusev Vs Titus is up now, for the United States Championship.

Rusev crush, hits the Accolade, and retains his United States Championship.

Waiting for the main event now.

Rusev goes to Titus’ kids, and says their father is a loser.  Happy Father’s Day!!

Reigns Vs Rollins, for the WWE World Title is up now.

Seth Rollins wins the WWE World Title clean, with a Pedigree.

Excellent match between these two.

But wait….

Here comes Ambrose.

HE’S CASHING IN!!!!

After he nails Rollins with his briefcase, it’s official.

Dirty Deeds….

1….

2….

3…..

THE NEW WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!

DEAN AMBROSE!!

The Ambrose Era has begun.

The show ends with Ambrose celebrating.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The three big matches were fantastic, including the main event.  The Shield is one of those factions that truly formed a bond.  And having all 3 win the big title means something.

I don’t understand Natalya going after Becky, and why Becky continues to let that stuff happen.  She needs to go back to being “The Lass Kicker” and less cartoon character.

When was the last time Cena lost clean?  A year ago at MITB?  Reigns clearly put Rollins over, and the ending gives you a preview of what is to come for The Shield Summer.

A big shout-out to the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA Title.  Such an amazing night, and to see any Cleveland team win a championship for the first time in 52 years is historic.

Also, this past week has been tough, I lost my Grandmother on Tuesday morning, when she passed away in her sleep.  She would have loved to see this, but somehow I believe she is.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 6/6/16…The Club Hit The Mark

Tonight, Monday Night Raw is dedciated to “The Greatest” Muhammed Ali.  R.I.P.

We kick the show off with the participants of Money in the Bank Ladder match, all standing on ladders.

Kevin talks about they are all famous.  Chris tells us he is the most famous in the ring, and he was famous even before he said it.  It’s why he is the best in the world…

Owens proclaims he is going to win the Money in the Bank contract, but they will all stand in Kevin’s shadow.

Ambrose is ready to fight, but Owens has more to say.

Winning the contract gives Owens a title shot anytime he wants, and he will cash it in, and become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.  He will take all comers, except them.

He will even face Waylon Mercy.

Zayn counters and say this is an opportunity.  When he wins, he won’t offer the chance to guys who haven’t competed in 20 years.  Sami will give opportunities to guys who never had chances….

Ambrose wants to fight.

Del Rio tells Owens he has never been the WWE World Champion, and Sami Zayn will never be champion.  Compared to Del Rio, Sami Zayn is a delivery boy.

Cesaro now is talking, but Jericho cuts him off.  He tells us who created Money in the Bank match.  He is the expert in this match.  Cesaro reminded him he has never won.

Jericho said he won one.  Which one?  First one?  No, it’s 6th one.

So Jericho won it in New York?  It’s the stupid one.

So it’s your own home town?  He’s from Winnipeg, you stupid idiot.

Just being in this match with jericho puts all of them on a different level.  So he wants us all to drink it in, the gift of Jericho.

Ambrose punches him, and the fight is on.

Wait a second, it’s the return of Teddy Long!!

Teddy informs us Smackdown is coming live to Tuesdays.  So he is here to take the longest running TV show

But he doesn’t work here anymore, you stupid idiot.

Teddy tells us if he is in charge, this would be a Triple Threat, Fatal 4-Way, DQ, there must be a winner match.

What?

Stephanie McMahon comes out, Teddy tells her he wants to run Smackdown “baby girl”.

Steph tells us she will keep that in advisement, but will not make the decision tonight.

Teddy wants to talk to Shane.  But Shane O’ Mac isn’t here tonight, so get a stepping, and don’t hit his music.

These six men want to be in action?  3 singles matches will take place tonight.  Sami Zayn Vs Alberto Del Rio.  Dean Ambrose Vs Kevin Owens.  But next, it’s Cesaro Vs Jericho.

Cesaro defeated Jericho with the Sharpshooter.  This might be Cesaro’s biggest win of his career, certainly the biggest in his WWE career.

Money in the Bank is 13 days away.

Last week, footage of John Cena coming back, and AJ Styles made a statement, with his club.

In 13 days, John Cena will face AJ Styles, one on one.

Also, The New Day Vs The Club in a 6-man tag match.

But next, the journey of Seth Rollins Vs Roman Reigns.

Footage of the wrestlers who shared tweets of the passing of Muhammed Ali.

An awesome video footage of Seth Rollins, and his journey to recovery is now.

I am so ready for Rollins Vs Reigns at Money in the Bank.

Lana wants us to welcome a true American Hero, “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev.

It’s Rusev Vs Swagger, with Titus O’ Neil at commentary.

Rusev runs Swagger into Titus, and Swagger is counted out.  But after the match, Titus and Swagger fight Rusev, and send him out of the ring.

In 2 weeks, Cena Vs AJ Styles.  We will hear from Cena, next.

We had something special, excitement, and electricity.  Because for the first time last week, we had John Cena and AJ Styles in the same ring.

We usually have the Let’s Go Cena/Cena Sucks chants.

Half of you guys have Cena’s back, half don’t want him back.  But what we had for an amazing two minutes was Let’s Go Cena/AJ Styles.

John has had a lot of moments in this company, but the only other time he had this much energy was with The Rock.  For many of you, you all thought this would never happen.  For 15 years, we always thought what if.  But now that they have this moment, he wants to know why AJ, why?  Why did he take the easy way out, so may we have AJ Styles, to explain himself.

You don’t want some….says DMX.

He comes out with Gallows and Anderson.

They already want it, you did not need The Bullet Club.  So why did you do it?

AJ had a plan, and that plan was to get in the ring, shake your hand, and then punch you in the face.  Cena insults Styles.  He is very good in the mic, he does very well in the movies not starring him.  But he insults him when the bell rings.  Even on your best day John, you can’t beat Styles.

His kids ask him why he never faces Cena, and he tells them it’s simple, if they wrestled, AJ would run circles around him.

Cena is not impressed by this answer.  His jokes are about as outdated as his jorts.  He sees a guy who worked for 2 decades making his mark in the WWE.  He made an appearance of Royal Rumble, and he failed.  He received a World Title shot, he failed.  Then he gets another shot, and fails again.  His cronies had told him how great he is for 15 years, yet he fails.  Cena wants to make this clear, Styles couldn’t get past Roman Reigns, and he thinks he can get past Cena?  He doesn’t know who he is dealing with.

Styles has been all over the world, he has been in Japan, and if he goes back, he would sell-out, just like that,  Desperate?  Styles has nothing to lose, and that makes him dangerous.

So Cena wants to know why is it not Cena vs Styles, but Cena Vs The Club.

It’s simple everyone knows that when guys like AJ gets in the ring with Cena, John buries him.  So these guys will make sure his head isn’t buried in the sand.  John, you have no idea who you’re dealing with.

All three men head to the ring.

New Day come out, to back up Cena.

Tonight, New Day Vs The Club in 6-man action.

The Vaudevillains are facing Enzo and Cass, now.

A certified G, and a bonafide stud.  And you can’t teach that.  And Big Cass is 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.  Badda Boom, realest guys in the room….

HOW YA DOING??

And we get a DQ, because Cass has lost it, because those villains tried to hurt Enzo again.  He takes care of The Vaudevillains.

Sami Zayn is taping up, and Tom Phillips wants to hear his thoughts.  Does he consider Sami the underdog in Del Rio’s match?

Yes, because Del Rio is the only competitor who has won Money in the Bank before.  But he believes he can beat him.

Del Rio interrupts him, and says Sami winning MITB would make those doubters wrong, si?  Those dreams are for Del Rio, because Sami will always be a perro, a filthy, infested paper boy.

Their match is next.

More tweets from the wrestlers about Ali.

Stephanie is being interrupted by Teddy.

If he was running Smackdown, which he isn’t, but he would cease the moment.  He suggests that at Money in the Bank, we have a Fatal 4-Way for the Tag Titles, with Enzo and Cass Vs Vaudevillains Vs Gallows and Anderson vs New Day.

And Teddy slipped the dolla dolla to security to get himself in.

Stephanie orders a Fatal 4-way set for Money in the Bank at Money in the Bank.

Del Rio Vs Zayn is now.

Del Rio beats him, like that with his kick to the head.

We go straight to a Owens and Ambrose promo.

Owens seems concerned about Ambrose, because he seems a bit “off” lately.

Up next, more video from Roman Reigns.

“The Guy” Vs “The Architect” in 13 days.

But now, we have Ambrose Vs Owens.

Ambrose wins with Dirty Deeds, and Owens knocks him over a ladder.

Tonight, 6-man tag match, with The Club Vs The New Day.

The Women’s Champ Charlotte comes out with Dana Brooke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling 5/31/16…Pick Your Poison

We are 2 weeks away from Slammiversary, with the show being centered around Drew Galloway and Lashey.  The two will lock horns at Slammiversary.

Impact Wrestling is now.

Dixie Carter is backstage, telling someone there has to be control tonight.  She vouched for her,and she promised he would do the right thing.  This person is in charge of tonight’s Impact.

We see last week, Jeff Hardy winning the ladder match to ensure he faces Matt Hardy at Slammiversary.  EC3 defeated Matt Hardy by DQ, but he doesn’t face “The Miracle” Mike Bennett at Slammiversary.

Mike Bennett and Maria come to the ring.

So according to Dixie Carter, things got a little out of hand.  She put someone in charge of tonight’s show.  He knows it’s not Mike, or his wife.  He gave her all of his social media accounts, and he never heard from Dixie.

Maria is the leader of the Knockout Division, if it’s anyone who should be in charge, it should be Maria.

Whoever is in charge, come on….

Trouble….Trouble….Trouble….

EC3 is in charge, tonight.

Mike Bennett beats EC3, and they had a deal for a rematch, but Mike reneged on that deal, which brings him to Slammiversary….Mike Bennett Vs EC3.  EC3 wants Mike 100%, so he is giving him the night off.  So he can be at his very best, that he comes out, to be defeated.

Mike tells EC3 every time he steps in the ring, the ratings go through the roof.  But that is fine, Mike will take the night off.

But wait, a night off from wrestling, but not from working.

He asks for Kenny Smith the director of custodian directions, to get the tools.  It was “Taco Tuesday” in catering, so he has Mike clean the toilets.

Maria tells him he can’t do that, but he can.  He upset Impact directors, so they brought him out to alleviate the issues at hand.  We will have a job evaluation, with Gail Kim coming out here.  We will find out if she keeps her job, or spoiler alert, she gets fired.

EC3 is done with them, so leave this ring.

Michael refuses, and EC3 orders him to leave the ring.

He will leave, but only because Mike wants to leave.

Na na na chant from the crowd.

Here comes Lashley.

Ethan, they keep meeting like this.  Ethan keeps messing in his business.  So Lashley will mess in him.  One day, the two will meet up, so Lashley can spear his ass.

EC3 tells Lashley that will be a hell of a match someday, but tonight, Drew Gallaway will intervene, and choose Lashley’s opponent.

Pick Your Poison, tonight.

We come back, and see Mike Bennett having some trouble cleaning the toilets.

Drew Galloway and Lashley are in the ring.  Drew chooses Bram as Lashley’s opponent.

The match is now.

Lashley is DQ’d in the match, and he hits a spear on Bram after the match.  He delivers another spear.

Drew Galloway brings a chair to the ring, to save Bram.

Drew chases after Lashley.

Eli Drake, he has the briefcase.

He’s cashing in his King of the Mountain Championship.

Eli hits a knee to the head, and pins Bram to be the new King of the Mountain Champion.

Earlier today, The Bromans are with Raquel.  They need to focus to keep their eyes on the prize.

Michael Bennett is still cleaning the toilets.

Oh boy, Earl Hebner is out of the toilet, so Mike needs to clean that toilet.  He disrespect Earl, and EC3 calls for Mike to be a ref for the next match.

We are at Cameron, North Carolina.  Our cameras were on hand for the contract signing, of Hardy vs Hardy at Slammiversary.

Eli Drake is the new King of the Mountain champion, and he has some champagne to celebrate with everyone.  Very nice of him.

Video footage from Cameron, North Carolina.

Matt Hardy, with a new look.

“The Miracle” Mike Bennett is the referee.

The match is Rockstar Spud and Tyrus against The Bromans.

The winner gets Tag Team Shot at Slammiversary.

They have Raquel with them.

The Bromans wins with The Bro-Down, and Spud taps out to The Adonis Clutch.

Maria is on the phone with Billy Corgan, but EC3 interrupts the call.  EC3 will mediate the entire Maria-Gail Kim scenario, next.

Maria comes to the ring, with her apprentice Allie with her, and her enforcer Sienna.

Allie tells us the first lady of professional wrestling cannot do her job without them.

EC3 shoos them out of the ring, and Maria tells him he can’t talk to them like that.

More Na Na Na Hey hey Good-bye, as they leave.

Maria is doing a wonderful job as leaders of the Knockouts.

EC3 disagrees, but the real opinion is Gail Kim.

Maria tells us let the wrestlers talk, because if they were in charge, there would be anarchy.

EC3 tell us Maria thinks she is doing a good job.  Gail does not, so what does Gail want?

Gail wants a match with Maria, one on one, and she wants it at Slammiversary.

Let Maria remind us she is Gail’s leader, so as her leader, she says no.

But EC3 is in charge, and he calls for Maria vs Gail Kim, at Slammiversary.

Maria is trying to build a future for the Knockouts Division.  At Slammiversary, it will be the worst night of her life.  Because she will submit herself in the TNA Hall of Fame, when she kicks her ass.

EC3 sees Gail Kim dressed to compete, Maria’s apprentices are dressed to compete.  Gail Kim has a partner, and that partner is the Knockout Champion, Jade.

That is next.

Allie is pinned from a Package Piledriver by Jade.  She and Gail win the match.

Jeff has entered the Hardy house.  Reby is taking the kid to leave.  Matt has flipped the lid.

Matt still has his accent.

Mike Bennett comes to the ring, Maria refuses to leave.

This game Ethan is over.  EC3’s aunt Dixie doesn’t know what she has in them.  Mike is a wrestler, not his wife.  He is the best wrestler in the damn world.  This is through.

EC3 said Mike is a wrestler, he has an opponent, and it would be a “miracle” if he shows up sober.

Sorry About Your Damn Luck.

James Storm heads to the ring, in his brewser cruiser.

The match is now.

Maria slaps Storm in the face, and Bennett rolls up Storm for the win.

EC3 tells Michael the game is over, the nonsense is over.  The fact is Slammiversary.  Bennett calls himself God, EC3 is the devil.  He comes to his church God, he burns it down, God.  But he leaves Mike with this, a kick to the face.

Last Call by Storm.

Still to come, who will Drew Galloway face?

Al Snow is in the ring, he runs down American fans, and says he brought new talent from London, England.  Their names are The Tribula.

He shows footage of last week beating Grado with one move, his Snow Plow.  But Grado comes out with Mahibab Sheara, calling him a liar.  He used weapons last week, even Grado’s own fanny pack.  He had The Tribula come out and interfere too.

Now we get some Mom jokes, and now all four men fight, but Al helps his new team.

Anyway, Lashley chooses Galloway’s opponent, next.

We see an interview setup of Braxton Sutter.  He is excited about having a TNA contract.

He now has an opportunity, he wants to be World Heavyweight Champion.

Slammiversary rundown.

Hardy Vs Hardy video now.

They are inside the very first Omega ring, and I guess we end the show with that footage.

But now, who is Drew Galloway facing tonight?

Lashley tells us Drew’s opponent tonight are The Decay.

Drew more or less faced all 3 members.  But Lashley came out to try to spear him, but Drew leaped up, and Lashley speared Abyss.  The champ then hits a Future Shock DDT, and pins Crazzy Steve.

12 days away from Lashley Vs Drew.

And now video footage of the Hardy contract signing.

Matt signs the contract, Reby comes back, but she had a baby doll.  And Matt nails a Side Effect through the table.

It’s over, done.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

I picked the wrong week to start watching Impact again.  After hearing about how good last week’s show was, I gave this a chance.  Just a bad show.

Do you agree?  Send me your thoughts here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 5/30/16…John Cena Returns

Before we start the show, I want to thank the men and women who have served for our country, in the past and present.  Never forget the ones who have sacrificed to protect us.

Tonight’s Raw should be big, not only are we going to have the return of John Cena, but we also will see something “hatch” apparently.

Raw is now.

Lilian Garcia kicks the show off by giving us the 10 bell salute, for men and women who have defended our honor.

Awesome video to remind us about the ones we have lost, and to always honor the men and women, in uniform.

Tonight is the night as we get the opening theme.

We are live in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

HERE COMES THE MONEY….HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

And before Shane says anything, here comes Stephanie.

It’s a McMahon Family Reunion here.

Stephanie tells Shane let’s get this started.

WELCOME TO MONDAY NIGHT RAW!!

Steph talks, and nobody wants to listen.

What’s up Green Bay!!

Shane tells us it’s time to shake things up.  Smackdown is going live on Tuesday July 19th, on USA Network.  It’s coming to Tuesday nights.

Steph tells us that is Smackdown, but this is Raw.  Tonight, we will see the return of John Cena.

OHHHHHH TITLETOWN!!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, IT’S TIME TO CLAP FOR YOU WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

New Day is excited about the move to Smackdown, live.  But as excited as they were, excitement turned to paranoia.

Social Media write-ups about brand extension.

Shane tell us there will be a unique roster for Raw and Smackdown.

The New Day is about the new era.  Kofi is new era through and through.

But Big E and Xavier are poking fun at that.

But the question everyone want to know is where are The New Day going?

Stephanie informs them they haven’t decided yet.  But New Day are accusing her of dodging the question.

You can’t possibly think about breaking up The New Day.  They are your WWE Tag Team Champions.

Shane tells them there is anything not on the table.

Hold on, there is a chance they will break up The New Day?  This can’t happen, think of the kids.  And Francesca II.  She can’t handle to be away from all 3 of her parents.

Stephanie tells them things haven’t been discussed yet.

But who runs Raw?

Who?

Who?

Who?

Steph assures them everything will work out.  But there seems to be a bit of a sibling rivalry.  But here is what they do to solve things….a dance challenge.

And now we will have our dance challenge.

Shane gives us his best dance.

Now it’s Stephanie’s turn.

She is about to dance, but here comes The Vaudevillains to ruin things.

The Vaudevillains Vs The New Day in a non-title match, next.

Gallows and Anderson attack The new Day, so Vaudevillains are DQ’d.  They come into the ring, but Vaudevillains tell them to have at it, and they nail Big E with Magic Killer.

Gallows and Anderson made a statement.

Renee Young is with Anderson and Gallows.  Gallows tell us this was a message to say they aren’t going anywhere.  Anderson reiterates they are just getting started.

We see footage from last Monday when Sheamus attacks Apollo Crews.

Apollo is doing push-ups, and someone approaches him.  It’s Big Show.  He assures Apollo he’s not here to hurt him.  Apollo wants to take out Sheamus, so Big Show tries to give him some advice.

Sheamus is afraid to lose his spot.  Sheamus feels Apollo will back down.  So the question is will Apollo back down?

Golden Truth come out together.

The Usos will compete against Breezango.

The Golden Truth are doing commentary.

The Usos win in a pointless match.

Breezango blame The Golden Truth, now all four men start to fight.

We need Gallows and Anderson to come out, and beat the shit out of all four men here.

8 days ago, Seth Rollins made his return.  In 3 weeks, it will be Rollins Vs Reigns, at Money in the Bank.

We will hear from the WWE World Champion, next.

The crowd is mixed here, yet again for Roman.

2 years ago, Seth Rollins sold out, and broke up The Shield.

Ever since then, he has called himself THE man.  But that is funny since he runs away from THE guy every single time, and he has the title to prove he is THE guy.

So if you want to prove you are THE man, come on out, and prove it.

Here comes Seth Rollins, running to the ring, but he thinks twice about it.

Seth has the mic, thinks about saying something, but he decides not to.

Now he is charging to the ring, and again stops.  Laughing at Roman, it will be on his time.  Not Roman’s.

Seth walks away again.

Drops the mic again, and walks away.

3 weeks, we see these two men face off.

Seth charges again, but Roman is ready for him.  Seth screams they do things his way.

John Cena is here tonight.

6-man tag match of all 6 men involved in Money in the Bank ladder match.

Goldberg is a part of the new WWE2K17 game.

Lana is here to introduce us to a “Real American Hero”, and the greatest United States Champion, Rusev.

Rusev Vs Zack Ryder is now.

Rusev wins the match with an Accolade.

Rusev calls himself a better American Hero than any of us.  And here comes Titus O’ Neil.

Titus dares Rusev saying this, on this day….Memorial Day.  Great Americans fight for what they believe in.  He isn’t a Bulgarian brute, he is a Bulgarian chump.  So if he wants to fight, let’s fight.

Titus decks Rusev, and Rusev gets out of the ring.

Next, we see footage from last week, when Charlotte threw her father out of her ring.

The announcers are beside themselves over Charlotte’s actions.

Earlier today, Stephanie catches up with Charlotte.  She is embarrassed with what Charlotte did last week.  Charlotte isn’t stepping down with her, while Steph calls her a waste of talent.

Tonight, Natalya Vs Dana Brooke, one on one.

Another commercial break.

Enzo and Big Cass come out to the ring.

My name is Enzo Amore.  I am a certified G, and a bona-fide stud, and you can’t teach that.  And this man is Big Cass, he’s 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.

Bada Boom, the realest guys in room, how ya doin??

They want some of the Dudleys.

How ya doin?

The Dudley Boyz Vs Enzo and Cass is now.

Enzo and Cass win the match with a Rocket Launcher, pinning Bubba.

Zayn, Ambrose, and Cesaro are talking about strategy.

John Cena returns, next.

The Champ is here.

Cena is very grateful to be back home.  But on this day, it is his duty to honor the heroes who have fallen, and protected our country.

Liberty is freedom, and freedom is our livelihood.  It gives us the honor to cheer for who we want, stand up for what we believe in, dress how we want, and act how we want.  And it is a privilege to say Cena is back on Monday Night Raw.

But this means if he still belongs.  A new era has begun, which means new names, new faces.  So the question is can he still hang with them?  He won’t just roll over, and go away.  Cena will not go quietly away.  And the face that runs this place says this, if the future is now, then the future must go through him.

Enter AJ Styles.

The crowd is half for AJ, and half for Cena.

It is a cool moment here.

AJ has been waiting for this moment his entire life.

AJ said Cena has sort of bad rep, he has been told Cena is always the first into the arena, and the last to leave.  And he has done so much for this company, but here is the thing.  They have been in two different worlds, but here they stand in this ring together.  AJ wanted to be the first to say welcome back.

Cena is hesitant about shaking hands with AJ, but he does.

But here comes Anderson and Gallows.

AJ, as Gallows says, they agreed to go their separate ways.  And he saw what they did to The New Day.  But AJ is sucking up to Cena.

Anderson said they are not here to kiss ass, they are here to kick it.  And that includes AJ.

AJ takes his shirt off, and so does Cena, but AJ turns on Cena, and he is a part of The Club all along.

The Club unites together.

AJ wants him some more, with Gallows and Anderson approve.

Moments ago, we see AJ turn his back on John Cena and laid him out.

Natalya Vs Dana Brooke, now.

Charlotte comes out with Dana.

Dana wins a 3 minute match with a Minshinuko Driver.

They now attack Natalya, and here comes Becky Lynch.

Jo-Jo is with Dolph Ziggler.

We see footage of his match with Baron Corbin at Extreme Rules Kick-Off match.

Ziggler said that Corbin got the best of him, but not the best in him.  When he was a kid, he got into amateur wrestler, and he broke records at Kent State Universe.  Dean Malenko had 1,004 moves, Ziggler has 1,005 moves.  Dolph is the one who steals the show, because he is Dolph Ziggler, and Corbin is not.

Ziggler vs Corbin is next.

We have an amateur wrestling match, but Ziggler kicks Corbin in the balls, causing a DQ.

Ziggler tells us he is DQ’d, and the loser always is Baron Corbin.

6-man tag match is our main event.

The Miz is currently on location, filming The Marine 5:  Battleground, and he will give us updates throughout the weeks.

Jericho, Del Rio, and Owens are talking about who the leader of the match is.

This Thursday night, we will see Charlotte face Becky Lynch.  We will also hear from The Club, this Thursday night on Smackdown.

6-man tag match is now.

Ambrose, Zayn, and Cesaro win when Ambrose pins Owens with Dirty Deeds.

The show ends rather quickly here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Not much here tonight, except seeing Cena back in the WWE, and AJ aligning himself with The Club, setting up a feud against Cena, which makes everyone happy.

Other than that, I hope you had a safe Memorial Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 5/23/16….The Architect Comes Home

Tonight, after a good Extreme Rules, we see the return of Seth Rollins, who Pedigreed Roman Reigns after a grueling battle with AJ Styles.

The Architect is back.

We are live in Baltimore, Maryland, with Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcoming us to the show.

Seth Rollins returns, to kick the show off.

The fans love seeing Seth Rollins back.  Seth acknowledges this, and reminds us how weird this is the fans love him.  Because such a short amount of time, Seth destroyed The Shield, with a chair shot to the back of Roman Reigns, and the fans hated him.  Then, at Wrestlemania 31, Seth cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase, and became the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and the fans hated him for taking Roman’s spotlight.

But then again, a ruptured ACL can do that.  He has been on the shelf for 7 months, he received many letters, many tweets, even flowers, wishing him to come back strong.  And what did he do?  He tore every single one of those letters, because he doesn’t need the fans.  He can do this on his own, and he tells us he was never beaten for the WWE World Heavyweight Title, and when he gets his rematch, he will be WWE World Heavyweight Champion, again.

Here comes Roman Reigns, and he doesn’t say anything.  He wants a fight, and Rollins walks away, saying he will do it at his time.

Which is brilliant.

HERE COMES THE MONEY!!  HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

Here comes Shane O’ Mac.

What’s up Baltimore!!

Shane reminds us that Seth did take out Reigns with a chair, to end The Shield.  He also told us that Rollins took Reigns’ moment with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31.  And last night, Rollins Pedigreed Roman Reigns, so he has every right to want to go after Rollins.

But then again, Seth is right too, he never lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, so he wants a piece of Roman.

So, at Money in the Bank, we will get to see Reigns Vs Rollins, for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Money in the Bank is quickly becoming one of my favorite PPVs, and this is shaping up to be a good one.

Tonight, we will have Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches.

The Miz vs Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler Vs Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho Vs Apollo Crews, and AJ Styles Vs Kevin Owens.

But next, it will be Sami Zayn Vs Dolph Ziggler.

All of this, tonight on Raw.

Renee Young is with Sheamus when we come back.

Last year, Sheamus qualified, and won Money in the Bank.  But tonight, he will be qualifying against Sami Zayn.

Sheamus tells us Sami Zayn wears a stupid hat, and he isn’t even in this country.  Renee tries to tell Sheamus he isn’t either, but Sheamus warns us that parents need to get their kids to leave the room, because what he is about to do to Sami, isn’t suitable for all ages.

Zayn Vs Sheamus is now.

Zayn picks up the win with a Helluva Kick.  The biggest win in Sami Zayn’s WWE career.

He qualifies for Money in the Bank match.

The crowd is taunting Sheamus right now, and he is beside himself.

Tonight, we get The State of the Women’s Championship, with Charlotte.

Renee Young interviews Apollo Crews, but Sheamus attacks him.

Sheamus is mad that Apollo is a part of the new era.  Nobody is here to replace Sheamus.

OHHHH BALTIMORE!!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS.

We have a cake, someone has a birthday.

As of last night at Extreme Rules, The New Day is still your WWE World Tag Team Champions!!

But this cake isn’t here to celebrate their victory.  It is here because Raw has been going strong for 2,400 episodes.  So, Happy Birthday Raw!!

Wait a second, Big E tell us that a WWE ring is never safe with a cake.  So, Big E will take care of the cake.

Nobody is safe from the cake, not even Byron Saxton.

But Social Outcasts came out, minus Adam Rose.  We have our 6-man tag match now.

New Day wins, and Heath Slater is fed to the cake.

The Miz Vs Cesaro, MITB qualifying is next.

After The Miz tell us how awesome he is, we have our match.

Cesaro wins the match with a Neutralizer, advancing to Money in the Bank Ladder match.

Earlier tonight, Shane McMahon sets up Reigns Vs Rollins for the WWE World Title, at Money in the Bank.

Renee Young is with Seth Rollins.

Money in the Bank is Seth’s thing.  He won it a couple of years ago, he cashed it at Wrestlemania 31.  He is that good.

Seth runs into Stephanie McMahon.  She tells Seth things have changed around here, including their professional relationship.  So she shakes Seth’s hand.

Jericho Vs Crews is now.

Jericho advances, with a Codebreaker.

Sheamus is watching backstage, Renee wants to get his point of view.  Sheamus was not impressed.

Owens Vs Styles, later tonight in a MITB qualifying match.

We need to make Darren Young great again campaign.

Jo-Jo is with Baron Corbin.

Baron tells us if any of us have a problem with how he beat Ziggler, deal with it.

Ziggler issues a challenge to Corbin, and he accepts.  It’s going to happen next week, but take notes while he has a technical wrestling match against Dean Ambrose.

Big Cass is here, with the returning Enzo Amore.

How Ya Doing?

The doctors diagnosed him with a concussion.

They want a piece of The Dudley Boyz.

There is only word to describe them, and he will spell it out for ya.

S.A.W.F.T.

It’s Bubba Ray Vs Big Cass, next.

Big Cass has the win, with an elbow.

Charlotte is out with her dad, and Dana Brooke, to tell us how proud he is of his daughter.

Charlotte tells us she is only proud of one person, herself.  She thanks Dana for joining forces with them, and Dana tells us she loves being with the Dirtiest Player in the Game.

And that brings us to Charlotte.  She brings up how every year Flair would miss Thanksgiving and Christmas, or birthdays.  But Charlotte understands now.  He was “The Man”, but now she is the Women’s Champion, which means she is “The Woman”.  She has never been more confident, and more ready.  Which is why she can tell Flair to get out of her ring.

Flair is confused by this, but Charlotte makes it clear, Ric is immortal to these fans, but he is dead to her.  All of the times he has never been there for her, she doesn’t need him now.  So get out of my ring, before she does something she regrets.

Flair is crying now, and Charlotte is making fun of him, but he slowly leaves, and we end the segment here.

Ambrose picks up the win with Dirty Deeds, pinning Ziggler.

Flair starts to say goodbye to everyone, while Renee gets a word from him.

Flair has nothing to say for now.

Styles Vs Owens is next.

The Colons want us to go to Puerto Rico, whatever.

Money in the Bank Qualifying match, our main event.  Styles vs Owens.

The crowd loves AJ Styles.

You never know how good someone is until you get in the ring with them.  He can say honestly, Roman Reigns is every man he says he is.  He is one of the best in the ring he has faced.  But he isn’t phenomenal.  Because if it wasn’t for The Usos, Gallows, and Anderson, he would be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

But what’s gone is gone.  Tonight, he has a chance to go on to Money in the Bank Ladder match, he will face Kevin Owens.

Gallows and Anderson come out, and they are offended that he blames them.  AJ tells them he never wanted them in his business.  This isn’t Japan, things have changed.

Anderson tells AJ things have changed.  AJ has changed.

Gallows tells AJ he doesn’t think AJ would make it out of a bar fight without their help.  He also doesn’t think he’d make it the main event at Extreme Rules.

AJ tells them that he got them here in WWE to build a legacy.  They can do their own thing.  But for now, they can stay brothers.

Gallows doesn’t like that idea, and Anderson said they aren’t brothers anymore.

AJ agrees, and says to get out of his ring.

Styles Vs Owens is next.

John Cena returns to Raw next week.

Also on Smackdown this Thursday night.  Cesaro Vs The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship, and rematch from Extreme Rules, Kalisto vs Rusev for United States Title.

Owens Vs Styles, now.

Kevin Owens wins clean, with a Pop-Up Powerbomb.

Jericho, Ambrose, Owens, Cesaro, and Zayn are qualified with 2 spots to be filled.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A good show tonight, that gave us focus on Money in the Bank Qualifying matches, and we now know our main event.  I can’t wait to see Rollins Vs Reigns.

I’m curious too to see who John Cena faces, will he team with AJ Vs Anderson and Gallows?

What were your thoughts of the show?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Extreme Rules 5/22/16

Tonight, WWE goes Extreme.  AJ Styles faces Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, in an Extreme Rules match.  Will The Club interfere?

Kick-off show starts in 15 minutes, so keep checking here throughout the night.

We are live in Newark, New Jersey.  Renee Young welcomes us to the Extreme Rules Kick-Off show.  She is joined by Booker T, Corey Graves, and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Many matches, with different stipulations tonight.  They each give their matches they are looking the most froward to.

Tom Phillips is in the Social Media Lounge tonight.  Tom’s guest tonight is Rusev and Lana.

Tonight, first ever Asylum Match, with Dean Ambrose Vs Chris Jericho.

The Women’s Championship is on the line, in a Submission Match with Charlotte Vs Natalya.  Video preview is now.

Paige and Becky Lynch are out to share their views on the big woman’s match, later tonight.

Tonight, on the Kick-Off show, Baron Corbin Vs Dolph Ziggler in a No-DQ match.

Here come The Dudley Boyz.

Mauro Ranallo and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

What would Extreme Rules PPV be without The Dudley Boyz, asks Devon?

Bubba informs us he and his brother have been in more Extreme Rules matches than the entire WWE locker room combined.

Bubba asks if we remember a little company named ECW?

We get an ECW chant going.

And Devon reminds us we can watch it on WWE Network.

Bubba tells us that we need to stop acting like sheep, because when they left ECW, the company went straight into the toilet, which is where the “new era” wrestlers young careers are going.

Devon tells us they are beneath Extreme Rules.  Bubba has something to ask he has been wanting to ask, Devon, can we please get out of New Jersey?

Here comes Big Cass.

The crowd asks how he’s doing.

Cass knows why Bubba didn’t tell Devon to get the tables, because everything at the table, they have already eaten.

This was very funny here, Chicken, how ya doing?  Steak, how ya doing?

But also too, the new era is better than anything the Dudleys had done in a bingo hall, because they get to showcase what they are doing in a million different homes.

And you can’t teach that.

The Dudleys attack Cass, but Big Cass gets the boot in, and calls them both S.A.W.F.T.

Rusev and Lana are next.

Jo-Jo is with The Miz and Maryse.

The Miz gives us a monologue, from “Miracle” starring Kurt Russell, from 2004.

This is Miz’s time, so go out there, and take it.

Powerful performance.

Tonight, Fatal 4-Way match for the IC Title.  The Miz Vs Cesaro Vs Sami Zayn Vs Kevin Owens.

Rusev Vs Kalisto for United States Title, later tonight, at Extreme Rules.

Rusev and Lana are with Tom Phillips.

Rusev and Lana are bored with these stoopid questions by the stoopid Americans.

AJ Styles Vs Roman Reigns for the WWE World Title video is now.

Our Kick-Off match is now, Baron Corbin Vs Dolph Ziggler, in a No-DQ match.

Corbin wins the match with a low blow, and End of Days, and pinning Ziggler.

Michael Cole and JBL make their way to ringside, Extreme Rules is now.

We are live, in Newark, New Jersey.  Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

The Usos Vs The Club kicks the show off.

Gallows and Anderson win with Magic Killer, pinning Jey Uso.

The Usos are being helped to the back.

How does this effect tonight’s main event?

United States Championship match is up now.  Kalisto Vs Rusev.

Rusev wins the United States Championship, making Kalisto tap out to the Accolade.  Doctors check on Kalisto after the match, because he gave Kalisto a back breaker on the corner of mat.

Rusev beating United States Champion, puts the importance on the title again.

I love it.

Sheamus is in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie, coming out on June 3rd.

OHHHHHH NEW JERSEY!!  STAND UP ON YOUR FEET, AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…..

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!!!

New Day Vs Vaudevillains is up.

The Vaudevillains destroyed Xavier’s time machine.

The New Day takes care of The Vaudevillains, when Big E took care of Aiden English, with a flying unicorn.  Kofi hits Gotch with Trouble in Paradise, and Xavier lands a Shining Wizard to win.

Renee Young is with AJ Styles.  AJ makes this clear, he will walk out tonight as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and he will continue to be phenomenal.

AJ walks into a dressing room door that says The Club.

Fatal 4-Way for the Intercontinental Championship is now.  The Miz Vs Cesaro Vs Sami Zayn Vs Kevin Owens.

The Miz picks up the win, when Sami hits a Hella Kick on Cesaro, but goes after Owens.  Incredible match with all four men.

The Extreme Rules Kick-Off panel join us for the show now.  Earlier tonight, Baron Corbin made a statement, beating Dolph Ziggler.

The Asylum Match is up now, Jericho Vs Ambrose.

A bit of everything here, some that was good.  Others that was not.  The middle of the match seemed to go on forever.  But Jericho nailed Ambrose three times with the barbed wire bat.  But earlier in the match, Ambrose threw down some thumbtacks, and slammed Jericho into them, and pinned him with Dirty Deeds.

Jericho bumped like crazy for Dean, which is fabulous.

Women’s Championship is on the line in a Submission Match.  Charlotte Vs Natalya, with Ric Flair banned from ringside.

Such a disappointing ending here.  Charlotte wins, when Ric Flair’s music plays, and we see a person wearing a Ric Flair robe, revealed to be Dana Brooke.

Natalya has her back to Charlotte, and Flair’s little girl hits a Figure Eight to make Natalya tap out.

WWE World Title match, our main event.  AJ Styles Vs Roman Reigns is now.

No heel turn here, but an incredible match.  Everyone was out there, but AJ lost his cool, nailed Reigns and his family with chair shots multiple times.  Styles missed a Phenomenal Forearm, and Reigns nails a spear, pins AJ for the 1…2…3.

When Reigns can celebrate, here comes Seth Rollins, kicks Reigns, and nails a Pedigree, to close the show, and reminds us he never was pinned.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Overall, a fun show tonight.  I hated some of the finishes, but every man and woman worked hard.

I just don’t think they treated The Club very well.  It seems like they treated them like jobbers, especially at the end.  While I love Seth Rollins returning, they treated The Club like they were nothing, and we remember the impact they had when they first debuted 5 weeks ago.

In order to help them, I do think it needs to be Rollins who recruits them, and they must help Seth become new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send me a line.  I won’t be able to watch Raw, until Tuesday.  My Cavs are playing tomorrow night, and I won’t be able to catch Raw until Tuesday.  I will talk to you then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 5/16/16…6 Days Away From Going Extreme

The month of May is halfway done, and that means in 6 days, WWE goes Extreme.  This show tonight will heavily set the event up.

Raw is now.

Tonight is the night, and we are live in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Tonight, The Usos Vs Gallows and Anderson.

We kick the show off with AJ Styles.

Lilian Garcia is back tonight too.

AJ is here to set the record straight.  He is tired of hearing Roman Reigns call him a liar.  But he has heard it all over, people seem to think his friendship with Gallows and Anderson is a plan they came up with, so he can be WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

We see the tweets people have sent.

This isn’t new to AJ Styles.  He has headlined Japan shows in front of 64,000 people.  He has been World Champion many places he has gone, and he hasn’t needed anyone’s help to get where he is at.

But here comes Reigns.

Reigns tells AJ he has headlined all over the world.  He has won championship after championship.  But none of that matter unless you’re winning THE championship.

AJ is phenomenal, at lying.  Reigns will be in Usos corner, will AJ be in the corner of his club?

Yes he is, AJ will be everywhere he is at.

AJ has heard this before, he is not a bad guy, he isn’t a good guy, he is THE guy.

Reigns reminds AJ this isn’t a wrestling match, Reigns can put him through a table.  He can nail him with a chair, he can do whatever he wants.  He knows AJ’s club will be there, and so will The Usos, and you will know that family is the main bloodline.

AJ will put him through a chair, and wrap it around his head.

The Club come out, but The Usos stand beside Reigns, and Roman decks AJ.

Also tonight, Ambrose calls out Jericho.

And tonight, we have the official contract signing to the Women’s Championship match.

But now, it’s Zayn Vs Cesaro, with The Miz coming out for commentary.

The match is a no contest, when all 4 men fight each other involved at the Fatal 4-Way match, and of course….

HERE COMES THE MONEY….HERE COMES THE MONEY.

What’s up Greensboro?  We will have a tag match, with Cesaro and Zayn Vs The Miz and Owens.

But here comes Stephanie.

Stephanie wants to consider switching up the teams a bit.  How about The Miz teaming up with Cesaro Vs Owens and Zayn.

That is better, and Kevin.  If you even think about walking out on Sami, don’t even think about having your title match.

The match is now.

Zayn and Owens win with a Hella Kick by Zayn, pinning Miz.

After the match, Owens lays out Zayn, demands the ref to raise his arm.

Renee Young is with Chris Jericho.

She asks if he has any idea what Dean Ambrose has to say?

Jericho tells Renee he needs to apologize for destroying his iconic jacket, that is more famous than Andre The Giant.  Chris will give him one chance to apologize, and if he doesn’t, he will make him very sorry.

The Shining Stars from Puerto Rico is next.

Apollo Crews video, and now The Shining Stars are ready for their in-ring debut.

Their names are Primo and Epico, The Shining Stars.

This ring is their island, and every time they step into the ropes, the ring turns into Puerto Rico.

So tonight, they would like to reward us by sharing a little piece of their Puerto Rica paradise.

Their opponents are 2 North Carolina locals, Scott Jackson and some other dude.  His name is Brian Kennedy.

And they hit a Shining Star to win.

Shane McMahon is talking to Dean Ambrose.  Dean is coming out, next.

John Cena is returning to Raw in 2 weeks, on Memorial Day.

Here comes “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose.

For the moment he got here, it seemed that people are puzzled, calling him different things, and questioning his stability.  But when Jericho put that straight jacket on last week, he tightened those buckles, he couldn’t move, he felt trapped like he was in jail, or an asylum.  He didn’t like it, and feels like he has something to say to Chris, so come on out.

Jericho comes out, and he pleads with Dean to apologize.  $15,000 is a lot of money, and he wants it back.  The way he sees it, Dean will give Chris back the $15,000, and give Chris an apology right now.

Apologize?  Okay, that is not happening.  He called him out to challenge Chris to a match at Extreme Rules.

Just as Chris suspected, no apology from Dean Ambrose.  Okay, you stupid idiot.  You want a match?  Chris will take $15,000 out of his ass, you got a match.

Are you sure?  This is Extreme Rules, and there can be anything that will happen.  With Chris’ age, he might not keep up.

Chris has faced any kind of giant, pro fighter, he has faced them all, and beaten them all.  Chris is a 6-time World Champion, and he is the best in the world at what he does.  Do you understand what he’s telling him?  He will show no remorse this Sunday.  He will give him what he wants, what every fan wants.  He will give Ambrose the gift of Jericho.

Drink it in, Dean.

Ambrose has a gift for him too, and we have a steel cage lower in the ring, with a straight jacket hanging on top.

Chris put Dean in a straight jacket, and Dean will put Chris in an asylum.  He talked to Shane McMahon, and Shane told him to choose any stipulation match he wants, so we will have the first ever Asylum Match.

We have Mitch the Plant on top too, barbed wire.  This is Extreme Rules.

There is no escape, and Chris you might be the best in the world at what you do.  But in Dean’s world, you scream, cry, and beg for mercy.

Dean promises you that when he enters his Asylum, Chris will never, EVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVER be the same, again.

Earlier tonight, Reigns and AJ put everything on the line in their Extreme Rules match, and are met with The Club and The Usos.

Becky Lynch will face Dana Brooke, a rematch from Smackdown.

Dana Brooke picks up the win, by rolling up Becky.

Natalya Vs Charlotte, at Extreme Rules.  We see footage of WWE Payback, with the Chicago Screwjob.

The official contract signing is tonight, on Raw.

The Dudleys are with Shane and Steph.  They want to remind Shane and Steph who they are.

Shane and Steph tells them one of the two will face Big Cass.  But they must decide who faces him.

The Golden Truth finally make their debut in the ring.  We see video of their 5 month history.

Bredango faces Golden Truth, with Bredango winning.  Truth tries to kick Tyler, but misses and hits Goldust instead.

Goldust is beside himself.

Official contract signing to Women’s Title match is tonight.

Truth is telling Goldust they have to work out the kinks.  The WWE Universe wants The Golden Truth.  R-Truth wants The Golden Truth, and deep down inside, Goldust wants it too.

Bredango comes over, and makes fun of them.

Goldust agrees to it.

AHHHHHHH GREENSBORO, DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR.  CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, AND FEEL THE POWER!!

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

Pour yourself a big ol’ bowl of Booty O’s.  Booty O’s, they make sure you ain’t booty.

This Sunday, they will defend their WWE Tag Team Titles against those dreaded villains from the bygone era, The Vaudevillains.

Kofi wishes we’d see a glimpse of the era The Vaudevillains were here.

Xavier has a time machine.  Okay, it was an empty refrigerator box.

They went in, and we see a glimpse of Kofi Kingston, the Jamaican Sensation.

Wrong era.

We come back, and it indeed the bygone era.  Big E. has a mustache, and the Booty O’s box is Derrier Squares.

But they are still WWE Tag Team Champions, and The Vaudevillains attack all three men.

Gallows and Anderson Vs The Usos is next.

The Usos win with a kick, and a splash.

After the match, all six men fight.

Styles has a chair, and this time, he used it.  Nailed Roman 3 times, and hits a Styles Clash right on the chair.

AJ Styles makes a statement, tonight.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw.

Big Cass has a problem with The Dudleys.

Big Cass Vs Devon is now.

Big Cass wins with the East River Crossing.

Only one word to describe them….S.A.W.F.T.

Video from last week, when Ric Flair came out to help his daughter Charlotte.  Shane McMahon came out to kick him out, and Paige won.

Submission Match this Sunday, but tonight, a contract signing.

In 2 weeks, John Cena will return.

Kalisto Vs Del Rio, now.

Del Rio wins with a Backstabber, after we see Rusev attacking Sin Cara from behind backstage.  Rusev brings Sin Cara out, and after Del Rio beats him, Rusev attacks Kalisto, and nails an Accolade.

Lana approves.

Our main event, the official contract signing is next.

Our Extreme Rules Kickoff show match will be Ziggler Vs Corbin in a No DQ match.

Stephanie and Shane are in the ring.

This Sunday, Charlotte Vs Natalya will be a Submission match, and we have the official contract signing.

Ric Flair interrupts Stephanie’s introduction.  Let a Flair introduce a Flair.

Charlotte is ready to sign, but Shane brings out Natalya.

Natalya has a few things to say.  She used to have respect for Charlotte.  They faced each other at the first NXT PPV.  She was such a gracious person, and she did it without her father.  She hopes that she becomes that same person again this Sunday.

Charlotte tells Natalya that this is her people.  She would hit these people’s best friends, and people would still cheer her.  People love her, because she is a Flair.  And Nattie is just Nattie.

Flair tries to WOOOO, but Charlotte tells Ric this is her ring.

Shane wants Charlotte to sign the contract.  There is an added stipulation.  If Ric even walks to the ring, Charlotte will forfeit her Women’s Championship.

Ric is irate over this, and Shane calls for security.  Stephanie informs Charlotte that if she doesn’t sign tonight, she will forfeit the Women’s Championship, tonight.

Charlotte signs the contract.

Ric wants a piece of Shane, Charlotte tries to stop him, but Stephanie slaps Flair.  Charlotte tries to go after Stephanie, but Natalya ends this show with a Sharpshooter.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A crappy show tonight, Extreme Rules is this Sunday.  That is all I have to say.  Send me your thoughts here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 5/9/16…Bullet Club Vs. Family

Tonight, Raw will feature a rematch from last week’s Raw main event.  Reigns and The Usos Vs AJ, Gallows, and Anderson.  We are also 13 days away from Extreme Rules, so expect some heavy promotion designed for that show.

I am also certain, Stephanie and her brother Shane will kick off Raw, together, right?

Raw is now.

Footage from last week, with Reigns, Usos Vs Styles, and his crew.

We are in Omaha, Nebraska.  Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

Tonight, 6-man elimination tag match with The Club Vs Family.

I was wrong, Y2J kicks off the show.

It’s time for the Highlight Reel.

Shut your mouth, and listen to me.  Tonight, the guest of his Highlight Reel was supposed to be Dean Ambrose.  But that won’t happen, because of Jericho.

He won’t be here tonight, in fact he might not be in WWE for a long, long time, because of Jericho.

But he has the next best thing.  It’s the remains of Mitch, the potted plant.

Ambrose came here to WWE to entertain us, but then Dean ended, just like Mitch the plant, a tsunami, known as Chris Jericho.

And now, Mitch is waiting for someone, or some thing to make him better, again.  But it won’t happen.  And what is sad is the fans, who are barbarians are talking about Mitch the Plant, when Dean was in a hospital last week.

But he understands why we like Mitch, because he is more entertaining than Dean Ambrose.  He has more charisma than Ambrose.  He can sell Mitch’s remains for $12, and become good as new, because he is worth more money than Dean Ambrose.

He understands why the fans can relate to Dean.  He is a loser, just like us, and Chris can’t relate to that, because he is a legend.  He is a “Haley’s Comet” of WWE superstars.  We can talk about a new era, but Chris knows what we want.  He will give us the gift of Jericho, drink it, man.

And furthermore….

And here comes Big Cass.

If Jericho ever hands Cass this as a gift, he better have a receipt, because the moment he turns around, he is returning it.

How Ya Doin’?

Cass knows who Chris is, but Cass doesn’t think Chris knows who the new era is.  Consider this a warning, because Cass has arrived.  And he better get out of his way, because Cass will run him over.

Jericho makes a joke about Enzo being in a hospital, and Cass tells him this new era doesn’t run, they fight.  And he suggests they do that now.

Chris tells Cass he is the best in the world….

Cass tells Chris he is the best in the world at what he does, but Cass is 7 feet tall.  And you can’t teach that.

Jericho takes his jacket off, says you want to fight.  He then walks away.

So Chris is running away?  There is only one word to describe that, and let him spell it out for him….

S.A.W.F.T.

Jericho runs back, and Cass hits the big boot.

Tonight, Paige will face Charlotte.  But next, it’s Ziggler Vs Corbin.

Stephanie agrees with Shane’s direction, and tonight, Jericho will face Big Cass in the main event.  And she warns Chris to ever make the mistake of trying to draw a big wedge between she and her brother Shane.

Ziggler Vs Corbin is now.

Corbin wins the match with End of Days.

Tonight, 6-man elimination match of The Club Vs Family.

We come back, and see The Flairs try to persuade Shane McMahon into reversing Stephanie’s decision last week, from barring Flair at ringside at Extreme Rules.

The request is denied, and Shane orders Flair is banned from ringside tonight too.

Jo-Jo is with The Club.

AJ tells us last week, he had an opportunity to hit Roman Reigns with a steel chair.  He denied that, and we saw what Roman did, which means he would do anything he can to keep the title.  AJ said he would beat Roman by himself at Extreme Rules.  But tonight, he has The Club, and anything will happen.

It’s R-Truth Vs Fandango, one on one.

Truth goes to the ropes, accidentally hits Tyler Breeze, and nails What’s Up for the big win.

This Thursday night on Smackdown, its Gorgeous Truth Vs Goldango.

All 3 men involved in the Intercontinental Title picture are bickering with Shane and Steph.  Steph orders a Triple Threat match at Payback, for the IC Title.

But Sami Zayn has a problem.  Last week, when he held the IC Title, the people wanted it.

But Sami lost to Kevin Owens last week, but Sami proposed that he faces The Miz tonight, if he loses, he goes to the back of the line.

Steph and Shane agree to that, and the match is set.

Charlotte Vs Paige is now, with Natalya at ringside.

Flair shows up at ringside, but here comes the money.  Shane makes sure refs escort Flair out of ringside.

Charlotte has her back to Paige, and the Brit rolls up Charlotte for the pinfall.

Charlotte is still Women’s Champion, but loses the match.

Earlier tonight, Big Cass made a statement on Y2J.

Tonight, Jericho Vs Cass, and 6-man elimination tag match is set.  The Family Vs The Club.

The Miz Vs Sami, is now.

Sami picks up the win with a Hella Kick, advancing to Extreme Rules for an IC Title match.

Renee Young is with Becky Lynch.

Becky faced Emma last week, and Emma used Becky’s eye injury to her advantage for the win.

Emma did that on purpose, so trust her the next time they face each other in the ring, Emma is in line for a lass kicking.

Emma comes in, says she is using excuses, but what she really needs are eyes in the back of her head.

The debuting Dana Brooke comes in and attacks Becky.

EMD is on Raw.

Darren Young is ready for a change, he needs a life coach, and asks Mr. Bob Backlund to be his life coach.  Backlund will be his wrestling coach.  Bob’s first rule in life coach is wrestling is life.

Switching gears.  We caught up with Xavier Woods on his Youtube show, “Up Up, Down Down”.

It’s a Pizza Hut commercial.

Zack Ryder wants to be IC Champion again.  He wants to be a major player, again.

Shane appreciates his fire, and this is about chances in WWE.  Kevin Owens shows up again.

Owens beat Sami, so he should not even get an IC Title match.  But Zack beat Owens at Wrestlemania, so he should get a title shot.

So Shane has an idea, if Zack can beat Owens tonight, then Zack can slide right in, and get IC Title shot at Extreme Rules.

Tom Phillips is with The Family.

Usos tell Tom the difference between The Club, and Family, is they are family.  You hit one person, you mess with them all.

Tonight, it can be One Vs Three, or One Vs All.  But Reigns has his family, they will take care of Gallows and Anderson.  But then, Reigns will eliminate Styles.

Next, it’s Sin Cara Vs Rusev.

Sin Cara defeated Rusev, with some help from Kalisto.

I don’t like this trend going on tonight, champions or number one contenders losing.

6-man tag action is next.

AJ is DQ’d when The Club helps him out, with a chair shot on Reigns, after it was AJ and Roman one on one.  Then we have a fight break out.  AJ dared Reigns to use a chair, and when he picked it up, AJ escaped.  He tells Reigns Roman needs the chair, not AJ.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw.

Zack Ryder Vs Kevin Owens is now.

Pop-Up Powerbomb, Kevin Owens is going to Extreme Rules.

Last week at Payback, Enzo Amore received a concussion.  He is in recovery.

Renee Young is with Big Cass.  Cass is dedicating his match to Enzo.

OHHHHHH OMAHA!!!  DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR, AND CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!!

IT’S A NEW DAY, YES IT IS!!!

Kofi reminds us in 2 weeks, they will face The Vaudevillians for the WWE World Tag Team Championship.

We must hail the last Booty-O.

The Vaudevillians do not appreciate a good booty.  They are from a bygone era, which quite frankly were not to kind to people like them….smart phone users.

Call you Mami, and your Papi, and tell them new Day Rocks.

Here come The Dudley Boyz.  They are facing New Day, next.

Dudleys win the match, with some help from The Vaudevillians.

Not a good night for the champions.

This Thursday on Smackdown, it will be Owens and The Miz Vs Sami and Cesaro.  Also, Reigns Vs Gallows.

Big Cass Vs Jericho, our main event is now.

A man attacks Jericho, and took his jacket.  That man is Dean Ambrose, and he wants some of Chris Jericho.

Dean tears up Jericho’s jacket.  We will call him Barry, for now.

And Chris runs off, but is met by Big Cass.

Cass runs him right back into the ring, and is met with Dirty Deeds.

$15,000 jacket is torn to pieces.

The show ends here, with Ambrose walking away, and Jericho is beside himself.

Stephanie and Shane is walking in the back.  They are getting along, it seems.

Stephanie looks at the picture of Shane and Vince.

Jericho is still beside himself, irate over the $15,000 jacket.  You idiot.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

An interesting show tonight, certainly better than last week, and a minimal showing of Shane and Stephanie.

I am looking forward to Styles Vs Reigns again, at Extreme Rules.  Those two have good chemistry.  And a very good showing for Big Cass tonight.  He didn’t wrestle, but he went toe to toe with Jericho on the mic, and he handled himself very well.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Share them with me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 5/2/16…A New Era Has Begun?

One night after Payback, we find out Shane and Stephanie McMahon are in charge of Monday Night Raw.  We also see Roman Reigns retain his WWE World Title, after a DQ and a countout.  What happens tonight?

WWE Raw is now.

We are live in St. Louis, Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

And we begin the show with Stephanie McMahon.

Stephanie has a gift for us, it seems.

Hello St. Louis, and she says it’s great to be back on Raw, so welcome….

HERE COMES THE MONEY!!!  HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

Shane comes out.

What’s up, St. Louis.

And welcome everyone to Monday Night Raw.

Steph tells Shane in the 7 years Shane has left us and the fans, she has learned about business, and she knows how to work well with others.

After her father put them both in charge of Raw, she brought Shane a peace offering.

It’s a photo of Shane and Vince together.

That’s the Shane she remembers, and she knows how much that photo means to Shane.  So in spirit of working together, let’s hear about Shane’s ideas of Raw.

We do a poll, they want to hear Shane’s ideas, and not Stephanie’s.

What they would like to do, and here comes Kevin Owens.

This is a lovely sight to see the two of them, brother and sister in the ring, together on Monday Night Raw.  It’s very touching, but here is an idea.

Kevin tells the fans he is talking to Steph and Shane, not these idiots.

Kevin wants a rematch for the IC Title.  Last night, he decimated Sami Zayn, and has proven he is better than Sami.  Kevin wants his Intercontinental Title rematch, tonight.

Kevin has no hope in Shane making the right decisions.  He knows Stephanie is a smart businesswoman, and he is owed that rematch in his contract.

And here comes Cesaro.

Kevin wants to talk about last night, Cesaro had the Intercontinental Champion beat, but unfortunately for the fans in Cesaro Section, the whiner came into the ring.

Owens agrees, Sami Zayn had no business being in the ring, and Cesaro told Owens he cost him the match, and the title.

Shane has a solution for this.  These two settle it in the ring, one on one.

That match is next.

The Miz caused Owens the match because Cesaro and owens ran into Miz.

Now all three men are fighting, and here comes Sami Zayn.

Hola kick, on Owens.  But Maryse saves her husband.

Sami Zayn wants the Intercontinental Title now.

Stephanie runs into Dean Ambrose.  He isn’t buying into Stephanie’s act.  But her brother gave him his own show Ambrose Asylum, she will be Dean’s guest.  And she wants to meet Mitch the Plant.

Truth wants to tag with Prince Pretty, and Breeze doesn’t care.  Goldust is upset by this, and he has a partner for later tonight.

FAAAAAAAANDANGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anderson and Gallows tells AJ Styles Reigns won’t leave Extreme Rules without the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Reigns hears this, after last night, Roman has respect for AJ.  But he has no respect for the other two guys.  After last night, he doesn’t think he can beat THE GUY all alone.  Question is can these three beat their three.  Roman and The Usos.

AJ tells them he will beat reigns all by himself at Extreme Rules, but tonight, the three of them will face those three.

Goldust and Fandango Vs Pretty Truth, next.

Pretty Truth wins when Truth distracts Goldust and dances, Tyler rolls up Goldust for the win.

Whatever.

The New Day are headed to the ring, next.

AHHHHHH ST. LOUIS….DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR….CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 2-TIME WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, AND FEEL THE POWER!!!

IT’S A NEW DAY….YES IT IS!!

After what happened last night, The Vaudevillians were rewarded the victory, and will indeed face New Day at Extreme Rules, in 3 weeks.

On to serious business last night, in the finals of the WWE Number One Contenders tournament, sponsored by Booty O’s.  Enzo Amore suffered a concussion, and the match ended abruptly.

They have a tweet that will all make us smile.

Xavier tried to say beyonce slid up her DMs last night.  But that did not happen.

We have this….

Enzo has been released from the hospital.

HOW YA DOING???

They sent him some Booty O’s cereal, and a dash of unicorn magic.  So when he returns, The New Day will be waiting.  But your WWE World Tag Team Champions will continue to keep this positivity train…

The Vaudevillians come out, and while what happened last night was tragic, this is a tough business, and tough things happen.  But let’s face it, a real man would have gotten back up.  A real man, like them are in a dead man era.  But real men are like them are the Number One Contenders to the WWE World Tag team Championship.

Simon Gotch tell us they made Enzo Amore the realest man in the emergency room.  And they want to know how is he doing.

Here come The Dudley Boyz.

What are the two carnies doing?  They didn’t beat anyone last night.  The referee stopped the match, and all they did was twirl their mustaches, like the Monopoly man.  As far as his brother and he are concerned, they need to restart the Tag Team Tournament.

Devon says they are the baddest men on the planet.  Who do they think….

Here comes Big Cass.

Listen up Simon and Garfunkel, you better call up Mrs. Robinson and say you will be late for dinner.  He listened to them talk about taking out Enzo.  But Enzo is his family, and if they mess with his family, he has to do something about it.

And as far as the D-D-D-Dudley do-rights, he and his partner already took them out, so there is one word to describe them…

S.A.W.F.T.

Now all 8 men are fighting when we go to break.

8-man tag match is now.

Big Cass and new Day wins the match, with Big Cass pinning Devon with East River Crossing.

A big win for the 4 men.

Tonight, an over the top battle royal to determine who faces Kalisto.

Also tonight, Stephanie McMahon is a guest on The Ambrose Asylum.

Happy Birthday to The Rock.

Footage from last night’s World Title match between AJ Styles Vs Roman Reigns.

Earlier tonight, we see Reigns challenge AJ, and his friend Vs Roman and his cousins.

The 6-man tag match is official.

Last night, we had the Chicago Screwjob, with Charlotte Vs Natalya.

We will hear from the Women’s Champion tonight.

Becky Lynch vs Emma is now.

Emma wins the match poking Becky in the eye, and hitting a Minshinoku Driver.

The Ambrose Asylum is next.

The Colons want you to go to Puerto Rico.

Ambrose is out now.

We have Mitch the plant.

Dean introduces us to Stephanie McMahon.

Stephanie is honored to be here, and the set is amazing.

But Dean isn’t buying the “nice” Stephanie.  Deep down after what happened at Payback, she must be a bit upset, right?

This is a new era, and Stephanie is happy.

Dean shows us Roman Reigns spearing Stephanie at Wrestlemania.  What words does she have to describe that?

Stephanie was a bit overzealous, she got in the ring where she didn’t belong, and Roman Reigns taught her a lesson.

And after 7 years, Shane McMahon came back to a hero’s welcome.

Shane O’ Mac chants now.

But to make matters worse in one week, he is running Raw better than The Authority ever had.

This shows the loyalty the WWE Universe has for Shane, and loyalty is a big thing.

But think of the loyalty Stephanie has shown over the years, but think of missing the kids dancing recitals, or the softball games.  With all of the loyalty Steph has shown, you think Shane has shown that same loyalty?  That has to upset Steph a bit, right?

Her father taught her a valuable lesson last night.  That some things have to change, and now she has to do that for Dean.  Ambrose has done this show for 3 or 4 weeks?  It’s time for a change, so she will officially cancel it.

Dean had some fun with this, but Stephanie is going to bring back The Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho.

And now the two men start to fight.

Code Breaker on Ambrose, and Chris uses Mitch The Plant on Ambrose, ending his life.

Moments ago, we see the death of Mitch The Plant.

Switching gears, we see Kalisto sitting at ringside to see who wins the Battle Royal, and here we go.

Rusev wins the Battle Royal, to become the new Number One Contender to the US Title.  Lana comes out to celebrate with him.  Rusev last eliminated Ryder.

Charlotte addresses the controversy, next.

The Highlight Reel this Thursday night, with Jericho’s guest being Sami Zayn.

Charlotte and Ric Flair are in the ring.

Last night, Charlotte says that Natalya and her uncle Bret took her to the limit, but once again, she prevailed.

She was shocked to see her Twitter being blown up on how she took the win.  Flair said they know Natalya quit, and the Flairs will always be better than The Harts.

Charlotte brings out Charles Robinson, to clear the air.

The “Queen” is talking.

Did Natalya submit to The Sharpshooter?

Yes she did, but she physically did not quit, she was screaming it stop it.

And just for the record, the relationship Charles has with her family.  The respect he has with “The Nature Boy” had nothing to do with the verdict?

Yes, I mean no, of course not.

One last question, as the ref of their match, his decision is final, right?

That is correct, “Little Naitch” said.

And as she said….WOOOOOOO

Here comes Natalya.

This isn’t about Charles Robinson.  This isn’t about Charlotte.  This is about Ric Flair.  Last night, he paid a ref to screw her out of the Women’s Championship.

And as everyone saw, The Harts are the best they were, the best there are, and the best there ever will be.

Charlotte goes to take a swing, Natalya shoves her out of the ring.  She slaps Ric, and gives him the Sharpshooter.

Flair is drunk, again.

6-man tag match is next.

Stephanie confronts Charlotte and Flair.  At Extreme Rules, Charlotte Vs Natalya in a Submission match.

And Flair is banned from ringside.

Styles, Anderson, and Gallows won the match when Styles pinned Roman with a Phenominal Elbow.  Gallows and Anderson brought a chair to the ring, wanting AJ to use it.  He refused, and put the chair down.  The Usos used the chair on AJ.  Then another fight broke though, which ended with Styles using the chair and knocking The Usos out.

Roman sees this, and it completely pissed him off.  He destroys AJ at the end of the show, with a Powerbomb through the table.

The show ends here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Payback 5/1/16

Tonight, AJ Styles will face Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.  This is the first PPV of a new era.

We kick it off with the Kick-Off show of Payback.

Renee Young, Corey Graves, Booker T, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the show.

Greg Hamilton joins us for the WWE Payback Social media Lounge.  Tonight’s guest is Sami Zayn.

Vince McMahon will be here tonight, we see footage of Stephanie McMahon’s return to Raw.  Who will take over Raw?  We find out, tonight.

Dean Ambrose Vs Chris Jericho, one on one, tonight.

We see footage of that preview.

Who wins the match tonight?

Also tonight, Dolph Ziggler Vs Baron Corbin.  Our Kick-Off match is the United States Title match between Kalisto Vs Ryback.

And, our main event is Styles Vs Reigns, for the WWE World Title.

Styles Vs Reigns video is being set up.

I’m looking forward to seeing this match.  The idea of AJ Styles in a WWE PPV main event is remarkable.

And will we see Gallows and Anderson tonight?

Tonight, Number One Contenders to Tag Titles.  The Vaudevillians Vs Enzo and Cass.

Mauro Ranallo and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

Baron Corbin Vs Dolph Ziggler will take place, now.

Ziggler wins the match with a rollup.

No undefeated streak like Baron had in NXT.

In this half hour, we will see US Title match with Kalisto Vs Ryback, but Sami Zayn is next.

Awesome Sami Zayn Vs Kevin Owens video is now.

Sami Zayn is at the Social Media Lounge now.

Bret Hart was Sami’s inspiration growing up.  Would he ever trust Owens again?  Sami isn’t sure.  They have fought before, but nothing like this.  But you never say never.  Does he have regrets with Kevin’s friendship?  He believes in things happen for a reason, so no.

Moving forward, Kalisto Vs Ryback, for United States Title.

A good 6 minute match, Ryback mocked CM Punk, which is a great way for the Chicago fans to boo him.  Kalisto picks up the win with a Salida Del Sol.

We are moments away from Payback.

OHHHHHH Chicago!!  Don’t you dare be sour.  Stand up, and clap for your world-famous 2-time Tag Team Champions.

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

Welcome to WWE Payback!!

Tonight, one team will prevail for the chance at their WWE Tag Team Championship.

Kofi tells us they will be watching this at ringside, sipping on some lemonade.

Xavier tells Beyonce if she wants revenge for what happened to her marriage, she can follow Xavier on Twitter, and his DM is open.

Big E. tells us it’s a new day, and times are changing, because New Day Rocks!!

WWE Payback starts now.

We are live in Chi-Town, with Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton joining us.

We kick the show off with Number One Contenders match.  The Vaudevillians Vs Enzo and Cass.

HOW YA DOING??

The match ends very quickly when Enzo is thrown into the ropes, and his head snapped on the mat, and fell onto the floor.  EMTs are out.  I hope Enzo is okay, it looked very scary.

Owens Vs Zayn is next.

Michael Cole brings up Enzo is being taken to the hospital, but he is moving and talking.  Which is great to hear.

Owens wins an incredible match with the Pop-Up Powerbomb.  The crowd was amazing, and as JBL stated these boys just stole the show.

I agree.

Owens slaps Zayn, and throws him out of HIS ring.

He calls Byron to come to the ring now.

He orders Saxton to ask Owens about beating Sami.

Byron asked him if his feud with Sami is over now after he beat him?

Owens tells us he beat Sami Zayn, and he proved after 14 years of friendship, he is the better man.  Now he can focus and get back his Intercontinental Championship.

Byron tells him the match is next, and if he thinks The Miz can retain his championship.

Kevin doesn’t care who wins, but he will join them for commentary.

IC Title match is up now, The Miz Vs Cesaro.  With Kevin Owens lurking on.

Another great match here, we had Sami Zayn come out and fight with Owens.  Cesaro gave The Miz 14 Cesaro Swings, and then he gave him a Crossface, with Miz tapping out.  But during this, Owens and Sami were on the apron.  Cesaro gave both men elbow shots, and Miz rolls him up, holding the tights for the pinfall victory.

After the match, all four men continue to fight.  Owens though shoved Cesaro out of the ring, gave Sami a Pop-Up Powerbomb.  He was set to give Miz a Pop-Up Powerbomb, but Maryse saved her husband.

Owens has his eyes set on IC Title.

Stephanie McMahon is with Apollo Crews.

It’s Jericho Vs Ambrose, now.

An update on Enzo Amore, he is still going through testing at the hospital.  But he is moving around, and talking.

Ambrose picks up the hard-earned victory, with Dirty Deeds.

Mauro Ranallo is with AJ Styles.

Will we see Anderson and Gallows help him win?

We will see AJ do what he does best, steal the show.  Anderson and Gallows are their friends, and he will have their back someday, but this is about AJ tonight.  And he will show us why he is phenomenal.

Sasha Banks is with Shane O’ Mac, we find out who takes over Raw tonight.

But now, it’s Charlotte, with Ric Flair Vs Natalya, with Bret Hart for the Women’s Championship.

Oh lord, we just had the Chicago Screwjob, with the ref calling the bell fast after a Sharpshooter.

Charlotte retains, but Bret decks Ric and Natalya spears Charlotte, giving both a Sharpshooter.

Eden Stiles introduces us to Mr. McMahon.

Loud CM Punk chants now, and Vince is mocking it.

Through the years, Monday Night Raw is the longest, running episodic episodes of television history.  One of the reason it is successful is it has been able to change through the years.

A louder CM Punk chant, and Vince encourages it.

In order to reinvent Raw, you have to change it through the times.  Different eras, his favorite era is the Attitude Era.

We need someone who has a vision, this person needs to be a great businessman, and also a great sense of business ethics.

Should it be his son Shane?  Or his daughter Stephanie?

So let’s bring out his daughter Stephanie.

Stephanie wants to thank the fans for their outgoing support after Roman Reigns viciously speared her.

The crowd boos, and Vince tells them to SHUT UP!!

Stephanie doesn’t want their respect or compassion, because she wants to be feared and respected.

This is the biggest Wrestlemania of all-time during her run, and we have seen so many superstars from NXT debut over the last few years.

But during The Authority Era, they have given us The WWE Network for each and every one of us.  And while they may not like everything she has done, she does what is best for business.

And unlike her brother Shane McMahon, she has been here through the good times, and bad.

And what does he do?  He abandons us, and can do it again.  And the only reason why he does this, is because he bribed himself back into this company, and because of that, this only leaves one choice….MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

HERE COMES THE MONEY!!  HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

Chicago loves Shane O’ Mac.

What’s up Chicago!!

Steph accuses Shane of pandering.

Shane wants to question how many headlines has she and her husband received of doing great things on Monday Night Raw?

Shane shows us headlights, from Fox Sports and Sporting News.

He has a point.

Now you talked about WWE Network, and he gives Stephanie the credit.  But the fans deserve the credit for signing this.  There was a jump for Wrestlemania 32.  But there was perhaps one match everyone was interested in.  And one of those participants is standing in this ring.

The crowd chants he still has it.

Now Steph brings up his departure.  She doesn’t know many things about that, and one thing is his voice wasn’t being heard.  He had irreconcilable differences.  And that left a void, and instead of giving us new matches, new superstars, they injected poison from Titan Tower to the WWE locker room.  And he nearly burned the flame down the ground.  So he is here to make sure WWE is around for his kids, Steph’s kids, for fans, and their kids.

So Dad, Shane asks that he listens to him, and not just his voice, but they all speak for Shane.

The fans want Shane.

Vince wants them to stop, and Shane does a poll.

In all due respect Shane, Stephanie makes some good points.

Stephanie admits Shane has the likeability, but she has the business.

Vince tells Shane he lost to Undertaker, and he should not be in this ring right now.  The next night on Raw, Shane showed up, and he admits Shane did good things on Raw.  Vince assures us he doesn’t listen to the fans, it’s all about him.

And this is what he wants.

Vince wants blood.  He wants to see both slit each other’s throat, and disembowel each other.  Or, they collaborate with each other, it might be best for the family.

So they both will run Raw, go figure it out.

That’s the big decision, they both run Raw.

Shane offers his hand to Stephanie, and she shakes his hand.

The Payback crew discuss things of what we just saw.

Earlier tonight, in the Payback Pre-show, Ziggler defeated Corbin.  And Kalisto defeated Ryback for US Title.

Our main event is now.  Reigns Vs Styles, for the WWE World Title.

An update on Enzo Amore:  He has been diagnosed as having a concussion, but everything else has been checked out okay.

Styles Vs Reigns is now.

AJ Styles wins the match by countout.  AJ didn’t mean to, but it just happened.

HERE COMES THE MONEY!!  HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

Shane tells us this match may have ended in the old era, but this is a new era.  This is a no countout match.

Match continues.

Oh lord, this is a DQ, when Reigns gave AJ a low blow.

But wait, there is more.  Stephanie McMahon comes out, and orders this match to be restarted, and gave us a No DQ match.

We had Anderson and Gallows come out, and help AJ.  The Usos came out to help their cousin.  We had fives, Phenomenal Forearm, Superman Punch, Springboard Forearm.

But at the end of the day, Reigns gives AJ a spear, and retains his title.

Vince is backstage with his son and daughter.  He loved that match, and credit both of them for changing the match.  AJ deserves a rematch, but where?

Shane suggests at Extreme Rules in an Extreme Rules match.

Stephanie tells Shane she totally supports his decision.

And we end the show here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Overall an entertaining show.  We know now the main event of the next PPV.  The main event was incredible, and while the middle of the show sort of stalled a bit, the begin and end truly made the PPV enjoyable.

What were your thoughts?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/25/16…6 Days From Payback

Tonight’s episode of Raw is in honor of Joanie “Chyna” Lauer.

We are 6 days away from Payback, back in the states.  We see footage from last week, when Anderson and Gallows attacked Reigns, did AJ Styles have anything to do with that?

Raw is now.

We are in Hartford, Connecticut.  Tonight, AJ Styles Vs Sheamus.  We will also see reigns Vs Del Rio.

Here Comes The Money!!  Here Comes The Money!!

Shane O’ Mac is in charge, again.

What’s up Hartford.  WWE Payback is this Sunday, it is the first PPV of a new era.

We will keep the action going with new faces, new matches.  We are going to have some fun.

And the buzzkill comes, with Stephanie McMahon coming to the ring.

She tries to give her brother a kiss, but he denies it.  She mocks Shane wants the fans to have some fun.  You think they can pander to these people?  They are from Hartford, they are tough.  They are tired of politicians, and she is one of them.  These are her people.

Listening to some of them, they are not naturally from Hartford.

Shane expected to see her or her husband show their unimportant heads at some point.

Stephanie informs Shane this is his last night of running the show.  This Sunday, Vincent Kennedy McMahon will decide once and for all who is running Monday Night Raw.

Shane O’ Mac chants.

Shane runs a poll from the fans on who should run Raw, it’s of course Shane.

They bicker a bit here, and Stephanie has good authority in 6 days, Shane won’t be having things go his way.

Maybe it’s time for “Hartford’s favorite daughter” to head out of the ring.

Stephanie isn’t going anywhere.

Tonight, Shane is still in charge.  So since she won’t politely leave, he brings out security to escort her to leave.

Stephanie drops the mic, and heads out with the fans loving every second.

A security guy touches her, and she slaps him.  She will be arrested again.

Na Na Na Na….Hey Hey Goodbye.

Let’s get into some action, shall we?

Styles Vs Sheamus kicks the show off.

Styles wins with the Phenomenal Forearm.

Gallows and Anderson is on the top ramp, happy for AJ’s win.

Reigns is watching this backstage, he is approached by The Usos.

He saw it, and they are all together.  Usos have Roman’s back, but One Vs All.

They are all in this together.

OHHHHHHH Hartford, don’t you dare be sour.  Clap for your world-famous 2-time Tag Team Champions.

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

We come back with The New Day.

This Sunday, the finals of the Number One Contender tournament will take place, with The Vaudevillians Vs Enzo and Cass, brought to you by Booty-O’s.  And at this Sunday, we will pay respect to the team who wins the finals, and then they will party like it’s 1999.

Nice homage.

The Vaudevillians show up, to no reaction.

Aiden English said when they win the Number One Contenders match, they will party like it’s 1899.

Because they represent the moral values, and will bring it back to WWE.  And Gotch brings up when they beat those Mongrels….

Cass and Enzo show up.

Enzo makes this clear, Vaudevillians want to be Number One Contender, but Enzo wants to run the beach, into his own arms.  But that is impossible.

Enzo and Cass will be the Number One Contenders to Tag Team Titles.  Because there is only one word to describe them….

S.A.W.F.T.

But The New Day will still say as the Tag Team Champions, because New Day Rocks.

John Cena will return to WWE, on Memorial Day.

Anderson and Gallows make their in-ring debut against The Usos, next.

Anderson and Gallows won with the Magic Killer, in their in-ring debut as a team.

After the match, they want to inflict more damage.

Here comes Reigns to help his cousins.  Take care of both men, as Anderson and Gallows retreat.

Still to come tonight, Reigns Vs Del Rio.

At Payback, Zayn Vs Owens.  We take a look at their 14-year friendship, next.

Renee Young is with AJ Styles.

How has he prepared for his WWE World Championship match this Sunday?

Anderson and Gallows interrupt him again.

Reigns started the fight.  Gallows promise they will not jeopardize his title match this Sunday.  They are here to make sure it’s a fair fight.  Anderson assures AJ that they have his back.  This friendship they have is forever.

Owens Vs Zayn video is shown.

Sami Zayn is set to face Rusev, next.

Zayn wins with a rollup.  Lana is beside herself, throwing her shoes at Sami.

And Owens, with a new T-shirt attacks Sami from behind.

Renee Young is with Apollo Crews.

How does Apollo stand out?  Stardust interrupts, but Apollo calls him Cody.  He said his dad Dusty Rhodes worked with him, and even gave him his name.

Stardust isn’t impressed.

They clash, next.

Titus O’ Neil is the “finisher”.

Crews wins in impressive fashion over Stardust with the Sit-Out Powerbomb.

Dean Ambrose is headed to the ring, next.

This Sunday, Ambrose Vs Jericho.  “The Lunatic Fringe” makes his way to the ring.

Tonight, Ambrose was going to host The Ambrose Asylum, but he told Shane there won’t be a talk show.  Because he is not in a good mood.  He was attacked last week, by Jericho.  This Sunday, he is going to beat the former 6-time World Champion.

Jericho likes to repeat how he is the best in the world at what he does, but Ambrose is pretty good too.  Jericho likes to say how great he is, and Dean has nothing to complain.  Jericho loves to attack people from behind, but Dean will kick the door right down, and do what he has to do.  Chris, lace up your scarf, light up your Christmas lights jacket, and get out here.

Here comes Jericho.

You disrespectful idiot.  How dare you call him out, there is no way he is fighting Dean in this dump.

Shut up.

Have you forgotten who you are dealing with Ambrose?  He doesn’t say he is the best, he IS the best in the world at what he does.  Do you understand what he’s saying?  He makes history, Ambrose should thank Chris, because just being in the ring with Jericho puts him in a different light.  In fact, get on your feet, and kiss his $1,500 boots.  It’s $750, a-boot.  In fact, he wants Dean to apologize for disrespecting Jericho, and taking away his talk show.  Apologize right now.

Shut up.

Shut up.

Apologize.

Do it, now….IDIOT.

Dean is sorry Chris, he is sorry he paid so much money for those ugly ass shoes.  Chris, Dean is sorry he is walking around wearing a scarf.He is sorry he wears a Bon Jovi haircut.  He is sorry Chris pissed him off so much.  He is sorry he will beat his ass this Sunday, but he is not sorry for this.

Ambrose attacks Jericho.

Jericho gives Ambrose a Walls of Jericho, right on the announce table.

Officials break this up, while Jericho has an awesome smirk, looking at the crowd.

Earlier tonight, Stephanie McMahon returns, and tells Shane Vince will decide this Sunday who is running Raw.

Shane kicks Steph out of the building.

Tonight, Reigns Vs Del Rio.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw.  Ambrose attacking Jericho, but Chris pulls off The Walls.

Natalya will face Charlotte this Sunday night.  Flair in Charlotte’s corner, and Bret “The Hitman” Hart in Nattie’s corner.

Nattie Vs Emma, now.

Charlotte and Ric Flair make their presence felt.

Nattie wins with a Sharpshooter.

A video tribute to Joanie “Chyna” Laurer.

Damien Sandow is set for action against “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin.

The match never takes place, because Ziggler attacks Corbin.  This Sunday night, those two clash.

Still to come, Reigns Vs Del Rio.

The Colons want us to come to Puerto Rico.

The Miz and Maryse are in the ring.

This Sunday at Payback, The Miz will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro.  And going by what Social Media is saying, Cesaro will beat him.  And it appalls him, not because of the morons who say this, but because they need The Miz as IC Champion.

It’s more than a title, it’s more than an accomplishment, it is legendary.

Major superstars have held on to these championships, and hold it up.  The Miz has done that, Cesaro has not.  The fans make up their signs that says Cesaro Section, but Maryse is what The MiZ Section looks like, you are what Cesaro Section looks like.  Need he say more?

Enter Cesaro.

Cesaro doesn’t want Miz to insult the fans intelligence.  He’s trying to pander the fans to root for him, but they are more intelligent than that.

Cesaro does agree with one thing, the IC Title is legendary, some legends have been IC Champion, and Cesaro has yet to do so.  But he will make sure the end credits roll out his IC Title run.

Miz assures Cesaro the IC Title mean more to Miz than he would ever know.  Cesaro tells Miz to make his day, Miz goes to leave, but is caught with a Spinebuster.

He is about to set up a Cesaro Swing, but Maryse gets on top of Miz.

This Sunday, Cesaro Vs The Miz.

Reigns is headed to the ring, and is met with AJ Styles.

Payback, Styles is taking his title.  Reigns asks Styles if he already bought tickets for Gallows and Anderson.

Reigns Vs Del Rio is next.

The Payback Kick-Off match is Kalisto Vs Ryback, for the United States Title.

Reigns Vs Del Rio is now.

Gallows and Anderson tried to distract Reigns, but he spears Del Rio.

Gallows and Anderson lay out Reigns, Styles comes out to tell them to cool down.  Styles turns around, and hits a Superman Punch on AJ.  Reigns goes after Anderson and Gallows, and that distracts Reigns, Styles hits a Phenomenal Forearm.

Are they all in this together?  Payback is this Sunday.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another good episode of Raw, with Payback setting up to be a good PPV.  Is AJ in cahoots with Anderson and Gallows?  Will Bullet Club emerge this Sunday?

I have a feeling we will find out everything.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling 4/19/16…Hardy Vs Hardy….I Quit

Tonight, Jeff Hardy faces Matt Hardy in an I Quit match.  So much is on the line, Impact Wrestling is in 5 minutes.

Earlier today, Jeff Hardy entered in The Impact Zone.  Matt Hardy entered the building, with Reba and Maxel.  Tonight, Hardy Vs Hardy.

But first, a ladder match for sole possession of the Knockouts Division.

Gail Kim and The Beautiful People Vs The Dollhouse.

Maria Kanellis Bennett wins the match, and is now in control of The Knockouts Division.

Last week, Drew Galloway and Jeff Hardy lost to Matt and Tyrus, and after the match, Lashley attacked Galloway with a spear.  He wants a title shot.

Drew is calling out Lashley, next.

This is the keys to the Knockouts Division.  Maria has all of the power, and next week, everything changes.

Decay are in the rafters, they have Gail Kim, who was knocked out earlier tonight.

The TNA World Champion Drew Galloway comes out to the ring.

Bobby Lashley decided to take advantage of the situation, and hit Drew with a spear, and another one.  But then that big son of a bitch speared him through the steel steps.  And now the bloody TNA officials didn’t clear him this week.  They said he can’t wrestle, but they didn’t say anything about Drew fighting.  Lashley, he is still standing.  Come on out, and finish the job.

Rockstar Spud shows up instead.

Spud tells Drew he can get a match for the World Title tonight, and beat him just like that.

Drew is willing to put that to a test, but Spud isn’t here to fight.  He is here to say tonight will be the final time we see Jeff Hardy.  No more paint face, no more creatures.  And that is because of the real ICON, Matt Hardy.

Drew said if Lashley won’t come out, he will fight Spud.

It’s not Spud.  But he is warned.

It’s Tyrus.

Tyrus asks how painful Drew is, but Tyrus is a patient man, he is lurking in the shadows.  Drew is a fighting champion, but he can cash in his title shot anytime he want.  But Drew is hiding behind his doctor’s note.

Drew is cleared next week, and he will kick his arse.

Next week, it’s Tyrus Vs Galloway.  And Tyrus shakes his hand, but Drew said what are they waiting for?  He was telling his oompa loompa, but Spud attacks Drew.

Spud and Tyrus lay out Drew.

Tryus hits a Vader Splash right on Drew’s ribs on a chair.  Tyrus holds the World Title.

We see a Hardy Brand Cam, with Matt telling us we will see a war nobody has seen before.  Jeff, you say you’re not a quitter, you will learn.  And he will do this for himself, his family, the Hardy legacy.  Jeff, you will say you quit.

Decay tells Gail Kim this whole place is at war, and they will get what they want, and Gail is their pawn to get what they want.  And they will get what they want, tonight.

Trevor Lee Vs DJ Z Vs Eddie Edwards for the X-Division Title match.

Trevor picks up the win, with an assist by Andrew Everett, Trevor’s long-lasting friend.

Both men take out Eddie and DJ Z.

Eric Young and Bram head to the ring, next.

Tonight, it’s Hardy Vs Hardy.

The Helms Dynasty runs this X-Division, and he brings in Andrew Everett.

Bram and EY are in the ring.

Eric hates everyone in this building, including all of us idiots, and everyone in the back.  We are looking at the most dangerous man in professional wrestling.  And with the most dangerous hold in professional wrestling.  Eric is the “King” of wrestling.  And nobody can do anything about it.

TNA, you want to cater to punks like EC3.  You want to cater to a has-been like Jeff Hardy.  You want to give the “Golden Boy” Drew Galloway opportunities.  Eric is done with TNA, this is his last night.  He and Bram quits.

But Bram isn’t going anywhere.

EY is irate at this, and Bram is sick and tired of playing second fiddle to Eric.  Okay, Bram wants to be alone, he wants to stay away from the most dangerous wrestler.  Fine, stay here.  You loser.

Where is Eric going, mate?  That belt looks heavy for you, and Bram thinks that belt would look better on a real man. In fact, Bram doesn’t think Young has the balls.

Eric kicks Bram in the balls, and gives him a Piledriver.

Eric is the King, and all of us are not.

Eric has a pair of scissors, and he says Bram has a beard because of Eric, because he is God.

He cuts Bram’s beard off.

It’s Hardy Vs Hardy.

Jeff tells us he and his brother have so much in common, and that is what made them such a great team.  But tonight, he has to do what he has to do.  Matt is growing his brand, and he will not quit.

The Bennetts are in the ring.

It’s fairy tale time, with Prince Ethan Carter III, who had everything.  But that white knight came, named Michael Bennett.  And on that moment, Prince Ethan lost everything, and then Prince Ethan blamed everything on “The Miracle”.  He challenged him to a fight, and that was a great fight, but Michael prevailed.  This is his Kingdom, and we are all a part of the Kingdom, and we all can say Yes We Believe In Miracles.

Enter EC3.

Let the record show, Michael Bennett defeated EC3 by disqualification.  But let the video show EC3 beat Michael Bennett’s ass.  He does agree they have many things in common, but they also have many things different.

They prefer exquisite women, he prefers redheads, and EC3 prefers brunettes.  They both love to dress, but Bennett has some gold shoes.  They both want to be the face of the franchise.  EC3 has won titles, and beaten everyone, but Bennett hasn’t beaten anyone.

Bennett tells EC3 he already beat him, he has nothing to gain.  So they are done with each other.

EC3 says he will be on his case forever.  Bennett says he will always win, and EC3 will always makes excuses.  So they will never wrestle.

Michael has an opportunity to be a made man.  Nobody has pinned Ethan.  He is talking about guys like Sting, The Hardys, Kurt Angle, if he wants to be a made man, beat EC3.

Next week is Sacrifice, and he offers a No DQ match.  So there are no excuses.  One winner, one loser, next week.

If pinning him, if making him surrender, if losing this “streak”, then his answer is yes I do.

Bennett believes in himself, that is good.  Because it will take a miracle to beat him.

The Decay are having more fun with Gail Kim.  they will let her go, when they get what they want.  Attention, chaos, and closure.

Al Snow is in the ring.

He says many people complain about the product, yet they still watch the show.  We are ruining wrestling today.  How does he know this?  Because he is in here, and we are all in the seats.  He is going to give us a wrestling lesson, and he will give Sheara a wrestling lesson too.

Here we go.

Al Snow wins with some brass knuckles.

Decay still has some fun with Gail Kim.  We find out what is the plan, next.

Eli Drake will be here next week with the Fact of Life.

Decay come to the ring, with Gail Kim.

Rosemary calls us all pawns.  We are puppets…PUPPETS….puppets….PUPPETS.  We are all puppets, but they severed all of their strings.  They will let Gail go, if they get what they want.  If they don’t, maybe they will cut Gail’s head.

Abyss assures Gail nobody can help him.  The only thing that can save her now is Beer Money.  James Storm, Bobby Roode.  Come to us.  Come to us.

And here they come.

Roode tells them to let her go, and Abyss wants a shot at the Tag Team Gold.  They took Gail hostage, because they took Tag Titles for hostage.

You want a match, you got a match.  Now let her go.

There is just one more thing.  They don’t want a regular match, they want a match with no rules.  No regulations.  They want a match with carnage, pain, suffering.  So he asks them two if they will walk with them to the Valley of Shadows.

Whatever match you want, you got it.  Just let her go.

Oh boys, anyone can enter the valley of shadows.  But the only ones who can walk out are Decay….Decay….DECAY!!

Next week, at Sacrifice.  It will be Galloway Vs Tyrus.  Also No-DQ match, EC3 Vs Bennett.  Young Vs Bram, and Decay vs beer Money.

Now, our main event is Hardy Vs Hardy in an I Quit match.

The match ends in a no contest when Jeff puts Matt through a table with a Swanton, but Matt never gave up, he passed out.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The show was okay, everything was setting up for next week, but the main event was very good, except the finish.  I am really looking forward to seeing EC3 Vs Michael Bennett.  What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/18/16…Raw London

Tonight, Raw is live, on tape at London, England.  Will Shane O’ Mac run Raw?

We find out, in 6 minutes.

Tonight Is The Night….

Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the O2 Arena, for Monday Night Raw.

Dean Ambrose comes to the ring.

It’s time for The Ambrose Asylum.

What is in the news?  Did you hear about this?  Apparently there were sightings of a giant monster behind the O2 Arena?  I know, I didn’t know Braun Strowman can swim.

I guess we have James Corden’s parents.  Dean’s first guest is the man who gave him his first break in the talk show business, and that man is here to run things again.  Shane McMahon.

HERE COMES THE MONEY!!!  HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

Shane McMahon, welcome to The Ambrose Asylum.

The fans chant Shane still has it.

We have incredible footage, and Dean has been accused of doing things questionable, but Shane risked his life.

Shane leaping off the cell, and onto a table at Wrestlemania.

Dean asks Shane what was he thinking?  Shane feels complimented by that, and we have a chant from the crowd.

But the WWE Universe has questions, Dean has questions.  This could be the final time Shane has control, so what are the goals?

Shane says it’s all about the fans, and we deserve better.  Superstars are now getting opportunities they may not have received.  People like AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, “The Boss” Sasha Banks.  It’s all about the fans, because we have arrived.

Here comes Kevin Owens.

You can talk about the evolution of WWE, but Shane isn’t fooling Kevin, because he is seeing the same crap.  Because a power-hungry McMahon (Shane), has an issue with the Number One Superstar (Owens).

Shane doesn’t have an issue with Owens.

So why did you kick him out last week?  Because Owens threatened to do something about Sami Zayn’s World Title shot.

Owens have said that Sami Zayn has no business competing for a World Title shot, because he isn’t good enough.

And here comes Sami Zayn.

Sami brings up how he was called up from WWE before Kevin, and it bothers him.  In fact, if it wasn’t for Sami, Kevin wouldn’t even be in WWE.  But he threw out their friendship over this, and it eats him alive.

Chris Jericho comes out.  He tells Sami there are far more pressing issues right now than Sami.  The only smart one in this ring is Owens, because Shane is drunk with power.  Chris tells Shane he is the best in the world at what he does.  Do you understand what he is saying. Chris is a world champion, and he cancelled the greatest talk show in the history of WWE, called The Highlight Reel.

Shane says this is about opportunities, and we can watch The Highlight Reel on WWE Network.

But since tensions are high, he will give us some matches at Payback.  It will be Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn, one on one.  And, if Chris is indeed The Best In The World, he will have to back it up when he faces “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose.

Shane steps out of the ring, holds Dean’s plant while Ambrose and Zayn take care of Owens and Jericho.

Sami Zayn Vs Chris Jericho now.  Our main event later tonight is Dean Ambrose Vs Kevin Owens.

Jericho wins with a Codebreaker.

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Owens.  Also tonight, The Vaudevillians will face The Usos in a Number One Contender Tournament.

But next, Enzo and Cass Vs The Dudley Boyz.

We are live in the London O2 Arena.

Mauro Ranalla is with AJ Styles.

AJ talks about his World Title match at Payback, but Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows run into AJ.  Styles had a say to get them here.  They were all a part of The Bullet Club in New Japan and Ring of Honor.  They thanked AJ for this opportunity, and they have to talk business.

Enzo and Cass Vs The Dudleys are now.

Enzo and Cass win with a Rocket Launcher, pinning Bubba.

They are in the finals of the Tag Tournament, and will face either The Usos or The Vaudevillians.

Roman Reigns is next.

The WWE World Champion comes to the ring.

Roman has said this before, he will say it again.  He is not a bad guy, he is not a good guy, he is just THE guy.

And AJ Styles?  He is a great guy, a great technical wrestler, and that makes him Phenomenal.

AJ Will try to out-wrestle him, but Reigns is bringing the big fight.  And anyone that wants a piece of him, he will take them out too, because this is the Roman Empire Era.  And they are here to stay.

Enter AJ Styles.

AJ is here to say Roman is an incredible champion.  He has power, he has strength, and he has to admit, in order to beat Roman, he will have to have a match of his life.  But that is what he intends to do, because he does that every single time.  And having the match of his life will make him champion.

Reigns agrees with AJ, because Roman had the match of his life at Wrestlemania.  And that is why they like AJ.  London, do you like AJ Styles?  Roman even likes what he does.  But they will hate Reigns beating AJ.  But they will respect Reigns, and he’d rather be respected than liked.

AJ would rather be liked, and respected.  That is what makes him phenomenal.

Gallows and Anderson attacks Reigns, while AJ walks away.

AJ sees this as he turns around, and has a disappointing face.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Anderson and Gallows attack Reigns.

Reigns is walking to the back, and he was caught by some guy backstage.  AJ tells Reigns he had no idea that was going to happen.  Reigns doesn’t buy it.  He tells AJ to bring his friends, it won’t matter.  One Vs All.

Fandango is in the ring.  Dolph Ziggler joins commentary.

Fandango vs Baron Corbin, now.

End of Days from Corbin.

Ziggler attacks Corbin, but that doesn’t phase him.

8-woman tag match is tonight.

A cup of soda is spilled near Miz and Maryse.

Miz TV is next.

The Colons want us to visit Puerto Rico.

Maryse introduces us to The Miz.

When it comes to royalty, William and Katheryn has nothing on Miz and Maryse.  They are the Hollywood “It” couple of WWE.

We see a picture of Prince George as a baby.  Their baby is pristine, it’s perfect, and she is all his.  The IC Title is his baby.

Now they are making out.

But here comes Cesaro.

Miz, you come out here and talk about royalty.  But the only thing he is royal about is being a royal pain in the ass.

Miz is a leading man, but Cesaro is just a co-star.

The fans are chanting boring.

When my hand goes up, your mouth goes shut.

Miz has prepared a monologue, and it’s from the movie “Taken”.  It was a movie by Liam Neeson, but it will be immortalized by The Miz.

The phone scene, Ha!!

Cesaro heard enough.

When his hand goes up, Miz’s mouth goes shut.

The only thing that will happen at WWE Payback is Cesaro will be the new Intercontinental Champion.  But since you like movies so much, let him quote the great, late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

“He has come here for two things.  Chew bubblegum, and kick ass.  And he is all out of bubblegum.

Miz would love to fight him right here, but he knows Cesaro is set to face this man….

Rusev.

Cesaro tells them to stop, before he came out here he talked to Shane McMahon.  It won’t be Cesaro Vs Rusev, one on one.  It will be League of Nations and The Miz Vs Cesaro…..

OHHHHHHH London, England….don’t you dare be sour, and clap for your world-famous 2-time Tag Team Champions.

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

Cesaro and New Day defeated League of Nations and The Miz with a Neutralizer, pinning Sheamus.

Mauro Ranallo is with Charlotte and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

We see footage from last week, with Natalya Vs Charlotte match.

Charlotte reminds Mauro that the challenger has to pin the champion, something that didn’t happen.

Natalya tells Charlotte that Shane has rewarded Nattie a Women’s Title at Payback.

Charlotte doesn’t care, the same result will happen.  Nattie informs Charlotte she will have someone in her corner.  Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

Flair can’t blink.

Natalya makes Charlotte tap out in the 8-Women’s tag match.  In two weeks, Natalya Vs Charlotte.

Earlier tonight, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows attacked Reigns.

Styles is talking with Gallows and Anderson.

Shane McMahon is talking with The Usos.  Semi-Final tag match is next.

The Vaudevillians Vs The Usos are now.

The Vaudevillians defeated The Usos in a bit of an upset here.  They hit the Worldly Dervish.

At Payback, Enzo and Cass will face The Vaudevillians to determine the Number One Contenders to Tag Team Titles.

Later tonight, Ambrose Vs Owens.

But now a video on Apollo Crews.

Crews defeated Slater with his Sit-Out Powerbomb.

Our main event, Kevin Owens Vs Dean Ambrose is now.

Ambrose wins with Dirty Deeds, and after the match Chris Jericho attacks Ambrose with a Codebreaker, ending the show.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

To me, the teasing of The Bullet Club was fun, and it adds an extra element to Reigns Vs Styles at Payback.  But I seriously think we will see a swerve, and have Reigns bring them out, instead.  He has brought up the name Roman Empire.  It’s just too obvious to use Bullet Club, right?  If they attack Ambrose next week, then it’s a done deal we will see Reigns be aligned with Anderson and Gallows.

This was a fun show, except the number Cole kept giving us on how many people were in attendance.  It kept changing after every time Cole said how many were here.

But I am nit-picking.

Payback is going to be a stacked card.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/11/16…Dr. Phil Examines The McMahon Family

Tonight, Dr. Phil guest stars on Raw, and Shane McMahon is once again in charge.  I hope we do get to see Dr. Phil examine the McMahon Family.  Think of the humor.

Raw is now.

The show is dedicated to the memory of “Blackjack” Mulligan, who passed away this past week.

We are live in Los Angeles.

Here Comes The Money!!

Shane McMahon kicks off Raw.

Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

What’s up Los Angeles.  His father gave him control of Raw last week, for his own amusement.  Well, he must be amused, because he is doing it again.  Shane thanks the fans for this opportunity.  Tonight, Natalya has challenged Charlotte for the Women’s Championship.  That will happen tonight.  We also will have a tag team tournament, who will face The New Day.  That happens tonight.

Congratulations to AJ Styles, who won last week in the Fatal 4-Way, and he will face Roman Reigns for the World Title.

But tonight, we will give another opportunity to Sami Zayn.  Sami will face AJ Styles, and if he wins, he will get a Triple Threat Title match, at Payback for the WWE World Title.

Here comes Kevin Owens.

Shane, with all due respect, it’s a good thing Shane won’t be in charge much longer, because if he thinks Sami Zayn deserves a title opportunity, then Shane had a few more screws loose in his brain.

Shane reminds Kevin he had opportunities, and he lost.  Kevin reminds him he never was pinned in either time.  But what isn’t fair is he has never received his IC Title rematch, and he demands that opportunity, tonight.

Shane says you earn your opportunity when he is in charge.  And he will compete tonight, against a man who has been here since 2:30, ready to compete, and that man is Cesaro.

Winner will face The Miz for the IC Title, at Payback.  That match happens, now.

Cesaro with the big win over Owens, with a Neutralizer.  Great match, they worked a story with the arm Cesaro had injured.  A great way to start off Raw.

Tonight, we will see Charlotte defend her WWE Women’s Championship against Natalya, and we see video from that segment last week.

Backstage, Charlotte tells her daddy she is the victim here, and should not defend her title tonight, after 8 days of Wrestlemania.

Flair is upset at Shane for making this match.

Dr. Phil!!

He has seen Charlotte work so hard to get where she is now.  Phil says though that Flair is holding Charlotte back, because he is not allowing her to stand on her own two feet.  Charlotte doesn’t need Flair.

Flair wants to fight Dr. Phil, and he is ready for Flair….WOOOOOO

Owens is screwed again tonight.  What happens to Sami Zayn tonight is on Shane’s pretty hair.

Shane throws Owens out of the building.

OHHHHHHHHHHHH L.A., don’t you dare be sour and clap for you world-famous 2-time World Tag Team Champions.

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

It seems that as of last week, just like NBA Jam, the tag team division is “on fire”.  They all want a share of the WWE World Tag Team Champions.  But who will it be?

Who?

Who?

Who?

Shane McMahon said earlier that someone will get the opportunity to be the Number One Contenders, and face The New Day.  Brought to you by Booty-O’s.

So the first match of the Number One Contender to Tag Team Championship is under way.

The Lucha Dragons Vs The Dudley Boyz, next.

The Dudleys win with 3-D.

They issue more challenges, and enter Cass and Enzo.

His name is Enzo Amore, and he is a bonafide G, and you can’t teach that.  This guy right here, his name is Big Cass, he is 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.  Badda Bing, Badda Boom!!

How Ya Doing!!

The Dudleys tell them to shut up, they paved the way for guys like them.  So move out-of-the-way, and Enzo tells Bubba he is here because one day his mom and dad decided to get it on, know what I’m sayin’.

Big Cass told them that if they paved the way, they better get their work jackets on, because they will jackhammer their way through them, because guys like Bubba and Devon are….

S.A.W.F.T.

We will hear from the WWE World Champion, Roman Reigns, next.

Kevin Owens is being escorted out of the arena.

Here comes Roman Reigns.

Reigns starts off by saying this, as the crowd is booing him.

It’s all good because Roman isn’t a good guy, he isn’t a bad guy, he is THE guy.

And at WWE Payback, he is defending this title against AJ Styles.  And if he loses tonight against Sami Zayn, he is defending this title in a Triple Threat.

He has a tremendous amount of respect for both men.  They have won multiple championships, but they have never won THE championship.

Here come The League of Nations.

Sheamus asks Roman if he’d be this confident if he faced any of them at WWE Payback.

Reigns said they don’t scare him.

Sheamus brings up maybe they should, because they got rid of the weak link in King Barrett, and that makes them a strong unit.

Any one of them would have competed in the Fatal 4-Way, they would have won.

Reigns tells them all to come down and get their ass kicked.

Here they come, but here comes The Wyatt Family to swarm off League of Nations.

Shane O’ Mack comes back out, he likes the idea of the Wyatts and Reigns kicking ass together, so later tonight, they will team up against any 2 members of League of Nations.

For the first time, Wyatt teams with Reigns.

Also tonight, AJ Styles will face Sami Zayn, and next….Women’s Title match with Charlotte Vs Natalya.

The Colons welcome us to paradise, Puerto Rico.

Here comes Dr. Phil.

Charlotte Vs Natalya is next.

Nattie has Charlotte in a Sharpshooter, Charlotte taps out, however Flair pushes the ref out of the ring, he never saw it.  So Charlotte is DQ’d.

Something tells me we will see a rematch at Payback.  Dr. Phil is disappointed in Charlotte for allowing this to happen.

Earlier tonight, Kevin Owens was kicked out of The Staples Arena, and we see what happened last week, when Owens took Sami out of the Fatal 4-Way match.

Renee Young is with Sami Zayn.

Is he ready for tonight’s big match?

Sami has been preparing for this his entire life.  Sami has heart and soul, and that is something Kevin Owens can’t take from him.

AJ Styles shows up.  He tells Sami they have been working for this long together, and he has a tremendous amount of respect for him.  But he is the only Number One Contender, and he plans to keep it like that.

Tag Team Tournament continues with The Usos Vs The Social Outcasts, now.

The Usos win with rolling up the tights, after the Outcasts prematurely celebrate over a hip toss.

But Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows attack The Usos after the match.

Seeds of the Bullet Club, it seems.

Oh, what a Raw this has been, so far.

Also tonight, Reigns and Bray Wyatt team to face Del Rio and Sheamus.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows made their debut, attacking The Usos.

Also earlier tonight, Cesaro defeated Kevin Owens to face The Miz at Payback for the Intercontinental Title.

Maryse is upset that The Miz hasn;t been treated right, shoves the goofy stage hand, and tells him to do his job right.

Jo-Jo comes up, and asks The Miz how he feels about the controversial win over Zack Ryder last week, and his upcoming match against Cesaro.

Maryse asks Jo-Jo who told her to come to his locker room, and she makes a great point.  The Miz tells Jo-Jo he is “The Swiss Superman’s” kryptonite.

Cesaro shows up, and reminds Miz he will take his IC Title, and do just fine at Payback.

Zayn Vs AJ Styles is next.

Styles wins with a Phenomenal Forearm.  A great match here between the two superstars.

Tonight, Reigns and Bray Vs Sheamus and Del Rio.

Highlight Reel with Chris Jerichio is next.

Seth Green is in the house, and moments ago, AJ Styles defeated Sami Zayn.  AJ Vs Reigns, one on one for Payback is set.

Shane thanks AJ and Sami for an awesome match.

Chris Jericho comes out to the ring.

His guest is the biggest star in WWE history, he is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, a multi-time World Champion, and he has main evented Wrestlemania.  His guest is Chris Jericho.

He owes his success to himself.  He is the best in the world at what he does, do we understand what we’re saying.  Tonight, he gives us the gift of Jericho.  Drink it in.

Now Chris, you truly are the best in the world.  Not only are you a multi-time World Champion, you were the very first Undisputed World Champion.  You defeated The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin on the same night.  Who can touch that.

Nobody can, there is not a WWE Superstar who can beat him right now.

You’re right Chris, there isn’t.

Enter Dean Ambrose.

He has a parting gift, a plant.

So Chris wants to know what he is doing here.  This is his show.

This is Dean Ambrose’s show now.

There is a memo, straight from Shane O’ Mac.

The Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho has been cancelled, and will be replaced by The Ambrose Asylum, hosted by Dean Ambrose.

Ambrose is even wearing a clip on tie, and welcomes us to The Ambrose Asylum, and his first guest is Chris Jericho.

So what is up with that scarf?

The scarf costs $700, but he knows what Ambrose is doing.  He is interrupting Chris because Chris interrupted Dean’s victory celebration last week on Smackdown.  But he does what he does, because he has earned legendary status in WWE.  Look at me when I am talking to you, boy.

So you won’t be talking about the scarf?

Jericho tries to shove Ambrose but Dean hits Dirty Deeds.

Apollo Crews is next.

This Thursday night on Smackdown, 2 more Number One Contender matches for Tag Titles.  I guess Goldust is upset that he and Truth are a part of it.  And here is the kicker, it was Dr. Phil’s idea.

Apollo Crews Vs Adam Rose is now.

Crews wins with the Sitout Powerbomb.

More Puerto Rico fun from The Colons.

Video about “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin.

To make a deal with the devil, you must make a holy bond.  And even though they have had their issues, and they will never like each other, they have a common enemy.  And Roman, don’t worry, you can trust him.  And Los Angeles, we’re here.

Wyatt and Reigns Vs Sheamus and Del Rio, our main event is now.

Bray and Roman win with Sister Abigail, Bray pinning Del Rio.  The Wyatts took out Rusev, and Reigns speared Sheamus.

After the match, Roman and Bray went face-to-face, and we end the show here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A big show tonight, and everything seemed to work.  Every single match seemed important, and the build for Payback got started, and it seems to be a good card.

I’d love to see more of Shane McMahon, so the ball is in your court WWE.  What did you think?  Send me your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/4/16…A New Chapter

The night after Wrestlemania is usually entertaining, in part because of the crowd.  I have to think the city of Dallas will be rocking, we will see where we go from here.

Raw is now.

Welcome to “My House” as we take a look back at Wrestlemania from last night.

Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

Kicking the night off with Mr. McMahon.

The crowd plays sing along with Vince’s music.  Vince talks about Shane losing last night.  He also brings up a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

No more lock box, Vince is in full control, and will always be.  There was one time however that got to Vince last night.  When Shane climbed on top of that cell.  He said to himself don’t do it.  He had no idea it meant that much to Shane to risk his life to achieve his goals.  On one hand, he admires Shane for doing that, but on the other hand, he wants to know how Shane can be so stupid.

The crowd chants something that Vince has no idea what they are saying, but thanks the crowd.

Here comes the money!!

A bruised up Shane McMahon shuffles to the ramp to meet with his father.

The crowd thanks Shane, and Vince wanted to know what Shane is doing here?

Shane thanks the fans, and he said he came to do two things, since he is the only man in the family, he wanted to shake Vince’s hand.

The second was to thank the crowd.  What they gave to him he will never forget.

The fans are chanting he still has it, and Vince is screaming at the fans, blaming them for what happened to Shane.

He wanted to thank them again, and goodbye.

Nobody upstage Vince.

Is this how crazy and nonsensical things would be if Shane was running Monday Night Raw?

Just to prove Vince’s point, let’s see what Shane has.  Go.

Shane McMahon is running Raw tonight.

Shane O’ Mac is running the show tonight.

OHHHHH Dallas, don’t you dare be sour.  Clap for your world-famous 2-time champs….AND FEEL THE POWER!!!

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

WWE Tag Team Championship match is set.

The crowd is chanting Booty-O’s.

Did things go according to plan for your boys?  No, not really.  But Kofi did get to twerk in the ring with Shawn Michaels.  On the other hand, Xavier did receive a Stone Cold Stunner from “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

Xavier has to admit, it was on him.  But it was lit up, BABY!!

They do hold the last piece of Booty-O’s cereal.

Speaking of Booty, they are about to get back on The league of Booty.  And they will walk out still your….

WWE World Tag Team Champions.

But why?  Because New Day Rocks!!

Tag Title match is next.

New Day retains their titles, pinning Barrett with a Kofi elbow drop.

Sheamus is sick and tired of this.  They are a group of the baddest athletes of the world.  They should be destroying everyone, but there is something wrong.

Everybody knows you’re only as strong your weakest link.

Rusev and Del Rio hold Barrett, and Sheamus gives him a Brogue Kick.

The lights go out, and The Wyatts are in the ring, attacking League of Nations.

Sister Abigail for Sheamus.

The crowd thanks Wyatt, follow the buzzards.

Renee Young catches up with Vince, asking since he is leaving, does that mean he has confidence in Shane running the show.  Vince is leaving because he doesn’t want to be here when the ship falls down.  This is only temporarily.

Summer Rae is in the ring, telling us that if she had been charge of Bad and Beautiful, things would have been different, but at least she wasn’t Sasha Banks.  She wasted a Wrestlemania moment.

Here comes Sasha, I guess we have a match.

Summer forgot one thing.  She is still Sasha Banks, and she is still “The Boss”.

And she slaps Summer, so our match is now.

Banks Statement, that is all that needs to be said.

NXT’s Apollo Crews is next.

Apollo Crews is going to face Tyler Breeze.

Apollo wins with the Sit-Out Powerbomb.  A great debut for Apollo.

Footage from Today Show when Roman Reigns and Charlotte visited the set.

Tonight, Charlotte gets her official championship coronation.

But next, and this ought to be fun we will hear from Roman.

Here comes Roman, the new Champ.

Roman mocks the crowd, saying he’s not a bad guy.  He’s not a good guy, he’s THE guy.

Which is why at the biggest Wrestlemania of all-time, he beat HHH’s ass.

And he told Shane if anyone wants this, bring your ass out here now.

Break The Walls Down!!

It’s Jericho.

All of the fans here can shut your damn mouths, and listen to Jericho.

Reigns said he is THE guy?  The way he sees it, Roman is just a guy.  He looks like a jackass, like the fans here.

Jericho has seen them come and go, and he is the best in the world at what he does.

But Roman, you can’t compare to Jericho.  The “internet darling” AJ Styles can’t compare to Jericho.  So this is Jericho putting everything on the line, he is going to the head of the line, Roman will put his title on the line.  Do you understand what I am saying to you now.

Enter AJ Styles.

AJ wants a shot at the title, and so does Kevin Owens.

He wants a title shot, as does Sami Zayn.

Now all four men are fighting each other, while Reigns is loving this.

Reigns spears Jericho.

Earlier tonight, Vince put Shane in charge of Raw.

Wrestlemania Rematch tonight, The Usos Vs The Dudleys in a Tables Match.

Baron Corbin is standing outside with pride over his big Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal win last night.

For those of you who don’t know who he is, Baron doesn’t care.  This trophy is all you need to know.  He has broken bodies and shattered dreams, to get here.  And there will be end of days to those who stands in his way.

Corbin Vs Ziggler is now.

The match ends in a countout, when the two men were fighting outside.  Baron blames this on the ref, and hits End of Days on the mat floor.

Ziggler has a new movie coming out tomorrow, on DVD.  It’s called “Countdown”, so we will have him get beat up for it.

Next, video footage of Lesnar Vs Ambrose from last night.

Video stills from last night’s Lesnar Vs Ambrose match.

Woo…Woo…Woo….You Know It!!

The new IC Champion, Zack Ryder is set for action.  He will face The Miz.

The crowd chants Ryder deserves it, and he does.

Last night was the greatest night of his life.  All of Zack’s dreams came true, and he finally had it.  When he was a kid, he had a picture taken with Razor Ramon, holding Razor’s newly won IC Title at Wrestlemania 10.  Now last night, Razor held his title.

He also thanks his dad for taking him to MSG as a kid, and always having his back.

Here comes The Miz.

Miz calls Ryder a one-hit wonder, just a flash in the pan.  But Zack ruined his moment.  He had the leather and gold at the cusp of his reach, but Zack shoved him off the lader, and stole the title.

Sucks to be you, bro.

It does not suck to be The Miz.  Zack is lucky to even had been in that match.  If he wants to prove he belongs in the same category as Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels, The Miz, he will put the IC Title on the line tonight.

Zack has nothing to prove.

Miz tells Zack if it was him, he would put the title on the line to prove he isn’t all hype.

Let’s do this.

Title match is on.

Well, we have a new champion.  Zack’s dad shoves The Miz.  Maryse, who is The Miz’s wife slaps Zack’s dad.  Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale, and pins Zack.

Maryse celebrates the win with her husband.

Renee Young is with KO.

Kevin lost his title with 6 other guys.  Does that sound fair to Renee?

Renee brings up his fight with Sami Zayn earlier.

Kevin says he didn’t lose the IC Title, because Sami was fighting him.  But he is onto bigger and better things.  Shane MacMahon is in charge, and he knows he is better.  So he will compete in the Fatal 4-Way match tonight, then go on to win, and beat Roman Reigns.  The Road to KOMania 2 begins, tonight.

Charlotte’s Women Title Celebration is next.

Lita is in the ring, with all of the Divas.  Praising this group of women, who last night put their body on the limit.

So let’s bring out the new Women’s Champion, Charlotte.

Before Charlotte says anything, this moment is about gratitude.  This is about all of the women in this ring.  All of the superstars in this ring.  This wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for the fans.  They all believed in the women.

The fans are loving this moment.

Thank you to everyone at home, thank you to everyone in this ring, because this is the future.  But most importantly.

The crowd is chanting women’s wrestling.

But most importantly she wouldn’t be going down as our first Women’s champion, if it wasn’t for her father, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.  His daughter is finally immortalized.  She thanks the fans because it fired her fuel to victory.

Some of these women have been here for 7 or 8 years, she hasn’t even been here for a year.  She was our last Divas Champion, and now our first Women’s Champion.

Sasha, Becky, we did it.  No actually, I did it, but we did it.

Now all of the women leave the ring.

Show some respect, that is why she is our Women’s Champion.

Natalya has heard enough.

Charlotte needs to know a thing or two about humility.  Nattie is the women that has given her the hardest earned matches, like the one they had at Roadblock.

Nattie has the heart of a champion.  So how about Charlotte puts her genetics on the line, against Nattie’s.

This title says it all, Charlotte’s genetics will always be better than Natalya.

Nattie had enough, and nailed a Sharpshooter, but daddy bailed her out.

Renee Young is with AJ Styles.

Tonight is about change.  Shane McMahon is running Raw.  We also have a champion who wants to face people.  He didn’t lose at Wrestlemania, just to fade in thin air.  Tonight, the era of change is here, and it’s phenomenal.

Coming up next, The Usos Vs The Dudleys in a Tables Match.

The Colon Cousins are being repackaged in a vignette.

Tag Team action is now.

The Dudleys win, by putting The Usos through a table, twice.  Someone screwed up here, but they won.

Another Renee Young sighting with Sami Zayn.

This is Sami’s biggest night of his career, because he has an opportunity to face the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.  Nothing is handed here, and Kevin Owens crushed his dreams, laying Zayn out and Powerbombing him through a table.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Owens laying out Zayn.

The Dudleys have not gone anywhere, and here come Enzo and Cass.

It’s a NXT Reunion here.

My name is Enzo Amore, and I am a certified G and you can’t teach that.  This guy here is Big Cass, he is 7 feet tall, and you can’t teach that.  Badda Boom, HOW YA DOING?

So we have a couple of haters?  Well, let me tell you something, hate is disguised by love.  And I’d be jealous of us too, because you too are ugly.

The crowd loves Amore and Big Cass.

It seems yous two don’t like what he is saying, says Big Cass.  So why don’t you come to the ring, and do something about it.

They run to the ring, but they walk away.

Dudley Boyz, there is only one word to describe you, and he will spell it out for you.  S.A.W.F.T.

The Rock returned last night at Wrestlemania.

The Wyatt Family crashed his party, and John Cena helped his buddy out.

Sami Zayn is out of the Fatal 4-Way match, so who is stepping up?  We find out, next.

This Thursday on Smackdown, IC Title match, The Miz Vs Zack Ryder.

And Dr. Phil is the special guest host next week, on Raw.

Fatal 4-Way match is up now.

The 4th man is the returning Cesaro.

AJ Styles picks up the win, pinning Jericho with a Phenomenal Forearm.  AJ celebrates, as we end Raw with AJ being the Number One Contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

On one hand, it was a fun show, on the other hand, I was a bit bored in some spots of the show.  There wasn’t much interaction with Shane being in charge of Raw.  Why didn’t any wrestlers go to Shane with issues?  Why did Cesaro return, only to not win the match?  So, in other words, nothing has changed in regards to Cesaro, who might I add received a superstar ovation after coming back.  So AJ Styles loses at Mania, but next night is the Number One Contender?

Okay.

But Dr. Phil is coming in next week, there HAS to be a segment of Vince being analyzed with his family issues, by Dr. Phil.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Wrestlemania 32 4/3/16

“The Showcase Of The Immortals” are here.  No matter how you feel about the buildup this season, and I have been a very big critic of it, tonight will still be fun.  The men and women will work hard.  The Kick-Off show will start at 5:00.  So keep checking throughout the night.

We are live in Dallas, Texas.  Renee Young joins us with Lita and Booker T.

Corey Graves is among the masses outside Texas Stadium.

Tom Phillips and Cathy Kelly are in the Social Media Lounge.

Paul Heyman is a guest on tonight’s Social Media Lounge.  We can ask him questions later tonight.

Corey Graves is once again outside the arena, with the people.

3 Kick-Off matches tonight.  Kalisto will face Ryback for the United States Title.  We will also see the 10-Diva Tag match.  And The Usos facing The Dudley Boyz.

Jo-Jo is standing by with the Intercontinental Champion, Kevin Owens.

Kevin reminded Jo-Jo he was forced into this match, but he still likes his chances against his 6 opponents.

But he didn’t mention Sami Zayn.  Owens doesn’t care about his past, he cares about tonight.  That is KO-Mainia.

Now we preview Chris Jericho Vs AJ Styles, later tonight.

The people love Corey Graves, as he asks questions for them.

History is made tonight, Triple Threat Title match for the Divas Title.  Charlotte Vs Sasha Banks Vs Becky Lynch.

Tonight, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.  Cesaro won 2 years ago.  Big Show won it last year.  Who takes it tonight?

Also The New Day will face The League of Nations, and we see the attack League of Nations put on New Day.

Dean Ambrose will face Brock Lesnar in a Hardcore Streetfight.

We see the awesome video of this now.

Cathy Kelly and Tom Phillips are with Paul Heyman.

Brock will be ready for Dean, he will take care of him with his hands.

Expect many trips to Suplex City.

Heyman isn’t even entertaining the thought of Ambrose conquering Brock.

Corey Graves shows us the entrance of the ramp, he is ready to join the gang.

Highlights are being shown from last night’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Mauro Ranello join us with Jerry “The King” Lawler and Byron Saxton.  United States Title match is set now.  Kalisto Vs Ryback.

Kalisto defeated Ryback with the Salido Del Sol, picking up an upset victory when there was an exposed turnbuckle.  The “little” guy defeated the “big” guy.

Second hour of the Kick-Off show is about to begin.  Tonight, in this hour, we will see the 10-Diva tag match and The Dudleys face The Usos.

Hour 2 has begun.  Renee Young, Booker T, Lita, and Corey Graves are present.

The Rock will be here tonight.

We are all set for the next match.  Team Bad and Blonde will face Total Divas.

Team Bella wins when Brie makes Naomi tap out to the Yes Lock, in honor of her husband, Daniel Bryan.  Nikki Bella made an appearance at the end of the match, to congratulate her sister, and Total Diva cast mates.

Next, a preview for tonight’s Hell in a Cell match between Shane McMahon Vs The Undertaker.

Lita is in the ring.

She talks about the very first moment of Wrestlemania I, seeing Cyndi Lauper raise Wendy Richter’s hand when she won her match.  She knew from that day she would be in WWE, and nobody would tell her no.  Just like The Fabulous Moolah, May Young, Alundra Blaze, Jacqueline, and of course her bestie, Trish Stratus all helped build the WWE Divas division.

Just now we saw 10 women all vying to wrestle.  We have a big Triple Threat match tonight, between Charlotte Vs Sasha Banks Vs Becky Lynch.  The winner will be the first ever WWE Women’s Champion.

She reveals a new Women’s Championship, which means no more butterfly.

The Usos Vs The Dudley Boyz is now.

The Usos win the match with a kick, pinning Devon.

But after the match, Dudleys attack them, and it’s time to get the tables.

The Usos put the Dudleys through the tables.

A Wrestlemania moment, indeed.

We are 10 minutes away from Wrestlemania PPV.

The rundown of the card tonight.  Some big matches.

Reigns Vs HHH video is showing now.

Fifth Harmony is singing America The Beautiful.

Another awesome Wrestlemania intro that sounds like Kelsey Grammar did, and the show begins.

Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

We kick the night off with the ladder match, for the Intercontinental Championship.

Holy shit, Zack Ryder just won the IC Title, shoving The Miz off the ladder.  A big moment for Zack.  He celebrates the title win with his father.

What a moment.

Jericho Vs AJ Styles is now.

Jericho picks up the win, with a Codebreaker, while AJ was trying a Phenomenal Forearm.

Marie Menounos is with Zack Ryder.

This was the best moment of his life.  He just wanted his music to be played, and he did this.  He was at MSG seeing Razor Ramon defeat Shawn Michaels to win the IC Title.  He took a picture with him, holding his belt.  Now, he wants a picture taken with him, and Razor holding his belt.  He can retire tonight, he can retire tomorrow, but this is living the moment.

Woo Woo Woo…You Know It.

AHHHHHHH Wrestlemania, don’t be sour, stand up and clap for your world-famous 2-time Tag Team Champions.

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

They are dressed for combat, and they just had a big bowl of their Booty-O’s.

Let’s do this!!

League of Nations Vs New Day is now.

This is actually a 6-man tag match.

Sheamus pins Xavier with the Brogue Kick, picking up the win for League of Nations.

Barrett has the mic, saying there isn’t any 3 men that can beat them because they are a unit.

Enter HBK, Mick Foley, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, all ready for a fight.

What a moment here, all three men are taking care of The League of Nations.

Socko appearance, Sweet Chin Music, flipping the bird….STUNNER!!

And again, but this time on Barrett.

Now New Day want to dance with the three legends.  “Stone Cold” even danced, but he hit a Stunner on Xavier.

Somehow though, that made Xavier’s night.

Lesnar Vs Ambrose is now.

13 trips to Suplex City, chairs all around, DDTs, and a F-5 through the chairs.  Lesnar over Ambrose in a wild and fun brawl.

Ric Flair, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, and Charlotte are in a Snickers commercial, that was great.

Over 100,000 fans are in Dallas Stadium tonight, and now is the time to give the HOF inductees their salute.

Women’s Title is up now.  Triple Threat match with Charlotte Vs Becky Lynch Vs Sasha Banks.

Charlotte retains her, or wins the WWE Women’s Championship, with a Figure Eight, making Becky tap out.

A surprising result, but incredible match here.

WWE wants to remind us Ric Flair made sure Sasha didn’t get back in the ring, but still an incredible match.

Hell In A Cell match is up now.  The Undertaker Vs Shane McMahon.  Legacy Vs Career.

Shane walked to the ring, with his kids doing their shuffle, which was cute to see.

But now comes the action.

The Undertaker pins Shane with a Tombstone Piledriver, after both men took this to the outside of the cell, when Taker speared Shane through the cell.  Shane set Taker up on Spanish Announce Table, and went up on top of the cell, for an elbow drop off the top.  But he missed, went crashing through the table.  It was just a matter of time before Taker put Shane out for good.

Such an amazing work, this also was highlighted by Shane giving Taker a Coast to Coast.  Just an incredible job by both men, how any match can follow this one is beyond me.

As Shane is carted off, he gives the thumb up, and pounded his chest as they took him to the back.

Again, incredible.

The Kick-Off panel discuss what we have seen tonight.

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal is up now.

DDP is a part of this match now.

So is Shaq.  Wait, what?

We also have Tatanka making his return too.

We had a moment with Shaq and Big Show, because some years ago, we had a Raw segment between them, but both men were eliminated by the field.

NXT’s own Baron Corbin wins the match, after throwing Kane out.

I think it’s safe to say Baron is now on the WWE roster.

WWE Wrestlemania 33 will be on April 2nd, 2017, at Orlando, Florida.

Now here come the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.

If Ya Smell-La-La What The Rock Is Cooking.

Here comes “The Great One”.

Rock has a flame thrower in Dallas Stadium.

Finally The Rock has come back to Dallas!!

Which means, finally The Rock has come back to Wrestlemania.  Now that entrance, wow, ROCK is on fire.  The beautiful, iconic Dallas Cheerleaders.  More importantly than that, this crowd.

The Rock sees a lot of happy smiles right there.  You are so happy, you will be making a lot of Wrestlemania babies.  But this is the moment he has been talking for months.  This honor and privilege to walk down the ramp, speak on the mic in front of  100,000.

The Rock and his millions…..AND MILLIONS.  Dallas, texas, The Rock said we would be making history.  They will do something that has never been done before.  Records are made to be broken.

It is with great honor, that The Rock informs us that we have officially broken the WWE attendance record, of 101,763 people in attendance.

I am guessing we are going over with this tonight, since it’s 10:47 and we haven’t had our main event yet.

Now Dallas, Texas as Rock says, it is going to get good.

Light go out, and here come The Wyatt Family.

Minus Luke Harper.

The fireflies are in full effect here in Texas Stadium.

Hello Rock.

Now you may not know me, but I know you.  So please Mr. Rock allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Bray Wyatt, and these are my brothers.

Now Mr. Rock he has come tonight, not as a friend, and not as an enemy, but as a reminder of the truth.  The truth is he chose Rock.

He chose him because he represents success.  He represents greatness.  He chose him because he is a big lie.

He chose him because he is the great one, the people’s champion.  He chose him because this not his moment.  And these aren’t the fans moment.  This is Bray’s moment.

Bray will destroy Rock, and he will make his people watch every second of it.

So, let The Rock get this straight.  They just broke a Wrestlemania record.  There will be many Rock babies being made tonight.  No, hey Rock, that was a great moment, nice to see you.  But you came out with whining?

Hey, you look like you have been hitting the bong 8 days straight.

Rowan and Braun come in the ring, but Rock stops them.

This will not end right.  Rowan looks like his parents are related.  And Braun looks like he was breast-fed at 26.

But he wants to speak to Bray.  The Rock knows who he is.  He has been watching him since he first came in.  He has the charisma, he has the look.  He has the beard.  He has the people right at the palm of his hands.  But Bray speaks out that he is the eater of the words, he looks like he is the eater of Hot Pockets.

Now that is where you are wrong.  He is not here to make a statement, he is here to kick the door down.

The Rock then says if this has to be, he is here to have a Wrestlemania match, whether it’s Bray, or one of his Duck Dynasty goons, let’s do this.

It’s Erik Rowan, and Rock pins him in 6 seconds with a Rock Bottom.

The Wyatts surround the ring, but here comes….

John Cena.

Boy, Cena is strong.

Rock Bottoms, 5 Knuckle Shuffles, Attitude Adjustment, and oh yeah, The People’s Elbow.

Rock tells Cena welcome back, if ya smell what The Rock is Cooking.

Our main event, for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is up now.  HHH Vs Roman Reigns.

Roman Reigns pins HHH with a spear, to become a 3-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion.  It started slow, but the finish was very good.  Reigns spears Stephanie.  She somehow, miraculously hands HHH a sledgehammer, underneath the ring.  Superman punch, and a spear, gives Roman the win.

The show ends with Roman celebrating the win.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

4 hours, and 45 minutes later, I enjoyed this show.  Horrible build ups, but the men and women worked very hard.  Best match of the night still was Triple Threat Women’s Title match, even with the ending.  But Shane Vs Taker was the moment of the night.

A slew of returns, including John Cena, who was told he had a 6-9 month recovery, and he laughed about that.  Like him or not, I have a ton of respect for the wear and tear he puts on his body to entertain the fans.

Now comes tomorrow night, where do we go from here?  What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Hall of Fame 4/2/16

Tonight, WWE honors the legends that have paved the way.  We honor Sting, The Fabulous Freebirds, Stan “The Lariant” Hansen.

We kick it off in 5 minutes.

We are in Dallas, night 2 of Wrestlemania Weekend.  Our host of the evening is Jerry “The King” Lawler.

The Godfather kicks things off.

The APA are here to induct The Godfather.

Godfather was a huge friend of APA, but they can’t go into complete detail about his life, because this is a family show.

Godfather in complete pimp clothes.

And here come the ho’s.

It’s time once again for everybody to come aboard the Ho Train!!

Godfather wants to thank his family, his parents, kids.  He wished a happy birthday to his Grandson too.

Godfather was a part of something special in “The Attitude Era”, and he thanks WWE for allowing him to be himself.

Charles Wright and The Godfather are one of the same.

Thank you to the fans for making everything so special.  He keeps this speech very short, but he tells the guys to always cherish these moments, because they will never come back.

And on that note, it’s time once again, he loves the fans.

The ho’s come out to dance.

Stan “The Lariant” Hansen is now.

Vader is here to induct Stan Hansen.

Stan had strength and power, and power is where you sell the tickets.  Stan was able to go from A to B and deliver a blow.

Stan had conditioning, and he never was tired.  Stan was a mentor and friend to Vader.  They teamed together in Japan.  They created one of the greatest tag teams in Japan, even being tag team champions for All Japan Wrestling.

Vader talks about the Tokyodome story where Stan sung at Vader, and his eye socket fell.

Here comes “The Man”.

Stan is stiff, so was Leon.  Stan appreciates being a part of this class.  He wants to start by thanking God for giving him a set of lungs, and a set of legs.  Because without him giving Stan those things, he never would have had a career.  He wants to thank JBL, because he continues to keep his name, even after retiring for so many years.

Without the opponents, you couldn’t do what you had to do.  He thanks those opponents, because they are all in this together.

Stan thanks his wife, Bruiser Brody said that if 2 women can love them for who they are, they will have it made.  And that is what happened.

He is proud of his children, he wants to thank Terry Funk for breaking him in the business.  He appreciates Terry and the entire Funk family.  He wants to thank the talent in Amarillo, Texas at the time, including Bob Backlund, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Jumbo Teruda.  But his trip to here started at the Sportatorium in Dallas.  Fritz Von Erich, Red Bastien, who was the booker and he faced “High Chief” Peter Maivia.  And he wants to thank Rick Martel, who he has to face when Rock was 19 years old, and he had the pleasure of working against him many times.

One time, Rick beat him in 9 seconds, so Stan has done some jobs.

Bruno Sammartino, he brought him in WWWF.  It was like a dream, one night, he is at Knox, Texas, then next month, he is at Madison Square Garden.  He talks about being nervous that night, because he picked Bruno up, broke his neck, and was out for 4 months.  But he has never held that against him, and he thanks Bruno for that.

Vince Sr. sent him to Japan, and there were two guys who helped his career, Tiger Jet Sinh.  And Pete Roberts.

Stan had the pleasure of working with Andre The Giant.

Stan owes his Japan career to Andre The Giant.  He made a deal with Giant Baba and All Japan Wrestling, working for 26 years.  He had the opportunity to work with Brody.  He worked with many great talent.  He wants to thank all of the carpenters who have been in wrestling his career.  This is to them, guys getting Stan Hansen ready for the main event.  What a pleasure, and honor it is to be in Dallas, Texas.

Stan leaves us with his yell.

Shane O’ Mac is in the house.

Our next inductee is Jacqueline Moore.

The Dudley Boyz are here to induct Miss Jackie.

Jackie chose The Dudleys to induct her, which is such a big deal.  They were good friends, and for her to be inducted in her own home town.

The one word they can describe Jackie is tough.  One of the biggest compliments you can give a wrestler is one of the boys, and Jackie truly is one of the boys.

Jackie can’t dance, but she can do the dab.  She will do one for us here tonight, but seriously she has been a very close friend to them, and to Devon’s family.  Jackie will be a friend, for life.

Here she comes.

She is so honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  When she was a kid, she would watch Wrestling on TV, and was a big fan of The Von Erichs, and one time, she saw a commerical on how you can be a wrestler.  So who did she meet?  Skandor Akbar.  He saw something special in her, and why he trained her.  She had traveled all around the world, and when she got a call from WWE, she knew she would make it.  She was honored to win the WWE Women’s Championship 2 times.  She is honored to be a part of the WWE for so many years.  She thanks the fans.  She wants to thank the wrestlers.  Trish, Lita, Molly Holly, Terri Runnels, Victoria, and Sable.  She wants to thank the guys as well, and most importantly, she wants to thank WWE for allowing her to be a part of this.  It was an honor.

Very short speech here.

We are live in Dallas, Texas.

A video honoring the inductees over the years.

Our next inductees are The Fabulous Freebirds.

I love all four members are being inducted here.  Michael P.S. Hayes, Buddy Roberts, Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, and Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy.

The New Day are inducting them.

The Dallas faithful love New Day.

Why are The New Day inducting The Fabulous Freebirds?  Why?

Why?

Why?

They have a lot in common….they all love to sing.  They all love to dance.  They all love to run together.

They all love to have fun.  Freebirds love America, and so do they….U.S.A.

But the main thing they learned from The Freebirds is family doesn’t always mean being related by blood.

Families are your chemistry, they are your best friends.  They have learned this, but also added it to their lives.  These two men are Xavier’s brothers.  Just like The Freebirds are brothers, so thank you for showcasing that.

The Freebirds were the first group to use rock music as their theme, so technically Freebirds Rock.

We all do the Freebird Clap, and here they come.

Wow, Jimmy Garvin is bald, I never expected that.

Michael gives it up to New Day.

55 years ago, Chief Jay Strongbrow took him to the ring, when he was 9 years old, and he felt at home since.  37 years ago, is the day they became brothers at Tommy Rich’s birthday party.  32 years ago, at Texas Stadium records broken, tomorrow night, at Wrestlemania 32, that record will be smashed.

They talk about living together for the first time, nobody had the key.  So Terry kicked the door down, that was his “key”.

They miss them so dearly, and are still their brothers.  He would give anything to be with them.

They introduce Ray Gordy and Buddy Jack Roberts Jr.

Ray Gordy speaks first.

Growing up, he went to World Class every Friday night.  They would always ask Ray who his favorite wrestler was.  Such a crazy question, Kevin Von Erich of course.  But when he got older, he realize just how good Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy was.  He wants to thank WWE for giving them this night together.  And he thanks the fans for this special moment.

Buddy Roberts Jr. is fired up.  He wants to thank WWE for inducting The Freebirds.  He asks his mom to stand up, his father had a great career, over 2 decades with The Freebirds and The Hollywood Blondes.  He traveled thousands of miles, and lived every single moment.  The car rides were his favorite part.

More stories from The Freebirds.

They thank The Von Erichs, “Gentleman” Chris Adams, and 2 women who served as his valets.  Jimmy thanks his wife, his grandchildren, children.  He was blessed to be a Freebird, and without the fans, he never would have had a chance to express his art, or to party with Michael, Terry, and Buddy.

Michael pays tribute to World Class.  He brings up “Iceman” King Parsons, “Gentleman” Chris Adams, “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin, Precious, and Sunshine.

Michael thanks God, he thanks his mother.  He thanks Pat Patterson, The Briscoes, the agents and producers.  “Hollywood” John Tatum, who is here.  He wants to thank the writers.  Everyone who works for WWE works hard to make sure the fans get a product that puts a smile on your face.  He brings up without Afa and Sinka, The Wild Samoans, there would be no Freebirds.  Just to show how carzy Michael is his two ex-wives.  His first ex-wife Carol for believing in him before anyone else did.  His second ex-wife Lori, for giving him a crazy and wild time, it’s their fault for marrying him.  But he also wants to thank The McMahons.  Stephanie and Paul took care of him when  he was at a dark place in his life.  When is Shane going to settle down?  Linda is the only McMahon who isn’t crazy.  And didn’t he almost accidentally pee on Linda on an airplane?  Thank God he did not, and if he had, it would have been on Linda.

The reason he didn’t make a good husband was because he is already married, to this business since he was 14 years old.  He is the very example that you can do anything you want.  And now he is a Hall of Famer.  And he wants to show us the one love of his life, Jo-Jo Hayes, the dog who passed away 2 years.  Don’t worry about missing the time that you don’t have, but rather remember the time you did have, and cherish every moment.  That person who told him that was legendary Kevin Von Erich, who comes on the stage.

Well done.

Kevin talks The Freebirds as brothers.  Kevin gives a shout out to Buddy, Terry, Kerry, men that we have lost.  He tells Ray Gordy he was right about his father, he loved his family and he was such a good man.  Everyone knows about his family, he thought money did it, fame did it for you, but no, it’s family.  His two boys stand up, and he tells the fans their cheers can make him fly.  He is so grateful.  People say to him poor kid, no he is a lucky man.  Thank you Michael and Jimmy, because although they beat each other up, it was great TV.

Jimmy won the over/under pool, which means it’s time to sing Badstreet USA.

Our next inductee is The Big Bossman.

“The Doctor of Style” Slick is here to induct Bossman.

Slick talks about being Bossman’s friend, he brings up his tag team with Akeem, known as The Twin Towers.

Regrettably, on September 22nd, 2004 the world lost a father, and a wrestler.  But God gained a gentle giant.

His wife and daughters are accepting his award.

This is actually very touching, Ray Traylor was a good man, he enjoyed the business, he loved his family.  His wife had the night stick and his daughter assured them they didn’t have pepper Steak, which is cute, talking about the 1999 angle Bossman had with Al Snow.

Snoop Dogg is next.

John Cena is here to induct Snoop.

Snoop has had been on WWE TV 2 more years than Cena.  Snoop has more Wrestlemania appearances than 10 wrestlers competing tomorrow, combined.  And he is a proud member of WWE Universe.  He has been a part of the family, and when Snoop shows up, he is never a visitor, this is his home.

Cena shares that he got to make music in Snoop’s recording studio, and this brings Snoop.

Snoop grabs a selfie with the crowd.  He wants to thank WWE, and the WWE Universe.  He is honored being a part of the 2016 Hall of Fame.  He wants to give a shout out to John Cena.  He also had the opportunity to work with great wrestlers like Randy Orton, Mark Henry, DX, and especially HB-Schnizzle, and of course, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and one of his favorites The Undertaker.  And he wants to give a shout out to his cousin, “The Boss” Sasha Banks.

He remembers taking her to Wrestlemania in 2008, to see her meet all of her favorite superstars, and now to see the fans giving her some love, and to see her picture on the billboards, it’s crazy.  He is very proud of her.

Snoop remembers watching wrestling with his Grandpa, and going to the Los Angeles Auditorium, to see how big wrestling has become.  So many wrestlers have inspired him.  Tony Atlas, Rocky Johnson, The Junkyard Dog, the late, great “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, and the original of swag himself…..the limousine riding, the jet-flying, wheeling and dealing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair….WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Snoop ends this with a rap about wrestling.

Next up is Joan Lunden, recipient of the Warrior Award.

Dana Warrior, Warrior’s wife is inducting Joan.

Dana is channeling Warrior in this speech, which is glorious.

Joan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, and for the first few days, she was very down.  But then she made the decision to not only fight for herself, but fight for anyone else who is going through the battle.  She also wants to thank WWE for giving her this platform, and for Dana Warrior, whom she has gotten to know the last few years.  Together we will fight cancer.

Now comes our main event, Sting is inducted next.

“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is here to induct Sting.

Ric honors Dream and “Hot Rod” both of whom we had lost this year.

Ric also wants to give a shout out to his daughter Charlotte, who wrestles tomorrow for the Divas Championship.

Now, the man called Sting.  “The ICON”.

In 1988, WCW made the decision to go face to face with Wrestlemania, called Clash of the Champions.  Dusty asked who he wants to face.  He talked about the kid who was on fire.  They went out there for 55 minutes.  He never flinched, he listened.  The body, the haircut, he always looked the part.  He always told him to make money in WWE, but his career spoke for itself.  He and Steamboat had great matches, but they would always compete.  But when Sting gets in the ring, they worked like magic.  Flair trusted Sting, and you know his offense.  A big reason why Flair liked being a heel, he just had a few moves, but he could take bumps and can talk.  But their Clash match had a 7.7 rating.

But what gets to Flair, when you wrestle Hunter, you better be ready to go.  Same for Shawn Michaels, Flair puts Shawn over, saying he carried him in their Mania 24 match.

He spent 3 decades wrestling Dusty, Steamboat, and Sting.  The 3 biggest rivalries he has ever had.  Sting knew the sacrifices you had to make, they always worked holidays down south.

Sting was “The Franchise” and even not talking for a year, when they did that buildup in 1997.  They have that same amount of respect for one another.  The man called Sting.

It was a year ago on this day Sting made his Raw debut, in this arena.  He didn’t know anything about wrestling, until he was in his 20s.  He saw The Iron Shiek, Big John Studd, Andre The Giant, Hulk Hogan and he was hooked.  So he and Jim Hellwig, you know him as Warrior got into the business together.  He was a California guy, and Warrior talks about Waffle House.  Well, Sting didn’t know what a Waffle House was.  The ’83 T-Bird was their house, because they didn’t make much money, and couldn’t afford a hotel.

He made a deal with God that if he made some money, he would give back.  Be careful what you wish for, cause you will get it.  Some good, some bad.  He started main eventing, he competed with Ric Flair, and won the NWA Title back at Great American Bash 1990.  He never thought he would be making merchandise.  He was lifted out of a helicopter, Panama Beach and Cleveland.  The last night of Nitro, and Vince was in Cleveland saying he bought WCW.

Many people coming up to him, and saying they wanted to be a wrestler, because of Sting.  Seth Rollins, at Night of Champions.  Seth is competing, he landed on Sting’s neck, and when he came back, he apologize for what happened.  He told Sting he dressed just like Sting for Halloween.

Sting had many great moments like, tagging with Robocop.  He talks about The Crow Sting, when he was stoic, and Nash asked him if he can just spoon with him.

Many different faces of Sting.  We had the “surfer” Sting.  The “Crow” Sting.  The “Wolfpack” Sting, and what about “Joker” Sting?  Can he say that, cause he had fun doing that too, in TNA.

He also had changes in his life, being pinned by God.  And now he is right with God, right with his family, and he is humbled by that.

Talk about humbled times, because now he competed at Wrestlemania, and he will forever be grateful for that.

He thanks Jim Hellwig, for being his first tag team partner.

Fans want one more match, and they chant for Undertaker.

He wants to give a special shoutout to Brian Wang, Jeff Cavalier, his trainer and his wife helped him get ready for his 2 matches.  “Rossy” Jim Ross, for giving him great advice.  He wants to thank Michael Hayes and The Freebirds for taking him under their wing when he first came to the business.

He wants to thank Roaddog, for telling to make sure he had his Life Alert necklace before his match with Seth.

He thanks Ric Flair, for literally taking him under his wing when he first got started, because he didn’t have to do that, and he is always grateful.

He wants to thank his pastor, his children, who have all grown up.

You talk about second chances, he was married for a year with his second wife, Sabina.

And he wants to thank the fans, and they give back to him.

Without the fans, there wouldn’t be the wrestlers.  And the only thing that is for sure for Sting is there is nothing for sure.  Until now.  On this very moment, at this very moment, he is going to finish his career at WWE umbrella, and he is very proud of that.

Sting is officially retiring tonight.

He has the bat, Sting has the shades.  And the fans are chanting thank you Sting.

This isn’t goodbye, this is just see you later.

And with that, the show ends with Sting’s music.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Always an enjoyable show.  I can literally say I grew up a Sting fan.  I started to watch WWE because of Hulk Hogan, but I started to watch WCW because of Sting.

So, thank you for doing everything you did to entertain us.

Wrestlemania is tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NXT Takeover: Dallas 4/1/16

Tonight, NXT is here for Wrestlemania weekend.  Finn Balor will face off against Samoa Joe for the NXT World Title.  We will also see Bayley face her biggest challenge when the Women’s Title is on the line against Asuka.  We will also see the NXT debut of Austin Aries.

But we start the night off with the NXT Takeover kick-off show.  And it all starts in 5 minutes.

We are live in Dallas, earlier today the champion and challenger entered the building.  Who wins the match?  Finn Balor or Samoa Joe?

Renee Young welcomes us to the kick-off show, with Lita and Mauro Ranallo.

2 blockbuster main events.  Bayley Vs Asuka for the NXT Women’s Title, and Samoa Joe Vs Finn Balor, for the NXT World Title.

3 titles are on the line, what are the odds of new champions tonight?

We hear from the newest NXT broadcast member, Cathy Kelly.  Sami Zayn will be her guest later tonight.

NXT Tag Titles with The Revival Vs American Alpha.

Austin Aries will make his NXT debut against Baron Corbin.

Who wins between Aries and Corbin?

“Mayhem” by Halestorm is the official theme song for tonight’s NXT Takeover.

Bayley will face Asuka, tonight.  A video is showing here.

Sami Zayn is going to face Shinsuke Nakamura, tonight.  This should be a classic.

Cathy Kelly is with Sami Zayn.

Sami has a big weekend, the biggest weekend as he calls it, with tonight and his Wrestlemania match.  There is a legacy Sami has in NXT, and this is a way to cement that legacy.  Shinsuke wants to start his own NXT legacy, but it won’t start tonight.

2 days away from seeing The Rock, at Wrestlemania.

Last night, at Wrestlemania Axxess, they showed the new Dusty Rhodes statue, with Cody and Dustin honoring him.

Video is showing Balor Vs Joe.

NXT Takeover starts shortly.

Tonight, it’s the heart and soul of NXT vs The New Lions.

NXT Takeover:  Dallas is now.

Tom Phillips and Corey Graves, begin the show.

Our first match is for the NXT Tag Team Titles.  American Alpha Vs The Revival kick off the show.

American Alpha win the match with a Grand Amplitude combo.  A fantastic match to start the show, and the fans loved every second.

The stars are in the arena.  Jim Ross, Michelle Beadle, Kento Ibushi, Funaki.

NXT goes on tour this summer.

Earlier today, Bayley was at Wrestlemania Axxess.  Tonight, she will defend her Women’s Title against Asuka.

But now, Austin Aries, “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” against “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin.

Austin Aries wins the match with a rollup, after Corbin tried End of Days.

A well worked, slow match which worked, because of Baron’s size.

The Rock comes back to Wrestlemania in 2 days.

Earlier today, champion and challenger arrived at the arena.

Our next match, Sami Zayn Vs Shinsuke Nakamura.

“The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon and X-Pac are in the house.

Time to be entertained here.

I don’t know how the next two matches can top this.  Nakamura wins the match with Kinsashe,  An instant classic with these two, and like I said before, we still have two matches left.

Sami and Nakamura shake hands after the match.

This feels like this is Sami’s swan song since he is in WWE.

WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony is tomorrow night.

Samoa Joe is warming up for his title match.

But next, Women’s Title match is on the line.  Bayley Vs Asuka.

Asuka won the NXT Women’s Title, with an Asuka Lock, and Bayley never tapped, but she passed out.

Another great match here.  Bayley is tended to by officials, and Asuka locks eyes at her.

Big title change here.

It is time for our main event of the evening, Balor Vs Joe, for the NXT World Title.

Before the match starts, a Bobby Roode sighting.

Balor wins the match with Joe’s momentum, and pinned him.  Joe was cut open during the first few seconds of the match with a headbutt, but this still was a hard-hitting match.  After the ending, the two faced off, with Joe looking at Blor from the outside of the ring, in disbelief over losing to the champ.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

What a start to Wrestlemania weekend.  NXT now has a legacy to build on, after being shown on WWE Network for 2 years, and all you need to do is see the Zayn Vs Nakamura match.  Zayn has cemented his NXT legacy, now its Nakamura’s turn.  The same can be said about Asuka and Bayley.

I think this is the best NXT Takeover I have seen, what did you think of the show?  Send me your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 3/28/16…Rounding Third And Heading Home

We immediately kick off Raw with the gongs.

And it is The Undertaker, live in Brooklyn.

This Sunday night, at Wrestlemania.  The Undertaker faces Shane McMahon, inside Hell in a Cell.

This Wrestlemania will not be his last.

The crowd loves to hear that.  Yes chants, got to love Brooklyn fans.

And he has made it clear to Vince McMahon, the blood of his son will be on Vince’s hands.  But Vince’s blood very well might be on his.  He knows Shane will fight for his legacy, until he draws his last breath.  But Wrestlemania is his yard.  Hell in a Cell is his house.  And at Wrestlemania, Shane McMahon will rest in peace.

HERE COMES THE MONEY!!

Shane McMahon comes to Brooklyn!!

Hello Brooklyn!!

Undertaker, this Sunday at Wrestlemania, the two of them will rip each other apart, and will hold nothing back.  Because this Sunday, they will be fighting for their legacy, except Shane is fighting for his life, and Taker is fighting not to lose.  Undertaker might be his father’s “evil instrument”, Shane is the voice of change.  And come hell, or high water, he will survive Hell, and come into the ring the next night on Raw and make some changes.  And if Shane has to take care of Taker’s legacy, then so be it.

Undertaker calls him a bitch boy, and tells him he doesn’t get to talk about Taker’s legacy.  And here comes Shane to the ring.

You want to talk about legacy?  2 years at Wrestlemania, Undertaker’s legacy died.

He went there.

Taker told Shane he is just like his old man.  And it figures, from the day he was born, he has been his daddy’s bitch.

Now Shane fights off Taker, but Taker is taking control.

Evil intentions in Taker’s mind, there goes the announce table.

Last Ride is blocked, but Shane fights back and nails Taker with a television monitor.

Oh boy, there might be more here.

Shane is looking up….

ELBOW OFF THE TOP ROPE!!!

And this is the way we kick off Raw, folks.

But Taker kicks right up.

Oh, we’re on this Sunday.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Shane McMahon giving Taker a Top Rope Elbow, through the announce table.

In the ring, it’s now Chris Jericho Vs Zack Ryder.

AJ Styles comes to the ring.  Jericho said earlier he won’t give AJ the match at Wrestlemania.  AJ said he won’t leave the ring tonight, until he gets his match at Wrestlemania.

AJ distracts Jericho, and Ryder wins with the roll up.

Jericho hits a Codebreaker, and he is snapping.

The crowd is chanting Y2Jackass, which AJ started, and Chris asks him how stupid is he?  Does he want to embarrass him, in front of these morons?  AJ just kicked the hornet’s ass, and be careful what you ask for?  You want Jericho at Wrestlemania?  You want the best in the world at Wrestlemania?  You got it.  But before you get happy, this is Jericho’s 12th Wrestlemania.  He has won titles at Wrestlemania.  He has spilled blood at Wrestlemania, and this is AJ’s first, rookie.  Jericho guarantees this will be AJ’s last, you understand what he’s saying?

Coming up next, Becky Lynch Vs Charlotte.

“The Boss” Sasha Banks is at ringside, and here we go, Becky Lynch Vs Charlotte.

With some help from Daddy, Charlotte pins Becky with Natural Selection.

Renee Young is with Mr. McMahon.

Was he surprised over what Shane did to The Undertaker earlier tonight?  No, because that is a preview for what happens this Sunday, at Wrestlemania.  Shane will do anything.  When Taker said this is his house, and HIAC is his yard, Shane doesn’t want that, he wants the stage.  Taker needs to realize that, because now Shane made him angry, he is going to get an angry Taker.

If I was you, he’d be at Brooklyn Bridge by now.  Shane McMahon shows up, and he makes it clear, Vince thinks he is GOD.  Nobody can run WWE like Vince, but Shane is here to prove he can run it better.  And Vince stole WWE from his father, well this Sunday, Shane is going to take WWE from Vince.

The Social Outcasts are in the ring, and here comes Big Show.

Officially, Big Show and Kane Vs Bo and Axel.

And of course, this leads to everyone involved in Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal to get involved.

Kane and Big Show clean house, together.

Footage from last Monday, when HHH ran scared from Roman Reigns.

HHH is on his way to the ring, next.

HHH and Stephanie McMahon is out to the ring.

Stephanie wants us to get up on our feet, and show the proper respect for her husband, HHH.  Better yet, get on your knees, and bow down, that is how you show respect to the 14-time WWE World Champion.

In 6 days, the entire world will watch, in 6 days, a record crowd will be there live, in 6 days, millions around the world will watch the spectacle of Wrestlemania.  They will watch the most important thing at Mania.  It is the dream of every superstar, and it is the dream of every single one of us.  We have had the fantasy of holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  But the thing is that won’t happen for us.  We don’t have the aspirations to be WWE World Champion to turn it into a reality.  But Roman Reigns is.

He is one of the million to hold the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, he got to hold the title up in the air.  All for 5:15 of it.  And for the 9th time, HHH will compete in a title match at Wrestlemania.  You want to know why?  Because HHH has been obsessed with it.  He has been obsessed with the fame, the glory, the money, everything.  And that obsession has allowed him to be a 14-time WWE World Championship.  That obsession has allowed him to be one of the most successful performers in this industry.  He thought that obsession was gone, and he was okay with it.  But that moment happened 4 months ago.  And that moment was when he was powerbombed through the announce table.  He doesn’t know how, but that obsession was back, and it wasn’t long until he became the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Roman Reigns, he already lost this Sunday.  He lost it when he relit HHH’s obsession, because that obsession will end Reign’s dream.  Because that obsession will allow him to walk out this Sunday, as WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Stephanie screams out that this Sunday, this is about her husband, HHH.

And here comes Reigns.

He fights off HHH’s attack, and HHH is running scared, again.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw.  The fans booing the hell out of Reigns.

HHH and Steph are running away, again.

Oh Brooklyn, don’t you dare be sour.  Clap for your world-famous 2-time WWE Tag Champs, and FEEL THE POWER!!!

It’s a New Day, yes it is.

The New Day, your WWE World Tag Team Champions are here.  And if you haven’t heard, the official cereal for Wrestlemania is Booty-O’s.  So if you haven’t gotten your box of Booty-O’s, what are you waiting for?

You want to know who doesn’t have their own box of cereals?  League of Nations.

New Day Rocks!!

Kofi will face Del Rio.

Kofi rolls up Del Rio when he missed the boot.

It’s Coach!!

The New Day is Coach’s favorites, and this is the big one.  It is confirmed tonight, they are bringing live coverage of Wrestlemania on ESPN Sportscenter all day.  And third, he loves Booty-O’s.

And now Coach is grooving to the music.

This is Wrestlemania Week, on WWE Network.

“The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar is here, tonight.

Joan London is getting the Warrior Award at the Hall of Fame this Saturday.

Earlier tonight, Shane McMahon confronted The Undertaker, and he laid a Top Rope Elbow through the announce table.

This Sunday, inside Hell in a Cell.  Shane McMahon Vs The Undertaker.  If Shane wins, he controls Monday Night Raw.  If Taker wins, it’s his last Mania.

Renee Young is with Roman Reigns, but Bully Ray, I mean Bubba Ray interrupt him, and calls him out to finish his fight from Thursday.  But here comes Devon, and HHH lays him out from behind.

Reigns is out cold, and HHH taunts him with the title, and says he will never get this from him.  HHH rams his head onto the title, and leaves.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw.  HHH taking out Reigns.

Kalisto Vs Connor, now.

Kalisto wins the match.  This Sunday, he faces Ryback.

Speaking of that, feed me more….

Ryback wants him some.

Paul Heyman calls for The Beast, and Brock is here, next.

Here Comes The Pain!!

This Sunday, Lesnar Vs Ambrose in a Street Fight.

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman.  And he serves as the advocate, not for the baddest man.  Not for the baddest dude.  But for the baddest beast living on the planet today, BROCK LESNAR!!

His job tonight is to hype the fact that we are 6 days away from Wrestlemania.  We have one of those rare opportunities to see a once-fighter in his prime, to do his thing, and to perform that not one single person in the back will ever achieve.

But then there is always that one goof, that idiot, that one lunatic.  And that lunatic actually thinks he can take Brock Lesnar to perform to another level, and thinks he can beat a man who took The Undertaker to 22-1 at Wrestlemania.  And that lunatic is Dean Ambrose.  Dean actually believes he can take a wrestler, and take that wrestler to another element, fighting with weapons, and that man is Brock Lesnar.

But here is the bad news, Dean has to face Brock Lesnar, who is prepared to give Dean Ambrose a defined Wrestlemania moment of a lifetime.  When Dr. Brock Lesnar takes every single one of those weapons, and give Dean a colonoscopy, live on TV.

This is not a prediction, this is a spoiler, Brock Lesnar will win this Sunday, and still will be our reigning, and defending….

Here comes that “lunatic.”

Ambrose is going shopping for weapons.  But Brock has a kendo stick.

Earlier tonight, Reigns interrupted HHH, and HHH returned the favor later tonight, when he and The Dudleys took out Reigns.

The Authority will be back in the ring, later tonight.

Paige Vs Emma is next.

Emma wins, after Lana kicked Paige.

10 Diva Tag match this Sunday.

Oh shit, it’s Eva Marie.

Golden Truth moment now.

Truth is torn, because at Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, it’s every man for themselves.  Teammate vs teammate.

But they aren’t a team.

6-man tag match is next.  Owens, Miz, and Stardust Vs Zayn, Ziggler, and Sin Cara

Snoop Dogg is going to be inducted into the Celebrity Wing of Wrestlemania.

6-man tag match is now.

All 6 men worked hard, but the crowd didn’t care.  Zayn, Ziggler, and Sin Cara won when Miz and Stardust walked out on their partner, and Sami hit a Hella Kick to win.

The Usos Vs The Dudley Boyz will take place at the Kick-Off show, as will The 10 diva match, and Eva Marie will be a part of it.  Glorious.

2 hour Kick-Off show, which starts at 5:00 Sunday night, then Wrestlemania starts at 7:00.

The Authority are out again.

Oh boy, more talk from Stephanie.

We all live our lives, like Roman Reigns with hopes and dreams, but they don’t come true.  In 6 days, we are looking for new leaders, and new champions.  But that won’t happen.

Now HHH speaks.

HHH tells us running away was a stragedy.  It is not a game, but here comes Roman Reigns, again.

Stephanie calls for the troops, and here comes Roman’s backups.

Reigns dove over the top rope, to show his athleticism, and dives on HHH.  The champ runs away, all a part of the plan.

This Sunday, Wrestlemania.  Reigns Vs HHH.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

This will go down as the worst Wrestlemania build in company history.  It could be due to injuries to key people.  But in part, this is also due to poor writing.

This was the go-home show, and it ended at 11:04.  That’s just insane, and they did nothing to truly build up the “most important prize in the industry”.  The fans hate Reigns, for whatever reason.  Vince wants him to be the top guy, but he’s not ready yet.  I have to wonder what Rollins Vs HHH could have been, since that seemed to be the original plan.

I did love the first segment though with Taker and Shane.

Having said that though, I know the men and women will work hard for this event, and it will be memorable.  I just wished the creative team made this more memorable.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling 3/22/16…The New Champ Speaks

We see last week footage of Drew Galloway coming out, cashing in his briefcase, and hit Future Shock DDT to become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, beating Matt Hardy.

Impact Wrestling is now.

Last week’s Impact was called one of the most chaotic Impacts in history, and at the end of the night, he is standing with this.  No matter how you feel about wrestling, this is real.  Drew Galloway is standing the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

He has been called many names, “The Chosen One”, the fastest rising star, but he has not been handed anything.  He has gone through highest of highest, lowest of lows.  He is standing here as champ.  He wants to look at this title different.  He will do whatever it takes to put TNA on the damn map again.

I am damn ICONIC!!

Hardy comes out, and says Galloway is not a champion, he is a spineless coward.  A liar, a thief.  What he did last week was a felony robbery.

He survived 30 minutes of a handicap match against 2 of the biggest stars in TNA history, and he stole his title.  He should have called the cops.

Drew joined a rave after the win, the cops came over to bust it.  He told them he just beat Matt Hardy for the TNA Title, and they joined the party.  Matt, the future belongs to Drew Galloway.

Matt tells Drew he will get his return match tonight, or else the Matt Hardy Brand will annihilate Drew.

Galloway is ready, but here comes Jeff.

There is a line for that first shot, Matt got beat, fair and square.  But Jeff was taken out by 2 lunatics, he deserves a title shot.

Matt tells him to leave, paint some drawings, sing some ridiculous songs, but just leave.

Jeff said he isn’t going anywhere, creatures…mount up.

But here come the lunatics, and chaos takes over now.

Fighting continues, but EC3 comes out, with a chair to fight off the heels.

We won’t have a punch party and not invite EC3.  Drew, you’re the World Heavyweight Champion, and you deserve that.  But he’d be lying if he said he was the most deserved champion.  EC3 is a 2-time champion, and he lost them without being pinned, or submitted.  Drew, standing here, he respects him.  But seeing him with the World Title enrages him.  That is his life, its his passion, it’s the fire he breathes, so Jeff, with all due respect sit this one out, he wants a title shot.

Here comes “The Miracle” Mike Bennett and Maria.

Call it fait, call it the way it’s supposed to happen.  He sees all of this chaos, and he figures out who deserves a title shot, it would be him, because he last pinned Drew.

Drew tells Bennett to shut up, he would put the title on the line against anyone of you.

Dixie Carter comes out, and tells them they will fight the right way, tonight, in a gauntlet match.  The man who survives that will receive the first World Title shot.

Number One Contenders Gauntlet Title shot tonight.

Beer Money’s Open Challenge is next.

We get an order of entrance now for the Gauntlet match, Mike Bennett gets to choose.  Mike has a chance to stir the pot so to speak, and he gets to kill 2 birds with one stone, and fulfill his destiny, being World Heavyweight Champion.

Maria puts her hands on the wheel, and Mike chooses his number, he got this.

Beer Money comes out, and the Bruiser Cruiser is here.

Robbie E. speaks out, when people hear the best team names, only one team comes to the mind, Beer Money.  But you two guys came back, and it got him thinking about getting someone back.  2 guys who tanned together, 2 guys who trained together, they won Tag Titles 2 times, they are BroMans.

Beer Money Vs BroMans.

Beer Money wins the match with a DWI.  A good match here, non-stop action, but the champs prevailed.

The Decay are together for reasons most of us will never understand.  Davey Richards got caught in the bear trap of life, and now he is no more.  So does Eddie Edwards dare to fight one of them?  How about a No-DQ.

No matter what, Rosemarie tell us, this ends in decay, decay, decay.

Now Eric Young and Bram choose their numbers.

Tonight, a Gauntlet Match to determine Number One Contender to Drew Galloway’s World Title.

Eddie has the mic.  He doesn’t care who it is, come out and they will fight.  Let’s do this.

Eddie Vs Crazzy Steve, no DQ match.

Eddie picks up the win with a rollup.

Maria reminds Gail she pinned her last week, and has held the Knockout Championship for so long, but that means nothing.  She has done nothing, but what she will do is change the revolution forever.

Dixie Carter told Lashley he is lucky he was just fined after last week.  He has made enemies in a short amount of time, but if he wants it, he has it.

Earlier tonight, chaos.

More numbers chosen, Jeff Hardy’s opportunity now.

EC3 chose his numbers too, the two talk about being screwed out of their title matches last week.  EC3 wants Bennett.

Before Gail wrestles, Maria will talk, and we will listen.  Maria loves wrestling, and that is why she is the “First Lady of Professional Wrestling”.  But if Maria wins again, what will change?  Absolutely nothing.  So she went to the front office, and requested something, and they gave it to her, so first, let’s introduce The Dollhouse.

Maria sees so much potential in The Dollhouse, but they have had so many leaders.  But they haven’t done anything special with each other, and Maria wants them to be unique.  Only little girls will play with dolls, so it’s time to break up.

Jade tells Maria why should she trust her, when she trusts them.

Maria tells them she will give up her Knockouts Title shot, and give it to one of the 3.  And that has to happen, now.

Triple Threat match to face Gail Kim for Knockouts Title.  Marti Vs Jade Vs Rebel.

Jade pins both women at the same time.

Jade Vs Gail Kim, down the line.  Maria Kanellis Bennett approves.

Matt Hardy, Spud, and Tyrus all choose their numbers.

The Gauntlet match is tonight.

Last week, footage of Grady keeping his job in TNA.

Next week, a party to celebrate Grado’s TNA job.

Drew Galloway comes out before the main event, Gauntlet Match to determine the Number One Contender to the title.

Drew Galloway thinks there is too much talking, but with Drew as champion, he will step to the back, and let the action do the talking.

Lashley comes out, taunts The Pope while he comes to the ring.

Lashley hasn’t congratulated Drew yet, he wants to congratulate Drew.  He doesn’t need to ask anyone about how tough he is.  You can ask Kurt Angle, or even that bitch Pope over there.  But Lashley will beat Drew for the title.  Lashley asked Dixie to put him in the Gauntlet match, and he might as well just hand him the title.

Drew doesn’t sweat Lashley.

Ladies and gentlemen, EC3.

Lashley is the first entrant, EC3 is the second.

We’re ready.

Number 3 is….Rockstar Spud.

Number 4 is….”The Miracle” Mike Bennett.

Number 5 is….Eric Young.

Number 6 is….Tyrus.

Spud is eliminated by EC3.

Tyrus is eliminated by Lashley.

Bram eliminates Eric Young.

Bram is eliminated by Lashley.

The Pope comes in and eliminates Lashley.  EC3 eliminates him again when he came back in.

The Pope and Lashley fight it out to the back.

Number 7 is….Matt Hardy.

Number 8 is….Jeff Hardy.

Final 4 are Jeff and Matt Hardy, EC3, and Bennett.

Bennett is eliminated by EC3.

EC3 is eliminated by Matt and Bennett.

It’s now between the two Hardys.

Matt Hardy is eliminated, Jeff Hardy is the new Number One Contender.

Next week, Jeff Hardy Vs Drew Galloway, for the World Title.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The show wasn’t as good as last week, but we know who Drew faces for the first title defense, and it will be a classic.

I also loved the interaction we saw with Pope and Lashley, you have to figure those two will hook up.

Maria did her thing, and no issue with The Dollhouse breaking up.  But will Jade be the next Knockout Champion?

Disappointed though Bromans were the team chosen in the Tag Title Open Challenge.  I was hoping it would be LAX, and I think TNA was hoping we’d think that.

It was a decent show, but nothing that was highlight worthy, looking forward to next week’s World Title match.  What were your thoughts?  Send them to me here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWE Monday Night Raw 3/21/16…HHH’s Rage

Tonight, we are 13 days away from Wrestlemania.  I expect the build to be more tonight, there has to be focus of the major storylines, so expect a lot of talking too.

Raw in 15 minutes, keep checking here tonight.

Last Monday, Roman Reigns made his return, to take out HHH.

We are live in Philly and kick the show off with one of the principle owners of WWE, Stephanie McMahon.

Steph tells us her husband HHH will not be here tonight.  But those who seek refunds, you have 60 seconds to get to the box office for that.  HHH has corporate business to take care of, and it has nothing to do with Roman Reigns vicious attack last week.  And this is why Reigns will never be WWE World Champion, (But Steph, he is a 2-time champion now).  He doesn’t have intellect, and he can’t think of the big plan.  She and her husband can buy anything they want, to gain what they want.

Here comes Roman Reigns.

Roman waits until she says HHH is not here, and he comes in to try to intimidate her?  This is her company, this is her ring, and her husband will beat him at Wrestlemania.

Reigns shuts her up, and we all want to know the real reason HHH isn’t here?  Because he knew Reigns would beat his ass again in Broad Street.

He’s going to her arena, walk into her ring, and he is going to take his WWE World Heavyweight Title, and there is nothing Stephanie or her daddy can do about it.

She tries to slap him, but Roman stops him, and says he is NOW The Authority.

Tonight, Hell in a Cell announcement.

But next, “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles Vs Kevin Owens.

With some help from Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens rolled up AJ Styles and pinned him, in what was a great match.  But terrible ending.

Owens shows us the IC Title, and he asked if we see this.  It’s The Kevin Owens show, and in 13 days, the biggest event of the year will take place.  And people want to know who will face Owens for his Intercontinental Title, at KOMania.

Dolph Ziggler comes out, but he lost his spot for Mania last week, right?

Nobody deserves a spot against Owens more than he does.

But here come The Miz.

Miz believes he should get a title shot.  But here comes Sami Zayn.

Sami has waited a long time to get his hands on Kevin Owens, and he can’t think of a better place to do it than competing for the IC Title at Wrestlemania.

Owens tells them nobody deserves a title shot.  But in the interest of fairness, he will go to The Authority, and we will get a Triple Threat match to determine who faces Owens for his Intercontinental Title, at KOMania.

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Strowman.

Earlier today, Ambrose was in the streets of Philadelphia.

Dean runs into Terry Funk.  The Funkster gives him a chainsaw, which is beautiful.  It still works too, after all of these years.

Owens goes up to Stephanie, and confirms the triple threat match tonight, to determine who faces Owens at Wrestlemania.

We hear from WWE legends and superstars on their thoughts about Shane McMahon’s WWE return.

In 13 nights, Shane McMahon Vs The Undertaker, inside Hell in a Cell.

But next, Big E. Vs Rusev.

Sheamus tells us they gave The New Day a small taste of what to expect at Wrestlemania.  They sent them back to the unicorns, because they aren’t even in the same class as League of Nations.

We see what happened last week on Raw.

Del Rio tell us New Day sucks.

Ohhhhhh Philly, don’t you dare be sour, clap for your world-famous 2-time WWE Champs, and FEEL THE POWER!!!

It’s a NEW DAY, yes it is.

Last week, you might have put your hands on your boys, but one thing is clear, New Day does not suck.  New Day has never sucked.

Xavier isn’t surprised they started talking that garbage, because exhibit A, you are trash.

Exhibit B.  You are trash.

But they aren’t done there, they are trash.

And Kofi brings up thank God Rusev finally has boot on his feet, because he had smelly feet, and he scared the kids.  But what happened to Del Rio.  He used to have a big limo, a big house, his own announcer, and now he is wasted in League of Nations.  And King Barrett, he is King of the Ring, yet he has no cape, no sector, no crown, what a wasted talent in League of Nations.

Which brings us to Sheamus, his parents must have known he’d be a shame because they named him Shameus.

But never fear, all of that can be rectified with a big box of Booty-O’s.

Because New Day Rocks.

Now we have a big fight with all 7 men.

Big E. Vs Rusev is next.

Big E. wins the match with a Big Ending.  This was a fun match here that saw all 7 men get involved.

Tonight, Mr. McMahon is here, with a Hell in a Cell match announcement.

Also tonight, Ambrose Vs Strowman.

We hear from Bray Wyatt now.

The Apocalypse is here, and there is a chance to be born again.

The new beginning can’t happen without a sacrifice.  There is a new arrival, and when this happens, Bray Wyatt will sit at his rightful throne.

Run.

We are having another Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania, and here comes The Big Show, who has a chance to repeat.

Big Show loves Philly.

He has said things in the past, such as saying he is the greatest giant of all time.  He has to say that, to keep confidence in himself, but the truth is the greatest giant is Andre The Giant.  There will be many giants, many superstars come in, but nobody will touch the legend.  It was important for him to win Andre The Giant Battle Royal match, and it will be important for him to win it 2 times.

Social Outcasts come out.

They like their chances in the big match.

Big Show isn’t troubled by them.

All four men come to the ring, oh boy.

All four men take Big Show out, but here comes “The Demon” Kane.

Kane take them all out.

Now Big Show gives Kane a big hug.  And Kane gives Show a Chokeslam on the middle rope.

Fire goes off, message was sent.

A Wrestlemania Rewind match is next, Chris Jericho Vs Fandango.

Fifth Harmony is going to sing America The Beautiful.

12 nights from now, is the WWE Hall of Fame.  The newest inductee is Stan “The Lariant” Hanson.

Jericho Vs Fandaaaaaaangoooooooooooooo is now.

Jericho wins with a Codebreaker, despite AJ Styles trying to distract Chris with a Y2Jackass chant.

So AJ goes after Chris, but Jericho leaves the ring.

AJ thought Chris was the best in the world at what he does, but it seems like Chris is the best in the world at running away from AJ.

AJ has competed all over the world, but there is one place he hasn’t competed in.  Chris thinks the fans chose AJ over Jericho.  So how about Chris face AJ at Wrestlemania, and then he will show the world, and Chris why they chant AJ Styles.

More video of superstars and legends think of The Undertaker Vs Shane McMahon.  We will get a more special look, on Raw.

We are 13 days away from Wrestlemania, live in Philadelphia.

More video of legends discussing their thoughts on Shane McMahon Vs The Undertaker.

Tonight, Vince McMahon has a big announcement for Hell in a Cell match.

But next, Triple Threat match to see who faces KO at KOMania.

Oh brilliant, Kevin Owens is giving us Zack Ryder Vs Sin Cara Vs Stardust, winner gets IC Title shot at Mania.

The match ends in a no contest when Ziggler, Miz, and Zayn all come out to attack Owens.

Earlier tonight, Reigns made it clear to Stephanie, he is The Authority now.

Stephanie is on the phone with HHH, feeling a bit scared.  She wants to leave now, but Owens interrupt her and wants things done.  She gives him a match at Wrestlemania for the IC Title, in a 7-man Ladder Match.

Zack Ryder gets a Wrestlemania match!!

HHH picks his wife up, and Reigns is waiting for them.

He wants more of HHH.

HHH gives him a cheap shot, and leaves the building.

Moments ago, we see what we just saw, Reigns attacks HHH.

In 13 nights, HHH vs Reigns for the WWE World Title.

Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks is at the commentary table.

We are getting Charlotte Vs Natalya, now.

Charlotte pins Natalya, clean in the ring.

In 13 days, Charlotte will face Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks.

Earlier in the day, Dean Ambrose runs into Terry Funk in a Philly bar.

Terry gave him a gift, chainsaw.

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Braun Strowman.

The Rock returns in 13 nights, for Wrestlemania.

Bubba Ray Vs R-Truth is now.

Bubba wins with a kick to the head.

After the match, the Dudleyz attack Truth, and here comes Goldust.  Out goes Goldust, but here come The Usos.

Here come the tables.

But Bubba saves his brother, and move him out of the ring.

In 13 days, The Dudleyz Vs The Usos.

Next, Mr. McMahon has an announcement.

Here comes Mr. McMahon.

He wants to remind us his former son Shane will compete against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, inside Hell in a Cell.  If a miracle happens, it would mean his son Shane would run Raw.  It also would mean his daughter and son-in-law would quit the business, and it also means more than likely, we would see the last of Vince.

The crowd loves that idea.

The fans want Shane to win?  That enables Shane, and they want him to do what he can’t do.

We see footage of last Monday, when Taker took down Shane.

That was sweet, but it will take more than 3 chokeslams to stop Shane.  He will risk life and limb, and he believes Shane is the most formidable opponent for Undertaker, at Wrestlemania.  So will Taker win at Wrestlemania?  He better, because while he is his “Instrument of Destruction”, he can put him down.  So, if Undertaker loses, this will be his last Wrestlemania.

Everything is on the line.

“The Lunatic Fringe” Vs Braun Strowman is next.

Brock Lesnar will be on Smackdown this week, but Paul Heyman is at commentary.

Ambrose loses by DQ when he nails Strowman with a chair, and after the match, Dean hits Dirty Deeds, to show Paul Heyman what he can do, and the show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Not much from the World Title scene, which made HHH look weak here.  I get they want to paint Reigns as a badass, but one thing HHH has never been a cowardly heel.  Just very unfortunate.

Vince McMahon making the announcement about Taker Vs Shane was weird too, and why doesn’t Taker have a say in this?  Outstanding video though, showcasing the heart Shane McMahon has.

Styles Vs Owens was a classic, but such a horrible ending.

I loved the Terry Funk sighting too.

So in other words, a bit of a mixed bag here.  Next week’s Raw has to be a slam dunk, because this has been a piss-poor buildup to the biggest matches.

What were your thoughts on the show?  Send them to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Wrestling Live 3/15/16…The Charismatic Enigma Returns

We kick the show off with a returning Jeff Hardy Vs Eric Young.  Before the match, EY grated Dixie Carter by blaming her for what is going to happen to Hardy.  Dixie comes out, and announces the winner of the match will be added to the World Title match later tonight.

Hardy wins the match with a Swanton.

Hardy is added to the Three Way Dance match later tonight.

But here comes the champ, Matt Hardy.

Matt is so happy Jeff is back at the Impact Zone.  He wants to apologize for not saving Jeff after Eric’s attack.  He was protecting his wife.

Reby said Matt was crying all night about this, and Jeff is family.  Matt doesn’t think Jeff should be selfish tonight, just give up his match.  This was supposed to be Matt’s big night, the night he pins EC3.  Then later on, he can give him a title shot.  Bound for Glory 2017, Hardy Vs Hardy would be huge.

Jeff asks Matt if he truly is supposed to believe what Matt is saying?  The answer is no.

Matt will take out his hand, and Jeff needs to do the right thing, and take the deal.

Jeff flips Matt off, and they start fighting, but Jeff hits a Twist of Fate.

Josh Matthews and The Pope welcome us to the show.

Eddie Edwards earlier tonight addressed the crowd.

Eddie is here representing The Wolves, and representing Davey.  The Decay lay him out.

Mike Bennett and Maria is here, talking about the last time they were on live TV, Mike was about making a statement.  Tonight will be the same, because tonight, Maria has Gail Kim, and Mike has Drew Galloway.  Tonight, the miracle happens.

Beer Money offer their services to team with Eddie against The Decay.

It’s The Bennett’s Vs Gail Kim and Drew Galloway.

Maria and Mike win with Maria hitting a Schoolgirl for the win.

We see footage from last week, Kurt Angle Vs Lashley.  Lashley made a statement, and we will hear from “The Destroyer”, next.

Josh Matthews is interviewing Lashley.

What was on Lashley’s mind last week?

Lashley is a fighter, and he will do whatever he can in this ring, MMA, it doesn’t matter.  He is the most dominant force in Wrestling today.  So why has he been overlooked?  Is it due to politics?  He has no friends, and that includes Kurt Angle.  And if Josh has a problem with that, he is in Lashley’s ring.

Lashley shoves Josh, setting him up for a spear, and here comes The Pope to help his broadcast partner, but Lashley hits a spear on Pope.

The Decay say they will lay out Eddie Edwards and Beer Money tonight, and they have a third person.

Jeremy Borash join Josh at the commentary table, Pope is out.

Jeff Hardy returned, defeated Eric Young, and is now in the Triple Threat match for the World Championship later tonight.

It will be Jeff Hardy Vs EC3 Vs Matt Hardy.

EC3 runs into Jeff, and he welcomes this addition.  They are prepared for anything.

The Decay, Rosemarie is going to wrestle.  They are facing Beer Money and Eddie Edwards.

The Decay wins the match with a low blow and a roll up, Crazzy Steve pins Eddie Edwards.

Grado is with Billy Corgan, this is final, it ends in the ring, now.

Matt and Reby talk to Dixie.  They accuse Dixie of being jealous of them.  Dixie makes decisions for the fans.  They want competitive matches, be on the edge of their seats, and this makes it.

Matt was going to pin EC3, but he will find a way to walk out of the building tonight as TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

Dixie tells Matt there is no DQ, no count outs, someone will be a winner.

Footage now of Grado Vs Eli Drake.

Apparently there was video footage of Eli Drake switching briefcases.  But he had his back to the camera, so we don’t know.  Billy Corgan and Grado come out.  Grado has to return Eli’s briefcase.  Billy has a contract for Grado, but they must fight for it in a ladder match.

Grado Vs Eli Drake in a ladder match is now.

Grado wins the contract, this match was better than it had any right to be.

I still don’t like Grado though.

Mahabid Sheara celebrates with his new friend.

Triple Threat for the World Title is next.

EY is upset Bram wasn’t there for him in his match with Hardy.  EY sees Willow.

Oh boy.

Next week, Beer Money will issue a Tag Team Invitational, and face any former Tag Team Champions next week, on Impact.

Jeff Hardy Vs EC3 Vs Matt Hardy for the World Title is now.

This match ends a no contest, when Matt’s hitmen come out and take out both Jeff Hardy and EC3.  We even have Mike Bennett eventually take out EC3.

Matt brags to the fans he said he would be walking out as TNA World Champion, and he is doing that.  Nobody can stop him.

Drew Galloway comes out, with the briefcase.  He is cashing in the briefcase, and he will now face Hardy for the TNA World Title.

Future Shock DDT, Drew Galloway is now the new TNS World Heavyweight Champion, and Drew celebrates with the crowd, as end the show.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A loaded show tonight, a damn good main event, and while we had the no contest finish, we get the surprise title change, with Drew Galloway winning the title.

I loved Lashley’s interview too, and having The Pope get involved was nice too.  Can this be a return in-ring performance by The Pope?

It looks to me we will see Mike Bennett Vs EC3 now, which I have no issue with.

I loved The Decay tonight, they had a big win over the champs and former Tag Team Champion.

Where do we go from here?  Send me your thoughts on the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,217 other followers

%d bloggers like this: