Sean Ross Sappdown Live: Match Ratings, Podcast Notes, More

Opening

  • We get a series of brief vignettes for tonight's number one contender match. Tamina didn't blink. 

The Highlight Reel

  • I mentioned this before, but Owens stealing the Highlight Reel name is great.
  • He introduces Nakamura, who got a good reaction. 
  • Baron Corbin is so wooden on promos. Still. But he has a nice Cartman zinger.
  • Owens says he's been beating up Sami Zayn for 15 years, and tells Corbin to leave.
  • Nakamura does not need to talk to be a big star. Talking might keep him from being a big star
  • Zayn comes out to make the save, and apparently Corbin and Owens are going to team together. Ok

Shinsuke Nakamura & Sami Zayn defeated Kevin Owens & Baron Corbin
5.5/10

  • WWE hasn't done Nakamura many favors between putting him in tag matches every week, using poor production, and making him cut promos. 
  • We get the split screen treatment for the commercials of this match.
  • If Zayn can do a Blue Thunder Bomb to Owens, it should be a finish.
  • Corbin has a nice spinebuster, and even better ring presence. If he could cut a promo, he could be special.
  • The ref admonishing Corbin is great. You shouldn't bury the ref, ESPECIALLY in the first match of the night.
  • Owens and Corbin get into it, Nakamura pins Owens. Good stuff. 

NEW. DAY'S. BACK.

  • The Usos come out and cut a really good promo, and get cheap heat on the Falcons.
  • New Day interrupt and make their return to a great reponse.
  • Both sides go back and forth, and it's really good.
  • New Day needed their break, both on screen and physically, I'd imagine.

Backstage crappenings

  • I guess I don't see how Jinder Mahal's celebration is supposed to be heelish, no matter how ominous the music WWE plays with it.
  • Fashion Files. It was....something. We see a Summer Rae silhouette.

Number One Contender's Match? No

  • Tamina can't do a Samoan drop anymore.
  • Charlotte T-Bone suplexed Natalya and hit a big moonsault. Awesome!
  • Charlotte powerbombs Natayla through the announce table. This is a fantastic spotfest and it hasn't even started. 
  • Shane McMahon announces that we'll see a women's Money in the Bank ladder match at MITB. 
  • Awesome booking all around.

Breezango defeated Colons

  • This was a comedy match and The Janitor is over.
  • The Colons are back where they were a few months ago, and I'm cool with that.  
  • American Alpha haven't been on TV in over a month

Randy Orton Promo

  • Randy Orton questions why Jinder Mahal deserves his respect. 
  • He cuts a good promo about needing to win in his hometown to solidify a legacy. 
  • Jinder goes straight to "every ignorant American." Womp. Womp. Womp. 

Dolph Ziggler defeated AJ Styles 

  • These two are outstanding together.
  • Dolph Ziggler counters a Super Styles Clash with a top rope DDT! That's awesome.  
  • Ziggler beats Styles because of course, It's Styles' hometown
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