THE FREAK Lars Sullivan defeated Jeff Hardy
- Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come out and tout the roster.
- Lars Sullivan runs off Sami Zayn.
- We're going to count how many times they call Sullivan the Freak.
- The work is fine. Very 1998ish. Not that it's a bad thing.
- Sullivan stops the Twist of Fate, and they're calling Sullivan the FREAK a lot.
- Sullivan catches Hardy midair and slams him into the apron.
- Twist of Fate, but Lars Sullivan gets up. He hits the Freak Accident and gets the win.
- Sullivan got referred to as the "Freak" 22 times in one television segment. 16 of them were by Michael Cole.
New Day defeated The Bar & Shinsuke Nakamura
- New Day are in the ring doing their farewell. They go through their memories together.
- This is very bittersweet. Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura and Sheamus are all trolling.
- I love that we're getting a Bar reunion tonight.
- Xavier Electric Chair Drops E on Cesaro.
- New Day busting out new offense to the very end.
- Ha, Xavier calls the uranage backbreaker the Morning Woods.
- The dives from Kofi and Xavier were on point.
- The finishing sequence is amazing. We see shades of The Bar, and a really quick Big Ending, that leads into the finish.
- FRIDAY NIGHT FRIAR
- Daniel Bryan comes out, and Brie and Birdie are in the THUNDERDOME on the screen.
- Daniel talks about a lot of the new draft picks to Smackdown.
- Seth Rollins comes out and says that Bryan didn't mention him.
- Daniel Bryan thinks that the way Seth Rollins thinks is dumb.
- Rollins attacks, but Bryan fights back.
- Rollins tries to hit the bricks, but the Mysterios come to the ring. Murphy comes and attacks Rollins.
- The Mysterios won't shake Murphy's hand.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Street Profits (c) vs. Roode & Ziggler is thrown out
- Why would Roode & Ziggler get a title shot four days after getting a title shot?
- WWE adding former wrestlers to the Thunderdome is a nice touch. We've seen Brie Bella, Jeff Jarrett, and Ric Flair so far.
- Oh yeah, there's a DQ. What's the point?
- The Zig Zag Spinebuster is a really good move.
- Montez flies with a frog crossbody.
BOSS N HUG
- Adam Pearce is the official for this segment.
- Sasha Banks looks like a STAR.
- Bayley wants to get this over with.
- Sasha Banks cut a really good promo about how she brought Bayley on to Raw, and says she was never going to turn on Bayley.
- Bayley doesn't sign the contract.
- Otis shoves down Sami Zayn for trying to troll him backstage
- Roman Reigns dominates early, but Braun kicks out at one.
- Braun sends Reigns over the barricade.
- Back from the commercial, Braun does a terrible Yokosuka Cutter.
- Reigns hits a spear, but Braun kicks out.
- Reigns evades Powerslam and puts Strowman to sleep with a guillotine choke.
- A big worthless bait and switch on Goldberg. Good!
- Jey Uso comes out, and Reigns spears Braun.
- Reigns grabs a chair and wears out Braun with it and stares down Jey.
- Reigns says he loves Jey and Uso is embarrassing him and his family. He wants Jey to swing the chair.
- Uso attacks Reigns but gets superman punched.
10- Perfect, 9- MOTY Territory, 8- Excellent, 7- Great, 6- Good, 5- Average to above average, 4- Slightly below average, 3 or below: Poor
Each match starts at a 5 and slides up and down based on entertainment, execution, time, environment, reaction and stakes. The ratings are in no way an indication of a "star rating," which is a completely different system. A standard, non-offensive "TV match" lands at a 5. The gap between 5.75-6 is generally the largest, with anything reaching 6 being recommended viewing.
These are opinions, and incredibly inconsistent ones that may change upon a second viewing, or sitting on the match for a period of time. Don't take them too seriously, and have (and share) your own!
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