- Becky Lynch comes out to a good ovation. It's the same crowd as Smackdown, but it seems way better for this episode.
- Becky says the only thing she really fears in life is not being the greatest.
- Becky Lynch teaming with Charlotte doesn't make a damn bit of sense, even with Natalya being gone due to "family reasons." Does Natalya just not get a title shot now? I'll admit, any reason is an improvement. Not good, but an improvement.
- Becky Lynch gets worked over for a while. This isn't really very good.
- Charlotte Flair tags in and she no sells a bunch of Kairi Sane's offense.
- Shayna Baszler shows up and gets "NXT" chants.
- Charlotte breaks out of an octopus hold, but Asuka turns it into a crucifix pin bomb.
- Charlotte counters an armbar with a powerbomb, but it gets broken up.
- Kairi's roll off the top had no momentum. You do that so you can turn and spin safely and effectively, and that just wasn't the spot for it.
- Becky works on both Asuka and Kairi, and gets distracted by Baszler.
- Bayley comes out and attacks Shayna Baszler, which still has Becky wound up.
- Asuka pins Becky Lynch! She does it again!
Drew McIntyre defeated Sin Cara
- Sin Cara asked for his release today, a few days after this was filmed.
- He gets a little offense in, and gets headbutted.
- This isn't smooth at all.
- Sin Cara gets caught and powerbombed to the floor.
- Claymore. Win.
WWE 24/7 Championship
The Bollywood Boyz (c) vs. R-Truth
- We see a weird Erick Rowan promo.
- R-Truth without Carmella doesn't seem right.
- This is an honest to god match for the 24/7 Title!
- Truth is handling both guys pretty easily. Samir pulls Sunil out of the ring and leaves.
- The Singhs accidentally run into the women's locker room and past a bunch of writing team nerds.
- They walk into Rowan's locker room and he hits them with a couch.
Seth Rollins defeated Walter (w/ Imperium) by DQ
- WWE turning down crowd audio for boos is so lame. Especially when Rollins encourages it.
- Rollins says that Triple H showed his true colors last week on Raw.
- Rollins makes an open challenge and wants to take on UK's best.
- The make Walter use the dumb "MY NAME IS ____ and _____" line.
- Walter and Rollins are going to have a match.
- Rollins gets worked over pretty heavily with a half crab.
- Rollins chops down Walter with a bunch of superkicks, but Imperium runs in.
- Street Profits make the safe and get overwhelmed.
- Kevin Owens makes the save to a huge ovation.
- THIS IS NOW A TAG TEAM MATCH.
Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens & Street Profits) defeated Imperium
- I'm glad to see Wolfe getting some time in this main roster match. Aicher got comparisons to Cesaro from people at the PC to me.
- Aichner does a rough spinebuster, but Barthel kicks Rollins well.
- Imperium heels it up, but it doesn't stop Rollins from hitting a great superplex on Walter.
- Owens is tagged in to a GREAT ovation and a Swanton on Wolfe.
- Montez Ford completely one-ups Rollins on his dive. It was unbelievable.
- Owens Stunner, Rollins Stomp. This was short, but good.
Andrade (w/ Zelina) defeated Cedric Alexander
- WWE's roster is approaching mid-to-late 2000s levels for me in that everyone wrestles the same. It's not nearly as bad though, because at least everyone can wrestle.
- Andrade catches Cedric in midair as they both handspring.
- Cedric gets a flatliner, but a Zelina distraction sets up the Hammerlock DDT.
LANA IS COLD WET FISH
- Lana comes out to address Manchester.
- She says she cheated on Rusev. She cuts a normal toned promo. But that's the only part of the promo that's good.
- This is the fucking shits. I can't believe they thought this was a good idea.
- She says it's her sexxiversary.
- Rusev got her pregnant and it made her boobs bigger, and he put a 15 pound machka baby in her.
- Lana says Rusev is a sex addict, which gets big cheers.
- She attacks Rusev, and Bobby Lashley comes out. He attacks.
- She says she faked it. The crowd couldn't hear it though, so that's why it didn't make it into the spoilers.
Erick Rowan defeated Jobber
- Rowan destroys a jobber.
- He brings a bag with whatever he was talking to in it.
- Body press outside. Claw Slam inside.
Viking Raiders defeated Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster
- I buy into Flash Morgan Webster getting offense, but not tossing Erik out of the ring.
- They do dives onto the Raiders.
- A great series of counters from DDT, suplex into a Stundog Millionaire.
- Eventually, the Raiders catch up to the the opponents and take control.
- Andrews gets a little offense, but Viking Experience gets the win.
- I thought this was appropriate. Speed took down the Vikings a little, but it didn't take much to beat them.
Humberto Carrillo, Ricochet & Randy Orton defeated The OC
- OC are backstage trolling Humberto Carrillo and Ricochet. They talk a bunch of shit about Randy Orton, and he ends up joining the babyfaces for a 6-man tag. OC was pretty funny here.
- Randy Orton and Ricochet tease a lot of friction. Orton tells Ricochet not to let him be in his head.
- Four of six guys in the ring re-signed this year.
- Carrillo has a long way to go in making sense of his work. He hits a nice springboard headbutt.
- This is such a lazy booked show. A bunch of tag matches and squash matches, with the only match with any stakes not making any sense.
- Ricochet gets worked over and he makes it to Humberto for the hot tag. Orton gets one too.
- Gallows' shoulder got hit HARD on that moonsault from Carrillo.
- Orton hits an RKO on Styles after teasing Ricochet. Moonsault from Carrillo pins Styles.
- Orton teasing Ricochet works. He says he can do what he wants when he wants. I like this out of Orton.
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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