Sean Raw Sapp (4/10): SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP Podcast Notes!

LET'S SUPE SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT

  • The Miz and Maryse are out as John Cena and Nikki Bella, and cut a promo.
  • Dean Ambrose is there, and thinks Miz is Cena. I guess he's drunk.
  • Dirty Deeds. Interesting

Backstage Crappenings

  • Sami Zayn is backstage nagging Kurt Angle. He wants to stay on Raw, but Angle says SD Live is interested. Miz shows up to bitch, and they're gonna have a match. Sami Zayn towers over Kurt Angle.
  • Curt Hawkins is on Raw. Big Show punches him.
  • "Nah, I don't wanna be on TV!" - Dana Brooke to Emma

The Revival defeated New Day

  • Kofi is hurt, so they have a blow up doll instead.
  • This crowd sucks.
  • They're facing Revival. Gotta burn through this one before New Day goes to Smackdown.
  • This is abbreviated, paint by numbers and technically sound.
  • Big E suplexes Dawson into the corner.
  • Xavier tried a weird elbow drop across the ring. It didn't work.
  • The Shatter Machine Revival do is insane, and Xavier's sell is gold.

TJ Perkins defeated Austin Aries

  • Neville says Austin Aries isn't on the Neville Level. TJP shows up and Neville says he respects TJP, but nobody else does. Aries tells him not to buy it. 
  • TJP and Aries have a match. It's short.
  • Neville distracts Aries, and TJP hits a small package.
  • This serves a double purpose, because Perkins attacks and turns heel.
  • TJP then sits in the aisle and watches the reply like a weirdo.

Seth Rollins

  • Rollins says he's not leaving Raw and taking the easy way out again. He knows Stephanie will be back for revenge.
  • Kurt Angle is out, and the crowd is waking up. Angle is keeping Rollins.
  • Joe attacks Rollins from behind, and Angle tries to break it up.

Nia Jax defeated Charlotte

  • This is a bad, hideous match. They didn't work together well and Nia is dangerous.
  • There's this weird move where Jax steps towards someone and they fall.
  • Nia drops Charlotte on her head. There were fools justifying this call-up last year.
  • Elias Samson is walking around in the crowd.
  • Jax kicks out of Natural Selection.
  • Charlotte short on a moonsault that boots Nia in the head.
  • They also miss the turnbuckle on a spot. This match sucks.
  • Nia Jax wins with a Samoan Drop.

Finn Balor defeated Jinder Mahal

  • Jinder Mahal stiffs the shit out of Balor.
  • Why is Finn Balor reversing Mahal's Irish whips?
  • Kick, stomp, dropkick, slingblade, stomp. Balor wins. He used an arm drag too
  • You'll hear a lot of that during his matches
  • Bray Wyatt shows up on the Titan Tron. Wow. House of Horrors match at Payback with Orton. Odd.

Sami Zayn defeated Miz (w/ Maryse)

  • These two have a great opening exchange, including Miz hiding behind Maryse.
  • The Daniel Bryan kicks into a Blue Thunder Bomb was sweet.
  • Maryse holds Zayn's foot, but Zayn reverses a SKF into a pin!
  • That wasn't an upset. Miz has no televised wins this year.

Roman Reigns is dead

  • Aw fuck. They're doing the "had to do what I had to do" shit with Reigns. Son of a bitch. 
  • Braun Strowman attacks. Babyface underdog Reigns lives. They will never learn.
  • Strowman sends Reigns flying and runs him over with a damn cart.
  • HE THROWS A STRETCHER OFF THE DOCK. THEN TURNS AN AMBULANCE OVER. WHAT
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. THIS WAS COMICALLY LONG AND I WON'T TURN OFF MY CAPS LOCK
  • This will leads to a Reigns Superman deal, but this was great.

Hardy Boyz, Cesaro & Sheamus defeated Anderson, Gallows & Shining Stars

  • The Hardys got a great reaction. The crowd is alive now. 
  • This is another paint-by-numbers match.
  • Matt Hardy moves around....slowly. His hip sockets are..............BROKEN.
  • Hardys win, respect shown to their future opponents.
  • The crowd loved it. Nothing wrong here.

WOMEN SUPE SHAKIN'

  • It looks like the Sasha Banks heel turn is coming....but Alexa Bliss comes out!
  • Alexa Bliss will be great on Raw if she and Nia don't kill each other in the ring.
  • Alexa gets a great reaction. Mickie James pops up too. Oh damn. Another good reaction
  • Nia Jax attacks Mickie, then everyone else. Mickie James is the right woman to work with Nia Jax.

Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens

  • This is a battle of two guys who aren't really on the same level. Owens is always improving. Ambrose isn't.
  • That is really shown in this match, as Owens uses innovative offense -- even elementary stuff.
  • Pumphandle neckbreaker, for instance.
  • I can't wait to see Kevin Owens try to chinlock Ellsworth.
  • Hey! Ambrose surprised me. A clothesline with Owens crotched. Hopefully he doesn't use it every match now. 
  • Ambrose hits an elbow to the outside, then Dirty Deeds, and beats Owens.
  • Jericho comes out, hits a Codebreaker, stands tall.

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