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Seth Rollins vs. Aleister Black – I personally enjoyed this match because this match can be a future main event, but also this can turn into a really good interesting feud. Will they allow Aleister to fully indulge into his gimmick to counter Rollins Messiah. This is just the very beginning as Seth Rollins stomped out both Humberto Carrillo and Aleister Black as Aleister won the match with a roll up. Match Rating – A, I want to see more from them two in the ring so we can only wait and see.
VERY SMALL SIDE NOTE: I actually really enjoy Samoa Joe on commentary. He gives us that actual wrestler insight on the match, the only problem is, I really wish we can have one more in-ring return because I truly want a title run with Joe, it’s a long shot, but nonetheless, Joe is someone I thought had the total package: excellent mic skills, speed and agility with that sheer power, and there’s nothing more scarier when Joe puts you in that Coquina Clutch.
PROMO BUILD UP FOR THE WWE TITLE: I’m very excited for this. They’re making this match out to be against two monsters. I love how they’ve built Drew with the title, so I’m hoping they make this match the main event of Backlash and on top of it, hoping that Bobby Lashley, at some point gets his WWE Title reign that he deserves.
Apollo Crews U.S Title Open Challenge: Apollo Crews vs. Kevin Owens – Kevin Owens can seemingly be that babyface WWE thought they had in Seth Rollins. It seems even before Wrestlemania and we were not allowed to attend shows, the crowds were very behind a face run for Owens. I love the “sign of respect” aspect of this match because it is two face wrestlers fighting to be better. Kevin Owens, for his “body physique” doesn’t look the type, but man oh man how fast Owens is. The senton outside the ring, the senton off the top rope, the dropkick to counter Crews dropkick. I’d say Kevin Owens literally has everything you can ask for when it comes to a wrestler. The match was changed to a tag team match during the commercial break which ensued with Angel Garza and Andrade vs. Apollo Crews and Kevin Owens. No actual finish to the championship and then it being turned into a tag team match really wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t think it should’ve been changed. The whole good thing about this tag team match is that Apollo looked strong and they booked him to beat Andrade again, very important we pay attention to that close detail. Championship Match Rating – A-, it could’ve been an A+ if they never changed the entire match in itself.
The Street Profits vs The Viking Raiders… in a BOWLING GAME?! –
I really don’t like these segments and they’ve been going on for the longest now. Are they a bit funny? Yeah a bit. But is it entertaining enough for an audience to sit through to get through the show? I’m not sure at all, in fact this right here might be a reason why the audience changes the channel. This could be one of those moments where the viewer might just be like “What is going on?” “What is the point of this?” Like I said I’m not into this at all, I’d rather see them in a 3 Stages of Hell for the Tag Titles. I think segments like these really devalue the Tag Team titles and on top of it, makes people not want to even care for the Tag Division. Segment Rating – C
Nikki Cross vs. Billie Kay – It wasn’t that good of a match; given the vast height difference, it was easy for Billie Kay to give her the big boot. The match was most likely the shortest of the night, and honestly I’m okay with that. Match Rating – C
Rey Mysterio IS HE OR IS HE NOT RETIRING?! – Rey Mysterio is uncertain on his future in the ring. He had a conversation with Samoa Joe and we might not have seen the last of The Greatest Luchador in WWE yet. So stay tuned
CHAMPION VS CHAMPION: Asuka and Charlotte have had their fair share of battles within the ring. With Charlotte defeating Asuka at Wrestlemania, I believe that left a sour taste in a lot of fan’s mouths. The match was very good; with Charlotte taking control within the first part of the match, then Asuka showing her sheer tenacity by showing her diverse move-set. The match was unfortunately interfered with by Nia Jax. Match Rating – A+, this was the best match of the night, the back and forth was something we all love to see, unfortunately the ending results isn’t what we wanted.
WWE CHAMPION Drew McIntyre vs. MVP– The match just showed how really dominant Drew is. The match took an odd turn when Lana came to ringside, distracting Lashley and in hindsight, giving Drew a bit of a smirk. The match ended quickly with Drew taking MVP to Claymore Country for the win. Match Rating – B-, the match was very short considering the Champion vs Champion match beforehand.
ELIAS HIT BY A CAR?! JEFF BEHIND THE WHEEL? – Smackdown airs with Elias apparently being hit by a car that’s apparently rented by Jeff Hardy as then Jeff Hardy appears to be wounded or to the cops on the scene he’s “intoxicated” and smells like alcohol, seems like WWE finally went into their bag of “reality era” and are using real-life issues of Hardy into their storyline. That is something I can get behind as it draws us to Hardy as into either feel for his comeback run even more, or there can be a mix of judgement, either or people are talking about Jeff Hardy. Very interesting way to start off the show. Dammit, I was hoping to see him square off against Daniel Bryan. Man, I hope he somehow makes his way back to the ring and ends up competing.
WHO’S FIGHTING WHO?! – This entire segment is great; each superstar being able to talk, everyone sighing when Ziggler starting to say “just how damn good” he is, Jey Uso finally getting a solo run, and AJ Styles really selling us that Styles vs Bryan finale by letting out that “you really are stupid” to Daniel Bryan. I don’t know about you guys, but the segment was good enough to transition into a match and on top of it, it gave me a couple of laughs.
10-MAN Battle Royal: Winner faces Daniel Bryan in the semifinals in order to move on to fight AJ Styles in the Finals – King Corbin definitely is one of the best heels WWE has right now, and they don’t really have many, to say the least. Basically, if he makes you hate him, let alone can’t stand the sight of his face, just know he’s doing his job. He eliminates three people while after eliminating Ziggler from a short-lived alliance, he’s super-kicked over the top rope by Jey Uso, eliminating Corbin. Sheamus and Cesaro gave us some nostalgia with that “Bar Bump”. The final 2 was Sheamus and Jey Uso. If there’s one thing you gotta love about Jey is the intensity he has in the ring and how much he’s involved within the match. Both are battling on the apron against one another. Sheamus ends up Brogue Kicking Uso to win the battle royal and go onto face Daniel Bryan later on in the evening. Match Rating: B+
Sonya Deville vs. Lacey Evans – The storytelling within this match is pure GOLD. Starting the match with an actual wrestling tussle, then they go a little back and forth with the chain wrestling, then they start going blow for blow. The match gets carried away but as they both get counted out, but not before they both throw each other into a table. Seems as if WWE is starting up a feud, cause if so I wouldn’t mind who wins cause either one needs the build-up. BUT, if I have to choose, I’m going to have to go with Sonya. I think she has the look. Match Rating: B (only cause of the count-out finish and short match).
WWE Women’s & Smackdown’s Men’s Tag Team Champions on Moment of Bliss
The New Day = Entertaining, Entertaining, and PURE COMEDY. I mean only Big E is going to give Alexa Bliss out of anyone coffee beans from “Ja Booty”, I mean come on. Bayley and Sasha Banks interrupt the set and I for one was not expecting this at all. New Day laughing and having background commentary actually makes you want to laugh with them. I wouldn’t mind Alexa Bliss having a Women’s Championship run again, preferably against Bayley. A match was announced during the back and forth heat.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley – First off Sasha told Bayley to go to the back and get shoes and she comes back and Sasha is wrestling in Jordan 11’s, nice touch. This match has everything, a good back and forth with a good enough amount of commentary from Bayley and Alexa Bliss’s teammate Nikki Cross. Sasha Banks beats Alexa Bliss with the interference of Bayley from ringside. Match Rating: B–
Cesaro vs. Chad Gable – To me, and probably to a lot of fans that’s been around for Cesaro’s run in WWE, believes he should’ve held the WWE Title at least once. Sure he’s held the Tag Titles plenty of times and has been U.S Champion but that was under Antonio Cesaro (it’s weird how Vince doesn’t like full names, I enjoy the whole ring to the first and last name combos but whatever tit for tat). Cesaro displays his usual strength and sheer power but somehow Chad… Shorty G sorry, forgot how terrible that name really is pulled off some sort of a reversal that turned a powerbomb into a Sunslip flip into a pin that gave him the victory. Match Rating: B
MATT RIDDLE: THE ORIGINAL BRO IS HEADING TO FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
DANIEL BRYAN vs. SHEAMUS: THE REMATCH OF WRESTLEMANIA XXVIII
The back and forth blows from Bryan and Sheamus is really good. Daniel had a combo in the corner with two jabs to the chest, a couple of kicks to the chest and then several uppercuts and then Sheamus clotheslines him, very good back and forth. I love how Sheamus sells for Daniel when he clotheslines him back. The Suicide Dive into the commercial was so “vintage Daniel Bryan”, had to give Michael Cole a shoutout there. Sheamus has always been one of those wrestlers who’s had a very subtle, yet very successful career in WWE. A multiple-time WWE Champion, multi-time Tag Team Champion, and United States Champion, yet has never been an Intercontinental Champion. Nonetheless having this as the main event isn’t bad of a replacement at all. I for one just loves the way Daniel Bryan wrestles. The way he breaks down the reversals or shows exactly what part of the body he targets, displays the storytelling within the ring. Jeff Hardy returns to the arena and distracts Sheamus as Daniel hits the running knee to pick up the victory as Hardy quickly starts to attack Sheamus. Looks like this feud between Sheamus and Jeff Hardy is only beginning.
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Raw started off with a segment between Kevin Owens and Asuka enticing the upcoming Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship. Natalya’s presence within this match is very questionable given the fact that she lost the previous two weeks to Shayna Baszler, whom seemed more deserving for the spot. I personally think when I say we see too much for Charlotte I’m speaking for a lot of people. It’s getting quite repetitive to the point that each women’s segment involves Charlotte, especially last week where she actually appeared on each brand. It’s almost as if they’re relying on her throughout each brand instead of focusing on several other potential female superstars that have the talent to actually build matchups against Charlotte. For example; the Triple Threat Match, in my opinion should’ve been between Shayna Baszler, Liv Morgan, and Bianca Belair. Not only does it show the viewer new faces, you allow each individual to showcase what they have to offer within a match that can be pretty lengthy to show each individual’s skills. I think it could’ve been a match that nonetheless more people would’ve actually sat down and watched. Instead we get Nia Jax getting powerbombed twice, not to mention through tables, and still somehow winning. If there’s anything that can be described as entertaining, it’s definitely Asuka. Asuka, ever since Wrestlemania 36, has brought the amount of energy that we’d expect from a live audience, instead she amplifies her intensity and we clearly see she’s in full character when dancing around basically half the time during promos.
Apollo Crews vs. Andrade for the WWE United States Championship:
The match was up to speed considering the agility both Apollo and Andrade possess. Apollo has always been able to show his strength within the ring and he once again put that on display as he did a Military Press and stand up backflip senton that ended up netting Crews his first WWE Championship since joining the company. Andrade had control throughout the entire match, and the entire feel of the match made it seem like Andrade didn’t want to lose the title whatsoever even grabbing the title and yelling “This is Mine” mid match which shows the admiration for having the title. Giving Apollo Crews the win means that we can possibly see a feud with Andrade where either superstar can come out with the championship. Personally I’m very surprised to See Crews with the title victory, yet I’m extremely happy to see a new title holder and Apollo couldn’t be a better choice. I only wonder if someone would be following suit (Shayna Baszler).
The Women’s Tag Team Championship
The promo from Nikki Cross felt very authentic in the sense that she talks about her struggle and road to the championship. The segment ended as the Iconics attacked both Cross an Bliss. The Iconics haven’t held the Gold since they won it back at the Championship’s debut at Wrestlemania.
Intriguing as it is, it seems that we’re only getting started with this feud with Bobby Lashley and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Drew was a guest on MVP’s VIP Lounge, and it ended up the same way it ended the last time; Claymore Kick. It wouldn’t hurt at all if this feud lasted two PPV’s as Bobby Lashley is more than capable of seem fitting to challenge a man of McIntyre’s stature. Most fans that have been around since Lashley’s first run with the company would love to see the WWE Championship on Lashley but those same fans and then some are still attatched to Drew and more than deserving a lengthy title reign. Which in my discretion wouldn’t mind this feud going to two PPVs.
Monday Night Messiah vs Aleister Black at Backlash???
This faction might be able to bring us a lot of matchups we haven’t seen. It seems we’re getting a Rey Mysterio vs Seth Rollins at BackLash. With the adition of Ausin Theory, the Monday Night Messiah looks to be growing in numbers and at the same time, really diving into is new character. The attempt to take out Humberto’s eye just like Mystrio was classic heel tactics. I’m hoping this matchup entices a feud between Black and Rollins.