WWE RAW & SMACKDOWN REACTION
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Check out my great, good, bad, and pathetic from WWE TV this week.
I don't know if it possible for a performer to have a better two days than what Ronda Rousey on Sunday and Monday, especially one being her first professional singles match, where she didn't win. She was so damn great with her intensity, selling, and movement. I can't explain how big of fan I am of her performance and I loved the touch of her attacking Kurt too! Give Alexa credit, as she took a hell of a asswhipping.
I'm sure there are some people up in arms about Seth Rollins losing the IC title, and to Dolph Ziggler who many hate, but I thought this was very well done. Ziggler is a very good performer and the connection with he and McIntyre has rejuvenated his career. Rollins losing and possibly getting it back later in a short feud is no problem. Plus there may be an even better feud coming with he and McIntrye. Or maybe Ambrose is coming soon for a tag feud?
Mr. Monster in the Bank was stumbled a bit on his promo, which kept this from being great, but he and Kevin Owens have a great chemistry that I really like. KO is just one of the best talkers in the business.
First of all, why the hell did they think we needed a new Kane? Baron Corbin wrestling in a dress shirt and slacks, and winning is one of the dumbest things I have seen a quite some time. I don't understand the point of beating Balor here with this bum. Bad end to the show.
I'm sure on paper this looked good, and I'm sure an eventual feud between these two will be good. But this segment sucked. Lashley is just not being presented well. He should eb heel, with a manager. Unfortunately, this company only has room for one of those and Brock has that spot right now. So instead, he's floundering. Sucked.
Whose wife did Chad Gable screw? This guy's only role is to lose to fucking Jinder Mahal, and its a total waste of a great talent. Just give the guy his release so he can actually work for a company who will maximize on how great he is.
Just when I think it can't get worst, they keeping reliving the same fucking storyline all over again. These poor women have been sabotaged. No other way to put it, and I have a full article that will be dedicated to this topic, that will publish this weekend. Disgraceful.
How great is Daniel Bryan! This guy is a wrestling treasure, and I am so glad he back doing not only what he was born to do, but what he's great at doing. This show was treat in every way for fans who love inring excellence. Fantastic.
What Daniel Bryan and Big E did was explain exactly why WWE firing Big Cass was absolutely the right thing to do. Comparing this to that was night and day, and super hats off to Big E, for working his ass off. This shows you how great E can be when given that singles spotlight.
I thought the booking here was excellent, because they didn't spoil what could be a main event on a big PPV between Bryan and Joe, but they gave of an excellent taste of just how great it can be. These guys went out there and but their ass.
While I don't understand why the Bludgeon Brothers beatdown was needed, it was a perfect excuse nonetheless for Miz to come in and quickly pick the bones, and add even more heat to that feud. I also loved the touch of Bryan insulting Miz in his interview earlier in the evening. It's definitely time to move towards that long awaited matchup.
It's Rusev Day!!! They may be a few months behind the curve, but I'm glad Rusev is finally getting his first ever WWE title match. It's hard to believe that's true, but it only highlight how they have mishandled this excellent talent. He and AJ should be a good stop gap feud.
Finally we got a very strong debut of Sanity. But I would have liked to see them start smaller then attack the Uso's once they got some momentum. Beating up a popular act is cool, but I think they should be babyfaces, not heels. I thought the obvious first feud would be Sheamus and Cesaro and then build to the Bludgeons.
I thought that Nakamura really did himself good reclaiming his heat and reestablishing a new goal after a tough lost on Sunday. He and Renee have such a great chemistry. Great heel.
Really good follow up to the low blow and beatdown Nakamura gave Jeff Hardy last week. It gave you a smooth transition into the next storyline that we rarely get these days. And Hardy bringing back the facepaint is a nice twist to his character and presentation.
I hate these people. Please fire them and send them with Big Cass.
What a way to make Asuka look like a complete tool again. Remember when she was a beast in NXT? Yea, I can't barely remember it either. Smh.
Final Thoughts: Ronda Rousey and Daniel Bryan really were the stars of WWE TV this week and it gives me great joy when you see performances like these. On the flip side, this Sasha vs Bayley booking makes me want to quit all together. It's hard being a fan.