WWE RAW & SMACKDOWN REACTION
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Check out my great, good, bad, and pathetic from WWE TV this week.
I thought the four way main event was fantastic, and it was all action, which is key 3 hours into a long RAW. Kevin Owens is so underrated and deserves a lot more credit for how well he puts his opponents over more often than not. These guys looked motivated and this is a great sign for what we look to see on Sunday.
Much like he men, the women put on a hell of a four way to kick off the show. I know people think I'm biased, but Sasha Banks is simply the best female performer in the company in my opinion and she makes each of her matches better. Sure, she takes some crazy bumps sometimes, but to me it makes her interesting and never boring. You can't say that about 90% of the womens WWE has on the roster. Ember Moon is insanely talented as well.
This was supposed to be terrible but it was fun to me. Watching Bobby Lashley go through that obstacle course with ease was a thing of beauty and I actually wanted to see Sammi try to beat his time. So the heat worked and it got over with the crowd. This was way better than the men dressed up like women bullshit.
I thought it was great that they got some heat back on McIntyre and Ziggler after that stupid loss last week. These two should be the tag champions sooner rather than later.
Where do I begin. First, teh promos by both of them sucked, and felt so scripted that you can't convince me somebody wasn't feeding Nia her lines through an earpiece. Terrible. Then, why would you not only have her lock in the armbar, but have Nia tap, just days before the title match!!!! Isn't that the question you want answered Sunday? Why not have refs break it up and do a pull apart. This was just plain stupid.
Just cut her loose at this point. Bayley has become a jobber. The storyline with her and Sasha has been so poorly conceived that both women have been devalued to the point that all hope is pretty much gone. And Bayley's in ring work has been bad as well. She blows more spots than anybody on the roster now, and that says a lot.
Hey guys, go climb up on the ladders, and yell at each other about the matches you are having on Sunday. It will be a great photo-op. GET THIS BULLSHIT OFF MY TV!!!!!!!!!
Daniel Bryan is a masterful performer and what makes him so great is his ability to adapt to any style and get the best out of his opponent. This match with Shelton was so great and I am just glad we get to witness Bryan back on TV again.
Nakamura deserves to win the WWE title on Sunday. I know people hate that deserve word, but this guy has been an excellent heel and winning the championship would add even more heat to what has been one of the greatly overlooked runs in wrestling.
Who doesn't like to see two big hoss's go at it!! This was great and it excites me at what these two could do down the road, if given more time. I think Rusev is winning Sunday.
The main event was not a good match because there were not any good workers on the heel side. But they did get the finish right, foreshadowing Asuka winning the title from Carmella. I think it's time to get back to having the women's champion be somebody who defend the title and have good matches on a consistent basis. These runs by Alexa, Nia, Carmella have been horrible. If the idea is to go with Ronda on RAW, Smackdown should have a working champion.
Speaking of horrible, just cut these losers. They have the most go away heat with me (and that's not the good kind of heat) of any act on the entire roster. When I see them, I fast forward until I don't see them. Simply horrible and annoying as all hell. Send them back to developmental.
Final Thoughts: I thought both shows had pretty good go hke shows for this Sunday's Money in the Bank PPV. We will have a full review next Monday.