WWE RAW & SMACKDOWN REACTION
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Check out my great, good, bad, and pathetic from WWE TV this week.
I think the best feud in WWE right now is Seth Rollins vs Ziggler and McIntyre. The matches are great and all three are perfect in their roles. Adding Roman Reigns to mix made complete sense, and I think it could lead to more later. My theory is that Reigns will have other business to tend to and Seth will need someone else to watch his back. Which will lead to the return of Dean Ambrose or ....... Jason Jordan. LOL!!!
It worked. I am actually really interested in Reigns vs Lashley now. Lashley has really stepped up his game the last few weeks so I have to give him credit. And the booking of the tag match where Reigns tried to go it alone was very well done. Lashley leaving him built even more heat to the feud. I like it.
AOP beating up on Titus worldwide was probably the best semi squash I have ever seen on RAW. Apollo Crews is very talented and he made Razor look like a beast. Its so hard for me to see AOP here and watch the two geek teams that are wrestling for the titles.
This feud between Stroman and Owens has been booked far too silly for me. First, I hate this whole Monster in the Bank shit, and how they have him carrying that dumb briefcase around, especially when Brock ain't there and we know he can't cash it. Its stupid. Then I hated the whole dragging of the porta potty. It took FOREVER! Why not just dump it backstage. Dumb.
It wasn't terrible, and Liv actually delivered some good moves, but this was stupid booking!! You bring up Ember Moon, who is clearly an excellent worker. We've seen her beat everyone, but Asuka, but she pushed Asuka to her limit each time. But here, she gets dominated for 95% of the match vs Liv fucking Morgan. It continues the blonde girl theme.
This was a bad women's wrestling match with blown spots, obvious calls of spots by Mickey, clumsiness by Nia and just nothing realistic about it. Terrible. And why all of a sudden are Nia and Natalia friends again? This is dumb. Unless they are both turning heel on Ronda, after beating Alexa, but even then, who cares at this point.
How am I supposed to take The B Team, or Matt Hardy seriously? I'm not.
What did I tell you? What the fuck did I tell you. Last week when I went on my long rant and put the Bayley attack on Sasha in the Pathetic section, people told me I was off base and that it would be great, things were looking up. And I said you all are fucking idiots if you thought the follow up therapy sessions would be in anyway good. This was SHIT!!!!!!! I hate this fucking company and their stupid "creative team". These women have been ruined.
We got the reunion of Team Hell No on TV instead for the first time being at Extreme Rules. At first I was thinking, why would they waste the reunion on TV, then the expaniation made perfect sense, by having the Uso's come out and question why Team Hell No deserves to jump the line for a tag title match. I really would've liked Sheamus and Cesaro to come out as well, but the Usos are the best team and it made of a fresh match that was pretty fun.
They really needed this segment to give Rusev some heat heading into his title match with AJ at Extreme Rules. AJ being off last week took a lot of focus off this matcha nd this week they did a great job adding more interest to it. It was too nice guy before with all the Rusev comedy. He's at his best when he's a killer and the comedy comes natural.
The Miz once again proved that he can get good match out of just about anybody, just off his presence and heat he can draw. Hardy has been off a step lately due to being banged up with injuries, but I thought this was a pretty good TV match.
This was so well done. I was dreading another stupid 4th of July goofy food eating contest or food fight, and when they put 5 minutes on the clock I was furious. Like do they know just how long 5 minutes feels in TV time? But out of nowhere, Sanity attacked and laid waste to the New Day. I didn't like that Sanity lost their first match last week, but I'm glad they are quickly getting them in a program with the New Day, which should be good.
Yea its good that Becky Lynch is being given this win streak every week, but what the fuck good is it of every match is the same, against horrible wrestlers who should not be in the ring. I mean, this has to be a gag at this point. The Smackdown women's roster is pathetic and it's a damn shame that Naomi can't get a match on TV, but Mandy, Sonya, and the IIconics are featured every week in horrible matches.
Speaking of horrible. Poor Asuka. This is a disgrace and only adds to the resume of the fools writing this bullshit. Man vs woman is a disgrace, especially of the woman doesn't stand tall in the end. Instead, once again, Carmella stands tall and looks like a badass, which we all know is the furthest thing from the truth. Pathetic.
Final Thoughts: There were some very good things on both shows this week, but the recurring theme that I get frustrated in having to point out every week, is the HORRIBLE booking of the women on both brands. I know I sound like I care about the women wrestlers too much, but its a major part of the show and it's been treated like a disgrace. But they have very talented performers who are being booked like shit and set up to fail.