Well, here we are again! I’ve clambered out of bed after my pre-Raw nap, kissed my wife and apologised for making her the sort of woman who sleeps alone on a Monday or Thursday night, and we’re back to the daily grind. Let’s go.
Raw Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin – Corbin winsFandango vs. R-Truth – R-Truth winsCharlotte vs. Paige – Paige winsThe Miz vs. Sami Zayn – Sami winsRusev vs. Sin Cara – Sin Cara winsAnderson & Gallows & AJ Styles vs. The Usos & Roman Reigns – Ro’s Bros winZack Ryder vs. Kevin Owens – Kevin Owens… Continue reading Rasslin Round-Up: 8th – 15th May ’16
Welcome to Thursday night SmackDown! We are informed that tonight there will be a 2-on-2 tag match between the Usos and Gallows and Anderson, and are conspicuously told that Roman Reigns and AJ Styles have both been banned from ringside for the event. Given how that’s gone in recent times, what do you supposed the odds are that they’ll both actually stay away for the duration?
Well, we open Raw with a recap of the AJ/Roman feud, with lots of slow-motion footage, and Roman looking bored next to the title, and I still think Roman should have eaten the pin from AJ to end that match, but ah well. Apparently creative think Roman’s at his most attractive to us when he’s just smacking the hell out of people for barely discussed reasons. I’m not entirely sure they’re wrong, honestly.
The first thing that we address is that the main event is going to be a tag-team match, pitting the Usos against Gallows and Anderson. The second thing is that Jericho’s music hits and we’re opening with an episode of the Highlight Reel and a recap of what happened with the Ambrose Asylum on Monday Night RAW.
We open on a video package recapping Payback, particularly the results of the Shane/Stephanie debacle and how the main event ended. I appreciate that there is at least for the time being an answer, but this whole thing has gone on much longer than I would have liked. AJ Styles and Roman Reigns’ match for Extreme Rules is also discussed, and there’s more talk about this being a new “era” of WWE, which… well, I’m skeptical about, given the complete lack of any title changes at the pay-per-view, but of course eras are about more than just titles. I’m going to keep an open mind.
Baron Corbin Vs. Dolph Ziggler Result: Ziggler wins, after making Corbin look like a beast Kalisto Vs. Ryback – United States Championship Match Result: Kalisto retains Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady Vs. The Vaudevillains – #1 Contender Tag Team Tournament Result: Match called off due to an injury to Enzo Amore. Later informed he has… Continue reading PPV Results: Payback 2016
Well, we start off our kick-off show with the knowledge that the scintillating Mauro Ranallo is here, a commentator we all adore, because he actually does his job for us. Renee Young welcomes us to the terrifying table of twats. Corey Graves is sad he wasn’t at some sports thing for his kid because he had to be at work, and his face twitches like he’s not happy about it. Booker T talks to his mother-in-law, and Jerry Lawler wishes he’d disowned his children when they were born. Don’t worry, Lawler, they wish the same thing.
Well, another month means another pay-per-view is here and this time we have the poorly named Payback. (Editor: If it’s anything like WrestleMania, it should be called Ask-For-Your-Money-Back) One match on the whole card – count it, one – has any sort of real grudge going into this pay-per-view.
So, there’s been a few things happening this week that we’ll cover later, but let’s jump right into the action with Monday’s show, and we’ll cover the news as we get it!