My Thoughts on WWE Money in the Bank 2017 (Presented by SmackDown LIVE)

Money in the Bank 2017 Results

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match Should Have Continued

In the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, five women laid it all on the line for a guaranteed opportunity at the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Towards the end of the match, Becky Lynch was about to climb the ladder and grab the Money in the Bank briefcase; however, Carmella’s crony, James Ellsworth, got into the ring and tipped Becky off the ladder. Then, after realizing that Carmella could not get to her feet, Ellsworth took it upon himself to climb the ladder, retrieve the briefcase and hand it to Carmella. The most ridiculous part of this is that it was decided that it counted and Carmella walked away the first-ever Ms. Money in the Bank. The only way to win this match was for one of the women participating in the match to climb the ladder and retrieve the briefcase and Carmella did not retrieve the briefcase, Ellsworth did. Ellsworth was not one of the participants in the match, let alone a woman, so therefore, it should have meant absolutely nothing, the briefcase should have been hung back up and the match should have continued. WWE’s entire women’s …

My Thoughts on WWE WrestleMania 33 (Presented by Both Raw and SmackDown LIVE)

WrestleMania 33 Results

WrestleMania 33 was a memorable show for the ages. There were three matches on the Kickoff show and ten matches on the Pay-Per-View. Also, there were some great entrances, musical performances, celebrities, debuts and even returns.

 

The 4th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Gets Hyped

This Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was different from any other in history. Towards the end, when it came down to the final four participants in the match, both Mojo Rawley and Jinder Mahal went through the ropes to the outside of the ring (a participant must go over the top rope and both feet have to hit the floor in order to be eliminated). Once outside the ring, Mahal got in the face of a WWE Universe member sitting in the front row, who just happened to be New England Patriots football player and good friend of Mojo’s, Rob Gronkowski. Mahal would proceed to take Gronkowski’s drink and throw it in his face. In response, Gronkowski hopped over the barricade, got into the ring and shoulder tackled Mahal to the mat. Eventually, it came down to Mojo and Mahal and in the end; it would be Mojo winning the Battle Royal. …

My Thoughts on WWE Battleground 2016

WWE Battleground 2016 Results

First, Sasha Banks’ mystery tag team partner turned out to be Bayley making her debut on WWE’s main roster. They would then go on to defeat WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke. I had a feeling that Bayley would be the mystery partner. One question that remains is what show is Bayley on, now that both Raw and Smackdown Live have separate brands. Well, for at least one night, the WWE Universe got to witness the formation of a new tag team known as The Boss & Hug Connection (Sasha Banks & Bayley).

 

Also, during what was being dubbed the final confrontation between friends-turned-enemies Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, I noticed that towards the end of the match, both Zayn and Owens appeared to be showing some sort of compassion towards one another. Although Zayn was victorious, I cannot help but wonder if not only the rivalry has been put to rest once and for all, but I am also wondering if the two will reconcile and become tag team partners, which means that Owens would turn face. Both men were drafted to Raw, so it will be interesting to see where things go from here.

 

Then, …

My Thoughts on WWE Money in the Bank 2016

Money in the Bank 2016 Results

Leading up to this event, people were dubbing this the “greatest Money in the Bank event in history”. After seeing the event, I think that statement can definitely be argued. There were a lot of firsts, two championship changes with one championship, one betrayal and some controversy that took place at this year’s Money in the Bank event. Below are the moments that I personally think highlighted the event.

 

  • The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) finally got their first victory as a tag team by defeating a sun burnt Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango).

 

  • Not only did Hart & Fire (Natalya & Becky Lynch) get beaten by WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte & Dana Brooke, but Natalya also shocked everybody when she attacked Becky Lynch after the match, thus turning on Becky, as well as The Best Team Ever (Cesaro & Natalya’s husband Tyson Kidd) and turning heel in the process.

 

 

  • Apollo Crews got the biggest victory of his career when he defeated former World Champion Sheamus.

 

  • In a dream match 15 years in the making, AJ Styles defeated John Cena, but unfortunately he had help from fellow Club members Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, despite

My Thoughts on WWE Payback 2016

WWE Payback 2016 Results

First, during the Tag Team Tournament Finals Match between The Realest Guys in the Room (Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady) and The Vaudevillains to determine the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championship, an unfortunate incident happened. Not too long into the match, Enzo Amore’s head bounced off the middle rope and then the back of his head hit the ring apron causing some severe damage, which caused the referee to throw the match out. Enzo ended up having to be stretchered out of the arena and taken to a local medical facility; he was diagnosed with a concussion, but fortunately, all other tests came back negative. I would like to point out that this injury is not a storyline injury, Enzo really got hurt. It is very unfortunate that the match had to end under these circumstances, but it just goes to show that injuries can happen at any given time. We definitely wish Enzo a speedy recovery.

 

There is also the match between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. After Owens beat Zayn fair and square, Owens tarnished that by attacking him after the match. Owens then insisted that Byron Saxton get up from the commentators’ table …

My Thoughts on WWE WrestleMania 32

WrestleMania 32 Results

Kickoff Matches/Segment

 

United States Championship Match

Kalisto (c) def. Ryback

This was the first official WrestleMania match for Kalisto. Going into this match, Ryback claimed over and over again that size does matter. At one point during the match, when Ryback pulled a stretched-out Kalisto out of the corner, Kalisto inadvertently pulled the padding off the middle turnbuckle in the process. While Ryback dominated most of the match, in the end, Kalisto was able to rally back. After Ryback ended up running headfirst into the exposed middle turnbuckle, Kalisto hit Ryback with his finishing move, “Salida del Sol”, to get the victory. Kalisto, once again, proved that it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog in this match of “Power vs. Speed”.

 

10-Diva Tag Team Match

Total Divas (Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Paige, Natalya and Eva Marie) def. B.A.D. & Blonde (Lana, Team B.A.D. (Naomi & Tamina), Emma and Summer Rae)

In this match, it was the current stars of WWE’s reality show “Total Divas” against both halves of Team B.A.D. and three blondes in Lana, Emma and Summer Rae. This was not only the first official …

My Thoughts on WWE Fastlane 2016

Fastlane 2016 Results

Kickoff Match

 

2-Out-of-3 Falls United States Championship Match

Kalisto (c) def. Alberto Del Rio

In a surprising move by Del Rio, he actually threw away the first fall by blatantly getting himself disqualified when he hit Kalisto with a steel chair right in front of the referee. Then, before the second fall got underway, Del Rio brutally threw Kalisto around outside the ring. After the second fall got underway, Del Rio would go on to win the second fall and tie the match up 1-1. In the end, it would be Kalisto who would prevail, win the third and final fall and retain his championship. I am definitely glad that Kalisto pulled it off because Del Rio, among others, has been referring to all of Kalisto’s recent victories over Del Rio as flukes (which there are no such thing as, might I add). If Del Rio would have succeeded, then there is no doubt that the WWE Universe would never have heard the end of it from Del Rio and others who backed up his arrogant claims. Del Rio has been sent to the back of the line.

 

Pay-Per-View Matches/Segment

 

Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks def. Team B.A.D. (Naomi

My Thoughts on WWE Royal Rumble 2016

Royal Rumble 2016 Results

Kickoff Match

 

Mark Henry & Jack Swagger won a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match that also featured The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von), Damien Sandow & Darren Young and The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor); Henry & Swagger advanced to the Royal Rumble WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

This Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match determined which team would earn spots in the Royal Rumble Match later on in the main event. There were two teams that the WWE Universe were familiar with, one team that has only been teaming together for a short time and one team that was teaming together for the first time. In the end, it was Henry & Swagger who pulled off the victory. I was hoping that The Dudleys would win, but as long as The Ascension did not win, I am satisfied.

 

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

Last Man Standing Intercontinental Championship Match

Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens to retain the IC Championship

This is the match that arguably stole the show. This match can be described as chaos, bedlam and even a scene from a car wreck. There were tables, there were chairs, there were stairs, pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. After many …

My thoughts on WWE Extreme Rules 2015

WWE Extreme Rules 2015 Results

Kickoff Match

 

Neville def. Bad News Barrett

Bad News Barrett was originally scheduled to face Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan for the championship on Pay-Per-View, but due to the fact that Bryan was not medically cleared to compete, BNB faced Neville on the Extreme Rules Kickoff Show instead. This was an opportunity for Neville to shine on the big stage and he made the most of it by pulling off the upset and beating BNB. I think that this should definitely put Neville in line for an opportunity at the Intercontinental Championship.

 

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

“Kiss Me Arse” Match

Dolph Ziggler def. Sheamus

This is a match that I predicted would happen at Extreme Rules. In Sheamus’ native Irish terms, a “Kiss Me Arse” Match means a “Kiss My Ass” Match. This meant that whoever lost the match would have to kiss the winner’s backside. In the end, it was Ziggler who rolled up Sheamus to get the pin and the win. After minutes of hesitation, it appeared that Sheamus was going to man up and live up to the stipulation; however, he ended up hitting Ziggler with a low blow followed by a Brogue Kick knocking Ziggler out cold. Then, …

My thoughts on WrestleMania 31

Seth Rollins New Champion

WrestleMania 31 Kickoff

 

Fatal 4-Way WWE Tag Team Championship Match

Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (c) (w/Natalya) def. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) (w/Xavier Woods), The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (w/Naomi) and Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/El Torito) to retain their championships

This match turned into all-out chaos. It all started when Cesaro targeted Jey’s injured shoulder at the start of the match. Jey was unable to continue and Jimmy had to go it alone for his team. Since there were no countouts and no disqualifications, the four respective people that were in each team’s corner decided to get involved in the match as well. There was a lot of high flying, a lot of excitement and even though I wanted to see The New Day become the new champions, I thought this was a great match to kickoff WrestleMania 31.

 

Big Show won the 2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

The competitors in this match were as follows:

  • The Miz
  • Curtis Axel
  • Ryback
  • Fandango
  • Adam Rose
  • Zack Ryder
  • Jack Swagger
  • Titus O’Neil
  • Darren Young
  • Big Show
  • WWE Director of Operations Kane
  • Erick Rowan
  • Damien Mizdow
  • Sin Cara
  • Goldust
  • Heath Slater
  • Mark Henry

My Thoughts on WWE Fastlane

Roman Reigns Fastlane

Fastlane Kickoff

MizTv with Special Guest Paul Heyman

Before The Miz introduced his special guest, he had his personal assistant Damien Mizdow go sit in the corner of the ring. Once Heyman came out, he told Miz that he did not like the way that Mizdow was looking at him, so Miz had Mizdow turn around and face the corner of the ring. Heyman then said that neither Roman Reigns nor Daniel Bryan will have what it takes to beat Heyman’s client and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. How much longer is Mizdow going to put up with this crap from Miz? When is Mizdow going to realize that he does not need Miz? Mizdow is more than capable of branching out on his own. He needs to take a stand against Miz and turn face.

 

6-Man Tag Team Match

The Authority (WWE Director of Operations Kane, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins (w/J & J Security (Joey Mercury & Jamie Noble) & Big Show def. Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan

This match ended in controversy when Big Show, who was not the legal man, KO Punched Dolph Ziggler behind the referee’s …

My Thoughts on the 2015 Royal Rumble

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Kickoff Match

Cesaro & Tyson Kidd def. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E)

What was originally supposed to be a 6-Man Elimination Tag Team Match between all three members of The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E) and the team of Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd was changed to a regular 2-on-2 Tag Team Match. These two trios have been going at it for the past few weeks with The New Day always coming out on top. That, however, all changed at the 2015 Royal Rumble when Cesaro & Kidd knocked off The New Day. The ending of the match did not come without controversy though because Cesaro, who was not the legal man in the match, hit Kofi with a European uppercut and it allowed Kidd to get the pinfall victory over Kofi. In addition to being disappointed that The New Day did not get the victory, I am also disappointed that the match was changed.

 

The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) def. The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn)

Ever since The Ascension had debuted on the main roster, they have shown zero respect towards legendary tag teams of the …

WWE SuperSmackdown LIVE Invades Grand Rapids, Michigan

Erick Rowan Splash

Introduction

 

This week, I was in attendance for both WWE Main Event and Smackdown, which took place at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before both events got underway, there was a bonus match between current rivals Sin Cara and Curtis Axel. These two rivals have had a series of matches against one another as of late and Sin Cara has come out victorious every single time, including this one.

 

Main Event

 

The first event of the night was Main Event. There was one backstage segment that I found pretty hilarious. Paige seemed to be impressed with how good Erick Rowan seems to be at playing chess; it was recently learned that Rowan has a pretty high IQ. Titus O’Neil then approached Rowan and did not seem impressed. Rowan then challenged Titus to play him in a game; after Titus made a move he said “King Me!” Apparently, Titus was not aware of the fact that that rule only applies to checkers and not chess. After Titus knocked over the chess pieces and walked off in a fit of rage, Rowan then picked up a piece and said “Checkmate!” Later on in the main event between Rowan …

Did Stephanie McMahon Fall Victim to “Twin Magic”?

Stephanie McMahon Arrested

 

This past Monday on Raw, Stephanie McMahon slapped former WWE Diva Brie Bella, who was in attendance in the front row of the crowd, and ended up having Stephanie arrested for aggravated battery in the process. After seeing these events take place, I am beginning to wonder if The Bellas (Nikki & Brie) had set this whole thing up.

The Surprise

First, during the Raw Pre-Show, it was learned that Nikki would be facing four other Divas in a 4-on-1 Handicap Match made by Stephanie, who has been putting Nikki in vulnerable positions out of spite for nearly a month now. This all started when her sister, Brie, stood up to Stephanie and quit WWE, followed by slapping Stephanie in the process. Prior to her 4-on-1 Handicap Match, Nikki had stated that she had a special surprise for Stephanie. As Nikki made her way to the ring for her match, Brie was spotted in the front row of the audience. Stephanie then came out and got into a confrontation with Brie, which led to Stephanie slapping Brie and getting arrested. My theory is that The Bellas were counting on Stephanie coming out and shoving their misfortunes down their throats. …

WWE Takes over Grand Rapids Once Again

Van Andel Arena

Last night, I was in attendance at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI for WWE Live. This event was not televised, but one of the best things about that is that something newsworthy can happen that a lot of people do not get to see.

 

Two Divas Switch Roles

 

Summer Rae and The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron) teamed up against Layla, Eva Marie and Rosa Mendes; therefore, this means that Summer Rae is now a face and Eva Marie is now a heel. What began as a dance-off ended up turning into a Six-Diva Tag Team Match. In the end, Summer and The Funkadactyls were victorious.

 

Dancing Confidently

 

It would appear that Cody Rhodes has regained his confidence to team up with his half-brother Goldust once again because they teamed up against WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) and Wyatt Family members Luke Harper & Erick Rowan in a Triple Threat Match for the The Usos’ Championships. While I am a fan of both The Usos and The Rhodes Brothers, I was rooting for The Usos to win this one. I would also like to point out that during the match, both The …

Legends In the “House”

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Last night was the premiere episode of Legends’ House on WWE Network. This is a reality show that consists of eight WWE Legends living under one roof in Palm Springs, CA. The eight legends for this first season are “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Jimmy Hart, Pat Patterson, Tony Atlas, Hillbilly Jim, “Mean” Gene Okerlund and Howard Finkel. Each and every one of these legends is a WWE Hall of Famer; with the exception of Hillbilly Jim. I do, however, believe that he we will one day go into the WWE Hall of Fame. I would also like to point out that there is an additional cast member this season. She is a young, blonde, attractive woman named Ashley. Ashley is the events coordinator for the legends and based on the fact that she said that she was sent to the house on behalf of WWE, I am going to assume that she works for the company. I have already gotten to see these legends like I have never seen them before (i.e.; interacting with neighbors, going grocery shopping, playing tennis, cooking, trying to figure out how to use a blender, etc.) and the show is just getting started. …