Sunday, May 21, 2017

NXT Takeover: Chicago

Yes, somehow, Johnny Gargano is still alive.
Holy fuck, what a show. I mean, I went in with low expectations thanks to some last minute injuries and, frankly, a less than stellar build for this show, but Takeover: Chicago turned out to be the best show so far this year. Every match was outstanding. Every match had a level of effort and intensity that's all too often missing from the main roster. I'd hate to be on the Backlash card after watching this.

Friday, May 19, 2017

PREDICTIONS: Backlash

Ah, brand-specific PPV's. SLightly longer episodes of the weekly shows. Should be a couple decent matches, though.

PREDICTIONS: NXT Takeover: Chicago

We finally get a Takeover not attached to a major PPV, but the card is not super inspiring.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NXT (5/17)

Come on, Hideo. Dressing like garbage is Ohno's gimmick.
You'd think, with a Takeover in a few days, NXT would have some more shit going on, but no.

205 Live (5/16)

Juvenile, but effective.
My god, an actual new rivalry and story on 205 Live. Sure, it's Rich Swann vs. Ariya Daivari, and sure, it's set up by juvenile package pranks spinning out of the Noam Dar / Alicia Fox mess, but hey, it's something!

Arrow: "Missing" (5/17)

OK, Arrow. We're good.
This season of Arrow has always been at its best when its main villain is 500 steps ahead of Oliver, at a distant, distant second best when wrestling with Oliver's inner demons, and worst when it's dealing with inconsistent ethical dillemas.

Smackdown Live (5/16)

Still funny. Not sure how, but still funny.
If you'd asked me six months ago... three months ago.. hell, six weeks ago that the match I'd most be looking forward to was Breezango vs. The Usos, well, we'd have had words.