Sunday, July 3, 2016

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (June 27-30)

Main Roster:

The post-MitB status quo in WWE continues, with no significant plot developments on any front this week. Cesaro and Rusev had a one-show interaction over the US Title, but Rusev's gonna be back to Titus O'Neil tomorrow, so I don't know where that's going.

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are supposed to be settling things "once and for all" at Battleground, which could mean they're going to settle things until they decide to restart the rivalry down the road, or the kind of "settling things" where it doesn't get settled at all and the feud keeps going.

The Miz is back, but in no significant way. The Wyats-New Day feud is only interesting because they're doing a fun little thing where Kofi and Big E are doing the usual New Day schtick making fun of the Wyatts, but Xavier Woods is scared of them. But I'm not sure how this feud can resolve in a way that benefits either team.

Otherwise, nothing new under the sun. At least we have some solid matches and some entertaining promos, but we're clearly killing time until the brand split in two weeks.


NXT this week was mostly about the tag teams, with the rivalry between American Alpha and The Revival at the top of things, Alpha getting beaten up by the Authors of Pain as a side thing, and Gargano and Ciampa poking their heads into the top tier.

Something similar is happening in the women's division, with Alexa Bliss defeating Carmella this week and facing Bayley next week to see who gets the next shot at Asuka.

But where the fuck is Samoa Joe? This is the same thing NXT did with Finn Balor - the shows are all about who wants to be champion, but once someone becomes champion, they vanish from television. You would think Joe would be interested in Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura, but nope. No Joe, no mention of Joe. It's weird.

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