Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekly Wrasslin’ Wroundup (

OK, fine. This gets a pass. Barely.
We’re back to a close-packed PPV schedule, with Hell IN A Cell two weeks after No Mercy, so attention turns to Smackdown, and Raw does a thing that looks like regrouping but isn’t really.

The Dolph Ziggler Thing Actually Pays Off

I should have seen it coming, but I’m glad I didn’t, because it was a pleasant surprise. Bobby Roode had been off TV so long I I hadn’t thought of him as a possibility, but having him be the defender of elaborate entrances is perfect, even if the transition to “let’s have a match at Hell In The Cell” was abrupt, especially given the weeks they spent on fake Ziggler entrances.

The Entire 205 Roster Hates Enzo

OK, this is interesting. I mean, I still think it’s an awful idea to move the incredibly popular Enzo over to 205 to bring attention to 205 and then immediately change his character so that he’s not over anymore, but the execution of the incredibly poor idea was spot-on. I don’t know why they didn’t include the “Everyone takes a shot at Enzo” as part of Raw, though. After Raw, I was thinking how cool it would have been if everyone on the roster had violated the no-contact clause, leaving a situation where nobody could challenge Enzo for the title, and then on 205, it turns out that’s exactly what they did. And then they had him cement his new heel status by beating Neville with a crutch. It’s not a pure face turn for Neville, but that’s OK.

Usos Vs. New Day At and In The Cell

I thought we already knew this, but Usos vs. New Day will be in the Hell In A Cell cage at the PPV, which is an interesting choice for this feud.

Fatal Four-Way for the NXT Women’s Championship Announced

Kairi Sane gets one of the four slots. The remaining three are TBD, but I suspect Ruby Riot, Ember Moon, and another Mae Young standout (Bianca Belair?) to take the remaining three.

Feuds Killing Time

Alexa Bliss is gonna kill time with Mickie James. Finn Balor wrestled Goldust and is either done or not done with Bray Wyatt. Justin Jordan is filling in for the injured Jeff Hardy. Braun Strowman is mad at everybody. And Roman Reigns is fucking around with the Miz for some reason.

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