Sunday, November 12, 2017

Weeklly Wrasslin’ Wroundup (Nov 6-8)

I could have told you this was a good idea months ago.
It was an eventful week of wrestling that I can’t say I particularly enjoyed, in part because the biggest surprises were spoiled for me before I could watch the shows.

The Reign Of Jinder Mahal Is Over For Now

AJ Styles defeated hi on Smackdown this week to claim the WWE CHampionship. He should be the champion. Jinder shouldn’t. AJ can wrestle and put on good matches with people, Jinder can’t. Nobody gives a shit about Jinder-Lesnar at Survival Series, everyone’s excited about AJ-Lesnar. BUT. All of this was a weird unplanned last minute decision by Vince, according to reports. They don’t know what they’re doing or why they’re doing it and this time they happened to land on something I approve of. It undercuts Mahal’s pretty good reasoning for wanting to fight Lesnar in the first place, and will probably require AJ to drop the title to Mahal before or during the next tour of India. So it’s a mess.

The Bar Defeats The Shield

In a more interesting twist I didn’t see coming until I saw headlines on the Internet before I had a chance to watch the show, Sheamus and Cesaro took the titles from Rollins and Ambrose thanks to New Dayfereence, setting up what has got to be a three on three match between The Shield and The New Day for Survivor Series. We get Bar-Usos out of it, which should be great, and Shield-New Day should be OK even if The Shield are gonna win.

Jack Gallagher Finally Has Heel Entrance Music

Only I care about this, but I’m glad it finally happened.

Becky Lynch defeats James Ellsworth In An INtergender Match

No, this wasn’t Ivelisse vs. Mil Muertes for the Lucha Underground Title. It was maybe 1% of that. WWE has a long way to go if it ever wants to make actual, legit intergender pro wrestling a reality, and this match, dubbed “Battle of the Sexes”, featuring one of their strongest women against the weakest man in all professional wrestling, didn’t help much. If Becky had beaten the shit out of him and squashed him, fine, but that’s not what happened, so...  fuck them.

Finn Balor and Samoa Joe are on the Raw Survivor Series Team


Auka and Sasha Banks are on the Raw Survivor Series Team

And Bayley isn’t, and if the rumors about Paige are true, won’t be.

John Cena Is On The Smackdown Survivor Series Team


Pete Dunne Beat The Shit Out Of Enzo Amore

Didn’t mean anything, but I enjoyed watching it!

Jason Jordon is the Fifth Member of the Raw Men’s Team at Survivor Series

I’m not turning on Jason Jordon, who I’ve always liked, but WWE is doing him no favors with any of this.

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