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WWE Women’s Evolution Extreme Rules. New Women’s Tag Team Champs, New Smackdown Women’s Champion

WOMEN’S EVOLUTION EXTREME RULES

Paul Heyman is in the back with the Horsewomen as Kayla Braxton goes up to interview him. Before she can say a word Heyman grabs the microphone.

Heyman: This is going to be a glorious night. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir will win the women’s tag team titles in a no disqualification match. The Queen of Spades Shayna Baszler will successfully defend her Raw Women’s title in a falls count anywhere match against Lacey Evans. Stephanie McMahon, we understand that where there is a Lacey Evans there will be a Tamina close by. Shayna will be ready. You can threaten to fire any of us for interfering in other matches tonight. It won’t matter. Shayna will successfully defend her title tonight. Jessamyn and Marina will win the tag team titles tonight. Becky Lynch will win her match tonight because Naomi and Ember Moon are not good enough to beat her.

Renee: Welcome to Extreme Rules. Paul Heyman is already predicting big things for the Horsewomen tonight.

Paige: We have three huge matches tonight and I am equally excited for all of them.

Renee: We want to take you to the back where Kayla Braxton is standing with the Sky Pirates and Asuka.

Kayla: I am standing here with the Sky Pirates who are in the fatal 4-way tag team match tonight for the women’s tag team titles. Kairi and Io how are you going to attack this match tonight?

Io: We are the best wrestlers in this match. We will prove that tonight.

Kayla: Kairi do you have anything to add?

Kairi: We want the Horsewomen.

Kayla: Asuka I see you staring at your briefcase. Could this be the night you cash in?

Asuka: I will be watching both matches very closely tonight.

Kayla: Good luck to all of you tonight.

Renee: Paige we have not talked about Asuka holding that briefcase. Can we see a cash in tonight?

Paige: We can. One match is a ladder match which will be physical. But the other match is a falls count anywhere match. This is going to get interesting.

We now go to Stephanie McMahon’s office where she is talking to VBB and Lacey Evans. Tamina is standing behind Stephanie. We see Stephanie giving instructions to her team but we can’t hear anything.

We see Charly Caruso in the back with Naomi.

Charly: the last few weeks have been very emotional for you. Now you have a title shot in a dangerous ladder match against Becky Lynch and your best friend Ember Moon. What is going through your mind?

Naomi: Just winning this match no matter what it takes. So many roadblocks have been thrown in my way.

Charly: Do you think Stephanie McMahon has been trying to put a wedge in between your friendship with Ember Moon.

Naomi: She is definitely afraid of what we stand for. (Ember Moon walks into the screen and Naomi and her stare at each other) Sis

Ember Moon: Sis. (Ember looks at Charly and starts to talk) Stephanie McMahon will never break up our friendship. But tonight. Tonight we are not friends. You will get the best of me.

Naomi: I wouldn’t expect any less from you. (Both walk away)

Renee: Wow did you see the intensity between those two?

Paige: The Smackdown Championship is on the line tonight. This should be a great match.

FATAL 4 WAY NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH FOR THE WOMEN’S TAGTEAM TITLE. CHAMPIONS VBB vs HORSEWOMEN vs SKY PIRATES vs IICONICS

Paige: We have a fatal 4 way no DQ match with 8 people.

Renee: Literally anything can happen. Shayna Baszler has been barred from the ring.

Paige: Yeah but we have Stephanie McMahon’s tag team in this match. Does she have anything up her sleeve? We have to see.

Renee: The referee will have a hard time keeping this match under control.

The match starts just like you think it would. With chaos. The Horsewomen and the Sky Pirates are just beating each other up outside the ring. Meanwhile, Peyton Royce and Dana Brooke are squaring off in the middle of the ring. After Lana knocks Billie Kay off the apron they double team, Peyton. Dana goes for the pin but Jessamyn Duke sees this and pulls Dana out of the ring. Io looks to kick Jessamyn but she ducks and Dana takes the kick and gets knocked out. Marina Shafir and Kairi Sane now are fighting in the ring. Lana gets caught up in the crossfire and gets hit by both Marina and Kairi. Peyton Royce gets to her feet and backs up to the corner where Io is standing and she tags herself in. Io quickly goes to the outside and rolls Dana Brooke in the ring. All 8 women are now on the apron for the first time in this match. After a while of back and forth, we have Jessamyn and Lana as the legal wrestlers in the ring. Marina and Jessamyn are keeping Lana in their corner with quick tags. Jessamyn whips Lana into the corner where Peyton tags herself in reluctantly. Peyton looks around as Jessamyn charges at her. Peyton moves out of the way and Jessamyn hits the ring post. Peyton pulls her away from the ropes and goes for the pin as Billie Kay gets into the ring and helps Peyton with the cover. Marina runs into the ring and breaks up the cover. Kairi Sane runs into the ring and goes to clothesline Marina out of the ring. Lana pulls down the ropes and both Kairi and Marina fly out of the ring. Io runs into the ring and flips Lana into the ring. Dana gets into the ring and hits Io. Lana and Dana double team Io in the corner. Billie and Peyton are double-teaming Jessamyn again. Peyton and Billie give Jessamyn a sick knee from Sydney. Billie then gives her Shades Of Kay. Peyton goes to cover Jessamyn and Marina and Kairi both get in the ring to break up the count.

Renee: This match is getting out of control again.

All 8 women are in the ring fighting. Kairi goes over to help Io with VBB. She hits a running blockbuster on Lana knocking her out of the ring. Io then grabs Dana by the head and snaps her neck across the top rope. Kairi springboards over the top rope and splashes on Dana and Lana. Io then goes to the top turnbuckle. Kairi is holding down VBB on the floor. Io with an insane elbow on both members of VBB. Io appears to injure herself. In the ring, the IIconics are fighting with the Horsewomen. Billie gets speared by Marina. Kairi gets in the ring and dropkicks Marina. She falls to the mat knocking Billie out of the ring. Billie goes under the ring and finds a lead pipe. Jessamyn gives Peyton a german suplex. Then Jessamyn picks up Peyton and gives her a fireman’s takedown. She goes to give her the Ankle lock when Kairi jumps up and gives Jessamyn a head scissors takedown. Kairi turns it into an Asuka lock. Billie tries to get back on the apron when Marina kicks her off but she was able to slide the pipe to Peyton. Marina goes to pick up Peyton but she jabs her in the midsection with the pipe. Peyton gets up and hits her in the back with the pipe. Marina falls down right on top of Kairi breaking the hold. Io gets on the apron and climbs the top rope and hits a missile dropkick on Peyton. Billie Kay enters the ring and Io goes to spear Billie but she drops to the mat and Io hits the ring post hard and falls out of the ring. Kairi gets up and jumps to the top rope and gives Billie a DDT. Jessamyn now has the pipe and hits Kairi with it knocking her out. Jessamyn now sees everyone down and picks up Marina. They grab Peyton and give her a rope aided double powerbomb. Jessamyn drops a leg on Peyton. Marina is looking around to make sure no one interferes. The ref comes in and counts out Peyton and we have new tag team champions The Horsewomen.

Renee: Oh no. The Horsewomen have more gold.

Paige: This match was wild. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir were in the right place at the right time.

Renee: There are bodies all over the place. Look at the faces of the Sky Pirates.

Paige: We have not seen the last of the Sky Pirates and the Horsewomen.

 

Charly Caruso is standing by with Becky Lynch

Charly: Becky you will be facing Naomi and Ember Moon tonight in a ladder match for your Smackdown Women’s Championship. How are you going to attack this match?

Becky: Stephanie McMahon likes to use all of us as pawns in her game. But I am the champion and I will do whatever I have to do to keep my belt and slap the heads off the shoulders of those two dopes I am fighting tonight.

Charly: Are you concerned about Asuka maybe cashing in her briefcase tonight?

Becky: Asuka can do whatever she wants. I will be ready.

FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION SHAYNA BASZLER VS LACEY EVANS

Renee: Next we have Shayna Baszler defending her RAW Women’s Championship against Lacey Evans.

Paige: Stephanie McMahon has barred the Horsewomen from getting involved in this match.

Renee: But she has not barred any of her posse like Tamina and Rhea Ripley.

Paige: I also want to point out under the rules of this match Stephanie McMahon has also invoked the No Disqualification rules as well.

Renee: We can literally see anything happen.

Shayna starts the match off hot with a flurry of power moves and quick pin attempts.

Renee: Shayna is very aware of Tamina on the outside and wants to keep Lacey in the ring.

After 8 minutes of action with Shayna being dominant and the only times Lacey gets the advantage is when Tamina gets involved Shayna starts to get frustrated. Shayna superkicks Lacey. Tamina gets on the apron and Shayna clotheslines her off. Shayna is squaring Lacey up for a spear. Lacey staggers to her feet and Shayna gives her a massive spear. Shayna goes for the pin and Tamina pulls Lacey out of the ring. Shayna hits the ropes and hits a suicide dive on Tamina and Lacey. Shayna and Tamina start to brawl into the crowd. Lacey follows them as they make their way towards the back. Tamina throws Shayna into a brick wall headfirst. Lacey is giving Tamina instructions to beat up Shayna even more. Tamina power bombs Shayna through a table.

Renee: Lacey is going to win the title if this keeps up.

Out of nowhere Asuka superkicks Lacey.

Paige: Here come Asuka and she might cash in on Shayna.

Tamina now starts to fight with Asuka. Shayna starts to crawl back out towards the ramp with Lacey following her.

Renee: Smart move by Shayna to get out of the backstage area.

Asuka kicks Tamina in the midsection then smashes her head on a table. Rhea Ripley from behind gives Asuka a knee to her back. Then Rhea starts to roughhouse Asuka as she laid on the ground. Charlotte Flair hits Rhea in the back with a chair. As Rhea rolls around Charlotte continues to hit Rhea with the chair. Tamina staggers up and starts to go back down to ringside. Asuka goes after her and jumps on Tamina’s back sending her crashing on the ramp head first. Asuka starts to hit Tamina when Tamina grabs her throat and starts choking her. In the back we see Charlotte lock in the figure 8 on Rhea. Shayna and Lacey are now ringside.

Renee: This has erupted into a brawl.

Paige: Now it looks like we might get a one on one.

Lacey grabs a chair and jams it into Shayna’s midsection twice backing her to the ring post. Lacey goes for the woman’s right but Shayna ducks and she hits the steel post. Lacey’s hand is hurt real bad. Shayna grabs Lacey by the hair and smashes her head into the steel steps. Then she puts her hand on the steps and grabs the chair and smashes her hand on the steps. Lacey screams in pain. The referee goes to Lacey to see if she is alright.

Renee: Shayna Baszler is sadistic.

Paige: You do what you have to do to keep your title.

Shayna grabs Lacey and throws her back in the ring and gives her a twisted arm stomp. Shayna does this three times while watching Asuka and Tamina fight up the ramp. Asuka gives Tamina a knee to her jaw knocking her down. As Asuka makes her way to the ring Shayna points at her then gives Lacey Evans the Fujiwara Armbar. Lacey taps out immediately but Shayna does not let go. Finally when Asuka gets to ringside Shayna breaks the hold and stands up. She makes a gesture inviting Asuka into the ring. Asuka backs off.

Paige: Smart move by Asuka to back away.

Renee: What do you mean? When is she going to cash in that briefcase?

Paige: Asuka will cash in when the champion is at their weakest. Shayna is in complete control right now.

Renee: The doctors are checking on Lacey’s arm and hand. I think Shayna broke something.

Paige: What a match and Shayna Baszler retains her RAW Women’s Championship.

LADDER MATCH SMACKDOWN WOMAN’S CHAMPION BECKY LYNCH VS NAOMI VS EMBER MOON

Renee: This match will be physical just by its nature.

Paige: Just a few weeks ago both these women came so close to being champions. Now they have to fight each other plus Becky Lynch to achieve their dream

Becky starts off hot in this match. She hits a high knee on Naomi knocking her to the mat. She mixes it up with Ember kicking her in the gut. Then gives her a bexploder. Naomi gets up and Becky dropkicks her out of the ring. Ember hits Becky from behind. Ember whips her into the ropes and follows up with a knee to the midsection. Ember starts to walk around the ring and looks at the ladders outside. Becky hits a dropkick to the side of her head. Then Becky gives her a shining wizard. Naomi then gets back in the ring and gives Becky a split-legged jawbreaker. Then picks Becky up and gives her a running turnbuckle bulldog. Ember now gets up. Ember and Naomi look at each other and point towards Becky and they start to double team her.

Renee: Are you surprised to see them double teaming Becky?

Paige: At some point, you have to go into business for yourself. There can’t be co-winners here.

After a few minutes of double-teaming Becky gets knocked out of the ring. Naomi and Ember start to fight with each other. Becky now grabs a ladder and puts it on the apron. Naomi comes over and Becky snaps the ladder up into her face. Becky gets into the ring and clotheslines Ember. Becky lays the ladder in the corner and throws both Naomi and Ember into the ladder. Becky starts to scream. She takes the ladder and starts to set it up but Naomi stops her. Naomi picks up the ladder and hits Becky with it also clipping Ember in the head. Ember looks to be out cold. Becky is laying on the mat under the ladder. She kicks her legs straight up and kicks the ladder into Naomi’s jaw. Naomi drops the ladder. Becky lays the ladder on the mat. She opens the ladder and puts Naomi in between. Becky goes to the top rope and jumps down on the ladder squeezing Naomi. Becky appears to have inured her leg. The Ladder is bent. Becky goes to the outside to get another ladder. She slides it into the ring. Ember now gets up and dropkicks the ladder into Becky’s midsection as Becky was outside the ring. Ember lays the ladder outside the ring between the apron and the announce table. She slams Becky’s head into the steel steps. Ember grabs the steps and moves them by the ladder.

Renee: What is Ember Moon doing?

Ember body slams Becky on the stairs. Ember climbs to the top turnbuckle and is just standing there.

Paige: I don’t like the looks of this.

As Becky gets up Ember gives her an eclipse on the ladder. The ladder breaks.

Renee: Oh my god.

Paige: I am speechless.

Renee: Becky is not moving.

Ember staggers to her feet and gets excited. Naomi is now back on her feet and runs and kicks Ember baseball style and Ember smashes into the announce table. Naomi smashes Ember’s head on the announce table. Then she lays her body on the table. Naomi goes to the top turnbuckle and drops an elbow on Ember’s body breaking the table.

Renee: These women are going to kill each other.

Becky now starts to come around and she puts a ladder in the ring. She slowly starts to climb the ladder. Naomi gets up and goes to the top turnbuckle and dropkicks the ladder and it spills over. Becky’s neck snaps off the top rope. Ember Moon now starts to move and she crawls into the ring. Naomi starts to climb the ladder but Ember pulls her off by her hair. Ember climbs up and Naomi pulls her down by her hair. Naomi and Ember start brawling. Becky gets up and folds the ladder up and smashes it across the heads of both Ember and Naomi. Becky goes to the outside and gets a table. Becky sets the table up on the outside. Becky staggers to get to the apron. Naomi and Ember both superkick Becky and she falls through the table on the outside. Naomi looks at Ember and clotheslines her. Naomi picks up Ember and gives her a full nelson bomb.

Renee: Becky might be done.

Naomi goes to the outside and gets another table and another ladder. Naomi sets up the table in the ring. Then sets up a ladder. One of the ladders is clearly not under the belt. Ember starts to get up and runs towards Naomi and gives her a step up Enzugiri. Becky starts to get up on the outside. Naomi and Ember start to climb separate ladders. They punch each other as they are climbing. Naomi smashes Ember’s head on the top of the ladder. Naomi gets to the top step but pauses.

Renee: She can’t reach the title. What can she do? Is she going to jump to the other ladder?

Paige: I don’t know what she is going to do.

Naomi standing on the top of the ladder jumps and grabs Ember’s head and bulldogs her through the table.

Paige: Oh my god. How did she do that?

Renee: That was amazing.

Naomi sees Becky start to get up and she gets ready to do a crossbody from the ring. As she springs her body over the top rope Becky grabs part of the table and smashes it on Naomi’s head knocking her out.

Renee: Naomi and Ember are out. All Becky needs to do is get in the ring and climb the ladder to retain her title.

Becky drags her battered body into the ring and sets up the ladder. She climbs the ladder and grabs the belt to win the title.  Becky falls to the ground clutching her title in exhaustion.

Renee: Becky really earned that victory.

Paige: She is completely spent. This match was very physical.

We hear Asuka’s music and she comes running to the ring with a referee.

Renee: Oh no here comes Asuka with a referee.

Paige: Asuka is going to cash in while Becky is hurt and tired.

Asuka says to ring the bell. Becky can’t believe it. She looks at Asuka in disgust.

Renee: Becky Lynch can’t possibly compete in another match

Paige: This is why winning that briefcase is so important.

The bell rings and Asuka immediately rushes towards Becky and gives her a knee to her face. Asuka picks up Becky and gives her a pop-up knee strike.

Renee: Becky is out.

Asuka covers Becky and gets the pin. We have a new Smackdown Women’s Champion and it’s Asuka.

Paige: That’s how you cash in the Money In The Bank Briefcase

Renee: Becky wrestled her heart out against Ember Moon and Naomi.

Asuka celebrates in the ring.

We see Paul Heyman and the Horsewomen drinking champagne and celebrating as they are getting into a limo. Heyman is heard saying “I Can’t wait to address the WWE Universe at Evolution this week.”

Renee: I bet he can’t. Paige, I think we are all in trouble.

THE SHOW ENDS

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DISCLAIMER.  THIS IS MY CREATION AND NOT WWE’S.  I HAVE NO INSIDE KNOWLEDGE OR SOURCE WITHIN WWE.  THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE CREATED AND IS NOT FACTUAL.  THE ONLY RULE I AM USING IS TO BE ON THIS SHOW YOU HAVE TO BE ON THE CURRENT ROSTER.  NXT INCLUDED.  IF YOU ARE LEGIT HURT LIKE NIA AND RONDA YOU WILL BE WRITTEN OFF TV.  I HOPE WHOEVER READS THIS ENJOYS IT.

IN ADDITION, AS YOU CAN SEE I DON’T SCRIPT A FULL MATCH THAT IS TOO MUCH WORK.  OBVIOUSLY I DO SCRIPT HOW I WANT THE MATCH TO END.

Wrestling Blog 3-7

Wrestling Blog 3-7

After last week’s Raw which was the best Raw, we have seen in a while there was no way this week could ever top it.  I mean just with the return of Roman Reigns alone was a lot to overcome.  Throw in the Batista/Flair/HHH angle and Ronda’s promo there was a lot going on.  So, what do we have to talk about this week?  I am going to save the best for last which is the absolute madness involving the Raw Women’s Championship.

The show starts with Roman talking about wanting one thing and he asks Seth Rollins to join him in the ring.  Who didn’t think Roman wanted to get into that title match with Seth and Brock Lesnar?  I mean after all Roman never actually lost the belt.  As un fair as it is for Roman this is Seth’s time.  So, I was glad this is not what Roman wanted.  By the way I am not completely sold on Seth winning the belt at Wrestlemania.  There is no way Vince wants Brock going to a rival company.  Instead Roman wants the yawn band back together.  Who really cares anymore?   Seriously.  These things are better off as surprises like when they re united on the Raw after Summer Slam.  I was in the building for that and it was electric.  Now it looks like it’s forced and tired.  Even if this is an attempt to keep Dean Ambrose in the company which is a good idea, I am still over it.  Who the hell knows what to think about Ambrose anymore?  Is he leaving or staying?  Is this an angle?  I am so tired of the Shield and on that point I am tired of Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Lashley.  Drew needs to be in the main event already.  Elias attacks Dean as he was walking to the ring to address the shield re union.  Elias is so under used.  I am going to petition the WWE to organize a Walk With Elias NYC night during Wrestlemania week.  Imagine walking through the streets of Manhattan with Elias.  There is no shortage of bars that he can play at.  But overall just an average segment.

Next, we have a throw away 6-man tag team match.  Kurt Angle needs to retire already.  Sorry Kurt.  You were great but your time is up.  Give some TV time to EC3 and for god’s sake let him talk.  Finn Balor has the Intercontinental title, so he is relevant but get him out of this angle.  And Braun Stroman who just about killed Lio Rush I am not sure what to do with him anymore.  Bad match with no story behind it only to be fed to the shield at Fastlane.

Nattie vs Ruby RIott is just a waste of two talented wrestlers.  It’s okay to have several story lines for the women at one time.  It’s like they want to keep pushing the Ronda/Becky/Flair angle to the moon which I get but you have other talent that needs story lines.  Can you say a dedicated show just for the women?  After the match which Nattie wins we have another ridiculous cat walk by Lacey Evans.  This was old and tired two weeks ago.  Just get her in the ring already.  It’s like WWE does not want you to forget about her.  Then why bring her up from NXT if she is not going to wrestle.  If she is rumored to be getting a huge push and will be in an angle with Nattie then get it started now.  Nattie can’t be the sidekick to Ronda for the next month.  One Ronda and that angle does not need it and two Nattie is too good to be a sidekick

Now for one of things I wanted to see this week on either show.  I have to say Batista cut a good promo.  He clearly is the heel and he made sure it would stay that way.  Then HHH started to talk about the real man Richard Flehr.  I can see where this is going.  WWE is trying to make this into a real-life angle.  If that is the direction WWE wants to take this then so be it.  I am not so sure I agree with it.  Maybe they felt more juice is needed.  HHH was golden talking about attending a couple of Natch’s weddings.  Say what you want about HHH the man can still cut a mean promo.  I am looking forward to the one on one next week.  Hopefully they get some freedom when they are in the ring on the mic.  Dave is Hollywood now but what’s up with that blue earring in his nose.  Could be a very good segment.

Oh, Heavy Machinery runs the gauntlet on the minor leagues of the Raw Tag Team division.  By the way has anyone seen Otis’ Instagram stories.  Dude is always eating un healthy stuff.

The shield re-forms after Elias beats Dean.  Ho hum.  It would have been better if it was a surprise.  Now we have a 6-man tag team match at Fast Lane.  I get it.  Roman came back earlier than expected.  Now we have to fast track him into something for Wrestlemania.  So, I expect him to be in tag team matches for the first few weeks to get some stamina back.  Thus, the reason for the Shield re-forming.

Michael Che and Colin Jost with several promos through out the night.  Who really cares about this?  Seriously what a waste of air time and yet we keep seeing EC3 staring into the mirror with a spray bottle in his hand.  SMH

Tamina beats Sasha.  I was kind of surprised by this, but I guess you need to get some heat for Fastlane.  Terrible build for this match.  I haven’t seen Tamina win too many matches on her own.  This title deserves a better story line than what we got so far.  Horsemen always have gold.

Ricochet and Aleister Black win a match by DQ.  The former champs Robert Roode and Chad Gable interfere.  This sets up a triple threat tag team title match at Fastlane.  Ricochet and Black are impressive talents and are getting super pushed right now.

I have to say I am already so tired of this whole Ronda/Becky/Flair story.  Is anybody else?  Make no mistake this will be a hell of a match and will close out Wrestlemania but my god the drama has to end.  Since Ronda got into the WWE everyone knew it would be her and Flair closing out Wrestlemania.  The problem is Becky got super over.  WWE had no choice but to get her in this match.  But I have a serious problem with how this is going about and hopefully after Fastlane we can finally just stop the madness.  But WWE writers know best right, I guess.  I think my biggest issue is that this angle started before Survivor Series.  Your talking about over 4 months of build up.  And it never ceases to amaze me that some fans thought this was not going to be a triple threat match which is the right call.  So much can spawn off the outcome of this match including Ronda still being over if Becky and Flair team up to take her out of the match, so she does not get pinned.

Let’s start with Ronda.  I have said this for weeks now.  She can’t cut a promo the right way.  I will say this she is getting better.  But the last two weeks should have been epic promo moments and she for some reason either rushes or can’t get the words out.  But one thing is for sure.  Ronda brings the heat and the intensity.  I watched both the Divas and Bella shows for some clues on how she was received by the other women on the roster.  She got plenty of respect and the women knew they would have to up their game to get close to her level.  Besides she knew a lot of the girls anyway.  She is legit close to Nattie and Charlotte.

Ronda should have been a heel from day one, but I do understand why she wasn’t.  What she said in her promo was 100 percent true.  Everything she was brought in to do she has delivered.  Stephanie changed the match at Fastlane and gave the title back to Ronda.  I know it’s part of the storyline but in this story Ronda demanded something and was granted.  And yes, the McMahon’s have made a lot of money because of Ronda.  Brock brings that big fight atmosphere every time he wrestles which is not often.  Give Ronda credit.  She is there every week and she does put over the women.  But she does not need this job and she has been respectful.  I think she made a quote that WWE gives you enough money to live a nice lifestyle but not enough that you can quit.  Ronda has made millions prior to the WWE and can pretty much do anything she wants and make real good money.  I love the aggression she showed and let’s face it in a real fight she can legit hurt these women.

As for Becky.  I have thought long and hard about this and I came up to the conclusion that I really don’t like “The Man” character.  Becky got hot and WWE made her into the second coming of Stone Cold Austin.  There will only be one Stone Cold and it does not matter to me that Austin has endorsed her.  Her promos are not that good in my opinion and her voice annoys me.  She is not on the level of Ronda and Flair.  But she got hot and she might walk away with the strap at Wrestlemania because of it.

Charlotte Flair is the best all around player in the game.  At least for the women’s roster.  While I hate the Stone Cold/Becky creation I feel it is different when you are starting to channel your father’s legendary gimmick.  After all it is genetic.  Ric was an amazing heel and was so on point on the mic.  Charlotte’s mic work is getting to that level.  Her promos have been so good.  Did you have any doubts?  What I can’t understand is how many times is a one-legged Becky going to get the upper hand on Flair?  There is nothing the WWE can ever do to make me believe Becky is on that level.

Smackdown overall was a good show.  When a 2 hour show flows quickly you know it was a good show.

Daniel Bryan furthers his character as this heel environmentalist.  Even though he is a heel character he is still a tremendous talent.  Kevin Owens is also a tremendous talent.  I like Owens as a heel better.  But his mic work is also good.  I would rather see in this match Daniel as the face and Owens as a heel.  It was a good promo for both trying to generate some heat for the Fastlane match.  Owens is announced in a match with Rowan later that night.

Miz pins Jey Uso.  I have said it before that I love the Miz character.  He is better as a heel and he needs to change to a heel when he fights Shane.  This was a filler match as we are all expecting the inevitable breakup of Shane and Miz and their match at Wrestlemania.  Is it me or does Shane look like he is not doing well?  He looked kind of out of breath when he was giving his promo.

The best match of the night was the 4-way United States championship match.  Any time Carmella is on TV it makes the night magical.  I would love to see her wrestle more.  The match had R Truth defending against Samoa Joe, Mysterio and Andrade.  Very good match.  Good pace.  Good spots all over.  Zelina Vega got involved and Mella booted her out.  Andrade is a real talent.  R Truth is underrated both in the ring and on the mic.  But I am glad to see Samoa Joe finally win a strap on the main roster.  I wasn’t too keen on bringing Mysterio back.  Even though I would love to see others get TV time Rey still has it.

Ricochet and Aleister Black win yet again this time against the Bar.   Rusev and Nakamura attacked the after the bell.  The Hardy’s come in for the save.  Ricochet and Black are doing both Raw and Smackdown and have a Raw tag team title match at Fastlane, so I am not sure where they are going with this.  Maybe there will be some kind of big tag team match at Wrestlemania if they don’t win the straps on Sunday

Mandy Rose squashes Naomi.  God’s greatest creation comes out and Corey as usual damn near busts in his pants.  I don’t know why Naomi is getting buried.  But ever since her husband was arrested, she seems to be getting the fall out.  Hopefully it’s because Asuka got injured the night before and was held out of wrestling to preserve the Fastlane match.  With Sonia DeVille interfering and Asuka laying out both we can maybe see Naomi in Asuka’s corner at Fastlane.

KO vs Rowan was just to further the story line.  Daniel on commentary making fun of KO was funny.  I liked the heat when KO just attacked him.  When it became 2 on 1 Mustafa Ali saved KO who had admitted earlier in the night, he has no friends in the WWE.  Very interesting.  But the crowd was calling for Sami Zayn.  I do expect a run in during the match at Fastlane

I already covered the Charlotte and Becky angle.  Loved that Flair attacked her bad leg.  I can’t understand why a one-legged Becky continues to beat down Charlotte.  Whatever.  I can’t talk about this angle anymore even though it’s the hottest angle WWE has going on right now.

 

NOTES

How does Dana Warrior get a job in creative?  She seems to get whatever she wants.  I guess the Ultimate Warrior had pictures Vince or something.  I am all for getting the woman’s perspective but jeez.  Hey WWE I am a life long fan.  Can you hire me?

Has anyone else noticed that WWE has gotten a but edgier in the last few weeks.  That’s what happens when there is competition.

Do we really need to see John Cena in a Wrestlemania match?  He has turned into what he despised about the Rock.

I watched the Wrestlemania 36 press conference today.  It’s clear that Roman and Charlotte are the faces of the company and neither one has a strap.

Is it me or does Heavy Machinery kind of remind you of a modern day Bushwhackers?  Hey before you laugh the WWE never saw the Bushwhackers when they were the Sheepherders and were very vicious.

Are we ready for an all-women’s weekly show?  Too much female talent is being wasted.  But the women closed both shows this week and could close out Fastlane too.

 

Stay tuned for my Fastlane Predictions and a look at the wrestlemania card as it fills up.