Greetings everyone! It’s Tuesday, and there are less than two weeks to go until WWE throws it’s biggest party of the summer. That’s right folks, in less than two weeks, we have SummerSlam!If you ask me, the blue brand has done a better job establishing it’s card for the Sunday Showdown, and tonight is going to go even further to solidifying things. Buckle up, it’s going to be a busy two hours.
Best Match of the night:
I am inclined to go to Orton and Jinder Mahal. There weren’t super amazing matches tonight, as it was more about building toward the PPV. But this was probably their blow off match, and it was a pretty good match. Completely closed (for now?) Orton and Mahal, and of course was used (sort of) to further the Rusev/Orton angle.
Worst match of the night:
Charlotte versus Lana. Aside from being pretty, what does Lana add to the women’s division?? Does she even add anything? Also, how stupid does WWE think fans are? Surely it knows SOME watch Total Divas (or just know Lana before she was Lana). Don’t need to have her have, or keep, the Russian accent, when she breaks kayfabe for the show. Just saying…
Crowd Chants of the Night:
John Cena sucks
Thank you Lana
Star of the Night
I’d say that the two that really stood out were AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. But it wasn’t really a show where one guy stood out, to be honest.
Spot of the Night:
Lana pulling Charlotte’s shorts and giving the crowd a show. I missed it, but I heard enough about it.
Rusev’s kick on Orton to close the show did it for me though. Nice way of having him go after Orton, without getting involved in the match.
Jobber of the Night:
Lana. If you lose in like two minutes, it almost immediately qualifies you for this. So, yay Lana…you won something!
Upset of the Night:
Can’t say say that there was one.
Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:
After The Usos beat Dillinger and Zayn, New Day made their return, in a most un-babyface way. Big E came out on stage, while Xavier and Kofi snuck up from behind and attacked. I know there are going to be those with issues here, because it was a heel tactic. I wasn’t upset by it, however, because sometimes it’s good for a babyface team to blur lines. New Day is known for the over the top silly stuff (Booty-Os, anyone?), so having a bit of an edge to them from time to time works.
Botch of the night:
I think there was a spot or two during the Naomi/Carmella match where they looked off. Not horribly off, but off enough. Like when Carmella when for the hurricanrana, and Naomi blocked. It just did not look crisp.
Commentary of the night:
Beauty and the freak are back.
LOL Moment of the night:
While it was not as funny as in past weeks, the Fashion Peaks segment with Breeze and Fandango absolutely was the funniest. Nice appearance for Arn Anderson, with a Tully Blanchard/4 Horsemen gag.
I suppose making Cena and Corbin official is worth noting. It was good night otherwise, but I wouldn’t say there was much notable.
I get that some think Ellsworth and Carmella work. Some might even like them together, in a wrestling sense at least. I still don’t get it. I don’t care for them. And I think he needs to go. I think at some point, they go their separate ways (duh, thank you Captain Obvious), but I’d much rather get behind Carmella if it was her doing it on her own. Just sayin’.
And, who did Charlotte upset? I mean, she won…but with the women not burining down the house like they were…I don’t get the lack of push for her, since she was the top woman for a while and is a proven commodity.
I think they are setting up Nakamura nicely.
Cena and Corbin could be a nice match.
Styles and Owens could very easily steal the show.
After the final bell:
It was not a bad show, but I feel like it lacked a bit of the power that we saw last night on RAW. But, I can be OK with that because I feel like SmackDown has done more to build up the show. And, on top of the better hype, I think they have the better matches, top to bottom.
With next week being the go-home show, I expect them to go out with a big bang.