GoHomePWB.com Weekly Top Ten

For the first time in weeks, I think I am going to give RAW the better show award. In recent weeks RAW has recorded all time low ratings. Think about that for a second… all time low. Over twenty five years of RAW and we have seen the worst shows in history the past couple weeks.

It would appear that the WWE finally listened to their fans and gave us a pretty good show Monday night, even addressing the record low ratings. I know Baron Corbin is taking the brunt of the ridicule, but most fans realize it’s the writers that got it wrong. Yes, RAW is dealing with injuries, but they showed us Monday they can overcome them.

Smackdown Live was just ok for me this week. The rap battle was not something I really cared for and I don’t get The Miz and Shane McMahon angle. The main event was really good for a smoz ending and I thought Daniel Bryan and Mustafa Ali had a pretty good, but predictable match. Kind of curious as to why they brought Ali in, but it was good to see him on Smackdown.

The top ten this week wasn’t all that tough for me to pick, so let’s take a look.

10. Bayley

Bayley has been winning consistently in recent weeks even if it is against Alicia Fox. I will be glad when the mixed match challenge is over with and Bayley and Sasha are used in relevant story lines. Until then, at least she is picking up some victories.

9. Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio returned last night to put a beating on Randy Orton with a chair. It was nice to see because it’s the first time in a long time that Orton was punished. Fifty fifty booking tells me who is going to win this Sunday at TLC, but check out gohomepwb.com on Friday for my official prediction.

8. Ember Moon

Ember Moon is another woman on RAW who has been picking up quite a few victories lately. Not to mention she has been teaming with the RAW women’s champion Ronda Rousey. I have a feeling if she can build enough momentum over the next month she will be a favorite to win the women’s Royal Rumble.

7. Rusev

It looks as if Rusev will be next in line to challenge Shinsuke Nakamura for the U.S. championship. I am not sure if the match is happening at TLC or not yet, but I would like to see it. I feel like Rusev has lost some steam since the Aiden English split, but a pin fall win over Nakamura last night earned him a spot on the top ten this week.

6. Charlotte

Is Charlotte a heel or baby face? The lines are very blurred when it comes to her and Becky Lynch and who to root for. Wether you boo or cheer Charlotte, you have to respect the match she had with Asuka last night. Even though she was dis qualified, it was a heck of match leading up to the finish. I’m not sure she will get the women’s title for an eighth time this Sunday, but we can bank on a great match for sure.

5. Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre got back on the winning track defeating my favorite wrestler Dolph Ziggler Monday night. It was a predictable match and after Ziggler got the win last week, I knew McIntyre was going over to look strong headed into his TLC pay per view match with Finn Balor this Sunday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it become a triple threat including Ziggler by Sunday.

4. Asuka

Asuka picked up a main event win last night over Charlotte. Yes it was by dis qualification, but it’s good to see Asuka back in the title picture. I was worried we had seen her best days prior to last years Wrestlemania. She looked great as Smackdown went off the air last night beating up both Charlotte and Becky Lynch.

3. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable

I will be the first to admit, I hated this pairing when it started. Honestly, I’m still not crazy about it, but I’m glad the titles are off A.O.P and Drake Maverick. I said in my decline of RAW blog that, they needed to reboot the tag team division and I think this is the start of it. It was a big win for Roode and Gable and hopefully it’s a sign of better things to come for the RAW tag division.

2. Daniel Bryan

Fickle! Fickle! The NEW Daniel Bryan is a great heel, and he not only had a great match last night but he also had a great promo prior to it. He beat Mustafa Ali in a very predictable match, but he managed to make Ali look good in the process. And at the end of the day it’s a win win for the WWE universe. It should be a great match this Sunday when he puts the title on the line against AJ Styles.

1. Seth Rollins

I don’t think there is any surprise that Rollins is at number one this week. If he’s not number one on everyone’s list this week, then they didn’t really watch RAW. He started off the show with some much needed truth and finished with a much needed great title defense. It’s time to put the Universal title on Rollins, and quick.

That’s it for this week. Check out Friday’s writing as I breakdown the matches for TLC on Sunday and give my official predictions.

Thanks for reading!

GoHomePWB.com weekly top ten

First off, let’s be honest…RAW absolutely sucked. So I begrudgingly put RAW superstars in this week. Outside of Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins, RAW was forgettable.

Smackdown Live on the other hand was great. Starting with The Man Becky Lynch and a couple of good matches including The Bar vs The Uso’s and the Women’s battle royal.

Let’s take a look at this weeks top ten:

10. Lucha House Party

The Latino version of the NEW DAY! has been on quite the roll lately. They have had The Revival’s number in recent weeks and… I’m not really that impressed. But a win is a win and I can at least give them credit for that.

9. Ember Moon

Ember moon won. She beat Alicia Fox. My gawd, RAW was awful.

8. A.O.P.

A.O.P. successfully defended their RAW tag team championships Monday night. It’s bad when the highlight of the match was Drake Maverick pissing on Bobby Roode’s robe. Did I mention how bad RAW was Monday night?

7. Dolph Ziggler

Although he lost Monday night Dolph Ziggler is on the list for being part of probably the match of the week. I think the ending of the match was quite predictable, but as always Ziggler had us believing he may come out of the match a 7 time champ. I hope this is not the start of a decline for Ziggler, but it sure looks that way. Regardless, Ziggler’s matches are must watch.

6. Randy Orton

Randy Orton continued his dastardly ways last night, putting a beating on Rey Mysterio. Probably the best heel on the main roster, Orton seems happy being the bad guy that just bullies others around. He hasn’t been mentioned in a potential title match and I wonder why? He could be a WWE champion again with his current heel run.

5. The Uso’s

I’ve said it before and I still firmly believe that The Uso’s are the best tag team in wrestling. ALL of wrestling! They picked up a big win against The Bar last night and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a title match between the two teams at TLC.

4. Asuka

Could Asuka be back? Two weeks in a row she has looked strong and now she is back in the Smackdown Live Women’s title picture. It’s a weird addition, but I wouldn’t put it past WWE to put the title on her. It’s good to see Asuka back in meaningful storylines.

3. Becky Lynch

The man is back! I know she was only off t.v. for a week, but she was sorely missed. The mere mention of her name incites a reaction. Becky is the hottest wrestler in the entire industry, just ask her, she will tell you. All I can say is she didn’t even wrestle and she is number 3 on my list. If she is on any show…take my money and give me Becky Lynch.

2. Seth Rollins

Rollins was victorious Monday night against Dolph Ziggler in what was the match of the week in my opinion. I like the feud between Rollins and Ambrose, but it’s so white hot I feel like the intercontinental title is an after thought. Rollins is a staple on Monday night and with Strowman out of the picture for a minute RAW needs Rollins more than ever.

1. Jeff Hardy

Twenty years in the business! WWE said twenty years with WWE, but we know that’s not true. Hardy has given wrestling fans a lot to cheer for over the years. Perhaps the most happiest moment for Hardy fans is his current state. He’s sober! That alone is worth cheering. I hope that Hardy has many more memorable moments in WWE!

A weird week for wrestling. RAW sucked, but Smackdown was pretty good. Let’s hope RAW picks it up next week and gives my fast forward button a break.

Thanks for checking out this weeks top ten. Let me know what you think and as always thanks for reading gohomepwb.com

Top 3 Fan Favorites in WWE

There is a lot of talk about the best heel’s in the business, but there is very little talk about who the best babyface’s are.  So that is what I want to focus on today, the good guys.  I always said, that if I ever became a professional wrestler I would be a bad guy.  Bad guys didn’t have to do much to get booed.  All you had to do was say something derogatory about the crowd or make fun of the city they lived in.  A wrestler could cheat and do things in a cowardly manner and instantly they were a bad guy.  You could tell who the bad guy was and who the good guy was by watching their entrance.  A good guy would always give a few high fives to the crowd.  Maybe they would shake hands or kiss a baby, or perhaps give them a shirt or a hat that they wore to the ring.  The best bad guys ignored the fans and refused to shake hands or give high fives.  So where it seems easy to get a boo from a fan, it would appear to be twice as hard to get them to cheer.

Typically a fan favorite has earned the respect of the crowd, and that takes time.  A fan favorite may get a pity cheer because they were viciously attacked by a faction, or maybe they were the victim of a surprise attack, or sucker punch.  Maybe their best friend and tag team partner turned on them.  Sometimes it is easy to get a cheer when a fan favorite was wronged.  But to just earn respect, well, that takes time and years of tactful decisions.

I have narrowed down the top three babyface’s in WWE today.  Again this is just my opinion and in no way shape or form is set in stone.  Who knows?  Perhaps tonight on RAW one of the wrestlers on the list will turn heel?  All I do know is that the three on my list get the most consistent cheers from the WWE universe.  So, from three to one, they are as follows:

3. Rhonda Rousey

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Rhonda Rousey has been dangerously close to getting boo’s from the WWE universe.  However, with careful planning and placement of people around her, she continues to get some of the biggest ovations week after week.  We know she was successful in UFC and pretty much everything else she did prior to WWE, but she had a lot to prove to wrestling fans.  Her debut match at Wrestlemania in April was actually quite impressive, and yes I know she was in there with Triple H and Kurt Angle, two of the greatest of all time, she still had to remember her spots and execute them properly.  A lot to ask for someone wrestling their fist match in front of over seventy thousand fans.  Currently she is the RAW women’s champion and if you didn’t catch her verbal beat down of The Bella Twins last Monday, do yourself a favor and check it out.  Great work from Rhonda so far.

2. AJ Styles

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AJ Styles has been WWE champion for close to a year now.  He has always been a fan favorite, even when WWE tried to make him a heel when he first came to WWE.  AJ has a lot on his side that makes him a fan favorite.  Here is a guy who has wrestled everywhere for close to twenty years before joining WWE.  So he was well-known and already had the respect of the WWE fan base.  Though he has a great look, he’s not a real big guy.  In most cases, being the smaller wrestler in the ring.  So naturally he looks as if he is the underdog, and everybody roots for the underdog.  He has great entrance music and his attire is cool.  But what sets AJ Styles apart from the other babyface’s in WWE is his move set.  He has a repertoire of moves, that no one else can pull off.  Very high-flying and acrobatic.  He sells his opponents moves better than anyone else and is just naturally a likeable guy.

1. Seth Rollins

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Although I think he has cooled off a little bit, I still think Seth Rollins gets the loudest ovations every Monday Night.  I don’t think there was a more popular wrestler than Seth Rollins in the months that followed Wrestlemania.  His work rate alone has earned him the respect of the WWE universe.  I don’t think it was until he lost the open challenge to Dolph Ziggler early in the summer, before he started to cool off.  I also believe The Shield has held his popularity back a little, because nobody likes Roman Reigns.  Once The Shield members go their separate ways, look for Rollins to regain or exceed the popularity he had right after Wrestlemania.

Another quick read today, but I should have plenty to write about tomorrow for my weekly RAW review.  Thanks for reading and checking out gohomepwb.com