My All Time Favorite Match

One of the things I’m asked, once people find out I’m a wrestling fan is, what’s is my favorite match of all time? Before 2009 I would have had to think about it, but since Wrestlemania twenty five, there is only one match that still takes the cake for me. Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker at Wrestlemania twenty five.

That day is a day I will always remember, not so much because of the Wrestlemania pay per view, but of a phone call I received that day. Now anyone who know me knows to not bother me during my wrestling shows, especially Wrestlemania, but I kept getting a call from an old high school friend during the pay per view.

I tried to ignore it and planned to call him back as soon as the pay per view was over. However he was persistent and probably called me four or five times. Finally during the Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy match I answered the phone. When I did, I had learned that one of my good friends from high school was in a horrible automobile accident.

The accident put my friend in the hospital for months, nearly costing him his life. Luckily I didn’t lose my friend from the accident, but the accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Next year marks ten years since that day, and my friend has been through a lot. But he’s a positive guy and a fighter who is thankful to be here.

The only thing that could take my mind off the news I had just learned was the pay per view. And maybe that plays a part into why Taker vs HBK is my favorite match. For most of the pay per view the only thing on my mind was my friend. Then The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels match started.

The Undertakers entrance was as dark and evil as always, and the reborn christian Shawn Michaels, descended from the rafters in all white and in angelic form. A true good vs evil scenario was about to play out. Adding to the intrigue was the fact that both men were in their 40’s at the time and still competing at a high level.

With the two veterans nearing the end of their everyday wrestling careers, I had a feeling we were going to see something special. Both HBK and Taker pulled out all the stops. We saw all the classic moves, including a spot where the Undertaker nearly ended his career performing a dive over the top rope.

Every now and then the Undertaker would do a move where he would run across the ring, hit the ropes, and run back to the other side of the ring leap over the top rope and hit his opponent with a clothesline or body press. I don’t know what went wrong during the move but The Undertaker jumped and missed badly.

So bad that I thought he was done, not just done like he’s going to lose, but done he will be lucky to walk again done. When he jumped over the rope, HBK moved and pulled the cameraman in the way. I think the cameraman was supposed to drop the camera and break his fall.

The cameraman was not able to break the fall and when I say the Undertaker dove over top rope, that is not an exaggeration. He dove over the top and fell probably ten feet to the floor and landed directly on his head. The Undertaker folded up like an accordion and would lay there for several minutes as referees checked on him.

Luckily, he was able to continue the match and man did that match live up to expectation. It was one of the first matches that I seen have so many false finishes. It was also one of the first matches I’d seen where finishers were kicked out off. No one ever kicked out of the tombstone pile driver but HBK did that night.

The Undertaker was still undefeated at Wrestlemania at that time and Shawn Michaels was known as Mr. Wrestlemania. It was the first time in many years where some thought The Undertakers streak might come to an end. If anyone was going to end it, it was going to be Mr. Wrestlemania.

False finish after false finish after false finish and still no victor. There were multiple sweet chin music kicks, moonsaults and elbow drops from HBK. And there were also multiple tombstone piledrivers, running clothesline’s and choke slams from the dead man. The fans were on a figurative roller coaster during the match.

But it was one moonsault to many that caught up with HBK. Literally. After about a twenty five minute match, Michaels climbed to the top rope and went for a moonsault. He leaped, did a back flip in mid air and was caught by the waiting Undertaker. Taker caught Michaels and Michaels was in the perfect position for the tombstone.

Taker hit the tombstone piledriver one more time, crossed Michaels arms on his chest and finally got the 1-2-3. The Undertakers winning streak at Wrestlemania would live on. I will say, it was the first time I’d seen the Undertaker vulnerable during a Wrestlemania match.

Shawn Michaels took Taker to his limit that night. I feel like after that match, both men started winding down their full time schedules in the WWE. As we would find out Michaels was only in contract with the WWE for one more year. And at Wrestlemania twenty six, these men would wrestle again.

This time the match was streak vs career, and to me it didn’t live up to the match the year prior. It would also be Michaels last match for nearly a decade as he would lose that night and was “forced” to retire. Although in wrestling retire usually means go away for a while and return when the time is right.

As for the Undertaker he would remain undefeated until Brock Lesnar finally broke the streak, much to the chagrin of most the WWE universe. Ten years later and the Undertaker still wrestles at Wrestlemania, defeating John Cena in record time this past year.

The match at Wrestlemania twenty five will probably always be one of, if not my all time favorites. It was a great match and for about a half hour, I was able to suspend my worries for my friend and enjoy my favorite program of the year. In the weeks that followed, my friends and I would make several trips to Columbus hospitals to see our friend and pray and wish him well.

A crazy night indeed, but a night I will never forget. If you get a chance get on WWE network and search for the match. It’s a really good match and probably a match I watch at least once a year. I’m sure someday, a match will come along and just blow my mind, but until then Taker vs HBK, Wrestlemania 25 is my all time favorite match.

Crown Jewel Review

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Crown Jewel took place from Saudi Arabia, much to the shagrin of a lot of fans.  I was able to watch it live at the noon start time.  Most of my predictions went as planned but I was unpleasantly surprised with the world cup.  Another controversial figure is the Babe Ruth of WWE, Hulk Hogan.  I don’t care for his choice of words a few years ago, but I will admit it was great to see the Hulkster in a WWE ring.

U.S. Title Defense

In the kick off show, Rusev went one on one with Shinsuke Nakamura.  I didn’t even know this match was going to be on the kickoff show, so I didn’t make a prediction on it.  But had I known, I would have predicted correctly.  A great match though, that went back and forth. And for a second, I thought Rusev may win this.  But in typical heel Nakamura style he connected with a low blow, followed by a kinshasa to win the match.  I wouldn’t mind seeing these two go into a rivalry after survivor series.

World Cup Tournament

The world cup tournament was actually something I was looking forward to.  I don’t think many fans expected the outcome, much like myself, but we were able to see some great matches.

The first match of the tournament was Randy Orton vs Rey Mysterio.  After Shane McMahon said on Smackdown Live last week that if the winner of the Smackdown side losses in the finals they will be fired, I thought for sure Randy Orton would win the tournament.  Orton and Rey had a good match that ended with a surprise roll up pin by Mysterio.  Immediatly my pick was eliminated from the tournament, but he didn’t leave without doing some damage.  He beat up on Rey, weakening him for his second round match.

gohomepwb.com pick: Randy Orton  Winner: Rey Mysterio (PPV prediction record (11-7)

The second match of the tournament was Jeff Hardy vs The Miz.  A pretty good match with The Miz picking up the victory, clean…yes clean.  I was right in the injury angle but I was wrong on the matches and participants.  I expected Hardy to win, and then be beat up, but it happened to Mysterio in the prior match.  Nonetheless The Miz won the match, and took a nasty kick to the throat that caused his voice to be strained.

gohomepwb.com pick: Jeff Hardy  Winner: The Miz (PPV prediction record 11-8)

Now we go to the RAW side of the tournament.  The first match was Seth Rollins vs Bobby Lashley.  This match was much like the Lashley, Finn Balor matches on Raw, Lashley dominates, but ends up losing in the end.  What shocked me was how he lost.  A curb stomp finsher to Lashley and a clean win for Rollins.  This puts Lashley on a little bit of a losing streak, but I think he will rebound in a big way on RAW Monday night.  I did expect Rollins to win however, just not with a clean finish.

gohomepwb.com pick: Seth Rollins  Winner: Seth Rollins (PPV prediction record 12-8)

The last first round match was Kurt Angle vs Dolph Ziggler.  Ziggler and Angle put on a really good match, but I had a feeling that Ziggler would win this match.  Probably most people would think this would be an upset, as most of us expect Ziggler to be enhancement talent again soon.  I certainly hope not, he is a great heel especially with his insurance policy Drew McIntyre.  As predicted Ziggler picked up the win with a clean finish.

gohomepwb.com pick: Dolph Ziggler Winner: Dolph Ziggler (PPV prediction record 13-8)

The finals of the Smackdown side was The Miz vs the injured Rey Mysterio.  I really expected Rey to win this, but I was wrong.  The Miz picked up a clean win against Mysterio putting him in the finals of the World Cup tournament.

gohomepwb.com pick: Randy Orton  Winner: The Miz (PPV prediction record 13-9)

The finals of the RAW side was once again a match between Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler.  I could watch these two wrestle every night.  This was the best match of the night in my opinion.  A classic Rollins, Ziggler match with a lot of false finishes.  I picked Seth Rollins to win this match and after The Miz won his match, I fully expected to see him win.  However, as many of you know by now, I am a Ziggler guy and was pulling for him to win the match.  And after a back and forth match, and a slight involvement from Drew McIntyre, Ziggler was able to hit his superkick and get the win putting him in the finals.

gohomepwb.com pick: Seth Rollins  Winner: Dolph Ziggler (PPV prediction record 13-10)

The World Cup finals, The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler.  What a swerve we got in this one.  Shane McMahon and Baron Corbin were at ringside for the finals match.  The match started out with Drew McIntyre being kicked out of the ringside area, then The Miz playing the part as the heel, in the heel vs heel match, attached Ziggler from behind.  Ziggler was thrown out of the ring, and when The Miz jumped down from the ring apron fell to the ground clutching his leg.  As we would find out this was kayfabe, but bravo to The Miz, for selling this like nothing I have ever seen.  I, along with just about everyone else thought this was a legitimate injury.  Ziggler was back in the ring and the referee was going to award him the match, when Shane McMahon said that he was filling in for The Miz…so, enter McMahon.  A very fresh McMahon went after the surprised Dolph Ziggler and beat him up pretty quick.  McMahon hit a slingshot into the turnbuckles, and then a patent coast to coast finisher to beat Ziggler and be crowned the best in the world.

It will be interesting to see how this story goes, it looked to me as if Shane McMahon may be turning heel soon.  The way he acted after beating a worn out Ziggler was very Daniel Bryanesk at the start of the YES! chants.  I also believe this will catapault Ziggler into a Universal title picture soon.  He put on a great show at Crown Jewel.  I was not crazy about the finish to the World Cup tournament.  I think they kind of made a mockery of it having Shane come in at the last minute to win it.  But like I said, I believe this is the start of a heel turn for Shane.

gohomepwb.com pick:  Randy Orton  Winner: Shane McMahon (PPV prediction record 13-11)

The Bar Retain

The Bar took on the NEW DAY! in a Smackdown Live tag team title match.  The match was ok, put probably the one that people will most forget about when they think of the show.  The match was stiff and quick and ended as predicted with interfernce from the Big Show when he punched Big E.  The Bar was able to win the match and retain their tag team championship.  I hope that the Uso’s are next in line for a title shot.

gohomepwb.com pick: The Bar  Winner: The Bar (PPV prediction record 14-11)

AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe one more time

In an almost impromptu match, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles renewed their rivalry for about 10 minutes. The match was probably not their best and AJ Styles won clean with a phenomenal forearm. Now that he has beaten Joe by every possible scenario, it’s safe to say this rivalry will be put on the shelf. I look for Orton to be in the title picture after Survivor Series. So a very predictable match and a very predictable finish.

gohomepwb.com: AJ Styles Winner: AJ Styles (PPV prediction record 15-11)

A New Universal Champion Crowned

Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman went one on one for the vacant Universal championship. Before the match started Baron Corbin hit Strowman in the back of the head with the championship. Lesnar went on to hit about 6 F5’s to beat Strowman and become the first ever two time universal champion. His is what I hoped and picked would happen. Strowman needs to rejuvenate his baby face momentum. I think Lesnar and AJ will have a great match at Survivor Series and then we will see Strowman chase Lesnar for the Universal championship until Wrestlemania.

gohomepwb.com pick: Brock Lesnar Winner: Brock Lesnar (PPV prediction record 16-11)

An attitude era Main Event

Triple H and Shawn Michaels, together known as DX took on the team of Kane and the Undertaker. This match was mostly controlled by Kane and the Undertaker. Triple H was choked slammed through a table, so HBK was by himself for most of the match. Which I believe was the plan, so that we could see all the classic HBK moves. We were not disappointed either, as we saw everything he could offer. Including a moonsault from the top rope to the floor. It looked as though HBK landed on his face, but hit the move nonetheless. The match ended shortly after that with some sweet chin music and a pedigree on Kane for a DX pin fall win. I called the finish to a tee, as I fully expected Kane to take the L in the match.

gohomepwb.com pick: DX Winner: DX (PPV prediction record 17-11)

Outside of the World Cup tournament, this was a pretty predictable show. I can only imagine how happy the WWE is to have this trip over with. I kind of hope that they are done with the overseas pay per views for a while. I like the traditional ones and we are getting close to the road to Wrestlemania already. I look for a good Survivor Series and then we will start to see a couple Wrestlemania angles take shape.

It will be interesting to see what happens on RAW tonight with the crowning of a new Universal champion. Also, it will be interesting to see if Ziggler gets into an angle with Shane McMahon for a Survivor Series elimination tag match. Thanks for checking out gohomepwb.com.

Crown Jewel Predictions

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Love it or hate it WWE will be airing Crown Jewel from Saudi Arabia today starting at noon eastern time.  I think it will be a quicker show than what we saw the last time WWE was in Saudi Arabia.  I believe that most in WWE are kind of in a let’s just get it over with state of mind.  Saudi Arabia is not on everyone’s good side to say the least.  Including John Cena and Daniel Bryan who have told WWE they will not go and perform.  I will be watching today at noon and have my predictions ready.  Since starting this blog, my pay per view prediction record is 11-6.  I am confident I will add a few more wins today.  So, let’s take a look at the matches.

The Bar (c) vs The New Day for the Smackdown tag team championship

This has been a growing rivalry over the past month or so, with The Bar winning the tag team titles at Smackdown 1000.  The Bar has recently enlisted the services of The Big Show to even the odds between the two teams.  On Smackdown Tuesday night, Big E picked up the win in the trick or street fight match, which leads me to believe that The Bar will get the better of The New Day.  The New Day is a team that doesn’t really need the tag team titles, they are over as a tag team with or without the straps.  I think after Crown Jewel we will see a rivalry start between The Bar and The Uso’s.  The Uso’s have been getting some big tag team wins lately and I look for the them to be put in the title picture very soon.  So officially my prediction is for The Bar to retain.

gohomepwb.com pick:  The Bar

AJ Styles (c) vs Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship

With Daniel Bryan refusing to go to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel, he was given his WWE championship match Tuesday on Smackdown Live.  Bryan obviously lost, so insert Samoa Joe.  Just when you thought this rivalry was over, like always in WWE, never say never.  I don’ t see Joe winning this match, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did.  Survivor Series is a couple of weeks away and typically both RAW champion and Smackdown champion go head to head.  Last year we saw AJ vs Brock Lesnar, and it’s a good possibility we see it again.  I think AJ will be at Survivor Series as WWE Champion, so he will be my pick to win today.

gohomepwb.com pick:  AJ Styles

Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship

This is a tough pick for me because prior to Roman Reigns illness, I was going to pick him to win the match.  I am not sure which way WWE will go here.  If it wasn’t for the heel run from Strowman recently, it would have been easy to go with Strowman.  We know that Lesnar will be competing in UFC very soon.  There is a part of me that thinks Vince McMahon would like to see his title on UFC television, but at the same time I don’t know if he would trust Brock to do the right thing.  Plus if Brock were to lose his UFC fight, it would hurt the credibility of the Universal championship.  Brock was able to get the better of Braun on RAW last week, but I think this will be a case where WWE goes against their mantra of fifty-fifty booking.  I look for Lesnar to win and keep the Universal title until Wrestlemania.  Strowman needs more time to get his popularity back to where it was prior to the heel turn.  So in not an upset pick, but more of a surprising pick, I am going with Lesnar.

gohomepwb.com pick:  Brock Lesnar

DX vs Brothers of Destruction

This match is probably the biggest reason I am watching Crown Jewel.  I think we can all agree that it will be great to see Shawn Michaels in the ring again.  I think we will see all the classics from everyone in the match and since Triple H won at Super Show-Down and DX got the better of Undertaker on RAW, I feel like the Brothers of Destrucion will win today.  But I think DX is more over than Kane and Undertaker.  I think Kane is the weakest link in this match and will somehow be the man who gets pinned in the match.  So I will be going against everything that tells me Kane and Undertaker will win and pick DX.

gohomepwb.com pick:  DX

World Cup Tournament

I was a little more interested in the tournament when John Cena was involved, but I am still looking forward to it.  When John Cena and Kurt Angle were first announced I really thought that a lot of legends were going to be in the tournament.  Although not the case, it is still a star-studded field.  So let’s take a look at the RAW side first.  Kurt Angle vs Dolph Ziggler will be a good match, but I would be surprised if Ziggler wins.  However I would love to see it.  They have enough nostalgia with DX, Kane and the Undertaker that I think Kurt Angle would be respected win or lose the match.  So my upset pick of the night will be Ziggler over Angle.

gohomepwb.com pick:  Dolph Ziggler

The other first round RAW match is Seth Rollins vs Bobby Lashley.  Lashley was a late addition to replace John Cena.  I originally would have had Cena vs Angle in the second round, but now I think Ziggler and Rollins will be the match to watch for in the second round.  They have proven they could put on great matches and I know I would watch it one more time, as I expect to.

gohomepwb.com pick: Seth Rollins

Ziggler vs Rollins in the finals of the RAW side.  Unless we see some type of interference from Dean Ambrose, Rollins will win.  I don’t think we will see that in Saudi Arabia, because I am not sure what fans would think of something like that.  I feel like most, if not all matches will be a clean finish.  So with a clean finish, I have to go with Rollins.

gohomepwb.com pick: Seth Rollins

Now let’s look at the Smackdown side of things.  I am surprised at the first round matches because I would have thought Orton and Mysterio would be in the finals of the Smackdown side.  But that is not the case and Mysterio and Orton will meet in the first round.  A tough pick, but Orton has been on a major push lately and I would be totally surprised if he lost in the first round.  Unlike my RAW upset pick of Ziggler, I think I will play it safe and go with Orton over Rey in this one.

gohomepwb.com pick:  Randy Orton

The other first round match is Jeff Hardy vs The Miz.  The Miz is great on the mic, but has a hard time picking up wins.  I don’t think there will be any change here.  I look for The Miz and Hardy to have a great match but for Hardy to win.  I would not be surprised if Hardy picks up a kayfabe injury in the match that carries over into the second round match with Orton.  But I believe Hardy wins and gets a grudge match with Orton in the second round.

gohomepwb.com pick: Jeff Hardy

Randy Orton vs Jeff Hardy in the second round will be another great one.  I am not sure what to think here, because every time Orton and Hardy wrestle, Orton gets the win.  I would love to see Rollins vs Hardy in the finals.  However, after Shane McMahon told his wrestlers that if they lost in the finals they would be fired from Smackdown.  That immediately let me know who I thought we would see in the finals and that is the viper Randy Orton.  I think Orton will exploit the kayfabe injury Hardy received in his first round match, thus giving Orton an easy win.

gohomepwb.com pick: Randy Orton

The finals of the World Cup Tournament will be Seth Rollins vs Randy Orton in my opinion.  I think it will be a relatively short match, because we had already seen these men wrestle in two prior matches.  Shane McMahon gave me a spoiler with his firing comment on Smackdown.  I don’t think Orton will lose, and as a matter a fact I think he will go after AJ Styles WWE title after he wins the World Cup.

gohomepwb.com pick: Randy Orton

I hope this show is a good one.  There have been a lot of distractions with the tragedy a few weeks ago, and I hope WWE isn’t just going through the motions here.  Let’s hope everything goes smoothly and everyone get’s back safe.

Thanks for checking out gohomepwb.com for my predictions and enjoy the show later today.  Monday morning will be my Crown Jewel review and an updated prediction record.  Have a great weekend!

RAW Review

Another Monday night RAW, and another predictable night in my opinion.  We did see a couple of returns and the dissention of the Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre faction.  But aside from that, a throw away RAW in my opinion.

RAW started off with Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre in the ring touting themselves and talking smack about The Shield.  The Shield finally came out minus Dean Ambrose, playing to the split of The Shield storyline.  The verbal confrontation was forgettable, and I am glad they are starting to conclude this rivalry.

World Cup qualifier

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The first match of the night was Drew McIntyre vs Seth Rollins with the winner receiving a World Cup tournament spot.  The match was great with some great moves including a superplex off the top rope that Seth Rollins then turns into a falcon arrow, however after the superplex, McIntyre was able to reverse the falcon arrow and hit it for himself.  Dolph Ziggler eventually interrupted the match to try to distract Rollins, but his attempt was stopped by Dean Ambrose.  Ambrose and Ziggler battled on the outside until McIntyre came to assist Ziggler, but Rollins was able to hit his Finisher the curb stomp on McIntyre and won via count out.  A great match, that had a finish that made both Rollins and McIntyre look strong.

Kane and Undertaker

img_0179Kane and Undertaker filmed a promo that was an answer to the DX are you ready? promo from the previous week.  I am intrigued by this match.  I am curious as to what we will get out of HBK, no one has seen him wrestle for over eight years.  I think we know what to expect from the other three in the match.  I personally believe that HBK will be the most athletic out of the four.

Tamina is back

img_0200Tamina quietly made her return last night in a tag match that saw her and Dana Brooke take on Ember Moon and Nia Jax.  First and foremost, Nia’s entrance music suck.  I think they should change it and also turn her heel.  I thought she did much better as a heel.  But I digress.  Tamina and Nia had the crowd ooing and ahhing when they entered the ring.  Both are very strong women and at one point Tamina was able to lift Nia on her shoulders and hit the Samoa drop.  The match was actually really good and ended when Ember hit her flying stone cold stunner on Dana Brooke  for the win.  After the match, the ladies started throwing each other over the top rope promoting the women’s battle royal at evolution.  At first, I was sceptical of an all womens PPV, but the closer we get and the more they build the storylines, I can actually say I am looking forward to it.

Rhonda Rousey the most dangerous woman on the mic

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Rhonda Rousey came out last night wanting some explanation from the Bella’s as to why the betrayed her last week.  When the Bella’s came out, they played the typical heel and said Rousey is a entitled rookie.  However, Rousey had a few things to say herself.  Rousey had some great lines last night the totally buried the Bella’s.  Rousey called them leaches and compared them to small pox.  Clearly her lines were scripted, but the one comment about the only door Nikki Bella knocked down was to John Cena’s bedroom, sent the WWE universe into a frenzy.  Scripted or not, Rousey still had to deliver the lines and make it feel real, and she did just that.  The rivalry is now personal and this match at Evolution is shaping up to be great one.  I still think now is the time for Rousey to drop the title.  And I am going to go on record and call it now.  WWE needs a top heel woman superstar, and The Bella’s fit that mold.  Take the title off of Rousey, will definitely solidify The Bella’s as the most hated women in WWE.  As for Rousey, kudos for your mic work last night.

Ziggler in the World Cup

img_0202Dolph Ziggler vs Dean Ambrose for the last RAW spot of the World Cup tournament.  I have honestly seen better matches out of these two, I personally don’t think they work well together.  They don’t seem to have good chemistry in the ring, and that dates back to their WWE title match as Summerslam a couple of years ago.  I also felt the match was predictable, because I figured who ever won between Rollins and McIntyre, their partner would lose in the Ziggler and Ambrose match.  Called it!  I actually called the McIntyre Rollins match as well.  If you notice every participant in the World Cup tournament is a former WWE World heavyweight champion.  McIntyre has not won the WWE title…yet.  So I pretty much knew that Rollins would win and when I seen he won I would have bet my inheritance on Ziggler winning his match.  WWE fifty-fifty booking 101.  Nonetheless, I love that Ziggler and Rollins are in the tournament.  They are arguably the hardest working wrestlers on the main roster right now.  I wouldn’t bank on Ziggler winning the tournament, but I would bank on him having the match of the night at Crown Jewel.

Where is Crown Jewel taking place?

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Through out the entire RAW show Crown Jewel was promoted, but it’s location was not.  Crown Jewel was and as of this writing still is scheduled to take place on November 2, 2018 in Saudi Arabi.  However with the recent tragic killing of a journalist, this has become a very political issue.  Alot of sponsors have already been pulled and a lot of pressure is being put on the WWE to post pone or cancel the event.  WWE’s motto has always been the show must go on, but this could be an exeption.  As public as WWE has become, I don’t think they will want any negative publicity after decades of working to change their image.  Also, I can image the superstars would probably rather stay in the states, considering just last week they were in Australia.  Not to mention, it’s probably going to be a little nerve-racking going there knowing all the controversy surrounding the tragic killing.  One thing is for sure, what ever WWE decides to do, it will be best for business.

Finn Balor vs Jinder Mahal…again

For the twenty-seventh week in a row, Finn Balor with Bayley in his corner took on Jinder Mahal with BOTH Singh brothers and Alicia Fox in his corner.  The match was quick and predictable as Balor won with ease.  My how far has Mahal fallen.  A year ago at this time he was WWE champion, now he is back to being enhancement talent.  Samir Singh made his return last night joining Sunil and Alicia in Mahal’s corner.  Maybe with the entire “band” back together, Mahal can start picking up some wins.  He is a good heel, but the need to make him relevant again for his heel tactics to be taken seriously.

After the match Bobby Lashley came out and interrupted Balors victory celebration.  It looks like that may start a new rivalry for the two, and it should be a good one.  Balor is one of the best in ring performers in the world, and Lashley as a heel is money.  I hope this develops into a feud.

The Bobby Lashley we’ve all been wanting

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Lashley went one on one with Tyler Breeze last night in another squash match.  Breeze was able to get a flurry of offense in, but it was not nearly enough to derail the train that is Bobby Lashley.  Lio Rush was in his corner shouting into the mic throughout the match, adding to the heel character that is Bobby Lashley.

Trish and Lita do not want to talk about practice

Trish Stratus and Lita are to team up and take on Mickie James and Alexa Bliss at evolution.  Trish and Lita were in Philadelphia last night to promote the match when Alexa and Mickie interrupted.  Honestly it was a forgettable segment, except for when Trish and Lita used the Allen Iverson practice quotes during there promo.  It received a little bit of a reaction, but probably not what they had hoped.  I think their match at Evolution will be a good one, despite the lame verbal back and forth we saw last night.

A swerve by Kurt Angle

img_0203Per acting RAW general manager Baron Corbin, Kurt Angle was to have a handicapped match against the AOP.  Angle is on “vacation” and didn’t bring his ring gear.  So Corbin said “I’m sure you could find something to where.”  When the match started Angle was dressed as the Conquistador again.  But you could clearly tell it was not Angle under the suit.  AOP made short work of “Angle” and Drake Maverick told the AOP to unmask him.  When they did they found that it was not Angle that they were wrestling.  Angle outsmarted the GM and when Corbin came out to address it, he was angle slammed for his troubles.

Another Return

img_0204And yet another return last night, we saw Sasha Banks come to be at ringside along with Natalya.  Natayla took on Ruby Riott of the Riott Squad.  The match was quick with Natalya picking up the win via disqualification.  After the match a very predictable fight breaks out, but Natalya, Bayley and Sasha got the better of The Riott Squad on this night.

Possible Elias and Apollo Crews feud

Elias was on his guitar making fun of the Philadelphia crowd last night when he was interrupted by Apollo Crews.  Apollo actually got the better of Elias making me wonder if this is going to be a potential feud.  Titus O’Neal must have had the night off, because we didn’t see him.  I think it would be best for Apollo to drop Titus and go on his own now.

Is the feud over yet?

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Just like we seen with Balor and Jinder Mahal, The Shield vs Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre was the main event for the twenty-seventh straight week. Of course we saw seeds planted of a break up between Ambrose and Rollins.  Ambrose and Rollins were not on the same page, and at one point Ambrose tried to apply the dirty deeds finisher to Rollins.  But they were able to overcome their differences and with the help of Roman Reigns, put Dolph Ziggler in a triple powerbomb for the win. Over all a pretty good match, that was less interesting than what took place after the match.  After the match Strowman picked up an already injured Dolph Ziggler and put him in the running body slam.  Once Strowman got to his feet after applying the move to Ziggler, McIntyre ran in and hit Strowman with the Clayborne kick ending the show.

All in all an ok show.  It will be interesting to see if Strowman will return to be a face or stay heel.  I look for him to be a babyface again, because he is someone that the people want to cheer.

Check out gohomepwb.com tomorrow for my Smackdown Live 1000 review.

Super Show-Down Review

I set the alarm for 4:45 a.m. this morning so I could get up and watch WWE Super Show-Down from Melbourne, Australia.  Yesterday, I offered my predictions of the matches and with the exception of a couple matches, I was spot on.  All in all the PPV was very entertaining and I am glad I set the alarm to watch it.

New Day Retains Smackdown Live Tag Team Titles

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Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston were the two members of the New Day that defended the tag team championship against The Bar.  The Bar was in control for most of the match, with Cesaro and Sheamus or (Big Red) as one of my friends prefers to call him, dished out a significant amount of punishment.  However, after a grueling match, it was not enough to defeat the reigning tag team champions.  The New Day debuted a new finisher tonight, a backstabber and flying double stomp from the top rope!  An impressive looking double team move that was enough for The New Day to get the win.

gohomepwb.com pick: The New Day  Winners: The New Day

Charlotte vs Becky Lynch for the Smackdown Live Women’s Championship

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In one of the most anticipated bouts of the night, Charlotte and Becky Lynch added another chapter to their rivalry.  A great match from bell to bell, and a finish that left us wanting more.  Becky Lynch was clearly the fan favorite even in Australia.  The match went back and forth with Charlotte locking in the Figure eight.  However, Becky was able to reach for her championship belt and use it to break the hold, thus getting herself disqualified.  Charlotte technically won the match, but Becky would retain the title.  It was announced later in the show that the two superstars will have a rematch on Smackdown Live this Tuesday.

gohomepwb.com pick: Becky Lynch  Winner: Charlotte

John Cena Returns

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Elias and Kevin Owens took on Bobby Lashley and the returning John Cena in a tag team match.  Cena came out to a great ovation, but when his music stopped, you could hear the Cena Sucks chant.  Which at this point in his career, is more a term of endearment.  Much like the you suck chant during Kurt Angle’s music.  For the majority of the math Bobby Lashley was in, until the ending when he finally got the hot tag to Cena.  Cena entered the ring and hit all his classic moves and even gave us a new finisher that he used to pick up the win.  He then got the mic and said “I don’t know what the future holds”.  Which leaves us to wonder if he will be returning full-time or not anytime soon?  Either way, it was great to see the sixteen time world champ.

gohomepwb.com pick: Cena and Lashley  Winner: Cena and Lashley

IIconics win as predicted

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The IIconics picked up a big win in their home country.  Defeating Asuka and Naomi in a decent match that saw the IIconics get cheered throughout.

gohomepwb.com Pick: IIconics  Winners:  IIconics

AJ Styles gets his revenge

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First, I still wonder why the WWE championship is never in the main event anymore?  I think we all assumed that Undertaker and Triple H would go on last, but I can’t recall a time in the last year when the WWE title closed the show.  Especially on a dual branded PPV.  AJ Styles always puts on a great match, so when will he get the respect of going on last?

Ok, on to the match.  AJ Styles and Samoa Joe started on the outside in this no disqualification and no count out match.  When the two competitors finally entered the ring, we were gifted a great technical match.  For the first half of the match no weapons were used.  When the chairs and tables were finally introduced into the match, it was a table spot that was the turning point.  Samoa Joe was on AJ Styles shoulder and he turned awkwardly and dropped Joe through the table.  Joe immediately grabbed his knee, and you could hear him say “something popped”.  I am not sure if Joe was selling the injury or if it was legit, but the injury played an important part in the match as it was the focus for AJ Styles the rest of the match.  Eventually leading to AJ locking in the calf crusher for the submission win.  This seemingly ended the feud between the two.

gohomepwb.com pick: AJ Styles  Winner: AJ Styles

Riott Squad vs The Bella Twins and Rhonda Rousey

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In a match that I think even the novice of wrestling fan could have predicted.  The Bella Twins and Rhonda Rousey took on the Riott Squad.  Rhonda Rousey was given a great ovation when she made her entrance.  It was noted that this was the first time she had been in Australia since her UFC undefeated streak came to an end.  At the beginning of the match Nikki and Rhonda seemed to be a little confused as to who would start the match.  Nikki starting the match and she would only tag her sister Brie for much of the bout.  At one point during the match we had a Brie, Liv Morgan show-down.  The crowd was into this match up, as everyone is aware of the Brie Bella botched kicks by now.  I have said it before, and I will say it again, I would love to see a Brie Bella vs Liv Morgan one on one match at Evolution, but I digress.  Brie and Nikki were in the match the most saving Rousey for the hot tag.  As expected once getting the tag, the Australian crowd went crazy!  Rousey dominated the match from then on, even finishing the match with a double arm bar.  Both Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan of the Riott Squad tapped out when Rousey applied the arm bar on both of them at the same time.  A little overkill in my opinion, making the Riott Squad look weak.

gohomepwb.com pick: The Bella’s and Rhonda Rousey  Winners: The Bella’s and Rhonda Rousey

A New Cruiserweight Champion

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In a non traditional entrance the champion Cedric Alexander was introduced first.  Alexander is typically one of the most popular guys in the WWE, but no one received a louder ovation than his opponent at Super Show-Down.  Buddy Murphy who hails from Melbourne Australia, came out second and was cheered non stop, from his entrance to the finish of the match.  Another great match on the card, that really looked as if my prediction of Buddy Murphy being crowned new champion would be wrong.  Alexander hit Murphy with a barrage high impact moves including his finisher, the lumbar check!  Murphy was able to kick out right before three.  Murphy quickly rebounded, and was able to hit his finisher on Alexander getting the victory and the cruiserweight championship.  This marks the first loss for Alexander this year, which is an amazing feat.  Don’t be surprised if Alexander regains the championship soon, once WWE gets back to the states.

gohomepwb.com pick: Buddy Murphy  Winner: Buddy Murphy

The Shield Stronger than ever

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Before this match even started, The Shield, Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre had a big battle outside the ring.  The Shield attempted to put Strowman through a table with a triple powerbomb, but their efforts were halted by Ziggler and McIntyre.  Once the match started Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre put a beating on Rollins for most of the match.  It wasn’t until the 285 pound Strowman attempted to jump off the top rope onto Rollins, but failed miserably.  Rollins finally made the tag and the Shield started to regain momentum, with Reigns getting booed heavily while in the match.  Reigns went to hit McIntyre with the superman punch, but McIntyre moved and Reigns hit Ambrose.  After Ambrose recovered it looked as if he may turn on his brothers, as he joined Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre as they all climbed up onto the ring apron.  Reigns and Rollins were in the ring and it looked as if Ambrose may want to exact revenge on Reigns for hitting him with the superman punch.  Ambrose entered the ring and ran towards Reigns and Rollins, but ran right past them hitting a drop kick on McIntyre, clearly not turning on his brothers.  More back and forth between the teams, before Strowman went to hit Ambrose with a running shoulder tackle on  the outside, but Reigns intercepted him with a spear through the ringside barricade!  Back in the ring Ambrose hit Ziggler with dirty deeds finisher for the win.  The match ending exactly as I predicted, with the Shield winning by getting a pin on Ziggler.  Should be interesting to see what happens on RAW Monday Night.

gohomepwb.com Pick:  The Shield  Winner:  The Shield

The Miz vs Daniel Bryan

The most disappointing match of the night goes to The Miz and Daniel Bryan.  The quickest match of the night ended when Bryan won with an inside cradle in under five minutes.  It was announced that Daniel Bryan will go one on one with AJ Styles in Saudi Arabia at Crowned Jewel.  Clearly this is the cool down phase of Miz and Bryan, but this rivalry is far from over!

gohomepwb.com pick: No Contest  Winner:  Daniel Bryan

Last time ever?

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Being billed as the last time ever, The Undertaker and Triple H went one on one in a no disqualification stipulation, that was added just prior to the match.  The no DQ was added most likely so Kane and HBK could get involved.  This match was BRUTAL!  But in a good way.  Triple H and The Undertaker channeled their attitude era repertoire during this match.  A lot of chair shots, tables and sledgehammers!  A lot of outside interference from HBK and Kane as well.  A great match that went back and forth, with HBK seemingly taking most of the bumps.  We saw all the classic moves from all four wrestlers, but in the end it was sweet chin music from HBK, and a sledgehammer shot from Triple H that proved to be too much for the deadman.  Triple H picked up a hard-earned victory, and in a sign of respect helped The Undertaker up to his feet.  The four men then went on to hug and raise each other’s hand, in what felt almost like a Kliq goodbye over twenty years ago.  However, the love and respect for one another was short-lived.  The Undertaker and Kane turned and hit the “DX” members.  Triple H was the victim of the tombstone piledriver and Shawn Michaels was chokeslammed through the announcer’s table.  There is no way this is over.  No Way!  I think the four men will do battle as a tag team in either Saudi Arabia, or at Survivor Series.  Survivor Series is where the Undertaker made his WWE debut in 1990, and they always seem to have something for him at that PPV.  I cannot wait to see where this goes, and hopefully we get something form Triple H on RAW Monday night regarding a DX vs Brothers of Destruction match very soon!

gohomepwb.com pick: No Contest  Winner: Triple H

Super Show-Down was well worth getting up at 4:45 for.  A great show, and even better crowd.  I love that the WWE network airs these shows live.  My wife thought I was crazy for getting up to watch it, and even rolled her eyes at me as I began blogging about it immediately after it was over.  What can I say, it’s still real to me dammit!  Thanks for checking out gohomepwb.com for the Super Show-Down Review.  Check out what I have to say about my third favorite wrestler on Monday, the late great Ultimate Warrior.  Until then, feel free to comment on this post so I don’t have to take a break from talking pro wrestling.

Super Show-Down Predictions

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Thanks for checking out gohomepwb.com for WWE’s Super Show-Down predictions.  I think it will be great show, and plan on getting up early on Saturday to watch it! So why wait, let’s get started with the predictions

Iconics vs Asuka & Naomi

Asuka and Naomi have the unfortunate task of taking on the Iconics.  The Iconics will be in their home country and in front of seventy thousand fans.  I don’t think there is anything that Asuka and Naomi can do to win over the crowd, and I look for the Iconics to pick up the win.  It will probably not be a clean win, but a win nonetheless.

gohomepwb.com pick:  Iconics

The New Day vs The Bar for Smackdown Tag Team Championship

The Bar and The New Day will do battle for the Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship.  If I know WWE like I think I do, I believe The New Day will get the win and retain the titles.  I like The Bar, and as a matter of fact, they made my top ten list yesterday.  But I just don’t think The New Day will be dropping the title’s anytime soon.

gohomepwb.com pick: The New Day

John Cena & Bobby Lashley vs Elias & Kevin Owens

I may be wrong, but I don’t think we have seen John Cena since the last time the WWE had a PPV outside of the United States.  At the Greatest Royal Rumble he was victorious over Triple H.  And since we haven’t seen Cena in quite some time, I look for Cena and Lashley to get the win.  Elias and Owens looked good on Monday night, when they got the better of Lashley and his hype man Lio Rush.  Lio Rush is no John Cena, and Cena will be a great partner for Lashley.

gohomepwb.com pick: John Cena & Bobby Lashley

Cedric Alexander vs Buddy Murphy for the Cruiserweight Championship

Cedric Alexander has held the cruiserweight title since he won it at Wrestlemania.  He has been a fighting champion defending the title on several occasions since then.  This may be my upset pick of the PPV, but I am going with Buddy Murphy.  Another superstar who will be wrestling in front of fans in his home country.  And what a great moment it would be for Murphy to win the championship in front of his home town fans.

gohomepwb.com pick: Buddy Murphy

Rhonda Rousey and The Bella Twins vs The Riott Squad

Six women tag team action between The Bella’s and Rousey vs The Riott Squad.  Should be a good match, with the Australian crowd anxious to see Rhonda Rousey in person.  I personally would like to see a Brie Bella, Liv Morgan battle at some point during the match.  The focus will most likely be on Rhonda Rousey, and since she has yet to be on the losing side since joining WWE, I really don’t see that changing.  She will lock the arm bar on a squad member and pick up the win.

gohomepwb.com pick: Rhonda Rousey and The Bella Twins

Daniel Bryan vs The Miz

Another chapter in the Daniel Bryan/Miz story will be written on Saturday.  The Miz has been getting the better of Daniel Bryan in recent weeks, however I don’t think that will be the case at Super Show-Down.  But I don’t think Bryan picks up the win.  I think this match will go to a no contest.  I say that because, we all know this feud is far from over.  And declaring one of them as the number one contender for the WWE title will cool the rivalry down.  Also, the AJ Styles and Samoa Joe rivalry is far from over.

gohomepwb.com pick: No Contest

Charlotte vs Becky Lynch for Smackdown Womens Championship

This match is probably the one I am looking most forward to watching.  Yes even more than Undertaker vs Triple H.  Like most of the WWE universe I am loving Becky Lynch right now.  I am still patiently waiting on the double turn between Becky and Charlotte, but I believe it will happen at the Evolution PPV, and not at Super Show-Down.  And a double turn would be more effective with a title change, therefore I foresee Becky winning the match and retaining the title.  The win will not be a clean win though, maybe a cheap shot, or a handful of tights on a school boy pin.

gohomepwb.com pick: Becky Lynch

The Shield vs Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre

I personally think The Shield will be super over in Australia.  I think Strowman will dominate the match to remain looking strong, but The Shield will ultimately get the win.  Probably pinning Ziggler, who is being coined as the “weak link”.  The Shield will win clean.

gohomepwb.com pick: The Shield

Undertaker w/ Kane vs Triple H w/ Shawn Michaels

The build up for this match over the past few weeks has been great to watch, giving us attitude era fans a bit of a nostalgia.  It is being billed as the last time ever, but I don’t really think that will be the case.  This is another match that I think will end in a no contest, but we will see “DX” get the best of Kane and the Undertaker.  This will set up a possible tag team match between the four, fifty year old men.  But these are four, fifty year old men that everyone wants to see wrestle.  I think we will see all the classic moves, but no winner during the bout.

gohomepwb.com pick: No Contest

AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship

AJ Styles is the longest reigning champion in WWE right now, and I think his reign will continue.  A no count out, no DQ match will actually benefit Styles in this match.  He is the smaller man, but a man with an equalizer, ie. chair, ladder, kendo stick, is something to watch for.  I think AJ will use the no DQ to his advantage.  With all the personal attacks from Samoa Joe, it would not be so heelish if AJ went nuts and really put a beating on  Joe with a weapon or two.  That is why I think AJ Styles will come back to the United States still WWE champion.

gohomepwb.com pick: AJ Styles

Check out gohomepwb.com on Saturday for Super Show-Down results and review.  Thanks for reading!

RAW Review

Braun Strowman vs Dean Amborse

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Monday night raw opened up with Braun Strowman vs Dean Amborse.  The match was physical, but towards the end we expected Strowman to get the upper hand, and that was the case.  Reigns interrupted to help out Ambrose, causing Ambrose to lose via disqualification.  This irritated Ambrose and set up the storyline of Amborse turning on the shield.  Throughout the rest of the show there were several segments that hinted at Ambrose turning on the shield.  Rollins came into the trainers room where Ambrose was being treated for injuries, and Ambrose told Rollins “If I wanted to, I would be Intercontinental champion.”  and walked off.  Later in the night he said the same thing to Reigns regarding the Universal championship.  In my opinion Ambrose is not turning anytime soon.  I think the shield will remain a team for a while.  If one of them turns on his shield brothers, it will not be expected.  And lets hope it Roman Reigns!

Reigns continues to hear boo’s

Dolph Ziggler vs Roman Reigns was the next match, and before the match started, it was hinted that the match was going to be a Universal title match.  The crowd was excited to see the Universal title match, but Baron Corbin came out and said he was not allowing the match to be a title match.?  What!?  Lets be honest, we all knew who was going to win that match.  No chance Ziggler beats Reigns, but that didn’t hinder the match.  Ziggler rarely has a bad match, and for a second he made us believe that he could get a win over Reigns.  But in the end, Reigns hit the spear and Ziggler lost.  A great match that was the only of the three shield member match’s that ended clean.  The crowd was booing Reigns throughout the match, until Ziggler was able to get the crowd into it with a few false finishes.  Ziggler continued his dirty tactics, to try to get Reigns over as a heel.  It worked as the crowd was cheering a Reigns victory by the end of the match.

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Later in the show, we have a segment with Ziggler, McIntyre and Strowman and it was hinted of Ziggler being kicked out of the faction.  Strowman said he didn’t want any weak links.  I am not sure what direction this angle will go.  The obvious angle would be for Strowman and McIntyre to turn on Ziggler and kick him out of the group.  I think it is more likely that Strowman turns on Ziggler and McIntyre and return to his babyface status.  I never really understood the Strowman turn anyway.  The third is kind of long shot.  Turn McIntyre to a babyface.  Ziggler is a natural heel and Strowman could turn at anytime the fans would accept him.  I could see Ziggler and Strowman turning on McIntyre.  McIntyre is over with the fans, has a great look and would do great as a babyface.  RAW has planted seeds for a turn in both the Shield and the Strowman faction.  Better writing this week on RAW, they have me more interested in the angles.

Rousey gets another win

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Is Rhonda Rousey undefeated in WWE?  I can’t remember her ever losing a match.  I don’t like her as a Womens champion, but that’s another story for another day.  She had a single’s match with Ruby Riott on RAW last night.  Her match was actually pretty good.  Ruby was in control most of the match, but Rousey won with an armbar in the end.  This is probably unpopular, but I am not a fan of Rousey as a WWE superstar.  I know she is putting the work in, but it’s too much, too soon.  I feel like Rousey would probably agree.  I’m not sure if she has a short-term contract or Vince really wants Rousey to be the face of his product, but it’s defintley too much, too soon.

As for the Bella’s, it seems that Brie has been scrutinized for her botched kicks last Monday.  It’s wrestling, it’s dangerous.  The superstars are highly trained, but accidents happen.  I hope this doesn’t derail Brie’s comeback as she is my favorite of the two Bella’s.  She could also use this, to turn heel.  It would be the perfect time as most fans don’t like her due to the reality shows.  Throw in the botched kicks and she could get Alexa Bliss heat.  I would like to see a rivalry between Liv Morgan and Brie Bella grow from this.

Konnor on a winning streak

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First off, let me start by saying I absolutely hate the pairing of Bobby Roode and Chad Gable.  As soon as Roode’s music hit, I immediatley rolled my eyes.  Please, please, please, please have Bobby Roode turn on this guy and turn heel.  Bobby Roode and Konnor went one on one in a decent match, with Konnor picking up the win.  Yes, you read that right, Konnor wins again!

Alexa Bliss great even when not in the ring

Alexa Bliss cut a great promo on Trish Stratus saying she was her hero when she was younger.  When Alexa was younger, she had the opportunity to meet Trish.  She went on to say how Trish was very rude to her, burping in her face, ripping up her autograph book and stepping on her foot.  Alexa is great in and out of the ring.  When WWE is ready to turn her babyface she will be, without question, the most popular wrestler on the roster.

B-Team back on track

The B-Team got a much-needed win last night over the Revival.  I am worried this team is headed for more dark matches.  Obviously, they are not as hot as they were when they were Tag Team champs, but the crowd in Seattle seemed to be behind them.  After the match A.O.P. came down and attacked the B-Team.  Setting up a rivalry that will probably culminate in a PPV pre show match.

Seth Rollins vs Drew McIntyre

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Seth Rollins is another guy, that could wrestle anyone and have a great match.  That is not a knock on Drew McIntyre, because he is great as well.  This match was a really good match, continuing the Shield storyline.  The match went back and forth, before Rollins started getting the upper hand.  At that point Ziggler’s music hit, and he ran down to the ring and slid under the ropes never touching Rollins.  The distraction was enough for McIntyre to load up and hit the Claiborne kick for the win.  After the match it was a typical may lay from both the Shield and Ziggler, McIntyre and Strowman.  The Shield was beat by their foes, setting up an almost guarantee that they will be victorious at Super Show Down.  Check out gohomepwb.com on Friday, when I give my predictions for the show.

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Don’t mention basketball in Seattle

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Kevin Owens vs Bobby Lashley was the next match.  But before the match was started, Elias and Owens were in the ring and Elias was giving his patented mini concert.  At one point Elias made a comment about the Seattle Supersonics leaving town.  That caused the crowd to boo, like I have never heard before.  It made Reigns getting booed on the RAW after mania, in which he beat the Undertaker, seem like cheers.  These boo’s went on for minutes, probably five or more minutes of steady boo’s!  Elias and Owens had a very hard time getting through the rest of the segment.  Even shouting into the mic, yet he was still hard to hear.

Lio Rush came out to “hype” Lashley, but no one cared what he had to say.  The crowd was still booing from the Supersonics comment.  Lashley came out and had a match with Owens in which Owens won with a school boy after the distraction on the outside.  The match was ok, but the boo’s stole the show last night.

Bayley beats Alicia Fox

Quick, lame and predictable.  Bayley won the match with a Bayley to belly.  Honestly, I feel like the match was a cool down before the HBK segment.

A blast from the past

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Yes.  That is Shawn Micheals.  He’s bald now!  A bit of a surprise, but not as surprising as DX vs The Brothers of Destruction.  HBK was in the ring hyping the match between HHH and The Undertaker this Saturday.  HBK told the Seattle crowd that “if Kane got involved he would brush him back with a little sweet chin music.”  Then Kane’s music hit!  He came down to the ring and stared at HBK, when the lights went out.  We hear the GONG!  The lights come back on and Undertaker is in the ring!  HBK is surprised by this, turns around and gets knocked down by Kane.  HHH to the rescue!  HHH comes running down to the ring to help his friend, but is overpowered by the Undertaker.  Kane and Undertaker lock both HBK and HHH in the throat, and perform a double chokeslam.  Undertaker then picked up HHH and but him in the tombstone piledriver.  This closed the show setting up what I think will be a great match this Saturday!

Be sure to check out gohomepwb.com tomorrow for the Smackdown Live review.  Alot of hype heading into Super Showdown this Saturday at 5am!