RAW — 2 weeks out from Royal Rumble

Braun in the ring talking about taking out Brock and Kane. Brawn just told Kurt, He does what he wants and when he wants, to hell with everyone else. Kurt just fired Braun, is this story line related? (to be honest this is becoming a joke) The universe is happy. Is it me or you becoming board because the writer have no clue what to do with him? Poor Michael Cole tossed like a rag doll. Tom Phillip out with Corey and Booker. This is back to being a triple threat match.

Asuka vs Nia Jax — Asuka’s undefeated streak may come to an end tonight, She has not been challenged until now. Asuka wins due to injury to Nia.

Roman vs The Miztourage — with the Miz in their corner. Miz and Roman will meet the next week for the Intercontinental Belt at the 25th Anniversary of RAW, A well placed spear on Curtis Axel, Roman gets the win. The Miz is livid that Roman won.

Cesaro/Sheamus vs Titus/Apollo — With Titus/Apollo getting the win last week, would be nice to see them keep the momentum going, The Bar are facing Seth/Jason for the tag team belts and could use to encouragement heading in to the Rumble. Thanks to Jason Jordan just walking out to watch the match, Apollo/Cesaro lose again.

Cruiser Weights — Enzo defends his title against Cedric Alexander at Royal Rumble.

Seth Rollins to face off against Finn Balor. The first time they have met since their original meeting for the Universal Title. This was turning out to a great match but here comes The Bar, they went after Gallows/Anderson. With some unknown help from Jason, Seth with the win. (Review of the tape may show that Finn had pinned Seth)

Sasha Banks with Mickie James/Bayley vs Sonya Deville with Paige/Mandy Rose — Sonya knocked the win out of Sasha and got the win.

First Member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 — Goldberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raw — Memphis

Roman in the ring after the recap of his amazing match with Samoa Joe last week. The Miz is listed to return tonight, if he is you know he will be coming for Roman, demanding his title back. What does Jason Jordan want? I agree with Seth, Jason is stepping on some toes. He needs to learn when to talk, and not talk. Finn along with Anderson/Gallows, have come out. The crowd erupted when they came out. The universe is very vocal tonight. 6-man tag team match later on.

Sasha Banks/Bayley — (with Mickie in their corner) vs Absolution. This will get nasty. It’s time for the good girls to get a win. Things fell apart, Bayley lost her cool and has gone after Sonia, Sasha with the Banks Statement, Mandy got caught and paid for the loss.

Golddust in 205 live to help Cedric Alexander.

Woken Matt Hardy vs Curt Hawkins — Mat made short work of Curt but Bray has shown up in the ring. The faced each other just laughing but Matt never backed down.

To the Boo’s of Elias — the universe is not happy. If he plays and doesn’t sing he is pretty good. Oh goodies, The Miz is back. How long before he will demand his intercontinental belt back? The Miztourage is the guest. This character works and why. . . The Miz, running his mouth again. People will only remember him with the belt.

Cruiser weights in action — Cedric Alexander vs Enzo for the belt. Champions advantage and Enzo keeps the belt. ‘

The Bar (Cesaro/Sheamus) vs Titus O’Neil/Apollo Crews — The Bar just got beat at their own game. It was a good solid win, it started to fall apart but Titus/Apollo pulled out a few tricks of their own and stole the win.

Recap of Kane/Brock Lesnar — build up for their match at Royal Rumble. The rumours going around is that Brock will keep the built until Wrestlemania and loose it to Roman.Kane from behind, Brock never saw it coming. It’s on for all with Braun getting in on it. Braun pulled down scaffolding down on top of Kane and Braun.

Samoa Joe to the ring not looking happy at all. Rhyno is his opponent, he’s holding his own but I cant see this lasting longer. Joe wins making Rhyno tap out.

There was supposed to be a Nia Jax/ Asuka but Nia, took out Asuka before the bell even rang.

6-man tag team — Balor Club – Anderson/Gallows/Anderson vs Roman/Jordan/Rollins — back and forth battle. Thanks to mistakes by Jason Jordan the Roman/Jordan/Rollins lost. I can see Seth and Jason losing the belts at Royal Rumble. Roman getting ambushed, I saw this one coming with Miz back this week. (The Miz still doing the same old crap)

 

Merry Christmas from RAW in Chicago

John Cena opening the show. The crowd was loving John until Elias walked out. (He can play the guitar and extremely well, just not a fan of the character) John tries to sing with Elias and he would have none of that. Elias wanted a match with John and Kurt gave the O.K. John is one of the best playing possum. The Universe getting behind John. Elias starting to show frustrations more and more. Crowd chanting “this is boring” John takes the win after playing possum for most the match.

Kurt’s office — Seth and Jason both want Samoa Joe. Kurt tells Seth that he and Jason have to take care of The Bar first with the Tag Team belts on the line. Hi Roman, he has Samoa Joe and its a Title match.

Cruiser weights in action Hideo Itami vs The Brian Kendrick.

Absolution vs Mickie James/Bayley/Sasha Banks — No matter what the girls have tried they still cant get a win. Sasha and Mickie were not paying attention to help Bayley. In my book it’s time for Absolution to suffer a loss or two.

Recap of Kane vs Braun vs Brock for the Universal title. I have a feeling Brock will keep the title until Wrestlemania, meeting Roman.

Kane vs Heath Slater with Rhyno. I have to give Heath credit for trying at least. Rhyno is trying to toughen up Heath and Rhyno needs to go to plan B. Rhyno was trying to toughen up Heath but it didn’t work so well.

Finn Balor faces off against Curt Hawkins. Finn has the speed on this one. Curt keeps trying for a pin no matter what. That sling blade has to hurt. 147th loss in a row to Curt Hawkins, Finn is amazing as usual.

Bray Wyatt talking to Matt Hardy, Bray on his way to the ring, getting greeted by Matt actually in the ring. Crowd chanting “Delete, Delete”

Enzo and Nia Jax under the mistletoe but thanks to Alexa Bliss. . .

Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe — the crowd is already in this and it should get loud. Roman is taking it to Joe. Roman with a measured drive by on Joe. It has lived up to a good match. Roman keeping Joe just off his game. Roman put his hands on the ref to keep the belt but now is paying Joe back for all the times Joe has hurt others.

Braun vs The Miztourage — Need I say more after a few running power slams.

Alexa Bliss in the ring — also known as Biscuit Butt. She has gotten better on the mike. Asuka has just come to the ring. Asuka just put her name in for the Royal Rumble.

Seth Rollins/Jason Jordan vs The Bar (Cesaro/Sheamus) (Jason got a healthy boo from the Chicago crowd. It has been one hell of a match, they are all leaving it in the ring. Jason has held his own and the crowd is getting behind them. It fell apart but Jason with a legal hit on Cesaro. Jason Jordan/Seth Rollins defeated the Bar at basically their own game.

RAW and Smack-down Show notes

**RAW — Kurt Angle in the ring to open the show. Roman to defend the Intercontinental Belt. Jason Jordan wants to answer Roman’s open challenge. Roman wants Samoa Joe.

Roman vs Jason Jordan with Samoa Joe sitting on the ramp. Been a hell of a fight. Jason gave him everything possible, Roman with the win.

Paige with Absolution facing Sasha Banks with Mickie James/Bayley. This is one nasty match. Thanks to the numbers game, Paige with the win. Beating up on Sasha once again. Alexa Bliss ran for the hills.

Enzo and the 205 live crew.

Elias tried to sing but the crowd has gotten restless. Braun came out, Elias ran but Braun took him out.

Asuka vs Alicia Fox – with wont last long. Foxy tapped out. Absolution at the ring again for another taunt of Asuka. Foxy caught the wrath of the trio.

Finn Balor vs Bo Dallas of The Miztourage. Finn had to jump to the middle of the ring for that finishing move on Bo.

Rollins/Ambrose vs Sheamus/Cesaro for the tag team belts. The match of the night. Ref disqualified, Sheamus/Cesaro keep the belts, Kurt makes it a no D.Q match. What the hell is Samoa Joe doing, going after Rollins/Ambrose, thanks to Joe, Sheamus/Cesaro keeps the belt.

**SMACK-DOWN

Kevin/Sami in the ring talking about how Shane is going after them. Randy hitting Kevin with an RKO out of no where. Sami is stuck between Shane and Randy. At Clash of Champions Sami/Kevin will face Randy Orton/partner of his choosing. Kevin handcuffed to the ring rope.

Bobby Roode vs Baron Corbin – (will face Dolph Ziggler/Bobby Roode at Clash of Champions) Dolph at ringside.

Rusev/Aiden English vs The New Day –  Big E/Kofi — there were bodies all over the place but Rusev/Aiden with the win.

The Split up of the Hype Bros

Charlotte will defend the Women’s belt at Clash of Champion in a Lumber Jack match.

Bludgeon Brothers – in no time flat took out a no name tag team.

Charlotte vs Tamina – Charlotte gets Tamina to tap out

Kevin Owens handcuffed to the bottom of rope. Sami found bolt cutters and gave them to Kevin. Owens is loose, Randy is setting up Sami. Randy gets the win pinning Sami legally. It’s 2 on 1 against Randy. That is Shinsuke’s  music, Shin out to help Randy. Randy has his tag team partner.

Shane just told Daniel that he will be the guest ref at Clash of Champions and if Sami/Kevin lose they are fired.

 

 

 

 

RAW and Smack-down Show notes

**RAW — recap of Kane returning to face Braun.

Roman opened the show. The Miztourage came out to defend Miz’s so-called title. Elias took the offer that Roman made for a title shot. It was a hard-fought battle with the Miztourage also getting in on the act but Roman kept the belt in the end

Seth Rollins vs Cesaro — (Sheamus on holidays in Ireland and Dean on his honeymoon) With a knockout knee, Seth takes the win.

Samoa Joe vs Titus O’Neil — Joe wins by submission

Sasha Banks/Mickie James/Bayley but Paige and her girls took out Bayley/Mickie leaving Sasha on her own. Sasha gets taken out by Paige and her girls also.

Bray Wyatt on the mic, faced Matt Hardy. thanks to Sister Abigail Bray takes out Matt.

Cruiser weight match

Jason Jordan took on Kane in a rematch, Jason injured his knee and was counted out but Kane was out to destroy Jason at all cost. Finn’s music started and here he comes. Just as Kane was about to really injure Finn, Braun comes out for some payback.

**Smack-down — opened with a recap with Kevin Owens/Samy Zayn

Daniel and Shane in the ring chatting about firing Owens/Zayn. Owens in a no D.Q match and Zayne was barred from ringside.

The New Day took on Shelton Benjamin/Chad Gable. The Usos were at ringside. New Day with the win

Recap of what took place last week in the Women’s division when Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan. (reporting that Becky will be out for some time but she is away filming a movie)

The Bludgeon Brothers vs the Hype Bros – once again Luke and Erick with the short win. Hype Bros just split up as Mojo turned on Zack.

The Singh Brothers faced A.J Styles in a 2 on 1 handicapped match. Jinder Mahal jumped A.j before the bell even rang. Thanks to a 2nd rope styles clash, A.J got the win. Jinder let the Singh Brothers know he was not happy.

Charlotte/Naomi/Natalya met for the first time Ruby Riot/Liv Morgan/Sarah Logan – Natalya walked out, the Riot Squad on a 3 to 1 advantage pinned Charlotte.

Kevin Owens vs Randy Orton in a no D.Q and Samy Zayn was banned from ringside. With help from Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens steals the win.

 

 

 

 

 

Survivor Series Fallout Notes from RAW and Smackdown

Both shows took place Houston, Texas

**RAW — Show opened with Stephanie McMahon in the ring. Kurt’s job is safe. Triple H came out to join Stephanie. Kurt joins, H and Stephanie in the ring. (rumor has it this is a feud that will end at Wrestlemania) Jason Jordan came out fuming from the pedigree that H game him to take his place on the Survivor Series team. H seemed to forget about what Braun did to him. (the crowd chanted to H “You’re a Coward”.

Finn Balor and Samoa Joe would continue their battles in singles action. Joe won by submission.

Asuka took on Dana Brooke, with Dana finding out what Asuka’s undefeated streak is all about.

Miz T.V with The Shield. Set up for Roman’s match with Miz at the end of the night for the Intercontinental Championship.

Dean Ambrose and Sheamus continued to beat up each other with dirty deeds taking care of Sheamus thanks to Seth taking care of Cesaro

Alexa Bliss in the ring talking about her match with Charlotte, Mickie James out to join her. Bayley, Sasha, Alicia Fox also joined Miss Bliss, as far as she is concerned, no one is good enough to have a title shot. In the middle of match, Paige walks out, Sonya De’ville and Mandy Rose from NXT have joined the Women’s division.

Braun vs Jason Jordan began as the typical Braun dominate match until Kane showed up and did his own damage to Braun.

Enzo Amore and the Cruiser weights.

The Miz vs Roman for the Intercontinental Belt — Roman with help from Ambrose and Rollins to keep Cesaro/Sheamus on the outside. Wins the belt. (story line change of belt as Miz is off to film a movie/birth of first child)

**SMACK DOWN**

Show opened with Shane in the ring to talk about Survivor Series. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayne came out to the ring. Owens bragged they would have beaten The Shield or anyone else in a handicapped match. As Shane was about to fire Samy/Kevin Daniel Bryan walked out. The New Day vs Owens/Zayne in a Lumber Jack match.

Daniel sent Randy Orton home because he couldn’t trust himself what he would do to Kevin if he got his hands on him but Randy and Kevin will face off next week

Shelton Benjamin would go to war with Jey Uso.  It was physical, both the boys would give it everything but it would be Shelton taking out he win.

Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan have joined the Women’s division.

Hype Bros faced off with the Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper/Erick Rowan – got to  give credit for a revamp) Needless to day that Luke/Erick with the win.

A.J Styles came out to talk about his Survivor Series match with Brock Lesnar. A.J. A.J and Jinder will have their rematch at Clash of Champions. (rumor is that Jinder will win back the belt as they ready for a series of live shows in India)

Charlotte vs Natalya for the Women’s belt but the complete match never happened thanks to Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan interfering.

A.J to face the Singh Brothers in a Handicap Match next week

Lumber Jack match — The New Day vs Kevin Owens/Samy Zayne – Things worked for a bit until the Bobby Roode/Baron Corbin came to blows. The Lumber Jacks fought their way to the locker room leaving The New Day/ Kevin Owens and Sami Zayne. Owens did a runner leaving Zayne in the ring with a 3 on 1 beat down by the new day.

 

31 st Survivor Series in Houston,Texas

The pre show featured Elias facing off against Matt Hardy. The doors are open, it’s kinda say to have a match this early in the pre show. What crowd is already seated is pulling for Matt. Elias is a good solid wrestler but can be sneaky. Matt dips into his bag or tricks to create a break. Elias takes it to Matt and gets the win.

205 Live – Cruiserweight Championship – Kalisto vs Enzo Amore — If you blink your going to miss it. Enzo has champion’s advantage. The crowd is better but still not into the match. Since splitting with Big Cass, Enzo has found quite the nasty streak. Enzo hanging Kalisto out to dry for the 2nd time but it didn’t work as Kalisto pulled himself out-of-the-way. Thanks to exposing part of the turnbuckle, Enzo works it in his favor to retain the belt.

Samy Zayne/Kevin Owens vs Breezango — Sami and Kevin complaining about how they are not on Team Blue, that it’s all Shane’s fault. Owns and Zayne get the win. It was an even match, but Owens/Zayne have that bit sneaky to pull out a win. As much as they are not liked Owens/Zayne do have fans.

The New Day vs The Shield — this match can go either way, who can play the game. Catching that edge to win. What a hell of a spear by Big E on Dean. It’s an even match in my book but who can set up and steal the win. Xavier tried an eye poke but it didn’t work. In the nick of time Woods saves the match. It’s falling apart. It fell apart but The Shield gets the well-earned win.

Lady Team Blue — Becky/Carmella/Natalya/Tamina/Naomi vs Lady Team Red — Alicia Fox/Bayley/Sasha Banks/Nia Jax/Asuka — (once eliminated off to the locker room) Bayley eliminated Becky, Asuka wasn’t sure if to take in and Sasha encouraged her to do so. Tomina takes out Bayley. 4 all. Nia and Tomina in the ring. Nia Jax is eliminated by count out. Alicia Fox and Naomi are both out. Asuka and Sasha are the only 2 left for Raw, Carmella, Tomina and Natalya are left for Smackdown. Asuka gets rid of Carmella, Sasha had to tap thanks to Tomina. Asuka turned the tables and takes out Tamina. Asuka made Natalya tap out. Team Red Wins.

Baron Corbin vs The Miz — This fight is personal. Maryse is at ringside. The universe is divided for their favorite in this match. Miz has the help from the Miztourage. Working on the knee of Corbin. Corbin has taken out Bo and Curt but the knee is still causing issues. Corbin pulls his finishing move “End of Days” out of nowhere to get the win.

The Bar (Sheamus,Cesaro) vs The Usos — this match can go either way, both team can play as dirty as ever to get the win. Sheamus and Jimmy starting the match. Cesaro with the sharpshooter on Jay. Been a great match, its everything that Survivor series is all about. Pulling out everything you have for the win. Sheamus kicking out at 2 and 1/2. This is match is going on the best of list for me today. It’s eerie to hear the kicks connecting. 2 wins all with The Usos taking the win.

Charlotte Flair vs Alexa Bliss — I am pulling for Charlotte in this, dressed in blue. Alexa in red, Charlotte and Alexa can both pull out the nasty. Alexa is dishing it out giving Charlotte everything but she is starting to get frustrated. Charlotte can play coy also. Charlotte moonsault misses, someone has to dig for the nasty. Charlotte makes the 5 feet of fury tap out.

A.J Styles vs Brock Lesnar — I am an A.J fan and would love for him to win this but its going to be an uphill battle. A.J out first tonight, Brock has had the belt for 231 days, WWE Universe sound almost even as who they are going for. Brock just threw A.J like he was a rag doll. There is no way A.J Can survive this, as much as I want him too, Brock is out of his league. No matter what A.J tries he just can’t find that opening he needs. A.J with a second wind and an open window taking Brock down. Damn, A.J went for the forearm and Brock with a german suplex. What a 450 by A.J but it wasn’t enough. They are giving as well as they are taking. A.J got the calf crusher on, Brock should have tapped out but dribbling A.J’s head was more fun. Dam it A.J for trying more time, Brock with an F5 and A.J had nothing left to kick out with.

Men’s 5 on 5 — Raw introduced with Kurt, Finn, Samoa Joe, Braun, Triple H vs Shane, Randy, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena (free agent). Shane went after Braun but that was a mistake and he got out. I like Triple H with the giggles, watching it play out. I think this can go either way. NXT chants from the crowd. Shinsuke and Finn in the ring, this would be a great match on its own, Triple H wanted in to face Shin, Bobby Roode with his first time facing Triple H, I got giggles this is great. Braun takes out Shinsuke, Bobby is out thanks to Braun.John and Randy facing Braun, The announce table is about to become a weapon. It took all of Smackdown to put Braun through the table. The let’s go cena, cena sucks is louder than the announcers. John eliminates Samoa Joe. John is out thanks to Kurt with help from Finn. It gets quiet for a bit but then crowd gets back in it. Randy with a RKO on Finn. Kevin and Sami take out Shane, thanks to a chair he is teeing off on Sami and Kevin. Randy out thanks to Braun, now its all up to Shane on his own. Triple H tagged himself in, Kurt tags himself in for a captain vs captain. Triple H just helped Shane beat Kurt, even the crowd is dumbfounded. Triple H wanted to be the one to pin Shane for the win.