Smack down Live in Birmingham

Its going to be interesting today to see the fallout from last week. A.J defending his title against both Sami and Kevin at Royal Rumble. I’m still stunned.

A.J on his was to the ring for an interview with Renee. Oh No, here comes Sami and Kevin. I really have no clue what the thinking is with this story line. Sami and Kevin out running their mouths as usual, but here is Shane. He is backing A.J for now. She just made a 3 on 2 handicapped match. Sami/Kevin vs A.J/Shinsuke/Randy — this will be interesting.

Becky Lynch vs Ruby Riot/with the Riot squad — Charlotte/Naomi at ringside — Becky made Ruby tap out, the squad tried to save Ruby but Charlotte and Naomi make sure they didn’t. Sami Zayne will team with Becky for the Mix Match challenge.

Not heard much from the universe tonight at the show. They did like the news of the main event match but its been quiet.

The Ascension vs Bludgeon Brothers. — I am not a fan of either but hope the Ascension can get it done. Less than 2 minutes and this one is over.

Bobby Roode to the ringside — finally the universe has woken up. Zack Ryder vs Mojo Rawley in the United States title, winner faces Bobby. Mojo takes apart Zack and will face Bobby in the next round.

Jinder Mahal cutting a promo (still not a fan of his) facing Xavier Woods in the next round of the United States tournament.

Chad and Shelton have really fired up the crowd, they are talking about their match last week. Daniel on his way to the ring, talking about last weeks match. “Ref decision is final” Royal Rumble in a 2 out of 3 falls match its The Usos vs Gable/Benjamin

Breezango vs Rusev/English — I look for Rusev/English to take this out. Rusev looking good with the weight he’s lost. It’s helped him to be more agile in the ring.

A.J/Randy/Shinsuke vs Sami/Kevin — In true form, Kevin/Sami run for the hills but here comes Shane, It’s now a no count out match. (Randy cutting back on how much he is working is showing. Got the speed and strength). Kevin with a chair and the match has been called. Kevin was about to be RKO. Shane ones again, Anything goes. The ring area looks like a war zone. After a Kinshasa and RKO Randy/Shinsuke/A.J get the win.

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Merry Christmas from Smack-down in Chicago

Daniel Bryan on the way to the ring. According to Daniel one of the most shocking moments of 2017 took place last week when Dolph left the United States belt in the ring and walked out. With his actions of last week Dolph has given up the United States Belt, leaving it empty. Tournament to crown a new United States Champion.

Baron Corbin vs Bobby Roode — Corbin’s very nasty streak beating the crap out of Roode. Corbin taking Roode apart slow and enjoying the pain he is inflecting on Roode but Bobby found a window. I have no clue how but Bobby Roode pulled out the win

Benjamin/Gable interrupted Daniel asking about the tag team belts. Here comes Aiden English/Rusev to the ring also. (both teams have beaten The Usos) Here comes The New Day. Triple threat match with the winner to face The Usos. That was messy but Gable/Benjamin earned the right to have the Usos in Orlando.

Daniel and Shane in the office. Trying to be nice to each other and sort out some differences.

Fandango/Tyler Breeze vs Bludgeon Brothers — the universe doesn’t seem all that interested in the match. A hit and run by the Ascension to save Breezango.

A.J Styles vs Kevin Owens — Owens seems to think that having Sami Zayne at ringside will help him. That was one massive drop kick by A.J to start the match. The universe on A.j’s side in this. Damn good match, Daniel was right closing out the year with this match, Sami just got ejected by the ref but thanks to Kevin holding the tights of A.J Kevin steals the win.

Naomi vs Ruby Riot — Thanks to the numbers game, Naomi gets beat once again. Charlotte to the rescue. (Once again getting tired of the packs always winning) The Universe is getting board with it also. It’s on for young and old. (I know its 3 weeks til the rumble but something needs to change.

Tye Dillinger vs Jinder Mahal — as long as the Singh Brothers stay out of the match its great. Jinder was too strong today for Tye. Not looking forward to Jinder possibly holding the United States title.

Clash of Champions — Smack-down Live

All titles are on the line tonight.

With the end of the Hype Bros — Mojo Rawley facing off against Zack Ryder. Hard to tell who the crowd is going for. Mojo dressed in all yellow/Zack in purple and red. Mojo with the slightly bigger build and strength, taking things out on Zack. It’s been all Mojo this match. Crowd is not really behind either of them. Mojo takes the win but it was very uncomfortable match to watch.

First match is Bobby Roode, Dolph Ziggler facing Baron Corbin for the United States Title. (Bobby has gotten a slow start in WWE but a title win tonight could be what he needs.) (Dolph the Heel walking out to a chorus of boo’s) (no real crowd reaction when Baron walked out)Taken awhile but the crowd finally got in this, Corbin set up Bobby for an end of days but Dolph with a zig zag on Corbin for the win.

4 way tag team title match with The Usos vs English/Rusev vs The New Day vs Gable/Benjamin — this could go anyway you look at it. You can only tag your own partner and 1 member of each team in the ring at the time. What happens in a double cover? If you left for snacks you miss a great match. The Usos keep the belts but they had to work hard for that. All 4 teams gave everything they had.

Charlotte vs Natalya for the Women’s being in a Lumber Jack match. Natalya dressed in her tradition black with Charlotte in Silver. No matter what, the lumber jacks pull Charlotte out at any cost. Charlotte played possum and got Natalya in the figure 8 forcing Natalya to tap out once again.

Breezezango vs The Bludgeon Brothers.  — I have no clue about this one, they way the Brothers have been this won’t end well for Tyler and Fandango. I told you this wouldn’t last long. It was ugly and fast with Luke and Erick taking the win.

Randy Orton/Shinsuke Nakamura vs Sami Zayne/Kevin Owens — This is an interesting match to say the least, you have Shane and Daniel as refs in the match. Sami/Kevin if they lose they will be fired from all of WWE. Sami/Kevin complaining from the start. Randy has grown his hair back. Too much trash talk not enough wrestling. the crowd gets in the match from time to time but its quiet. Match is falling apart with the universe getting restless. Kevin pushing Daniel into Shane to stop the count. Fast count gives Sami/Kevin their jobs at least for now.

A.J Styles vs Jinder Mahal — I can see the Singh Brothers getting in on this one and helping Jinder win the belt back. The Universe is having a hard time with Jinder holding the belt and especially the Singh Brothers sticking their nose in. So far its been between the boys but Jinder is taking it to A.j. With A.J’s core damaged it’s looking like it is limiting him in some ways. A.j taken care of the Singh Brothers and now is working on surviving. the crowd coming alive to A.j chants. The Calf Crusher in the middle of the ring and after rolling him back into the center of the ring again. Jinder Mahal taps out.

 

 

 

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.