When you’re so over that losing a match does nothing to slow down your hotness, you must be the New Day. The trio began the week by accepting the challenge of the Shield then went on to be the first to receive Raw’s payback when the Hounds of Justice descended upon SmackDown. They ended the week by opening yet another PPV in impressive fashion. Mr. Wash wanted me to inform you that the double midnight hour was awesome. Aside from the teasing of a break up, they by far had one of the most amazing weeks in Black wrestling.
I have to tip my hat to the WWE women for being the stage for five feature performers. There was finally the Polynesian face off of Tamina and Nia Jax that I’ve been waiting for since Jax came to the main show that sadly ended up with Nia being counted out. Naomi and Alicia Fox did a bit of work before Foxy got pinned which was quickly followed up by Sasha Banks submitting the Sista of the Glow. All would eventually lend the stage to Asuka so that the world could see what the missed by not subscribing to the WWE Network.
The Street Profits took the Lambeau Leap and put their own spin on it. As always, they took the the NXT Universe after defeating Sabatelli and Moss this week.
Caprice Coleman baited himself into a ROH TV Title shot by calling Kenny King some kind of a simp during Coleman’s Pulpit. King bit hook, line, and sinker.
The ROH main event featured the team of Coast to Coast, Scorpio Sky, and Flip Gordon versus the Bullet Club. There are no words that I can say here that will do this match any justice. Just go find the match and see for yourself. Matter of fact check the link (here).
That damn Velveteen Dream got all of the props this weekend. First, he dons the Rick Rude air brush tights with his and Aleister Black’s face, and then proceeds to put on an amazing contest that featured a rude awakening. That kid has put in the work.
She has finally done it! Ember Moon is your new NXT Women’s champ. She put down Mercedes Martinez on the main show before going on to best three other women at the TakeOver event to claim her first title reign.
The Usos and The Bar made the best of their match up at Survivor Series. It is of no discredit to either team, though. We’ve witnessed both put on noteworthy performances in recent months so what we got was a far cry from what they are capable of exhibiting.
Jason Jordan made an example of Bray Wyatt only to be destroyed by the Eater of Worlds. Not much was made of this match beyond it being used to take JJ out of the PPV, but they really going to smooth right over this like it was nothing.
The Cruisin’ Brothas opened 205 Live in a way that you would think that they were trying to send a message about being left off the PPV. I was certain Cedric Alexander or Rich Swann were going to take the pin after a couple wins. Nope, not today they didn’t; they did receive their share of spots. In the end it was one vicious lumbar check to send Captain Hook and the Gentleman to bed.
Dayton, OH’s own, Dezmond Xavier stole the show for the second week in a row. This time as a part of a 6-man X-division tag match. The hope is to see this young man as the face of the division before the end of the year; the down side is that it would probably just be as apart of in-ring performance only and no character development. Then again, they’re wrestlers over at Impact and not performers.
New Japan kicked off it’s World Tag Team League this weekend, and Juice Robinson, CJ Parker for you WWE folks, tagged with Sami Callahan. Juice put on a show of strikes with some stiff shots before landing his his version of the kill switch to close the deal.
In the final qualifying match for the ROH TV Title’s elimination match, Jonathan Gresham worked over Silas Young for much of the match. The moves came across pretty tender throughout the contest. It was all for not because the Last Real Man scored the pinning victory.
Just when I thought we had enough of Bobby Lashley and Moose, here they come again. Moose was sure he had the drop on Dan Lambert until the American Top Team goons hit the ring. Oh and look, King Mo is here. Ah well, it was the prelude to what seems to be James Storm’s farewell to Impact Wrestling.