Black Wrestla’ Recap 12/31

Raw

The Miracle on 34th Street Fight was a job well done by Bobby Lashley. The tide turned against him when he at a pile of Legos after being dropped from the corner by Elias. His hypeman, Lio Rush, was the victim of a table spot as Elias went about opening gifts of destruction to lift him to victory.

Vince McMahon casually mentioned that women’s tag titles will be coming this year, and it was followed up with a six-woman tag match where half of the competitors are native to this report. Ember Moon spent much of the match’s opening dancing with Alicia Fox, Mickie James, and Dana Brooke. Fox became a willing victim to the Eclipse while Sasha Banks and Bayley executed a bit of tandem offense to seal a victory for their team.

SmackDown Live

Truthie Claus and Carm-elf-a brought some cheer for the Christmas episode, but the New Daniel Bryan played the Scrooge of the night. R. Truth took a beating that usually signifies a brief break from TV. 

You can’t say that the trio of the New Day doesn’t know how to stay relevant while not being actively pushed. They brought their interesting brand of commentary to the custom announce table during the 8-man tag match.

Following their win, the Usos would make off to celebrate. Jimmy bumps into Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville somewhere near a backstage mistletoe. Mandy assured Jimmy that she has what he’s been “missing”, but the only thing that missed was Naomi’s shoe when she ran in to teach Rose a lil something about respect.

Cedric Alexander and a few other cruiserweights were also backstage ready to congratulate Mustafa Ali on the transition to SmackDown (weren’t they supposed to be exclusive to Raw?). Anyway, we got a Shelton Benjamin sighting among the glad-handing. It was too bad for Ali that Benjamin wasn’t there to help keep DB off him when the champ ran up on the newcomer.

NXT

The EST of NXT, Bianca Belair, is still un-de-feat-ed and now the number one contender for the women’s title. She put away Mia Yim, IO Shirai, and Lacey Evans to defend her claim for being the top woman in NXT; now she gets to compete for the title that solidifies it.

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