I don’t care are about competitors taking the fall as much as how they do so. Titus O’Neil took a submission defeat at the hands of the opportunistic Samoa Joe. Titus’s offense wasn’t much more than strikes that made the match come off as a parody of the Ali-Foreman fight. Joe stuck Titus to get some room before slapping on the submission.
Aye, Rich Swann is still butta. He is on a roll. I just knew Tozawa was about to get a run. Swann scored a qualifying win in the Cruiserweight fatal four way match on Raw. The Phoenix splash is cruiser; it is 205 Live, and I’m here for all of this. Smart mark moment, it came across that Swann was the ring general in this one too. Call it a double take for Swann when he goes over Noam Dar the following night.
Pancakes are back again. This time, Big E brought the whole set from plates down to syrup for the commentary team along with the Usos to enjoy while calling the New Day‘s match. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable were the opponents, and Kofi and Xavier took to action. Who….Who? Who? Who wouldn’t enjoy this mesh up of some of the most over Black wrestlas?
Sabatelli and Moss are still salty about the Street Profits taking pics in front of the Maserati. We normally get Monteze Ford coming in off the hot tag, but this time it was Angelo Dawkins. That 360 lariat is super slow mo in regular time. We got a similar ending with Ford dropping a frog splash from the top turnbuckle for the pin and win.
Sasha Banks drew the straw to be the one to receive the offer from Paige and Absolution for membership. She took that beat down like a boss (meh). I can’t fault her for the way it went down because everyone who has ever been in that situation takes the beat down in the same manner.
Still trying to prove he isn’t injured, Jason Jordan accepted a match with Kane. Jordan did so well; he worked Kane over until his knee couldn’t take anymore. He was so impressive that Kane had to muster enough to face Finn Balor immediately after beating JJ to the mat.
I know it’s me who thinks that the WWE doesn’t think too highly of Naomi as a performer in light of the fact that she was blessed with two title runs this year. Nothing should put that line of thinking to bed more than seeing her selected to tag with Natalya and Charlotte to face the upstart Riot Squad. She didn’t get that final spot that the champ did, but she was called to the stage. Nothing says over like being selected to put some rookies on.
On a roll no more, Cedric Alexander teamed with Mustafa Ali, and the two seemed to be in different books much more than different pages. Gulak and Neese worked them into a frenzy causing them to miss tag opportunities and an altercation between Alexander and Ali following the loss. Just foreshadowing a bit, this will come back to head on the next Raw.
My earlier statement about how a wrestler takes an “L” does not apply to Apollo Crews though. He walked right into that trouble for no reason.
The Bobby Lashley story stayed bad. So next week it will be Moose and James Storm tagging against Lashley and Dan Lambert. Bright side! This should be the last in this series.