I’ve been thinking about renaming this the Depressed Black Wrestling Fan Recap or something of that sort. It took a few days to figure out how to address this week. Just know that although this is dated August 28th, it took an extra 2 days to compile these thoughts.
Shelton Benjamin is back baby! Wait is this an American Alpha 2.0 or the World’s 2nd Greatest Tag Team? I don’t care. Just keep up Gable.
The Usos are still hot fyah. The squashed the Frat Bros as if they rolled up on the wrong party with that “Bro” talk. Maybe we can get them in the ring with AA2.0 before long. And that feeling creeping up your neck is not paranoia. Naw! It’s the Usos.
Naomi’s tag match with Becky Lynch wasn’t noteworthy, but I’ll keep here in this section just because I’ve learned that there is a noticeable segment of wrestling fanboys who do not like her. But it’s not because she’s Black or anything because they cheer for the New Day; not like they considered doing a Black, Latino, Asian or any other wrestler recap every week.
Nia Jax is nothing more than the Raw women’s enforcer. Why else would she be booked to face Emma in yet another squash match?. Emma still running her mouth in the back and gets to prove herself to the salty Jax. By the way, Nia is still owed that title shot and not some number one contender match.
No Way Jose didn’t get any love during the week in Brooklyn. Matter of fact, he got his ass beat by Lars Sullivan. The word on the street is that he’s getting a call up. NXT knows how to do call ups.
I shouldn’t be happy about R. Truth being comedy relief, but compared to what he’s doing in ring I cannot help being a little bit excited.
Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann competed in the weekly Raw match to remind us that there is a Cruiserweight division outside of the champion and title contender. On one hand, I don’t feel bad because this is exactly how they treat the women’s division; on the other, it is a three hour show for Pete’s sake. This match did nothing for anyone’s development. Alexander also got the chance to pull double duty on 205 Live in another meaningless tag match.
At this point, it is painfully obvious that they have not put much thought in to Jason Jordan‘s place on this show. Don’t let me find out this was a move initiated by Chad Gable’s desire to work with the aforementioned Benjamin.
Creative: Hey, Jason. We’re working you with Finn tonight.
JJ: Really? What’s the angle? (no pun intended)
C: Well, you’re going to ask Angle for a shot at Finn. That’s it.
JJ: What’s my motivation?
GFW threw away their whole roster this week for the battle royal. Bobby Lashley has been pandering for a shot; and Moose is just Moose. Where the hell is the Pope by the way?