The sistas stole it this week. From the Mae Young Classic down to Sasha Banks and Nia Jax closing Raw Memphis (To think about it, that is the second time a women’s title match has headlined a WWE Memphis televised event in two trips.), there was a lot to talk about from the ladies. Missing this week are two of my favs, Ember Moon and Naomi. There is no report from 205 Live as I missed it again this week even though it is on demand. Catch my drift?
I am torn on the Sasha Banks angle. On one hand, I know that as long as she’s in the main event of not only the women’s title picture but the entire show that it is a good thing; on the other, I’m wanting to see someone have a run with the title for a few months. As a matter of fact, who better than the shocking Nia Jax? She could definitely make a legitimate run from No Mercy until the Rumble or later.
If you missed the 40+ year old Shelton Benjamin out there running with the young fellas, you missed a treat. It didn’t hit me at the moment, but Shelton was putting these guys on some good game there. It looks odd, but he can help build the tag division where it counts.
Shelton’s mission will prove a beneficial one because people will grow tired of the impressive tag matches put on by the New Day and the Usos. This week the champs defeated their worthy competition to determine the stipulation for the tag title rematch in the coming weeks. Them Usos know how to work the trio enough to neutralize the disadvantage.
The Mae Young Classic featured several sistas. The first round saw the likes of Ayesha Raymond and Marti Belle put on an impressive show of power and speed only to be defeated. Bianca Belair and Nicole Savoy, to the contrary, went over on their opponents to advance to the second round. Belair is physical specimen if I’ve ever seen one; physical and eye catching at the same damn time. It is Savoy who stole the show for me in that first round. I look forward to seeing what else she has in store.
Jason Jordan made the final two of the Raw battle royal, but it was short lived. Let’s see Jordan go more into the inspired “son”who goes above and beyond to prove to the universe that he is the athlete his “dad” was.
Tamina is the new Rusev only she’s crushing local talent. Cute.
It was at least good to know that Apollo Crews is still kicking on the Raw main roster. Sadly we only found this out because he was a throw away competitor in the over the top battle royal. It seems that Titus Worldwide is discontinuing Crews.
Moose was nothing more than comedy relief at GFW, and I am super tired of this Bobby Lashley angle. He went from one bad story to another. I just know somehow both are linked though.