Wrasslin’ Noir Recap 2/29

Raw

The pandering MVP fell into the ring to challenge Drew McIntyre because he was disrespected. It was more the same as it has been for anyone stepping to the Rumble winner. Porter caught a mean Claymore to fall in his second match back. B-

Lana and Zelina Vega linked up to put their associates in a team for a classic feud combination match. Bobby Lashley attempted to avoid Rusev just as his partner Angel Garza did for Humberto Carrillo. Things would break down quickly following the hot tag to Rusev, and would stay that way until the end of the contest with Lashley and Lana on the stage looking over Garza taking the win. D+

They’re still promoting this Super Showdown and gautlet match moreso on this brand. AJ Styles and the OC return to start the Wrestlemania push, but before that, there is a matter by the name of Ricochet. He would interrupt the trio to challenge Styles only to get Karl Anderson instead. The ref would send Luke Gallows and AJ from ringside during the commercial break; this supposedly helped in Ricochet putting Anderson away with no interruption. A-

As if the Monday Night Messiah angle wasn’t crowded enough, the six-man tag main event gained the Street Profits to give Kevin Owens  and the Viking Raiders the advantage. Why did they intervene? Tune in next week. C+

NXT

It was surprising that the Cruiserweight Title match was put on the line so quickly. NXT doesn’t delay the business; so Lio Rush came down to open the show. The pacing between he and Jordan Devlin was great. The dream of Rush regaining the title was too good be true, but not before an unsuccessful attempt at the Man of the Hour. B+

The streak continues for Kona Reeves; he chose to rain on Keith Lee’s promo or surprise him. Either way, things did not turn out any differently than usual. Lee flattened Reeves within seconds to send a message to all potential challengers, which was heard loud and clear by Dominik Dijakovic. A

Dynamite

One of the powerhouses of the women division, Big Swole, made her appearance in a fatal fourway with little title implications. Swole came off as the dominant competitor for the duration of the match, but it would be her who would also take a running knee leading to the closing pin. B

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