By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.internet Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE Uncooked Hits
Sheamus vs. Riddle in a qualifier for the Triple Risk to find out the No. 1 contender: The perfect match of the night time. They got loads of time and made probably the most of it by delivering a very good, bodily match. I used to be pleased to see Sheamus lose if solely as a result of it means the corporate isn’t speeding into his feud with Drew McIntyre at TLC. The corporate must play the lengthy recreation with this storyline to get probably the most out of it. The factor working in opposition to them is that Sheamus is a heel and due to this fact viewers should naturally assume that it’s solely a matter of time earlier than he activates McIntyre. Ideally, the Sheamus character will present loyalty to McIntyre on a number of events. As soon as viewers begin to consider Sheamus as a loyal pal to McIntyre, that’s when he ought to stick the knife in McIntyre’s again.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin for the Uncooked Tag Titles: A Hit for match high quality. However I do not know why inventive is in such a rush to have the New Day duo plow by way of their restricted competitors within the Uncooked tag division. It appeared like this was the correct time to place the tag titles on Alexander and Benjamin to place Kingston and Woods in chase mode.
Keith Lee vs. Bobby Lashley in a qualifier for the Triple Risk to find out the No. 1 contender: A enjoyable first-time match. Lee regarded large whereas standing throughout from Lashley. If Lee doesn’t win the match, I might welcome a U.S. Title feud between the 2.
Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross: I’m not offered on the method that Bliss took throughout this match working long run, but it surely was compelling within the second. Cross fell for Bliss’s antics this time and that’s high quality, however I’m curious to see how the Bliss character will work within the ring now that it’s been established that Cross can not belief her.
WWE Uncooked Misses
Randy Orton vs. AJ Kinds in a qualifier for the Triple Risk to find out the No. 1 contender: The match high quality was a Hit. The end was meant to guard Orton whereas permitting Kinds to maneuver on to subsequent week’s Triple Risk. However who’re viewers speculated to aspect with within the obvious Orton vs. Bray Wyatt feud? Orton has been probably the most sadistic heel on the roster in 2020 and The Fiend is true behind him. There was quite a lot of discuss Bray Wyatt turning babyface, however his brainwashed sidekick Alexa Bliss was clearly the heel in her match with Nikki Cross. It’s attainable that they’re constructing towards a Triple Risk involving Drew McIntyre, however the match to find out the brand new No. 1 contender appears to recommend in any other case.
WWE Girls’s Tag Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka and Lana in a non-title match: The Lana story continues to be a turnoff. Viewers are speculated to really feel pity over Lana being put by way of a desk 9 instances, which is questionable sufficient contemplating how a lot professional wrestling followers love desk spots. However now the corporate is asking viewers to really feel good for a delusional character who acted over the moon about profitable a Survivor Collection elimination match within the flukiest manner attainable.
Riddle character: Matt Riddle moved to the principle roster and misplaced his first title and 20 IQ factors. Riddle’s stoner persona has been enjoyable through the years, however the principle roster model of the character is extra silly than stoner. Riddle’s in-ring work screams foremost occasion, however his present character is mid-card comedy at finest. Hopefully the inventive forces are figuring out the kinks and Riddle received’t be such a doofus going ahead.
Braun Strowman character: Riddle is a Rhodes Scholar in comparison with Strowman. The Strowman character is such a dope that he really took offense to Adam Pearce utilizing the phrase “final however not least.” This character is so dumb that Pearce’s character ought to pull him from the ring as a result of any wrestler who fights Strowman is prone to being arrested for abusing a susceptible grownup.
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