RAW October 16, 2017 Review

As with most of the WWE shows, we start off with a recap of what happened the week before. Because us fans are that stupid that we forget within one week of what has happened.

So Kurt comes out… and gets interrupted by………THE SHIELD

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Not only are they back but they came thru the crowd wearing their vest…. Also, Ambrose got a hair cut. It feels like it was 3 years ago. I cannot believe it has been that long since they broke up in the first place.

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On a completely related, but not related note. I hope that the fans keep their hands to themselves. Reigns has stated that fans get handsy and touch places that shouldn’t be touched since he is not consenting. So FANS no touchy!!!

Elias is out in the middle of the ring with Anderson and Gallows. Unfortunately, they’re singing. #IDontWalkWithElias. I really don’t. The whole singing segment only worked with Cena and Rock. It doesn’t work for them. The Bald headed babies (Stolen from my mom) tried to sing too. Not cool.

 

Luckily for all the fans, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil and Jason Jordan interrupted and cleared the ring. I feel like it has been so long since Titus wrestled, its weird to see him in his trunks again.

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The match between Jordan, Titus and Apollo vs. Gallows, Anderson and Elias is okay. There’s nothing to spectacular that makes you go OMG. They can’t all be over the top matches. It ended just as fast as it began with Apollo pinning Anderson.

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Asuka debuts Sunday at TLC against Emma. I am not quite sure why they have Emma do it. Unless she’s being pushed down to being a jobber. Which is quite possible. Because everyone knows they are going to push Asuka. They haven’t done a vignette for a superstar in a very long time so it has to be a sign that they are going to push her big time. 

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Back stage segment with Alexa Bliss…. I am not a fan. I don’t know why. I am just not a fan. So now they’re going to have Alexa Bliss and Emma vs Mickie James and whoever she chooses.

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Did Michael Cole really compare Emma to Enzo Amore? Uhm No. I like Enzo. And I know he’s that great of a wrestler and he talks to much. But did you ever think that you can get better at wrestling and they hired him for his talking skills? Well? I think he’s quite funny and entertaining.

Another video showing what we supposedly forgot about the week before…. Because we’re so dense that we forget what we watch in 6 or 7 days time. Only to have them come out, fight or talk about the same exact thing that we seen on the video. hmmm? Maybe I am just being too picky or too harsh. 

Does anyone really watch 205 live? I know I don’t. I spend my Tuesday nights watching Kevin Probably. I, however, do have to represent Cedric Alexander. He is from North Carolina 🙂 My home state. But like I said, they’re having another match with the same people after we just watched a video showing that they just wrestled. So what, is Jack going to win this time? I do like seeing Rich Swan tho. He is one of my favorite on 205 Live. At least he’s here to make sure that Jack doesn’t cheat and to even the odds. That’s nice of him.

So Alexander won again even tho Kendrick tried to cheat for Jack. Also, announcer. It was a singles competition…. Not a tag match. So when you announced that Cedric Alexander and Rich Swan won… you were wrong. Only Cedric will be in the books. Not Swan. He was just down there like any other manager. soo. :/

Unfortunately, we get to see MizTV. You know he’s doing his job well when so many people dislike him. Actually, I have never liked him. Even when he was on the Real World. I am just that picky of a person. I have been watching wrestling since I was a baby. I have always chose who I wanted and backed it up with what I felt. No one can tell you you’re wrong for feeling how you feel.

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So Cesaro still has to wear a mouth guard creating a lisp because of Dean and Seth smashing his teeth further into his jaw. That’s both painful and annoying.  The You Look Stupid chants are back louder than ever over Sheamus mohawk. I don’t want to be mean because I had a speech impediment growing up. But Cesaro’s lisp sounds funny. The guest tonight on MizTv is Braun Strowman…. I honestly think he could use more mic training. I kind of just want to turn the channel. I am just mean tonight.

Hey Miz. They are not nostalgia if it’s just 3 years since they were together. The DX is nostalgia. Lex Luger and Sting as a tag team was nostalgic. Shield getting back together after just 3 years is not nostalgic. That was just a break. Thank you Kurt for telling Miz to shut up. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Miz talks too much.  Good job Kurt. So if Strowman wins tonight the PPV will be 5 vs 3 but if he loses tonight it will be 3 vs 3. Hahaha. I wonder what is going to happen.

I think Kurt is one of the smartest GM’s. Banning everyone not apart of the match’s from ringside. Smart. If not, there would be a lot of cheating from Miz’s side of things. As per usual.

This whole Bray Wyatt thing is stupid. Like Raw come one. You could have simply brought Nikki Cross up from NXT to play Abigail. It wouldn’t be the first time that the creative has made someone from NXT change characters. But of course Finn is going to give a Demonic message. He’s the Demon King. This whole thing between Balor and Wyatt is getting a little old. I think that Balor needs a bigger better push. Then again, I’m #BalorClub.

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Oh wow. Alicia Fox is in another match. Shocker. she hasn’t been in many story lines since she was just the girlfriend on 205 Live. But I already see her losing to Sasha Banks. I liked her on Total Divas but her persona on Raw is too much. She sounds annoying.  Surprisingly enough Alicia got Sasha covered. However, it looked like the ref was counting slow. hmm? Alicia taps again. Two weeks in the row. She made an excuse for last weeks  tapping out. I wonder what tonight’s excuse is going to be?

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So Fox attacks Sasha backstage right after Sasha calls her crazy.. I do have to say Alicia’s kicks are weak as crap. And pushing a ref? Oh Alicia Don’t you know that’s a fine.

Yay It’s Enzo. Dear creative team. Can you please allow him to have a better promo then the one time he had to read off insults to all of the 205 Roster? Cause those insults were weak and not his best work. By the way Corey Graves. Enzo has a lot of fans. he doesn’t need you. I enjoy Enzo Amore. However, I think it is amazing that Kalisto got his turn to be a champ. Enzo calling Kurt a corrupt GM yet he is the one who ran his mouth and got the match moved up from the PPV to last Monday and didn’t stop running his mouth so it got turned into a lumber jack match. So. Cry me a river. 

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So Enzo got quite a few of the cruiserweights to attack Kalisto after talking about how he got money and it’s not dirty money…. So he paid them off? If Enzo removes Kalisto’s mask, I will lose all respect. You do not touch a luchador’s mask…ever. That is the biggest sign of disrespect there is. Thank goodness Mustafa Ali came out to help Kalisto. But that didn’t last long. We can definitely tell that that Enzo is a heel. There is no question about it. #HowYouDoin

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Yay its Tag team action. I honestly hope that they let Dean and Seth keep their titles. I also think it is great that they changed Seths music awhile ago. The Burn it Down is different. Just what he needs to show he is a different person.  Poor Cesaro. Having to be reminded of his teeth being shoved 5mm into his gum.

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It is so weird to see Seth and Dean wrestling in their old Shield gear. I mean it’s nice to see them back together. But I think I am going to miss Dean’s jeans and tank, being the crazy boy. I used to be a very big Cesaro fan. Even when he first got with Sheamus. However, I have slowly started to not. Just not. I don’t know. I haven’t even seen the Cesaro swing in so long. It’s kind of sad. I miss it. This is quite the interesting match.  They are two very strong, very capable tag teams. I wonder if the shield will get new gear. I mean since they are new shield and not the old shield. I mean they are back

I don’t know if it is me or if Dean isn’t as crazy as he usually is. It looks as if he’s second guessing things. Like not on full speed. The whole match looks like they’re not at their biggest potential. I don’t know. It feels like the match is full of missed potential. At least Dean and Seth are still the tag team champs. Thats the best thing.

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Now it’s time for Finn Balor to cut his promo to Bray Wyatt and his so called Sister Abigail. I will say again. I think they would have done better by bringing someone from NXT up to be Sister Abigail. It would’ve been a better message if Finn came out as the Demon King. Just saying. Either way. I cannot wait to hear Finn talk. I love listening to his accent.

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Well nice job production crew. Creating the new demon paint over fin’s face for the viewers at home. Even tho I am pretty sure the people there cannot see it. It’s nice for us. Just saying. I do, however, wish that they would end this Balor Wyatt feud. I have grown quite tired of it. We know he’s a demon and Wyatts a weirdo. but do you have to keep having the same feud over and over and over and over. I mean if you don’t have anyone new  for Balor to feud against, bring someone up from NXT. Just saying.

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Twitter update: WWE posted that Alicia Fox was fined an undisclosed amount for pushing the ref. Well Duh. I thought everyone knew that you could not lay your hands on a ref. That’s common knowledge.

So now we’re going to have Emma and Alexa Bliss versus Mickie James and whoever she chose. By the way, I have grown very tired of Emma thinking she started the women’s revolution. I think not. Sit down sweetheart. I would laugh if she chose Asuka for her tag. But she’s not supposed to debut til Sunday so… Hmmm. She chose Bailey. This should be an interesting tag match.  With an interesting match with both sides holding their own, Mickie James covers Alexa Bliss for the 1…2….3… VICTORY.

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Before commercial break we see Curtis Axel heading towards the Shield. Considering how loud he was huffing and puffing.. There is No way that the shield didn’t hear him coming.

Another backstage segment with Miz, the Bar and Strowman…. Kind of funny. Only Kind of.

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So looking at Finn Balor’s new make up got me thinking… It looks like WCW’s Halloween Havoc. I mean they’re bringing back two WCW things already.

Miz screaming who did this when he was already told that he went looking for the Shield. I mean really?

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It is time for the final match of the night. A steel cage match between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns. Everyone is supposedly banned from the ring. Let’s see how well this actually works.

The Miz telling Renee young that Curtis Axel was never his 5th man just gives room for the rumors that the 5th man could be Samoa Joe.

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So when Reigns comes out by himself, he comes down the ramp. However, when he comes out with the Shield he comes through the crowd. After hearing the interview that Reigns gave, I wouldn’t come down thru the crowd by myself either. Fans can be very grabby.  I bet Strowman isn’t mad that he’s still in a feud with Reigns. In an interview he gave, he couldn’t praise Reigns enough. He talked more about Reigns than he did himself.

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Although everyone was banned from ringside the Miz decided to sit at the top of the ramp on commentary. Stating that we all need to hear his voice. I promise you we do not need to hear what you have to say.

So the Let’s go Cena/ Cena Sucks chants have now changed to Lets go Roman/ Roman sucks. interesting. Reigns needs the chants at the moment as Strowman throws him around like a rag doll. I think creative is going to let Strowman win so that Joe could have a reason to come back. The rumor has it that he’s coming back. Sheamus and Cesaro show up as Roman are climbing up the side of the cage. The Bar decide to climb up the cage towards Reigns when the remainder of the Shield decides to come out to help.

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With all of this distraction going on, Strowman had the opportunity to get up and grab a hold of Roman suplexing him from the top of the cage. The HolyShit chants start. Because honestly that was pretty epic.

Unfortunately, the camera went off the main match and is following the other parts of the teams into the backstage area. Where is Kurt in all of this. He claimed that no one was to be at ringside and no one listened.  However, Miz did lock them outside.Might be the only good thing the Miz has ever done.

To be such a big guy, Strowman can really move. He climbs the side of the cage faster than I ever could.  It is kind of cool how the whole crowd does the OOOH AAAAH with Roman. But it does give the opponent the heads up to what’s coming. Roman only ever goes OOOOH AAAH when he’s going to do the arm thing.

Kane’s music….. really… That is interesting. Holy Shit. Kane is back. He’s coming for Reigns. He came thru the ring. It is extremely creepy when he does that. But I mean how is that possible? Like wouldn’t that be a soft spot for all the other matches? is it a trap door? How did we not catch up on it before? Did the people at the arena see Kane crawling under the ring during commercial break? So many questions run thru my head.  So if Kane’s back.. does that mean his campaign failed???

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With the assist from Kane, Strowman won. And I was wrong. Joe isn’t the 5th member. It is Kane. Interesting. I thought Kane was going to retire soon.

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