#RAW, October 30th, 2017
Well last week smackdown invaded raw….so lets see what they are going to do about it tonight.
Of course we start the show by seeing a clip of what happened last week. Because in only 7 days since it actually happened, us fans completely forgot about everything. Right?
Although, I do give it to Smackdown for attacking Raw last week. It was pretty awesome. But the video clip taking up 4+ minutes of the start of the show….not cool.
Kurt Angle starts the show off….that is after the clip. And he is interrupted by Stephanie McMahon….. She hasn’t been on Raw in forever. The last time the WWE universe saw her was when she was on Smackdown running down to the ring to check on her dad…. She plays such a bad character….but she does it well.
I mean, has anyone watched any of the clips of her and HHH on youtube? She is just a normal person. She also does so much in regards to charity’s and all kinds of things.
She come out telling Kurt how she has much respect for him….but you can never trust Stephanie…. I mean, she is pretty vicious (her character)
Well….Kurt gets what he’s wanted for awhile.. being back in the ring as a competitor since Stephanie has made him the RAW team captain. There have been rumors going around for awhile now that he was going to get back in the ring. It is kind of extraordinary since he has broken his neck twice and battled addiction. I applaud him for his battles, overcoming them that is. However, his ‘acting’ when he’s doing the backstage segments is kind of cringe worthy. Like I am watching my mother’s soap opera…. Actually, a lot of the superstars backstage acting is like this. I mean it could totally be the writers creating scripts that don’t feel natural. That is a very big possibility. I mean look at a lot of the story lines they create where one week two people want to kill each other but the next they’re best friends. I have been a fan of wrestling for a very long time… it isn’t something new. Although, with each year, the kayfabe has disappeared.
We went to commercial break just so that we could come back to more Stephanie and Kurt?? As Stephanie leaves, the Miztourage shows up… Well… at least Bo Dallas is back. He has been missing some of the shows due to being sick. It was also nice to see Kurt finally snap at Miz. Someone needs too… I know its a show… I know the Miz is just a character and I am pretty sure that Mike is a nice guy. But I just don’t care for his character….. like at all.
Another.. Last Monday on Raw…. before we go to the match between Bayley and Alicia Fox. Bayley is a pretty awesome role model for kids. Alicia Fox on the other hand…. she is a bag full of crazy. Now if you have watched Total Divas at all (New season starting this Wednesday) you would know that Fox is not that crazy. She’s actually pretty awesome. However, creative likes to make her act this way. And I’m not sure why. However, she tells Bayley that she doesn’t have the time to participate in a match as well she has captain things to do. But she found a replacement…. Nia Jax..
I am all for Nia Jax. Do not get me wrong. I love how she is not a stick figure… I mean not a lot of normal population are a stick figure. I know I sure as hell am not. I wish I was. However, I think that they have not provided her with the correct story or push. For instance, they keep announcing her weight every time she comes out. Why? They don’t announce anyone else’s weight. They make her out to be such a big person who isn’t to be messed with. They use her size a lot. I understand that she loves the skin that she is in…. and that is def a quality that I admire. I love women who don’t care about the number on the scale. They’re confident no matter what their dress size… However, I think she has a lot of potential and the WWE creative should use her better.
Speaking of Nia… Is this a new outfit? lots of lace.. I like it. Of course Nia wins, and Alicia chooses her as the 1st pick of Team Raw for the Survivor Series 5 vs 5 women’s division match.
Well well well. what do we have here (yes that was an Enzo reference.) Samoa Joe has made his return. The 3rd return of the night. Joe makes the classic heel speech about how he doesn’t care about the fans and he didn’t miss any of us while he was out with an injury and that he’s going to hurt whoever comes out.
And who takes this challenge??? Apollo Crews… that poor guy. He has such amazing potential and a lot of the time he’s just a jobber to those who are ‘main’ superstars. That is the crappy thing. There are those who get all the opportunities, who are the main cards, who get the big bucks and then there are the ones who always lose to the big cards. And since it is Joe’s first match back… he is of course going to win. There is not much point to watching the match since we can already guess he’s going to win. I am not a big fan of Joe. I don’t know why. I just haven’t seen something that makes me go.. ‘Hey this guy is someone who I like’… I do, however, like Apollo Crews.
I do think that it was funny that during the match while Crews was trying to gain momentum and get the upper hand on Joe, Joe said “Boy sit your ass down” that was funny. Also, Michael Cole… you always say that Joe or someone is putting the locker room on notice… how?
So… Now its time for the Miz to come out… I think the only thing I like about him and his goons (It is nice to see Bo healthy again) is the Miz’s coat… where do I get one? The Miz’a mystery opponent for the title??? None other than Matt Hardy. #DeleteDeleteDelete. I love me some Hardy Boy’s..However, the blonde part in Matt’s hair is not something I like. Well I hope Matt doesn’t want any more kids cause he came down on the top rope kind of hard.
Although, I would love for Matt Hardy to win and have a belt… I don’t see The Miz losing his title just yet… Although, I wish he would. But I do know that when he does… we’re going to hear the crybaby come out…just like Kevin Owens… Wah.
How much is Corey Graves paid to only talk amazing things about certain heels? The Miz and Alexa are two of the main I hear him promoting. I mean come on now. It’s Matt Hardy. You could talk about him… maybe just a little, but noooo. Only about the miz… I use to like Graves. Used To.
I do have to give it to the Miz… he is putting up quite a fight for his title. Thankfully, the miztourage hasn’t gotten involved. As I said.. I knew the belt wasn’t going to change hands tonight. However, I do have to say that Matt Hardy did put up such a great match.
Are we seriously going to see what we just saw an hour ago??? Does the WWE people think we are that dumb that we forget things in the mere hour.. I mean we haven’t even seen an hour worth of WWE since there are quite a bit of commercials. Speaking of commercials, why doesn’t Raw have the split screen commercials during matches like Smackdown?
Yay. Asuka! She is one of the decent performers on the roster. That is if WWE creative books her right. She was dominant in NXT. That doesn’t mean anything since creative has a tendency of bringing up people from NXT just to turn them into jobbers.
Speaking of creative… did they seriously put Asuka against a Jobber? Really? Have they not heard of the hashtag AsukasGonnaHurtYou??? The jobbers never ever have a chance. Like ever. Asuka is so much better than being put against a jobber. Why not bring out one of the females from the back? Or bring up the Mae Young tournament females? This jobber isn’t even giving Asuka anything. Like we’re not seeing her full potential. The potential that made her such a big force in NXT. Just as fast as it began….it has ended..
Now I do love seeing Daniel Bryan… I do. Uhm Total Bellas/Divas anyone? However, Kurt going ‘Alert everyone they’re here they’re here!’ That was a little too much. I could probably go on all night about how bad Angle over acts. Oh my goodness… Angle’s acting is cringe-worthy…. it is so bad…. just….no!
So now we have Daniel Bryan…. locked in the dark room…. team Hell No! is reunited… not really… but hey. I can wish right.
Well Finn Balor is on tonight’s card!!! that is always exciting. Although I would prefer to listen to him talk…. Well here comes ‘The Bar’…. as long as Cesaro doesn’t talk. I know that is so rude and mean. However, the lisp makes his accent harder to understand and it allows him to be picked on. I do feel bad for what happened. It looked completely painful. That kick that Balor did to Cesaro while Cesaro was on the floor…. looked really bad… well it could have been if Cesaro wasn’t wearing his protective gear. If he wasn’t…. he might have lost his teeth again..
I do have to admit that Cesaro and Balor have such great potential. They both put on amazing matches. I just wish that they were booked better. If anyone has seen WWE live… you will know it isn’t as fake as it seems. I mean the storylines are fake… the endings are scripted. However, some of the moves… there is no way to not make that hurt. Like Balor jumping down from the top rope with both boots to the chest.. it hurts. I know it has too.
However….that rant over… Balor Won.!!!! I’m not sure where this story is going to go. However, I hope they don’t just end it here. It would be nice for Balor to team up with another ‘demon’ to take on the bar. We need a few good tag teams.
So… I know that Balor lost to Kane last week…. why is Kane coming out now? Should Kane retire soon? I mean he’s been around forever. The announcers are making such a big deal about the pile driver Kane provided to balor. Hello, people. The camera didn’t turn away as fast as they were supposed to… (I guess that guy is going to get chewed out) And if you paid attention… you would see that Balors head was inches away from touching the ramp… and that Kane appeared to have been going easy. If I was watching YouTube on that sin video… that would be a sin. Just saying.
So we’re getting Kane vs Seth Rollins… I am not sure why this match is even happening. I thought the ‘beef’ was between Kane and Strowman. Why is ‘TheBar’ sitting at ringside? Are they going to attack the shield when the match is over? Which does seem like a possible option, since they want the tag titles back. I never understood why they wore the vest during the matches… I understand what it is supposed to mean for the characters and I know that many fans have complained about Roman Reigns wearing it during his matches because it provides padding… which I honestly do not believe it does since it is literally just a few pieces of flimsy fabric.
I understand that Rollins wants to go to the aide of his team mate and that is why he jumped over the ropes to attack ‘The Bar’ after they attacked Ambrose. However, Sheamus and Cesaro were both looking directly at Rollins and were totally prepared for him to come. They could have easily moved… Well anyway.. Kane won… he went to attack rollins again and Ambrose attacked Kane… he did his little i’m going to lay here for a few and then when you turn away I’ll do the creepy sit up thing. After that…. Cesaro and Sheamus both joined in and helped Kane attack the two members of the shield (Roman is still sick… I wonder which exact virus it was that attacked the locker room.. I heard measles…mumps… meningitis…)
So they’re just now getting Daniel Bryan on a gurney??? I mean that was at least 20 minutes ago…. If I ever get hurt… remind me not to call who ever they’re using.
Okay… are we really going to replay what Stephanie and Kurt said at the beginning of the show again?? It was only 2 hours ago… Are you kidding me… Hello!!! WWE we’re not idiots… WE know what happened… we were watching.
So because there is garbage in The Miz’s room automatically means Strowman is there? Well I would like to see Strowman attack the Miz… I really would… It would be interesting.
Trick or Street fight?
I haven’t seen them use props like Halloween skeletons in a very long time and we have to see the ‘bald headed babies’?? (Gallows and Anderson)… hmmm. They’re really going to waste pie tho. I mean why. wasteful. geez.
Another backstage segment where the Miz tells Kane about the garbage bag incident wanting to know if Strowman is back and if Kane will be there … I don’t know.. to protect him. Because The Miz is scared of Strowman…. So because of this segment… we have to see what happened at the PPV….
So this halloween match… is two tag teams dressed up in halloween costues. This match looks extremely bad. Like jobber bad. And Rhyno is in stockings… uhm… you have more confidence that I do.. Also…why does Michael keep calling it the old Pumpkin trick.. its not a trick… its not old… Its a pretty awful match to watch. The crowd isn’t into it.. I am not into it. It’s pretty bad. Even the announcers are not into it. This is just… so bad. so very bad….
Michael Cole promises that the rest of the night will get better as the night finishes out…as the camera pans to Elias backstage… That’s not what I call the night getting better… I do not walk with Elias and I do not like his music segments…. at all. After commercials we come back to the Miz… really? Now he’s trying to get Cesaro and Sheamus on his side. Yeah..No…can Strowman just show up already and attack the Miz… I would love to see it.
Elias and Jason Jordan little segment isn’t even worth noting. I mean Elias comes out, sings… (ugh) and then Jordan interrupts and a guitar gets broken.. I feel bad for the guitars, I mean geez… Have some respect.
Well it only took 2 and a half hours to see Enzo… That is too long. “Bada Boom Realest Champ in the room!!!!” Hold up…wait a minute… Did Enzo try to replace Cass with Gulak???? oh hell naw… Captain underpants needs to sit down. No no no it is SAFT… not Soft.. you did it all wrong.. just no. please… no.. I mean I am sitting here hoping that Enzo kicks that guy in the face… At least Kalisto came out to interrupt…. OOOh so it’s not Enzo vs Kalisto.. Its Captain Underpants vs Kalisto. So why is Enzo out there? He has been calling Gulak captain underpants since Enzo arrived on the 205 Live roster… Enzo’s finisher also another move that you couldn’t make not hurt. I do have to comment that he wears skinny jeans better than I do…just saying.
So next…after the hundredth commercial is the women’s title match.. as the final of the show… Now there are some on the twitter-verse that believe since the title match is the main event that the title will be changing hands…. I honestly hope so. I would like to see just about anyone other than Alexa as champion. However, could we please get rid of the bell bottoms on Mickie James??? They haven’t been in style for a very long time. Of course there would be a commercial right in the middle of the main event even tho we just had a commercial maybe 2 minutes ago…. What is with all of the commercials. Jeez.. Apparently the match is soo boring that they’re chanting CM Punk… uhm.. what… I mean Alexa trying to control the entire match is kind of boring. So a single right hand is what it takes for Alexa to keep her title? Really? I mean come on… you’re making Mickie James look weak
We don’t even get to see Alexa celebrate as the camera show Miz leaving. (He couldn’t leave earlier because of Angle) So a garbage truck is in front of the Miz’s car… interesting. Like the Miz has been terrified all night and a truck in front of the car doesn’t scare the Miz? I mean not until it starts backing up. Why did the doors lock and then somehow become unlocked when Strowman shows up. Oh my gawd… Strowman running off the limo was the funniest thing I have seen tonight. Michael Cole talking about get the hell out of here and keeps his head phones on while Graves totally just ditches the headset. Corey Graves is totally me. I wouldn’t have cared about no damn headset. Poor Curtis Axel.. Strowman has done so many running slams on him…
So guys.. If you’re a fan of the WWE… and watched tonight’s RAW… tell me what you thought in the comments.
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