Andrade “Cien” Almas w/Zelina Vega vs Fabian Aichner
Almas catches Aichner right after the bell with a dropkick. But Almas brags a bit too much so Aichner catches him with a backbreaker and follows it up with a springboard dive to the outside on Almas, then a springboard DDT coming back into the ring. Aichner hits a powerbomb back in the ring for two. Almas knocks Aichner to the outside off the top then tosses him into the steps, and follows it up with a hammerlock DDT for the win.
WINNER: Andrade “Cien” Almas- Aichner has a lot of potential and ability. For a man his size with his agility he could be a big star down the line. A nice little showing for him in this short match.
Vince Russo is gone, so now WCW is just plain boring instead of being boring and awful and just plain crazy. The nWo, which reformed at the end of 1999, is already dead. Bret Hart is still not cleared to wrestle (and never would be again). Jeff Jarrett is now the center piece of WCW so you know it is now truly awful. And their top face is Sid. Hulk Hogan came back because Lex Luger, sorry the Total Package, just randomly name dropped him a couple times. And Terry Funk and Ric Flair are fighting each other ten years after their last great match together. So WCW is just throwing darts at a wall now.
We start with Jeff Jarrett coming out of Commissioner Kevin Nash’s office. Apparently he is interim commissioner again after beating up Kevin Nash and says the Harris Brothers can now be at his side again. Could you imagine three worse people in one grouping?
We’re six days away from Clash of Champions where every title on Smackdown Live is on the line. We still however have one more episode of Smackdown Live to go. The main event featured Shinsuke Nakamura vs Kevin Owens, find out who walked out victorious. Also find out what other matches were added to Clash of Champions.
Justin C here. We are still looking for a NXT writer. But for the time being I’m going to start recapping NXT each week here on HTCWrestling!
William Regal starts the show by announcing that there will be four singles matches over the coming weeks, and the winners will fight in a Fatal Four Way to determine the new #1 Contender.
Andrade “Cien” Almas Championship Celebration
-Almas and Vega are a great pairing together. But I really wasn’t a fan of this opening promo. Almas just bragged about being Champ and how he told us all that he was going to win. It was a pretty paint by the numbers promo that personally didn’t stick out to me.
Clash of Champions is coming up fast and the card is filling up. Keep reading to find out who all the champions of Smackdown Live will be putting their titles on the line against. Also find out what is next in the saga of Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
This issue could be written about almost weekly about the WWE. You can’t deny that the WWE is loaded with talent right now. But once again they are having a problem using the talent properly. And recently, Smackdown Live has been guilty of that the most. RAW has done a good job of utilizing its entire roster. Elias Samson has been given a decent push. Sheamus and Cesaro are being used in an almost main event role. Hell even Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas are doing well.
But then you take a look at Smackdown Live and you wonder what the hell is going on. Of course that all started when they put the WWE Title on Jinder Mahal. Thankfully the WWE corrected that error and put the Title on their best wrestler. Hopefully we don’t have to worry about that mistake happening ever again.
Clash of Champions is coming up for the Smackdown Live brand, but there are bigger issues on the blue brand than championships. The war between Shane McMahon and the duo of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens continues on. Find out Shane’s reaction to Daniel Bryan for not firing them last week and what happens in the main event between Owens and Randy Orton. Also see how AJ Styles fares against the Singh Brothers in a two on one handicap match and much more in this recap of Smackdown Live.