Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown Live 8.22.17

Opening Segment

-AJ Styles comes out and says he is reinstating the AJ Styles United States Title Invitational.

-Kevin Owens comes out and says that AJ did not beat him. A McMahon screwed a legendary Canadian out of a Title yet again.

-Out comes Shane McMahon. He said he called the match right down the middle, and AJ won fair and square.

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WWE Raw Review 8.21.17 – with Heather

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After last night’s Summerslam, that yours truly attended, there are many questions to be answered!

Will we get a new #1 Contender for REIGNING, DEFENDING, UNDISPUTED STILL UNIVERSAL CHAMPION Brock Lesnar, or is he peacing out til the New Year?

Has Alexa Bliss stopped throwing a tantrum about her loss last night?

Can Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins continue to co-exist even with the probably very angry former Champs SheaSaro nipping at their heels?

Will we get to walk with The Drifter?

Does anybody care about Jason Jordan?

And…wait a minute…THAT’S JOHN CENA’S MUSIC!

TONIGHT: On MONDAY NIGHT RAW!…and in short form in this review

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Roles Reversed: John Cena Gets Surprised By His Fans

If you remember last year, John Cena teamed up with Cricket Wireless to surprise fans in a store in Los Angeles. That video can be found here: John Cena Surprises Fans In Cricket Wireless Store.

This year Cena had the roles reversed on him. Cena sat down to read some thank you notes from fans that told Cena how he inspired their life. What Cena didn’t know is that those fans were in the room behind him, listening to him read the notes and watching his reactions. One of those fans was Tyler Schweer, who caught a Cena “Never Give Up” wristband at a live event and gave it to his mom. Tyler’s mom was battling breast cancer and survived.

This is just another example of how great a guy John Cena is outside the ring.

Quick Hits: NXT Takeover Brooklyn 2017

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The past few NXT Takeovers have been less than par for the course as far as NXT specials go but things quickly changed on Saturday. With the addition of Adam Cole, Kyle O’Riley and Bobby Fish plus the Mae Young Classic set to air on the WWE Network the NXT brand has once again become the hottest wrestling promotion in the world. You know the last sentence is true when Kassius Ohno Continue reading

Quick Hits: WWE SummerSlam 2017

Justin C here with your SummerSlam results. So I was grilling for most of the preshow. I saw The Miztourage beat the Hardyz and Jason Jordan in front of about 50 people. So nothing new for the Hardyz since they performed in TNA. You can’t start your preshow at 5 and let people in at 4 or later. It is just stupid.

Neville won the Cruiserweight Title back from Akira Tozawa. Why do the Title change on RAW? Oh yeah, SHOCK VALUE. And they have no story telling whatsoever with that division so it doesn’t surprise me.

Elias Samson put on a great one man show. He asked Brooklyn when they lost their balls.

The Usos defeated New Day to regain the Smackdown Live Tag Team Titles. I think it was just below their match at Battleground. Some cool spots including the Usos tossing Xaiver to the outside then hitting a Samoan Drop. My guess is this feud is going to end inside Hell In A Cell in October.

They did a KFC commercial with a bunch of people dressed as Colonel Sanders. Then Shawn Michaels came out dressed as Colonel Sanders and jumped across the announce tables. I had to make sure I wasn’t on drugs.

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Justin C Watches WCW Road Wild 1999

Here we are again. I’m getting so close to the Vince Russo Era that I’m stocking up on the alcohol in advance. We are at Road Wild 1999. These shows always took place at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And I’m pretty sure WCW never made a dime on attendance. People joke that it was just an excuse for Eric Bischoff to ride his motorcycle around with a bunch of other bikers.

So last time we left you Randy Savage became WCW Champion. Well guess what? He lost it the next night to Hulk Hogan. And on the Nitro before this show, Hogan came back in the red and yellow. Nash is also now buddy-buddy with Sid despite facing him just a month ago. So nothing new on that front when it comes to WCW. The mid-card actually isn’t bad, but it will never break through to the main event portion of WCW.

Oh and Dennis Rodman is back wrestling Randy Savage. So lets go!

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Quick Hits: Lucha Underground 8.16.17

 

-Catrina confronts Cage backstage. She wants the magic arm but Cage won’t turn it over. Catrina warns Cage that it will eventually consume him. Cage goes to hit her but she disappears.

-Joey Ryan tells Dario Cueto that Veneno is actually Cortez Castro. Dario makes a mask vs mask match with Veneno vs Sexy Star next week.

Cueto Cup Semifinals: Fenix vs Prince Puma

-Some quick offensive mat exchanges leads to both men hitting kicks to the face then knocking each other down with forearms.

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The HTCWrestling Podcast WWE SummerSlam Preview

Justin C and Cam are here to preview WWE SummerSlam. Who will walk out of the Fatal 4 Way main event as Universal Champion? Is it finally Shinsuke Nakamura’s time as WWE Champion? Is Baron Corbin “buried” after losing during his Money in the Bank cash in? We talk about all of that and more as we dive into the biggest show of the summer!

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Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown Live 8.15.17

India Independence Celebration

-The show starts with Jinder Mahal. They call Cena vs Mahal tonight the biggest match in Smackdown Live history and I’m trying to not hurt myself from laughing so hard.

-Jinder said something about this being India’s celebration of independence or something. I’m still too busy laughing over here. There are a bunch of dancers doing a dance. Some woman sings India’s national anthem.

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