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1. The WWE Did Nothing To Get Jack Gallagher Over
-There was a nice video package for Gallagher before his match. Then after that, he wrestled the same water-downed cruiserweight match that everyone else in the division has been wrestling since they started on RAW. I’m not too big of a fan of Gallagher, but I can see why others would be. But the WWE did not let him do any of his unique stuff during the match tonight. And this continues to show why cruiserweights won’t get over. It is bad for business.
-Justin C here with you. I’m really angry after the Bills loss so this show better be good.
American Alpha, The Hype Bros and Apollo Crews vs The Vaudevillains, The Ascension and Curt Hawkins
-Didn’t I just see this match on the last Smackdown show?
-Not even my man Mojo can get me hyped right now.
-How do you think the Ascension feels knowing they have to put on all that face paint just to go out there and job?
-Vampiro bumps into Pentago backstage. Vampiro tells him that everyone has to pay for their sins eventually. And just because Vampiro is no longer Pentagon’s master doesn’t mean he hasn’t forgotten.
Pentagon Dark vs The Black Lotus Triad
-The Triad is a female group from Stardom. I don’t know much about them but they are apparently really good.
-Doku (Kairi Hojo) starts the match. She tries to get some offense in early on. But Pentagon catches her charging in the corner with a super kick then some stiff kicks and chops.
The WWE continues their belief in the Cruiserweight Division as 205 Live debuted last night following Smackdown Live. While it’s still unknown if this pattern will continue or 205 Live will be taped before Smackdown, the beginning introduction was a waste of time and unnecessary. The WWE Universe is/should be already aware of these guys from the Cruiserweight Classic. The likes of Akira Tozawa and Gran Metalik opening the show would have set a very high tone instead of a dumb first day of school introduction. The crowd who stayed in South Carolina, surprisingly, was behind all three matches making week one a success in my opinion.
1. This Sami Zayn Storyline Isn’t Going To Get The Payoff It Deserves
-Over the last few weeks I think Sami Zayn has been used well on RAW. He is being used as a sacrifice of sorts for Braun Strowman. But I thought Sami standing up to Foley tonight was good, and Zayn looked great in not backing down from BRAUN or Foley. It should end with Sami getting fired, then going to Smackdown and making a name for himself. Sami shouldn’t be the one to beat BRAUN for the first time, because there is no way in hell the WWE would follow it up properly. My guess is that the WWE just feeds Sami to BRAUN some more then forgets about the storyline, similar to the Neville/Zayn tag team from a month ago.
My colleague, Justin, is the go to guy for Wrestlemania predictions throughout the calendar year; today it’s my turn. Heading into December the Wrestlemania 33 card isn’t any clearer than it was after Survivor Series. Just a few short months and holidays away until the Royal Rumble will the quote un quote big dogs like The Undertaker, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, John Cena and this year, Goldberg have a clearer path? We’re all just wishing and hoping for a third consecutive well put together Wrestlemania card.
-The show starts with a recap of last week and a promo for Paul London and his White Rabbit Group.
Trios Championship: Fenix, Drago and Aerostar (c) vs The Rabbit Tribe (Paul London, Mala Suerte and Saltador)
-The Rabbit Tribe does a dance around Melissa as they enter the ring. So now she has them and Marty the Moth to worry about.
-The Rabbit Tribe takes out the Champs with some dives to the outside. London catches Fenix with a superkick as he attempts a dive of his own.
It’s time for my post Survivor Series Wrestlemania 33 Predictions. I think this is a proper time to do one. For me at least, it looks like things became a bit clearer after this show. At least when it comes to the top two matches that I think Wrestlemania will offer.
I will say that I think it’ll be really disappointing if Samoa Joe or Nakamura aren’t on the main roster come Mania time. And it is looking more and more likely that this is going to be the case. I get that the WWE wants to make more money with NXT as a touring brand. But Nakamura and Joe could give RAW or Smackdown such a huge boost.
1. Relax Natives: Goldberg Isn’t Winning The Royal Rumble
-I saw a bunch of people up in arms on Twitter, freaking out about Goldberg winning the Royal Rumble. Relax. This is not going to happen. I’m willing to bet my life on it (Though I said the same about Taker beating Brock at WM30.) Goldberg will be in the match to presumably set up his program with whoever he is going to fight at Wrestlemania. It could be Brock again. I hope it is someone currently on the roster full time. But Goldberg is not coming back to win a Title. I’m sure even he realizes that would be a bad idea.