WWE RAW 10.10.16: Five Thoughts w/Justin C
1. I Say This Every Year: The Hell In A Cell PPV Is Stupid
-Pretty much every gimmick PPV is stupid. Remember when gimmick matches used to mean something? It would mean the end of a feud. A big blowoff to a rivalry that had been going on for months that has two men who just hate each other. Now we have stupid gimmick PPVs that kill any aura that those matches used to have.
This Hell In A Cell PPV has three Cell matches. Neither one of those matches really warrant a Cell match. I would say that the Charlotte/Sasha Banks match warrants it the most, and even that is stretching it a bit. The brand split should have done away with gimmick PPVs. Let some rivalries build up on each brand and then settle it in a big blowoff match like Hell In A Cell. Forcing matches into gimmick matches does nothing.
2. Stephanie McMahon Adds Nothing To WWE TV Anymore
-Seriously at this point it is just nauseating to see her on TV. She comes out and pretty much buries Jericho’s List, which is more over than she ever will be. And I HATE that the WWE wrestlers have to show fear whenever they talk to her. It is like she takes after her husband when it comes to an on screen character. No one can ever get a one-up on her. She always has to have the last say. She was probably out there during the Cell announcement so she can trumpet it even more that she “started” the Women’s Revolution.
3. Sami Zayn and Neville Should Be Called “Team Directionless”
-It is seriously so disappointing that the WWE could not come up with anything for either of these guys. A few weeks ago I said that Zayn beating Kevin Owens then not doing anything was really disappointing. The same could be said with Neville. He returned and was just kind of there. Both of these guys could be used on Smackdown. It sucks to see so much talent wasted on RAW. You would think with the extra hour that they could find a way to use everyone to the best of their abilities. But nope.
4. Brock Lesnar vs Goldberg Could Be Awesome, Or A Complete Disaster
-When Paul Heyman cut his promo on RAW then challenged Goldberg to a match on behalf of his client, Brock Lesnar, it didn’t get as loud of a reaction as I thought it would. Now, this could be because the crowd knew Goldberg wouldn’t be there. Or maybe the crowd was already exhausted because it was in the third hour. Or maybe there isn’t as much hype for Goldberg as the WWE thought? I think the spectacle of another Goldberg/Lesnar match is good. I want to see it. But maybe there isn’t as many people that do as the WWE thought? It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. The Toronto crowd could turn on it if the match is slow and doesn’t deliver.
5. Chris Jericho Deserves A Run With The Universal Title
-Chris Jericho is easily the most entertaining act on RAW. He has The List and the word IT over with the crowd. I was surprised he actually didn’t beat Seth Rollins to get added to the Title match at Hell In A Cell. My guess is that the WWE didn’t want two triple threat title matches in the same month. But Jericho’s re-invention of himself yet again has been great. And while I would like Owens as a long term Champ, Jericho is too good to not put the Title on him right now. They are going to break-up Owens and Jericho eventually. Why not do it over the Title?
Kofi defeated Cesaro
Bayley defeated Tammy Fields
Sin Cara and Lince Dirado defeated Drew Gulak and Tony Nese
Sami Zayn and Neville defeated Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel- It was suppose to be Enzo and Cass, but Gallows and Anderson beat them up before the match
R-Truth defeated Titus O’Neil
BRAAUUNNNN Strowman defeated TWO Jobbers- He again told Mick Foley he wanted real competition next week or what happens will be on Foley’s head
Roman Reigns and Sasha Banks defeated Rusev and Charlotte
T.J. Perkins defeated Ariya Daivari
Seth Rollins defeated Chris Jericho
Until Next Time,
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