Justin C and Cam are here on the HTCWrestling Podcast to preview WWE Extreme Rules. We give our thoughts on who will face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title. We also take a look at the depth in the RAW Tag Team and Women’s Division and talk about the latest happenings on Smackdown. And what spot is left for Rusev on the Smackdown Live Roster?
Now with a special intro from a wrestling legend!
-The show starts with all five women in tonight’s elimination match giving promos similar to the old episodes of Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Kevin Owens Highlight Reel
-KO says that Chris Jericho may have invented the Money in the Bank match, but he has never won one. And KO will do that at the Money in the Bank PPV and become the face of the WWE.
-KO invites Nakamura out. Nakamura tries to do his entrance in the ring but is confused by the TV being in his way.
It’s Memorial Day! WWE starts it with a nice tribute, and the crowd promptly begins a weird out of sync USA chant. I’ve got high hopes for this evening.
Justin C and Cam are here with this week’s HTCWrestling Podcast, or the JinderCast! We talk about WWE Backlash and the shocking result of Jinder Mahal winning the WWE Title. We also take a look at the road ahead for Smackdown going into Money in the Bank and who the favorite is to win that match. We also review NXT Takeover Chicago and talk about what is ahead for NXT going into the summer.
-Jinder Mahal arrived with a police escort. Damn, I was hoping those sirens were Scott Steiner returning.
Money in the Bank Opening Segment
-Shane announces that Randy Orton will have his rematch against Jinder Mahal at Money in the Bank.
-Shane announces the Money in the Bank participants: AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn. Kevin Owens comes out but Shane says he isn’t in the match. Shane introduces the fifth participant, Nakamura.
-So three guys that lost their matches Sunday are in the match, but KO isn’t?
Due to unforeseen circumstances this good night, I was unable to watch Raw. I did however get consistent updates and if there is someone out there who only has my sweet ramblings to say what happened on the show, I’ll give a rundown of matches and events. Continue reading
Aiden English vs Tye Dillinger
-English sings his way to the ring and trashes Chicago. Dillinger interrupts his encore.
-English gets control by pulling Dillinger’s arm into the ropes.
-Dillinger connects on an atomic drop and gets a comeback going.
Just so everyone knows, there is more to pro wrestling than just the big times companies like the WWE, New Japan and Ring of Honor. And a good amount of wrestlers you see on TV nowadays started somewhere small and worked their way to where they are today. There’s a local Indy promotion somewhere near you and you should go support them.
Saturday night I went to my third Empire State Wrestling show. ESW is my local promotion in the Western New York area. This was the first ESW show I was able to get to since last year’s Brawlfest. It was standing room only in the fire hall that I was in. Are you going to get the same high quality production you get in the WWE? No. But are you going to get guys going out there and busting their asses to do something that they obviously love to do? Absolutely. And that is all you can ask for when you go see a wrestling show. You want to be entertained and seeing the passion these guys have for pro wrestling helps with the entertainment.
So, on to some quick thoughts on the show! I’m doing a good amount of this from memory. I wanted to live tweet the show but got zero reception in the building. I also had problems with my phone overall. I wanted to take notes but couldn’t. So if my early thoughts on the show seemed brief that is the reason why.
Justin C and Cam are back with the HTCWrestling Podcast! This week we take a look at WWE Backlash and the main roster debut of Shinsuke Nakamura. We also discuss the Jinder Mahal main event push. We also preview NXT Takeover: Chicago, look at how Braun Strowman’s injury changes the WWE Universal Title picture, talk about the Randy Orton/Indy Scene saga and discuss Adam Cole in NXT. Give us a listen!
Kevin Owens Highlight Reel
-KO has taken over the Highlight Reel! He said what happened to Jericho is only half as bad as what will happen to AJ Styles.
-KO goes to introduce his guest but AJ Styles interrupts. KO asks what Styles is doing here because he would never invite Styles to his show.
-Jinder Mahal comes out. KO says Jinder was his original guest.