Yup I’m here standing in for JC during the second biggest night of the WWE year, SummerSlam!
The Dudley Boyz vs Neville & Sami Zayn
The idea of Zayn and Neville looks fantastic on paper. At least for Neville. Zayn, on the other hand, was on a roll after his blow-off match against Kevin Owens and I can’t help but think this was a step back. If both men decide to put everything into this team however, it could be a fantastic pairing.
And the right team wins in the first match of the night. Here’s hoping this leads to more Neville & Zayn matches and maybe less Dudley Boyz as a team.
No you’re not hallucinating, I’m back and covering Extreme Rules! Here’s hoping I’ll be able to start doing this again more often.
Dolph Ziggler vs Baron Corbin (No Holds Barred Match)
I’ve always been more of a fan of Baron Corbin than many NXT diehards. Sure there’s a lot of talent coming through NXT, especially during Corbin’s time, but yet he always held his own and had good, big man, “WWE”-style match with whomever he was put into the ring with. I love that his first WWE feud has been with Dolph Ziggler as it’s a great dynamic for both men to succeed and so far it’s been great.
1. Now that’s an exciting way to kick off RAW. I was wondering what path the Intercontinental title was going to take now that Dean Ambrose is in the main event picture and by putting the title on the line on the RAW before Fastlane I believe it gives fans MORE faith in an Ambrose title win on Sunday since he won’t be “weighed down” by also being the IC champion. Go ahead, name all of the other secondary champions that won the “big one” at the same time as holding the Intercontinental or United States Championship not named the Ultimate Warrior. I’ll wait.
It’s been exactly a week since everyone’s favorite beard Daniel Bryan announced his retirement on Twitter and later on Monday Night RAW. The circumstance around his retirement were frightening (to put it lightly) and it appears as if the “American Dragon” called it quits before his health or even his life could have been placed in jeopardy.
Mr. “Canvas to Canvas” himself, Rob Schamberger, returned to the Wrestling Radio Show to discuss working for the WWE, his artwork in Vince McMahon’s personal office, NXT call-ups getting a “Schamberger” and so very much more. Rob also stuck around to discuss Daniel Bryan’s retirement and playing a part in our TOP 3 WrestleMania Rivalries countdown. Give it a listen here or on iTunes at The Wrestling Radio Show.