Clash of Champions is coming up for the Smackdown Live brand, but there are bigger issues on the blue brand than championships. The war between Shane McMahon and the duo of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens continues on. Find out Shane’s reaction to Daniel Bryan for not firing them last week and what happens in the main event between Owens and Randy Orton. Also see how AJ Styles fares against the Singh Brothers in a two on one handicap match and much more in this recap of Smackdown Live.
We are now on the road to CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS! Who will be the Champions come the big show coming up?
Who will take on THE BIG DAWG as he says he’ll take on all comers?
After Paige and her cronies showed up last week and interrupted the #1 Contender Match for Alexa Bliss’s Women’s Championship will we get answers as to who her opponent may be?
How will we determine who will hopefully take the title off of Enzo Amore?
Well some of those things are answered tonight…on Monday Night Raw!
Well, I’ve crossed the line. The last full year of WCW. And we start with a giant mess of a PPV in Souled Out. This PPV went to shit in a hurry in less than a week’s time.
Originally this was building to Bret Hart vs Goldberg after what happened at Starrcade. But Goldberg decided to put his hand through a window of a limo, slicing a tendon and almost causing him to lose his arm. So Vinnie Russo switched to Sid. But Bret Hart suffered a concussion in the Goldberg match from a stiff kick. Bret tried fighting through it but he had to get checked out. A doctor diagnosed him with post concussion syndrome and told him to stop wrestling immediately. If you don’t know the details of how bad this actually was, read Bret Hart’s book.
Justin C and Cam hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. While you recover from your turkey hangover, give a listen to the HTCWrestling Podcast! Justin C and Cam give their take on everything that happened at NXTTakeover War Games as well as WWE Survivor Series. What happens leading into the end of 2017 as far as the top of the card in the WWE goes. Who is next to fight Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title? And what is next with all of the women called up from NXT?
Give it a listen!
Independent wrestling business is currently riding a nice upswing. Dream matches are happening outside of the WWE such as Kenny Omega versus Chris Jericho in NJPW. A non-WWE star, Kazuchika Okada, was named the best wrestler in the world by Pro-Wrestling Illustrated. And independent wrestlers have become popular enough on their own to support themselves without the backing of the biggest wrestling company in the world; just take a glance at the Young Bucks and Bullet Club.
Smackdown Live had a strong showing at Survivor Series, unfortunately the brand just fell short of defeating Raw. Now that Survivor Series has come and gone, Smackdown Live can get back to business. That business involves a Smackdown Live Women’s Championship match where Charlotte Flair defends the title against Natalya. Also what does Shane McMahon have in store for Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for getting involved in the main event at Survivor Series? Keep reading to find out more.
After an… interesting Survivor Series which gave us a great Brock Lesnar/AJ Styles Match and a headscratching 5 on 5 Men’s Raw vs Smackdown match, Monday Night Raw is riding high after a 4-3 victory over their Tuesday night competition. Here are the big things we saw go down on Monday night!
1. Once Again, It Is Time For Some McMahon Family Drama
The main event 5-on-5 match had so many big stars in it that everyone thought there was no way it could be a let down. Well the WWE decided to prove all of us wrong. The ending turned into an awkward McMahon Family Drama storyline. Triple H turned on Kurt Angle to help Stephanie McMahon, and then he turned on Shane. So now we will have RAW’s up until Wrestlemania filled with constant bickering between Triple H and Kurt Angle, along with the ever so annoying Stephanie McMahon. Everyone else was made to be an afterthought in the entire match. Nothing mattered until the end sequence. And even BRAUN going over Triple H at the end to close the show just didn’t have the same impact.
The HTCWrestling Podcast is back this week as Justin C and Cam preview this weekend’s WWE Survivor Series and NXT War Games show! Give it a listen!
On the go home Smackdown Live before Survivor Series, Baron Corbin’s United States Championship and Natalya’s Smackdown Women’s Championship are on the line. Do they retain or will Raw’s Miz and Alexa Bliss be facing new challengers at Survivor Series? Also before New Day has their huge match against the Shield at Survivor Series, they find themselves in the main event against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Does New Day gain some momentum before Survivor Series or do Owens and Zayn play spoiler? Find this out and more in this Smackdown Live review.