The Marshall literally just reminded me about doing a preview. So I shall do one. It's Halloween Eve. I just went and got Bananas, Carrots, Gummi Worms, and some Ice Cream. If I dress up tomorrow, I'm probably going to recycle my DX Shawn Michaels costume. I was thinking about doing current Shawn though...Camo hat, jeans tucked into boots....but only big nerds would realize I'm not just "generic redneck."
I watched a Pro Wrestling Noah show this week "The Great Voyage" that I thought was descent, but reviews I read weren't very positive. Maybe I was just enjoying something different? Or actually some of the reviews just said it was predictable, and since I don't watch much NOAH...it wasn't for me.
Hear that Scott "Flash" Norton is coming back to NJPW for Wrestle Kingdom? Hopefully just for the NJ Rumble.
So yeah here's a preview....Smackdown continues to be a far more watchable and entertaining show than RAW. They're telling stories. RAW is a place where definable characters interact, and you only really enjoy Jericho and Owens.
Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, and Sin Cara vs Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, and Ariya Daivari
Woo...Cruiserweights. This is on the preshow. These guys will do some stuff. Gulak will tie somebody up. Tony Nese will do some flippies and be ripped. Sin Cara will illicit no emotion from any of us. Oh, and everything will be purple.
Bayley vs Dana Brooke
They did an old school arm wrestling gimmick on RAW last week. I really enjoyed it, until the crowd started chanting "boring." I really wanted Braxton to show up and yell at the crowd. Filler that I'm okay with.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs The Club
The Club has certainly gotten a little buried in the mix here. They probably should have won the Tag Titles, but apparently Vince didn't want them to be hot heels. I'm not that worried about it. They've been given/done some really horrible skits, but cream rises and when they get to be themselves...I'm sure it will get over. More filler that I'm okay with.
The New Day vs Cesaro and Sheamus for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
A tag match where 4 out of the 5 guys involved are beloved. Seems like they're trying to make Sheamus a face again. He never really connected with me before, and continues that streak now, but I felt like I disliked him more as a face. Wasn't he really saccharine?
TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Was trying to think if I give a flying fuck. Brian Kendrick begged TJP to lay down and let him win for his family. Now I have sympathy for him. Confusing stuff. I listened to TJP on a podcast (I think Jericho's) and I kinda cared less about him.
Roman Reigns vs Rusev for the US Championship In A Cell
The supposed show opener. Rusev has been the angry babyface in this feud. He showed pictures of his family of immigrants and talked about them being his role models. Then Reigns made fun of him. They've done a good job of making me hate Reigns even more lately. He also hates marriage sooooo much.
Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship In A Cell
Jericho will get involved in this. Somebody will make "The List." They probably won't be Best Friends anymore. Seth Rollins is an unlikable babyface. He seems like a cog in the story rather than part of a main event. Hope the match is good. Oh...and RAW last week...Owens power bombed Rollins on the apron and Cole yelled "That apron power bomb has taken weeks off of careers."
Sasha Banks vs Charlotte for the WWE Raw Women's Championship In A Cell
The supposed Main Main Event. They really should have advertised the Women being the main event if they were gonna be the main event. Or not. Feminists might argue it should just be the main event and not make it a big deal. What do you fellow male feminists think? The story has been that they're excited to fight in a cage....while Mick Foley is trying to remind them that cages are scary.
Has there been a good Hell In A Cell match in years? I guess the Brock vs Taker one was kinda memorable. The Triple H vs Taker at Mania a few years ago? Oh, I kinda liked Shane vs Taker for telling a better story than most matches on Mania. Can you think of any more?
Well...I'll be over here watching it. Are you staying Hyped?