Sorry, work has been a bear. We will lug through this and we will be hit up a podcast later tonight!
We open with James Ellsworth coming down to the ring. His music doesn’t fit his character, and that is so awesome! Ellsworth comes out and looks so nervous. He comes out to the ring to say goodbye. He wants to apologise to Dean. Dean comes down and tells James that he can’t stay mad at him. James tells Dean that any man that has two hands can make a mistake. Dean tells James that he just needs to stay out of his way. James keeps apologising. This brings out AJ. Also, note that AJ is the most over guy. Also, he knows he is a heel. He tells the crowd he knows who he is and that the crowd needs to shut up because he is talking to James. AJ tells James he owns him his career and a bit of his merch money. Dean talks trash to AJ and he gets in his face. James tries to get between them but AJ shoves him into Dean and hits the Phenomenal Elbow. Good start.
In the back James is blubbering to Dean…Bryan gives Dean another, one last chance to beat AJ for a chance to beat AJ for his belt…cool. Also, Daniel tells James he needs to stay backstage.
Match 1: Randy Orton vs. Kane
Recap: Heel Orton is Superior Orton! Immediately outside. Immediately we see a chairshot by Kane. Immediately an appearance by the Wyatt Family. Immediately some interference. Immediately a RKO for the 1…2…3! Match was immediately forgotten.
Your Winner: Randy Orton
Match 2: Carmella and Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch
Recap: Quick, and basic match. Alexa gets to Becky. She then hits the Evenflow DDT for the 1…2…3! This was a fine, but too quick of a match. Interview afterwards was funny because they oversold the valley girl accent. Carmella actually cut a pretty good promo. Alexa is so natural on the mic, as well.
Your Winners: Alexa Bliss and Carmella
Match 3: American Alpha vs. The Spirit Squad
Recap: So all you need to know is American Alpha is awesome, and I am pleasantly surprised with the Spirit Squad. We get a flying crossbody, headbutt by Mickey and a missed top rope leg drop by Kenny. Hot tag and then we get the Grand Amplitude for the 1…2…3! Good and quick, just like me!
Your Winner: American Alpha
Miz TV segment: Miz is awesome. He brings out Daniel Bryan. What I liked is that Daniel is so awesome. He names the Survivor Series team for Smackdown. What I like but don’t like is that they keep pushing Miz’s hatred for Daniel Bryan, but there is little chance that Daniel and Miz can ever face off in the ring.
Your team is…Randy Orton, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, and AJ Styles. I love how Daniel pumped Miz up as the last pick. Segment was good, but I still hate the push for Miz and Daniel when they really can’t pay that off.
Match 4: Dolph Ziggler vs Curt Hawkins
Recap: SUPERKICK! Fiery babyface promo by Ziggler. Ziggler opens up a challenge to anyone from RAW to come and beat him for his belt. This pisses Miz off because he can’t challenge for the belt at Survivor Series.
Your Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Dean is backstage with a robot. James comes out and asks Dean if he can be at ringside. Dean tells him no.
Match 5: The Usos vs. The Headbangers
Recap: Headbangers are back…cool. Headbangers take all of this match. Thrasher, and his long face takes out Jey. Jey sucker punches Mosh and we get a fucking rollup for the win…wow.
Your Winners: The Usos
AJ being awesome. AJ is awesome, and makes fun of the stupid question that the backstage robot asks. We cut to Dean and James. Dean finally tells James that any man with two hands can call Uber and get out of here. He shoves him out of the door and heads towards the ring.
It’s time for YOUR MAAAAAIIIINNNN EVENT!
Match 6: AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose, If Ambrose wins he is the Number One contender for the WWE World Championship
Recap: We got a good, but basic main event from these two. Them going at it this many times is really starting to get old to me. Basic back and forth with Dean getting a cloverleaf on AJ. We continue to basic back and forth until we see James comes through the crowd and tries to cheer Dean on.
Dean is hit with the Pele kick and James runs away from security. Dean and AJ reverse their finishers. AJ locks in the Calf Crusher, but Dean gets the ropes. AJ is distracted by James and AJ attacks James. He goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but is countered into the Dirty Deeds and is pinned by Dean.
Match wasn’t bad, and the crowd really loved the ending.
Show Overall: Short and Sweet. The build to the main event, with the short matches that didn’t mean much, made the 20 minute main event seem important. Also, allowing the ending to breathe at the end was nice. It seemed important because it was supposed to be important. I loved the ending and liked the show. So…
Until Next Time,
Monty the Yank