Cold open and we get Goldberg coming out to the ring. He can’t get too far into his promo and we get Paul Heyman to cut him off. He continues his promo from last week and we get a Goldberg chant. He teases that Brock is here, spoiler, he wasn’t, but we get Rusev . Rusev brow beats Goldberg and then attacks Goldberg. Goldberg no-sells the attack and lays in the knees, which causes him to fall. Goldberg hits the Jackhammer and then hits the Spear on Paul Heyman. Good start to the night. Goldberg looked good, despite the fall, which I might add, he has done before. He is all go and sometimes he screws up but that is OK. Also, I liked Rusev coming out and cutting a promo on Goldberg because it made he look like he isn’t afraid of anyone.
Match 1: The Club vs. Enzo and Cass
Recap: Rematch…it wasn’t anything. The street fight portion of the match was weak and ENzo being dressed up like Buzz Lightyear and Cass as Woody…was awkward. Cass looked like he was heading out to a rave club later. Luke having to hold the pumpkin on his head was stupid. DDT by the pumpkin clad Luke for the 1…2…3.
Your Winners: Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
Match 2: Brian Kendrick vs. TJ Perkins for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Recap: Rematch…Jesus. Countout victory for Perkins…Jesus. TJ Beats down the heel after the match…
Your Winner: TJ Perkins but STILL WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Brian Kendrick
Backstage Strowman demands better talent. Mick asks if Bruan thinks that his intimation is working, and they tells him that it is. He says Braun is a part of a Battle Royal for a spot in the singles Survivor Series match. After the commercial Mick comes out and says he had a bad taste in his mouth about what happened last night in the Owens/Rollins match. This brings out Chris and Owens. Owens talks about how he outsmarted everyone. He talks about stealing the show last night in the main event. Chris calls him Mick Pumpkins, or is that McPumpkins? Mick tells Chris that they need them both for Survivor Series. Owens laughs and confirms that Mick needs them because they are the best. Mick asks Owens and Jericho if 18 years from now they will be showing highlights of Owens standing victorious with Jericho swinging a key around his finger. Chris says that they would because that was the Key of Jericho and to lock it in MAAAAN. Mick says that he needs them both, but Stephanie just wanted Owens. He they says he needs another guy and that guy was…Roman. So we have a all heel team as of now for RAW. Roman talks and gets told he sucks. Mick tells him that they his wife loves him, yeah that will help. God this thing went way too long, but it did set up a possible match for Jericho and Roman with him says that he would be a better US champion than Roman. Mick does make that match, but is it for the championship? Well I guess it is because Michael Cole says so!
Match 3: Battle Royal for a spot in the Survivor Series Match
Recap: Battle Royal. It was boring. Ending saw Braun winning with Zayn trying to guillotine Braun over the top,but Braun muscles him over the top. So it will only be four men for this match…or is Seth in it, as well? I would normally tell you who was in the match but there were sooo many geeks in it I just didn’t care to list them.
Your Winner: Braun Strowman
New Day, Dress as the Three faces of Godfather (Khama, Papa Shango, and Godfather). They make fun of the tag teams on Smackdown, except for American Alpha.
Match 4: Rich Swann, Lince Dorado, and Cedric Alexander vs. Tony Nese, Davari, and Drew Gulak
Recap: Face team gets the advantage with a couple of quick tags. Cedric gets distracted and wheelbarrow’d into the the barrier by Nese. Hot Tag to Swann, he hits the double stomp to the back of Nese’s head. He hits the standing Frankensteiner from the top and then the rolling splash. Dive to the outside by Cedric leaving Nese and Swann alone in the ring. Nese goes for the rollup but he is kicked off and hit with a sidekick for the 1…2…3 Crowd didn’t care for this match, but it was fine.
Your Winners: Rich Swann, Lince Dorado, and Cedric Alexander.
Charlotte Promo in the ring. She talks about winning the belt back. Also, at this rate she will be a 16 time champion by the age of 35. Her promo was nice but there wasn’t a lot to it. Bailey came out but they put Nia Jax in her way. I guess we are eventually going to get to Charlotte vs. Bailey. Bailey congratulating Charlotte, while nice, was odd.
Match 5: Bayley vs. Nia Jax
Recap: Not a good match. Bayley and Nia Jax was better in NXT to be honest. Also, Nia’s ring gear is bad and WWE should feel bad. Let her not look like a 80’s cartoon villain please? Ending saw Bayley do her comeback but is cold clocked in the face. Nia throws Bayley out of the ring and runs her into the barricade. Bayley fights her off but Nia hits the Samoan Drop for the 1…2…3.
Your Winner: Nia Jax
Match 6: Cesaro and Sheamus vs. The Shining Stars
Recap: Really? At 10:30? Back and forth between the two teams with the Shinning Stars getting way too much offense. Hot tag to Sheamus with him fighting off both. He locks in the Cloverleaf and Cesaro uppercuts the other Star. Sheamus makes one the Shining Stars tap for the victory.
Your Winner: Sheamus and Cesaro
It’s time for YOUR MAAAAIIIINNNN EVENT
Match 6: Chris Jericho vs. Roman Reigns
Recap: Some back and forth between Chris and Roman. Chris takes over but takes too long on the top and gloats. Roman takes him off the top and they end up brawling on the outside. Roman escapes the attempt at the Walls and a Codebreaker but is locked into the Walls in the end, but gets the ropes. He then comes back with some Superman Punches and sets up for the spear. He hits the spear but Kevin comes in and causes the DQ before the 3 count. They hit a combined powerbomb Codebreaker on Roman that causes Seth to come back. He takes them both out. Seth goes for the Pedigree but Owens saves Chris and the crowd goes mild.
Your Winner: Roman Reigns via DQ
Show Overall: Not much to say. Was it bad? No. Was I entertained? Not really. The show had so much filler I was searching for the important parts. We got a set up for Survivor Series. The Goldberg stuff was great, but should have been the main event. You had the biggest guy in the ring for the first segment and expected people to get hyped up for a match that wasn’t booked until hour two of the show. The last hours dragged, and you can tell they had about a two hour show booked for these three hours. I just can’t get hyped for this show anymore. I just don’t care. So…
Until Next Time,
Monty the Yank