This blog reflects my subjective views and nothing more. If you disagree with me, feel free to voice your opinion in a civil manner in the comments section.
Hello and welcome to The Revamped Weekly Rundown, hosted by yours truly, Guy Landau. For those who do not know, this is a weekly feature on WrestlingNewsWorld.com where I gloss over the important happenings in the week in WWE as it pertains to the company’s present and future in RAW and NXT in the form of bulletins for the positive happenings (A.K.A "YES!", prefaced with + signs), the negative happenings (A.K.A "NO!", prefaced with – signs), and the ones I could not decide what they were, but felt they were important enough to comment on (prefaced with ? signs).
Now, without further ado, let's get started.
NXT (available for free on hulu.com for those in the US)
? Since when is there a shirt that just says “Diva”?
+ Bo is a master at being annoying as all hell. Giving squirt guns to starving kids in Bolivia is so much hypocritical content in one sentence. Starving kids have no use for squirt guns, give them food! This is feeding one’s own ego, and of course the country’s name starts with “Bo”. Brilliant work by Bo here. Also – for those unfamiliar with Japanese, Konichiwa is hello, NOT goodbye. Don’t let yourself get Bofuddled.
+ Graves AGAINST Neville makes so much more sense than Graves teaming with Neville.
+ I’m all for Zayn being NXT’s Daniel Bryan.
+ I’m also all for the ridiculous stable of Sylvester Lufort ending and Rusev having a storyline more fitting his character.
+ Graves vs. Neville is a great example of a very simple story being told very well.
+ Big Show suing WWE for the money they owe him is a great way to keep the “iron clad” contract status intact. I do wish they would have mentioned “breach of contract” as part of the litigation. I’m positive the illogical nature of Big Show hijacking the show will be addressed. WWE has a plan, and I think I know what it is. It’s the same thing that caused Bryan to come out before Ambrose.
+ Bryan vs. Ambrose was a great match, capped off by a great finish.
? Aha…. An Elvis Cobra. Right.
+ Orton vs. Ziggler was a great match. Can’t wait for these two to feud one day.
+ Brie is really improving. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s training with her husband-to-be.
+ Oh Heyman. You’re so awesome.
+ It’s good to actually get to see Rowan and Harper wrestle, as they’re both incredible performers.
+ Langston is a much more natural babyface than heel. I can’t wait for him to start 5 counts in WWE. It seemed to go over well in NXT.
- It bothers me only a portion of the proceedings from pink merchandise goes to Susan G. Komen as opposed to all of them. The reason it bothers me is that WWE is essentially looking to make a profit off of cancer, which is wrong.
+ Goldust and Cody Rhodes’ theme is one of the better compilations I’ve heard. It’s right up there with Crank the Walls Down.
? I actually forgot The Usos were #1 Contenders. On one hand, kudos to WWE for remembering it, on the other, shame on WWE for forgetting it in giving the Rhodes Bros a title match before them.
+ Cody and Goldust have great chemistry together.
+ Shield match. It was great. Business as usual.
- While I understand The Usos were #1 Contenders, having them in HIAC doesn’t benefit anybody.
+ The ending promo, while it sounded a tad too scripted at times, was good. Big Show pulling an Austin was a nice change of pace.
That’s all for this week, don’t forget to come back next week for a brand new Weekly Rundown.