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.
– I have to say I don’t like overly heel JBL too much. He used to be heel only when it made sense but now it’s like he’s forced to talk up every single heel.
– The opening segment didn’t make a lick of sense. Why wouldn’t there be an appointed authority with HHH and Steph on vacation? Is the chain of command so unclear? What is this, TNA? And if there is one, why would it be Vickie? All logic points to Brad being in control. You know, as is his job.
+ It’s very clear that Manchester was Manchester, I could’ve guessed that even if it wasn’t announced. This was very clearly a football (the non-American type) crowd from the chants and behavior, which Manchester is knee-deep in.
+ Solid match by Ziggler and Axel.
+ Another solid match by Cena, this time against Cesaro and Swagger. Is it bad that he single-handedly beat 2 rising stars? Yes, but that’s on booking, and does not make him any less of a phenomenal performer.
+ Shield vs. Bryan & Punk? Is this the best match ever on paper or what?
– Truth vs. RyBack shouldn’t have happened, other than R-Truth’s verse on RyBack the fans had zero interest and that’s not at all a surprise.
? Heyman dumps RyBack? Interesting…
+ The Shield vs. The Wyatts? Am I really getting my wish? Is it Jew-Christmas already?
+ I LOVED THE ENDING TO RAW! YOU KNOW I’M SERIOUS BECAUSE I AM WRITING THIS IN CAPS AND YOU KNOW I DON’T DO THAT OFTEN!
NXT (available for free on hulu.com for those in the US)
+ Charlotte turns heel to start the show. I’m down for that, let’s see where this goes.
+ I have to say English works for me. It’s a great character and more importantly it’s well performed.
+ This is the Alexander Rusev I’ve been waiting to see.
+ A solid main event between Neville and Graves told a great basic story. I actually predicted the finish as soon as Neville won the first fall so quickly, and that’s because as an insider it’s the finish that made the most sense. Neville had no-sell moments here and there a bit, but nothing that can’t be ironed out before his call up.
That’s all for this week, don’t forget to come back next week for a brand new Weekly Rundown.