Weekly Rundown: The Rise of Daniel Wyatt

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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.


+ The opening segment as well as match were fantastic. While there were many off points in the match in terms of pulling out moves, that’s the least important part of a match. Besides, the important sequences (like Rollins missing Blackout to Punk missing a Roundhouse and being caught by an enzuigiri, or the sequence into Rollins’ standing Shiranui) were pulled off perfectly.

? Ziggler vs. Axel was a decent match, but there was a lot of weird stuff going on with it. There were a couple of botches which were covered up for decently, but then there was the finish. Frankly, I don’t know what that was supposed to be.

+ Fandango vs. Langston was actually better than I expected, Fandango worked great over the leg and Langston did a great job damseling (i.e. playing damsel in distress, meaning selling his helplessness)

+ This was the first time Bad News Barrett was actually good. This was harsh truth to the extreme, and that’s the only way this gimmick would ever work.

+ Triple H bringing back Lesnar of his own will shows a lot about his character development. Great move.

+ It’s also great to see Heyman back.

+ Finally, Lesnar as an instrument of destruction is great. He has by far the best brawls in the company.

? I’m going to reserve judgment of Bryan joining the Wyatts until I see where it goes

NXT (available for free on hulu.com for those in the US)

? A #1 Contenders match for the Women’s title? I may be mistaken but hasn’t Emma not received her rightfully earned opportunity yet?

+ The sing-off was actually quite fun.

- We already saw Lafurt feuding with Ryan, there’s no reason to go there again.

+ The main event was solid, although I expected more from an NXT 2 of 3 falls match involving Sami Zayn.

That’s all for this week, don’t forget to come back next week for a brand new Weekly Rundown.

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