Zack Reacts To WWE Roadblock: End Of The Line

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WWE Roadblock

Cesaro and Sheamus b. New Day for the Raw Tag Team Championships

The Finish: Cesaro pretended to tag in, so Kofi went after him. Sheamus then was able to attack and pick up the legal victory.

Pass or Fail: Pass

Breakdown: This match was brilliant and extremely well executed. New Day pulled every trick in their book without getting themselves straight disqualified. Both teams had a very near finish a few times. There were a few "this is awesome" chants through the match and they were well earned. It's not surprising WWE took the titles of New Day right after they broke the record, but it still makes me a little sad. All good things must come to an end, and this way they don't get burnt out. The big question is, does New Day split from here or not? We will have to wait and find out!

Sami Zayn b. Braun Strowman 10-minute Time Limit

The Finish: Sami started to fight back and as the time ticked down he hit a Helluva kick to survive the 10-minute count!

Pass or Fail: Pass

Breakdown: WWE booked this one exactly as they should. Both men came off looking strong at the end. Sami survived and even held his own toward the end and Braun lost but wasn't defeated. This match won't be their last if I had to guess and I'm happy to see WWE showing some faith in Sami Zayn, because he could be the next Daniel Bryan (without the "yes" chants) if given the chance.

Seth Rollins b. Chris Jericho

The Finish: Kevin Owens ran out to help Chris Jericho but it ended up costing Chris the match.

Pass or Fail: Pass

Breakdown: This was a really solid match. Jericho is still at the top of his game which is amazing to me. Rollins is one of the most consistent top guys in the WWE right now. It's no surprise their match was good. The crowd tonight has been fairly dead so it took something away from the match, but it was still entertaining. I didn't love the Owens "interference" that causes Jericho to end up losing because we JUST did that on Raw recently. I don't mind if they keep up the Owens interference costing Jericho, but at least change up the method.

Rich Swann vs. Brian Kendrick vs. TJ Perkins for the Cruiserweight Championship

The Finish: Perkins and Swann hit a double Superkick on Kendrick and then Swann immediately hit his finisher spinkick to Perkins to pick up the victory. After the match as Swann was celebrating Neville's music hit and Neville came down to the ring and then destroyed Swann and Perkins!

Pass or Fail: Pass

Breakdown: The match itself was fine, these guys are certainly talented and work well together. I wouldn't say I was blown away, but it kept my attention. Once again, the dead crowd took something away from the match. The best part of the whole match was Neville coming out and turning heel to attack Swann and Perkins. I said it in WNW Predicts Roadblock, Neville would be perfect for this division. He's going to do great in the Cruiserweight Division and it really elevates the division to have a recognized name in it.

Charlotte b. Sasha Banks in an Ironman Match for the Women's Championship

The Finish: After going into Overtime, Charlotte was able to lock in the Figure 8 to get Sasha to tap out

Pass or Fail: Pass

Breakdown: While I don't like the outcome, I have to say this match was extremely good. These women wrestled a fantastic match and used the Ironman match perfectly. I will say, I question the logic of Sasha Banks not tapping out to the Figure 4 for 90 seconds but taps out with 2 seconds left in the match. Not the most sound, but in WWE sometimes fans have to suspend some logic. I do think Sasha should have retained here, but I'm not exactly surprised Charlotte went over here. The wrong choice was made, but the match was still a pass because it was great.

Roman Reigns b. Kevin Owens via DQ for the Universal Championship

The Finish: Chris Jericho hit a Codebreaker on Kevin Owens to get him DQed in order for Kevin to retain the championship.

Pass or Fail: Pass

Breakdown: This match was pretty solid, but keep in mind I am grading this based on a B-level throwaway PPV. If this were a Royal Rumble or WrestleMania it might be a different story. I enjoyed the ending with Jericho a lot, too. I think a good amount of the fans expected Jericho to reunited with Kevin Owens but that doesn't make it any less entertaining when it happened. The post-match beatdown actually came off a bit strange to me. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns beat up and put both KO and Jericho through a table. It came off oddly, usually when faces beat people up it's supposed to be fun and cathartic but I just wasn't getting that vibe tonight. It almost felt like Rollins and Reigns were the bullies. Either way, I'm glad to see Team Kevin and Chris back together. My guess would be Rollins and Reigns vs. Owens and Jericho in a Tag Team match at Royal Rumble. That will allow Seth, Roman, and Chris to also be in the Royal Rumble match and because it's a tag match they won't get too tired early.

Roadblock: Pass

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