WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017 Review, Comments, Etc.

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So, despite the crappy name, this turned out to be a pretty good show for the most part. I don’t have any real major complaints. That being said, I wouldn’t say there were too many things I’d tell people to go out of their way to see either.

Bray Wyatt defeated Seth Rollins to open the show. It was a decent match, but I still feel no reason to believe that it’s going to do anything for Bray’s credibility and that’s probably because I didn’t care about the match going in. I don’t know what it is about Rollins that I just can’t get into him that much – at least since the face turn. I know he’s very good and I loved him in the Shield, but these days I’m just not into him.

Rating: **1/2

Next Big Cass squashed Enzo and it was basically everything it was expected to be.

Rating: **

Cesaro and Sheamus defeated the Hardys in a solid Ironman match to retain the WWE World Tag Team Championship. It was a good match, although I find Ironman matches a bit tedious to be honest. They all follow the same generic formula where there’s always a tie until very close to the end or there’s OT, so it is what it is. So it’s really how much do you want to see these people for half an hour?

Rating: ***

Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss via countout to not win the WWE Women’s Championship in an otherwise good match. And honestly, fuck countouts. I didn’t expect Sasha to win the title here but I’m still so annoyed.

Rating: ***

The Miz retained the Intercontinental Championship against Dean Ambrose and please just let this feud die.

Rating: **

Braun Strowman defeated Roman Reigns in a pretty good ambulance match. And then Roman decided to be a sore loser and attacked Braun even more and crashed an ambulance with him in it into an eighteen wheeler.

Rating: ***1/2

Heath Slater and Curt Hawkins pretended to have a match but it was really just there so we could wait for the fire department to show up and get Strowman out of the ambulance, which they did, and then Strowman walked away.

And finally, Brock Lesnar defeated Samoa Joe in a really fun match to retain the Universal Championship. This feud has been great and Joe’s been a legitimate beast and certainly more of a threat to Brock than Oldberg, but as expected, he still fell short. I’m only really annoyed that he didn’t kick out of one F-5 because he absolutely should have. But, what can you do?

Rating: ***1/2

Overall a really good show.

Overall Grade: B

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WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017 Final Card and Results

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WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Samoa Joe
My Winner: Samoa Joe
Probable Winner: Brock Lesnar
Winner, and still WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar

WWE Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks
My Winner: Either
Probable Winner: Alexa Bliss
Winner via Countout, Sasha Banks; Still WWE Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss

Ambulance Match
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
My Winner: Braun Strowman
Probable Winner: Roman Reigns
Winner: Braun Strowman

Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt
My Winner: Bray Wyatt
Probable Winner: Seth Rollins
Winner: Bray Wyatt

Enzo Amore vs. Big Cass
My Winner: Enzo Amore
Probable Winner: Big Cass
Winner: Big Cass

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) vs. Akira Tozawa
My Winner: Either
Probable Winner: Neville
Winner, and still WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville

Ironman Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship
(c) Cesaro and Sheamus (c) vs. The Hardy Boyz
My Winners: Meh
Probable Winners: Cesaro and Sheamus
Winners, and still WWE World Tag Team Champions, Cesaro and Sheamus

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
My Winner: The Miz
Probable Winner: The Miz
Winner, and still WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz

WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017 Predictions, Comments, Etc.

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Say what you will about the name of this PPV, and the state of Raw, but I’m actually somewhat excited for a good portion of this show. Now, there’s a few matches I could do without, but that’s to be expected.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) vs. Akira Tozawa


Normally I don’t talk about the preshow but I’m annoyed that this is on the preshow to begin with. Again, I don’t usually pay attention to the cruiserweights outside of their matches on PPV, mainly because of how poorly WWE uses them, but Neville is great and I like Tozawa despite him being involved with Titus O’Neill so I’m looking forward to this match. But, it’s pretty obvious Neville will retain – otherwise it wouldn’t be on the preshow to begin with.

Prediction: Neville

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) vs. Dean Ambrose


I am so done with this feud. Seriously it’s been going for six months, move the fuck on. Miz retains, feud over.

Prediction: The Miz

30 Minute Ironmen Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship
(c) Cesaro and Sheamus (c) vs. The Hardy Boyz


I’m also done with this feud, but really, what other tag teams are there on Raw besides the Revival, who are also heels? I’m not sure we need to see the Hardys for 30 minutes??? But, if Cesaro and Sheamus win, who do they face? They really need to fix their tag team problem on Raw. I have to go with the Hardys because if they lose, then what? Slater and Rhyno? Fuck that.

Prediction: The Hardy Boyz

Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt

I would be a lot more into this match if Bray Wyatt had credibility, much like we say about him every time. His promos are great and all, but if I don’t think he can beat anyone then who cares? I’m sure I’ll be entertained, but what does this match really mean? I’d hope that Bray could win and maybe he can build up credibility, but I doubt it.

Prediction: Seth Rollins

Ambulance Match
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman


So we’re getting this match a PPV late. This really just depends on who will Brock face at SummerSlam. If we’re going forward with the original plan of Braun vs. Brock at SummerSlam then Braun will win. If Roman is going to face Brock at SummerSlam, then he will. I’m going to guess they’ll go with the original plan.

Prediction: Braun Strowman

WWE Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks


I thought they were saving this for SummerSlam, but I think they want to make this PPV as solid as possible because of the ridiculous name, so they went with the best possible women’s feud they could have that isn’t Sasha vs. Bayley or doesn’t include Emma. BECAUSE FOR FUCK’S SAKE PUSH EMMA. Anyways – I have a conundrum. I don’t really want Alexa’s title reign to end so soon, but I would love for Sasha to finally get a legit title reign now that the trashbag’s chokehold on it is gone since the trash is on Smackdown. They should’ve saved this for SummerSlam – because now SummerSlam will either be a rematch or be Alexa vs. Nia which would suck. Should’ve just gotten Alexa/Nia out of the way here.

Prediction: Alexa Bliss

WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Samoa Joe


The build to this match has been great. I’m surprised at how good they’ve made Joe look and I’m happy about that. And while we know he won’t win, the match should be good as long as it’s not just a five minute Brock makes Joe look like a bitch match. This better be a legit fight and not just suplexes, F-5, over. Because that’s not what this is being built as.

Prediction: Brock Lesnar

Alright, review Sunday as always.

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WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Review, Comments, Etc.

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Well, that was a…weird PPV. The main event was great, and the women’s MITB was decent, but the rest was average.

The women’s MITB match was first and it was good, but it was too short to be great. Also, the video package after the entrances was awkward. The tug of war spot with Becky and Natalya was really awkward, too, and shouldn’t have been there. And people are outraged that Ellsworth pulled down the briefcase for Carmella – and really, I get it, but get over yourselves. It’s a storyline. This isn’t a sleight against the people in the match. Ellsworth is Carmella’s valet. Female valets always help male wrestlers in ladder matches, so it stands to reason that obviously Ellsworth was going to as well. This isn’t “Ric Flair costs Sasha and Becky at WrestleMania 32.” This is a storyline. Sometimes you need to take a step back. Save your outrage for things that need your outrage. And while it’s not Becky, Carmella was the only other good result that could’ve come from this. Still, I’d have liked a longer match.

Rating: ***

The Usos vs. The New Day for the Tag Titles was good but sloppy. There were some awkward moments, and I’m not a fan of the finish. Not so much because the New Day didn’t get the belts and/or the Usos still have them, but I have a problem with a countout when the heels are just leaving and the faces are up in the ring and capable of going out of the ring. New Day could’ve easily broken the count and continued the match, but they didn’t. So that’s an issue for me.

Rating: **1/2

Naomi vs. Lana for the Women’s Title happened and, well, meh. I’m not that impressed with Lana, and Carmella coming out to pretend to cash in for no reason was illogical. All she did was help the face win. She should have went in and hit them with the briefcase. It made sense for Carmella to cash in and win too, because Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon both tweeted about Ellsworth helping her and they’re going to address it on Smackdown – so doesn’t it make sense for her to use it and win the title before they can do anything about it??

Rating: *

And then Maria and Mike Kanellis came out and stuff happened. I’m amused that their way around changing Mike Bennett’s name is to just use Maria’s. LOL. But if it’s a shot at Cody and Brandi Rhodes it’s a little iffy. Regardless, happy to see Maria back, I always loved her.

Orton vs. Mahal for the WWE Title….I barely watched. But, it seemed to have the same exact finish as their Backlash match which is dumb as hell. It was just Orton beating the living shit out of Jinder’s cronies on the outside – to the point where he should have been counted out – and then he went back in, took Jinder’s finisher, and lost. That’s exactly how he lost at Backlash. He should have known that was coming the second time around.

Rating: **

Breezango then beat the Ascension.

Rating: **

And finally, the best match of the night by far, the MITB match. A little long, I would say – they definitely stretched it out because of the time. Anyways, Corbin taking out Nakamura before the match was….good, I think? I don’t know how I feel about it. But, Sami was killing everyone in this it seemed. Eventually Nakamura came out and took out the world, and then Corbin took him and AJ out at the end to win. In fairness, the only wrong choice to win would’ve been Ziggler, but Corbin was also the most correct. So I’m happy.

Rating: ****

Overall, the only match that I’d say you really should go out of your way to watch is the main event. I wanted more from the women’s MITB match. But, if we’re talking about outcomes alone – the two people that should have won the briefcases did, so I can’t complain about that. The singles title matches I didn’t care about to begin with and the tag match I would’ve been fine with either way, but the finish was dumb.

Overall Grade: C

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WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Final Card and Results

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WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton
My Winner: Meteor
Probable Winner: Jinder Mahal
Winner, and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Jinder Mahal

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler
My Winner: Not Dolph
Probable Winner: Baron Corbin
Winner: Baron Corbin

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Becky Lynch vs. Carmella vs. Tamina vs. Natalya vs. Charlotte
My Winner: Becky Lynch
Probable Winner: Charlotte
Winner: Carmella

WWE Blue World Tag Team Championship
(c) The Usos (c) vs. The New Day
My Winners: Either
Probable Winners: The New Day
Winners via countout, The New Day; Still WWE World Tag Team Champions, The Usos

WWE Blue Women’s Championship
Naomi (c) vs. Lana
My Winner: Meteor
Probable Winner: Naomi
Winner, and still WWE Blue Women’s Champion, Naomi

Breezango vs. The Ascension
Winners: Breezango

Lucha Underground Cueto Cup Bracket Predictions, Comments, Etc.

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So, last week on Lucha Underground – aka the unquestioningly best wrestling show on television – announced the Cueto Cup to determine who will get to challenge Johnny Mundo (or Rey Mysterio) for the Lucha Underground Championship at UltimaLucha Tres. Mundo will face Mysterio at the end of the Tournament to see who will be the champion – and I guess that Mundo won’t have to defend until then – which presumably won’t be for ten weeks because there are 32 competitors, and thus 31 matches, and 3 matches per show – that doesn’t leave time for much, so I imagine there will maybe be some that are off air or are really short and there are more than three on one show. I don’t know. BUT! They made a bracket like a lot of us wanted, so I am obligated to predict the results. Fuck March Madness, this is the Cueto Cup!

This is the template with the first round matches:

I have mine already completed and I’ll post it after I predict the whole thing. And, I just realized Matanza isn’t even in it, but I suppose it’s because we probably can’t buy someone beating him one on one.

So let’s not waste anymore time. I’m going to go through all four groups, then predict the Semifinals – which is Group A Champ vs. Group C Champ and Group B Champ vs. Group D Champ, and then the finals, the victors of those two matches.

Group A Quarterfinals

Aerostar vs. Drago

This is a match we’ve seen a lot over the three seasons – this will be meeting #7 or 8 – and even when they aren’t against each other, they’re often teaming. But, as I type this, I failed to take into account that Drago just turned heel on the last episode so the dynamic will be different. Fortunately I still picked Drago to win, which I think still happen because I don’t think they want him to lose so quickly – but hmm, maybe Aero Star will win. But I’m not changing my picks unless I can really talk myself out of them.

Prediction: Drago

Pentagon Dark vs. Argenis

This is a no brainer. Pentagon is just returning from having both his arms broken from both Black Lotus and El Dragon Azteca, Jr.,  and Argenis has mostly been a jobber while he’s been Argenis. So, Pentagon is the obvious choice. CERO MIEDO!

Prediction: Pentagon Dark

The Mack vs. Mala Suerte

Another really easy choice – outside of what they may do in the Trios Division, I’m not expecting anyone from the Rabbit Tribe to do much in singles. And after Mack’s performance in All Night Long and sudden death, there’s no way he’s not at least getting past Mala Suerte.

Prediction: The Mack

Famous B vs. Texano

I’m fairly sure Texano will go over, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Famous B pull some kind of shenanigans to win. In fact, I forgot the storyline they have where Texano is infatuated with Beautiful Brenda, so I bet she distracts him and Famous B wins. I’m going to actually change that pick.

Prediction: Famous B

Group A Semifinals

Drago vs. Pentagon Dark

The reason I was unsure about Drago vs. Aero Star is because I’m unsure if they want to have a heel vs. heel match here, but it’s LU, so that shouldn’t be an issue. I’m hoping to get a number of matches we haven’t seen from this tournament and I don’t recall seeing this one in a one on one capacity. That being said, Pentagon moves on.

Prediction: Pentagon Dark

The Mack vs. Famous B

While I think Famous B will pull some shit to get past Texano, I don’t believe he’ll be able to get that past The Mack.

Prediction: The Mack

Group A Finals

Pentagon Dark vs. The Mack

This should be pretty great if this is what happens. But, while I’m sure that Mack will be a very emotional pick in this tournament, I think the road will end here for him. I have Pentagon Dark coming out of Group A.

Prediction, and Group A Champion, Pentagon Dark

Group B Quarterfinals

Cage vs. Vinnie Massaro

Vinnie, you’re a pretty cool guy on Twitter, but sorry, Lucha Thanos is going to kill you.

Prediction: Cage

Mascarita Sagrada vs. Pindar

I imagine Pindar will get this one – plus do we really want to see Cage destroy Mascarita again?

Prediction: Pindar

Marty “The Moth” vs. Saltador

Similar to Mala Suerte, I don’t foresee his Rabbit Tribe cohort to go any further. Plus there’s a more intriguing story to be had with Marty winning.

Prediction: Marty “The Moth”

Fenix vs. Mariposa

This is a more difficult one to call because I know who I want to win and what match I want to see – as a big fan of Mariposa who feels she’s been underused post-Sexy Star feud – but her opponent is Fenix so it’s a tough call. I’m predicting Mariposa so we can advance the feud with Marty, but he could easily cost her the match, or just lose because no one will be surprised to see Fenix advance.

Prediction: Mariposa

Group B Semifinals

Cage vs. Pindar

This should be another easy win for Cage.

Prediction: Cage

Marty “The Moth” vs. Mariposa

This is a match I want to see pretty badly, but again, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this match not happen yet and that it will at some other point. I’m pretty sure we’re headed that direction, but that doesn’t mean it will happen in the tournament. But, it is where I am at the moment – and I want to see Mariposa win. I feel like if she wins, it won’t be the end of the feud anyway. And I want to see her against Cage.

Prediction: Mariposa

Group B Finals

Cage vs. Mariposa

I for one think this match would be pretty awesome. And while I’m pretty sure Cage + gauntlet is definitely marching his way very far in this tournament, I think Marty could cost Mariposa the match here. Either way, Cage moves on.

Prediction, and Group B Champion, Cage

Group C Quarterfinals

Vibora vs. Paul London

Paul London is gonnna die.

Prediction: Vibora

Veneno vs. Mil Muertes

Veneno is gonna die.

Prediction: Mil Muertes

Jeremiah Crane vs. Killshot

This is a fairly tough match to call – I could see either moving on. But since I think we want a face vs. heel in the next round, I’m picking Killshot simply for that reason.

Prediction: Killshot

Joey Ryan vs. Taya

This match will probably be amusing. And I have Taya going over, because she’s one person I want to win this tournament badly.

Prediction: Taya

Vibora vs. Mil Muertes

Holy shit is this a tough match to call. Just when I glanced at the bracket and I saw who these two were facing in round one and was like, well they’re facing each other. I’m not sure there are many people in the temple that can beat Vibora, but Mil would be one of them. And I don’t think Vibora is winning the tournament, so I’m predicting Mil to win here because I don’t know who else would do it – besides maybe who I have on the other side of the finals, or maybe Pentagon Dark (whom you know by now I have winning group A.) But, if Vibora wins here, know that I expect him to at least go to win Group C.

Prediction: Mil Muertes

Killshot vs. Taya

I really, really want to see Taya move on again. I really do. And while it’s possible she could move on past Killshot, I’m not predicting it.

Prediction: Killshot

Group C Finals

Mil Muertes vs. Killshot

This would be a great match and I hope we get it. But, much like I said Vibora would win, Muertes to move on.

Prediction, and Group C Champion, Mil Muertes

Group D Quarterfinals

Sexy Star vs. PJ Black

As much as I love PJ Black, I don’t foresee them having Sexy Star lose in the first round. It’s not impossible considering the storyline she has going on, but I think Sexy Star moving on will provide a better story in her second round match if she does move on – so I have her winning.

Prediction: Sexy Star

Ricky Mandel vs. Prince Puma

Ricky may have the photos, but he’s not beating Puma.

Prediction: Prince Puma

El Dragon Azteca, Jr. vs. Dante Fox

This match should be great. And as much as I would love to see Dante move on, I can’t see EDA losing in the first round.

Prediction: El Dragon Azteca, Jr.

Son of Havoc vs. ????

This really depends on whom the ???? is, but I’m, going to assume it’s the other Son of Havoc looking person that’s in the trailers, and since that would confuse Son of Havoc, I assume, I have ???? winning. But if it’s someone else, like, Angelico if he’s healed up, for example, I could see Son of Havoc winning. Son of Havoc will definitely be an emotional pick in this tournament because of what happened at UltimaLucha Dos, and I feel like unless it is the evil twin guy, that Son of Havoc will at least go one more round into this tournament.

Prediction: ????

Group D Semifinals

Sexy Star vs. Prince Puma

I feel like a big story that will be going throughout the tournament will be Puma’s “turn to the dark side” with Vampiro, and I think one of the best ways to tell that story is to have him face off with Sexy Star. And while she’s not my favorite Luchadora in the temple, she is definitely the de facto “Lawful Good” of the Luchadoras in the temple – and I don’t think they’ve ever really interacted, so I think this would be an interesting meeting. Basically she’d be like “What the hell happened to you?”

Prediction: Prince Puma

El Dragon Azteca, Jr. vs. ????

While the unknown luchador may beat Son of Havoc if he’s the evil twin, his existence would be to mess with Son of Havoc and not win the tournament, so EDA moves on.

Prediction: El Dragon Azteca, Jr.

Group D Finals

Prince Puma vs. El Dragon Azteca, Jr.

Similar to the match with Sexy Star, this will be another “WTF happened to you?” match I think. And they had a great match right before UltimaLucha Dos. But Puma will move on. I think there’s still a bigger story to come out of this for Puma and it’s not going to happen here.

Prediction, and Group D Champion, Prince Puma

Alright, so we’ve gotten through the four groups, so we are at the semifinals! Now, again, these are obviously just my predictions, so they could be completely wrong. But to add to them, I think that the only way that Rey Mysterio wins the Lucha Underground Championship from Johnny Mundo is if Prince Puma wins the tournament. Or, if something I bring up at the end happens. But, will Puma win the tournament? We’ll see.

Cueto Cup Semifinals

Group A Champion vs. Group C Champion
Pentagon Dark vs. Mil Muertes

I don’t believe we’ve ever seen this one on one, and I’d love to see it. And, who do I see moving on? Pentagon Dark.

Prediction: Pentagon Dark

Group B Champion vs. Group D Champion
Cage vs. Prince Puma

We’ve seen this match a few times, but significant character changes have taken place to both of them so we’re definitely going to see a different match. Now, I think that a big story that’s going to come from this tournament is going to be what I see as inevitable – a clash between Pentagon Dark and Prince Puma. With Puma’s new alliance with Vampiro and everything that Pentagon and Vampiro have been through, this has to be where that story is going, right? And while that’s a match we saw last season twice, the first kind of had a photo finish and the second Mil interefered during, and there’s again character changes between both of them, so that’s going to be interesting. However, I don’t foresee that match happening in the tournament – that definitely seems like an UltimaLucha Tres match – and for that to happen, neither can win the tournament. (So I suppose that spoils my victor prediction.) But, I think we’ll see them interact, and then Pentagon will cost Puma this match, and that plus Cage with gauntlet will be the end for Puma.

Prediction: Cage

Cueto Cup Finals

Pentagon Dark vs. Cage

Well, by now you already know I have Cage winning, and I have Puma repaying Pentagon by interfering in the match to cost him it. It should be a really good match, though. Kind of makes sense for Cage to run the gauntlet and win, right?

Prediction, and Winner of the Cueto Cup, Cage

So, this is my completed bracket:

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

I have one more thought on what might happen with this tournament. And, this could happen with ANYONE that wins, but I especially think this could happen if Cage or Son of Havoc were to win:

What if, like with the original Trios Tournament, Dario comes out at the end and says that the winner then has to face Matanza to win the Cup? It makes perfect sense to me for several reasons:

  1. Of course Dario would give his brother a bye to the Finals. He did it for the Crew, and that’s just people who worked for him. Matanza is his brother.
  2. Why would someone with the last name Cueto not be in the Cueto Cup? Also, Cueto really loves that cup.
  3. Could we buy anyone beating him one on one before the finals anyway?
  4. Why would he not want his brother in the main event?
  5. Cage’s gauntlet has something to do with the gods, and Matanza has a god inside him, and apparently Cueto and the lord are up to something to get the gods to “walk among us” or something, so this could lead to that.
  6. The first Cage/Matanza match was awesome.
  7. The only reason I specifically say it could happen to Son of Havoc is because it would super screw him over AGAIN. He already lost the UltimaLucha Tres main event spot at UltimaLucha Dos and would obviously be an emotional pick going in. So for this to happen to him, when he’s already had that happen at UltimaLucha Dos, and hell, after he, Ivelisse, and Angelico thought they won the Trios titles until Dario brought out the Crew – even though they won – this is something that happens to Son of Havoc once a season, it seems. Now, I don’t think he’s going to win the tournament regardless, but think how much that would suck.

So, I think there’s a solid shot that that could happen. Also, this is the only other way I see Rey Mysterio defeating Johnny Mundo for the title.

Anyways, those are my predictions, and I can’t wait to see how wrong or right I am.

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WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Predictions, Comments, Etc.

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Back to WWE’s mostly competent main roster brand, it’s time for everyone’s favorite PPV, Money in the Bank!

WWE Blue Women’s Championship
Naomi (c) vs. Lana


So, we know Naomi is about three changes away from being a worthwhile performer, but our only knowledge of Lana’s ability to wrestle is an awful performance in a meaningless preshow match. So, now she gets a title match for NO REASON? Fuck off! Get that title onto Becky or Carmella ASAP so the Smackdown’s women’s division can stop being a mess.

Prediction: Lana

WWE Blue World Tag Team Championship
(c) The Usos (c) vs. The New Day

This match should be great. I’m waffling on who is going to win.

Prediction: The New Day

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Becky Lynch vs. Carmella vs. Tamina vs. Natalya vs. Charlotte


Gotta love that first Women’s MITB just in time for dumpster fire Charlotte to win, right? I really hope they’re intelligent enough to give Becky or Carmella the win because when the briefcase is used, you want people to actually react to it – and if Charlotte comes out it’s just going to be to groans and crickets. Besides, everyone knows she’s a walking MITB case and can get a title whenever she wants.

Prediction: Charlotte

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler


This will be great, and the only way they could fail is to have it go to Dolph.

Prediction: Baron Corbin

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton


LOL.

Prediction: Jinder Mahal

Review Sunday.

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WWE Extreme Rules 2017 Review, Comments, Etc.

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Well, that was about as uninspiring as I thought it would be. God – you know, I don’t really have anything negative to say about this show really – there was nothing on it that was exceptionally terrible – but there was absolutely nothing on it that needed to be watched, either. It just kind of exists. It’s not bad, but there are far better things you could’ve done for three hours than watch this show.

The Miz defeated Dean Ambrose to win the Intercontinental Championship in a decent match. Can we just agree to never do these “Lose the title by DQ” matches ever again? Because all it did was create a bunch of contrived spots in this match where Dean is about to be DQ’ed but then doesn’t that would NOT happen in a normal match. The first time Ambrose had the chair – he just had a damn chair for no reason. Miz pulled the turnbuckle pad off while Dean wasn’t looking at that turnbuckle because….He knows Dean is going to turn around and try to ram him face first into that turnbuckle immediately?? Ambrose could’ve followed pulling him off the turnbuckle with ANYTHING and the first thing is to try to ram Miz face first into that turnbuckle. There are FOUR turnbuckles. It would have been easier to go to the one he was already walking towards!!! But he chooses to turn around completely to go for the one Miz took the pad off to conveniently make this spot happen for the match even though Ambrose didn’t even know it happened and shouldn’t be DQ’ed even if he followed through because he doesn’t know the pad is gone! SIGH. But I’m glad Miz won even though the stip was stupid and the match wasn’t something to write home about.

Rating: ***

Sasha Banks and Rich Swann beat Noam Dar and Alicia Fox because they could and they did!

Rating: **

Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley to retain the WWE Women’s Championship in a rather fast match and honestly, after that, they basically buried Bayley. So fuck them. I mean, I wanted Alexa to retain, but do better. Also, let’s recall that WWE is pushing the Women’s Revolution which is great in theory because at the root of it, it’s super necessary, but you know they’re really just doing it to make themselves look good – but when you see Bayley say she saw Wonder Woman and that she felt empowered and then she gets destroyed really quickly in that match – there you have it – that’s what Vince McMahon actually thinks about women. Which isn’t a surprise given who he’s friends with.

Rating: **

Cesaro and Sheamus defeated the Hardys to win the WWE World Tag Team Championship in a decent cage match, although again, it was nothing to write home about. It was escape only, and my only real annoyance about this match was after Jeff escaped and Matt was fighting both Cesaro and Sheamus alone – when Matt was trying to stop the one from leaving at one point – just, why??? I mean, I get that letting that guy go gets Cesaro and Sheamus closer to winning, but why would you want to keep him in there so you can keep being double teamed? Certainly it’s also easier for you to win if it’s one on one instead of being at a man disadvantage. Just let that guy go!

Rating: ***

Neville defeated Austin Aries in to retain the WWE Cruiswerweight Championship in a good submission match – probably the best on the show.

Rating: ***1/2

And finally, Samoa Joe won the Fatal 5 Way to become the #1 Contender for the WWE Universal Championship. It was fine, I guess, but I’m not that crazy about it.

Rating: ***1/2

Overall Grade: C

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-Mzrc-

WWE Extreme Rules 2017 Final Card and Results

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Fatal 5 Way Extreme Rules #1 Contender’s Match
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns
My Winner: Uh, Finn Balor?
Probable Winner: Seth Rollins
Winner: Samoa Joe

Cage Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship
(c) The Hardys (c) vs. Cesaro and Sheamus
My Winners: Meh
Probable Winner: Cesaro and Sheamus
Winners, and new WWE World Tag Team Champions, Cesaro and Sheamus

Kendo Stick on a Pole Match for the WWE Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley
My Winner: Alexa Bliss
Probable Winner: Alexa Bliss
Winner, and still WWE Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz
My Winner: The Miz
Probable Winner: The Miz
Winner, and new WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz

Submission Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries
My Winner: Don’t Care
Probable Winner: Austin Aries
Winner, and still WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Neville

Rich Swann and Sasha Banks vs. Noam Dar and Alicia Fox
My Winners: Don’t Care
Probable Winners: Rich Swann and Sasha Banks
Winners: Rich Swann and Sasha Banks

Thoughtspam: Shipping Kills TV Shows

I don’t really know how much I want to write this, but I don’t think I can stop myself from doing so.

For a few weeks now, I’ve been trying to stop myself from going into a rant at some annoying person I found on Facebook. And now it’s carrying over to another group of people.

Now, normally if this was about wrestling or hockey, I wouldn’t give a damn. Those rants happen, no matter what.

This is about a tv show – or moreso, fans of a tv show – that my favorite actress is on. Her name is Allison Scagliotti. (Points if you recognized that I worded that like that to reference a Shinedown song.) And for those that know me, and for those that follow my private blog, know how important she is to me.

I imagine any random person who read that is all like “Oh boy, a crazed fan, what the hell am I reading?” but no, that’s not it. She’s legitimately been very kind and very supportive of me for a while, and even supportive of people in my family. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a fan and nothing more, but her kindness has meant a lot to me and she inspires me greatly – I’d like to think I’m a better person for it, so you can see why I say she’s important to me.

That being said, I want to talk about Stitchers for a minute.

I’m going to assume anyone reading this knows this show – this isn’t a review or anything, so if that’s what you’re here for, perhaps it’s not for you.

The main point of this post is really not about Stitchers itself, it’s about an annoying thing that’s happening in any show – you basically can’t escape it. But we’ll get there eventually.

I started to watch Stitchers because Allison is in it, of course, as I feel like a lot of people did. I became a huge fan of Allison’s from Warehouse 13 as you can probably tell considering the name of this site. I hadn’t heard of anyone else on the show before and I have a history of hating basically anything on ABC Family.

Fun fact: There’s documented evidence of me writing a week before Warehouse 13’s series finale aired that “I fear Allison will get stuck in some crappy ABC Family show.”

So, of course, here we are. Now, I don’t think Stitchers is bad – that was just the wording I used in that post. And I only really feel that way because I know that she is incredibly talented, so much so that a show on ABC Family is a waste of that talent.

I just feel like she can do the Camille role in her sleep and it’s not a challenge. I would like to see her in much bigger things because she has without question earned them.

Anyways, when I read what the show is about, it seemed interesting enough so I hoped it would be good.

And I enjoy it, to a point, but I don’t find it to be incredible or anything. But if Allison wasn’t in it, I doubt I would watch.

Now, I’m not here to hate on anyone on the show or any of that crap. All of the actors/actresses do a fine job and all of that. I like them.

I think there are three things in specific that bug me about the show.

The first thing is that while the concept of the show on paper sounds good, in execution it falls flat. Okay, so Kirsten is in people’s memories – the rest of them are…..doing what, exactly? They’re all just kind of there. And then when she sees what she needs to, the one guy on their team that can actually do anything about the crime that took place goes and gets them and everything’s done. There’s only so many times you can do that before it gets old. This show does “Murder of the week” style episodes when it really can’t without being repetitive.

I enjoy that kind of procedural when done well, although I prefer constant, overarching stories. Warehouse 13 does both very well. It has an arch and it’s great, but it can have a show one week about Lewis Caroll’s mirror and one the next week about the Chinese Orchid and be completely different episodes – because what the episode centers around is completely different each week which allows for completely different stories.

Stitchers is just “Someone died, look at memories, solve, repeat.” They may be different cases, victims, crimes, whatever – but it all feels the same at the end of the day.

Stitchers needs to focus on the story arc and that’s it. I want to see Kirsten looking for what the programs is for and looking for her mom and all of that – and I want everything about the show to be about that. Every person she stitches into needs to be for clues on these subjects and whatnot.

Another thing is that it doesn’t use the other characters enough. Only Kirsten really seems to have a purpose. She is needed. Why are the rest of them in specific, needed? Why is Cameron there besides some random other guy? No one else seems like their role and what they bring are any bit special to who they are. Hell, Camille gets super meta in season two and says “No one holds a tablet better than I do.” Seriously, you have one of the best actresses in the world and her character, while hilarious and awesome, only stands around with a tablet.

I’m legitimately watching this show to watch Allison be the badass I know she is and she stands around with a tablet until she has Fisher help teach her Krav Maga.

But mostly, my problem with the show is that it’s really just there for people to ship the damn characters together. And I just don’t give a damn. Maybe it’s because I’m too old and they’re not targeting people in my age group. (I’m 30.) Maybe they’re just targeting teens – and that’s fine. But I don’t care about shipping and never will. I’m here to watch Allison be badass, and that’s all I care about. Her character can go date whomever – just as long as they aren’t a douchebag.

But, shipping is the death of television shows to me. And that’s what this really is about.

Even moreso, having one character be involved in multiple ships. And Camille is in that now. Somehow while everyone is freaking out over “Camsten” they have Camille in a ship with Linus. And Fisher. and now Amanda in season 3. Whatever. Again, I don’t care personally – I like Linus, I like Fisher, I assume I will like Amanda, so whatever.

Now, again, I loved Warehouse 13. I loved it so much. I don’t know if I love it more than Psych, but even then, it’s still my second favorite show ever. But having been in the WH13 fandom, and seeing people war over Myka being with Pete and H.G. at the end. This is the shit I’m trying to avoid! I’ve never really shipped any characters ever, except maybe Shawn and Juliet in Psych? I wouldn’t even say that, because I just watched the show and saw if it happened or not. Whatever.

But now you’re creating situations where your fanbase is going to divide and hate each other. As much as I love Warehouse, a big section of its fanbase hates it now because they couldn’t get the ship they wanted to happen. And that’s bullshit. Those people “won’t accept the last ten episodes as canon,” I read one bitter as fuck person say. I’ve ranted on this previously – go back four years on this site and you’ll find it eventually.

And I see this happening now already. “I don’t accept Camanda. It’s Camus.” “BUT CAMUS THO.” “But Camille and Fisher.”

FUCK.

Some of them don’t even know who Amanda is. These people are such huge fans of the show that they ship people and they comment on their instagram photos all the time, but they don’t know who Amanda is even though they announced that Anna Akana was being brought on the show to play Amanda and that she specifically is there as a love interest for Camille so WHY DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THIS IS A THING ALREADY?

God.

And I swear if I see some homophobic shit………

I just want to watch Camille kick people’s ass and be sassy and awesome and whichever character Camille ends up with, that’s fine with me.

That being said – another person that really started to annoy me – and what really started this rant to build – was some entitled asshole bitching and moaning that Allison and Salli weren’t in any behind the scenes videos or anything and that he was “calling them out” and that he “demanded copies of his facebook comment be given to them” and I just need to really punch this guy.

Ever really need to punch someone? I do.

Now, I could have gotten in some argument with him in the comments, but I don’t do that shit. The days where I argue with idiots online is over. It ended long ago. Instead I type angrily into the void here for no one to read.

As much as I wanted to point out this guy’s delusions to him, I am not here to fight people for Allison as much as I sometimes want to. She doesn’t get many haters thankfully, but the ones I do see are just stupid and it’s just easier to report and block. I see plenty of fools fighting online over celebrities and tagging said celebrities in everything and I’m just like – the best I can do if I did this would be to get in an annoying argument and probably bug Allison at the same time so I’m just going to due my due diligence and block the person’s ass and move on. More importantly, she can take care of herself.

But this person got on my nerves more than anyone, because he was trying to claim that she doesn’t care about her fans. And I, a fan, know more than most anyone how completely untrue that is. She does care about us and I know that as fact. She wouldn’t have been so kind to me if she didn’t care about me/us.

So what she’s not in the behind the scenes videos or pictures? Or a lot of them, anyway? What makes her obligated to do so? You realize there must be a reason she’s not in them if all of the other cast members are and she isn’t, right? So respect those wishes.

And I can’t say for certain why she isn’t, but it’s not my business. I could speculate that it’s just that, until very recently, she seemed to be taking a break from social media in general, which is cool. I bet this person claiming she doesn’t care doesn’t realize she was attacked by the faux outrage police in February because they were bored and wanted to pretend she was racist for the dumbest of reasons which to anyone who’s actually a fan of hers knows is comical as fuck. Any fan of hers knows she’s an ally to all, thank you very much. I get being outraged about racist people, but at least direct your anger at people who are actually racist, like Drumpf, and not someone who is so clearly an ally.

Or maybe she would just rather concentrate on her work and not be involved with behind the scenes videos. And that’s cool. Different people have different ways of going about their work, and we should respect that. Let her be.