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Old 08-21-2017, 06:20 PM
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This was a fun show there was no 5 star classic but ended in a pretty high note.

Match Breakdown!

John Cena vs. Baron Corbin - A basic match, Corbin looked terrible here and it's obvious Cena will only be brought to have safe matches to avoid injury since he's doing movies. Grade C-

SD Women's Championship: Natalya vs. Naomi - Good match and it's always nice to see creative and new spots in setting up or breaking up the Sharpshooter. Happy Natalya won since I wasn't really feeling the glow. That said there are more over women in the SD roster that would probably be better suited for this match. Grade B-

Big Cass vs. The Big Show - Cass doesn't have it, Big Show is Big Show, and Enzo's promo is starting to get tiresome and the lack of crowd reaction shows it. Basically this match is what bath room breaks are for. Grade D

Randy Orton vs. Rusev - Basically a nothing match, so this twice in a row for Rusev? Grade N/A

RAW Women's Championship: Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks - So Bayley get's booed and Sasha get's some boo's over Alexa Bliss. It goes to show how poor booking can cool of even the most talented of athletes. Though in fairness I am starting to really like Alexa Bliss, I just wished she didn't have to imitate Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad movie (doesn't help that I hated the movie and found Margot Robbie to be very overrated in the role).

Ok going back! This was a good match and I think booking wise WWE was stuck in a hard place on who would win. If Sasha Wins it cools of some of Alexa Bliss' progress and heat as a heel, if Alexa Wins that's another singles/non-tag team match Sasha loses on PPV.

That said I like this match Sasha is always reliable and can have good matches and I see a bit of Main Event Miz in Alexa playing the pesty heel perfectly. Grade B

Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt - Balor is awesome, Wyatt not so much. There's no heat to this match since of the guys Balor had to work with and Wyatt looks like a character that would have better of in Attitude Era. I do have to give props to the psychology of Balor's Demon King being the one that plays the mind games over Wyatt. That was cool. Still, while the match had some good spots, it was a bit too long for what the match offered. But I am glad Balor won so additional props must be added. Grade B-

RAW Tag Team Championship: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro and Sheamus - Elephant in the room, The Beach Volleyball is more over than half of the Wrestlers competing in this show :P

Now on to the match. THIS MATCH WAS FREAKING GREAT!!! It was the match of the night and this is what Tag Team Wrestling should be about. Creativity, dynamic, unpredictable, and never slowing down. My main gripe of WWE tag team matches is that they always follow the script (beat up and double team one face, face team hot tags, finish) this match did have a few hot tags but this was mostly guys tagging in and out at the latter half, full of action, and a great finish. Best yet, the right guys won. Grade A-

US Championship: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens w/ Shane McMahon as the Referee - Very good match and, while I am not normally a fan of special referees, the story here worked perfectly. My big problem on this match is Shane McMahon taking basic ref bumps and selling it like a ref (i.e. incapacitated for a very long period). Come on, you just told us Shane could stand toe to toe with Undertaker at Hell in a Cell, AJ Styles, and 5 members of the RAW roster including Braun Strauman. Now he gets bump and is KO'ed? Eh. Still good match. Grade B+

WWE World Championship: Shinskue Nakamura vs. Jinder Mahal - My opinion of this match will depend on who wins here. Why? Because Jinder Mahal sucks and is not main event material and fans were ready for Nakamura to be the Champion here. So guess what happens? Basic match, Mahal wins and meh. Grade C-

WWE Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strauman vs. Samoa Joe - I love how the only baby face in this match is the one the crowd despises lol. Some things of note Braun Strauman is a star in the making, maybe not to be THE GUY, but an attraction. Can anyone say Lesnar vs. Strauman at WM?

Ok for the match, this was a trainwreck. But in a good way. The carnage early on was fantastic to watch, though that alone was a double edge sword. While memorable the problem here is that it happened to early. So as the match kept going it just became your typical Fatal Four Way Match with the guys hitting their spots. So It's amazing at the beginning but only pretty good as it went along. Still put both together and it's still a good match if not a tad exhausting (especially considering how long the show has gone). Grade B

Overall this was good show. A Solid Main Event with some great spots. An amazing tag team match and some solid matches from start to finish.

Overall Grade B
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