Welcome to your favorite time of the week. “Flame or Lame?” Check out this week’s listings and let me know what you think. -Chaz
RAW (October 9th, 2017):
The Official Shield Reunion.
The official return of The Shield was BAD ASS! And of course their shirts are super cool as well. But I loved when Seth and Dean came out after Roman, and they came down to the ring and kicked some ass like The Shield use too. I also really enjoyed seeing them wreck Braun and toss the monster through the table. I think Roman got the biggest pop in a very long time due to the reunion of the Shield. I really hope this is not a short lived reunion, and actually lasts for a while. It will bring in ratings for Raw, and also hopefully bring the fans behind Roman. (Rating: FLAME!)
Braun Strowman def. Matt Hardy.
Why Matt Hardy? Could have been anybody but Matt Hardy. Clearly they don’t know what to do with Matt right now. I’ll give you guys a hint. BREAK HIM ALREADY!!! Or Awaken him, whatever the hell you want to call it. Just do it now. Before it’s too late. (Rating: LAME!)
SmackDown Live (October 10th, 2017):
Sami Zayn Turns HEEL.
Yeah i know, I’ve said it a million times, I love seeing a good heel turn, and my god, why was Sami not a heel so much sooner? He is such a stale good guy, but literally his mic work as a heel, and reasoning why he helped Kevin Owens, was amazing!! You could feel his emotion in every word he said. This guy has a future as a heel as long as he is booked correctly. And who knows, we may even see him and Kevin Owens as tag team champions. That would be sweet. We have always heard the history of these two being friends, so now I’m glad we finally get to see it in WWE. I have a feeling this story is going to be great. (Rating: FLAME!)
Becky Lynch def. Carmella.
I have two issues with the result of this match. First of all I hate when WWE makes their Money In The Bank winner look weak. Carmella should be on a roll. We shouldn’t have to wait to see her cash in to become a winner. Second, for the third week in a row, I HATE SEEING JAMES ELLSWORTH ON THE DAMN LEASH. Loved when they kissed, can we go back to that? The leash is stupid and makes James Ellsworth look like such a damn coward. Get back to hitting people with the No Chin Music bro, and rip off that leash. (Rating: LAME!)
205 Live (October 10th, 2017):
Rich Swann def. TJP.
Holy heck this might have been one of the best matches I have EVER seen on 205 Live!! I loved that it was a 2 out of 3 falls match, but also, both of these guys CAN WRESTLE! Both have extremely acrobatic ability, and their movesets made this match amazing. I like TJP way more than Rich so I would have much rather have seen TJP get the W, but regardless great match. If you haven’t see this match, I highly recommend you go back and watch it. You will not be disappointed. (Rating: FLAME!)
I might be alone here, but holy balls I am not a Kalisto fan. Ever since he wrecked his promo last year in the draft, which was hilarious I must say. (SEE THAT VIDEO HERE) He has improved on the mic slightly, and he is a fantastic in-ring performer, but there is just something about him that I just despise. I also don’t like seeing him come out of no where and becoming champion. He went straight from jobber, to champion. Kind of like Jinder did, but I love Jinder. So I don’t know exactly what it is, just not a fan. Plus I think they took the belt off Enzo a little too early. If anything it should have just gone back to Neville. But I won’t open that can of worms. (Rating: LAME!)
NXT (October 11th, 2017):
The Velveteen Dream def. Lio Rush.
Now this was way better than last week. I am glad I got to see these guys have an official match. And what a match it was. It is cool that these guys were tag team partners in the indy’s so that adds to the story. But both have awesome athletic ability. Although I am not a big fan of The Velveteen Dream’s name and gimmick, he can wrestle. Lio Rush is going to go places in the WWE, not doubt about it. He has skill for his young age. I look forward to seeing him compete in NXT and the main roster one day. (Rating: FLAME!)
You suck Lars. You are annoying. You are boring. Go Home. (Rating: LAME!)
Well that’s it until next week folks. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed my opinions. Agree or disagree? Let me know below!