With the recent release of Netflix's new original series GLOW, WWE appropriately decided to properly showcase their own gorgeous ladies of wrestling. For the first time ever, we were treated to two women's main events this week on both Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live. The first ever women's Gauntlet match (if you don't count the Bra and Panties Gauntlet at New Years Revolution from 2006!) main evented Team Red, while the rematch of the women's Money In The Bank Ladder match main evented Team Blue. Add in a SmackDown Women's Championship match for good measure, albeit was only 60 seconds, WWE was still all about them gals this week and rightfully so.
Of course, we know WWE ain't all about the women. We also experienced some more fantastic moments from Superstars Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, Enzo Amore, and Big Cass. So let's get to it shall we, as we highlight the rights and wrongs this week in WWE.
10 WRONG - Randy Orton
Remember when Randy Orton dragged John Cena's father from the front row and punted him in the head simply because he's an evil stupid son of a b****? Yet the Singh brothers grab Randy Orton's father by the collar, and Orton loses his sh**?
Shut up, Randy Orton.
9 RIGHT - Roman Reigns
Normally I can't stand Roman Reigns. However, these past couple weeks I really really like THE GUY. Go figure. Instead of portraying Reigns as this lovable underdog, WWE looks to have switched his m.o. by turning him into a cocky SOB. It's baby steps, but they seem to be wising up. WWE would be smart not to make Reigns the next Cena.
8 WRONG - More Useless Bray Wyatt Dialogue
I know I stress this each and every week, but Bray Wyatt is the worst thing each and every week. He isn't scary. He isn't intimidating. And to drive my point further, last week Rollins literally had to strike him once before casually just walking away. Wyatt hasn't had any credibility for years, despite his fluke WWE Championship win earlier this year.
After this feud, the best option would be to write him off television for a couple months and have him return with real purpose because this man deserves so much better.
7 RIGHT - Women's Gauntlet Match
RAW countered SmackDown by having their women main event their own first - a Gauntlet match that accomplished more than a few things. Number 1) The match in itself was amazing, and the final ten minutes had us on the edge of our seat. 2) Despite Nia Jax losing in the end, she still looked dominant AF. And 3) Sasha Banks is our new Number One Contender because let's be real. Who better than The Boss?
As for points 4 and 5... Lets move on to the next page.
6 WRONG - Bayley and Emma
I get wanting to make Nia Jax look all dominant and all, but Bayley - our former Women's Champion who bested not only Nia, Sasha Banks, and Charlotte at this year's WrestleMania - succumbed way too easily to Nia Jax this week in the first round of the Gauntlet. And Emma ain't no Dana Brooke, she is way more deserving than 60 seconds.
If Emma and Bayley had started things off for six or seven minutes before Jax came in to wreck havoc, it would've made the division look a whole lot stronger in the end.
5 RIGHT - Samoa Joe's An Actual Threat!
Brock Lesnar decided to show face this week only for Samoa Joe to sneak attack from behind and turn Lesnar's face RAW-Logo-red with his deathly Kokina Clutch. Although most of us have been expecting Joe to swallow the loss come Great Balls Of Fire (what a terrible Pay-Per-View name by the way), rumor has it WWE might change their mind with the way fans have been reacting to Joe's badassness. This rumor of course has no legitimate factuality and was created by me because RAW needs a Universal Champion who is going to appear at RAW every week and you know it's true!
4 WRONG - Awkward Commercial Break
A few minutes into The Usos vs. The Hype Bros on SmackDown, we cut to commercial. As soon as we returned to action, the match was over in 30 seconds. I don't think that's ever happened before, and I'm not quite sure what the point of the commercial was.
3 RIGHT - Enzo Amore And Big Cass
Last week, I was a little disappointed when Big Cass was revealed to be Enzo Amore's attacker. Instead of an exciting payoff, it seemed to play out like an episode of Scooby Doo, with Cass having to explain his motive and how he would've "GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT IF IT WEREN'T FOR THAT COREY GRAVES". It lacked proper execution.
This week, WWE corrected those wrongs by giving Amore some legitimate depth. Instead of Amore trying to exact revenge, he instead apologized to Cass for ever instilling doubt in their friendship. It was great character work and one of the best promos Amore has ever done and I'm not even kidding, this guy can actually act! Kudos to Enzo!
Just when we believed Cass was going to make amends with his long-time bestie and Tag Team partner, he shocked the Universe yet again by brutalizing Amore as if he were a piece of trash, tossing him up over his arms and down the ramp as he were a bowling ball.
2 WRONG - LaVar and LaMelo Ball
I don't watch basketball, so I'll be honest. I don't know who any of these people are. Since RAW was at the Staples Center in LA, WWE had to throw a few "celebs" into the ring for some mainstream attention, but I have no idea what these guys were trying to say except of course for the N-Word that happened to slip out of LaVar's mouth. #Awkward
1 RIGHT - Ms. Money In The Bank
So two weeks ago, WWE hypes up the first ever Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match as if it were going to be this groundbreaking showcase for women in sports. Except, the briefcase was obtained from quite possibly the worst male wrestler WWE's ever had employed on their roster. This isn't a knock at James Ellsworth, but, like, it's true in the grand scheme of things.
Luckily, it was all just a swerve to lead us to a rematch this week in which WWE smartly chose to award Carmella once again as the first ever Ms. Money In The Bank. I like Carmella. She's got the attitude, the look, and her wrestling is getting better and better by the week. And you have to give it to her, Carmella is taking the ball (...of fire) and running with it. For the first time ever people are legitimately interested in the Princess of Staten Island and the second half of 2017 should skyrocket her into the top of the division.
Until next week. Stay F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!
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