It's a new year everybody, and in WWE terms that means the road to WrestleMania is almost underway. Does this mean the product's getting better? Yes and no. While SmackDown was terrific as usual, RAW was still a chore to sit through this week. For the first time ever, SmackDown actually beat RAW in the ratings, so you think RAW would immediately step up its game, no? By maybe bringing The Game onto TV already?
For every great moment RAW had, five more were lacklustre. It's starting to make me wonder if RAW has the same creative team SmackDown does. They're two completely different beasts. It's obvious RAW's desperate to get people interested again, as next week they're bringing in The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels for who knows what. This week though... it was all very meh. Here are the 5 best and 5 worst moments this week in WWE.
Who doesn't love Renee Young? She's sweet, funny, adorable, and everything that is lovely. Dean Ambrose sure loves the girl too, and The Miz would call their relationship out two weeks ago. When asking Miz in their interview why he's so obsessed with Ambrose... Miz would turn the tables around on her by telling the WWE Universe that she's "the one sleeping with him." Ouch. The crude remark prompted her to slap him in the face.
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho are best friends. You know because they like to tell us this each and every week. So when Stephanie pit Owens in a match where if he won it would benefit Jericho later on in his US Championship opportunity, why did he purposely disqualify himself? It's not like his Universal title was on the line. And why did Chris Jericho say nothing about it?
Nia Jax is supposed to be unstoppable and scary. Yet a) all she does is defeat jobbers, b) she fails to go after people who actually matter - ie. the WOMEN'S CHAMPION and c) gets easily distracted by theme music and loses matches because of theme music.
After Ziggler would lose a hard fought battle with Barin Corbin on SmackDown this past Tuesday, Corbin would grab a steel chair to inflict even more damage to The Showoff. But this is when the adorable little Kalisto would make the save, only for Ziggler to superkick Kalisto right in the mouth for it. "I don't need your help!" Ziggler would scream.
Although the final segment of RAW had its moments, like Goldberg and Owens coming face to face, and even Goldberg and Roman Reigns coming face to face... I'm still kind of confused why Roman was out their in the first place. If he's already battling Owens for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble, that usually means he won't be in the 30-Man Rumble. But is he? Is that why he was out there? Why was he giving Goldberg sass?
Oh, I know why he was out there. RAW has become The Roman Reigns Show and he's the brand's biggest heel who likes to troll the fans. Since he's Roman Reigns, he just assumes he's going to be the Universal Champion once The Rumble is all said and done.
Oh, wait, he isn't a heel yet?
Whoa whoa. SmackDown is changing championships left and right. Surprisingly in a good way.
In an exciting Intercontinental Championship main event between The Miz and Dean Ambrose, Maryse would unsurprisingly interject herself towards the end of the match by slapping Ambrose in the face (for the second time that night), leaving the ref no choice but to want to call disqualification. Ambrose would beg the referee not to do it and the ref would comply, opting to ban the Total Diva from ringside instead. The match would continue, and despite Miz trying every last trick in the book to try and keep his belt, he would learn the hard way that he never should have pissed Ambrose off.
Yep. That's right. Ambrose is our new Intercontinental Champion and that is a-okay.
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