WWE seems to be getting itself back on track on route to Clash Of Champions this month. Superstars are evolving and the women's division is getting a whole lot more interesting. There was a lot to like this week, but of course, with it comes the wrongs.
Here are Five Things WWE Got Right This Week And 5 They Got Wrong.
We all love Tyler Breeze and Fandango, but The Fashion Files has grown stale. How long can we really keep these segments going? WWE needs to start allowing these two to wrestle more. Bring the comedy to the ring. Also, did The Ascension actually die in that Saw parody this week? Ridiculousness aside, that would essentially be the best way to write them off television for a while to repackage them for the future.
We all expected The Hype Bros to eventually break up. But what we weren't expecting was the swerve in Mojo Riley being the one to turn on Zach Ryder. Now that Mojo has joined the dark side, these two could have a decent feud if WWE gives them some real time.
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Even after some time away, WWE still doesn't know what to do with Bray Wyatt. Having him yell "You're dead, you're dead!" to the audience couldn't have been more fitting. The audience dies of boredom every single time he talks.
Was that cheers for Roman Reigns this week? Reigns certainly isn't everyone's favorite, let's not get ahead of ourselves, there were still audible boos. But it's a work in progress. Making him a fighting Champion is a good choice by WWE. And can we talk about Elias? This was his first title opportunity in WWE, and this guy brought it. An electric chair into a powerbomb? Yes, please. The drifter may have what it takes to be the next big thing.
Many question why WWE feels the need to bring Kane back over and over and understandably so. He doesn't bring much to the table that hasn't already been done. If WWE is going to bring him back, then do something cool and different, if that's possible. The matches with Jason Jordan and Finn Balor weren't much of note, and even a beating from Braun Strowman couldn't stop this from being a snoozefest.
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Paige and her cronies, now dubbed "Absolution" continued their badassery this week and once again took out Bayley, Mickie James, and Sasha Banks—and were even about to try their hand at Asuka but ultimately decided against it. Probably a wise choice.
Paige explained that she has been overlooked for far too long and is dead set on reminding the entire Women's Division that it was her to kickstart the revolution.
We need Kurt Angle to step in next week though. He can't keep allowing these three bullies to wreck havoc each and every week without any consequences.
This is more of a nitpick but, really, did Asuka have to walk away from an ambush from Absolution? After her amazingly impressive defeat of Dana Brooke, Paige and her girlies surrounded the ring. With a laugh, Asuka left the ring and the segment was over. It wasn't horrible by any means, but too much of a tease. Asuka should have at least baseball slide kicked Mandy in the face before retreating to the back. Wouldn't that have been cooler?
Samoa Joe continued his dominance this week, defeating Titus O'Neil and later choking out Roman Reigns after his successful title defense. This is exactly how Joe should be booked in the WWE—as a ruthless animal who will destroy anyone to get to the top.
We're not quite sure about these three. Something about them isn't clicking like the trio is on Raw. Whereas Paige and her goonies have a motive, these three are just trying to make a name for themselves which is fair, why wouldn't they? But why are Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan so quick to agree with the group name Riott Squad, named after Ruby Riott? Why are they followers of Ruby? That would be like if instead of Destiny's Child, Beyonce named the group Beyonce's Children and Kelly and Michelle agreed.
And what was Natalya's reasoning for leaving Charlotte and Naomi high and dry?
It may have been through devious ways, but Kevin Owens defeated Randy Orton in the main event of SmackDown in a No Disqualification match. If anyone thought this man was in trouble with management, they've been proven wrong. Owens has been the main focus on SmackDown for a while now and it doesn't look to be stopping.
Until next week!
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