Survivor Series is upon us. This Sunday, Raw goes toe to toe with SmackDown to determine who is the superior brand. From AJ Styles vs. Brock Lesnar to the two traditional five-on-five elimination matches, there will be a plethora of exciting match-ups. But, well, we still can't wait for this Raw Vs. SmackDown thing to be over. That being said, this was still a pretty exciting week in wrestling. If you missed it...
Here are five things WWE got right this week and five they got wrong.
5. WRONG - Bray Wyatt Returns, LOL
So Bray Wyatt returned. The same man who calls himself a God. And he lost to a roll up. And because he's a piss poor excuse for a man, decided to attack Jason Jordan after the match.
New month. Same old useless Wyatt.
5. RIGHT - The Shield
The Shield finally had their reunion match this week, facing off against The Miz, Cesaro, and Sheamus in the best match of Raw. Though we're maybe a tad bit bummed that The Usos aren't going up against Rollins and Ambrose anymore, The Shield facing off against The New Day looks just as, if not more, promising than the former.
4. WRONG - Jason Jordan Acting Like A Child
Poor Jason Jordan. He's got all the talent in the world when he wrestles. When he gets hold of a mic, however, he's as dry as a raisin. And he didn't do himself any favors when he begged Kurt Angle not to take him out of the match this Sunday because of his tweaked knee.
Angle couldn't help but sympathize with the kid, because well, he's his kid. But the crowd? Yeah. Sorry, Jordan, they hate you.
4. RIGHT - Triple H Kills Him For It
Since Kurt Angle couldn't make the tough decision, Triple H made his return and did it for him, cutting Jordan out of the match and naming himself as the replacement! And if you didn't think it could get any worse for Jordan, you're wrong! Triple H pedigreed the poor kid to the mat! Talk about making a statement.
3. WRONG - Becky Lynch, LOL
Shane McMahon asks Becky Lynch what she thinks of Asuka talking trash? Becky replies with "I'm gonna break her arm, ahhhhh!" or something utterly stupid along those lines. We can't help but think "that's funny, Becky. Asuka is literally going to kill you and we can't wait to see it."
3. RIGHT - Sami Zayn And Kevin Owens
At the conclusion of SmackDown, Raw finally retaliated by bombarding the arena. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, being much smarter than the rest of the locker room, abandoned The New Day and left the locker room out to dry because it would make no sense for them to defend Shane McMahon's honor.
2. WRONG - Strowman vs. Kane
WWE likes to think they're doing much cooler stunts than they actually are, especially with these Giant vs. Giant matches of late. With Big Show this year, the ring collapsing, the cage breaking, it felt kind of fresh. But with this match with Kane? Really? A powerslam managed to drill a hole into the ring? And you're telling us Braun Strowman couldn't get up from it? The same man who survived murder in a garbage truck?
2. RIGHT - RAWvenge
Team Red's revenge couldn't have been any sweeter. Every single one of those SmackDown Superstars had it coming. Except for Charlotte. The poor girl literally just went through an emotional journey with her father and, she wasn't even involved in that prior attack! Shame on the Raw women, especially Banks and Bayley.
Besides that though, Shane McMahon's beat down was the most satisfying. Every punch, every strike, and every humiliating second the Raw crew put him through was well justified. Now if only the SmackDown Women's Division was ballsy (womanly?) enough to do the same to Stephanie McMahon. Wouldn't that be the best thing to see in the world?
1. WRONG - Heel/Face Alignment
The major problem with this whole Raw vs. SmackDown thing is it doesn't matter. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't. There's no reason why any of the Superstars of Raw should care about beating the Superstars of SmackDown and vice versa. It's simply a johnson measuring contest between Shane and Stephanie and nothing more. To see Rollins and Ambrose work side by side with Cesaro and Sheamus this week, it's bad storytelling. Months of built up animosity out the door for meaningless brand superiority.
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1. RIGHT - Charlotte's Championship Win
You gotta love Natalya. She's alright. She's a veteran. But thank the WWE heavens, the Championship is no longer around her waist. That had to be the most boring title reign that new blue Women's belt has endured thus far. It took a while, but Charlotte is back on top of the SmackDown Women's Division, and her going up against Alexa Bliss makes for a much more exciting match than Bliss vs. Natalya.
Also, Ric Flair surprising her after the match was A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!
Until next week!
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