Tables, Ladders & Chairs (a.k.a. TLC), a PPV for which the main focus went around the long-time waited S.H.I.E.L.D. reunion, and the other matches… And suddenly, Roman Reigns (and Bray Wyatt by the way) became sick after a viral infection (apparently parotitis instead of meningitis as we were informed at first), so the whole reunion idea had to be scratched at least for now. But the big surprise was who would be the substitutes for Wyatt and Roman? Well, none others than AJ Styles, who was in South America by that time, and Kurt Angle!
Last week was the most recent RAW-exclusive PPV, No Mercy, and the hype of this one created different expectations on the fans: many of them didn’t expect a lot of it, according to what we just recently saw at SmackDown’s Battleground and SummerSlam, and the rest were waiting for a classic match between the big dog and John Cena, and a savage fight for the Universal championship between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.
So, what did we get? Another disappointment? A historical night of wrestling?
Do you know what do Superman, The Godfather, Spider-Man and Pirates of the Caribbean have in common? Terrible third sequels… But for any bad third sequel, there will be always a Return of the King somewhere.
I like logic in wrestling. I know, I know, sometimes these nouns have nothing in common (Angle’s illegitimate son in 2017? Really?), but crazy histories don’t mean that the wrestling itself cannot have some logic in what happens inside the ring. If you are like me, last Sunday’s Battleground is not for you!
As it is usual with this kind of event, the WWE has already recorded what we will be able to watch through the WWE Network on August 28 when the first four episodes of the Mae Young Classic become available to stream, so below you can find the full list of matches for the first round of this 32-women single-elimination championship. We also have the results, but those are hidden within “spoiler” tags, so that only if you want to see them, you will.
For a few weeks now we’ve been getting some notifications about competitors for the upcoming Mae Young Classic women’s tournament from WWE, a tournament that has gathered the best 32 women’s talent and will be streaming, exclusively, through the WWE Network.
No kidding, this was the name of a 2017 PPV… Another awesome idea of Vince’s “inner” child. But leaving aside all the dirty jokes (no, we won’t) this was a pretty great event! May be the best B-class PPV of 2017 so far! So, let’s take a look at it.
As most of you know, WWE hosts many live events around the world, events that do not get broadcasted on TV and that are mostly to get people all around the world to say “present” at WWE events, get to see their favorite superstars, and have a great time. During these events, wrestlers have more creative freedom, but championships, even though get normally contested, do not change hands. Last night, something rather different happened at the Madison Square Garden’s live event.
During this week’s Monday Night RAW, we got to watch the women’s division main event with a Gauntlet Match for a title opportunity at the upcoming RAW-exclusive PPV Great Balls of Fire; however, there are rumors going on about who will be competing for this championship at Summerslam, and you can check out the details below.
Money in The Bank came and went, and just like a hurricane, left impact after passing. And right now, the women’s division, not only at SmackDown but in all WWE, and the whole company is on emergency state.