So about last night… Wressling has been away from the desk for about a week after a very piss poor couple of RAW’s (Pun very much intended) but we are back with a fairly decent episode of SmackDown Live!
Contract Signing for Women’s TLC Match
To open the show, we have Charlotte Flair, Asuka and Becky Lynch with Paige signing the contract for their TLC match in two weeks at Tables Ladders and Chairs PPV.
Please WWE, if Auska doesn’t need to talk, don’t force her to talk. Her two lines that she had during this promo felt that it was written by a 5-year-old. It was unnecessary. Just have her spout something in Japanese and that would have been enough to put enough of fear in Becky & Charlotte.
But to her credit, she did say that Becky has never defeated Asuka and you could see a slither of fear in Becky when she said that.
After this PPV, if Becky retains (Which she will 😛), Charlotte needs to hang around in the mid-card for a while…or at least give her some time off.
As the segment was finishing, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville came out and stated that Flair and Asuka may not appear at TLC.
This prompted Paige to make a Tag-Team match (holla holla).
Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville vs Charlotte Flair & Asuka
A nothing wrestling match to kick off SmackDown as Charlotte accidentally hit Asuka off the apron who retaliated with a Sliding knee allowing Sonya Devilla to pick up the victory.
Jey Uso vs Xavier Woods vs Cesaro in a Triple Threat Match
Ahead of their Triple Threat match this Sunday at TLC, The Usos, The New Day and The Bar had to choose one member from each team to take on each other.
- The Usos chose Jey Uso
- The New Day chose Xavier Woods
- The Bar chose Cesaro
Oh, did you think this match had any importance? Nope! SKIP!
Miz TV time and this week it’s WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan to talk about the ‘death of the ‘Yes’ Movement’ and the NEW Daniel Bryan.
AJ Styles interrupted and there was a bit of running around before The Miz could hit AJ Styles with the ‘Skull-Crushing Finale’.
So that set’s up a feud between Styles & The Miz going forward. I wonder what feud Bryan would be in after this.
Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton
Ah, a lovely September and it’s Hell in a Cell…No wait, it’s December and this shit is still happening. We do not need to see this again WWE.
Anyway, nothing match here as Randy Orton hit Jeff with the RKO for the victory.
After the match Samoa Joe appeared on the tron where he looks to be in a pub, mocking Hardy about his drinking problem (which he really did have in the past).
Way to bring up a bad time for Hardy. Sheesh
The Miz vs AJ Styles
And it’s time for your main event of the evening.
After the events of what happened earlier in the evening, there was a match between the two with Daniel Bryan on commentary.
After a bit of outside action, Miz tapped out to the Calf Crusher.
Bryan then attacked Styles after the match with a focus on the knee. Bryan cut a promo where he was questioning the WWE Universe as to why they do not like the NEW Daniel Bryan. The show ended with Bryan locking Styles in the Heel Hook.
A better show than the last couple of weeks, but RAW seriously needs to up it’s game before the show next Sunday.
SmackDown is by far the better show (although not by a lot) and it’s only thanks to the Women’s Division that I had any real interest in the show.
I am personally a fan of the NEW Daniel Bryan and it’s great to see him move on from the old era that he was synonymous for.