There’s a lot of wrestling on TV every week, but only some of it is actually worth watching. That’s where I come in: every week, I’ll break down the spoilers of all of WWE’s pre-taped shows to let you know what you should watch, and which segments and full shows you should skim or skip. This week, there’s a lot to love… if you really love Ryback and/or using your remote to fast forward
(spoilers via PWInsider.com)
Main Event continues to be my favorite hour of “main roster” wrestling WWE produces, but I think this week’s show looks less than promising. Let’s get right to it.
Ryback d Kofi Kingston
Ryback wins a match he really couldn’t afford to lose, against a guy who once showed a lot of promise, and is now forever stuck as a midcard babyface. Oh, it’s also the guy he once destroyed so badly he had to have surgery a day before the attack. And it’s the same guy who NEVER SOUGHT REVENGE. I’m sure NONE of that is mentioned on commentary. Anyway, Ryback hits all his spots, and at one point, uses a Jackhammer on our favorite former Jamaican. This serves as nothing but a C-show squash, slowly building to Ryback vs Goldberg.
Santino d Heath Slater
The Cobra continues to single-handedly squash 3MB. See what I did there? It’s probably as good as this match. At least these guys are entertaining.
Los Matadores d “Los Locales”
Los Matadores have already been cast aside in their ready-made feud with the All Americans. Swagger and Cesaro are after the tag belts, and Los Matadores are squashing a tired gimmick on Ion Television. Speaking of the tired gimmick, is there really no better way to utilize the talents of Ricardo Rodriguez and Tyson Kidd? If you have nothing better for these guys than a mid-90s job-gimmick, wish them well in their future endeavors and let them try their luck elsewhere. This match will be solid while it lasts, but a complete waste of time.
Fandango d Great Khali
Fandango could be gold. He has a gimmick, is at-least decent in the ring, and is paired up with a woman who is both gorgeous and talented. Pairing him up with NXT’s Tyler Breeze would be perfect. Asking him to carry the Punjabi Playboy? Not so much.
SKIP this show… unless you really love Ryback.
(spoilers via PWInsider.com)
Smackdown! continues its run as the blue version of Raw…
Michael Cole interviews HHH.
HHH says Big Show is “banned for life.” Fans immediately expect a Big Show run-in. Hopefully, this is kept short.
John Cena promo…
Is interrupted by the Real Americans, Damien Sandow, and the Rhodes Brothers. Vickie Guerrero channels the spirit of Teddy Long and books a 6-man tag for later tonight.
The Shield promo…
They’re sick of the Usos.
The Usos d The Shield
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins representing the Shield in this one. 4 talented guys. Should be a good-to-great match, IF it’s given time.
The Wyatt Family d Prime Time Players
Bray Wyatt hits his finish after the match. Most likely a filler match, to sell the Daniel Bryan/CM Punk attacks from Raw. The five guys in this segment are all trying hard to establish themselves and move up. Hopefully, it shows.
MizTV featuring Shawn Michaels
No Shawn Michaels. Randy Orton comes out instead. It ends with an RKO, so this may be the first MizTV that’s actually worth watching.
Natalya & The Bella Twins d Alicia Fox, Tamina & WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee
AJ taps to the Sharpshooter. Depending who’s in the ring, this could be good, or it could be a nightmare. The good news is it will probably be kept REALLY short.
John Cena, Cody Rhodes & Goldust d Damien Sandow & The Real Americans
Swagger eats an AA. Sandow, Cesaro, and both Rhodes brothers main event – as they should. If they look like they belong in their with Cena, then this match served its purpose.
SKIM this show. The action sounds good and the matches logical, but lots of promos. You can probably watch the whole show in 25 minutes, courtesy of your DVR.
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