RAW thought it would be a great idea to have a two-hour long Gauntlet Match and BOY were they right. As a result, Rollins elevated himself in an otherwise unremarkable lead-up to the Chamber match. Other notables: We feel your Titus exhaustion, Nia; turns out Crews can lose (his surname); get hyped for a new Dusty Rhodes Classic; Gargano says goodbye to the NXT universe (thanks for nothing, Ciampa); neither of us care about Rousey; we’re hoping to see something exciting from the stories going into both Chambers; just DO SOMETHING MATT AND/OR BRAY; and how long will Cena stare at his hands after he’s eliminated before they kick him out of the demonic structure?
That was one HELL of a show! Hell in a Cell is over and we have at least one match of the year candidate out of the entire card. Once the guys stop gushing about the tag match and pondering the future for Owens and Zayn, it’s time to talk Raw and the impact the reunited Shield is already having. TLC is gearing up to be a good show, but who will use the T, who will ask for the L, and who can’t wait to see the C? Also, Jason was right about two of his predictions and he makes sure everyone knows it.
We’re live on tape from the UK this week, and outside of a bobby and a Sherlock, it’s not all great. But it’s not bad, either! All this, plus: Sheasaro outsmarts the entire Raw tag division, the Miz remains hot stuff, Jason prefers his nUsos be silent, Backlash is all about Nakamura wrestling, probably, Pete Dunne is mean and super ugly, and playing board games with Braun Strowman.
Randy Orton took some initiative and decided to burn down the whole Wyatt compound, which might actually be a shed? Nikki Bella was a best part of a promo between Cena and The Miz? SmackDown was better than Raw? Fastlane is here again? So many surprising twists and turns on this, the Fastlane to Wrestlemania seasontime!
It’s our SummerSlam post-show look back and really, we’re just concerned for both Randy Orton and Sasha Banks. And Finn Balor. And the careers of anyone on the pre-show. Also, our Power Rankings present a shocker of a number one pick in The Miz (thanks to his blazing promo on none other than his former NXT pro/mentor, Daniel Bryan). Guess that’s what you get when the student becomes the master. Watch those elbows and listen to this, the best-of-seven series of shows!