This week RAW stole the show and the 1st place, outshining even our personal favorites of NXT! This week SDL totally gave up the women's division competition, giving us a squash match and some raw... sorry I meant Smack talk, backstage! NXT make a stand and it was good stand, but Raw's Main event is the winner with it's shocking and controversial ending!
Every single episode of MYC is getting better and better, and at the same time every episode is best for itself, even as a standalone!
Episode 03 started with a really psychological and emotional charge and ended with amazing battle for success. Really amazing and for me there is no loser practical.
You can skip that, because it's really emotional, close and personal (as it was mentioned) and real talk! It's still about women's and not only professional wrestling, but I made several references to private views and feelings.
Episode 2 really started to elevate the things and it showed us that every 4th match (we are calling it main event) will be great, since Abbey Laith vs. Jazzy Gabert! This episode even was more emotional for me in the end, because I saw another two of my favorites facing each others.
Let's remind ourselves what was happening in it!
The first four episodes are available at WWE Network and the opportunity to see everything with your eyes is available for every fan!
I am not disappointed! I think that this is really good presentation, according to the time limit of the first round, for the two days pre-taping! I enjoyed every moment and I was happy to see that the audience in Full Sail University was supportive and enthusiastic!
Let's dive into Episode 01!
We said it before and we are standing for our opinion that Rosemary is one of the greatest characters and wrestlers, these days, not only in GFW:Impact Wrestling! The Demon Assassin, previously known as Courtney Rush, got her career revived on a 100% with her new scary gimmick! Now as sort of a Babyface, she didn't lose any of her heat and the fans can adore her without second thoughts!
We have seen WWE done a lot of interesting things with its titles.
There was a time when Melina Perez was forced to relinquish the WWE Divas title belt, due to injury and a tournament took place, which was won by Maryse, while WWE 7-times Women's Champion Trish Stratus, kept her title until WrestleMania 22, despite her health status. We saw Paige stripped off her NXT Women's title, because she was a then-Divas Champion and Sasha Banks defending and losing her belt in a explosive match! There are a lot of stories about title vacations and conditional dropping.
Asuka, the 500+ days NXT Women's Champion relinquished her title, due to injury. The reign will be officially over, when the segment is broadcasts, according to WWE.com . The Empress of Tomorrow was undefeated as champion, but now as the article says, she will recover and concentrate on new opportunities in WWE.
Who is next on the line and can we see a tournament that will determine who will fight for the vacated belt? The line is long and colorful.
Let's be clear: Most of us expected more intensive and full of surprises RAW and SmackDown! Live! NXT is a different story. On Monday we had a sort of Championship celebration and a chance given to someone. On Tuesday we get another interrupted celebration, tag team match and Ravishing self-esteam backstage course. On Wednesday we had a pure wrestling for 5 minutes! No new names in RAW or SDL, no RAW returns! Nothing that special! We are back in the usual weekly basis!
10 - competitors in the front coming broadcast of Mae Young Classic were presented immediately after SummerSlam. The Bracketology was nice, but... I always have several buts, there could be more. But it was a really interesting selection.
This days I am pretending that my memories about MYC pre-tapes are erased! What? What 1st round? Who is on the Final?... Because I want to see 'How?' it all happens and how the finalists reach the spot where they are. So I am playing this game without any hesitations - I even enjoyed watching the brackets and the way they presented them.
I like it overall! It was nice first look, besides the hosts- Lita and Corey Graves 'picks' jokes! Of course I will pick everyone of these 32 competitors, because every single one of then has something in herself - that IT factor, that is needed!
Where the road leads for GFW: Impact Wrestling Knockouts division?
Like WWE, they started to bring iconic names from the past, even for several months, meanwhile others are leaving. These days DivaDirt announced that GFW is signing more indie talents like Kiera Hogan and Hania The Howling Huntress, which is kind of progressive. But was the release of the likes of Marti Bell(e), Jade, Maria Kanellis and others, good decisions? What will happened when one of the supporting pier - Gail Kim is retiring? What the future holds?
From Asuka in WWE NXT to Sumie Sakai in ROH. Japanese women started their invasion on separate waves, embodied the spirit and tradition of Japan - a highly patriarchal and closed culture. But all these famous pro-wrestlers fought a hard battles to become a Superstars in their native land and then to be called in the 'Bad West' and to make some name for themselves and for Japan's honor and fame worldwide.
Today we are looking at several really great names, who breaks the barriers between East and West, not just crossed them. We will talk about the problems that surrounds these Japanese sensations appearance in USA.
SummerSlam is over with a lot of title changes, some controversy and a lot of consequences up to come. We have a veteran who waited for 6 years to reach to her newest title reign - sometimes the patience paid off; We had a wheel turned and the circle closed back for a fourth time - the belt returns to one of its usual owners, so she can tie the record of her friend Flair! Surprisingly we didn't saw Miss Money in the Bank at the entrance ramp, pointing at her briefcase - she just watched the match from behind the scene.
Let's turn the event back and analyze what was exactly happened and what the consequences maybe follow the SummerSlam!
What a Saturday, for NXT and what a warm up for WWE SummerSlam!
I want to start with one big 'Thank you!' to all of the involved - from Johnny Gargano and Andrade 'Cien' Almas, to Bobby Roode and Drew McIntyre. All of the matches was epic as always! We saw a lot of women's action, even outside the NXT Women's title match.
Now when its over, we can't wait what the consequences will be for the NXT women's division and not only.
SmackDown Live Women's division erased the legacy of the first brand extensions, non-title existence, revive the emotions and attention around new title creation. Now they start to build a strong legacy of highly technical and high quality matches, new intensive storylines and a lot of oportunities for every single lady in the locker room awaits them.
This weekend we will see another display of two totally different competitors, with totally different wrestling styles, fighting for the top of the division. But while in RAW, there are not obvious underwater rocks, here we have a real iceberg that can smash the winner's title reign boat , in a seconds. Yes, we are talking about the third shadow behind these two amazing women - Miss Money In The Bank Carmella, who can sink the celebration for any of these ladies!
Let's make our preview:
The Biggest event of the Summer 2017, for the world of professional wrestling is on the door!
This Sunday, at 7 PMET/4 PMPT we will see WWE RAW and SmackDown Live brands united for the 13th SummerSlam PPV.
This year we have two women's title matches, as each one of them is competitive enough to fight for the top spot! We are starting with the prediction and analyzes for Monday Night's RAW title. As we said many times, RAW is the brand with a lot of legacy in the women's professional wrestling. It was the home of amazing Champions like Trish Stratus, Lita, Molly Holly, Jazz, Melina, Eve Torres, Mickie James and etc. It was the show where Charlotte Flair earned her 4 reigns and Sasha Banks followed her with 3. Even the Women's Revolution angle was set in there.
Now we have two amazing talents who will compete to affirm their legacy and accomplishments, at this Sunday's event! Who will win and who will loss?
It was never that hard to tell!
The NXT Legend about The Moon and The Sun, is taken to its next chapter! The battle of this two enigmatic female warriors from the East and The West, continues more intensive and heated than ever. We will analyze their characters, fan reaction and skills, before we proceed to point our prediction for a winner - the one we want to win, and the one we thin will win it!
The weather is getting hotter and hotter! The temperatures are rising!
SummerSlam - the biggest pro wrestling event of the summer is this Sunday and it will be warmed up by NXT's talent at Saturday, when they hit Brooklyn for a third time. Meanwhile, the road to SummerSlam (NXT Tekeover: Brooklyn III), becomes more and more intensively heated. #1 Contender was determined (RAW), other compete in a showdown, under the gaze of the Glowing Champ, until the wild card entered the hall with her white briefcase (SmackDown Live), while 'down there', where the yellow and black are trademark colors, two amazing female warriors signed their contract and engage in battle of words (NXT). And we had two matches, for ranking! At top of it the long awaited Mae Young Classic is on the horizon and it's Bracketology analyze will be presented immediately after SummerSlam!
Dear Haters, Eva Marie is no longer part of WWE and I know that you are happy. She was one of those Diva Search/Total Divas products, who were beautiful, but unlucky in the ring. Her career start in the E! Network's reality show, didn't paid off well for The All-Red beauty. Even her trinning with The Brian Kendrick, which was one of my favorite Total Divas-Youtube moments and raise the war between her and WWE then-Divas locker room, didn't help a lot. She was hated and pushed forcefully at the end after limitless hiatus, the agony was over!
Good luck, out of WWE, Eva!
We are transporting to the WWE Performance Center - the amazing facility, the Breaking ground of the future WWE Superstars. The land where some adventurers didn't make it (Devin Taylor and more), while the other are passing through many obstacles to be part of NXT and it's Live Events roster. Sweet, blood, tears, injuries. Hard work. A lot of it. To reach the spotlight. But for many women and men do…
It is clean that we are going to see two interesting women's title matches at SummerSlam. But there is still controversy surrounding them. Prior the biggest wrestling event of the summer, we will have the opportunity to see another chapter of Ember Moon vs. Asuka's story, which is so controversial and exciting, too. At the top of all of it we have Mae Young Classic - the epic, women empowering tournament, pre-taped in two eventually hard days, landing at WWE Network, but first its Bracketology is coming to tease us!
With Bayley out of the title picture, Lana suicide wish and Carmella pushing her Money In The Bank contract into the Glowing Champ's face, the situation before SummerSlam is heated than ever. And at top of it, we saw a footage of a ghost, behind Charly Caruso! Ghost we want ot see on the WWE ring as soon as possible.
This week was amazing. The better way to kick off the Road to SummerSlam for the women's division. And the tension is so heavy that we could barely breath.
This week in WWE was full of events and matches. Some of the interesting things in all of the RAW, SMACKdown Live and NXT, happened outside of the ring or battle.
We had a event changing injured challenger, suicidal wish by a Ravishing Superstar and finally The Moon Eclipsed the Sun in NXT!
Let's check them one by one.