Tuesday, 30 April 2019

AWOW EXCITED: BAYLEY TO FACE THE MAN TONIGHT ON SMACKDOWN LIVE


Finally! Some action!

I can't count how much of her time as a Double Champion is Becky Lynch spending in speeches! I don't count Lacey Evans sneaky attacks at all.  How many matches did she have?! Two? Three? Versus Ruby Riott and Alicia Fox on Raw! 

WWE RAW RESULTS APRIL 29, 2019: A MOMENT OF BLISS ENDED IN A MATCH. THE MAN AND THE LADY OF WWE SQUARED OFF BEFORE MITB


Weeks before Money In The Bank, we have a lot of happening on the women's wrestling stage in WWE!

First, we had an introduction of the RAW's men and women competitors at MITB on the show 'A Moment of Bliss'! 4-women who will have the opportunity to win a contract for a future title shot and we have a debutante! ... And a match!

Then we had another storyline in a (physical) development that brings referees and authorities on the stage to bring peace.

Nice show!

Monday, 29 April 2019

IMPACT WRESTLING RESULTS: REBELLION, APRIL 28, 2019


Rebellion is over!

We had three matches that involved women and one of them was last minute addition. 

I am kind of angry because Impact Wrestling is not doing any photos or short videos for their shows and PPVs. Aside from the fact that we are with limited financials. So I am forced to use what I have...

Overall the show looked fine... I checked the results and was kind of happy to see the Intergender match added.  I am happy with the other two matches endings as well. Since I have to make this review with pieces of info (didn't have time and money to watch) it would be more analytics oriented (something I do better) 

AWOW INSIDE LOOK: THE 4 WOMEN FROM RAW WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN 2019'S MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH


An interesting twist in Raw related to the up-coming MITB.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

AWOW EXCITED: LOOK WHO'S ON A TRYOUT IN WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER?


After years of not acknowledge her talent, because of troubles in the past, WWE finally decided to do another step further in their growing up as a company that can deal with the past and concentrates on the present. Finally, they decided to reconsider and put talent over past issues.

Friday, 26 April 2019

IMPACT WRESTLING PREDICTIONS: REBELLION PPV, APRIL 28, 2019



While we might not see 'Vengence for the Bunny' sequel from the Undead World storyline, we will see two highly competitive Knockouts matches. A returning Hall of Famer vs. Future One, and the KOs Title on the line between the Title Holder - a famous Luchadora and Challenger - rising, super talented Knockout!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

WWE WORDS COLLIDE RESULTS, APRIL 24, 2019: EPIC CLASHES BETWEEN THE FOUR BRANDS


An epic collision of all four brands women's divisions.

This is how you can describe this event. Raw, SmackDown, NXT and NXT UK put a show that you might never forget.

WWE NXT RESULTS, APRIL 24, 2019: MYSTERIOUS TAG PARTNER


Redemption!

After a win in a singles competition, this week we saw eventually the conclusion of a rivalry (I hope not I still want one more singles match). On the other hand, this tag team battle was the first officially ending with a victory for a new talent who was the mysterious partner.

WWE NXT UK RESULTS, APRIL 24, 2019: A NIGHT OF STATEMENTS


Taped around WrestleMania 35 this episode presented one women's match. Actually, there are almost 1 match per-show. The NXT UK division is growing, yet, but every singles match in it is a high-quality showdown! This week they had a guest from the US NXT and it's nice to see that battle. 

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE, APRIL 23,2019: OLD-NEW CHALLENGER AND THE IICONIC SHOUT DOWN


Two matches that determined the future of two titles. 

1/2 the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions - the IIconics was on the ring to face 1/2 of their future Challengers. The Man was there to meet her old-frenemy and new acquisition to SmackDown Live Roster. The end of the two stories - well the first one is still in a build-up, the other one got an interesting twist.


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

WWE RAW RESULTS, APRIL 22, 2019: THE MAN IN ACTION AND THE GLOW SHINES BRIGHT


Two matches, some talking as always, that was the WWE RAW's formula for Monday. Nothing wrong, since both matches involved title-holders. It was nice and somehow the situation gets back to normal, after WrestleMania 35 and the WWE Superstars Shake-Up.

Usual. Traditional. Back to basics. 

NAOMI defeated 1/2 WWE WOMEN'S TAG TEAM CHAMPION BILLIE KAY /w. 1/2 WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Peyton Royce/
The Glowing Winner
'But Who has your back?' 

The IIconic entered the arena with the usual confidence and a bag full of teen jokes.
That is what the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions the IIconics of BillieKay and Peyton Royce asked, after series of insulting, schoolgirls verbal abuse, that is their trademark. They reminded Naomi, that Bayley has said 'No to the Glow' and had gone to SmackDown, etc. A lot of talking!

Simple but filled with grace finish of the match!
Then a match!

Quick match, but really important, as we'll show you in the Recap section. Billie started it with a kick and sort of a stretch submission and that was it... Naomi took control of the match and won it after neutralizing Royce and pinning Kay after athletic Sunset Flip. 

Who's laughing now? Hm, not the IIconics
It was short, though. 

Recap:

I love Naomi's push! But most importantly I think that there is something that is build up out there and that might mean double trouble for the IIconics and their reign. They might fight on two fronts  - on RAW and SDL. If I am right, after several alterations, Naomi might enter the Women's tag team picture with a mysterious partner... or maybe the things are not that intriguing and we will watch some bullying and singles, or even handicap matches and everything will fade away, quietly as her rivalry with Mandy Rose. But overall, I am happy that Naomi got a push.

The IIconics -  they are just The IIConics - laughing, mocking, insulting in their schoolgirl's manner. Actually, I am more invested in their future rivalry with Asuka and Kairi Sane, but I think that defense against Naomi and a partner might be some refreshment as well, while the real next tag team champions got heat! 

Why I think that? Because there is no one at this point who could be a suitable tag team partner or partner enough to help The Glow winning the tag belts, sorry! They could surprise my bringing someone from WWE NXT (like Candice LeRae), but that will be like a team built in the last moment. Like her team with Carmella, at the time. So I am for the "IIconics vs. Kairi&Asuka".

 WWE RAW & SMACKDOWN WOMEN'S CHAMPION BECKY LYNCH defeated ALICIA FOX,
in a Non-Title Match; Lacey Evans Attacks
Becky 2 Belts interrupted

Before the match, Becky 2 Belts had some words to say about Lacey Evans - about their future title match at Money In the Bank, the Lady is another blond ambition and Lynch already had been done with one showoff blondie. The Man mentioned that Evans is sort of a new incarnation of her former rival - Charlotte Flair, but more of a dope version, eventually. Then she decided to pay attention to her scheduled for tonight opponent - the veteran Alicia Fox.
The Lady of WWE had a lecture for the Man, titled 'What it means to be a Lady?'

Well, the music that hit the ring wasn't Foxies... The Lady of WWE decided to explain to the Man what is like to be A Lady and promised to re-educate The Double Champ with her Woman's Right!
It's nice to see Alicia Fox in action, after months of in-ring inactivity

We had a match! 
Ready for Dis-Arm-Her?!

Alicia Fox did her best. The match was intensive, nicely built and everyone got her moment. Of course, Becky set the things for the match's conclusion with beautiful Bexploder suplexes to add the final touch, her ultimate finisher the Dis-Arm Her armbar! Actually, there was something like a botch during the match, but out of it, everything was nicely done.

Women's Right - Out of nowhere!
Then Lacey Evans showed up out of nowhere and strike with the Woman's Right, standing tall over the fallen champion and Fox.

Recap:

I'll start with Fox! I know that some fans associate her with the Divas era and they are pointing at her as a poor competitor... Sorry, but I totally disagree. For me Fox is a solid competitor, with nice, funny gimmicks and the prove how that she is professional is the fact that she is still in WWE. She's not a poor wrestler at all and I admire that they decided to book her against Becky, supporting the idea that many of the underrated women should have a shot at the champ in or out of title opportunity. It was nice to see this happened!

The Man was great as always with her standard but impactful moves. I love that they are not allowing her only to talk, but they use her as a wrestler, as well, because at one point all she did was talking and being attacked by Lacey.

Lacey's push is a really interesting decision and I am totally into it. I think that the WM's Main eventers feud was so intensive that it exhausts us all and we wanted to see someone else challenging. Well, Evans is doing just great! Now when we have a date on Money In The Bank, we can sit and enjoy how these two former NXT Superstars will put a match together, because at this point they have chemistry, while they are exchanging harsh words and punches. I think it's going to be a really good battle.

OVERALL:
The episode was interesting. As I said in the beginning, we had two title holders in action and it was kind of fresh, as the heat and possibilities weren't affected.
I am really curious where the rivalry between Naomi and The IIconics will lead us. Meanwhile, I am happy that The Man Vs. The Lady of WWE's storyline is evolving and getting more and more build-up and heat on its own, making us anticipating their title clash.
Nicely done!

Monday, 22 April 2019

HOT TOPIC: SASHA BANKS, WWE AND ALL THE WWE UNIVERSE IN BETWEEN


It's a hot topic these days!

Gossips. Rumors.

'Sasha Banks is quitting WWE!'. 'Vince is angry with her'. 'She had enough'.

What is the truth, behind all of this - only WWE and Sasha herself knows it. We can only look at the evidence or the rumors we have.

Sasha won't be the first super-talented wrestler to left WWE because of their attitude toward her ... or her attitude toward them. Melina, Gail Kim, Emma, Ivelisse, Sable... the list is long. Every single one of these names had its troubles with the Creatives and Authorities. Sasha is not immune to this!

I will try to look from three different sides to the issue.

SASHA BANKS SIDE:

She's a strong individual. Independence and devotion, braveness and evolution are mixed in her entity in and out of the ring. She has ideas. She is creative and innovative. The rumors have it that thanks to her and Bayley, we have a WWE Women's Tag Team belts (re)introduced. And for me, this is the truth! I can see her clearly, sitting with Bayley in the Vince Office's and persuade him, how great will be to have a women's tag titles. She's capable of that and more... Because she's a fighter!

Sometimes, the Fighter needs to choose her battles carefully! To step back and to get momentum! 

Two stories got my attention: 

1. That she was unhappy with The IIconics title victory at WM35 (which was punishment by Vince and it was served to both Banks and Bayley in the last minute).

Maybe it's kind of true. But why then she told in an interview that if she and Bayley didn't win the Elimination Chamber titles introducing match, she preferred the IIconic to left with the belts back there? We know that both Bayley and Sasha like Peyton Royce and Billie Kay! What was the problem? For me, this rumor is not the real reason, for her absence. Maybe it's a small part of the problem (maybe not), but in this business, you must be ready to drop the belts with class and dignity and I think that Bayley and The Boss, kind of did it at WrestleMania!

It's hard, but not something to die for... Despite her love and devotion, her dedication to the belts, she might get more ambitious to get them back. And let's be honest -  she is better as a singles player than as a tag team one. Not because she can't be a team player. No. But her character is strong and independent and the role of singles competitor suits her more. 

2. Losing to Alexa Bliss in a handicap match.

There was a Twitter war, where The Goddess challenged Bayley and Sasha on a match, indirectly. Then it was that rumor that the match on Raw between Bliss and Bayley (which Bayley professionally loss) was meant to be a Handicap loss for Boss 'n' Hug Connection.

That was enough for Banks (as the rumor goes). She had a nervous breakdown and refused to appear on Raw. 

The legend about Banks and Bliss rivalry outside the ring and gimmick, because of one missed 'thanks' is well known. But we saw that Sasha could be 101% professional and push her eventual bad feelings toward her opponent, aside and to bring  102% great match, even to drop a belt to her on Raw. 

Overall, I think that maybe the stress surrounding her got too much. The pressure of dropping the belts, fighting Bliss and the Shake-Up and Bayley's transfer was too much. The stress in that business is a huge factor. Whatever it is I hope that Banks will get the right decision for herself. 

WWE'S SIDE:

WWE is not #1 because it makes a lot of compromises. Sometimes they have really awful creative and road agent decisions. But there are people working in there. The Creative staff and Vince McMahon needs to deal with a lot of problems, related to the creative process. It's not that easy to send this one to face that one, or to build characters.

The WWE Superstars are employees and most of the time they must follow the ideas of the Authorities, even if they sound ridiculous - yeah, sometimes they are, sometimes they are not. Sometimes they know what to do to help your career. Sometimes they will ask you because you are that character, what are you thinking. This the business and everyone could contribute to it.

As I said upward: it's a matter of the right battle selection. The right time. 

I don't think that the current WWE is that ignoring to the ideas of the Superstars and fans. Look at the PC - as the show Breaking Ground showed, Superstars are allowed to come with an idea for their own characters. It's logical Creatives and Authorities to let you try to introduce something that is comfortable for you, at first. Of course, sometimes the Superstars got ridicules ideas, and for their good, they need to be persuaded to leave the idea.

No one is perfect!

Sometimes, Vince forgets that his employees are people and people needs good motivation and conversation, not punishment. That's sad, but that is his way. I don't know if he said 'Don't kiss her arss' about Sasha, for real. We heard that he wasn't happy with her in the past, at some points. I just hope that WWE will do everything to prevent the loss of one great Superstar in the face of Banks, so into the business and so charismatic.

They have done that before, I hope that they overgrowth it. 

WWE UNIVERSE:

If WWE and Sasha Banks won't reach an agreement on their collective future, the impact will be on WWE Universe's expense. Yes. The fans will suffer and the fans are those who helped WWE and Sasha Banks to be where they are. 

It will be sad. Of course, many people will continue to follow Banks outside of WWE, but here is her legacy and it's not completed. She kind of owns the fans some respect, and WWE owns some respect to the WWE Universe as well.


AWOW SIDE

I am both fan and analysists. I love women's wrestling and WWE has a special role in that. I also enjoy every aspect of the business, I love the creative part of it. I love to look and predict, what the next creatively-logical step might be. I am happy when they surprise me or it matches my thinking. As a fan, I will be unhappy and hurt to see her go. As a professional, I'll be sad to lose her character, her potential, charisma, but this is her career. For part of me, that is not a good decision. There might be a compromise. But if the cost is too hight I would understand. Everyone who can think might understand. 

Sometimes I want to interfere and say: 'You fools, sit down! Sasha, tell me what you want, tell me what's insulting you, tell me what is happening with you? Now, WWE what's going on? What are your plans for her? What do you want and what actually you need form her as a wrestler and gimmick? Talk guys, say it! Say it all! Start with the things that upset you and let us finish with the good stuff or vice versa!'... For me sometimes the constructive dialogue is missing!

In the end, my official statement is that we will face whatever decision they make. Oh, I'll be mad and depressed, but that's it. Wrestling business and private decisions. 

Sunday, 21 April 2019

IMPACT WRESTLING RESULTS, APRIL 19, 2019: SOME MATCHES AND SEGMENTS THAT WERE NICE


On our way to Rebellion PPV, we have a really interesting episode. I enjoy watching it. Four women's segments. Two matches. Two backstage actions. 

Impact Wrestling is warming up for next Sunday (Rebellion PPV, April 28, 2019), we will warm up with predictions next week, as well. 

So let's check the (late) results!

SCARLETT BORDEAUX & FALLAH BAHH defeated DESI HIT SQUAD (ROHIT RAJU & RAJ SINGH) /w. Gamma Singh
INTERGENDER TAG TEAM MATCH



Impact Wrestling started with a really entertaining and we kind of expect it match (it was logical that match to happen. see here). 

Scarlett Bordeaux teamed with the giant Fallah Bahh, to help him teach the Desi Hit Squad a lesson that they won't forget soon.  Actually, the match was incorrectly named Mixed Tag, but to be a mixed tag you need to have females on both teams, and the rules are different (man faces man, woman feces woman). This was pure, joyful Intergender match. 

I really love the brave idea of Impact to explore the area of the 'man vs. woman' wrestling. Congratulations on the brave and risky decision, congratulations for Scarlett, who's look deceives the audience, but she is solid in that kind of matches. Her involvement in that kind of matches was really risky and brave too. 

I love it! Especially, the moment with the Stink Face, when one of the Desi Hit Squad begged Bordeaux to perform the move on him, she asked the guy to cover his eyes and... the 'poor thing' received a big, fat, totally not sexy Stink Face from Bahh!

Recap:

I really enjoy the idea of using sexy and stature woman to kick men's arsses. At the time it was kind of hard for me to watch this type of wrestling (intergender), but soon, matches like Pentagon Dark vs The Black Lotus Triad, Reklusa vs. Pentagon Dark, Ivelisse vs. many of the Lucha Underground guys... all of this and the women's statement that they love to wrestle with men, changed my way of thinking, for good I hope...

That was a really nice opening of the show on Friday and I just can't wait to see Bordeaux and Bahh, next moves - as a tag team or as singles competitors. I can't wait to see Scarlett facing some of the strongest women in Impact like Tessa Blanchard, Taya Valkyrie, and Su Yung, as well! Overall, I like her booking and she looks solid in her matches. I can handle more... 

Good Job!

KIERA HOGAN CONFRONTS ROSEMARY... AND WE HOPE THAT SHE GOT THE MESSAGE FROM THE DEMON ASSASSIN


This week The Firefly of the KOs division made another confrontation with the Demon Assassin. 

Hogan desperately wants to fight The Undead Bride Su Yung at Rosemary's side. Well, Rosemary is not pleased by the idea. The moment Hogan stated that there 'Two of Us' in that fight, The Demon Assassin decided to be 'clear' that this fight is her own... She brutalized Hogan, ending the attack with 'Now we are one'

Recap:

Okay! For me, all of this Supernatural type drama is kind of interesting and funny. It's fresh! We haven't seen anything like that on other main promotions. Both women are building a nice story as Rosemary's character really elevates Kiera Hogan. 

I think that the consequences of this match will be a singles match, where it will be decided who will fight Su Yung (I hope at Rebellion) to avenge the Bunny (Allie). For me, that is a logical follow-up. They need to set things up, between them!

TESSA BLANCHARD IN A JUGGERNAUT MODE, BEFORE HER CLASH WITH GAIL KIM, NEXT SUNDAY


Next Knockouts segment involved Tessa Blanchard running around Gail Kim's husband restaurant and brings chaos, attack innocent employee and customers, wanting to deliver a personal message. 

You'll see in the video...

Recap

Mmm... I don't know! The segment purpose was clean -  Tessa wanted to send a message to Gail Kim 'Be ready for everything!'. The interesting part is that is mostly a men's type of angle - running around, trying to harm their opponents' family members and spouses to send a  word. Nice idea. 

I think that she might bring more destruction, but that portion of bullying was kind of ... enough. I am looking forward to Gail Kim's move, next week. Or we might see Tessa attacking Kim's home?! 

The goal is completed: I want to see how Gail Kim vs. Tessa Blanchard will end up, next Sunday at Rebellion! 

MADISON RAYNE defeated IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION TAYA VALKYRIE,
IN A NON-TITLE MATCH


Oh, that Bad, Bad Taya!

She started the match with an announcement that... she won't fight tonight after insulting Canadian fans and the whole country, which actually is her home country! 

Well, Madison Rayne, wasn't that easy to be ignored and she started the things out throwing several good moves at the Champ. Of course, La Wera Loca decided that she can quit the match, after the bell, by just leaving the arena, looking arrogant and not giving a damn. 

Well, she didn't see it coming! 

The #1 Contender, hungry for gold, Jordynne Grace entered the ramp and returned her Rebellion opponent into the ring, where Madison Raye quickly finished after Valkyrie's distraction caused by Grace's appearance. 

Recap:

Another clear idea - more heat and hype for the KOs Title match at Rebellion. Okay! But, wasn't that a risky move?! Isn't Madison Rayne a contender as well? 

It's not necessary, but it's usual to have the woman who pinned the Champion involved in a title match. Are we gonna see a Triple Threat in the last minute? That would be kind of ... shocking ?!? Strange?!? Confusing?!? 

I think that they need to give Madison Rayne a title shot next week. It looks like Impact Wrestling's Creatives are happy to have her back and they book her against the biggest names on the roster, winning over two of them (she defeated Tessa Blanchard, with Gail Kim's assistance, last week and Taya Valkyrie this week). So, why not? Give her a match against Valkyrie for the belt! It would be really interesting and bringing to the edge of the seat... They should add Johnny Impact, Jordynne Grace and Brian Cage in the mix, prior to the PPV and end the match with a dirty finish by Taya! Sounds nice!

OVERALL

My favorite parts were the Intergender tag team match and the Kiera-Rosemary angle. 

Taya vs. Madison was too short! Yeah, it worked as an idea, but it was too short. For me, Taya and Madison are able to put a better show. Tessa destroying Kim's husband restaurant was too usual. But their fit well in the show. They had clean ideas that reach the audience, too.

Overall, with all of this action, we had a nice episode and KO's appearances. 

Saturday, 20 April 2019

ARE WE SEEING THE END OF THE RIOTT SQUAD?


Rumors! Rumors! Rumors! - in the media.

Woa! Woa! Woa! - from the friends

FOREWORDS: LAST FEW MONTHS!

Fans around the globe were unhappy about the Riott Squad's booking last few months. I, as a person who is looking beyond the display, can say that every appearance on TV, every match or segment, every time you are scheduled to work is important, vital for any Superstar's career. Sometimes many of you forget that. Why she is not in a match and just talk? Why she was booked to lose? Why she appears rarely? It's better to appear rarely than never... In this business, there are periods when many Superstars are pushed back during a lack of creative ideas and inspiration. Even worst - they are released. 

I think that The Riott Squad had a medium booking - not worst, not the best (like their feud with Natalya, that was great and which focused on Ruby and Nattie's relationships, mostly). Theirs mixed up with the WM 35's main eventing trio were not just compromise booking, it was the best for the Riott Squad at the time - best than nothing. And 'Beat the clock challenge' was a really suitable segment. 

When you have stable like the Squad, you have a leader plus supporting members and in this case, we had a leading figure that was the glue for the team and too bright as a character to be in that team. Paradox.

It started as a good idea when they debuted on SmackDown Live. They continued to be the symbol of anarchy and rebellion on Raw, but Ruby Riott was the one who shined bright and the rest was in her shadow, not because they are not good NO, they are amazing on their own, but in this configuration, they were destined to be in Riott's shadow.

WWE Creatives tried different matches and ideas to put the rest of the Squad step forward. Send them at Elimination Chamber, booked them against Ember Moon (on Raw) or Charlotte (SDL). But I think that somehow Ruby's shadow was too big. 

I finally start to understand the idea of the separation of the squad this week as part of the WWE Superstars Shake-Up. I think that now, we can see these three girls on their own. The sad thing is that I expected them to break up in the old fashion way - with a huge rivalry between them. But they were many people's (including us) favorite team - wild, free, deviant!

THE SINGLES' STAGE FUTURE STAR

As I have mentioned - It was a paradox! Ruby Riott united the Riott Squad under her leadership and she was an amazing leader, but at the same time, she was more colorful, more bright, more attention-stealing. Even when she wasn't around during an injury or else there was a presence like kind of her ghost surrounding the other two. You know that she is not ringside, for reason, but your sub-conscious is expecting her, asking for her.

Now, we think that she finally will get her solo career and she will get in position for great things. She can concentrate on future title shots and PPV appearances and she will shine on her own. Because she can, she has what it takes, that's why she rose up that quickly in NXT and then quickly was sent to WWE. SHE IS TALENTED and her talent can't be ignored and can't be limited by including her in a stable. She needs more individual space. I think now she'll get it and she will take everything possible from that opportunity.

THE GOOD VIKING'S WIFE/VALET

I hear that as an idea from Ring the Belle on YouTube and I think it will be great...

Since her debut as a part of the Riott Squad, Sarah Logan has her ups and downs and maybe she needs s some time off as an active wrestler and to work as a valet for her husband's team. Her Viking gimmick will match well with her hubby's team agenda. That doesn't mean that she can't get physical in the ring or outside. Look Zelina Vega as valet - she's tiresome. 

We can look at that (if it happens) as stepping back to prepare herself for a jump forward. The valet role will not reduce her value. I think it would make the fans wanting to see her even more involved in the ring, than ever. So, let's be it.

THE COLOURFUL UNDERRATED KID

Liv Morgan was the Squad's Mad Kid! 

But we remember the time when she was a solo player in NXT and she was someone who knows how to throw a new move every time she's on the ring. We followed her career since day one, as Marley to Liv. We enjoyed every single match she appeared because she was innovative and brave to try things in the ring. She still is all of that...

She was forced to suppress it in the name of the teamwork. 

At this point, her chances in SDL are kind of  50:50 - she may be successful on her own, or may fail. The first several appearances will be critical for her. I think that creatives had some ideas for Liv, but they are not figuring out what exactly or how to introduce her in a better light and as a solo competitor. I think that her first SDL matches and segments will look kind of strange to fans because they will need to adjust to the reality that she is no more part of The Riott Squad. It will be kind of hard and risky, but with time it will be great. Maybe that's why they didn't debut her this week, which was wise. They need to figure it out - how and when.

Liv will have some hard time escaping the underrated role she had with the Squad - she was sort of the weakest link, despite her stunning skills and a great talent for wrestling. Sarah was the powerhouse, Ruby the Leader-That-Shine-Bright and Liv was the kid who often gets beaten down and lose the match or was first eliminate at Royal Rumble... If they want her gimmick to work as a singles competitor and character, they need to pull her away from her past, carefully and somehow to make her look strong and solid as a stand-alone. Hard task and we are hoping for all of them - Creatives and Liv to overcome that obstacle, because everyone is looking over her right now, because of the Shak-Up and everyone is curious what's next! 

Liv is kind of set in the spotlight right now and the next move will be important!

RECAP:

Every team or almost every team has its time of disbanding. Women's alliances, for example, are not that stable, mostly because the bookers decide that they can use the prejudice about woman-woman friendship and how the emotions can mix the things up. 

I am really in shock about the way Riott Squad is separated. I don't know if Sarah and Ruby will continue their work as a tag team, maybe not. But maybe this is for good and let us memorize their best moments together and concentrate on their future. Whatever it will be, we hope it will be great!

Friday, 19 April 2019

WWE SHAKE-UP BONUS POST: WHAT ABOUT NIKKI CROSS?... WHO WILL PLAY WITH NIKKI?


'Come play with Nikki! Play with Nikki!'

Okay! But where is her playground?

Is it painted in Blue?

Is it Red?

Or Yellow mixed with some Black?...

Where is Nikki?

Where is Nikki in the whole Shake-Up Picture?!

That is one of the many exciting questions that WWE Shake-Up brings to us. Next, to Sasha Banks absence, the Riott Squad's future, what's next for all WWE women's divisions...

We decided to think about where is this Twisted Sister, needed?

She has a character. She's a great wrestler with her own style. She's someone you can rely on for a great battle against anyone. She's ready for everything and everyone. Everyone looks like they are not totally ready for her 'craziness'.

Free Agent! She can't be a free agent all the time. She's not an Alumna. She is more than a rising star, but she is still on her way to becoming a Superstar on the main roster.

So where is she needed the most?



Well, there is some space freed after Lacey Evans assignment to Raw and Kairi Sane's transfer to SmackDown Live, but come on -  this page is closed! Nikki Cross takeover NXT and even without a title reign in there, she is done with the developmental show. She is beyond development - she is developed since day one(ish)!

No way to bring her back! She is on her way to one of the Main brands. But which one?



I have described to you how I see the situation on Raw women's roster - In development! Lacey Evans is the only Superstar at this point who gets some serious heat, thanks to her rivalry with Becky Lynch and the title shot she earned after defeating Natalya!

I don't want to see Nikki on Raw!

'Wait? You said that Raw is nowhere at this point, except for Lacey Evans who has a direction... Isn't she needed in the Red brand?'

To be needed and to be suitable are two separate kinds of stuff. They can use her as a Free agent... but I really wish to see her in...



There we have a big talents pool. Raw will be fine. SDL needs more Shake-Up! Retribution for the years of eye candy looking division, that bites the Raw's dust, most of the time.

Nikki will bring chaos on the singles stage and will push many women to their limits. I want to see her taking out the best from Charlotte Flair, Ember Moon and The Man- Becky Lynch. Her unique gimmick (like Moon's) allows her to be flexible and to challenge everyone.

Bring her to SDL!

BACK ON 'THE FREE AGENT' THING:

They might continue to use her because of the upward reasons: Raw is looking bad (except for the Lady of WWE) and SmackDown Live is totally shaken-up in a stunning, attention-stealing way. So eventually, they will use Nikki as a wild card/free agent for both brands which is sort of compromise. I don't like it, I want her on SDL, but... when I wrote the upward rows I started to think that maybe, somehow, she might continue to work as a free agent for a while i.e. until the things get more concrete, solid in both brands. Until everything gets back to normal and everyone calms down.

After that, I want to see her in SmackDown because I love the momentum that the Blue Brand received. She'll fit there at 101%.

BONUS IN THE BONUS:

Oh, Look! There is a bonus in the bonus! Yay!

Crazy Idea to match Nikki's craziness!

What about ... just think for a second... What if Cross joins WWE NXT UK?!

She'll be near home. She will have the door open for other WWE brands as well, but she'll be exclusive. Brave and crazy, eh? Even crazier than brave 😁😁😁...

There might be such a possibility, but I think that it might become a reality when her role in WWE's main brands is played-out. Then they might send her in a sign of respect to win some gold in the UK and to end her WWE days near home.

For now, I think that we still have a chance to see her as a guest star on WWE NXT UK, messing with Rhea Ripley, Jinny, Isla Dawn, KLR, etc. even with the champ Toni Storm!



So that's all, folks! We just had a 'brainstorming session' and we hope it makes you think about the topic and have your ideas as well! Share it with us on Twitter or Facebook, or even in the comments in here!

Feel totally free to do it!



WWE SHAKE-UP FINAL OVERVIEW PT.2: SMACKDOWN LIVE



The Shake-Up is over and it had its impact on Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT. Stars were assigned to rosters after being a Free Agents for over a month, teams were split, teams were created, new horizons for already established stars.
Let's remind ourselves who went where and I will make an analysis and some suggestions for matches and rivalries.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

WWE SHAKE-UP FINAL OVERVIEW PT.1: RAW


The Shake-Up is over and it had its impact on Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT. Stars were assigned to rosters after being a Free Agents for over a month, teams were split, teams were created, new horizons for already established stars.

Let's remind ourselves who went where and I will make an analysis and some suggestions for matches and rivalries.


WWE UK NXT: MORE THAN MYC 2018 REMATCH

For me, WWE NXT UK is quickly developing, amazing brand/project. After they fulfill my fantasy booking dreams and hired Jazzy Gabert, Piper Niven and Kay Lee Ray I can say that they have reached the perfection. Maybe they could add one Candy Floss and Tegan Nox and they will go beyond perfection.

Last night, Ripley vs. Niven got indirect development and we saw one stunning USA talent debuting for the brand. 

I really can say that it's going in the right direction with its women's division.

WWE NXT RESULTS, APRIL 17, 2019: TITLES AND FRIENDHIPS



The Pirate Princess is sailing away from NXT with a controversial loss.

Last night's NXT episode showed us the NXT Women's Title put on the line in the Main Event.  Actually, everything that happened in the match was suitable for NXT TV main event. Even the end. It looks like when the Queen of Spades and her henchwomen are around the match always ends in a controversial fashion.

All I can say for sure is that now the door is open for an Avenging Angel storyline. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE RESULTS, APRIL 16, 2019: SHAKE UP SHAKES EVERYTHING


The Shake Up really shook up the two brands and I can say that it finally brought some real action to SmackDown Live women's division.

We had several entries from Raw and a stunning unexpected addition from NXT. The question is - where is Nikki Cross? Where she will be assigned?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

WWE RAW RESULTS, APRIL 15, 2019: THE MAN SMASHED THE RIOTT SQUAD. #1 CONTENDER FOR RAW WOMEN'S BELT CROWNED. BAYLEY HAS A NEW FRIEND


This week will pass under the Shake-Up Sign!
We already have two Blue brand names from their division transferred to Raw and one Free Agent assign. Three women's matches took place in the Red brand ring.
As well one of the most dangerous, game-changing manager and competitor of SmackDown Live is now on Monday Night's show and she didn't miss the opportunity to shine bright we noticed that.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

IMPACT WRESTLING RESULTS, APRIL 12, 2019: REVENGE IMPOSSIBLE. ON THE WAY TO REBELLION



Three matches involving Knockouts in one show, as we told you that the mixed one will happen, following the way of logic and momentum...

Revenge unsuccessful. Legend vs. Future Legend, while Hall of Famer is watching from the first row. Champions faced Challengers.

Impact Wrestling is getting serious on the way to Rebellion PPV at the end of the month (April 28).

Thursday, 11 April 2019

WWE NXT UK RESULTS, APRIL 10, 2019: A DEBUT AND A WOMEN'S MAIN EVENT

Oh, what an action we had in NXT UK!

Two women's matches - a debut and a title match! Four of the ultra-talented female talents shook the ring, throwing moves in the name of the entertainment!

WWE NXT RESULTS, APRIL 10, 2019: CANDICE LeRAE MADE A STATEMENT. THE QUEEN OF SPADES TIRED OF PIRATES


This week NXT's episode was pre-taped at NXT TakeOver: NewYork and present some feuds development and interestingly logical decisions.

One of the most talented former - independent competitors returned to action and stepped out of her husband's shadow. The Champion had her conversation with Mr. Regal. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

WRESTLEMANIA 35 RESULTS PT.03: WINNER TAKES ALL TRIPLE THREAT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. TABLES ARE FOR B***HES AND THE MAN DOMINATION



Blood, sweat, tears, pain!

I don't know how I feel about the Women's Main Eventing WrestleMania! We expected and invest a lot of hope in The Man and our hopes were justified. But somehow... I can't explain this strange feeling... A strange feeling about the whole thing!

I am not disappointed. I love women's wrestling with all of my heart. It's empowering, inspiring and entertaining. There is a lot of passion and emotions into it. I can watch and enjoy even a 4 min. match from those dark times and could get satisfaction watching those girls fighting for their spot and doing what they were allowed to do.

SMACKDOWN LIVE RESULTS, APRIL 09, 2019: IICONIC TITLE DEFENCE AND THE MAN IN TROUBLE + PAIGE'S SURPRISE




On the second day post-Mania, WWE give to me
One tag title defense,
The Man barely stands,
And intriguing surpr-i-i-i-se by Paige!

My heart almost sings, despite this week's kind of cut short women's in-ring action. Actually, it was really intensive. Especially, when we talk about The Lady and the Man.

Oh, and let's not forget that the Superstars Shake-Off is coming next week to change the landscape in Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT!

Let's go...

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

WWE RAW RESULTS, APRIL 08, 2019: THE LADY OF WWE HAVE MET THE MAN


The night after WrestleMania started with one women's match and a post-victory celebration interrupted. No new NXT talents, except the already marching up and down the ramp one. Overall, the show was interesting.

Monday, 8 April 2019

WRESTLEMANIA 35 RESULTS PT.02: WWE WOMEN'S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP. EVERYTHING IS IICONIC NOW



That was the match with surprising but kind of expected and wanted end. Somehow we felt the need to see someone fresh at the top of the developing WWE women's tag team division. Someone who's not fitting on 100% in the role of heels, but they are not faces either.

We have an ending that is actually an opening for more entertaining title reign.

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