Tables Ladders and Chairs
After last month's worst ever PPV show in decades, Hell in a Cell, which was a paltry 0/10, WWE launched a follow up from the Raw brand, with TLC. Would this far any better despite being hit with last minute changes WWE had not planned for?
Apologies for the delay in the review upload, but, we have a life and if WWE aren't going to deliver and so poorly, why should we bother to stress ourselves because they don't have a life? WWE is all they know, and given how PPV has been booked, we're glad we waited.
Anyways, let's find out.
Live on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, WWE pulled out its toy furniture once more.
Asuka Vs Emma
Emma 'won' the right in a five man battle to play with Asuka tonight. WWE knew they had no other capable woman on the roster to carry its can with Asuka. The match was decent but WWE's bungled job out of Emma, as predicted, not only stalled the show, the same old mentality of WWE bullies, but also Asuka's debut as just another random victory that means virtually nothing.
It's the Roman Reigns booking all over again.
Asuka defeated Emma by submission in a technically sound but wasteful match.
As of a week later, two days ago from writing, Emma was released from WWE. It's best female star was let go. WWE have had a unknown problem with her, yet scandal ridden Xavier Woods and Paige, Alicia Fox, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Jinder Mahal and score of other useless talent remain on the roster at the height of programming. All those that have cost WWE its ratings and reputation.
WWE callously released them on their website, in its regular, cowardly fashion.
WWE also let go of Summer Rae, who was doing nothing, and the token black homosexual Darren Young, who many people knew WWE were using for media attention to seem less homophobic than they actually are.
Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann Vs Jack Gallagher and Brian Kendrick
WWE put out a tag team cruisers match. Why even bother. It was poor, laughable and hilariously infeasible that made WWE look like a complete mark with no business acumen once more. No one cares. The token black guys, Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann won. It was forgettable and pointless.
WWE Raw Women's Championship
Alexa Bliss (c) Vs Mickie James
Champion of perky breasts and not much else, Alexa Bliss, WWE's 'best of a bad bunch' had competish in Mickie James. HaHaHaHaHaHa!
WWE think that's actually a selling point, an ignorant nymphomaniac cheater who sleeps her way around the entire locker room and way past her prime. That's WWE for you. They like their women to be hoes. They just don't want it made public.
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Bliss had another match by the numbers with sluggish and tender James, who still has no definable qualities other than an old and crusty plus one. Something which WWE have been using as a cheap and boring story.
Alexa Bliss predictably won in a seat warming exercise for Asuka. Mickie James was just another dependable notch on the bed post.
So much for a women's revolution. This was a bathroom break at best.
Enzo Amore Vs Kalisto (c)
Even worse from WWE was a dreadful cruiserweight title challenge no one gave two hoots about. Enzo, who randomly lost the title to highly ignorant mosquito Kalisto on a quick 'Raw hiring' storyline WWE bend its rules over everytime with zero legitimacy, was another wasteful eight minutes.
Closet homosexual and token Latino midget ignorant acrobat Kalisto, who should never have been given the random 'title' to begin with, proved WWE play idiotic games that they realise are mistakes. Enzo Amore regained the strap with ease. The match was a pathetic mess with no skill whatsoever. WWE should be ashamed of such a disgrace served up to paying fans.
Finn Balor Vs Bray Wyatt AJ Styles
The next embarrassment was this. WWE had to draft AJ Styles in, which made no sense and WWE still did not provide it, to jump around with acrobat Finn Balor.
Finn Balor decided to dress up in his face paint and toilet paper dreadlocks as a 'Demon' we are supposed to be very scared of, instead of hilarious chuckling at.
Treading water on Smackdown and stinking out the place comes ignorant hickory action figure AJ Styles. Another bouncy blancmange in a throwaway match that had nothing to offer. It was meek, all showy fluff and no level technical or enhancing desire.
WWE had originally planned for Bray Wyatt, who recently filmed a vignette posing as Sister Abigail (what?) to battle this 'Demon' face paint stick.
WWE were planning to have Wyatt perform as Abigail in a dress. Yeah, the audience had their own WTF moment here. WWE seem to think it's amazing. They wouldn't be able to make it good, but of course, I would be able to make this work, so from me it would have potential. From WWE it was pathetic mockery that alienated fans further on the Bray Wyatt screw up project.
Finn Balor beat AJ Styles in a very long, near twenty minute mess that filled up time instead of talent to carry WWE through a bungled mess.
Wyatt and Roman Reigns were said to have been struck down with a mystery illness around the lockerroom, later revealed as mumps. Others believed it was steroids that WWE had covered over.
Thanks for coming AJ Styles.
Jason Jordan Vs Elias
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in all this mess.
Random drifter Elias, former Sampson, fought with rising star and unexplained switch from other brand as Kurt Angle's 'son' Jason Jordan.
WWE have high hopes for Jordan, saddled with a stupid gimmick, though has got potential if WWE get it right, which clearly they will ruin once more, as always.
Jason Jordan won. It was just there, at this point and has no feeling to it.
Tables Ladders and Chairs
Tag Team, Handicap, 5 on 3
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns Kurt Angle Vs The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, Braun Strowman and Kane
This was the main collision mess. Tables, Ladders, all the fixtures and fittings were thrown around. While it was cheap to encourage a few Independent, hardcore cheers from fans with flying plastic toys, WWE had a lot to answer for.
With Roman Reigns ill with 'mumps' Vince McMahon's brain fart come wave was adding in Kurt 'don't break the neck' Angle as filler for The Shield's grand failure of reuniting repeats. How embarrassing.
Their opponents were drafted in big man Kane, who has not been seen for roughly a year. WWE teamed Miz with Cesaro and Sheamus. The other two hanger on's, were clear signs WWE didn't rate its Miz-tourage in Bo Dallas and talented but misused beefcake Curtis Axel.
The Shield's trio of honourary member and two guys of three, ignorant sap Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins and lukewarm Dean Ambrose defeated the other five. Despite a cheap attempt to give fans some hardcore-ish action flying everything around, it was another admission of poor interaction.
Having ill stars was no excuse. The players may have changed but WWE's booking was very much the same format. This speaks volumes on how WWE have neglected business for lunacy to stand out for something. WWE don't even know what they are trying to stand out for.
Oh, and Brock Lesnar wasn't there for this one, either. Even he won't go on such a tainted calamity.
PPV Rating - 1/10
Men/Women of their matches - Emma, Cedric Alexander, Alexa Bliss, Neither were good enough, Neither were good enough, Jason Jordan, Cesaro
Man/Woman of the PPV - Sister Abigail
Ironic that the theme of the PPV was the one removed from it. Asuka/Emma was a wasted opportunity.
As you read this, before the PPV, Nia Jax also requested to be let go from WWE, which was quietly played down by WWE. She was annoyed with WWE's lack of direction for her, given her time on the main roster and the powerful presences she should have been making. Once more WWE messed up its own division yet again.
AJ Styles parachuting in was a throwaway emptiness with a rag doll toilet paper carnival freak. Bray Wyatt had a lucky escape.
The stands at PPV were also highly unfilled just like house shows, filling roughly 1/3 of its entire capacity. WWE think nothing of it. Hilarious. The production is still very much the same repetitive lost hole.
WWE are going to have another big hit come their way like the Injury phase that struck everyone down over the last decade. WWE still haven't made any new stars and coasted along for media and self ego. The results are telling. WWE have no leg to stand on.
No-one cared, it was rushed, lame and empty. Same old routine, daft interactions and coasting along lunacy with gimmick jumps. A cruiserweight PPV at its finest. Which was purely pathetic embarrassment no one could or should be proud of.
Only Emma saved the PPV, despite WWE's hatred of her for their failed booking on her. They treated her with reward over a week later with release. Wonderful.
Whilst she won her debut, Asuka has no presence in WWE and carrying over from a random pit of obscurity in NXT wont correlate to the main roster. At this point in time she is no-one, and WWE are clueless at booking /NXT call ups, thinking that is enough to deliver on them. Airheads. If WWE were smart they would have had Asuka lose and keep the feud going strong. WWE of course, have no clue.
TLC was another bungled mess that served no purpose and is enshrined in the archive as another forgettable PPV.
WWE instantly began moving on to the upcoming mess that is going to be Survivor Series. WWE repeats are at its most troubling ever. There is no future ahead, currently.
WWE are slowly and blindly driving their mini bus at full speed of the cliff. No-one in WWE has the balls, manpower, talent or creativity among its b*tch boy yes men and airhead fluffers era for egotistical trophy hoarding. Congrats, the trophy is yours. The prize turkey at its greatest decline.
WWE are too scared to do what needs to be done.
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