Wednesday, 21 December 2016

WWE Roadblock: End of the Line, 2016

WWE Roadblock: 
End of the Line 

WWE hosted its second Roadblock shoehorn Pay Per View of the year in tonight, exclusively to the Raw brand. It has to have an extra line of text, you see, to stop getting in trouble with false advertising, as March hosted a cheap Roadblock PPV that did not count as legitimate viewing. 

Live on Sunday 18th December, from the PPG Paints Arena, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WWE presented it next Raw branded instalment, the last PPV of 2016, two weeks after Smackdown's dryly themed TLC bonanza. Would WWE, and Triple H's over-inflated ego be any different or regain entertainment values? Or would it be another flash in the pan with outdated story's, loosely put together at the last minute with no direction or writing wit?

Let's find out.

WWE (Raw) Tag Team championships
Cesaro and Sheamus Vs The New Day, Kofi Kingston and Big E (c ) w/ Xavier Woods

The WWE tag team championships, the legitimate ones, which exist and have never been brand exclusive separated, meaning Smackdown's titles are a sham, WWE chose to name them Raw instead. It doesn't count. The un-separated titles, cannot simply be re-branded. New titles must be swooped in and unified/declassified in order to have new branding stick. WWE make it up with no thought or brainpower, and the result is a shoddy brand, gold unworthy of gaining and knocks to those who hold it.

The oddball thrown-together team of Cesaro the talented and Sheamus the loof, took on happy, jumpy Unicorn loving stalemates The New Day. After fiddling the books to get another team a WWE record holding score (some of which doesn't exist as Xavier Woods defended a title he was no champion of) the match was another dry run. WWE still don't get how to brand its own brand anymore. Hilarious. Scores of ratings have dwindled over the past two years. What will it take for WWE to finally realise and act accordingly? Do they have any skill?

Cesaro as ever proved to be the most exceptional force, undermined and underutilised for his immeasurable talents and roster worth, to carry all the men as he previously did a year or two before in the tag scene with Tyson Kidd, as well as general work to the ailing Raw roster. 

His sparring partner come pal Sheamus, who is still terribly green and ever more ridiculous looking, is never going to get over with fans, but, he is Triple H's gym buddy handed everything on a plate, so go figure. WWE like him. I wonder why? Is it for sheer talent?

Regardless of moments, thrills, spills and completely lunacy in places, Cesaro again kept the match stable and eventually lifted the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship with Sheamus to finally topple The New Day of Kofi Kingston and Big E's stale reign. When the record is over, WWE hand it over, but by then it has been zapped of all prestige and meaning. It is another worthless title, sent to Cesaro to calm his contract expiry over the last two months potentially sending him out the WWE door due to creative frustration. WWE and Triple H needed to look good, but realises losing a strong member of the force who can actually wrestle despite their lack of ideas and Triple H's ego as head of creative, desperate no to admit he failed, re-signed with title acquisitions. A tag title. From a man who clearly should be in the dire, sinking ship of the main roster heavyweight straps. Though, it's a blessing in disguise not to have WWE's version of the heavyweight gold, the ugly Universal title, which isn't heavyweight status despite being placed on Triple H's heavyweight tub of lard friend.

When Cesaro wins, it's a cheap exercise for the office to cash in on their failed misgivings. It doesn't look promising despite Cesaro being more than capable at making things exceptional. 

Time Limit match
Sami Zayn Vs Braun Strowman

Triple H, obsessed with copying, fame hogging and trying to seem relevant as a WWE suit and more than the trophy husband decided, after much respect and openness from Max Waltham and the annual Wresting Wonders Pro 50 (WW Pro 50), coming in two weeks, decided to be infatuated with trying out all novelty encounters. Trying to outdo Waltham, whom he is bitterly jealous of for being a success in his own right, copying New Japan over gushings of one tape of midget flyer's and Independent circuits adding interest to time limit matches, decided on a novelty option for success.

This would be resident taxi cab, busker Sami Zayn taking on some big block of zero character, Braun Strowman, a former third wheel to the ever sunk Wyatt Family. Being the new brute force battling bulk, Strowman, a jobber squasher, was in his element. Or was that WWE's booking crew backstage, having the last laugh on puny nobody Sami Zayn?

Puny Zayn needed a hobo Mick Foley to but in and detract from him to raise his hand. Yeah, that'll work.

No-one cared, either way. 

This novelty idea was for puny Zayn to 'survive' ten minutes with jobber squashed Braun Strowman. Going into the match as a pure weakling, Zayn, who jumped about after being squashed on the mat, to lie around for a bit, like his real time mate Kevin 'inconsistency' Owens continued. Sami Zayn eventually made it past the ten minute mark and this counts as a 'win' in WWE's match booking lunacy. How has it got to this? They think it's a good idea. Further proof of such distortion to the real world and the 24/7 obsessions the McMahon's live in their own WWE world. Have the ratings gone down again?


Seth Rollins Vs Chris Jericho

The next match in this half-arsed run through of phoning it in on PPV, was an outdated match up before it began. Ageing tool Chris Jericho, who has no place in WWE character wise, or generally, took on rising Raw number one, dropped to Raw number none Seth Rollins. Talent, skill and all round boosting of the product and titles, when WWE weren't so keen on him which Max Waltham saw the light on, has been put into empty jobber battles. 

While excellent in-ring style, charisma and depth, Rollins was gain mistreated with directionless WWE booking outside of its main 'attractions' if that's what we can call them. 

From the predictable sigh of too and fro-ing, Seth Rollins won over Chris Jericho in adequate wrestling style match which had no place or real interest. Thanks for coming.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Triple Threat
The Brian Kendrick Vs Rich Swann (c ) Vs TJ Perkins

The re-launched Triple H-boxing themed purple title strap which looks entirely ridiculous and gimmick themed 'new colour title' provided another bout of wasted midget men jumping around to no avail.

The two, now former champions in its three-four month tenure (lol) saw a three way battle with jumps, floundering spot monkeys, ignorance in TJ Perkins and a novelty booking of Rich Swann, some Indy, close to ignorant, dude who 'was amazing' on the Indy's according to Triple H and his fandom friends in the so called Internet Wrestling community that Triple H often resented and insulted backstage before his WWE rise to NXT gushing. Don't lose your double standards, Trips.

As for the match itself it was juvenile, pathetic and full of spot monkey moments that failed to elevate what everyone already knew from the start, a failed concept that Triple H just cannot see beyond his own ego to 'launch a tournament' everywhere for everything. What a mark. If you want everything, you'll end up with nothing.

Triple H likes to rush into barmy decisions, lacks longevity in foresight and is a public menace on ego hiring of ignorance thinking he is being clever in trying to annoy for fun. Under Triple H's direction of the last two years, in efforts to try and undermine and steal the business magnate maverick pioneering skills of this writer, has failed beyond laughable belief. WWE s more of a Dixie Carter bolt hole than ever before, shows no actual skill in talent, hiring, creativity, direction, ambition or writing. Triple H's ego continues to kill the entire landscape. The man is a deadly poison on WWE that cannot put his own interests behind him and makes the entire business suffer as a result. If he did, he could have it all, but is too stubborn with the blackest of hearts. He's trying to get another wasted match at Wrestlemania with Seth Rollins. Because all of Tripper's matches have worked at 'Mania in recent years, haven't they? Though the big question is, why is Vince McMahon such a pu**y in dealing with his dying company at the hands of wannabe McMahon?

Oh, Rich Swann retained his newly found title, which to many WWE Universe stars was never seen or heard of on PPV. That in itself right there is yet another epic fail. HaHaHa. We are not amused. 

Among all this lunacy, sprite goblin elf jobber Neville arrived dishonourably chucking Swann into the, you guessed it, barricade. A turn we mentioned needed to happen at least six months to a year ago. Six months too late for WWE. Now Nev is just another inconsistency among impish mosquitoes.

WWE (Raw) Women's Championship
Charlotte Flair Vs Sasha Banks (c)

Another, unsettled title re-branded from the original Women's title still un-unified or officially separated was re-named Raw title. It doesn't exist in the backdated lineage of title history, despite WWE desperate to add it in for dear old favourite Charlotte. This is the hilarity of WWE. They forget themselves and tweak their titles for historic moments and yet erase all history made by failing to correctly brand their titles from the supposed kingpin of branding, who seems to have lost the plot over the last seven years.

A novelty option to do the whole 'Women's revolution' thing, made poignant by Max Waltham, made a complete disaster to female wrestling by WWE, a lengthy timepiece.

They had thirty minutes to battle over a title that has only ever had two occupants in under a year, Charlotte and Sasha Banks.

Tonight the battle was on between Raw's two of three divas (Bayley is recent and desperation call up, anyway) Sasha and Charlotte in what seems to be the never ending feud of lackadaisical wrestling. Charlotte who since her debut over the past two years, hasn't managed to technically wrestle one match in WWE and has been resented by fans for it. We told WWE and Charl of it immediately and they choose to dismiss the issue for their own ego. Look at them now. The scene, wrestling and opponents couldn't be more of a joking disaster.

On the flip side was injury prone Sasha Banks, whom Vince McMahon is no fan. He likes Charlotte Flair, daughter of Ric, who will sell out at any opportunity. So does Triple H, who idolises Ric Flair as he wrestling hero. No, seriously, he does. 

Sasha, champion from two weeks back after involvement from, you guessed it, Ric Flair, cost his nasty daughter the title and handed it to Sasha instead, who couldn't win on her own. Two months ago, Sasha Banks was busted for using performance enhancing drugs failing a WWE Wellness Policy test. Instead of being banned for 30 days as is the policy, Sash, who got injured at the same time, sat out on the bench for near 30 days due to injury. WWE decided that this was okay for her suspension too, which was never served and therefore Sasha should have had another 30 days timed out for her wellness violation.

Though this is WWE. She is allowed to be a steroid abusing druggie, in a time of WWE's lack to support its stars and divisions with healthy competition. With only two to three divas on its roster and a WWE ego to push their fave forward above all logic, has made a sheer wasteland of the diva as division, trying to enhance 'Women's' novelty wrestling. WWE have put it back another 40 years. All for ego and PR attempts with press and TV bragging of female empowerment. Hilarious. The true face of WWE's thievery and conniving cash ins for fame. Hasn't worked though, has it? Because you never were and never understood the origin of how it will work. WWE's bitterness serves the product no favours and is currently on a downward spiral evermore.

As for the match itself, filled with botches, rushed attacks and running around moments before doing some mat work breather spots, Charl, using her daddy's name once more, and Sash, the injury prone druggie couldn't even settle the match at thirty minutes. So it went into overtime. Even with a PPV match of thirty mins they were still unable to write or develop an angle for the gals. Hilarious.

Tied at two a-piece, Charlotte Flair pummelled Sasha Banks to defeat her and once again invoked fury with the WWE Universe with her fourth, inconsistent, transitional run as champion. Fans did not take to Charlotte now or ever before, and her days are numbered as a credible star, WWE used by making her her father's shadow, becoming completely worthless to all of wrestling as the most failed concept ahead of Roman Reigns. 

Raw's dramatic change two weeks prior was a red herring that only untrained eyes could not see coming a mile off. 

WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns Vs Kevin Owens (c)

A minor champion that has no heavyweight status simply created and slapped on budget replacement for injured ignorant show-jumper Finn Balor after one day of reigning, highly ignorant sadsack Kevin Owens was next on the list to excel the title. After dropping more ratings than anything else, Big Kev spent the first five minutes, as routine to every match of his limited repertoire, on the mat rolling around for breather spots or yelling outside like a child. This isn't the Indies dipsh*t. 

The champ.
More loud spot calling was audible from Kev, as always, in his efforts to tell Roman what to do next. Roman Reigns, who stole the show and proved, despite his wellness violation and poor management by WWE, has shown efforts to drastically improve his style and power, bit by bit. It is encouraging to see Reigns, who knows WWE have no options to changing his position, take advice from this writer on board in previous articles. With sheer improvement, powerful working in transitions and fluidity for such a big man of muscle, has managed to work a decent showing with a pitiful opponent that screams constant failure and limp interactions. 

Expertly applied 'pressure' hold from
Kev's loosely gapping arms. 
Failing to sell angles, walk around, yell and use his body to try and do a move, which was just plain comical desperation, Kevin Owens is not the pin up star WWE so blindly hope for, based on Triple H''s title handing fandom faves. Business sense has gone out the window. In has come some stray from the cold, needing a blanket and a warm cup of cocoa before WWE reads him a bedtime story. Aww. That's nice, isn't it? 

After getting his opponents to simply walk into his standing moves, pedestrian Kevin Owens defeated Roman Reigns by disqualification after, you guessed it, a run in from his new found bestie Chris Jericho. Another flawless victory. Getting a cheap win, failing to actually win on own merits and constantly getting a technicality or cheated win beyond dishonourable direction. This is WWE's  future. What a laugh.

After the match, Roman Reigns, with the assistance of Seth Rollins, double powerbombed Kevin Owens through some tables at the titantron ramp, just like two weeks back when Dean Ambrose was flung into them at TLC. Score!

The state of it, your champion. 
Relive The Shield days, dear. It is all you have left. How sad for WWE that after years of a trio famed for the future, in the future, all three of their careers have plummeted at the top? WWE logic at its best.

So Kevin Owens can be beaten when the title is not protected on him? A poor 'delicate' blubber being used for fat kids, who, ironically hate 'fat' Kev. WWE logic at its very best.
Well done.

On the following night's Raw it was revealed Reigns will have a rematch at Royal Rumble, and Chris Jericho will be suspended above the ring in a sharkcage. WWE at its finest. The biggest joke it can possibly be. What a great idea. Zzzzzz.

PPV Rating - 1/10

Men/Women of their matches - Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, The Brian Kendrick, Sasha Banks, Roman Reigns

Man/Woman of the PPV - Cesaro

Cesaro won a title. The tag title. As a consolation prize to stay in WWE due to lack of direction and creative distaste. Vince McMahon doesn't like Cesaro plain and  simple. Even with fans connecting, McMahon, the oh so amazing star on the microphone, said this was what Cesaro needed to improve on. Lumbered with Sheamus and no direction, a blood red title of ugly proportions and no character it is clear to see why Cesaro would want out. Though, thankfully, Cesaro has remained. There was no place on the Indy's that would benefit Cesaro. All have become so openly ignorant and would curtail Cesaro in time. A heavyweight in the making, WWE need to destroy the Universal title, have a real World title and Cesaro lift it. The body, size and charisma all fit WWE's checklist. Vince McMahon clearly hates how he got himself over. That's true, WWE really do hate that. The joke, however, is on WWE for failing to see power, stardom and huge money lost on championship and brand raising reputation. It was also highly necessary New Day were finally dumped. All be it six months to a year too late. Stale beyond stale. 

Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho? Whatever. A complete waste of everyone's time. Rollins will be filling the minor roles until Triple H shows up for a match. Only when it's his ego that needs caressing.

Even after thirty minutes, WWE, who false advertised again, due to their brainless angles they can't figure out themselves, it wasn't enough to encourage female succession as champions in the wrestling business today. With only two divas trying to emulate Women, Charlotte and Sasha are as clueless and useless as the writers, bookers and WWE bigwigs that fail them. Telling yourself what you want to hear and deluding the scene further in WWE land isn't going to turn positives. With only two title hosts their history is pitiful. Charlotte, Sasha, Charlotte, Sasha, Charlotte, Sasha, Charlotte has literally been the history books tally since April 3rd 2016 to December 18th 2016. Pathetic.

The Cruiserweight's are once more a non-entity. All thanks to Triple H's ignorant hires and obsessed ego that doesn't have any future outlook or longevity. 

Sami Zayn and Braun Strowman. Really? A toilet break match starting off with a stipulation of weakness. No-one cares for either. There is nothing Zayn can do in WWE, either. Let him and his inseparable play-doh goof go. They won't be nor either will be WWE's future. 

Using Roman Reigns as a smokescreen to do the same old, tired out, thing with Owens as a chump champ who can't even win on his own merits (why title should never have been created or given to him) has failed beyond due course. WWE have no clue where they are heading. He doesn't represent the so called WWe Universe of which it was created for, either, which once more drops ratings. Owens, given a title by his mate Triple H or not, has been a huge factor in declining ratings over the past two years of his 'debut'. WWE realise he is 'delicate' and needs to be given titles instead of winning them to fit in with WWE, to which he has no place, except in triple H's fandom freebie club. Aww. Even the poster of Kevin Owens was hilarious ridiculous. Empty, no emotion, no depth, no charisma, no champion worth and just some f*t bloke in a pair of leggings and shorts. Exceptional. Only Triple H seems to see what Big Kev offers. Mind sharing it with the rest of the world? 'Cos no-one else is seeing it. What a mark Triple H truly is. A fine way to ruin a legacy one was trying to build, on a block towering mess that looks like he needs a shave and a good wash. Glum, boring, dull, button nosed and deflated. Star quality all round. WWE are clueless. Defiance and ignorance are no virtue, especially when killing off your own product for some random jobber, who won't last the distance.

Do WWE purposely intended to annoy and p*ss off people for their own amusement? (The answer is yes.) If unapparent it was so much more clearer to the remaining handful of Indy darlings who have stuck with the 'E despite hardcore wrestling supporters bolting years back after realising this dead end company, fresh out of values, worth and story for its stars would never appeal to them any longer. WWE host their own show for them, forgetting the bums on seats pay their wages. The bums have finally got up, flashed you their behinds and left. WWE have joined the Wrestling fans' own 'Kiss My Ass' Club.

We've constantly written about the lack of foresight, direction and whatnot over the last 10 PPV's WWE has put on since April. Almost all have been lacking and WWE forever fail to listen. When Max Waltham had stopped giving WWE its crucial advice and Triple H attempting a coup for power as a fan favourite who can give what they want, failing miserably, WWE have sunk to their lowest ebb in TV production, ratings and values. Failure to listen, ignorance hires and no actually creative/writing skill, WWE and its incessant ego of Triple H's jealousy than workability with others has flat lined WWE's future. WWE and more so, Vince McMahon have got no clue and have chosen to idly finish off its own business for fun and ego. Ouch. The man who used to be one of wrestling's most exceptional pioneers is now a forgotten shadow of his former self. All because of stubbornness and failure to act on what's hot right now and will be for the next five -seven years. WWE stalled and  five years later. Vince never had a five point plan.

Poster boy Kevin. Non-descript an' all.
Maybe he should start thinking on one, and one which doesn't involve Triple H killing off every chance WWE could have had for his own ego to feel he is a natural McMahon outside of marriage. Yet he continues to hide behind his wife. Double standards to their fullest. Lose the hate, the ego and get with the program. Personal choices have been and are what Triple H's decisions are which has all but destroyed WWE for a very long time. There is no future and it is simple to see why they have to sponsor themselves or throw money at toy makers, jewellers and KFC (Kevin F*t C*nt?) to seem like they have, maintained their position, and sponsor them by proxy. Anyone doing so knows it is not profitable any longer. 

Again, WWE need to get on with figuring out their future, like really, beyond stories, advertisers and TV appearances with media cash ins that don't keep WWE's reputation high. WWE has lost all business sense, jumping on what is relevant and necessary for growth and bungled decisions on its own ego.

2016 has been a pitiful year for WWE, its failed brand spit, perplexing titles, lame direction and lacklustre bookings and hiring's. 

Again, Vince McMahon, get your sh*t together!

© Max Waltham 21st December 2016
All Rights Reserved

Monday, 5 December 2016

WWE TLC 2016

WWE TLC 2016

Live on Pay Per View from the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday 04th (5th) December 2016, WWE presented its gimmick furniture collision with plastic ladders and chairs. Would the opening of WWE's toy box allow any on its roster that mattered truly be able to play? Or would it be another flash in the pan with novelty favourite unable to cut the mustard in the big leagues, failing to boost the Smackdown exclusive PPV filled roster?

Let's find out...

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Titles
Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton w/ Luke Harper Vs Heath Slater and Rhyno (c)

WWE hope to add some legitimacy to the titles that don't exist and were never separated from the already unified one's on Raw. WWE once more clueless decided to place Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt, the whole, awkward tag team dimension together to try and build something about them, their opponents and the tag titles. WWE are all out of options that they couldn't even be bothered to work their creative brains to appreciate their tag roster. 

Smackdown also has a four man announce desk team with cutie pie Tom Phillips slipped on the end next to JBL, with Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga. Geez...

Rhyno and Wyatt start things off, with Orton now classed as a member of the Wyatt Family. Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan just didn't work out. Or WWE were too lazy.

Orton came in after to work with Rhyno well and carry the defending champions in the ring, where Heath Slater took over and deal some impressive reputation. 

Bray Wyatt used a leg sweep on the outside with a distraction to gain an advantage. What's new? You can be dishonourable and have technique, you know?

Slater had a moment of laughably falling over when trying to wriggle upright outside looking tired. It was okay and funny. Randy Orton regained control seconds later in the ring with a smooth hard scoop slam re-entry.

Bray Wyatt had some very soppy botch moments drop Slater as Rhyno clumsily charged in to beat down fast. Orton protected Wyatt as Rhyno tried to spear Orton on the outside which Luke Harper moved Orton from harm's way to get nailed instead.

The confusion allowed a quick tag for Randy Orton who then smashed Rhyno, distracted by the Creepy Crab of Bray Wyatt to score the victory and become the new Tag Team Smackdown champ thingys. It did not seem like anyone was interested in holding the titles, except Luke Harper, who had to hand them over to his pal. Bray and then Orton placed bother their titles on Luke Harper to make him feel a part of the unit, seemingly a new version of the messed up New Day dynamic. What started well may well be a complete mess up, considering WWE standards at Tag/Trio booking. Bray Wyatt is finally a champion. With added help every time.

It was a short but acceptable start. 

No Disqualification
Carmella Vs Nikki Bella

After their rough and ready weeks of fighting on the blue brand these two had an anything goes battle in a No Disqualification. This one predictably went straight outside with Carmella getting a crucial jab, only to have Nikki outdo her a second later in the ring. The match attempted to make up for their misgivings as, despite Charlotte and Sasha Banks being completely awful divas on the Raw brand, workability is available to the Smackdown ladies. 

These two were still stuck in the traditional divas match run through WWE often favours. Minor grab, beat down drop, gesturing and slow down stalling. Despite this, as we stated before, the girls try and if they find the right structure the pair, and the SD locker ladies, can really create something spectacular on Smackdown. At the moment it is still standard filler but a bit better than average matches with a feel of fun to watch.

Carmella had Bella upside down as she finds a Kendo Stick from beneath the ring. Now it was Carmella's time to smack some rack attacks on Bella's abs, with a little mockery of "You Can't See Me" to Mrs John Cena in waiting.

It was slow and tepid in places but became more interesting when Carmella took a pretzel style leg lock on Bella, who countered with the stick to break free. The time in between stalling was a letdown for what they attempted to crate.

It lacked a full on drive and stalled momentum, but still had promise. Bella kicked Carmella off the ring barricade rung before battering her with the stick inside the ring.

Carmella got a cheap jab back into it as both were doing at their times, which again put a slow down drain on the match's full capacity to be something more.

Nikki blew a Fire Extinguisher in Carmella's eyes and around her in what is WWE's annual gimmick PPV filler with all the kitchen sink utensils. Carmella walked around trying to avoid the smoke as Nikki Bella walked her into a Rack Attack to easily drop Carmella to no real effect. So many opportunities were squandered in this mundane feud of Bella V Carmella.

WWE once again did another whodunit cheap version twist which again failed to be thrilling. Apparently someone attack Nikki after Survivor Series just two weeks ago. Carmella was blamed but revealed it was actually Natalya. With that, the buzz was over.

We then saw Natalya and a fan planning to propose plug tonight's sponsor's, not KFC this time, but someone called Kay's Jewellers. That's right, a jewellers. LOL.

Intercontinental Championship
Dolph Ziggler Vs The Miz (c) w/ Maryse

After winning the gold at what fans thought might be the mildly intriguing resurgence of Dolph Ziggler and the Intercontinental Championship, and then dropped before Survivor Series to have a balanced feud of good and bad, The Miz was once more the champ. 

Oh god, not again!

WWE say this is the last one, yet another replay of repeats like Ziggler/Corbin over the Spring and Summer was just mind numbingly boring.

Fans were as zapped as the stars and WWE's direction.

Once again, as with both these guys and the type of match upheld hosted a cheap and easy Ladder match insert to try and create some buzz. It was once again another obvious and poor choice, which once again saw gimmick jobber Dolph Ziggler change his tights with an American Flag print on silver baco foil Turkey coverings. 

It went outside quick with The Miz succeeding Ziggler over a Ladder skirmish. It wasn't very productive or thrilling. Ziggler easily and cheaply countered Miz into it after. Another tepid run through with no depth to the card booking. It was painful to watch.

Boring, drab and useless, this one had no feel or dimension to appeal. It was another wasted time for the pair on the card, who may well try but the direction, structure and tacky writing have ruined everything they could attempt to do. It was obvious, predictable and all foreseen before it happened.

Some fans were heard hysterically laughing as Miz pummelled Ziggler down to the ground outside, which provided a highlight.

The pair fought over getting a ladder with a tug of war on the outside to drive The Miz into the corner post which then saw Ziggler lie down on the other side making no sense at all.

An awkward exchange saw a moment arrive which was flawed and botched where Miz was jump swing DDT'ed into a diagonally stacked ladder, which missed categorically. It was awful. Yet WWE tried to make it as prestigious as previous title holders from the Package Video before the match. How embarrassing.

While their intentions might be pure, the show was murky, slow and empty. It was another joke moment where Ziggler pretended to be sparked out looking retarded after The Miz dropkicked a ladder into his face, which failed to connect. It was all a terrible waste of time. 

After some time Ziggler began the first climb to the top but was stopped. We saw Ziggler's pigtail's as he tried to climb again. Of course, The Miz then tipped the ladder in repetitive WWE ladder match fashion.

Ziggler climbed again after a long wait with Miz at the bottom. He got up and joined him at the top for the next big moment. They both grabbed and fought for it. That's original.

The Miz was knocked off the top as Ziggles grabbed but Mizzie puller his legs down and worked them over through the ladder before lightly tipping it. It was a messy spot as Ziggler simply jumped off the ladder as it tipped exposing the angle as pitiful.

Miz then flung him in the ladder after. Now Ziggler was able to roll around with pain in his leg, whining like a girl. The Miz then locked the Figure 4 Leg Lock on Ziggler through the ladder rungs on the ground for more power.

Ziggler tried a Superkick but couldn't do it, allowing The Miz to whack a Skull crushing Finale on the ladder for Ziggler.

The Miz climbed and held the title as Ziggler moved the ladder. Miz was dangling on the title as Dolph Ziggler smashed the title into The Miz who plummeted to the ground in severe pain outside. 

Maryse was over the other side watching on. She did not join her husband with comfort.

Dolph Ziggler hobbled his way to the top as The Miz randomly jumped back in, undoing all the pain he had supposedly suffered.

He bounced Ziggler off the roped to Powerbomb Ziggler on a laid out ladder in the corner. Both were now down.

The Miz laid up two ladder next to each other in the centre as Ziggles laughably wriggled in to climb up. It was silly. The pair again traded blows as the big moment was coming. Dolph Ziggler dazed The Miz with blows and headbutt's sending him off the ladders as Ziggler grabbed the gold. The Miz then charged up an smashed a hard jab to Dolph's goolies as The Miz reached the top and unhooked the Intercontinental Championship to remain champion.

Oh no! Maryse grants her hubby a microphone. Mizzie dedicated the win to General Manager Daniel Bryan. Miz then slated the entire crowd in Dallas. Thanks for coming.

Baron Corbin Vs Kalisto

The continued failure to make Baron Corbin a success despite WWE's continual up/down, start/stop actions continued tonight. His competition? An ignorant midget who isn't even worthy of main PPV placement and is a shameful disgrace to the business let alone trying to be jobber event. How exciting.

Kalisto entered to a crowd of literally no noise whatsoever. What will it take for WWE to realise high levels of ignorance won't equate success? Especially with a non entity midget jumper.

Swatted. Mosquito Kalisto put
out of his misery.
Baron Corbin stacked a chair, seated so Kalisto could get a cheap spot where he dropkick ran at him then made stupid noises to try and get some interest. It didn't work. 

Barry Corbin then flung Kalisto into some chairs stacked around outside. Kalisto couldn't even fall into the interestingly and the spot was wasted.

The traditional chair every year event was placed in all the same spots, with the wedged corner turnbuckle position as Corbin smacks a huge powerbomb, which allowed Kalisto to break free. WWE need to fill the time on this weak PPV. Fans were shown in the audience looking completely demystified and hoping for a quick end.

Kalisto did his trademark jump out the way and a lame toe hold trip to try and get some time to recover. Hilarious. 

It didn't take WWE long to compare Kalisto to Rey Mysterio, his carbon copy clone. This was when they realised Kalisto had nothing to him, and a Rey Rey comparison wasn't compelling either. Both are ignorant and Rey Mysterio is long past his sell by date.

Corbin angrily slammed numerous chairs down in the centre of the ring preparing for the pesky mosquito who continued to crawl around on all fours dodging cheap attacks like a weak rat. He crawled around again after Baron Corbin did the work for him. He screamed, ran and jumped. Thrilling. Is there anything he can't do?

Isn't going anywhere at
this rate, yet again.
Kalisto botched his grand Moonsault launch on Corbin, with a chair atop him but landing off of the chair and standing on his feet. Can anyone in WWE today ever actually do a Moonsault without a botch? Total embarrassment.

Kalisto jumped off the top turnbuckle into a face smash Chair by Corbin "swatting that mosquito" as JBL perfectly put it. Baron Corbin won this match which was a waste of everyone's time, had no buzz and needed to fill the time on the card which proves Kalisto's pace is not worthy on the main show nor even the pre-show.

This only makes WWE look further more moronic. Have the ratings declined, Vince? Ignorance ain't bliss.

WWE 'Smackdown Women's' Championship

This non-existent title which still hasn't been separated from the whole title that is legitimately on Raw continues another waste of time with Becky boredom Lynch in another tired feud. On a family show, WWE showed a clip of Becky calling Alexa Bliss a "Bitch!" WWE had also previously shown many children in attendance for tonight's show. Classy. Or just desperate.

Never looked right
on her anyway.
WWE then showed lots of kids in attendance, with Bex even touching some. Tacky and sad. No professionalism at all.

Bex got started by slamming Alexa into the barricade outside (How original) with literally no impact or enthusiasm.

Bliss covered Lynch almost bungling a lift up powerbomb on the outside with good power and technique followed up in the ring, all be it shortly put down by Becky.

Becky took some time to set a table outside as Alexa recovers inside. Becky attempted a suplex to the outside but Bliss would not allow it. Bliss took control with good kicks and fresh momentum, al be it again stalled by Becky Lynch simply dodging moves every second. Thrilling.

She bit Alexa's fingers. At least it wasn't Ric Flair molesting her at ringside like a dirty old perv. WWE quietly erased those clips. Maybe they will give Bill Cosby a contract?

Alexa Bliss then pulled out a table as Lynch hollered and charged but missed and got thrown into the barricade so Bliss could put the table inside. 

The crowd started entertaining themselves, a sign that people are lost or not interested. Lynch as champion and WWE's mistreatment of Bliss as a serious contender is enough to cause that reaction.

Bliss eventually laid Becky on a Table as he climbed the top. Becky sigh fully got up and stopped het. That wasn't painstakingly obvious at all. Becky then tried her age old routine of corner suplex stuff. Then came a laughable moment of Lynch stumbling around after being knocked by Bliss' boot. 

The table was slanted to the corner post as the pair duked it out. Bliss avoided and kept Becky down as the pair avoided the table collision. Now it's getting boring. Bliss tried a new technique to tip the table over Becky, who again, moved out the way. Such technique.

Bliss rearranged the table once more upright on the canvas. Bliss almost went through but pushed the table away from Becky's backdrop, forcing Alexa to slam Becky down face first on the table edge too.

Lynch then randomly got up and put the arm lock on Bliss, who tried to set the table. Geez... Becky then did a slam to buy time. Zzzz... It did not at all feel like a title mat, let alone women's skill. 

Becky Lynch stacked the table along the corner ropes and laid Bliss on it. She took to the top where Bliss used her charming kicks, which have been very impressive blockers, to avoid the table smash.

As quick as that, Lynch reversed Bliss into the table edge on an Irish Whip fling. ...

The pair took it to the outside punching on the outer ring canvas as Becky Lynch missed and Alexa Bliss slipped through the gap underneath Lynch to slam a devastating powerbomb smash through the table. Alexa Bliss takes the title for the blue brand with a decent victory and hard earned technique. 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Tables, Ladders and Chairs
Dean Ambrose Vs AJ Styles (c)

This one is still renamed the WWE World title, since going to Smackdown and on AJ Styles' waist. I don't blame them I suppose. You can't really have credibility with some tepid TNA flunkie, but WWE are desperate and ignorant. 

Table for three?
There's almost an hour to go with just the main event up next. This main better not be a hour. Lots of false finishes and restarts then? Hmm.. Something's going on....

Expect lots of spot monkey flips. AJ Styles' true talent. Jumping around. Ellsworth incoming.

The most poignant moment after this messy start of walking around the arena was Dean Ambrose put the trash can over AJ Styles exemplify AJ Styles for all his worth. Trash. AJ 'no' Styles got his moment back by jump up dropkicking Ambrose on return over the barricade. Ever a cheap distraction for AJ's, err, talent.

Dean Ambrose continues his lunatic character which lost impact somewhat with a run forward lunge at Styles on the barricade (where else?) outside to smash him. with chair. 

AJ Styles tepidly flings the ladder at Ambrose in the ring to no effect and walks around. He then scoop Slams Ambrose on the ladder meekly, which Ambrose sells properly. AJ Styles was catapulted onto a slanted ladder across the ropes by Ambrose, where styles horrendously botched the angle and fell out of the ring so awkwardly. 

Hole-y Sh*t!
AJ's ripped pants at times looked
like he had a rear accident.
Styles come back in for some cheap moments as Ambrose lies on the floor yelling in pain. Is this a divas match? Styles weakly lands a Side Walk Slam in the most wasted spot of the night over a chair. It was as throwaway as Styles' attitude in delivering it.

Styles went to the bottom of the ring to bring in some more chairs and stack them in the centre. AJ was announced as a "student of the game" in reference to highly ignorant misdirected manager Triple H, where Ambrose countered with a suplex to back throw Styles into his 2 by 2 chair set up.

Ambrose elbow drops a chair on Ambrose to try and bring back some interest, while taking a moment to set up a table. He then flings Styles through one of the set leg stands on the back before slanting the table in the corner. 

Is a ref bump distraction coming? 

Also, it is visible that AJ Styles has tore the back of his pants showing a small piece of ass cheek which should be attractive but is somewhat unattractive. It did not look good.

Styles had a quick rush around like a wasp flittering around to get Ambrose flipped into the table in the corner. The quick mish mash looked lame and disengaging. Ambrose returned with more power and skill returning his lunatic emphasis on AJ, sporting a bloody mouth from the blood capsule WWE once often banned performers from using. Only when WWE need some attention, huh?

The pair were atop the post as two side tables on the outside are set and likely to claim a victim at some point but not yet as Ambrose gets the better of Styles on the other side of the ring.

Ambrose finally looks up to the title, before diving to the outside on Styles and placing him on the announce tables. Ambrose dismantles all three before gearing up t put Styles through them. Ambrose sets a ladder on one of the announce tables for good measure. 

Dean Ambrose knocks the elbow drop on AJ Styles who falls through the announce tables with Ambrose steadying himself. 

Dean Ambrose begins to climb. Mauro Ranallo announces AJ has resurged, yet the camera did not show and timing was off for someone which made Ranalllo look like he gave the game away. Oops. Styles jumped in to the ring to stop Ambrose. Ranallo continued to get carried away with JBL correcting him.

Both returned to the ring mat as the quick counters continued with one another as Ambrose spins AJ into the set ladder. 

AJ got the better of Ambrose with some jump up moments. (What's new?)

Styles sets Ambrose on a table outside whilst doing a flip from the inside to gain some sympathy on a cheap manoeuvre which is just a stuntman's flip. Wrestling, it is not. Entertaining, it is not. Awesome? Keep dreaming. Cheap tactics are not skill.

Neck-Braced, should be champion James Ellsworth finally arrives as Styles attacks him which AJ did not do well at all and made a mess of the angle. He readies Ellsworth for a powerbomb on steel steps as Ambrose saves the day and knocks Styles instead.

Dean Ambrose takes a climb to the tip of the title as the atmosphere changes. Styles charges back in to join Ambrose in a fight at the top Ambrose smashes AJ Styles off the top as James Ellsworth predictably tips Dean Ambrose off the ladder into the stacked side tables outside.

AJ Styles climbs to the top of the ladder and unhooks the title to retain the WWE title over Dean Ambrose with once again, added help further rendering the title, champion worth and SD Live another chump joke of no merit.

PPV Rating - 3/10

Men/Women of their matches - Randy Orton, Carmella, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Alexa Bliss, Dean Ambrose

Man/Woman of the PPV - James Ellsworth 

The tag team titles continue to be disrespected. These one's don't exist but WW don't care, its WWE. Where are the ratings? Anyway... The rest of the teams who are red hot and failed to make it to the main title challenge rang up the rear on the pre-show, once again fully disrespected as jobbers. 

The main title battle was adequate but not enough to cover a poorly laced card. Randy Orton has been tasked to make the Wyatt Family meaningful again. Orton is the only worker WWE have, especially when they cannot be creative enough to make it work in the first place. This was also previously done a few years back with Daniel Bryan, was it not? With lacking family members, no star power and Bray Wyatt an immeasurable joke that will never take off in WWE at their own mishandling (another reason many bolted from WWE) won't see this as a credible resurgence. They know WWE will make another categorical mess of it. They don't know how to push it forward. They're not this writer personified. 

New Day Mark II
Once more WWE should have utilised its tag division and moved the others to main event/mid card title placement. Of course, WWE are clueless and repressive. Luke Harper is also said to be going to defend the titles on some occasions. WWE still don't get it. Tag titles of those who win are only allowed to defend, but, hey, WWE always mess up their own rules and destroy wrestling principals for a new feel. This is not creative, skilful or helpful. Luke Harper will always be the third wheel jobber that can never get the gold. This is also Bray Wyatt's first title in forever, and it's the tag belt. HaHaHaHaHa! Hilarious. WWE are the worst when left to their own devices. Without Max Waltham's guidance over the last year or so, and resenting him for the advice beforehand for years, WWE are at rock bottom. Aww... Resentment for talent. Take a look at the product. Pitiful.

The divas had promise but once again became same old run through of nothingness. that missed all the tricks that could have made it excel better.

The Intercontinental championship is still a curse. When it isn't resigned to boredom and watered down spot moments, it and its battlers are simply non-existent, largely down to WWE's constant mishandling of everything with it. No one can get over with it, just like the Universal title. It drained momentum and had no buzz. What a waste.

Baron Corbin and Kalisto. Ha! This match is completely laughable and full of no interest. Toilet break at best. WWE should be ashamed to put on a card event that was solely placed just for the sake of it. There is nothing Kalisto can do and desperately needs his pink slip. This one is Ryback in reverse. WWE stalled forever before failing to listen to the inevitable, and since then, their reputation has sunk beyond belief. Move with it WWE, or get left behind. People are moving on, literally.

Underrated Alexa Bliss, usually jobbed out to Becky Lynch every week or month in exhausting feuds, finally proved audiences wrong. With sheer delight, the Smackdown leading woman is full of class, skill and power that supports her character and technique. She needs some refinement, of course, but is one of the best females WWE and Smackdown LIVE house. After the win once again ignorant self egotist Triple H congratulated Bliss with an unnecessary praise which did nothing for her and tainted her victory, because Triple H is desperate to latch on to an NXT star making it big in WWE. When will he learn to shut his ignorantly stained mouth for the better of the business product? Triple H is currently the source of all WWE's problems and believes his egotistical, nasty abuse toting power (what of it) makes him king. Learn to shut up and stop being bitter about failing to be a businessman. Bliss has now been tainted after a superb win, which saw her parents in the arena watching her successful victory. Triple H is such a mark.

Ignorant Blabbermouth is
 best for business.
The eyes tell all.
The main event was another smokescreen cover up to protect one of WWE's most failed acts over nearly a whole year, not just Kevin Owens, but AJ 'Action Man' Styles. The TNA fodder who holds WWE's title (how did WWE get so pathetic?) who has yet to wrestle and continued his flip spots, which have both also added to WWE's ratings decline (there are many) AJ again slipped through the net getting away with another fluke win. What a champion. Weak. Pathetic. Talentless. Spare part as no other roster star is available to be 'built' upon through WWE's years of failing to breed stars.

McMahon logic was so obvious and struck again. Though Vince McMahon has continued to miss more tricks in the book. What started as a puny, joke jobber character, becoming the biggest sensation over the year (apart from yours truly every year) Ellsworth has been treated with lacking direction. WWE failed to sign him and push him at his most red hot over the last 2-3 months. He has recently signed a contract to stick around but only when we have to tell McMahon and Co. the obvious. Missed opportunities from a man who has beaten AJ Styles (as champion) on Smackdown LIVE four times, should be champion and is more than over as the fresh new thing WWE have been waiting for. Now they have it, once more WWE are about to make a huge mess of this 'direction' which commands stalled respect from the audience for waiting too long. WWE follows its same formula which fails everything and is not worthy of audience viewers. They leave. As for AJ, he is simply another chump champ who can't ever win themselves. HaHaHa! What a car crash. All for Triple H's hiring obsessive ego to be proven right that t was a good hire based his mark fandom and attempts to manipulate fans into liking Triple H as a businessman because he failed to understand outside of his markdom of one tape where AJ jumps about. Are the ratings down? That's what's 'best for business', right? Triple H doesn't play well with others and yet could have it all. His bitter, fandom choices continue to rip a hole through WWE's circus structure with bitter attacks and high ignorance hires. The man is getting worse than Dixie Carter. 

Hi Guys!
I'm runnin' the WWE!
The main was obvious, too strained over time like a manky tea bag filtering its last and lacked any personality from clown coward AJ Styles as WWE's p*ss poor frontman. Ouch!

Alexa Bliss, Randy Orton and Dean Ambrose with James Ellsworth's involvement won't be enough for WWE to excel much, but nearing the end of the year, these performers did try to claw something back from trash to flash. 3/10 is an improvement for 1/10 back to back for 4-5 consecutive PPV's with a 2 last month. Is that WWE's target tough? A measly match which is not all that? Brilliant.

Alas, WWE continuing to cover up for flawed champions because it is so desperately missing something more necessary is another embarrassing indictment for entertainment of wrestling prowess. The fans have finally realised and not bothered wasting their time. WWE's world is the only one it knows, with a very vindictive and abusive nature. Who knows if they are ever capable of being caring and considerate. I don't think anyone cares anymore. Too little too late.

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