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What I Watched
- Monday Night Raw, 12/5
- SmackDown LIVE, 12/5
- 205 Live, 12/5
- NXT, 12/6
- Impact Wrestling, 12/7
- Evolve 96, 12/9
Upcoming Watch List
- Beyond Wrestling: Cold Brew, 12/10
- Evolve 97, 12/10
- Fight Club Pro: Infinite, 12/10
- Monday Night Raw, 12/11
- SmackDown LIVE, 12/12
- 205 Live, 12/12
- NXT, 12/13
- Impact Wrestling, 12/14
Non-WWE Match of The Week:
Walter vs Keith Lee
Evolve 96, 12/9
Nobody is surprised to see me post this match here, but this earned the spot thanks to improvement. Yes, this rematch from BOLA shows improvement from the Viennese powerhouse-slash-GAWD-himself WALTER, who’s even more nimble before.
Also, Keith Lee’s somehow gotten even more charismatic and better with his ad libs than when they met in Reseda. Overall, this match benefits from a better pacing, as well.
- Allie vs Rosemary vs Sienna in a Knockouts championship tournament match, Impact Wrestling, 12/7
- Austin Theory vs Darby Allin, Evolve 96, 12/9
- Fred Yehi vs Matt Riddle, Evolve 96, 12/9
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs DJZ, Evolve 96, 12/9
Non-WWE Segment of The Week
Park Park and Park: Your New Lawyers
For the first time since Matt Hardy’s Broken Universe departed Impact, it felt as if someone got the chance to be creative in that company. Love the editing, and love Page as Chandler Park. But, had it not been for the Knockouts triple threat match I mention above, that episode of Impact would have been a complete waste of time.
- Eddie Dennis has something to say, Progress YouTube, 12/7
- “I’m not afraid of you” – Joseph Conners speaks out ahead of Sunday’s WWE UK Championship match, 12/9
WWE Match of The Week:
Kassius Ohno vs Johnny Gargano
I often find myself silently asking “Why can’t Kassius Ohno just be Chris Hero and wreck shop at NXT?” I get it, that’s not the role they want for him down there, and sure, he really helped the Gargano Renewal Project get back up off the mat, but it was a shame that it came at Ohno’s expense. Fantastic match though.
- Jason Jordan vs Roman Reigns in an Open Challenge Intercontinental Championship Match, Monday Night Raw, 12/4
- Sasha vs Paige, Monday Night Raw, 12/4
- Cedric Alexander vs Mustafa Ali vs Drew Gulak vs Tony Nese, Monday Night Raw, 12/4
WWE Segment of the Week:
Monday Night Raw, 12/4
There are two camps when it comes to the WWE’s handling of Woken Matt Hardy. I find myself on the side of those who is completely fine with the overly-repeitive WOKEN graphic with shattered glass. It’s a small way to clue the WWE audience (which in most capacities, didn’t watch the Broken Matt stuff from TNA) into the fact that shit’s about to get weird.
Also, I really dig this because it looks like Bray’s finally having fun within his character again.