FastLane was a major disappointment overall and left a sour taste in all our mouths as we head towards WrestleMania. Goldberg is the new WWE Universal Champion after wrestling less than one minute total since he has returned to WWE. Both Charlotte and Braun Strowman saw long winning streaks snap on this meaningless PPV. Lets get to the rankings…
“What are we going to do with David Arquette as our champion?”
Famous last words for WCW.
Love it or hate it, Fastlane happened and now we’re on the final stretch to Wrestlemania.
In the FIRST edition of the DQ Review, I’m going to give some brief thoughts about each match.
Yes, I did go 7-1 in my predictions (taking down Guthrie’s reign), but it doesn’t mean I’m happy about the results.
When reading the results, keep in mind that I have invested interest in these outcomes because I will be in attendance at Wrestlemania next month.
After a promising start in the WWE that included a tag team title match against The New Day, The Vaudevillains currently find themselves in tag team obscurity on Smackdown.
What did the duo do to find themselves in purgatory?
Was it because Simon Gotch injured Enzo Amore?
Was it because Gotch got into a backstage fight with Sin Cara?
Or is it just a matter of “creative doesn’t have anything for you?”
We’ll probably never know exactly what happened to the gentlemen grapplers. But one thing is for sure, there is still plenty of potential for one half of the floundering duo.
That’s why it’s time for Aiden English to step back into the spotlight for an encore performance as “The Artiste,” “The Drama King.”
In what should have been a strong RAW leading into their FastLane PPV on Sunday, the 3 hour show failed to deliver. In other words, RAW was awful. But, fortunately for wrestling fans, SmackDown Live delivered in a big way on Tuesday with yet another top notch, fast-paced, entertaining show. Normally in a week leading into a brand exclusive PPV that show dominates the rankings. That will not happen this week.
WWE has always been “the land of the giants.”
There’s a rich history of legendary big men who were ridiculously successful in WWE, like the Undertaker, Kane, Big Show to name a few.
But for all the successful ones, there’s also disastrous ones – I’m looking at you Nathan Jones, Great Khali and Giant Gonzalez.
That’s why I was a little skeptical when Braun Strowman made his debut as part of the Wyatt Family on August 24, 2015 without having a single televised match under his belt.
His run with the Wyatt Family was. . . underwhelming. He even won Rolling Stone’s “Wrestler of the Meh” Award in 2015
Then the WWE Draft rolled around and he was on his own.
Great. . . Here comes the push for another big man who is greener than The Hurricane’s cape.
Well, that big man proved me – and A LOT of other people – wrong.
Now he’s the most must-see attraction on Monday Night Raw, and he deserves it.
Here’s why. . .
One more pit stop on the road to WrestleMania a week from Sunday in FastLane remains, but the card has begun to take shape. RAW featured strong main event segments and SmackDown once again raised the bar the next night naming a new Women’s champion.
Elimination Chamber crowned two new champions on Sunday in Bray Wyatt and Naomi. RAW also crowned a new champion in Bayley in what continued a big week in WWE. RAW was fast-paced and had multiple extremely entertaining segments most notably the Festival of Friendship. SmackDown had a phenomenal main event for the WWE championship as well.
JC’S WEEKLY TOP 20 POWER RANKINGS (02/08/17)
Another week of WWE is in the books and we have another PPV on Sunday. This time It is the SmackDown brands’ Elimination Chamber PPV. Like many of you, I am not a huge fan of the constant PPVs because I believe it greatly diminishes the product. That being said, the Elimination Chamber match is usually always entertaining and I can get excited for that. Continue reading JC’S Weekly Top 20 Power RANKINGS (02/08/17)
The Royal Rumble has come and gone as the first peg in WrestleMania season is now behind us. Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble and will now “main event” WrestleMania. John Cena tied Ric Flair’s 16-time world championship reigns and Kevin Owens successfully defended his Universal Title. Neville and The Club also won their first championships in WWE and are now poised to control their respective divisions. Also a quick note, the three members of the Wyatt Family will once again be ranked separately.