02nd Sep2018

WWE Week In Review (8/27/18 – 9/2/18)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to the WWE Week In Review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a few things to cover, so let’s do so.

Worst Promo:

The IIconics cut a lousy promo on Naomi before Billie Kay’s match with her. I feel for those women, but just because I like them, doesn’t mean that I can just give them a free pass.

Best Promo:

Kevin Owens cut a great promo that led to a great match. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Worst Trend:

Stagnant booking for the current rivalries were a major problem this week. There times when Vince allows his boking team to be more exciting, but this is not one of those times, it would seem. Repeats of old promos are no way to get people to be enthralled for more matches in the future.

Best Trend:

This week, big stars delivered in big matches, from Daniel Bryan to Kevin Owens to Seth Rollins and Roderick Strong, while even people like Kalisto got the chance to show their stuff in a reasonable amount of time.

Worst Moment:

The match between Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas was ruined by The Miz being booked to attack Bryan at the end of the match. Having a great bout be ruined is one thing, but having a potential star like Almas lose any attention from this bout just to make Miz, who doesn’t draw, look important , is just bad booking any way you look at it.

Best Moment:

Becky Lynch continues to get a massive crowd reaction that has become the equivalent of what Daniel Bryan has with the people. When Lynch attacked Charlotte Flair at the end of the Smackdown main event, Lynch was praised as a great star by the crowd, which should bode well for her career, no matter where she goes.

Worst Match:

Dean Ambrose’s match with Jinder Mahal was not very good. Ambrose is not ready to be back yet and Mahal is not ready for television yet, but things being what they are, we don’t have a choice in the matter.

Best Match:

10. Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman versus Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre (Raw)
9. Dakota Kai versus Aliyah – Women’s Match (NXT)
8. Natalya versus Alicia Fox (Raw)
7. The Bar versus The Good Brothers versus The Colons – Triple Threat Tag Team Match (Smackdown)
6. Charlotte Flair versus Carmella – Women’s Title Match (Smackdown)
5. Akira Tozawa versus The Brian Kendrick (205 Live)
4. Daniel Bryan versus Andrade Almas (Smackdown)
3. Kalisto versus Buddy Murphy (205 Live)
2. Adam Cole and Roderick Strong versus Ricochet and Pete Dunne – Tag Team Match (NXT)

1. Seth Rollins versus Kevin Owens – Intercontinental Title Match (Raw)

This was a great match that really got the crowd going wild. I loved every thing about this match and wish that Raw could guarantee action like this, every week.

Worst Show:

NXT was a boring card with one great match.

Best Show:

205 Live worked well as a card and had an excellent main event.
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Final Verdict: 2.5 out of 5 – WWE had a good week with a few fabulous matches. The lack of matches on the big two, or at least matches that people will find are worth remembering.

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