09th Sep2018

WWE Week in Review (9/3/18 – 9/9/18)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this edition of 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 Jinder Mahal/Bobby Lashley promo was bad, but not because either man was bad in it. The promo itself was constructed badly, but since Lashley was able to do a good job, it wasn’t so bad.

Best Promo:

The Shawn Michaels/Undertaker promo was great and had all of the intricacies that Michaels became known for when he returned in 2002.

Worst Moment:

Bobby Roode is stuck in the tag team division with a great athlete in Chad Gable. This team could work, but Roode should be fighting for the Universal Title right now, not doing tag work.

Best Moment:

Drake Maverick became the new manager for the Author of Pain. The AOP needed a manager and Vince actually agreed to let them have a new one. I think this pairing will do well.

Worst Trend:

AJ Styles is the WWE World Champion and is consistently not featured in the main event of his own brand. This week featured The Miz fighting R-Truth, which I enjoyed, but only served to keep the champion out of the spotlight.

Best Trend:

Tag team matches were all over the place this week, several of which actually felt important.

Worst Match:

The Bella Twins versus The Riott Squad

Best Match:

10. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre versus The B Team – Raw Tag Team Titles Match (Raw)
9. Finn Balor versus Braun Strowman (Raw)
8. Johnny Gargano versus Velveteen Dream (NXT)
7. Lacey Lane versus Vanessa Kraven (Mae Young Classic)
6. Rhea Ripley versus MJ Jenkins (Mae Young Classic)
5. Tony Nese versus Gran Metallik (205 Live)
4. Tegan Nox versus Zatara (Mae Young Classic)
3. Cedric Alexander versus TJP (205 Live)
2. Daniel Bryan versus Andrade Almas (Smackdown)

1. Meiko Satomura versus Killer Kelly (Mae Young Classic)

This was the best WWE match of the week. These athletes had an intense fight that was as competitive a match as any other we’ve recently seen from this particular league.

Worst Show:

WWE Raw

Best Show:

Mae Young Classic
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Final Verdict: 3 out of 5 – This was a good week that was dominated by tag teams and women with a purpose. If the WWE had less talking and more wrestling, there’s a pretty strong chance that this final rating for the week could be much higher.

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