Mae Young Classic Round One Review, 9/26

HIROYO MATSUMOTO VS. RACHEL EVERS

Interestingly the crowd starts chanting “fight forever” before the bell even rings. It sounded like Matsumoto caved Evers’ chest in with that double dropkick from the top rope. Both of these ladies are really powerful. Cole calls Matsumoto a “vocal performer”. That’s an understatement, she grunts and yells with every move. I never understood the purpose of that until I trained in Krav Maga and realized how much more powerful my strikes were when I did that.

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SmackDown Live Review, 9/25

MIZTV WITH… R-TRUTH AND A BRUNETTE CARMELLA

I really love that R-Truth is becoming relevant, no matter how short-lived this may be. He’s still over as hell. Carmella is so talented that she’s gone from the most hated heel on SmackDown to a cheered face in less than a month. So this is now TruthTV? Rock on. I am greatly entertained by the new format, especially the seven-second dance break. It does not take much to make me happy.

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BREAKING NEWS: Shawn Michaels Reportedly Coming Out of Retirement

It’s not confirmed, but it’s being reported that Shawn Michaels is “a lock” to return to the ring. The report says he’ll team with Triple H against Undertaker and Kane at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on November 2. I think it’s certainly fitting that if he is going to wrestle again, that it’s The Undertaker who draws him out of retirement. That’s the only way it should be done. I imagine the buildup to this is going to be incredible.

Mae Young Classic Round One Review, 9/19

KAVITA DEVI VS. KAITLYN

The announcers are all fawning over Kaitlyn. No love for Kavita Devi. Devi is going to be the heel as she snubs Kaitlyn’s handshake attempt. I remember Devi not looking very good in last year’s tournament, but she was also very green, it was her first match. Let’s see what a year at the Performance Center has done for her.

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NXT Review, 9/19

DAKOTA KAI & DEONNA PURRAZZO VS. ALIYAH & LACEY EVANS

Evans says she’s a lady but acts like a bitch. A mean, tough-as-nails bitch. Every time she gets hit, she just gets pissed and hits back twice as hard. When she tags out, she slowly climbs up over the top rope and back down onto the apron. It looked so uppity and bitchy, small things like that can have such a big effect on getting a character over. Things like that are why I selected her as one of my future champions.

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