Just a birthday today, and it’s one of the most famous women in WWF/E history.
On the kickoff show, the Raw women’s team is already fighting themselves when Ruby Riott brings up Anvil’s sunglasses. Why did SmackDown pick Mandy Rose and not Nikki Cross?? Lame.
MATT RIDDLE VS. KASSIUS OHNO
Matt Riddle holds zero appeal for me. I’d like to see Ohno smash his jaw. Wait… what the fuck was that? Did they just bury the hell out of Kassius Ohno? Well I guess it’s more putting Riddle over, Ohno will be fine but… ok. I really just hate the stoner “bro” thing. Still, I’ll admit that was a great way to fire up the crowd to start the show.
Booking Rating: Six Dustys
No birthdays today, but four dead wrestlers to check out.
So I didn’t do any reviews on NXT, NXT UK, or 205 Live this week because I watched the shows on an almost-four-hour drive home from work on Thursday night. Not a good time for reviews, and I had a long-ass work week. So they were all really good. There you go.
A Mae Young Classic competitor and a former WWE developmental wrestler turned TNA star.
No birthdays today but we do a remember a couple of wrestlers who died on this date.
In early 1994, Paul Levesque signed with WCW. In his first televised match, Levesque debuted as a villain named Terror Risin’, defeating Keith Cole. His ring name was soon modified to Terra Ryzing, which he used until mid-1994, when he was renamed Jean-Paul Lévesque. More pictures and some video after the jump, including video of a match vs. a future D-Generation X member
COUNTRY DOMINANCE VS. MONSTER ECLIPSE
Two undefeated teams fighting for a big prize, as it’s been recently announced the winners will be the #30 entrants into their respective Royal Rumble matches as well as win a trip to anywhere in the world. This week’s matches certainly can’t be worse than last week’s.