Clash of Champions 2019: Results, recap, analysis, ratings

Drew Gulak vs. Humberto Carrillo vs. Lince Dorado - Cruiserweight Championship

Chris Novak: This was a pretty good opener, albeit sloppy. Drew Gulak retained his championship, to no surprise. I liked the action here but the finish was definitely a little bit disoriented. This is, unfortunately, the third time in a row that I think the cruisers left something on the table at a PPV. ***½ though for me here. 

Robert O’Neill: I will defer to Chris for the preshow matches, as I was watching the end of Bears/Broncos. I will give that game a star rating to make up for it. *

AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander - United States Championship

Chris Novak: This was a pretty fun match, although I don’t think it really did anything for ol’ Cedric Alexander. They’re probably gonna do some sort of long play here and I don’t see this being the end of it. ***½ for what this was. With more time, these two could probably have put on an even better match. Nevertheless… they were not given more time. Ceddy was beaten up by The Club afterwards. 

Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode - Raw Tag Team Championships 

Chris Novak: Roode pinned Rollins to win the Raw Tag Team Championships. I’m… surprised? I’m also further surprised that Rollins ate the pin? Sure… okay. Anyways, the match itself was fun. ***¼ for me. Just not sure I understand the logistics and inner workings of that one. 

Robert O’Neill: It was a good match, but yeah, the decision is a little odd, I suppose. Then again, I didn’t know what to expect going in. ***¼

Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair - SmackDown Women’s Championship

Chris Novak: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Bayley exposed the turnbuckle and threw her face down onto the exposed steel. She then grabbed Charlotte and threw her face down onto the exposed steel and won! Within a couple of minutes! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I LOVE IT! ***¼ for me here. I want a long match so badly for these two, but that was just brilliant. 

Robert O’Neill: That’s amazing. I didn’t see it at first so it looked like a weird finish, but Bayley also literally sprinted to the back after which was hilarious. ***½

The New Day vs. The Revival - SmackDown Tag Team Championships

Chris Novak: Whoa, that’s another stunner! More titles change hands! The Revival have become SmackDown Tag Team Champions! This was a rather good tag team match, which isn’t surprising, given the people in the match itself. They played up Woods’ injury at the end and made him a big victim and sympathetic face. The Revival are now TRIPLE CROWN Champs! ***¾ for this one.

Robert O’Neill: Hey a surprise title change! Definitely didn’t see that coming. Match was fun, as you’d expect with these two teams. ***¾

Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Fire and Desire - Women’s Tag Team Championships

Chris Novak: Alexa and Nikki retain their titles! This was a very fun tag team match. Nikki Cross won the match for her team after she hit her finisher on Sonya Deville. What I liked about this match was the fact that there was a lot of very fun character work here. I will give this ***½ and call it a day here.

Robert O’Neill: I enjoyed that aspect here. You don’t have to be the best technical workers in the world if you can get by with character work, and the crowd ate this up, which in turn got me very into it. ***½

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Miz - Intercontinental Championship 

Chris Novak: Shinsuke Nakamura retained his Intercontinental Championship. This was the best match of the night so far. Miz and Nak went blow for blow here. There was good character work and some good heeling from Zayn here. Drama was utilized enough here as well. **** for me. Feel very confident in this Nak and Zayn pairing. 

Robert O’Neill: A lot of people are mad that Sami Zayn is “just a manager” now, but he’s also incredibly entertaining. This has been my match of the night so far. Thought Miz and Shinsuke both showed out, and they work well together. ****

Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks - Raw Women’s Championship

Chris Novak: Woo buddy, that was a great match. Becky Lynch got DQ’ed, so Sasha Banks won, but Becky is still the champ. These two worked a hell of a match together. Their chemistry was really on display here. The transitions were both smooth and fluid. The in-ring work was just really great. They had a great brawl in the crowd and up on the concourse too. ****½ for me. The non-finish does not detract from how great this was. 

Robert O’Neill: One of the only matches I remember where a non-finish was satisfying. Holy crap. This hit all the notes and made us all remember just how good Sasha Banks is. Excited for them to keep it going. ****¾ 

Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton - WWE Championship Match

Chris Novak: Kofi Kingston retains (again!) This match’s finish was very good, but the match itself… well, it was fine. Like, just fine. I don’t really know what didn’t click for it but I didn’t like this match as much as the SummerSlam match. I did appreciate the fact that Orton teased THE PUNT~! for the first time in YEARS! *** for me. 

Robert O’Neill: Glad Kofi won. Wasn’t really a fan of this match either. Teasing the punt was cool, though. ***

Erick Rowan vs. Roman Reigns - No Disqualification Match

Chris Novak: HOLY SHIT, LUKE HARPER IS BACK! And he helped Rowan defeat Roman Reigns! That was a twist that I straight up did NOT expect. I thought Harper was a goner. But I guess they finally found him something! This match was a bit slow and a bit plodding. But I will give some extra puntos for the finish. *** again here. 

Robert O’Neill: Luke Harper being back is the big story here. Love it! The match was alright for what it was. ***

Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman - Universal Championship Match

Chris Novak: Seth retains the title! Seth dug in deep and used three Stomps and even the PEDIGREE! This was (yet another) fantastic sprint for the against a big guy. Braun pulled out all the stops too in this one, more power to him. ****¼ for me here honestly. 

THE FIEND showed up at the end and went after Seth Rollins. So, you know what that means.

Robert O’Neill: Enjoyed that a lot. Perhaps Strowman’s best match. Also loved The Fiend showing up. ****¼ 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Robert O’Neill: This was a pretty standard 2019 WWE PPV. Solid throughout, a brisk three and a half hour main card, and very entertaining. It wasn’t as fun as the Royal Rumble or Wrestlemania, but it was a good show with minimal low points and it has me excited to watch Raw and Smackdown. B+

Chris Novak: The average star rating for this show was a little over 3.5. That’s a solid show, so a solid B- this will get for me. There weren’t too many standout matches beyond Becky-Sasha, but I liked the fact that a lot of these matches, though some not included, leaned on character work. It’s a change of pace honestly and it still made for what was, in my opinion, a very watchable and palatable show.

The 2019 WWE Top 25: August

We are a bit late to the party here, but the WWE Top 25 does not stop. It only… goes on a slight hiatus while I try to figure a lot of things out. Anyways, we’re eight months through the year. A lot has played out differently from what I expected this year, although some superstars who are near the top come as no surprise to anyone. Before we get started, let’s take a look at what went down in the month of August only.

THE AUGUST TOP 25

1. Buddy Murphy (27.5)
2. Oney Lorcan (20.0)
3. Seth Rollins (18.875)
4. Big E (17.5)
5. Nikki Cross (16.5)
6. Andrade (16.25)
T7. James Drake, Mark Andrews (15.375)
T9. Ariya Daivari, Ricochet (15.25)
T11. Flash Morgan Webster, Mark Coffey (15.125)
T13. Tyler Bate, WALTER (15.0)
T15. AJ Styles, Humberto Carrillo (14.75)
17. Kalisto (14.5)
18. Xavier Woods (14.0)
19. Alexa Bliss (13.5)
T20. Daniel Bryan, Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson (13.0)
23. Roman Reigns (12.75)
24. Rey Mysterio (12.5)
T25. Brock Lesnar, Wolfgang, Zack Gibson (11.875)

After a torrid month of August, Buddy Murphy stands out amongst the pack. Not only get an opportunity, but he made the absolute most of them. He earned ****1/2 three consecutive weeks, which gave him 27 points in just three weeks of action. The lone 0.5 came from his abbreviated SummerSlam match with Apollo Crews, but even that wasn’t “bad.” It was just shortened. The hope from here on out is that he keeps getting chances, because with turnouts like this, he could make a very strong and late run towards the cumulative WWE Top 25.

Nikki Cross’ breakout year continued in August, as she was able to net enough points to earn sole possession of fifth place. In the last three months, she finished as the second-highest ranked woman in the company in June and has been the top-ranked woman in July and August. Amongst a slew of things to feel good about in terms of 2019 WWE, Nikki Cross basking in the glow of her opportunities is near the top.

Speaking of the women… let’s check in on them, shall we?

THE WOMEN’S TOP 25

1. Bayley (93.25)
2. Nikki Cross (72.25)
3. Becky Lynch (69.5)
4. Alexa Bliss (52)
5. Charlotte Flair (45.25)
6. Io Shirai (42.25)
7. Mandy Rose (38.25)
8. Sasha Banks (37.5)
9. Bianca Belair (37.0)
T10. Asuka, Natalya (35.5)
12. Peyton Royce (34.5)
T13. Lacey Evans, Shayna Baszler (32.25)
15. Kairi Sane (31.0)
16. Carmella (30.0)
17. Nia Jax (29.25)
18. Sonya Deville (29.0)
19. Ember Moon (27.75)
T20. Billie Kay, Naomi, Ronda Rousey (25.5)
23. Toni Storm (25.25)
24. Mia Yim (22.0)
25. Candice LeRae (21.75)

There’s no real surprise at the top here, as Bayley has maintained her workhorse status and has accumulated more points than anybody. I didn’t expect a match between her and Lacey Evans to shine over the match between her and Ember Moon at SummerSlam. But that happened! In fact, it was significantly better than it. Who knew such a thing could happen? I certainly didn’t. Bayley will remain at the top as long as she has a high number of matches over everyone else. From the looks of it… that’s not changing.

Someone finally caught Becky Lynch, however. That someone was Nikki Cross. I’d just talked about it before, and it honestly felt inevitable. Especially considering that Nikki’s worked more on TV than Becky has, and I think her TV matches have all been stronger than Lynch’s as well. It’s only a slight difference and I’d expect the two to be trading blows from here on out. But this could be a fun race for second place for a little while.

Alexa Bliss has a pretty firm hold on 4th place right now. With a seven-point difference between her and Charlotte Flair, it would likely take a couple absences from TV for Charlotte to pass her. That is of course unless Charlotte goes into high gear for bigger matches. Which… isn’t exactly unheard of. The two are separated by just one match right now going into September — Bliss with 20, Flair with 19 — so this will actually be pretty interesting. I think Alexa has been on a good pace this year but is without any “elite” matches. And it’s no real slight to her or Nikki, but unless they get to work with the newly reunited Boss and Hug Connection or Becky and Charlotte, that will probably remain the case as long as they’re in the tag division. Still, Alexa’s having a very solid year. Whether people want to admit it or not.

After Io Shirai at 6th and Bianca Belair at 9th, the rest of this… is filled with some disappointment on my end. I can’t really lie. Sasha Banks worked one match in the month of August… and she shot back into the Top 10. That should probably tell you everything about the competition when you remove yourself from the Top 6 in these rankings.

I expected a lot more from Ember Moon at SummerSlam with her match with Bayley. Turns out… that didn’t happen. I expected MUCH more in the match between Mia Yim and Shayna Baszler… and could not have been more disappointed. It is not like some of these ladies don’t have high match numbers either. Certainly, some could get the ball rolling a bit more. But the field has been pretty weak this year.

I’m not sure whether it’s an ability thing, or whether it’s the fact that WWE TV women’s matches were one of the biggest victims of the Wild Card Era or… you know what, let’s go with that one. Sounds good.

Anyways, let’s dive into the WWE Top 25.

THE WWE TOP 25 (THRU AUGUST)

25. Xavier Woods
Points: 71.75

Woods’ strong 2019 continued after a very solid month of August. He was able to just edge Ali and his tag team partner Big E for this 25th spot, and it is certainly richly deserved. I think that for a long time, Woods was an underrated worker. He still might be in many fans’ eyes, but in my opinion he’s doing things extremely well right now.

24. Nikki Cross
Points: 72.25

As it’s already been discussed, Nikki Cross’ development in 2019 is one of the best stories going. She’s now the second-highest ranked woman on the roster in the WWE Top 25, and has inserted herself back into the Top 25 as a result of her great month of August. I expect this trend to continue, as she could see herself ascend even higher if she’s lucky.

23. Matt Riddle
Points: 72.375

Being left off of TakeOver probably hurt Matt Riddle in terms of ascension here. But he still has the fewest matches (13) of anyone in the Top 25. His Points/Match (5.57) is still the highest of anyone in the company, so it’s definitely arguable to say that he’s been one of if not the best workers in the company this year, positioning be damned.

22. Jimmy Uso
21. Jey Uso
Points: 76/76.5

The Usos haven’t seen the light of TV in a minute or three, but they still were able to stay in the mix despite some strong competition on their heels. Their absence from TV in September so far might see them go out of the Top 25, but time will tell to see if that goes down.

T19. Johnny Gargano, Rey Mysterio
Points: 76.625

Johnny Gargano might be a little higher here if I rated his TakeOver match as high as some. But… ****1/2 was good enough for me, and I am pretty sure I don’t need to see him and Adam Cole face off with each other ever again. Rey Mysterio, meanwhile, fell a bit more after being somewhat quiet in August. But his September could be a bit more active. We’ll see.

18. Baron Corbin
Points: 77.25

Corbin didn’t work too much in the month of August. In fact, the former constable worked just one match against The Miz as part of the King of the Ring tournament. That match was pretty good, in all fairness, so he was able to boost his cause and stay in the mix. Now when it comes to the remaining matches in September… well, those have been pretty good too. So expect a rise from Corbin here going forward.

17. Drew Gulak
Points: 79.25

The Cruiserweight Champ gained nearly 12 points in the month of August, keeping him right here at 17th this month. Gulak just missed out on the August Top 25, but his previous workload allowed for him to maintain his overall Top 25 status. Given his tremendous skill set, I don’t foresee a change there at all.

16. Bobby Lashley
Points: 79.75

Due to injury, Bobby Lashley wasn’t able to compete in August. But with that said, his work in the previous months allowed for him to sit here at 16th. He’ll be out of action for a little while longer, so expect him to keep sliding on down.

15. AJ Styles
Points: 80.0

AJ might not be able to hit that next level, but he’s still a very talented worker and showed off why this past month. He was not only 15th in the month of August, but also now sits 15th in the overall rankings. While he isn’t in King of the Ring, as the United States Champion he’ll be able to get some time each week to improve his status. And if he’s working younger, athletic guys like he is now, then he might very well see a jump in the near future.

14. Dash Wilder
13. Scott Dawson
Points: 84/84.5

The Revival remain the highest-ranked tag team in the company right now. They competed enough this past month to keep them in the mix here, five times in the month in fact. So they were certainly able to make noise. There might be some that think they’re getting the short end of the stick to some degree, but they still make the most of what they’re given.

12. Oney Lorcan
Points: 87.25

Oney’s awesome 2019 continued on after a strong, strong month of August. His 20 points gained in August were second behind only Buddy Murphy for the month, and it continues a very successful summer for him. He’s gained 57 points since June, which has nearly put him in the Top 10. After September is through, he could very well be in the Top 10, which is really a terrific thing for the Boston native.

11. Finn Bálor
Points: 90.5

Finn worked only one match in the month of August… and he lost to The Fiend in a match I couldn’t really even rate. His upcoming absence will put a slight damper on things as far as his standing here, but hey, he’s worked a lot lately and he deserves time off. See you when we see you, Finn.

10. Bayley
Points: 93.25

The workhorse of the women’s division in 2019, Bayley is still in the Top 10 after eight months have gone by. No one in the division has worked as many matches as she has and barring something catastrophic, she likely will not be caught in that department either. She continues to excel and show off why she’s one of the best in-ring talents in the game today.

9. Andrade
Point: 95.875

While we still might be waiting for the one day that Andrade really shows us what he’s capable of, the truth is he’s still one of the best int he game and August was yet another good month for him. His 16.25 points shot him up to 95.875 on the year, so he’s getting very close to the 100-point threshold that a few others have already gotten to. It will likely get increasingly hard to deny him of his spot, and when that day comes we’ll all be better for it.

8. Cesaro
Points: 98.0

Cesaro has been strutting his stuff all year and after another strong point, he’s just two points off the 100-point threshold. I would actually really enjoy it if he went to NXT UK for a couple months, and if he happens to be someone who goes down to NXT when it moves to USA, I wouldn’t mind that either. Cesaro is in a spot where he can have a good match with anybody and can really be a nice set piece for someone who’s trying to establish themselves in the business. He doesn’t have to be World Champion in my opinion. He’s just that damn good in his own right.

7. Samoa Joe
Points: 99.5

I have no idea how Samoa Joe is still able to do it, but Samoa Joe is still able to do it. Joe is 0.5 points off the 100-point threshold with eight months in the book. He’s just having a fantastic year despite his obvious limitations. That has continued in the KOTR tournament, and you should expect him to jump up in terms of the point department. It’s actually pretty crazy all things considered, but Joe just rules.

6. Aleister Black
Points: 100.875

DID YOU KNOW: Aleister Black has 27 matches through August, which ranks 13th amongst all WWE superstars, tying him with Andrade and Humberto Carrillo? He’s very close to the 30-match threshold despite not working a lot on TV. Keep that in mind before you get too funky with critiquing how they’ve handled him.

5. Drew McIntyre
Points: 108.5

Drew Mac had an AWESOME month of August. Especially in the back half, and it was enough for him to cross the 100-point threshold and get up to 5th in the rankings. Whatever you think of his character, he looked fantastic in the ring on TV. So much so that he just kept putting on banger after banger. I was actually a little disappointed to eventually see him go from the KOTR tournament in fact!

4. Seth Rollins
Points: 111.625

Seth Rollins might get panned a bit by the Internet, but he really impressed in August. His standout match with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam was arguably the second-best main roster match of the year (because nothing, in my opinion, is going to top Bryan-Kofi for many reasons) and was a fantastic display for him. I’m not sure what’s to come for him in this program with Braun Strowman. But Rollins has done little wrong this year, in my opinion. That might not be so common… but he’s good, y’all.

3. Daniel Bryan
Points: 115.625

Speaking of good… Daniel Bryan? Yeah, he’s good. Bryan didn’t work much at all in August, but he was able to grab Top 3 status for this month. His match with Buddy Murphy on SmackDown was one of the best TV matches of the year (although I think the match with Roman was better) and he just continues to show why he’s so highly regarded in every which way. What else is there to say about him really?

2. Kofi Kingston
Points: 131.0

Kofi’s torrid 2019 continued on, and he’s still got a hearty lead over the rest of the bunch. As a result, Kingston once again sits 2nd in the WWE Top 25. Talk about things you’d never expect to see right? It’s so great that he’s getting this much shine and is making the absolute most of this WWE Championship run. Whenever it ends, it’s going to be one for the books. I will tell you that much.

1. Ricochet
Points: 175.5

I mean… what can you REALLY say? Ricochet’s worked more matches than anybody, and his next level has been better than practically everyone else’s next level this year. I’m wondering when some are gonna hit 100 points… and Ricochet’s getting closer to hitting 200 points. This year has been absurd for him and he’s just so good.

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Chris Novak: Raw emanates tonight from Baltimore, Maryland. There’s a lot that will go down here tonight with Clash of Champions less than two weeks away. We begin with the contract signing for Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman’s Universal Championship Match at CoC. 

Robert O’Neill: I’m not a big contract signing fan because they’re all very similar, but let’s see how this one goes! 

Michael Cole asks how the two can co-exist as a tag team even though they have a title match later that night. They both say it won’t be a big deal though. They’ll beat Roode and Ziggler and retain the title, but Braun says he’s gonna win the title from Rollins later in the night. AJ Styles and The OC come out, though, and they don’t get why Strowman was just handed an opportunity and why Styles doesn’t have a US Title match at Clash of Champions. Strowman and Rollins have heard enough though and team up to get The OC out of the ring.

It leads to a match between The OC and Braun/Seth.

Chris Novak: Thought Styles’ jab at Cole was hilarious to be honest. Solid segment, nothing special. Things broke down but not between Braun and Seth so that was different than usual. 

The match eventually breaks down to the point where The OC, Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler all beat Seth and Braun down. Some effective heel work here, and it’s kinda cool to see the bad guys band together.

Robert O’Neill: Cedric Alexander is being interviewed by Charly Caruso and The OC come up and ambush him! OK, I like this. Let them beat everyone up tonight.

Chris Novak: Okay I am totally with this if this leads to Cedric facing AJ Styles at Clash of Champions. That would be a great spot for Alexander, especially since it’s in his hometown of Charlotte. 

Anyways, back to the ring already. Dolph and Bobby ar still here, facing Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. Tag team wrasslin is overtaking things tonight! 

Robert O’Neill: That was fine. Roode and Ziggler won. Onward. 

Chris Novak: Lacey Evans is, apparently, facing Natalya again. I don’t know why this is happening. But it’s happening. Okay, and Lacey wins. The match was… fine. I just don’t know what it accomplished or what it does for either right now. Such is life in the “midcard” of the women’s division! 

Becky Lynch is coming out next to address Sasha Banks’ comments towards her. 

Robert O’Neill: Becky says Sasha (and Charlotte) has been treated better since they were in NXT and she’s not going to take it anymore, and wants Sasha to come out there. Becky also says Bayley is much better off without Sasha. Whew. 

Sasha comes out and says she doesn’t want to do this tonight in front of THESE people. She wants to do it at Clash of Champions and Becky accepts. 

Chris Novak: Very enjoyable segment. Can’t lie at all whatsoever there. Hit the right notes. The content was delivered nicely. I liked Becky planting the seed with Bayley’s name drop there. Very good stuff. I was always gonna be hyped for this match but this definitely did the right things for me. 

Baron Corbin vs. Cedric Alexander is next. 

Okay this match actually kinda ruled! Corbin defeated Alexander with the EOD. But this was, rather comfortably, the former Constable’s best singles match ever. Cedric got a LOT of good shine in this match also. I really, really dug this. The KOTR is producing a lot of high-quality stuff. 

Robert O’Neill: Yeah, this was great. All the King of the Ring matches have been great so far! Really glad they brought back the tournament. Wouldn’t mind it being an annual thing. 

Chris Novak: Bayley gets interviewed by Charly Caruso. Chuck, being the shit-stirrer that she is, brings up Sasha’s return and her comments. Bayley basically throws Sasha under the bus by saying that everyone handles things differently and she didn’t take her ball and go home and kept on. Charly then wondered if she would be in Becky’s shadow later in the tag match, but Bayley was PO’ed about that and said by match’s end, we’d see who was in whose shadow.

Robert O’Neill: Hell yeah. Plant those seeds.

Chris Novak: The Viking Raiders squashed some dudes. The dudes said some bad things about Baltimore so by proxy, the Viking Raiders are now faces. Cool by me. 

Sasha was asked if she was rooting for Bayley tonight. Sasha, not thrilled, told Sarah Schreiber to get the hell out of her face.

Ricochet vs. Samoa Joe, our other KOTR Quarterfinal tonight, is next. 

Robert O’Neill: After a long (and very good) match, we get a suplex off the top rope and a pin where both men had their shoulders down! The match is over and a ruling is coming soon. Well okay! Perhaps we’ll get a triple threat match next week?

Chris Novak: Okay! So… this could go a couple of ways. One way a Triple Threat, one way Corbin gets a bye. I’m … not mad at this I guess but we’ll have to see how things play out. 

Seth is backstage with Braun. Braun brings up how Stone Cold is moderating the contract signing next week. Rollins says that’s the best thing to come out of this. Braun says he’s not thrilled about it because he thinks that Austin and Rollins are setting him up because of how much praise Austin had for Seth.

Robert O’Neill: Listen, Seth is a Bears fan and Braun is a Packers fan. It’s Week 1, so it’s fuck Braun Strowman. I don’t make the rules. 

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Chris Novak: Amazing. Just… flat out amazing. 

We learn backstage that Baron Corbin will face Ricochet AND Samoa Joe in a Triple Threat Match. The winner of that match will move on to the KOTR finals for the Raw side. Honestly, cool. I look forward to that match. Big time. 

Rey Mysterio gets interviewed by Charly Caruso. Essentially, he’s not done yet. Not surprising!

The Miz is here now!

Robert O’Neill: He’s facing Cesaro! This should be good.

Well, it was shorter than I expected, but still good. Miz got a much-needed win with a Skull Crushing Finale as he looks to get on the right track before he meets Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental Title at Clash of Champions. 

Chris Novak: Quality win for Miz as he heads into COC. Cesaro’s a good body to have for that situation. Don’t mind that at all.

Main event time! It’s our Women’s Champions Showcase. Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are facing SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Did you know: These are the Top 4 in the WWE Women’s 25? How nice of them to do this for me! 

Robert O’Neill: Alexa and Nikki get the victory by disqualification when Sasha Banks comes out and drops Becky with a backstabber and then gets a chair and starts hitting Becky again… 

Chris Novak: Which ultimately leads to Bayley grabbing the chair from Sasha! Bayley looked over at her best friend, chair in hand… 

And smiled…

And started to wail Becky with the chair! REPEATEDLY SO! This was an image that’s going to stick in the minds of a LOT of people for a while here if this was any indication. Especially yours truly. Holy SHIT! 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Chris Novak: Bayley… turned. I didn’t think I’d ever see the day. It was teased last year, even though it was patently obvious that it wasn’t a turn. But this? This though? Oh… oh, THIS is a turn. And it was the cap to a really, REALLY good episode of Raw. A- for me here. Just… wow. I can’t wait for SmackDown! 

Robert O’Neill: Yeah this was one of the more surprising endings in wrestling that I could remember, and it capped off a very good show. Excited to see where they go next. A

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Robert O’Neill: Right on cue, Bayley is here to start the show. What does she have to say for herself? 

Chris Novak: In essence, Bayley said that she would always be loyal to Sasha Banks and that she’s trying to be a role model. So basically, she’s being passive aggressive as all hell. She said that Charlotte is the most selfish person that she knows, which obviously springs Charlotte out. Charlotte says that she’d better hug the title tightly, because at Clash of Champions…

WELP, IT’S SUDDENLY BOSS TIME! Banks comes out and before she can get to the ring, Charlotte decks Bayley. Banks comes in for the save, and then she gets knocked down. But Bayley gets inside with a chair and cracks it across Charlotte’s back! The two of them get ino n the action, blasting Charlotte with a chair multiple times.

Fire, this is fire.

Robert O’Neill: I loved that. I’m definitely invested in this for sure.

Time for a King of the Ring match! Ali vs. Elias.

Much like all the other King of the Ring matches it was very good, and in a bit of a surprise, Elias got the win. So Elias will face the winner of Chad Gable vs. Andrade next week at Madison Square Garden. Neat.

Chris Novak: Okay, that’s a surprising result. I did not foresee Elias making the SmackDown final and being one step away from the KOTR final. So, okay! That works for me I guess? I have no idea what the result of Andrade-Gable is going to be later then. 

Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross will be in action next! Cool. 

Aleister Black basically says that he’s going to get in the ring very soon. Cool! 

Robert O’Neill: This was a real fun women’s tag match, which we’ll probably see again at Clash of Champions. Mandy and Sonya got a win with a very neat looking tag finisher that featured Mandy doing a V-Trigger. 

Chris Novak: I like that tag finisher. I really do! These two teams will likely face each other at Clash of Champions, likely on the Kickoff Show. Something I’m cool with: That. 

Chad Gable is warming up for his KOTR match. Samoa Joe comes over and mocks him. Cold stuff from Joe, but this is mighty intriguing. Especially considering the result from earlier. I would not mind it at all if Gable was pushed as an underdog here. Having him beat Andrade WOULD be interesting and not what I expected. But… if the good outweighs the bad here, then I’m cool with it!

Randy Orton’s here to talk down about Kofi Kingston. Because as loaded as this show is… just in case you forgot, we still have a great WWE Championship program going on! Orton calls Kofi out… and his music hits, but, The Revival are here to beat Kofi up! So they continue to be a unit. And I like it a lot. They get him in the ring and Orton tells him that he’s going to beat him in front of everyone he knows with the RKO. The Revival and Orton hit their Shatter Machine-RKO combo again. 

Robert O’Neill: Gonna be very interesting to see what they do at MSG. Will they let Kofi get his revenge on Orton for 10 years ago? They’ve been alluding to it quite enough.

Chris Novak: Andrade vs. Chad Gable is next. Holy! Chad Gable does it! This match was as great as I expected it to be and perhaps even surpassed my expectations. I was not expecting this result but I’m totally fine with it if it means that Gable can be made into a star. 

Robert O’Neill: Aleister Black is here and he wants someone to fight him. And Shelton Benjamin comes out to answer the call! 

The match doesn’t last long at all as Aleister overpowers Shelton for the win. I like that.

Chris Novak: 24/7 Championship shenanigans have returned! Drake Maverick is in a BOILER ROOM with Renee Michelle. They then get attacked by: The Singhs, Gran Metalik, Curtis Axel and then BO DALLAS, who wins the 24/7 Championship!

Shinsuke Nakamura promptly beats a jobber. 

Then afterwards, we had MORE 24/7 Championship shenanigans! The title fell back into the hands of Drake Maverick, and then Maverick lost it back to R-Truth! 

Robert O’Neill: It’s time for the main event segment as Daniel Bryan is going to demand an apology from Roman Reigns in the ring.

Chris Novak: This all spirals out of control. Rowan comes out and attacks Roman Reigns (They are fighting at Clash of Champions, btw). Rowan beats him up pretty good and then owns up to being the one to attack Reigns. Multiple times. It seems as though Bryan wasn’t actually involved this whole time, and to that point, he was chokeslammed through the announce table to end the show. Wild ending to this… although I don’t think it’s over…

FINAL THOUGHTS

Chris Novak: Going to give SmackDown an A-. Some of the decisions here were curious but this was still a really good show. The opening angle was hot fire and I’m really looking forward to seeing how this plays out at MSG next week and then at Clash of Champions. 

Robert O’Neill: Enjoyed Smackdown overall. Interested to see how Bryan/Roman/Rowan plays out, and the King of the Ring matches were very good. I have high hopes for the MSG shows. A

First Black Champ - "Watch The Company You Keep"

The King of The Ring keeps going and we will definitely only have 1 winner for our contest. Cam is out and Bang really be knowing as we talk it out. We spend time talking about the newest makeshift tag team and how Andrade is bringing out Charlotte sexy. All that plus Bang's All Out review and the timeline AEW is on to compete with NXT on this Labor Day Weekend #FBCPod!

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Ruthless Aggression - All Out

All Out, CM Punk at Starrcast, NXT Takeover: Cardiff, a King of the Ring update and post-Summerslam 2003!

Ruthless Aggression recap:
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Smackdown 210

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Random Acts Of Podcast EP254: Religious Porn

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This Week in WWE: The King of the Ring continues on!
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Robert O’Neill: It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another exciting edition of Monday Night Raw! There’s a lot set to transpire, as Sasha Banks faces Natalya, Bayley faces Nikki Cross, and a gauntlet match determines the #1 contenders for Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman’s tag titles!

IT’S BOSS TIME!

Sasha Banks is out here to explain her actions and, whew, there’s a lot to unpack here. She says she took her ball and went home because she was in a meaningless match at Wrestlemania for tag titles she didn’t care about while Becky Lynch got to be in the main event, so then Sasha had to come back and remind everyone what’s up. 

That was a fine promo. I didn’t like it as much as some people, but I get it.  

Chris Novak: So… basically they almost took the route that I was hoping they wouldn’t. Nevertheless let’s see how things progress going forward. Just aiming to see something different outta Sasha and WWE in general with these tropes.

Robert O’Neill: We begin tonight’s action with Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet in the third Raw King of the Ring match. 

Chris Novak: Unsurprisingly, this match was very good. Ricochet defeated Drew with the 630. I had/have been saying that this match would determine your KOTR winner, and this decision does not dissuade me from that thought process. 

Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins are interviewed backstage about their Tag Team Titles victory last week. This all turns into Braun challenging Seth for the Universal Championship. Like I said last week, I dig this. They are having Braun and Seth pull double duty at Clash of Champions, because the winner of a Tag Team Turmoil Match tonight will take them on. 

Also, Braun is going to be facing AJ Styles for the United States Championship again later tonight. 

The Miz vs. Baron Corbin in our next (and final Raw) KOTR Round of 16 match is next. 

Robert O’Neill: Before we get going, Miz cuts a promo about how much winning King of the Ring would mean to him. Still very weird having Miz as a face. 

But unfortunately for Miz, he won’t make it happen this year. Corbin gets the victory with an End of Days and advances to the next round. That was kind of unexpected, no?

Chris Novak: It was… and it wasn’t. I mean, Baron is who he is. They’ll use him to move the proper pieces and whatnot. Nevertheless, match was good. Corbin gets the advancement. He’ll face Ceddy now in the semifinals. Should be fun! 

The OC were interviewed about Tag Team Turmoil. It essentially boiled down to the fact that they believe they’re going to win the match. Nothing otherworldly here. 

Bayley vs. Nikki Cross is next. This match was fine. Bayley won. There wasn’t much advancement in either direction though. Alexa was absent also, for some reason. The show goes on.

Tag Team Turmoil is next! The Viking Raiders quickly dispose of The B-Team. Now they’ll face… The OC! And... okay then. Interesting. They went at it for a while and then that led to a double DQ. So… okay then. Did not expect that one at all. Both teams are now out.

Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler, who are a team as of… tonight, are now in. And… they go on to win the whole thing. I can’t really make sense of this thing, but I’d guess off the bat here that they’re not going to be dropping the titles anytime soon then like I thought. I’m not sure if it makes it bad, but quick reaction here is that this is just kinda… lame.

Robert O’Neill: I don’t like it. I think it made a lot more sense to just have the Raiders or OC win, instead of a slapped together team. I also am very publicly anti-Dolph Ziggler, so that doesn’t help things here.

Hey Sasha Banks is about to wrestle!

Chris Novak: She defeated Nattie pretty emphatically with the Bank Statement. Little creative way of doing it by pulling her arm back and whatnot. Sasha went for a post-match Bank Statement to prove her point, basically. Decent stuff obviously. Paint-by-numbers and accomplished what needed to be accomplished. 

Cedric Alexander vs. Cesaro is next. 

Robert O’Neill: Wow that was a lot of fun. Cesaro is still so good, and Cedric was able to overcome tweaking his knee to hit a big Lumbar Check to advance to the quarterfinals against Baron Corbin next week! 

Hey! A surprise Firefly Funhouse! Aw, it’s just a clip show. 

Time for Braun vs. AJ for the US Title. And AJ has told The OC to not come to the ring with him because he can do this on his own.

Chris Novak: The match ended with AJ winning by disqualification, this after he pulled an Eddie Guerrero and lied down with Braun holding a steel chair, after he had used it to whack Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. The referee said he heard the chair shot, which is definitely a new one, and called for the bell. Creative end to the match to be honest.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Robert O’Neill: While the King of the Ring matches were good, the tag match and womens matches were enough to lower this week’s grade for me. The lack of Seth/Becky/Alexa/Mysterio/etc. didn’t help much either, as shown by the fact that they had to fill time and put Dolph Ziggler in action for a half hour. With a holiday show (not a throwaway like they used to be) and the return to Madison Square Garden looming, Raw will bounce back, but for this week, it’s a C+

Chris Novak: I’ll give this a very low B-. There was enough for me to keep me intrigued and whatnot, but there was definitely something absent and something missing from this. The lack of Seth, Alexa and Becky definitely hurt this show quite a little bit. T’was what it was though.

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Chris Novak: Big episode of SmackDown Live is on the way. Two very good King of the Ring matches are on the horizon, between Buddy Murphy-Ali and Chad Gable-Shelton Benjamin. That plus Lacey Evans vs. Bayley in a non-title affair. 

Roman Reigns is starting off the show though. He talks with Kayla Braxton, and then says he’s going to talk about Daniel Bryan’s demands to have him apologize in the ring later.

Kofi Kingston is here now though. It was announced earlier that Kingston will face Randy Orton in a SummerSlam rematch at Clash of Champions, which was always the next point in this storyline. 

Robert O’Neill: This is the best feud in the company at the moment so I’m quite excited to see what happens here. 

Chris Novak: Orton invokes the children of Kofi Kingston in a (likely fake written) letter handed he reads off to the audience. This goads Kofi to go backstage after Orton says he’s going to pay him a visit. A brawl ensues in Gorilla until Orton gets the upper hand and drops Kofi off the table and onto the floor. That’s no easy bump to take either!

Robert O’Neill: Whew, alright that was a fun opener. Still very much into their feud. Wonder if we’ll get a match of some sort tonight. 

And after the break, we see Big E coming out of the trainer's room having checked on Kofi, and Kayla Braxton informs Big E that he’ll be facing Randy Orton tonight. I’ll take it! 

Chris Novak: This will be just their third one-on-one match against each other. Should be fun. 

Speaking of fun, Ali vs. Buddy Murphy is next. Well, that was about as fantastic as it could’ve been with the time they got. Ali won after hitting his 450 off the top rope. Just a ridiculously good match here. Buddy’s on a damn roll, and Ali showed out yet again. Just great stuff here. 

Robert O’Neill: Three straight weeks of bangers for Buddy Murphy. Him losing here is fine, they clearly know what they have in him. Excited to see how far Ali goes too. 

We go backstage to see Bayley talking to Ember Moon, but they’re NOT TALKING ABOUT Summerslam. Ember appreciates what Bayley has done for the division. Cut to Lacey Evans saying Bayley hasn’t actually done anything for the division. They’ll square off later. 

Hey, Miz is here! 

Chris Novak: Miz talks about last week’s interaction between him, Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn. He talks up how he made the IC Title relevant and important. This brings Zayn out, who talks down about Miz’s style in-ring and whatnot. This eventually leads to Nak sneak attacking Miz from behind. Zayn acts like an annoying ass hype man, which is to be expected. Nak then eventually crushes Miz with the Kinshasa against the side of the ring. 

That segment totally ruled and I’m all the way here for Zayn as the shitheel manager he’s being right now. Also, Nak looks like a beast after that beatdown. 

Robert O’Neill: Hell yes. I love this pairing so much. Excited to see where they go with it.

Time for Bayley vs. Lacey!

Chris Novak: Okay… that match was fantastic. That was rather easily Lacey’s best main roster match and another great match for Bayley in 2019. These two worked a great babyface-heel matchup with some great limb work and psychology. I may be among the world’s biggest Bayley fans but I think anyone who watched this match feels the same about it. Just fantastic stuff.

Robert O’Neill: Randy Orton picks up a victory against Big E following an assist from The Revival after the referee was distracted. With Xavier and Kofi hurt, there was no one to help Big E. 

Chris Novak: That match was pretty solid. Big E looked good in it. I am still really digging this trio of The Revival and Randy Orton. It’s probably going to be short term, but I’m enjoying the most of it.

Chad Gable vs. Shelton Benjamin, our final Round of 16 match, is going down next. 

Robert O’Neill: Unsurprisingly, Gable gets the win. It was a fun little match.

Roman Reigns is here. Will he apologize to Rowan and Bryan? Let’s see! 

Chris Novak: He does not. Because Roman showed video of Erick Rowan in the back after the first incident went down! Bryan slapped the shit out of Rowan and Bryan went to the ring to explain himself, but got a Spear for his troubles! 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Chris Novak: Excellent episode of SmackDown, up and down. Two great matches (Ali-Buddy, Bayley-Lacey) and some good development pretty much anywhere and everywhere. A for me. This was an excellent episode of wrestling television. 

Robert O’Neill: Think Smackdown gets an A from me, as well. Every match was good and while the Roman/Bryan saga might be starting to get a little dragged out, it’s still very compelling, not to mention Kofi/Orton. 

Three Man Rush - Week One

Saturdays are for college football, and Three Man Rush is back to preview week one of the 2019 season! Chris Novak and Robert O'Neill look at the biggest games on the opening week schedule, including Auburn-Oregon, Duke-Alabama and Notre Dame-Louisville!

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79th and Halas Ep. 125 - Spatula Hands

We finally made it: week one of the NFL season, and our Bears are in primetime to kick off the NFL's 100th season AND the 100th season of Chicago Bear football against those hated cheeseheads from Green Bay. Scott and Flows are back to get you ready for opening week of the NFL season, as well as a 2019 league preview!

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Ruthless Aggression - The Wednesday Night War

The gang talks about NXT's move to two hours live on USA, in direct competition with AEW's weekly show on TNT. How this move is a win for EVERYONE involved: from the promotions to the wrestlers to the networks. Plus, a preview of this weekend's All Out, a King of the Ring update, and SummerSlam 2003!

Ruthless Aggression recap:
RAW 534
Smackdown 209
SummerSlam 2009

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Looking Glass #53 - "What You Gon Do For This 40 Ball May?

X, Ken, Jason and Darius react to #D23 news, updates on Spider-Man, and review the best comics of 2019

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Topics:
Death of the Family movie?
Tom Holland's Uncharted loses director
Ezra Miller staying on as Flash
Falcon & Winter Soldier
Marvel Avengers Gameplay
The Mandolorian trailer
DC Comics
Doctor Light coming to Titans S2
Nathan Fillion cast in The Suicide Squad
Marvel Comics
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur animated series coming to Disney Channel
Marvel What-IF
Wyatt Russell cast as USAgent in Falcon & Winter Soldier
WandaVision
She-Hulk
Ms. Marvel
Moon Knight
Black Panther 2
Kit Harrington cast as Black Knight in Eternals
Spider-Man updates

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As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
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Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
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First Black Champ - Mr. Hughes Appreciation Day

NXT is going to be on USA and it brings up many questions and angles of what is next for the NXT Roster and AEW. Who's going to be the breakout stars in all this? We attempt to answer before the programs even air on their respective networks.

We talk Sasha's "cheap heat" and why Cam doesn't have a problem with it. We talk about the "Heat Check or Heat Kill" with Sami Zayn and how Bang thinks it's Great Value Rusev Day. And some how all that leads us to Mr Hughes Appreciation day!

What can the XFL do to be taken serious and survive? We take a moment to discuss on this weeks First Black Champ Podcast! #FBCPod.

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As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2HdG2yN
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HbTcME
Tidal: http://bit.ly/bieberveli

Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
Listen here: https://tidal.com/playlist/dfcd8a98-7eb0-473e-8666-170acc564443

Listen to the new bangers playlist on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music!
Tidal: bit.ly/tidalbangers
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Apple Music: bit.ly/applebangers

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Looking Glass #52.5 - Spider-Man Emergency pod

The LG crew reacts to Spider-Man breakup between Disney & Sony and the film future of Spidey

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As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2HdG2yN
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HbTcME
Tidal: http://bit.ly/bieberveli

Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
Listen here: https://tidal.com/playlist/dfcd8a98-7eb0-473e-8666-170acc564443

Listen to the new bangers playlist on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music!
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Random Acts of Podcast EP253: YOUNG STONER LIFE

On this week’s episode of RAOP we break down Young Thugs new album "SO MUCH FUN". Also we give our thoughts Spider-Man no longer being in the MCU, Devin's son starting school and a ton more other topics. Remember to send in YOUR questions, #TheyNeedTheirAssBeat or #RealNiggaOfTheWeek submissions, email us at MAIL@RAOPodcast.com or call 424-260-RAOP to leave a voicemail.

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As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2HdG2yN
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HbTcME
Tidal: http://bit.ly/bieberveli

Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
Listen here: https://tidal.com/playlist/dfcd8a98-7eb0-473e-8666-170acc564443

Listen to the new bangers playlist on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music!
Tidal: bit.ly/tidalbangers
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