Baron Corbin def. Johnny Gargano
Baron Corbin was on a mission to prove he was still worthy. He was angry and disappointed. Maybe for the first time ever, emotions showed through in his wrestling. He displayed his character’s mental state in the match. Quite possibly, Corbin’s angry in real life, too. He’s been jumped over quite a few times now. He must be losing patience.
Gargano has never looked so small. That, however, didn’t stop him. He got manhandled in an ugly way but every small opening he saw, he jumped for and it was brilliant. I hope we’ll see much more of him in the near future.
The way things have played out, this victory won’t be nearly enough to put Corbin back in the hunt for the championship. He’ll have to wait even more.
The Hype Bros def. Hollis & Skyler
The Hype Bros are on a winning streak. Mojo has the crowd hyped every time. However, I still feel as if Zack’s character’s lost in comparison to Mojo’s. I can’t see this duo being successful in the future.
My negativity aside, Mojo Rawley is over with the crowd and he’s good with children, which is beneficial for his backstage promotional work, so he might have a chance of saving the team.
Alexa Bliss def. Cameron
I’m impressed with Cameron’s progression. She isn’t great yet but she’s definitely not as stiff as she used to be in the ring. Now she actually has a move set. Give her another year or two and she might become more than decent.
Alexa picked up a victory and the announce team made it sound as if that was going to give her some rights to challenge Bayley. However, this win won’t put her ahead of Asuka or Eva Marie and her bodyguard Nia Jax.
Elias Samson def. Jesse Sorenson
The crowd is not accepting of Elias Samson at all. The DRIFT AWAY chants were quite strong and I have the feeling that was the “I’m bored, I don’t want to watch you”, rather than the “I hate you because you’re a good heel” type of heat.
I personally like the Drifter. He has a lot of personality in and out of the ring. Sadly, if the fans keep rejecting him, the gimmick might get scrapped sooner rather than later.
Bayley def. Carmella
I had my doubts but the matched remained as friendly as it could possibly be. To be fair, if Carmella had turned on Bayley, she might have had a chance of winning but as a face, there was no way.
Interestingly, the crowd was behind Carmella. After her second suicide drive, the fans booed Bayley when she kicked out. I never thought Carmella could get that popular. She’s done well.
The attack by Eva Maria and Nia Jax after the match showed us once again that there is nothing the fans hate more than Eva Marie. The EVA SUCKS and YOU CAN’T WRESTLE chants would have drowned out anything Asuka could have said, so the fact that she remained silent was a bonus.
I hope that Asuka will be the one to take the championship in the end of this. Eva Marie, holding any sort of wrestling gold would be a travesty. Unfortunately, booing her out of the building seems to make the bosses think that she’s a good heel. What a misunderstanding!
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