Storylines seemed to take a backseat this week, but that allowed Cedric Alexander’s NXT debut to take center stage.
A decent episode of SmackDown that fared better in the first half of the show than the second half.
The cruiserweights debut on Main Event with Rich Swann vs Lince Dorado in a rematch from the second round of the CWC. Also, the SmackDown tag champs Heath Slater and Rhyno take on the gorgeous teamwork of Breezango in one of the better episodes of Main Event in recent memory.
The cruiserweights debut (though the champ is absent), Jericho starts making a list, Rollins goes full babyface, and the main event is a pointless cage match in a pretty average yet entertaining episode of RAW.
Braun Strowman beat up Sin Cara and the team of Curtis Axel and Titus O’Neil tried to do the same to Neville and Darren Young in an okay episode of Superstars.
The tournament ends and a new WWE Cruiserweight champion is crowned in a fantastic conclusion to the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic.
This was an uneven episode of NXT with some segments that were important (and entertaining) and some that were not.
Heath Slater officially signs with SmackDown, The Miz puts himself in the main event, the new “champ that runs the camp” has a hard time finding a friend, Swagger switches brands, and more on a show that was heavy on talk and light on action.
The matches were kind of short, but I the show was fun. A lot of it has to do with Breezango.
Roman Reigns tries to work his way into the Universal Title match at Clash of Champions, Jinder Mahal debuts a new, peaceful attitude, a number one contender is decided for Charlotte’s title, and more on a pretty good episode of RAW.
The best of Backlash wasn’t as good as the best of Summer Slam, but this was an enjoyable show and a good start to the brand exclusive PPVs.
A good kickoff with a surprisingly good match between Baron Corbin and Apollo Crews.
This week’s Superstars features Neville versus Curtis Axel and Jack Swagger versus Titus O’Neil in two okay matches.
While not quite as good as the previous episode, the CWC continues to deliver great matches.
This was a good episode of NXT with two very nice matches and two that were basically exhibitions.
The Usos make a statement in an okay episode of SmackDown.
Aiden English versus Dolph Ziggler is a fun matchup, but that and Jack Swagger versus Jinder Mahal don’t make for a particularly memorable Main Event.
Quantity over quality in terms of the matches on this show make it an okay but uneven watch.
Golden Truth vs The Shining Stars and Rusev vs Jack Swagger. Both pretty good matches on a pretty good episode.
Another great show. It seems each round keeps getting better.