October 14, 2016
(taped October 10, 2016)
City: Oakland, CA
Venue: Oracle Arena
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves
Ring Announcer: Jojo
“New Day Coming” by CFO$
The Shining Stars vs Jared Pimm & Josh Andrews
(referee: Darrick Moore)
Result: Primo pins Jared Pimm after The Shining Star
This was just an exhibition for the Shining Stars, but they probably needed something like this.
From RAW, a partial replay of the mixed tag match.
From RAW, Paul Heyman addresses Goldberg and makes a challenge on behalf of his client.
Jinder Mahal vs Darren Young w/ Bob Backlund
(referee: John Cone)
Result: Darren Young wins via pinfall after a Gut Check
Time: 7:32 (1 break)
It was a little ugly at times (Mahal chopped Young in the face when he was probably supposed to duck, and Young hit an awkward-looking seated senton), but after the first portion of the match it became pretty good. I liked the final portions of the match. Mahal’s “peaceful” attitude came through in the match, and Young had some nice, hard-hitting moves.
From RAW, a replay of part of the Jericho/Rollins match.
This was kind of okay. I understand the purpose of squash matches, but I’m not a huge fan of them. And I think Young and Mahal could do better.
Match of the Night
Jinder Mahal vs Darren Young
There were some minor issues with the match, but it was still better than a squash.