November 17, 2015
Taped November 17, 2015
City: Knoxville, Tennessee
Venue: Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Commentary: Tom Phillips & Byron Saxton
Ring Announcer: Eden Stiles
Adam Rose & Brad Maddox vs The Usos
(referee: Jason Ayers)
Maddox has trouble with the Usos early and ends up out on the floor. Rose tries to help but ends up on the outside as well. The Usos go for a dive but stop short when their opponents move out of the way.
Jey Uso has control of Maddox back from the break. Maddox fights back but still struggles until Rose gets the blind tag. Maddox is upset and Rose has to hold him back from getting disqualified. Rose and Maddox then take over the match with a few quick tags. Maddox misses a leap of some sort in the corner and Jey comes in with the hot tag. The match breaks down a bit until a double superkick and top rope splash for the win.
Jimmy Uso pins Adam Rose after a splash from the top rope (7:26)
** The Usos looked good, and I like the team of Rose and Maddox. A pretty good match. **
Video package of Titus O’Neil as they keynote speaker at the Navy Seals museum.
Jojo welcomes the Prime Time Players. Titus doesn’t want to waste time talking about Slater, but they do anyway.
Alicia Fox w/ Brie Bella vs Naomi w/ Tamina, Sasha Banks
(referee: Dan Engler)
Fox and Naomi start off evenly matched and trade a few holds. Naomi starts to take over but Fox hits a nice backbreaker for a 2 count. Naomi rolls out to the floor and takes a break. She kicks Fox on the way back into the ring and takes over the match.
Naomi keeps control until she and Fox put each other down by the hair. Fox is up first and hits a sunset flip and a leg drop for a 2 count. Team B.A.D. distracts Fox which leads to Naomi taking advantage and applying a submission move, forcing Fox to tap out.
Naomi wins via submission with an arm trapped headlock type submission (5:53)
** A pretty good match with nice moves. I think the ring psychology could be better, but they looked good in the ring. **
Video package replay of the feud between Undertaker and Bray Wyatt.
Titus O’Neil vs Heath Slater
Titus is mildly annoyed by Slater. O’Neil completely controls, and toys with, Slater early in the match with his power.
O’Neil still has control of the match after the break. Slater resorts to raking the eyes to take advantage. He follows up with some stomps and strikes while O’Neil tries to recover. Slater keeps O’Neil off balance for a while until O’Neil comes back with some shoulder blocks and a big boot. Slater tries to comes back with a leap from the top, but he’s caught in Clash of the Titus.
Titus O’Neil wins via pinfall after Clash of the Titus (6:24)
** Pretty good match. Strength versus, uh, Slater. This wasn’t quite a squash, but Slater never had a chance in this match. **
A pretty good show with pretty good wrestling. I liked the matches, but nothing was really all that spectacular. It’s a show worth watching, but it’s also okay if you miss it. Take it or leave it I guess.
Match of the Night
Alicia Fox vs Naomi
All the matches on this show were about even as far as quality, which is to say they were all pretty good. I picked this match because I think it was the most even between the competitors and the finishing move by Naomi surprised me a bit. I thought she was going for a pin but she turned it into a submission.