The RAW before Hell in a Cell didn’t contain anything particularly remarkable, but it was an alright show overall.
Ziggler and McIntyre force their way into a match, The Shield gets in trouble with the law, the Authors of Pain get a new manager, Dana Brooke gets fed up, Bobby Roode gets a tag partner, and Shawn Michaels encounters The Undertaker on a not great episode of RAW.
Finn Balor finally gets his long-awaited Universal Title match on a pretty good episode of RAW.
The final RAW before Summer Slam added some anger to Reigns and Lesnar, some momentum for Corbin and Strowman, and a lunatic to Rollins and Ziggler.
Ronda Rousey (finally) makes her in-ring debut on RAW, Ruby Riott returns from injury, Rollins is left alone to take on Ziggler and McIntyre, and more on an okay episode of RAW that, even though it had a lot of matches, was light on wrestling.
RAW ventures to Canada where Owens and Zayn are treated like heroes, Titus O’Neil makes fun of himself, Sasha Banks takes on The Riott Squad, and Balor convinces Rollins to put his IC Title on the line!
The Superstar Shakeup brings the promise of new feuds, though this episode of RAW was more about spectacle than action.
While mostly a recap of Takeover, this episode of NXT had a fun debut and a good match between Kairi Sane and Lacey Evans.
The RAW after Wrestlemania brings some new faces and surprises (some more exciting than others), but one superstar appears to be at the end of her time in the ring.
The final NXT before Takeover promised some exciting matches, but mostly ended up just being buildup for this Saturday’s big show.
NXT kicks off the “road to immortality” with a great show and a fantastic main event.
WWE NXT Episode 431 #WWENXT Original Air Date: January 24, 2018 Event Date: January 4, 2018 City: Atlanta, GA Venue: Center Stage Theater Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness Ring Announcer: Mike Rome Video Velveteen Dream says it isn’t time for Gargano to be champ. Not while the Velveteen Dream is around. Gargano’s …
This fine episode of NXT had some fine matches including a number one contender’s match for the tag title between the Street Profits and the Authors of Pain.
The Undisputed Era is scheduled to defend their tag titles against SAnitY, but Cole, O’Reilly, and Fish have different plans on an entertaining episode of NXT.
NXT provides another great Takeover with a series of fantastic matches leading up to the chaotic and violent return of War Games!
The Street Profits make their NXT TV debut, Andrade Almas looks to get back on track against No Way Jose, and Oney Lorcan gives Danny Burch a rematch in an okay but rather uneventful episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano returns to in-ring action against Raul Mendoza and Kyle O’Reilly tests Aleister Black in a good episode of NXT.
Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami battle in an attempt to settle their differences in an episode of NXT that did a lot of setting up but not much paying off.
Bobby Fish makes his NXT debut, and Heavy Machinery challenges The Authors of Pain in a pretty good episode of NXT.
Asuka puts her title on the line against Nikki Cross in the first-ever Last Woman Standing match on NXT!