WHile most of this episode of NXT was meant as a setup for story payoffs down the road, the main event featuring Tyler Bate defending the UK Championship against Trent Seven was very entertaining.
This show had some surprises, and the main event tag match helped make this a show worth watching even though most of the actual wrestling isn’t anything special.
Randy Orton changes the direction of his feud with Bray Wyatt, team members are decided for Survivor Series, the tag titles are on the line, and James Ellworth attempts to help Dean Ambrose in his match with AJ Styles in a good episode of SmackDown.
Roderick Strong makes his NXT debut teaming up with Austin Aries in a good episode of NXT.
James Ellsworth gets the chance of a lifetime when he challenges AJ Styles for the World Title in an okay episode of SmackDown.
With a handful of debuts, two more matches in the Dusty Classic, and a minor payoff to Samoa Joe’s attacks over the last few weeks, this was an entertaining episode of NXT.
AJ Styles picks his next opponent, the Wyatt Family is (mostly) back together, The Miz isn’t done with Dolph Ziggler, and more on a packed and entertaining episode of SmackDown.
This show felt like a promo for another show. There were lots of matches, but all but one were squashes.
This year’s Clash of Champions was entertaining enough, but nothing seemed to get resolved in any of the storylines going into it.
Alicia Fox takes on Nia Jax during a fine kickoff show.
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.
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.
The wrestling was a little lacking on this episode. A good number of matches, but the quality just wasn’t there. This episode felt like a placeholder while they start to rebuild feuds after Takeover.
The crowning of a new Universal Champ highlights a pretty good edition of RAW.
The final episode of the second round brings another set of great matches.
Despite the unfortunate injury to Finn Balor at Summer Slam, this was a good follow-up show to the PPV. A series of matches took place to determine four contenders who will fight to become the new Universal Champ, a probable new contender for Charlotte’s Women’s Title is introduced, and the Dudley Boyz gave what might be a retirement speech.
Sheamus and Cesaro start their best-of-seven series in a match that highlights a nice warm-up for Summer Slam.
NXT gives Summer Slam a run for its money with another great Takeover with some fantastic title matches.
The matches were short, but things are shaping up nicely for Takeover.