An uneven show with some average matches, two pretty bad matches, and two really great matches. If nothing else, this show is worthwhile for the Intercontinental and World Heavyweight title matches.
The Fastlane Kickoff show features a two out of three falls match for the US Title that was good enough to be on Fastlane, but might have been better on the kickoff show since it got more time. Plus the usual pre-show analysis and AJ Styles answering questions in the Social Media Lounge.
A predictable show with mostly predictable matches (though Kalisto versus Neville stood out), but it’s a good watch.
As a complete show, the 2016 Royal Rumble started strong and lost some steam as it went along. As a match, it seemed reminiscent of years past, which isn’t always a good thing.
A few nice happenings and a good rematch for the US Title make this a Smackdown worth watching.
This week’s RAW featured more of the same for the most part, but there were a few highlights spread throughout the show.
The last RAW of 2015 saw the much-needed return of John Cena. Did he help make the show a memorable one? Also, the Rumble starts on this show, Reigns continues to stand around while stuff happens, and Kofi wants to fight children.