This year’s Backlash wasn’t great, but it did have some entertaining matches and a few mild surprises.
The last SmackDown before Backlash didn’t provide anything new, but it had a pretty good opening match and a fun new episode of Breezango’s “Fashion Files.”
A big six-man tag match highlights a pretty good episode of SmackDown that also featured a special London edition of “Fashion Files” and a great promo from The Usos.
On his first night as a member of SmackDown, Jericho must defend his US Title in a rematch against Kevin Owens.
Payback 2017 had a number of good matches, and one match that will go down in history as unwatchable (in my opinion).
This was an okay show with some interesting moves from certain superstars.
This pretty good episode of SmackDown set up two title matches, one surprising and one not so much.
SmackDown had the same level of minimal excitement as RAW for its portion of the Superstar Shakeup, but two great matches on this episode with title implications make this a show worth watching.
The Superstar Shakeup has a lot of new faces appearing on RAW, and though that made for a mildly interesting show, the real quantity of actual shaking will probably not be seen for a while.
The tradition of an exciting RAW after Wrestlemania continues with some welcome returns and some very good matches!
With a lot of talking and three matches of varying quality, this was a pretty average kickoff show. Though the good parts were quite entertaining, there weren’t a ton of them considering the two-hour running time of the show.
Being the last PPV before Wrestlemania, it felt like they were playing it safe and predictable with Fastlane. Most of the matches weren’t great, there were some filler segments, and the main events didn’t really deliver. There were some bright spots on the show, but overall this one felt like an average (yet long) episode of RAW.
A good cruiserweight tag match and a few backstage segments made this a decent warmup for Fastlane.
A less than great RAW leads us into a PPV that feels less than compelling.
Other than the main event which had Braun Strowman taking on Big Show for the first time, this episode of RAW felt like we’ve seen it all before.
Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander team up to face Tony Nese and Drew Gulak, and Jinder Mahal takes on Sin Cara in an okay episode of Main Event.
Alicia Fox takes on Dana Brooke and Curtis Axel faces Jinder Mahal in a pretty forgettable episode of Superstars.
RAW celebrates Halloween with two title matches and a battle royal.
The last RAW before Hell in a Cell was okay, but it felt a lot like a pre-show rather than a complete show on its own.
Alicia Fox once again takes on Nia Jax and Jinder Mahal faces Darren Young in a pair of rematches that are fine, but not really worth going out of your way to watch.