Rest in peace, Terry Funk and Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt).
As we enter the new week, we have the greatest of all time, John Cena, here tonight. Not only will he be here for a couple of months, he’ll be hosting Payback tomorrow night. Yay!
Although, Cena said that answers to our questions will be given, I didn’t recognize the sudden music change. I kept wondering who that is, and I find it out it’s Jimmy Uso.
New theme music, I see. John was shocked too. Ha! Ha! It sounded like a melody from a circus performance with Hip Hop beats added to it. I like it. It’s FIRE!
The moment the music stopped, people started booing. Jimmy interrupted. The somewhat rude thing you notice is that the crowd kept saying “We want Jey!” I felt bad for Jimmy. Although he sounded a bit bitter due to John Cena’s appearance.
Maybe he didn’t interpret the point he was making properly, but Jimmy will save his brother 20 times over if he has to. I was mad too when he removed Jey from the obviously winning cover, but I understand why he did it. I wouldn’t want power, greed and selfishness to consume either of my brothers because they wanted gold.
It suits Roman, not Jey Jey. Jimmy compares Cena to Reigns because all they do is take, but the one difference is that John does it with a smile.
Despite that, the greatest of all time says that Jimmy is confused and needs to figure things out when he said that. However, when John wanted to say that “the wrong Uso quit,” for the past three years, it felt like someone may as well have stepped on Jimmy’s face a dozen times over.
It was foolish of Jimmy to bother attacking John because he received an Attitude Adjustment.
Now, what I really didn’t want was for Grayson Waller and Austin Theory to become a team. Before Theory became “the now”, he used to be very social media based like Waller. I didn’t need two times more annoyance.
Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar vs. Austin Theory & Grayson Waller – Tag Team match
Escobar’s sudden drop kick stuns Waller a little bit in the early goings of this match. Santos and Rey play a double team as Mysterio is sent flying against his opponents with help from his partner.
At some point, the LWO started to deflate as Theory and Waller are having their way with them. Sending Rey bouncing off the top rope.
Corey Graves calls this unholy union having “wisdom beyond their years,”. Ha! So does a leech.
As Rey crawls his way towards Escobar, looking to make an urgent tag, he gets thwarted by Waller. Mysterio quickly counters with a DDT.
Santos flings Waller off the top rope, and plummets him on his backside. Just while Rey and Santos were rolling, Escobar sees Theory coming and shoved his mentor aside, so he could take the spear instead.
After that, Rey and Austin are sent to the outside while Waller delivers a winning Rolling Stunner to Santos.
Winners: Grayson Waller & Austin Theory
Backstage, while Michin was in the middle of a conversation with Adam Pearce, Jimmy bursts in saying “what?” That’s exactly why Pearce called him in, his attitude towards everyone, including the staff who did nothing wrong. He’s being told to reduce his aggressive behaviour.
As we head back to the main stage, we’re about to hear from the All Mighty Bobby Lashley. Dapper and deadly according to commentary.
The Street Profits wanted to thank Lashley for acknowledging them and taking them a step further to being more successful. Now they’re putting the entire WWE universe on notice. No more games.
As if on cue, the Undisputed Tag Team Champions have a match against Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro when it comes to confrontation.
Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens vs. Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro – Tag Team match
As Zayn and Wilde wrestle, I can see that Sami has his opponent reeling a little bit at how aggressive his strikes are.
Wilde makes a comeback with a spinning shoulder drop on Sami for a near fall. The moment Kevin steps in, he delivers a beautiful Swenton against Wilde.
Del Toro gives Owens a run for his money with that chop to the chest. He catches Zayn off guard with a kick to his head before sending one to Owens as well.
Kevin retaliates with a Pop Up Powerbomb, which changes the whole momentum of the game.
Sami speeds his way towards Del Toro with a Helluva Kick then tags Owens back in. Kevin delivers a winning Stunner to end this match.
Here’s a little message from Zayn to Finn Balor and Damian Priest who will face the Undisputed Tag Team Champions at Payback for the titles in a Street Fight where the only way to win is with a pin or submission.
“Tomorrow night, it’s not gonna be fun. It’s not gonna be pretty. Bring everything you have because it will be the fight of your life!”
Winners: KO & Sami Zayn
Since Jimmy disrespected Michin when she was with Pearce, AJ Styles said he’ll take care of it. He confronts Jimmy as he’s about to leave telling him no one wants him here. A little shoving war erupts then Solo Sikoa interrupts by pushing Styles.
Sikoa informs Jimmy that he’s only out The Bloodline when they say he’s out. Sounds like a cult to me. Jimmy Jim disagrees, standing for his decision to leave.
The abrupt shuffling causes Styles to demand a fight against Sikoa because The Bloodline don’t run anything, but their months. That excludes the Uso twins.
As we move pass that, The Miz’ obsession with LA Knight has taken a new low when he disguised himself as the Mega Star on RAW. His needs to say that Knight isn’t half the relevance he was ten years ago is getting too much.
That almost sounds like Miz isn’t as important as he thinks. Knight has taken that spot real quick.
Miz has impersonated The Rock, John Cena and now LA Knight. According to the Mega Star, the one thing they all have in common is what Miz wishes he can be since he reckons it’s easy being Knight.
“You’re the one who isn’t on my level!” said Knight
Miz isn’t even the star of his show as he likes to point out. Maryse, his wife, is. “You were just walking around being a baggage handler, carrying the bags while she carries your little giblets in!”
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Although LA Knight tore Miz apart, the A-Lister had his final day with a Sulk-crashing move. Or so we thought. Knight went after Miz from behind.
Shotzi vs. Bayley
I’ve been waiting for Shotzi to get her hands on Bayley after she got her ravishing green hair cut off a few weeks ago. Revenge isn’t the only thing the ballsy badass needs.
Shotzi’s much shorter hair looks like one of those spiky-shelled fruits. Not an easy look to pull off.
You can see how afraid Bayley is as she tries to talk with Shotzi as the bell rings. She’s scared of what Shotzi became, and she has only herself to blame.
Shotzi catches Bayley at the ropes as she unloads punches against her head. The ballsy badass is more in control of this match than her opponent is of her actions.
At some point during this fight, Bayley gets on top as she kicks Shotzi into the corner.
Bayley continues to mock Shotzi, so she counters with a Step Up Enziguri.
Things move into Bayley’s favour as she rains an elbow drop on top of Shotzi’s back. Luckily, it wasn’t enough to put Shotzi away.
Shotzi’s suicide dive rocks Bayley hard as more pain is inflicted. An exploder in the corner after Shotzi was suffering from another elbow drop.
Just as Bayley momentarily disposes of Shotzi. She asks Iyo Sky for her belt, so she could use it as a weapon. The referee catches that and repeatedly says “no!”
As if God heard my prayers, he sent Charlotte Flair to intercept. She throws Iyo against the barricade then punches Bayley while the ref isn’t looking to give Shotzi an opening to deliver a successful DDT for a victory.
Tomorrow will be a banger. Shinsuke Nakamura versus Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship. A Pittsburgh Steel City Street Fight for the Undisputed Tag Team Championships.
A Women’s World Championship match between Rhea Ripley and Raquel Rodriguez. Much deserved. Much awaited. Cody Rhodes will be on the Grayson Waller Effect. Rey Mysterio versus Austin Theory for the US Championship. And more!
Next week, given what happened earlier, Flair and Shotzi will team up to take on Iyo Sky and Bayley.
Solo Sikoa vs. AJ Styles
As soon as the bell rings, Styles pounces Sikoa with blows to his head. A couple of chops from AJ, a shove by Solo then a shoulder tackle that turns the Phenomenal one inside out.
AJ gets his knees up as Solo attempts to body splash him. He tries to lift Sikoa up, but he couldn’t. Instead he’s on the receiving end of a body slam.
Styles makes a comeback with a drop kick to Solo’s shoulder. Sikoa takes advantage of Heyman’s sudden appearance to knock Styles in the back of his head since he wasn’t looking.
AJ manages to regroup with a quick sliding knee kick to the side of Solo’s head after sending him to the main floor. It looked like whiplash. Ha! Ha!
Things vastly turn around as Solo sends AJ spine first into the post. Sikoa continues his onslaught as he hammers Styles’ head against the announcement table.
Sikoa lines up for the Samoan Spike, he gets caught by Styles with a pele kick. Later, Sikoa counters with an impressive Samoan Drop
AJ has Solo feeling woozy, so he prepares himself for the Phenomenal Forearm. And just as he was about to initiate it, Jimmy Goddamn Uso trips him off the top rope.
Solo capitalizes with a winning Samoan Spike. Jimmy comes in to congratulate his little brother, yet he turns on him. Heyman hastily stops Sikoa from continuing. Instead they leave.
For some reason, Jimmy Super Kicks AJ then delivers an Uso Splash from the top as he scowls with a grin at Heyman and Sikoa.
What is this? Does he want back in? Why cause such a rupture with your twin about the manipulation, deceit and disrespect in your family/faction only to go back?
What the LITERAL hell??!
Sigh… Anyway, have fun at Payback guys!
Winner: Solo Sikoa
TOP PHOTO: Jimmy Uso and John Cena talking. Courtesy of WWE