WWE had to deliver on the first night of the ‘new era Raw’, and that’s exactly what they did. The two big stories coming out of last night’s show were of course Finn Balor becoming the #1 contender for the new Universal title (on his first night on Raw) and Sasha Banks finally winning the Women’s Title in probably the best 1 on 1 main roster women’s match ever. If you thought Trish Stratus and Lita were studs in the ring, go back and watch Sasha and Charlotte blow away any of those matches, including the one that main evented a Raw. Beyond those two matches, we had two fatal four way matches, a new contender step up to New Day, Nia Jax and Braun Strowman assert their dominance and for the first time in a long time, a fresh feeling to a Monday Night Raw. The set was different, the announce table was put up towards the entrance ramp and announcers were in the ring before and after matches getting competitors reactions. I loved everything about last night’s show, and this should only be the beginning.
A couple random thoughts:
Finn Balor might’ve had the best wrestling debut in WWE history. Guys have had more memorable debuts, but as far as showing what you can do in the ring, I can’t remember a guy looking better. On the same night he turned 35, he made his Raw debut and beat Cesaro, Rusev, Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns. The last win against Reigns put him in the (Raw) main event at Summerslam where he’ll fight Seth Rollins for the brand new Universal Title. It just doesn’t get better than that. I hope that Stephanie sides with Rollins and HHH returns to side with Balor, and that Balor wins the title and HHH and Rollins go on to duke it out to see who is the true master of the pedigree.
While Balor had an incredible debut, my favorite moment was Banks winning the title. Her and Charlotte had the match of the night, and it’s so much fun watching these women get a chance to pull out all the stops and really deliver. Sasha is ‘the boss’ in every way possible, and Bayley needs to get up here ASAP so they can tear every single arena down.
My new favorite tweet:
— Brazzers (@Brazzers) July 26, 2016
If You’ve Ever Wanted To See Paige, Becky Lynch & Charlotte Dance To Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’ Then Today Is Your Lucky Day
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) September 16, 2015
This video is part of the ‘Just Keep Dancing Challenge’, which was started by Braylon Beam, who credits dancing with helping him get through his chemo treatments. Having to put ‘6 year old’ & ‘chemo treatments’ in the same sentence is pretty much as bad as it gets, so it’s nice to see celebrities helping out and maintaining awareness of this cause. Naturally the WWE got in on the action, because there isn’t a cause that they won’t try and help out. The latest superstars to join the movement are Team PCB, Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch, and they go with an old school classic: ‘Pony’ by Ginuwine. As a side note, Becky Lynch is my JAM right now.
SS – As noted, WWE has given Paige, Becky Lynch and Charlotte the “Submission Sorority” name for their stable. WWE did not do proper research and quickly found out that this is the same name of an adult website.
There’s talk of changing the group name to The Submission Sisters. The idea of calling them the Horsewomen was also thrown around but that could be seen as stepping on Ronda Rousey‘s toes.
When they said the name on Raw, I knew I heard the name ‘submission sorority’ before, and now it’s making sense. It’s safe to assume a porno website with sorority girls inserting various objects into each other doesn’t fit into WWE’s PG image, so expect this name to change by next week’s Raw. It’s fun for the internet to make fun of Vince and his writers for being out of touch, but this is a perfect example. Also, can we just have women’s wrestling without all the girly girl stuff? Do they have to be a sorority? Can’t they just be bad asses who will rip your arms and legs off? Let the Bella’s be sorority sisters. I want Charlotte spearing people and Becky Lynch tearing off people’s arms and beating them with it.
This is as irrational as it gets. This guy just reverted back to child mode and was so upset he just didn’t know what to do. That’s the only way to explain this. As someone who works in the travel industry, this happens ALOT. If the airlines aren’t overbooking you they’re canceling or delaying your flight and basically making your travel experience as miserable as possible. Stripping naked definitely isn’t the answer, but I understand where this guy is coming from. He was ready to head to Jamaica and instead was greeted with a big FU. The only problem now is that instead of getting out on the next flight, and probably sitting in a better class of seating, he’s going to jail and on YouTube. You sure showed them, weird naked man.
Getting drafted early in the first round in any sport is tough, mostly because the pressure of a usually bad franchise is forced onto your shoulders. While some lottery picks pan out, there is a long list of athletes who got drafted early on and never reached their full potential. Since the NBA Draft was last night, we decided to scour the history books and find our favorite players who turned out to be Draft Day duds.
Adam Morrison – 3rd Overall (2006)
Any time you get picked number 3 overall and are completely out of the league in 5 years you can pretty much guarantee you’ll be talked about as a bust. During his illustrious four year career, Morrison started 28 games and averaged 7.5 PPG and 2.1 RPG. To make things worse, Morrison always sported a dirt stache that was a weird mix between a B movie porn star and a small town gas station attendant. Not a good look, Adam. But on the bright side, you’re my favorite NBA Draft bust.
Greg Oden – 1st Overall (2007)
Looking back on the 2007 draft, it is mind boggling that Portland had to “decide” between Oden and Kevin Durant. Going back to 2007 that decision would have been easy, but hindsight is 20/20. At the time nobody thought twice about them selecting Oden; he was pegged to be a once in a generation talent that couldn’t be passed on. Numerous knee injuries later and Greg Oden is riding the bench in Miami. Which is not a bad place to be considering their hot streak over the last few years. In terms of pure performance letdown maybe Oden isn’t the worst draft bust of all time, but considering he turned out to be made of glass he is my pick for biggest NBA draft bust.