Coming off a pretty solid Fastlane PPV, let’s see how WWE followed up the show on Monday and Tuesday.
ORTON AND STYLES SPIT FACTS
Smackdown is known as “The House That AJ Styles Built.” Randy Orton doesn’t agree. Randy pointed out how long he’s been with WWE. He pointed out AJ’s journey through the independent scene. Styles appreciated how much Randy followed his career. The independents made him. What an awesome promo filled with truth from both men. Can’t wait til this goes down at Mania.
KOFI GETS HIS CHANCE
…Unfortunately his opportunity comes by way of gauntlet match. His most recent gauntlet match performance was exceptional. Too bad it was only like a month ago. Gauntlet matches should happen once or twice a year. Not twice in the first quarter. I’m sure the match will be good, if not great. But we just saw this. I think the match will lose some appeal with the last one so fresh in our minds.
Batista and HHH went back and forth with intensity and trash talk. Guardians of the Independent Scene is such a good line. The Wrestlemania match is set. It will be a No Holds Barred match. This is good. This should hide HHH’s limited movement and Batista’s likeliness to gas out quickly. It’ll be slow, plodding, barbaric, and probably last 45 minutes with entrances. But it’s HHH vs Batista so I’m pumped.
LASHLEY WINS THE IC TITLE
So…. why exactly did Balor win the IC title in the first place? Just to have it on his resume? Balor beat Lio Rush for the title. Then we do this whole Rush and Balor routine. Now Balor gets speared by Bobby Lashley and loses the championship. This is dumb. This doesn’t seem to be a loss to move the loser on to bigger things. This seems like more Balor malpractice. Remember when Finn almost beat Brock at Royak Rumble? That was cool.
SHANE O’ MAC IS A BAD GUY
I appreciate the attempt. I am for a change of pace. But I’m just not buying it. Shane is and always will be a good guy since his hair turned grey. Sure Shane had some bad guy tendencies back in the day. But ever since Shane returned a few years ago, he’s been the ultimate babyface. Plus, if Shane is heel… that means Miz is now babyface? The Miz is one of the best heels on the roster. No thanks on the role reversal.