By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Dean Ambrose Interrupted WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H
Hopefully we're not in for a long road to WrestleMania with Triple H and/or Reigns kicking off Raw every week with long, drawn-out promos. What was the point of him appearing on SmackDown last Thursday if he was going to cut the same exact promo on Raw? The back-and-forth between him and Ambrose was decent, but it seemed to go a lot longer than it should have if the payoff was a match against Alberto Del Rio for Ambrose. I assume we will see Ambrose vs. Triple H at some point, and when better than at that March to WrestleMania special in a few weeks?
Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch in a No. 1 Contender's Match for the Divas Championship Ended in a Draw
I really liked the idea of having this match kick off the wrestling portion of the show. If it wasn't going to main event the episode (like contributor RJ Marceau pitched over the weekend), you might as well have the match open it. The contest was what you would expect from the longtime rivals, meaning it was very good. I was pleased the crowd didn't sit on their hands for it and were actually engaged in the action, which is why it benefited from being placed so early in the show. I dig the non-finish (despite how it's been done to death this past month on NXT and Lucha Underground) because it sets up a logical Triple Threat match for WrestleMania, assuming the SmackDown rematch ends the same way. I would have been content with Charlotte vs. Banks one-on-one, but Lynch deserves to be a part of the match after successfully getting over with the audience as of late.
#AskGSM Edition #118: Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar, Best Roads to WrestleMania, The New Day Face Turn, More
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
#AskGSM is a weekly Q&A video where I, Graham "GSM" Matthews, answer fan questions from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in regards to the world of wrestling. Nothing is off limits, and this week’s edition touches upon a variety of topics including:
By RJ Marceau
I have decided to have a weekly Sunday article that will recommend a match for wrestling fans to watch. This will usually feature a match that had occurred during the present week but if none of these matches meet my expectations I will use a match from the past.
I wrote an article this past week talking about my top 3 Lucha Underground wrestlers. This past week on Lucha Underground two of my favorites competed in a very fast paced and exciting match. Jack Evans faced “The Darewolf” PJ Black. This match went about 5 minutes and was very entertaining. Both these men have a high flying/athletic move set that reminds me of old SmackDown cruiserweight action.
By Jared "JJF" Jackson-Ferrans
Every so often, there comes a talent with the ring ability and x factor to be a high level star, that the WWE just doesn't use correctly. These are the analysations of those talents. welcome to Missed Connections.
In 2000, the WWE took a scouting trip to the University of Minnesota, and left with two of the most incredible athletes that the company's developmental system would ever see. They were very quickly assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, where they performed as a team and wowed people with their athletics and technical acumen, and it was no surprise when both men were called up in early 2002, albiet seperately. But while one of these men went on to become the business' arguable biggest star of the early 2000s, Brock Lesnar, the other struggled to remove himself from the midcard shuffle and was ultimately released after a long tenure with the company. Now, as always we'll open the file and take a look at why WWE missed out.