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Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Sept 28-Oct 1)

On the main roster side, despite there being a two and a half hour televised "event" from Madison Square Garden this weekend, there were, as far as I can tell, zero new story advancements this week.

The New Day are still feuding with the Dudleys, engaging in shenanigans and then trying to put the Dudleys through a table, only to have Xavier Woods go through a table. This basic pattern held through a six-man with John Cena on Raw (after an Open Challenge with Xavier Woods turned bad), a six-man with Kane and Seth Rollins on Smackdown, and the title match at MSG.

@midnight Power Rankings (Sep 28-Oct 1)

It's not a huge surprise that the week after Bunches of Funches would be a bit of a letdown. It's not an awful week, but overall, it is a mediocre one. A few standout performances, especially from the top three, but notice how they're all from different shows? Jack McBrayer's reticence to be there didn't seem to be much of an act, but he did well despite his obvious discomfort with the format, and I hope they can bring him back.

Oh, The Metahumanity! (Sept. 29)

What's this? The Summer Superhero Hiatus is over? Agents of SHIELD is back this week, Flash and Arrow are back next week, and I'm modifying my "fuck Gotham" stance into a "fuck Gotham and that horrible-looking Supergirl show with the worst Red Tornado redesign ever" stance? With Jessica Jones on the horizon? Ah, it's a good time to be a nerd.

@midnight Power Rankings (Sep 21-24)

It's time to rate Bunches of Funches Week, and that means the rankings are even more arbitrary and capricious than usual, because after considering all the feedback nobody sent, I decided to individually rank all four of Ron Funches' performances separately, and that is a subjectivity nightmare of epic proportions. Only one funches falls below the midpoint, and even that's only thanks to very strong performances from John Hodgman and Yassir Lester.

1. Ron Funches (Th)
2. John Hodgman (M)
3. Ron Funches (M)
4. Yassir Lester (Th)
5. Ron Funches (T)
6. Doug Benson (T)

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Sep 21-24)

We'll talk about the WWE in a second, but it's all less relevant because LUCHA UNDERGROUND SEASON 2 IS OFFICIAL. Let's celebrate by embedding the final vignettes from Season 1.

WWE Night Of Champions 2015

Well, that was stunningly mediocre. Three good matches. Two welcome title changes off of bad matches. Two welcome title retentions after awful matches. And a weird dichotomy, as the talented wrestlers of 2015 square off the combined rosters of the WWE and WCW N64 games from the early 2000's. Anyway, here's the match by match.

Neville & The Lucha Dragoons vs. Stardust & The Ascension

@midnight Power Rankings (Aug 14-17)

Fuck it. I'm giving the week to James Adomian, who did his entire episode as Bernie Sanders, because at one point, he pronounced "emjoji" as "emohee", which is about as close to genius as you can get. Heather Ann Campbell once again proved to be one of the best at this show, and Craig Ferguson acquitted himself nicely in his debut. Even Nick Swardson did well, overcoming a serious handicap - being Nick Swardson.

1. James Adomian (W)
2. Heather Ann Campbell (W)
3. Craig Ferguson (M)
4. Greg Proops (M)
5. Seth Green (M)
6. Kyle Kinane (T)
7. Nikki Glaser (T)
8. Mary Lynn Rajskub (Th)

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Aug 14-17)

Night of Champions is tomorrow, and apart from one hoped for outcome and the pre-show match, there's not much I'm looking forward to. On the other hand, the next NXT Takeover is in a couple of weeks, and that's already shaping up to be a decent show.

New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Sept. 7-10)

Energy is everything in pro wrestling. Whether it's narrative energy or in-ring energy, keeping the energy up is key to an entertaining program. WWE and NXT are both having serious energy shortages on the way to Night of Champions and the October NXT Takeover.

The Tag Division vs. The Dudley Boyz

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