Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (April 6-10)

A tough call this week in the Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup. Do I go with the most spectacular in-ring action, or the most effective overall package? Ultimately...

WWE NXT

...which featured Hideo Itami's road to the Andre The Giant Battle Royal at Wrestlemania - a pair of great matches against Adrian Neville and Finn Balor in the tournament, then clips of him finally using his original finishing move (the GTS, made famous by CM Punk in WWE) in San Jose, really putting it over in a huge way as part of the video package, then behind the scenes for his time at Wrestlemania. Despite being a week and a half out of date, it made up for it by really making Itami a huge deal...

...which was better than...

LUCHA UNDERGROUND

...but only by the TINIEST of margins, and I think only because of how well NXT handled the GTS. LU had the Match of the Week with the Trios Tournament match between two dysfunctional teams - Son of Havoc, Evilisse, and Anjelico on one side; Drago, Aerostar, and Fenix on the other. The latter team may be the single greatest concentration of high-flyers in wrestling history, and the resulting match was fucking bonkers. The rest of the card was strong as well, but not quite as spectacular as the talent involve might imply, especially the Prince Puma / King Cuerno title match. But still, it...

...was better than...

WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW

...which, on the upside, had Neville and Seth Rollins in an entertaining match, and the return of Stardust's Mr. Sinister cape from Wrestlemania. But I don't care about Kane's hurt feelings, anything involving Ryback, . And I appreciate John Cena's attempt to put over the midcard by not beating them quickly, but I'm still unconvinced on the execution. Also they're not handling Miz vs. Mizdow right

... which was better than...

WWE SMACKDOWN

...which really wasn't bad at all this week, by Smackdown standards, mostly because it spent its time on people they didn't bother featuring during Raw, instead of mostly retreading stuff they did on Raw. The MizTV section was pretty good, and I don't mind Neville getting another push at Curtis Axel's expense.