Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Nov 23-26)

What's this? New Day stealing both shows? Happy Thanksgiving indeed.

Main Roster

We start the week right off the bat by setting up Reigns/Sheamus at TLC. I have to assume the plan is to put Reigns over for good at TLC. Sheamus isn't positioned for a long reign and he's someone everyone hates more than Reigns both from a storyline and workrate perspective, so nobody's gonna really boo Reigns beating him the way they hated Reigns beating Ambrose in the tournament.

With that out of the way, we can establish our other feuds. Kevin Owens will be facing Dean Ambrose at TLC, a natural progression from their Survivor Series match that was set up in a snappy triple threat with Tyler Breeze and Dolph Ziggler on Smackdown. I assume Breeze and Ziggler will continue to feud and Ziggler will get his win back at some point.

Alberto Del Rio will probably be wrestling Jack Swagger for the MexAmerica championship, which is great news for those of you who love revisiting feuds that barely registered from three Wrestlemanias ago.

Not sure where the women's division is going, though. Charlotte got her second win over Paige on Raw, which traditionally should mean they're done and moving on to a new challenger, ideally Sasha Banks. Paige wrestled Becky Lynch on Smackdown, though, and treated her like a way to get at Charlotte. Also, there is nothing dumber than Paige doing her submission move, which involves lifting her opponent entirely off the ground, on the announce table and the annoucers acting like that somehow makes it worse.

In the tag world, The New Day look like they'll be feuding with the Lucha Dragons and the Usos in the near future, but who cares, because what actually matters is their incredible antics, first on Raw, which frankly has to be seen to be believed. SO GO SEE IT.

And then, on Smackdown, they had a Thanksgiving potluck that, if nothing else, established clear proof that Adam Rose is still alive, which must be a great comfort to his family. The New Day's schtick is still my favorite part of any WWE show. Kevin Owens on commentary is my second favorite. So I got a lot of good stuff this week.


The Vaudevillains lost their rematch with Dawson and Wilder, which means they either pissed someone off or they're getting called up. I hope it's the latter.

Bayley's match with Eva Marie, meanwhile, was a master class in trolling the audience. The story is that the fix from WWE Corporate was in, with them making sure the match happened over William Regal's objections and bringing in a main roster ref to seemingly ensure that the popular reality star Eva Marie, who Full Sail hates with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns, would take the belt off Bayley with the help of Nia Jax.

And Bayley won. Deck as stacked against her as it could be, Bayley won. She's Full Sail's favorite daughter, and while I'd love to see her get success on the main roster, I'd much rather have her stay on NXT for a few more months, building her legend there, while Sasha Banks finally makes an impact on the main roster. Because if Bayley gets to do stuff on the main roster before the We Want Sassha contingent is satisfied, they'll turn on Bayley, and her gimmick is tenuous enough that without the support of the hardcore, the rabble won't get on board.