Speed Bump... I mean, Roadblock was this weekend, and it didn't actually affect anything, but there were a couple good matches. And some good wrestling on the shows, too.
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Keeping with the Road to Wrestlemania theme, let's check in on our matchups.
ROMAN REIGNS VS. HHH / AMBROSE VS. LESNAR
This week was all about Ambrose vs. HHH at Roadblock, with Ambrose fucking around with the Wyatts in singles and tag situations and the usual post-match shenanigans. So Ambrose and Triple H had their Roacblock match, and it was fine, and Trips gave Ambrose a near-win before winning the match, and none of it was really that surprising. Meanwhile, Lesnar beat the shit out of Luke Harper at Roadblock in a dumb bait and switch.
BECKY LYNCH VS. CHARLOTTE VS? SASHA BANKS
Also treading water now that the three-way has been established.
SHANE MCMAHON VS? THE UNDERTAKER, HELL IN A CELL
Lots of talking on Raw followed by ots of replays of the Raw talking on Smackdown. McMahons always think McMahon family drama is more interesting than we do.
THE NEW DAY VS. LEAGUE OF NATIONS
All the reports are that this will be the match, and they kicked things off at Roadblock with, um, a title defense Where The New Day worked as nearly full faces. I mean, there have been some great Internet bits with The New Day making fun of the League, but otherwise, this kind of came out of nowhere. But our champs had a great match against Y2AJ on Raw. Which reminds me...
AJ STYLES VS. CHRIS JERICHO
I'm not super-interested in seeing a fourth match between these two at Wrestlemania unless there's a gimmick attached, but the breakup after the great match on Raw was also great, with Jericho turning in his best work since his recent return.
KEVIN OWENS VS SAMI ZAYN
Oh, WWE, I just can't stay mad at you. Even if Neville is the sacrificial third wheel to kick off this feud, the thought of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens making their Mania debuts tearing it up against each other brings a tear to my eye. I don't even care who wins. Of course, if you want the crowd to care who wins, they should probably avoid things like 10+ competitive matches with Stardust at Roadblock. I like Stardust a lot, but when a match doesn't mean anything and Zayn's going over anyway, make it short, make Sami dominant, and make him look like he belongs in the ring with Owens to fans who don't know him.
There are still a few key players at loose ends this week, most notably Kalisto. They may be lining up a feud with Ryback for the US Title at Mania, but Ryback's a fucking nightmare mess right now, with his Goldberg tights and gloves and his weird, half-heel, half-blah promos talking about things written for him that he clearly doesn't understand and can't sell. Neville and Tyler Breeze are being abused by the booking team. R-Truth and Goldust still aren't funny. In other news, as of Roadblock, Jack Swagger is still alive and employed.
The entire episode this week was Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe's 2/3 falls match. If Zayn hadn't showed up on Monday, I'd have been shocked by his clean loss to Joe on Wednesday. It was a great match, but I'm not sure where they're going, or if they're going. Joe-Balor doesn't really leave the door open for the Bullet Club Reunion or a Balor heel turn. Joe as champ doesn't have any real opponents lined up for him except maybe Austin Aries (who'll be wrestling and hopefully beating Baron Corbin in Dallas). Or maybe Apollo Crews, who's been so absent from things that I'd almost forgotten about him.
The tag division is still hot as hell, and got a good spot at Roadblock, with The Revival having a nice, solid match with Enzo and Cass to retain the titles. Now we can start building American Alpha vs. Revival for the tag belts at Takeover Dallas, right? RIGHT?