Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (April 4-7)

The WWE maid it impossible for me to separate the Wroundup into WWE and NXT sections this week. First, they ran a Takeover recap show with only one match, the Apollo Crews/Elias Samson match they left off of Takeover. And then they turned Raw and Smackdown into NXT.

Callups galore! Apollo Crews debuted on the main roster and wrestled a standard NXT match against Tyler Breeze. I'm sure Breeze has fond memories of beating Dolph Ziggler that one time before he was paired with Summer Rae and then forgotten. But at least he's not in the Social Outcasts.

Speaking of Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin didn't even get to beat him in his Raw debut, getting a double countout instead. Corbin's getting a generic "I'm-a desstroy everyone" deal, so we'll see how that works out.

Enzo and Cass showed up late on Raw after a completely underwhelming Dudleys-Usos rematch to talk an astonishing pile of shit at the Dudleys. Well, Enzo did, because that's what he does. I hope WWE keeps him off the leash for the foreseeable future, because that'll make for great TV.

The Vaudevillains, meanwhile, showed up on Smackdown, to have a perfectly normal version of the matches they had in NXT. As I suspected:feared, crowds unfamiliar with them have no idea what to make of their gimmick. Time will tell how that works out.

And speaking of NXT, Raw featured a match between Kevin Owens, AJ Styoes, Chris Jericho, and the returning Cesaro, taking the place of Sami Zayn, who Owens took out pre-match. The match was to see who'd face Reigns for the title next, which is pretty huge. Styles won it, which is pretty huge. I mean, I'm not looking forward to Style-Reigns as a match, but I am looking forward to what it means.

And the Owens-Zayn stuff has ramped their feud up even farther, so their presumbaly Payback match should be fantastic.

In other news, The New Day are still the tag champs. Apparently their Mania match was non-title, which I had completely missed. And then they beat the Leage in a title match, and the League turned on the soon-if-not-already-gone-from-WWE Wade Barrett. Of the four members of the League, there are two I'd rather see leave WWE forever, but the League is a shitty faction anyway, so if it breaks up, no great loss.

Zack Ryder dropped the IC belt on Raw to nobody's surprise, but he dropped it to The Miz, thanks to inteference from The Miz's wife, Maryse, and the involvement of Ryder's father. Ryder failed to win the belt back in the Smackdown rematch. This week will tell us if the feud is over or not, but I'll tell you one thing. I don't give a fuck about the IC Championship right now.

The Women's division is wide open right now. Charlotte's the champ, everyone hates her, and Summer Rae has become the official jobber to the upper card, losing to Sasha on Raw and Natalya on Smackdown. They may be building to Natalya-Charlotte as the next title match, or they may not. Tough to tell.