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Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Oct 26-29)

What's this?? Could we actually, gasp, be MOVING THE FUCK ON? WWE has finally found the Feud Shuffle button, and while the picture going forward after Hell In A Cell is still somewhat unclear, we know that most of the feuds at HiaC are over and done with.

Main Roster

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Oct 19-22)

This week's Wrasslin' Wroundup should be about the buildup to last night's Hell In A Cell, but someone pointed out that every single match on the PPV last night had also happened at some point in the last few months. As we're about to see, that's not strictly true, but it's close enough to true. So instead, I'm going to talk about the four major debuts this week in WWE, one for each of the four shows.

Monday Night Raw: The Unicorns

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Oct 12-15)

The slow crawl to Hell in a Cell continues its snail's pace toward mediocrity. I actually thought the PPV was this weekend, and was in a position to tune in live, and it opened with Dolph Ziggler as IC champion and I swear I thought I'd missed something for like 30 seconds.

WWE:

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Oct. 5-8)

I'm pretty sure I put this off all weekend because I didn't want to think about the week that was in WWE. I still don't, so let's start with NXT Takeover.

Takeover: Respect was a pretty good show with a lot of great wrestling. The only problem is that half the show was devoted to the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, and while the three matches that made up the semifinals and finals were really good matches, the results and overall lack of a point continued my problems with the Dusty Classic before the show.

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.

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

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

Weekly Wrasslin' Wroundup (Summerslam Weekend - Present)

I skipped a week on the Wroundup because there was simultaneously too much to write about and not enough to write about. Because for all the content WWE produced over Summerslam weekend and the following week on Raw and Smackdown, very little actually changed. Summerslam itself essentially settled nothing and changed nothing. Sure, Seth Rollins is now the US Champ, but only for a month. Everyone knows it's only for a month. The upside is, I get to use almost all my rivalry headers over again.

The Tag Division vs. The Dudley Boyz

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