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Three Stars of The Night: WWE Raw (5/21) & Smackdown (5/22)

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An abbreviated look at the Three Stars for this week’s edition of WWE Raw and Smackdown Live.


In hockey, a game’s “three stars” represent the top three performers of the night. For more clarification, I defer to this Pittsburgh Gazette explanation:

“The tradition dates to the 1936-37 season, when Imperial Oil became the principal sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts and was seeking a way to promote one of its products, Three Star gasoline. The idea of doing so by selecting the top three performers in a particular game purportedly came from a Canadian advertising agency.

Many clubs do recognize the player with the most three-star selections with an award or trophy, usually in conjunction with a corporate sponsorship, at the end of the season (or sometimes, each month). All six Canadian franchises, for example, have an affiliation with a well-known brewery.

The NHL keeps track of its own three-stars-of-the-night selections, but that is done on a league-wide basis. The league employs a system that awards 30 points to a first star, 20 to a second star and 10 to a third – a running total can be found on the league’s website – but it does not present an award based on them.”

In hockey tradition, the first star represents the best of the three, but all three are considered to be receiving a high honor.


Without further ado, here are the three stars of WWE Monday Night Raw, May 21, 2018

The Third Star:
Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan

I know what you’re saying: “WUT?”

But sometimes it’s the little things, and these two did an amazing, yet little, thing. In a fatal four-way, Logan and Morgan were finally in the ring alone, the ultimate “every women for herself” situation, with a spot in the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match on the line.

And of course they fought it out like partners always do, right? RIGHT?!?

Nope.

The laughed and went after their opponents. Because they are partners. They chose The Riott Squad over individual success. That deserves some recognition.

The Second Star:
The “B” Team of Curtis Axe & Bo Dallas

Tell me this act ain’t straight fire. Go on, tell me!

You can’t, because they are. Fans are making their own B Team t-shirts. Before WWE could make them! WWE should market a white t-shirt and Sharpie combo pack at Raw broadcasts moving forward. Money like the FOX deal!

These guys are organic, but they’re also amazing. This has a real shot.

And now…a distinction usually reserved for the top performer of the night…the first star!

The First Star:
Jinder Mahal

After getting his ass handed to him last week, Jinder had a good week of retribution. He didn’t shy away, instead doing what heels do and interjecting himself back into that no good MAN Roman Reigns’ business.

Then Jinder, despite being on the losing tag team with Kevin Owens, got the best of both Reigns and Seth Rollins, courtesy of a chair.

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLL. And I love it.


And now, here are the three stars of WWE Smackdown Live, May 22, 2018..

The Third Star:
The Miz

This man is already the new King of Smackdown.

The Miz did an amazing job selling the Money In The Bank PPV. Most of this show did. But Miz drove home the story involving The New Day, continued to position himself, and then delivered big in the ring, with Big E.

Big E is a main eventer in waiting, and working with The Miz can only accelerate that process for him.

The Second Star:
The Club of Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

I’m not this huge fan of The Club like many others. But I want to see an entertaining tag team division. They can help provide that.

So yes, their victory over The Usos (you know, the greatest tag team of this generation?) means something. Can they follow it up with a win at Money In The Bank over the Bludgeon Brothers?

Probably not, but that’s a different Three Stars article!

And now…a distinction usually reserved for the top performer of the night…the first star!

The First Star:
Daniel Bryan

This is exactly where Daniel Bryan needs to be: victorious over a secondary champion (that’s what Top Guys do), headed for a legendary showdown with Samoa Joe (that’s who top guys face).

Both guys can make a case for needing to enter Money In The Bank, adding the extra element of intrigue to next week’s showdown. You can’t go wrong here, and Daniel Bryan is the catalyst for it with his win over United States Champion Jeff Hardy this week.


Who are your three stars of the night? Comment on social media @ChairshotGreg, @theCHAIRSHOTcom, and use the hashtag #UseYourHead!


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