If you missed last week’s episode of WWE’s Monday Night RAW (you can check out Mitchell’s Live Report here), the challenger for Nia Jax’s RAW Women’s Championship at Money In The Bank this Sunday, Ronda Rousey, joined commentary as ‘The Irresistible Force’ was in action against Natalya.
While joining Michael Cole, Corey Graves and David Otunga, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda had answered a line of questioning by Michael Cole with the comment, “Ripe for the picking is something only my husband calls me”, on a couple of occasions. The remark would be picked apart by fans, especially on social media, most people taking Rousey to task for her overall performance at the same time.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the awkward nature of Rousey was due to the line being scripted, which seemed to make her uncomfortable and give a “stand-offish” like attitude. It’s being said that some backstage felt that giving Ronda a scripted line such as that was ultimately a bad call.
EA’s Take: I can actually subscribe to what Meltzer’s saying here. It’s not exactly a secret that speaking isn’t her strong point, so it’s not a reach for me to imagine there’s been a heavy hand in anything that comes out of her mouth on-screen. Hell, it’s been that way with just about everyone else for some time now it seems. To play devil’s advocate though, what she said came off very awkward, so perhaps someone has fed Meltz some false information to take the heat off of Rousey. As Kevin Garnett said, “Anything is possible!”.
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WWE News: Non-Spoiler Preview For Tonight’s NXT & 205 Live (12/12/18)
Spoiler-free previews for tonight’s NXT and 205 Live!
After a couple of weeks worth of WWE’s NXT were held in San Jose and Los Angeles, California, last week the brand returned back to its home at Full Sail University as the final episodes of the year have already been taped.
Although tonight’s episode of WWE NXT was previously recorded at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, we at The Chairshot realize not everyone likes a spoiler. With that in mind, here’s a non-spoiler preview of what’s happening on NXT, which airs at 8PM EST on the WWE Network:
- NXT General Manager William Regal has hand-picked Ricochet’s challenger for the NXT North American Title
- EC3 seeks revenge when he takes on The Undisputed Era’s Bobby Fish
- What’s going through Aleister Black & Johnny Gargano’s minds ahead of their Steel Cage Match?
- Someone will qualify for the NXT Women’s Title #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way when Mia Yim meets Reina Gonzalez
- Following a vicious attack two weeks ago, The Mighty will face-off with Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch in tag action
Preceding NXT will be the high-flying action of the Cruiserweights at 7PM for 205 Live. While it was taped last night prior to SmackDown Live, here’s a non-spoiler preview for tonight’s episode of the purple brand:
- Before defending his title at TLC, Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy goes one-on-one with Noam Dar
- Cedric Alexander looks to send a message to Buddy Murphy through his friends when he battles ‘The Premier Athlete’ Tony Nese
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— ecIII (@therealec3) December 6, 2018
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 10, 2018
When I hear people say @CedricAlexander is better than me….
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) December 9, 2018
WWE News: Another Match Made For TLC This Sunday
WWE has added a Chairs Match to TLC on Sunday!
Just as SmackDown Live is about to go on the air (keep up with all the action with Mitchell’s Live Report), another match has been made official for Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view featuring two of the blue brand’s top Superstars.
After their recent encounters and the shocking unmasking, Rey Mysterio will have his shot at revenge against Randy Orton when they go one-on-one. However, it won’t be just any match as the two will clash in a Chairs Match:
Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton will pull out a chair (or two or 10) to settle their scorching rivalry, and the time and place for the hard-hitting encounter will be at WWE TLC, where they will go head to head (and swing for swing) in a Chairs Match.
The bitter hatred between these two Superstars fueled several jaw-dropping moments, including Orton viciously unmasking The Master of the 619 during the Nov. 20 edition of SmackDown LIVE. Given their chaotic brawls in recent weeks, nothing will come close to the battle that awaits them in this steel sharpens steel affair.
Will Mysterio capitalize on his moment for redemption? Or will The Apex Predator claim another “victim?” Don’t miss Mysterio and Orton swinging for the fences in what promises to be a chaotic Chairs Match at WWE TLC, Sunday, Dec. 16, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.