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Tiffany’s Takes: WWE Super ShowDown (6/7/19)

It’s time for the second WWE Super ShowDown. Was WWE hotter than the desert?



Tiffany checks in on WWE’s trip to Jeddah in the latest Tiffany’s Takes: WWE Super ShowDown!

It’s time for the second WWE Super ShowDown. Was WWE hotter than the desert?

Universal Championship Match – Seth Rollins vs Baron Corbin: Well, looks like Brocky from the Block needs to go back to the drawing board, or maybe an orthopedist. That was a surprisingly good match between Rollins and Corbin, especially considering that Rollins is hurt from his beatdown at the hands of Brock Lesnar on Monday. However, the real story is that Mr. Money in the Bank kept his word and tried to cash in on Rollins, but got the surprise of a lifetime when Rollins turned the tables. Seriously, watching Rollins beat the shit out of Lesnar with that chair was the best thing to watch, however, Lesnar should probably get his elbow looked at because it was looking nasty.

Also, did we REALLY need WWE to try and have another Titus moment with Heyman? Was that REALLY necessary. It was so clearly staged, grade school plays were rolling their eyes.

WWE Championship Match – Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler: I’m not a fan of the way this match was set up or the storyline behind it, but that was a great match. Ziggler and Kingston always put on great matches, and this was no exception. I was a little puzzled by Woods’ intervention, since New Day seems set on letting Kingston defend the title without help, but we’ll see what happens on Tuesday.

I’m NOT happy about Ziggler getting a rematch at Stomping Grounds. I do not want to sit through another few weeks of Ziggler whining about he was more deserving of that WrestleMania moment sitting at home than Kingston.

Intercontinental Championship Match – Finn Balor vs Andrade: The Demon came to Jeddah with the Intercontinental Championship and walked out with it too. I LOVED this match. Balor and Andrade definitely has a ‘fight forever’ kind of rivalry. I did NOT envy Balor having all that makeup on during that match, I’m surprised he could still see. I’ll give Andrade credit, he definitely gave the Demon more of a fight than most people who have to deal with Balor’s alter ego, but Balor is still Intercontinental Champion and we’ll have to see who’ll step up first.

The Usos vs The Revival: Well, this high school rivalry looks to live another day. Usos beat the Revival in a REALLY great match that let both teams show off why they are the best teams in WWE, however, the damage done by having the Usos kick this feud off by acting like obnoxious kids at the Revival’s expense. However, since the Revival are part of Shane’s Corporation, maybe this feud will get the serious treatment it needs.

Roman Reigns vs Shane McMahon: What the actual hell was that?! Reigns LOST to Shane McMahon, who can’t even walk down the ramp without sweating like the devil in church?! Okay, Shane had a BIG assist from Drew McIntyre (Boringtyre?)because Vince never likes to admit defeat, even when it’s been clear for months that the fans have no interest in McIntyre. The fact still remains that Roman Reigns lost to Shane McMahon by pinfall, extending this feud which should’ve been over by now. Hopefully, this will get resolved sooner than later, but I’m not holding my breath after that match.

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50 Man Battle Royal: When I first heard about this show, I thought it was going to be another Royal Rumble, so it being a Battle Royal was a surprise. However, I did like that they had Mansoor, who is from Saudi Arabia, win it, even though no one else in the WWE Universe probably know or care who he is. A very nice way to get the home country crowd happy after a long show.

Lars Sullivan vs Lucha House Party: That happened. It was dumb and nonsensical, but it happened. Let’s move on.

Bobby Lashley vs Braun Strowman: I’ll give these guys their due, for two guys who aren’t good in the ring, they put on a reasonably good match and by ‘reasonably good’, it wasn’t the drizzling shits. Strowman won, maintaining whatever momentum he still has, but I don’t think Lashley has had a win in months. I don’t know where this feud is supposed to go now, but I’m ready for it to be over.

Triple H vs Randy Orton: Triple H and Randy Orton have had one of the most convoluted relationships in recent WWE history, sometimes friends and allies, sometimes BITTER enemies. If one thing can be said for this decade and half long feud, it’s that these two can always have good matches, even if the build for this match was dumb.

I was surprised that Triple H lost, but since no careers were on the line, it’s probably not going to mean much storyline wise for now, but it does make me wonder who Triple H will feud with now. Ric Flair is in no shape to wrestle again, the feud with Taker is done, Batista is retired, and he just lost to Orton. Who’s next? NO, not HIM, either!

Undertaker vs Goldberg: I have a question: Why are we so determined to see the stars of the 90s continue to go at it even when it’s clear that those guys can’t go the way we, and they, want them to? Even fifteen years ago, the idea of Undertaker facing Goldberg would’ve been a WrestleMania worthy match. The match that happened in Jeddah was as far from WrestleMania worthy as the Earth to the stars. Both guys did their absolute best to put on a match worth the name, but it’s clear that while Taker can do okay in a match, Goldberg can’t. Botches, premature color, Goldberg knocking himself out (his words, not mine) and bad finishes aside, it was an okay match. It couldn’t live up to the Dream Match hype at this stage, but both guys tried and that should be applauded. However, I don’t want a rematch and hope WWE ends the Seniors’ Division before one of these guys REALLY gets hurt.

Overall Comments: So, how was WWE Super ShowDown? It was pretty good. A lot of the matches were much better than I’d expected and the crowd was hot, both literally and figuratively and so were the performers, literally and figuratively.

I’m not surprised the cash in attempt on Rollins failed, I am surprised that no cash-in attempt on Kingston was made. However, considering that Mr. Money in the Bank was holding his elbow and said elbow looked swollen, I’m guessing he was busy with the trainers. I HATED the finish to Reigns vs McMahon. Even though it was a dirty finish due to McIntyre, the idea that Reigns actually lost by pinfall to Shane McMahon is ridiculous. Congrats to Mansoor who got a big win in front of his home nation, always good to keep the crowd on side.

Let’s never do Taker vs Goldberg again, ‘kay?

That’s it for Tiffany’s WWE Super ShowDown Takes! I’ll be back on Monday for Monday Night RAW!

Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!


Steve Cook’s Top 5: STOMPS!

Given the current Universal Champion, and the name of the most recent PPV, stomps make sense. Steve Cook thinks so too! Check out his Top 5!



Given the current Universal Champion, and the name of the most recent PPV, stomps make sense. Steve Cook thinks so too! Check out his Top 5!

I’ve been sitting here all week thinking of things to write about relating to WWE Stomping Grounds.

The other Chairshot writers have taken every take possible on Shane McMahon, and he’s not even on the show. Most of the matches are lame rematches from Saudi Arabia, and I get yelled at every time I talk about that area of the world. The show is in Tacoma, Washington, and the only interesting wrestler from that state is Daniel Bryan so it’s not like we can make a top 5 out of that.

OK, there might be two. Jack Evans has been billed from Parkland, Washington. But a Top 2 column would be even lamer than the column I’ve cooked up for today.

It’s Stomping Grounds Sunday, so we’re talking about stomps! Yeah buddy! Top 5 Stomps for ya!

5. Shawn Michaels Tuning Up The Band

HBK was known for his finishing superkick known as Sweet Chin Music. Sometimes he’d just blast somebody with it, but often he would set up the move by repeatedly stomping the mat. If you go to 18:30 & 27:00 of that classic match up there you’ll see it. The fans would get all excited since they knew what was coming. It seemed to me like Michaels was telegraphing the move, and sometimes people would manage to avoid it after the band was tuned up. But as far as fan excitement while a finisher was set up goes, few finishing moves can compare to Sweet Chin Music.

4. Seth Rollins’ Stomp

The current Universal Champion is known for stomping his opponents into oblivion, so you knew he would have a place on this list.

Back on the indies, he would do some crazy stomps in the corner before hitting the Buckle Bomb, which I’m pretty sure was banned after he killed Sting with it. Not the best of ideas hitting a Social Security recepient with it.

3. Super Dragon’s Curb Stomp

I’m guessing that Super Dragon’s work hasn’t aged well. I haven’t watched any of his matches in a very, very long time. But back in the mid-2000s, he was a guy that got a lot of hype, and for good reason since he curb stomped fools.

Yes, he wore a mask & pajamas. But he was still a fearsome man. Just ask any fans that tried to get frisky with him.

2. The Garvin/Orton Stomp

How can you not love a man that tries to stomp every single joint on a person’s body? Well, after watching most of Randy Orton’s career, I can kind of understand. But back when Ronnie Garvin did it, it was pretty awesome.

I’m pretty sure Bristol falls in the old Southeastern territory region, so that’s a perfect choice of song.

Honorable Mention: Rhea Ripley’s Entrance Stomp

I wish I had a better YouTube video available of this, or a GIF or something. If NXT UK gets more popular we can make it happen. Just take my word for it that it’s a pretty badass entrance stomp on television. I’m still very high on the 22 year old Australian and buying all of her stock. I’m not as high on the guy that tried to take his shot here and got nothing in return.

1. The Mongolian Stomper’s Stomps

When somebody is nicknamed “The Stomper”, you have to respect their stomps. Archie Gouldie was a legend in Calgary & Knoxville, which are two random places to be a legend in but it happened. The Stomper was a legit top heel in the territories he frequented, mostly because he would stomp the bejeezus out of whoever was in his path.

Interesting story behind the headgear shown in some portions of that video. The gimmick was that Stomper had an inner ear problem, so the more noise the fans made, the more difficulty he would have doing things. What a great way to get heat! Jim Cornette has told tales about how Stomper would lose matches in seconds in more podunk places to make sure he would get out of the building alive. I’m not even sure if I believe these stories, but they sound really good!

As I said in a recent 411 column, Cornette would have named a Smoky Mountain Wrestling show Stomping Grounds and put Stomper in the main event against more current heels and it would have worked.

Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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Andrew’s Top 5 Matches: Week Ending 6/23/2019

We know the drill by now. Top 5 Matches of the week. Do you agree or disagree? Let your opinion be known!



We know the drill by now. Top 5 Matches of the week. Do you agree or disagree? Let your opinion be known!

Covering Stomping Grounds meant I couldn’t see WrestleCircus. So let’s just hope nothing great happened there.

Last week’s vote was a nail biter. The variety of product spread out a lot of votes but two rose to the top. Winning by one vote, AAA Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks vs Lucha Bros.

So with all that out of the way, let’s see what we got out of Stomping Grounds and others, during a fairly quiet week.


5. NXT: Adam Cole, Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong vs Velveteen Dream, Tyler Breeze & Matt Riddle

Snippet from Mitchell’s Review:
Riddle pries his way out and throws elbows, but Fish rakes the eyes. Fish stomps Riddle down then tags Cole. Cole gives Riddle stomps then taunts him. Cole hits Dream hard just because! Riddle CHOPS Cole and throws big hands from all sides! But Cole stomps the bare feet. Cole fakes Riddle out with the muel kick, but leaps into a Bro Trigger! Hot tags to Fish and Breeze! Breeze rallies on the Undisputed Era! Forearm, forearm and SUPER MODEL KICK! Fish mule kicks and runs but into an enziguri! Fish flounders and Breeze hits another forearm. Breeze reels Fish in but Fish counters to a fireman’s carry. But Breeze slips out to give Fish a Beauty Shot! Cover, but Strong drags Fish to safety! Or so they think, as Breeze builds speed. But Dream tags in!?

Dream and Breeze argue and they don’t see Strong tag in. Cole SUPERKICKS Riddle down! Breeze and Dream double SUPERKICK Cole! But Strong’s super knee hits Breeze into Dream! Then Strong drags Dream up for End of Heartache!! Cover, the Era wins!!

Winner: Strong via End of Heartache

Rating: *** 1/2


4. IMPACT: Rich Swann vs Johnny Impact vs Michael Elgin

From My Analysis:
Impact main events have been really impressive last few weeks and this one fell a little short of that mark, but not by much. Many moves missed by just a hair or looked too cooperative to really get full marks, but it was a fun match. Swann getting the pin on Johnny was a spot. John E. Bravo comes out to help Johnny beat down Rich. Elgin doesn’t want Johnny to use the big red X, but doesn’t seem against destroying Swann. But Brian Cage’s music hits, and comes out with a plan. Gorilla Press tosses Johnny out of the ring, has a quick back and forth with Elgin and then does the full Kevin Nash putting the cigarette out flair, before hitting a Jack Knife Powerbomb on Elgin.

Winner: Swann via 450 Splash

Rating: *** 1/2


3. AJPW Dynamite Series Day 2: Yusuke Okada vs Hikaru Sato

This was a special singles match. Special because Okada and Sato requested this match, in honor of Atsushi Aoki. Aoki was a fellow stablemate, friend, and to Okada, a mentor. He was head trainer in the dojo, a corner stone wrestler since Akiyama returned to AJPW. This was their gift, to their fallen friend.

During introductions Okada was crying, the crowd was crying, and notably, the referee came out in an all blue outfit as his own dedication. We got a match that Aoki would be proud of. Even though he was a Junior, Aoki was very technical and mat based in his approach. He would only go to the top ropes on occasion, and his proteges did the same.

The weight and significance of it all must’ve continued to hit Okada during the match. He wasn’t as crisp, attempted a very sloppy Step Up Tornado DDT from the ropes and just generally seemed to not be there. It was all understandable, and the match was still very good and showed they both learned a lot from Aoki and cared deeply. So from an emotional aspect, this match was a 10 out 5. But from a technical aspect, the hiccups did hurt it a little.

After the match, they had words for their friend, they played Aoki’s music, Dory Funk sent a video message and all of Evolution posed together one last time:

Winner: Sato via Ude-Hishigi-Gyaku-Juji-Gatame

Rating: *** 3/4


Honorable Mentions:

AJPW Dynamite Series Day 2: All Asia Tag Titles: Jake Lee & Koji Iwamoto vs Kazumi Kikuta & Ryuichi Kawakami (c)
Winner: Lee via High Angle Backdrop
Rating: *** 1/2
WWE Stomping Grounds: Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens vs Xavier Woods & Big E
Winner: Owens via Stunner
Rating: *** 1/2
AJPW: Nobe Bryant, Odinson & Parrow vs Shuji Ishikawa, Suwama & Super Tiger
Winner: Suwama via Manriki Sleeper
Rating: *** 1/2
WWE Stomping Grounds: Steel Cage WWE Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston (c)
Winner: Kofi via Escaping the Cage
Rating: *** 1/2
GCW Crushed Up: GCW Championship: Nick Gage(c) vs Tony Deppen
Winner: Gage via Chokeslam onto back of chairs
Rating: *** 1/2
WWE Stomping Grounds: Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans
Winner: Becky via Disarm-Her
Rating: *** 1/4
IMPACT: Jake Crist vs Tessa Blanchard
Winner: Tessa via Magnum
Rating: ***
SmackDown Live: Dolph Ziggler vs Xavier Woods
Winner: Ziggler via Superkick
Rating: ***
WWE Stomping Grounds: SmackDown Live Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss vs Bayley (c)
Winner: Bayley via Bayley to Belly
Rating: ***
WWE Raw: Seth Rollins vs Daniel Bryan
Winner: Rollins via Stomp
Rating: ***
GCW Crushed Up: Dan Maff vs Mathew Justice
Winner: Maff via Burning Hammer through Door
Rating: ***
WWE Stomping Grounds: SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles: Heavy Machinery vs Rowan & Daniel Bryan (c)
Winner: Bryan via Small Package
Rating: ***



2. WWE Stomping Grounds: Cruiserweight Championship: Akira Tozawa vs Drew Gulak vs Tony Nese

From my Analysis:
Constant action defined this match. Gulak kicked things off with a Dropkick at the bell, and it was pedal to the metal from there. Tozawa breaks up the Gu-Lock with his Top Rope Senton, which the camera didn’t focus on, so it was cool to see Tozawa just crash down from the sky. Each man had a legitimate shot at different points in the match. Gulak however took advantage of the situation, tried to TKO Nese, but Nese wiggled out to the apron, Drew dodged Tozawa’s Dropkick, grabbed Tozawa and hit the TKO for the win. Gulak finally gets the belt, which is a bit overdue, and he didn’t win via submission. Things should be interesting on 205 Live. Great start.

Winner: Gulak via TKO

Rating: ****



1. WWE Stomping Grounds: United States Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs Ricochet

Snippet from Mitchell’s Coverage:Ricochet keeps his cool as he heads for another corner. He climbs up and aims, but Joe gets up. Ricochet jumps over but Joe scoops him for a powerslam! Cover, TWO! Joe grows frustrated, but keeps his eyes on Ricochet as Ricochet stirs. Joe drags Ricochet up but Ricochet throws forearms and CHOPS! But Joe CHOPS back again! Ricochet stands so Joe whips, Ricochet handsprings, but into a full nelson! Ricochet breaks free but still gets a German Suplex! Joe runs as Ricochet rises to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Ricochet survives and Joe is shocked. Joe glares at Ricochet as he clamps hands on the shoulders. Joe drags Ricochet up for another urenage, but Ricochet fights out! Ricochet boots but Joe blocks it, to FLIP Ricochet!

Joe puts on the Coquina Clutch! But Ricochet climbs the ropes! Ricochet hotshots Joe down! Joe is in the drop zone, and Ricochet climbs up again! Ricochet 630 but he has to roll through! Joe LARIATS Ricochet, but Ricochet springs back up! CODE BREAKER! Ricochet keeps going and gets back up top! Ricochet tries again, 630 SENTON! Cover, Ricochet wins!!

Winner: Ricochet via 630 Senton

Rating: ****



Well the B-rated PPV ended up taking the top 2 spots this week! That could say something about the level of competition this week, but let’s look at the positive!

My vote goes to the Cruiserweight Triple Threat. I’m happy Gulak finally won the belt, hopefully he can help bring a level of excitement/interest back to 205 Live. Since it really seemed to lose it’s luster after Cedric and Buddy were called to the main roster.

Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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