As the WWE Draft continues on Raw and Smackdown and NXT continues to rebuild divisions–Josh from Thirteen 10 has your look back and ahead!
Each week Josh from the Thirteen 10 brand has your look at all things WWE Raw, Smackdown, and of course NXT. Take a look at what happened on all three shows, and what will happen in the week ahead. Let’s dive in to see what our respective Red, Yellow, and Blue brands had to offer this week.
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WWE Monday Night RAW
WWE Raw Results – All the Lights on Ali
- Asuka, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke defeated Zelina Vega, Natalya & Lana in a Six Woman Tag Team Match
- Seth Rollins & Murphy defeated Dominik Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo
- Drew Gulak defeated R-Truth (c) to win the WWE 24-7 Championship
- Keith Lee vs. Braun Strowman ended in a Double Count Out
- R-Truth defeated Drew Gulak (c) to win the WWE 24-7 Championship
- The Hurt Business (Shelton Benjamin & Bobby Lashley) (w/ MVP) defeated Ricochet & Apollo Crews (w/ Mustafa Ali)
- Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) defeated The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan) to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
- MVP (w/ Shelton Benjamin & Bobby Lashley) vs. Mustafa Ali ended in a No Contest
- Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defeated Drew McIntyre & The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) in a Six Man Tag Team Match
HOT or NOT
- Mustafa Ali with a clear push, Leader or Not this is awesome – HOT
- 24/7 title mix including Drew Gulak – NOT
- RAW tag team title mix – NOT
- Hurt Business booking? Heel or Face? – NOT
- Riott Squad not winning gold – NOT
- Randy Orton & Drew McIntyre continuation in to Hell in a Cell – HOT
Projection for next week’s WWE RAW
Lets hope for a vast improvement next week and a Draft that brings some much needed freshness especially to this brand. Lets Say that The Street Profits move as champions. Keith Lee moves to Smackdown. We get a scathing/awesome promo from Mustafa Ali as to why he appears to have motives to either lead or join Retribution. RAW has become stale for the time being an needs fresh faces along with new feuds. My main concern is that we just won’t get it. That will be a crying shame.
Last Wednesday’s NXT Results
- Tommaso Ciampa defeated KUSHIDA by DQ
- Drake Maverick & Killian Dain defeated Ever-Rise (Chase Parker & Matt Martel)
- Austin Theory defeated Leon Ruff
- Dexter Lumis defeated Austin Theory
- Ridge Holland defeated Danny Burch
- Shotzi Blackheart defeated Xia Li
- Ember Moon & Rhea Ripley defeated Dakota Kai & Raquel González
HOT or NOT
- Kushida on a roll – HOT
- Maverick & Dain team/feud is going to be just what both guys need – HOT
- Austin theory attitude – HOT
- Return of Lumis – HOT
- Ridge Holland sidelined – NOT
- Shotzi Blackheart enjoying every second of her NXT career – HOT
- Ember Moon/Ripley heading towards a showdown – HOT
Projecting next week’s WWE NXT
It really is hard to knock anything that NXT does. The pacing each week and build of stars is so enjoyable but we must remember that this is what they do so of course it works. With NXT stars not being mentioned in the DRAFT pot then I am unsure of many changes. Ridge Holland being injured in what is a nasty injury could mean a change of direction for a certain feud. November os slowly approaching so lets say a few matches get made for Halloween Havoc including Kushida vs Dream in a rematch, Ember Moon vs Rhea Ripley no 1 contenders match.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown
WWE Smackdown Results
- Big E defeated Sheamus in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
- Matt Riddle & Jeff Hardy defeated The Miz & John Morrison
- Sasha Banks defeated Bayley (c) by DQ. Bayley retains the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
- Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods defeated Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (c) to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
- The Fiend defeated Kevin Owens
Notable WWE Draft Moves
- Seth Rollins to Smackdown
- Naomi to RAW
- Bianca Belair to Smackdown
- Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio to Smackdown
- The Miz & John Morrison to RAW
- Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods to RAW while Big E stays on Smackdown
- Tucker to Raw while Otis stays on Smackdown
HOT or NOT
- BIG E vs Sheamus was awesome!!! – HOT
- Sasha/Bayley feud continuatiin – HOT
- Spilt up of New Day/New tase champs – NOT
- Fiend vs KO – HOT
Projecting next week’s WWE Smackdown
Perhaps a slightly underwhelming night 1 of the 2020 WWE Draft. Splitting up The New Day is a bad move in my opinion and Cesaro & Nakamura dropping tag gold was not wise. Seth has been drafted to Smackdown along with his current feud which has lasted 5 months already. Where is the change? Lets hope RAW gets a shake up as I’m left confused. As for the show itself it was great. Sheamus and Big E certainly delivered. Lets say next week we get Sasha vs Bayley announced for HIAC. Otis is now seemingly alone so his value may have dropped considerably not to mention is partner tucker who will now be lost in the shuffle I am afraid to say. Lets have another fire promo from Roman but the Hell in a Cell card will fill out.
So another week passes by and it was underwhelming from both Raw & Smackdown, especially in terms if the draft itself. In ring action has been great but weekly shows need more to make me tune in every week. NXT again has it so right.