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Writing The Book: The 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match

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Should Becky Lynch win the WWE Women’s Royal Rumble? Abe gives you his thoughts when he’s Writing The Book! What do you think?

Welcome to “Writing the Book.” This is where I attempt to book wrestling pay-per-views, storylines, and matches in an interesting yet logical matter. This week we have the Women’s Royal Rumble!

This was a tall task because people don’t normally book these kinds of matches alone. However, I decided to challenge myself with that headache. Turns out, it ended up being quite enjoyable. The Royal Rumble is the favorite event of the year for most fans so being able to write out the whole thing was just as fun. I’ll explain a few things before the first entrant walks out.

I’m having this match be the main event just like last year. I’ve written a couple backstage segments that will occur throughout the night. Ronda Rousey vs Sasha Banks will happen one or two matches before the Rumble. After Sasha loses, Triple H meets her backstage. He explains that Billie Kay and Peyton Royce insisted they enter as a single entrant. “That being said, a slot in the Rumble just opened up”, Trips says as he hands her a card with an unseen number. There will be an additional unrelated backstage segment after the opener but you’ll know more about that when you get to Entry #19.

There will be no Trish or Lita this time. They had their moments at the last Rumble and Evolution so I wanted to give the free spots to NXT talent and past superstars that haven’t gotten the chance to make that proper return.

Any number you see along the way in parentheses indicates the order at which someone was eliminated. That will help you keep track since you don’t have the visual of a ring in front of you. All surprise entrants will have a link to the wrestler’s entrance music attached so you can envision the moment.

#1 Alexa Bliss

Alexa enters first, grabs a microphone, and voices her displeasure over drawing the first entrant slot. She goes on to say her new talk show has brought in ratings and even managed the women’s division when called upon by Baron Corbin. Alexa demands better treatment. Then the music for Entrant #2 hits.

#2 Shayna Baszler 

The total antithesis of the image of Alexa Bliss. Shayna doesn’t make excuses and demands fights rather than shying away from them. Michael Cole announces her as a 2-time NXT Women’s Champion and member of Ronda Rousey’s Horsewomen stable (pun intended). I wanted her to squash Alexa in seconds but realized she is a 5-time champion so she gets to stay a while longer.

#3-4 Alicia Fox, Ember Moon 

Alicia Fox enters to help Alexa and helps for a little bit but is no match for Shayna. Baszler eliminates Fox (1) but only tosses Alexa aside. Ember Moon, Shayna’s former rival from NXT, then enters and begins to furiously brawl with Baszler.

#5 Billie Kay & Peyton Royce

They enter together as one entrant because why wouldn’t they. Holding hands while their free hands each wield a microphone. Their promo gets so obnoxious that it makes Moon and Baszler stop fighting. It’s like their entrance at Evolution except they don’t get eliminated right away.

#6-7 Liv Morgan, Toni Storm

Liv enters but doesn’t have her teammates with her so she can’t do much. Toni Storm then makes her entrance with her shiny new NXTUK Women’s Championship. Between her Mae Young Classic win and UK appearances, enough fans should be familiar enough to know she’s a credible threat. As the future of the company, we need as many eyes on her as possible.

#8-10 Sasha Banks, Sarah Logan, Bayley

Two things to notice when Sasha enters: her arm is wrapped from the Rousey match and she goes straight for Shayna. She knows the connection between Baszler and Rousey and wants to take her frustration out. Shayna attacks the arm and neutralizes her immediately. Sarah Logan joins the fray and helps Liv, followed by Bayley who helps Sasha.

There are now three separate tag teams in the ring. The Riott Squad, The IIconics, and Sasha & Bayley. They all circle the ring while the commentators remind us that women’s tag team champions will be crowned at the next pay-per-view. The ring is filling up so let’s clean it out. Sasha and Bayley toss the IIconics (2). Shayna then throws both Sasha and Bayley over simultaneously (3 & 4). Seeds of the MMA vs WWE Horsewomen continue to be planted. Sasha is incredibly frustrated and Bayley has to calm her down.

#11 Lacey Evans

Shayna finally dispatches Alexa Bliss (5). Alexa is exiting up the ramp as Lacey Evans walks down. Lacey mocks and laughs at Bliss. Cole reminds us of their encounter from Monday. Frustrated, Alexa turns around and attacks Lacey from behind. Alexa throws her in the ring right into Ember Moon who is waiting to throw her out (6). Lacey Evans now has her first main roster feud against a babyface Alexa Bliss.

Currently in ring: Shayna Baszler, Ember Moon, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Toni Storm

#12-13 Ruby Riott, Tamina

Ruby Riott completes the Riott Squad trio and Tamina adds some muscle.

#14 Bianca Belair

I want her in this match regardless if she wins the NXT Women’s Championship the night before. She’s too athletic and charismatic to not have multiple title reigns in her future so the casual fans need to be introduced to her.

#15-16 Mickie James, Dana Brooke

After these two make their entrances, Bianca eliminates both of them (7 & 8). It creates instant credibility.

The Riott Squad change their focus to Toni Storm. The three of them try to toss Toni over but Ember saves her by pulling Ruby off. Toni is then able to break free and eliminates Sarah and Liv in the process (9 & 10).

Currently in ring: Baszler, Moon, Storm, Riott, Belair, Tamina 

#17 Rhea Ripley

Just when Toni Storm overcomes the Riott Squad and thinks she has a chance to breathe, Rhea Ripley’s music hits and Toni’s face turns pale. Rhea is not happy about losing that UK Title to Toni and it’s visibly apparent. She’s aiming to clean house.

#18 Zelina Vega

Zelina comes in like a spitfire with her aerial attacks and ranas. Her speed makes Rhea and Tamina flustered and knocks them off their balance. Ripley and Tamina eventually catch her and throw her over together (11). Bianca attempts to capitalize on them having their backs turned but numbers and size aren’t in her favor. She gets tossed after a brief but impressive showing (12).

#19 Nia Jax/Becky Lynch

Allow me a second to explain this one. Have Becky and Asuka open the show. Becky loses. Nia meets Becky backstage after her loss. Remember when Becky punched Nia as revenge after her match at TLC? Nia retaliates at the start of this show. Becky’s face is in serious pain and needs medical attention.

Fast forward to Nia making her entrance at the Rumble. Becky, wearing a face mask for her nose, ambushes her on the ramp while the doctors attempt to get her to stop. Lynch assaults her enough to make the doctors turn their attention to Nia. Becky starts to walk back up the ramp, pauses, looks back at the ring, waits for audience approval, then decides to enter the match as she shoves doctors off of her. She throws Nia’s partner, Tamina, over upon entry (13). Nia Jax never enters.

Currently in the ring: Baszler, Moon, Storm, Riott, Ripley, Lynch

#20 Victoria

This absolutely needs to happen. She wasn’t involved with the inaugural women’s rumble, Evolution, Raw 25, or Smackdown 1000. I don’t understand why. She’s a future Hall of Famer and helped shape this generation’s female superstars alongside Trish, Lita, and Molly Holly. Victoria is also in the final year of her career so she wont get an opportunity like this again. Getting a stare down with Becky Lynch once Victoria enters the ring would be a pretty great moment.

#21 Nikki Cross 

One of the main roster’s newest and brightest stars needs to be among the final group of competitors. Cross indiscriminately begins to pick fights with the current field.

#22-24 Sonya Deville, Natalya, Mandy Rose

Sonya and Mandy are able to team up and Natalya enters as another viable candidate to go deep into the match.

The ring now has eleven entrants so it’s time to filter some out. Rhea completes her mini run by eliminating fan-favorites, Nikki Cross and Victoria (14, 15). Toni Storm takes advantage and gets rid of Ripley (16), thus setting up their inevitable championship rematch. Becky Lynch makes her first big elimination in Shayna Baszler (17), who has been the top performer thus far. This also furthers the horsewomen storyline. Remember, Baszler is the reason Sasha and Bayley got thrown out.

Currently in the ring: Moon, Storm, Riott, Lynch, Deville, Nattie, Rose

#25 Kaitlyn

A former Divas Champion that made her return in the last Mae Young Classic. She didn’t show much signs of ring rust and the fans love her so I’d be open to welcoming her back in the form of a main roster spot. Her experience, strength and championship history make her an immediate problem to the women in the ring.

#26 Naomi

As expected, she makes a b-line toward Mandy Rose. Sonya tries to pull her off and is rewarded with a flurry of forearms. Naomi throws Sonya over, then Mandy (18,19).

#27 Kairi Sane

She replaced an injured Alicia Fox in last year’s rumble and returns once again as a surprise entrant. This time, she enters as a former NXT Champion and is even closer to making the main roster. She needs to be showcased.

After Kairi enters and gets some offense in, Ruby Riott eliminates recent foe, Natalya (20).

Currently in the ring: Moon, Storm, Riott, Lynch, Kaitlyn, Naomi, Sane

#28-30 Lana, Charlotte Flair, Carmella 

Lana enters, and doesn’t do much, so Becky gets rid of her (21). Charlotte enters at 29, making her already great chances even better. As the winner of Mixed Match Challenge, Carmella is awarded with being #30. Thankfully, that’s one less slot I had to worry about. Now we can begin the final sequence.

Final Nine: Moon, Storm, Riott, Lynch, Kaitlyn, Naomi, Sane, Flair, Carmella

Ruby Riott starts a hot streak by removing Kaitlyn and Kairi Sane from the match (22, 23). Toni Storm finally meets her match in Charlotte (24). Storm was in the match for about 45 minutes. Ember is still climbing in the 50s.

Spots and sequences occur for another couple minutes then Charlotte claims another with Carmella (25). Ruby nabs a fourth elimination by overcoming Naomi (26).

FINAL FOUR: Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair

Two from Raw and two from Smackdown. Unfortunately, the two Raw ladies have to exit the match. Charlotte gets Ruby (27) and Becky gets Ember (28). Ruby lasted for 45 minutes and Ember hit the hour mark.

Down to Charlotte and Becky. It essentially turns into a mini match. Five minutes of chops, suplexes and trading submissions. The kendo stick Charlotte likes to use also gets involved. Becky locks Charlotte in the Disarm Her. Charlotte tries reaching for the bottom rope so she can escape to the outside. Becky then releases and locks the submission on the arm Charlotte reached with. Becky now attempts to throw Charlotte over.

Charlotte grabs the top rope with one arm and it hurts. She then grabs the rope with the other arm but the pain from the submissions is unbearable. Becky had them locked in for a long time. Because Charlotte cannot use her arms to stop the momentum, she is thrown over (29). Becky Lynch wins the Royal Rumble.

*****

I know to many this is an uninspiring decision. The most pushed star in the company isn’t even in the match but I put her in it and allowed her to win the whole thing. I think the Royal Rumble should be won by the biggest star, though. When Becky Lynch tagged with John Cena a couple weeks ago, the crowd started chanting “We want Becky” when John Cena was in the ring. John Cena is considered by many as the greatest ever yet the fans preferred Becky Lynch. If this was Money in the Bank, Ruby or Ember would have been my winner.

It works as a story too. Nia Jax took away Becky Lynch’s opportunity to face Ronda Rousey, but Becky took it back. Michael Cole and Corey Graves will surely be losing their mind at ringside. Someone not entered in the match just won the Royal Rumble. We’ve seen people get ambushed prior to entering before but we’ve never seen the attacker actually go on to win the whole thing. That will make fans tune in to Raw.

Management will decide that Becky was justified. However, once Nia Jax heals from her “injuries”, Becky Lynch will defend her Wrestlemania spot against her at either Elimination Chamber or Fastlane. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan did something similar in 2015.

Many are speculating Ronda Rousey to face Charlotte at Mania but that’s not THE match. We’ve seen that already. It was great but now we have the chance to see another dream match for the first time on the grandest stage. Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch is the best chance there is to having women headline Wrestlemania for the first time ever. The only other matchup on par with that one would be if Seth Rollins challenged Brock Lesnar. The story is already there. Their first match got cancelled, they started an online feud, then Ronda cost Becky her women’s championship at TLC. I ingrained the WWE vs MMA Horsewomen feud in the Rumble match for that reason. Now that Asuka is champion, I would have no problem with her gaining heel tendencies as Charlotte steps up for a Mania rematch.

 


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Greg DeMarco’s 2023 WWE SummerSlam Review

The biggest party of the summer comes to Detroit, when WWE SummerSlam 2023 delivers an action packed event that easily exceeds expectations.

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The biggest party of the summer comes to Detroit, when WWE SummerSlam 2023 delivers an action packed event that easily exceeds expectations.

WWE presents SummerSlam 2023 live from ford field in Detroit in front of over 59k fans–who provided an electric atmosphere. Overall the card featured either matches, many of them delivering at or above expectations.

Read on for my thoughts, and even some ratings!

How I am rating segments:

I am using “The Line of DeMarco-cation,” which is for entertainment. the line is if I was entertained. You can have three main results:

  • ABOVE the Line of DeMarco-cation
  • AT the Line of DeMarco-cation
  • BELOW the Line of DeMarco-cation

If necessary, i reserve the right to go WAY ABOVE or WAY BELOW. Significant segments can be rated. individual and overall ratings are totally subjective.

It’s simple: ENTERTAIN ME!

Logan Paul vs. Ricochet

  • Welcome to the biggest match of Ricochet’s career.
  • Samantha Irvin’s outfit matches Logan Paul, not Ricochet — SWERVE, BRO!
  • Ricochet is a star, and I love seeing him treated like one.
  • Rocket Mortgage is donating $5k for every move off the top rope? This match alone might accumulate half a million.
  • I know Logan Paul needs to catch a private jet to Dallas and that’s why this is on first, but this is the perfect opener.
  • If you didn’t know who Logan Paul was, you’d think he was just another member of the roster–and that’s the biggest compliment you can give to him. He’s a damn good heel, too.
  • Paul using Braun Strowman’s powerslam–will we get Logan vs Braun?
  • LOGAN MUST POSE!
  • SPANISH FLY STICK THE LANDING.
  • This might be the best match either have had in a LONG time.
  • Logan Paul just hit a Buckshot Lariat over the top rope and to the floor. Sorry Hangman.
  • I love that refs continue to have names – like former Greg DeMarco Show guest Eddie Orengo (as El Bandido Jr).
  • I’d love to know Ricochet’s powerlifting numbers. Dude is deceptively strong.
  • Logan Paul flew two-thirds of the way across the ring on the Springboard Froggy Splash
  • This match is spotty–yes–but watch and learn Young Bucks. They are strung together by psychology and it all makes sense,
  • LOVE that finish. Logan Paul wins (as expected), but Ricochet is protected.
  • Think about that – RICOCHET IS PROTECTED.
  • Hell of a match.

Winner: Logan Paul (pinfall brass knucks shot)

WAY ABOVE The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes

  • That video package–amazing. It likely telegraphed Cody’s win, but I don’t think many expect Cody to lose.
  • I love when people question Brock’s presence. Did you hear that pop?
  • Cody got a hell of a pop, too.
  • You can tell how much Brock Lesnar respects Cody Rhodes, as he opens up the arsenal for him.
  • I love that Brock simply stands center ring as the ref counts Cody out. Brock wants to win–doesn’t care how. That’s a little detail that shows how brilliant of a character Brock Lesnar is.
  • This is the fifth time Brock has gone for the count-out–and I love the psychology.
  • Now Brock does care how he wins–he wants to break Cody’s will.
  • Wait, is this Cody Rhodes’ mystery twin brother Cory Rhodes?
  • That top rope Cody Cutter was fantastic.
  • Not sure when Brock’s shorts got ripped, but it adds to this fight.
  • That’s what this is, a fight. And that is Brock Lesnar at his finest.
  • It might have been a happy accident, but Cody’s hand bouncing off the bottom rope before he finally grabs it to break the Kimura is another amazing little thing.
  • Brock is so slow and methodical, but snatches people up for the F5 in a flash. So good.
  • Cody Rhodes wins, after THREE Cross Rhodes. Good shit.
  • Interesting that the show of respect from Brock to Cody is considered Cody’s arrival.
  • Or maybe it’s just the arrival of “The American Nightmare.”
  • I will be very interested–as will all of you–to see what’s next for both men.

Winner: Cody Rhodes (pinfall, three Cross Rhodes)

WAY ABOVE The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

NOTE: Very interesting that Roman Reigns was featured in the PayBack promo, as well as Logan Paul. I wouldn’t expect either to be on that card.

Slim Jim SummerSlam Battle Royal

  • I have to admit, it just feels right to have Slim Jim back in my wrestling.
  • This better be good since it cost us Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus.
  • I hope Sheamus got a full entrance for the crowd.
  • Oh look, Omos still works here!
  • Chad Gable is so damn good.
  • Austin Theory is in this match? And didn’t get an entrance?
  • At WrestleMania 30, Big E was in the Andre The Royal Giant Memorial Battle Rumble, didn’t get an entrance, and didn’t even get to carry his Intercontinental Champion. And I don’t even think his elimination was mentioned by commentary (I’d have to go back and check).
  • Santos Escobar eliminating Austin Theory at least makes sense.
  • LA Knight barely breathes and the crowd gets ELECTRIC.
  • I haven’t made as many bullet points because this has actually been a really good battle royal!
  • I’d love to know who the agent was–fantastically done.

Winner: LA Knight (last eliminates Sheamus)

AT The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

MMA Rules Match – Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler

  • Some of the shots during the entrance make me want WWE to get rid of stages altogether, and stick with this type of entrance.
  • Also, it’s a reminder that I hate major wrestling events in daylight.
  • This being an MMA Rules Match seems to be a missed opportunity at having a special guest referee.
  • The fans DO NOT CARE About this match, and I see why.
  • I am all for Ronda being able to go out how she wants to go out, and the talent pushing their own idea forward. But sometimes, you gotta say no.
  • Some matches also play much better in an arena instead of a stadium (Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair from WrestleMania comes to mind). This is one of those matches.
  • Whenever NXT had an “unsanctioned match,” the ref wore all black. That’s what we should have done here.
  • Now we have doctors checking on Shayna? Really? I know we want to put over how tough she is, but…..
  • The crowd pops out of relief when it’s over.
  • Do this on Raw, not here. Give Becky and Trish this spot.

Winner: Shayna Baszler (technical submission, Kirifuda Clutch)

BELOW The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

Intercontinental Championship: Drew McIntyre vs. GUNTHER (c) 

  • My Peacock membership doesn’t let me see the video package here, and I am fine with that–it’s been a while since I’ve seen that AFLAC Duck, though.
  • Ludwig Kaiser must love doing the entrance, but honestly the act might be getting stale?
  • Corey Graves very poetic in pointing out that “records are meant to be broken.” That’s one of the core values of WWE at this point.
  • It does appear GUNTHER will be going it alone tonight as Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci are headed to the back. Let’s see if they stay there.
  • Interesting placement for this match, right after the ill-received MMA Rules Match.
  • Didn’t the internet tell us Seth Rollins vs Finn Balor was going on fourth?
  • Btw, this match is brought to you by Rocket Mortgage. Money talks, BAYBAY!
  • GUNTHER truly lives the “Ring General” gimmick.
  • As the match progresses, I honestly can’t see Drew winning here.
  • The simplicity of the finishing sequence really adds to GUNTHER: top rope slap fest, McIntyre crotched on the ropes, splash, lariat, powerbomb. Nothing fancy–trademark GUNTHER.

Winner, #ANDSTILL the Intercontinental Champion: GUNTHER (pinfall, powerbomb)

ABOVE The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

World Heavyweight Championship: Finn Balor vs. Seth “Freakin'” Rollins (c) 

  • I presume we will get a bunch of Judgment Day shenanigans here, but I really needed Seth to go on last to further establish his championship. Instead, we are smack in the middle of the event (according to the Peacock slider, anyways)
  • Seth Rollins’ entrance + 58k people = a beautiful sight
  • The worst thing about this, to me, will be when Balor and Rollins are partners after Balor turns babyface.
  • Love Rollins tossing the vest at Balor.
  • Love the more unique start to the match.
  • Interesting that Rollins, with a win, moves to 5th all time for SummerSlam wins? I had no clue! Mr. SummerSlam anyone?
  • We keep naming refs, and I love it,
  • If you want an “inside look” at a match, start paying really close attention for a few minutes starting with the triplicate of dives from Seth Rollins. You’ll see a few things that the cameras picked up.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE the Buckle Bomb into the barrier from Balor to Rollins. Should have known they’d do that, but it never crossed my mind. Brilliant.
  • Decent amount of overlap in the offense of this match and the one prior–in hindsight, they may have wanted to put GUNTHER/McIntyre on before Rousey/Baszler.
  • Fans boo’d the crap out of Damian Priest when he came down–but popped like hell for Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley.
  • I really enjoyed the story told with the Judgment Day. When Priest called for the briefcase to be used, it would have worked. When Balor called for it, it wasn’t going to work, and Damian Priest knew it. But he let Finn Balor sink himself anyway. That will definitely play again later when they fully implode.

Winner AND STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Seth Freakin’ Rollins (pinfall, Stomp on the Money In The Bank Briefcase)

WAY ABOVE The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

WWE Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (c) Bianca Belair

  • Very odd having Asuka enter second.
  • Charlotte Flair with the ode to Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35 (IYKYK)
  • Did I miss the C4 ad read? I saw that Bianca Belair entered with some, which made me thing THAT was why she came in last, and now the C4 branding is around the ring, but no real mention? Or did I miss it? Was it only for Peacock Premium subscribers?
  • Very choppy match so far–and Charlotte has to basically stop the match to have Jessika Carr fix her outfit, leaving Belair and Asuka in the corner waiting until Asuka realized what was happening and tried to cover. The Double Natural Selection that followed was quite clunky.
  • Bianca nowhere near Charlotte Flair when the moonsault hit–is Bianca really that good? I seem to ask myself this during every big time Bianca match, dating back to WrestleMania 37 when I felt like Sasha Banks had to carry her.
  • I find myself wanting to fast forward to the finish, here. I’m not, but I kinda want to.
  • ANOTHER REF NAMED! Thank you, Michael Cole.
  • If IYO SKY cashes in here (which is easy to expect), I really hope it’s not right after Charlotte wins, getting her to #15. Granted, she could cash in DURING the match and make it a 4-way. But of everyone, I think Charlotte needs to eat the pin tonight.
  • We have now had medical personnel tending to one of the participants in the middle of each women’s match tonight–first Shayna Baszler, now Bianca Belair. Seems like a misstep on someone’s part.
  • Bianca with the heroic comeback, and a beautiful 450 Splash on Charlotte during the Figure Eight.
  • Charlotte gets misted but Bianca gets the pin???
  • Makes sense if we do the cash in here. as Bianca is hurt.

Winner, AND NEW WWE Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair (pinfall, small package)

  • Aaaaaaaand here comes IYO SKY.
  • I love Corey Graves telling Bianca to get the hell out of dodge.
  • IYO and Bayley take out everyone, and she is indeed cashing in.
  • Over The Moonsault, new champion, and the crowd goes nuts. Women’s Money In The Bank briefcase is still undefeated.
  • Nice World Of Stardom reference by Michael Cole, too.

Winner, AND NEW WWE Women’s Champion: IYO SKY (CMITB cash-in, pinfall, Over The Moonsault)

AT The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

There were some rough spots, but the cash in saved it for me.

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Jey Uso vs. Roman Reigns (c) with Paul Heyman

  • I am timing this from the second Jey Uso’s theme hits through the end.
  • Man, Mike Rome is on one, and I am not sure if that’s a good thing. He doesn’t sound as fantastic as he usually does.
  • 12:34 from Jey’s music hitting to the bell ringing.
  • Roman is so slow and methodical, I don’t know if he realized Jey was going to dive so soon. Jey connected with Roman’s back, but that could have been really really bad.
  • I know this is Tribal Combat, but given the use of stairs earlier tonight, we might as well consider the stairs legal.
  • You know it’s an important match when Roman Reigns hits The Drive By, as he did on Jey Uso.
  • Table, Kendo Stick, and more early.
  • Jey clotheslining Roman over the top rope (with the Kendo Stick) and hitting the dive makes me think Jey got slightly lost earlier when he did the dive to a kneeling Roman’s back.
  • That was a MASSIVE powerbomb onto the chairs!
  • 35 minutes in (remember, since the start of Jey’s entrance, so 23 minutes into the match) and this is definitely just a touch slow. The story is amazing, so that’s my only complaint so far.
  • I have to wonder if Roman knew he was bleeding when he hopped the barricade to go into the crowd.
  • Aaaaaaaaaaaand here’s Solo Sikoa. That should surprise no one. We gotta get the whole family involved, right? At least the whole Bloodline.
  • Solo declining to help Roman up might be starting Solo’s arc in the story, but it wasn’t apparent enough and commentary had to fill in the blanks.
  • 50:22 since Jey’s entrance is the point where Jimmy shows up (pulling Jey out of the ring).
  • Jimmy hits the Superkick and leaves.
  • Spear through the table that was set-up about a week ago and Roman Reigns pins Jey Uso at 52:09 (from th estart of Jey’s entrance).

Winner AND STILL Undisputed WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns (pinfall, spear through the table)

AT The Line Of DeMarco-cation.

“At” might surprise you, but this was WAY too slow. Bell-to-bell it was roughly 40 minutes, and that was about 10 minutes too long. But the story is worth it in the end.

WWE SummerSlam 2023

Total Matches: 8

  • ABOVE the Line of DeMarco-cation – 4 matches (3 WAY ABOVE)
  • AT the Line of DeMarco-cation – 3 matches
  • BELOW the Line of DeMarco-cation – 1 match

One “bad” match and seven “good ones, four of those I’d call “great.” Three of the great ones I labeled as “WAY ABOVE” the line, which easily makes up for one match that was lacking. Hell, when even the Battle Royal is good, you know you watched a damn good show.

Overall Rating for WWE SummerSlam 2023: 9/10

Let me know your thoughts! Drop a comment and tell me your ratings, and what you think of the Line Of DeMarco-cation.


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King’s WrestleMania Rewind: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka from WrestleMania 34

Chris king is back with one of the most underrated matches in WrestleMania history–Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka!

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Chris king is back with one of the most underrated matches in WrestleMania history–Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka!

We look back at Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka at WWE WrestleMania 34. ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ put her unprecedented and historic undefeated streak of 914 days on the line against ‘The Queen’s’ SmackDown Women’s Championship.

For years, this was considered a dream match while Asuka dominated the roster in NXT, while Flair won numerous championships on the main roster on both Raw and SmackDown. The Empress made her long-awaited debut on the September 11th episode of Raw and began to tear through the competition.

Asuka outlasted all twenty-nine other women in the historic first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match to challenge for the title of her choosing. At Fastlane, she made her choice.

The WWE Universe was so excited for this match myself included. Both superstars delivered a fantastic performance on the Grandest Stage of Them All executing counter after counter. Asuka showed off some nasty-looking kicks to her opponent, and Flair hit a thunderous Spanish Fly off the top rope. Flair was seconds away from defeat at the hands of The Empress but she locked in Figure Eight and Asuka was forced to tap out.

I can’t even begin to explain how shocked I was at this outcome, as nearly everyone expected The Empress to continue her undefeated streak and walk away with the women’s title. This controversial decision was the downfall of Asuka’s momentum. She would ultimately win the SmackDown Women’s Championship at the 2018 TLC pay-per-view in the triple-threat ladder match.

Fast forward to this year when Asuka has recently returned with her Japanese-inspired persona Kana. Kana is dangerous and ruthless and is heading into a championship with Bianca Belair at WrestleMania 39. The Empress has regained all her momentum and is highly favored to walk away with the Raw Women’s Championship. Let’s hope that Asuka and Belair can tear the house down and deliver an A+ grade match both women are fully capable of.


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