Considering this is a Raw pay-per-view, it is my expectation that Balor goes over as Styles continues to look for a bounce back following his loss to Baron Corbin. Neither does the idea of this forced tag team match. The action really kicks into gear one hour later at 8 p. In other words, Asuka should be built stronger here than Shinsuke Nakamura was in his debut against Dolph Ziggler. This went from being a potential laughing stock to a possible show-stealer in a snap. A good idea might be to escalate Angle into a feud with The Miz, which has been teased in recent months while Miz was working opposite Jason Jordan.
With Reigns sidelined, that is an even cleaner finish. Pick: Banks wins Adam Silverstein: I kind of want to go the other way here with Foxy figuring out a way to pick up an unexpected victory, but ultimately I see no way how that would benefit Banks in the least. Alicia broke free from an attempted Banks Statement and took the fight out to ringside. Here's to Asuaka winning Sunday and not losing until she takes the women's title at Royal Rumble. Pick: Bliss retains the title Asuka vs. What a change in match quality from a Balor-Wyatt bout we had already seen twice -- that was being repeated a third time with a terrible gimmick -- to a long-awaited showdown of two former leaders of the Bullet Club.
It should be interesting to see what goes down on Sunday. It is astounding that Becky Lynch and Banks are completely out of the title picture on their respective brands at this point. I could see Kalisto keeping the title for another couple weeks, but it makes more sense for Amore to take it back and be a two-time champion who now has the ability to brag even more about his accomplishments. Alicia slammed Banks off the floor before tossing her into the ring and covering her for a 2-count. But the feud with Alexander, who still has main event potential from an in-ring perspective but not on the microphone, simply hasn't resonated. Find and install the app. That said, while I think Alexander would be a great cruiserweight champion one day if he can figure out how to get over on the mic, it would be more impactful for the heels to take this one.
Sasha sent Alicia crashing out of the ring. Alicia wasted too much time at this point and Sasha locked in a Banks Statement for the win. Pick: Amore wins the title Women's Championship -- Alexa Bliss c vs. With Survivor Series up next, this could set the table nicely. Considering how much Amore has done to bring much-needed buzz to the cruiserweight division, Kalisto's reign feels overwhelmingly temporary. Sign in to your Xbox Live profile. Click the Member Sign In button and, on the following screen, sign in to your account with your email and password.
Since Styles is more established, a win for Balor would certainly shine him up as a certifiable main eventer. Here's to hoping that this is just the beginning for these two, regardless of the fact that Styles works on SmackDown. Install the free on your Android device. And then suddenly, two of the main stars on the card -- Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt -- were pulled after being diagnosed with viral infections, changing everything. I'm expecting a nice, clean win for Bliss as James rides off into the sunset following a match that overdelivers.
Sasha countered it and took Alicia down. Pre-Show Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox The two women locked up as the match began. Alicia charged back into the ring immediately and went for a headlock. Bliss has been a solid champion and done terrific work on the mic, but she needs to drop the championship sooner than later. Enter your password and hit Submit. The story of this match was to be The Shield coming off as so strong that it is almost able to overcome the insurmountable odds that exist of them going up against not only a five-man team but one featuring monsters in Strowman and Kane. The first month of the subscription is a free trial.
After download, the app will install. Amore has made the cruiserweight division feel legitimate, and while Kalisto is a fantastic addition, he does not have the innate microphone ability to carry the strap. James' final promo on Monday, which talked up her age and how excited she is to return home to her three-year-old son, teased the idea that this could be her final full-time feud. Choose the app and download it. Alicia Fox Kickoff Show Brian Campbell: This kickoff show match brings more anticipation with it than the storyline truthfully deserves.
Don't let that confuse you, however, with Fox having much of a shot at winning the match. That's because Fox has a way of amplifying the intensity of a segment due to her character's crazy turns. Here's to hoping Raw does the same thing. . She did so on Raw this week with a brutal backstage attack on Banks.
Make sure your Kindle Fire is running Android 2. Balor will still be dressing as The Demon, for some reason. I did not expect Angle to factor into this feud, and it makes me wonder whether the plan was to add him to the eventual Survivor Series five-on-five match, perhaps with his storyline son in Jason Jordan. How that affects the storyline moving forward, however, will be most interesting. Well, you could say the card initially left a lot to be desired with one main event stipulation match, only two titles on the line and a bunch of filler that you would normally see on Monday nights. The replacement of Styles turns this into a possible five-star match. Ask yourself this question: Where the heck has Nia Jax been the past few weeks? You have one month to decide whether to cancel, after which you will be billed.
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