The Inaugural Stomping Grounds was on at the weekend, and it was alright. There was some creativity there, and at least the opening half of the show was very entertaining.
I enjoyed the whole show, however I think I need to maybe watch without commentary or something because it was really grating at points.
I was glad that Samoa Joe vs Ricochet got a decent amount of time, and really gave us a decent match, as it could have gone in a complete other direction. It was the exact kind of match that both men needed really and it was good, well paced, back and forth too. I’m excited that Ricochet hasn’t been forgotten, and that he’s getting the spotlight.
As for the New Day vs Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens match, well, it was just another solid match wasn’t it? Eventually what happened on Tuesday night on Smackdown made sense, but starting with The New Day, who had just lost, against the champions. Anyway, the match itself was entertaining, as Xavier Woods was kept in the ring for so long and Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn looked good as a team again cutting off the ring and working very well.
I thought that the Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston match was very innovative, especially with the ending of the match, and while the challenger didn’t really fit in other than needing to be an obstacle for the champion.
I liked the Becky vs Lacey Evans match, but it was obvious that Becky was calling all the shots, and it was a shame at points that Lacey couldn’t keep up. I really liked how it tied into the end of the show too, although I do feel like the last match did drag on a bit, and spent far too much time building up, and was a bit poorly paced.
I don’t think there’s much else that I can comment on. I like Bayley, I like what she’s doing, but I am a bit tired of Alexa always being around, though what she’s doing with Nikki right now is intriguing. I don’t know what else to say right now other than that. Aside from Ricochet did we see a title change on the main show? I know the cruiserweights kind of smashed it in their title match. The IC title wasn’t on the line, and neither were the Raw Tag Team Titles.
Have an excellent day! You’re all my favourites!