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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw: Who won this week? January 14, 2019



The Good

For Raw, their main event had a lot of big names and they all lived up to the hype to put on a great match. This match had big implications as it was a fatal four way between Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor, John Cena, and Baron Corbin to determine who would face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Finn Balor ended up winning the match and now he finally gets to fight for the belt that he never lost in the first place. 

For Smackdown, usually repeat matches aren’t embraced, but the match between Andrade and Rey Myserio was better than it was last week. Crazy move combinations, reversals, and very close pin falls made this match epic. This match already may be considered one of the best of the year. Andrade ended up winning too, which is great for him early in 2019.

The Bad

For Raw, the moment of Bliss segment was all over the place and didn’t really give much to Raw overall. For starters, Paul Heyman was trying to help build up the main event since he represents Lesnar, but then one of the members from Heavy Machinery came out, only to make grunting noises. This went on for about 30 seconds and completely ruined the overall segment.

For Smackdown, while some do not mind the whole soap opera type drama between Mandy Rose and Naomi, others also don’t like where this is going. It all started with Mandy giving Jimmy the key to her hotel, which led to the hotel room where a fight broke out. Rose and Naomi have a match next week to help settle this so all the build up for it is paying off for an end.

The Final Verdict

Since 2019 has started, both shows have a very different edge and feel to them. This includes having more people backstage in segments, introducing new matchups, and somewhat giving the people what they want. With all that said, I will have to say that Raw had the better show this week. A great main event, a new Intercontinental champion, and having a new challenger against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble are all things to really consider what is in store for the road to Wrestlemania. While Smackdown did have another good show, Raw is finally starting to mesh well with what is new for 2019. 

New Japan Pro Wrestling

Will Ospreay Has Been Contacted by WWE



Will Ospreay

New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar and current  IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has confirmed that he has been contacted by WWE and revealed that it is something that he is considering.

Ospreay also mentioned some of the WWE names he would be interested in facing if he were to find himself in WWE.

“I’ve been approached by them, so I have a lot to think about” he said, according to Tokyo Sports. “I’ve mentioned Seth Rollins‘ name many times… Also, considering my history, it would be a dream to fight Ricochet again. I think that because I think we have become completely different wrestlers than when we fought in the past.”

Ospreay has competed for AEW, Progress Wrestling, Rev Pro, and Ring of Honor throughout his career, among others.

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All Elite Wrestling

Colt Cabana Feared For His Job in AEW Following CM Punk’s Arrival



Colt Cabana

Colt Cabana reportedly feared for his job at AEW after the company brought in CM Punk back in August 2021. Punk and Cabana had a nasty falling out, and Cabana saw his appearances on TV for AEW dwindle, something that many speculated was Punk’s doing.

During his Keeping it 100 podcast, Konnan recalled a meeting with Cabana during an AEW event where they discussed Punk.

“When I saw Colt Cabana backstage, I remember asking him, ‘So what’s up with you now that Punk is back?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, man” Konnan said (h/t WrestlingNews). “We’re not really talking.’ I go, ‘Come on, dude. After all these years, you guys were boys’ He said, ‘Yeah, man. He just won’t talk to me.’ He would kind of look around, like, he knew [he was going to be fired.]”

Since then, Punk has been suspended by AEW with his firing (or contract buyout) expected in the future, while Cabana has recently returned to AEW television.

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AJ Styles Praises John Cena’s In-Ring Work



AJ Styles made his debut for WWE during the 2016 Royal Rumble and was immediately thrust into some dream matchups following the event, with the likes of future Hall of Famers such as Chris Jericho and John Cena.

Styles has had a successful run during his WWE tenure, and is now engaged in a feud along with his O.C. faction with The Judgment Day.

Styles recently participated in an interview with ‘The Halftime Show’ and talked about how Cena impressed him with his in-ring work.

“A guy that surprised me with how good he was in the ring would be John Cena” Styles said (h/t Fightful). “John is not known for being a technical mastermind in the ring, but he’s pretty good. I had some of my better matches against this guy.

“His mind for how everything needs to work and transition-wise. He’s just good. He knows what he’s doing. It’s one of those things were you thought, ‘I’m the superior wrestler in the ring,’ but once you get in there with John Cena, you realize, ‘Well, okay, I didn’t know that. Let’s keep going.’

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