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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw: Who won this week? October 29, 2018

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The Good

For Raw, we got slow and steady progress going forward with the Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins situation. After Ambrose shocked the WWE Universe by stabbing Seth Rollins in the back, Rollins wanted answers this week. While Ambrose did show his face, he did not explain his actions. Instead, he antagonized Rollins by standing out in the crowd and watching Rollins get more and more angry. Who knows when we will get answers, but either way, things are just starting between these two.

For Smackdown, the trick or street fight between the New Day and the Bar (with Big Show) was a fun segment from start to finish. The New Day dressed up as the Brood for Halloween, which was hilarious. Also, the match wasn’t bad either as everybody got involved to help build up their tag team championship match at Crown Jewel.

The Bad

For Raw, with all the changes going on with Crown Jewel and since they were fresh off Evolution, they could’ve given more time focusing on the fall out of that. Instead, they had a 10 women’s tag match that were just repeat opponents from that PPV. That just causes too much clutter and doesn’t help move anything forward.

For Smackdown, the route they decided to go with for the WWE Championship at Crown Jewel doesn’t make much sense, but the whole situation is ugly to start with. With Daniel Bryan refusing to go to Saudi Arabia, they had to find a way to address this situation. So, they decided to just have the WWE Championship match on Smackdown. While the match was good overall, Samoa Joe then decided to attack both competitors, which led to a WWE Championship match between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe at the PPV instead. The problem with this is it just is a lot to process in such little time and doesn’t help Samoa Joe at all getting back into a rivalry that was just ended.

The Final Verdict

With all that is going on, WWE really had some problems in front of them. With some wrestlers refusing to go to Saudi Arabia for the Crown Jewel PPV, to Roman Reigns’ battle with leukemia, to trying to also have an all-women’s PPV fall out to off of, WWE really had too much to handle. They tried to give the proper time for each PPV, only for things to feel rushed and put together at the last second. But, we still have some interesting things going forward. With that said, I will have to say that Raw had the better show this week. We still have a hanging story with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins and we got a better explanation for replacing John Cena than what Smackdown did for Daniel Bryan. After Crown Jewel, WWE can get things back into organization with Survivor Series.

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Seth Rollins Talks Kenny Omega, Roman Reigns

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WWE superstar Seth Rollins, who just lost his Intercontinental Championship to Dean Ambrose at the WWE TLC PPV, was recently interviewed by Iridian Fierro of La Ley 107.9 and discussed a number of topics.

Rollins talked about his desire to eventually have a match with Kenny Omega, who is set to become a free agent in January and will likely be heavily pursued by WWE when he does so.

“I think I’m the absolute best and make no doubt about it, Kenny Omega is also one of the best in the world” Rollins said.

Rollins also said that he speaks to Roman Reigns once a week to see how he is doing as he battles leukemia.

You can hear the entire interview below:

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Adam “Hangman” Page Comments on ROH Departure

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With Adam “Hangman” Page on his way out of Ring of Honor, likely to join the new All Elite Wrestling promotion, he took to Twitter to discuss his departure from ROH.

Page debuted with the company in 2011.

I had my last ROH match this weekend. Showed up to their training school for a tryout as a scrawny 18 year old. Made a lot of good friends and memories along the way. Thanks everyone.

Full speed ahead. pic.twitter.com/RBti3VjVru— HANGMAN PAGE (@theAdamPage) December 17, 2018

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Bandido Signs With Ring Of Honor

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Popular luchador wrestler Bandido has officially landed in Ring of Honor, as the two sides have reached an agreement on a deal.

Bandido, who has been making waves for his work in both AAA and Crash in Mexico, as well as his work in the All-In event earlier this year, will debut for the organization in early 2019.

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