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JLW Podcast #77 – WWE TLC REVIEW, #UnderSiege, The Art Of A Wrestling Nimrod

Welcome to Episode 77 of the Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast. Josh goes over the following topics

– The Art of being a wrestling nimrod. Also How Wrestling Media Creates Stars?


– WWE TLC Review. Big night for the RAW Women’s/CruiserWeight Divisions, Balor/Styles 1 and the crazy main event. Why people need to take a chill pill regarding Asuka? The Shield is not The Shield without Roman Reigns.

– Quick RAW/SD Live Recap

– Thoughts on the Survivor Series Match Card and the overall theme of RAW vs. SD Live.

Thank you guys and girls so much for taking time out your schedules to listen to this podcast, it truly means alot. #GiveJLWPodcastAChance

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Two Additional Championship Matches Announced For The Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View


During tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast The Miz fought Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental championship, and won, via DQ when Dean Ambrose connected a low blow in front of the ref. Due to this Miz requested a IC title match at Extreme Rules where even by DQ the title could change hands. The Raw GM accepted.

Austin Aries vs. Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship was also announced.

WWE Extreme Rules comes at you on June 4th 2017 at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and will be streamed on the WWE Network.

Here is the updated card for the event:

Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz
-WWE Intercontinental championship-
Singles Match (Title Can change hands via DQ)

Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries
-WWE Cruiserweight Championship-
Singles Match

The Hardy Boys (c) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro
-Raw Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns 
-#1 Contenders Match For The Universal Championship-
Extreme Rules

Potential Title Match For Upcoming Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As most of you already know, Austin Aries defeated Neville during the WWE Payback Pay-Per-View via DQ when Neville purposefully grabbed the referee and pushed him as Aries locked in his finishing move. Though Neville remained champion.

Based on reports, Neville was originally intended to defeat Aries, but a last minute decision was made to have Aries win, to allow this feud to continue. The idea behind it was that Neville already defeated Aries during the WrestleMania 33 Kickoff to retain his championship, and instead of giving Neville two wins in a row, that decision was made to allow for an even playing field between the two competitors.

It hasn’t been officially announced, but it is believed that a Cruiserweight championship match will be made for the upcoming Extreme Rules PPV on July 4th at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. The idea may be that a stipulation is added to this match to not allow a DQ finish.

WWE has also been teasing that TJ Perkins is close to receiving a title shot as well, so potentially this match could become a triple threat.

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Rich Swann Wins Cruiserweight Championship During 205 Live Premier

During the premier episode of 205 Live, which followed this week’s Smackdown Live broadcast, Rich Swann defeated Brain Kendrick to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

This marks the first time Swann has won the Cruiserweight Championship.

Quick Recap For Monday Night Raw – October 31, 2016

Here is a quick recap (QuickCap) + highlights from tonight’s WWE Raw Halloween special.

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The recap updates live so make sure to refresh the page, as does the highlights; but those may be delayed depending if WWE uploads them on time or no.

So let’s get this quick recap on the go.

Raw Pre-Show:

Announced Segments here. 

OPENER: Raw opens with an in-ring promo segment with Goldberg. Heyman interrupts him and both hype the upcoming match against Brock Lesnar & Goldberg at Survivor Series on November 20th. Heyman would tease Lesnar is in the arena but in the end was trolling the audience. Goldberg would try to get in Heyman’s face when Rusev interrupts. Rusev rips on Goldberg. Rusev would also try to attack Goldberg but in the end get the Jackhammer. Goldberg would end the segment spearing Paul Heyman and standing tall.

Announcers: They recap the Universal Championship match from Hell in a Cell. Mick Foley will address the controversy from the match tonight. A Trick or Street fight is also announced for Raw pinning Luke Gallows  vs. Enzo

Luke Gallows (w/Karl Anderson) vs. Enzo (w/Big Cass)
Trick or Street Fight 

A very Halloween gimmick match with Pumpkins used as weapons and Halloween props. Enzo would pick up the win via pinfall following a top rope DDT to Luke Gallows as he wore a pumpkin on his head. That should explain how this match was just for entertainment purposes.

Winner: Enzo

Backstage: Paul Heyman is loaded into an ambulance following the spear from Goldberg.

TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick (c)
-WWE Cruiserweight Championship-
Hell in a Cell PPV Rematch

Kendrick delivers a promo during his entrance telling TJ that he has a plan to retain the Cruiserweight championship.

TJ Perkins would go on to win the match via count-out as Brian purposely remained on the outside as the ref counted to 10. Brian retains his championship. TJ would attack Brian after the match and lock in his leg lock until refs break him apart.

Winner: TJ Perkins via Count out (Brian Kendrick retains)

Backstage: Mick Foley is backstage talking about the Negan character from Walking Dead. Braun comes in demanding a bigger challenge and threatens to destroy half the roster. Foley says tonight there will be a battle royal to determine a member for the Raw team at Survivor Series. Braun is now entered, because for some reason Raw GM didn’t have him in in the first place…. LOGIC!

Announcers: The announce WWE winning W3 awards. Check the article here. 

VIDEO: Emmalina to debut soon

In Ring: Mick shares his appreciation to all talents who competed at Hell in a Cell, except for Jericho who’s interference in the Universal title match left a bad taste in Foley’s mouth. Not hard to do.

Jericho and Owens would interrupt Foley. They mock Mick Foley and say that the true problem Mick has is that Owens was the first to defend the Universal Championship in a Hell in a Cell. Mick says that he needs both men for the Survivor Series match on team Raw. Mick would say that he also needs a another guy “the guy.” Hit Roman’s Music!

Roman, Jericho and Owens would exchange a few words leading to Jericho challenging Roman for the Unites States Champion claiming that even though he’s Canadian, he would make a better US champion. Roman accepts and Mick Foley creates the Match for later.

Battle Royal For A Spot on the Raw Survivor Series Team
(Varies Talents)

Braun got the most attention in this match and it’s understandable. Braun gets thrown out between the middle ropes. Sheamus and Cesaro would work together to eliminate a few competitors until Sheamus tries to trick Cesaro and gets thrown out instead. Strowman would eliminate Cesaro leaving Braun, Neville and Sami the last 3 competitors. Braun tosses out Neville and remains with Sami Zayn in the ring. Sami would almost eliinate Braun but get over powered and thrown out.

Winner: Braun Strowman added to Team Raw

The Raw team so far consists of Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman.

Backstage: New Day are backstage and mention that they are the captains of the Raw Tag Team Elimination match at Survivor Series and mock the Smackdown teams.

Rich Swann, Lince Dorado & Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak Ariya Daviari & Tony Nese
Six Man Tag Team Match

As expected, this is a quick match with a ton of big spots. Swann would pick up the pinfall victory over Tony Nese following a round-house kick to the head.

Winners: Rich Swann, Lince Dorado & Cedric Alexander

Announcers: They recap the altercation from earlier between Rusev and Goldberg, which can be seen above in the highlights. In addition to the Spear Heyman took from Goldberg.

In Ring: The newly crowned WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte makes her way out to the ring being carried on her chariot by four men. Charlotte hypes her win and says Sasha to not feel bad about losing, she’s like every other women in WWE, playing second place. Charlotte says that she will captain team Raw against team Smackdown Live at Survivor Series and warns Nikki that she will put her on the shelf forever.

Charlotte continues to mock the women of Smackdown and says that there is one weak link on the Raw team and that’s Bayley. Bayley comes to the ring and both exchange words creating more tension between them. Charlotte says that Bayley will face another Raw team member tonight and calls out Nia Jax.

Nia Jax vs. Bayley
Singles Match

Charlotte would sit with the announcers during this match. Dana Brooke would come out and join her.

Nia dominated a majority of the match. Bayley had some moments during the match but Nia managed to land a quick Samoan Slam and pinned for the 3 count victory.

Winner: Nia Jax

Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The Shining Stars
Tag Team Match

Sheamus and Cesaro show their strength as a tag team and manage to pick up the win over the Shining Stars. Sheamus locks in the cloverleaf on Epico and Cesaro stops an attack from Primo allowing Epico to tag out.

Winners: Sheamus & Cesaro 

BACKSTAGE: R-Truth and Goldust have a backstage segment featuring them in a haunted house for Halloween. Team Golden Truth experience fear together, it was interesting.

ANNOUNCERS: They replay the Roman, Jericho segment from earlier.

BACKSTAGE: Jericho is backstage listing his accomplishments in the WWE. Owens walks in and Jericho says that he will for the first time win the United States Championship from Roman Reigns. They joke to call it the Canadian Title and agree to work together. They head to the ring.

Chris Jericho (w/ Kevin Owens) vs. Roman Reigns (c)
-WWE United States Championship-
Singles Match

A good overall main event with Owens trying to interfere throughout the match behind the refs back. But in the end Roman looked like he was going to pick up the win but Owens attacks him causing the DQ win.

Winner: Roman Reigns via DQ (Retains)

Both Jericho and Owens double team Roman until Seth Rollins music hits. Rollins takes out both Jericho and KO. Owens manages to save Jericho from Rollins and leave together.

Roman and Seth are left in the ring and exchange glares. The fans chant YES as both men stare off at eachother.

Thank you guys so much for reading, let me know what you think of this format and maybe we’ll continue with these QuickCaps for Raw.

If there are no videos up now they will be tomorrow.

Have a good night guys, Happy Suplexing!

Championship Match Scheduled For Tonight’s WWE Raw

It appears TJ Perkins has asked for his rematch against the newly crowned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick on tonight’s episode of RAW in Hartford, CT.

WWE announced the news on Monday afternoon.


Cruiserweight Championship Match Added To Clash Of Champions – Kickoff Match

During tonight’s WWE Raw broadcast, the Cruiserweight division debutted. A fatal-4-way match pinning Cedric Alexander vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Gran Metalik vs. Rich Swann was made for the #1 contendership for the Cruiserweight championship.

Brian Kendrick would win that match making Cedric Alexander tap out.

Nia Jax and Alicia Fox was also announced as the Kickoff.

Here is the updated card:

Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins
-WWE Universal Championship-
Singles match

New Day (c) vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows
-WWE Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
-WWE Women’s Championship-
Triple Threat Match

TJ Perkins (c) vs. Brian Kendrick 
-WWE Cruiserweight Championship-
Singles Match

Roman Reigns vs. Rusev (c)
-WWE United States Championship-
Singles Match

Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn
Singles Match

Nia Jax vs. Alicia Fox
Singles Match

The Winner Of The Cruiserweight Classic & Cruiserweight Championship Revealed

WWE held the finals of the Cruiserweight Classic last night. TJ Perkins defeated Gran Metalik by submission in the finals of the tournament to become the new Cruiserweight Champion and will head to Monday Night RAW holding the new championship which can be seen below:



Backstage News On The WWE Cruiserweight Championship & Division

Source: PWinsider.com

The WWE Cruiserweight Title will be returning to WWE as a RAW brand exclusively championship.

The title has reportedly been commissioned, but there is no word as of now on when it will make its official debut. WWE has been advertising that the Cruiserweight Division is coming to RAW, with no announced launch date.

The speculation is that the Cruiserweight Title will debut at the live finale of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic on September 14th where it will be given to the winner to crown the first champion. That person will then be called up to RAW.