I hope this helps make things far easier for me time-wise and more entertaining for y'all to read instead. Anything that I don't watch a full event or episode of will end up here, specifically moving forward starting with content from 11/01/21.
I hope this makes sense.
On Tuesday night, I checked out some of the higher rated stuff from Raw. I used their YouTube channel to do so.
Up first, Becky versus Bianca.
This match rocked hard. I appreciated this lead in video too. Truly, a great contest and some good story work here. Becky is a great heel champ and Belair has really grown as a worker. Props to both.
Raw Women's Title: Becky Lynch(c) vs Bianca Belair
The second match was the Prince himself against Chad Gable.
I'm big on both of these dudes and appreciated the hard work. These are workers that will go out and always try to make the best of situations. Looks like a rematch is on the horizon.
Finn Balor vs Chad Gable
This shit right here is what I watched next. From what aired, I liked it. Good intensity from Priest here, who is apparently the United States Champion. I've never been big on the dude, but really liked what he put in here.
Crews came out to issue a challenge after. It was okay, but I feel that Crews' current gimmick rubs me the wrong way. I love the dude as a worker, though. He's making the best of it.
No Disqualification: Damien Priest vs T-Bar
Artist of STARDOM Titles: Cosmic Angels(c) vs DdM
The second saw the new champs defending the same belts against Queen's Quest's AZM, Momo, and Saya. The champs wore new attire and looked great as a trio, selling well, landing their shots, and besting the QQ reps in a borderline great encounter. Both were worth watching, but this one was a touch better.
Artist of STARDOM Titles: DdM(c) vs Queen's Quest
For AEW this week, I watched both Dynamite and Rampage utilizing YouTube uploads, starting with the countdown videos.FTR defended the AAA Tag Team Championships against a makeshift duo first. Aero didn't look himself in the video and the timing of him and Kalisto was off. FTR didn't play their roles super well either in my opinion. Oh well.
Rating: **3/4Next, we have Orange falling to Miro in an Eliminator match. I appreciate Cassidy being sold strongly here, adding drama and making him actually look like a possible victor before Miro snuffed him out.
After, Bryan came down and tried to shake his hand ahead of their tournament match. Miro declined.
Well done overall.
Orange Cassidy vs Miro
The next video was MJF on the mic, building up the Darby angle further.MJF really is a fucking master on the stick. While the segment had some peaks and dips, it overall worked nicely enough, largely thanks to MJF's mic work and Darby being a stick of dynamite.
From Dynamite, I also watched an upload to their official YT that saw the closing moments of Kenny vs V, which was so short I didn't rate it. It looked okay and ended with Page running off Kenny. Watch that HERE if you want.
Last from Dynamite, Christian and Jurassic Express getting some payback on the Superkliq, in a segment that can be seen HERE that ended with a conchairto to Cole.
Before crashing for the night, I watched the junior match from Power Struggle.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title: Robbie Eagles(c) vs El Desperado
I didn't watch the full match, but did catch the closing bit of KENTA's win over Tana. The match itself didn't get well-reviewed and felt a bit off in what I had seen, but KENTA winning the belt over Hiroshi feels like a big deal, at least.
I went back to AEW to check out Rampage before crashing.Bryan and Bowens had a fun throwaway. AB is honestly a solid worker and BD is...well, one of the best ever. Good stuff.
Bryan Danielson vs Anthony Bowens
Next, Cole versus Silver.Am I the only one that is bugged by Cole being fine after eating a conchairto days before?
I'll talk about that later tonight. Let me know what you think of the Digest series so far.
Hey, I'm back. Magical how that works, isn't it?
I'm afraid this post has too many videos embedded in, so I'm gonna just stick to HERE style links for things now.
So, on IMPACT I watched a six-man main event that had Alexander and Suzuki on opposite sides. Watch it HERE. If you didn't know, they post full matches listed as "highlights". It's a good problem to have.
In all, it was a competent, serviceable multiman seed setter.
Moose, W. Morrissey, Minoru Suzuki vs Eddie Edwards, Josh Alexander, Matt Cardona
Back to New Japan, I watched Okada best Tonga to maintain his WK title shot. It never felt like a real surprise was set, but it was still a pretty good match in a vacuum and one of the best singles matches I've seen from the Bullet Club rep.
Kazuchika Okada vs Tama Tonga
SHINGO and Sabre Jr admittedly could have been far better, but I still found their title match to be fantastic stuff overall. Like the previous match, the outcome was never a question mark but they worked hard regardless. I really wish New Japan was better right now.
IWGP World Heavyweight Title: SHINGO(c) vs Zack Sabre Jr.
Before we close with some shit from Smackdown, I watched a bit of CMLL's Day of the Dead gig. First I had to run outside to get some groceries that were being delivered, though. The delivery dude decided the best image to take to confirm was apparently my ass.