‘WWE WRESTLEMANIA 37: NIGHT 1’ Rundown + Review – Banks vs. Belair, Bad Bunny for WWE Champion, FANS AGAIN

DATE: April 10, 2021
VENUE: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock (Live)

The first night of WrestleMania 37 features Sasha Banks defending the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair in the main event, Bad Bunny and Omos making their respective in-ring debuts, and Shane McMahon meeting his big ‘Mania bump quota for the year.

CHAMPIONS 

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • WWE CHAMPION: “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Asuka
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: Riddle
  • RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston)
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Nia Jax & Shayna Bazler

LINEUP

  • Bobby Lashley [c] vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • #1 Contenders Tag Team Turmoil – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (*)
  • Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins (***1/2)
  • The New Day [c] vs. AJ Styles & Omos for the RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • STEEL CAGE MATCH: Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon (**1/2)
  • Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison (***3/4)
  • Sasha Banks [c] vs. Bianca Belair for the SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/4)

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‘WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2021’ Recap + Thoughts – Two Rumbles, Last Man Standing, McIntyre vs. Goldberg

DATE: January 31, 2021 VENUE: The THUNDERDOME (Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL) RAW COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Samoa Joe SMACKDOWN COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves The road to WrestleMania begins with the Royal Rumble, held inside the THUNDERDOME at Tropicana Field. In addition to the two Rumble matches we’ve also got both major singles championships on the line … Read more

‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 01.29.2021 Rundown + Thoughts – Lots of Rumble Hype, Belair vs. Bayley, Why’s There a Brand Split Again?

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The final SmackDown before the Royal Rumble features a big return, a whole lot of matches being thrown out for other matches, RAW stars showing up due to some make-believe clause, and Bianca Belair taking on Bayley. Trying a new format this show for the Rundown, let me know what you think.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)

LINEUP

  • Bianca Belair vs. Bayley
  • Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin
  • Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles
  • Daniel Bryan, Big E, & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, & Cesaro
  • Daniel Bryan, Big E, Shinsuke Nakamura, Otis, & Sheamus vs. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, The Miz, & John Morrison

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE MAIN EVENT’ 11.25.2020 – Hardy vs. Ricochet, Miz TV w/ Retribution

COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips & Samoa Joe

WWE Main Event this week features a match that should probably be on one of the actual main roster shows people watch as Jeff Hardy takes on Ricochet. Also The Miz and John Morrison welcome Retribution to MizTV.

Are we SURE this is an episode of Main Event?

LINEUP

  • Jeff Hardy vs. Ricochet (**1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 10.23.2020 – Murphy vs. Rollins, Law & Otis, Tribal Consequences

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

SmackDown this week features “Messiah vs. Disciple” as Seth Rollins takes on Murphy in the main event. Also on the show Otis goes to court with The Miz, Daniel Bryan returns to the ring, Bianca Belair debuts, and Roman Reigns offers up some tribal consequences for Jey Uso heading into Hell in a Cell.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Sami Zayn
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)

LINEUP

  • Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, & The Street Profits vs. Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Cesaro, & Shinsuke Nakamura (***)
  • Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega (**)
  • Shorty G vs. Lars Sullivan (NR)
  • Murphy vs. Seth Rollins (**3/4)

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[TV Review] ‘WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN’ 10.09.2020 – WWE Draft Night 1, Owens vs. Fiend

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week’s Friday Night SmackDown features the beginning of the 2020 WWE Draft. Who will go where? What will go why? We find out SOME of that. Also on the show The Fiend makes his first in-ring appearance on the show against Kevin Owens, Big E battles Sheamus in a Falls Count Anywhere match, and Sasha Banks challenges for Bayley’s Women’s Championship.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Sami Zayn
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura

LINEUP

  • FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE: Big E vs. Sheamus (***1/4)
  • Jeff Hardy & Matt Riddle vs. The Miz & John Morrison (*1/2)
  • Bayley [c] vs. Sasha Banks for the SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura [c] vs. The New Day for the SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • Kevin Owens vs. The Fiend (***)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.18.19 – Reigns/Nakamura, Six Pack Challenge, Hot Topic Bayley Speaks

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week on SmackDown we’ve Intercontinental Title action as Shinsuke Nakamura defends against Roman Reigns…but that isn’t the last we saw of them. Also on the show Hot Topic Bayley explains her actions on Miz TV, Drew Gulak brings back his PowerPoint presentations, and much more!

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

LINEUP

  • Shinsuke Nakamura [c] vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Shorty Gable vs. Curtis Axel (NR)
  • The New Day & Heavy Machinery vs. The Revival, Dolph Ziggler, & Robert Roode (**)
  • SIX PACK CHALLENGE: Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke vs. Carmella vs. Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose (*3/4)
  • Braun Strowman vs. Drew Gulak (NR)
  • Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & King Corbin (**1/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.4.19 – Fox Premiere, Kofi vs. Brock, The Rock is Here

Commentators: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

SmackDown kicks off its first-ever live show on Fox with both barrels loaded, as Kofi Kingston defends the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar and The Rock graces everyone with his presence. Boy WWE is lucky he still has a love for the business despite having a way more profitable career as an actor. Also on the show there’s a lumberjack match, a ladder match, a random 8-man tag team match, and a whole lot more. Crash TV, baby.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Kofi Kingston
  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Seth Rollins
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Man” Becky Lynch
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
  • RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode

THE LINEUP

  • Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks (**1/4)
  • Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NR)
  • LADDER MATCH: Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon (***1/4)
  • Braun Strowman, The Miz, & Heavy Machinery vs. AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, & Robert Roode (*)
  • LUMBERJACK MATCH: Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan (*)
  • Kofi Kingston [c] vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP (NR)

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[PPV Recap] ‘WWE Clash of Champions 2019’ – All Them Titles On the Line, Reigns vs. Rowan

Date: September 15, 2019
Venue: Spectrum Center (Charlotte, NC)
Commentators: Various

Welcome to JVPW’s live coverage of WWE Clash of the Champions 2019 featuring all of the title defenses and also Roman Reigns taking on Erick Rowan in a No-DQ match. Why is there a match not for a title on a show that’s themed to be about championships? Because shut up, they have our 9.99. ANYWAY let’s do this.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Kofi Kingston
  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Seth Rollins
  • WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION: Drew Gulak
  • RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Man” Becky Lynch
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

LINEUP

  • Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman [c] vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode for the RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • Bayley [c] vs. Charlotte Flair for the SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • The New Day [c] vs. The Revival for the SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross [c] vs. Fire & Desire for the WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/4)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura [c] vs. The Miz for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Bayley [c] vs. Sasha Banks for the RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (***3/4)
  • Kofi Kingston [c] vs. Randy Orton for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP (1/4*)
  • NO DISQUALIFICATION: Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan (*)
  • Seth Rollins [c] vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SmackDown Live 9.10.19’ – The Undertaker Returns, Gable vs. ??? in KOTR Semis

Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, & Byron Saxton

SmackDown Live takes place this week in the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden and WWE is bringing the big guns with The Undertaker making an appearance. Why is he here? Man I don’t know, stop asking questions. Also on the show Chad Gable will face a mystery opponent in the King of the Ring semi-finals. Who will replace the “injured” Elias in the match? AGAIN I DON’T KNOW, STOP ASKING ME. What you can do though and join along as I recap the show live.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Kofi Kingston
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)

LINEUP

  • The Miz vs. Andrade (**)
  • Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose (*)
  • Heavy Machinery vs. Johnny Silver & Alex Keaton (SQUASH)
  • Ember Moon vs. Bayley (**1/4)
  • KING OF THE RING – SEMI-FINAL: Chad Gable vs. Shane McMahon [w/ Kevin Owens as the Special Guest Referee]

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