Well, I was sold. I like Kofi Kingston as a World Champion and I like yesterday, please.
Mustafa Ali was pulled from the SmackDown's Elimination Chamber match due to injury and WWE advertised that a New Day member will get a spot on Gauntlet Match of this episode. When I read that news, I expected to be Kingston and I bet you did. How long does a New Day talk about it? How long have they committed their case and sworn to help Kingston become the WWE Champion?
I'm always for that result … but it's a pipe dream, do you know? I want a million dollars, too; which does not mean I'm going to get it.
… And then WWE had Kofi Kingston come out and grapple with his ass off for more than an hour. They scared the WWE Champion AND then go to the two other men at the same night. No words, people. I'm speechless. This is the kind of thing I want to go to WrestleMania. Finally we got it.
Cried everyone involved. The commentary is impressive in every way through performance. They started by showing suspicion of the possibility of Kingston before moving to surprise, amazement, and then a harsh type of resignation. In a career at night, the threat of Chamber Elimination was a huge loss to defeat.
Like for Kingston, he played his role in perfection. He gave us high flying things in advance and used his energy and counters to dispel Daniel Bryan. He had to match Jeff Hardy's fresh legs while running into fumes, and then clawed from under Samoa Joe to steal victory by reversing the Coquina Clutch with a pin.
And then, completely exhausted and beaten on pieces, Kofi Kingston left AJ Styles upset and told the former champion to take it.
In defeat, the remaining New Sun ̵
Randy Orton won, but cares. I did not expect Kingston to win Sunday, but I wanted to see him become champ.
Usos is underrated
Is there a better WWE talent in creating bad blood than Usos?
The dudes do it every team they meet. Remember New Day battles, at The Bar. They talk with garbage, they stand in your face, and they wrestle so well .
We do not need soliloquies. Make your point and throw the fist. At McMiz TV, that's just Usos.
They refused Shane McMahon's offer to sit for the beginners, and the Tag Team Champions squeezed for themselves the "The Greatest Tag Team in the World." Usos brought them work for being a true tag team. Are they really all about this?
Miz and McMahon did not take their "test tag team" very seriously where just pissed out more Usos. They began snatching mics and pointing to faces before leaving the champions set right with the superkick to finish the segment.
I love how you can root either side of it. The argument of Usos is solid, but likely to be interpreted as an elitist. As for the champs, they are fun, but you can still see being a short pairing. Are they really together for long delivery?
One of my biggest issues with Raw is how it does not sell Elimination Chamber. Leave it in Usos to work properly.
Charlotte trolls all – There are some interesting character activities that take place in Charlotte these days. Becky Lynch has been a full-fledged owner of her over the past few months and in response, she has begun crediting for Lynch's success a couple of weeks ago. On this show, he called Lynch a silly, important, to put himself in a position to be suspended. And by following her sense of decline, Charlotte did what most of the people were privileged; He denied that Vince McMahon favored him. Nothing could be never even the case, could it? He is better than all the other options.
Despicable Charlotte. It's brilliant.
Naomi and Carmella def. Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, and IIconics – SmackDown runs the same story as Raw with tags of their women tags: the loser of this triple threat tag match will enter the Elimination Chamber first. And despite not wrestling, IIconics is the story here. They did the smart thing by not tagging .
The whole premise of this match is flawed to start with, so why on earth do you have the tag? Instead, IIconics stands on the apron and spreads before both teams after the bell.
Mustafa Ali with a fantastic, troubling promo – Mustafa Ali is the most endearing rookie I can remember. He is very easy to empathize and sucks that he should be pulled from this Chamber match. The recession has the potential to make her even more successful in the line though.
Do not watch Raw, relatives. Watch SmackDown.
Are you the Kingston bandwagon with me, Cageside?