As The Heel Turns – episode 10
It’s a two-man crew as Pop and Big Al look back on a thrilling weekend of wrestling, including Smash Wrestling’s Super Showdown III, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, and SummerSlam. What stood out? What flopped? What do we make of some of the WWE’s zany booking decisions? Tune in and listen!
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Episode 10 breakdown
Did Bayley and Sasha Banks just put on the greatest women’s wrestling match in WWE history? We certainly think so and we’re happy to gush about it. The spotlight is shone on the incredible women of NXT, as well as the overall superb booking and character work that went intoTakeOver: Brooklyn. Unfortunately, we also have to lament the dire state of the “Divas Revolution” on the main roster. Finger of shame to you, WWE UN-Creative!
TakeOver: Brooklyn was a tough act to follow and SummerSlam was an admirable effort…with some caveats. Controversial finishes are the topic of the day, as well as a continued debate over whether the traditional wrestling roles of face and heel are relevant anymore. Also, what effect will the return of the Dudley Boyz and Sting and the debut of the newest Wyatt Family member have on the future of RAW?
Connor, Pop, and Big Al went to Super Showdown III in Etobicoke and witnessed a phenomenal main event title match between Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano. Did Smash Wrestling get its first female champion? Another solid card from top to bottom has the crew eager to provide a recap, highlighting the wicked debut of Fourth Gunn mystery man Chuck Taylor, the wonder that is Drew Gulak, and SPACE MONKEY.
We close out by saying a fond (?) farewell to WWE’s latest Tough Enough revival.