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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SmackDown Live! 3.5.19’ – US Open Challenge, More ‘Fastlane’ Build

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, & Byron Saxton

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It’s more Fastlane build this week as The Miz takes on Jey Uso and…other things related to the PPV happen, I think. Also R-Truth is here for another U.S. Title open challenge so that’ll be fun! Anyway let’s get to it.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWE CHAMPION: ‘The New’ Daniel Bryan
  • WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: R-Truth
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Asuka
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

The Lineup

  • The Miz vs. Jey Uso (**)
  • OPEN CHALLENGE: R-Truth [c] vs. Samoa Joe vs. Andrade vs. Rey Mysterio for the WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • Ricochet & Aleister Black vs. The Bar (**1/2)
  • Naomi vs. Mandy Rose (NR)
  • Kevin Owens vs. Rowan (NR)

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[TV Recap] ‘205 Live’ 2.19.19 – Tournament Announced, Alexander vs. Kanellis

Venue: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA)
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, & Aiden English

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205 Live points its focus to (the) WrestleMania (Kickoff Show) as GM Drake Maverick declares an elimination tournament. The prize? A shot at Buddy Murphy‘s Cruiserweight Championship. Also on the show Mike Kanellis tries to figure out a winning formula as he takes on former champ Cedric Alexander and Ariya Daivari follows up his nu-metal promo last week by making mince meat out of a poor nameless dude.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Buddy Murphy

The Lineup

  • Humberto Carrillo vs. TJP (**1/2)
  • Ariya Daivari vs. Johnny Lyons (SQUASH)
  • Cedric Alexander vs. Mike Kanellis (**1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SmackDown Live!’ 2.19.19 – Bryan’s Fastlane Opponent Revealed, Miz Apologizes(?)

Venue: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, & Byron Saxton

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WWE looks towards Fastlane this week on SmackDown as we find out who will challenge ‘The New’ Daniel Bryan for his eco-friendly WWE Championship at the final stop before WrestleMania (BE KOFI. WHY NOT KOFI?). Also on the show The Miz aims to make a public apology to tag team partner Shane McMahon for costing them the Tag Team Championship, maybe some more NXT involvement, and much more. Follow along live as I recap WWE’s superior brand.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWE Champion: ‘The New’ Daniel Bryan
  • WWE United States Champion: R-Truth
  • SMACKDOWN Women’s Champion: Asuka
  • SMACKDOWN Tag Team Champions: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

The Lineup

  • Aleister Black vs. Andrade (**1/2)
  • Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. The Bar (***1/4)
  • Asuka vs. Mandy Rose (*3/4)
  • Ricochet vs. Eric Young (**)
  • Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles, & Jeff Hardy vs. Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, & Samoa Joe (**3/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘205 Live’ 2.12.19 – Dar/Nese No DQ, Contract Signing for ‘Elimination Chamber’

Venue: Huntington Center (Toledo, OH)
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, & Aiden English

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This week on 205 Live the Cruiserweight Championship at Elimination Chamber between Buddy Murphy and challenger Akira Tozawa is made official via contract signing. Also on the show the feud between Noam Dar and Tony Nese ratchets up a notch in a No-DQ match and The Lucha House Party’s Lince Dorado takes on Jack Gallagher.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Buddy Murphy

The Lineup

  • Lince Dorado vs. Jack Gallagher (***)
  • No-Disqualification: Noam Dar vs. Tony Nese (***3/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE SmackDown Live!’ – 2.12.19 – Gauntlet Match for Elimination Chamber Position, McMiz TV

Venue: Huntington Center (Toledo, OH)
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, & Byron Saxton

It’s the last SmackDown Live before the Elimination Chamber; can they do a better job than their big brother did last night by giving the PPV some sort of energy? Fingers Crossed. Apparently ‘McMiz TV’ is debuting so that’s…something. ANYWAY join along with me for up to date recaps, results, random thoughts, and funny(?) jokes.

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan
  • WWE United States Champion: R-Truth
  • SMACKDOWN Women’s Champion: Asuka
  • SMACKDOWN Tag Team Champions: The Miz & Shane McMahon

The Lineup

  • Naomi & Carmella vs. The IIconics vs. Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose (*1/2)
  • Gauntlet Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. ??? (****)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE RAW’ 2.11.19 – Wait, There’s a PPV This Weekend?!?

Venue: Van Andel Arena (Grand Rapids, MI)
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, & Renee Young

Don’t feel like watching RAW live? Can’t blame you. Come read the recap and follow along that way instead!

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE Intercontinental Champion: Bobby Lashley
  • RAW Women’s Champion: ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey
  • RAW Tag Team Champions: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

The Lineup

  • The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection vs. The Riott Squad vs. Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka (*3/4)
  • Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre (*)
  • Kurt Angle, Finn Balor, & Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, & Bobby Lashley (1/2*)
  • Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riott (*)
  • EC3 vs. Dean Ambrose (*1/4)
  • Bobby Roode & Chad Gable [c] vs. The Revival for the RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***)

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