Monday, November 14, 2016

Fave Five 11/7/16-11/13/16

1) Mil Muertes: At Ulitma Lucha at the end of season one of Lucha Underground, Mil Muertes dethroned Prince Puma to become the second ever champion of the promotion. Puma had some struggles is season two and was pushed towards targeting Mil in season three by Vampiro. Puma beat him a few weeks back and this week they had the rubber match. Mil Muertes entered 0-2 in Grave Consequences matches but finally got a win in one here. He defeated Puma to win the rivalry and commentary sold it like it was the end for Prince Puma. If so, it becomes an even bigger win for Muertes as he would have ended one of the top stars in Lucha Underground.

2) Becky Lynch: For all the hoopla about Sasha Banks and Charlotte main eventing things, I preferred this feud. The match between Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch this week felt like a bigger deal. It was scheduled for No Mercy but got pushed back because of Becky's injury. They finally had their match a month later and it delivered. It was the best match of Alexa's career but saw Becky retain the title. However, there was controversy since Alexa's foot was on the bottom rope when she tapped out. Still, it was a successful defense for Becky, which was the right call since Becky should continue to be the face of the Smackdown women.

3) Fred Yehi and Tracy Williams: Evolve hosted two shows this week and these Catch Point members had successful weekends. First, at Evolve 72, Fred Yehi beat Jason Kincaid and Tracy Williams upped that in a big way by defeating Chris Hero later on. Hero doesn't lose often in Evolve and has beaten some top names (Riddle, Thatcher, Rhodes, Sabre) recently. Then, at Evolve 73, they won the main event against the Gatekeepers, new WWE signees Tony Nese and Drew Gulak, and the Evolve Tag Team Champions DUSTIN and Drew Galloway. This earned Williams his second Evolve Tag Title and Yehi's first. 

4) Sami Zayn: After besting Kevin Owens in a classic at Battleground, WWE has had nothing for Sami Zayn. He was stuck in a meaningless tag match at SummerSlam, lost to Chris Jericho at Night of Champions and was completely off of the Hell in a Cell card. However, this past week on Raw, Sami picked up a rare win over Rusev (only John Cena, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler and maybe one or two others have pinned Tong Po). That win earned Sami a shot at Dolph Ziggler and the WWE Intercontinental Title at Survivor Series. If Sami wins, he can bring the championship over to Monday nights.

5) Eddie Edwards: Again successfully defended the TNA Heavyweight Championship.