Jay's Ways - Jericho/Omega, WWE Raw, & More! Submitted by Justin Watry on 11/07/2017 at 04:21 PM
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"I have been reading your stuff on 411mania and nodq.com for the longest time now and I have never felt inclined to email in. The general consensus of you not being most popular is harsh at times but also can be well-founded too.8 But I still read your stuff because I do enjoy your articles and find your perspective interesting most of the time.
That said, your article about your friend Megan and trip to Wrestlemnaia was the greatest thing you have ever wrote. Forget about the predictions you brag about getting right. This is your crowning piece. Maybe it is because I can relate as going to Wrestlemania is my ultimate dream and it will be happening next year. But I genuinely loved your article.
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One step closer to Survivor Series 2017.
As always, I watched the Hulu version of Raw from Monday night. Despite a lot of it being filler and nonsense (the usual), I was fine with the show for the most part. Here are some of the bullet points worth discussing:
- Kurt Angle showed some fire and passion! Good. This comes after Stephanie McMahon chewed him out and demanded results from Team Red. I liked this. Angle was not to be messed with on Monday. Will it continue at the pay-per-view in two weeks? We'll see.
- Speaking of, Jason Jordan being on Tea, Raw is a bold move. A set up for something with Angle or just filling in for Roman Reigns, as he attends to business elsewhere? I am intrigued by the Jordan addition.
- Samoa Joe and Finn Balor, what more needs to be said? Great battle, great intensity, and two great guys added to the interbrand clash at Survivor Series. Lots of positives there.
- Kane and Braun Strowman still feuding. Alright, sure. Whatever. It works.
- Cesaro and Sheamus winning the RAW Tag Team Titles was a mild shock. It was only a matter of time before Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins lost the belts. We all knew this 'reunion' would be short lived anyways. No issues with that happening. What is interesting is that sets up a 'new' Raw vs. Smackdown LIVE bout at Survivor Series in THE BAR vs. THE USOS! Tag champs vs. tag champs, heels vs. heels. Just like Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya and Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal. Weird. Different. Unique. Welcome to the WWE Network Era folks! There are no rules anymore.
- Asuka dominates some more. I love it. As noted, I am ALL FOR her beating up local talent on television and then having competitive matches on the pay-per-view events. Just like in NXT.
- Pete Dunne is currently in my 2017 Match of the Year, so it was cool to see him on Raw. Whether it was a one off for the UK fans or something permanent, he gets my vote of confidence. If you have not seen him wrestle before, do so now. I have put my stamp of approval on the guy.
- My biggest takeaway from Raw was the fact that Roman Reigns will return next week to reunite with The Shield and is seemingly going to face The New Day at Survivor Series. Three on three. Fits the Raw vs. Smackdown Live theme and allows WWE to finally have The Shield trio fight side by side by side once more. After their TLC reunion was canceled, this is probably the next best thing. A match against The New Day is a fair 'make good' to the TLC plans falling apart. Definitely helps the November Classic PPV card.
Quick NON-SPOILER review of season two of Stranger Things: I enjoyed this season more than the first, to be honest. While I had fun with the initial episodes, I never freaked out like other viewers and craved for more immediately. It was fine, and then life moved on. Nothing too wild or amazing from Season One. Well, Season Two officially got me hooked. I want more. Now!
The Perfect Host
Another thing to watch on Netflix.
Twisted, messed up, and very freaky. The movie is like a roller coaster. Takes you on a bunch of ups and downs throughout the 90 minutes. Right when you think you have it all figured out, they hit you with a shocker. Very weird bur entertaining flick. Give it a chance and enjoy the ride!
I am seeing the nee Thor later tonight but had a chance to catch Jigsaw on Saturday. Admittedly, I gave up on the SAW series after the fourth installment. However, my family went to see Jigsaw and last minute, I jumped at the chance to tag along. I made the right decision. Go see this. If you have not seen all the SAW movies, you can still understand the plot and everything. No problem whether you are a long-time fan of the series or just checking out now. Big fan of it.
Up next after Thor: Murder On The Orient Express!
Chris Jericho/Kenny Omega
My thoughts on Chris Jericho wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling in January versus Kenny Omega?
I don't follow the product now do I have a care in the world for whoever Kenny Omega is. No clue before the news and won't know after. He is a long rumored name to sign with WWE, so that is my knowledge of him. Beyond that, he is just another person that is highly touted but not on TV screen each week so whatever. If he gets signed and makes a splash, awesome! Then I will see him.
Just like Finn Balor, Pete Dunne, Seth Rollins, and countless others. I will care when I get the opportunity to follow along more. Right now, my time goes to WWE, NXT, WWE, NXT...and more WWE. No independent companies, NJPW, GFW TNA NWA Impact Wrestling, or Ring of Honor is going to change that.
That is what I think about Omega.
As for Jericho? Well, he has lied again. Or 'trolled' if you want to put it that way. He has long stated for years he will NEVER wrestle for another boss besides Vince McMahon, so that clearly goes against his word. I know he loves to stay relevant and re-invent the wheel, so it is pretty cool to be doing this. Especially in Japan, where he has many memories and amazing friends. Has to be a thrill for him and is surely going to be a career highlight for him. Even this late in the game, the man is definitely walking his own path. Have to respect that.
In terms of changing his relationship with WWE or any hard feelings? Doubtful. He will come back when he wants. Likely WrestleMania 34 time and pick up right where he left off. No harm, no foul. The man does television, movies, music, and apparently sea cruises, so this just fits his style. Does a little of everything - with or without WWE. I think that is to be commended.
Now, will this CHANGE THE BUSINESS FOREVER or anything ridiculous? No. The match will be amazing, Jericho will lose to Omega, and everything will go back to normal a week later. NJPW will chug along. Omega will keep doing his thing, and Jericho will eye up another WWE run. Like Conor Mcgregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, this is just a one time cool moment for everybody involved without any major ramifications afterwards.
Podcast Co-Host? - The offer is still out there. Sometime in November, I want to partner up with somebody and record my first podcast ever. Before 2017 is up, that has been the goal. Anybody out there interested can email or tweet me.
The return of NRW is officially over 1,700 views online. Months ago, when this all began, my target was hitting one thousand. After barely a week, we crossed that mark. The match is posted below. Well worth the 15 minutes!