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Tag Team Match Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. Rezar & Scott Dawson
RESULT: Chad Gable pins Scott Dawson after an assisted Moonsault
THOUGHTS: What a nothing match. There was no heat to this match that was announced minutes before it came on screen and no one put on a standout performance to warrant this match even existing. On top of everything, the stipulation that should the champions lose the Revival and AOP both get title shots meant nothing because they lost and easily at that. Best performance went to Bobby Roode and it is solely because he didn't botch any moments unlike the others. Happy to move on
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 0 pt Dan - 0 pt
Smackdown United States Championship Singles Match Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
RESULT: Nakamura wins with a Kinshasa to the back of the head
THOUGHTS: This match was slow building and had an pretty exciting middle, including a surprise counter jackhammer from Rusev. Good back and forth and Rusev was getting the people behind him, though the ending put a damper on the match. For anyone who saw Rusev's first pinfall loss at WrestleMania against John Cena then you know how this match ended. Rusev accidentally hits Lana who was on the apron and is distracted for Shinsuke to take advantage of for the win. Rusev loses the belt on his first defense on the kickoff...yay...
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 0 pt Dan - 0 pt
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Fatal Four Way Match Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami
RESULT: Buddy Murphy retains after Hitting Murphy's Law on Hideo Itami
THOUGHTS: Holy Crap this match. A to A+ stuff right here. Might as well call this the collateral damage match. Dive through one man's legs to shoulder check another who in turn hurricanranas another. Monkey flipping someone off the apron into another. Lawn dart one dude into the other. Tossing one guy's boot into another's head. No one looked weak and Buddy Murphy came out as nigh unstoppable. This is the match to beat here folks. The bar has been set. SEE THIS MATCH
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 1 pt Dan - 1 pt
Smackdown Women's Championship Singles Match "The Empress" Asuka (c) vs. "The Man" Becky Lynch
RESULT: Asuka wins with an INVERTED ASUKA LOCK WITH BRIDGE???
THOUGHTS: As the Opener?
I said that this is gonna be a brawl and I was absolutely right. Back and forth with neither giving an inch, these two indomitable spirits were yelling at each other and demanding the best which they kept giving. The ending was outstanding with reversal after reversal and stealing each other's finishers. In the end, Asuka flipped the Asuka Lock over and bridged it making Becky tap. Top tier stuff. Keep the momentum going. Great stuff
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 2 pt Dan - 2 pt
Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tag Match The Bar (c) vs. The Miz & Shane Mcmahon
RESULT: The Miz and Shane win after a shooting star press onto Cesaro
THOUGHTS: Bias aside this was a good match. Classic Bar keeping Miz away from Shane for most of the match until he got the hot tag. When that happened it was back and forth with Shane going for high flying and quick strikes back and forth until he got caught and swung for 20 cycles. The ending had Miz push Cesaro in front of a Brogue Kick giving Shane plenty of time to put the match away. Ken takes the lead but I feel it won't last.
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 3 pt Dan - 2 pt
RAW Women's Championship Singles Match "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (c) vs. "The Boss" Sasha Banks
RESULT: Ronda retains after a Piper's Pit
THOUGHTS: I am running out of words to say for these matches. Could very well be Ronda's best match or at least in contention for it. An ego bout at the beginning but once Ronda slammed her arm on the LED turnbuckle and broke it, this match was all Sasha. This one match in my eyes has made up for a lot of crap Sasha has had to wade through. I want to call her the Boss of chain wrestling. This was in fact the first match where Ronda could not Submit her opponent. In the end, Ronda pulled out some superhuman endurance and strength pulling out a surprise gutwrench slam and final Piper's Pit to win via pinfall. Bravo ladies, and Ronda please go make sure your arm didn't pop out of it's socket.
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 5 pt(Lock) Dan - 4 pt(Lock)
Women's Royal Rumble Match
RESULT:THE WINNER: BECKY F'N LYNCH
Final 4: Becky, Charlotte, Nia Jax, Bayley Sharpshooter: Charlotte Iron Maiden: Natalya
THOUGHTS: I enjoyed last year's women's rumble. I LOVED this one. While it started slow with many obvious botches, all the surprise entrants were from NXT and NXT UK. We had comedy with Zelina Vega being chased out by Hornswaggle. We had Kairi Sane and Io Shirai meet at the rumble. We had Alexa's return and she looked great. Still, the true moment was when we saw an injured Lana hobble down and Nia beat her down. Our hero arrived to take her spot. Becky made her presence known and when she helped eliminate Nia, Nia retaliated and injured Becky's knee leaving a wounded Lynch to face off against a crazed Charlotte Flair. An ending that needs to be seen. Becky has won our hearts and the rumble.
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 8 pt(2 Entrants, 1 Won) Dan - 8 pt(3 Entrants, 1 Won)
RESULT: Daniel Bryan Retains thanks to interference from Eric Rowan?
THOUGHTS: It was hard to follow the women's rumble, but these 2 crafted a very brutal match between showing Daniel's savagery and AJ's resourcefulness. While I wouldn't say it was better than their last bout, it definitely held your attention which is seriously impressive considering how drained I already am from such a great show. These are the best in the world clearly. The ending did sour it a bit and Eric Rowan showing up but not Bray Wyatt did irk me, I will wait and see where this leads
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 9 pt Dan - 9 pt
WWE World Championship Singles Match "The NEW" Daniel Bryan (c) vs. "The REAL" AJ Styles
Universal Championship Singles Match "The Beast" Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor
RESULT: Brock Retains with the Kimura Lock
TIME: 9ish minutes
THOUGHTS: So the opposite kind of match Brock has with a smaller guy. Finn took all the offense throughout the beginning of the match and even did some big damage to the stomach of Lesnar. Any offense by Brock was a reflex after getting blitzed again and again by Balor. Not a single F-5 was hit during the match. Finn even got a Coup de Grat for a 2 count. Then that was it and Brock got the Kimura for the win and post match beat down. Short match with predictable outcome for anyone who used their head.
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 9 pt Dan - 10pt
Men's Royal Rumble Match
RESULT: Winner: Seth Freakin Rollins
Final Four: Rollins, Strowman, Ziggler, Andrade Sharpshooter: Strowman Iron Man: Rollins
THOUGHTS: While I feel this to be the weaker of the 2 rumbles, it was still a fun match. We had our fun with Elias hitting Jeff Jarrett with a guitar, Titus going under the ring of his own volition, Mcintyre spoiling New Day's fun and even Nia Jax taking out R Truth in a reverse of what I thought Becky was gonna do and take the 30 spot by force. I would have loved to see her in the final four, but it was clear Seth was gonna win when they put him through the table so he could rest. Even so it was a good time and I look forward to seeing the road to Wrestlemania
UNDISPUTED WORLD WRESTLING KENNECTION Ken - 12pt(Iron Man, 1 of 4, Winner) Dan - 14pt(Iron Man, 2 of 4, Winner)
Final thoughts on this PPV are very high. The worst 2 matches we got out of the way very early and the rest were very good to great in quality. Action was great, Drama is great, The flow and story of each match was clear and concise. Also Becky's story was perfect and I wouldn't change any of it. I know this probably won't be a sign of great things to come but for what I have right now I am stoked for the future.
your winner and inaugural reigning defending undisputed world wrestling kennection champion