Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon are in the charge of the play-by-play and they are still taped from Tucson, Arizona.
Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon call today’s action, wrapping up the television tapings in Nashville, Tennessee.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan handle studio duties for today’s show.
–Okerlund talks about a “dark cloud” that lingers over Randy Savage’s world title win at World War 3. Since the company is not building to a Savage-Hulk Hogan match, continually casting Savage’s title win in this fashion is not doing him any favors.
Greetings grapple fans. It’s another triumvirate of Japanese matches for our second batch of five-star classics. Two matches with inter-promotional ramifications, and our first match involving female wrestlers.
Started watching UWF.
No, not that one.
Probably would have made more sense to post them on here but I need to type stuff for my own site or people will think I’m Scott Keith’s son.
As a public service for the people who do not get the newsletter, I have scoped out Dave Meltzer’s star ratings for all the big shows. Here’s what he thought of Payback:
Dolph Ziggler d. Baron Corbin – **1/4
Kalisto d. Ryback – **3/4
Vaudevillains d. Enzo/Cass – no rating
Kevin Owens d. Sami Zayn – ****
The Miz d. Cesaro – ***1/4
Dean Ambrose d. Chris Jericho – ***3/4
Charlotte d. Natalya – ***1/4
Roman Reigns d. AJ Styles – ***3/4
As always, Meltzer love of the Flair dynasty overrates Charlotte’s match, and I think Ryback/Kalisto deserves slightly more love, but otherwise these seem to be internally reasonable. Thoughs?
According to Meltzer. I have no idea where they go from here but it could make for a lot of interesting changes.