TV Party Tonight!: Money In the Bank 2019 (Part 2 – Results and Reaction)

So, let’s see how well this picture has stood up to the test of time…

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TV Party Tonight!: Money In the Bank 2019 (Part 1 – Predictions and Expectation)

This poster is probably my favourite thing that WWE has done since Wrestlemania.

I don’t watch Raw or Smackdown weekly anyway – preferring to read summaries – but since Wrestlemania I’ve also dropped 205 LiveNXT, and NXT UK from my weekly watch. In the case of 205 Live, I think the Cruiserweight Division is really suffering from the size of the division – there’s only so many times we can watch the same matches, and Tony Nese doesn’t inspire me all that much as a champion. With the NXT brands, I think I’m a little too heartbroken about my favourites being called up to the main roster and inevitably misused – I don’t want to get invested any more until that changes.

As for the main roster, despite a few things here and there which are fun (I like the tag team of Asuka and Kairi Sane and if Paige as an English-language mouthpiece is needed for Vince to give them a push, fine, and the Iiconics’ promo game has been excellent), it’s just left me entirely cold. It’s like Vince and the booking team only wrote up to Wrestlemania and gave no consideration to following on from that, which is bizarre because I am pretty sure once upon a time they used to plan much longer in advanced than that.

So, that being the case, why am I even planning to watch Money In the Bank? Well, next week there’s this little rinky-dink indie mudshow called Double Or Nothing which apparently has Vince spooked. I’d have hoped that WWE would up their game to give a memorable PPV here to perhaps engage with the competition – but either way, I’m going to look at how I feel about tonight’s show, I’m going to look at what AEW has to offer next week, and then I’m going to make some decisions about my viewing habits going forwards.

Oh, and I’ll be hanging out in the Nothin’ Means Nothin’ Discord if people want to chat during the PPV and preshow!

EDIT: Whoops, forgot notes on the two actual Money In the Bank matches. Have now added.

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TV Party Tonight!: Wrestlemania 35 (Part 1 – Predictions and Expectation)

OK, time for the reason for the season.

I have not, to be honest, actually consistently watched any main roster stuff since Royal Rumble, having missed both Elimination Chamber and Fastlane and to be honest I’m glad – keeping up with results on Cageside Seats and the like means that I’ve been spared the overbooking of some matches and the underbooking of others. (Dear WWE: if you find that you don’t have any credible opponents for Asuka come Wrestlemania, perhaps consider actually building some female stars on the Smackdown brand other than Asuka, who you’ve treated vilely, and Charlotte, who clearly can’t stay on Smackdown if you’re going to have her and Becky feuding with the MMA Four Horsewomen on RAW.) So my view of the matches may be a bit off-kilter, but let’s have a go at assessing what’s ahead of us.

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