On the Road to Wrestlemania, it’s always best to add more men to everything! Also this week: SmackDown Live continues to be the third-best WWE show on Tuesday nights, the Revival remembers just how much they hate legs, Bayley and Sasha tear it up but get shut down by Nia, Elias is over with the universe but under Braun’s double bass, LANA IS THE BEST LANA NUMBER ONE, Kairi Sane is finally getting mad (and even), and a plea to just keep the shows as they are, please.
Sure, we’re all thrilled AJ won the title, but how long will he hold it? Also, did WWE, in fact, hinder the Jinder? Also, Total Divas participation seems to be the best path to job security in WWE right now, we worry that Sami and KO might not do anything at Survivor Series, Raw proves just how dumb they (or at least Angle) are/is, Steve still isn’t sold on the New Day/Shield match for SS, intergender matches remain a kitschy novelty in WWE, and Lucha Underground will open the temple for yet another season.
Raw didn’t have much this week, but if you can’t get behind a slow build to a Shield reunion, there’s nothing you’ll like on the WWE main roster this week. Meanwhile, Hell in a Cell is tomorrow we don’t really care because: one or both of the Hype Bros might turn, Roode’s entrance will outdo Ziggler’s, Orton will have an Orton-ass match, The Usos and New Day will steal the show, Shane/KO will end badly, and we hope the U.S. and WWE Championships swap places. Finally, should we care about what’s going on with Bray? History should steer you on this one. Enjoy the Cell and hope for no Hell!
The Mae Young Classic has arrived and Jason gives you the skinny on the first round of matches! Who soared? Who tumbled? In other WWE views this week, Raw moved towards No Mercy while SmackDown Live floundered under the weight of a boring main event scene. Also, Steve gives a quick report on WCPW (free on YouTube!) and the guys weigh in on the kerfuffle that was Cena owning Reigns on the mic. Stay tuned after the show proper to hear what Steve thinks the Jax/Bliss feud should amount to.
Jason still loves the Fashion Files, but has no time for Facetime in wrestling matches and thought Raw was a rerun this week. Steve dug Okada vs. Omega, loves that Lucha Underground is back, and stays hyped about the return of the Hype Bros. Together, they run down the Money in the Bank card, including two MitB Ladder Matches!
Like the sturdiest and most tested of crotches, we return with another episode of the first and best webcomics podcast! Did you know that Steve is bad at Cities Skylines? Or that Jason has been treating his PS4 like a Steam account? You’ll learn that and more by listening to the first segment. The second segment will inform you about Lucha Underground (yes, again), Our Valued Customers, One-Punch Man, Jasmine Wall, and Wicked Crispy. Swing hard and often, fellas, this crotch didn’t reinforce itself overnight you know!
One half of the Digital Strips crew loves Twitter beeves. One half couldn’t care less, especially when it’s between an American astrophysicist and a hip-hop artist. Which half is the better one? While you think about that and whether or not a Wonderella movie starring H. Jon Benjamin would be the best thing (hint: it would), you can also listen for some hot takes on webcomics! Jason works in some wrestling conversations around the comic tie-ins for Lucha Underground, while Steve brought Tumbledry and Plox for the two of them to enjoy and discuss. Stick around after a short outro for instructions on how to form your own children’s Power Ranger Zord. It’s … more complicated than you might think.