It seems like it’s been forever, but it’s time for another WWE PPV Special Live Event! No Mercy is upon us, and there’s loads to talk about, including exploring the Suplex City in our hearts, Shane McMahon’s punchable face, Vinny Mac’s need to bleed, RACISM, the continual mishandling of Shinsuke Nakamura, The Miz back doing what he’s best at, Neville and Strowman’s superiority, and a good Roman Reigns promo. Tune in Sunday and see how many things we were wrong about!
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 tries a new format and Steve immediately points out how invalid it is. Plus: Is hotshotting the titles around a good idea? Did the SummerSlam Big Beefy Boy Smashfest deliver? Are we looking at a squash match at No Mercy? Is Braun Strowman big enough to hide Samoa Joe for an entire match? How is Chad Gable’s spatial awareness? And can Kevin Owens find a special referee, or is he too Kevin Owens to get it done?
There’s so much wrestling on these days, we have to decide what to talk about and what to abandon like a pre-live episode of Smackdown. Luckily, Jason took in a local NXT show a couple weeks back and has some notes to share on his experience. The guys also briefly recap the No Mercy results and Steve confuses his son as to the look and physical features of John Cena and Gary Johnson.
WWE is truly looking to become the home of all wrestling in the world, if the news about a purchase of the TNA and Ring of Honor tape libraries are to be believed. We also present our notes on the Ospreay/Ricochet match we mentioned last week, and then run down the card for tomorrow’s No Mercy event.