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WWE Super Show-Down Recap

The WWE would venture across the world to hold an event in the land down under. Super Show-Down would feature some classics bouts and thrilling moments. And we will chronicle them for you now. Let’s get right to recapping Super Show-Down.

Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships: The Bar vs. The New Day

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟1/2

The WWE Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions, the New Day would start quickly with a nice barrage of kicks, elbows, and splashes. But The Bar would turn things quickly in their favor. The Bar would spend much of the match with quick tags and team maneuvers. But in the end, it would be the tag team continuity and team maneuvers that would have the New Day raise the Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships.

Smackdown Live Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟🌟1/2

These two women are so incredibly talented. And these two women know each other so well. Throughout the match, their history and friendship would be chronicled. And in the ring, that story would be mirrored as both women would have counters to the counters for each other’s moves. This would be a hard-fought bout between these women. But alas WWE knows how to ruin a good thing. And this match would end in disqualification to retain the championship.
Following the match, Charlotte would attempt to attack Lynch. But Becky Lynch would turn the tables and get the better of Charlotte Flair.

Tag Team Match: Elias & Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley & John Cena

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟1/2

This tag team match was on the card to bring John Cena back to add another high profile name to the event. Lashley would spend a majority of the contest, as Elias and Kevin Owens would tag in and out frequently. John Cena would not seem like the same man that we have come to know over the years. Even Renee Young would make a note of Cena’s “slimmed down” physique. Cena would enter the match and perform the “Six Moves of DOOM” and follow it up with the customary WWE will always be my home promo.

Tag Team Match: IIconics vs. Asuka & Naomi

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟1/2

This match was fun and a pleasant homecoming for the IIconics. Both Peyton Royce and Billie Kay are still relatively green in the business the veterans of Naomi and Asuka would help guide the young Superstars along. It was a beautiful moment for the IIconics to pick up the victory in their home country of Australia.

WWE Championship: Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The WWE Championship is a secondary motivator for the champion AJ Styles in this contest. Sadly, it also is a seen as a secondary title in WWE. But I digress, this match would be incredibly intense, and that was on display before the opening bell rang. Samoa Joe and AJ Styles show precisely why they are two of the greatest ever to step foot in the squared circle. The aggressive side of AJ Styles was a beautiful story being told based on the build-up for this match. It’s one of the rare times that the WWE storyline build is presented upon in the payoff.

6-Woman Tag Team Match: Riott Squad vs. Bella Twins & Ronda Rousey

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟1/2

The match would start sowing the seeds of discord for the rumored main event of WWE Evolution of “Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella” with the indecision of who would start the match. And the Riott Squad would take advantage. The tags would frequently happen the Riott Squad. And Brie and Nikki would only tag one another, while Ronda would be shown on several occasions reaching for the tag. While Brie Bella has looked a bit rusty in the ring, Nikki Bella looked like she hasn’t skipped a beat. And when Ronda would finally enter the ring, she would dominate. In a show only capable of being had in the WWE, Ronda would lock in a double armbar for the victory.

Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2

The quick start was awesome to see. And in what was a long overdue wait there was finally a cruiserweight championship match on the main card. Buddy Murphy as the hometown boy was the clear favorite. Both Alexander and Murphy would matchup and balance each others style. This match was a great display of the amazing skills of all the men on 205 Live. For anyone that has never seen 205 Live, this was a wonderful introduction to the WWE Cruiserweight division.

6-Man Tag Team Match: Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, & Drew McIntyre vs. The Shield

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Chaos would befall the match even before the bell would ring. An intense, hard-hitting bout would encompass the entire contest. Each man would have his opportunity to shine. The build would be about the loyalty of Dean Ambrose and if Dolph Ziggler is the weak link in the contingent of the RAW tag team champions and Braun Strowman. Strowman, Ziggler, and McIntyre would dominate much of the match. And be called a mugging on several occasions by Michael Cole. We would see a bout of showmanship overcome Braun Strowman as he would try to come off the top rope and miss. That would allow Seth Rollins to make a tag to his team finally. And the teased betrayal of Ambrose would not come to pass on this night.

WWE Championship Opportunity: The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 0

With two very talented competitors and with a storyline eight years in the making the continued rivalry of The Miz and Daniel Bryan should have produced a match of the night candidate. But instead, we were exposed to an absolute joke called a wrestling match. The video package leading into the contest was longer than the actual matchup.

Last Time Ever: Triple H w/ Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker w/ Kane

Laracuente Ledger Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

As someone who grew up watching these two men battle throughout the years in WWE, this matchup would be bittersweet. The Undertaker and Triple H would be two on the best in the history of WWE. And this match would also represent the end of an era “again.” As HHH and The Undertaker would fight into the crown, it would bring to mind memories of there battle at Wrestlemania X7 in Houston Texas. Shawn Michaels would make himself an active participant throughout the matchup. The addition of the No-Disqualification stipulation would add another dimension to the match. I did not expect this matchup to get the amount of time it was allocated. And in the battle, both men would display their incredible talents. The four veteran wrestling Legends would all tell a wonderful story in this contest. A fitting way to end the night and the legacy of all four men involved in this match.

But of course, in wrestling, nothing is ever truly over. The post-match attack on Shawn Michaels by The Undertaker and Kane is setting up for something else to come. And we will have to wait and see the repercussions.

Overall Super Show-Down Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Super Show-Down was an ok card all in all. Some matches delivered as expected like that of Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles. Others disappointed greatly like the albatross that was the Miz and Daniel Bryan match. And still, others blew past expectations like that of Cedric Alexander and Buddy Murphy. There were only four of the ten matches on this card that captured the attention and imagination of the WWE Universe. So it makes sense that the rating would reflect that.

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