Opinion: Match & Show Ratings for December 8 to December 14

Welcome to TPWW’s Emperor Smeat’s Match and Show Ratings for the week of December 8 to December 14.

Match and show star ratings (out of 5):
WWE
WWE RAW (Dec. 9)
* Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre – 1.5 (Squash)
* RAW Tag Team Championship – The Viking Raiders vs. The Street Profits – 3.0
* Aleister Black vs. Akira Tozawa – 2.0 (Squash)
* Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo – 3.5
* Zack Ryder vs. Buddy Murphy – 2.0 (Squash)
* 2-on-1 Handicap match – Becky Lynch vs. Kabuki Warriors – 2.5
* Erick Rowan vs. unknown jobber – 1.0 (Squash)
* United States Championship – AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio (c) – 2.5
Overall – 2.5
Best – Aleister Black vs. Akira Tozawa match. Worst – Divorce segment.
Show Notes – Divorce segment was terrible except for Rusev’s Donald Duck shirt. Tag title match was decent and the only bright spot from the first hour. Guess someone in Creative finally remembered about Liv Morgan. Andrade vs. Carrillo match was very entertaining. Seth Rollins heel turn was pretty lame. Becky’s handicap match was better than Charlotte’s last week in terms of booking but weaker in quality. Overall, an average episode at best for RAW.

NXT (Dec. 11)
* NXT Cruiserweight Championship – Angel Garza vs. Lio Rush (c) – 4.0
* Raul Mendoza vs. Cameron Grimes – 1.5
* Jaxson Ryker vs. Travis Banks – 2.0
* Mia Yim vs. Dakota Kai – 3.0
* Breezango vs. The Singh Brothers – 2.0
* Kayden Carter vs. Bianca Belair – 2.5
* Tommaso Ciampa vs. Keith Lee vs. Finn Balor – 4.0
Overall – 3.5
Best – Ciampa vs. Lee vs. Balor match. Worst – Shayna Baszler’s video segment.
Show Notes – Cruiserweight title match was amazing and one of NXT’s best matches this year. Yim vs Kai match was good although the finish was a bit flat. Triple Threat match was great and another very good episode of NXT overall.

NXT UK (Dec. 12)
Overall – 3.0
Best – NXT UK Tag Team Championship match. Worst – Jack Starz vs. Ridge Holland match.
Show Notes – Enjoyable show overall with the main event tag team match and Jordan Devlin’s “Best of” video mocking Tyler Bate as the high points.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown (Dec. 13)
* Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville vs. Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss – 1.5
* Shorty G & Mustafa Ali vs. The Revival – 3.0
* Dana Brooke vs. Bayley – 2.0
* Heavy Machinery vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura – 3.5
* Kofi Kingston vs. King Corbin – 1.5
* New Day vs. Dolph Ziggler & King Corbin – 1.5
Overall – 2.5
Best – Heavy Machinery vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura match. Worst – Both of the main event matches.
Show Notes – Opening promo segment and women’s tag match were mostly boring. Shorty & Ali vs. Revival tag match was very good. The Miz interview segment became really good towards the end. Both main event matches were a waste of time. Overall, the show was average at best.

WWE 205 Live (Dec. 13)
Overall – 2.0
Best – Danny Burch vs. Tony Nese match. Worst – Joaquin Wilde vs. James Tapia match.
Show Notes – Very dull show outside of the Burch vs. Nese match.

AEW
AEW Dark (Dec. 10)
* “The Librarian” Peter Avalon vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Scorpio Sky – 2.5
* John Silver & Alex Reynolds vs. Jurassic Express – 3.0
* Kip Sabian vs. Kenny Omega – 3.0
Overall – 3.0
Best – Big Swole’s segment. Worst – Triple Threat match.
Show Notes – The Big Swole sit-down interview segment was great. Main event match was very good. Overall, an enjoyable show and the addition of more recaps and segments has improved the show’s quality in recent weeks.

AEW Dynamite (Dec. 11)
* Jon Moxley vs. Alex Reynolds – 1.0 (Squash)
* The Butcher & The Blade vs. Cody & QT Marshall – 3.5
* Big Swole vs. Emi Sakura – 2.5
* Kip Sabian & Sean Spears vs. “Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega – 3.0
* Sammy Guevara vs. Luchasaurus – 3.0
* Texas Street Fight – The Young Bucks vs. Santana & Ortiz – 3.5
Overall – 3.5
Best – The Butcher & The Blade vs. Cody & QT Marshall tag team match. Worst – The pacing of the women’s match at times.
Show Notes – Opening segment and the Butcher & Blade vs. Cody & QT match were very good overall. MJF’s promo was also very good. Women’s match and Omega’s tag match could have been better. Main event was great and overall a very enjoyable episode of Dynamite.

Various Wrestling
NJPW World Tag League 2019 Finals (Dec. 8)
* NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata – 2.5
* NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens – 2.5
* NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls vs. Shingo Takagi & Terrible – 3.0
* NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare vs. Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks – 3.0
* NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer vs. KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi – 3.5
* Kazuchika Okada & Roppongi 3K vs. Kota Ibushi, Jushin Thunder Liger, & Tiger Mask – 3.0
* NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Guerrillas of Destiny – 3.5
* NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs. EVIL & SANADA – 4.0
Overall – 4.0
Best – Finlay & Robinson vs. EVIL & SANADA match. Worst – Kojima & Tenzan vs. Nakanishi & Nagata match.
Show Notes – Yano and Cabana have been a perfect fit as a comedy-based team. The undercard tournament matches were entertaining with Suzuki & Archer vs. KENTA & Takahashi as the best of the bunch. Jon Moxley’s surprise appearance was great. Main event was very great and an amazing moment for both Juice and Finlay.

Week awards:

  • Best match of the week – David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs. EVIL & SANADA (NJPW World Tag League 2019 Finals)
  • Worst match of the week – Joaquin Wilde vs. James Tapia match (WWE 205 Live)
  • Best show of the week – NJPW World Tag League 2019 Finals
  • Worst show of the week – WWE 205 Live

TPWW community, post your comments below on what was your favorite and least favorite match this past week and the same goes for wrestling shows.