Opinion: Match & Show Ratings for June 7 to June 13

Welcome to TPWW’s Emperor Smeat’s Match and Show Ratings for the week of June 7th to June 13th.

Match and show star ratings (out of 5):

WWE
NXT TakeOver: In Your House (June 7)
* Shotzi Blackheart, Tegan Nox, Mia Yim vs. Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez, & Candice LeRae – 3.0
* Damien Priest vs. Finn Balor – 3.0
* NXT North American Championship – Johnny Gargano vs. Keith Lee – 3.5
* NXT Championship Backlot Brawl – Velveteen Dream vs. Adam Cole (c) – 1.5
* Karrion Kross vs. Tommaso Ciampa – 3.0
* NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat – Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai vs. Charlotte Flair (c) – 4.0
Overall – 3.5
Best – NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat
Worst – NXT Championship Backlot Brawl
Show Notes – Opening musical act was bad. The old school IYH set was cool. 6-Woman tag match was pretty good despite being sloppy at times. Priest’s new pants looked awful. Priest vs. Balor was pretty good. Gargano vs. Lee was very good despite it dragging near the end. Backlot Brawl was another cinematic match swing and miss by NXT. Kross vs. Ciampa was pretty good. Women’s title match was great despite the fluke finish for the title change. TakeOver was enjoyable overall but in the lower tier for all-time TakeOvers.

WWE RAW (June 8)
* Asuka & Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. The IIconics – 3.0
* Austin Theory & Murphy vs. Aleister Black & Humberto Carrillo – 2.5
* #1 Contender for United States Championship Triple Threat – Andrade vs. Angel Garza vs. Kevin Owens – 3.0
* Bobby Lashley & MVP vs. The Viking Raiders – 3.0
* Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (c) – 3.0
Overall – 3.0
Best – Street Profits vs. Viking Raiders decathlon segment.
Worst – Ending of Flair vs. Asuka match.
Show Notes – Opening women’s segment was boring. Women’s Triple Threat tag match was pretty good. Peep Show segment was good. The decathlon was both the best and dumbest thing from this Street Profits and Viking Raiders feud. Triple Threat match was pretty good despite the weak finish. Kurt Angle’s promo sounded way too scripted and phony. Flair vs. Asuka was pretty good despite dragging too long and the terrible ending. This week’s episode was somewhat good despite some questionable booking issues.

NXT (June 10)
* Keith Lee & Mia Yim vs. Johhny Gargano & Candice LeRae – 3.0
* Indus Sher vs. Mikey Delbrey & Mike Reed – 1.0 (Squash)
* Cameron Grimes vs. Finn Balor – 3.0
* Kacy Catanzaro vs. Dakota Kai – 2.0
* Dexter Lumis vs. Adam Cole – 3.0
Overall – 3.0
Best – Grimes vs. Balor match.
Worst – NXT going a bit overboard and being too comedic with the Lumis shenanigans.
Show Notes – Opening Undisputed Era promo segment was dull. Mixed tag match was pretty good despite the flat ending. Breezango vignette was very good. Robert Stone’s downward spiral into a disorderly mess has been interesting. Grimes vs. Balor was pretty good. El Hijo Del Phantasmo and Drake Maverick segment was very good despite not being a fan of Phantasmo’s unmasking nor his new name. The show’s end with Scarlett Bordeaux and the hourglass was cool. This week’s episode was mostly good overall.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown (June 12)
* New Day vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura – 2.5
* Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals – Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles – 4.0
* Braun Strowman & Heavy Machinery vs. Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, & John Morrison – 2.5
Overall – 3.0
Best – Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals match.
Worst – The piss throwing moment from the contract signing segment.
Show Notes – Opening contract signing segment between Jeff Hardy and Sheamus was decent until the terrible piss throw spot happened. The Intercontinental title hype video was great. Bryan vs. Styles was amazing and one of the best WWE TV matches in recent months. Women’s tag title segment was decent. 6-man tag match was decent at best. This week’s episode was pretty good overall despite being weak as a go-home show.


AEW
AEW Dark (June 9)
* Low Rider & Fuego del Sol vs. SCU – 2.0
* Lee Johnson vs “5” – 2.5
* Musa & Brady Pierce vs. Santana & Ortiz – 2.5 (Squash)
* Anthony Catena & Pineapple Pete vs. The Butcher & The Blade – 2.0 (Squash)
* Zack Clayton vs. QT Marshall – 2.5
* Sonny Kiss vs. Christopher Daniels – 3.0
* Brandon Cutler & Peter Avalon vs. Jurassic Express – 3.0
* Robert Anthony vs. Jon Moxley – 2.5
Overall – 2.5
Best – Sonny Kiss vs. Christopher Daniels match.
Worst – Low Rider & Fuego del Sol vs. SCU match.
Show Notes – Alan Angels becoming the newest member of the Dark Order was interesting. Kiss vs. Daniels and Cutler & Avalon vs. Jurassic Express were the highlight matches of the show. This week’s episode was average overall.

AEW Dynamite (June 10)
* The Butcher & The Blade vs. FTR – 3.5
* Penelope Ford & Nyla Rose vs. Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida – 3.5
* Santana, Ortiz, & Jake Hager vs. Best Friends & Orange Cassidy – 3.0
* Sammy Guevara vs. Colt Cabana – 3.0
* TNT Championship – Marq Quen vs. Cody (c) – 3.0
Overall – 3.5
Best – The Butcher & The Blade vs. FTR match and Joey Janela’s video segment.
Worst – The massacre of oranges at the hands of Chris Jericho.
Show Notes – Butcher & Blade vs. FTR was the best match B&B have had in AEW so far. Natural Nightmares interview segment was decent. Women’s tag match was very good. Darby Allin and Britt Baker’s vignettes were pretty good. 6-man tag match and post-match orange massacre were good. Joey Janela’s video segment was amazing. Jon Moxley & Brian Cage segment was pretty good. Pre-match hype video and TNT title match were pretty good. This week’s episode was very good and enjoyable overall.


Week awards:

  • Best match of the week – NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat – Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai vs. Charlotte Flair (c) (WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House)
  • Worst match of the week – NXT Championship Backlot Brawl (WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House)
  • Best show of the week – AEW Dynamite
  • Worst show of the week – AEW Dark