RASD 1/15/19: Shane’s Birthday Bash, USO-tel Room, Rush signs with ROH

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/01/16/rasd-1-15-19-shanes-birthday-bash-uso-tel-room-rush-signs-with-roh/


John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SmackDown from Birmingham, Alabama.

Tuesday’s show featured a Birthday Bash for Shane McMahon and impromptu match between Sheamus and The Miz, a huge debate about the Jimmy Uso hotel segment with Mandy Rose, more cameos from the NXT call-ups, a great television match between Rey Mysterio and Andrade, just Andrade.

NEWS OF THE DAY: Rush signs with Ring of Honor, MLW changes WrestleMania Week main event, Raw’s viewership up, the latest on Chris Sabin and Flip Gordon, and more.

A reminder that the Royal Rumble Pool is open and you can submit your picks before the deadline on Sunday, January 27th at 3 pm Eastern.

Plus Café feedback, comments & questions from the POST Wrestling Forum.


  • Wai Ting and John Pollock review the Nigel McGuinness Chasing the Magic documentary from the WWE Network, comparisons to The Last of McGuinness documentary from 2013, the issues raised, his legacy in the industry and many other topics
  • A review of the WWE Network’s special Let Me Tell You Something Mean Gene on the life and career of the late Gene Okerlund
  • Wai reviews the season premiere of Total Bellas Season 4
  • And, they chat about the latest Being the Elite episode that recaps the All Elite Wrestling rally in Jacksonville, Florida

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Why not just do the Mandy-Jimmy-Naomi segments as “earlier this week”.

That explains how none of it was seen on TV and to Wai’s point you just have to suspend disbelief about cameras. Or shoot it on iPhones or whatever and figure it out in post production.

Also - how is it a few weeks of bad ratings and the Women’s Evolution is now the return of the Divas. Terrible in ring from Iiconics, Bliss teases as topless, and lingerie for the bikini model and a hotel room angle.

How funny to see that attitude era segment with the woman got a better rating then a actual women’s match.

Fans where clamoring for the return of the attitude era and now that they give it to them, some fans are complaining.