RASD 10/23/18: Latest on WWE Crown Jewel, Evolution Preview

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/10/24/rasd-10-23-18-latest-on-wwe-crown-jewel-evolution-preview/


John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 10/23/18:
Smackdown 1,001 from Newark featured various pairings of World Cup participants with Jeff Hardy taking on Randy Orton and The Miz facing Rey Mysterio. The final show before Evolution featured a segment shot at the PC with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, Shane McMahon reviving the CM Punk chants, and no explanation for Big Show’s latest turn. Wai Ting reviews this week’s Mixed Match Challenge with Bobby Roode & Natalya vs. Finn Balor & Bayley and Jimmy Uso & Naomi vs. Asuka & The Miz.

We discuss TODAY’S TOP STORIES including the latest with WWE Crown Jewel, the various reports on the show’s status, the findings by the Turkish government and response from the U.S. on the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Roman Reigns issues a statement on the support he’s received & more.

John & Wai preview this Sunday’s WWE Evolution card.

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


  • John Pollock reviews this past Sunday’s NWA 70th Anniversary card from Nashville featuring Cody vs. Nick Aldis in a 2-of-3 Falls match for the NWA title
  • Wai Ting provides his weekly review of Total Divas
  • Pollock reveals his ballot for this year’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame
  • Plus, a review of the newest edition of Being the Elite
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I live in New Jersey, so I’m extremely familiar with jughandles. Around me I’ve seen them mainly used on highways and other roads with really heavy traffic, where not as much space is left on the road for a traditional left turn. Looking up on Wikipedia to see how prevalent they are beyond New Jersey, and while NJ appears to be the Jughandle capital of the country, I see that there are some in Ontario!

In Markham, Ontario:

In Toronto, Ontario:

These are the typical jughandles I come across in life.

They also allow you to turn around if you want to, as opposed to an awkward U-Turn. That’s the one benefit I find in them, but I’ve gotten used to jughandles. The last time I took a vacation, it was to Arizona, and the complete lack of jughandles and use of regular left turns freaked me out a little at first.


Oh hey, heard the the Smackdown feedback just now. If Brandon from South Jersey wants to hang out and talk life, shoot me a message.

John and Wai talked about how they felt the NXT women and especially Shayna were misused in the Becky/Charlotte brawl. But to me it seemed like Shayna had a scowl on her face the entire time Charlotte was speaking and cracked a smile at the two fighting which is exactly how her character would react.

Yes and you had Kacy Catanzaro playing the role of the teacher’s pet with sparkles in her eyes and a big smile. I wish she had taken a notepad.