Respect, ladies and gentlemen. This is an easy concept, and you better put it on Samoa Joe’s name. The Slambros, Boman12l and Illa YC,, return for the 23rd/19th episode and hopefully do not anger “The Destroyer.”
This week we dig in the dirt with heavy hearts, as we report and reflect on the passings of Chavo Guerrero Sr, Nicole Bass, Ivan Koloff and George “The Animal” Steele. Unfortunately the sad news does not end there, as Naomi had to relinquish her Smackdown’s Women’s Title. On the positive side, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins should be cleared to return soon. Perhaps best of all, Lucha Underground is coming to Netflix!
With the help of a temporal device, Boman and YC jump back and forth through time to recap the last two weeks of wrestling. The hellscape that is RAW is even bleaker after Kevin Owens destroyed Friendship. The Slambros, like everyone else, are living in a “post-friendship” world. Kevin Owens turned on and beat down his best friend and “Brother” Chris Jericho and the latter has not been seen since. Sami Zayn needs to learn a thing or two about respect and figure out how much he should put on Samoa Joe’s name. Other acts like Roman Reigns and The New Day are stuck in waiting-for-WrestleMania-holding patterns, while Braun Strowman continues to impress.
On Smackdown Live, futures are looking brighter for an excommunicated bearded cultist heading into Mania; however the blue brand might want to invest into instant replay. The seeds of a mix tag match for Mania and being planted and it clear only half of the parties are invested. Still surprising us, Randy Orton’s slow build to Mania is staying fresh each week, an unusual occurrence for modern WWE storytelling. There’s much more, so stay tuned to Slambros!
1:40: Diggin’ in The Dirt
11:51 ¡Las Aventuras de Alberto El Patrón y sus Amigos!
15:25 RAW and Smackdown Live Recaps
56:32 Respect to the Taphouse Usos and Outro