Another week, another three-and-a-half hours of WWE programming that you probably missed. But no need to panic, as you should have come to learn by now that I always have your back.
While you neglect lower-class shows like NXT, Main Event, Superstars and Saturday Morning Slam, I give them all of the attention they deserve. Now you can find out what these shows are up to as you prepare for the upper-class show, Monday Night Raw.
After you get through my results and reviews, I'd like to take a minute to ponder the influence this show has on the career of a mid-carder like Brodus Clay. Does success on shows like these give any indication of the superstar's immediate or long-term future?
I'd really like to hear what my readers think (and that especially applies to you, Dustin's Diamonds).
With the Survivor Series on the horizon and many slots yet to be filled on the card, this is a chance for mid-card stars to really shine and earn a spot on the pay-per-view.
Much like the Royal Rumble, the Survivor Series can be a place for superstars that normally don't get a Sunday evening paycheck to make a PPV appearance, especially if a few more traditional Survivor Series matches are put in place.
My "notes" version of all four shows is below.
If it piques your interest enough to read on, the slideshow breaks down the shows individually, segment by segment, complete with my questions and predictions.
On NXT, the show opens with the Usos getting a victory over Michael McGillicutty and Johnny Curtis, the post-match of which featured a silent appearance from The Ascension. After the match, Trent Barretta and Kassius Ohno set up a rematch from last week for next week's NXT.
Xavier Woods (who I like to think of as a skinny Funkasaurus) does the job for Leo Krueger, and Big E. Langston turns down Vickie Guerrero's business offer as she makes her return to NXT.
Then we get a segment in which Jinder Mahal, Justin Gabriel, Drew McIntye and Bo Dallas are set up with a Fatal 4-Way next week to determine the No. 1 Contender for the NXT Championship.
Roman Reigns wins in his debut match against CJ Parker, and Antonio Cesaro defeats Tyson Kidd in a solid match for the final match.
On Main Event, we are only treated to one superstar's video package (Del Rio's) before Orton, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara defeat ADR and the Primetime Players. ADR takes the fall, but the feud with Orton will continue until at least Survivor Series. The tension between the Primetime Players and Rey and Sin Cara builds as they are both aiming for tag team gold.
The first match was long enough that we didn't have as many Raw Rebounds as normal. The second and final match saw Wade Barrett with a solid victory over Tyson Kidd before setting up a match with Sheamus at next week's Main Event from England.
On Superstars, the Usos open the show for the second week in a row, and for the second week in a row they get a victory, this time over Epico and Primo.
Along with plenty of Raw Rebounds, we also get to see Brodus Clay with a clean victory over McGillicutty.
On Saturday Morning Slam, Sin Cara got a victory over El Local with an impressively quick senton bomb, while Brodus Clay got a victory over Cody Rhodes after his stand Splat finisher.
The theme of the week centered around the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, so the other segments included a look at lucha libre wrestling, masks in Mexican wrestling, and Rey Mysterio's favorite masks. It was nice to see Juventud Guerrera and La Parka featured in the Video Vault.
Now, if you care to read more about any of these happenings, please enjoy the slideshow.