With Crown Jewel in the rear view mirror, the Raw and Smackdown rosters that were formed during the WWE Draft have now gone into effect. As promised, I was going to wait for this moment before I wrote about the happenings and goings-on of the Draft. I knew there would be a lot happening on WWE programming between the Draft and the day the moves became official, so I didn’t want to jump the gun. Now, everything is fair game, so let’s talk about it. Here are ten things I think I think about the 2021 WWE Draft and everything that comes with that, listed in no particular order.
Some Of You Really Need To Start Paying Attention To What Is Said: Leading up to the Draft, it was said on SEVERAL occasions that there would be multiple “pools” of wrestlers to be chosen from. One “pool” would be selected from on the episode of Smackdown that kicked off the Draft, while the other “pool” would be selected from on Raw three nights later. It was said on WWE programming, as well as WWE social media. Repeatedly.
Did that matter, though?
As soon as Bianca Belair was taken with the 4th overall pick, social media blew up with people demanding to know what sense it made for Bianca to be chosen ahead of Becky Lynch, the Smackdown Women’s Champion. With the 3rd pick, Smackdown had taken Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. Raw choosing Bianca was “stupid” because it would, presumably, allow Smackdown to select Lynch, putting both Women’s Titles on the same show. It kept getting worse and worse. More picks would come in, and Becky was still undrafted. Happy Corbin got drafted ahead of Becky Lynch?!? Naomi got drafted ahead of Becky Lynch?!?
The next time you hear or see someone complain that WWE treats its viewers as if they’re stupid, remind them of this. This, folks, is why WWE treats people the way they do. We need to do better.
The New Day Didn’t Need To Split Up… Again: I know, I know… they’re still a group, even though they’re on different shows, blah blah blah. I just fail to see the purpose of putting them together, splitting them up, putting them together again for a very brief period, and then splitting them up again. Is Big E being the WWE Champion going to hurt Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods? Does putting the King Of The Ring crown on Xavier Woods somehow make Big E look bad? “No” and “no” are the answers to those questions.
Big E has been goofy as a member of the group, but he has also been serious as a member of the group. Putting him back with his brothers doesn’t do anything to hurt him. He can still be a main event singles champion while being with them every week. It worked for Kofi, and it would work for him. I would completely understand if E had a drastic change in character and wasn’t gyrating his hips, talking about his nipples in promos, and all of that other fun stuff that only he can do. Then, sure, maybe you want to keep him away from the antics of Woods and Kofi.
It just feels particularly mean to dangle the carrot in front of fans, having E show up on Raw to win the WWE Title, reuniting him on the same show with Kofi and Woods, only to split them up again less than three weeks later.
Raw Got Really Top Heavy: Big E, AJ Styles, Bobby Lashley, Edge, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, The Miz, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Riddle, and Seth Rollins.
That’s the list of people on Raw who are either main eventers at the moment, or who could easily be main eventers without too much writing effort. Honestly, if you wanted to add Bearcat Lee to that list, I’d allow it. On top of that, there are rumors that WWE Officials are very high on Montez Ford as a big singles star, so he might be forced onto the list at some point soon, whether you want him to be there or not.
That’s a lot of people. It’s also a lot of star power. There’s enough talent there to keep the top of the card on Monday nights moving in the right direction for a long time. Now, if only the writing on Raw could stay up to par with that level of talent.
We Need More Explanations: This is semi-related to the first point. In that one, I talked about parts of the Draft that were mentioned, but that a ton of people didn’t pay attention to. Here, I’m talking about parts of the Draft that absolutely, positively needed to be talked about ahead of time… but weren’t.
I’m perfectly fine with the talent being split up into two “pools” to be picked from. If you’re going to have the Draft take place over two nights, having all of the top talents taken on the first night pretty much ruins the second night, no? Raw struggles to keep people entertained to begin with. Imagine if you tuned in to see the top picks on the show being Doudrop, Mansoor, and The Viking Raiders? Smell the excitement!
What I don’t like is that there is no explanation of who is available and why. Specifically when it comes to NXT. Look at the picks from NXT. In order, you have Hit Row, Austin Theory, Aliyah (Supplemental Pick), Drake Maverick (Supplemental Pick), Xia Li, Ridge Holland, and Mia Yim (mentioned as an NXT wrestler while she was a Supplemental Pick). Why were those the picks? In the world of kayfabe, wouldn’t Raw and Smackdown have chosen NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez, Johnny Gargano, NXT Tag Team Champions MSK, Kyle O’Reilly, Samoa Joe, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong, or any of the other “top” names in NXT? Are we led to believe that NXT was able to pick and choose who could and couldn’t be chosen? Why wouldn’t Raw and Smackdown be able to do that? This isn’t an Expansion Draft in “real” sports, where a new franchise gets to select players from other teams to start their rosters, but the other teams get to choose a set number of players from their squads that are able to be taken. It would’ve made more sense to just not have NXT involved at all.
Another explanation I would like to see is why teams are split up. That’s where trying to copy the NFL and NBA Drafts could benefit WWE. I know they tried this already, and it failed miserably, but having a more “real” feel to things would really benefit WWE. For example, let’s say Adam Pearce was drafting for Raw and Sonya Deville was drafting for Smackdown. I’d want to hear Pearce’s explanation for drafting, say, Austin Theory and not The Way as a group. Maybe hearing from Sonya Deville on why she drafted Mace, and not T-Bar or even Mace and T-Bar. Why did Smackdown take Natalya and not Tamina? Same goes for splitting up Shotzi and Nox. Hell, it doesn’t even have to be just for splitting teams up. Even little things like Adam Pearce telling us why he selected Bearcat Lee ahead of the likes of Rey Mysterio or Jeff Hardy. As it is, you just see Wrestler A picked, and that’s it. Sometimes, it’s an obvious pick, but other times, there seems to be no rhyme or reason for it.
Maybe it’s just the way my brain works. When I hear or read something, I immediately feel the need to figure out the who, what, when, where, why, and how about it. I crave knowledge, WWE. Don’t do this to me!
Roman Reigns Is Going To Be The Universal Champion Until 2036: By the time this will be available to read, Roman Reigns will have been the Universal Champion for 423 days and counting. If he reaches Survivor Series as the champion, and every possible sign points to him doing just that, his reign will be at 448 days. The next Peacock show after Survivor Series is Day 1 on January 1st, which would be the 489th day of Reigns’… reign. The days are adding up quickly.
Now, just like we did for Raw, let’s take a look at the list of people who are either currently main event players on Smackdown, or who could easily become main eventers.
Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston, and Sheamus. I wish I could add Shinsuke Nakamura to that list, but I’ll believe that when I see it. Does that list of opponents strike fear in the heart of Roman Reigns? I wouldn’t think so. Reigns beat Cesaro at WrestleMania Backlash in May. He beat McIntyre at Survivor Series last year, albeit in a non-title match. Reigns and Hardy have never faced each other, but the champ has a 7-3-2 record in singles competition against Kofi Kingston and Sheamus. That last stat is slightly misleading, because once you remove Kofi from that mix, Reigns’ record is 5-3-2. Two of Roman’s wins against Sheamus were by disqualification, and one of his losses (Survivor Series 2015) saw Sheamus beat him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
What does this mean?
Technically, nothing. I just like sharing stats.
Even with Sheamus’ success, it’s pretty obvious that McIntyre is going to be positioned as the top challenger for Reigns moving forward. It’s not exactly a stretch to assume any real title shots won’t be given out for a little while. With Survivor Series, and its Champion vs Champion build in recent years, one would think Reigns won’t be defending the title until after that event is done. With five title defenses on Smackdown in this reign, I suppose we could see another televised Universal Title match, but against McIntyre? I would hope not. McIntyre’s first title shot against Reigns should be a huge deal. Much bigger than having it happen on a random episode of Smackdown.
When Reigns successfully defended the Universal Title against Daniel Bryan and Edge at WrestleMania six-and-a-half months ago, there were a ton of takes on social media that said Roman should retain the title until next year’s Mania. Most of those takes only seemed half-serious, but with each successful defense that took place, more and more of those takes would pop up. Just for shits and giggles, the dates of WrestleMania 38 would be Roman’s 580th and 581st day as the Universal Champion. That, of course, would break Brock Lesnar’s 503-day Universal Title reign, which is currently the longest in the belt’s five-year history. Is that where we’re going? It sure seems that way, doesn’t it?
I don’t think the WWE Universe is capable of handling an old school super-duper long title reign. It doesn’t matter if the matches and the promos are good, and it doesn’t matter if the stories are told well. The average WWE fan just isn’t built for that. I joked that Roman would be the champ until 2036, but I think it would be a big mistake for this current reign to last beyond WrestleMania. I’ve already seen the fantasy booking that he “needs” to hold the Universal Title until WrestleMania 39… in 2023… so that he can have the huge family showdown with The Rock. First of all, what the fuck for? Is he supposed to lose the title to Rock? I don’t think that’s what we need. Second of all, let’s play the numbers game again. If Roman Reigns keeps the Universal Title until WrestleMania 39, that would be a title reign of 944 or 945 days, depending on whether or not WWE does a two-night event in 2023 and what night he competes on.
Think about that for a moment.
Just as an example to show how long ago that was…
945 days ago, we were still a month or so away from Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus topping the charts with “Old Town Road” and fusing the worlds of country music and hip-hop. We were also about a month away from Avengers: Endgame being released in theaters and changing the movie game forever. 945 days ago, we were free to cough in the faces of the elderly, and all they would do is laugh and call us rapscallion or rabble-rouser before taking an unwrapped Werther’s Original (or one of those unnamed candies with the wrapper that looks like a strawberry) out of their purse to give us.
That’s a long fucking time ago.
I’m just a little worried about Roman’s next set of opponents, that’s all.
The Gable Steveson Pick Was Much Ado About Nothing: As many of you already know, I wrote a column about Gable Steveson back in August, pointing out the similarities between his journey and that of Kurt Angle. This was before he had signed with WWE and still had other wrestling companies in the mix, as well as UFC, and just about any other combat sport promotion that had half a brain.
Now that he is an official member of the WWE roster, those comparisons to Kurt Angle are in overdrive, and they’re all over Gal Gadot’s internet.
It was during the Draft, though, when things really took off. Out of NOWHERE, Steveson was drafted to Raw. He hasn’t even been to NXT yet. Hell, he hasn’t even worked at the Performance Center yet, as far as I’ve seen. The early word is that he will be finishing out his amateur career, all while training at a “remote facility” with an unnamed team of “coaches” from WWE. After he graduates from the University Of Minnesota in May, he will then transition into becoming a full-time professional wrestler.
Do you know what that means?
Chances are, he won’t even have “real” matches until after he graduates. In May. Seven months from now. If WWE continues to use the same schedule they’ve had for the last few years, May is more than halfway through the WWE “season” and we’ll be preparing to make predictions for the 2022 Draft. Do we think WWE is going to rush Gable Steveson to television with little-to-no experience and have him work matches, potentially ruining his push before it begins if he stinks up the joint? How foolish would that be?
Do I think he’ll make an appearance, or a series of appearances, on Raw? I think he almost has to, no? The crossover mainstream media attention that WWE will get by even having him in a backstage segment is too attractive to completely avoid. If he has a Kurt Angle-like transition from amateur wrestling to pro wrestling, then sure, we can talk about him stepping in the ring early. However, if we use Angle’s career as a blueprint, I wouldn’t expect much out of Steveson for a bit. Angle’s first official main roster match was a dark match eight months after he signed his WWF contract. Kurt’s televised in-ring debut was a full 15 months after he signed with the company. Think of what everyone who worked with Kurt Angle back then said about him… they had never seen anyone step into the world of pro wrestling with a clean slate and pick it up as quickly and as thoroughly as he did. Imagine how good Gable Steveson is going to have to be for him to take Kurt Angle’s 15 month timeline and blow it to smithereens by debuting on Raw within four or five months of his full-time training start.
This move was more about optics than anything. Even a best-case scenario probably wouldn’t have Gable Steveson really wrestling much until late-2022 or some point in 2023. WWE got their appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports, and places like that by having Steveson get selected, and that was enough for now.
The Rumored Change Of Alignment Within Hit Row May Not Work, But I Understand It: This entry is strictly based on the rumors that have come out, but it appears the new alignment for Hit Row on Smackdown will see Top Dolla as the male singles performer of the group, B-Fab joining the women’s division, leaving “Swerve” Scott and Ashante Thee Adonis as a new entry to the tag scene on Friday nights.
I get it. Really, I do. This is WWE we’re talking about here. The 6’5″ and 330-pound Top Dolla is going to command more attention than the 6’1″ and 200-pound Swerve or the 5’10” and 205-pound Adonis. We’re not talking about who the best wrestler is, who cuts the best promos, who has the most natural charisma, or anything else along those lines. In Vince McMahon’s world, Top Dolla is the solo star. The bright side to this shift is that Swerve and Ashante are capable of being a tremendous addition to Smackdown’s tag scene. Them against The Usos would be a ton of fun, and so would matches against New Day, or Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo, or The Viking Raiders, and so on.
I like Top Dolla. He’s got a ton of natural charisma, and his character work comes across as believable and authentic. As a former player in the NFL, he has shown that he has a lot of athletic ability for his size. I’m just terrified of making him the singles guy in the group, because he’s had six televised matches in his career, and none of them have been singles affairs. We just don’t know what he’s capable of. You could say that he must be pretty good if WWE is putting that level of faith in him, but to those people, I point out the endless number of wrestlers that WWE has trotted out on television that were the the wrestling version of pushing out a fart, only to realize, seconds too late, that it was more than a fart, and unfortunately for you, you’re wearing white pants at the time.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
All These Rumors About Charlotte Flair Could Really Complicate Things For Smackdown: This is cheating a bit, because it’s related to things that don’t have anything to do with what happened at the Draft, but it’s my column, so sue me.
By now, I’m assuming that you’ve all seen or heard at least some of the drama that has been going on over the last week. The rumors are plentiful. They say the “title switch” segment on Smackdown devolved into a bit of a shoot, with Charlotte Flair, feeling that the segment made her title reign look weak, deciding on her own to throw the Raw Women’s Title down to the mat instead of just handing it to Becky Lynch. The stories say that Charlotte and Becky had a heated altercation backstage after the segment was over. Not only that, but Sonya Deville, who was in the ring for the segment in question, was also said to have gotten into an altercation with Charlotte backstage. These reports also state how Charlotte has become more and more difficult to work with, and that she isn’t exactly a favorite of many of her coworkers.
Even if this entry is the first you’ve heard of the rumors, you already know what the speculation on Rachael Leigh Cook’s internet is… Charlotte is looking to get out of her WWE contract so that she can join Andrade in AEW, etc. Obviously, I’m not here to say whether or not that’s true, but it sure does put WWE in a weird spot.
Let’s say the rumors of the backstage heat on Charlotte are true, and for fun, let’s also say she’s trying to get out of her WWE contract. What the hell does WWE do then? Needless to say, AEW has added star after star after star to their roster over the last several months. Charlotte would, from the moment she puts a pen to her AEW contract, become one of the biggest stars they’ve added. She would stand head and shoulders above any other woman in AEW as far as star power is concerned. Losing Daniel Bryan, Adam Cole, and people like that is one thing. They were big losses, but their contracts expired. Nothing could be done about those moves. That’s one thing. This would be something different entirely.
Even if WWE doesn’t release her, and I don’t see any way in hell they would ever do that, those other pesky rumors need to be addressed. Becky Lynch and Sonya Deville apparently couldn’t even get through one promo segment with Charlotte without wanting to smack the fire out of her mouth. That’s a pretty big problem. I saw someone on Facebook say that WWE should just send Charlotte home. That way, the backstage heat goes away, but they also don’t lose her to the competition. I mean, at face value, that solves some problems. The downside on her contract is reportedly $1 million, and she supposedly has at least a couple more years left on her deal. From what I understand about these WWE deals, that means she’s guaranteed that $1 million a year, no matter what else happens. It’s not like WWE has never spent money to hold on to a wrestler, even though they have no intention of using them, just so that wrestler wouldn’t go and work for the competition. This is a lot of money, though. What would you do if you were WWE?
The women’s division on Smackdown can’t really afford to lose Charlotte, either. Counting Charlotte, there are currently 12 women on the Smackdown roster. Let’s remove her from the conversation. Bayley will also be removed, as she’s still out recovering from knee surgery and was scheduled to be out of action until around WrestleMania next year. For now, Sonya Deville can be removed from the conversation, too, because we have no idea if she’s actually returning to the ring or not. That leaves a whopping total of nine women on Smackdown. Of those nine, three (Aliyah, B-Fab, and Xia Li) haven’t even wrestled for the brand, one (Shotzi) just split from a tag team and is rumored to be set for a heel turn, and one (Toni Storm) has wrestled a total of three matches in the three months that she’s been with the brand. They need Charlotte, and she knows it.
Unless, of course, none of the rumors are true… in which case, you didn’t read any of this. This was all a dream.
Edge Might Be The Biggest Winner: WWE has made it pretty clear that the 2021 Roman Reigns is at least one level above the 2021 Edge in their hierarchy. Reigns defeated Edge and Daniel Bryan on the second night of WrestleMania this year, then teamed with The Usos to defeat Edge and The Mysterios in a six-man tag on Smackdown in July, and then defeated Edge at Money In The Bank two days later. No matter what you think about Reigns or Edge, that’s about as strong a run you’re going to see.
Edge being sent to Raw, where Roman Reigns isn’t, automatically makes him a winner.
I would like to see Edge win another World Title before he retires for good, and I think that was a part of his return. This is going to be his best chance to make that happen.
Personally, I think there’s some good television to be had in him not only being the one to defeat Big E, but turning heel to do so. The “Ultimate Opportunist” strikes again. He doesn’t need to win Money In The Bank for that to happen. Just have him get a title shot at some point and then do whatever it takes to win the title. The story writes itself, really. He has become obsessed with success after failing on multiple occasions to win the Universal Title, and he wasn’t going to accept failure again.
Ultimately, None Of This Will Matter: First of all, you shake the rosters up when the next event on THE COCK is Survivor Series. You know… the show where Raw wrestlers appear on Smackdown, and vice versa, because they’ll be facing each other for some sort of weird “brand supremacy” involving people who have only been on said brand for a month.
Even after Survivor Series comes and goes, what does WWE usually do throughout the year? They’ll have little “wild card” ridiculousness here and there, where certain people from one show are allowed to appear on another show. Then, if ratings and viewership dip, Vince McMahon loves to “shake things up” again, and you’ll see random stuff like Roman Reigns appearing on Raw or maybe even the United States Champion showing up on Smackdown to answer an open challenge by the Intercontinental Champion.
Everything I’ve talked about in this column will have been for nothing. WWE has a way of doing that and making nothing matter.
Weekly Power Rankings
- Pac vs Andrade El Idolo: In a week that saw a tremendous Hell In A Cell match, a fantastic Ladder Match, a really good Ladder Match, an epic Universal Title clash, and much more… this is the match that gets the top spot in my rankings. Pac and Andrade have some insane chemistry together in the ring. The best part is that they’ve faced each other twice in AEW, with each man picking up a victory, which means we’re going to get them squaring off again! Sign me up.
- Edge vs Seth Rollins: Modern day Hell In A Cell matches need to use more creativity to be successful, as they can’t just rely on blood to put on a spectacle like the Cell matches of the past have done. This was a prime example of that. It was a hard-hitting, innovative Cell match that didn’t need blood to tell a story. Even without the blood, it still came across like two men that absolutely hate each other and were looking to end this feud once and for all.
- Seth Rollins vs Kevin Owens vs Rey Mysterio vs Finn Balor: Every now and then, WWE will randomly throw a huge match like this together on free television, and usually with little-to-no promotion ahead of time. This match didn’t need to be made, especially into a Ladder Match, but hey, I’m glad that it was. A super entertaining brawl, and if we’re going to be honest with each other, the right man won. As the only heel in the match, it made sense to have Rollins come out on top and get the next WWE Title shot against Big E.
- Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks vs Bianca Belair: With the obvious hurdles working against them, all three women worked together to put on a show at Crown Jewel, and we even got a really surprising winner. Everyone assumed Sasha was going to win here, as the only woman who was going to be on the Smackdown roster once the match was over. Perhaps, after what went down with the “title switch” segment, Sasha should’ve won the match here, after all. Hindsight is 20/20 and all that.
- Bryan Danielson vs Dustin Rhodes: Chalk up another really, really good match to start Bryan Danielson’s time in AEW. On top of that, Dustin Rhodes continues to turn back the clock by putting in some of his best work, even at the age of 52.
- Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar: We expected a war, and we got a war. It was every bit of the Godzilla vs King Kong match that it needed to be.
- Big E vs Drew McIntyre: We expected a war, and we got a war. It was every bit of the Megazord vs Chimera Zord match that it needed to be.
- Cody Rhodes vs Malakai Black: People certainly have their opinions on how Cody Rhodes should be portrayed on AEW television, and whether or not he should be defeating people like Malakai Black. I would’ve loved to see Malakai go through Cody and move his way up the card, but at least I got a really good match here.
- Christian Cage vs Josh Alexander: I may have had my expectations too high, because I don’t think this match ended up being as good as I thought it would be, but that is certainly not me shitting on it. It was still a ton of fun. I thought we had entered the Era Of Alexander after he won the match to become the new Impact World Champion, but it was not to be…
- Moose: Alexander’s reign lasted a matter of minutes, as Moose would cash in his title shot that he won earlier in the night at Bound For Glory in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match to become the new champion. It was all very well done.
- Tommaso Ciampa vs Bron Breakker: There was so much speculation, wonder, worry, and assumption that Bron Breakker would be hot-shottedededed like just about nobody in the history of the wrestling business. Well, as we saw, Ciampa successfully defended the NXT Title here, but it is 10000% clear that Breakker is still going to be a top guy for as long as he’s in NXT. This was easily his best performance, and he showed that he could hang.
- MSK vs Imperium: MSK finally got themselves a real face reaction from the crowd, and then they lose the NXT Tag Team Titles. Another good match that saw a wild clash of styles.
- Bianca Belair: Pro Wrestling Illustrated announced that Bianca got the top spot in their annual Women’s 150 list. Not much to complain about there. Very well deserved.
- Miro: I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating… this guy is on FIRE with his promos and character work. His current feud against God is providing for some great… great… video packages, promos, and vignettes.
- WWE Choosing Saturdays Over Sundays: The company announced most of their events on THE COCK for 2022. Nine events were announced, and as a surprise to everyone, there are a ton of them that will be taking place on Saturdays instead of WWE’s usual Sunday slots. Day 1 takes place on Saturday, January 1st. The Royal Rumble is on Saturday, January 29th. WrestleMania 38 is on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd. Money In The Bank is happening on Saturday, July 2nd. SummerSlam is on Saturday, July 30th. An event to be named later is slotted for either Saturday, September 3rd or Sunday, September 4th. Finally, Survivor Series is on Saturday, November 26th. This is great news for a lot of fans who have been calling for wrestling events to be moved to Saturdays instead of on Sunday nights when folks have to wake up early for work or school on Monday mornings.
- Io Shirai & Zoey Stark vs Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta vs Toxic Attraction: It could be argued that most of the women in this match had no business being in a Ladder Match at this stage in their careers, but the match ended up being an entertaining train wreck. Isn’t that the end goal of these types of matches? Io Shirai’s wild bump is going to be shown on highlight reels for a while.
- Dakota Kai Is Back: She was missed.
- Mandy Rose: I wasn’t a big fan of her match with Raquel Gonzalez, but she’s the new NXT Women’s Champion, so she gets props in these rankings nonetheless.
- Britt Baker vs Anna Jay: Britt is the biggest star in the AEW women’s division, and Anna Jay continues to prove that she could very well hold claim to that title in the future. Good stuff from both women here.
- Carmella & Corey Graves: Congratulations to the couple on their announced engagement!
This Week’s Playlist: “Moth To A Flame” by Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd… “New Balances” by Wale… “Poke It Out” by Wale, J.Cole, Cool & Dre… “Down South” by Wale, Yella Beezy & Maxo Kream… “Present” by Khalid… “Wig Split” by Pouya & Denzel Curry… “Dancing On A Dream” by Majid Jordan & Swae Lee… “Summer Rain” by Majid Jordan… “Stars Align” by Majid Jordan & Drake… “Waves Of Blue” by Majid Jordan… “Been Through That” by Majid Jordan… “Life Worth Living” by Majid Jordan… “OG” by Joell Ortiz… “Love Sosa” by Chief Keef… “Burn My Misery” by Vended… “Fighting Gravity” by Of Mice & Men… “Haunted” by Ludovico Technique… “Under Your Skin” by Shaman’s Harvest… “Truth About You” by Mitchell Tenpenny… “23” by Sam Hunt… “There You Are” by Sam Salter… “You Are” by Uncle Charlie Wilson… “Baby You Are” by Uncle Sam… “When I See You Smile” by Uncle Sam… “Crave” by Marc Dorsey