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TooCool
January 3rd, 2011, 06:37 AM
Happy New Year to all my wrestling friends here on LGK. I guess it's time for a new thread and I'll start it off with a Smackdown review from New Year's Eve!

Friday Night Smackdown Review - 12/31/10

Outstanding episode of Smackdown to close 2010. I figured that this episode would be a throwaway one since hardly anyone will be watching but I was wrong. This was entertaining throughout, especially the main event!

Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, and Teddy Long Segment

Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero kicked off Smackdown by talking about what John Cena did to Vickie Guerrero last week. They showed footage of Cena trying to give Vickie the AA Finisher. I loved what Vickie said here because she said, "I do not have an attitude, and it certainly didn't need an adjustment." :bananadance:

Basically, what Cena did to Vickie gave her vertigo. Dolph Ziggler explained to the fans what the symptoms are from vertigo. (By the way, this totally made me think of Tom Preissing.)

Kofi Kingston came out showed footage of Vickie climbing the ladder at TLC and he said she had no problems with her vertigo then. What Kofi said made ZERO sense here considering Vickie Guerrero said she has vertigo because of Cena and not what happened at TLC 2 weeks ago.

Kofi said he wanted a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship because Ziggler didn't "deserve to be a champ". Out comes the two time all American American Jack Swagger.

Swagger says that he is a former World Heavyweight Champ and that he should have the IC Title around his waist. I believe Dolph said he would love to have a match tonight but he has a New Year's Eve party to get to.

Teddy Long then came out and booked a Triple Threat IC Title match for the main event.

Big Show vs Dashing Cody Rhodes

This feud apparently started at TLC when Show (as Santa) stripped Cody down to his underwear... :facepalm: Dashing Cody Rhodes also attacked Hornswoggle last week as an act of revenge, thus setting up this match.

Cody took a beating here from Big Show. He also suffered a big stink face attack from Big Show for a long 4 count at the turnbuckle.

Big Show signaled to the crowd for a knockout punch and Dashing Cody Rhodes left the ring and headed to the back for a count-out loss.

Final Result: Big Show by count-out.

Drew McIntyre vs Trent Barreta

Wow! A Trent Barreta sighting on Smackdown. The commentators mentioned that Kaval got squashed by Drew last week. This match was interesting. Trent Barreta looks to be somewhat showcased here as he didn't get squashed.

What really annoyed me during this match was how Michael Cole and Josh Mathews behaved. They gave ZERO credit to Trent. Matt Striker kept trying to hype up Trent saying he's got potential and how he can be exciting... but Cole and Mathews pretty much said things like, "Who cares?" and "He won't get anywhere in this company".

Weird huh? Face commentators bashing on a face while the heel commentator tries to put over the face.

Anyway, Drew was knocked outside the ring and Trent Barreta flew over the top rope trying to hit Drew but he ducked, which resulted in a really nasty bump for Trent. The ref quickly called for the bell and Drew McIntyre won by "knockout".

Final Result: Drew McIntyre by knockout.

After the match, Drew McIntyre gave Trent Barreta the Future Shock DDT outside the ring and said Happy New Year. Nice and evil, I like!

Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) & Rey Mysterio vs Alberto Del Rio & Kane

Edge came out kind of old school here with the sunglasses and the trench coat. Pretty cool, I hope he keeps it!

The match was okay for what it's worth. It lasted about 10 minutes and the end came when Alberto Del Rio got hit with the 619 and a Spear.

Final Result: Edge & Rey Mysterio by pinfall.

Natalya (Divas Champion) & Beth Phoenix vs LayCool

Pretty darn good Divas match and it lasted a good 8+ minutes. Not much to say here, it was back and forth but the finish came when Beth Phoenix hit Michelle McCool with the Glam Slam.

Final Result: Natalya & Beth Phoenix by pinfall.

Backstage segments of the Holla Holla Holla-day New Years Eve Party

These segments were HILARIOUS. Lots of Chavo and it was fun. My only gripe was that there were a lot of wrestlers backstage that had no lines. This would have been perfect to showcase some of the lesser talents and have their personalities shown to the audience.

Segment 1 - Rosa Mendes was feeding cheese to Hornswoggle and telling him what a great year it's been for her. What great year? :lol: Then Conor O'Brian comes in and freaks out Rosa. Alberto Del Rio scolds his NXT rookie and told him to leave Rosa and that "thing" (Hornswoggle) alone.

Teddy Long then asked if any Superstar had any resolutions for 2011 and Drew McIntyre stepped up. He said he has two resolutions. #1 - He will be champion in 2011. #2 - He'll try to be a better person (while looking at Kelly Kelly.)

Chavo then came up holding champagne acting all drunk. He called people ignorant and was telling people off until Teddy Long told him that he was drinking non-alcoholic champagne. :lol: Everyone looked pissed at Chavo and he said "Happy New Year?"

Segment 2 - Chavo was talking to the eagle and he was telling him that no one understands him at all. The eagle offered Chavo a hug and they hugged it out. Hilarious inside joke here since Chavo is the eagle. Teddy Long was about to make his New Year's Resolutions when LayCool came. They said they didn't need to make resolutions because they're flawless.

They just said that they didn't lose the table's match because they were both too skinny to go through it. Natalya was the one that had to jump on them to break it. Natalya and Beth Phoenix came and insulted them and the 4 divas bickered back and forth until Teddy Long told them to settle it in the ring tonight. After that, Teddy said "that was a close one Mr. Eagle" to the Eagle and he nodded.

Segment 3 - Chavo said, "This party is lame" to Kaitlyn and she agreed. Chavo said he knows how to lighten up the party and grabbed a balloon. He sucked the helium from it and said, "Hi, I'm Chavo Guerrero" in his regular voice. :lol: Kaitlyn told him that there's no helium in the balloons and Chavo got pissed and walked away.

Chris Masters flexed shirtless and asked Hornswoggle what he got. Hornswoggle did what Chris Masters did and then Kaitlyn walked off with Hornswoggle... to which Masters said, "REALLY?" :lol: That was really funny.

Then Big Show talked to Kelly Kelly. Big Show said he knows he is Kelly Kelly's BFF (since when?) and that if she wants to go out with Drew McIntyre then she should be careful. Kelly Kelly thanks Show for looking out for her and then Dashing Cody Rhodes said this is not a party when Big Show tried to break his face.

Big Show got mad and wanted to fight but Teddy Long stopped it. He said every year this happens...a fight always breaks out. But not this year. He then announced two huge matches to kick off 2011 for Smackdown next week. Alberto Del Rio vs Rey Mysterio in a 2 out of 3 falls match and Kane vs Edge for the World Heavyweight Title in a Last Man Standing match.

Segment 4 - Teddy congratulated everyone a successful 2010. He said everyone matured and he's glad that this is the 1st party that didn't end in a fight. Chavo stepped up again and said, "This is the lamest party he's ever been to". Big Show offered Chavo a drink and Chavo said, "Finally! I've been waiting all night."

Big Show then poured a bowl of punch all over Chavo and Hornswoggle laughed. Chavo got mad and slammed Hornswoggle's face on a cake and then all hell broke loose. Everyone threw food at Chavo and left. Chavo then said "Now this is what I call a party!" to end the segment.

I thoroughly enjoyed these segments. They were fun to watch!

Triple Threat Intercontinental Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Champion) w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger

Great main event and the focus was on the IC Title for a change.

Dolph and Jack teamed up and worked over Kofi for the most part early in the match. The match had lots of nearfalls and counters. Basically everything you can ask for!

They went 15+ minutes and it was entertaining from beginning to end. The end came when Kofi Kingston hit Jack Swagger with the Trouble in Paradise finisher. Dolph then quickly rolled up Kofi and grabbed a handful of tights to retain the IC Title.

Final Result: Dolph Ziggler by pinfall.

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Looking forward to RAW tonight. I'll be at Staples for Kings/Blackhawks... so I'll miss RAW live. Hopefully someone has the episode up somewhere and I can catch it commercial free later at night. ;)

Watti
January 6th, 2011, 03:39 PM
Any chance Triple H doesn't show up as #30 in the Rumble?

TooCool
January 7th, 2011, 04:28 AM
Caught RAW on Youtube late Monday night. Haven't had a chance to comment on it but I will now. :)

Monday Night RAW Review - 01/03/11

Great show. Solid effort for the 1st RAW of the year. I just have to ask... why can't it always be like this?

WWE Championship Falls Count Anywhere Match: The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs John Morrison

The King wasn't at RAW this week to sell the "injuries" he suffered from The Miz last week. This match was amazing. In fact, it was a PPV quality match... which is bad for Morrison and I'll tell you why I think that in a bit. What also annoyed me was how they kept saying that a Falls Count Anywhere match favors Morrison. I asked this last week and I'll ask it again.. How does it favor him?! He's practically in a handicap match and can lose anywhere in the arena.

Anyway... Alex Riley immediately interfered in this match, which is great because it makes sense! I never quite understood No DQ matches or other type of matches where the manager just sits back and only interferes when he wants to.

Morrison fought off the two of them real quick and really made A-Ri look bad.. There was a sweet spot where Morrison jumped off the WWE logo on the stage and onto Miz and A-Ri. Then Morrison "knocked out" A-Ri with a knee to the face while he was on the barricades. Then Mathews says once again how the environment favored Morrison because he took out A-Ri. Ooooookay.

The Miz did counter a bit here and there but Morrison really stood out. The Miz even kicked out of the Starship Pain which is cool. The finish came when Morrison had The Miz on a table outside the ring and Morrison executed a beautiful Starship Pain from the ring apron. That's one hell of a bump for JoMo because The Miz rolled out of the way.

The Miz then finished him off with the Skull Crushing Finale outside the ring to retain the WWE Championship. Now the reason why I felt having a PPV quality match on RAW was bad for Morrison is because they wrote him off immediately as a title contender.

Cole and Mathews plugged a Triple Threat #1 Contender Steel Cage match for tonight, completely ignoring Morrison. That's gotta suck for him.

Final Result: The Miz retained the WWE Championship by pinfall.

Natalya (Divas Champion), Brie Bella, & Eve vs Melina, Alicia Fox, & Maryse

This match was kind of weird.. and the finish didn't make sense from a wrestling standpoint. So they only had one Bella Twin in the match just so they can do the usual bait and switch.

The match itself was alright... but here's the weird thing. Melina was beating up Natalya and Eve was waiting for the hot tag. Instead of giving Eve the hot tag, Natalya turned around and gave Melina the spinning clothesline finisher first and then she tagged in Eve. Doesn't quite make sense now does it? Eve, with nothing to do hit one little move and just pinned Melina to win.. :shocked2:

Final Result: Natalya, Eve, & "Brie Bella" (It was Nikki celebrating).

The Usos vs Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WWE Tag Team Champions) w/Tamina

Tamina is now managing Santino and Vladimir and apparently doesn't really care for The Usos anymore without any reason other than the fact that she's dating Santino. Seems kind of fishy... I have a feeling that down the line, Tamina will turn on Santino and that way, he'll drop the Tag Titles to The Usos.

Speaking of The Usos, they're apparently relevant again. I have another gripe about this match again. Cole mentioned that if The Usos can pick up a victory here... they'll be "back in the title picture". WWE seems to do that a lot lately and I don't like it. Why not have The Usos face another tag team on RAW like say... Slater and Gabriel? Why does a team always have to defeat the Tag Champs to be "in the picture"? It makes the champs look weak going into a title match every time that happens.

As for the match, Jimmy or Jey (I can never tell them apart) hit a Samoan drop on Santino and got the victory. After the match though, they attacked The Usos with a double cobra just for fun.

Final Result: The Usos by pinfall.

CM Punk, Wade Barrett & Nexus segment

Punk came out and we all thought he's the new leader of Nexus. Turns out... he isn't. He took credit for putting Cena on the shelf with the GTS to end RAW last week, but Wade Barrett came out and said he was the one who took Cena out at a house show.

Punk and Barrett both argued about who is still leader and Nexus came to the ring. Otunga said they both bring up good points... and the RAW GM interrupted. The RAW GM said that in the main event. It'll be King Sheamus vs Randy Orton vs CM Punk or Wade Barrett for the #1 Contender.

Since Wade said he's the leader, he'll be in the match. CM Punk said he doesn't want to argue since he wants to talk it out. Punk told Barrett that he can have the spot in the match and if Wade is truly the leader of Nexus, he'll win that match. If Wade Barrett loses, he's out of Nexus which will make Punk the new leader of Nexus.

Great stipulation. I was extremely intrigued with the main event.

Alberto Del Rio vs R-Truth

Alberto Del Rio is on RAW for no reason thus making the brand extension even more useless. Alberto said he'll win the Royal Rumble (which means he's the 1st confirmed entrant this year) and then R-Truth wanted a piece of him. Truth had a racist remark when he said he'll send Alberto back where he came from... :jerry:

R-Truth dominated the action early but the Alberto Del Rio worked on his arm and eventually gave him the Armbar finisher. R-Truth took way too long to tap out though which kind of makes the finisher look a tad weak. =\ If Rey Mysterio taps out to it in 5 seconds, Truth has no business waiting 30 seconds to tap.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio by submission.

Triple Threat #1 Contender for the WWE Championship Steel Cage Match: King Sheamus vs Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett

In normal Steel Cage matches, you can win by pinfall, submission, or escape. Michael Cole and Josh Mathews pointed out that the only way to win THIS match is by escape only. So someone explain to me why we had a referee inside the ring? :facepalm:

This match was pretty awesome. All three superstars got to shine as they all had their moments. The only thing that really bugs me is how there is ZERO logic when it comes to escaping the cage.

This happened quite a few times but I'll use one example. Randy Orton climbs to the top of the cage. Sheamus grabs Orton's right leg but Orton already has his left leg over the cage. Wade Barrett climbs the cage to pull Orton's left leg back inside the ring. The two beat up Orton and he falls and then Sheamus AND Barrett both climb back down safely to resume battle.

That kind of logic just baffles the hell out of me especially since one of them can climb out when the other is completely distracted.. lol

The door on the cage is also stupid. I think cage matches are better if the superstar has to climb it instead don't you think? Why have the ref open it for you only for your opponent to grab your leg like a little kid?

Anyway, the finish came when Wade Barrett knocked both Orton and Sheamus down successfully. Barrett was struggling to climb to the top but CM Punk ran to the ring. Punk scaled the cage like spiderman and offered Barrett a hand. CM Punk looked like a team player here and Wade Barrett accepted his help. But the CM Punk shocked the hell out of me by ripping off Wade Barrett's Nexus armband and kicking him down. To add insult to injury, Wade Barrett ate the Brogue Kick finisher from King Sheamus.

Orton then RKOed Sheamus and walked out the door easily. The finish would have looked better if Orton climbed it but whatever. So once again, we see Orton in the main event at the Royal Rumble against The Miz.

Final Result: Randy Orton by escape through the door.

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Wow. I'm torn on this situation. I really liked Nexus and hated how Cena buried them with ease. I thought having Punk and Barrett in Nexus would be great for the stable but now Barrett is gone from Nexus. There's no question that Wade Barrett will be successful on his own. He's already established as a top heel in the business and has mic skills to boot. The only problem with Wade Barrett being on his own is that he hasn't won a "big match" on his own.

As for Nexus, I'm still excited to see where CM Punk takes them. I hope it's not another Straight Edge Society because unfortunately Luke Gallows did nothing for that stable as it was all Punk.

Looking back... I think I'm more of a Wade Barrett fan than I am a Nexus fan. Hopefully Wade will have success going solo.


Any chance Triple H doesn't show up as #30 in the Rumble?

No chance. I think HHH is good to go by now. If King Sheamus is in the rumble, I have a feeling HHH will be the one eliminating him.

Dawdler
January 7th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the recap TooCool, its amazing how much more enjoyable RAW is without Super Cena. I'm actually curious how Nexus/Barret thing plays out, I don't think Barret has been built up as a singles guy and like you mentioned he hasn't won any matches on his own. Maybe He'll have to face a gauntlet type match to get out of Nexus and that's where he gets his singles career started.

I agree HHH should be back by the Rumble and people will mark out like crazy and I think this is his last go around because he always seems to get a big injury that puts them out for months at a time and he knows it that's why he's started transitioning into the business side of the WWE.

I do give him a lot of credit as he really played the wrestling politics perfectly and now is set for life and in position to be the next Chairman of the WWE

TooCool
January 12th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Didn't catch RAW again this past Monday because of Kings/Leafs at Staples. I read the results and it felt bland to me so I don't think I'll spend 90 minutes to watch this on Youtube.

I did however watch Smackdown last Friday and it was such a great show. Everything is flowing so well on the blue brand. I'll type my review when I get a chance later today.

Dawdler
January 12th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Didn't catch RAW again this past Monday because of Kings/Leafs at Staples. I read the results and it felt bland to me so I don't think I'll spend 90 minutes to watch this on Youtube.

I did however watch Smackdown last Friday and it was such a great show. Everything is flowing so well on the blue brand. I'll type my review when I get a chance later today.

it seemed like it was lacking in the wrestling department but all of the CM Punk stuff was gold and only one Cena segment :) if you can watch those segments and give your opinion on that it would be cool

TooCool
January 15th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Apologies for the late Smackdown review from last week. Wanted to type the review during work but didn't get the chance. Then on top of the Kings sucking so badly... I got sick too. I really want to touch up on last Friday's Smackdown because it was a really important episode.

Friday Night Smackdown Review - 01/07/11

World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match: Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Kane

They kicked off the first Smackdown of the new year with a World Heavyweight Title match. Much like on RAW with the WWE Title. This match was good. It started off extremely slow (like most Kane/Edge matches). They fought in the crowd, in the stands, and even on the concourse. Every time I see them fight in the crowd far away from the ring, I always think... "It doesn't matter how far away your seats are, the money is worth it when they come to you".

I wonder if the refs hate officiating this type of match because they always have to slowly count to 10 over and over.

Kane did have a few moments in this match where he looked like he would actually win the World Heavyweight Title again. He chokeslammed Edge through the announce table. What was interesting was that Matt Striker was on his knees next to Edge as if he was "in the moment" in his commentary. Edge had trouble getting up so by the 8 count, he used Striker is leverage to get up before the count of 10.

Kane hit another chokeslam on Edge inside the ring but Edge again got up. I believe Edge eventually hit a Spear on Kane but Kane wouldn't stay down either. Edge then hit another spear on Kane and used a chair to attack his knee as well. Kane tried getting up once again but stumbled on his "hurt" knee during the count of 9 and Edge retained the World Heavyweight Title.

Final Result: Edge retained the World Heavyweight Championship.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Champion) w/Vickie Guerrero

Great match from these two superstars yet again. It was back and forth all the way and you really couldn't tell who would win this match. These two guys were countering moves over and over and it was a PPV quality match.

The finish came when Kofi Kingston hit a cross body off the top rope and got the surprising 3 count to win the Intercontinental Championship!

Final Result: Kofi Kingston wins the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall.

After the match, Dolph Ziggler attacked Kofi Kingston out of frustration and hit the Zig Zag finisher on him. Then Vickie Guerrero got on the mic and said that Teddy Long isn't here tonight, so she's in charge. Which means that Dolph Ziggler gets a rematch RIGHT NOW. :bananallama:

Intercontinental Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion) vs Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero

This made Dolph look bad because as soon as he picked up Kofi Kingston to restart this match, Kofi hit a Trouble in Paradise out of nowhere to retain the IC Title. :lol:

Final Result: Kofi Kingston retains the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall.

They had a backstage segment after this match and Dolph was extremely pissed at Vickie. He said she was stupid for invoking his rematch clause so soon but Vickie counted by saying he had the upper hand. Dolph got mad and said maybe he should be her boyfriend and stormed out. Vickie then screamed in anger to end the segment.

#1 Contender Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Dashing Cody Rhodes vs Big Show vs Drew McIntyre

Before this match started... Vickie Guerrero came out again and added Dolph Ziggler to this match!

#1 Contender Fatal Four Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Dolph Ziggler vs Dashing Cody Rhodes vs Big Show vs Drew McIntyre

This is pretty insane. Dolph Ziggler is in his 3rd match of the night!

The story for this match was fun. Big Show showed his dominance over all the superstars and constantly knocked them all down with ease. Drew McIntyre had trouble staying in the ring for this one because every time he tried to fight, Big Show kept knocking him outside.

Ziggler and Rhodes kept getting abused by Big Show and they kept teaming up to no avail.

Just when it looks like Big Show is going for a chokeslam, Wade Barrett comes out of nowhere and demolishes Big Show. After Wade Barrett was done, the match kept going. Ziggler, Rhodes, and McIntyre kept their attacks on Big Show. They even fought outside where Drew, Dolph, Cody shoved Big Show through the barricades (which took out McIntyre as well).

They all eventually fought in the ring again, Big Show looks like he has the upper hand once again but was knocked down. Dolph motioned to Cody that they need to team up again and Cody turned his back on Dolph real quick so Dolph hit the Zig Zag finisher on Cody and won the match!

Final Result: Dolph Ziggler by pinfall.

Amazing! Dolph Ziggler went from losing his Intercontinental Title to failing to win it back to becoming the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title all in 1 hour. kc: That's how you book someone to move to the next level.

Michelle McCool w/Layla vs Kelly Kelly

Typical 3-5 minutes Divas match here. Kelly Kelly showed some unique moves which was nice to see. The finish came when Kelly Kelly was about to hit the K-2 Leg drop finisher but Michelle McCool somehow reversed it and hit the Faithbreaker finisher to win the match.

Final Result: Michelle McCool by pinfall.

After the match LayCool assaulted Kelly Kelly and Drew McIntyre made the save. All Drew had to do was run into the ring. LayCool saw him and backed off immediately. I really like where they're going with the Drew/Kelly Kelly story.

2 out of 3 Falls Match: Rey Mysterio vs Alberto Del Rio

A lot of hype went into this match because the commentators say it'll end the rivalry between these two men. With all the hype, I was expecting something better but we got a very mediocre match out of this.

Alberto Del Rio got the first fall really quick when he went for the Cross Armbreaker Submission and Rey tapped out fast. Matt Striker said it was a smart move because Rey didn't want his arm snapped.

Rey Mysterio got the 2nd fall when he rolled up Del Rio.

For the 3rd fall, Alberto Del Rio won by... countout. :facepalm: This is how you end a "rivalry"? Really? Ricardo Rodriguez grabbed Mysterio's leg on the outside so he couldn't get back in to beat the 10 count was the finish.

After the match, Alberto Del Rio celebrated at the entrance ramp while Rey Mysterio took out his frustrations by attacking Ricardo Rodriguez to end the show.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio wins the 2 out of 3 Falls match 2-1.

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So there you have it. I really had to comment on last week's Smackdown because we have a new Intercontinental Champion, a new #1 Contender, and Wade Barrett is on Smackdown!

TooCool
January 15th, 2011, 05:11 AM
it seemed like it was lacking in the wrestling department but all of the CM Punk stuff was gold and only one Cena segment :) if you can watch those segments and give your opinion on that it would be cool

Thanks for pointing out those segments Dawdler. I watched the clips on WWE.com and they were pretty interesting. I forgot what Punk said about initiating the members of Nexus into the new Nexus. Was it to see who can pass the test or something? Is it so that they can prove they're worth enough for Punk?

Michael McGillicutty - Mike had to take a Nexus style beat down to get initiated. It's interesting that Husky Harris looked very hesitant to attack him since they were on NXT Season 2 together. David Otunga attacked McGillicutty first since Husky wasn't doing it. Heath Slater had no problems delivering his finisher either. Then Husky attacked 3rd with his splash followed by Gabriel's 450 splash. To top it off, Punk hit the GTS on McGillicutty.

Husky Harris - For Harris's initiation, he gets 3 lashes each from Nexus. Otunga whipped Husky, as did Slater. Justin Gabriel looked a little hesitant this time around but did it anyway. CM Punk then whipped Husky many many times to end the segment.

David Otunga - Big Show was apparently in the ring (on RAW for some reason) talking about winning the Rumble. Otunga comes out with Nexus (standing at the ramp) and I guess it's time for Otunga's initiation. He slapped Big Show and then stood still while Big Show destroyed him.

Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater - CM Punk gave them both Kendo Sticks and said they had to beat each other with it until he said to stop. Gabriel and Slater hesitated for a long time and ultimately refused to attack each other. This does make sense because last week on RAW, Gabriel and Slater did say something about being torn between Wade Barrett and CM Punk. So since both Gabriel and Slater refused to hit each other, it seems like they're out of Nexus.

CM Punk/John Cena - Punk was on top of the Titantron and said his initiation test is to jump off the titantron. The crowd was gullible and thought he was going to do it but Punk said he didn't have to do it since he's the leader of Nexus. So we see Punk in the ring with Otunga, Harris, and McGillicutty. Cena appeared on the titantron "live via satellite" and said that he'll be back next week and challenged Punk to a match. Cena even said the word "ass" on TV!

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So on RAW.. it's Punk vs Cena. Interesting. I wonder how healthy Cena really is. I also couldn't help but noticed that they kept saying "New Nexus". This didn't make much sense at the time but after watching Smackdown, it made a ton of sense. I'll have the more recent Smackdown review coming up soon. Thanks for reading!

TooCool
January 17th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Holy s***! 40 man Royal Rumble announced!!!!!!!!

WWE: TV Shows > Royal Rumble > Matches > Match Preview (http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/matches/16630520/preview/)

Thoughts?

I like that they're adding 10 more superstars. But truthfully speaking, they're just going from 25 superstars who have no chance in hell of winning the Rumble to 35 who have no chance in hell of winning. :lol:

90 second intervals, not too bad. Anyone know if Benoit holds the record for lasting the longest in a match? I wonder if this increase is to erase that record.

So far the matches announced are:

World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge (C) vs Dolph Ziggler
WWE Title Match: The Miz (C) vs Randy Orton
40-Man Royal Rumble

They still need to add about 2 more matches though.

Dawdler
January 17th, 2011, 04:47 PM
Holy s***! 40 man Royal Rumble announced!!!!!!!!

WWE: TV Shows > Royal Rumble > Matches > Match Preview (http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/matches/16630520/preview/)

Thoughts?

I like that they're adding 10 more superstars. But truthfully speaking, they're just going from 25 superstars who have no chance in hell of winning the Rumble to 35 who have no chance in hell of winning. :lol:

90 second intervals, not too bad. Anyone know if Benoit holds the record for lasting the longest in a match? I wonder if this increase is to erase that record.

So far the matches announced are:

World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge (C) vs Dolph Ziggler
WWE Title Match: The Miz (C) vs Randy Orton
40-Man Royal Rumble

They still need to add about 2 more matches though.

Mysterio broke it a couple of years after, so Benoit isn't number one anymore.

The Royal Rumble is my favorite PPV of the year, so I welcome the extra 10 but I think its being done to cover the lack of creativity from "creative" to book matches that make sense, and like you mentioned it just adds another 10 who won't win the Rumble :ouch: . as for the other two matches I'm guessing a Womans match and an IC title match.

Watti
January 18th, 2011, 01:33 AM
Love the Rumble, 40 > 30.

Never thought I'd say it, but I'm actually excited to see Triple H come back... :suspicious:

Dexter
January 18th, 2011, 01:49 AM
Santino will win.

TooCool
January 18th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Mysterio broke it a couple of years after, so Benoit isn't number one anymore.

The Royal Rumble is my favorite PPV of the year, so I welcome the extra 10 but I think its being done to cover the lack of creativity from "creative" to book matches that make sense, and like you mentioned it just adds another 10 who won't win the Rumble :ouch: . as for the other two matches I'm guessing a Womans match and an IC title match.

Thanks for that Mysterio note. Didn't realize that. I should have known that WWE would cover Benoit's record as soon as possible. It's a shame Benoit did what he did... because only he and HBK won when they drew #1 spots.


Love the Rumble, 40 > 30.

Never thought I'd say it, but I'm actually excited to see Triple H come back... :suspicious:

:) If HHH is making a surprise appearance at the Rumble, he'll likely eliminate King Sheamus for sure. Either that or a double elimination to continue their feud.


Santino will win.

Hahaha. With his popularity, I can see him hit the Cobra on about 3 guys before getting tossed.

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I'll post my Smackdown and RAW reviews in a bit... (or maybe just Smackdown at work, depending on how much time I got.) But a quick thought...

Didn't they use to "draw" numbers on RAW (and maybe Smackdown)? I mean, sure... we don't know when they're entering but we at least got to see the wrestler's reaction as to whether or not they drew a good number.

Also... I know they had to announce the Rumble going from 30 Men to 40 to "sell" the PPV. But imagine that they didn't? You know how Alberto Del Rio is talking about winning the Rumble because of destiny? Imagine setting up a match on Smackdown where he wants to enter at #30. He gets that number and is extremely excited, only for Teddy Long to say something like, "Congratulations on earning your #30 spot Alberto. But playa... this year's rumble will have 40 superstars! Holla!" Then you can have Alberto looking pissed that he did not hear the news. :nuts:

TooCool
January 18th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 01/07/11

Alberto Del Rio, R-Truth, Dashing Cody Rhodes, & Rey Mysterio segment

Smackdown started with Alberto Del Rio talking about winning the Rumble because it's his destiny. R-Truth (who should be on RAW, but shows up on Smackdown anyway) shows up and said that Del Rio has to "earn it". Dashing Cody Rhodes then said that he's winning the Rumble because he has experience and that "Dashing" is in. Doesn't really make sense... :lol: Rey Mysterio then comes out and said he'll win the Rumble because it's what inside that counts.

The four were going to get it on so Teddy Long made it a Tag Match.

Rey Mysterio & R-Truth vs Alberto Del Rio & Dashing Cody Rhodes

Typical tag match. It was alright, not extremely entertaining. The finish came when Rey Mysterio hit Dashing Cody Rhodes with the 619 and a top rope splash to win.

Final Result: Rey Mysterio & R-Truth by pinfall.

Trent Barreta vs Drew McIntyre

Trent Barreta looks to be getting a push on Smackdown which is great to see. Again, I hate the commentary from Cole and Mathews because they give him ZERO credit. Why is it that Matt Striker, the heel commentator is the one trying to put the young star over?

McIntyre dominated most of the match but Trent Barreta won with a surprise rollup out of nowhere!

Final Result: Trent Barreta by pinfall.

Backstage after the match, Trent got congratulated by a nobody backstage on the win. He said thanks and then Drew McIntyre ambushed him. Drew kept attacking Trent until Kelly Kelly showed up before storming away pissed. Drew immediately stopped and apologized to Kelly Kelly. He told her that he has aggression problems but that's not who he really is. Kelly Kelly didn't believe him and told him to "grow up".

I'm liking this story with Drew and Kelly. Keep it going WWE!

Big Show vs Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett all by himself on Smackdown. I'm kind of sad for him especially when his music sounded generic as hell. The match was okay, it was back and forth and Barrett worked on Show's leg most of the match.

The finish came when Big Show was about to deliver a chokeslam to Wade but then Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel stormed the ring and attacked Big Show, giving him the DQ win. I was excited to see this since Slater and Gabriel wouldn't go through with their initiations on RAW.

Final Result: Big Show by DQ.

Ezekiel Jackson then appeared out of nowhere and the crowd cheered thinking he'll help Big Show. He just stood there and didn't move a muscle. Big Show fought back and took down Wade, Heath, and Justin with ease and then Big Zeke attacked Big Show! All four of them beat him down Nexus style (delivering all their finishers, except the Wasteland) and posed over Big Show.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16815278

Very cool huh? Like I mentioned before, I couldn't help but notice that Punk kept calling his group the "New Nexus". Looks like Wade is a leader again of his own group. Perhaps the regular Nexus is back? It would make sense considering the regular Nexus had about 3 t-shirts that they don't use anymore and the New Nexus has their own shirt.

Beth Phoenix vs Michelle McCool w/Layla

I forgot what happened in this match... probably nothing. All I remember is that Michelle countered a Glam Slam but Beth still managed to beat Michelle by roll-up or something.

Final Result: Beth Phoenix by pinfall.

Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion) vs Jack Swagger

A non-title match but it was fun. I always enjoy bouts between Kofi and Jack. I just wish Swagger would get a win for once. The finish for this match was a little weird...

Kofi Kingston hit the SOS on Swagger and covered him. Swagger kicked out... after the 3 count. :facepalm: I don't know if they screwed up or whatever but either way, Kofi got the win.

Final Result: Kofi Kingston by pinfall.

The Cutting Edge segment

Edge hosting the Cutting Edge. His guests? Dolph Ziggler and his ex-wife Vickie Guerrero!

This segment was great because of Vickie being involved. How awkward was it? Edge tried making fun of Vickie's weight to which Dolph said, "she lost weight". They showed a clip from Edge and Vickie's wedding and wow, Vickie really did lose a lot of weight. Good for her.

Dolph had a clip of Edge making out with the wedding planner Alicia Fox. Edge then had a clip of Dolph cheating on Vickie too, when he made out with Kaitlyn on NXT.

Dolph got angry and attacked Edge, because what "talk show" doesn't end with a fight? :)

Edge got the upper hand and got rid of Dolph. Vickie then slapped Edge not once, not twice, but three times while screaming "it was our wedding night!" Edge got crazy and teased a spear for Vickie but Dolph came back and attacked Edge.

The fight spilled to the outside of the ring and Dolph ended the show by giving Edge a Zig Zag right on the steel steps. That was a brutal looking move too. Great stuff.

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RAW review coming soon. :)

Dawdler
January 18th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Yeah TC, they used to have a draw and sometimes wrestlers used to wrestle with their numbers on the line, its too bad they don't do that anymore, it added a lot of drama.

As for the Nexuses, Barrett's group is looking a heck of a lot stronger and I think that's why they added Baby Tista, to Punk's stable hopefully they'll let the groups grow into their own and not have Super Cena destroy both single-handedly.

King Henrik
January 18th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Too bad Christian is still injured I would have loved to see Christian win the Rumble and feud with Edge all the way to WrestleMania, there is just too much history between those two to not market a WrestleMania match between the two.

Dawdler
January 18th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Too bad Christian is still injured I would have loved to see Christian win the Rumble and feud with Edge all the way to WrestleMania, there is just too much history between those two to not market a WrestleMania match between the two.

He's about ready to comeback, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was in the Rumble and he'll probably take out ADR for putting him out of action.

King Henrik
January 20th, 2011, 11:59 PM
He's about ready to comeback, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was in the Rumble and he'll probably take out ADR for putting him out of action.

If thats the case then that would be the way it would happen but before that Del Rio takes out Mysterio making Del Rio the only one in the ring waiting for the next particapant which will be Christian, thats how I would plan it for his return.

TooCool
January 24th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Yeah TC, they used to have a draw and sometimes wrestlers used to wrestle with their numbers on the line, its too bad they don't do that anymore, it added a lot of drama.

I agree. It adds so much more to the match itself when certain wrestlers know what number they're entering.


As for the Nexuses, Barrett's group is looking a heck of a lot stronger and I think that's why they added Baby Tista, to Punk's stable hopefully they'll let the groups grow into their own and not have Super Cena destroy both single-handedly.

It would be nice to see a Nexus vs Corre feud. Man... where was this when Bragging Rights and Survivor Series was around? :cry:


Too bad Christian is still injured I would have loved to see Christian win the Rumble and feud with Edge all the way to WrestleMania, there is just too much history between those two to not market a WrestleMania match between the two.

Edge vs Christian would be huge with the fans but WWE isn't high on Christian at all. As a big Christian fan, I hate the way Vince McMahon treats him.


He's about ready to comeback, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was in the Rumble and he'll probably take out ADR for putting him out of action.

That would be pretty cool to see, though I hope Alberto Del Rio have an amazing showing at the Rumble. I heard that Christian is out until Wrestlemania though. Maybe it's to throw us off. :)

TooCool
January 24th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Monday Night RAW Review - 01/17/11

Super late review. If you were looking forward to this, I apologize for slacking!

John Cena, The Miz w/Alex Riley, New Nexus segment

Cena kicked off RAW and came out to a huge pop. Man is he over or what? It's a shame that he doesn't put people over...

So Cena talks about winning the Rumble and then wanting to headline Wrestlemania. The Miz came out and told Cena in case he didn't hear... the Rumble went from 30 superstars to 40. Which means that Cena's chances of winning is ZERO. :lol:

CM Punk then came out with the New Nexus. They seem to be calling it "New Nexus" instead of just Nexus so I'll go with that title. Punk agreed with The Miz about how Cena has zero chance of winning because all of the members of the New Nexus is in the Rumble. Punk was going to demonstrate this by having the New Nexus go to the ring and surrounding Cena. Before McGillicutty, Harris, and Otunga could attack... Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov help Cena and they actually fend off the New Nexus. I have to say that I dislike since it just made the New Nexus look weak yet again even though they went through the initiation to make them stronger? :facepalm:

The New Nexus retreated back to Punk but this time Punk was going to join in the fight but the RAW GM stopped them. He announced that in the main event with Punk vs Cena, if the New Nexus interferes, they're out of the Rumble match.

Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WWE Tag Team Champions) w/Tamina vs The Usos

Not sure what they're trying to do with The Usos here. WWE seems confused because they want to push them as contenders for the Tag Titles, yet they bury them at the same time. Santino and Kozlov won with ease here.

Final Result: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov by pinfall.

John Morrison vs Daniel Bryan (United States Champion) w/Bella Twins

Great match between these two gentlemen. Tough choice to pick a winner here when you put two of these guys together. You can't really have Morrison lose because he's suppose to be "above" the US Title. At the same time, Daniel Bryan needs to win to look like a strong champion. The finish came when Morrison kneed Bryan in the face and got the win.

Final Result: John Morrison by pinfall.

After the match, King Sheamus came out and said he'll be in the rumble and that he'll emerge victorious.

There was also a backstage segment where the twins were talking about how "hot" Morrison is. But instead of going for him, they are both going to try to be Daniel Bryan's "first". :lol: This story reminded me of Chris Jericho and Christian both trying to "nail" Trish Stratus. Of course when Trish overheard, she got pissed. If Daniel Bryan gets pissed here, then he is stupid. ;)

Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero

Dolph Ziggler is on RAW for this match since they want both #1 Contenders to face each other. I personally don't like this because the "loser" will look weak going into their respective title match.

The match was okay. I wasn't sure what to expect. It was definitely interesting to see Ziggler fight someone like Orton. The finish came when Orton kind of surprised Ziggler with an RKO out of nowhere and got the win.

Final Result: Randy Orton by pinfall.

After the match, A-Ri and The Miz ambushed Orton. Jerry Lawler tried to help but got beat down as well.

Natalya (Divas Champion) vs Maryse

I didn't watch this match because I ran out to get dinner so I can't really comment on it. Reading the result here.. it seems like Natalya squashed Maryse. Ted DiBiase and Maryse apparently argued again since they both can't win. Ted then had an Over-the-top rope challenge for anyone in the back and it turned out to be Mark Henry.

Final Result: Natalya by pinfall.

Over-the-top rope challnege: Ted DiBiase vs Mark Henry

Nice little match to promote the rumble. I didn't watch this one either.. was still out getting dinner. Apparently King Sheamus, R-Truth, David Hart Smith, Darren Young, Yoshi Tatsu, Zack Ryder, Primo, William Regal and Tyson Kidd all ran in to "fight" but in the end Mark Henry won.

Final Result: Mark Henry wins the "rumble".

CM Punk vs John Cena

I got home in time to catch this main event. The match was decent. Punk got to showcase some stuff and it was back and forth.

The finish came when both men were down. A mysterious person stormed the ring and stood on the apron for awhile. At first glance, I thought, "holy s*** is that Batista?!" It turns out to be Mason Ryan. I think he's the World Champion in FCW? (Someone needs to confirm for me.) He also missed the cut for this 4th season of NXT right? Either way, this guy looked very intimidating!

CM Punk stood still and allowed Mason Ryan to attack him, which gave CM Punk the victory by DQ.

Final Result: CM Punk by DQ.

After the match, Mason Ryan attacked Cena and threw him outside the ring. With Punk still down from the attack the rest of the New Nexus stormed the ring ready to defend their leader. Punk stopped them and then Mason Ryan got down on one knee with his arm out. CM Punk took a Nexus armband from his leg and put it on Ryan's arm.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16832428

A great addition to the New Nexus. I hate to admit it but Otunga, Harris, and McGillicutty does nothing for me until WWE lets them win a few matches. Adding Mason Ryan to the group at least makes them look meaner.

It's interesting to see that the rest of the New Nexus didn't know that Mason Ryan was going to join though.

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Smackdown review coming right up!

TooCool
January 24th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 01/21/11

Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Ezekiel Jackson and Teddy Long segment

Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, & Ezekiel Jackson came out to Wade's music to start Smackdown. Wade's music has lyrics this time and it sounds pretty cool. Much better than his generic music last week. They introduced themselves... which I didn't like because people should know who they are by now! Introducing yourself at this point makes you look like a nobody. =\

Wade Barrett called the group, The Corre. Yes, that's the spelling. Two r's and not one. Wade said that he learned from his past mistakes when he was the leader of Nexus. Wade says that The Corre has no leader and that everyone in the group is just as important. I liked how Justin Gabriel described his finisher as the "sternum crushing" 450 splash. Heath Slater showed some personality by calling himself the "one-man rock band".

Anyway, Wade announced that all members of The Corre are in the Rumble. Teddy Long came out and told The Corre that this is Smackdown and not RAW. He said he's not the RAW GM and that he won't tolerate the destruction that Nexus did on RAW. Wade Barrett then said that Teddy is rude and that The Corre is different. Wade said The Corre will help Smackdown by representing them well in the Rumble. The Corre will also take Smackdown to "new places".

Alberto Del Rio then came out and told The Corre that Smackdown is his show and that it's his destiny to win the Royal Rumble. The Corre laughed at that statement but left the ring peacefully and allowed Alberto Del Rio to take the ring for his match.

R-Truth vs Alberto Del Rio

R-Truth is on Smackdown for no reason yet again. :msmd:

This is pretty much the same match we've seen for 2-3 weeks now. Alberto Del Rio works on R-Truth's arm and eventually gets him to tap out to the cross armbreaker submission.

What made this match interesting was the fact that they kept cutting to a backstage segment involving Teddy Long. Well, apparently Teddy Long got attacked backstage and is unconscious. Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero was standing over Teddy screaming for help. What was especially interesting is that Michael Tarver of all people was right there asking for help!

So they kept cutting back and forth between the match and Teddy. A doctor or someone "texted" Michael Cole and told him that Teddy suffered severe trauma to the back of the head. After these segments, Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler went to Teddy's office and they see The Corre standing there smiling. They immediately denied attacking Teddy and offered to help Vickie. Since Vickie is now in charge of Smackdown she booked a match between Edge against any member of The Corre for the main event.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio by submission.

Beth Phoenix vs Layla w/Michelle McCool

Useless info here but I have to point out that Michelle wore a really nice looking dress to the ring. Michael Cole spaced out at one point and didn't respond to Josh Mathews because he was staring at Michelle. :lol:

As for the match, Beth Phoenix pretty much dominated Layla and "swept" LayCool or so they said. Beth won with the Glam Slam.

Final Result: Beth Phoenix by pinfall.

Rey Mysterio vs Dashing Cody Rhodes

Random match thrown together here... which is fine I guess. Both of these guys will be in the Rumble. The match wasn't that long. Cody got in a little bit of offense but it was mostly Mysterio.

Rey eventually hit the 619 and it hit Cody in the face pretty hard. Cody immediately grabbed his nose and laid there on the mat for Rey Mysterio to hit the top rope splash and pinfall.

Final Result: Rey Mysterio by pinfall.

I'm not sure if the broken nose is a work or not. They had a doctor check on Cody's face in the ring and there was a backstage segment where the doctor told Cody his nose is indeed broken.

Non-title Amateur Wrestling Challenge: Jack Swagger vs Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion)

During the Smackdown tapings, they did a segment for the crowd in Oklahoma that involved Jim Ross. Basically they had Swagger insult JR or something to get the crowd to boo him for TV. Apparently WWE was afraid that Jack's hometown crowd would cheer for him and boo the IC Champ Kofi. Talk about no confidence in Kofi Kingston's charisma.

The Amateur Wrestling Challenge was retarded. Then again, I'm not a fan of Amateur wrestling so I don't quite understand it. Basically, Swagger dominated Kofi Kingston but Kofi got a bunch of points for "getting up" and Kofi eventually took down Swagger towards the end. Swagger won with the final score of 10-9 so he got pissed about winning by such a small margin.

Final Result: Jack Swagger wins.

Kofi Kingston then becomes a sore loser and attacks Jack Swagger and hits him with the Trouble in Paradise. Isn't that unusual for a face to behave? :shocked2:

What was hilarious was that Kofi Kingston was celebrating this attack and Josh Mathews said something like, "The fans are loving Kofi Kingston and what he did to Jack Swagger!". Michael Cole then said, "What the hell are you talking about? Kofi lost the match!" Matt Striker just sat there and laughed. It was pretty funny to see these guys go back and forth so much.

Drew McIntyre vs Trent Barreta

Wow. Trent Barreta is appearing weekly on Smackdown. I like this a lot. Cole still gives Barreta zero credit here because he keeps saying Drew will kill him. Cole was right though, because Drew killed him. :dancingtomato:

McIntyre won with a nice top rope superplex. It wasn't any normal superplex, this one was done with force and it made Drew McIntyre look strong.

Final Result: Drew McIntyre by pinfall.

After the match, Drew continued his assault on Trent until Kelly Kelly made the save. She too, wore a very nice looking dress. :)

Kelly Kelly went to check on Trent Barreta and told Drew to stop bothering her. She told Drew to leave and he eventually did since he likes her.

Again, I really like where they're going with this story. It's giving Drew, Kelly, AND Trent something to do. All the while making Drew look strong and Trent looks like a up-and-comer with potential. If I had a decision in this story, I would have Kelly Kelly manage Trent Barreta for awhile. Then you can have Trent defeat people like JTG, Curt Hawkins, Chris Masters, Chavo Guerrero (unfortunately), Tyler Reks, and maybe even Kane to make him look good. Then you can have Kelly Kelly turn heel or something and go with Drew McIntyre which will propel him into the title picture. Just a thought.

The Miz, Alex Riley, & Edge segment

The Miz and A-Ri came out for no reason. The Miz showed a clip on the beatdown of Randy Orton on RAW. Edge then came out and said he's sick and tired of having RAW superstars on Smackdown. So true though because this brand extension is useless if they don't follow the rules.

The Miz and Edge will face each other in a Champion vs Champion match on RAW. Edge told The Miz to get out of his ring and The Miz did just that. Alex Riley took his time leaving and went to attack Edge but got Speared.

Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Justin Gabriel

Edge was already in the ring when The Corre came out. All four of them entered the ring and then they decided that Gabriel will fight Edge.

This was a good match and I love what Justin Gabriel brings to the table. It's refreshing to see him face Edge and not John Cena. Oh yeah, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero were ringside for commentary.

The end came when Edge looked like he had the upper hand. Wade Barrett distracted the ref and Ezekiel Jackson gave Edge a huge clothesline. Justin Gabriel covered Edge and got the pinfall victory.

Final Result: Justin Gabriel by pinfall.

After the match, The Corre attacked Edge. Heath Slater used his finisher. Wade Barrett picked up Edge and gave him the Wasteland. Justin Gabriel finished it with the "sternum crushing" 450 splash.

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The Corre left the ring and Dolph Ziggler came in. He stepped on Edge and posed to end the show.

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Very decent episode of Smackdown. Only 1 more week left until the Rumble. Can't wait!

Only 3 matches are announced still... they're going to have to add some matches to the card!

40 Man Royal Rumble
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (C) vs Dolph Ziggler
WWE Championship Match: The Miz (C) vs Randy Orton

Here are the list of the participants so far:

1 - Alberto Del Rio
2 - Dashing Cody Rhodes
3 - R-Truth
4 - Rey Mysterio
5 - John Cena
6 - CM Punk
7 - David Otunga
8 - Husky Harris
9 - Michael McGillicutty
10 - King Sheamus
11 - Daniel Bryan
12 - John Morrison
13 - Ted DiBiase
14 - Mark Henry
15 - Darren Young
16 - David Hart Smith
17 - Primo
18 - Tyson Kidd
19 - William Regal
20 - Yoshi Tatsu
21 - Zack Ryder
22 - Wade Barrett
23 - Heath Slater
24 - Justin Gabriel
25 - Ezekiel Jackson

18 RAW
7 Smackdown

Talk about lopsided... they used to do 15 RAW/15 Smackdown or 10 RAW/10 Smackdown/10 ECW. However, they have not announced if it'll be 20 RAW and 20 Smackdown either.. so expect more RAW superstars in the Rumble.

TooCool
January 25th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Monday Night RAW Review - 01/24/11

I watched RAW after I got home from the Kings/Bruins because Dexter told me The Corre was on RAW and man... was it a good show or what? It was Smackdown heavy, which probably explains why RAW was fun to watch from beginning to end.

Edge & RAW GM Segment + Over the top rope challenge

Edge came out at the top of the show all bandaged up (selling the attack from The Corre on Smackdown). He said he hates to wait and wanted The Miz right now. The RAW GM chimed in and Michael Cole was enjoying this. If you remember, Edge attacked the laptop because it was stupid and it still is. :peace:

The GM said he has the Edge vs Miz match booked for later. But since Edge was itching to go, the RAW GM made an impromptu Over the top rope challenge where the winner gets the #40 spot in the Rumble!

Out comes the All-American American Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, and Tyson Kidd. Immediately I thought, there is no way they're going to win because none of these three are "deserving" of the #40 spot. (Although I personally feel that Jack Swagger does.)

Sure enough, I was right. Swagger got speared right off the bat. Tyson Kidd got thrown over immediately. What the hell happened to his push and his bodyguard Jackson Andrews? Drew McIntyre almost eliminated Edge but Swagger made the save only to get thrown out immediately. Then McIntyre got tossed as well.

Final Result: Edge wins the Over the top rope challenge.

After the match, Edge was about to destroy the computer again and it looked like Michael Cole was about to defend it too but then the music of the New Nexus hits and out they come. This was a pretty sweet transition and it flowed really well.

New Nexus & The Corre segment

CM Punk introduced Mason Ryan to the audience. Mason had one word as to why he joined the New Nexus and that was "faith". To be honest, this feels like the Straight Edge Society all over again because Punk is only out for himself. He has "brainwashed" the New Nexus into thinking that Punk will help them as soon as he succeeds himself.

Punk made it sound like at the Rumble, the New Nexus will help Punk win and they'll even eliminate themselves if they have to, as long as Punk wins.

Wade Barrett's music hits and The Corre comes out. CM Punk called him a "poor man's version of Nexus"... which is kind of true. :x

Wade pretty much tells people what we already know (pretty much for the people who don't watch Smackdown). He says that he learned from his past mistakes and that The Corre has no leader. They're all equal individuals. Ezekiel Jackson said that they'll fight for each other in the Rumble but when it comes down to it, it'll be every man for themselves.

I wanted some interaction between Otunga, McGillicuty, Harris, Barrett, Slater, and Gabriel though.. but got none. Slater and Gabriel never really explained why they didn't stick with the New Nexus and why they decided to join The Corre.

Anyway, it looked as if The Corre was going to throw down with the New Nexus but the RAW GM stopped them. The GM scheduled a huge main event match. Wade Barrett vs CM Punk. Whoever loses will have their whole stable out of the Rumble. John Cena is the guest ref too!

As this was announced, it's obvious that they'll find a way around this considering they don't really have 40 superstars in the locker room to participate in the Rumble if either stable is out... :lol:

King Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio vs John Morrison & Mark Henry

Alberto Del Rio seems to be working full time lately since he's on RAW and Smackdown every week. :pepper: The match itself was okay. A standard tag match.. not much to mention.

The finish came when King Sheamus and John Morrison fought to the outside. Alberto Del Rio used his cross armbreaker submission on Mark Henry and he tapped out immediately.

I did get a kick out of Ricardo Rodriguez announcing King Sheamus's name in Spanish.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio & King Sheamus by submission.

Divas Championship Match: Natalya (Divas Champion) vs Melina

Standard Divas match that went a little over 4-5 minutes. Natalya won with a sick looking sharpshooter that really bent Melina in half.

Final Result: Natalya retains the Divas Championship by submission.

After the match, LayCool's music hits and out comes Michelle McCool and Layla. (See what I mean? Smackdown heavy on this show.) LayCool made a good point about how they never got their rematch for the Divas Title so the match will happen at the Rumble.

I checked WWE.com and apparently it'll be the same match as last time when Natalya won the Divas title. It'll be a 2 on 1 Handicapped match.

In a way, this sucks for Melina. She turned heel, and they didn't do anything with it. She loses without putting much of a fight.. just like Alicia Fox. :tantrum:

Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley

Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero was out for commentary again (just like on Smackdown). I want to point out that Dolph mentions on commentary that he wants Edge at 100% when he wins the title at the Rumble. It's too bad Edge isn't because of The Corre. ;) Typical heel comment which cracks me up because of how serious he sounds.

The match was okay. Both men got in their fair share of offense and Edge even took out A-Ri during the match. The finish came when Edge was about to spear The Miz. But for some reason, Edge kept glancing over at Dolph instead of doing the spear. That was Dolph's cue to attack Edge, therefore giving Edge the win by DQ.

Final Result: Edge wins by DQ.

Dolph Ziggler gave Edge the Zig Zag after the match. Randy Orton runs in to attack The Miz but A-Ri and Dolph Ziggler defends him. I'm not really sure why Dolph is helping The Miz but I guess it's because he's a heel.

Randy ends up giving A-Ri and Dolph Ziggler RKOs. They later announced a tag match for Smackdown. The Miz and Dolph Ziggler vs Edge and Randy Orton.

Ted DiBiase, Maryse, & Alicia Fox vs Daniel Bryan & The Bella Twins

This match lasted about... 2 minutes. :facepalm: Daniel Bryan and Ted DiBiase started the match and got in a few moves. Maryse tagged herself in so Daniel Bryan tagged Nikki in. Nikki got in a few moves on Maryse but suddenly Brie was trying to kiss Daniel on the apron. Nikki gets distracted by this and Maryse rolls her up for the win.

Final Result: Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Ted DiBiase by pinfall.

After the match, Nikki got in Brie's face asking her what the hell she think she's doing. Daniel Bryan separates them and they all walk to the back confused.

There was a backstage segment later where Brie and Nikki are still pissed about what happened. Nikki said that maybe Daniel Bryan will console her since she lost. Brie disagrees. (Oh yeah, Michael Tarver was in the background yet again!)

The Bellas open the door to Daniel Bryan's locker room and they see him making out with.. GAIL KIM! This surprised me! A Gail Kim sighting! :lol:

The claws really came out for this one and the truth kind of hurts. The Bellas were pissed because they thought Daniel Bryan was a .... "you know what" and they were trying to be his first. Daniel told them that he's been dating Gail Kim for like 6 months (which doesn't make sense since that would be before Summerslam and he was fired) ;)

Anyway, Gail Kim then said the only reason Daniel Bryan stuck with the Bellas was because he felt sorry for them since they have nothing to do with no more Guest Hosts. The Bellas then said something like, "When was the last time you were on TV?" Who wrote this stuff? The truth hurts! :41smile:

The Divas fought and the refs came in the locker room out of nowhere to separate them.

Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WWE Tag Team Champions) w/ Tamina vs The New Nexus (Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris) w/Mason Ryan & David Otunga

Non-title match here. Remember my complaint about making #1 Contenders based on a pinfall victory over the champs and how it makes the champs look weak going into a title defense? Well, they did it again! :facepalm: First with The Usos and now Harris & McGillicutty.

McGillicutty and Kozlov started this match first. Kozlov took control early but tagged out to Santino. McGillicutty and Harris then controlled the match and pretty much destroyed Santino. Harris worked him over really well and Kozlov never got the hot tag. That's a bit rare for a tag match but they were pressed for time.

I have no idea if that was Husky Harris's finishing move or not but it was effective. (It wasn't the diving splash that he did on NXT.)

Final Result: Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty by pinfall.

After the match, David Otunga introduced CM Punk for the main event.

CM Punk w/New Nexus vs Wade Barrett w/The Corre. John Cena is the Special Guest Referee

This "match" was stupid. Cena completely abused his power as the ref here. He threw out The New Nexus and The Corre before the match. Michael Cole pointed out that they didn't do anything to warrant getting ejected.

Cena shoved Punk for no reason and when Punk got up he was pissed. Cena immediately pointed to the WWE Logo on his ref shirt saying if he got hit, he can disqualify Punk. Then Cena turned to Barrett and slapped him. Again, he pointed to his shirt.

As Barrett got distracted from getting slapped, Punk attacked him but Barrett quickly countered. Just as Wade went for a pinfall, Cena runs outside to "sign autographs" for the fans.

Then Barrett got the upper hand again and the two fought for like 30 seconds before Cena called for the bell. John Cena told Justin Roberts that it's a double disqualification because Punk and Barrett used too much profanity and it's a PG show. Cena also said that since it's a double DQ, both the New Nexus and The Corre is out of the Rumble.

Final Result: Double Disqualification.

As Cena "celebrated" his abuse of power the RAW GM chimed in once more. The RAW GM did mention that he abused his power and therefore took away the stipulation so The Corre and The New Nexus are all in the Rumble again. The GM also said that Cena has to apologize to Wade Barrett and CM Punk or he'll be out of the Rumble.

Cena hesitated but went in the ring to apologize. He said sorry to Punk and Barrett and then attacked them. The New Nexus and The Corre storm the ring to protect their members. Big Show's music hit and out he comes with the rest of the RAW Roster and they have their typical Rumble "match" to hype the PPV as RAW went off the air.

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Entertaining show overall. Having Smackdown show up pretty much helped it and they promoted the PPV well. I can't wait for the Royal Rumble but we have Smackdown first. ;) Until next time!

King Henrik
January 25th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Christian is just getting heat for his run in TNA, but how can you blame the guy for going to TNA when the company was behind him all the way and gave him the push that they did to get that huge win over Jarret for the NWA Heaveyweight title. If the WWE was going to give Christian a similiar push Christian would not have left.

Just another example of wrestlers being used wrong and thus being frustrated and leaving the company.

TooCool
January 26th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Since it's the start of the New Year... I've decided to try something new to go along with the reviews of RAW, Smackdown, and PPVs. I'm going to list the win/loss records for each superstar for RAW, Smackdown, PPVs, and WWE Superstars.

Not sure if I'll keep doing this since it's useless but I wanted to see what you guys think. I'm going to separate the standings from WWE Superstars with RAW & Smackdown because lets face it... the wins/losses on Superstars is meaningless since it's usually mid-card & jobbers who fight on that show. =\


(As of 1/26/11)

WWE RAW & Smackdown Standings

Superstars

Alberto Del Rio 5-1
Alex Riley 0-1
Big Show 1-1
CM Punk 1-1
Cody Rhodes 0-3
Daniel Bryan 1-2
Darren Young 0-1
David Hart Smith 0-1
Dolph Ziggler 1-3
Drew McIntyre 1-3
Edge 3-1
Husky Harris 1-0
Jack Swagger 1-2
Jerry "The King" Lawler 1-0
Jey Uso 1-1
Jimmy Uso 1-1
John Cena 0-1
John Morrison 2-2
Justin Gabriel 1-0
Kane 0-1
Kofi Kingston 3-1
Mark Henry 2-1
Michael McGillicutty 1-0
Primo 0-1
Randy Orton 3-0
Rey Mysterio 2-1
R-Truth 1-4
Santino Marella 1-2
Sheamus 1-3
Ted DiBiase 1-2
The Miz 1-2
Trent Barreta 1-1
Tyson Kidd 0-3
Vladimir Kozlov 1-2
Wade Barrett 0-3
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 0-1
Zack Ryder 0-1

Divas

Alicia Fox 1-1
Beth Phoenix 2-0
Brie Bella 1-1
Eve 1-0
Layla 0-1
Maryse 1-2
Melina 0-2
Michelle McCool 0-1
Natalya 3-0
Nikki Bella 0-1

WWE Superstars Standings

Superstars

Chavo Guerrero 0-2
Chris Masters 3-0
Curt Hawkins 0-3
Daniel Bryan 0-1
Darren Young 1-1
David Hart Smith 1-1
Jey Uso 0-1
Jimmy Uso 0-1
JTG 2-1
Mark Henry 0-1
Primo 2-0
Ted DiBiase 1-0
Tyler Reks 1-0
Tyson Kidd 1-1
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 3-0
Zack Ryder 1-2

Divas

Alicia Fox 0-1
Gail Kim 1-0

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So you can see why I separated Superstars with RAW/Smackdown. Yoshi Tatsu and Chris Masters are both 3-0 on Superstars.. :lol:

Alberto Del Rio is a strong 5-1 on RAW & Smackdown. They're really pushing him. He's definitely one of the favorites to win the Rumble.

Dawdler
January 27th, 2011, 12:13 AM
I thought it was a solid RAW but I really hated how they killed the Bryan/Bella Twins angle, he's been dating Kim for 6 months and they never knew? really? please.

Second the Main Event was awful I thought it brought down the show, it was a Cena ego stroke and nothing else, this Cena is coming off like a real douchebag like he's the bees knees, it doesn't even come off as heelish he comes off as a grade A dick.

I like the record keeping thing TooCool, do you also take into account draws, no contest and double DQ's too?

on a side note is anybody going to WrestleReunion 5 this weekend, I'm stoked to go see ROH with Shelton Benjamin and Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Piper and a couple of the other old timers

Dawdler
January 29th, 2011, 02:22 AM
Off Topic but the Ring of Honor show was awesome, Benjamin and Haas were men among boys, Davy Richards is my new wrestling crush and I got his autograph, he reminds me a lot of a young Benoit, he's got a crap load of talent but is overlooked because of his height and Punk's buddy Colt Cabana is freaking hilarious and is quite the talent, the WWE really dropped the ball with him

was right next to Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart in the restroom, stood next to Rhaka Khan she is freaking tall and gorgeous, met Christopher Daniels great guy, DDP was there but was in a hurry and Shane Helms came off as super arrogant but his blonde chick was smoking hot, literally ran into ODB she had just got in and looked tired so I left her alone and there was supposedly an Edge sighting but the guy ducked backstage quickly so I missed him.

this show was pure wrestling and reminded me of why I fell in love with wrestling in the first place, WWE and TNA have really lost their way. Tomorrow the show is even bigger Low ki vs Davey, Jake the Snake Roberts, Roddy Piper and other legends, its going to be Awesome!!!

TooCool
January 29th, 2011, 03:27 PM
I thought it was a solid RAW but I really hated how they killed the Bryan/Bella Twins angle, he's been dating Kim for 6 months and they never knew? really? please.

I agree. That's not quite believable. Now the only place they can go from here is to either have Gail Kim manage Daniel Bryan (and vice versa) or have Gail Kim feud with the Bellas... which is going to be dumb since Divas matches don't last for more than 3 minutes.


Second the Main Event was awful I thought it brought down the show, it was a Cena ego stroke and nothing else, this Cena is coming off like a real douchebag like he's the bees knees, it doesn't even come off as heelish he comes off as a grade A dick.

PG humor I suppose. I'm not a fan of Cena anyway and he continues to give me many reasons to hate him. :facepalm:


I like the record keeping thing TooCool, do you also take into account draws, no contest and double DQ's too?

Hmm.. great question. I gave CM Punk and Wade Barrett losses because of the double DQ on RAW. Might as well keep it simple. If it's no contests, I'll probably keep it off the record, and for draws, I'll add a tie bracket to their record just like hockey I suppose. :)


on a side note is anybody going to WrestleReunion 5 this weekend, I'm stoked to go see ROH with Shelton Benjamin and Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Piper and a couple of the other old timers

Nice! How much were the tickets?


Off Topic but the Ring of Honor show was awesome, Benjamin and Haas were men among boys, Davy Richards is my new wrestling crush and I got his autograph, he reminds me a lot of a young Benoit, he's got a crap load of talent but is overlooked because of his height and Punk's buddy Colt Cabana is freaking hilarious and is quite the talent, the WWE really dropped the ball with him

was right next to Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart in the restroom, stood next to Rhaka Khan she is freaking tall and gorgeous, met Christopher Daniels great guy, DDP was there but was in a hurry and Shane Helms came off as super arrogant but his blonde chick was smoking hot, literally ran into ODB she had just got in and looked tired so I left her alone and there was supposedly an Edge sighting but the guy ducked backstage quickly so I missed him.

this show was pure wrestling and reminded me of why I fell in love with wrestling in the first place, WWE and TNA have really lost their way. Tomorrow the show is even bigger Low ki vs Davey, Jake the Snake Roberts, Roddy Piper and other legends, its going to be Awesome!!!

Thanks for the notes! Edge was definitely there (according to reports). I have to ask, how long were the wrestlers given to do their matches? Do these kind of shows have story/feuds or do they just wrestle and put on a damn good show?

If you are taking pictures, I would love to see them!

Dawdler
January 29th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Nice! How much were the tickets?


15 bucks and tonight they're 25 bucks = 40 bucks great deal



Thanks for the notes! Edge was definitely there (according to reports). I have to ask, how long were the wrestlers given to do their matches? Do these kind of shows have story/feuds or do they just wrestle and put on a damn good show?

If you are taking pictures, I would love to see them!

thanks for reading:bananallama: the wrestlers were all given a lot of time, if I had to guess I'd say the shortest match was 15 minutes. The show did touch on some of the feuds?story that are going on right now but it was more about the wrestling and putting on a damn good show.

I did take some pictures but they came out terrible I was directly across the brightest flood lights so that sucked but I took some video clips that came out decent, I'll post them on youtube and I'll get the okay from my friend to post his picture with Christopher Daniels.

WGTT were awesome and the banter between the two on twitter is pretty amusing for example.

@TheJackieHaas and I, are headed ti LA. WGTT vs. KOW II tonight. Hope @Sheltyb803 made his flight. ROH ROH

@CharlieHaas I made my flight just fine. Now if you can get a descent rental car this weekend will be a chart topper for yours truly

@Sheltyb803 I got the best compact car money can rent. Great deal, $12 a day. Did you think we were making NFL money when we were Vince.

@CharlieHaas What do you mean we?lol

King Henrik
January 29th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Since it's the start of the New Year... I've decided to try something new to go along with the reviews of RAW, Smackdown, and PPVs. I'm going to list the win/loss records for each superstar for RAW, Smackdown, PPVs, and WWE Superstars.

Not sure if I'll keep doing this since it's useless but I wanted to see what you guys think. I'm going to separate the standings from WWE Superstars with RAW & Smackdown because lets face it... the wins/losses on Superstars is meaningless since it's usually mid-card & jobbers who fight on that show. =\


(As of 1/26/11)

WWE RAW & Smackdown Standings

Superstars

Alberto Del Rio 5-1
Alex Riley 0-1
Big Show 1-1
CM Punk 1-1
Cody Rhodes 0-3
Daniel Bryan 1-2
Darren Young 0-1
David Hart Smith 0-1
Dolph Ziggler 1-3
Drew McIntyre 1-3
Edge 3-1
Husky Harris 1-0
Jack Swagger 1-2
Jerry "The King" Lawler 1-0
Jey Uso 1-1
Jimmy Uso 1-1
John Cena 0-1
John Morrison 2-2
Justin Gabriel 1-0
Kane 0-1
Kofi Kingston 3-1
Mark Henry 2-1
Michael McGillicutty 1-0
Primo 0-1
Randy Orton 3-0
Rey Mysterio 2-1
R-Truth 1-4
Santino Marella 1-2
Sheamus 1-3
Ted DiBiase 1-2
The Miz 1-2
Trent Barreta 1-1
Tyson Kidd 0-3
Vladimir Kozlov 1-2
Wade Barrett 0-3
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 0-1
Zack Ryder 0-1

Divas

Alicia Fox 1-1
Beth Phoenix 2-0
Brie Bella 1-1
Eve 1-0
Layla 0-1
Maryse 1-2
Melina 0-2
Michelle McCool 0-1
Natalya 3-0
Nikki Bella 0-1

WWE Superstars Standings

Superstars

Chavo Guerrero 0-2
Chris Masters 3-0
Curt Hawkins 0-3
Daniel Bryan 0-1
Darren Young 1-1
David Hart Smith 1-1
Jey Uso 0-1
Jimmy Uso 0-1
JTG 2-1
Mark Henry 0-1
Primo 2-0
Ted DiBiase 1-0
Tyler Reks 1-0
Tyson Kidd 1-1
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 3-0
Zack Ryder 1-2

Divas

Alicia Fox 0-1
Gail Kim 1-0

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So you can see why I separated Superstars with RAW/Smackdown. Yoshi Tatsu and Chris Masters are both 3-0 on Superstars.. :lol:

Alberto Del Rio is a strong 5-1 on RAW & Smackdown. They're really pushing him. He's definitely one of the favorites to win the Rumble.


I think its a good idea because we can figure out who is getting the push from the company, we'll have a pretty good idea as long as we watch the shows as well.

TooCool
January 29th, 2011, 10:13 PM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 01/28/11

Solid episode of Smackdown last night going into the Royal Rumble. Not much story "progressed", but there is a new stipulation for the Edge vs Dolph Ziggler match at the Rumble.

Vickie Guerrero, Randy Orton, and Dolph Ziggler segment

Since Teddy Long is in the hospital because of an unknown attacker, Vickie Guerrero is now the acting GM of Smackdown. She wished Teddy a speedy recovery. Randy Orton came out and interrupted her. More cross brand fun. The excuse is that they're "invited" to the show.

Orton said he doesn't know Vickie very well, so she will have to excuse him. Dolph Ziggler came out to defend Vickie Guerrero. They jabbered back and forth a bit, nothing really important came out of it. The segment ended when Orton just RKOed Ziggler out of nowhere.

LayCool vs Kelly Kelly & Kaitlyn

LayCool came out first only to be ambushed from behind by Kelly Kelly and Kaitlyn. I'm glad that Kaitlyn finally has a match on Smackdown! The NXT Season 3 winner had only appeared once during the New Years Eve Backstage Party but that was about it...

Kelly Kelly and Kaitlyn really took it to LayCool outside the ring. When they got in the ring, the bell sounded. This match was only 3 minutes long but Kaitlyn did a pretty good job on Layla before she tagged out. Michelle McCool got beat a little bit. Layla provided some distraction and Michelle hit Kaitlyn with a stiff boot to the face. :shocked2: Michelle quickly pinned Kaitlyn and Kelly Kelly never tagged in.

Final Result: LayCool by pinfall.

Drew McIntyre vs JTG. Kelly Kelly at ringside.

Kelly Kelly stayed at ringside to watch this match. Michael Cole made a great point about not understanding Kelly Kelly. He mentioned that she got mad at Drew McIntyre for being so aggressive and vicious on Trent Barreta yet she just did the same thing to LayCool.

I thought it was funny how Kelly Kelly heard Cole considering how loud the entrance music of Drew McIntyre's was and she didn't have the headset on.

This match was... surprisingly long. In a good way I suppose. JTG got in his share of offense. Unfortunately, his gimmick is getting him nowhere.

JTG kept going for the backslide pin in this match, so towards the end.. instead of kicking out, Drew found a way to reverse the backslide pin into the Future Shock DDT.

Final Result: Drew McIntyre by pinfall.

After the match, Kelly Kelly got in the ring and Drew McIntyre didn't look in her direction and left the ring and immediately went backstage. Funny how "relationships" work huh? Drew wanted Kelly, she didn't want him. Now apparently she wants him but he doesn't want her. ;)

Alberto Del Rio's Royal Rumble Exhibition

Before Alberto came to the ring, he introduced himself to Michael Tarver backstage. In the ring, Alberto introduced himself to the crowd... but they already knew that. ;)

Alberto Del Rio said for weeks, he has said it's his destiny to win the Rumble. Tonight, he'll show it. He has invited 39 competitors from "all over the world" to participate in his Rumble Exhibition. He said every 30 seconds, someone will come out and he'll eliminate them all.

With that said... out came Seth Allen. The commentary was GOLD here and it had me :lol:ing like crazy.

Michael Cole: Alright! Seth Allen!
Matt Striker: Seth Allen is a former Western States Heritage Champion in Ohio.
Michael Cole: How do you know this stuff?!

Alberto quickly got rid of him and out next was Mike Stevens.

Michael Cole: Hey, Mike Stevens. World renowned.
Matt Striker: Mike Stevens, a brass knuckles champion.
Michael Cole: Oh come on Matt! You are a goof. What's his name again?
Josh Mathews: Mike Stevens. A brass knuckles...
Matt Striker: Champion.

You seriously can't write that stuff. :bananallama:

Alberto Del Rio made short work of him too and the next entrant was... Kane! The crowd popped for him so I assume he's a face again? Then again, Edge was pretty much doing all the heel tactics in his feud with Kane.

Anyway, Del Rio asked Kane what he was doing there but Kane just attacked him. Kane had Alberto on the ropes but out came Kofi Kingston and he eliminated both Kane and Alberto Del Rio.

After Kofi Kingston celebrated in the ring, Kane and Alberto Del Rio surrounded Kofi. Rey Mysterio quickly came out to even the odds. Vickie Guerrero then made a tag match between the two of them.

Final Result: No Contest.

Alberto Del Rio & Kane vs Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion)

This match was okay. Kane got worked on early and Alberto Del Rio got mad at him because he didn't tag him in. They regrouped and worked over Rey and Kofi pretty well.

However, Kofi got the upper hand later in the match and even attacked Kane, knocking him off the apron. Alberto Del Rio went for a tag, but Kane wasn't there. Del Rio got mad at Kane some more, so Kane came in and gave Alberto Del Rio a boot to the face and walked away.

Alberto was shocked and while he was distracted. Kofi carried Rey and Rey kicked Alberto to the ropes and got hit with a 619. Alberto Del Rio turned around and got hit with the Trouble in Paradise and lost the match.

Final Result: Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston by pinfall.

Big Show Segment

Big Show came out and talked about how he never won the Rumble before. He said a guy his size, he is a huge target. He mentioned how he got attacked by The Corre 2 weeks ago and that they made a huge mistake. Big Show said you don't want to piss him off. Out came The Corre and the four of them made their way to the ring.

The Corre have t-shirts now! And boy are they ugly.. ugh =\

Big Show taunted each one of them telling them to man up and fight him one on one. He focused his attention on Ezekiel Jackson mostly but then Heath Slater attacked Big Show. So apparently, Heath Slater is going to fight Big Show.

Big Show vs Heath Slater w/The Corre

Poor Heath Slater. He got murdered in this match. Big Show took care of him in like 2 minutes and won with the chokeslam.

Final Result: Bigshow wins by pinfall.

Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) & Randy Orton vs The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley & Dolph Ziggler

Another standard tag match. They did a pretty good job keeping their opponents away from each other for the most part. In this match, we mostly saw Orton fighting Ziggler and Edge fighting Miz.

The finish came when Orton and The Miz fought to the outside and Edge speared Dolph Ziggler to get the victory.

Final Result: Edge & Randy Orton (Rated RKO) by pinfall.

After the match, Vickie Guerrero was fuming and she got on the mic and told Edge that the spear is banned. If Edge uses the spear at the Royal Rumble, he'll be disqualified and Dolph Ziggler will win the World Heavyweight Championship. Edge nodded his head as if he understood... but he was pissed. So he proceeded to Spear Ziggler 3 more times to end the show.

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So there you have it! I hope you guys are all caught up with the storyline. I'm extremely excited for the Royal Rumble. Predictions coming up later tonight.

TooCool
January 30th, 2011, 01:44 AM
WWE Royal Rumble PPV Predictions

The most exciting PPV of the year is upon us! The Royal Rumble!! :bananallama:

Not many matches on the card. Just three title matches and the 40 Man Royal Rumble. I wonder if they'll sneak in a IC or US Title Match.. or maybe even a Tag Title match. It doesn't seem like it'll happen though since all those superstars are in the Rumble.

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WWE Divas Championship 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Natalya (Divas Champion) vs LayCool

LayCool finally gets their rematch after losing the Divas Title to Natalya at Survivor Series. If you remember the match at Survivor Series, they made LayCool look bad because they couldn't beat Natalya despite having the 2-on-1 advantage.

With that said, I don't see LayCool winning this one. Awesome Kong is waiting for her debut... and I think she's going to help Natalya win this one. On RAW, LayCool were making fun of Natalya's weight. Who weighs more than any Diva out there? Awesome Kong. Hopefully the crowd will know who she is and react appropriately.

My Prediction: Natalya retains the Divas Championship.

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WWE Championship Match: The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs Randy Orton

This is the exact same match from the TLC PPV. The only difference is that this is not a Tables Match. Can The Miz hold his own 1 on 1 without any stipulations? I think so. They've made The Miz look weak so far in his title reign. Always "squeaking out" victories and getting outside help. This match could solidify him as a legit WWE Champion.

I see two situations playing out...

#1 Alex Riley will help The Miz retain here and then Randy Orton enters the Royal Rumble.

#2 Alex Riley screws up and costs The Miz the title and Randy Orton is the WWE Champion for the 8th time in his career.

I would love to see The Miz go into Wrestlemania as the WWE Champion... it may very well happen. The only thing I fear for The Miz is that he isn't going to make it past the Elimination Chamber in February.

My Prediction: The Miz retains the WWE Championship.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero. If Edge uses the Spear, he loses the World Heavyweight Title

I'm personally looking forward to this match more than the WWE Championship Match because we've seen The Miz face Randy Orton for a few months now. But Edge vs Dolph Ziggler? That's different!

With Teddy Long taken out on Smackdown, Vickie Guerrero is the Acting GM. She banned the Spear on Smackdown and said if Edge uses that move at the PPV, he gets disqualified and will lose his World Heavyweight Championship.

Sound familiar? When Edge was with Vickie Guerrero, she banned Undertaker's Hell's Gate finisher as well and she stripped Undertaker of the World Title. So unless Edge can come up with a new finishing move, I really think Dolph Ziggler will win the World Heavyweight Championship. This could be good for Dolph. Plus, his reign can be short where he can drop the title at the Elimination Chamber and WWE can "start fresh" with a feud that will lead to Wrestlemania.

The only problem with Dolph winning would be that a face would have to win the Royal Rumble to send the fans home happy.

My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins the World Heavyweight Championship

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40 Man Royal Rumble Match: Winner gets a title shot at either the WWE or World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania

Really WWE? That's the "preview picture" for the Rumble? Cena eliminating Yoshi Tatsu? Bleh. :facepalm:

This is my favorite match of the year. There are lots of contenders and pretenders... so I'm going to type out the list of entrants along with my comments. Keep in mind that we don't know who will enter at what number, they're just entrant numbers.

#1 Alberto Del Rio: Contender (He'll look strong in this match. I can't see him winning though because it's too soon for him to headline Wrestlemania. If he gets thrown out though, expect it to be from Christian.)

#2 Big Show: Contender (Big Show needs a strong showing because he hasn't been doing much recently. He has said on Smackdown that he's pissed off now and will probably look good in the match.)

#3 Chris Masters: Pretender :lol: (Do I really need to say anything?)

#4 CM Punk: Contender (The New Nexus will do whatever it takes to keep him safe. I can see CM Punk entering early and having the New Nexus help him until Cena eliminates them.)

#5 Daniel Bryan: Pretender (I like Daniel Bryan but does anyone seriously think he's going to headline Wrestlemania?)

#6 Darren Young: Pretender :lol:

#7 David Hart Smith: Pretender :lol:

#8 David Otunga: Pretender (Otunga might get 1 elimination. He'll be the last of the New Nexus to survive before getting thrown out.)

#9 Drew McIntyre: Pretender (I just hope he doesn't get tossed over without putting much of a fight.)

#10 Ezekiel Jackson: Pretender (Big Zeke will definitely eliminate at least 4 guys. I think he'll Big Show out along with himself.)

#11 Heath Slater: Pretender (Would love to see interaction between The Corre and the New Nexus. No chance in hell of winning though.)

#12 Husky Harris: Pretender (Yeah... I don't think so.)

#13 Jack Swagger: Pretender (I love Swagger. Unfortunately, he's horribly mis-treated. He'll probably end up look silly here.)

#14 John Cena: Contender (Hometown favorite to win the match. The only person I can see eliminating Cena is CM Punk. If Punk doesn't do it, he's going to win the Rumble.)

#15 John Morrison: Contender (Morrison needs a strong showing here. He looked good in his title match against The Miz on RAW but he really needs to be in the Final 4.)

#16 JTG: Pretender :lol:

#17 Justin Gabriel: Pretender (Like Heath Slater, I hope there is some interaction with the New Nexus.)

#18 Kane: Pretender (Impressive stats for Kane. This is his 13th straight Rumble. He has a record of eliminating 11 superstars in one rumble match. Kane looked good the past few months being the World Heavyweight Champ. Unfortunately, he's not a "monster" anymore. I can still see him eliminate guys like JTG, Primo, Yoshi Tatsu, etc though just to pad his stats.)

#19 Kofi Kingston: Pretender (Like Daniel Bryan, he's not going to headline Wrestlemania.)

#20 Mark Henry: Pretender (They always mention his size and weight and how hard he'll be to eliminate but there's no chance in hell he comes close to winning.)

#21 Mason Ryan: Pretender (Mason Ryan might have as good a showing as Ezekiel Jackson.

#22 Michael McGillicutty: Pretender (Nope. Sorry Mr. Perfect's son.)

#23 Primo: Pretender :lol:

#24 R-Truth: Pretender (What's up? I know what's up. You're going to pull some flashy moves but get thrown out by Alberto Del Rio. That's what's up. ;))

#25 Rey Mysterio: Contender (The ultimate underdog is what they always call Rey Mysterio. He'll definitely last a long while here because he has a huge fan base. If he gets thrown out, it'll be from Dashing Cody Rhodes (if he's in the rumble) or by The Corre.)

#26 Santino Marella: Pretender :lol:

#27 King Sheamus: Contender (King Sheamus will look strong only to be thrown out by HHH. John Morrison needs a better showing than King Sheamus, that's for sure.)

#28 Ted DiBiase: Pretender :lol:

#29 Tyson Kidd: Pretender :lol:

#30 Vladimir Kozlov: Pretender :lol:

#31 Wade Barrett: Contender (The only contender out of The Corre. If he's going to feud with The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, he's going to need to look strong here.)

#32 William Regal: Pretender (Damn it, I love Regal to death. I'll be happy if he eliminates ONE wrestler but I don't see it happening.)

#33 Yoshi Tatsu: Pretender :lol:

#34 Zack Ryder: Pretender :lol:


There are SIX spots left. There are rumors swirling that Booker T, Kevin Nash, Christian, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Papa Shango, and HHH are the surprise entrants.

Booker T: He might be coming back to the WWE. This might be a one time thing though like RVD showing up at the Rumble in 2009.

Kevin Nash: He's done with TNA. I really don't think he should come back to the WWE though. So this has to be a one time thing as well. What music is he coming out to though? :)

Hacksaw Jim Duggan: Might as well. He won the 1st ever Royal Rumble.

Papa Shango: This would be awesome. I wonder if it'll really happen.

Christian: Reports say that he'll be at the Rumble and he isn't wearing an arm-sling. :shocked2: They have said that he won't be healthy until Wrestlemania but crazier things have happened. If he does return, he's going to be eliminating Alberto Del Rio.

HHH: He's been healthy for a few months now. If HHH returns at the Rumble one of these two things will happen. He'll eliminate King Sheamus and feud with him or he'll win the Royal Rumble.

Keep in mind that they're all rumors. Dashing Cody Rhodes has been taken out of the Rumble because of his "broken nose" storyline with Rey. If he does enter, expect him to come in with a mask of some sort and eliminate Rey Mysterio.

One guy we all seem to have forgotten is The Great Khali. I can see him entering the rumble just to eliminate a few guys. We might also see Beth Phoenix again. In fact, I can see "deja vu" happening again where Beth eliminates Khali once more.

So there you have it! My final four will be... John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, and John Morrison. I have a really bad feeling that Cena is winning the rumble. All I ask is that the match is entertaining.

My Prediction: John Cena wins the Royal Rumble.

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Would love to hear your predictions as well guys!

Dexter
January 30th, 2011, 02:09 AM
Those 6 rumored entrants make things interesting!

Dawdler
January 30th, 2011, 04:47 AM
I got back from the PWG show about an hour ago, it started an hour late because they over sold the show and it was packed a lot of the people were upset because there was nowhere to sit and it was a lot more rowdier then the ROH show, the show was 4 hours and 30 minutes long and it ended at 1:30 am

a couple of notes while I can still remember, Helms is a an *******, he got a lot of HBK chants and he can't wrestle for ****, he wrestles the WWE way, don't know what he was doing in the WWE after watching talented guys give their all tonight he looked like an amateur.

Jake "The Snake" broke out in tears when the crowed chanted Thank You

loved seeing Essa Rios and Rey Bucanero, Rios took a nasty bump on the rail when he jumped from the corner.

ran into Shad Gaspard super cool, Raven was a total dick with everybody, the Warlord looked the same he is huge!!! looks like he can still wrestle. Kevin "Mr Wrestling" Steen is my new favorite wrestler he doesn't have the look but he knows how to work the crowd and is just a complete wrestler.

Low Ki vs Davey Richards was good but Kevin Steen vs Chris Hero was the match of the night, I saw moves tonight I have never seen before or had forgotten that you're allowed to do that in the ring.

loved seeing Essa Rios, Roddy Piper, Terry Funk, The Franchise Shane Douglas, Tito Santana and The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart just to name a few. Jim "The Anvil" Niedhart was supposed to be in the legends Battle Royale but nobody could pull him away from the bar

Generation Me was pretty badass as was the other four tag teams, after the match Kevin Steen grabbed one of the guys and did this moveYouTube - Steenalizer to Adam Cole where he threw him through the middle rope with such force that he could have killed the guy it really was a holy **** moment

It was a great weekend of wrestling and I feel like I had steak for two days and now have to eat meatloaf later on with the WWE.

and if anybody is interested here is the link (http://www.youtube.com/user/Dawdler612) to my youtube channel I have three videos up but I'll add some from tonight's show later today

Dawdler
January 30th, 2011, 06:44 PM
WOW, both title matches are up first, there is only two other matches scheduled after Miz/Orton

Dexter
January 30th, 2011, 11:42 PM
Poor Diesel and Booker T. Hornswoggle lasted then them both.

Dexter
January 31st, 2011, 10:37 AM
YouTube - Diesel AKA Kevin Nash returns in Boston

TooCool
January 31st, 2011, 11:15 AM
WWE Royal Rumble PPV Review
My Review Score: 8/10

Pretty solid PPV. The Royal Rumble sort of lived up to the hype although I hope the 40 Man Rumble isn't permanent from here on out. All the matches were pretty good. Didn't like the Hornswoggle + New Nexus bit in the Rumble. I'll explain more below.

I only got one prediction correctly... and that was The Miz retaining the WWE Title. :dancingtomato:

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16898610
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero. If Edge uses the Spear, he loses the World Heavyweight Title

Saw most of this match in Spanish :lol: (Thanks Time Warner!) but it was great nonetheless. Great match to kick off the PPV. Edge made Dolph look good in this match.

Edge couldn't use the Spear at all or else he'll lose the World Title. Vickie Guerrero provided lots of distractions here and she slapped Edge a bunch of times as well. The turning point of this match was when Kelly Kelly came out and beat the crap out of Vickie. It was extremely... random. If they develop this story further with Kelly Kelly trying to impress Drew McIntyre on Smackdown, then I'm find with it. If they ignore it completely, it's going to bug me.

There was also a ref bump in here somewhere that I can't remember... Either way, with the ref AND Vickie Guerrero down, Edge speared Dolph Ziggler. Edge also used Christian's finisher, the Killswitch and got the pinfall victory to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.

Final Result: Edge retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16899038
WWE Championship Match: The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs Randy Orton

Interesting match. Not the best, but it worked. The Miz held his own pretty good here and Orton sold a bunch of moves which was nice to see. I personally wasn't into this match as much as I could have been. The whole time, I was waiting for the finish just to see how Miz would retain.

The finish came when The Miz down and the New Nexus (minus CM Punk) came to the ring. Orton was distracted and Alex Riley was going to sneak up behind. Orton turned around in time to throw A-Ri over the top rope and onto The New Nexus and the ref. The replay later showed that the ref didn't get hit but he took a tumble long enough for CM Punk (who came from under the ring) to give Orton the GTS. Punk then dragged The Miz and put him on top of Orton. The ref then conveniently got in the ring and counted to 3. :)

Final Result: The Miz retains the WWE Championship.

At the time of this match, it didn't quite make sense as to why CM Punk would help The Miz. Is it because he thinks The Miz will be an easier opponent at Wrestlemania than Orton when he wins the Rumble? But it turns out... they're just setting up a feud between CM Punk and Randy Orton.

Nexus was the one that cost Orton the WWE Title but they're having Orton feud with the New Nexus. It doesn't quite added up but we'll see where it goes.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16899206
WWE Divas Championship Fatal Four Way Match: Natalya (Divas Champion) vs Michelle McCool vs Layla vs Eve

So we all know that Awesome Kong has signed with the WWE a few weeks ago. The question was... when will she debut? The RAW GM changed the 2 on 1 Handicap Match to a Fatal Four Way Match. I thought Awesome Kong was going to be the "mystery opponent" but nope! It was Eve. Someone explain to me why Eve got a title shot? Maybe she's the RAW GM. ;)

The match actually went about 10+ minutes. At least I think it did. LayCool didn't attack each other at all. They teased having to fight each other when Nattie and Eve were outside the ring but they didn't.

The finish came when Eve gave Layla her Moonsault finisher. She pinned Layla but Michelle pinned Natalya at the same time. The ref counted the pinfall for Eve and didn't see Michelle pin Natalya so Eve won the Divas Title.

Final Result: Eve wins the Divas Championship by pinfall.

Not sure I like the booking here because:

#1 - Eve didn't deserve a title shot. What about Gail Kim, Melina, Alicia Fox? They're all way ahead of Eve on the "list".

#2 - Really lame way for Natalya to lose the Divas Title. The point of the match was that LayCool never got their rematch clause. The RAW GM then changed it at the last minute and gave the title to someone who wasn't booked for the match in the 1st place.

#3 - Awesome Kong didn't even at least come in and destory everyone. What do they have planned for her?

I'm probably wasting my time over analysing this. The Divas division is crap because their matches can't last for more than 2 minutes on RAW. But why does it bother me so much? :shocked2:

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16900716
40 Man Royal Rumble Match: Winner gets a title shot at either the WWE or World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania

Who doesn't love the Royal Rumble? This was a pretty good Rumble. I personally felt that it went by really fast. =o When Jack Swagger came out at #27... we were going, "Wow, if it's the regular 30 Man Rumble, this will be over soon!"

Oh yeah, looking back at the Rumble participants list... guess who got the shaft? Darren Young, David Hart Smith, and Primo didn't enter the rumble despite being announced for it. Dolph Ziggler, Alex Riley, and Randy Orton took their spots.

CM Punk drew #1 this year. Boy is he "unlucky" or what? Last year, he came out at #3.

After Punk came out, The Corre's music hit. I'm sure it confused everyone because we didn't know who #2 was. Was it Barrett or Jackson? They both came out together. Slater and Gabriel then came from the crowd and they all attacked Punk. The New Nexus stormed the ring and a 9 man brawl broke out. The RAW GM said he wouldn't tolerate this and ordered them all to the back or they'll be kicked out of the Rumble match.

I have to ask, why should The Corre listen to the RAW GM? They're on Smackdown! But I guess the RAW GM is in charge of both brands or something...

When they all headed to the back (except for Punk), Daniel Bryan entered at #2. Matt Striker made a comment about internet fans marking out to this which is awesome.

Justin Gabriel came in at #3 and got eliminated almost immediately. :facepalm:

John Morrison came in at #8 and had the best spot of the night. He was on the apron and got knocked out of the ring. But he jumped so far he hung on tight on the barricades. One slip and he's out, but Morrison jumped back on the steel steps and re-entered the ring. This highlight is going to be shown for years to come.

Chavo Guerrero entered at #10 and had a nice moment. He tried to put the 3 Amigos on a bunch of superstars but managed to hit 2 of each to a couple of guys before hitting 3 on Daniel Bryan. Chavo deserved this for all the mis-treatment he's gotten from Hornswoggle over the past year.

Husky Harris entered at #9, Michael McGillicutty at #13, and David Otunga at #15. This is when the New Nexus took over and they eliminated EVERYONE. Obviously, we were waiting for Super Cena to enter but they decided to stall a bit by having guys like Tyler Reks, Vladimir Kozlov, R-Truth, and The Great Khali enter one by one only to get thrown out immediately.

What's frustrating is that the faces have no brains. Why rush the ring and fight 4 on 1 when you can wait for more help? The Great Khali eliminated Husky Harris though and took control until Mason Ryan entered next and got rid of Khali.

Booker T made a "surprise" appearance at #21 and got a HUGE pop. He got his Spin-a-Roonie in which was nice to see. Unfortunately for him though, he got thrown out immediately.

After all the waiting, Super Cena finally entered at #22 and low and behold, he eliminates Mason Ryan, David Otunga, and Michael McGillicutty in 5 seconds.

Hornswoggle took up a mystery entrant spot at #23 (REALLY?!) and this is where the Rumble match went downhill. Punk gets eliminated and then we have Cena and Hornswoggle make a mockery of the Rumble. After the heels dominated for so long, they needed the kids to be happy.

Tyson Kidd, Heath Slater, and Jack Swagger were unfortunate victims of this as Hornswoggle beat them up with Cena and Kofi Kingston's help. :facepalm:

The Rumble match finally went back to normal when King Sheamus entered at #28. Followed by Rey Mysterio, Wade Barrett, and Dolph Ziggler. Big Daddy Cool Diesel was the surprise entrant at #32. The Boston crowd was behind him all the way but he didn't do anything.. lol

A-Ri came out at #34 and The Miz joined the commentary booth. Somewhere in the match, A-Ri got eliminated by Super Cena but The Miz stayed on commentary.

Big Show came out at #35 and eliminated Ziggler and McIntyre, only to get eliminated by Big Zeke who came out at #36. Santino came out at #37 and boy was he hilarious. He got so intimidated by Big Zeke that he turns around and got hit with the Brogue Kick from Sheamus. The kick knocked Santino out of the ring (through the bottom ropes, so he wasn't eliminated).

Alberto Del Rio came out at #38 and took his time getting to the ring. Extremely smart guy huh? He took so long that Orton came out at #39 and Orton threw him in the ring.

Finally, Kane came out at #40 but unfortunately he didn't do much. He got rid of Big Zeke but freaking Rey Mysterio of all people threw him out.

The "final four" was Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett, Randy Orton, and John Cena. Alex Riley came back to the ring and distracted Cena long enough for The Miz to throw Cena out. I totally marked out for this and was excited that Cena isn't going to win the Rumble. :dancingtomato:

Cena was livid and said "The Miz is done" to Michael Cole. Orton eliminated Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio eliminated Randy Orton.

Alberto was celebrating thinking he won the Rumble but Santino came back in the ring. Santino hit a very emotional Cobra and probably fooled a lot of people into thinking he'll actually win the match. He grabbed Alberto and before he could throw him out, Alberto Del Rio reversed it and threw Santino out to win the Royal Rumble!!!

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio wins the Royal Rumble.

I'm very shocked that they are giving Alberto Del Rio a title shot at Wrestlemania. He'll definitely feud with Edge going forward. The Miz threw out Cena which means Cena will be fighting for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania.

So after seeing the Rumble, I look back and realized why CM Punk and the New Nexus attacked Orton in his title match earlier in the PPV, it's just to set up Punk and Orton.

Overall, a solid PPV. I had a great time.

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Here's how I think the Wrestlemania card is going to look...

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (C) vs Alberto Del Rio
WWE Championship Match: The Miz (C) vs John Cena
Wade Barrett vs Undertaker
CM Punk vs Randy Orton
New Nexus vs The Corre
Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Add in a Tag Title and Divas Title match and you got yourself a PPV.

Conglaturation
January 31st, 2011, 12:22 PM
Big Daddy Cool!

Dawdler
January 31st, 2011, 05:28 PM
great job as always TooCool, I didn't get why Skanky Skanky came out to interfere in the Ziggler/Edge match, if anything it should have been Kaitlyn coming out and I :lol: that Skanky Skanky beat Vickie into a coma but she popped up like nothing after the bell rang, I'm sure there is going to be some fallout on Smackdown.

I was kind of like WTF??? when Nexus showed up and I liked that Punk helped beat Orton, I was thinking it was some sort of gun for hire thing as The Miz probably made a deal with Punk and Nexus.

I was hoping for Kong to and was surprised it was, then I thought that she was going to be the Jobber so the other three don't look bad and boy was I wrong and far as GM that would come out of left field because the GM has it out for Edge from previous encounters.

I really was down on the way the rumble played out but after further reflection, I guess the PPV wasn't that bad but that Cena and Hornswoggle jackassery really killed the rumble for me I know they did it for the kids and the rest of the Cena sheep but do that on a regular show not a PPV where people pay good money to see a wrestling show and not a saturday morning cartoon on a sunday night.

and I read that Riley wasn't supposed to go out of the rumble like he did, I wonder what the original ending of that was supposed to be

and as much as I've hated on Nash all through his TNA stint, I think having him back as Diesel and under VKM's thumb, will prevent a lot of the buffoonery from his TNA days and he knows this is his last run, so I'm sure he wants to go out like a pro.

I also liked how the Rumble added a lot of questions that will make this weeks shows fun to watch.

Looking forward to RAW tonight

Cross Traffic
January 31st, 2011, 09:19 PM
61 year old Jerry Lawler is in a title match at a PPV? Cole needs to take lessons on heel announcing from Jesse Ventura and Bobby Heenan. Even Heenan didn't mark for Ric Flair like Cole does for the Miz.

This sums up tonight's Raw perfectly:

YouTube - Statler and waldorf 1

Dawdler
January 31st, 2011, 09:44 PM
I'll save my comments till after the west coast showing, it had its hit and misses

HattrickTR
January 31st, 2011, 10:04 PM
This was my first show I've watched in a LONG time, and yes I know Cole is the heel, but my goodness he made the show almost unwatchable...

TooCool
February 1st, 2011, 09:37 AM
I was kind of like WTF??? when Nexus showed up and I liked that Punk helped beat Orton, I was thinking it was some sort of gun for hire thing as The Miz probably made a deal with Punk and Nexus.

That would have made more sense. Miz hiring the New Nexus to take out Orton and he returns the favor by eliminating Cena at the Rumble. Unfortunately, it turns out that The Miz didn't realize the New Nexus helped him... and when he threw out Cena, that's just his own feud. Ugh.


I guess the PPV wasn't that bad but that Cena and Hornswoggle jackassery really killed the rumble for me I know they did it for the kids and the rest of the Cena sheep but do that on a regular show not a PPV where people pay good money to see a wrestling show and not a saturday morning cartoon on a sunday night.

It seems like WWE was thinking, "If we're going to have the New Nexus dominate the 1st half of the Rumble... we're going to need to get the fans back in this with the Cena/Hornswoggle bit". It was stupid as hell though... oh well. =\


I read that Riley wasn't supposed to go out of the rumble like he did, I wonder what the original ending of that was supposed to be

I read that too. That makes sense as to why The Miz was still on commentary when A-Ri was already gone. I would assume the same scenario would play out. Riley on the apron, Cena tries to eliminate him, and The Miz throws them both out or something. Then they could credit Cena's elimination to A-Ri. Instead, Cena's elimination is credited to The Miz and the casual fan would scream "BS!".


This was my first show I've watched in a LONG time, and yes I know Cole is the heel, but my goodness he made the show almost unwatchable...

You'll get used to it. He's been like this for months now. I'm perfectly fine with that because The King has done a complete U-Turn himself.

Cole used to be a face and the King was a complete heel. Then Cole started rooting for The Miz only but remained a face and at the same time, King went face as well. With two face commentators, it got stale so Cole quickly went full heel.

If you get a chance, watch Smackdown. The commentary is genius there. Josh Mathews is 100% face, Michael Cole is 100% heel, Matt Striker is more 60% heel/40% face because he is great at giving credit where credit is due regardless if the wrestler is a face or a heel.

TooCool
February 1st, 2011, 10:51 AM
Monday Night RAW Review - 01/31/11

Like Dawdler mentioned... this was a hit and miss show. There were some good things (especially the 1st hour and end) and there were some bad things (the in-between).

Alberto Del Rio, The Miz w/Alex Riley, and Edge segment

I got home about 10 minutes late but I assume Alberto Del Rio was celebrating his Royal Rumble victory. I caught the end of this segment where Alberto Del Rio said he wants Edge at Wrestlemania. Edge then attacks Alberto Del Rio which led to Alberto giving him a guitar shot to the arm and then he applied the cross armbreaker finisher to end the segment.

If anything in the beginning was important, let me know! :)

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WWE Tag Team Champions) w/Tamina vs Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris

Pretty solid tag match. McGillicutty and Harris looked somewhat decent early in the match. I didn't understand why Kozlov tagged Santino in against Husky Harris. It immediately turned the tide of the match for the New Nexus. Why give yourself a mis-match?

I don't quite remember how the finish went. All I can remember is Santino giving Husky Harris the Cobra while McGillicutty was out.

Final Result: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov retain the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall.

After the match, Randy Orton stormed the ring and gave RKOs to McGillicutty and Husky Harris. McGillicutty rolled out of the ring while Husky Harris apparently died in the ring.

This segment was annoying. I understand Orton punting Harris and all that, but there was too much stalling. They were trying to build suspense but it took too long to make it believable. Basically, Orton teased a punt for like 2 minutes. CM Punk, Mason Ryan, and David Otunga came out to the entrance ramp and told Orton not to do it. This took another 2 minutes or so.

Punk said if Orton punted Harris, he would face serious repercussions. Orton thought about it for another minute before punting Harris. So someone explain to me why Harris never moved. Finishing moves in general is good enough to keep you down for the 3 count and nothing more. So why did Orton's RKO keep Husky down for 5+ minutes? I realize that Santino hit him with The Cobra before the RKO, but really?

That's what ruined the segment for me. Cobra, RKO, punt. Makes sense. But Cobra, RKO, wait 5+ minutes and then punt? Nope. Doesn't work for me. :facepalm:

Anyway, after the punt... The New Nexus stormed the ring and Orton ran away into the crowd.

Daniel Bryan (United States Champion) w/Gail Kim vs Tyson Kidd

Bella Twins were on commentary and they were talking like heels. This match sucked. Tyson Kidd jobbed hard only because they wanted a catfight yet again. Is this what Daniel Bryan is going to do from here on out? Separate Gail Kim from the Bellas over and over?

I guess I got my hopes up thinking the US Title would mean something again now that Daniel Bryan is the champ. This is the best time to showcase some wrestling with your mid-card guys. But instead, we have the champ in a love-square with divas and nothing happening in the ring.

Final Result: Daniel Bryan by submission.

The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs Edge (World Heavyweight Champion)

Not sure why they're having this match again. No good can come out of a Champion vs Champion match because you're going to make one champ look bad. This match was alright.. nothing special to be honest.

The finish came when Cena distracted The Miz from a luxury box. He had a microphone and got the crowd to chant "Miz is awful". The Miz was distracted long enough for Edge to hit the Spear to win the match.

Final Result: Edge wins by pinfall.

After the match, Michael Cole checked on The Miz and told A-Ri to do something about Cena. Alex Riley said, "he's all the way up there." :der:

LayCool vs Natalya & Eve (Divas Champion)

Someone explain to me why Natalya was smiling and being all buddy-buddy with Eve (the woman she lost the Divas title to)?!

It was a standard Divas match (meaning it was short). The finish was pretty awesome though. Layla using a move on the turnbuckle called the "Face Lift". It almost looked like a stunner. I hope that's her new finishing move because it was awesome.

I guess that because Divas matches has to be short, it probably explained why Natalya didn't bother coming in the ring to break up a pinfall.

Final Result: LayCool wins by pinfall.

Mark Henry & The Great Khali w/Ranjin Singh vs The Usos

I hope RAW lost a lot of viewers with this segment because it was STUPID. Before the match started, the RAW GM made it a dance off because the GM said The Usos woulddn't stand a chance in a regular match.

So dance they did... both teams were dumb as hell with their dances. The crowd popped regardless because they're idiots. I guess that made Mark Henry and The Great Khali "winners". After the dance-off, The Usos attacked Henry and Khali... only to get destroyed. Khali pulled a huge :facepalm: & :lol: moment though when he went for the pinfall thinking it's a match.

Final Result: Mark Henry & The Great Khali "wins" the dance-off.

RAW Rumble Match: John Morrison vs King Sheamus vs John Cena vs CM Punk vs R-Truth vs Jerry Lawler vs Randy Orton

7 Man Rumble. Winner faces The Miz at the Elimination Chamber PPV for the WWE Title. All 6 losers are in the #1 Contender Elimination Chamber match. Painfully obvious who will win, no? If looking at the participants in this match wasn't telling enough, all night long Michael Cole kept talking about how The King has zero chance of winning.

Orton eliminated Punk and then R-Truth eliminated Orton. I forgot who got rid of R-Truth but it doesn't really matter. The final 4 was Cena, King Sheamus, John Morrison, and Jerry Lawler.

Morrison did a ton of unique moves to stay in the Rumble. While it was cool, they really should have him do those moves last night in the actual Royal Rumble. Instead, all Morrison has to show for is his crazy spiderman thing but he was eliminated pretty early.

King Sheamus eventually got rid of him. Jerry Lawler then tried to eliminate Cena and was successful when King Sheamus shoved Lawler onto Cena while he was on the apron. Jerry stuck close to the ropes and King Sheamus took a run at him, only for Cena to help Lawler pull him over the ropes and onto the floor... making Jerry the winner.

Final Result: Jerry Lawler wins the RAW Rumble.

I seriously wonder who didn't expect Jerry to win this match. It works out pretty well though. Jerry has been a "thorn" on The Miz's side ever since he became the WWE Champion. You might as well have The Miz shut him up for good at the Elimination Chamber PPV.

Also, based on the stipulation... Jerry Lawler being in the Elimination Chamber match would be terrible. You might as well have 6 strong competitors fight to become the #1 Contender (which Super Cena will easily win by the way) and have Jerry vs The Miz on the side (even if it's a title match).

Don't forget that earlier in the show, Jerry Lawler talked about how he never had a match at Wrestlemania. I can see Michael Cole costing Jerry Lawler the title yet again so they can have a Wrestlemania match of their own. Keep in mind that Michael Cole is already training to "take bumps" right now.

So at Wrestlemania, we can see Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole or Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole & Alex Riley. Just something so Lawler can have his "Wrestlemania moment". I'm sure people wouldn't mind having Jim Ross back on commentary for Wrestlemania either. ;)

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That's it for RAW. Very hit and miss. It wasn't a good show but it wasn't completely terrible either.

Oh yeah, they also aired a "teaser" with someone in a trench coat and walking in boots with lightning in the background followed by a 2-21-11 date. The two big guesses are Undertaker and Sting. Neither of them really make sense because:

#1 - Undertaker doesn't need a teaser promo to return. Besides, he is on Smackdown. 2-21 is RAW. Then again, the brand extension is a joke so this could easily happen.

#2 - Sting in WWE would be amazing but extremely unlikely. For years, he has rejected contract offers from Vince. Why would he come to the WWE to set up a match with Taker, only to lose at Wrestlemania? It doesn't add up at all.

Dexter
February 1st, 2011, 06:30 PM
It's official: WCW and TNA superstar Sting signs with WWE - National WWE | Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/wwe-in-national/it-s-official-wcw-and-tna-superstar-sting-signs-with-wwe)

Dawdler
February 1st, 2011, 07:35 PM
There are some similarites between the two videos

YouTube - WWE RAW VIGNETTE (2-21-2011?)

YouTube - Starrcade '97 Promo

Crapgame13
February 3rd, 2011, 11:27 AM
61 year old Jerry Lawler is in a title match at a PPV? Cole needs to take lessons on heel announcing from Jesse Ventura and Bobby Heenan. Even Heenan didn't mark for Ric Flair like Cole does for the Miz.

2 things:

1) Cole has an almost impossible role -- He is a heel play by play guy. This is pretty much unheard of, as the pbp guy is supposed to be the "straight" man, the color guy should be a heel and when the heel does something heelish, the pbp guy becomes the voice of the fans.

2) If you don't think Heenan didn't mark for Flair as hard, re-watch Royal Rumble 92.

Dexter
February 4th, 2011, 02:15 PM
YouTube - Illegal Wrestling Move HYPNOSIS RARE MUST SEE!!!

Best move ever.

TooCool
February 7th, 2011, 02:47 PM
Cole has an almost impossible role -- He is a heel play by play guy. This is pretty much unheard of, as the pbp guy is supposed to be the "straight" man, the color guy should be a heel and when the heel does something heelish, the pbp guy becomes the voice of the fans.

That's why I really enjoy listening to Michael Cole right now. He's in unfamiliar territory and it's fresh.

King Henrik
February 7th, 2011, 04:03 PM
I know this is irrelevant to the thread but does anyone here watch TNA?

Dawdler
February 7th, 2011, 10:06 PM
I watch TNA from time to time, heck I watch a lot of wrestling and a lot of different promotions.

I'm just not a fan of Hogan, Bischoff, Dixie, Russo or the Hardy's I am a fan of AJ Styles, MCMG, Young Bucks, Samoa Joe to name a few.

I am curious to see how this new stable that AJ is leading will turn out.

TooCool
February 8th, 2011, 09:27 AM
I know this is irrelevant to the thread but does anyone here watch TNA?


I watch TNA from time to time, heck I watch a lot of wrestling and a lot of different promotions.

I'm just not a fan of Hogan, Bischoff, Dixie, Russo or the Hardy's I am a fan of AJ Styles, MCMG, Young Bucks, Samoa Joe to name a few.

I am curious to see how this new stable that AJ is leading will turn out.

I don't watch TNA. I used to but it's pretty ridiculous in terms of quality for me. The wrestling can be nice but I think they "over use" a lot of the moves.

WWE Wrestling is pretty standard in my book and if you pull off 2-3 amazing moves in a PPV match, it makes the match look great. Trying to watch TNA, they do these amazing moves almost every grapple and it seems extremely forced, which can make a finish look weak.

I dunno, that's just me though. *shrug*

TooCool
February 8th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 02/04/11

This show was pretty average. We got Booker T on the announce team replacing Matt Striker. I personally don't really like the change but hopefully Booker T will get better as time passes on.

Booker T joins announce team segment

"Can you dig it, sucka?!" Booker T's music hits and out he comes to start Smackdown. He gets in the ring and treats fans to a Spin-a-Roonie before going to the announce table.

I was really disappointed with this change because I really enjoyed Matt Striker's commentary. Like I mentioned before.. Cole is 100% heel, Mathews is 100% face, and Striker was 60% heel/40% face. It was a good balance.

Booker T was 100% face... Didn't really like that. We don't need two people arguing with Cole all the time do we?

Vickie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler, Kelly Kelly, LayCool, and Edge segment

Vickie is the Acting General Manager now since Teddy is "dead" or whatever. She announced a bunch of Elimination Chamber qualifying matches for the show.

But first, she had some business to handle. She called out Kelly Kelly to explain her actions at the Rumble where she attacked Vickie for no reason. Kelly Kelly came out and was pretty decent on the mic. Apparently she's pissed that Vickie is power hungry and that Vickie picks on her backstage.

Ziggler gets in Kelly Kelly's face but got slapped. LayCool ran down to attack her but Edge made the save.

Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WWE Tag Team Champions) w/Tamina vs Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater

Again, I have to complain here... WWE once again puts the Tag Champs in a match against potential #1 contenders. Stop that!

Gabriel and Slater made short work on Kozlov as they won with the 450 splash.

Final Result: Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater by pinfall.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre vs Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion)

Pretty solid match. It reminded me of their feud for the IC belt and these two work well together. It was a back and forth match but the finish came when Kofi Kingston got the upper hand. He was about to hit the Trouble in Paradise but Alberto Del Rio showed up on the titantron and distracted Kofi.

Kofi turned around and Drew McIntyre took him down and then finished him off with the Future Shock DDT to qualify for the Elimination Chamber! Good one Drew!

Final Result: Drew McIntyre by pinfall.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio vs Jack Swagger

Poor Swagger. He can't stop jobbing to Rey. :facepalm:

I liked that they allowed Swagger to dominate most of the match but he always end up looking foolish because the "ultimate underdog" always finds a way to win.

Rey defeated Swagger with a spinning DDT and a kick to the head.

Final Result: Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall.

Alberto Del Rio's Royal Rumble Celebration segment

Hornswoggle and Rosa Mendes came out first. Alberto Del Rio then made his grand entrance. He had a Wrestlemania pinata hung above the ring. He invited Hornswoggle to this celebration because he wanted him to swing at it.

Hornwoggle was blindfolded and he couldn't hit the pinata because it was too high up. He swung and hit Alberto right in the balls though. Ouch. Alberto got pissed and kicked Hornswoggle's head in and it was great!!! :dancingtomato:

Kofi Kingston then made the save but Alberto retreated. What was hilarious was that Booker T said Alberto should "man up" and face Kofi. Well, Alberto did just that. He ran back in the ring while Ricardo Rodriguez distracted Kofi and attacked him. :lol:

Alberto Del Rio finished the segment by giving Kofi the Cross Armbreaker submission. Michael Cole was even saying, "You wanted him to come back Booker!"

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Chavo Guerrero vs Kane

Chavo Guerrero, the most mis-used wrestler in the WWE. Squash match here. Chavo got in like 2 moves before Kane gave him a chokeslam.

Final Result: Kane by pinfall.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Wade Barrett w/The Corre vs Big Show

Big Show got in some offense early on but The Corre went to work by distracting the ref. Big Zeke gave Big Show a huge clothesline and Barrett went for the pin but Show kicked out! Wade Barrett then picked up Big Show and gave him a DDT and won the match. After the match, The Corre attacked Big Show some more and it ended with Big Zeke giving him a bodyslam.

Show vs Jackson at the Elimination Chamber most likely.

Final Result: Wade Barrett by pinfall.

So there you have it. Your six competitors for the World Heavyweight Title inside the Elimination Chamber. Edge (C) vs Dolph Ziggler vs Drew McIntyre vs Kane vs Wade Barrett vs Rey Mysterio. 3 faces and 3 heels.

3 on 2 Mixed Tag Handicapped World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) & Kelly Kelly vs Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero & LayCool

If Kelly Kelly loses the match, Edge loses his world title. They shoved this down our faces which means Kelly Kelly will win. Before the match started, Vickie once again banned Edge's Spear. If Edge uses the spear, then he loses the World Title also.

Vickie is really abusing her power isn't she? :bananallama:

Edge started the match against Dolph and took control easily. Dolph eventually made the tag which meant Kelly Kelly had to tag in. They played up the whole, "Edge can't do anything now" scenario.

LayCool pretty much dominated Kelly Kelly but Kelly did get in some offense. The finish came when Edge and Ziggler fought on the outside. Kelly Kelly managed to fend off Michelle and then she gave Layla... the Spear!

Kelly Kelly goes for the cover and retains the World Heavyweight Championship for Edge.

Final Result: Edge & Kelly Kelly retain the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

Vickie was really pissed off at thie point so she grabbed a mic, got in the ring and fired Kelly Kelly. Then Kelly Kelly bursted into tears out of nowhere and slowly walked backstage while Vickie screamed at her to get out of the arena.

Edge just looked on and then Ziggler gave him a Zig Zag. Vickie Guerrero then said that next week on Smackdown, Ziggler will face Edge 1 on 1 for the World Title yet again. This time, she'll be the special guest referee.

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Not sure where they're going with the Kelly Kelly angle. She's actually interesting to watch (and not just to look at) for once. She had zero interactions with Drew McIntyre but you can bet that she's aggressive because of him.

I can see Teddy Long eventually re-hiring Kelly Kelly when he returns. Either that or maybe Drew McIntyre can ask Vickie to re-hire Kelly Kelly. Vickie can say no, and then McIntyre can turn face by attacking Ziggler on during his title match because Vickie wouldn't re-hire Kelly.

King Henrik
February 8th, 2011, 10:47 AM
I watch TNA from time to time, heck I watch a lot of wrestling and a lot of different promotions.

I'm just not a fan of Hogan, Bischoff, Dixie, Russo or the Hardy's I am a fan of AJ Styles, MCMG, Young Bucks, Samoa Joe to name a few.

I am curious to see how this new stable that AJ is leading will turn out.

Im a huge Styles and Christopher Daniels fan and I just love watching young talent work with no restrictions when it comes to move-sets, AJ's stable isn't new they been around for the majority of 2010 but them changing to face is new, it will be very interesting where they will go with this.

King Henrik
February 8th, 2011, 10:50 AM
I don't watch TNA. I used to but it's pretty ridiculous in terms of quality for me. The wrestling can be nice but I think they "over use" a lot of the moves.

WWE Wrestling is pretty standard in my book and if you pull off 2-3 amazing moves in a PPV match, it makes the match look great. Trying to watch TNA, they do these amazing moves almost every grapple and it seems extremely forced, which can make a finish look weak.

I dunno, that's just me though. *shrug*

Very true, but since TNA is a 8-year company they had to pretty much pull off these unbeilevable moves after unbeilevable moves to get exposure and keep the viewers interest I guess. Lately its been how you said where they will do a few cool moves and call it a day unless its the X-Division or sometimes the tag-division depends whos working the match.

Crapgame13
February 10th, 2011, 05:15 AM
I watch TNA because I'm a workrate nerd and love Flair.

But with the addition of Hogan and Bischoff, in addition to Russo it's made the "sports entertainment lite" angles worse.

That and the whole company is wrapped around getting Jeff Jarrett over as a main eventer.

With the Sting to WM rumors, I loved this highly illegal copyright infringement

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/gilee7/sting.jpg

Crapgame13
February 14th, 2011, 09:24 AM
the PPV. For TNA it was decent, but shows in the Impact Zone feel like Impacts

TooCool
February 14th, 2011, 09:34 AM
With the Sting to WM rumors, I loved this highly illegal copyright infringement

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/gilee7/sting.jpg

Awesome!


the PPV. For TNA it was decent, but shows in the Impact Zone feel like Impacts

I agree. That's probably one more reason as to why TNA is not working for me. Too many shows in the Impact Zone. It really takes away a "PPV feel" when it's held in the same venue over and over.

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Smackdown review coming up... I'm not going to waste my time with the review of RAW from last week. That show was terrible. The only thing worth mentioning from RAW was...

- R-Truth telling "Green Bay" What's up only to get booed big time. :lol:

TooCool
February 14th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I'm pissed at myself for not going to RAW in Anaheim tonight. The most electrifying man in sports entertainment has come back.

Doug Fresh
February 14th, 2011, 10:15 PM
I'm pissed at myself for not going to RAW in Anaheim tonight. The most electrifying man in sports entertainment has come back.

I got home just in time to catch the last 20 minutes of RAW.

Sooooo glad I did!

Watti
February 14th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Best episode of Raw in a long time. :good:

Dexter
February 15th, 2011, 12:34 AM
"Now sit your ass down, you look like a drunk hobbit"

God I missed his interactions with Michael Cole.

Cross Traffic
February 15th, 2011, 08:36 AM
About time that someone told that hobbit to STFU. The remark about Cena coming out of Barney the dinosaur's anus was Rock circa 1999, funny stuff.

TooCool
February 15th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 02/11/11

Pretty entertaining Smackdown. Booker T was a little better on commentary but I still miss Matt Striker.

Alberto Del Rio vs Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion)

Great match to start Smackdown. I hope they add this match to the Elimination Chamber PPV or something. Maybe have Alberto win the IC Belt going into Wrestlemania or something. I'm liking the chemistry between these two men in the ring.

Alberto Del Rio won with the cross armbreaker submission.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio by submission.

Vladimir Kozlov w/Santino Marella vs Justin Gabriel w/The Corre

Gabriel held his own for awhile here. Kozlov got in some offensive moves but didn't do much. Heath Slater tried to distract the ref here and got hit with a Cobra. Justin Gabriel took out Santino and then proceeded to defeat Kozlov with the sternum crushing 450 splash.

Final Result: Justin Gabriel by pinfall.

After the match, Wade Barrett gave Santino the Wasteland finisher and Big Zeke attacked Kozlov. The Corre posed and that was the end of that segment.

Drew McIntyre vs Chris Masters

Drew McIntyre dedicated the match to Kelly Kelly. He also said he blames Edge for getting her fired. This match was pretty awesome. There was one spot where Masters and McIntyre got a lot of air and the impact looked beautiful.

The finish came when Masters went for the Masterlock but McIntyre reversed it into the Future Shock DDT. Great stuff.

Final Result: Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall.

Wade Barrett vs Rey Mysterio

Pretty good match here as well. Wade Barrett came out alone and fought hard. He really took it to Rey and at the same time, Rey got in his fair share of offense.

The finish came when Justin Gabriel ran to the ring from backstage. Barrett took advantage of the slight distraction and gave Mysterio the Wasteland to win the match.

Final Result: Wade Barrett wins by pinfall.

After the match, The Corre surrounded Rey Mysterio, ready to destroy him some more but Big Show came out. Big Show manhandled Barrett, Slater, Gabriel, but Ezekiel Jackson took him out yet again.

Big Zeke then delivered a beautiful suplex on the Big Show. Yes that's right. A suplex! Not a bodyslam.

JTG vs Kane

Squash match. Booker T was hilarious as he was trying to hype up JTG. He said something like, "JTG will bring it here!" Michael Cole replied with, "Are you freaking kidding me Booker?" Josh Matthews even had to agree with Cole thinking Booker is ridiculous.

Kane won easily with a chokeslam.

Final Result: Kane by pinfall.

Eve vs Layla w/Michelle McCool

There was a backstage segment before this match where LayCool teased breaking up. Michelle was mad at Layla for losing to Eve at the Rumble. Vickie Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler showed up and was pissed at Layla for losing the World Heavyweight Title to Kelly Kelly.

This match was average. Typical short divas match really. Before the match started, Layla asked Michelle if she had her back. Michelle hesistated before saying yes.

Layla got in some offense here but Eve eventually won by reversing a move Layla did into a pinfall. After the match, Michelle looked pissed at Layla and didn't really come to check on her.

Final Result: Eve by pinfall.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Dolph Ziggler. Special Guest Referee Vickie Guerrero

The Spear is banned once again here. The match was... stupid. Smackdown was in Green Bay so they had a bunch of Packers show up in attendance.

Ziggler got in most of the offense early on and it was really funny to see Vickie counting the pinfalls extremely fast. Edge eventually fought back and pinned Dolph. Vickie counted normally for him, 1, 2, and then Vickie put Dolph's foot on the rope. :lol:

Edge continued to beat down Ziggler when Vickie Guerrero... went for a spear on Edge. :facepalm: Edge didn't budge from the spear and Vickie ended up "twisting" her ankle and rolled out of the ring. Edge then speared Dolph not once but twice with Vickie watching from ringside! :sh0ck:

But since the "doctor" was checking on Vickie, Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews came out in a ref shirt and ran to the ring to count the pinfall victory for no reason. :facepalm:

Cheap way to end Smackdown just to cater to the Super Bowl Champs and hometown crowd.

Final Result: Edge retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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Over the weekend, I believe on Ziggler's twitter page, he added fuel to the story by calling himself the World Heavyweight Champion. Interesting.

RAW review coming up... and it was epic.

TooCool
February 15th, 2011, 10:58 AM
Monday Night RAW Review - 02/14/11

Some matches were good... some segments were terrible... but the "main event" more than made up for it! :bananallama:

John Cena vs CM Punk

Cena kicks off RAW to a huge ovation. He starts talking about how it's Valentine's Day... and joked about how people in Anaheim are spending it at a wrestling event. :lol: He goes on for like 5+ minutes, I forgot what he said but it wasn't important. He was just trying to be funny.

The RAW GM didn't allow Nexus to interfere in this match. If they do, CM Punk is out of the Elimination Chamber match. If other Chamber participants interfere, they're out too. How is this fair? It just means that Cena can do *ANYTHING* and not get kicked out of the Elimination Chamber match.

The match was okay. Punk said he was 2-0 against Cena so far. It was pretty back and forth but Cena got in more of the offense. The finish came when Punk got thrown outside the ring. A Nexus member was underneath the ring and gave Punk a steel chair.

Punk threw the steel chair in the ring and then a Nexus member gave Punk a wrench. While the ref was busy picking up the chair and throwing it away, Cena got hit with the wrench. Punk then gave Cena the GTS and won the match.

Final Result: CM Punk by pinfall.

Glad to see Cena lose by pinfall for once and not because he DQed himself when he was getting out wrestled (like last week). What sucks for Punk is that they kept mentioning how he's 3-0 against Cena. So I guess that means at the Elimination Chamber, Punk is getting eliminated by Cena. :nutkick:

Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Vickie Guerrero, and Dolph Ziggler segment

I think it's safe to say that the brand extension is pretty much ignored from here on out. They're using Smackdown guys on RAW to promote Smackdown now.

Anyway, Alberto talked about how it'll be his destiny to win the World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania. Edge came out and pretty much just attacked Alberto Del Rio. Ricardo Rodriguez tried to help but he took a nasty bump on the apron.

Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler then came out and she announced two things. She talked about Edge using the spear on Smackdown... which means that he is stripped of the title. So apparently on Smackdown, Dolph Ziggler will be crowned the new World Heavyweight Champion. Vickie also said that Edge will be fired soon because there is evidence of Edge taking out Teddy Long. Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, and Vickie Guerrero all laughed to end the segment.

I personally hope Dolph doesn't get "crowned" as the new champ on Smackdown. What's the point of having him have a 2-day title reign before losing at the Elimination Chamber? I think Edge will just be stripped of the title and it'll be up for grabs at the PPV.

Lumberjill Divas Championship Match: Eve (Divas Champion) vs Natalya

Terrible match. :facepalm: Natalya eventually threw Eve outside the ring and the Lumberjills attacked Eve. Natalya jumped off the apron onto a couple of Divas to which the cameras caught them saying, "Are you okay? I'm okay, are you okay?" That's... not good. :lol:

Natalya then pinned Eve's shoulder on the mat but Eve reversed it or something and Natalya didn't bother to kick out. Terrible match with a terrible finish.

Final Result: Eve retains the Divas Championship by pinfall.

After the match, the Bellas attacked Eve backstage. Natalya and Gail Kim made the save and the refs broke up the "fight".

Mark Henry vs ???

Apparently Mark Henry was coming out for a match but King Sheamus attacked him. King Sheamus gave him not one but two Brogue Kicks and that was it.

The Miz (WWE Champion) vs Daniel Bryan (United States Champion). Alex Riley on commentary

Match of the night here. The Miz and Daniel Bryan put on a hell of match. The Miz made Daniel Bryan look good yet again. Daniel Bryan had a huge missile dropkick off the top rope that looked amazing.

The Miz had a new move where he gave Daniel Bryan a neckbreaker on the apron and onto the outside. The move looked extremely dangerous so I don't think The Miz will be using that on a regular basis.

The Miz eventually won with the Skull Crushing Finale.

Final Result: The Miz wins by pinfall.

After the match, The Miz got on the mic and talked about Jerry Lawler. The Miz chose his words very carefully since Jerry Lawler wasn't there. In case you didn't hear, Jerry's mother died on Sunday. The Miz was very respectful and just said he hopes Jerry doesn't use his mother's death as an excuse when he loses on Sunday.

I give WWE huge props for being respectful. If it was TNA, they would probably use a real life death to put it in a storyline feud.

John Morrison & R-Truth vs Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga w/Mason Ryan

Not sure if they were short on time or what. It was suppose to be Morrison vs Truth in a 1 on 1 match. But the GM made it a tag match during a commercial break.

I noticed they didn't give Truth a mic this week ;) I guess it's so he can't say, "Los Angeles! What's up?!"

Morrison was different this week. He was PISSED at the New Nexus. They played off the tag match as a chance for revenge since the New Nexus attacked all the Elimination Chamber participants last week.

The new found aggression from John Morrison was nice. No need for flashy crap like the Starship Pain. All the did was the kick to McGillicutty's head.

Final Result: John Morrison and R-Truth by pinfall.

After the match, Mason Ryan came in only to get pushed out of the ring. Really? A push? :facepalm:

The Great Khali Kiss Cam: Hosted by Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter from Modern Family is in the ring plugging her movie with HHH in The Chaperone. She did a fairly decent job on the mic, better than most guest hosts in the past. What I found unnecessary was the constant "Woo!" she did on the mic. Cole even said, "She has a microphone, why is she yelling?"

This segment was extremely dumb. It was basically... a kiss cam with crowd members and wrestlers backstage.

They showed Santino and Tamina kissing, Dolph and Vickie kissing, Maryse not kissing Ted DiBiase but she kissed Yoshi Tatsu instead! William Regal and Zack Ryder were talking backstage and Regal gave Ryder a kiss on the cheek... What the f*** Regal.

Hornswoggle then stook behind Ariel Winter with a box of chocolate. Ariel sees this on the titantron, took forever to turn around. She accepted the box of chocolates and kissed Hornswoggle on the cheek. Cue the "To catch a predator" music folks. :dancingtomato:

Dumb segment but I guess they *had* to do it. You got a movie plug in and it's Valentine's Day.

Randy Orton vs King Sheamus

This match was average. Don't know if you guys noticed but ever since Sheamus became King Sheamus... he hasn't won many matches. :facepalm: This one was no different. It was back and forth for awhile and Sheamus even took control. But it ended when Orton hit the RKO out of nowhere.

Final Result: Randy Orton wins by pinfall.

The Rock segment

Amazing segment. I had goosebumps watching this. I can't help but imagine if I was there in person. I'm telling ya, I'm still kicking myself this morning for not going to RAW. I have not seen The Rock in person and I missed the chance again. The crowd was insane! That's why I wanted to be there in person. I've never seen a crowd pop that crazy live. Oh well.. someday!

My recap won't do this segment any justice. You need to watch it yourself if you haven't already.

YouTube - WWE Raw 2/14/11 The Rock Returns Part 1/2

YouTube - WWE Raw 2/14/11 The Rock Returns Part 2/2

Think about this real quick. The Rock, gone for 7 years... comes back for a 20+ minute promo and immediately... and I mean IMMEDIATELY got the crowd to turn on John Cena.

Well, this kid needs to be taught a lesson though.

http://a.yfrog.com/img612/5906/hxqwu.jpg

When The Rock was insulting Cena, he booed The Rock. :lol: Then again, he doesn't know who the hell The Rock is.

I can see The Rock being a special referee for The Miz vs John Cena at Wrestlemania. Would love to see The Rock feud with Cena though... but he has said he doesn't want to wrestle again. So please give him The People's Elbow and Rock Bottom at least. ;)

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Huge Elimination Chamber PPV coming up. Can't wait! Plus next week's RAW will be the return of The Undertaker and Cena's response to The Rock.

TooCool
February 16th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Felt like updating this. Let's see where they stand...


(As of 2/16/11)

WWE RAW & Smackdown Standings

Superstars

Alberto Del Rio 7-2
Alex Riley 0-1
Big Show 2-2
Chavo Guerrero 0-1
Chris Masters 0-1
CM Punk 3-2
Cody Rhodes 0-3
Daniel Bryan 3-3
Darren Young 0-1
David Hart Smith 0-1
David Otunga 0-1
Dolph Ziggler 1-5
Drew McIntyre 4-3
Edge 6-1
Heath Slater 1-1
Husky Harris 1-1
Jack Swagger 1-3
Jerry "The King" Lawler 3-0
Jey Uso 1-1
Jimmy Uso 1-1
John Cena 0-4
John Morrison 4-3
JTG 0-2
Justin Gabriel 3-0
Kane 2-2
Kofi Kingston 4-3
Mark Henry 2-1
Mason Ryan 0-1
Michael McGillicutty 1-3
Primo 0-1
Randy Orton 5-1
Rey Mysterio 4-2
R-Truth 3-5
Santino Marella 2-4
Sheamus 1-5
Ted DiBiase 1-3
The Miz 2-5
Trent Barreta 1-1
Tyson Kidd 0-4
Vladimir Kozlov 2-4
Wade Barrett 2-3
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 0-1
Zack Ryder 0-1

Divas

Alicia Fox 1-1
Beth Phoenix 2-0
Brie Bella 1-1
Eve 3-1
Kaitlyn 0-1
Kelly Kelly 1-1
Layla 2-3
Maryse 1-2
Melina 0-2
Michelle McCool 2-2
Natalya 3-2
Nikki Bella 0-1

WWE Superstars Standings

Superstars

Chavo Guerrero 0-2
Chris Masters 3-0
Curt Hawkins 1-4
Daniel Bryan 0-1
Darren Young 1-1
David Hart Smith 2-2
Jack Swagger 1-0
Jey Uso 0-2
Jimmy Uso 0-2
JTG 2-2
Mark Henry 0-1
Primo 3-1
R-Truth 1-0
Ted DiBiase 1-0
The Great Khali 1-0
Trent Barreta 0-3
Tyler Reks 4-0
Tyson Kidd 1-2
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 4-1
Zack Ryder 2-3

Divas

Alicia Fox 0-2
Gail Kim 1-0
Melina 1-0
Natalya 1-0
Tamina 0-1

WWE PPV Standings

Superstars

Alberto Del Rio 1-0
Alex Riley 0-1
Big Show 0-1
Booker T 0-1
Chavo Guerrero 0-1
Chris Masters 0-1
CM Punk 0-1
Daniel Bryan 0-1
David Otunga 0-1
Diesel 0-1
Dolph Ziggler 0-2
Drew McIntyre 0-1
Edge 1-0
Ezekiel Jackson 0-1
Heath Slater 0-1
Hornswoggle 0-1
Husky Harris 0-1
Jack Swagger 0-1
John Cena 0-1
John Morrison 0-1
JTG 0-1
Justin Gabriel 0-1
Kane 0-1
Kofi Kingston 0-1
Mark Henry 0-1
Mason Ryan 0-1
Michael McGillicutty 0-1
Randy Orton 0-2
Rey Mysterio 0-1
R-Truth 0-1
Santino Marella 0-1
Sheamus 0-1
Ted DiBiase 0-1
The Great Khali 0-1
The Miz 1-0
Tyler Reks 0-1
Tyson Kidd 0-1
Vladimir Kozlov 0-1
Wade Barrett 0-1
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 0-1
Zack Ryder 0-1

Divas

Eve 1-0
Layla 0-1
Michelle McCool 0-1
Natalya 0-1

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Edge vs Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero as the ref on Smackdown (2-11-11) has no result. Probably because a football player came out as the ref when he had zero authority, making Edge's win "unofficial".

I'll add in the Royal Rumble "standings" in a bit.

Edit: Added Royal Rumble Standings.

TooCool
February 19th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 02/18/11

The 600th episode of Smackdown was a pretty darn good episode leading into the Elimination Chamber PPV. We had two title changes and feuds set towards Wrestlemania!

12-Man Tag Team Match: John Cena, Randy Orton, John Morrison, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio & Edge vs CM Punk, King Sheamus, Kane, Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre

Huge match to kick off the 600th episode of Smackdown. This was as standard as a match could get. Everyone worked this match for about 3-4 minutes each (which can make the match pretty long given the amount of superstars in the ring!)

Everyone got tagged in here and got a chance to show case a few moves. The finish came when the legal men were Edge and Dolph Ziggler. Everyone took turns coming in 1 by 1 and gave each other a finisher. The last ones remaining were... Edge and Dolph. Edge won with a Spear.

Final Result: John Cena, Randy Orton, John Morrison, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio & Edge by pinfall.

After the match, Rey Mysterio ran in the ring to celebrate with Edge but realized that he had to get out of the ring for the following segment...

Edge & Vickie Guerrero segment

Vickie reminded us that Edge is no longer the World Heavyweight Champion because of the illegal spear he used last week on Smackdown. Vickie said that she also has "proof" of Edge attacking Teddy Long which means he's FIRED!

With Edge fired, Vickie said the Championship Coronation with Dolph Ziggler later in the night will be peaceful. Bye Edge. =o

Eve (Divas Champion) & Beth Phoenix vs Maryse & Layla w/Michelle McCool

Typical Divas match yet again. Another 5 minute or less match. I don't remember if Beth Phoenix even tagged in or not..

Booker T made a goof by calling Michelle "Ms. Cool". Michael Cole yelled, "It's McCool, Book!" :lol:

The finish came when Michelle distracted the ref and Beth Phoenix. Eve stupidly got distracted too. When she turned around, both Layla and Maryse kicked her in the stomach and then Layla got the pinfall win.

Oh by the way, it looks like Michelle is injured too. She was wearing a cast on her leg. So I am guessing that the breakup of LayCool will have to go on hiatus until Michelle is healthy again.

Final Result: Layla & Maryse by pinfall.

The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion)

Interesting match here. The Miz, who is going to face Jerry Lawler at the PPV gets two matches with the mid-card champs this week. Daniel Bryan on RAW and Kofi Kingston on Smackdown.

This was an okay match, The Miz did a pretty good job selling Kofi's moves and vice versa. The finish was hilarious though. Alberto Del Rio came to ringside and just stood there innocently.

You know the scarf he wears to the ring? Well, he distracted Kofi Kingston by whipping the scarf on him as if it was a towel. Kofi got distracted enough to get hit with the Skull Crushing Finale.

Final Result: The Miz wins by pinfall.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater w/The Corre

This wasn't really much of a match. The Corre took advantage of Kozlov early, he got the hot tag to Santino. Then Santino did some of his moves and ended up hitting The Cobra on Justin Gabriel. As Santino went for the pin, Wade Barrett attacked him giving the tag champs a DQ win.

Final Result: Santino & Kozlov retain the Tag Team Championship by DQ.

After the match, The Corre was about to beat down Santino and Kozlov again but Big Show made a quick save. The Corre got thrown out of the ring while Ezekiel Jackson was still attacking Kozlov outside.

Big Zeke teased going in the ring but The Corre held him back telling Big Zeke to wait until he's ready. ;)

World Heavyweight Championship Coronation Ceremony for Dolph Ziggler

This surprised me here. They officially crowded Dolph Ziggler as the NEW World Heavyweight Champion! Sure, it will look good on his resume in the long run, but for his 1st world title win? This kind of sucks. People will always remember that he couldn't beat Edge. =\

As Ziggler received the World Title, he put it around his waist and then...

Teddy Long came out! Looking as healthy as ever I might add... he didn't sell any of the "injuries" he suffered. Teddy talked about how Vickie had the most to gain from this attack because she wants his job. Vickie, for some reason.. couldn't take the heat so she quickly admitted that Dolph Ziggler was the one who attacked him. Vickie said it was Dolph's idea all along and she just went with it.

Teddy wasn't surprised because he remembered Vickie and Dolph being one of the first ones to "check on him". With that said, Teddy Long re-hired Edge and made a World Title re-match immediately.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler (World Heavyweight Champion) w/Vickie Guerrero vs Edge

Short match here since they were running short on time. Let's just say... Ziggler didn't look good in this match at all. He got in a few moves but Edge pretty much blocked and countered them all.

The finish came when Edge speared Dolph and got the pinfall victory to become the World Champion for the 11th time in his career.

Final Result: Edge wins the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

Teddy Long came back out after the match. Vickie was screaming at Dolph for losing yet again. Teddy told Dolph that he forgot one thing... and that's to tell him that HE'S FIRED. :sh0ck:

This means that the Smackdown Elimination Chamber will have a mystery entrant!

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The Elimination Chamber PPV is pretty much set. I'm not really too excited about the PPV but I'm sure it'll be good.

Here's the card:

RAW Elimination Chamber #1 Contender Match: John Cena vs CM Punk vs Randy Orton vs King Sheamus vs John Morrison vs R-Truth

SmackDown Elimination Chamber World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (C) vs Rey Mysterio vs Wade Barrett vs Kane vs Drew McIntyre vs. ???

WWE Championship Match
Jerry Lawler vs The Miz (C)

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel vs Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov (C)

Non Title Match: Alberto Del Rio vs Kofi Kingston (C)

They could always throw in a Divas match if they need filler. Should be interesting.

TooCool
February 20th, 2011, 05:16 AM
WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Predictions

The Road to Wrestlemania needs to make a quick stop at the Elimination Chamber PPV! The card itself looks decent on paper, but I don't think we'll see drastic results as we head to Wrestlemania. Hopefully it'll be entertaining nonetheless.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17038626
Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Kane vs Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Drew McIntyre vs Rey Mysterio vs Wade Barrett vs ???

You might have noticed that Dolph Ziggler isn't in this match anymore. If you need catching up, read my Smackdown review on the above post.

We already know that Alberto Del Rio is the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title. Who is his opponent? Let's look at the realistic possibilities...

Kane: I highly doubt they'll have Kane fight Alberto Del Rio at Wrestlemania. That match just wouldn't sell. Kane is still booked as a heel but seems to get cheers regardless after his feud with Edge. I think they still need Kane available in case Undertaker isn't healthy enough to work a Singles Match at Wrestlemania.

Edge: Alberto Del Rio already challenged Edge after the Rumble. It's up to Edge to keep the belt and face him. Edge is the favorite to win this match. I can't see anyone else in this match who is as over as Edge.

Drew McIntyre: Ah... the Chosen One. I would mark out if he wins this but the odds of him winning this match is worse than Kane. WWE avoids having a heel vs heel match. To have it at Wrestlemania? No chance in hell.

Rey Mysterio: He would be a logical choice to face Alberto Del Rio also. I don't think he will though because they already finished their feud and Del Rio came out on top. Besides, right now... Rey Mysterio is going to feud with Un-Dashing Cody Rhodes since Rey broke his nose.

Wade Barrett: I'm a HUGE Wade Barrett fan and I'm personally pulling for him to win this match. I really don't know if he'll come close to winning this though. He was originally planned to be Undertaker's opponent at Wrestlemania, but now they're thinking about Undertaker vs HHH. So that would leave Wade Barrett in the dust. But like Drew McIntyre, I don't see a heel vs heel match unless they add him in and make the match a Triple Threat.

Mystery Entrant: No chance it's Undertaker since he'll be back on RAW the next night. There are two choices I can think of. It's either Cody Rhodes or Christian.

It would be freaking awesome if Christian can finally win the World Title. I can see him defeating Edge last to win the World Title from him. That way, you have Christian going to Wrestlemania as the champ against Alberto Del Rio (who "broke" his arm by the way), and you can have Edge invoke his rematch clause at Wrestlemania. So there's your Triple Threat Match :)

The other mystery entrant can be Cody Rhodes. While he won't win the World Title, he can eliminate Rey Mysterio and get a jump start on their feud.

I hope this will be a good match. I'm looking forward to it.

My Prediction: Edge retains the World Heavyweight Championship.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17038122
WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater

I think it's time to take the belts off of Santino and Kozlov. They're over enough to not need the Tag Belts. If they're going to do a New Nexus vs The Corre feud at Wrestlemania... I'd love to see the Tag Belts go on the line at the biggest stage of them all.

My Prediction: The Corre wins the WWE Tag Team Championship.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17032060
Non-Title Match: Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion) vs Alberto Del Rio

Not sure why they're having this match. Alberto Del Rio pretty much owned Kofi Kingston for the past few weeks on Smackdown including a win. I can't see Alberto Del Rio lose this cleanly, not when he's the #1 contender going into Wrestlemania. I don't really want to see Kofi Kingston buried either since he's the IC Champ, but what can you do?

If Kofi wins here, it'll be by DQ most likely. I expect Alberto Del Rio to win with the Cross Armbreaker submission.

My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio by submission.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16935652
WWE Championship Match: The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs Jerry Lawler

I still can't believe that Jerry Lawler has a freaking title match at a PPV. Thankfully, they have two Elimination Chamber Matches on the PPV so we can ignore this.

Jerry Lawler always talked trash about The Miz ever since he won the WWE Title. He came close to winning it on RAW a few months back in a TLC match before Michael Cole screw him over.

Going into this match... Jerry Lawler talked not having fought at Wrestlemania before and that he wants his Wrestlemania moment. The story for him (to sell to the fans) is that the only way for him to get his Wrestlemania moment is to be the WWE Champion. We all know that won't happen at all... and if it did, I think a lot of people would stop watching.

I can see The Miz being on his "game" early in the match and completely annihilate Jerry Lawler. Then we can see Jerry making a comeback and he even fights off Alex Riley until Michael Cole distracts Jerry once again.

The Miz will hit him with the Skull Crushing Finale to retain and that will set up Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole at Wrestlemania.

My Prediction: The Miz retains the WWE Championship.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/16936680
RAW Elimination Chamber Match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania: John Cena vs John Morrison vs R-Truth vs Randy Orton vs King Sheamus vs CM Punk

Funny when you think about it... all losers of the Royal Rumble and RAW Rumble and yet they have a chance to be #1 Contenders. What the f***?

It's so obvious who is going to win this match that I'm not looking forward to it at all. I'm just praying for a curveball here. Please Vince!

John Cena: He didn't win the Royal Rumble because of The Miz. Check. The Rock called out both The Miz and John Cena in his promo. Check. Yep. Cena is going to Wrestlemania.

John Morrison: This is the curveball I'm hoping for. Morrison vs Miz would be pretty epic considering their history. They had an amazing title match on the 1st RAW of the New Year. Then after that... Morrison took a backseat yet again. I think Morrison vs Miz could sell, but where does it leave Cena?

R-Truth: :facepalm: + :lol: They haven't given him a microphone ever since he confused Milwaukee with Green Bay. R-Truth vs Miz at Wrestlemania? I think Zack Ryder has a better chance of appearing on RAW within the next month.

Randy Orton: This would be a reasonable choice if we didn't have Orton vs Miz at TLC & Royal Rumble already. Orton will look strong, no doubt. But his feud is with CM Punk.

King Sheamus: Would be nice to see him win. As I mentioned on the RAW Review, this poor guy hasn't been winning ever since he won King of the Ring. Unfortunately, there's no way they'll do Miz vs King Sheamus at Wrestlemania either, so he's out of luck.

CM Punk: The best heel on RAW right next to The Miz. Which means there is no way they're facing each other at Wrestlemania either. His feud is set with Orton.... so that's why he won't win this.

My Prediction: John Cena wins the RAW Elimination Chamber.

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So there you have it. Those are my predictions. Enjoy the PPV!

Dawdler
February 20th, 2011, 02:28 PM
thanks for the recaps TooCool

Smackdown was good, I can't complain too much about the show, something I will say and you pointed out was Booker saying Ms. Cool, I didn't think it was a big gaffe maybe he coined Ms. Cool to play off her name McCool to show how smooth she was just a thought, and Cole yelling all the time really annoys the **** out of me, good heels don't need to yell to convey you're a heel.

I think thats why I was almost creaming my pants in laughter when The Rock belittled Cole on Monday and Cole looked legit pissed off like I'm a big deal here in the WWE you can't talk to me like that and Josh Matthews laughing so hard tells me a lot like Cole is not well liked by the roster.

I also hope that Ziggler isn't recognized as a champ because he held the belt for 10 seconds to further an angle and the WWE really dropped the ball with Teddy being assaulted a few weeks ago and he's back like oh yeah it was you who did it but I'm back now.

It seems like "creative" is clueless, its as if they start a story without an idea how to end it, like the Danielson/Bella Twins. I have a girlfriend and I felt sorry for you girls, pathetic and unrealistic, any warm blooded man would kill to have a shot at nailing twins and now the Teddy thing it just ended and three people in two weeks fired is overkill if it becomes a constant thing you lose the effectiveness when you really need it

thanks again TooCool

Dawdler
February 20th, 2011, 02:46 PM
nice job on the PPV preview.

I like your ideas for the mystery entrant, I do hope Ziggler is somehow involved it would suck if he's dropped from the title picture so soon. as for guesses I'd say either the Big Show who is now in alliance with Teddy or a surprise big guy Zeke.

winner: Edge


I agree with the tag stuff

winner: Corre

ADR vs Kofi I see Ziggler interfering because ADR is the next in line to face Edge and Ziggler wants the title maybe we'll see a ADR vs Ziggy vs Edge at Mania

winner: Kofi with outside interference by Ziggler

Miz vs Lawler same ole same ole Miz will win with outside help the corre will probably show up to help out the Miz

winner: Miz

RAW EC its Cena with the win I'll be shocked it its anybody else

winner: Cena

King Henrik
February 20th, 2011, 04:18 PM
Please I hope your right about Christian. I will mark out if that happens.

Matt Young
February 20th, 2011, 04:46 PM
I just watched Smackdown, and it was a really good show, but I'm not sure how to feel about the world title situation. I would have been fine with Ziggler getting a reign had they not been building to Edge/Del Rio at Mania, but the whole situation cheapened the title in my eyes. Ziggler is officially recognized as a former world champion, yet he never actually won the belt and lost it 12 minutes after it was awarded to him. Edge had another title reign end after 2 months, and assuming WWE does the smart thing and gives the belt to Alberto Del Rio at WMXXVII, that will be another month and a half long title run for Edge. I'm glad my guy Edge can say he's an 11-time world champ now, but the whole exchange could have been handled better.

As for Elimination Chamber, the card doesn't look so good on paper, but WWE has been delivering lately. I guess I'll toss out some predictions. The winners seem fairly obvious, but you never know.

Raw Chamber: John Cena
Smackdown Chamber: Edge
Alberto Del Rio over Kofi Kingston
The Corre over Santino and Kozlov to win the titles
The Miz over Jerry Lawler

Dawdler
February 20th, 2011, 07:18 PM
solid PPV so far and Christian is back!!!

Dawdler
February 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM
probably one of the better RAW's I've seem in a long time, I won't ruin it for anybody but I thought everything was well done and now we have a clearer picture of who's facing who at Mania

Dawdler
February 21st, 2011, 11:54 PM
while surfing around the net it seems a lot of people hated RAW and mentioned it was barely watchable, so I guess my opinion differs a lot from others.

I thought everything wasn't blasted at me like a Super Cena comeback I thought this show really laid the groundwork for Mania and sometimes a picture or in this case a staredown speaks louder then what could have been said oh well I guess I was in the mood for wrestling today and I really enjoyed the show.

King Henrik
February 22nd, 2011, 12:22 AM
Triple threat this ****, Del Rio, Edge and Christian, Miz and Cena with The Rock involved in it somehow and what happened at Raw today I am sold for WrestleMania

TooCool
February 23rd, 2011, 11:58 AM
WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Review
My Review Score: 9/10

Great PPV. All the matches were top notch. The match of the night easily went to the Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match.

I went 5/5 in my predictions... which isn't too shocking since the Road to Wrestlemania is pretty much set in stone after the Royal Rumble.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17049102
Non-Title Match: Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Champion) vs Alberto Del Rio

Solid match to start the PPV. Both men got in their fair share of offense. I liked how Booker T called out Kofi Kingston for not being aggressive enough. Especially when Kofi knocked Del Rio out of the ring. Kofi took his sweet time walking around the ring before going out to attack him.

Alberto Del Rio worked on Kofi's arm throughout the match. This is why I really like Alberto Del Rio. Not only is he great on the mic, his wrestling skill is great. He works on certain body parts to make his finisher more effective.

The finish came when Alberto Del Rio locked in the Rolling Cross Armbreaker Submission. Kofi actually blocked the submission for awhile and he's the first superstar in the WWE so far to do it against Alberto Del Rio. Alberto kept attacking Kofi's hand and eventually got the submission move in, and Kofi tapped again.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio by submission.

I'm really glad that Alberto Del Rio got a clean victory. It seems like heels these days never get to win cleanly.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17049828
Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Kane vs Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Drew McIntyre vs Rey Mysterio vs Wade Barrett vs Big Show

Great match. It was so brutal it was outstanding. Big Show as the mystery entrant was lame... but what can you do?

One reason why I loved this match so much was because EVERYONE had a part in it. The match started with Edge and Rey Mysterio. Both of these guys set the tone of the match. Wade Barrett came out 3rd and did a number on Edge and Mysterio.

When Kane came out at #4, he showed his power by destroying everyone. Kane actually looked pretty damn good here which is good for someone who wasn't going to win. I loved it when Drew McIntyre came out at #5. He went berserk, which is true to his overly aggressive character. He pretty much murdered Rey Mysterio by throwing him through the glass pod.

Big Show came out last and got to show off his strength as well. The only thing I didn't really like was that they made Wade look like a coward. It's Big Show feuding with Big Zeke, not Wade Barrett. But the commentary went all the way back to Wade's Smackdown debut when he attacked Big Show. Basically, Wade tried to run, but there was no place to run in the Chamber. He pretty much got owned and was the 1st eliminated.

Then everyone attacked Big Show with their finishers. The Future Shock DDT, the 619, Spear, and Chokeslam and Big Show was out. Kane then continued his terror by eliminating Drew McIntyre after giving him the chokeslam.

In a cool spot, Kane looked like he was trying to do a reverse tombstone on Rey Mysterio. Edge speared BOTH men but only covered Kane to eliminate him. In my opinion, it would have been more awesome if Edge covered both guys at the same time. (They were practically right next to each other!)

Edge and Rey then fought some more and Rey Mysterio put on Super Cena mode by kicking out of everything Edge gave, including a spear. Rey was finally beaten when he jumped off the top rope only for Edge to spear him again.

Final Result: Edge retains the World Heavyweight Championship.

Overall, everyone looked pretty damn strong in this match except for Wade Barrett. Rey Mysterio looked overly powerful, which wasn't really necessary... but good nonetheless.

After the match, as Edge celebrated his victory, Alberto Del Rio ran in and attacked him. Del Rio even gave Edge the Armbar submission and then Christian ran out to make the save! Christian gave Alberto Del Rio the Killswitch and went to the back.

As they were showing replays of Christian attacking Alberto Del Rio, Edge gave him a Spear as well. Edge celebrated again while Christian's music continued to play.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17049974
WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater

Standard Tag Match with a good pace. We've seen Slater and Gabriel fight Santino and Kozlov for a long time now. When they were in Nexus and now in The Corre.

The finish came when Kozlov was beating up Justin Gabriel. Heath Slater got in a blind tag and got the upper hand on Kozlov. Gabriel tagged back in and gave Kozlov the sternum crushing 450 splash to win the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Final Result: The Corre wins the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall.

Another clean victory for the heels. I'm shocked! :pepper:

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17051584
WWE Championship Match: The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs Jerry Lawler

Jerry Lawler worked a damn good match for a guy his age. The Miz did his best in selling the moves. The match was kind of slow but that was to be expected. Alex Riley tripped up Jerry along the ropes when the ref had his back turned. The ref used his best judgment and assumed that A-Ri tripped him and kicked him out.

They fought outside the ring near the announce table and Jerry even threw The Miz right onto Cole. :lol: This knocked out Michael Cole which was funny. Booker T and Josh Mathews were really happy though.

Lawler looked as if he was about to hit his piledriver finisher (which is banned by the way) so that means he won't be hitting it. The Miz reversed it and gave him a Skull Crushing Finale to retain the WWE Title.

Final Result: The Miz retains the WWE Championship by pinfall.

Semi-clean win for the heel here. The only distraction was A-Ri but he was ejected early in the match so it doesn't really count.

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/images/3883682/17053948
RAW Elimination Chamber Match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania: John Cena vs John Morrison vs R-Truth vs Randy Orton vs King Sheamus vs CM Punk

This was a great match as well but the reason why I didn't like it as much as the Smackdown one was because of R-Truth. For the Smackdown match, I liked it so much because everyone played a part in it. R-Truth did NOTHING in this match.

Morrison and King Sheamus started the match. I believe Orton came in at #3 and he went to work. Punk was next to come out and Orton was waiting for him in front of his pod. Punk's pod couldn't open properly (mostly because the ref wouldn't turn the lock open all the way) ;)

It was kind of stupid because Punk was trying to get out. It would have been smarter if he just stayed inside. Either way, Orton eventually pulled him out and kept attacking him. He gave Punk a quick RKO and eliminated him. As Punk was leaving the Chamber, the RAW GM told Punk to go back in his pod because of what happened. The way Punk crawled back into the pod was :lol: funny.

R-Truth came out next and like I said, did nothing. He got eliminated really fast. Cena came out 5th and then Punk came out 6th. Punk got the upper hand on Orton this time around and quickly eliminated him.

Morrison looked pretty amazing in this match and climbed the chamber like Spiderman. He elminated Sheamus when he dropped down on him from the top of the Chamber. :peace:

The finish came out of nowhere as they were pressed for time. Morrison hurt his leg in the match so Punk gave him a GTS and eliminated him. After that Cena gave Punk the Attitude Adjustment onto the steel and won.

Final Result: John Cena wins the RAW Elimination Chamber.

The PPV ended at 7:56 PM. That's really cutting it close. The only reason this got a 9/10 and not a perfect 10 was the filler inbetween. They wasted time promoting Tough Enough. It was cool to see Trish Stratus return but like I said, wasted a lot of time.

They even had a segment where Kelly Kelly got re-hired by Teddy Long. LayCool came out to attack Kelly Kelly because she tried to go after Vickie. Trish came out to make the save and botched some moves because she was wearing heels.

All the divas were in heels.. wear wrestling boots when you're in the ring!!

Overall, it was a really enjoyable PPV. Looking forward to Wrestlemania! :)

Dexter
February 24th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Kevin Nash on his twitter hinted heavily that he's back in WWE but not for what yet. I bet he'll be another Tough Enough coach.

Edit: Apparently he signed a 5 year Legends deal.


http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/article/update-on-kevin-nashs-contract-status-with-wwe-124603

Dawdler
February 24th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Mistico officially signs with WWE under the name Sin Cara (http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/sincarajoinswwe)

I'm a fan of Lucha Libre so I'm happy he's getting a shot and he should be on Smackdown soon enough. VKM paid a lot for him and they don't want to waste time letting him learn the "WWE way" so he should be feuding with ADR and Mysterio early on and they kept the mask on him because he is far from having a WWE look like ADR or the other wrestlers.

Dexter
February 27th, 2011, 04:29 AM
So it's Streak vs. Revenge and not career now?

Cross Traffic
March 6th, 2011, 08:57 AM
Have to say that I haven't seen The Rock so pumped up for a promo in a long time.

Cross Traffic
March 9th, 2011, 07:44 AM
Do yourselves a favor and pick up "A Lion's Tale" by Chris Jericho, it is as good if not better than Mick Foley's books. Currently $6 over at Barnes and Noble in the value books section. They also have Bret Hart's book "Hitman" for $7 but I thought it might be a bit depressing in comparison.

TooCool
March 9th, 2011, 10:03 AM
Apologies to those who look forward to my review/thoughts. Haven't had much time the past few weeks to type them up with the Spring semester starting up and I also have work to deal with.

I have been watching Smackdown but not RAW since the Kings have played at Staples on Monday night the past few weeks. I did indeed catch The Rock and Cena's jabs at each other.

As for the reviews, the next one will be a RAW Review from this past Monday night. I'm still watching it (in parts on Youtube) so I'm not completely done yet.

If you're unaware so far... the card currently looks like this for Wrestlemania XXVII.

Undertaker vs HHH
WWE Championship Match: The Miz (C) vs John Cena
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (C) vs Alberto Del Rio
Randy Orton vs CM Punk
Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole w/ Jack Swagger. Stone Cold Steve Austin is the Special Guest Referee

mitchrock
March 9th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Glad to see Sunny is going into the Hall of Fame. She was great with the Body Donnas.

TooCool
March 9th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Glad to see Sunny is going into the Hall of Fame. She was great with the Body Donnas.

Very cool of WWE to induct Sunny in to the HoF. The Body Donnas were awesome! Sunny was the only hot diva back then. I really liked her when she managed the Legion of Doom because she wore something like this...

http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/r/roadwarriors/20.jpg

Dawdler
March 9th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Do yourselves a favor and pick up "A Lion's Tale" by Chris Jericho, it is as good if not better than Mick Foley's books. Currently $6 over at Barnes and Noble in the value books section. They also have Bret Hart's book "Hitman" for $7 but I thought it might be a bit depressing in comparison.

"A Lion's Tale" was great, I couldn't put it down and "Undisputed" was just as good. I recommend picking them both up they are a really good read and he is very honest about his issues with some people.

Crapgame13
March 10th, 2011, 12:07 PM
If you want a really good listen, listen to the podcasts on Dave Lagana's website iwantwrestling.com

Former head Smackdown writer, now formerly of Ring of Honor (until they get TV).

TooCool
March 14th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Monday Night RAW Review - 03/07/11

There was hardly any wrestling on Monday's show.. but then again, it's been like that for weeks now for both RAW and Smackdown.

Undertaker segment

The Undertaker has a new song now. Not sure what it's called but it's the, "There ain't no grave, that can hold my body down" song.

To my surprise, there are lots of signs in the crowd that are pro-HHH. Undertaker can still cut a decent promo as long as he gets straight to the point. He showed a video promo on the titantron showing him destroying HBK at the last two Wrestlemanias. Apparently he can make the match stipulation and said it'll be No Holds Barred.

Randy Orton vs David Otunga

So every week Orton has to fight a New Nexus member. If Orton defeats that member, that person is banned from ringside for Orton vs Punk at Wrestlemania. I believe Orton already took out McGillicutty and Husky Harris with the punt to the head. I don't like what they're doing to the New Nexus at all.

Maybe CM Punk isn't cut out to be a "leader". The SES had so much potential but they did absolutely nothing with Luke Gallows, Joseph Mercury, and Serena. The same thing is happening here with the New Nexus. After Punk took the reign over Wade Barrett, the New Nexus has done absolutely nothing. That group is just a complete joke now which is unfortunate.

Before this match, the New Nexus destroyed Orton backstage and even dragged him to the ring for this match. Otunga hit some moves on Orton but couldn't get the pinfall win. Orton just hits the RKO out of nowhere and pins Otunga with ease. Then Otunga gets punted in the head as well.

Seeing as all the members of the New Nexus are getting punted in the head, I think the chances of them feuding with The Corre at Wrestlemania is slim to none. I'm certain that Mason Ryan will be in Punk's corner though, just so he could have one member at ringside.

Final Result: Randy Orton by pinfall.

Christian vs Brodus Clay w/Alberto Del Rio

Christian shows up on RAW and wants revenge on Alberto Del Rio for putting him on the shelf. Alberto Del Rio sent Brodus Clay after him instead. I have to ask... why have Brodus Clay in his corner NOW? When NXT is over?

When NXT season 4 was still around, Alberto Del Rio hardly "mentored" the guy because he never cared about NXT himself. Suddenly it's over and he shows up with Alberto Del Rio?

The match was pretty bland. Christian sold some of Brodus Clay's moves but ultimately won with a Tornado DDT of all moves.

Final Result: Christian wins by pinfall.

After the match, Alberto Del Rio attacked Christian and put him in the Cross Armbreaker again. Edge didn't come out to save him.

Divas Championship Match: Eve (Divas Champion) w/Gail Kim vs Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella

This match had potential until Michael Cole got on the mic. :facepalm: I understand that we're all suppose to hate Cole and that he's a super heel and more. I get that, and I'm a fan of him. But for him to flat out say something like "no one cares about the Divas match" during a CHAMPIONSHIP match? That shows how much Vince McMahon cares about the Women's division.

The match eventually came to an end though when the twins tried to switch but the refs caught them. Eve then retained using a move I don't quite remember... :der:

Final Result: Eve retains the Divas Championship by pinfall.

Michael Cole, JBL, Stone Cold segment

The crowd knows Austin is in the building (heck, they advertised him for tonight). Cole did a great job in tricking the crowd thinking the special guest referee will be Austin but instead out came JBL. I totally marked out for this because JBL is a WRESTLING GOD!

When JBL talked on the mic, it brought back lots of good memories as to how good he is at cutting a promo. This guy certainly has the charisma to get the crowd to hate him. Cole had a contract in his hand and all JBL had to do was sign it to be the ref for Cole vs Lawler. When JBL kept talking and talking, you knew he wasn't going to sign it.

Austin came out to a huge pop. Couldn't help but noticed he did his usual middle finger pose at the turnbuckles. The camera accidently showed it when he went to the first turnbuckle but then they zoomed in some more and only showed Austin up to his wrist for the rest of the shots.

Basically, Austin stuns JBL and drinks a bunch of beer while Cole got back on the headset to complain. Austin signed the contract and poured beer on Cole. JBL eventually got up only to get stunned again and Austin drank more beer.

It was a typical Austin segment that is fun to watch since we don't get these kinds of segments anymore.

Daniel Bryan (United States Champion) vs Sheamus

Sheamus jobs some more and loses by countout really quickly because he "hurt his leg". Not sure what he did to deserve this but okay...

Final Result: Daniel Bryan by countout.

After the match, Sheamus got on the mic and said he's sick of this. He said he challenges Daniel Bryan for the US Title next week. If he loses, he quits WWE. I guess this means Sheamus will be the new US Champ next week.

CM Punk vs R-Truth

Didn't care about this match at all. R-Truth lost easily. Let's just leave it at that. :lol:

Final Result: CM Punk by submission.

Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison

Dolph Ziggler returns to action and he's on the RAW Roster now after having been fired by Teddy Long about 2-3 weeks ago. Vickie Guerrero was out for commentary and she says her relationship with Dolph is a "professional" one now.

Morrison and Ziggler put on a pretty good match. They weren't given a lot of time though. Ziggler won with the Zig Zag.

Final Result: Dolph Ziggler by pinfall.

After the match, Vickie got in the ring to celebrate with Dolph. The RAW GM said that he only hired Dolph, not Vickie. The GM said that if Vickie wants a job, she needs to defeat Trish Stratus next week on RAW.

John Cena segment

Cena did another rap on The Rock. Pretty funny stuff here. I especially liked Cena's t-shirt of The Rock that says "I bring it via satellite". After Cena's promo on The Rock, The Miz attacked him out of nowhere. The Miz laid him out with the WWE Title twice. He gave him the Skull Crushing Finale and even gave Cena the People's Elbow. Great stuff from The Miz to end RAW.

TooCool
March 21st, 2011, 03:21 PM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 03/11/11

Got some catching up to do...

Edge, Alberto Del Rio, Brodus Clay, and Christian segment

Edge came out to start Smackdown and talked about the contract signing and stuff. Just hyping up Wrestlemania and all that. Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay came out and attacked Edge but Christian came out for the save.

Teddy Long then made a tag match as the main event.

Kane vs Wade Barrett

This feud is pretty interesting. Basically, The Corre have been attacking Big Show and they even tried recruiting Kane to join the group. When Kane refused, The Corre attacked him as well. This match here wasn't really a match. The Corre was supposedly banned from ringside but they came out anyway and ambushed Kane. This got Wade Barrett DQed and they went to a commercial break.

Final Result: Kane by DQ.

Big Show & Kane vs Wade Barrett & Heath Slater

After the commercial break, it's now a tag match. Again, it wasn't much of a match as The Corre got themselves DQed intentionally because they wanted to beat down on Kane and Big Show. As Kane was getting beat up, Big Show managed to get out of the ring and grab a chair. He then hit Big Zeke with the chair. Wade Barrett had a chair of his own but Big Show punched him with it. After The Corre cleared out of the ring, Big Show hit Kane with a chair as well. Mostly because Kane hit Big Show with a chair the week before. :lol:

Final Result: Big Show & Kane by DQ.

Cody Rhodes vs JTG

Squash match here for Cody. It's interesting to see this new gimmick from Cody. He wears a face mask now to sell his broken nose, but he's using it as a weapon instead. Very cool to see. Also, Cody Rhodes doesn't go by "Dashing" anymore and he wrestles in a suit... :puzzle:

Final Result: Cody Rhodes by pinfall.

Michael Cole, John Cena, & Jack Swagger segment

Cole called this the "Interview of the Year" :facepalm: Basically, Cole rubbed it in Cena's face on how Miz owned him for 2-3 weeks now. And I guess Cole was trying to ambush Cena or something. He had the All American American Jack Swagger try to attack Cena but got hit with the Attitude Adjustment for his troubles.

Layla vs Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn on Smackdown!! Mostly because they were in Houston and she's the local girl. She got in some moves on Layla but ended up losing. They teased a LayCool breakup for weeks now but now they suddenly made up. Mostly because Michelle is still injured and they will have a Wrestlemania match together. :)

Final Result: Layla by pinfall.

Rey Mysterio vs Drew McIntyre

Poor McIntyre... his story with Kelly Kelly seem to have disappeared for no reason. =\ After Kelly Kelly got fired and re-hired, they forgot about it. He put on a good match but jobbed to Rey Mysterio in the end. Mysterio won with the 619 and Splash off the top rope.

Final Result: Rey Mysterio by pinfall.

After the match, Rey Mysterio accepted Cody Rhodes's challenge for Wrestlemania XXVII.

HHH Segment

HHH is on Smackdown! He just talked about the match real quick. He had a promo air on the titantron showing what he can do. He then thanked Undertaker for making the match No Holds Barred.

Edge & Christian vs Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay

Standard Tag Match. Brodus Clay did most of the fighting here. Christian really sold Brodus Clay's attacks, as did Edge. Great job making the new guy look good. The finish came when Christian gave Brodus a Tornado DDT and then Edge hit a Elbow drop off the top rope to win the match. I was very surprised that the Elbow Drop was the "finishing move". :punk:

Final Result: Edge & Christian by pinfall.

Dexter
March 29th, 2011, 01:51 PM
YouTube - SinCaraHouseShow.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioxx4j8Un8s&feature=player_embedded#at=80) that top rope move was badass.

TooCool
April 3rd, 2011, 05:11 AM
WWE Wrestlemania XXVII PPV Predictions

The biggest PPV of the year has arrived. Wrestlemania XXVII. I'm pretty excited for this PPV. There are some good matches on the card and there are some not so good matches as well. I have to say, I'm very disappointed they decided not to have a Money in the Bank match here. That should be part of Wrestlemania as well, but I guess they're happy with it as a PPV in July.

I apologize for the lack of reviews. It's been a busy month at work and school. The only free time I got, I didn't write the reviews. Lets hope you guys are caught up since I *know* you're watching with The Rock being back and all right?!

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United States Championship Match: Sheamus (United States Champion) vs Daniel Bryan

When Sheamus won the King of the Ring, he got buried. He lost more matches than he won and I wasn't quite sure what the hell they were doing to him. For a 2-time WWE Champion, he fell off the ladder quickly.

Daniel Bryan on the other hand was a great US Champion. The only problem with him being the champion was that the writers had no clue what to do with him. This is extremely frustrating because instead of having Daniel Bryan wrestle 10-15 minute quality matches with guys like Tyson Kidd, Evan Bourne, Zack Ryder, etc... on RAW for exposure, they had Daniel Bryan wrestle on WWE Superstars the majority of the time. (A show that no one watches) :facepalm: If he was lucky enough to show up on RAW, all he was doing was breaking up cat fights between Gail Kim and the Bella Twins.

As Wrestlemania was looming closer and closer, they had Sheamus lose to Daniel Bryan. Sheamus said if he didn't win the US Title the following week, he would quit WWE. Well, Sheamus won the United States Title and now he's back on the win column.

For months, I was worried about these two. Now they have a United States Championship match at Wrestlemania. It's certainly a downgrade for Sheamus as he went from the main event to being in the mid-card, but it's better than nothing.

I don't see the title changing hands at all for this match. I just expect them to give it their all and they'll certainly try to steal the show.

My Prediction: Sheamus retains the United States Championship.

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Michael Cole w/Jack Swagger vs Jerry Lawler. Stone Cold Steve Austin as Special Guest Referee

This one should be fun to watch. For months now, Michael Cole has taken shots at Jerry Lawler (verbally). But for the past few months, Michael Cole has been taking shots (physically) at Jerry as well.

Jerry Lawler wants his Wrestlemania moment. Well, this is it. His first ever Wrestlemania match, so hopefully he enjoys it.

As you all know by now, Michael Cole has been learning to take bumps. I wonder how much "punishment" he'll really take in this match. Jack Swagger will definitely get involved but I'm sure Stone Cold will take care of him easily.

I can see Michael Cole getting a slight upper hand in the match while Austin is distracted by Swagger. However, the outcome will be no surprise. Jerry Lawler will defeat Michael Cole to end this storyline once and for all. Cole isn't a wrestler, and Jerry isn't an active wrestler. But it certainly makes zero sense to have Cole go over Lawler.

I just hope Jim Ross will come out and smash Cole in the face (just for fun). I'm certain that Austin will stun Cole as well for ****s and giggles.

My Prediction: Jerry Lawler by pinfall.

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Rey Mysterio vs Cody Rhodes

In my opinion, this is the most overlooked match on the card. This feud is great. It has good story, good buildup, and you have two solid performers as well.

Basically, before the Royal Rumble... these two had a match. Dashing Cody Rhodes was on the top of his game, until Rey Mysterio broke his nose with an exposed knee brace. Yeah, Dashing Cody Rhodes was the one that exposed it, but Rey technically used it as a weapon. :lol:

I don't recall if Rey Mysterio even apologized or not. Dashing Cody Rhodes missed the Royal Rumble and he missed the Elimination Chamber as well.

So Cody Rhodes is no longer "Dashing" and he wears a mask as well. The only thing is... he uses his mask as a weapon. Cody Rhodes vows to not only unmask Rey, but he'll destroy Rey's face as well.

I would really like to see Cody Rhodes win here. I don't necessarily think he *needs* to win the match, but it'll certainly help him more in the long run as opposed to Rey Mysterio winning. Hopefully, they let this match go for 15 minutes or so. If they do that, this match will probably steal the show.

My Prediction: Cody Rhodes by pinfall.

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Eight Man Tag Match: Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella, & Kofi Kingston vs The Corre - Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Champion), Ezekiel Jackson, Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater (WWE Tag Team Champions)

If you have not heard, Vladimir Kozlov is out of this match. Apparently at Wrestlemania Axxess, The Corre attacked him and "injured" him. This really sucks for Kozlov.. getting pushed out of a Mania match at the last minute, but they have to replace him with Kofi Kingston (who doesn't have a match).

If you know me, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Wade Barrett. I'm really glad he finally have a singles title around his waist, even if it's just the Intercontinental Championship. The Corre is pretty much a better version of Nexus. Everyone is equal with no leadership. They do the same thing as Nexus, which is outnumbering people and attacking them.

The Corre have had the upper hand on Big Show and Kane for weeks now on Smackdown. This match won't be pretty. I don't expect much from this match. The Corre will probably look strong in the beginning but it'll be a finisher fest to finish.

I can see Big Show and Kane BOTH giving double chokeslams here. Santino will hit the Cobra, and Kofi Kingston will hit the Trouble in Paradise.

My Prediction: Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella, and Kofi Kingston by pinfall.

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John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs Dolph Ziggler & LayCool w/Vickie Guerrero

I'm not looking forward to this match at all... and I'm a HUGE fan of Trish Stratus. I wonder how many people will actually order this PPV because of Snooki. If WWE gets a ton of buys because of this, then great.

There's not much going on with any of these superstars and divas. Morrison hasn't done anything since the Elimination Chamber PPV. Ziggler has won the World Heavyweight Title on a technicality and have been fired from Smackdown (He's on RAW now).

Dolph and Vickie aren't a couple anymore, but Vickie is still his manager or "business partner" as she calls it.

LayCool was suppose to break up (they teased it for weeks until Michelle injured her leg). Now they have fully made up for this match.

I'm definitely looking forward to something cool between Morrison and Ziggler and even Trish Stratus against Michelle McCool. We all know that Snooki's team is going to win and there is no way she's going to take a bump.

Expect to see Vickie Guerrero on the receiving end of some punishment from Snooki as well.

My Prediction: John Morrison, Trish Stratus, and Snooki by pinfall.

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Randy Orton vs CM Punk

Randy Orton has punted each and every one of the New Nexus. Orton took out Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, and Mason Ryan so CM Punk has no one in his corner.

The feud started at the Royal Rumble when CM Punk interfered in Orton's title match against The Miz. CM Punk said it was payback for what Orton did back at Unforgiven in September 2008 when he punted Punk before his title match.

Let me just get this off my chest. CM Punk is a terrible leader. He's a great heel but he buries his stable big time. Look what happened to the Straight Edge Society and now look at the New Nexus. I'm so glad Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater joined Wade Barrett on Smackdown.

Anyway, with Orton punting every member of the New Nexus, you would think Punk is the good guy here. Instead, Punk got the upper hand by attacking Orton's leg with a wrench and then giving him the GTS on this past Monday's RAW. All signs lead to Orton is winning at Wrestlemania.

My Prediction: Randy Orton by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (World Heavyweight Champion) w/Christian vs Alberto Del Rio w/Brodus Clay

I'm stoked about this match. My new favorite WWE Superstar, Alberto Del Rio against one of my top favorites, Edge. I personally like Christian more than Edge, so I'm disappointed that they didn't insert him in this match to make it a Triple Threat.

Alberto Del Rio said it was his destiny to win the Royal Rumble while Edge was busy terrorizing Kane's daddy. Edge took care of Kane and Paul Bearer and Alberto Del Rio won the Royal Rumble.

Christian came back from injury and he had a "mini-feud" with Alberto Del Rio. Christian even defeated Alberto Del Rio twice on Smackdown. Once in a regular match, and the other in a Steel Cage match. So why isn't Christian on the card?

Edge is a 11 time world champion. I may be wrong but no heel has ever won a World Title at Wrestlemania. A heel has retained a title, but never won it. I think Alberto Del Rio will be the first heel to do it then.

Brodus Clay and Christian will definitely play a part in this match, but should not affect the outcome.

Edge has a new submission move of his own, so if he wins the match, he'll win using that for sure.

My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio wins the World Heavyweight Championship by submission.

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No Holds Barred Match: Undertaker vs HHH

This is the main event of Wrestlemania. I don't know if this match will close the PPV though since The Rock is most likely playing a part in the WWE Title match.

A few questions heading into this match... is Undertaker 100%? Is HHH? They have done a tremendous job hyping up this match by words only and had zero physicality. I won't be surprised if either of these guys show some ring rust since they haven't been in the ring for months (especially Undertaker). I'm certain that they haven't worked a house show match before this match either.

But with two veterans here, they are practically the face of the WWE. I'm sure they will both come into this match 100% prepared and ready to go. It'll be a back and forth match for sure. You can bet that these two guys will be kicking out of finisher after finisher. Undertaker will probably eat like 2 Pedigrees but will not stay down. I can see HHH kicking out of a chokeslam, last ride, and even the tombstone piledriver.

Since it's No Holds Barred, I am expecting a weapon to come into play here. Specifically the sledgehammer (HHH's weapon). I believe that it will be the key item to defeat HHH because HHH said he'll break the streak or "die trying". The only way to "die trying" would be to get killed by the sledgehammer.

19-0 coming right up.

My Prediction: Undertaker wins by pinfall.

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WWE Championship Match: The Miz (WWE Champion) w/Alex Riley vs John Cena

This match has been pretty overlooked in general because the main focus is John Cena and The Rock. The Miz has inserted himself in numerous occasions but I still don't think he is the main focus.

One of my gripes when The Miz was the WWE Champion was that they made him look weak. He barely defeated Jerry Lawler and he had help against Orton.

Thankfully, WWE woke up and smelled the coffee because while John Cena was focused on The Rock, The Miz's ambush attacks made him look extremely strong heading into Wrestlemania.

This past Monday Night on RAW, The Rock was attacked by The Miz and A-Ri and The Miz ate the People's Elbow. John Cena gave The Rock an Attitude Adjustment (which surprised me).

Now we all know The Rock is going to hit the Rock Bottom on John Cena. The question is... when? Will The Rock hit Cena with the Rock Bottom to cost him the WWE Title? Or will The Rock just do it after Cena retains to end the show, teasing a Rock vs Cena in the future?

Also, I'm not exactly sure what The Rock is doing as a "guest host". Will he be in backstage segments as well? I guess we'll have to find out!

As for this match though... it's extremely hard to say. I really think that The Miz need a win over Cena. Especially on the biggest stage of them all.

My Prediction: The Miz retains the WWE Championship.

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Tell me what you guys think as well! Enjoy the PPV!

Cross Traffic
April 3rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
No way you have heels winning both World title matches, besides the kiddies will mark out when Cena wins and the grown ups will mark out when Cena gets Rock Bottomed!

P. Diddy
April 3rd, 2011, 12:01 PM
Snooki for the win!

Dexter
April 3rd, 2011, 10:12 PM
Mel was 7-1

Cross Traffic
April 4th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Nice job Mel on the predictions. I was right about Cena getting Rock Bottomed....but I thought it would have been after Miz lost...

They gave Cole/Lawler 14 minutes? WTF is Vince thinking? Nice keg size boiler and Mickey Mouse tats Cole.

Dexter
April 4th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Couldn't believe the Taker match ended in a submission. TAKER IS DEAD AGAIN BAH GAWD.

Watti
April 4th, 2011, 10:01 AM
While it didn't really deliver on Rock's promise of "the most memorable Wrestlemania ever," overall WM27 was pretty good.

Highlights:

-Rock on the mic. Even though the intro speech was awfully long, it was still entertaining.

-Edge vs Del Rio was a good, unexpected way to start it off. I remember enjoying the match, but thinking back, all I remember is Edge and Christian attacking the Rolls Royce... :think:

-Punk and Orton had a solid match, although we've seen the flying RKO thing before, but it was much smoother this time.

-Cody Rhodes and Mysterio put on a great match. Definitely the best wrestling of the night. Glad to see Rhodes win this one. TooCool had a good question... Where is Dibiase? lol

-Austin throwing Stunners left and right, particularly the one on Booker T. Good stuff, and he stole the spotlight in the long, slow King/Cole match.

-JR!!!!!

-Triple H's For Whom the Bells Tolls entrance was pretty cool.

-Undertaker/HHH was solid, and I wasn't sure what to make of it ending with Triple H tapping out, but looking back, I like it. Totally unexpected, but I think both should have been carted out on a stretcher. Ref should have done the thing where he lifts Triple H's arm three times and calls the match, but they haven't done that for years. After that, both should have laid in the ring out cold and been carted out. Oh well. It was good anyway. Triple H taunt-stealing and landing a Tombstone was a nice touch.

-Cena/Miz was okay. Crowd hates Cena, and I'm liking the Miz more and more each time I see him. Totally predictable the way it unfolded, and now the question is when do Cena and The Rock have a proper match? They'll like draw it out to Summerslam.



Lowlights:

-Bryan/Sheamus dark match. This one could have competed with Rhodes/Mysterio as the best technical match of the night. Oh well. The US Title is obviously completely worthless, and apparently they didn't even get a match. It turned into a Battle Royal which ended with a victorious Khali. :rolleyes:

-The 4-on-4 tag match and other matches/segments clearly intended to get as many faces on screen as possible get pretty old and waste time...

-The lame Snoop Dogg audition segment. Waste of time.

-Who is Snookie?

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Best WM ever? Not even close.

Worst? Nope.

Looking forward to the fallout on Raw tonight. Mystery GM finally revealed to be Cole?

Dexter
April 4th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Don't forget to watch Tough Enough after and Hall of Fame before! (On DVR because there is a Kings game on tonight ;) )

Dexter
April 4th, 2011, 05:46 PM
YouTube - WrestleMania 27: John Cena Fan Goes Nuts After Rock Bottom

TooCool
April 4th, 2011, 06:13 PM
YouTube - WrestleMania 27: John Cena Fan Goes Nuts After Rock Bottom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed_zzpwydu0)

Hahaha nice. Maybe it was just me, but I don't remember crying and/or getting really upset if a wrestler I liked won or lost a match. Good to know WWE can still make an "impact" on kids.

Cross Traffic
April 4th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Needs to be a little Lux soap used around that household, too much of the F bomb being used.

When I was watching wrestling back in the mid 80s, I sure as hell didn't get all waterworks if my favorite wrestler won or lost. I was more pissed about the Lakers losing to the Celtics or the Angels being 1 strike away from the World Series.

TooCool
April 4th, 2011, 09:28 PM
The Rock vs John Cena at Wrestlemania XXVIII is confirmed tonight on RAW. Really surprised they booked this match 1 year in advance.

Too bad it's not at Summerslam. Oh well. Cena is going to have to be extremely careful not to get injured now. This also boxes him in, storyline wise. I'm sure he'll hold the WWE Title again (between Extreme Rules and Elimination Chamber), but he definitely will have to drop the belt by Wrestlemania. Plus, it also means he can't win the Royal Rumble either. :)

Dexter
April 4th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Hopefully this means no Cena until then :)

Doug Fresh
April 5th, 2011, 02:04 AM
One year from now?!?!

LAME!

Cross Traffic
April 5th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Booking a match a year in advance? WTF

and for goodness sake, get rid of that stupid ass lexar paneled box for Cole, are fans actually attacking him at events?

mitchrock
April 5th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Liked the new WWE Tough Enough show last night. Not an impressive group yet. They're gonna have to work them hard to get them to a level that's worthing watching on Raw or Smackdown.

Matt Young
April 9th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Booking a match a year in advance? WTF

and for goodness sake, get rid of that stupid ass lexar paneled box for Cole, are fans actually attacking him at events?

It was to protect him from lawler.

And I told you the match would be booked for Mania, Mel. :-P They wouldn't waste The Rock's return on the #2 PPV. I was surprised they announced it a year early, though.

Wouldn't be surprised to see The Rock appear at SummerSlam, nonetheless.

Dawdler
April 11th, 2011, 10:03 PM
EDGE forced to retire (http://www.wwe.com/inside/edge-announcement)

what a blow to the WWE, and to guys like me who have followed his career from the beginning, his entertaining for the fans will be missed

Cross Traffic
April 12th, 2011, 09:40 AM
Watched the retirement speech, that was hard, Edge loved the business and was fun to watch , heel or face. He's about the same age as I am (37) and has plenty to live for in retirement.

Dawdler
April 12th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Watched the retirement speech, that was hard, Edge loved the business and was fun to watch , heel or face. He's about the same age as I am (37) and has plenty to live for in retirement.

yeah he was really struggling, I think it hit him like a ton of bricks, you give your body and soul for what you love and then you can't do it any longer, Smackdown is going to be must watch for me this Friday

Cross Traffic
April 25th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Cena is back to Smackdown....Horray!

The main even is Cole vs Ross? So the whole world can see Cole's Mickey Mouse tats and Marty McFly physique.

Correction....not the main event, but Cole making fun of anyone's weight is cheap heel heat. Nice boiler there. They actually wasted 10 minutes for that crap? Just bring Stone Cold out there, give Cole the stunner and be done with it!

TooCool
May 1st, 2011, 04:18 PM
A few notes on Edge and the WWE Draft..

I apologize for not writing a Wrestlemania XXVII or RAW/Smackdown recaps. Just been caught up with too much stuff. I would definitely give that PPV a 8/10 score though. Like I mentioned before, the lack of MITB match hurt the PPV and the Cole/Lawler match was terrible.

What else happened in between WM and Extreme Rules? A lot! The biggest story of them all was Edge retiring. I'm glad Edge knew when enough was enough. Let's see what he accomplished total.

11 times World Champion
14 times Tag Champion
Royal Rumble winner in 2010
Money in the Bank winner in 2005
King of the Ring winner in 2001

There are still tons of stuff to list, but I just listed the important ones. Thanks Edge. :muscle:

Another big story is the WWE Draft. With Edge's retirement, it was said that WWE "panicked" and wanted the draft earlier than expected.

The draft was pretty pointless. When they were building towards Wrestlemania, the superstars showed up on whatever show they wanted. We constantly saw Edge, Alberto Del Rio, and Undertaker on RAW. We saw HHH and Randy Orton on Smackdown.

I'll make a quick run down of the Draft and give my thoughts as to what they can bring to their respective shows.

#1 - John Cena to Smackdown. This was suppose to "shock the world" but there was nothing random about this draft pick. A good start though for ratings to keep people tuned in.

#2 - Rey Mysterio to RAW. I have mixed thoughts about this move. They drafted Rey to RAW before and it didn't work out. This was when Smackdown was still on CW/MyNetworkTV or whatever when more of a Hispanic audience would watch Smackdown than RAW. This is why they moved Rey Mysterio back to Smackdown and it gave them a boost in ratings. With Smackdown now on Syfy, it probably makes no difference anymore so having him on RAW is fine.

#3 - Randy Orton to Smackdown. Good move. Orton has been on RAW for way too long. I'm not sure who he can feud with on Smackdown. Maybe Wade Barrett, Sheamus, Cody Rhodes? There are practically no top heels on Smackdown.

#4 - Mark Henry to Smackdown. He turned heel when he got drafted to Smackdown, so maybe he can be a "top heel". Highly doubt that coming from Mark Henry.

#5 - Sin Cara to Smackdown. Didn't care for this "draft pick". Sin Cara debuted 3-4 weeks ago. He appeared on BOTH SHOWS. :facepalm: Only thing I like about this move is that it keeps Mysterio and Cara away from each other for the time being.

#6 - Big Show to RAW. Big Show gets moved every year in the draft. Getting old here. He'll still show up on Smackdown because he has the Tag Belts with Kane.

#7 - Alberto Del Rio to RAW. Good move, but like I said, they already had Alberto Del Rio on RAW for months now leading up to Wrestlemania.

#8 - John Cena to RAW. So Cena stays on RAW. Good for him.

#9 - Daniel Bryan to Smackdown. I really like this move because Smackdown focuses more on wrestling. Ever since Daniel Bryan dropped the US Title, he hasn't been on TV. This move will benefit him.

#10 - Jack Swagger to RAW. I don't mind this move too much. They didn't do anything with him ever since he lost the World Heavyweight Title. Michael Cole is on both shows anyway, so having Swagger on RAW will suit him just fine. They really need to stop making him look so silly though.

#11 - The Great Khali to Smackdown. Happens every year. Big Show goes to one brand, Khali will go to another.

#12 - Jimmy Uso to Smackdown. Who cares?

#13 - Kelly Kelly to RAW. The hottest diva goes back to RAW. Not sure who she can feud with. Bella Twins?

#14 - JTG to RAW. Who cares?

#15 - Alicia Fox to Smackdown. Poor Alicia Fox lost her push when she said she wanted to be the "Undefined Divas Champion". :facepalm:

#16 - William Regal to Smackdown. What's the point? Regal doesn't wrestle anymore.

#17 - Yoshi Tatsu to Smackdown. Okay...? He'll still be on WWE Superstars only.

#18 - Drew McIntyre to RAW. I like this move because Drew needs a change. Unfortunately, he'll get buried by other top faces on RAW such as Cena, Mysterio, Morrison, and HHH.

#19 - Natalya to Smackdown. When was the last time she was on TV?

#20 - Curt Hawkins to RAW. This guy BARELY appeared on Superstars.

#21 - Chris Masters to RAW. :lol:

#22 - Jey Uso to Smackdown. Who cares?

#23 - Kofi Kingston to RAW. Pretty good move for him. I'm not sure who he pissed off on Smackdown because he could not win a match at all.

#24 - Ted DiBiase to Smackdown - I love this move, especially if they put him on TV. Look what Smackdown has done for Cody Rhodes. Hopefully Ted DiBiase gets a shot.

#25 - Tyson Kidd to Smackdown. He's on the same boat as Ted. All he needs is a chance to shine.

#26 - Tamina to Smackdown. Don't care.

#27 - Tyler Reks to RAW. :lol:

#28 - Alex Riley to Smackdown. So they split him up with The Miz. I don't quite understand this move since A-Ri never got "signed" as a wrestler. He was hired by The Miz personally, yet he got drafted.

#29 - Beth Phoenix to RAW. Haven't seen her on TV for a long time either.

#30 - Sheamus to Smackdown. Good move as well. Sheamus is one of the few who never really appeared on Smackdown.

TooCool
May 1st, 2011, 04:46 PM
WWE Extreme Rules PPV Predictions

Time for another PPV and it's Extreme Rules! I'm not excited at all about this PPV so that probably means it'll be a good show. It's usually the ones you don't care for that ends up to be solid.

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Falls Count Anywhere Match: Rey Mysterio vs Cody Rhodes

Good feud here continuing from Wrestlemania. Cody Rhodes still hasn't forgiven Rey for breaking his nose despite defeating him at Wrestlemania. Cody took it to the next level with paper bags and he has put it on Rey a few times.

This feud has reached the end of the ropes though. Cody Rhodes has really improved his character here. I just don't see him winning again. He already got the bigger win at Mania. This one will go to Rey Mysterio.

My Prediction: Rey Mysterio by pinfall.

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Loser leaves WWE Match: Michelle McCool vs Layla

Remember how they teased the LayCool breakup and then it went away because WWE got Snooki to participate in Wrestlemania? Well, this break up is back. Michelle says she's sick and tired of carrying Layla. Layla's defense is that Michelle got injured and she had to do all the fighting.

Layla even took Michelle to couples counseling but it didn't work.

News have spread like wildfire that Michelle is actually quitting WWE. This match was originally a "Loser leaves Smackdown" match but not anymore. Look for Layla to win. Hopefully, we get a really good Divas match for a change since it's Michelle's final match.

My Prediction: Layla by pinfall.

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Last Man Standing Match: Randy Orton vs CM Punk

The New Nexus is back and they can interfere in this match since it's a Last Man Standing Match. I don't see Punk losing this one at all either since Orton has beaten him and the New Nexus so many times.

Punk is due for a victory and tonight will be it.

My Prediction: CM Punk by pinfall.

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Country Whipping Match: Michael Cole & Jack Swagger vs Jerry Lawler & Jim Ross

:facepalm: You heard right... a Country Whipping Match. I don't know what the rules are but I really don't care.

I believe Cole and Swagger had the upper hand on Jim Ross and Lawler on RAW. Besides, who doesn't want to see Cole get whipped here? Look for the faces to win here and hopefully Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, and Michael Cole don't have to "wrestle" ever again.

My Prediction: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.

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World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match: Christian vs Alberto Del Rio

This is the only match I'm looking forward to on the PPV. One of my all time favorites, Christian goes head to head against one of my new favorite, Alberto Del Rio.

Tough choice here but I'm going to have to root for Christian. I REALLY want to see him win the World Heavyweight Title for the first time in his career. He deserves it. Vince McMahon however, doesn't have faith in him.

Alberto Del Rio was my lock to win this.. until he got drafted to RAW. With the WWE Title already on RAW, I can't see them bringing the World Title to RAW as well. It's still a possibility though because both the IC (Wade Barrett) and US (Sheamus) Title are on Smackdown right now.

Remember when Eddie Guerrero passed away and they put the title on Chris Benoit and Rey Mysterio? I'm hoping this is the same situation where Edge is forced to retire, so why not make his best friend Christian a champion?

Having Alberto Del Rio lose this one wouldn't hurt him either because Christian is more "experienced" in Ladder matches anyway.

My Prediction: Christian wins the World Heavyweight Championship.

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Triple Threat Steel Cage WWE Championship Match: John Morrison vs John Cena vs The Miz (WWE Champion)

Technically, this is the only title defended on a PPV.. weird. =o

Right off the bat, I'm going to say Morrison has no chance in hell winning this match. R-Truth was suppose to be in this match but Morrison took the spot from him, which made R-Truth turn heel. I can definitely Morrison look like he's about to escape the cage but then R-Truth will somehow cost Morrison the match.

As for John Cena... he doesn't really need the title. It would be better to keep it on The Miz to make him look stronger and stronger as a champ. What worries me is that on RAW tomorrow night, The Rock will celebrate his birthday on the show.

I can see them put the title on Cena, and then he can tease having a WWE Title match with The Rock at Wrestlemania 28.

It would be great though if they kept the title on The Miz, and then rub it in on Cena and The Rock that they wont be fighting for the title. I really want to go with The Miz here, but knowing WWE... Cena is probably winning this. Please let me be wrong!

My Prediction: John Cena wins the WWE Championship by escape.

TooCool
May 2nd, 2011, 06:38 PM
WWE Extreme Rules PPV Review
My Review Score: 9/10

This PPV was solid from top to bottom. The only dull match was the Sir Michael Cole & Jack Swagger vs Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler one, but that was expected.

Best match of the night easily went to Christian vs Alberto Del Rio. I'm extremely happy for Christian and very surprised that Vince McMahon finally believes in him.

Overall, I went 4/6 in my predictions. I got the Punk/Orton match and JR & King vs Cole & Swagger wrong.

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Last Man Standing Match: Randy Orton vs CM Punk

CM Punk needed a win badly and he did not get it again. The RAW GM banned the New Nexus from ringside here. The match was good for the most part. The big downside with Last Man Standing matches is that there is too much waiting around.

I also didn't like how the ref was screaming especially loud this time around when he was counting. The main weapon used in this match was a Kendo Stick.

Punk had the upper hand early in the match. Orton fought back numerous times and even RKOed Punk on the announce table (but it didn't break). In the end, Punk was caught on the top turnbuckle and Orton went crazy on him with the Kendo Stick. Orton followed it up with an RKO off the top rope to keep Punk down for the 10 count.

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Final Result: Randy Orton by KO.

I don't understand where they're going with Punk and the New Nexus. I understand that you want to push Orton to be a complete monster and that when he's "in the zone", nothing can stop him. But Punk really needed the win here.

Remember when Cena punked Nexus over and over? Orton is doing the same thing with the New Nexus AND Punk. :pssst:

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United States Championship Tables Match: Sheamus (United States Champion) vs Kofi Kingston

They added this match to the card and it was surprisingly entertaining as hell. As you already know, Sheamus got drafted to Smackdown and Kofi got drafted to RAW. I mentioned in my predictions already that Smackdown had BOTH the US and Intercontinental Titles... so that only means one thing. The US Title is going back to RAW.

Both men looked solid here. Kofi really got to show his athletic abilities here by jumping in odd places to avoid the tables. In the end, Kofi had a huge flying leap off the top turnbuckle onto Sheamus. Sheamus did a good job in catching him to go through the table.

Final Result: Kofi Kingston wins the United States Championship.

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Falls Count Anywhere Match: Rey Mysterio vs Cody Rhodes

Awesome match again. I would say this was the 2nd best match of the night. The action spilled outside the ring and all the way into the crowd and concourse. Cody and Rey took some big bumps in the concourse and it was great to see. When they got back into the ring, that was when Rey started getting the upper hand.

The finish was bizarre though. Rey Mysterio sprayed some kind of green mist (like Tajiri did) to get the upper hand so he could hit the 619 and springboard splash to win. Mathews and Booker tried to play it off as if it was okay for a face to cheat here because it's "Extreme Rules".

Either way, I don't mind the finish too much. Cody got his well deserved victory at Wrestlemania and Rey Mysterio got one here at Extreme Rules.

Final Result: Rey Mysterio by pinfall.

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Country Whipping Match: Sir Michael Cole & Jack Swagger vs Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler

This match was brutal... but it served its purpose I guess. Each "wrestler" (no offense Jack Swagger) had a whip in their hand. They were able to swing it freely while fighting a regular match.

Michael Cole was hilarious though. He came out in bubble wrap but Jerry Lawler tore it apart rather easily.

Swagger fought most of the match against Lawler (which shouldn't surprise anyone). Jim Ross did get to whip Michael Cole around a little, and it was fun to see. Jim Ross even got the Ankle Lock in on Michael Cole!

The finish came though when Jim Ross had to fend off Swagger's distraction and Michael Cole rolled up Jim Ross to win. Now Michael Cole is 2-0.

Final Result: Sir Michael Cole & Jack Swagger by pinfall.

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No DQ & No Countout Loser Leaves WWE Match: Layla vs Michelle McCool

Solid Divas match for once. A good final match for Michelle. The two divas took turns taking over on offense. Michelle got her Faithbreaker countered the 1st time but then she hit it the 2nd time but Layla kicked out.

The finish came though when Michelle went for a lazy cover and Layla reversed it to get the victory. After the match, Layla was in tears because she made her former BFF quit WWE.

After Layla left, Awesome Kong finally debuts. Her ring name in the WWE is Kharma.

Michelle stupidly stayed in the ring and didn't try to escape until Kharma entered it. By then, it was way too late. Kharma used some kind of modified brainbuster on Michelle and that was it.

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Final Result: Layla by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match: Christian vs Alberto Del Rio

Best match of the night. These two really put everything on the line and took some serious bumps.

Christian got cut early (right side of his stomach) when he fell backwards onto the steel steps. It's hard to describe but these two took lots of bumps and really gave it their all.

Come to think of it, not once did Alberto Del Rio come close to winning the title until the very end. Christian got to the top the most in this match. Brodus Clay eventually interfered but Christian got rid of him. Brodus Clay was bleeding profusely too (and so was Christian). They stalled a little while the refs cleaned up the cut on Christian's forehead but the refs forgot about Brodus Clay. :oops:

That's when Alberto Del Rio climbed the ladder, about to win the title until Edge started honking the horn of his own jeep.

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This distracted Alberto Del Rio enough for Christian to push the ladder over and Alberto Del Rio landed on Ricardo Rodriguez and Brodus Clay outside the ring. Christian climbed all the way to the top to win the World Heavyweight Championship for the 1st time in his career. :keg:

Way to go Christian!!!!!!!!!!!

Final Result: Christian wins the World Heavyweight Championship.

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Lumberjack WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Big Show & Kane (Tag Team Champions) vs Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson

I guess they added this match to fill up some time on the PPV. It was 7:10 PM when this match started, so it makes sense. The lumberjack was filled with people from NXT. It included some regular superstars such as Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Santino Marella, and Vladimir Kozlov.

Big Show and Kane took it to Wade Barrett early in this match until Big Zeke tagged in. Big Zeke showed his dominance in the ring and even body slammed Big Show. Ezekiel Jackson was about to "finish things" but Wade Barrett tagged himself in which pissed off Ezekiel Jackson.

Wade Barrett then got chokeslammed immediately and Big Zeke didn't bother breaking up the pinfall.

Final Result: Big Show and Kane retain the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall.

After the match, all the lumberjacks decided to brawl. Then Big Show and Kane gave Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater double chokeslams.

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Threat Threat Steel Cage WWE Championship Match: John Cena vs John Morrison vs The Miz (WWE Champion)

This match was above average. The pacing started a little too slow for my liking but it picked up after a few minutes. The Miz was working extremely hard in this match trying to keep his WWE Title. He had to go from end to end to prevent Morrison and Cena from escaping the cage.

There were some nice spots with Morrison throughout the match that made him look like a contender. The finish came when both Cena and Miz were down. Morrison crawled towards the open cage door but R-Truth attacked Morrison.

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Truth really pummeled Morrison and even attacked Cena for good measure. R-Truth then climbed out of the cage with all 3 men down and out to send a message that he would be WWE Champion right now.

After Truth left, Miz and Cena fought in a 1 on 1 match while Morrison acted like he died. Cena eventually gave The Miz and Attitude Adjustment off the top turnbuckle and got the pinfall victory to win the WWE Title for the 10th time in his career.

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Final Result: John Cena wins the WWE Championship by pinfall.

Overall, I really wish they would have kept the belt on The Miz. Cena already has his deal with The Rock but with his birthday bash tonight on RAW, I guess they really wanted Cena to tease having a title match with The Rock at Wrestlemania XXVIII.

Of course we know Cena won't hold it until then so hopefully The Miz or Alberto Del Rio can win it soon.

Dexter
May 3rd, 2011, 02:12 AM
YouTube - Raw: Superstars pay homage to The Rock's films


Best Ron Simmons everz

TooCool
May 22nd, 2011, 12:50 AM
WWE Over the Limit PPV Predictions

It's that time of the month again... a WWE PPV! The card looks somewhat bland on paper, but hopefully we get a good show out of it. Since I haven't had much time lately to keep up with RAW and Smackdown reviews, I'll do my best to summarize the feuds leading up to each match.

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Sin Cara vs Chavo Guerrero

Chavo Guerrero on a PPV? Hell yeah! :dancing-smiley:

This feud isn't really much of a feud. Chavo showed up on commentary the last few weeks on Smackdown telling people that Sin Cara is following in his footsteps. When Sin Cara fought Daniel Bryan 2 weeks ago (terrific match by the way), Chavo interfered to help Sin Cara win.

Sin Cara didn't realize that Chavo helped him win until he saw the replay, in which he shoved Chavo in anger. Last Friday Night, Chavo said he could do better than Sin Cara. He said he will defeat Daniel Bryan in 5 minutes. Chavo did come close though, but Daniel Bryan kicked out of the 3 Amigos and the Five-Star Frog Splash before time expired. After the match, Sin Cara came out to attack Chavo.

As for the match itself... I think it has HUGE potential. If WWE allows Chavo and Sin Cara to work a 10-15 minute match, I think they can steal the show easily. Chavo is a great wrestler and he has shown that he is capable of wrestling at a "high level" if he's taken seriously. The only downside for Chavo is that he's been in one too many comic relief appearances with Hornswoggle and therefore, people won't care about this match as much as they should.

There is no way Chavo wins here though. Sin Cara is the new superstar (who is also extremely popular) and needs the win more. Sure, Chavo needs a win... but another loss for him isn't going to derail his career any further because we have Hornswoggle to thank for that.

My Prediction: Sin Cara by pinfall.

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Big Show & Kane (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs CM Punk & Mason Ryan

This is a last ditch effort for WWE to try and redeem the credibility of the New Nexus. As you may already know, Cena single-handily punked the original Nexus and then Randy Orton did the same to the New Nexus.

CM Punk himself lost match after match even without New Nexus around. Then suddenly, on last week's RAW... CM Punk said he wanted to show the WWE Universe that the New Nexus is still a threat. So they had CM Punk defeat Kofi Kingston. Then later in the night, they had David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeat Big Show and Kane!

If McGillicutty and Otunga can beat Big Show and Kane, what makes you think Punk and Ryan won't do the same? The main point of this match is to "rejuvenate" the New Nexus... and that's why I think the New Nexus will be the new Tag Team Champions.

As for Big Show and Kane, it doesn't really matter if they win this or not. They're both constantly booked as "giants" anyway, so they won't look weak either way.

My Prediction: CM Punk & Mason Ryan win the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall.

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R-Truth vs Rey Mysterio

Ugh... I really don't care about this match at all.

Now let's see... this match happened because the RAW GM didn't include R-Truth in a Triple Threat #1 Contender's match on RAW. The RAW GM picked Mysterio, Del Rio, and The Miz. So R-Truth took his anger out on the only face in that match, Rey Mysterio.

R-Truth is being pushed right now. Storyline wise, he feels that there is some conspiracy going against him. This is honestly his time to shine. But the reason I'm so put-off by R-Truth is because he is TERRIBLE on the mic. Way too much pausing in between everything he says. The delivery is just way off. =\

For the match itself, the only "right way" to go about this is to have R-Truth win. Probably won't be clean, but he'll pick up the victory. I can still see Rey winning here, and R-Truth can complain some more, but really... R-Truth winning would help him more than it would help Rey.

My Prediction: R-Truth by pinfall.

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Divas Championship Match: Brie Bella (Divas Champion) w/Nikki Bella vs Kelly Kelly

Let's see who Kharma has destroyed so far.

- Michelle McCool
- Maryse
- Alicia Fox
- Eve
- Layla
- Nikki Bella

I figured Nikki would be "out" but she was on Smackdown with Brie, so I'll expect her to be ringside for this match.

It looks like they're teasing a Kelly Kelly vs Kharma feud. It doesn't quite make sense, considering Beth Phoenix or Natalya would be a better "match up". Hell, Gail Kim would be great because she had a bunch of matches with Kharma on TNA.

But WWE is going with Kelly Kelly it seems. I think at Over the Limit, Kelly Kelly will win her first ever title. Then I will expect Kharma to come out and destroy the twins.

My Prediction: Kelly Kelly wins the Divas Championship by pinfall.

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Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Champion) w/The Corre vs Ezekiel Jackson

This match is somewhat interesting. If you weren't following, The Corre has excommunicated with Big Zeke.

Basically, The Corre has been losing for weeks now individually and they're all placing blame on each other. They teased a breakup between everyone, but then suddenly that went away.

When Big Zeke won a match by himself, he walked away from The Corre instead of celebrating with them. Wade Barrett took offense to this and he got Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater to attack Big Zeke backstage.

Ezekiel Jackson said on Friday Night Smackdown that he wanted to make an impact when he came to Smackdown, which was why he joined The Corre. He then said that he didn't need The Corre and that it was The Corre that needed him.

Wade Barrett challenged him to a match but oddly enough, Heath Slater added in, "So you're putting up the Intercontinental Title too right?". So that's how we have a title match.

This match is much more important for Big Zeke because he needs to win. They've been pushing him as a monster who can body slam Big Show and all that. The Corre will probably try to interfere here and fail. Look for Ezekiel Jackson to add the Intercontinental Championship under his resume in impressive fashion.

My Prediction: Ezekiel Jackson wins the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall.

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Kiss My Foot Match: Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole

:facepalm:

There's a stipulation to this match as well. If Michael Cole defeats Jerry Lawler... then Jerry will have to give Cole his Hall of Fame ring as well as being the guy to induct him into the Hall of Fame.

Let's be realistic. This feud has gone on WAY too long. It was funny heading to Wrestlemania because everyone expected Cole to get his ass whupped... and he did. But on a technicality, he "won" the match. Then at Extreme Rules, in a Country Whipping Match, he won again.

The feud won't end until Cole loses, but even then... Cole might still brag about how he has 2 wins over Jerry while Jerry only has 1.

I've called for this feud to end for 2 months now. Unfortunately, I still don't see it happening. Michael Cole will win yet again.

My Prediction: Michael Cole makes Jerry Lawler kiss his foot.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian

Christian won the title at Extreme Rules. He loses it "5 days" later on Smackdown. Many people (including me) were upset about the booking decision. We all know Vince McMahon doesn't have faith in Christian as the World Champ.

What's funny is that Orton, Jim Ross, Jericho, Christian have all responded to the "backlash" on Twitter that this was a start of the 2nd reign for Christian. Obviously, we all hope that is the case. It's too bad that I don't have faith in the WWE to carry out a decent storyline.

What I want is for Christian to eventually turn heel. He should be blaming the WWE Universe for making him defend the title against Orton and blaming Teddy Long for making a match.

Instead, we have Christian praising Teddy Long for "making a match" that everyone wanted to see. Here we have Christian saying that he can beat Orton at 100%. Orton wants to face Christian at 100%, but he said that if Christian was only 99% healthy.. he wouldn't win.

It also seems like Sheamus and Mark Henry are in the "title hunt". So expect interference from them maybe.

In case you guys don't know, Orton has turned into a Super Cena now. Christian will likely control most of the match, but then just expect Orton to hit an RKO out of nowhere to retain the title.


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WWE Championship "I Quit" Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs The Miz w/Alex Riley

The "I Quit" matches seem to be Cena's specialty. If I'm not mistaken, Cena is 4-0 in "I Quit" matches.

I really liked what they've done with The Miz. He's solidified as a main eventer thanks to his 5 month title reign... so I think having him lose here wouldn't hurt one bit.

They have also teased a breakup between The Miz and Alex Riley too. The Miz has gotten mad at A-Ri for not being able to do anything right. Oh, remember also that Alex Riley has been drafted to Smackdown, but he kept showing up on RAW anyway because The Miz personally hired him.

I can see A-Ri screwing up somehow and costing The Miz a victory. There will need to be something here that causes The Miz to lose for sure. I don't see Cena dropping the title this quickly. If he's going to drop it, I think he's going to have to lose the title to Alberto Del Rio.

My Prediction: John Cena retains the WWE Title.

Dexter
May 22nd, 2011, 01:13 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmkelly kelly



No way that Chavo match is televised, Melf.

Cross Traffic
May 22nd, 2011, 03:01 PM
Anything to keep Cole from ever wearing a singlet again. The "toe jam" is one of the worst makeup jobs I have ever seen.

Dexter
May 23rd, 2011, 09:48 AM
SuperCena pissed off many. He should have less fans now.

TooCool
May 29th, 2011, 01:40 AM
WWE Over the Limit PPV Review
My Review Score: 5/10

Going into the PPV, this was either going to be a hit or a miss. It turned out to be a swing and a miss.

The best match in my opinion was Christian vs Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship.

The worst match was easily John Cena vs The Miz for the WWE Championship.

Everything else in between was average/below average.

Overall, I went 5-3 in my predictions.

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R-Truth vs Rey Mysterio

When this match opened the PPV, I was afraid that Rey Mysterio will win the match to get the crowd going. Thankfully, it didn't happen.

The match was okay. I honestly wasn't into this one because I'm not a fan of Rey Mysterio or R-Truth. I'm starting to like R-Truth's new character though. The constantly talking to himself, mentally unstable, thinks it's a conspiracy type of guy. I just wish he would stop hesitating when he talks on the mic. There's no flow to it when he talks. =\ I can't tell if that's intentional or it's something he needs to work on.

Rey Mysterio got his usual offensive moves in this game, but R-Truth controlled most of the match. Rey went for a 619 but failed. R-Truth surprisingly won cleanly for a heel.

Truth won with his new finishing move, which reminds me of Shelton Benjamin's finisher called "Paydirt".

Final Result: R-Truth by pinfall.

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Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Champion) w/The Corre vs Ezekiel Jackson

This match was pretty good. Two big men with bright futures in the company. The crowd was kind of dead for this one, and that will hurt any match.

Wade Barrett really held his own here without The Corre. Big Zeke debuted somewhat of a new move in this match. He will get in a zone, and deliver body slams after body slams. This is when the crowd woke up. Ezekiel Jackson delivered 5 body slams in a row and the crowd roars in approval. I can't recall the last time that happened with a body slam.

When Big Zeke went for his new submission move, the Torture Rack... Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater ran in and attacked him, giving Big Zeke the DQ win.

I only got half of this prediction right. I thought they would give the Intercontinental Title to Big Zeke and see where he takes it. But it looks like WWE wants to keep the belt on Wade Barrett longer yet allow Big Zeke to look strong at the same time.

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After the match, The Corre laid out Big Zeke.

My Prediction: Ezekiel Jackson wins by DQ.

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Sin Cara vs Chavo Guerrero

I'm starting to hate Sin Cara matches because the lighting they use ruins it for me. They dim down the lights to Sin Cara's colors... blue and yellowish. Why are they doing this? Is it because...

#1 - He botches a lot of moves and the darker lighting covers up his flaws?

or

#2 - His matches would stand out since he's a new superstar?

Oh well. The match was alright. Some moves looked terrible but mostly because Sin Cara tries to do too much. It kind of reminds me of a TNA match where the superstars go over the top with crazy moves trying to impress people. It definitely looks flashy, but using it too much takes away the effectiveness of the move at the same time.

I have to give major props to Chavo though because he showed that he can be a major player in the WWE. He just needs to be taken more seriously.

Sin Cara won this match with some move I can't really describe.. :loco:

Final Result: Sin Cara by pinfall.

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Big Show & Kane (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs CM Punk & Mason Ryan

The crowd chanting "Batista" at Mason Ryan made me :lol:

This match was extremely average and made me question the booking. I said in my predictions that I felt this was a last chance for the New Nexus to look somewhat threatening again. Unfortunately for them, they got destroyed.

Mason Ryan got in some moves and so did CM Punk. But overall, they looked really bad. Big Show and Kane are monsters, we get that already. Squashing the New Nexus proves nothing.. especially considering what happened on RAW the following night. :facepalm:

Final Result: Big Show and Kane retain the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall.

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Divas Championship Match: Brie Bella (Divas Champion) w/Nikki Bella vs Kelly Kelly

Ugh... just when I thought the Divas division had some potential again..

This match was a standard Divas match you'll normally see on RAW and Smackdown. This match lasted under 4 minutes and was extremely underwhelming.

Kelly Kelly got destroyed here by Brie Bella. When Kelly Kelly got some offense in, Brie did the switch with Nikki, which they call "Twin Magic". Nikki then picked up the win to help Brie retain the Divas Championship.

Final Result: Nikki Bella retains the Divas Championship for Brie Bella by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian

Great match! This one definitely stole the show and stood out as the best match of the night.

The crowd had been dead for most of the PPV but really came alive for this match. Tons of "Let's go Randy" and "Christian" chants. I'd say the crowd was about 60% in favor of Christian and 40% in favor of Orton.

These two worked extremely well together and wrestled the match perfectly. They really "told the story" by reversing certain moves because they "scouted" each other.

Christian's Killswitch looked pretty weak in this match though because Orton countered out of it every single time. It also looks like Christian added Edge's Spear to his moveset. Tons of near falls in the match, but Orton eventually won with an RKO after reversing the Killswitch.

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Final Result: Randy Orton retained the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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Kiss My Foot Match: Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole

This match sucked. Unfortunately, for those of us who watched this match, we knew that going in.

Cole came out in a suit and said he had a doctor's note saying that he couldn't compete in this match. He was "excused" because his foot is so nasty, it would give Jerry Lawler some kind of disease when Cole sticks his foot down his throat.

The ref looked at the note and tore it up. :lol:

Lawler really took it to Cole in this match. I have to give Michael Cole a ton of credit for learning how to take bumps and for willing to get his ass kicked. Cole fought back a little but it wasn't enough. Thankfully, this match was kept under 3 minutes. It was just the segment that followed that took up a lot of time... but it was fun to watch!

First, Eve came out to give Cole a moonsault. This happened because Cole constantly interrupted Divas matches saying no one cared about it.

Second, Jim Ross came out and he poured his BBQ Sauce all over Cole.

Third, Bret Hart came out to everyone's surprise! Bret gave Cole the Sharpshooter and Jerry stuck his toe in Cole's mouth. Pretty nasty segment but everyone loved it. I personally enjoyed it myself and I'm a Cole Miner! :dancing-smiley:

Final Result: Jerry Lawler by pinfall.

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WWE Championship "I Quit" Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs The Miz w/Alex Riley

Jim Ross did commentary for the main event. Unfortunately for him... he had the honor of calling the worst match of the night.

Before The Miz started, he got on the microphone and said that Alex Riley was free to participate in this match since it's No DQ. I personally liked that Alex Riley got involved in this one from the start. I never understood the logic where a heel's "manager" never really interferes unless he really had to, even in a No DQ match.

So having Alex Riley practically wrestle the match from the start was good to see. Basically for Cena, this was a 2 on 1 handicapped match.

This is where the match SUCKED. Cena got destroyed in this match for 25 minutes. Not once did he fight back. Guess what happened? Cena won in 1 minute.

The match was slow and unbearable. I understand the concept of the "I Quit" match, but did we really need the ref to ask Cena if he wanted to quit every 15 seconds?

When Cena refused to quit, they even did the Mick Foley/The Rock 1999 thing where Alex Riley had a recorded message of Cena saying "I Quit" on his phone.

The ref rang the bell and The Miz celebrated the title win while Riley conveniently dropped his phone next to Cena. The ref checked on Cena and saw the phone and reversed the decision yet again. He ordered the match to restart and that's when Super Cena came to life.

Keep in mind that Miz and Riley did a number on Cena for 25 minutes! The match restarted, and Cena put A-Ri through the announce table. He attacked The Miz and took off his belt. The Miz ran to the stage with Cena chasing him and whipping him. Cena got 7-8 shots in on The Miz and gave him the STF. The Miz immediately said "I Quit".

How lame is that? :facepalm:

It's one thing to have it back and forth and then The Miz eventually quits... but it's another thing to have him lose in 1 minute. WWE has done such a great job in making The Miz look like a legitimate WWE Champion. Now The Miz won't ever be taken seriously again. =\

Final Result: John Cena retains the WWE Title.

Crapgame13
May 31st, 2011, 10:20 AM
Mad as hell over Christian's treatment, because I have no faith in them building him back up to that level.

Kharma, way to go, big career opportunity, get knocked up.

R-Truth is more entertaining than I ever thought, and Alex Riley had a great face debut this week.

Dexter
June 1st, 2011, 02:09 PM
Heel R-Truth is amazing. I hated his rapping gimmick he had.

Dexter
June 6th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Two great Raws back to back. Next week's is three hours filled of All Stars from both brands with Austin as guest GM! Yay.

Cross Traffic
June 13th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Cena jobbed to a water bottle, I've heard of stupid babyfaces but this takes the cake:

YouTube - ‪WWE RAW 6/13/11 - John Cena vs. CM Punk Main Event PART 3/3‬‏

TooCool
June 14th, 2011, 12:55 AM
Cena jobbed to a water bottle, I've heard of stupid babyfaces but this takes the cake:

YouTube - ‪WWE RAW 6/13/11 - John Cena vs. CM Punk Main Event PART 3/3‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umgQG2Sq4gQ)

Cena sells to a water bottle but not constant beatdowns. Why am I not surprised?

I have to catch the 2nd half of RAW on Youtube later this week... My power kept going out. >_< Stupid rolling blackout shutting down my computer 3 times in a span of 30 minutes can not be good.

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No Zack Ryder on RAW even though it's in Long Island... F*** you WWE.

Cross Traffic
June 14th, 2011, 08:43 AM
You can't expect miracles out of creative, the same folks that thought a 3 month Cole/King feud in the ring was good business. Was nice to see Hot Rod looking good and doing the Piper's Pit segment.

Dexter
June 14th, 2011, 01:28 PM
I went from hating R Truth's lame raps to loving his Little Jimmy deranged heel. He is awesome now.

Dawdler
June 14th, 2011, 02:27 PM
I've lost interest in wrestling at the moment, Cole and crap booking drove me away for the time being but from what I read today, its seems a lot of people are upset that Zack Ryder was snubbed last night and creative dropped the ball by not having him on the show "WWWYKI"

Dexter
June 15th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Well we did have to watch Hornswoggle shoot t-shirts to the crowd and another useless diva match that could have been dropped for a Ryder match..

Dawdler
June 15th, 2011, 04:38 PM
I broke down and watched parts of the show, SCSA will do that to a person.

I enjoyed all the SCSA segments, creative did a good job of getting the best personalities with SCSA and the legendary Rowdy Roddy Piper on the show to boot was great.

I LOL'd seeing Cena sell for the water bottle and I enjoyed heel R-Truth, he's a lot better then face R-Truth and I had no idea that Alex Riley is getting a face push and Dolph Ziggler is now back to mid-card status.

The show is a lot more tolerable when you can FF all the stuff you don't like, I was done watching in less then 45 minutes

Dexter
June 15th, 2011, 07:58 PM
YouTube - &#x202a;Raw: CM Punk confronts "Stone Cold" Steve Austin&#x202c;&rlm;

TooCool
June 19th, 2011, 02:58 PM
WWE Capitol Punishment PPV Predictions

Another PPV tonight and it's called Capitol Punishment. The main buildup for this PPV was the stupid fake press conferences with President Obama. They kept hyping the PPV as if the President will actually show up for this event. :facepalm: The card is quite stale as well. I have a feeling this will easily generate the worst PPV buy-rate of the year.

Also, no Diva match advertised... so I can see that being thrown in on the card.

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Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk

These two had an amazing feud last year on Smackdown that ultimately led to CM Punk getting his head shaved. Now these two superstars are on RAW and they're suddenly thrown together again. Why? :confused: They wrestled each other a few times on RAW and billed it as "Rivalry renewed".

There is no doubt that Mysterio and Punk can still put on a hell of a match. The only problem is that this match is pretty pointless. It really doesn't matter who wins here, but I see Punk winning since he's next in line to lose to Cena. His contract is expiring very soon and Punk is still leaning towards not re-signing with the WWE.

My Prediction: CM Punk by pinfall with the GTS.

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Champion) vs Ezekiel Jackson

This feud kind of sucked and didn't really make sense to me. As you all know, Barrett, Slater, Gabriel, and Jackson were in The Corre. A group with no leadership and that everyone is equal. Big Zeke suddenly decided that he didn't need The Corre and turned his back on them.

Barrett, Slater, and Gabriel then assaulted Jackson backstage because he quit the group. They had a Intercontinental Championship match last month at the Over the Limit PPV. Big Zeke was going to win the IC Title but The Corre interfered and the match ended in a disqualification.

Then suddenly, Wade Barrett acts like he doesn't need Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel. Does this make sense to you? Am I missing something here? Wade Barrett bails on The Corre in a few 6-Man Tag matches on Smackdown. Slater and Gabriel ask Barrett what the hell he's doing and he goes off and says that if it weren't for him, Slater and Gabriel would be nothing. Gabriel and Slater then said the same would be said for Barrett because they quit The Corre.

Now Big Zeke has a rematch against Wade for the title. This time, Wade is alone. I don't know where Wade is going to go from here. I can see Big Zeke finally winning the Intercontinental Championship tonight.

My Prediction: Ezekiel Jackson wins the WWE Intercontinental Championship by submission with the Torture Rack.

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United States Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (United States Champion) vs Dolph Ziggler

Just like the Rey Mysterio/CM Punk match I have to ask... WHY?! :facepalm: Kofi and Dolph had a great feud on Smackdown last year for the Intercontinental Championship. These two guys get drafted over to RAW and WWE thinks the feud is fresh again.

There's no story to this feud either. They're just kind of thrown together. Dolph Ziggler lost his blonde hair because he was supposed to be "New and Improved". That didn't work so he dyed his hair again. Meanwhile, Kofi Kingston is just kind of there. He doesn't really defend the US Title (Wade doesn't really defend the IC Title either).

I really don't know what WWE is thinking here. Do you put the belt on Ziggler? Do you keep it on Kofi? It really doesn't matter because these two will likely be in the Money in the Bank match next month regardless.

I'll just stick with a Kofi Kingston win because I flipped a coin. :yo:

My Prediction: Kofi Kingston by pinfall after hitting the Trouble in Paradise.

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Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio

Ever since Alberto Del Rio got drafted to RAW... he didn't really have an opponent. He was left out of the Over the Limit PPV. It's his destiny to become the WWE Champion. What's the next best thing while he waits his turn against Super Cena? Why it's the Big Show.

This feud started when Big Show and Kane were still WWE Tag Team Champions. Basically, Big Show was a dick and sat on Alberto Del Rio's car when he wasn't suppose to. Ricardo Rodriguez got mad at Big Show for touching the car and Show shoved him and insulted Del Rio.

Alberto Del Rio's way of "coming back" was to get Ricardo Rodriguez to hit Big Show with the car. :lol: Big Show over-sold it and yelled for like 10+ minutes. It was painfully to watch (and not because Show was "hurt"). What was also bad was that Kane kept screaming for help. Really? Kane of all people? Way to hurt his character even more.

So while Big Show was "injured" for weeks... Alberto Del Rio had a few promos. He said he's suing Big Show for damaging his car and says that Bad things happen to bad people.

Last Monday on RAW, Alberto Del Rio fought Kane and he got DQed because he wouldn't let go of the Cross Armbreaker submission. Big Show stormed the ring and attacked Del Rio. Ricardo came to his defense and attacked Show, which allowed Del Rio to escape. Big Show then punched the living hell out of Ricardo and pretty much killed him. :omg: Kane showed mercy again and pulled Big Show off of the dead Ricardo.

Then Big Show showed up on Smackdown because he heard a "rumor" that Alberto Del Rio is there. It really makes no sense to have them on Smackdown but they had to hype the match some more. Teddy Long didn't allow Big Show to put his hands on Del Rio before the PPV because he's being sued for assaulting Ricardo and that Teddy would be in trouble. So Teddy decided to put Big Show in a match against Mark Henry.

Mark Henry got to the ring and got murdered by Big Show. The World's Strongest Man got taken out on a stretcher.

I'll have to admit... it's nice to see them make Big Show look so strong. Crazy strong. But Alberto Del Rio needs to win this match. I can see Big Show going crazy and then he loses the match by DQ. Or I can see Alberto Del Rio managing to fight off Show and beating him cleanly. Either way, Alberto Del Rio is likely going to win.

My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio by submission.

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Alex Riley vs The Miz

No way Alex Riley loses here. That would just be terrible booking. Oh crap, I'm talking about the WWE here. So perhaps Alex Riley is going to lose after all. :sick:

This match is the biggest singles match of A-Ry's career. (I've been spelling it A-Ri the whole time... ugh. But officially it's A-Ry.) Alex has been getting decent cheers ever since he turned on The Miz. The question is... can he deliver in a PPV Match?

The Miz is great at putting people over. Look what he did for Daniel Bryan. So I can definitely picture Miz putting over A-Ry here. I think The Miz has definitely solidified his spot as a main-eventer so losing wouldn't hurt him one bit.

If they really want to continue this feud.. the could have either one win by a roll-up and then the loser could just say they were lucky and have a re-match at the MITB PPV next month. But I'm going to go with A-Ry winning.

My Prediction: Alex Riley by pinfall. Possibly a roll-up.

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WWE Championship Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs R-Truth

R-Truth as a heel is great. He's mentally "unstable" and he calls everyone Little Jimmy. Awesome. He even owns a countout victory over Cena.

If you're wondering how/why Truth turned heel it was because he lost his #1 Contender Spot to John Morrison on a episode of RAW sometime in April before Extreme Rules. At the Extreme Rules PPV, he destroyed Morrison and eventually "injured him" (Morrison needed surgery).

Truth wanted his #1 Contender spot but the RAW GM is seems to be racist and didn't pick him. :lol: So at Over the Limit, he fought and defeated Rey Mysterio.

Cena finally wanted to put an end to Truth's crazy conspiracy rants so that's why we have a WWE Title Match.

Unfortunately for Truth... there is NO CHANCE IN HELL he will beat Super Cena. I just hope and pray that Truth looks strong here. We all know how Cena matches go. Cena will get destroyed for 95% of the match and then comes back by hitting a few moves and his finisher to win easily.

Hopefully the situation is somewhat reversed here. Maybe R-Truth will get so frustrated that he can't put Cena away... then with one slight mistake, Cena can roll him up for the win. This way, Truth would be "caught off guard" and wouldn't look weak losing this match. Or we could have R-Truth refusing to stay down and it takes like 3 Attitude Adjustments to put him away. That would work too.

Knowing WWE though... I think the match will go exactly how I originally described it. :puke:

My Prediction: John Cena retains the WWE Championship by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian

Christian and Randy Orton. I'm loving this feud eventually I still hate how they made Christian drop the title after 5 days after winning the World Heavyweight Championship on Extreme Rules.

Everyone kept praying that it's all a part of the bigger picture and that we should be patient. At the same time, everyone is worried because we all know Vince McMahon has no faith in Christian being a main eventer.

I'll recap the feud so you'll can see why it's good. Christian winning the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules was a feel good moment for all. Then "5 days later" on Smackdown... Teddy Long made Christian defend the WHC. How did Teddy Long pick his opponent? Why he polled the audience! :facepalm: Sheamus? Boo. Mark Henry? LOL. Randy Orton? Woo-hoo!

Orton then defeated Christian for the title. Christian got his rematch and lost at Over the Limit.

After Over the Limit, Christian asked for one more match. He knows deep in his heart that he can defeat Randy Orton. He polled the audience as to whether or not they think he should get a rematch. The WWE Universe cheered but Teddy Long says no. If you were Christian, wouldn't you be mad too? The GM polls the audience to decide a match then you do the same but the GM doesn't allow it. What gives?

Teddy Long put Christian, Sheamus, and Mark Henry in a match for the #1 Contender spot. Orton was on commentary. Mark Henry attacked Orton for no reason so Orton came in and RKOed Mark Henry. At the same time, Christian pinned Sheamus (up to a 6 count) but the ref was distracted in trying to get Orton out of the ring. Sheamus then finished Christian off with a Brogue Kick to become the #1 Contender.

Christian was ticked off the following week because he said he had Sheamus beat and Orton was the reason why the ref was distracted. Christian asked the audience if the match should be a Triple Threat Match for the WHC. They cheered again, but Teddy Long refuses to put Christian in the title match. Instead, Teddy made Christian the Special Guest Referee. During that match, Christian took a ref bump from Sheamus and pretended his arm was injured. Sheamus had Orton beat, but Christian counted to two and stopped. Sheamus got pissed off and Orton caught him with an RKO. Christian counted to 3 and Orton retained the title. After the match, Christian attacked Orton with the World Heavyweight Title, turning heel.

The following week, Christian said he turned his back on his peeps because he blames them for cheering Orton when Teddy Long polled the audience. Later in the night, Sheamus had a rematch against Orton in a non-title No DQ match. Christian interfered and attacked Orton again with the belt. Sheamus got the win.

This past Friday Night on Smackdown... Sheamus said he deserves the #1 Contender spot since he beat Orton last week. Teddy Long again, pisses Christian off more by making him wrestle Sheamus. If Sheamus wins, the match at the PPV is a Triple Threat. If Christian wins, it stays the same. Christian won pretty cleanly (he bounced Sheamus's head off the steel ring post). After the match, Orton chased Christian away but went back to the ring to punt Sheamus in the head. Not sure what Sheamus did to deserve that... but it was suppose to be a message sent to Christian.

Now here we are at the match. I would really like to see heel Christian win but I don't see it happening. I can see Super Orton winning yet again and therefore heel Christian can whine some more. I'm okay with that as long as Christian remains in the title picture. Maybe Christian can lose and then Teddy Long won't give him any more title matches so Christian can win the Money in the bank and then cash it in on Orton immediately to get booed even more.

My Prediction: Randy Orton retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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Whew... Long post. Hope you enjoyed it. Enjoy the PPV (if you can)!

Conglaturation
June 20th, 2011, 12:21 PM
WWE Capitol Punishment PPV Predictions

Whew... Long post. Hope you enjoyed it. Enjoy the PPV (if you can)!



I have no idea what you just said, but i like it! :15smile:

Dexter
June 20th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Melf only got one wrong yay! Ryder or Riot tonight!

TooCool
June 20th, 2011, 04:38 PM
WWE Capitol Punishment PPV Review
My Review Score: 4/10

This PPV sucked. It was predictable and stale. Most of the matches were average at best and some of them (especially the Cena/Truth match) was downright terrible.

If I *really* had to pick the best match of the night, I would say it was Punk and Mysterio.

Overall, I went 6-1 in my predictions. Yay. I guess.

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United States Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (United States Champion) vs Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero

Pretty solid opening to the PPV. I couldn't really get into this one at all because we've seen this match a million times already. It felt like I knew which moves were coming next before they executed it.

I did like the finish though because there were a bunch of blocking and dodging of the finishers. The finish came when Ziggler was about to give Kofi the Zig Zag but Kofi grabbed onto the ropes. Kofi then got eye-raked or something by Vickie and then Ziggler put the sleeper on Kofi. It looked a little botched because I think Kofi thought it was a Zig Zag again, but it wasn't.

Kofi fought off the sleeper as long as he could and got near the ropes, but Dolph illegally used his foot to kick the bottom rope so he could roll back to the center of the ring. Kofi had nowhere to go and passed out.

Final Result: Dolph Ziggler wins the United States Championship by submission.

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Alex Riley vs The Miz

I personally really like Alex Riley. Ever since he was on NXT Season 2, I've always said that he was great on the mic. But the main question is... can he wrestle a whole match and keep the crowd into it?

The answer unfortunately... was no. Maybe it was the match being slow or maybe the crowd just wasn't too into it. There was something that felt very... boring about this match. The crowd cheered for A-Ry when his music hit. Justin Gabriel announced that he was from Washington D.C. and the cheers got louder. But after that, it died down real fast.

The crowd was pretty split for this one too. "Let's Go Riley!" and "Let's Go Miz!" chants. The Miz took control for most of the match, making Riley look weak. The commentators played off the fact that Riley was inexperienced and whatnot.

The finish came when Riley got the upper hand outside the ring near the announce table. Michael Cole yelled at Riley repeatedly about how he's disrespecting The Miz. Riley eventually grabbed Cole and threw him to the floor. Booker T and The King were laughing their asses off. :lol:

The Miz grabbed the briefcase and tried to take a swing at A-Ry but Alex dodged it and hit some kind of DDT. (Almost like Edge's Education DDT.) Alex Riley pins The Miz and wins.

Final Result: Alex Riley by pinfall.

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Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio

This is probably the worst match in Alberto Del Rio's career in the WWE. Alberto Del Rio came out first and after he posed at the entrance ramp, Big Show assaulted him. Big Show went to work on Alberto Del Rio outside the ring, throwing him around and destroying him.

As they fought near the announce table, Mark Henry came out of nowhere and destroyed the Big Show. The World's Strongest Man threw Big Show over the announce table. He then gave Big Show the World's Strongest Slam on the Spanish announce table. Mark Henry then looked like he was going to leave, but then decided to come back to Big Show and drop his knee on the broken table.

Big Show kept screaming like he was going to die. He struggled for a long time to get up. The ref started counting (for no reason) and Big Show eventually got in the ring. I think the ref realized that the match hasn't officially started because the bell rang when Show got in the ring.

So the match is finally on. Big Show manages to make Del Rio look bad on one leg. Alberto Del Rio kept getting pushed around until Alberto finally attacked Big Show's "injured" leg. Alberto eventually locked in the Cross LegBreaker and it was a pretty cool move. Big Show managed to get to the ropes and we wasted another 5 minutes of waiting for the Big Show to get on his feet.

The ref kept asking him if he wanted to continue and Show kept saying yes. Alberto Del Rio didn't really do anything but stand around here. It would have been better if Alberto was extremely vicious and wouldn't stop attacking Big Show's leg. Eventually, the ref just called for the bell and the result is that Alberto Del Rio won the match by submission. This match really killed the crowd. (Though to be fair, they were already dead.)

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio by submission.

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Champion) vs Ezekiel Jackson

Ugh... where do I begin? Wade Barrett came out with the mic and no entrance music and pretty much insulted our country to get heel heat. It worked because naturally Wade is great on the mic. The crowd was kind of stupid though because they kept chanting "USA! USA! USA!" but Ezkeiel Jackson is from South Africa. :facepalm:

This match was slow as hell and boring to watch. Wade took control early and showed that he could hold his own against Big Zeke. The crowd started chanting "We Want Ryder" during this match too. I wonder what Vince McMahon thought of it. ;)

Wade Barrett eventually hit The Wasteland finisher on Big Zeke but he kicked out! Big Zeke then fought back with his bodyslams and then he applied the Torture Rack to win the Intercontinental Championship.

The crowd cheered but it wasn't a huge cheer. So in a last ditch effort to get Big Zeke more over, The King grabbed a mic and ran to the ring to "interview" Big Zeke. Baaaaad idea! Ezekiel Jackson sucks on the mic. He hesitates a lot and doesn't know what he should say. All we got out of the interview was that he loves the USA and that he is the personification of domination.

Final Result: Ezekiel Jackson wins the WWE Intercontinental Championship by submission.

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Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk

Before the match, Punk said something about being the most honest man in the WWE. He'll let us know after he defeats Rey Mysterio.

This match was just like the Kofi Kingston/Dolph Ziggler match. It's nothing that we haven't seen in the past year. They did the best they can given how many times they fought.

There were some cool moves in this match. Like Punk carrying Rey and was about to deliver the GTS, but Rey reversed it into a Hurricanrana. Rey Mysterio kicked Punk into the ropes for a 619 and then Punk ducked and caught Rey Mysterio and gave him the GTS. Punk barely caught Mysterio, but managed to do so anyway. It was really great to see how talented these two wrestlers are.

Here's a crazy stat for you. This was Punk's first PPV win since the Extreme Rules PPV back in April 2010! Now we know why Punk wanted to leave when his contract is up soon.

Final Result: CM Punk by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian

This is their 3rd PPV Match in a row. The match was okay. It definitely wasn't as good as the first two but it was still fun to watch.

Orton must be the best concussion seller in the business because he really looked out of it the whole match. Booker T couldn't even tell if he was out of it or if he was going "in the zone".

The finish was another controversial one because Orton hit Christian with the RKO and pinned him. Christian didn't kick out because his foot was under the ropes. The referee decided to ignore it and gave Orton the win. This is what I really hate about the WWE sometimes. For storyline convenience, they can choose whether or not they want to use the instant replay.

The Miz constantly gets screwed out of his matches because the referee uses instant replay. Christian however, gets screwed because the referee doesn't use instant replay.

This feud will likely continue since Christian will have a legitimate complaint. I do think that for the Money in the Bank PPV, Orton needs a different opponent. Hopefully as a part of a storyline, Teddy Long makes it so that Christian has to earn his spot again since he's had too many rematches. I want Christian to win the Smackdown Money in the Bank and then immediately cash it in on Orton. That would be the best way to win it for him.

Final Result: Randy Orton retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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Evan Bourne vs Jack Swagger

They aired another Truth/Cena video package but then realized they had too much time to kill so after the package... they had to fill in some PPV time and so they labeled this as a "Bonus attraction match". WWE can be really dumb when it comes to putting over mid-card wrestlers. They manage to bury both of them at the same time. :facepalm:

The match was pretty boring. The crowd really didn't care about this. Swagger dominated most of this match but Evan Bourne eventually won with a rollup. The same way he won 2 weeks ago.

Final Result: Evan Bourne wins by pinfall.

Fake President and Booker T segment

Oh great, they had more time to kill so they had the Fake President come on stage and talk. Absolutely HORRIFIC! Vince McMahon and his poor sense of humor is the only reason WWE kept doing the fake press conferences trying to hype this PPV. Now we have 10 minutes of this junk.

Booker T finds it really funny too because he got the fake president to do the Barack-O-Roonie.

After this travesty, we get the 3rd Cena/Truth package of the night and it's finally time for the main event.

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WWE Championship Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs R-Truth

Worst match of the night and possibly of the year. We all knew that R-Truth wasn't going to win the WWE Title. I hoped that WWE at least would make R-Truth look like a strong contender here but we got the complete opposite. The crowd did their best with the "Let's Go Cena" and "Cena Sucks" chant. They even had "Little Jimmy" chants.

If you did not see this match, you should be thanking yourselves for being smart. Anyway, Truth got in some offense but Cena didn't really sell it. Eventually Truth hit the Scissors Kick, much to Booker's delight, but Cena kicked out of it. R-Truth then hit his new finisher (still no name for it) and Cena rolled out to the ring.

What does R-Truth decide to do? Why, let's go to a Little Jimmy in the crowd. Truth takes his cap and drink. Takes a sip, gives the drink back to the kid. The kid throws the drink in Truth's face and apparently Truth's biggest weakness is water because he couldn't move after this.

Cena magically wakes up, throws R-Truth in the ring and gives him the Attitude Adjustment to retain the WWE Championship. After the match, Cena posed for pictures with Little Jimmy and the National Guard to end the PPV.

Final Result: John Cena retains the WWE Championship by pinfall.

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Absolutely terrible PPV overall. The crowd could not get going at all because WWE kept finding a way to kill the crowd every time they tried to get hot. And they wonder why their PPV buyrates are terrible. If they keep this up, no one in their right mind is going to pay for this crap.

TooCool
June 22nd, 2011, 04:46 AM
Monday Night RAW Review - 06/20/11

Been awhile since I did one of these. Let's get right down to it.

CM Punk and RAW GM segment

CM Punk announced on Twitter or Facebook (forgot which one) about how he'll do something monumental on RAW. So he opened RAW with it. He said that he defeated John Cena on RAW last week and Rey Mysterio at Capitol Punishment, which should make him the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship by default. He insulted the "Power to the People" theme saying that the fans making the decisions is the stupidest thing ever. Punk had a funny jab at the Baltimore crowd because he said they made the 1st mistake by living in Baltimore. :lol: "You could move you know."

Anyway, Punk wouldn't leave the ring until the RAW GM officially made him the #1 Contender. The RAW GM decided to be a dick and said that he would make the announcement later tonight, but since Punk won't leave the ring... he'll have to earn the #1 Contender Spot against Alberto Del Rio. Punk got upset and said that Alberto Del Rio got a fluke win over Big Show at Capitol Punishment. The RAW GM then added Rey Mysterio to the match. Punk finally left the ring before it got worse.

Divas Championship Match: Brie Bella (Divas Champion) /Nikki Bella vs Eve or Kelly Kelly or Beth Phoenix

Eve - 11%
Kelly Kelly - 53%
Beth Phoenix - 36%

No surprise here in the fan voting. Kelly Kelly is the most popular Diva in the WWE. Michael Cole screws up by saying that Kelly Kelly is a former Divas Champion :facepalm:. This match was a typical Divas match. It went about 3 minutes long.

Kelly Kelly is starting to remind me of Ezekiel Jackson in the ring. She yells/screams a lot. She got in some offense, and so did Brie. The finish was botched. Kelly Kelly was up on Brie's shoulder and was suppose to do some kind of cradle rollup but Brie didn't roll over completely. Kelly Kelly had to flip her over a 2nd time and then Brie never kicked out. Kelly Kelly wins the Divas Championship for the 1st time in her career.

After the match, Brie and Nikki were pissed at each other (probably because Nikki didn't do anything to help Brie) as they headed to the back. Jerry Lawler got in the ring with a microphone and interviewed Kelly Kelly. Basically Kelly Kelly said she'll make us proud and that she's very happy. She thanked the fans for voting and that the WWE Universe makes good decisions or something like that.

Final Result: Kelly Kelly is the new Divas Champion after defeating Brie Bella by pinfall.

Evan Bourne vs Jack Swagger or Mason Ryan or Sin Cara

Jack Swagger - 19%
Mason Ryan - 51%
Sin Cara - 30%

The obvious choice was Sin Cara, but at the time... apparently the fans voted Mason Ryan. WWE.com is playing it off as if there was a glitch in the fan voting. They announced today that Sin Cara actually got 90% of the votes, but the Mason Ryan thing had votes from Kelly Kelly earlier in the night.

At the time of the voting though, everyone was thinking... "Who the hell would vote for Mason Ryan?" Michael Cole got some jabs in for the WWE Universe saying that they "did this to Evan Bourne".

As for the match itself... Evan Bourne got some offense in, which made Mason Ryan look silly. The crowd had a good Batista chant going. I wonder how Mason feels about that. This match was very average and it was tough to book. They're trying to hype up Evan Bourne again but at the same time, you can't have him defeating Mason Ryan.

The right person won though when Mason Ryan used his House of Pain finisher on Bourne.

Final Result: Mason Ryan by pinfall.

Kane vs Mark Henry

Body Slam Match - 13%
Arm Wrestling Match - 52%
Over the Top Rope Match - 35%

Really WWE Universe? An Arm Wrestling Match? This never works and it's stupid. The crowd in Baltimore was smart though. They were chanting "This is stupid" for a good few minutes. Mark Henry did his typical heel thing where he kept backing away from the table.

Anyway, as expected... Mark Henry starts off strong, then Kane comes back, and then Mark Henry DQs himself by flipping the table over and attacking Kane. The World's Strongest Man went berserk and destroyed Kane. He slammed Kane through the announce table as well.

They're doing a good job with Mark again. He killed Big Show at Capitol Punishment and now he killed Kane. He really needs one good run as a champion though.

Final Result: Kane by DQ.

R-Truth, Christian, The Miz and Teddy Long segment

This segment was really funny. If you did not see it, find it on Youtube! R-Truth ranted about losing to Cena at the PPV. He said, "I got got by Little Jimmy?" R-Truth got mad and told the crowd to stop "What-ing" him. Christian then comes out and called R-Truth "dawg" :lol: Booker T even said, "Did he just call him dawg?". Christian then rants about losing to Orton. He said his foot was clearly under the bottom rope when Orton pinned him and that he got screwed. Out comes The Miz and he called Christian and R-Truth whiners and crybabies. The Miz then himself whined about losing to Alex Riley at the PPV.

All three heels were in each others face (which is refreshing to see). Christian got mad at Miz for ranting about Riley when he just lost to his apprentice while Truth and him lost in Title matches. Then it went to this...

Miz to Christian: How dare you?
Christian to Miz: How dare me?
Christian to R-Truth: How dare you!
R-Truth to Christian: How dare me? How dare you!
Miz to Christian: Really?
Miz to R-Truth: Really?
Miz to Christian: Really?
Christian to Miz: Really!
Christian to R-Truth: Really!
R-Truth to Miz: Really!
Miz to Christian: Really?
Christian to Miz: Riley!
Miz to Christian: Riley? Randy!
Christian to Miz: Randy? Riley!
Miz to Christan: Randy!
Christian to Miz: Riley!
Miz to Christan: Randy!
Christian to Miz: Riley!
Miz to Christan: Randy!
Christian to Miz: Riley!
R-Truth: Jimmy!
R-Truth to Christian: Jimmy!
R-Truth to Miz: Jimmy!
R-Truth to Christian: Jimmy!
R-Truth to Miz: Jimmy!

I absolutely could not stop laughing. This was the funniest thing ever. Then buzz kill Teddy Long comes out and said that nobody wants to hear the three of them whine and complain. I'm sure everyone begs to differ.

Teddy Long does what he does best... and that is... make a freaking tag team match. Miz, Truth, and Christian vs Riley, Orton, and Cena for the main event. I know it's three heels vs three faces like they always do. But tell me, how does that make sense? These heels were just in each others face and you pair them all up? Okay then... :loco:

United States Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler (US Champion) w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kofi Kingston

2 out of 3 Falls Match - 51%
Vickie banned from ringside - 31%
Submission Match - 18%

WWE apparently admitted another "glitch" in the voting saying that it was suppose to be Vickie banned from ringside. But anyway, it was a 2 out of 3 falls match.

They screwed up the 1st fall because it happened during commercial break. :oops: They showed a replay and Ziggler got that 1st fall by giving Kofi the Zig Zag finisher outside the ring and then Ziggler rolled him in the ring for a pinfall. Kofi Kingston then came back and got the 2nd fall of the match with the SOS finisher.

The match continued and Kofi continued to get the upper hand. Dolph looked scared of losing his title, so he tried to get disqualified. He grabbed his United States Championship and took a swing at Kofi. Dolph missed because Kofi ducked and then Kofi hit the Trouble in Paradise finisher on Dolph outside the ring. He rolled Dolph in for the pinfall but Dolph got his hand on the bottom rope. Once again, Dolph escaped and grabbed a microphone from Justin Roberts. Kofi chased after him and took a mic shot to the head for his troubles. The ref called for the bell and Kofi Kingston won the 3rd fall by disqualification.

Final Result: Kofi Kingston by DQ.

#1 Contenders Match for the WWE Championship: Alberto Del Rio vs CM Punk vs Rey Mysterio

No Disqualification Match - 23%
Falls Count Anywhere Match - 66%
Submission Match - 11%

23% of the wrestling audience is stupid. A Triple Threat Match is already a No Disqualification Match! :fpalm:

I would definitely give this match the match of the night. Great chemistry between these three wrestlers. One gripe about this match was that they forgot it was a Falls Count Anywhere match as the match progressed. They went for lots of pinfalls early outside the ring and that was great. But later on, they didn't remember and only attempted to cover someone inside the ring.

The finish came when Rey Mysterio hit the 619 and Top Rope Splash on Alberto Del Rio. Rey covered Del Rio but Punk threw Rey Mysterio onto the ring post. It was a cool spot to see Rey sliding on the ring all the way to the steel post. CM Punk then covered Alberto Del Rio and got the pinfall victory.

Final Result: CM Punk by pinfall.

After the match, CM Punk got on the mic and told everyone what we already know. He said his contract is up when the clock strikes midnight on July 18th. The PPV is on July 17 in his hometown of Chicago. He said he is going to win the WWE Championship and take it with him because he is leaving.

This should be extremely interesting because you know the fans in Chicago will be cheering for Punk and they'll really boo the hell out of Cena. The question is... will they let Punk win the title? I believe that reports out there say that Punk's contract really expire in September, so the July thing is fake. Also, if Punk really was leaving, there will be no way he takes the title.

Hopefully they can do some kind of swerve here. Have Punk win the title from Cena and then have the RAW Money in the Bank winner cash it in on Punk immediately. It would be fitting since Punk won his first title because he cashed in the Money in the Bank. Might as well have him lose it because of that same reason alone.

Daniel Bryan vs Cody Rhodes

Paper Bag Match - 43%
No Countout Match - 51%
Collegiate Match - 6%

What the hell is a Collegiate Match? I guess 6% of the people voted for it to find out. The Paper Bag match would be the most fun... but instead, we got a No Countout Match. Ugh. There's really no point in a No Countout Match if you still have to win by pinfall inside the ring.

This match was really short though... like a Divas match short. Daniel Bryan won with a roll-up. After the match, Ted DiBiase came out and laid out Daniel Bryan.

If you haven't been following, Rhodes and DiBiase are back together on Smackdown. Mostly because you look how far these two have gotten since they left Legacy. Rhodes is an established heel while DiBiase has done nothing. What they're doing here is that DiBiase is looking to Rhodes to get him back on the right track.

Anyway, Cody Rhodes hit the Alabama Slam on Daniel Bryan and Booker T called it a Sidewalk slam... :wtf: Cody Rhodes eventually put a paper bag on Daniel Bryan's head.

Final Result: Daniel Bryan by pinfall.

Dance Competition: Vickie Guerrero vs Michael Cole or Jerry Lawler or Booker T

Michael Cole - 47%
Jerry Lawler - 39%
Booker T - 14%

This is what I really hate about the WWE. They feel like they NEED stupid things like this. Michael Cole wins the dance competition despite getting booed more than Vickie Guerrero. What a waste of time..

Final Result: Michael Cole wins.

John Cena (WWE Champion), Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion), & Alex Riley vs R-Truth, Christian, & The Miz

One fall to a finish - 15%
20 Minute Time Limit - 6%
Elimination Match - 79%

Wow... terrible choices. 15% of the audience is once again stupid. What kind of a match is one fall to a finish? Oh I know! A standard match! Talk about a major fail.

Then you have the option for a 20 Minute Time Limit. Really? Why would you vote this? Is it because matches don't have time limits anymore? There's no point in voting for this.

So it's an elimination match and boy did the booking suck for this one. There's really no surprise here though... we all know Super Cena will win it. I honestly don't know why I waste my time watching this junk. I know I'm a Cena hater but there's a reason for it. Give us something different! Please! But nope, it's the same crap over and over and that's why I constantly bash Cena so much.

Back to the match. This match went 20 minutes anyway, so the people who voted for it... didn't really need to. Alex Riley was the first to get eliminated. The Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on him while the ref was distracted. Christian got the pinfall on A-Ry.

The heels looked "good" against Cena and Orton but did anyone really think they were going to win? Orton was waiting for the hot tag at one point of the match. R-Truth f***ed up when he and Cena were both down in the ring. Cena kept inching towards Orton like an idiot for a good minute. What he was really waiting for was for R-Truth to break up the tag. But R-Truth kept staying down and he tried crawling back to his own corner.

I couldn't help but notice that when Truth crawled to Christian... Christian backed away and pointed at Cena. This signaled to Truth that he was suppose to break up the tag and so he did. Orton got pissed off (because it took so long for Truth to realize it) and kicked the steel steps outside the ring.

The finish came when Cena eventually hit the Attitude Adjustment on The Miz and pinned him. Orton then hit the RKO on Truth and pinned him. Christian then speared Orton and pinned him. Christian kept taunting because he pinned Orton only for Orton to get up and RKO Christian. What the hell? Orton, you lost! Why are you cheating? You're a face!

So Christian ate the RKO and then Cena puts the STF to get Christian to tap out. The faces actually cheated to win. Super Cena and Super Orton celebrated with their respective titles to end RAW.

Final Result: John Cena, Randy Orton, and Alex Riley wins.

The show could have been much better. It was a pretty long 3 hours. The 1st hour was pretty stale. The only highlight of the night was the Christian, R-Truth, and The Miz segment. The #1 Contender Triple Threat Match was great too. Everything else was complete crap.

Cross Traffic
June 22nd, 2011, 08:39 AM
Thanks for the recap Mel, I haven't watched in a while, they keep pushing crap while denying what the fans want.

mitchrock
June 22nd, 2011, 10:20 AM
R-thruth is great now. Could not stand him before. He is truly funny.

Dexter
June 22nd, 2011, 11:03 AM
Ryder or Riot!

TooCool
June 22nd, 2011, 11:49 PM
Have not updated this for 4 months! Updating it to see their records.

Wow. It took me almost 100 minutes just to get caught up from February until the end of April. When WWE changed their website layout, they took out the easy way to look up the results through the archive. I'm tired now, so I'm going to take a break. I'll continue this when I have some more free time.

(As of 4/30/11)

WWE RAW & Smackdown Standings

Superstars

Alberto Del Rio 10-8
Alex Riley 0-3
Big Show 9-3
Brodus Clay 0-6
Chavo Guerrero 0-2
Chris Masters 0-5
Christian 7-2
CM Punk 6-6
Cody Rhodes 4-6
Curt Hawkins 0-1
Daniel Bryan 4-7
Darren Young 0-1
David Hart Smith 0-1
David Otunga 0-2
Dolph Ziggler 5-10
Drew McIntyre 5-10
Edge 14-1
Evan Bourne 1-4
Ezekiel Jackson 2-2
Heath Slater 5-9
Husky Harris 1-1
Jack Swagger 7-7
Jerry "The King" Lawler 5-1
Jey Uso 1-1
Jimmy Uso 1-1
Jim Ross 1-0
John Cena 5-7
John Morrison 7-8
JTG 0-5
Justin Gabriel 7-8
Kane 8-6
Kofi Kingston 7-10
Mark Henry 3-4
Mason Ryan 0-2
Michael Cole 0-1
Michael McGillicutty 1-4
Primo 0-2
Randy Orton 13-3
Rey Mysterio 15-3
R-Truth 4-9
Santino Marella 5-8
Sheamus 7-10
Sin Cara 3-0
Ted DiBiase 1-4
The Great Khali 1-0
The Miz 5-8
Trent Barreta 1-5
Tyler Reks 0-1
Tyson Kidd 0-4
Vladimir Kozlov 3-6
Wade Barrett 5-11
William Regal 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 0-2
Zack Ryder 0-1

Divas

Alicia Fox 1-2
Beth Phoenix 3-2
Brie Bella 4-1
Eve 7-4
Gail Kim 0-2
Kaitlyn 0-2
Kelly Kelly 4-3
Layla 8-8
Maryse 2-4
Melina 0-3
Michelle McCool 5-4
Natalya 3-3
Nikki Bella 1-4
Rosa Mendes 1-2
Tamina 0-1
Trish Stratus 1-2
Vickie Guerrero 2-2

WWE Superstars Standings

Superstars

Chavo Guerrero 0-2
Chris Masters 9-0
Curt Hawkins 1-7
Daniel Bryan 2-1
Darren Young 1-1
David Hart Smith 2-4
Drew McIntyre 1-0
Heath Slater 1-0
Jack Swagger 1-0
Jey Uso 1-4
Jimmy Uso 1-4
JTG 2-6
Justin Gabriel 1-0
Mark Henry 2-1
Primo 3-3
R-Truth 2-0
Santino Marella 5-0
Ted DiBiase 1-3
The Great Khali 4-0
Trent Barreta 1-5
Tyler Reks 6-4
Tyson Kidd 2-6
Vladimir Kozlov 3-1
William Regal 0-3
Yoshi Tatsu 6-2
Zack Ryder 4-6

Divas

Alicia Fox 0-4
Brie Bella 1-1
Eve 1-1
Gail Kim 5-1
Maryse 1-1
Melina 2-5
Natalya 5-2
Nikki Bella 1-1
Tamina 1-1

Dawdler
June 27th, 2011, 09:19 PM
CM Punk may have just had the best shoot promo ever!!! I just wish that my dvr hadn't cut off the end

Dexter
June 27th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Awesome Raw. Really have enjoyed it the past three weeks. Can't believe people believe Punk's shoot is real. Sure, it just happened to get real good when the time was up ;)

TooCool
June 27th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Really great shoot promo from Punk. I really wish that he would have mentioned TNA. That would at least make it seem more like, "Holy s***, did he really say that? Maybe it's not a shoot after all..."

But yeah, that was the only thing that was left out of his promo. Other than that, really amazing.

No Ryder again... f***ing Vince.

Dawdler
June 27th, 2011, 09:44 PM
CM Punk suspended by the WWE (http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/article/wwe-suspends-cm-punk-following-tonights-raw-131975)

Dexter
June 27th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Forgot this was a double header Raw. Yep, completely staged.

Dexter
June 27th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Reading more, Cena comes out so naturally his terrible acting further confirms everything was a predetermined ;)

Dexter
June 27th, 2011, 10:01 PM
YouTube - &#x202a;CM Punk Shoot On RAW 06/27/2011&#x202c;&rlm;

Dawdler
June 28th, 2011, 01:38 AM
I shouldn't have read the spoilers :(

Crapgame13
June 28th, 2011, 07:06 AM
I wept with joy.

But, they've screwed me before, around this time last year, Nexus invaded....and it was awesome and beautiful

Cross Traffic
June 28th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Wow that line about Stephanie and HHH was gold.

Dexter
June 30th, 2011, 08:02 PM
YouTube - &#x202a;Raw 6/27/11 Ending: CM Punk Sings Frank Sinatra&#39;s "Chicago" After His WWE Shoot Promo&#x202c;&rlm;

Dexter
July 1st, 2011, 01:48 AM
Edge and Christian were the ****!

YouTube - &#x202a;WWF: Edge and Christian Play Chris Benoit&#39;s Music&#x202c;&rlm;

TooCool
July 2nd, 2011, 04:49 PM
Monday Night RAW Review - 06/27/11

Alright, it's been bugging me all week but I have to talk about the CM Punk segment during the main event. It's a huge deal! Talk about bad timing though... with the double taping and the 4th of July holiday.

As for RAW, I had to work late so I missed the first 40 minutes or so. =\ I never went back to re-watch it either.. :poster_oops:

I read the results and it seems like Punk had a good segment with HBK (maybe I should re-watch it after all). HBK gave the sweet chin music to Otunga and McGillicutty as well. Way to put down the tag champs.

CM Punk fought a mystery opponent which turned out to be Kane despite Kane being on the Smackdown brand. Kane won by countout.

Sin Cara fought Evan Bourne because of the voting screwing up last week apparently. I missed this match too but saw that Sin Cara won. He's still undefeated.

Dolph Ziggler (United States Champion) vs Kofi Kingston

I got home when this match was in progress. Not sure why Vickie was banned from ringside. The match ended with Kofi Kingston hitting the Trouble in Paradise out of nowhere to pick up the win.

I do have to say this regarding Dolph and Kofi. STOP PUTTING THEM TOGETHER IN MATCHES! I'm sick of it! We've seen this 20+ times over the last year. Do we really care anymore?

Final Result: Kofi Kingston by pinfall.

Backstage segment with Booker T and Maryse. Holy crap was this pre-taped or what? Right off the bat, you can tell it's not even close to live. Alberto Del Rio came in and Maryse started hitting on him because they had a lot in common... like how Alberto Del Rio likes expensive things and so does she.

Anyway, Maryse spinned the wheel and it landed on a Steel Cage.

Steel Cage Match: Alberto Del Rio vs Big Show

This should be interesting. You probably knew going in that Alberto Del Rio isn't going to lose this match since he needs to look strong going into the WWE Title Match at Summerslam.

Big Show got to work early and I was okay with that. Big Show is an angry beast and rightfully so. Mark Henry came out and walked around the cage. Is Mark Henry going to climb the cage to get in? Probably not... :lol:

Couldn't help but notice that Alberto Del Rio went towards the door when he had a chance but the refs didn't open it for him. A-ha! So Mark Henry will break the door open. Well, since the refs didn't open the door for Alberto Del Rio, he climbed the cage... right next to the door.

Eventually Mark Henry broke in and laid out the Big Show. Alberto Del Rio crawled out of the cage door to win the match.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio wins by escape.

After the match, Mark Henry brought in the broken cage door (that he ripped apart) and rammed Big Show with it. In a planted spot, the cage broke open and Big Show looked like he died. Very cool spot for Mark Henry. The World's Strongest Man is FINALLY showing his power and rage after 15 years in the business.

Submission Match: Kelly Kelly (Divas Champion) vs Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella

Submission match, I'm surprised. They usually force something like a Pillow fight on these lovely divas. The only problem with this match is that neither divas (or any for that matter), have a submission finisher!

This match was ridiculously short... maybe a minute. Maybe 2 minutes. Oh well. Kelly Kelly won with a Boston Crab and Nikki tapped immediately.

Final Result: Kelly Kelly by submission.

Backstage segment with Booker T and Rey Mysterio. Mysterio spins it and it lands on Tornado. Sweet! A Tornado Tag Match! After Rey Mysterio walked away... Diamond Dallas Page showed up!

Decent pop for DDP. He plugged the WCW Nitro DVD... :lol:

Drew McIntyre came in and insulted Booker and DDP, calling them old and that they're taking up TV time for young upcoming stars like him. (Isn't that the truth!)

HBK then hits the Sweet Chin Music out of nowhere on Drew... :facepalm: As much as I love HBK, I disliked this because you're practically insulting the young guys when they're stating a fact.

Anyway, DDP handed HBK the DVD... and HBK said he never watched it. He was working that night. ;)

Tornado Tag Team Match: The Miz & Jack Swagger vs Alex Riley & Rey Mysterio

I love Tornado Tag matches and always wondered why they didn't do it more often. I now know why. It's because wrestlers stop in the middle of what they're doing until the camera is focused on them! :unsure:

Tornado Tag Matches can be hectic. This match was slow because they kept waiting to do their moves when the camera was on them. It got a decent amount of time... but it wasn't all that exciting. Swagger got the worst of it in this match. He ate the 619, A-Ry's DDT and then the top rope splash. All in 3 seconds.

Final Result: Rey Mysterio and Alex Riley by pinfall.

Ahhh the dreaded Tables Match for John Cena. It seems like this is the only type of match that John Cena is almost guaranteed to lose in. Why? Because it requires outside interference and that because he gets put through a table, it doesn't "hurt" his credibility since it's not a pinfall or submission win.

This match was really short. Truth got some offense in, set a table up on the corner. Then Cena fought back, set up a table. Hits the Attitude Adjustment really early on R-Truth. That's when Punk came out and moved the table out of the way. John Cena still hit the AA, but missed the table. Punk then beat on Cena for 30 seconds or so. They get back in the ring and Cena got the upper hand. Cena was going to hit Punk with the Attitude Adjustment but R-Truth recovered and speared Cena through the table on the corner.

Final Result: R-Truth wins.

CM Punk grabs the microphone and heads up the entrance ramp. Here is were the magic begins.

CM Punk segment

I'm not going to even attempt to describe what Punk said. Look at the video Dexter provided earlier in the week. Watch that!

YouTube - &#x202a;CM Punk Shoot On RAW 06/27/2011&#x202c;&rlm;

He mentioned Dwayne by name, Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman. Gave a shout-out to Colt Cabana. Insulted Vince McMahon and that he can't wait for him to die. Then it wouldn't matter because of Steph and HHH. Great stuff! His mic got cut off when he was about to talk about the anti-bullying campaign.

All in all, it was tremendous. Great promo by Punk and it does go to show that he's the best in the business. He has earned his well deserved break from the WWE. Now I'm even more excited about the Money in the Bank PPV. Hell, it overshadows Summerslam completely, but that's what WWE wants right now. They want PPV buys and Money in the Bank happens to be next.

After RAW ended, they announced that CM Punk is "suspended indefinitely". They later changed it a little and said that he still has to work house shows.

That last segment really made RAW shine. No Zack Ryder again... and the pre-taped backstage segments with Booker T sucked. I'm glad we didn't get a stupid dance contest though!

Smackdown was great and I'll definitely comment on that later.

Dawdler
July 2nd, 2011, 07:11 PM
thanks for the recap TooCool, Punk's great promo has lost a lot of its luster now that the E is using a similar promo on the Australian tour and making it less awesome.

I haven't watched Smackdown in ages so I look forward to your recap

TooCool
July 3rd, 2011, 12:10 AM
Friday Night Smackdown Review - 07/01/11

Smackdown was really fun this week so I thought I'd write a review/recap.

The show started with Christian talking to Teddy Long about his rematch for the Money in the Bank PPV. Last week on Smackdown, he had to "earn" his title shot again, even though it was the referee's fault that he didn't see Christian's foot on the bottom rope.

Christian had to fight Kane. If Christian won that match, he would be the #1 Contender. If Kane won... nothing would happen for Kane. :nutkick: Well, Kane happened to have won that match via DQ because Mark Henry attacked Kane. :lol:

Teddy Long made a correct call by saying it wasn't fair to Christian. So he decided to do what he does best... which is make a Tag Team Match! It was Orton & Kane vs Henry and Christian. Mark Henry ended up getting the pinfall victory but Christian technically won since he is on Mark's team.

Back to this week's Smackdown with Christian talking to Teddy to start the show. Christian had a contract in his hands saying he can't wait to have that contract signing. Teddy Long said he's not the #1 Contender because Mark Henry won that match and not Christian. Teddy Long said that Mark Henry could be the #1 Contender. Especially if he beats Randy Orton in a bit. Obviously, Christian had the right to be upset because he still "won" that match. Christian stormed out of the GM's locker room.

Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Mark Henry

Mark Henry continued to look strong and Orton sold it pretty well. Orton got some offense in, but Henry was in control for about 80% of the match. When they fought to the outside, Mark Henry rammed Orton into the ring apron. The ref counted to around 3 by now. Then Big Show's music hit and the crowd popped. But wait, no Big Show.

Show's music stopped when the ref got to the count of 8. By this time, Mark Henry turned around, only to get RKOed by Orton. Randy quickly rolled back in the ring and won by countout.

Final Result: Randy Orton by countout.

This was the best way to go about it. Orton winning by countout allows the World's Strongest Man to look strong and the only reason he lost was because of the distraction of Show's music.

However, what happened after this match was AWESOME. Mark Henry was ticked off that he lost by countout. He made his way to the side of the stage where the pyro/tech/music guys are at. He destroyed the sound system and pretty much "murdered" the sound guy. :lol:

It was great to see Mark Henry's rage. Check out the video for yourself! I couldn't stop laughing when Mark Henry threw that sound guy into the dark background.

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Daniel Bryan vs Ted DiBiase

Both Daniel Bryan and Ted DiBiase came out to no music. Pretty cool if you ask me. :) Ted DiBiase had a small old school video promo as he came out. He said he hopes that Cody is watching and that he'll make him proud or something like that.

If you haven't been following, Ted is back with Cody because of how successful Cody is. I believe Michael Cole says that Cody is a great mentor and that Ted is learning from him.

The match itself was pretty good. Like Dolph vs Kofi, we've seen Ted vs Daniel countless times. Daniel Bryan sold the shoulder injury really well when Ted DiBiase threw him onto the barricades.

Daniel Bryan still managed to win this match by submission though. It was some kind of choke hold that led to Ted tapping out. When Daniel Bryan won, his music played. I guess they "fixed" it already. Bummer, I was hoping the whole show would go on with no music. That would have been different.

Final Result: Daniel Bryan by submission.

Ranjin Singh talks about Jinder Mahal segment

They showed a clip from 5 weeks ago when The Great Khali turned on his brother Ranjin Singh to join up with Jinder Mahal. Then there was a pre-taped interview with Ranjin Singh and he talked about who Jinder Mahal really is.

Basically he said that Jinder Mahal is rich while Ranjin and Khali were poor. Jinder was always jealous of Khali's fame in the WWE and all that stuff. So what Jinder did was eventually marry into the family. So now Jinder is the brother-in-law of Khali and Ranjin.

Interesting twist in the story. I wonder where they'll go from here though.

Christian vs Sin Cara

Before this match happened, there was another backstage segment where Teddy Long said "Word on the street is that Christian came out of the sound truck", hinting that it was Christian who played Big Show's music. Christian denied it and said that he's the clear #1 Contender now since Mark Henry lost to Orton.

Teddy Long told him that he'll have to wait until the main event to sign the contract. In the meantime, he needs to get ready because he has a match against Sin Cara.

Now for the match itself, it was great. Match of the night material. Christian did a great job in making Sin Cara look as good as possible. I really liked how Christian kept stalling and backing away from the ring every time Sin Cara did his flips. The whole, "I don't want any of that" story he told was fun.

In the end, Sin Cara managed to counter the Killswitch but Christian managed to hit the Spear out of nowhere to win the match, giving Sin Cara is 1st ever defeat in the WWE.

Final Result: Christian by pinfall.

Cody Rhodes w/Ted DiBiase vs Ezekiel Jackson (Intercontinental Champion)

What was really funny before this match started is that one of Cody's personal baggers handed Booker T a bag. Booker was PISSED! :lol:

Cody Rhodes played this match smart and kept attacking Big Zeke in strategic areas. Big Zeke managed to get some offense in by showing off his power. When it looked like Big Zeke was going to put away Cody, Ted got involved with a distraction. He ate the ring post for his troubles but Cody managed to jump on the middle rope and kick Big Zeke in the back of the head. Cody then gave Ezekiel Jackson the Cross Rhodes finisher to win!

Pretty interesting to have Cody defeat Big Zeke. They really do need to give Cody a run at the Intercontinental Championship though. This win will definitely help.

Final Result: Cody Rhodes wins by pinfall.

Kane vs Wade Barrett

These two will be in the Smackdown Money in the Bank ladder match. The match itself was pretty good. Wade Barrett looked pretty strong for most of the match. Booker T was stupid though and Michael Cole called him out on it.

During the match, Wade Barrett was attacking Kane near the ropes. When Wade Barrett is doing a choke hold and things like that, he has until a count of 5 to break it up before getting DQed. Wade Barrett, like a natural heel does the holds up to the count of 4.

Booker T got on Wade saying he was wasting time. Michael Cole said, "How is he wasting time? He's working on Kane!" Then Wade Barrett attacked Kane in the corner and Booker T said, "Oh, now Wade is picking it up instead of wasting time." Michael Cole yelled at him by saying, "What are you watching?! Wade is doing the same thing he did 2 minutes ago!"

In other words... Booker T is terrible as a face announcer. He doesn't exactly know what he wants to say. =\ It makes him come off pretty stupid most of the time.

Anyway, as for the match... Wade Barrett eventually tried to hit The Wasteland on Kane but failed. Kane countered and won with a chokeslam. It was a decent match overall.

Final Result: Kane wins by pinfall.

Randy Orton, Christian, Teddy Long segment

I had a huge deja vu vibe watching this. It might have been the last contract signing on Smackdown. When we had Edge and Dolph Ziggler. I remember Teddy Long saying something like, "These contract signings never go smoothly." :lol:

Christian came out with a lawyer. :woot:

Before the signed the contract, Christian talked about how he knows he can beat Orton and that he will get the job done despite the corrupt officials. Oh, also in the contract it states that if the officials are corrupt again, Christian will automatically get ANOTHER title shot.

Orton then said before Christian became a whiner, he enjoyed competing against Christian. Orton then said that he'll now have to defeat Christian to shut him up once and for all. So Orton signs the contract and hands it to Christian.

Christian gives the contract for his lawyer to review. Christian then is about to sign it but low and behold... his pen doesn't work! :39smile: Christian shakes his pen a few times and when he was finally about to sign it, Sheamus comes out from nowhere and attacks Orton.

Sheamus got punted by Orton right before the Capitol Punishment PPV so he's out for revenge. With Orton laid out, Christian goes up to Sheamus and asks him what the hell he's doing. Sheamus then hit Christian with the Brogue Kick. Orton wakes up, tries to RKO Sheamus but he countered and hits the Brogue Kick on Orton!

Both Orton and Christian are laid out side by side. Sheamus picks up the contract and tears it up. :keg:

Overall, fun show from top to bottom. The Money in the Bank PPV is looking really good.

Dexter
July 5th, 2011, 12:45 AM
So Punk called a fan a naughty word and the story and video was on TMZ. He issued an apology, but I don't think he's doing himself any favors at this point ;)

Dawdler
July 5th, 2011, 01:33 AM
So Punk called a fan a naughty word and the story and video was on TMZ. He issued an apology, but I don't think he's doing himself any favors at this point ;)

more media bias its obvious that punk called the guy a **** sapien but only part of the word was heard. innocent:

Dexter
July 5th, 2011, 02:09 AM
YouTube - &#x202a;CM Punk insults fan in Adelaide&#x202c;&rlm;


and a bonus!

YouTube - &#x202a;Zack Ryder in Adelaide&#x202c;&rlm;

TooCool
July 12th, 2011, 09:51 AM
I don't even know where to begin with the CM Punk/Vince McMahon/John Cena segments throughout the whole show from RAW last night. Absolutely AMAZING.

Why can't WWE build PPVs up like this all the time? Money in the Bank looks insane on paper, thanks to the storyline fueled by Punk/Cena.

Cross Traffic
July 12th, 2011, 10:03 AM
I want ice cream bars!!! So did Jimmy Hart back in the day:

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I would love to see Punk win, take the title with him and have Cena chase him around the world to get his job back. Have Punk defend the title in ROH, New Japan, etc. Would give Punk and Cena the time off from the grueling schedule they need.

Dawdler
July 12th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Punk was on all night and he's just light years ahead of Cena and anybody else when it comes to wrestling intangibles.

I really thought that when Cena was interjected into the Punk/VKM stuff he really brought down the segment and him trying to hate on VKM really seemed forced.

two of the better parts for me was when Punk made the Cena is fired stipulation moot, when he said the last time Cena was fired it lasted 7 days and when he brought up the ice cream and people went nuts and he said see Vince I just made you another million dollars lol

Dexter
July 12th, 2011, 02:00 PM
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TooCool
July 17th, 2011, 02:23 AM
WWE Money in the Bank PPV Predictions

Money in the Bank looks terrible on paper. Almost at the level of Wrestlemania! On one hand, I'm extremely excited about this PPV. On the other hand, I'm afraid the excitement will fizzle out when Summerslam comes to town next month. No point in looking ahead, let's talk about Money in the Bank!

Last years Money in the Bank lived up to the hype. Even I was skeptical about having two Money in the Bank Ladder matches in one night but they were each individually amazing. We even saw Kane cashing in the Smackdown MITB on Rey Mysterio to become the new World Heavyweight Champion.

This year is the same thing, if not better. You would think that the main focus is the two Ladder Matches on the card, but no! It's CM Punk vs John Cena... in Chicago! The crowd is going to be pro CM Punk for sure. (Except the women and children anyway.)

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RAW Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Alberto Del Rio vs R-Truth vs Jack Swagger vs The Miz vs Evan Bourne vs Rey Mysterio vs Alex Riley vs Kofi Kingston

I have a feeling the RAW Money in the Bank Match is going to kick off the PPV because I see the winner cashing in the briefcase at the end of the PPV.

I'm going to give a run down for each wrestler in this match and why I think/don't think they have a shot in winning.

Alberto Del Rio - 55% chance of winning this match. Let's face it... it's Alberto Del Rio's destiny to become the WWE Champion. When CM Punk got "suspended" 2 weeks ago on RAW... Alberto Del Rio won a #1 Contender's Match against R-Truth and Rey Mysterio. After that victory, Alberto Del Rio doesn't really need this one. He has something to fall back on. However, if he wins the match anyway, he can go on and say it really IS his destiny to become the WWE Champion. Already a #1 Contender and a RAW MITB winner as well? Why not?

R-Truth - 1% chance of winning this match. R-Truth has been amazing as a heel. Unfortunately for him, all the Little Jimmy's in this match is going to keep him from winning. He had a pretty good "run" at John Cena until the ridiculous match at Capitol Punishment that ruined his credibility. He's still a top heel on the brand and I guess that's all that matters.

If Truth were to win this match, it would be nice to have him hold the briefcase until John Morrison returns. Then Morrison could have a match with Truth with the briefcase on the line. This way, Morrison can win the briefcase and essentially the #1 Contender spot back from Truth (who took it from Morrison before he got hurt).

Jack Swagger - 0% chance of winning this match. Poor Swagger. I really like this guy but WWE has done nothing right with him. Sure, he's won Money in the Bank before and had huge potential when he became the World Heavyweight Champion. Unfortunately, WWE made him job to Mysterio, and he was thrown back into the mid-card feuding against Kofi Kingston. Then at Wrestlemania, he was Michael Cole's trainer. :facepalm: Talk about going downhill huh?

The Miz - 44% chance of winning this match. This is a tough one. It's either The Miz or Alberto Del Rio really. The Miz won the RAW MITB Match last year and you saw how successful he's become. I can easily picture The Miz winning it again this year. He can then become the guy who can "only win" the world title thanks to the briefcase.

The Miz has done a pretty good job in putting over Alex Riley these past few months. I think it's time for him to get back in the main event picture. The only reason I don't think The Miz will win this match is because the RAW winner needs to cash it in immediately. I don't see The Miz doing that if he were to win

Evan Bourne - 0% chance of winning this match. Evan Bourne is just in this match for the spots. I'm sure they'll be amazing spots and it'll be fun to watch.

Rey Mysterio - 0% chance of winning this match. Already an established main eventer, Rey Mysterio does not need to win this match. Rey is in it for the spots as well. You need a few high flyers to make this match amazing.

Alex Riley - 0% chance of winning this match. A-Ry has gotten the upper hand on The Miz for a month or two now. Good for him. One thing I have to point out though is how I hate that WWE doesn't let him talk anymore as a face. He has shown that he's great on the mic as a heel... why take that away from him now that he's a face. Putting a microphone in his hand is the best way to get more fans behind him. A-Ry may be getting a push now, but giving him the RAW MITB Briefcase right now would be way too fast.

Kofi Kingston - 0% chance of winning this match. Kofi is pretty popular but it would make no sense for him to win this match. I hate to be mean, but I don't see him as a heavyweight champion at all.

So it's either going to be Alberto Del Rio or The Miz. I'm going to stick with my gut feeling and say Alberto Del Rio.

My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio wins the RAW Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

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WWE Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (Divas Champion) vs Brie Bella

This will probably be your typical divas match that will only last a few minutes. The Bella Twins have basically taken over what LayCool did... and that's being bullies to other divas. There's not much more I can say for this match other than the fact that Kelly Kelly will retain.

My Prediction: Kelly Kelly retains the WWE Divas Championship by pinfall after the K2 Leg Drop.

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Big Show vs Mark Henry

If this match happened a year ago, it would have looked TERRIBLE on paper. However, this match can be somewhat tolerable if they keep it under 6 minutes. My only gripe about this feud is that Big Show is on RAW and Mark Henry is on Smackdown. Brand extension? Hello? I guess it doesn't exist for good now.

Anyway, this feud started when Big Show provoked Mark Henry last month before the Capitol Punishment PPV. Big Show was feuding with Alberto Del Rio at the time and was extremely pissed that he got ran over by a car. Big Show took his anger out on Mark Henry and knocked him out.

Mark Henry, being the "World's Strongest Man" finally went insane. He destroyed Big Show at Capitol Punishment to help Alberto Del Rio win. Mark Henry continued to attack Big Show over and over every week... and that's why we have this match.

It's hard to pick the winner here. Big Show has already put over Alberto Del Rio, Otunga, and McGillicutty in the past few months. He's due for a win. However, Mark Henry *needs* the win to keep his momentum going. I mean, for the first time in 15 years... Mark Henry actually matters! Having Big Show defeat him would totally kill Mark Henry's momentum. Again, knowing the WWE... they're capable of exactly that. :nutkick:

Big Show is already established as the world's largest athlete. I think one more loss wouldn't hurt here. Let's hope WWE does the right thing.

My Prediction: Mark Henry by pinfall with the World's Strongest Slam.

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Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Justin Gabriel vs Sheamus vs Heath Slater vs Cody Rhodes vs Kane vs Sin Cara vs Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett

Going to do the same thing like the RAW MITB Match...

Justin Gabriel - 0% chance of winning this match. Great wrestler, lots of high flying ability, zero mic skills. No way he wins this match. I'm sure we'll see the bone crushing 450 splash off the top of the ladder though. :)

Sheamus - 50% chance of winning this match. Heavy favorite to win this match but he doesn't need the briefcase. Sheamus is already a main eventer, do we really need to add the briefcase to his resume? Money in the Bank is all about giving other people an opportunity to thrust themselves in the main event picture.

Heath Slater - 0% chance of winning this match. Ahh... the One Man Rock Band is in this match. I think out of all the people who "deserve" to be in this match, people will pick on Slater. I personally think that this is his chance to show what he's made of. While Slater will have no chance in hell of winning this match, I think if he can do some great spots, people will be talking. Hopefully he'll do a moonsault off the ladder at some point in this match.

Cody Rhodes - 0% chance of winning this match. Great gimmick and his feud with Rey Mysterio at Wrestlemania really put him on the map. Unfortunately for Cody, he still needs to win the Intercontinental Championship first! As much as I would like for him to win this match... it's not his time. Maybe next year.

Cody will most likely run away the most in this match too. Since he is still nursing his "broken nose" and all. I can't imagine seeing him in many spots that involve the ladder.

Kane - 0% chance of winning this match. Ah Kane... I didn't think he had a chance in hell of winning last year, but he did! His title run surprised everyone because no one took him seriously anymore. This past Friday Night on Smackdown, Kane told Teddy that he doesn't feel like a monster anymore and he doesn't like it. I'm sure Kane will look good in this match here and he'll chokeslam a bunch of people, but will he win again? No way.

Sin Cara - 0% chance of winning this match. I'm sure he'll look the best in this match with his crazy moves but he is not main event material. Not until he starts talking on the microphone. So when the WWE decides to let him talk, then we'll talk about him possibly having the chance to win this match.

Daniel Bryan - 0% chance of winning this match. Daniel Bryan is going to look good in this match. Totally wreckless and fun to watch. He's not main event material for sure, so don't count on him pulling the upset victory.

Wade Barrett - 50% chance of winning this match. Wade Barrett needs to win this match to get back to the main event picture. He had the most potential last year with Nexus and everything until John Cena buried him. He came back strong with The Corre and he won the Intercontinental Championship. The next step for him would be winning the MITB match. Wade Barrett has all the tools to be a solid main eventer.

So it's either Sheamus or Wade Barrett winning this match. There are certainly a lot of heels in this match. Will we see two cash-ins on the same night? I can certainly see Christian getting screwed over again somehow.. beaten_fi: I'm going to stick with my boy Wade Barrett!

My Prediction: Wade Barrett wins the Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian
If Orton gets DQed or the refs are corrupt in any way, Christian wins the World Title

There is no way Christian will lose here. That will completely kill his credibility. So unless WWE want to bury Christian, they're going to have him win this match.

I can see these guys having another great 15-20 minute match. The crowd in Chicago will be hot for both of these guys. I personally see Christian winning this match with the RKO. He's tried everything so far and it doesn't work. The Killswitch is too easy to counter, the Spear he does now never really works. I can see him stealing Orton's finisher to win.

Then I can see Christian lose the World Title immediately again. Maybe the Smackdown Money in the Bank winner will cash it in on Christian. This way, Christian's 2nd title reign will be shorter than his 1st. Either way, Christian needs to win this match.

My Prediction: Christian wins the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall with the RKO.

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WWE Championship Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs CM Punk
If John Cena loses, he's fired

I hope you guys have been all caught up with the Punk/Cena storyline. There is no way I can recap the story. Here's some quick bullet points...

- Basically, Punk's contract is expiring on July 18th. (It's really September.)
- Punk said a lot of controversial things about the WWE lately and has gotten "suspended" for it.
- Cena wanted him re-instated so he can have this match.
- Vince McMahon doesn't think Cena can successfully defend the title because he doesn't want Punk leaving the WWE with the title.
- Cena threatened to quit if Vince refused to re-instate Punk.
- Vince agreed to the match but if Cena fails to defend it, he's fired.
- Punk mocks Cena being fired because it didn't work last year anyway. Remember when Cena was forced to quit? He showed up every freaking week anyway.
- Vince tried to re-sign Punk but said his demands were ridiculous (private jet, kiss my ass club, etc)
- Punk ultimately doesn't want to re-sign because he is sick of the WWE.

So that's the feud in a nutshell. I think no matter what, CM Punk is leaving the WWE. Is he leaving to go to TNA? Hell no. He's just taking a break. I think CM Punk is extremely burned out with no vacation and this is his chance to take one. He'll likely be back in time for the Royal Rumble I'm sure.

As for the match, it's going to be crazy. I'm sure we'll all know how it goes. Cena will start off strong because he won't lose to Punk. Then Punk will take control for 20+ minutes and then Super Cena will emerge. Hopefully the crowd won't have any of this Super Cena BS that happens every time.

WWE has two choices... the safe boring choice or the crazy one that will have people talking. They already have lots of people talking because of what Punk has said. Will they piss everyone off by being boring or go crazy?

Safe Choice - The safe choice would be having Super Cena beat Punk and piss the crowd in Chicago off. Then Alberto Del Rio will face Cena at Summerslam for the WWE Title as planned (months ago).

Crazy Choice - Allow Punk to defeat Super Cena to make the crowd go crazy. Then have the RAW Money in the Bank winner cash it in on Punk so that Punk doesn't leave with the title. This will also allow Cena to keep his job since Punk technically didn't leave with the title.

Cena turning heel choice - How about a Chicago screwjob? Let's turn Cena heel and have Punk return as the face eventually. I don't even know why I suggested this choice. Cena is not turning heel. He makes too much $$$ selling merchandise as a face.

Either way... I hope they tell an amazing story. Please don't let the PPV be a let down. You're going to lose a crapload of fans if you do. The PPV on paper looks crazy good and the wrestlers will put on a really great show regardless. Go WWE! congrats:

My Prediction: CM Punk wins the WWE Championship by pinfall.

Dawdler
July 17th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Bryan wins the Smackdown MITB!!!

TooCool
July 17th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Unbelievable PPV so far.

Daniel Bryan wins the Smackdown Money in the Bank
Kelly Kelly retains the Divas Title.
Mark Henry continues his momentum by destroying Big Show
Alberto Del Rio wins the RAW Money in the Bank
Christian wins the World Heavyweight Title

Come on... main event!!!

TooCool
July 17th, 2011, 08:51 PM
YES! WWE did not f*** up the ending. Amazing. If this doesn't get people talking and watching Monday Night RAW tomorrow night, nothing will.

sarf
July 17th, 2011, 09:29 PM
It's has to be 10+ years that i've seen a PPV, and what a way to come back! Epic main event and the PPV as a whole delivered.

Jebus
July 17th, 2011, 10:34 PM
good lord, just when i thought WWE was out of my system for good, they go and do this... looks like im setting the DRV for raw tomorrow...

Dexter
July 17th, 2011, 10:45 PM
&#x202a;WWE Money In The Bank 2011 - CM Punk vs John Cena WWE Championship - Part 3/3 (HQ)&#x202c;&rlm; - YouTube

Cross Traffic
July 17th, 2011, 11:17 PM
That was a great finish!!!

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/9949/punkbelt.png

TooCool
July 18th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Sin Cara suspended for 30 days. 1st strike in the wellness policy.

WWE: Homepage > Superstars > SmackDown > Sin Cara > Sin Cara suspended (http://www.wwe.com/superstars/smackdown/sin-cara/sin-cara-suspended)

Bummer. No wonder Sheamus "killed" him in the MITB match. I was hoping to see him in person at Summerslam with the flashy entrance and pyros.

Crapgame13
July 18th, 2011, 10:50 AM
I think Sin Cara was supposed to win MITB for SD up until that fail, but hope they build Danielson.

Best PPV of the year. Exceeded my expectations, didn't think even if Punk was staying they were going to let him walk out, thought Del Rio would cash and win.

and for the "other guys"...check out the Destination X 4 way match for a contract with Lo Ki (aka Senshi aka Kaval)/ Austin Aries/ Jack Evans and Shiima Xion

Cross Traffic
July 18th, 2011, 11:39 AM
http://a.yfrog.com/img740/6158/b09zy.jpg

The WWE title is in the refrigerator, the door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the Jello's jiggling!

Dexter
July 18th, 2011, 01:56 PM
This might actually be a dvd worth buying :)

Crapgame13
July 21st, 2011, 03:45 PM
&#x202a;CM Punk invaded comic con&#x202c;&rlm; - YouTube

sarf
July 25th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Punk saved this Raw!

Dexter
July 25th, 2011, 10:13 PM
SuperCena won???? No way! New WWE Raw is awesome!!111111

Jebus
July 26th, 2011, 05:09 PM
i think they HAD to take the belt away from Rey Mysterio. He just couldn't carry the damn thing, it was bigger than him!

rowdeypiper39
July 27th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Freakin predictable at the end although what was up with the divas match umm yeah that was a little different lol

Cross Traffic
August 9th, 2011, 10:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2VK6U6YVDE

Transvestite Wonder Woman.....Rock still brings it. Although CM Punk is right about the Rock being as much of a phony as Cena is.

TooCool
August 13th, 2011, 11:37 PM
WWE Money in the Bank PPV Results
My Review Score: 10/10

I got extremely lazy and never wrote a review for the Money in the Bank PPV. I did have the images cropped and saved from the WWE website weeks ago. I might as well use it really quick.

Overall, the PPV was amazing. It was solid from top to bottom and is easily the best PPV of the year so far.

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Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Justin Gabriel vs Sheamus vs Heath Slater vs Cody Rhodes vs Kane vs Sin Cara vs Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett

I personally enjoyed this Money in the Bank match compared to the RAW one. This one had better flow and the action was really quick all the way though. Daniel Bryan winning was a total shock and also a huge mark-out moment for sure. Good for D Bryan!

Final Result: Daniel Bryan wins the Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

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WWE Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (Divas Champion) vs Brie Bella

Typical short divas match. Forgot how it went but Kelly Kelly retained pretty easily.

Final Result: Kelly Kelly retained the WWE Divas Championship by pinfall.

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Big Show vs Mark Henry

Thankfully this match was short and sweet too. I think it went a little over 5 minutes and that's fine for someone like Mark Henry and Big Show. I think this match was perfectly booked too because Mark Henry looked strong in this match. He even "injured" Big Show's leg after the match.

Final Result: Mark Henry by pinfall.

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RAW Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Alberto Del Rio vs R-Truth vs Jack Swagger vs The Miz vs Evan Bourne vs Rey Mysterio vs Alex Riley vs Kofi Kingston

This match was really fun too. I said I liked the Smackdown one better because it was more fast paced. This one was just as good because the spots were better. Like Evan Bourne using Air Bourne off the ladder onto everyone. The Miz took a crazy bump and it looked like he got hurt. Alberto won when he fought off Rey Mysterio at the end. Alberto took off his mask and Rey suddenly became defenseless and Alberto kicked him down because Rey was trying to cover his face.

Final Result: Alberto Del Rio wins the RAW Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Christian
If Orton gets DQed or the refs are corrupt in any way, Christian wins the World Title

These two always put on a hell of a match. Great back and forth action but this has been done to death. Christian did all he can to make Orton DQ himself and in the end, it worked. Christian spat in Orton's face and then Orton gave Christian a low-blow. Christian won his 2nd World Title by disqualification.

After the match, we saw a more crazy side of Orton. He went absolutely bananas. I kind of like that in Orton even though he's Super Orton now.

Final Result: Christian wins the World Heavyweight Championship by DQ.

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WWE Championship Match: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs CM Punk
If John Cena loses, he's fired

This match was special going in. The Chicago crowd took it to another level and made the 5 star match a 10 star match. The crowd was extremely Pro CM PUNK. I would honestly say that there were maybe 15% of women and children who did their hardest to chant, "Let's Go Cena!".

It was a back and forth match and that's different for a Cena match. Usually Cena would get beat for a good 20-25 minutes before he goes in Super Cena mode and wins in 2 minutes. But in this match, both Cena and Punk traded blows all the way through. You really didn't know who was going to win.

Towards the end of the match, Vince McMahon came to ringside with Johnny Ace when Cena had Punk in the STF. Vince sent Johnny Ace to ring the bell to screw Punk over but Cena released the hold and decked Johnny Ace. Cena told Vince he'll do it his way and went back in the ring and Punk gave him the GTS to win the WWE Championship!

Final Result: CM Punk wins the WWE Championship by pinfall.

The PPV was just really fun to watch. Time for some Summerslam predictions...

TooCool
August 14th, 2011, 12:21 AM
WWE SummerSlam PPV Predictions

After a terrific Money in the Bank PPV, I was wondering how SummerSlam can follow in its footsteps to be just as good. I personally think WWE dropped the ball in only announcing 5 matches for this card. It was originally four, but they added Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett last night.

Can anyone honestly tell me why people think they'll order the PPV if there are only 5 matches announced on the card? I mean sure, the WWE Undisputed Championship Match is going to be HUGE, but can that match itself *really* sell the PPV? Especially after they had a great match from Money in the Bank? Boy, that's going to be hard to top.

Thankfully, I already have tickets to SummerSlam since April... so I was already excited. I just wish it was promoted better. But anyway, with only 5 matches announced, he we go.

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Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett

One year already huh?! Remember last year's SummerSlam? Wade Barrett and Nexus fought in a 7 on 7 match against Cena's team (which had Daniel Bryan make his return from being fired). I'm STILL sad that Cena buried Nexus so badly that night. Then you look at where Nexus is today... non-existent. =\

So in one year year... let's see what these two gentlemen accomplished:

Daniel Bryan: Former United States Champion and now Smackdown's Money in the Bank winner.
Wade Barrett: Former Intercontinental Champion

This match here isn't really from a feud. After the Money in the Bank PPV, Wade Barrett said he should have won the match and that Daniel Bryan got lucky.

It should be interesting though... both of these men came from NXT Season 1 and these two are the more "successful" ones out of NXT. The match itself could be fun if given a decent amount of time. I can see Wade Barrett working the power game here and Daniel Bryan countering with high flying moves.

If I had to pick someone who needs the win more, it would be Wade Barrett. But I'm going to stick with Daniel Bryan as the winner here just because he won the Money in the Bank match last month. Gotta keep the momentum going for D Bryan.

Quick note I wanted to throw out: Daniel Bryan already announced that he will cash in his briefcase at Wrestlemania.

My Prediction: Daniel Bryan wins by submission.

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WWE Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (Divas Champion) vs Beth Phoenix

Beth Phoenix won the Divas Battle Royal about 2 weeks ago and turned heel. Beth got on the mic and said to Kelly Kelly, "Your days as the cute, little blonde-haired bimbo are over".

Then on Smackdown, Natalya did the same and turned heel. Now Beth Phoenix and Natalya are called the Divas of Doom. There are two ways to go about this match.

#1 - Have Beth Phoenix absolutely destroy Kelly Kelly and win the Divas Title with a statement.
#2 - Kelly Kelly manages to win by a roll-up.

Obviously, choice #1 is the way to go. It makes the most sense, but then again... this is the WWE we're talking about. The Divas division is a joke. I'm sure we would all love to see Beth Phoenix and Natalya go crazy on the division and then have some diva step it up and make a feud out of it. But knowing WWE, they could easily kill any momentum Beth Phoenix has.

I'm going to pick Beth Phoenix to win the title though because I really really want the Divas Division to be treated seriously again.

My Prediction: Beth Phoenix wins the WWE Divas Championship by pinfall with the GlamSlam.

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Sheamus vs Mark Henry

Mark Henry has been looking really good these past few months. He destroyed Big Show in a match, then proceeded to "injure" him with a chair. Mark Henry did the same thing later and "injured" Kane. Then Mark Henry did it again with Vladimir Kozlov.

They booked Mark Henry to be so dangerous that no one wanted to fight him. But then Sheamus decided to turn face and said he'll fight Mark Henry. This past Friday on Smackdown, Mark Henry tried to injure Johnny Curtis (who made his Smackdown debut after winning NXT Season 4). Sheamus saved him though and Henry ran.

As for this match... I really don't see Sheamus losing. Where does Mark Henry go from here though? He's definitely a monster. Perhaps he can control most of this match, but then Sheamus his a surprise Brogue Kick out of nowhere to get the victory.

My Prediction: Sheamus by pinfall with the Brogue Kick.

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No Holds Barred World Heavyweight Championship Match: Christian (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Randy Orton

After HHH took over, he decided to make this a No Holds Barred Match. Christian of course, didn't agree with it because Orton has a new insane side to him. So that means that Orton can do whatever he wants in this match.

Storyline wise, Christian said he'll sue the WWE if HHH doesn't change this match because it's a "unsafe work environment". But HHH said that Christian has to fight in this match or else he'll fire him.

I really don't like what they did with Christian and his World Title reign. Christian is now coming off as a whiny guy who runs to his "lawyers" every time there is trouble. Unfortunately, this is the Christian we're getting so I'll make the best of it. 4th PPV in a row where Christian and Orton are fighting for the World Title. This better be the last one. The only way for this to be the last one between the two is if Christian wins.

Going by story, it looks like Christian has no chance in hell against Orton and that's why I like Christian's chances of winning. Also, towards the end of Smackdown this Friday, Christian said "Trust me Orton, I have the best thing going. I'll see you this Sunday."

I'm really intrigued by what Christian meant. Obviously since it's No Holds Barred, he's going to get outside help. The question is... from who? Edge? Jericho? The Miz? R-Truth? There are SO many guys not on the card, it can be anyone.

I think it's probably just Mark Henry though. Sheamus wins so he can feud with Christian. Then Mark Henry can feud with Randy Orton.

Then again, all of this can go down the toilet if Orton just wins yet again.

My Prediction: Christian retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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Undisputed WWE Championship Match w/HHH as the Special Guest Referee: John Cena (WWE Champion) vs CM Punk (WWE Champion)

Going into this PPV, I didn't like Punk's chances of winning. CM Punk already won at Money in the Bank, so it only makes sense to have Cena win this one to make it 1-1.

But then HHH threw himself in the match and everyone knows something is going to happen. Who will HHH screw? Both Cena and Punk are against having HHH as the ref. HHH said he'll do what's best for the business. Punk has openly said, "You're going to screw me over aren't you?"

Since Cena will never turn heel, (especially not now because he'll face The Rock at Wrestlemania) all signs would point to HHH screwing Cena over. I can see HHH doing this and then saying that part of the reason he got CM Punk to come back is because it's in his contract clause or whatever. Now this also wouldn't really make sense because then what would be the point of having Cena as a champion too?

Maybe HHH screws both of these guys and then Alberto Del Rio cashes in his Money in the Bank and he'll win the WWE Title! Many things can happen but I just hope this match can live up to the hype. The crowd will definitely be back and forth, you can count on that happening.

My Prediction: CM Punk becomes the Undisputed WWE Champion by pinfall.

P. Diddy
August 14th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Melf remember the commercial i told you about that was pulled?

Conglaturation
August 14th, 2011, 01:34 PM
[center]WWE SummerSlam PPV Predictions

After a terrific Money in the Bank PPV, I was wondering how SummerSlam can follow in its footsteps to be just as good. I personally think WWE dropped the ball in only announcing 5 matches for this card. It was originally four, but they added Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett last night.

Can anyone honestly tell me why people think they'll order the PPV if there are only 5 matches announced on the card? I mean sure, the WWE Undisputed Championship Match is going to be HUGE, but can that match itself *really* sell the PPV? Especially after they had a great match from Money in the Bank? Boy, that's going to be hard to top.

Thankfully, I already have tickets to SummerSlam since April... so I was already excited. I just wish it was promoted better. But anyway, with only 5 matches announced, he we go.

See this is why I feel they need to do a PPV every other month. They should have no more than 6 per year. I think it would make for much more entertaining events, but I know they won't make as much money, and it IS a business. But still. They make enough money as it is.

Dexter
August 14th, 2011, 01:50 PM
TooCool, Conflaguration, Dexter, and :tanner: will be at Summerslam.

Dawdler
August 14th, 2011, 06:05 PM
TooCool, Conflaguration, Dexter, and :tanner: will be at Summerslam.

have a great time people, looking forward to a report later. :)

sarf
August 14th, 2011, 08:53 PM
el campion de wwe, albert del rrrrrrrrrrrrrio

Cross Traffic
August 14th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Figures the E would f this angle up too. Del Rio wins after Nash interferes? Did we time warp to 1996? Only good thing about this is that it will put Punk over as a face.

Dexter
August 14th, 2011, 11:02 PM
That Daniel Bryan / Barrett match was dreadful. Nearly fell asleep.

Christian / Orton was a blast. Probably Match of the Night. Wasn't even pissed that it ended with the RKO from nowhere.

I knew ADR would cash it in tonight, it was just the perfect time for it. I did not think Kevin Nash would come out of nowhere to give Punk the Jacknife.

Diva match was dumb and I don't understand why they have Kelly retain.

Mark Henry throwing Sheamus through the barrier was pretty cool. Liked how they just roped it off and had security guards sit next to it.

Doug Fresh
August 15th, 2011, 01:32 AM
At least Cena did not win. His in-ring execution is getting worse by the match.

Conglaturation
August 15th, 2011, 11:47 AM
TooCool came dressed as the Undertaker. We have photos.

Dexter
August 15th, 2011, 01:21 PM
I totally missed that Cena had his foot on the rope. We saw Cena arguing with him about it, but I thought that was just because he felt it was a fast count. Raw should be really interesting.


Apparently the random dude Kelly Kelly kissed before the match was Sheldon Souray. Guess what Orton said about her was true ;)

Cross Traffic
August 15th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Punk is GOLD on the mic, calling Nash what everyone has thought of him the past 20 years.

sarf
August 15th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Nash was terrible, didn't help that he looked drunk.

Cross Traffic
August 16th, 2011, 12:25 AM
I would have supermarked if Punk brought up the fact that Nash was the WORST drawing WWF Champ of all time.

For you youngsters that didn't get to see the Wrestlecrap that was OZ.....billed from "The Emerald City"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xg6gX9v1t4

waterboy100
August 16th, 2011, 12:44 AM
i dont know who this was, but good for you
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Crapgame13
August 16th, 2011, 12:58 PM
I would have supermarked if Punk brought up the fact that Nash was the WORST drawing WWF Champ of all time. up until JBL

I don't know, my enthusiasm has died on this angle quite a bit. It's becoming very TNA, it's taking a back burner to Super Cena/ Cartoon Character Del Rio.

and the b.s. "backstage machinations" angle which I have little-no interest in.

I love Punk, but the WWE doesn't know what it's doing week to week.

Cross Traffic
August 16th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Does Johnny Ace greet everyone with his full name and title? Road Warrior Animal got all the personality genes in the family, Johnny has the personality of a turnip. None of us want to see 52 year old slow as molasses Vinnie Vegas err Kevin Nash in the ring.

Cross Traffic
August 22nd, 2011, 11:27 PM
Gee, wonder who is behind all the bs phone calls and texts...one Nipple H. Keep Kevin Nash off our TV.

Matt Young
August 26th, 2011, 04:34 PM
I need to upload my SummerSlam and Raw (San Diego) pics. Also went to the last 2 PWG shows, and they blow away anything WWE does in the ring. Plus I got an awesome shirt!

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/295988_10150346505569935_680884934_9580534_3378037 _n.jpg

Dawdler
August 26th, 2011, 11:24 PM
I need to upload my SummerSlam and Raw (San Diego) pics. Also went to the last 2 PWG shows, and they blow away anything WWE does in the ring. Plus I got an awesome shirt!

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/295988_10150346505569935_680884934_9580534_3378037 _n.jpg


that is an awesome shirt, I went to WrestleReunion and I was going to buy that shirt but they were sold out so I settled for a ROH shirt signed by Davey Richards, looking forward to your pics

Crapgame13
August 29th, 2011, 10:37 AM
For those not into dirt sheets, Sin Cara is currently being played by Hunico out of FCW and not Mistico.

Hoping to make it out to PWG's next show. Also Jeff Katz's Wrestling Revolution Project is shaping up quite nice

Cross Traffic
August 29th, 2011, 07:14 PM
LOL Kilq is the sound that people make when Kevin Nash make on their remote when he's on the tv, or when you are walking around....Kliq....Kliq.... PUNK IS GOLD on the mic.

Nash is just so easy to rag on. Did he put on his Charlie Brown shirt today? He is so slow, maybe they should book an arthritis match with him and Taker.

Nice swerve guys, now its HHH vs Punk? Here is the gif:

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g389/Demented316/mjtm4h.gif

Crapgame13
August 31st, 2011, 12:17 PM
Live Smackdown

If my suspicions before weren't bad....they've taken the hottest angle in years, and made it about HHH. **** this company.

Cross Traffic
September 5th, 2011, 12:17 PM
http://img1.imagehousing.com/89/2fbf26da0d10319631ba56507530b9e7.jpg

Looks like Richardo is a playah, but the mooterus tat is a fail.

Crapgame13
September 6th, 2011, 06:08 AM
Looks like Richardo is a playah,

Ricardo Rodriguez An Extra In Porn? - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, E-Fed, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums (http://www.wrestlingforum.com/general-wwe/572256-ricardo-rodriguez-extra-porn.html)

More than you know...

Cross Traffic
September 6th, 2011, 07:52 AM
Do find it ironic that Just for Men is a sponsor of Raw, and Vinnie Vegas is their biggest client. "I made Raw cool again?", no Punk made Raw cool again, the whole thing about a "push"was all so true. Who did that lumbering tool ever put over other than himself?

TooCool
September 16th, 2011, 05:31 PM
WWE confirmed that The Rock will indeed be in action at Survivor Series. He's going to be on Cena's team. x_x

TooCool
September 17th, 2011, 11:54 PM
WWE Night of Champions PPV Predictions

I never did get around to writing my review for SummerSlam and I guess I won't. Sorry guys! I am however going to give that PPV a 8/10. It was not properly booked and came across kind of sloppy. It was definitely entertaining and I had a blast watching it live in person at Staples Center!

Let's move forward and talk about the Night of Champions PPV. The Pay Per View that has every championship on the line (even though it should happen more often).

This PPV is promoted pretty well. You have the main storyline in CM Punk vs HHH and all the other matches seem to fill the card nicely. A lot of stars are left out of the show as well if you think about it. We're missing Sheamus, Christian, Wade Barrett, Daniel Bryan, and Sin Cara. Wow, I just listed all the guys from Smackdown. Looks like the RAW guys are all set for the PPV, minus Zack Ryder unfortunately.

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Air Boom (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs Awesome Truth

In case you haven't been following the WWE... ever since HHH took over as COO, he's been trying to rebuild the Tag Team Division because we all know that Vince McMahon seem to hate Tag Team Wrestling.

It's kind of funny when you think about it. I remember a lot of people b*tching about the division and how dumb it was to have make-shift tag teams. But since the tag division got SO bad, just seeing these make-shift tag teams going for the belts is a refreshing change! They recently took the Tag Title belts off of David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty (both who didn't really defend the title because WWE doesn't know what to do with them).

Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston is a good start for a babyface tag team. Both are likeable stars who currently have zero potential as main eventers, the tag division is the perfect spot for them. Then we have The Miz and R-Truth. These two stars got lost in the shuffle a few months ago when the Main Event focus shifted to CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio each feuding with Cena respectively.

The Miz and R-Truth are always entertaining on the mic. R-Truth now has his music again, but there's a new twist to it. The Miz and R-Truth sings to it and insults the crowd using the Kurt Angle "You suck" thing.

As for the match itself... I don't know what to make of it. On RAW, we saw The Miz beat Kofi Kingston and on Smackdown, we saw R-Truth beating Evan Bourne. All signs point to Air Boom retaining at Night of Champions. If they're serious about the tag division, then it would be wise to keep the Tag Team Titles on the faces for now. However, it's not a bad idea putting the belts on Miz and Truth either. They're really entertaining together. As for my prediction, I'll stick with the babyfaces.

My Prediction: Air Boom retains the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall.

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Cody Rhodes (Intercontinental Champion) vs Ted DiBiase

For the record, both the IC and US Title are still worthless. The WWE just hasn't really given us a reason to care for the title. Fortunately, the Intercontinental Championship is headed in the right direction. Cody Rhodes defeated Ezekiel Jackson for the IC Title awhile back on Smackdown. This is a good thing because Big Zeke is terrible on the mic and did nothing with it.

Cody Rhodes did openly say how important it is to be the Intercontinental Champion. He has been on a bit of a roll lately too. He even pinned Randy Orton on RAW!

It sucks that this match was still thrown together at the last minute but there is a mini-feud here, so that's good. As you already know, Ted DiBiase has been useless ever since Legacy broke up. Cody eventually teamed up with Ted again and he has helped "reshape" his career. Cody Rhodes has been somewhat of a "mentor" for Ted until he lost a few matches. Cody did warn him that if he lost one more, he would personally put a bag over Ted's head... and that's exactly what he did.

Ted DiBiase then attacked Cody Rhodes on Smackdown this past Friday because he apparently had enough of this. Right now Cody has way too much momentum going for him so there is no way he loses the match. Hopefully we get a meaningful feud out of this for the upcoming weeks.

My Prediction: Cody Rhodes retains the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall after hitting Cross Rhodes.

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WWE Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (Divas Champion) vs Beth Phoenix

WWE went the opposite direction at Summerslam by having Kelly Kelly retain. I guess they thought she would come off as stronger looking by beating Beth with a roll-up. It would be extremely stupid to have Beth Phoenix lose AGAIN in her hometown of Buffalo. There is no way Beth is walking out of this match without the Divas Title. They need to keep this going. Give Beth Phoenix the title, have Kelly Kelly chase her for it.

It would be nice if this continued to Survivor Series too. Beth Phoenix and Natalya are sick of these "bimbos" or whatever they call them. So hopefully we can see an Elimination Match of Beth, Natalya, Tamina, Maxine vs Kelly Kelly, Eve, and the Bella Twins or something like that.

My Prediction: Beth Phoenix wins the WWE Divas Championship by pinfall with the GlamSlam.

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WWE United States Championship Fatal Four Way Match: Alex Riley vs Dolph Ziggler (US Champion) vs John Morrison vs Jack Swagger

The main focus of this match is just Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. They have a mini-feud going because Jack Swagger is trying to get Vickie Guerrero to be his manager. Vickie decided that she wants to manage both Ziggler and Swagger but Dolph Ziggler for some reason, refuses to let Vickie manage Swagger. So Dolph has been screwing Swagger over here and there to make him look bad.

John Morrison and Alex Riley were most likely thrown into this match because the WWE are afraid the crowd isn't going to give a damn about this match if two heels are fighting each other. I don't really see any other scenario here other than Jack Swagger winning the US Title. This way, you can have Swagger possibly turn babyface or continue the feud and have Vickie side with Jack Swagger and then you turn Dolph Ziggler face.

My Prediction: Jack Swagger wins the United States Championship by pinfall.

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World heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Mark Henry

I hope you guys agree with me when I say this... I am PULLING for Mark Henry to win this match! Mark Henry has been in the WWE for over 15 years and he has not done anything. These past few months have been huge for him. He has destroyed Big Show, Kane, Vladimir Kozlov, Johnny Curtis, and Sheamus. Now he's going after Randy Orton.

Orton will have plenty of future title opportunites. Mark Henry needs to win this to be taken seriously. The only problem with Orton's character is that he is pretty much the Super Cena of Smackdown. Keep in mind that the Hell in a Cell PPV is in two weeks. (Ridiculous right?)

These scenarios will probably happen:

#1 - Orton retains the World Heavyweight Title by surprising Mark Henry with an RKO out of nowhere.
#2 - Mark Henry will dominate this match and have Orton fight back here and there. But ultimately, Mark Henry will win after 2-3 World Strongest Slams.
#3 - Big Show and/or Kane return to screw Mark Henry.

I personally don't like #3 at all. You know it's going to happen sooner or later, but I would rather that happened when Mark Henry is the champion. I would love it if Mark destroyed Orton here. Have him look really strong, then have Orton invoke his rematch clause for Hell in a Cell. Have Mark Henry destroy Orton AGAIN inside the cell. Then give Mark Henry a fresh challenger in Big Show or Kane or whoever. Then the PPV after that is called Vengence. If you really want Orton to win again, have him reclaim the title then. At least Mark Henry will have looked beastly in winning the title and defending it once.

It's likely that Orton will retain for now, but then have Mark Henry go crazy inside Hell in a Cell. I would still rather Mark Henry win now because he has WAY too much momentum going his way. The last thing he needs is a loss to Orton.

Besides, I can't recall the last time a major title didn't change hands at Night of Champions. Enjoy this Mark Henry! (Hopefully)

My Prediction: Mark Henry is the NEW World Heavyweight Champion by pinfall.

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WWE Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (WWE Champion) w/Ricardo Rodriguez vs John Cena

This match is not going to be very good. Don't get me wrong, I like Alberto Del Rio but I am having a hard time believing he'll win this match cleanly against Super Cena. I'm sure you already know how it'll go too. Cena will start the match strong. Alberto Del Rio is going to fight back and work on Cena's arm for a good 10-15 minutes. Alberto Del Rio will put the Cross Armbreaker on Cena and he's not going to tap out. Super Cena will likely fight back and then Alberto Del Rio is going to get himself disqualified so he can keep the WWE Title.

Keep in mind that Alberto Del Rio is the WWE Champion because they're going to Mexico in October. It'll take place after Hell in a Cell so I'm certain that Alberto Del Rio will keep it until then. Since I don't see Super Cena losing cleanly, I think he'll win this match by DQ.

My Prediction: John Cena wins by DQ.

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No Disqualification Match: CM Punk vs HHH
If HHH loses, he resigns as COO

This should be an interesting match. I'm not sure if it'll be in the main event, but it probably will be since the stakes are high. Kind of silly how a No DQ match is likely to follow a title match that *just* ended in DQ right? :39smile:

Storyline wise, CM Punk continues to say what he wants to say. He doesn't like HHH pulling the strings because it's still too similar to Vince McMahon. He doesn't believe the fact that Kevin Nash and HHH aren't working together and all that. Kevin Nash got "fired" two weeks ago on RAW but since this is No DQ, you know he's showing up.

The only question is... who is going to win? Will Nash help Punk win or is he going to help HHH? I personally don't see HHH losing this match because he just became COO a few months ago. I don't think that's something you want to "strip" from him so soon. Punk losing doesn't exactly hurt him because he can keep complaining and go from there. Either way, the feud will likely continue until Survivor Series.

My Prediction: HHH wins by pinfall.

Cross Traffic
September 18th, 2011, 10:11 AM
I had the misfortune of tuning into TNA while I was on vacation, Sting v Flair as a main event on tv in 2011? Flair is 62 years old and looking the part, he didn't even do the Flair flop properly, he just stumbled to one knee and then fell.

Cross Traffic
September 18th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Supercena gets ADR to tap out? Really? Back to the status quo.

TooCool
September 19th, 2011, 02:22 AM
WWE Night of Champions PPV Results
My Review Score: 7/10

Semi-decent PPV. I was entertained from start to finish but the booking decisions are pretty terrible. CM Punk wants change right? He's got a long way to go because we're still getting the same old crap over and over. I think the highlight of the PPV was having Mark Henry winning the World Heavyweight Championship for the 1st time in his career. Everything else was just there and a little weak.

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Air Boom (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs The Awesome Truth

I love The Awesome Truth's entrance. Nice lyrics to their song and they're funny! Air Boom came out to matching tights, which is pretty cool too. The booking for this match was pretty bad but it was still entertaining. Miz and Truth worked over Evan Bourne for most of the match.

Kofi eventually got the hot tag but The Miz managed to slow him down... and then the conspiracy started. When the ref wasn't looking, Evan Bourne faked a tag by slapping his hands together. The ref apparently acknowledged the tag because he said he heard the sound of a tag. The Awesome Truth got pissed but worked through it. Then when The Miz made a legit tag to R-Truth, the ref didn't allow the tag because he claimed that he didn't see it.

The Miz then managed to hit a Skull Crushing Finale on Evan Bourne and went for the cover. The ref however, decided to argue with R-Truth on the apron instead even though Truth kept telling him to turn around to make the count. After about 5+ seconds, the ref finally turns around and makes the count and Evan kicked out at 1. The Miz was pissed because the referee is intentionally screwing them over. The Miz decks the ref and The Awesome Truth got disqualified.

Final Result: Air Boom retains the WWE Tag Team Championship by DQ.

I personally didn't like how it was booked. You NEVER want to start the PPV off with a disqualification. The ref screwing The Awesome Truth is fine, but this match made Air Boom look extremely weak. Why not have Air Boom win the match because The Miz and R-Truth were distracted by the conspiring referee? Instead, it was all Miz and Truth and they got themselves DQed. Air Boom didn't really do anything positive in this match.

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Cody Rhodes (Intercontinental Champion) vs Ted DiBiase

The crowd was absolutely dead for this match. The lack of build for the match really hurt. When will WWE realize that you cannot just announce a match two days before the PPV and expect people to care?

Ted DiBiase just turned face 2 days ago, so that's not enough time for people to care about Ted. The match itself was great. It was back and forth and these two seem to click really well together. Cody dominated most of the match and Ted did manage to fight back a little bit.

The finish came when Ted ripped off Cody's mask and (for some reason) tried to use it as a weapon. Cody managed to dodge the mask shot and rolled up Ted DiBiase to retain the IC Title.

Final Result: Cody Rhodes retains the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall.

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Christian and Sheamus Segment

I mentioned during my predictions that Sheamus and Christian didn't have a match. I guess the WWE took notice and therefore we got this segment. It was pretty pointless but it did manage to waste some time.

Christian said he wanted one more match and surprisingly got 75% of the crowd on his side and they chanted, "ONE MORE MATCH!" for him. Sheamus comes out and made a deal with Christian. Sheamus said if he helped Christian get one more championship match, and if Christian won the title, then he would agree to give Sheamus the first opportunity at the title. So Sheamus and Christian both got the crowd to chant, "ONE MORE MATCH!" and then Sheamus gave Christian a Brogue Kick.

I would have liked to see a #1 Contender's Match instead between these two guys instead of a pointless segment. Oh well.

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WWE United States Championship Fatal Four Way Match: Alex Riley vs Dolph Ziggler (US Champion) vs John Morrison vs Jack Swagger

This match was okay. It didn't really feel like a Fatal Four Way because they kept having two guys laid out so they can focus on the other two guys in the match. Everyone got in some offensive bursts in this match and at one point, Alex Riley almost won the match.

There was one part of the match where Riley had Swagger pinned and Vickie grabbed Swagger's foot and put it on the bottom rope, thus saving the match. Ziggler got in the ring, knocked Riley out of the way and yelled at Vickie. He yelled, "Did you just cost me my match?!" and it doesn't make sense because if anything Vickie saved him.

Swagger looked especially strong in this match. Towards the end of the match, he had Riley in the Ankle Lock. Morrison intervened and Swagger gave him the Gut-wrench Powerbomb for his troubles. Swagger was about to pin Morrison to win the US Title but Ziggler shoved him out of the way to secure the victory.

Final Result: Dolph Ziggler retains the United States Championship by pinfall.

I'm okay with Ziggler retaining but this story needs to go somewhere. I figured Swagger should win since he's trying to get Vickie to manage him. Having Dolph retain brings this back to square one. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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World heavyweight Championship Match: Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Mark Henry

Mark Henry entered this match was A LOT of momentum and I was afraid he was going to lose it to Super Orton. The difference between Super Orton and Super Cena is that Orton is at least willing to put other stars over. Some great examples are guys like Christian, Sheamus, Cody Rhodes, and now Mark Henry. Super Cena on the other hand buries people like Wade Barrett, R-Truth, and Alberto Del Rio.

This match was back and forth and it told a pretty good story. Orton looked like he wasn't going to back down and that he'll somehow find a way to win. Mark Henry on the other hand kept fighting and really showed his strength.

Mark Henry eventually beat Randy Orton with 2 World Strongest Slams to capture his first ever World Heavyweight Title. Just like when Christian won the title for the first time, I was extremely excited to see someone like Mark Henry getting a chance. The only question is... how long will his reign be?

Final Result: Mark Henry wins the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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WWE Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (Divas Champion) vs Beth Phoenix

I want to go up to the WWE bookers/writers and just slap them silly. What the **** are they thinking? Don't get me wrong, I love Kelly Kelly. She's the hottest diva in the business right now, but she does NOT need the Divas Title. So Kelly Kelly retained the Divas Title at SummerSlam because of a lame roll-up. That won't happen again... right? :facepalm:

Keep in mind that this PPV is in Buffalo, the hometown of Beth Phoenix. She got a huge reaction and the crowd even chanted, "Kelly sucks!". Kelly Kelly got in a lot of offense and that's fine too. It shows that she has improved a ton and that she can be a force to be reckoned with now. Beth Phoenix showed a little offense and even got in a nice superplex. Both of the divas sold it really well. The finish came when Beth went for the GlamSlam and once again, Kelly Kelly rolled her up to retain the Divas Title.

Final Result: Kelly Kelly retains the WWE Divas Championship by pinfall.

Where the hell are they going with this story line? I thought they admitted that the Divas division is a joke and that changes were going to happen? But nope! Instead, they continue to show that the Divas division is terrible and wrestlers like Beth Phoenix and Natalya can't get the job done. No wonder Gail Kim quit. :facepalm: Way to go WWE.

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WWE Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (WWE Champion) w/Ricardo Rodriguez vs John Cena

Warning: I'm going to rant some more.

It's time for the final championship match and only ONE title has changed hands. Boy, the odds are bad for Alberto Del Rio. Before this match started, Alberto Del Rio walked to the ring because Cena apparently stole his car. Really WWE? John Cena is a role model and apparently stealing cars is okay.

The Buffalo crowd was very Pro-Cena. I would say it was about 75/25 in favor of Cena. Alberto Del Rio did manage some offensive moves but Cena kept fighting back. Ricardo Rodriguez got himself ejected from the match early on but managed to come back to get knocked down again by Cena.

Alberto Del Rio wasn't able to get the Cross Armbreaker submission on Cena because Cena was blocking it. The finish was quite predictable because it was the usual Attitude Adjustment and the STF. Poor Alberto Del Rio loses his title in just one month. So dumb.

Final Result: John Cena wins the WWE Championship by submission.

Michael Cole got so excited saying that John Cena is now the 10 time WWE Champion (12th overall, 2 World Titles) that he lost his voice! It just cracked really bad and it never recovered.

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No Disqualification Match: CM Punk vs HHH
If HHH loses, he resigns as COO

This match was a HUGE CLUSTER****. It kept me entertained but I don't quite understand where they're going with this storyline. Also, Michael Cole tried to commentate early in the match but his voice would not stop cracking. I do have to admit though... Jerry Lawler and Booker T took over the play by play and they did a pretty good job. A lot of dead silence early on, but Jerry and Booker eventually found a rhythm and clicked.

CM Punk got the advantage early on because he attacked HHH right when he spit his water at the ring apron. The fought to the crowd and eventually back to the ring. CM Punk did an amazing Macho Man Elbow Drop from the top rope to the announce table at one point of the match. Then the cluster**** started. I'll label these in bullet points to make it easier to follow.

- After the announce table spot, both Punk and HHH make it back to the ring.
- The Awesome Truth attacks both men. Miz attacked HHH and Truth attacked Punk. They hit their respective finishers on them also.
- Miz and Truth drags Punk on top of HHH. Ref waited a bit but finally counted. HHH kicks out.
- Miz and Truth yell at the ref. The ref attacks The Miz.
- The Awesome Truth destroyed the ref.
- Johnny Ace comes to ringside to check on the dead ref.
- Punk and HHH team up and get rid of The Awesome Truth. (Truth landed on top of the dead ref outside. Ouch!)
- HHH gives Punk the Pedigree and covers Punk but no referee.
- Johnny Ace calls for another ref.
- Ref #2 comes to ringside but Johnny Ace makes him check on the dead ref.
- CM Punk wakes up and gives HHH the GTS.
- Ref #2 makes the count, and R-Truth broke up the pinfall. (WHY? You wanted Punk to win earlier!)
- HHH hits Punk with a 2nd Pedigree. CM Punk kicks out at 2!

It was definitely crazy to see Punk kick out of a 2nd pedigree. But wait, there's more.

- Johnny Ace turns his back to the ring and texts someone.
- Kevin Nash runs into the ring from the crowd.
- Nash attacks Punk and HHH. Nash goes after HHH and is about to give him the Jackknife Powerbomb until Punk made the save.
- Kevin Nash decides to hit the Jackknife Powerbomb on Punk instead while HHH rolled out to the ring.
- Nash then went to ringside and attacked HHH.
- Kevin Nash clears the announce table but then out of nowhere, HHH clocks Nash with a sledgehammer!
- HHH goes in the ring as Punk is getting up. HHH hits him with a 3rd Pedigree and wins the match.

So I'm going to take a page out of Booker as I say, "WHAT DA HELL?!". There was too much going on and it honestly felt like something TNA would do. Ugh... I knew HHH was going to win, but this thing didn't make much sense in the long run.

Of course... the Hell in a Cell PPV is in TWO weeks. That's why they're building up for that and just used Night of Champions as a stepping stone.

Final Result: HHH wins by pinfall.

It was an okay PPV from top to bottom. It was just poorly booked and confusing at the same time.

Cross Traffic
September 19th, 2011, 07:38 PM
CM Punk and HHH segment, as soon as Johnny Laryngitis shows up you can hear all the clicks to Monday Night Football.

Dexter
September 20th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Bah gawd they fired R-Truth and the Miz like really! No way it's not real!

TooCool
September 20th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Bah gawd they fired R-Truth and the Miz like really! No way it's not real!

If they're fired, do they still have to pay 250k each by next Monday morning? ;) Oh noes! They're gonna be homeless.

TooCool
September 20th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Jerry Lawler was legitimately hurt after taking the Worlds Strongest Slam through the announce table because it didn't break properly.

Cross Traffic
September 26th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Then Cole tonight mentions that Lawler had "anal bleeding"....tell me I just didn't hear that...

Just put JR and King together and get rid of Cole....please.

TooCool
September 27th, 2011, 02:23 AM
Then Cole tonight mentions that Lawler had "anal bleeding"....tell me I just didn't hear that...

Just put JR and King together and get rid of Cole....please.

I thought that was the funniest thing Cole has said in a LONG time. I mean, they were putting over the Mark Henry smashing Jerry through the table thing. Then Cole says he has inside information on Jerry's health. So Booker T and JR wanted to know what it was.

Then to have Michael Cole give us the latest news on Jerry and the way he said it with a straight face was hilarious as hell. "Jerry Lawler has bruised ribs... and with all due respect he's also suffering from... anal bleeding". Then you have JR look away and Booker T with a dumbfounded look while saying, "What...."

*Shrugs*

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The HHH as a terrible COO thing has taken an interesting turn.

- Johnny Ace is against him and wants to be COO (seems like it anyway).
- Miz and Truth got "fired".
- Christian, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, and Vickie Guerrero all think HHH is doing a terrible job.
- David Otunga is now a lawyer! (I'm just glad they gave him something to work with)
- CM Punk still thinks the whole HHH/Nash thing is rigged in some way.

Hell in a Cell this Sunday looks pretty bland so far, but we'll have to wait and see.

Cross Traffic
September 27th, 2011, 05:32 AM
The Otunga lawyer gimmick could work, but he needs to dress the role.

TooCool
October 2nd, 2011, 04:47 PM
WWE Hell in a Cell PPV Predictions

Another PPV, just two weeks after Night of Champions. What the hell is WWE thinking? Keep in mind that there will be ANOTHER PPV (in 3 weeks) later this month! Do they honestly expect fans to shell out another 50 bucks in just two weeks?

The announced card is pretty bland because it's the same thing we have seen for months now. The only fresh thing we're going to see at this PPV is Sin Cara vs Sin Cara. Unfortunately, that match alone is not going to be worth the 50 dollar price tag WWE wants to charge. With that said, there's also only 5 matches announced. Again, they do not care to book in advance. Why?! Expect Air Boom to defend their Tag Titles against Ziggler and Swagger though.

Oh, and I hate how WWE keeps airing the Hell in a Cell promo that shows how brutal the structure is. Don't get me wrong, it IS brutal. Especially the Mick Foley matches that took place in the cell. But who are you trying to fool WWE? Ever since you guys went PG, nothing happens inside the cell. Alright, enough of my complaints... time to get on with my predictions.

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Sheamus vs Christian

Christian has been calling for "One More Match" for weeks now and he asked Sheamus to help him. Christian told Sheamus at Night of Champions that if he helped Christian get one more title match, he'll defend the title against Sheamus. Sounds like a good deal doesn't it? Sheamus, being the babyface doesn't seem to think it is so that's how the feud started.

Christian ended up getting one more match. He got it two weeks ago on Smackdown against Mark Henry in a Lumberjack Match. But when Christian was trying to retreat, Sheamus attacked him and threw him back in the ring so Mark Henry would beat him. Of course, Christian complained to HHH saying it wasn't fair. It was funny to have HHH tell Christian he's an idiot because it was a Lumberjack Match.

Later in the night (on RAW) Sheamus then came close to winning the Intercontinental Championship in a Battle Royal but Christian came to Cody's rescue. Then on Smackdown, Sheamus almost won the IC Title again but Christian ruined it again. Christian told Sheamus that he cost him the World Heavyweight Title, so he's returning the favor in costing him the Intercontinental Title.

This should be a fun match. I like the chemistry between the two guys. I'm not sure what good can come out of this though. On RAW, Christian lost to Cena by DQ. On Smackdown, he and Orton had a double countout. Now on the PPV... will he actually win? I hope he does, my WWE seems to have something against Christian so I'll pick Sheamus.

My Prediction: Sheamus wins by pinfall.

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WWE Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (Divas Champion) w/Eve vs Beth Phoenix w/Natalya

Kelly Kelly won at Summerslam when she shouldn't have.
Kelly Kelly won at Night of Champions (in Beth's hometown of Buffalo) when she shouldn't have!

Oh gee... what the hell is going to happen here I wonder? :facepalm:

I don't care about this match anymore. All hope is lost for the Divas division. Beth Phoenix has zero credibility now even if she wins the Divas title.

My Prediction: Kelly Kelly by pinfall with yet another roll-up.

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Sin Cara vs Sin Cara

Now this match has my interest. At Money in the Bank, the original Sin Cara got caught with the Wellness Protection Program that earned him a 30 day suspension. He took a huge bump in the Ladder Match so he could be written off as "injured". 3 weeks later, Sin Cara "returned" but it was a guy named Hunico under the mask. He actually performed the matches much better and doesn't botch the moves like the original Sin Cara.

There were lots of talks that the original Sin Cara (Mistico) is likely gone from the company since the new Sin Cara is doing a good job. Then out of nowhere, Sin Cara #2 turned heel by kicking Daniel Bryan in the head. :lol:

Then for weeks now, we have two entrances of Sin Cara and they keep circling each other trying to confuse the fans. But everyone should know that Sin Cara #2 is bigger than Sin Cara #1. But last Friday on Smackdown, Sin Cara #2 took off his blue mask and he had a black mask under it.

So now it's obvious for the fans. Face Sin Cara is Blue/Gold. Heel Sin Cara is Black/Silver.

The heel Sin Cara said something in his promo about the winner having the rights to be called Sin Cara. The match itself should be really fun to watch provided neither men botches things. I expect lots of high flying moves and reversals since they're suppose to be "mirror images" of each other. The feud just started, so we're going to need heel Sin Cara to pick up the victory.

My Prediction: Heel Sin Cara by pinfall.

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Hell in a Cell World Heavyweight Championship Match: Mark Henry (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Randy Orton

Mark Henry is finally the World Heavyweight Champion. He continued his terror by inducting The Great Khali to the Hall of Pain. Randy Orton claims that he won't back down and isn't afraid of Mark Henry. Orton says he has been inside 3 Hell in a Cell matches while Mark Henry will be in his first. Orton says the Cell likely favors him and all that.

Mark Henry says that Orton can't even hit the RKO on him, so what makes him think he'll win? But just as he said it on Smackdown, Orton managed to hit the RKO on him. :facepalm:

I really hope they don't take the belt off of Mark Henry tonight. A two week title reign for him after he worked his butt off for 15 years is going to suck. But WWE has been known to pull crap like this off. Keep in mind that Big Show and Kane are set to return any day now. The only way I can see Mark Henry dropping the title is if Big Show and Kane get their revenge. At the same time, hopefully Mark Henry can finish Orton and THEN you have Big Show and Kane come back and feud for the title.

My Prediction: Mark Henry retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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Hell in a Cell Triple Threat WWE Championship Match: CM Punk vs John Cena (WWE Champion) vs Alberto Del Rio

After CM Punk lost to HHH at Night of Champions, HHH put Punk in this title match saying he deserves a shot at the WWE Title. There's another storyline here with HHH being an incompetent COO. But that has nothing to do with this match.

As for the Hell in a Cell match, Cena cut a typical boring promo about how he'll never lose the title and that he's been to hell before. I honestly tuned him out during his promo on RAW :rolleyes:

Alberto Del Rio has never been in a Hell in a Cell match but he says that will be his advantage. I don't like how they made him drop the title in the first place.. it made him look weak. The Mexico Tour is coming up right after Hell in a Cell so the safe bet would be to put the title back on Alberto Del Rio.

I just hope the match is entertaining, I honestly have no interest in this match. I don't see Super Cena losing this match by pinfall or submission though, so it's likely that CM Punk is the goat here.

My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio wins the WWE Championship by submission.

sarf
October 2nd, 2011, 09:02 PM
Looks like you pretty much nailed it TC. What a crazy ending lol

Cross Traffic
October 2nd, 2011, 11:10 PM
Spot on TC, looks like Cody is trying to get fans to care about him by dragging out the classic IC belt.

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Cross Traffic
October 3rd, 2011, 07:31 PM
Wow, Del Rio got the meh pop from the crowd, the crowd doesn't even care that he is the champion. This whole "suing" angle is a pile of steaming poop.

Thanks Vince for wasting 3 months with a red hot angle and turning into the HHH show, props you old fart.

Dexter
October 23rd, 2011, 03:39 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7124904

Sad to see where he is at now.

TooCool
October 23rd, 2011, 05:05 PM
WWE Vengeance PPV Predictions

Three more weeks have passed by since the Hell in a Cell PPV and here we are with yet another one. My apologies for no HIAC review. I was disgusted with how everything unfolded. All the hype WWE had going into the PPV fell flat on it's face in a hurry. I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore... I would give the HIAC PPV a nice 9/10 score.

The card looks very bland for Vengeance. If you want my honest opinion, I feel like tonight's PPV is an extra episode of RAW without the commercials. Half of the matches, we have already seen on RAW/Smackdown for free. WWE just doesn't seem to care anymore about PPVs and just kind of expects people to order it "just because".

The only interesting thing would be Zack Ryder finally getting a match on PPV. Is that enough reason for me to watch it? Yeah, probably. I do have to say that I'm intrigued with the fact that Dolph Ziggler has TWO matches. Will he leave the PPV with two titles, one title, or no titles?

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Air Boom (Tag Team Champions) vs Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero

We've seen this match many times and here we go again. I'm sure by now Swagger and Ziggler are completely on the same page. If you're going to push Vickie as being one of the top managers, then the heels have to win the tag belts here. They said they're rebuilding the Tag Division right? Well, the faces need to drop the titles soon and try to chase after them again if you want people to care about the tag belts.

My Prediction: Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler wins the WWE Tag Team Championship by pinfall.

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Non-title Match: Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes (Intercontinental Champion)

Cody Rhodes has gotten the upper hand on Randy Orton the past few weeks on RAW and Smackdown. I'm glad they're elevating Cody to be on Randy's "level". But since this is a non-title match, expect Randy Orton to pick up the clean victory because not many faces are winning tonight.

My Prediction: Randy Orton by pinfall with the RKO.

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Sheamus vs Christian

Again, they *just* had this match 3 weeks ago at the Hell in a Cell PPV. Sheamus won that one and I personally think that Christian *really* needs the win. He's been buried big time lately and a nice win over Sheamus will help.

My Prediction: Christian by pinfall.

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Divas Championship Match: Beth Phoenix (Divas Champion) w/Natalya vs Eve w/Kelly Kelly

Quick question... did the Bella Twins fall off the face of the earth? Where the hell are they (and the rest of the divas)? No chance in hell Eve wins here. It would be flat out stupid. Beth Phoenix should win this pretty easily.

My Prediction: Beth Phoenix retains the Divas Championship by pinfall with the Glam Slam.

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United States Championship Match: Zack Ryder vs Dolph Ziggler w/Jack Swagger & Vickie Guerrero

Woo Woo Woo!!! Zack Ryder is finally on a PPV!!!!!

The big question will be whether or not he gets to win it. I think he *has* to. Dolph has held the US Title for way too long and I don't think dropping the belt would hurt him because he never defends it anyway. If you want to take Zack Ryder to the mid-card level and give him an ounce of credibility, you need to put him over. Best way to do it would be to have Mason Ryan come out and take out Swagger for trying to interfere. This could cause enough of a distraction for Ryder to hit the Rough Ryder on Ziggler to win the US Title.

My Prediction: Zack Ryder wins the United States Championship by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Mark Henry (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Big Show

This match is going to be ugly... I hope they keep it short, like 10 minutes short. This feud actually has a pretty good build. It was thanks to Big Show's unprovoked attack on Mark Henry that turned Mark Henry into a monster. Mark Henry then took out Big Show, Kane, Vladimir Kozlov, The Great Khali, etc...

Now Big Show wants his vengeance and wants the World Heavyweight Title. This is another chance to make Mark Henry the most dangerous man ever. Have Mark Henry take out the guy who vows to get revenge on you! (That and Mark Henry needs a longer title reign) ;)

I can see Kane returning after this match too. Have Mark Henry try to break Big Show's leg again, that way Kane can return and it'll be his turn to feud with Mark.

My Prediction: Mark Henry retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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CM Punk & HHH vs Awesome Truth

CM Punk and HHH vs Awesome Truth?! Holy cow, this match should have made people want to order the PPV. Too bad it didn't. Terrible build for this feud and I'll tell you why.

CM Punk and his pipe bomb thing made it interesting. He called out HHH and Kevin Nash and all that. But after HHH got relieved of his GM duties on RAW, he turned back into a wrestler even though he's still the COO. Now CM Punk and HHH are practically best friends just because they're both good guys. :facepalm:

Then you have Miz and Truth. These two were awesome because they think HHH is behind all the conspiracy stuff. What made it even more exciting and interesting is when they got fired by HHH. Why?! How come?! That's where they dropped the ball again. We got nothing from this and the only reason Awesome Truth are back is because Johnny Ace re-hired them. That's it? Really? Really?? REALLY???

So please excuse me for being absolutely frustrated with this match. What is the point of this match? What will happen if Awesome Truth wins? Nothing. What will happen if Punk and HHH win? Nothing.

I'm just going to go with the faces here just because they're faces... and because of what will happen in the next match.

My Prediction: CM Punk & HHH win by pinfall.

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Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio (WWE Champion)

John Cena is in the main event yet again. Where oh where do I begin? Okay let's see... they made Alberto Del Rio drop the WWE Title at Night of Champions for no reason. Only for him to win it back at Hell in a Cell because they were going to Mexico last week. What did they do in Mexico with Alberto Del Rio as WWE Champion? They made him lose both matches there. Um..... why? What was the point?

Now I'm sure you all know that The Rock will return at Survivor Series and he WILL be wrestling in the Elimination Match on the same team as John Cena. Reports everywhere say that they're going to build the story with Cena and Rock in the upcoming weeks so all fingers point to Alberto Del Rio retaining and CM Punk will be next in line to feud against Del Rio.

Then they made this a Last Man Standing Match. Now we all know how Super Cena never loses or gets pinned... so a Last Man Standing match is the perfect match for Alberto Del Rio to win just so Cena doesn't lose cleanly.

They've been hyping Brodus Clay a lot lately, maybe he returns tonight and helps Alberto Del Rio. After all, Del Rio was his Pro on NXT. Or you can have the heels like Awesome Truth come out and destroy Cena just to set up the match for Survivor Series. We'll see how it goes...

My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio retains the WWE Championship by knockout.

Cross Traffic
October 25th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Been having fun watching an online feed of the old WWF and WCW syndicated shows, right now they are in the middle of 1990, Ultimate Warrior's oddball promos, Mark Callous (Undertaker) in WCW sans tattoos, and Ric Flair still being Ric Flair.

Byatch1979
October 25th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Anyone excited to see the Muppets on RAW? I know it's an odd fit but I have faith in the Muppets (not the WWE) to do this properly. I see Beaker taking all the bumps.

mitchrock
October 26th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Anyone excited to see the Muppets on RAW? I know it's an odd fit but I have faith in the Muppets (not the WWE) to do this properly. I see Beaker taking all the bumps.

I see animal destroying the entire roster. Then running away with Kelly Kelly chanting WANT WOMAN!

Cross Traffic
October 27th, 2011, 08:32 AM
Wrestling legend Barry Windham, 51, hospitalized in Florida following apparent heart attack | masslive.com (http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2011/10/wrestling_legend_barry_windham.html)

Get well soon Barry, for a guy that was 6'6" he was pretty agile in the ring.

Dexter
November 8th, 2011, 09:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYFYm93GtoM

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's back!

mitchrock
November 8th, 2011, 10:21 PM
Wrestling legend Barry Windham, 51, hospitalized in Florida following apparent heart attack | masslive.com (http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2011/10/wrestling_legend_barry_windham.html)

Get well soon Barry, for a guy that was 6'6" he was pretty agile in the ring.

He and Mike Rotunda were a gret tag team.

TooCool
November 20th, 2011, 01:36 PM
WWE Survivor Series PPV Predictions

Been short on time lately so I'm going to rush through this one just because I want to get my predictions out. My apologies!

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WWE United States Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero (US Champion) vs John Morrison

This match absolutely makes no sense. John Morrison has been jobbing for months and I believe he won one match in that time frame. Then boom! He gets a US Title opportunity. The New York crowd is definitely going to go crazy and chant "We want Ryder" or "Manhattan Screw job" throughout the whole match. Maybe Zack Ryder gets added in this match as a Triple Threat Match. If he does, Zack Ryder will finally win the US Title.

But if he doesn't, then Dolph Ziggler will easily retain.

My Prediction: Dolph Ziggler retains the United States Championship by pinfall.

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Lumberjill Divas Championship Match: Beth Phoenix (Divas Champion) vs Eve

After Kelly Kelly retained over and over against Beth Phoenix, I don't see Beth Phoenix as a strong champion. Plus, no one really cares about the Divas division... so Beth retains.

My Prediction: Beth Phoenix by pinfall with the GlamSlam.

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10 Man Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Orton (Kofi Kingston, Sin Cara, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mason Ryan) vs Team Barrett (Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Hunico)

Only one traditional SS match? Really WWE? :facepalm:

Unfortunately, Christian suffered a high ankle sprain about 10 days ago during the European tour so he's out for a few months. =\ So Dolph Ziggler is replacing him in this match and he's working 2 PPVs again. Wade Barrett has been on a roll lately but that's about it on his side. If his team does win, I can picture him as the only sole survivor. But I think WWE will go with the babyface route and allow Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Mason Ryan to be the sole survivors. Yes, I did include Mason Ryan because we all know Vince loves big dudes on roids.

My Prediction: Team Orton.

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WWE Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (WWE Champion) vs CM Punk

This match should be pretty decent and should get about 20 minutes or so. Reports say that Punk will be the WWE Champion by the end of the year so it's likely that he takes it. However, I think Alberto Del Rio needs to hang on to the title just a little bit longer. Let CM Punk win it at TLC next month.

My Prediction: Alberto Del Rio retains the WWE Championship by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match: Mark Henry (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Big Show

Their match at Vengeance was pretty awesome. Unfortunately, I haven't watch Smackdown in a few weeks (I really had no time) and so I don't know where this feud is going. I'll just stay with Mark Henry as the champion because he's awesome with the title!

My Prediction: Mark Henry retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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John Cena & The Rock vs Awesome Truth

Hell yes! The Rock! He's the only reason I am giving a damn about this PPV and I'm sure it goes for almost everyone else. Never before, never again. The big question is... who will win the match? I personally think Miz and Truth should win because they've been pushed to the sidelines recently. The focus is on Rock and Cena anyway. The Rock got the best of Cena on RAW, so I'm sure Cena will "turn heel" and screw over The Rock so he takes the pinfall loss. This will further set up the Wrestlemania match.

At the same time, I can see Rock and Cena teaming up, and doing the standard victory and stare each other down to win the PPV. So I don't know where to lean towards... I'm just really excited to see The Rock back in the ring.

My Prediction: John Cena and The Rock by pinfall.

sarf
November 21st, 2011, 12:33 PM
It was an ok PPV, and yeah only classic SS style match is bogus. Best match was Punk and ADR. The Rock vs Cena tag team was alright, could have been better.

Dexter
November 21st, 2011, 10:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk1QCNhHDns

Wow, John Cena was kind of cool back then.

TooCool
December 18th, 2011, 04:09 AM
WWE TLC PPV Predictions

Survivor Series was pretty fun. The Rock vs John Cena match was your typical tag team match. The Rock looked REALLY good though and he did not miss a step. The PPV itself was decent enough. I think the WWE just counted on the PPV buys alone from The Rock and forgot that there were other matches too.

As for TLC, the card looks pretty solid and it should be fun! It's weird how WWE does these PPVs. The bigger PPVs with more hype tends to fall flat while the smaller PPVs with less hype usually turns out to be a really good show.

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WWE United States Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero (US Champion) vs Zack Ryder

This is Zack Ryder's time to shine. It's hard to believe that back in January, 95% of the audience is thinking, "Who the hell is this guy? He was an Edgehead right?"

I'm sure you all know by now, the Ryder Revolution is in full effect. He's up to Episode 44 on his Youtube show, Z! True Long Island Story. Zack Ryder is one of the bigger faces in the WWE right now and I'm glad that HHH and Vince McMahon finally opened their eyes and are giving him a shot. Also, major props to Dolph Ziggler for putting him over the past few months. Ryder did have a US Title match back at Vengeance and he lost. But Zack Ryder *WILL* win the United States Championship at TLC! I know the WWE can be really stupid with their booking. If they don't let Ryder win here, then something is really wrong. However, I'm confident that Zack will win because John Cena "gave up" a PPV spot so Zack Ryder can have this match.

Ziggler doesn't need the United States Title anymore. It's time to move him to the main event.

My Prediction: Zack Ryder wins the United States Championship by pinfall with the Rough Ryder.

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Intercontinental Championship Match: Cody Rhodes (Intercontinental Champion) vs Booker T

This is what Booker T wanted when he came back to the WWE to do commentary. He still wanted a part-time wrestling gig. I'll have to admit, Cody Rhodes brought back some credibility to the Intercontinental Title. He's gotten the best of Booker recently but I still think Cody will retain the title only because Booker T has no business holding this title right now. This feud started because Booker T sucks on commentary (which is true). Cody didn't like what Booker said about him and so Cody attacked him.

I can see them teasing a Booker T win but Cody will likely dodge the Scissors Kick and then finish Booker T off with the Cross Rhodes. If Booker *does* win, it would be via DQ.

My Prediction: Cody Rhodes retains the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall.

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Tables Match: Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett has been on a tear ever since he talked about the Barrett Barrage. This feud started because Wade kept attacking Randy. Wade's reasoning for going after Randy is that if he wants to be the top guy in the WWE, he'll need to defeat Orton eventually since Orton is a top guy in the company. Wade Barrett has been winning a ton of matches the past few months, including the Survivor Series Elimination match. Randy Orton is already solidified as a main-eventer as you all know so he can lose this and it won't hurt him one bit. Also, keep in mind that it's a Tables Match and by WWE logic, Orton can lose this since it's not a "clean" finish.

My Prediction: Wade Barrett.

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Sledgehammer Ladder Match: HHH vs Kevin Nash

:facepalm: This is going to be the worst match of the night. It's one thing to have HHH against Kevin Nash but do you really need to make this a Ladder Match? It would have been more wise to make the US Title Match a Ladder Match or something. At least with that, you know Ziggler and Ryder can put on one hell of a match. But HHH and Kevin Nash in one? Brutal.

Hanging above the ring would be a sledgehammer. Whoever gets it first gets to "legally" use it. I can see HHH grabbing it and just finishing Nash off with it. I do wonder though... if the person that doesn't get the sledgehammer, can they still legally use it? Either way, I hope this match doesn't go longer than 10 minutes because it's going to be ugly.

My Prediction: HHH wins by pinfall.

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World Heavyweight Championship Chairs Match: Mark Henry (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Big Show

Round 3.

At Vengeance (Round 1), they broke the ring and couldn't finish.
At Survivor Series (Round 2), Mark Henry got himself DQed.

Now for the 3rd straight PPV, these two guys are fighting again. Thank goodness it's a chairs match. I'm not sure who Mark Henry can feud with after this but I don't see any reason for Big Show to win here. Big Show is not a good champion and he doesn't really need it either. Keep it on Mark Henry for now and we'll see where it goes. This match is going to suck too because in the PG Era, the chair shots are weak. Wrestlers have to bend over and wait for the chair to hit them in the back. That's not very exciting. =\

My Prediction: Mark Henry retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall.

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Triple Threat WWE Championship TLC Match: The Miz vs CM Punk (WWE Champion) vs Alberto Del Rio

This match will be the most predictable one with CM Punk retaining but I think it'll also be the most fun to watch. Everything is in play here. Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. The WWE Title will be hanging above the ring as well. There's not much to say here. The feuds here seem pretty non-existent. Either that or it hasn't been strong enough for me to care. Let's just hope that no one gets injured as they prepare for the Royal Rumble.

My Prediction: CM Punk retains the WWE Championship.

Dexter
December 18th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Thanks Melf! I expect a Kane appearance!

Cross Traffic
December 18th, 2011, 07:31 PM
F Nash, he is in no way over and is so slow and boring at this point.

Cross Traffic
December 29th, 2011, 08:33 AM
WWE Officials Discuss Michael Cole's Commentary | WrestleZone (http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/247219-wwe-officials-discuss-michael-coles-commentary)

Wow, those idiots at WWE are finally realizing that Cole being a douche on air isn't good for the product. Maybe when JR is put back in his rightful place I'll start watching again.