Thursday, February 16, 2012

2/13/2012 Elimination Chamber Go-Home Show, featuring Eve's TnA

Elimination Chamber Debate

Unfortunately, I kid you not, RAW opens with not only another talking segment, but this time, its a freaking debate involving the six superstars from Sunday's Elimination Chamber match...

CM Punk's reaction explains it all. Who gives a fuck honestly?

But for those who do...

Up on the titantron they explain to the viewers at home that John Larinigitis (one of these days I'll figure out how to spell that word correctly) kept his job via, but good ol' Mr Excitement himself can't help but come out and reintroduce himself to the live crowd, before disappearing backstage just as quick.

Punk decides to once again crack jokes on J.Ace regarding blackmail and naked animal sex pics, (WWE PG be damned) as Ziggler and Truth trade insults at one another regarding spiders, and dolphins. Truth was somewhat comical here... probally because he took a look at his last year of his career before coming out for this segment.

Miz interrupts and once again preaches that he was in the main event of Wrestlemania 27, and buzzer be damned he gets out every single line of his promo and personally I loved every second of his over run response. It displayed a certain I dont give a fuck about the rules attitude.

Eventually King moves onto Jericho, who decides to actually do what a debate is designed for an present information to support your cause. Or at least that's what I think debates are supposed to be for, I never really gave a damn about them in school and I didn't really care about this one here tonight.

Jericho mentions that back in 2010, he went into an Elimination Chamber match as a challenger, and walked out a Champion... with a little assist from Shawn Michaels, but none the less he leaves out the part about losing said championship to Jack freaking Swagger only a month later, this leads to him leaving from behind his podium and once again turning his attention to Punk.

Because we all know that (the people at the arena) paid to see their favorite superstars chit chatting for 15 minutes without even a single punch thrown, Kofi Kingston finally puts an end to this "non violent" debate with a sweet Trouble in Paradise to Jericho leading into the first match of the night.

Jericho def. Kingston via pinfall

Standard match, nothing overly special here... With this loss, I am afraid that Kingston is now tied with Miz in "best chance to lose in 6th place" on Sunday

Orton def. Big Show via disqualification following Daniel Bryan interferance

Orton botches his own finisher during this one and recieves the subsequent "You fucked up" chant from the crowd. Wonder if Big Show will get blamed for this one?

Daniel Bryan, however finally does something truly heelish by hitting both Orton AND Show with the title belt while smiling... all heel moves... but then again, he's been booed for weeks so a "heel" turn doesn't really matter at this point.

*Spoiler Alert for Smackdown* Orton out, Santino Marella in, after Orton suffered concussion from said title shot to the head. More support for Bryan because he is doing whatever he can, even including injuring superstars (in storyline) to keep his championship. 

Shawn Micheals / Triple H promo feat. Undertaker cutting his hair

Another Triple H promo that goes way longer than it needs to as he repeats several key lines and loses the impact every time each repeated word is said (see what I did there?)

Shawn calls Hunter a coward for declining Taker's challenge. HHH claims Michaels just wants him to accept and beat Taker because deep down Shawn is mad he couldn't beat Taker himself...

Taker interrupts on the titantron with another video message and is shown cutting his trademark "wig from two weeks ago" black hair, and a possible tease at the return of the Big Evil / American Bad Ass character.

What started as me yawning over the repeated promos from last year, I am now extremely interested in where this goes.

Truth def. Ziggler via roll-up pinfall

Ziggler proceeds to care more about "showing off" then winning the match and proceeds to do sit-ups instead of going for the win, so Truth steals a win by rolling him up. Nothing special here, other than the battle of the one-ups.

Tamina (who is apparently now using her last name) Snuka def. Brie Bella via pinfall

Tamina fights off both Brie in the ring and Nikki on the ring ropes as Beth Phoenix sits on commentary.

She actually hits a series of genuine wrestling moves including a properly executed Superfly Splash in one of the longest non PPV Divas matches in a long time. At least this time she properly tucked her leg back for the Splash.

Tamina Snuka vs. Beth Phoenix for the Divas Championship is announced for this Sunday

Following a Rock "promoting Journey 2"  video promo... Cena and Kane deal with botches, bitches, and Zack Ryder

In what was another botch of the evening... They cut to Eve and Kane way to early and show Eve (who is supposed to be screaming and being thrown into the ambulance against her will) leisurely walking into position as Kane actually had to get tapped on the shoulder by the script holder for his cue to actually start the segment. As if this storyline doesn't make Kane look stupid enough now you got botches he can't control.

Cena fights off Kane, Kane retreats to the driver seat, and Eve jumps out of both the ambulance, and her top, into Cena's awaiting arms and mouth, as Kane drives off, with Ryder looking disgusted nearby.

We return from commercial to see Ryder rolling away as Eve apologizes for not being completely topless in the previous segment (not really) and putting him into the "friend zone" before he rolls off again without saying a word

CM Punk def. The Miz via submission
*personal note* Because potentially injuring your fellow superstars due to your botches earns you a main event match the following week... take notes Tyler Reks

Punk kind of dominates this match without making Miz out to be a jobber, hits his top rope Savage elbow drop, attempts the GTS, gets countered by Miz into a SCF, which in turn gets countered into the Anaconda Vice for the win.

As I stated earlier that with Kingston losing to Jericho it knocked him into that "6th place" spot for Sunday's PPV with Miz only slightly ahead due to Punk having to look strong being that he IS the WWE Champion.

Cena gets main event time to talk about bitches, broskis, more botches, and breaking kayfabe

Cena claims that Eve kissing him was part of Kane's plan all along... if so, can Kane beat the shit out of me for a couple of weeks? Please?

After once again teasing the audience with a heel turn and earning himself some "We All Hate You" and "Fruity Pebbles" chants Ryder rolls out the stage and proceeds to botch selling his neck injury by dropping one of his crutches off his knees and attempting to reach for it way to quickly if his neck was really broken.

After slowly making it to the ring while obviously forgetting what injuries he was supposed to be selling, he climbs, Broski slaps Cena (see what I did there?) and once again gets BLOCKED (twice, in one night by Cena... damn) only this time its after Ryder tries to punch him, so it was deserved.

After tripping back onto his ass, and doing more injury selling Ryder gets himself back into his wheelchair, as Kane appears on the titantron and cuts what I can only assume is his final HATE promo leading into this Sunday's Ambulance match.

However, as it finishes, Cena (off-camera) goes to grab a microphone to respond only for Kane to appear behind Ryder and push the Long Island Iced Z off the stage onto the concrete which I admit even looked tough to watch because of the way Ryder's ankles dragged underneath the chair

*personal note* Jeezus WWE we get it, Ryder gave you guys horrible ratings during that one main event a few weeks ago, but 3 or 4 injury angles in a row... not to mention you not only force the guy to move his Youtube show over to your stupid WWE channel, but you also disable the comments that allowed for everyone to voice their support the guy... enough is enough

Eve comes out, with her top still unbuttoned (I'm sorry, I notice these things) and does her best duckface impression, flashing the camera a little ass crack as she kneels down to check on Ryder.

Cena gives the "oh shit a serious injury just happened X sign" and the EMTs attempt to figure out how to work a stretcher as one of the fans in the front row wearing a Rey Mysterio mask attempts to take pictures of Eve's cleavage.

Considering there is only four matches on the card for this Sunday's Pay-Per View, this show actually did a good job of selling the three that RAW is responsible for... its only unfortunate that there's only four goddam matches on the card and so much underused talent backstage. But knowing WWE, they will probally add 1 or 2... or as we saw at the Royal Rumble THREE unannounced matches just to fill up the usual average seven match card

As I sign off I make a prediction that an unannounced United States Championship as well as a Tag Team Championship will take place... the only problem I see is... I haven't watched Superstars or NXT enough lately to give a damn about who a possible challenger for either title would be. After all Ryder is technically the #1 contender until he loses his rematch...

Monday, January 30, 2012

1-31-12 IMO The Greatest RAW of 2012, thus far (+Royal Rumble results)

Opening Promo w/ Punk, Laurinitis, Bryan, and Sheamus
"You've somehow figured out a way to both suck and blow at the same time" - CM Punk

Typical Punk promo ragging on Laurinitis and repeating almost everything he has said over the last couple of weeks, however this time good ol Johnny Ace was corpsin like a champ, clearly smiling on camera when he should've been mad... apparently since tonight is Johnny's final night as GM he has made an IWC's wet dream come true in the form of a CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan main event Champion vs. Champion match for the 10 pm hour. (G_d forbid an actual wrestling match takes place in the final segment...) 

2012's Royal Rumble winner Sheamus comes out to a better pop than what he got last night when he won the damn match and does the typical "who will I challenge?" tease while looking at both of the champs. (With the rumors going around that the Jericho/Punk match will be at Wrestlemania for the WWE championship, and the historic unluck of last years Sheamus/Bryan US title match being pushed off the card into the dark match... and being quite good... one could only assume...

Competitors for the RAW Elimination Chamber announced
(WWE Champion Punk v. Kingston v. Miz v. Truth v.  Jericho v. Ziggler)

Mike Tyson announced for WWE HoF 2012
Congrats to Mike Tyson as the newest nominee of the WWE's Celebrity Hall of Fame, my only comment on this is, at least he actually got physical in the ring and out while promoting the company in some way... unlike Drew Carey.

Orton d. Ziggler (w/ Barrett watching from the luxury box)

Overall great match, crowd was on fire... some say this was a burial for Ziggler, but think about it this way, Ziggler got off some near falls on Orton and Orton JUST returned from an injury angle and he's clearly resuming his feud with Barrett so its not like Ziggler is losing anything beneficial except maybe a little ego by losing to 2 Smackdown stars... i mean its not like hes...

Tyler Reks gets demolished by Brodus Clay (accompanied of course by the bootylicious Naomi and Cameryn)

Another week... another Funkasaurus squash... If my memory serves correctly, Clay has destroyed nearly the entire NXT roster minus the actual NXT rookies so perhaps in a week or two he will actually start facing "real" superstars?

*Clay's Victim List Thus Far - Tyler Reks, Curt Hawkins, Drew McIntyre, JTG, Tyson Kidd, Vickie Guerrero & William Regal (informal dance-off).

Punk d. Bryan w/ Jericho interference on Punk (Champion v. Champion match)

As stated earlier this match was one of those IWC dream matches that personally would've benefited from being on PPV with a huge buildup leaning back to the rivalry these two had back in Ring of Honor, alas we get a WWE version of their mini feud.

With Punk as the clear face, and Bryan being the slimy little heelish face who has now kept his championship 3 times without actually winning a match, and this being the WWE Champion's show, who would possibly win this match... if you guessed the fans you'd be correct.

Neither man would give to the other, and this match seemed to go on for a while, all until Chris Jericho ran down to the ring, tossed Bryan into the guard wall and gave Punk a Codebreaker all while staring him down. As I said earlier about the rumored WWE Championship between the two at Wrestlemania it becomes all the more obvious who will be facing who at WM28.

Kingston d. Miz w/ Truth on commentary

As I was watching this match I started to think how unfortunate Kingston has been over the last couple of months thanks to his bonehead tag team partner Evan Bourne getting himself suspended not once but twice for smoking whatever the hell it was.

As such with Truth on commentary and Miz currently feuding with him, I leaned over to my friend and told him that I would hope Kingston gets a victory here considering he's in the Chamber match and he needs some buildup to some how make sure he isn't the obvious choice for 6th place finisher...

and win he did with an amazing Trouble in Paradise out of nowhere (one of those moves that I just love because of the sound effect provided by the speaker or whatever SFX it is in the boots of Kingston)

Beth Phoenix d. Eve Torres for the Divas Championship... in about 20 seconds...

After Phoenix's dominant victory during the 8 divas tag match the previous night, Kharma's resurgence in the rumble, and Eve's current situation with the entire Kane situation... I expected Kharma to make her appearance during this segment...

Alas instead of the psycho woman, we get the psycho Kane, cutting another big word filled promo on the titantron and then doing his teleport thing appearing behind Eve and attempting to stalk her until an angry John Cena makes the save and sends Kane on the defensive run after three metal stair shots and an attempted AA through the announcer table.

Laurinitis, Triple H... and THE UNDERTAKER (holy shit!) closing promo

"You even put chap stick on for it? Comon man, you honestly think I would let you put those lips anywhere near me, I don't know where those have been, you should get some personal help for that" - Triple H

What started as a fairly comedic segment between HHH and Ace with Trips trying to decide how to make Laryngitis prove he wanted to keep his job, quickly turned into an almost exact duplicate of Undertaker's return promo from last year's 2-21-11 vignette...

Only this time it was Taker interupting Triple H's return by stopping him from firing Johnny Ace and getting an amazing pop, slow walking down to the ring as he always does and staring at the Wrestlemania marque without saying a word... only this time Triple H did not respond by looking at the marque himself and instead he simply exited the ring and walked away leaving the show to end with Taker in the ring alone.

I predict now that what Triple H said about him putting his "personal thoughts" behind him and being allowed to take over GM of Raw once more will conflict with his wanting to challenge Undertaker once more. As such this will lead to the rumored Career vs. Streak II at this year's Wrestlemania.

Tonight's show was amazing, and the follow up to the Royal Rumble and the subsequent start to the build-up to Elimination Chamber makes me love this time of year for promos.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

11/21/11 - Post Survivor Series RAW, new feuds galore.

Opening Segment -

CM Punk, the NEW WWE Champion did his usual awesome promo, but was cut off by John Laringitis once more and instead of giving the so called WWE fans, and not the universe as Punk stated what they wanted... (Ryder v. Ziggler for the US Title that is) the GM instead criss crossed the matchups and gave us Ryder v. Del Rio next, and Punk v. Ziggler as the 10pm Main Event.

You might be asking yourself, why 10 pm instead of the final match of the evening, well you see... even without the WWE Championship, John Cena still gets the main event time slot to cut a promo.

Zack Ryder v. Alberto Del Rio

While it was amazing to see Ryder cut off R-Rod from introducing Del Rio, I immediately knew (as should anyone else with a sense of typical PPV aftermath RAWs) that Ryder was about to be destroyed by an angry Del Rio still upset from losing his WWE Championship last night to CM Punk and destroyed he was, luckily they did not do an injury angle so perhaps Ryder will get revenge next week.

Santino Marella v. Cody Rhodes

Cody wearing kneepads? Cody not wearing a mask? Cody winning matches? Yes x3! As it seems Orton is now moving on to feuding with Wade Barrett, Cody practically squashes poor Santino and then proceeds to call out Booker T on his constant downgrading commentary toward him... as we know for months Rhodes was having his baggers give ol Book a paper bag every time he came out to the ring with his "masked" gimmick, one could technically say Rhodes started it... but who cares? It seems the plans for a Booker T in ring feud with Rhodes is now officially on

Kofi Kingston v. Wade Barrett

With no partner to have a tag team match with, Kingston goes one on one with Barrett, the victor of last nights Survivor Series elimination tag match... a solid nice win for the former Nexus leader and a staredown of sorts between him and Orton who sat ringside for the match... I can only assume this is the start of the next #1 Contender feud for Smackdown as Big Show technically still holds that spot after last nights low blow finish.

Sheamus v. Jack Swagger

Am I the only one who hates how they are now not only calling Sheamus "The Great White" on commentary but now its in his minitron? I mean just a year ago they were using that as an insult for the guy... (remember Jar of Mayo?) now suddenly its ok? WWE is such hypocrites. Solid match between these two with very little to say on my behalf.

Big Show cuts a promo on Mark Henry -

As I said earlier, Henry causes a DQ for himself when he kicked Show in the "groin" (lol how Show couldn't say balls) during their championship match last night which totally killed the moment, and either the crowd wasn't paying much attention or Show honestly didn't rev up the crowd as well as he could've

Monday, March 21, 2011

3/21/11 Another Road to Wrestlemania joke?... this time a crossroad?

Triple H officially concludes Ted DiBiase's RAW burial -

While it was refreshing to see Ted on Smackdown last week even in a losing effort putting up a great fight against Rey Mysterio. Tonight officially saw that small effort destroyed as during a failed effort to destroy Triple H by himself (remember the last time he destroyed Trips was with his Legacy teammates) Trips left him pedigreed through a table and buried further down the totem pole once more. Not good IMO for a retiring star to destroy the rising stars who will eventually take his place, or perhaps this is clue that DiBiase might be on his way out after Wrestlemania?

Randy Orton v. Rey Mysterio, will the heels be waiting to strike? -

From the moment they announced this regardless of it being a "Wrestlemania rewind" I immediately thought of the fact that this match is Face v. Face and there is no way WWE is stupid enough to have either one of them lose to the other clean. And boy was I ever right. While I half expected Rhodes to attack Mysterio and
Punk to attack Orton, only one of the two occured (unless the other occured during the commercial and was
unseen at home) Instead we see teases all night that "Orton's family is in the tourbus..." so of course one has to remember that Punk has a habit of going after people's families (as does Orton) so that was the path they took.

Eve v. Maryse & Micheal Cole??? -

Once again shitting on the divas match, Cole interrupts the two on microphone to announce he has yet another embarassing revelation about Lawler tonight, however this time, after winning the match Eve goes after Cole (and I hope she actually gets in on his beatdown eventually) and has to be escorted away by security... Now this Cole segment sucked and was actually less entertaining tham Maryse' sexy outfit and
her little jerk and twitches she did in a verbal smacktalk battle against Eve. Bravo Cole! make us hate you even more so it feels so much better when you get EVERYTHING coming your way at Wrestlemania, but boo at your lack of ability to sell a promo.

Corre def. Marella/Koslov but gets chased off by the ShowKane alliance -

There were rumors as to who Corre would face at Wrestlemania, and now that answer seems a little obvious. However one has to wonder, why has Undertaker not gone after neither Wade Barrett or Kane (are we just supposed to forget that they were the reason he got buried alive in the first place?)

Miz attempts to re-write history, could he do me a favor and give me back my time wasted watching his segment? -

Stupid stupid stupid segment and poor attempt at Miz trying to make himself relevant once again. While it was somewhat awesome to see that Cena was not actually home but in the arena and the subsequent brawl that broke out, the stupidity of Miz simply turning the belt's W symbol upside down instead of debuting an actual NEW WWE Championship (which would have redeemed him instantly in my books) absolutlely gave this one to Cena regardless of the destruction of Alex Riley post promo (not like hes tough or anything on the "ladder")

Thursday, March 17, 2011

3/14/11 The Road to Wrestlemania hits a few potholes...

Miz DESTROYS Khali, and a steel chair...

For someone who was seemingly fired, (as if anyone who gets fired in WWE storyline actually stays away for long) it sure looked like someone who looked exactly like the "fired" Alex Riley was helping his old "employer" during this impromtu opening bout pitting the WWE Champion against The Great "Botch"li. However, it was quite interesting to see Miz's chair assault post match literally impale the back of the Punjabi Playboy as a trinkle of blood dripped down his back and interesting enough the camera zoomed in on it.

Sheamus defeats Daniel Bryan and ends the "King of the Ring" curse?

As much as the announcers were playing off of the "curse" that was affecting the 2010 KoTR, I fail to remember anyone besides the human jar of mayonaise having THIS bad of a losing streak following their tournament victory. But alas, as stated last week Sheamus put his career on the line for another shot at the United States championship, and this time he actually won with a midair brougue kick reversing Daniel Bryan's "vintage" flying dropkick. It is almost a given that the rematch clause will be cashed in for Wrestlemania so here's hoping these two have a great match on the grandest stage of them all, because we all know what happened to Sheamus last year.

Cole reveals a secret guest from Lawler's past... Grandmaster Sexay???

I honestly forgot that Grandmaster, (or is it Grandmasta?) Sexay was actually Jerry Lawler's son as when he was actually popular back in the day (as a member of Too Cool) he never aluded to it at all that he was the son of "the King" but unfortunately even though the former tag team champion came out to his own music, the sheer fact that he came out as a request of Micheal Cole to talk about Jerry immediately turns him heel in storyline. (not to mention it looks wierd seeing a guy who looks to be in his 50s doing the dances that he did back in day with the look of a 20 year old)

Cole v Ross exhibition cancelled by Jack Swagger a real painful ankle lock... seriously

Just as Brian Christopher/Lawler (or whatever you want to call him) gets done insulting his "father" Cole continued with the onslaught of insults until he was finally interrupted by a return from Jim Ross (at least since Old School RAW we haven't seen Good Ol' JR) who basically demands Cole stop his verbal assault on King and calls him a rat bastard for even bringing King's family into this feud.

However, after now becoming the target of Cole's verbal rage, JR removes his coat in an attempt to challenge his former colleague to a brawl only to be interrupted by Jack Swagger attacking King outside the ring. The All American proceeds to put both King and JR into the ankle lock and as we now know, he twisted JR's leg a little too far as the trademark "good god almighty" call out from JR was actually for real. Afterwards, Cole grabs JR's now injured leg and performs his own version of the ankle lock to close ths segment.

Vickie v. Trish ends exactly as I predicted last week... with one minor change.

While I half expected Vickie to win with the assistance of Lay Cool, announcing thr match was a NO DQ prior just opened the door for the chaos to slowly but surely begin. First with Ziggler, then with Morrison, followed up the the obvious Lay Cool run in. Vickie gets the win after a loaded ankle brace knockout kick from Michelle to Trish.

Now, prior to this match we were shown a Snooki and Vickie backstage encounter where Miss Guerrero was on the recieving end of a guidette slap (which actually looked like it hurt!) so after her pinfall victory and subsequent hiring, as her first act of business Vickie makes a match for Wrestlemania pitting her man... err i mean business partner Dolph Ziggler and her two bodyguards Lay Cool against John Morrison, Trish Stratus, and you guessed it... Snooki!

I guess they totally forgot Kelly Kelly has some beef with the trio from Elimination Chamber as well.

Randy Orton v. CM Punk is now simply a singles match... Mason Ryan recieves the developmental kick.

Honestly I am glad that most of the original remaining Nexus members became the Corre on Smackdown because the New Nexus has been a failure ever since its conversion, and now it seems that the Wrestlemania match is not only going to be a singles match (as every Nexus member lost their match against Orton) but it seems like every member has been written off due to punt kick.

At least we know who Jericho will be feuding with when, and if, he ever makes his return to WWE.

The Rock v. Cena continues... Rock remains on top, by questionable means

I wont go into much detail, Rock had an awesome promo his first week,
Cena replied perfectly the week after,
Rock had an awesome second promo the week after,
Cena's second response was kind of funny but failed in some respect,
and now this past week Rock's third promo kind of went a little stale. So the score is 2-1 Rock. 

Considering Cena said he was done with the distractions will he respond this coming monday night? And if he does, lets hope he doesnt plan on giving Rock another "pearl necklace" (shudders)  

Monday, March 7, 2011

3/7/11 - The Final Knockout, Ziggler RAW-bound, Sheamus' final chance

Undertaker vs. Triple H now a No-Holds Barred Match

The last no-holds-barred match featured Undertaker vs. Kane back a few months at the Bragging Rights PPV, and the lack of blood and weapons seriously hindered this match for what it could've been, granted they did brawl in and around the ring. One can only hope the "trademark" sledgehammer makes its appearance in the hands of "The Game"
Dolph Ziggler now on RAW? Vickie vs. Trish set for next week

Good to see the former World Heavyweight Champion back on WWE TV, however it seems he is still alongside his betrayer Vickie Guerrero, now as a "business partner." And of course, whenever a returning/debuting star makes their appearance its quite obvious their opponent will be crushed. Unfortunately for us tonight, that opponent was John Morrison.

Now, heres a guy who should, like Dolph be a legitimate champion by now, but with bigger "veterans" on their shows they are simply tossed aside for the Edge's and John Cena's. However in this exchange a RAW superstar who has been kicking ass for the last couple months is pinned cleanly by a Smackdown superstar who has been fired for the last two weeks. Way to destroy JoMo's momentum

However, that was not the only thing that came out of this travesty. Apparently Vickie will have a match against another recent returning superstar in the form of Trish Stratus next week and only if she wins will she be allowed to join the RAW brand along with her "business partner." It's quite obvious IMO that Vickie has no chance in hell of winning this match without cheating, and if Dolph and Vickie can come to RAW why not Lay-cool?

Sheamus losing streak, risks career next week for... United States Championship?

Speaking of killing momentum, King of the Ring 2010 Sheamus has basically been working on his own "streak" of sorts over the last couple weeks... a losing streak. And after "apparently" injuring himself by crushing his ankle into the announcers table, he accepted a countout defeat against Daniel Bryan.

As Bryan was celebrating Sheamus challenged the US Champion for his title next week and put his career at risk. This close to Wrestlemania and no United States title match set, I would assume the Human Jar of Mayo will actually win next week and give Bryan his re-match at the show of shows.
Cole buries the Diva Division some more, starts an Austin chant, and brings out... JBL?

If WWE expects us to take the Diva Division seriously, having Michael Cole bad mouth the women during the matches and downright interrupt them on the microphone to draw attention to himself is not the way to go.

And quite frankly, wasn't this entire Cole Lawler feud started when Cole claimed Lawler hogged the spotlight, however, its perfectly alright for Cole to do the same?

Now, on last Friday's Smackdown, Cole revealed that his referee was "flamboyant" and "awesome" and while the first word immediately sounds like "Goldust" or "Zack Ryder" the second immediately sounds like Cole's man crush and current WWE Champion The Miz." However, this appears to have been a red herring, as after starting an Austin chant (knowing full well Austin was here tonight for "some reason") out comes the former "longest reigning WWE Champion John Bradshaw Layfield.

(I say longest reigning WWE, because the spinner belt was not used in WWF)

But this "poor choice" is short lived as Austin indeed comes out soon enough, gives the "self made millionaire" a stunner, pours beer all over himself, JBL, and Cole and signs the contract for Wrestlemania making himself the referee. Now it seems, the only remaining spots to fill will be "who will be in Lawler's corner?" and "who will be the special guest commentator?" As we all know Cole and Lawler alongside Josh Matthews 3 man the PPV booths, someone would have to take their places during that match.

Could it be possible? Will Good Ol' J.R. return for one night as well?

The Main Event! Another Battle Rap from Cena? (excuse me "hip-hop")

For someone who said they would only do the entire thuganomics thing for "one night only" he seems to have again lied to his fans. However, I will give him credit for the "I Bring It... via satellite" joke, as that was kind of a let down last week.

However, all this time Cena and Rock have been going back and forth and poor unlucky Miz has been stuck in the middle. Now I was perfectly fine with him knocking the taste out of Cena's mouth with two belt shots and a Skull Crushing Finale... however, for someone who hates both Cena and Rock, why give them the pleasure of doing a crappy version of their signature move?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2/28/11 I always called Wrestling a Male soap opera, tonight I am proven correct!

Triple H and Undertaker set for Wrestlemania, Sheamus gets (literally) buried -

While it was anticipating to wait one week to hear Triple H's reasoning for challenging the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, it was kind of selfish in my opinion to ignore that fact that your "friend" Shawn Micheals, not only lost twice against The Phenom, but lost his career doing so. But instead, Triple H aludes to his answer that he gave in his WWE Mag interview stating that he "no longer has to be competing for a championship" to be considered the best, however by basically saying HE will be the one to end the streak, HBK's reasoning the previous year is basically thrown under a bus.

Obviously, one assumed that when Triple H finally made his return he would go after Sheamus (as he was the one who put him on the injured list last April at Extreme Rules) so instead of going after him, Sheamus came after Triple H himself and got a low blow and a pedigree through a table for his trouble. So it looks like that feud won't be picked up

The Rock's response to Thuganomics, if only the Cenation knew -

Everyone applauded Cena for reponding to The Rock last week with his old school rap, but nobody bothered to think why Rock targetted him in the first place, so, as Rock mentioned during his return promo, Cena started insulting Rock when he left for Hollywood, and now Rock is basically returning the favor on live television without his little Cenation knowing exactly what their hero said. In my opinion, Rock is winning this one.

Punk and Orton set for Wrestlemania, and the Nexus loses another member -

It is unfortunate that I once again have to admit that Randy Orton's face turn is really starting to go stale on me, almost to a point that like Cena, I want him heel again... however, it seems that face or not Orton (excuse my use of it) "vintage" punt remains as part of his repertoir. Tonight's victim, Michael McG.

Cole and Lawler set for Wrestlemania, Swagger gets a Wrestlemania redemption? Not -

So Cole actually accepted Lawler's Wrestlemania challenge... however, it was on his terms. One being, he gets a trainer in his corner, and the second being that there will be a special referee. The trainer, was Jack Swagger.

So it seems from Money in the Bank winner, to World Heavyweight Champion. The All-American American is now a manager for a filler match. Nice. (sarcasm)

However, they did not reveal the special referee. One can only assume it will be another Cole lackey.

John Cena def. Alex Riley in a cage match, by walking out the door...?  -

If you are going to announce that "the only way to win this match is to ESCAPE the cage"  why allow someone to simply walk out the front door? They did that shit with Randy Orton winning the Royal Rumble #1 Contender qualifier when Wade Barrett with a "busted arm" attempted to climb out the cage and failed, and Orton simply walked out the door.

Tonight it was the same thing, however, both Cena and Riley continued to climb the cage even when one of them went toward the open door and failed.

IMO, the cage door should be chained and locked. The entire point of a cage match is to incapacitate your opponent long enough to climb out, (or rather that was how it is on the video games lol) but instead Cena defeats Miz in a test of strength and pushes his way out of the cage door and wins the match. Adios Alex Riley, perhaps he too will stay off TV for a week. 

One might wonder why I titled this entry as such, well in my opinion tonight's episode was a complete filler of talking and storyling to set up more heat for the Wrestlemania matches, as I said to someone on Facebook, if this was my old show "24" this episode feels like one in between the death of one bad guy and the introduction of a new one.

Nothing more than a furthering of a storyline and little to no action. Perhaps next week we will see more.