Friday, February 25, 2011

2/25/11 Goodbye Vickie! Welcome back Cody!

(Rey Mysterio def. Kane via pinfall)

Cody Rhodes is no longer dashing... now he's just sadistic -

I am actually a fan of Cody destroying Rey slowly and eventually defeating him at Wrestlemania, but unfortunately Rey wasn't victorious in his previous feud against Del Rio so by pattern Rey is due for a victory. However,\with the high press involved with the signing of Mistico now known as "Sin Cara" perhaps we might see his debut as close as Wrestlemania as a way of causing his loss without a clean finish.  The future rivalry between Del Rio, Mysterio and Sin Cara is something to look onto the horizon for.

(The Big Show def Wade Barrett via countout)

The Big "Stable Destroyer" Show -

First the Straight Edge Society, now the Corre, why build a force of guys into a group of destruction only to have them be demolished by one man? It makes no sense for the purpose they are supposed to be serving. I mean granted the storyline has been dropped with Barrett and the former Nexus burying Undertaker back at Bragging Rights. At one time the idea was for Barrett/Jackson to fight Taker/Show at Wrestlemania assuming Taker wasn't 100%. But now with Taker obviously being challenged/accepting Triple H's silent proposal. Another idea has been scrapped.

At least they won the titles from Vladimir "Botch"-lov at the pay per view. Sorry Santino, your cobra is only entertaining for so long before it gets beyond ridiculus.

(Rosa Mendes def. Layla via DQ)

More tension for Lay-Cool... perhaps a Wrestlemania breakup? -

After several weeks of kicking Layla in the face, this time McCool interfered in her partner's match in plain sight of the ref, causing a disqualification. But the WTF face Layla was giving was crushed when she embraced her tag team partner and they left the ring together. I said it last year, I predict these two are broken up by Extreme Rules, because we all know a singles Divas match won't take place (they usually do a pointless Battle Royale for all the undercard guys as well as the Divas)

(Edge & Kelly Kelly def Drew McIntyre & Vickie Guerrero via pinfall)

First Dolph, now Vickie Guerrero -

Funny how unless your name is John Cena, being fired in storyline actually keeps you off television for a week. However, considering the outcome of the above match, the Smackdown Consultant has officially been fired as well by Teddy Long. While I half expect Del Rio to win at Wrestlemania perhaps, the two firings will show up a few weeks down the road and cause Edge's defeat some how. Either directly or indirectly.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2/21/11 - Two returns, one expected, one surprising. Road to Wrestlemania is imminent

First off, Elimination Chamber results -

Edge def. Rey Mysterio, Kane, Drew McIntyre, Big Show, & Wade Barrett for the World Championship

John Cena def. CM Punk, John Morrison, Sheamus, Randy Orton, and R-Truth for the #1 Contendership for WWE Championship

The Miz def. Jerry "The King" Lawler for the WWE Championship

The Corre def. Santino Marella & Vladimir Koslov for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Alberto Del Rio def. Kofi Kingston

Edge is the first champion to retain his championship inside a Chamber match -

Congratulations to Edge for being the first champion to actually defend his championship sucessfully in the Elimination Chamber, and a loud "YEEES" for Christian making his long awaited return to save his former tag team partner from an Alberto Del Rio assault. Unfortunately I can't say the same for Kofi Kingston, who not only almost had his arm broken at the PPV, was then seriously demolished on RAW tonight when he attempted to get a measure of revenge against the #1 Contender for the Heavyweight Championship. Perhaps WWE will give us our long awaited Edge vs. Christian match at Wrestlemania in the form of a Triple Threat? IMO that makes this match that more exciting. '

Cena brings back Thuganomics for one night, wins and loses the WWE Tag Team Championship -

I hate to admit it, but it was a breath of fresh air to hear Thug Cena on the mic tonight and not the corny fruity pebbles guy that Rock clearly hit spot on last week during his promo. However, while teaming with the Miz, for some odd reason Miz scored a pinfall on Justin Gabriel when Heath Slater CLEARLY could have broken it up. However, the entire suspected set up in my eyes was smashed as Cena went for an AA on Gabriel in the rematch, Miz sliped in and hit his SCF on Cena and rolled out of the ring to allow Gabriel to score their newly won and lost championships back. And so, the mind games begin once again for Cena to basically get his ass kicked for the remaining weeks to Wrestlemania and pull a victory out of his ass and defeat the bad guy... (again)

Cole's Tasteless Promo -

First off, I don't even know her name, but for now I will say RIP "Queen Mother" Lawler. However, my expected finish to King's match last night did not come to fruitition. While I long suspected King and Cole would be fighting at Wrestlemania, the only question that needed to be answered was ... Why? So I honestly expected Cole to screw King last night, but instead Miz won clean. However tonight in what I consider an extremely tasteless comment, Cole insulted King's recently passed on mother and nearly got his teeth knocked out only to run like a "yellow bellied" pussy ironically while wearing a yellow shirt. Great to see King will most likely get his match, but the stip is still up in the air as Cole never officially accepted King's challenge

2-21-11 Has finally arrived -

And with it, came the Phenom, the Undertaker making his glorious return (again) to WWE, and this time appearing on RAW instead of Smackdown. Why? One may ask, well simple. Immediately after hitting the ring and doing his vintage hat removal, rolled eyes effect. The King of Kings Triple H made HIS glorious return to RAW and without even saying anything the two WWE main eventers stared at the Wrestlemania sign, aimed their signature taunts at one another and set us up for an obvious Taker vs. Triple H match at the Show of Shows.

While it was not Sting (who everyone, including myself had hoped for) Triple H's reasoning does make alot of sense, and with Shawn Michaels being present for the Hall of Fame, what's to stop him from showing up during this match?

I changed my format a little in how i reported tonight's blog entry, let me know what you think. And with that my friends enjoy your week.

(I apologize for not finishing last week's entry... won't happen again)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2/14/11 The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment returns!

CM Punk def. John Cena via pinfall

Funny to see Punk protecting his loins after almost every exchange as a nod to last weeks DQ Victory following Cena' lowblowing him, but in the end, Punk got his revenge slightly by having one of his lackies pass him first a chair (from under the ring) to distract the ref with removing it from the ring, and then a wrench to which he knocked Cena out with to score the legitimate pinfall victory

Edge to be stripped of the World Heavyweight Championship on Friday

As per Vickie Guerrero's mandate, if Edge used the spear in his match last friday he would lose the match and his championship, however as the special referee, Vickie refused to count any of Edge's pin attempts on her boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler. At one point Vickie mocked the Rated R super star and even attempted a spear of her own to her ex-husband only to run into him like a brick wall and fall outside the ring, however she wasn't knocked out, only hurt. Edge proceeded to use the spear in the clear eye of the fallen Vickie and call down Clay Matthews in a ref shirt to count the 3. However, in accordance to her own ruling, Vickie stated that Edge will be stripped of the title on Friday as he clearly broke her rules during that match.

Randy Orton def. King Sheamus via pinfall

Prior to this match Sheamus brogue kicked Mark Henry twice in retaliation for last weeks mind games beatdown. Thats all well and all but then, following a superplex Randy Orton springs up as if it never happened and proceeds to hit Sheamus with an RKO for the clean victory.

John Morrison & R-Truth def. David Otunga & McG via pinfall

What was supposed to be a Morrison vs. Truth match (face vs. face, really?) turned into a tag match as both former tag team buddies wanted equal revenge on the New Nexus following the attacks from last week. And sure enough they got it, with Morrison showing some awesome aggression and Truth doing his crazy acrobatics.

The Miz def. Daniel Bryan via pinfall

Another great match! Whether it was the flying dropkick from the toprope, to the flying knee from the apron to the barricade, followed up by the flying powerbomb. These two are amazing in the ring as rivals. But alas you can't have the secondary champion defeating the show's primary champion the week before the pay per view, so alas Bryan does NOT score the upset victory and recieves an SCF for his efforts.

Eve Torres def. Natalya via pinfall

Well so much for not having a face vs. face match eh? These two ladies are interesting in the ring together, as one is a grappler and the other an acrobat, their in ring chemistry came off almost a little too much sexier than intended. However, this match was silently changed into a lumberjill match in order to further the face 5 vs the heel 5 divas of RAW. During the scuffle, Maryse lost a pump and it became Melina's weapon as the brawl spilled backstage. The match ended with both ladies hooking each other's leg for a pin but the ref counted the victory for Eve.

Promotions, Name Drops, and a stupid comedy segment

With all the matches done for the night , and about 15 minutes left to go before the show ended we find the girl who will be co-starring in the Chaperone standing in the ring with a mic. She mentions who she is and that starring in the movie is none other than "The Game" Triple H. However, instead of Trips coming out (and "finally" returning to WWE TV) instead we get The Great Khali, Hornswoggle, some cute shots of couples in the audience and the WWE Backstage kissing (William Regal kissing Zack Ryder wtf?)... and even an unintentional funny moment when the candy box that Hornswoggle presented her came open and all the chocolates fell to the ground.

And Last... but certainly not least!!!

Justin Roberts tries with all his might to hold back an ear to ear grin as he announces for everyone to welcome the host of Wrestlemania 27... and section by section the lights go off, a titantron effect of lightning eventually turns the screen bright white, then darkness once more...

And suddenly, The Rock's old theme begins to play and out comes the great one, Mr. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to a thunderous reaction!!!

Now its worth noting that The People's Champion did get into the ring and proceed to deliver the promo of promos, in which he asked the WWE Universe how they went from the powerful Austin 3:16 to the iconic Do you smell what the rock is cooking? to.... You cant see me?

He also mentions that when he left WWE 7 years ago, someone who he thought was a cool guy started talking trash about The Rock, and that man's name was John Cena.

For the entire return I will link to a video that starts the 3 parter.

Now, finally, this week is the go home show to the Elimination Chamber and with the return of The Great One and his subsequent calling out of Cena, do I hope Cena wins and faces Miz at Wrestlemania? No. But unfortunately, that's what WWE probally wants because lord help us if a Wrestlemania main event goes by without Cena involved in it.

However, I do hope the true victorious one, is John Morrison because damnit I want to see the former tag team partners go at it at the Show of Shows. And speaking of former tag team partners, if Edge some how does regain his championship, one can only hope Christian returns soon enough and makes the World Heavyweight Championship a triple threat, because prior to his injury he WAS feuding with Alberto Del Rio.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2/7/11 Truth pulls a Metallica, McMahon returns, and a dream (match) is crushed

Vincent Kennedy McMahon returns to WWE TV -

I honestly forgot I even put this event in my entry title until I was re-reading... without even mentioning what took him off TV in the first place... (Nexus beatdown) McMahon is all smiles as he promises a Guest Host for Wrestlemania 27 will be announced next week... and this one will be "epic"

CM Punk attacks on Orton explained -

I must say it was quite nice to go almost 3 years in the past to dig up the footage of when Orton and Legacy cost Punk his WHC without even the opportunity to defend it in a match at Unforgiven 2008.

Unfortunately, the tables are turned now, whereas Punk was a face then and Orton was heel. So I have no idea who I am supposed to be rooting for.

Either way, Punk and Nexus stormed the ring and beat down Orton but not before he got in a kick and headbutt seemingly breaking Punk's nose as the blood was a flowing.

R-Truth def. Mason Ryan via DQ -

According to Cena later in the show, Truth must have been partying a little too much after the Superbowl victory for Green Bay as after his traditional entrance rap, Truth asked the crowd in his typical fashion... GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN..... WHAT'S UP!? Unfortunately for Truth, they were in Milwaukee.

And it almost seemed that in a crowd swerve they started to chant for Ryan (heel) only because Truth (face) screwed up their city name.  Thank god there wasn't a riot.

The finish came when Ryan locked in some wierd leg over his head submission and actually won via tapout, but refused to let go of the hold and even went for a chair before the ref reversed his decision.

Eve, Tamina, and Gail Kim def. Melina, and the Bella Twins (who are now heel apparently) -

I honestly turned my head away from this match to start writing this and as usual even though they were a part of the team, the Bellas didn't actually have any ring time (kind of funny considering a few weeks ago Gail was in their position)

John Morrison def. Michael Maclacutty... MacGuyver... oh fuck it McG. via pinfall -

Standard match, good to see Morrison winning again... however after his victory Punk blind sided him with some spray into the eyes and a roundhouse kick to the skull. So apparently kicks to the skull isn't just strictly an Orton thing.

Daniel Bryan & Jerry Lawler def. Ted DiBiase & The Miz

Top of the hour ratings grab with this one, and it started with a back and forth between the #1 Contender and the WWE Champion about their upcoming match at the Elimination Chamber PPV. While Miz compared himself to a young Lawler about his great abilities on the mic (which indeed he does have) he insulted the Hall of Famer by mentioning that he has something he never will... a WWE Championship...

Do I think Lawler will win at EC 2011? Hell no! but do I expect him to lose clean? Hell no! So i half expect whoever causes Lawler to lose at the PPV will be his opponent at Wrestlemania. While it is unfortunate that "The King" might indeed retire without actually winning a Championship, its not like he wont leave behind a legacy.

Sheamus fought David Otunga Mark Henry to a no contest -

Pointless segment with Henry basically being tricked into destroying Sheamus when Justin Roberts came up to King Sheamus as he was walking to the ring and asked for his opinion on comments (we never heard him say) that Mark Henry said backstage.

Sheamus basically called out "Sexual Chocolate" err i mean "The World's Strongest Jobber" on his lack of championship reigns over his career time, and rather than Otunga even getting his match started Henry came down to the ring.

As the first contender against Triple H when HE FINALLY makes his return... this guy seriously needs to stop losing to midcarders in squashes and regular matches... FFS he was a WWE Champion... abeit by cheap methods, he was still a champion and now hes in comedy segments.

Another 2-21-11 Video Airs -

Well, the rumor of Sting has most definately been put to rest with this second version of the video we saw last week... while the video was similar they added one crucial change, the music that played during the promo for Shawn Michaels and Undertaker at last year's Wrestlemania. And with one obviously retired from wrestling and going into the hall of fame, who else in that equation wears a black trenchcoat?

CM Punk def. John Cena via DQ (for the second time in a row these two have fought) -

Knowing well that Punk planned on destroying him like all others in the #1 Contendership Chamber match, Cena got himself intentionally DQ'd via low blow and proceeded to fend off the obvious Nexus onslaught when King got up from ringside and handed him a steel chair.

So basically John Cena is the only one who will be 100% going into the chamber... yawn... I hope to god he doesn't win, but unfortunately all the little kiddies wanna see Cena win the championship again...

That does it for this week's episode of Monday Night RAW... have a great week!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

1/31/11 Del Rio wins Royal Rumble, plus a few surprises planned?

Tonight on RAW had its ups and downs, ironically following an eventful Royal Rumble, one would think they would touch on the storylines that have apparently begun on this "Road to Wrestlemania"

Alberto Del Rio is the 2011 Royal Rumble Winner!

(and I kid you not, Santino Marella is the second place runner up)

Announcing his intention to challenge Edge for his World Championship at Wrestlemania, one can only assume that Smackdown's elimination chamber will either produce a third challenger causing a triple threat, or a completely new champion, giving Edge a rematch clause anyways. Now my early prediction for this scenario includes a returning Christian (who you all may remember was feuding with Del Rio before his injury last year)

During the WWE Championship match, The Miz was knocked out by an RKO and the Nexus (without Punk) ran to ringside to distract Orton as Riley slipped inside the ring. However, Orton turned around, and proceeded to toss Riley into the Nexus taking them all out, however Punk slipped from under the ring and proceeded to give Orton a G.T.S.knocking him out and dragging the unconscious arm of the WWE Champion over the challenger for the 3 count victory.

Wrestlemania Feud : Randy Orton v. CM Punk

Now, during the opening bout between tag team champions and the challengers Husky Harris and McG, Orton ran out (nearly knocking down the camera man) and proceeded to punt Harris in the skull while being pleaded with by Punk not to. But that was not all, during the RAW Rumble later on in the show, Orton came out 7th and immediately went after Punk, getting him eliminated before being knocked out by R-Truth. (really?)

Wrestlemania Feud 2 : John Cena v. The Miz

While not even being a part of Rumble (basically coming down with Alex Riley, who was) Riley ran back down to the ring after being eliminated, and distracted Cena while Miz came from behind and tossed him out. During the RAW Rumble however, everyone (good or bad) seemed to attack Cena, including at one point, Jerry Lawler. While Cena was on the ropes Sheamus sidestepped and tossed Lawler into Cena knocking him off the apron... but alas, as Sheamus went for his brogue kick on Lawler, The King sidestepped and Cena jumped up and pulled the top rope down and Sheamus went flying over and out.

And with that, two elimination chamber pay-per-view matches have been decided...

The Miz (c) vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler for the WWE Championship


John Cena vs. Sheamus vs. CM Punk vs. Randy Orton vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth
in the RAW Elimination Chamber #1 Contendership Match

Now my early picks for winning this match (as it is the final match until Wrestlemania) are either

John Morrison (because he is just so damn cool to watch)
or John Cena (basically because of the feud that started at the Rumble)
Orton and Punk I see going at it and causing each other's elimination,
whereas Truth doesnt have a shot in hell of main eventing Wrestlemania at this moment.
Sheamus I see being eliminated by a returning Triple H which leads to...

Wrestlemania Feud #3 Triple H vs. Sheamus

As for King, I highly expect King not to win this match, but not to lose cleanly either. I half expect Michael "Miz's other bitch" Cole to get involved much like he did during the TLC match they had back in December and once again cost his broadcast ally the championship. This of course will lead to...

Wrestlemania Feud #4 Jerry "The King" Lawler vs. Michael Cole

Some other notes from last nights episode include the un-official break up of Ted DiBiase and Maryse, as after insulting Lawler for taking the seventh spot in the RAW Rumble, DiBiase proceeded to hold Maryse as a human shield as Lawler went to punch him. 

She proceeded to turn around, slap him silly, check her nails and walk off.... and then Lawler punched DiBiase anyways (which looked like it actually connected IMO) 

The Great Khali made his triumphant return last night at the Royal Rumble and didn't waste any time botching it up during a comedic segment in which Khali and Mark Henry (I guess) won a dance off against the Usos, after the GM rang in saying that it was physically unfair for the brothers to face Henry and Khali.

After finishing their lame excuse for dancing, the Usos (who I guess lost by the amounts of cheering for Khali's failed double wave) proceeded to attack the 800+ pound duo and were quickly laid out, but Khali apparently wasn't told in his language this wasn't a match and he went for a pin anyways.

And finally, a video promo was aired twice showing a person wearing a dark trenchcoat walking through a thunderstorm and the fiery red numbers showing the date 2 21 11... Obviously a debut teaser for someone either coming into WWE or returning (Undertaker???)... now the style of the video and the irony that the previous night we saw the returns of two former WCW turned WWE guys Booker T and Kevin Nash (as Diesel) one HAS to think that hell as frozen over and

perhaps... just perhaps...

Sting will finally join the WWE.