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.