Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Don't forget to vote often. Desmond Wolfe is in the lead with Jeff Hardy close behind.
Monday Night Raw put together three hours of vast story line possibilities. The opening match set the stage for the night in my opinion with the Hart Dynasty winning the unified tag championship from Shomiz....incidentally causing the "Greatest Tag Team in WWE History" to end with a...knock out punch. However, the matches tonight were second to the draft itself. Here are the results and what can be interpreted at this point in time:
RAW gets: John Morrison, R-Truth, Edge and Chris Jericho
Raw Draft Grade: A
Monday Night Raw now has a very large group of Superstars in the mix. This is mainly because Triple H is taking time off, HBK has retired and Cena Orton and Sheamus can only do so much. So Vince clearly needs some stability on Monday nights. The possible feuds and story lines are endless right now. John Cena now has quite a few people to go up against for the WWE title. Edge<--(1) asserted himself tonight by spearing Orton<--(2), Batista<--(3) is the current #1 contender, but honestly I think he loses again and we can call it a career for the Animal. Sheamus<--(4) is a proven heel and lets not forget the "Greatest in the World at what he does" Chris Jericho<--(5) and that is only the WWE championship possibilities.
With Shomiz broken up, the WWE U.S. Title is now the focus for the Miz. Enter R-Truth, John Morrison and Ted Dibiase. That is going to be the line up for the feuds to come for the championship. Here is something else that is foreseeable, Chris Jericho feuding with the Miz for the title (face turn?). There are so many possible story lines that will take place and it all benefits the Miz. The draft has allowed the U.S. Title to become a serious belt again, with legitimate contenders waiting in the locker room.
Also what happens if the Unified Tag Team Championships get split up again? Bret Hart is obviously trying to bring life back to Tag Team wrestling in WWE and by how the crowd reacted to the Hart Dynasty, it will be interesting to say the least if tag teams become a focus again.
Smackdown gets: Kelly Kelly (snore), Big show, Kofi Kingston, Christian
Smackdown grade: C+
The reason it isn't a B is because they went politically correct by sending a Diva on the main draft instead of the noon supplementary draft.
Smackdown added three main event carders to its squad making it very strong. Undertaker is still the top man on Friday nights of course, Rey Mysterio is adored by kids, the Straight Edge Society (SES) is still hated, the Hart Dynasty is completely over with the crowd and the All American American Jack Swagger has taken off.
**For the record, WWE made him lose all those matches for a reason, so all the narcs and haters who were bashing WWE for that storyline....once again your impatience amazes me. I love hearing people say the show is for ADD kids when they can't see a developing storyline plain as day. He beat Orton clean when it mattered and that was for the strap. (He beat Morrison clean tonight as well, just in case you were wondering)**
Smackdown did very well in the draft and have some good World Title matches coming. Jack Swagger has been put into a situation where he can solidify himself as a main event contender. I see Kofi Kingston or Christian being his first feud post draft. Here is why; Undertaker is going to be limited for a while, I doubt Big Show will get a title shot considering Vince hasn't put the WWE or WHC title on him in God knows when and CM Punks feud with Mysterio isn't over yet. Honestly, the World Heavyweight Title will be an interesting storyline. If done right, Jack Swagger may become the top guy on Smackdown (well after Undertaker).
I do see Big Show joining the Straight Edge Society however. That could prove interesting if you put Luke Gallows and Show against Hart Dynasty for the tag belts. That leaves CM Punk to go after Swagger once the Mysterio feud ends. The SES would then need only Drew McIntyre to have a full sweep of the titles. That would be a great stable in my opinion.
Speaking of Drew McIntyre and the Intercontinental Championship, they are the next intriguing possibility. Next to McIntyre joining the SES, I can see Kofi or Christian (depending on who gets the nod for the World Title feud) having well executed matches with Drew.
**Wild idea here, many will disagree with but from how the crowd pops for him I personally want to see it. GOLDUST WINNING THE INTERCONTINENTAL BELT. The crowd has been loving his return and is steadily gaining more and more cheers. Just one time Vince! Let him have it just one more time!**
....Now that I'm back to reality, Drew McIntyre has limitless potential and will be a WWE or World Heavyweight Champion. He now has the pieces in place to have the proper feuds to build his credibility and gather momentum for future title runs.
Still, I love the idea of he and Big Show joining the SES...one HELL of a stable.
Overall the draft was great for WWE. Raw is stacked with main event stars and Smackdown is as consistent as ever. This is going to be a testing time for WWE considering Shawn Michaels is now gone, Triple H is taking time off and the limited shows for Undertaker. Vince is trusting the younger guys to be assertive and in my personal opinion, these young stars have what it takes to carry the torch.
**Don't forget at Noon there is the Supplementary Draft!!*
Monday, April 26, 2010
Show begins right away with Unified Tag Team Championship Match
Match #1 Showmiz vs Hart Dynasty Tag Team Titles
The Miz begins by getting on the mic discussing Extreme Rules. He bashes Stu Hart and the rest of the Hart Family (I want to see him say something about Owen in Canada it'll probaly start a riot). He calls Bret to name them The Greatest Tag Team in WWE History. Bret names them Greatest Tag Team but goes on to say, The Mountie was the greatest IC champion of all time and David Arquette was the greatest world champion of all time. He calls The Miz a horse faced idiot also. Hopefully Bret stays on as a manager.
The Hart Dynasty finally comes out and the match begins. Tyson vs Miz start off, they lock up for a while with Miz doing most of the control. Tyson does a pretty cool springboard reverse into an arm drag. D.H. Smith does an impressive delayed suplex. Miz goes outside ring.
Come back and Miz has D.H in a headlock. Big Show and Tyson Kidd finally get in and Show hits a nice headbutt. Show taunts Bret and the Dynasty to get some heat and throws Kidd across the ring (literally). Miz is tagged back in he taunts the fans getting some boo's and a "You Suck" chant. Kidd does a great reverse into a pin but Miz breaks and does a neckbreaker. Kidd gets a tag and D.H starts dominating Miz. He goes for his finisher but Miz counters into a pin and DH counters into a pin but only gets 2. Miz tries to get a pin using ropes but Bret stops him. Kidd stops Big Show from attacking Bret and DH tags him in to do the Hart Attack. Kidd locks in the Sharpshooter and Miz taps.
Winner: New Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty (finally a tag team has the tag titles and they are over with the fans.) One thing I will say is that DH and Kidd need some practice their Sharpshooters are really sloppy.
We come back to recap the Last Man Standing match between Cena and Batista (which had no damn blood but it did have DUCT TAPE!) During the commercial Big Show KO punches Miz. Finally they break up so Miz will defend his United States Titles. Now we recap Sheamus vs Triple H (5 Bicycle Kicks jesus). Swagger is backstage discussing his match vs Orton then Edge interrupts him explaining he is next in line for the championship. On joy we get a Diva's match next. Mccool, Layla, and Vickie come out.
We recap when Eve Torres beating Maryse for the Diva's Championship (which looks ridiculous) and they are partnering together tonight.
Match #2 Eve Torres and Maryse vs Michelle Mccool and Layla
The stipulation for this match has something to do with the draft apparently whoever wins these draft pick matches they earn their show a pick.
Match begins Eve vs Layla. The crowd immediately yells "We want Mickie". Eve asks Maryse for a tag only to be kicked in the gut leading to a catfight. Eve goes back in the ring only to get a big dropkick to the face by Layla. Michelle Mccool gets tagged in and Matt Striker and Michael Cole have a disturbing chat about Vickie Guerrero. Layla attacks Eve when ref has back turned and Mccool applies a submission. Maryse gets tagged in taunting Eve. Mccool superkicks her and pins her right by Eve. Eve is looking like she is debating whether to break the pin or not (not like in a way she is screwing Maryse but like Mccool botched and kicked her too close to the ring post).
Winners: Michelle Mccool and Layla giving Smackdown first pick for a Diva.
Smackdown gets Kelly Kelly (yay?). SES is shown backstage.
We come back and Evan Bourne is representing Raw. The SES comes out for Smackdown with CM Punk showing off his hair to the crowd very cocky like.
Match #3 CM Punk vs Evan Bourne Draft Pick
Crowd begins chanting CM Punk(he is completely over as a heel and face). Punk starts off by having his way with little Evan Bourne. Punk taunts the crowd more and Evan counters his vertical suplex. Evan completely misses with a roundhouse but Punk sells it and rolls out. Gallows helps him up. Evan Bourne does a springboard spaceman plancha onto Punk and Gallows. Bourne sets up for the SSP when Serena distracts ref. The mystery man aka Joey Mercury knocks down Bourne and Punk his the GTS.
Winner: CM Punk Smackdown gets 2nd draft pick (why Hornswoggle is in the draft i dunno).
Smackdown gains The Big Show. Jericho and Show on the same show? I smell hijinks. Punk should recruit Big Show his head is already bald. Sheamus is backstage.
-Commercial- Might as well check out Impact.
Teddy Long is backstage welcoming Big Show to Smackdown. Big Show walks away and Long starts dancing I think Big Show might be turning face. Sheamus comes out I'm glad he decided to start wearing shirts. Sheamus talks about how Triple H is never going to wrestle again and how he wants the WWE championship. Randy Orton interrupts. Orton says he fought Triple H like a man unlike Sheamus. Orton believes he deserves a title shot which Sheamus reminds him he blew his chance last night. Orton threatens to RKO and punt Sheamus. Cena comes out (Please we don't need Randy orton vs John Cena for the 10th time). Cena is going to bring in tonight's guest host only to get a call from Headquarters saying there is no guest host. I'll admit Cena is pretty good in this comedy scene. Cena tells them they have to earn their title shot in a #1 contender's match later tonight unless one gets drafted. Sheamus misses a kick and dodges the RKO and leaves the ring.
We see Team Smackdown walking (Kane, R-Truth, Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, and Shad Gaspard).
Match #4 Team Smackdown vs Team Raw(MVP, Mark Henry, Yoshi Tatsu, Santino, and Ted Dibiase with the Million Dollar Belt) Battle Royal for 3 draft picks
Santino and Rey Mysterio do a facedown then Kane joins in. McIntyre eliminates himself, Tatsu gets eliminated by Shad. Near falls and just pretty much brawling.
We come back Mysterio eliminates MVP and Santino helps DiBiase eliminate Shad and R-Truth. Rey delivers a 619 to the gut to Henry and Kane eliminates him. Kane gets eliminated by Dibiase. Santino is knocked out from a chokeslame and Mysterio and DiBiase face off. Mysterio and Dibiase go back and forth hanging onto the ropes. They have a nice battle on the outside apron. DiBiase knocks off Mysterio. DiBiase hits Santino with Dream Street afterwards.
Winner: Team Raw Raw gets 3 draft picks. 3rd John Morrison(finally he can begin his push), 4th R-Truth(bye to Morrison's push i guess), and lastly 5th Edge(WTB Edge vs Christian feud).
Chris Jericho comes out to the ring talking about his match last night (some person in a bright pink sweater is waving in the background). Jericho wants Edge suspended. Jericho says he will never lose to a rookie again refering to his match with Heath Slater, and wants an apology. He blames Slater for his loss. Heath Slater walks out saying Jericho won't beat his pro Christian.
Match #5 Chris Jericho vs Christian Draft Pick
Christian knocks Jericho outside.
We come back Jericho has Christian in a headlock and gets a nearfall. Begins to choke Christian on the ropes and does a slingshot on them. Jericho taunts the crowd. Christian gains come momentum. Goes for the Killswitch but fails and chokes Jericho on ropes. Jericho goes for walls into a rollup, nearfall. Jericho locks in the Walls but Christian gets to the rope. Christian jumps from top rope into a Codebreaker. He hits Slater with one after match.
Winner: Chris Jericho Smackdown 6th Draft Pick Kofi Kingston who runs to the ring and hits Jericho with a Trouble in Paradise. Swagger and Morrison backstage.
Jack Swagger comes out and then Morrison comes out.
Match #6 Jack Swagger vs John Morrison(again) Draft Pick
They go back and forth. Swagger does some mat work. Swagger gets out of a submission and does a devasting slam and back to matwork. Morrison dropkicks Swagger outside the ring and hits a corkscrew to the apron. Swagger tears Morrison in half with a spear on the turnbuckle.
We come back and Morrison hits a nice running moonsault. Swagger rolls out of the right after a kick from Morrison and a nearfall. He goes for a Gutwrench but Morrison counters but Swagger gets up and reverses the Starship Pain into a Gutwrench.
Winner: Jack Swagger Smackdown 7th Pick Christian (good bye Edge v Christian sadly)
DiBiase is backstage talking to Carlito offering him something. Carlito leaves and DiBiase offers R-truth a job watching his back and carrying his bags. R-Truth says he wants a Virgil. R-Truth slaps him and leaves. We get a video about Military Appreciation Month with John Cena.
We come back to Dolph Ziggler coming out for the final draft pick match. Also the Draft continues after Raw goes off air so I'll update that. Dolph's opponent HORNSWOGGLE still wearing DX gear for some reason!!!!(sigh). I'm not counting this as a match Hornswoggle wins by countout. Dolph applies the sleeper on Hornswoggle really effectively too. With lighter hair the ref and Dolph could be brothers. Lawler checks on Hornswoggle.
Raw Draft Pick 8 Chris Jericho (o cool Jericho and Edge on same show still guess this feud isn't over)
We come back and Batista comes out before the main event can start. Batista says last night was a joke (i agree). Batista is frothing mad and wants a rematch. Sheamus comes out now. He calls Batista a loser like Orton then Orton walks out. Orton says he'll beat Sheamus and then Batista. Sheamus berates them again and then Cena comes out again. t is now a Triple Threat and the bell rings.
Main Event Sheamus vs Batista vs Randy Orton #1 Contender Match for WWE Championship
Batista leaves the ring to let Orton and Sheamus have at it. He says the match is no countouts and no dq (when that happened I dunno). Sheamus pins Batista breaks and throws him out of the ring. Batista rolls out and Orton is alone in ring. Sheamus is still hurting outside the ring while Orton and Batista have at it. Sheamus continues to spend the match outside the ring. Finally Sheamus gets in the ring.....only to be thrown back out. Batista hits a Spinebuster and we abruptly cut.
We come back and now Batista is the one outside. Sheamus and Batista go at it in the ring until Sheamus throws him out facing Orton now. Randy gains momentum and Sheamus counters a rope-hung(although it looked like a botch). He gets it on Batista though. Orton prepares an RKO but gets hit by a knee from Sheamus. Orton counters the Celtic Cross and Batista his Sheamus with a spear and he kicks out. Sheamus kicks Batista and misses Orton into a slam. Orton hits an RKO and then gets speared by Edge (i guess this is where that no DQ comes from). Batista gets the pin (guess he isn't retiring)? Also I guess Edge is a heel now?
Sunday, April 25, 2010
9. Chris Jericho(Heel)-Chris Jericho is easily one of the greatest wrestlers to ever hold the microphone. While never really a main eventer as a face he got his big break as a heel when he became the first Undisputed Champion.
8. Ric Flair-Ric Flair has been stylin and proflin for over 30 years. Who better to cut a promo than an old man who is frothing at the mouth while beating his forehead until his face is covered in blood. Flair's popular catchphrase "To be the man you got to beat the man" will live throughout the ages. You also can't forget his trademark "WOOOOOOOO".
7. The Miz-From reality star to pro wrestler the Miz is one of the companies rising stars. He is one of the most improved wrestlers, honing his mic and ring skills. If WWE works on him more he can become one of the great heels of the decade. Simply put He's Awesome.
6. Ultimate Warrior-Probaly the most insane guy in wrestler during his time Warrior was a force to be reckoned with. Did his promo's make sense? No but did they have to? No. Somewhere in his incoherent babbling you got the message that when he got to the mic he was going to tear your head off.
5. Stone Cold Steve Austin-The forerunner of the Attitude Era Stone Cold led the WWF into an age of prosperity. He was the beer drinking, cursing, antihero who loved to torment his boss. "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass" cemented his legacy.
4. Mr.McMahon-The character of Mr.McMahon helped push the attitude era along in a time where they were short dominating heels. Would Austin have been as big as he is without Mr.McMahon trying to do everything to ruin his life? "You're Fired".
3. Hulk Hogan and John Cena-Figured I'd put these 2 together as they have similar stories. While these two have recieved a lot of heat from fans you cannot deny their mic skills are what made them the two most people faces of wrestling. Hulk Hogan became the American Hero for wrestling. Instructioning children to go to bed on time, say their prayers, and eat healthy. John Cena has moved from a white rapper gimmick to the American Marine. Cena is a man who will never back down from an overwhelming foe. These two guys move merchandise and have a ton of charisma which is why they were pushed. Any wrestler who can get more kids to a show to buy merchandise is a great asset.2. CM Punk The Straightedge Messiah-From top babyface to #1 heel CM Punk has taken WWE by force. With the creation of the Straight Edge Society he showed himself to be the best heel on TV atm. Everytime he is on screen he constantly berates the crowd of their pill popping and drinking. With a few more members the SES could become the main stable for a longtime to come.
1. (no surprise) The Rock-The Rock is simply untouchhable on the mic. Whether heel or face nobody could stand up to his delivery and charisma. The Rock probaly has the most catchphrases out of anyone on this list. The crowd loved him and probaly the most memorable thing about him is the People's Eyebrow. The Rock has been in great feuds over the year and I hate to say it but he made a good decision retiring while at the top.
Honorable Mentions: Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Mick Foley, Randy Orton, and Sheamus.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Michelle Mccool(c) vs Beth Phoenix Extreme Makeover Match(*sigh*) for the WWE Women's Championship
If it was a normal match I'd go with Mccool for the win but I assume the loser is getting a makeover so I'm going with Beth Phoenix giving Mccool an ugly makeover.
JTG vs Shad Gaspard Strap Match
I'm predicting Shad to beat down JTG for the win to solidify himself as a monster heel.
Triple H vs Sheamus Street Fight
Hoping Sheamus wins this in another match that will put over a heel as a force to dominate. I don't think HHH will be against putting Sheamus over since apparently he helped train him and they are workout buddies.
Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk Hair Match-If Punk Loses he gets shaved If Mysterio loses he joins SES
Predicting CM Punk to win this. They have a chance to make a great storyline with Rey in the SES. He can sabotage their matches and there can be a whole part where Gallows is kicked out and/or jealous. The possibilities are great.
Jack Swagger(c) vs Randy Orton World Heavyweight Championship Extreme Rules
Hmmmm a WHC match with 2 guys from different shows the day before the big draft. I can see them going with that different with Orton winning but even with Swagger jobbing to Undertaker and Morrison I'll still give him the benefit of a doubt. Saying Swagger to win.
Edge vs Chris Jericho Steel Cage Match
Giving Edge the win nothing more to say here really.
John Cena(c) vs Batista Last Man Standing Match for WWE Championship
Supercena wins since Batista's contract expires soon from the reports I've heard. If Batista is still going to take time off since getting replaced in that movie I have no idea.
Again I have to restate how WWE is going to do a non-bloody PPV devoted to anything goes matches is anyone's guess. Hopefully WWE adds in a last minute Tag Team, US title, or Intercontinetal title match (for the love of god I hope the US or Intercontinental title gets defended at a PPV). However without any build-up it's unlikely any of these will change hands. Not sure if I'm going to order the PPV, if I do I won't be able to cover it live because I'll be out at that time but I'll post the results the next day or when I get home. Post predictions in comments and here is a giant picture of Sheamus to enjoy.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
There were rumblings last week that Mickie was getting heat backstage recently due to her behavior on the recent overseas trip, as she was said to be partying at night and was late arriving numerous times to the bus the RAW crew was traveling on, thus holding up the rest of the crew's travel.
We can't confirm these rumors, but apparently something had to go wrong because Mickie is no longer with WWE. Just like when WWE released Maria, Mickie is in the same situation as she has her debut country music album on the way and it seemed she would be branching out and becoming even more popular on the entertainment scene. Another factor is the recent subject brought up during Linda McMahons campaign for senate, where it was brought up that WWE is supposed to be family friendly, yet hires people like Candice Michelle who had done fetish and softcore porn videos. No one brought up that Mickie James did even worse porn pics in the past, so her release could also be a part of WWE's clean up process. Still, what a way for a veteran Diva to go out, after Mickie endured the "Piggy James" storyline recently and barely got any revenge.
Also making the list of releases are Shelton Benjamin, Kung Fu Naki (who has somehow been in WWE for over 10 years!) Katie Lea Burchill, Slam Master J (aka Jessie aka Ray Gordy,) and Jimmy Wang Yang.
Of this list, Shelton Benjamin is probably the biggest name. Benjamin has always been looked at as one of the best athletes in WWE, but never really clicked with any gimmick or storyline. The rest of the group aren't too surprising as none have been used very much at all on TV and we're surprised they lasted as long as they did. All these talents could pop up in TNA, with Mickie James probably being the top name TNA can go after, with Benjamin not far behind. The rest are hit or miss, although Jimmy Yang could fit in the X division or even in Ring of Honor.
Releases always create controversy and freshen things up, and we will be looking for more information on Mickie's release, as basically WWE is handing her to TNA, where she spent a short time in the early days of TNA.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Rob Van Dam is a huge wrestling star. Even when he was midcard in WWE he always got one of the best crowd reactions. TNA made a brilliant decision grabbing him. RVD is someone who can sell PPV tickets. Him already moving to Main Event Status will surely bring us great matches to come. Rob Van Dam while not one of the best mic performers he can hold his own against anymore and has the in-ring skill to follow.
RVD was on top of the world when he held the WWE and ECW Championships at the same time in WWE. However he was arrested for drug possession and stripped of both. Can he be more responsible this time with his TNA title? Furthermore a lot of people have been talking about how TNA is pushing away their homegrown stars for these new WWE guys. This could not be further proof of that. You have Elijah Burke aka The Pope who has been #1 contender for 2 months. You have him lose at Lockdown only to have the title change hands the next night and given to a guy who's been in the company for about 2 months. Dixie Carter said Pope was going to have a big year but this is a shitty way of starting it off. RVD winning the title pretty much slows his push to a grinding halt. TNA really needs to focus on the people they already have before promoting these new former wwe guys.
On another note I expected Jeff Hardy to get the title and to be honest I think TNA would've done that if it were not for his upcoming drug trial.
Those are my thoughts feel free to comment below.
First up! The comedy hour with Triple H! Joke time! Oh man, he is such a cut up.... uh oh here comes CM Punk.... no way Rey comes out.... no way somehow somethings turns into a tag match later on...................
Drew vs Hardy.... no way Drew wins this one.....DAMN! I was so close! Not predictable at all in any way shape or form.
Uh oh Kozlov is out there. No way this somehow turns into some kind of stupid comedy hour segment. DAMN! FOOLED AGAIN! Wow, did they really just blow up R Truth? Totally, didn't see him run into the back there. Oh what was that?! A tag match for the main event?! Didn't see that one coming, at all, seriously.
1 hour into Raw and we finally get our 2nd match. Swagger vs Undertaker. Hey, here is an awesome idea WWE. Let's put the world title on someone, and then have him get his ass kicked constantly. Way to put over your world champ.
I so wanna turn Raw off right now, this is idiotic, no way it can get any worse..................
Kozlov vs Macgruber, good lord. Spoke too soon. HAhahaha alright, Ryan Phillippe is there so at least it is a little cool. Sorry but since the epic opening scene of The Way Of The Gun, I have been a big Ryan Phillippe fan. Oh good, more comedy with uh, Khalgruber? Yeah I was busy watching the opening scene to The Way Of The Gun instead of giving a crap about this match.
Tag match time, who gives a crap. 4 matches total. Typical Raw show. I'm sorry but if you thought that Raw was even the tiniest bit better than TNA Impact tonight then you are a 12 year old with ADD. Seriously, fart jokes, pee jokes, and 4 damn matches? 2 of which shouldn't even count because who the hell really cared other than little idiot kids?
I said it before, and I stand but it to this day, Raw is for little kids with ADD. TNA is for wrestling fans.
This is probably the last Raw I will go out of my way even the tiniest bit to watch. I don't even wanna waste the space on my DVR to record this crap anymore.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Match #1 TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship Match
The Beautiful People (Lacey Von Erich, Madison Rayne, and Velvet Sky all 3 are technically champions) vs Daffney and ODB (obvious outcome is obvious btw)
Without going too much into detail the BP distract the ref with sex appeal while another uses hairspray on ODB and rolls her up for the win.
Winner: Beautiful People
Jarret and Abyss come out to talk about Team Hogan winning and Flair wants a rematch. Team Hogan is down 2 people so Big Rob Terry comes out and clears Team Flair out. Team Hogan needs another member still.
We come back with Matt Morgan trying to recruit Shannon Moore for his tag team only to be rejected.
Bischoff is talking to Hogan about his new Heavyweight champion ranking system to be revealed next week which we all know is going to be a stupid idea. His secretary is smoking hot though but I guess that's the point of her.
Match #2 Jeff Hardy vs Rob Van Dam #1 Contender's Match
Amazing match between two skilled competitors. The only thing that ruined it was the commercial breaks. Hardy misses a Swanton and gets a 5 Star Frog Splash.
Match #3 Team Hogan(Rob Terry, Jeff Jarret, Abyss and ?) vs Team Flair( Beer Money, Desmond Wolfe, and Sting)
The match goes as expected heels get the upperhand when suddenly the new partner is revealed to be Samoa Joe who I couldn't tell was a heel or face based on his facial expression. Joe cleaned house and won the match for them looks like he isn't playing around.
Winner: Team Hogan
Flair challenges Abyss to a match next week for the Hall of Fame Rings.
Main Event Match #4 World Heavyweight Championship Match
AJ Styles vs Rob Van Dam
A pay-per-view quality match on free TV. TNA really wanted to hit Raw while they were down. In a shocker to everyone RVD reverses a springboard into a powerbomb. Hits the 5 Star and Bam New Heavyweight Champion.
Winner and new champion: Rob Van Dam.
Dixie Carter, Hogan and other wrestlers come out to celebrate as confetti falls.
TNA despite using everything put on an average show in my opinion. I'll make a blog later today or tommrow discussing how horrible their heavyweight champion decision was.
Match #1 Drew Mcintyre vs Matt Hardy(for the 3rd or 4th time)
Decent match but getting tired of seeing these two in the ring with the feud going nowhere.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
John Cena is cutting a promo from Europe via "satellite".
Vladimir Kozlov comes out to cut a heel promo about his treatment by guest hosts, he has Jerry Lawler read a statement trashing New Jersey.
The cast of MacGruber comes out and annouced the 6man tag team main event between Gallows, Punk, and Jericho vs Mysterio, Edge, and HHH. How Edge and Jericho got involved is anyone's guess but w/e their short people. Kozlov is going to face Macgruber in a match.
There was a comedy skit between MacGruber and Kane/HHH later on.
Randy Orton cuts a promo via satellite.
Swagger comes out issuing an open challenge and starts to leave when out comes to everyone's surprise The Undertaker. It's good to see him willing to stop taking time off to help the company in a pinch.
Match #2 The Undertaker vs Jack Swagger
Very good match that kept the Heavyweight champ looking strong while keeping the Undertaker as the man to beat. Nobody expected Swagger to win anyway.
Winner: The Undertaker
Jericho is talking to the SES and runs into Macgruber for a comedy sequence.
Match #3 Macgruber vs Vladimir Kozlov
Kozlov is about to demolish Macgruber when another cast member comes out and announces it will be a handicap match with Macgruber's half brother Kahlruber. The Great Khali comes out in full Macgruber gear.
Winner: Macgruber and Kahlruber.
Now Khali's return raises a few thoughts. A. He didn't leave for India yet and came to help the company in a pinch, B. He never was going to take time off and they planned the Kahlruber thing ahead of time, or C. He was taking time off but they put the Kahlruber thing together at the last second. Either way having him say he is going to take time off and come back as world champ and pull this crap is ridiculous.
Main Event Match #4 Mysterio, HHH, and Edge vs SES (Gallows and Punk) and Jericho
Feels like they just stuck all the main eventers they had (minus Gallows) in a match together to try and give the crowd something. While a great match just seems kinda tacky but I've never been a fan of more then 2 people per team in a tag match.
Overall with what they had to work with Raw at least tried to put a decent show together. The buildup for Extreme Rules is really weak so hopefully Smackdown can fix it.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Homicide beat Brian Kendrick and the MCMG's to join the X division title match
Kevin Nash defeated Eric Young
The Beautiful People defeated Angelina Love and Tara and Madison Rayne is the new Knockout champ
Kazarian defeated Shannon Moore and Homicide
Team 3D defeated The Band
Kurt Angle defeated Mr.Anderson
AJ Styles defeated D'angelo Dinero
Team Hogan defeated Team Flair
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Syxx-Pac also no-showed I have no info on why yet i hope he has a good reason. The tag match ended up being Hall and Nash vs Team 3D. Nash had a match earlier with Young
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Pretty sad for Ezekiel i was hoping to see WWE push him as a brand new monster heel character. Hope he makes a safe recovery.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Best Match: Matt Morgan and Amazing Red vs Motor City Machineguns. Why? Seeing Matt Morgan drag Red across the ring by his arm so he could tag him was hilarious.
After the challenge we get some Extreme Rules promo's.
Darren Young is shown talking to the S.E.S about last week. CM Punk is visibly annoyed by Gallows interrupting him and says if Darren can beat Gallows he will be forgiven or else he gets his head shaved.
Match #1 Pro vs Rookie. Christian vs Wade Barrett
Pretty good match Christian and Barrett had great chemistry. Jericho distracts the ref so Wade can setup a finisher but Heath Slater grabs his foot allowing Christian to hit the Killswitch.
After match we get a peak about David "A-List" Otunga's Accesss Hollywood segment. If he improves his ring skills a bit he can definitely be a great force in the coming years.
The Miz is putting down Daniel Bryan backstage for his poor performance. What i found funny was he called him the Susan Boyle of the WWE, all the talent but no star power. The Miz is amazing in the promo as always.
Match #2 William Regal vs Daniel Bryan
A little piece of history between those two (i knew this before Michael Cole announced it) Bryan was trained by Regal who taught him a ton of submissions. When Regal was coming back to wrestling after a suspension or a injury I forget which he called up Bryan to help him train. Daniel Bryan wears maroon to honor Regal for helping him improve.
Another decent match but seemed much shorter then Match #1. Daniel Bryan tries to submit Regal with the Gulliotine and Regal eventually hits the Knee Trembler for the win. 0-8 for Bryan now.
The Miz runs in to hit the Skull Crushing Finale was a punishment for his loss. They are either making Bryan lose every week to A. Keep setting up his eventually match with the Miz or B. It's Vince's way of saying f you to all the Indie fans.
Match #3 Darren Young vs Luke Gallows
A much better match then I expected Darren Young showcased some pretty good skills. He rolls up Gallows for the 3 count. Afterwards Luke is on his knees begging CM Punk for forgiveness as he raises up Young's hand in victory.
Also since Wade Barret won the challenge this week he will have his own theme to walk to the ring to so thats a huge bonus.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Aj Styles(c) vs The Pope D'angelo Dinero. Since AJ has held the title for a while and they seem to be pushing pope I'm gonna give it to the Pope
Team Hogan (Abyss, Jeff Jarret, Jeff Hardy, and Rob Van Dam vs Team Flair (Sting, Beer Money, and Desmond Wolfe). Going to give it up Team Hogan so this feud will finally end.
Kurt Angle vs Mr.Anderson. Going with Kurt Angle another feud I hope TNA will end.
Douglass Williams(c) vs Kazarian vs Shannon Moore. Going to say Doug Williams retains the X Division Title.
Kevin Nash vs Eric Young. Giving it to Eric Young I hear they want to push him.
Team 3D vs the Band. Going to give it to team 3D hopefully this feud will end so we never have to see Scott Hall wrestle again.
Beautiful People(c) vs Angelina Love and Tara. Going with Beautiful People since Tara and Angelina won't be able to work together.
Why the TNA Tag Team championships nor the Global Championship being defended I have no earthly clue.
Post your predictions in the comments I'll be doing a follow up post seeing how many I got right.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The group has always been a legendary group of rebels, and always had a cool name, whether it was "The Kliq" (which was the name of the backstage group that ran together in the mid 90's,) the New World Order, or the Wolfpac. But "The Band" just sounds too much like a boy band reference or something. It references the phrase "The band's getting back together," which was fine for awhile, but it just isn't a fitting name for these guys.
Well now Kevin Nash realizes this as well and has asked on the official Kevin Nash Twitter for fans to give their ideas on a new group name and lets us know that "The Wolfpac" is out, presumably because of a WWE copyright. Now the real news, Nash says that he will not only fly the winner to Impact, but he will also put them on TV! That's right, think up something better than the horrible name "The Band," and you can get on TV courtesy of Kevin Nash. Here is what Nash had to say:
"band? or does anyone have anything better? wolfpac is out . best name I'll fly you to Impact and put you on TV no shit . thinking caps on!!"