I may have the distinction of being the only international buy of this ppv, although I am looking forward to it in a strange way!
Hopefully no Cole yet doesn't mean he's going over then commentating!
Orton v Punk, last man standing - really good opener. Some brutal kendo stick shots. Orton winning ends the feud and the next week may show where Punk's contract status is!
A non advertised tables match between Kofi & Sheamus? Really? Crowd understandably down from the opener. It was a good match given it wasn't announced beforehand. Good pop for the finish. Didn't think Sheamus would lose just as cleanly as he did but hey! At least they didn't swerve off course. Bigger and better on the horizon for Sheamus.
Here comes Cole/Swagger v Lawler/Ross in the country whipping match. Cole looks more pregnant than usual. Please tell me this feud isn't continuing now that Cole won? I know Vince loves him, but still.........Not quite what it could have been but it could have been worse. I think......
Rey v Cody, falls count anywhere. I was expecting a good match to help Cody continue to move up the ranks. Rey channeled his inner Great Muta with the mist at the finish. Started off great and slowed a little. Good but not great.
Layla apologising to the Divas in any other organisation would mean she was winning her match, but in WWE who knows!
Looks like I was right about Cole!
Layla v Mrs Undertaker, loser leaves WWE. They finishing with two straight heavyweight title matches? All things considered it was ok. Not good, just ok. Crowd seemed surprised with Layla's win. Sticking to the sensible booking for the most part so far, though both title matches could go to anyone at this point.
Yes!!!! It's Awesome Kong/Kharma! Thank you Vince! Trying to make her look like a bone fide monster. Bye bye Barbie no.1!
Christian v Del Rio, ladder match. They're setting Christian up to win the title a la Rey after Eddie died. Did Cole just say Del Rio was the nephew of Mil Mascaras? Not like WWE to do that! Some sick looking bumps from both in the match. Christian now has inherited the spear from Edge as well. Brodus interfering to stop Christian winning worked (relatively) in storyline. Brodus is cut open badly! Edge returned to distract Del Rio, allowing Christian to win the title. I really enjoyed this match, it was excellent - it could be career defining for Christian in Vince's eyes.
Lumberjack tag match anyone? I thought not. Ezekiel/Barrett v Big Show/Kane. Enough said. Well, I did think something needed to go in between the two title matches. Show pinned Barrett after the choke slam. Just dire - and even worse, they had the lumberjacks brawl after the match. Even more worrying, they're teasing dissension between Barrett and big Zeke again.
Morrison/Cena/Miz, cage match. Miz's bump on the cage superplex looked really scary. The match was really good. No surprise in Cena winning, even if I'd rather he hadn't.
Thumbs way up.
Worst match - tag title match.
Best match - ladder match.
Gary Mehaffy, Belfast, N. Ireland
Thumbs Way Up
Thumbs Up (Main Kept it from UFC 116 all time best level)
Best Fight: Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick (5 round war where Aldo shows vulnerability for the 1st time)
Worst Fight: Jake Shields vs. GSP (the string of over cautious points fests by GSP continues)
Sub: Pablo Garza’s flying triangle
Dave, I know you constantly cite GSP’s dominance in touting him for best Pound for Pound.
But in MIXED Martial Arts, don’t you think best all around fighter is a consideration?
Best at Striking, Best on Top, Best from Bottom – always dangerous at any time from any position?
How does he compare to Fedor or Anderson Silva in that area?
How do you put a GSP highlight reel together besides training vids showcasing his athleticism?
Jabs against Koscheck? Mauling Fitch and BJ? That one armbar against Matt Hughes is starting to age.
Never mind GSP vs. Anderson, I don’t even want to see Diaz vs. GSP. Diaz vs. BJ Penn is the money fight to me.
Heck put Nate vs. KJ Noons on the undercard, book the stadium in Hawaii and put it on Showtime!