Monday, 21 November 2011 12:10
Always appreciate your insight into MMA\Pro Wrestling especially when on The LAW:Live Audio Wrestling here in Canada. Best match last night was CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio. Punk winning the WWE Title is the kickoff to a long title run I hope. Punk is my fav in WWE. Worst match was The Divas Match awful ring work by Eve Torres. Beth was decent. Thumbs up. Quick question is Sean "X Pac" Waltman or Rob Van Dam returning to WWE anywhere in near future?
DM: RVD is under contract to TNA so until that runs out, I don't see it. I'd be surprised if he'd want to work the WWE schedule at this point in his life. Waltman is unlikely to return as a wrestler, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him get a job in some form with developmental.
Overall: Thumbs in the Middle
Best Match: WWE Title, Punk vs. Del Rio
Worst Match: World Title, Henry vs. Show
Tonight was a pretty enjoyable PPV because of the Rock and some of the matches. However, I’ve seen better, the MSG crowd saved the show. They were just fantastic. The backstage skits for the most part, were pretty decent. I hated the one with Del Rio and Laurenitus. Awesome Truth was good but Truth was great! I have to admit. However, the Rock's backstage promo stole the show as he usually does. Overall, good show because of the only thing that really mattered; which was the Rock.
The opening bout between Morrison and Ziggler was a pretty damn good match. It was a great match to start the show. There were giant "We want Ryder" chants the entire match. Ziggler is really starting to show how great of a worker he is. I think he can be great baby face one day. Good back and forth action with some great spots, like when Ziggler hit a huge Fame-Asser. Ziggler blocked Morrison’s Star Ship Pain and then hit the Zig Zag for the pin. He cut a good promo saying that he is great and for everyone to try and follow that. Then Ryder came down to hit his rough rider, much to the crowd’s delight. What will happen with Morrison though? Guess we will have to see. Vickie was great in her role as well.
The women’s match was ok. There was nothing bad like most Diva matches. Beth hit an awesome Glam Slam from the top rope for the pin. Other than the finish, match was pretty forgettable.
The Traditional 10 Man Survivor Series Elimination Tag match was decent. It sucked that Sin Cara got hurt; I was looking forward to see how the NY crowd would treat him. I noticed that most of the match Hunico was wrestling with an orange tank top cause of Ryan spray tan rubbed off. I especially liked was seeing guys like Barrett and Rhodes being the ones who went over and survived. I thought Cody should have gotten the pin but its ok. It was better seeing them win than seeing the usual Super Orton beating everyone all by himself. I thought that was refreshing. Good match overall.
The Big Show vs. Mark Henry for Henry's World Championship sucked majorly. It was long and boring fight between two large dudes. Henry kicked Show in the groin for the disqualification. I hated seeing a DQ finish after sitting through the entire match. Only redeeming thing was seeing Show hit a “Macho Man” elbow drop. After the finish Big Show gave Henry a taste of Henry's own medicine “Pilman-izing” Henry's ankle in a chair after nailing a huge KO punch and smashing the leg like Henry had done to Show after failed attempt by Henry to Show. The after match beat down was interesting but confusing. The crowd and the group i was watching the PPV with was disappointed that Daniel Bryan didn’t cash in his briefcase.
Next came the match of the night, the WWE Title match with Punk and Del Rio. Great work by both guys and each told a great story. Punk had the awesome Howard Finkle as his personal ring announcer brought back a lot of memories and was a nice touch. Started out kind of slow but when it picked up it really picked up! The only nit-pick I have was that the finsh could have been a little smoother. The crowd was tremendous in celebrating and popping for Punk. I love watching Punk celebrate his victories. Scenes of Punk jumping in and out and in the audience made me smile and laugh, which was great.
The main event was ok. It did not live up to the hype but the Rock kept it from being disappointed. Obviously no one liked Cena. Cena was booed throughout the match. There was "You can't wrestle" chants at Cena which led him to do some chain wrestling spots that weren’t too bad. But the crowd didn’t care and then chanted “You still suck.” The Rock looked just as good as before. Boy does he still have it, despite not wrestling since 2004. Miz and Truth held their own but were completely overshadowed which is no surprise to anyone. Not shocked to see Rock and Cena win with Rock hitting the People's Elbow" on Miz.
The post match stuff I think hurt the build to Mania but its still gonna do well. Rock was celebrating and Cena was clapping outside. Then the each posed for the crowd, guess who got cheered and who got booed. Then Rock nailed Cena with the Rock Bottom to end the show.