WWE is stumbling over itself booking wise.
OK you got all the Mania stuff basically set in stone but they cannot book week to week .
Survivor Series was a much better ppv than this.
Everything on this show felt like something for a regular tv show or it was thrown together poorly. I dont expect Taker,Brock,HHH to be in the rumble. But Foley pulls his sock out again the announcers come in , Duggan wtf is the point there ?
The WWE has this problem of sending us through the motions sometimes for good reason.
But many times its not.
Vince or someone needs to step out of the booking .
Best match: Punk vs. Ziggler
In total, this show felt very week and odd once the Rumble was over.The opening match was fun, although slightly slow paced, and the finish was a really cool way to do it and keep Bryan as champion. The Diva's match was a pretty big throwaway. However, I do give a lot of credit to Kelly for that splash which was a pretty cool spot. Cena and Kane was a boring trainwreck to me that just continues this awful story and frustrates me simply because I know I'll have to suffer through it until this feud is blown off entirely. Ziggler and Punk put on a good match, even with Ziggler doing four jobs. The ending was fine, and played into the story heading into Monday as Laurinaitis wants to look good. The Rumble was entertaining with the comedy, even though the match itself wasn't very great. The final five minutes or so between Sheamus and Jericho was wonderful, and a lot of suspense. The only issue is the ending, with there not being a real purpose to Sheamus winning even though he was the promising babyface. I guess a swerve is just what the WWE wants though, even though Orton or Jericho winning would have actually made much more sense. Heading into Raw tomorrow, one can only hope what plan the WWE has for all of this.
Hey Dave and Bryan.
Best: Punk v. Ziggler
Most Disappointing: The Rumble
Bryan v. Show v. Henry
It was fine. Happy Daniel Bryan won since this
was a way to protect both Henry and Show/
I will be more happy if they start having Daniel Bryan
look like a legit World Champion.
Cole is a heel? It would be more effective if Cole actually
began rooting for Bryan. At this point, it makes no sense.
Bummed there were no segments w/ the WWE Superstars
picking their numbers. The Rock/ Cena promos were
well produced BUT save that shit for Raw/Smackdown.
Not gonna comment on the Divas or the losing streak of Drew McIntyre
Cena v. Kane
The match was ok BUT the finish was shit. Zack looks so weak.
Should have killed this feud tonite.
Punk v. Dolph
Great match. Zigglers bumping ability is OFF THE CHARTS. Reminds
me of Mr. Perfect. Punk was on his game tonite.
Great GTS to a Famouser spot....their work was excellent.
Really should have save the GTS spot on Johnny Ace for Rumble.
I actually enjoyed the Ricardo, Kharma and Road Dogg.
The comedy was ok w/ the dueling Cobra v. Socko
Jericho or Orton winning made sense, ALL THE REASON TO HAVE SHEAMUS WIN??!!
SO...are we gonna get Sheamus v. D. Bryan? Maybe a 3 way w/ Orton?
Orton v. Daniel Bryan seemed interesting to me.
I would have prefered Miz winning, at least a 3way @ Mania made sense w/ Punk and Jericho
You really couldnt have debuted a Skip Sheffield or brought back Christian
INSTEAD we get Khali and a 94 yr old JIM DUGGAN??
My biggest problem was their was not build to Mania AT ALL.
I know Rock and Cena are competing BUT not a single tease of a match.
Really low on star power and it showed.
Best Match: Punk/Ziggler (the only good match on the show, still wildly overbooked with awful ref bumps and Ziggler getting beaten fourteen different times before the actual pinfall)
Worst Match: Cena/Kane
When next year's Rumble buyrate tanks and they start talking about the gimmick being dead, everyone remember how awful the worst parts of this show were. The only reason for a person over 25 to watch WWE at this point is because it's what their children want to watch (and even then, a good parent would try to convince their kids to watch something that isn't such a lowbrow, cynical, mean-spirited production loaded with contempt for its audience).
- Dan Peck
I am glad I did not order this mess of a PPV. I watched this PPV with friends, and my rating is:
I really didn't like the show much at all.
Best Match: The Rumble
Worst Match: Really any of them, but I will pick the Diva Tag match
The Diva Tag match was blach. The gals did the best they could. It was short. Of course, it may have gotten more time if we had not been bombarded with a Cena promo. We also did not need the Rock promo either. I mean, most of the other matches were long also.
The Cena vs Kane match started out as passable, but wound up just a mess, and lead to an angle that we could have seen on Raw. Did fans really need to be ripped off of 55 dollars to see this? They are going to see the continuation of Kane's terrorizing Cena, Zack Ryder and Eve tomorrow on Raw on free TV. What is the payoff here?
The Cage match for the World Title was nothing to write home about. You had World Title holder Daniel Bryan being portrayed as winning and retaining his title by just luck or by a fluke, and Big Show and Mark Henry looking like idiots. The match itself was just barely passable.
Drew McIntyre's burial continues when he is defeated in a squash match by the Funkasaurus (Brodus Clay). I like Clay's gimmick as goofy and fun. I just don't think he should be used to bury young talent like McIntyre.
The WWE Title match was the best worked match. Punk and Ziggler did a good job. However, Laurenaitus was too much of a focus near the end, and it seemed like they were more concentrating on the angle (Johnny Ace's evaluation tomorrow by HHH) than the match result. It didn't help Ziggler that he was pretty much defeated 4 times either. Good way to build new talent there, WWE.
The Rumble itself was pretty good. It was booked pretty well. However, it just lacked star power. It seemed to go by so fast, and I just didn't get all excited about the road to WrestleMania like I usually would. It didn't feel special. I mean, having the Miz go 40 minutes? He is not exactly the worker I would feature for that length of time. For the life of me, why on earth would they have the Big Show in the final four? Why couldn't Cody Rhodes or Wade Barrett been one of the final four instead? I don't know if they wanted Sheamus to be the winner to swerve people, but I thought Jericho should have won. I did like that Karma returned and threw out Michael Cole.
Overall, I just didn't like the show much.