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Kerny wrote:Loved Big Johnny saying Miz was on Team Teddy by mistake
Even when he goofs, I love the guy
Kerny wrote:punk was embracing hate the right way
syxxpakk wrote:Day 86.
Big day for wrasslin', today.
I started with last week's Smackdown! which was, overall, a solid episode. A lot of the wrestling was decent at best, save for the main event. The real delight of the show continues to be Bryan Danielson. I find it immensely entertaining that, for a guy who was often said could never make it in WWE because he didn't have the personality, Danielson is one of the top most well-rounded characters in all of WWE right now. The main event was definitely a good one.
Then I watched Atsushi Onita vs. Terry Funk in a no-ropes, barbed-wire, exploding ring match for YMotD. Crazy stuff, here. The explosions were neat and I just loved the crowd reacting to the close calls with the barbed wire. Then of course the ending, with Onita covering Funk to protect him and the music that played afterward. I enjoyed it immensely.
Then I watched Ring of Honor on SBG. A perfectly good episode leading into this weekend's iPPVs. The show perfectly built up each match without feeling like you were getting hit with stuff a mile a minute. Adam Cole vs. Michael Elgin was a fun match that didn't really click to the next level, surprisingly. The tag opener between WGTT vs. C&C Wrestling Factory I felt was more entertaining. The opening promo segment kind of exposed everyone as far as live mic work goes.
Back to the YMotD series. Next up I watched Brock Lesnar vs. Masahiro Chono vs. Kaz Fujita. This was Brock's debut. Not much to this one. I was surprised by how short it was, in fact. Watching Brock in action was fun and I really loved how Fujita and Chono at points worked together to attempt taking Brock out. I was also surprised to see Brock win, given it was his debut. I didn't keep up with his Japan-tenure.
Next I watched Edge vs. Rob Van Dam from Vengeance in 2006. Wow, I didn't remember this one and it was pretty great. Lots of huge spots from RVD and Edge, be it the somersault powerbomb or the powerbomb into the barricade or the flying bodyblock off the apron. I enjoyed it immensely. It kind of comes at you with a tinge of regret about what might have been though had RVD not screwed everything up.
Ended the evening with RAW. The show was a very good go-home show. The Team Johnny vs. Team Teddy stuff is just so much fun. David Otunga is becoming such a well-rounded star. I'm sure people still hate him, but he's been absolutely perfect in his role. I didn't like how Team Teddy rounded out and it sucks that Christian won't be able to work for Team Johnny, but what can you do? The tag opener was fun, while everything else was blase. The promo at the end though? That's called perfect execution. Cena nailed it, Rock nailed it. Can't wait to see 'em clash on Sunday.
Match of the Day goes to Edge vs. Rob Van Dam.
rdrsfn82 wrote:I didn't watch the Rock/Cena thing. Was it any good? It didn't seem like it would be worth watch, and I forgot it was on until I hit play on RAW and saw the final seconds of it.
rdrsfn82 wrote:This opening match is OK, but once again watching Smackdown just before RAW made it a little odd considering they just had Shamus and Bryan in another of these kinds of matches with Miz and Punk instead of Kane and Orton.
Still, that's just a staple of the pre-PPV build, especially pre-WM.
Anyways decent match, though the ending is how I thought the WM match with Shamus/Bryan would end, so now I have no idea where they are going to go and I could see AJ costing Bryan.
rdrsfn82 wrote:Jericho saying Punk is a bastard made me think of Big Boss Man, which made me laugh.
Bianco wrote:I didn't like the opening match....Kane should be destroying everyone just for entertainment not teaming with someone at random, they always do this to him. However I am glad WWE put Chris Master's entrance to good use
I was thinking Rey would come out for Team Teddy but not, I honestly don't know what they are going to do, Team Johnny looks strong with talent while Team Teddy looks like Job Squad version B. Miz costing them the match would be sweet though. I hope Christian is not legit hurt that would suck.
I think both champions will retain, there is so much more that can be done with them, and Daniel's gimmick works better as a champion anyway.
I can't get into HHH vs. Taker, I would have rather seen him fight someone new. I guess it will be interesting to see what Vince respects more HHH's ego or Untertaker's streak
Cena cut a great promo but so did Rock, if I have to pick a favorite I'll go with Cena, I agree a lot with what Cena is saying about Rock to an extent. I was always a huge fan of the Rock'S mic work but never of his ring work.