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WWE Smackdown – April 27, 2012

No idea why the last post had that weird first line, but if I delete it for some reason it changes the spacing of the whole page. For some reason Blogilo doesn’t seem to want to do the spacing right either anymore, so I’m typing the blog in ScribeFire. Hopefully I’ll figure out a better way sooner or later, but for now this will have to do.Anyways, it’s time for Smackdown this week, only two days before Extreme Rules, also known as Rematch-a-Mania. Seriously, we have one match that’s not a rematch from Wrestlemania so far and that’s Brock/Cena, which is just a rehash of Rock/Cena. The PPV has been built up good, but so many rematches makes me wonder why anyone paid for Wrestlemania when you can see the same matches four weeks later cheaper? Anyways, let’s get to Smackdown and hopefully we get a good episode after a streak of bad ones.

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Monday Night RAW – April 23, 2012

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With only six days until Extreme Rules, tonight on RAW we have the contract signing between John Cena and Brock Lesnar for their huge main event. Last week on RAW Cena dropped a match to Lord Tensai, surprisingly, which hopefully means a big push for the man formerly known as A-Train. Also last week we had a great promo video of Lesnar, since he didn’t make the trip over to the UK. One thing we have not seen on RAW since Wrestlemania are the divas, which seems really odd. No Kelly Kelly, no Beth Phoenix, only seen Eve in the backstage briefly. Not that I’m complaining, since no one really wants to see KK in a match. The biggest downfall for tonight’s RAW is that it is a three hour show, with no theme, thus no draft, and everyone just came back from an exhausting UK tour. I have a feeling some of them will be dragging pretty bad, and a three hour is usually unbearable as it is. Hopefully Dolph Ziggler can save us all, let’s head to Detroit, home of Wrestlemania III, for this week’s RAW, which will not be as cool as Wrestlemania III.

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WWE Smackdown – April 20, 2012

With Extreme Rules only 9 days away, tonight we have Smackdown. Last week’s Smackdown which showed so much promise, instead wound up one of the worst shows ever, meanwhile RAW this week was impressive. So, will Smackdown be a flop or a success, let’s find out. Continue reading

WWE Monday Night RAW – April 16, 2012

Tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW comes to us from Jolly Old London, England and our main event is CM Punk defending against Mark Henry for the third straight week. Two weeks ago Henry won via countout and last week was a DQ win for the man formerly known as Sexual Chocolate. Tonight there has to be a winner, and I assume it won’t be Henry. Before we get to RAW, I just want to touch on the TNA PPV from last night. Contrary to what a lot of people are saying I think it was a pretty good show, other then two matches (Robbie/Devon & Knockout Tag). The Lethal Lockdown did not have a major spot this year, which is fine, it doesn’t need one every year and the main event was great. A lot of people are ripping on the main event for having Storm lose in his hometown, which way not have been a great idea but it will continue the feud. The finish was different, and something not seen in a long time as Storm superkicked Roode through the cage door, thus giving Roode the win. All in all it was a fun PPV and worth the three hours, which is more then I can say for Wrestlemania this year. With that said, let’s start this week’s RAW. Continue reading

WWE Smackdown – April 10, 2012

We have a special edition of Smackdown this week, since the WWE Wrestlers are headed overseas. There is a number of legends scheduled to make appearances tonight, so that should make for a fun show. Hopefully better then the trainwreck that was Raw this week. So without further ado, let’s head to the arena for a live Smackdown.

We open with the same promo from RAW showing all the legends scheduled to be on the show, best of all is Roddy Piper. Wish they had Michael Hayes on here too, and put Gene on commentary. First thing we get on the live show is a recap of AJ being kicked to the curb by DB, and tonight DB is on the Piper’s Pit, that is awesome! Piper’s Pit should be a permanent thing on Smackdown, as Lillian introduced the great Mene Gene, did he ever have hair??? Continue reading

Wrestlemania XXVIII – April 1, 2012

It’s that time of the year for Wrestlemania, so I thought I’d join the hundreds of other who do a recap of the show. Wasn’t a lot I was looking forward to on this show, but the atmosphere always makes up for the poor product. The whole PPV has basically been built around Rock/Cena and HHH/Undertaker with a little emphasis on Teddy/JL, everything has been treated like an afterthought. I’m not going to do a play by play recap of each match, just a little thought on each. After the long recap of the March Madness tournament, a shorter recap seems like a good idea. With that, let’s get to the show. Continue reading

WWE RAW – September 26, 2011

Only eight days removed from Night of Champions PPV, and six days from Hell in a Cell PPV, comes this week RAW. I don’t want to get off on a rant here, but who thought it was a good idea to have two PPVs two weeks apart anyway? Then three weeks later we get another PPV, Vengeance, so in a five week span we have three PPVs, just a little overkill Vince. Over five weeks the writers have to come up with 9 hours of PPV and 30 hours of television, not counting how many rewrites they have to do. No wonder the writing is so bad, these guys are burned out from all this. I still say it was better when we had four PPVs a year, at least they meant something back then. Of course we didn’t have the champion on TV every week back then either. Nowadays we see Cena every week on TV, always overcoming the odds, and every PPV. I’d like to see them go back to the four PPV model, and make the lesser shows like the old Clash of Champions, recaps coming by the way, on free TV on Saturday nights. Keep the champions off the regular shows, let them work the dark match for the live audience, but make seeing the big stars a special treat. I don’t know, guess I’m just stuck in the old style of wrestling, much like Jim Cornette, but it worked for so many years. Well, enough ranting about how the eighties was better, it just was, let’s get to Monday Night Cena. Continue reading