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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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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 Superstars – December 29, 2011

It’s been a hectic week, but finally going to get somewhat caught up on WWE shows. As for the ROH, I finally got a copy of the PPV, so a recap is forthcoming. Tonight we have the final Superstars of 2011, headlined by Air Boom versus Curt Hawkins and one of my favorites, Tyler Reks. On RAW this week we had CM Punk defeated by Dolph Ziggler, which sets up the match for the first RAW of the new year. I expect Punk will win, and then we get the return of Canada’s greatest wrestler, Chris Jericho. Also on RAW Kane called out John Cena, and once again we got a similar promo like Piper did a few weeks ago, basically telling Cena to embrace the Dark Side. With the friendship between Ryder and Cena, a great way to turn Cena heel is to have him suddenly snap during a tag match and beat down Ryder, ala Paul Orndorff turning on Hulk Hogan in 1986. A heel Cena would reinvigorate the character and the product, plus give Cena some new rivals. We could have a new corporate Cena with John Laurinaitis to feud with the ultra face CM Punk, would be similar to Mick Foley joining with Vince McMahon to feud with Steve Austin. The promos between heel Cena and Punk would be pure gold as well. Finally, according to on-line rumors it looks like our top three matches for Mania will be Cena/Rock, HHH/Undertaker again and Big Show/Shaquille O’Neil. Not a single match I want to see there, so it it’s true Wrestlemania will be a bust for me, unless we get a Punk/Jericho match with plenty of time. Anyways, let’s get to the final Superstars for this year and what should be a great tag team main event. Continue reading

WWE Superstars – December 8, 2011

With ten days until the TLC PPV, we finally have the main event announced this week. Which means that on next week’s RAW they have build up a PPV main event, but of course the entire focus will be on the Slammy Awards. That’s one of the biggest problems with WWE, is there is never any build up to the PPV matches, and they pretty much feel meaningless. Everything just feels rushed as we hurry from one PPV to the next, with no build and really no blow off to anything. This week on RAW we got a John Cena versus Zack Ryder match, which would’ve meant something had it been built properly, and would have been a great start to a more heel like Cena. The whole segment reeked of useless, as the premise was basically if Cena wins he’s in the main event but if Zack wins he gets a US title match with Dolph. Cena of course wins the match, and then argues with JL that Zack deserves a title match. Cena then gave up his title shot to get Zack a second chance, which of course led to Zack facing Mark Henry. Cena then got involved, hit the AA on Henry so Zack could win. Thus making Cena look like a hero by helping Zack, but basically showing that Zack couldn’t win without Cena. If Cena was so hell bent on getting Zack a US title match, why didn’t he just lay down for his friend? He gave up his title shot anyways, so it wouldn’t have made any difference to the end result. We all know Cena can get the title whenever he wants, so he really didn’t need the win, it’s all so confusing. Speaking of confusing that brings us to NXT, aka the show that never ends but never gets anywhere either. This season has gone longer then the first three combined, and no end seems to be in sight. The only advantage is at least Tyler Reks, Curt Hawkins and The Usos get TV time, but as for Curtis and Bateman, who cares. At least we still have Superstars, to make this worth watching. Let’s hope we get some great matches this week. Continue reading

WWE Superstars – November 24, 2011

After another mediocre PPV and a boring RAW, we finally get to the only worthwhile show of the WWE. Last week we had three good matches, would’ve been better with more time, but everything has to be stopped for the Rock. Now I don’t want to get off on a rant here but, this pathetic considering he probably won’t be back till around the Rumble, however Rock and Cena is about the only thing the WWE cares about. Over on RAW we did have two interesting videos, one for the return of Kane and one which doesn’t say who it’s for. Some people say Jericho and some think Undertaker, I’d rather it was Jericho as Undertaker should stay gone. He hasn’t had it in a long time, and his last match with Triple H was one of the worst Wrestlemania matches ever. Instead of focusing on Kane and whoever returning, why not focus on building the young stars. The guys they should be promoting, pushing and building consistently are Tyson Kidd, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Tyler Reks, Brodus Clay and Trent Barretta. I didn’t include John Morrison on that list because it looks like his WWE days are over as of next Monday, which is probably the best thing for him. After the spectacular stunts he did at the Rumble and Elimination Chamber they should have pushed him to the top right away, but he got hurt and then forgotten. Typical of WWE with the start/stop pushes of guys, I expect this week on RAW Punk drops the belt to ADR and then regains it at TLC. They have to keep their 50/50 booking style intact and can’t let anyone get over more then Cena. Anyways, forgetting the boredom of RAW, not hard to do, let’s just enjoy Superstars. Continue reading

WWE Superstars – November 3, 2011

Following a very goofy episode of RAW featuring the Muppets and a lackluster NXT, that brings us to Superstars. First comments on RAW, the Muppets were entertaining but the rest of the show was just your typical boring garbage. The whole Rock promo was lame and stupid, as they spoiled it by airing the commercial advertising the Rock and Cena teaming during the previous PPV. Anyways, does Miz and Truth look like a challenge to them? Cena basically beat both guys this week, and killed what little interest there was in the PPV, would it have killed Cena to get beat by Miz this week? As for NXT, I tried to recap but the opening segment with JTG killed the show. Why does this man have a job and Vladimir Kozlov, Chris Masters, Maryse, etc do not? The release of Maryse is especially annoying because WWE really has no talented females other then Beth and Natalya, Maryse could’ve worked well with either one instead of Eve and Kelly Yelly. At least they can’t screw up Superstars, I can’t see Cena or Orton ever working this show, so thus keeping Superstars as the better show. Of course it won’t be better then ROH this week, but nothing can top that. Continue reading