I thought the purpose of the Jerry Lawler/Gregory Helms match was to elevate Helms as a heel. While in control for the match he still came up short. Now what does this do for Helms? This certainly doesn’t give him more heat, and Lawler is an announcer, did he need the win? Gregory Helms should have picked up the win, that would have given him more heat as a heel. But again, WWE creative has no clue how to book a good wrestling show.
The bra and panties match was a waste of time. If I want to see that kind of thing, I will go to a strip club. I fail to see what this added to the show. Aside from the juvenile males in the demographic, who cares? If they are going to waste time with a match like this, they should lower the cost of the pay per view. I’m glad I didn’t waste my money.
Viscera hitting on Shelton Benjamin’s Momma had to be a funny site to see. Hopefully they will show that footage on Raw. It is good to see Benjamin get a win. It will be interesting to see where this angle goes.
Mickie James lost to Woman’s Champion Trish Stratus. Now instead of dropping the belt to James and making the Woman’s Title exciting, they had James lose only to play up the lesbian angle. This leads me to my next question . . . do they have a bunch of 15 year old boys writing this stuff?
I honestly thought that Edge would squash Ric Flair. Suprisingly, Flair escaped with a win. Edge needs to drop Lita and move on – storyline wise that is. She ended up costing him the Intercontinental title and their stuff is just getting tired.
The other match I really wanted to see was Big Show and HHH. Now I can’t understand why they had HHH “break” Show’s hand. It was going to be hard enough for them to have a good match with both of Show’s hands. Now this match should have gone to the Sledgehammer and not HHH but I guess Hunter gets credit for using the hammer so much. Now I liked how Big Show stepped up to HHH for what he has been doing (ie beating up Flair), but the payoff was terrible. The first mistake was breaking Big Show’s hand. The second mistake was putting HHH over. At this point in his career HHH is going to be popular or unpopular regardless of his win/loss record and he needs to realize this. Fans are going to cheer him and boo him regardless.
Creative could have used this to build Big Show up and get him back into the WWE Title scene because it needs it. I don’t care how much they shove Carlito and Chris Masters down my throat, I would never believe either one of them is WWE Championship caliber.
After reading how the Elminination Chamber match played out I am glad I didn’t order the pay per view because I would have been really disappointed. First all, to eliminate Angle and HBK before Carlito and Masters was just wrong. I know they are trying to convince us that they are main event caliber, but they aren’t and nothing creative sends at me will ever convince me of that. Angle and Michales work their butts off and make matches, they should have lasted longer.
Kane is still the WWE whipping boy. I remember a time when he was the WWE Champion. It’s great to see him in the title picture, but to be eliminated by Carlito and Masters is just embarrassing. Last in and first eliminiated, Kane deserves better.
I like Carlito turning on Masters, but everyone should have saw that coming eventually. Sadly the turn setup a quick win by John Cena. This match really lowers the bar on future Elmination Chamber matches. Cena is in over his head as the Raw champion and it shows. He shouldn’t have the title and thankfully Edge made that happen.
Edge FINALLY cashes in his “Money in the Bank” title shot. This was a great move. Edge chose to go after Cena after a brutal match and won the title after two spears. Now it will be interesting to see where they take this storyline. Edge is barely believable as the WWE Champion and I don’t see him hanging with the likes of HHH, but stranger things have happened. I will say this, I would rather have Edge as champion than John Cena.
The WWE needs to up their game if they are going to continue charging $30-$40 for these pay per views. They need to at least lower the prices on the single brand pay per views because they are no where near as good as the dual brand pay per views. I’m glad I didn’t waste my money on this one, but I still would have liked to see the Eliminiation Chamber match. We will see what happens on Raw tonight. Tell me what you thought about the PPV by leaving a comment.
Tommy Dreamer Says ECW Was Funded By WWE From the Beginning
ECW legend Tommy Dreamer says that WWE funded Paul Heyman’s creation since day 1, even though it appeared, at times, that ECW was competing with Vince McMahon’s WWE during 1990s, and the infamous Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW.
“I did not find out that Paul was in bed with them until we did any episode of Byte This together and he said it on the air and if you watch my face you can see it” Dreamer said, during an interview with WSVN-TV Entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet .
“The story changes all the time, Jim Ross who was the head of talent relations at the time says they were in bed together all the time and that Paul Heyman would get checks, but Paul said he didn’t get checks.
“It’s many, many conspiracy theories. Shane McMahon told me Paul was in bed with WWE the entire time. Bruce Prichard said he was in bed with them since day one.”
Dreamer also talked about All-In, where he was seen walking with Cody to the ring for his NWA World Title match against Nick Aldis.
“Honestly, when I saw NWA’s YouTube show ’10 Pounds of Gold’ and Cody talked about Dusty’s five guys I seriously got all teary eyed. Then when talking with Glacier and DDP they were like we didn’t know that either.
“So now we’re forever connected. A lot of people say in life you can count your friends on one hand or you’re lucky if you can count them on two and for the fact that Dusty Rhodes counted three wrestlers that were part of his five guys, it was an amazing, amazing thing that we all witnessed together.
“Cody is someone I hired into WWE and The Young Bucks I use them all the time on my shows and they were like my main eventers before people thought they were main eventers. They’re my guys.”
WWE Starrcade Announced
WWE has announces Starrcade for the second straight year, and a number of matches have already been announced for the PPV that takes place Saturday, November 24th from Cincinnati, Ohio at the US Bank Arena.
- The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre (Cincinnati Street Fight)
- WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
- Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (Steel Cage Match)
- United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev
- Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Bar
- Special Performance: Elias with Ric Flair
Chris Jericho Says It’s Fun Not Working for WWE Right Now
Chris Jericho is having a blast working for various promotions around the world, and even shocking fans with surprise appearances like he did at the ‘All-In’ event, and while Jericho has long been associated with WWE, and is a future WWE Hall of Famer, he says that he is having fun not working for Vince McMahon right now.
“There is a whole market now for hardcore wrestling fans,maybe not even hardcore anymore” Jericho said, during an appearance on Busted Open.
“There’s a whole strain of fans of wrestling that are excited about all of these other options. “I mean, I didn’t think there was any chance of me doing All In, but at this point in time, sure there’s a chance. I mean if there’s a match that’s presented to me, that’s interesting, if I’m free, like, like why not?
“Like, I’m really kind of enjoying this free agency and realizing why do I have to just keep it in Japan? What if I do want to do more stuff in the States? I’m not really worrying about what anybody thinks” Jericho continued.
“At this point in time, I think for the first time in my career in 28 years, I’m kind of completely in control, and it’s fun, ya know?
“I really enjoy not having to run my ideas, that I know are gonna work, through a committee of two or three people, or having to wait three hours in front of a door to go pitch it to one guy and hope that he likes it.
“At this point in time, we’re all pros, and we know what works, and what doesn’t work, and if we’re not sure we can ask other guys, and kind of work together.”
“In WWE when you work there, once again, you gotta go with whatever it is that he [Vince McMahon] wants to go with,” Jericho explained. “That’s fine. When you work for Vince that’s just the way it is. But, it’s fun to not work for Vince right now, and have some of these other ideas you can kind of explore.”
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