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.
Wrestling fans are also typically big fans of horror, and love horror films, which is why more and more horror podcasts have been getting mainstream attention in recent years, and it explains why horror content creators are also making their mark on the media scene.
More and more genres are opening because of the boom, including paranormal streams which have also seen a big boom in growth.
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.
Bobby Lashley Discusses Hurt Business Reunion
Bobby Lashley hopes that there will be a day that the popular Hurt Business faction will reunite, and reignited their dominant impact during WWE Monday Night RAW that was front and center during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and Cedric Alexander, all formed the faction, and at one point they held a lot of gold, when Lashley was WWE Champion and Alexander & Benjamin were Raw Tag Team Champions.
The faction has since split up, with Lashley and MVP branching off as a solo act, but MVP eventually split from Lashley and is now managing Omos.
Lashley is still holding out hope.
“You know what, I was thinking about what could happen to actually bring us together, and I thought about this the other day. I was like, if [MVP] made Omos too dangerous, where he couldn’t contain him anymore, and Omos turned on him, he would need somebody to help him. There’s only one person that can beat Omos. Then, I may need some help, and if I need some help, you have Cedric, you have Shelton, you have, we can take him down, and then we’re babyfaces again. They’ll love us. Anything can happen,” Bobby Lashley said, during an interview with Ryan Satin on the Out of Character Podcast (H/T to Fightful)
WWE Fires John Laurinaitis
WWE has quietly let go of former WWE head of talent relations John Laurinaitis in the aftermath of public accusations levied at Laurinaitis and former WWE Vince McMahon, according to PWInsider’s Mike Johnson.
“We are told that the termination happened within the last week or so and it was, for obvious reasons, being kept very quiet beyond a very small circle. We are working to confirm when the departure took place but every source, to a person, made it clear Laurinaitis was let go.”
Allegations came to light earlier this summer when the Wall Street Journal published an article alleging WWE board members are “investigating a secret $3 million settlement that longtime chief executive Vince McMahon agreed to pay to a departing employee with whom he allegedly had an affair, according to documents and people familiar with the board inquiry.”
It was alleged that McMahon “gave her like a toy” to Laurinaitis.
The WWE Board of Director’s investigation is ongoing.
Live Morgan Injury Update
SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan is set to defend her title at WWE Clash at the Castle that takes places in the United Kingdom during Labor Day Weekend, but could an injury limit her?
Morgan was wearing an arm brace on SmackDown leading fans to think she is legitimately hurt.
According to Fightful, Morgan is not hurt and the injury is a work to advance the storyline of Ronda Rousey “snapping” following the controversial ending to their SummerSlam championship match which saw Morgan clearly tapping out to Rousey prior to Rousey being counted down for the pinfall, giving Morgan the victory.
Morgan wining walking away still champion, given the circumstances, has irked fans.
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