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WWE Summerslam PPV
August 14, 2011
Los Angeles, California
Report by: Adam Martin of

The WWE opening promo plays.

Adam Jones of Tool opens the show playing the National Anthem.

A video package runs focusing on Summerslam in Los Angeles and tonight's WWE Undisputed Championship match between John Cena and CM Punk with Triple H as the special guest referee.

A graphic opening welcoming us to the 24th annual Summerslam. We go live to the Staples Center in Los Angeles where a huge display of pyro goes off.

The Miz is on his way out to kick off the show with a mic in hand. He thanks everyone for the support in getting him on the card tonight and promises to steal the show the only way he can. R-Truth interrupts Miz. Truth mentions Cee Lo Green singing at Summerslam tonight and how his name starts with the letter C – just like conspiracy. Out next is Alberto Del Rio. Big reaction for Del Rio. Kofi Kingston is out next. Out next is John Morrison. Rey Mysterio is out last to finish up the entrances for this six man tag. Michael Cole, Booker T and Jerry Lawler are on commentary tonight.

Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and R-Truth

We start with Miz and Kofi Kingston. Kingston with a big monkey flip and dropkick combo on Miz. Tag to John Morrison. Morrison and Kingston drop Miz on his face and both flip up at the same time. Miz kicks Morrison in the face. Tag to R-Truth. Morrison tackles Truth. Truth drops Morrison with a big right hand. Truth with a snapmare into a headlock on Morrison. Tag to Miz who applies a headlock on Morrison as well. Morrison with a big kick to the head of Miz. Tag to Kingston who hits a few dropkicks on Miz followed by his springboard crossbody from the corner. Kingston drops Truth on the ring apron and takes out Miz with a jumping clothesline. Kingston with the Boom Drop on Miz. Kingston with S.O.S. on Miz, but Del Rio breaks up the pin. Del Rio drops Mysterio with a huge kick off the ring apron. Morrison takes out Del Rio on the outside. Miz with a modified stunner on Kingston driving his head down to the mat like a DDT. Truth gets the tag and drops Kingston with a front suplex. Del Rio gets the tag and kicks Kingston in the back. Del Rio with a back suplex on Kingston. Del Rio mocks Kingston and Kingston kicks him away crawling to the corner. Miz with the tag and cuts off Kingston. Miz with a quick clothesline on Kingston. Kingston counters a rollup from Miz into a foot stomp over the chest of Miz. Hot tag to Rey Mysterio who hits a springboard crossbody on Truth. Mysterio with a roll through and a kick to Truth's face. Mysterio sends Truth into the ropes. Miz is next. Del Rio trips up Mysterio when he hits the ropes. Morrison with a corkscrew dive over Del Rio. Mysterio hits a 619 on Truth. Miz dodges it. Kingston takes out Miz off the top rope. Mysterio hits his springboard body splash over Truth and gets the pinfall.

Winners: Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Kofi Kingston

After the match, we see replays of the finish.

Backstage, WWE Champion CM Punk is talking with John Laurinaitis. John wants a public apology from Punk for kicking him in the head on Monday Night Raw. Punk apologizes sarcastically and gives a fake smile. Stephanie McMahon walks up and wishes Punk good luck tonight. Punk says, “You came here to wish me luck?” He tells her to run along to her husband. She said Triple H wishes him luck…and her father. Punk said she is still idiotic. Stephane says good luck extending her hand. Punk says, “I would but ah…I know where that hand has been.”

A video package runs hyping Mark Henry vs. Sheamus.

Mark Henry vs. Sheamus

Mark Henry drops Sheamus early with a quick shoulder block. Sheamus fights back with a few right hands and body shots. Henry drops Sheamus with two big headbutts. Sheamus fights back with big forearms to the back of Henry getting a big reaction from the crowd in Los Angeles. Henry quickly tosses Sheamus over the top rope. Henry picks up Sheamus on the outside and tosses him back in with ease. Henry then levels Sheamus with a big clothesline and follows it with a body splash. Henry tosses Sheamus against the ropes and then drops his body over the back and head of Sheamus. Sheamus attempts a comeback, but Henry drops Sheamus over his knee. Henry sends Sheamus chest first into the corner. Henry misses a corner splash. Sheamus with axe handle shots to the chest of Henry. He finally drops Henry after hitting the ropes and jumping at Henry hitting another axe handle shot. Sheamus drops knees over the body of Henry. Sheamus gets Henry tied up in the ropes and Sheamus hits a few forearms to the chest. Sheamus with a knee lift, but both men collide in the middle of the ring. Sheamus is up top and connects with a flying shoulder block. Henry dodges the Brouge Kick. Sheamus comes back and connects with it on his second attempt. Henry falls to the outside. Sheamus struggles to pick up Henry. Henry fights back, picks up Sheamus, launches him into the steel ring post back first and then tosses Sheamus with force into the ring barricade breaking it down! The referee had already started the count. Sheamus is crawling towards the ring in pain. The referee gets to 10 and calls for the bell.

Winner via countout: Mark Henry

After the match, Sheamus rolls in the ring and Mark Henry heads up the ramp. They show a replay of Henry throwing Sheamus through the ring barricade.

Backstage, Josh Mathews is with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Christian. He promises to stay champion tonight and knows something no one else does. Christian says since we are in Hollywood, he compares himself to Harry Potter as a strong franchise and says Randy Orton is like the movie “Cowboys & Aliens” – a flop.

Cee Lo Green performs “Bright Lights Bigger City” for the crowd in Los Angeles. They bring out the WWE Divas as Green performs “Forget You.”

WWE Divas Championship
Kelly Kelly (c) w/ Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix w/ Natalya

Kelly with some big elbows to Beth early on. Kelly with her tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown. Kelly back flips and locks her boots around the head of Beth on the ring apron. Kelly with a flying clothesline from the corner. Beth drops Kelly with a big clothesline. Big cheers for Beth from the crowd. Beth lifts up Kelly and drops her over the top rope. Beth body bumps Kelly in the head in the corner. Beth twirls Kelly around over her shoulder. Beth with a modified torture rack on Kelly. Kelly falls back with a neckbreaker on Beth. Beth picks up Kelly and throws her into the corner into a tree of woe. Kelly fights back, but Beth drops her in a side slam. Beth misses a kick to Kelly on the ring apron and Kelly drops her head first off the ropes. Kelly stomps Beth's face into the mat a few times firing up. Kelly flips into Beth in the corner. Beth counters looking to drop Kelly down face first when Kelly counters into a rollup for the win.

Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Kelly Kelly

After the match, Kelly Kelly and Eve take off to the ramp as Beth Phoenix and Natalya look on upset.

Backstage, we see Stephanie McMahon leaving John Cena's locker room.

Backstage, R-Truth is talking with Jimmy Hart about how tonight was another conspiracy. Hart said Truth needs someone like him to look out for him. Truth realizes he is Little Jimmy. Hart takes off. Truth walks off upset and we see a shot of Ron Artest looking on confused with his daughter backstage.

Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett

Wade Barrett goes after Daniel Bryan with some big right hands into a headlock early on. Bryan catches Barrett with a knee to the gut. Bryan with big uppercuts to Barrett. Bryan drops Barrett with a quick dropkick. Bryan drops Barrett down and starts stretching him Stu Hart style. Bryan catches Barrett with another dropkick. Bryan with a Dragon Screw on Barrett. Bryan with a dropkick to the face of Barrett in the corner. Bryan then applies a surfboard and stomps Barrett's knees off the mat a few times. Bryan with a kick to the chest. Barrett catches Bryan with a swinging side slam. Barrett bounces Bryan off the top rope and then drops Bryan off his knee. Bryan with another quick clothesline. Barrett responds with a flying elbow to the side of the head. Barrett with a sick looking big boot sending Bryan to the outside. Both are brawling on the ring apron. Bryan sends Barrett into the ring barricade and then catches Barrett with a flying knee to the face jumping off the ring apron. Back in the ring, Bryan catches Barrett coming off the top rope. Bryan with kicks to the legs of Barrett. Bryan with repeated kicks to the chest of Barrett that he closes out with a huge kick to the head. Bryan counters a Wasteland attempt into a guillotine choke. Bryan breaks it and gets the LeBell Lock applied. Barrett reaches the ropes to break it up. Bryan with more kicks to the chest of Barrett. Barrett crotches Bryan up on the top rope and then clotheslines him off the ropes. Barrett with Wasteland on Bryan and gets the pinfall.

Winner: Wade Barrett

We are shown a shot of National Guard members at ringside.

A video package runs hyping Christian vs. Randy Orton.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship – No Holds Barred Match

Christian (c) vs. Randy Orton

Before the match, Christian grabs a mic and says he has an announcement. He introduces the man that will be in his corner tonight: the Rated R Superstar and his best friend, Edge. Huge reaction for Edge. He reminders everyone that doctor's said he would never be cleared again to compete in a WWE ring. Edge said when he left, he was happy and he felt he was part of passing the torch to Christian. He said no one deserved to become the World Heavyweight Champion more than him. Edge added it wasn't fair that Teddy Long made him defend his title just days later…but Christian continued to complain week after week. He puts over Christian becoming a 2-time champion, but by disqualification? Edge said not to get him wrong, he did bad things in his career, but he did it with style and wasn't boring. He said he didn't hide behind suits and contracts. Edge said along the way, Christian has become a disgrace to himself. He said Christian needs to hear this…he didn't know his best friend would becoming a whining, moaning, crying little bitch. Edge drops the mic and heads to the back.

We got ring introductions for the challenger Randy Orton and champion Christian.

The bell rings and here we go. The two exchange shots early on. Orton with a clothesline. Christian with a flying elbow off the top. Orton drops Christian and gets in a few stomps to the body. Christian pushes Orton up against the ropes and stands over Orton's back applying pressure. Orton attempts his DDT through the ropes, but Christian counters and tosses Orton over the top rope. On the outside, Orton tosses Christian into the ring barricade. Orton clears the main announce table and attempts an RKO over it, but Christian counters. Christian grabs his belt and runs into the crowd. Orton catches up to him on the arena steps and they start brawling. Orton pushes Christian back down ringside and tosses him in the ring. Orton with right hands to Christian in the corner. Christian grabs a kendo stick after dropping Orton in the ring quickly. Christian drives it into the body of Orton and then cracks it across his back and chest a few times. Christian then starts choking Orton with it. Orton fights back with an uppercut. Christian catches him with an elbow coming off the ropes. Orton with a close rollup. Christian with a spinebuster. Orton is bleeding in his mouth. Christian grabs the kendo stick again. Christian is up top, looks to hit Orton with the kendo stick, but Orton counters with a dropkick. Orton with a series of clotheslines and a powerslam. Christian with big boots to Orton in the corner. Orton with a rollup for a two count. Christian slaps Orton, hits the ropes and Orton catches with him a Thesz press. Christian counters a DDT attempt through the ropes. Orton comes back dropping Christian off his back in a reverse neckbreaker. Orton backs up for a punt in the corner. Christian rolls out, trips up Orton, grabs his legs, but Orton pulls Christian face first into the steel ring post.

Orton pulls out two tables from under the ring. He puts one in the ring and when he comes back out, Christian drives him into the ring and Christian sets up the other table near the ring. Both are now up on the ring apron and now up top on the turnbuckle. Orton with a superplex on Christian over the top of the table that wasn't setup in the middle of the ring. Orton puts the table up in the corner. Christian with a reverse DDT on Orton. Christian misses a spear, counters an RKO and sends Orton over the top rope. On the outside, Orton sends Christian into the steel ring steps flipping over. Orton grabs the bottom part of the steel steps and puts them up against the ring. Christian sends Orton face first into it. Christian clears the Spanish announce table and hits Orton in the head with a TV monitor. Christian puts a dazed Orton on top of the table. Christian picks up Orton, looks to hit his own RKO, but Orton counters and hits the RKO on Christian crashing through the table. Christian pulls himself back in the ring. Orton rolls back in as well. Christian with the Killswitch. Real close count. They show a replay and it looked extremely close. Christian bails and grabs two steel chairs back to the ring. Christian puts a chair under Orton's head. He spits in Orton's face and attempts a conchairto. Orton moves. Orton grabs a chair and cracks it over the back of Christian. Orton uses the chair to hit Christian in the body with it sending Christian off the ring apron crashing through the table at ringside. Orton brings the steel steps in and starts tossing trash cans and kendo sticks into the ring. Orton tosses Christian back in. Orton with a powerslam on Christian through the table in the corner. It looks like Orton cut his hand during that spot. Orton grabs a kendo stick and breaks it hitting Christian over the back with it two times.

Orton grabs Christian through the ropes and gives him a DDT over a trash can. Orton is firing up for an RKO. When Christian stands up, he hits Orton in the face with a kendo stick. Christian springboards off the corner and Orton catches him with an RKO over the steel steps! Orton with the cover and gets the win.

Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton

After the match, we see various highlights leading to the finish. Back live, Randy Orton is up on the turnbuckle and is holding up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We see a shot of WWE officials helping Christian to the back.

A video package runs showing WWE in Los Angeles this week to promote Summerslam.

Backstage, we see a shot of Triple H in his referee shirt talking with his wife Stephanie McMahon.

A video package runs hyping John Cena vs. CM Punk.

Undisputed WWE Championship
Special guest referee: Triple H
John Cena vs. CM Punk

Big reaction for CM Punk. Booker T on commentary referred to Punk as “stone cold bad.” During Cena's entrance, he looked in the camera and said, “This is where I started. I used to walk the concourse of this place.” Another big reaction for Cena. We got ring introducions for the champions CM Punk and John Cena.

Triple H calls for the bell and here we go. Amazing atmosphere in Los Angeles tonight. Crowd is fired up. Punk with a headlock, quick shoulder block and Cena is back up. A loud “LETS GO CENA – CENA SUCKS” chant. Cena with a headlock takedown and shoulder block. Loud “CM PUNK” chant starts up as Punk smiles. Cena with a snapmare into a headlock. Punk catches Cena with a quick side kick and then applies a body scissors submission. Cena with a knee to the gut and gutwrench powerbomb that looked pretty ugly. Cena with a quick snap suplex. Cena with a quick scoop slam and elbow combo on Punk. Cena goes back to a headlock. Punk with a quick big boot on Cena. Punk with a knee to the gut as Cena came off the ropes. Punk goes back to the body scissors submission. Punk with a dropkick that sends Cena to the outside. Cena recovers and rolls back in. Punk with a quick charge to the body of Cena and follows that up with a kick to the body. Punk with an abdominal stretch that Cena counters into a side slam. Crowd starts a “FRUITY PEBBLES” chant. Punk catches Cena with a high knee to the head. Cena with a series of shoulder blocks and Punk counters the twisting powerbomb. Punk with the high knee, but Cena counters the bulldog into his twisting powerbomb. Punk tries to counter the five knuckle shuffle. Cena holds onto Punk's leg and attempts an STF. Punk counters out and gets Cena locked in a modified triangle. Cena breaks out and gets in a headlock choke. Punk with an anaconda vice on Cena. Cena counters back into an STF. Punk turns his body and gets his foot on the bottom rope. Punk dumps Cena over the top rope. Punk with a suicide dive to Cena through the ropes. Both men are down. Triple H starts the count. He gets to 10, but decides to stop the count and tosses both men back in the ring to keep this match going. The fans cheer this on.

Cena and Punk exchange shots. They boo on Cena offense and cheer for Punk offense. Some chops now. Punk dodges an AA. Cena with a huge dropkick on Punk! Cena with the five knuckle shuffle. Punk counters an AA with a close rollup. Punk catches Cena with a kick to the back of the head. Punk with a cover and Cena kicks out. Cena counters a GTS attempt. Cena with a big powerslam and gets a two count after a pinfall attempt. Cena starts going up top and Punk catches him with a high knee. Punk catches Cena with a bulldog off the second rope, covers and gets a two count. Punk is on the ring apron, springboards up, Cena side steps him and gets the STF locked in. Punk is screaming out in pain. Punk is pulling himself to the ropes. Punk gets the bottom rope. Cena with an AA. Cena hooks the leg…1…2…Punk kicks out with force. Cena can't believe it. Cena thinks it was 3 and argues with Triple H a little bit. Cena tells Triple H not to make any mistakes. Cena goes back up top. Punk side steps the leg drop attempt. Punk with the GTS. Punk hooks the leg…1…2…Cena gets a shoulder up. Punk is staring at Triple H shocked. Punk is favoring his left knee. Punk pulls Cena towards the corner. Punk is going up top, slaps his knee and connects with a flying elbow. Punk hooks the leg and Cena gets another shoulder up after two. A loud “RANDY SAVAGE” chant starts up. Punk argues with Triple H regarding the count. Cena with a small package for a two count. Punk catches Cena with another knee to the chest. Cena with big right hands. Punk with a kick to the gut and another high knee to the jaw. Punk has Cena up for the GTS and connects! Punk hooks the leg, Cena's foot is on the rope and Triple H counts the pinfall. Michael Cole is yelling at Triple H that Cena's foot was on the bottom rope.

Winner and Undisputed WWE Champion: CM Punk

After the match, Triple H grabs the WWE Championship and hands it to CM Punk. Back in the ring, John Cena is arguing with Triple H about his foot being on the bottom rope. Outside the ring, Punk is standing up on the announce table holding up the WWE Championship. Punk gets back in the ring and Triple H holds up his arm. Triple H leaves the ring clapping for Punk. As Punk is celebrating, Kevin Nash hits the ring and levels Punk with a clothesline. Nash grabs Punk and hits the Jacknife Powerbomb. Triple H comes running back down the ramp asking what is going on. Nash bails into the arena crowd.

Alberto Del Rio is walking down the ramp with his “Money in the Bank” briefcase with a new referee.

WWE Championship
CM Punk (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio

Punk is just starting to sit up as Del Rio nails him with a kick to the head. Del Rio gets the pin.

Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Alberto Del Rio

At ringside, Triple H is shocked and having words with the new referee. Alberto Del Rio celebrates at the top of the ramp holding up the WWE Championship as the PPV goes off the air from Los Angeles.


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53 Responses

  1. shaneo says:

    and then u make some lame wcw comment?? such an easy thing to do. i think i know what your next column should be about, pms.

  2. AJ Starr says:

    You know, considering you just spouted off on a huge rant like you were texting on a phone, I wouldn’t be talking to people about ranting on PMS, junior.

    You enjoyed it? Good for you… glad to see you like horrible booking, lack of foresight, and putting the company on the shoulders of a guy with no drawing ability, who can’t even get a crowd reaction. I don’t care about what happened with Austin.

    This was the self-proclaimed “most epic WWE Title Match in history,” and they ruined it. I don’t have to smell the garbage to know it stinks. Perhaps next time, instead of spouting off like a 13 year old girl who was told she couldn’t have a friend over for the night, you’ll form a coherent thought, and try again.

    By the way… there is a reason I write for this site, and you do not. I have reasons, I have experience, and I KNOW what I’m talking about. If you don’t like it, Shaneo…. move on, because I quite frankly, will not respond to your childish crap again.

  3. -Jay- says:

    LMAO let the shenanigans commence…Nash is 52 years old and still finds his way into the main event scene.

  4. Gory says:

    God it seems like half of you guys didn’t eve watch the ppv, if you did you would realize how good it actually was. I do agree with you guys that say it was booked awfully because of the fact they mad Daniel Bryan and Christian lose.

  5. Mr.Chow says:

    Nice job burying Bryan and christian… again! Yeah Christian got his fair share of offense but he took all the nasty bumps (tables, trashcan, chair, kendostick, metalstair) almost everything and orton only got a kendo stick I believe. And Bryan? He just lost to del rio then again on Barrett. I don’t get it.

    Good Wrestling, BAD FINISHES.

  6. AJ Starr says:

    Match quality means next to nothing when the booking doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

    5 star booking will outweigh great wrestling any day of the week, whether people like it or not. It’s why Paul Heyman got guys over in ECW who couldn’t perform two moves, and why so many wrestlers were made to look super-human. He could build a great idea around bad wrestling and make it good… and a great idea around a great match and make it memorable spanning 3 decades.

    6 months down the road, do you think people will remember the effort Cena & Punk put in tonight, or that a retired wrestler helped another who can’t get over win the WWE Title?

    Like I said, you don’t need to watch the show to know it sucked. If Christian/Orton hadn’t performed, and Punk/Cena hadn’t…. everyone would be calling it the worst PPV in years.

    Great ring work can’t save bad booking.

  7. Matt says:

    Everyone was on TNA for having old WWE has beens…
    Now WWE has one of their old has beens back!

    And they had that person involved in the main event!

    Watch out for Scott Hall (sarcasm)

    Sheamus counted out…


  8. Riten says:

    @AJ Starr, I Read Your Comments On Here. Your Right Sometimes And Wrong Sometimes. I Know Your A Bloke But Seriously It Sounds Like PMS The Way You Talk About Wrestling Sometimes, Nothing Is Ever Good Enough For People Like You.
    Maybe You Should Focus On Your Wrestling, Not Your Columns. I Watched One Of Your Match’s. Not Bad, Not Good But Seriously Mate, Were You Expecting A Classic Again. Money In The Bank Was Fantastic, Summerslam Was So-So. Sure The Other Marks On Here Believe It’s Real, Don’t Sink To Their Level.
    Summerslam Sounds Like Disappointing, but I’m Not Going To Cry About It, I’ll Embrace It. If You Don’t Like What Those Entertainer’s Do, Make a Change, Watch Something Different Or You Could Go To Your Matches And Promote Or Display Them In Higher Fashion, Do What You Wanna See. Don’t Write About It.

  9. jon says:

    I dunno. I watched it. The Opening 6 man was FUN.
    Sheamus vs Henry served it’s purpose.. the feud will continue and will end with Sheamus taking Henry out for good.
    The Divas match was shocking, Kelly Really looked good tonight. I think she’s somewhat underrated and for a girl who 5 years ago was a model, i think she’s pretty impressive in the ring. Dont know what people expect to be honest. That was the best divas match in a long time.
    Disapointed Bryan lost to Barrett But.. it was a good match and i’m sure the feud will continue. I hope so at least.
    Orton vs Xian was match of the night.
    Cena vs Punk, well honestly i thought cena would win so im happy that punk did, not happy to see nash back,he’s so old, and not happy to see juan bradshaw layfield win the title but figured it would happen with the mexican tour coming up.

    Overall, out of 10, i’d give it a 7.

    Oh you know, stephanie is such a natural heel that i think logically she was the person behind nash showing up, makes sense..HHH looked confused and i could see this being a you got the job that was mine type storyline..Steph vs HHH ..omg that would be great, you could get their kids involved.. so many possibilities.

    Punk/Cena.. they are so over they don’t need the belt. Del Rio does.

    Del Rio wont be champ for long tho.

  10. T says:

    I knew the WWE wanted Del Rio as champ for the Mexican tour but what a waste of a good angle. Nash has no business being in a main event angle anymore. Best move TNA did as of late was getting rid of Nash.

    The booking as of late has been awful and almost as bad as TNA.

  11. Neil says:

    I thought it was an excellent ppv. I was disappointed that Sheamus got countered out rather than get a result. All the matches went well. The 2 title matches were excellent. It’s no use getting upset at the results – they are all designed for the ongoing episodes. Obviously Cena and Punk will go at it again because of the “controversial” finish. Christian is just not as good a performer as Orton either on the mic, as a wrestler or as a character. Even if he won tonight he couldn’t stay champ for very long. The biggest disappointment for me was the terrible rendition of the national anthem (maybe I’m just gettig old).

  12. chris says:

    Jon, 7 out of 10? are you on drugs, or just watching the show from a home for special people? Being “over” and titles doesn’t mean what the public thinks form time to time. The Punk/Cena fued was getting the WWE actual mainstream press because even they were buying into it. And to have Del Rio come in before the fued as reached a climax was just terrible Vince Russo style booking.

    The WWE drones (aka wwe universe) need to understand and admit their company has bad ppvs from time to time, and last night was one of the worst ppv in the 26 years the company has been doing them.

  13. mshelez says:

    @jon – I didn’t even think that HHH didn’t know about Nash coming out. He definitely looked confused. You could see that. But I think you may be on to something with Stephanie being behind that. As much as I am unhappy about Punk not being champ, I am looking forward to Raw tonight.

    And I will give Kelly Kelly credit, too. She wasn’t good but she wasn’t as terrible as she usually is. One thing that always gets me about her is how lame her moves really are. What kind of damage do they expect us to believe really happens when she does those cartwheels and whatnot down the ring to the corner. Is that really supposed to hurt someone? She should have kept using the spear.

  14. AJ Starr says:

    Sorry I have standards, Riten.

  15. RJ Ace says:

    @T – TNA didn’t get rid of Nash, Nash just didn’t resign with them. They wrote out a storyline for Booker T, Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash, Sting, and Kurt Angle to reform the Main Event Mafia to feud with Immortal even though Booker and Nash weren’t under contract. That shows you the idiocracy that dwells in TNA.

    Anyway, I ordered the PPV and I have mixed feelings about it. People bitching about Kelly retaining need to get over it. Night of Champions is in Buffalo which is Beth Pheonix’s home town. Beth got a babyface reaction for alot of her offense last night and I doubt Kelly retains again next month. I get the frustration with the booking but people should wait to see how it plays out before they criticize. I think Orton winning is a bad idea. Orton is a good role player but he makes no difference in the ratings so he shouldn’t be the centerpiece star of any show. WWE keeps going back to him for some reason instead of taking a chance on someone else. The most frustrating thing is that with Orton winning, Christian gets his rematch and this tired feud continues for the 5th straight ppv. The matches are good but Orton has dominated the feud completely which is a bad idea since Christian is the top heel on SD.

    Del Rio cash in is something I also have mixed feelings over but I’ll wait to see what happens. WWE had something special with Cena and Punk and I think they could have stretched it out until Hell in a Cell in 2 months. A Del Rio cash in then would make more sense but WWE went for the hot shot booking to try to pop a rating for Raw tonight.

    Daniel Bryan losing isn’t a big deal either since this is likely the 1st match in a long series that could turn out to be a good 2nd tier feud on SD. The heels in WWE desperately need some clean wins and the heel should always win the 1st match in a long feud in my opinion.

    Henry and Sheamus couldn’t end clean because neither guy can afford a loss although I’m against Henry getting yet another push. He’s damaged goods, please move on.

    Overall, I’d give the ppv a 5 out of 10. The booking didn’t make much sense to me but there are alot of possibilities on Raw. I just wish WWE didn’t go Vince Russo and rush through a hot storyline. They burned through 2 months of TV in one night with Hunter’s botched officiating, the Stephanie McMahon involvement, Kevin Nash showing up, and the Del Rio cash in.

  16. Kerry says:

    Nash? Really? I hope he’ll be worth the big money they have to give him that he thinks he still deserves.

  17. Jokerman says:

    I have terrible visions of some over the top TNA style battle for control over the WWE with Nash/HHH/McMahon etc.

    Why can’t anyone win clean over Cena and hold the title for more than 5 mins, all the PPV had to do was have Punk win clean and that would have been enough.
    Now we have a pissed off Cena who got screwed, Punk looks weak because he didn’t really win and lost his title to the guy who lost his match and has never held a title in the WWE is now WWE Champion. Why? Having Cena loose clean doesn’t hurt him and Del Rio is just going to look weak because Cena will beat him for the title before wrestlemania anyway.

    Instead of capitalising on Punks momentum they’ve just killed him. I can just hear Vince in the writers room.

    “G—amn it! I don’t care if this finish doesn’t make sense…I’ll make it make sense…I don’t care if the fans don’t like it…I tell them what to like goddamn it!…Cena can’t loose cleanly to Punk, Punk is a weed d—it!”

  18. Gentleman Gaga says:

    I’ve changed my views after last night, the WWE is the greatest show of all time…they are the new SNL. Their style of comedy is impeccable where the rule to live by is that no talent succeeds :)

    1. Danielson jobs to the UK Orton
    2. Christian gets embarrassed by testosterone therapy beard-girl
    3. The company’s most over star gets buried by a 52 year old that once tore his quad by making a tag!


  19. Heywood Jablome says:

    stop arguing with everybody aj

  20. sunshinethewerewolf says:

    There was a viscera chant there during cee Lo greens performance.

  21. james says:

    I watched the show and I thought it was pretty good. I thought the 6 man tag would happen and it was nice to see those 6 on the card, although single matches would have been nice.

    The finish of Sheamus – Henry was good, it didn’t hurt Sheamus and it put Henry over, I’m assuming their feud will continue, maybe ending with a cage match or something.

    The diva match was fine. Not much more to say, it didn’t disappoint or wow me.

    Barrett – Bryan was a decent match. The feud can continue to Night of Champions with the briefcase on the line and Bryan can win then. Barrett needed a PPV win, although it is a shame Bryan lost to Del Rio on Smackdown as well. I’m sure he will start winning soon, maybe start a feud with Christian?

    Orton – Christian was good old street fight type match. Seeing Edge was cool, and I’m glad he didn’t get involved in the finish. I don’t feel Orton should have got the belt back, his attitude in recent interviews needs to be sorted and keeping him away from the main event picture should have sorted him out. I would have had Mark Henry destroy him and let Christian feud with someone like Sheamus. I feel bad for Christian but hopefully he can get the strap back sooner rather than later. I’d like to see Daniel Bryan – Christian at Wrestlemania.

    Main event wasn’t as good a match as at MiTB and the finish to the actual match was poor. When the ref counts 3 and a foot is on the rope the whole crowd is expecting a redo, hence the confused reaction, and yet it didn’t happen.

    As for the post match happenings, I really enjoyed it! Nobody could possibly have seen Kevin Nash attacking Punk! Although it is pretty random and people may question why have someone as old and limited as Nash, it had the shock factor. Obviously something is going to happen with Nash/HHH/Punk/Cena and maybe HBK will get involved and we can have the Kliq ruling the WWE. They could make something interesting out of this so I hope they don’t ruin it. Del Rio was always going to get the strap, and I think having Punk chasing the title will be good for him, and can make him a proper face, or at least a sort of cool tweener/face like early Stone Cold. Personally I like Del Rio and I think he works well as a heel and is sound in the ring. I expect a fatal 4 way at NoC between Cena/Punk/Mysterio/Del Rio to come from this.

  22. AJ Starr says:

    Heywood, perhaps if you ever posted anything relevant to anything, other than complaining about everything I say, someone might take you seriously. Until you decide to do that, you can kindly find the exit and something else to do with your time.

  23. B says:


  24. bob holly says:

    K2 vs. Beth Phoenix =MOTN!
    that’s right, i said it. Kelly has never looked better in the ring.  she made me proud to have her as my diva’s champion.  so kudos to Kelly :) 
    Beth was as good an opponent as you can get for K2 and like always she did not dissapointment. solid booking, hella entertaining, with great psychology, and a completely unpredictable finish. Kelly retains, this prolongues the feud and builds to what could very possibly one of the most anticipated and epic ppv title rematches in history since Tyson vs. Holyfield!
    The only element missing was Gail Kim’s awesome spots.
    ditto Melina’s splits :(

  25. AJ Starr says:

    Yeah I mean… why on earth would a guy who writes for this site spend time on it?




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