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United States Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler by submission with the LeBell Lock.

In a bonus match made by the anonymous RAW GM, The Nexus consisting of David Otunga and John Cena defeated Dashing Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre to become Unified Tag Team Champions.

Ted DiBiase pinned Goldust. However, thanks to Aksana, Goldust retains possession of the Million Dollar Belt.

Unified Divas Champion Layla (with Michelle McCool) defeated Natalya.

World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Undertaker in a Buried Alive Match when The Nexus interfered, allowing Kane to bury Undertaker alive.

Team Smackdown defeated Team RAW to win the Bragging Rights Cup for Smackdown for the second year in a row. Edge and Rey Mysterio were the final members of their team, with Edge pinning RAW Captain The Miz with a Spear.

Wade Barrett defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton by disqualification when John Cena gave Barrett an Attitude Adjustment, thereby forcing Orton to be disqualified. As per Barrett's pre-match instructions, Cena helped Barrett "win the match", but the title does not change hands on a DQ.

The first 30-40 minutes of Bragging Rights was maybe the best of any WWE pay per view this year.

Bryan and Ziggler stole the show and never gave it back. They went at it tooth and nail with the crowd rabidly into the match for the entire duration. It was a phenomenal performance for both guys that had numerous near falls and maneuvers we hadn't seen yet from either man. I'd say it was the best WWE match on television in 2010 not involving Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. A fantastic star-making match for both men, who brought out the best in each other.

Hilarious backstage segment of the heels of Team RAW bickering over Miz not being worthy of Captain-hood, interrupted by Santino expecting snacks and beverages. Alex Riley: "I said there MIGHT be snacks and beverages!"

The reign of terror by Dashing and Drew is over. Some will complain that it wasn't Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel who got the tag titles for the Nexus, but honestly, the Cena and Otunga team is infinitely funnier. Starscream Otunga can now brag he's a World Champion while Wade Barrett isn't, and Cena has to carry that piece of garbage around and do all the work for the team, as he did in the match to win the titles. Otunga celebrated with both belts like he won them himself, ate an Attitude Adjustment for his troubles, and looked on in disbelief while Cena left with all four Roman helmets. The odd couple interplay between these two should be a lot of fun and it gets Cena and The Nexus onto Smackdown as well.

Who would have ever guessed Goldust would be wrestling competitively on PPV in 2010 and be over while doing it? Maryse and Aksana got into it on the outside, which distracted Goldust and gave Ted the win. But Aksana proved her worth to her future husband by seducing Ted so Goldust could Pearl Harbor him, allowing the Golden Couple to still leave with the Million Dollar Title. Lithuania outsmarted Montreal and America yet again.

McCool's boot to the face was the difference maker in allowing Layla to retain in what was actually a decent match. The crowd didn't care and was whisper-quiet, even during LayCool's entrance where they both had live mics and cut cheap heat promos on Minneapolis and a dropped a timely Brett Favre joke. Natalya walks away empty handed again. I'm starting to think the Bellas will get the next shot at LayCool and maybe even beat them, continuing the trend of two women/two champions. We'll see.

Buried Alive match was mostly a rejeuvinated Undertaker on offense, with Kane passing out in Hells Gate on the burial mound and tossed into the grave. Taker almost throws Paul Bearer in as well after rubbing his face in the dirt, but The Nexus (including Barrett but sans Cena) attack Undertaker and beat him down into the grave. Kane uses his supernatural powers to make a truck dump what Lawler described as "3 or 4 tons of dirt" onto Taker in the grave for the win. Lightning than struck Undertaker's gravestone.

Theory: This is the end of The Deadman. The American Bad Ass Big Evil Red Devil Deadman Inc. Biker Undertaker will return, probably soon, while it's still the 10 year anniversary of the American Bad Ass' original debut back in May of 2000 during the Triple H vs. Rock Iron Man match.

Worst transition of the night goes to all three announcers forlornly looking at Undertaker's grave dreading his demise then CUT TO Josh Matthews' smiling face as he interviews Randy Orton. Terrible. But hilarious.

The Bragging Rights match was weirdly heatless as the crowd was burned out and didn't care for the likes of Ezekiel Jackson, Tyler Reks, or Alberto Del Rio in there very much. Smackdown drew first blood with the quick elimination of Santino by Reks. Del Rio attacked Mysterio and injured his shoulder; Rey was forced to the back by the announcers. Big Show completely loses his cool and blows it as Captain by getting counted out brawling with Sheamus, eliminating both. It was just Edge and Del Rio at one point against Ezekiel, Miz, Morrison and Truth. Edge spears Truth, then spears Morrison, taking out both in short order (real small plans for John Morrison, though he did eliminate Reks with Starship Pain and there's no shame in losing to Edge. Truth however did basically nothing but get speared and lose.) Del Rio gets eliminated and doesn't care, leaving Edge alone against Zeke and Miz until Rey, who was never eliminated, re-enters the match. Rey takes out Zeke and Edge spears Miz for the win and the cup. Despite falling apart early and their Captain blowing it, Smackdown had 4 former World Champions to RAW's 2 (ECW Titles don't count) and the experience of Edge and Rey, who acted like buddy buddy posing with the trophy cup post match, made all the difference. The Bragging Rights match was nowhere near as good as last year's.

Hilarious at ringside was Striker shoving it in Cole and King's faces obnoxiously for Smackdown winning again, then Cole does a change of heart and declares victory for himself since he's also on Smackdown.

The WWE Title match was really treated as an afterthought. It didn't matter what Barrett and Orton did against each other because all the interest was in What Cena Would Do. The telling moment was Barrett on the mic pre-match telling Cena that he was to help Wade "win the match" or be fired tonight. That key shift in focus from "help Wade win the title" to "win the match" was Cena's loophole, but it also kind of sucked because it shifted the ending away from a lot of people wanted to see, a more direct resolution. The Nexus interfered after a ref bump but Cena physically cleared the ring of the Nexus himself under the logic that if Barrett was DQ'd and loses, Cena is fired. That made sense. Soon after, Barrett was about to receive an RKO when Cena ran in and gave Barrett the Attitude Adjustment, forcing a DQ win for Barrett. Orton then gave both Cena and Barrett RKOs. It was a clever out for Cena that leads into what Barrett will do about it next tomorrow, but it was still a bait and switch from the original stip that Cena had to help Barrett become champion, thus unsatisfying. For his first singles main event title match on PPV, though, Barrett was solid, if unspectacular.

That self-serving John Cena ruined what could have been the biggest night in Nexus history. They could have had three World Titles and buried the Undertaker. Instead, Cena took the Unified Tag Titles for himself and cost Wade Barrett the WWE Title he was originally supposed to deliver for him. If that's not grounds for being fired, I don't know what is.

First 30-40 minutes of the show was magic, the rest gradually fizzled out with some high points. Not as good a Bragging Rights as last year but still an entertaining show overall.

(edited by John Orquiola on 24.10.10 2254)

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54

opener was pretty good.

rest, not so much.

Is burying someone alive TV PG?





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So many things wrong with that tag title match from the opening promo to the end. Gotta love McIntyre talking about how they've run through all of their challengers. I realize the E has a short attention span, but they've been champions for ONE MONTH! I can't believe they utterly fed McIntyre and Rhodes to Cena to the point of practically squashing them. Why they'd destroy McIntyre and Rhodes for the sake of rehashing The Wacky Tag Team Champions That Can't Get Along (or WTTCTCGA, for short) for the umpteenth time is beyond me.

That 7-on-7 match was kind of a mess. I guess it's time to build up for Rey/ADR again. The story should be that Raw discarded Edge, who wound up getting three of the pinfalls, including the decisive one. If they've got the attention span to point that out, it should be an interesting factoid, if nothing else.

I don't know what to make of the Kane/Nexus alliance. How long is UT out for and when's he coming back? Because I'd imagine he's going to have to make the revenge tour very quick if they hope to build up Brock/UT for Wrestlemania.

They REALLY shouldn't have had Barrett threaten to fire Cena if he lost in the pre-match promo, because that was pretty much a dead giveaway for the result. That was the worst possible ending they could have come up with, because it just makes all parties look like idiots. Why SHOULDN'T Barrett fire him? Didn't he specify that he had to win the title? And if he didn't, then it makes Barrett look like an idiot. The only real redeeming factor of the whole thing was Orton RKO-ing the shit out of everyone at the end.

What a mess of a PPV.




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#4 Posted on
    Originally posted by It's False
    Why they'd destroy McIntyre and Rhodes for the sake of rehashing The Wacky Tag Team Champions That Can't Get Along (or WTTCTCGA, for short) for the umpteenth time is beyond me.


Because Cena + Otunga = funny. If you're not laughing at Nexus, you're against us.

I added my further thoughts on the show in the thread starting post.

(edited by John Orquiola on 24.10.10 2142)


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54

As I entioned in the brock thread, I think the only reference to last night I heard was a fan yelling "I saw you at UFC" at the UT during his match.

I was glad to see Dustin get a PPV match. I loved Lawler having no clue about NXT storylines, although it seemed either Cole or Striker was going to name drop Miss Kitty during the part about "trophy wives."



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Same story of every PPV this fall. Great Daniel Bryan match, shitty Undertaker/Kane match, nothing else very interesting.

Bryan vs. Ziggler was Daniel Son's best match in WWE. Ziggler worked really well with him. Any question of whether Bryan could adapt to WWE has evaporated. The great thing is WWE seems to agree that they've got something in him as far as adding a long quality match to every PPV.

The Orton/Wade finish would be offensive if anyone had actually purchased this show but they didn't so, I guess, do whatever you want. Finish notwithstanding that match was barely Raw main event quality let alone a PPV world title match. Cena/Barrett at HIAC blew it away but Cena/Barrett had a much better layout I suppose.

Cena and Otunga aren't Wacky Tag Team Champions That Can't Get Along because this time one of the partners is a slave.

Congratulations to the Smackdown dynasty, especially impressive of their GM to go back-to-back with 100% roster turnover. That match was a big waste of talent and Tyler Reks.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.87
How do you not p ut Miz over in that match? BAffling.

I have no idea where you go after that main event. A triple-htreat at Survivor Series makes a certain amount of sense, I suppose.
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Orton giving an RKO to Cena is really the only reason for the match being the main event. It sets up the heel turn for Cena, who now has a legit complaint against the face champ. He helped Orton keep his belt only to rewarded with an RKO. So, does that mean Cena will help Nexus out of spite or forget about it and focus on Cena out thinking Nexus?

Nexus getting rid of Taker makes a weird sorta sense since they have attacked him before. If it sets up Biker Taker returning who doesn't have super powers thus he can job occasionally, I am all for it. If they are bringing back Biker Taker in hopes of facing Brock at Mania, then either they got a commitment from Brock or hoping to get a commitment and are going through with this anyway. Kane should not be afraid of Biker Taker, so I am also thinking we get undead super powered Taker, one last time. That is assuming we get Taker back as Biker Taker.

Smackdown will always win these things and still be treated like the red haired step child. Edge will probably face Kane now. Miz losing will either cause him to cash in money in the bank or feud with someone on the team.
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#9 Posted on
    Originally posted by lotjx
    If it sets up Biker Taker returning who doesn't have super powers thus he can job occasionally, I am all for it.


Uh, you know, the Deadman Undertaker did just job in three straight pay per view matches.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.01
It was a bad weekend to fight someone who name sounds like "cane."

Assuming Taker doesn't challenge Kane again for Survivor Series, does Edge step up as the No. 1 contender?

I'm OK with Drew/Cody losing the belts as Cody seems better packaged for a singles run. Good for Dolph for having a solid performance. Boo for stretching out the Dolph/Vickie angle.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
I'm not sure why people seem to be hating this PPV. I really enjoyed it. I hated that Natalya lost, but if it sets up another match, that'll be great. I really dreaded the Buried Alive match but both men seemed to really turn up the speed since Hell in a Cell. Also, the Barrett/Orton finish was quite interesting.
Also, I was quite surprised by Tyler Reks.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.65
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Originally posted by lotjx
      If it sets up Biker Taker returning who doesn't have super powers thus he can job occasionally, I am all for it.


    Uh, you know, the Deadman Undertaker did just job in three straight pay per view matches.


And what has been his record this year against people not named Kane? 20-1?
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.72
    Originally posted by lotjx
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
        Originally posted by lotjx
        If it sets up Biker Taker returning who doesn't have super powers thus he can job occasionally, I am all for it.


      Uh, you know, the Deadman Undertaker did just job in three straight pay per view matches.


    And what has been his record this year against people not named Kane? 20-1?
What was his record against people named Kane before this year? 20-1?



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    How do you not p ut Miz over in that match? BAffling.


My best guess was that Undertaker is out and Edge is the next/only guy to challenge Kane so they wanted him to get his hand raised. Not sure why Rey stuck around, would've made sense for Miz to beat him but I'll never complain about Rey not being sacrificed to get someone else over.


    I have no idea where you go after that main event. A triple-threat at Survivor Series makes a certain amount of sense, I suppose.


I'd like to see Cena teaming with Nexus in a survivors match but maybe all the elimination matches have been used up at Bragging Rights and SummerSlam.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.87
Edge should bring back the mariachi band that got him injured last time he tried to feud with Kane. This will not end well!
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I just want to point out that we now live in a world where David Otunga is the first NXT contestant to win a championship of any sort and is the only full-fledged member of the Nexus to be a champion, a World Tag Team Champion to boot.

Could a mod slap up that Bragging Rights icon that I apparently forgot to use when I started the thread? Thanks.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.01
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    I just want to point out that we now live in a world where David Otunga is the first NXT contestant to win a championship of any sort and is the only full-fledged member of the Nexus to be a champion, a World Tag Team Champion to boot.



Not US Champ Daniel Bryan?



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#18 Posted on
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      I just want to point out that we now live in a world where David Otunga is the first NXT contestant to win a championship of any sort and is the only full-fledged member of the Nexus to be a champion, a World Tag Team Champion to boot.



    Not US Champ Daniel Bryan?


D'oh. Well, Nexus member at any rate.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
I actually liked the show for the most part. One thing I couldn't understand is why would you put Orton/Barrett on last? It deflated the whole show. It would have been better served in the middle of the card, and end the show with the 7 on 7.
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I haven't watched much WWE this year so I walked out of the theatre wondering if I had just seen the best WWE match of the year.

I guess I did (with the Michaels/Taker match in the mix)

Can't complain too much about a show with that good a match on it.



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