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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.10
If you watch WWE PPVs to see good wrestling, then great news.
If you watch WWE PPVs to see things happen, well, don't do that.

Quality in-ring show. Rey/Punk was stellar. Christian/Orton was not as good as last month but very good. Kofi/Ziggler and Bourne/Swagger added some good action.

Riley/Miz underdelivered based on build up, as did Cena/Truth. As did Del Rio/Show, even with low expectations, considering how much TV time went into it.

1. Dolph won the IC title with the sleeper. Vickie raked Kofi's eyes to set it up. Good match, even if the Kofi/Ziggler title switches are stuck in an infinite loop.

2. Riley pinned Miz clean with a DDT. He also chucked Cole over the announce table. Miz took most of the match since he was losing. All this for Alex Riley. Match wasn't much.

3. Alberto Del Rio beat Big Show, I guess, when the referee ruled he could not continue due to his leg injury. But Del Rio didn't exactly accomplish anything, because Mark Henry attacked Show before the match and put him through a table. They had a brief match and Alberto wasn't malicious or anything, he just kind of waited it out until Show's knee gave out. Did more to build up Big Show than ADR.

4. Ezekiel Jackson won the IC title from Barrett by submission with the torture rack. Zeke did a crap promo afterwards being like hooray.

5. CM Punk beat Rey Mysterio. Long, awesome match. Maybe the best of their many meetings. No Nexus interference, Punk won clean by catching Rey on his back as he was 619ing and giving him the GTS. Announcers mentioned Punk's win over Cena. He seems to be set up for the next shot.

6. Orton pinned Christian with an RKO; Christian's foot was in the ropes and he protested to no avail. Strong match, but a step down from last month. A few things factored into that, I think, not sure to what degree: Orton just coming off of a concussion, Christian working as a heel, and the fact that they were doing a finish to keep it going so they didn't go all out.

Orton gave Christian "a receipt" with a beltshot as he was complaining to the ref. Hard to feel anything but sympathetic to CC through all of this. Announcers played it up like Christian is now out of title shots, so he's going to be unhappy about this. Maybe that's the impetus for his ultimate revenge via MITB. Or maybe they'll just do a rematch or a threeway with Sheamus.

7. Evan Bourne pinned Jack Swagger with a rollup out of the anklelock in a "special attraction" match. Short but well-worked.

The Obama impersonator, ah fuck it

8. Cena pinned Truth with the FU after a Little Jimmy threw a drink in his face. Formality of a match, really. I think the crowd found it hard to take the match seriously. Truth has done an awesome job but he wasn't exactly built up as a real threat to the title. Boring match, anticlimactic after all the good wrestling beforehand.

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The DC crowd was dead tonight in my opinion. They should have held it in Baltimore, the blue collar crowd always comes through.
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Given the storyline buildup, it definitely makes sense for a "Little Jimmy" to have thrown a drink in R-Truth's face, but aren't they walking a dangerous line on "encouraging" other fans to do the same?

Almost purchased the show, but decided against it during the day and glad I didn't given the early buzz on it as well as some personal issues that would have gotten in the way of paying 100% attention to the proceedings.

Here's a video from right behind "Little Jimmy" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKLncSl8YTk

Also looking forward to hearing Steve Czaban recount his experience at the show tomorrow on his Sporting News radio show (6am-9am EST or podcast on iTunes): http://player.streamtheworld.com/_players/sportingnewsradio/



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Sounds like a boring predictable show. I am glad I did not pay for it. However, I am surprised they did not go the R Truth wins by a fluke, Cena challenges him immediately and wins back the title. At least the crowd would have been stunned for a few minutes.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.20
    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    Given the storyline buildup, it definitely makes sense for a "Little Jimmy" to have thrown a drink in R-Truth's face, but aren't they walking a dangerous line on "encouraging" other fans to do the same?


Not with the repeated "If you do anything to the Superstars, you'll be thrown out of the building." warnings they issue to the live audiences. I miss the good old days when you were *expected* to pour drinks on the wrestlers. I remember reading an article about an older woman in Kansas City who would sit in the same spot next to the entrance every week and every time that Bulldog Bob Brown walked out, she dumped her beer on him.

That might actually be a good test for the WWE to start implementing, plant someone in the audience at non-televised events and have them pour a drink on a chosen target to see how they react. If a wrestler can't ad-lib appropriate after something like that, they're probably not cut out to be on TV.
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It does sound boring and predictable, and it makes me wonder just who the heck's gonna challenge Orton now with any credibility.

TITLE CHANGES

WWE Intercontinental Championship
New Champion: Ezekiel Jackson
2011 Title Changes: Three


This is Ezekiel Jackson's first reign as Intercontinental Champion, and first reign with any WWE title aside from the WWE incarnation of the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. He has already held the title longer than he held the ECW Championship; Jackson defeated Christian on the very last match held by the ECW brand, and the belt was retired immediately afterwards. (Wikipedia states that his reign officially lasted less than three minutes).

His defeat of Wade Barrett ends Barrett's 89-day reign as Intercontinental Champion.

This is the first time the Intercontinental Title changed hands at a pay-per-view in over a year, since Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre at Over the Limit on 5/23/10.

Ezekiel Jackson is the 67th individual to win the Intercontinental Championship.

WWE United States Championship
New Champion: Dolph Ziggler
2011 Title Changes: Three


This is Dolph Ziggler's first reign as United States Champion; he has previously held the World Heavyweight, Intercontinental and World Tag Team Championship. This means that Ziggler is one WWE Championship reign away from holding every men's title currently available in WWE.

He ended Kofi Kingston's 49-day reign as United States Champion.

Ziggler is the 72nd individual to win the United States Championship.

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Weirdly, they've somewhat got their act together in terms of putting new folk over, but they've now not got anyone for these new folk to work with in order to polish them up. They need to a)start better utilising their contracted ring generals and b)rehire some old hands to work programs with these green guys. Jackson COULD be the next Batista, but without e Chris Benoit/Ric Flair/Chris Jericho stable of good workers to get him to the next level it's not going to happen. He needs an extended program with someone like Daniel Bryan, and they need to start looking into picking up people like Finlay, Shelton Benjamin and maybe even Sean Waltman. The Rileys and the Jacksons need to be wrestling over, regonisable midcarders who can work.
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I had to unfollow Joey Styles on twitter due to the stupidity of fake Obama. It was the PPV most of us all called in the Predicitions thread. My problem with Amos' idea besides bring back X-Poc, bad enough him and Nash are poised to take FCW or train newcomers, is that they have no credible mid-card to job too. Zeke beat a guy who debuted a year ago, got shot to the moon and then plummeted down to Earth. Their entire mid-card right now is guys who are just stuck there or made it to the top then were thrown to the curb. They need to and should have done so years ago putting the focus on other guys besides Orton and Cena.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.10
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    it makes me wonder just who the heck's gonna challenge Orton now with any credibility.


Well, Christian had his foot in the ropes so he was unfairly beaten, and Sheamus pinned Orton on TV.


    He has already held the title longer than he held the ECW Championship; Jackson defeated Christian on the very last match held by the ECW brand, and the belt was retired immediately afterwards. (Wikipedia states that his reign officially lasted less than three minutes).


I think his ECW reign was by its very nature 0 seconds long. They had a match to determine the last ECW champion and when the match was over the title ceased to be. It's deeply philosophical.


    This is Dolph Ziggler's first reign as United States Champion; he has previously held the World Heavyweight, Intercontinental and World Tag Team Championship. This means that Ziggler is one WWE Championship reign away from holding every men's title currently available in WWE.


I don't know that the Gods of Titles who judge people in the afterlife based on accrued championship gold are going to give the Z-man credit for the world title reign or the tag titles he didn't win himself and shared with four other guys.

    Originally posted by lotjx
    My problem with Amos' idea besides bring back X-Poc, bad enough him and Nash are poised to take FCW or train newcomers


I think X-Pac would be an ideal trainer. He seems like a terrific, smart dude, and he understands WWE's way of doing things, a bygone art of oldtime wrestling, and the mentality of being an undersized guy all at once.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.06

There are Gods of Titles that judge people in the afterlife based on accrued championship gold?! Damn, I need to get busy!

But yeah, Dolph Ziggler is officially recognized as a former World Tag Team Title holder with the remainder of the Spirit Squad under the "Freebird Rule", and Ziggler was awarded the World Heavyweight Title only to immediately lose the belt to Edge.



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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro


      Originally posted by lotjx
      My problem with Amos' idea besides bring back X-Poc, bad enough him and Nash are poised to take FCW or train newcomers


    I think X-Pac would be an ideal trainer. He seems like a terrific, smart dude, and he understands WWE's way of doing things, a bygone art of oldtime wrestling, and the mentality of being an undersized guy all at once.


Absolutely

The only problem with X-Pac was that when his shtick ran out he never bothered to repackage it. He's one of those guys where everyone seems to remember the crappy parts. The guy could always go in the ring and worked really well with guys much bigger than himself.



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I caught this going out right after the show. I was kind of surprised the WWE actually put it over because a majority of the time they want jerk down anything to do with product going out via fans. Think this one might be a reverse psychology or really good to include to advance the story.





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    Originally posted by lotjx
    I had to unfollow Joey Styles on twitter due to the stupidity of fake Obama. It was the PPV most of us all called in the Predicitions thread. My problem with Amos' idea besides bring back X-Poc, bad enough him and Nash are poised to take FCW or train newcomers, is that they have no credible mid-card to job too. Zeke beat a guy who debuted a year ago, got shot to the moon and then plummeted down to Earth. Their entire mid-card right now is guys who are just stuck there or made it to the top then were thrown to the curb. They need to and should have done so years ago putting the focus on other guys besides Orton and Cena.

The list of guys spinning their wheels just seems to get longer and longer: Morrison, Swagger, Barrett, Sheamus, Miz, Ziggler, Kofi, Del Rio. Punk was on that list until recently, and I would expect Christian and Truth to rejoin the ranks as well. All of these guys have potential to break out to a certain extent, but the company just doesn't seem willing to get behind them 100%. If you are not a Cena or Orton fan, it is tough to watch either show at times right now.




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That Orton/Christian ending rubbed me the wrong way, in that it sets up another rematch...and really, I know they've been good and all, but does anyone want to see Orton and Christian go for a third straight PPV?

I give Zeke a lot of crap for his limited moveset, but I'm actually excited for his title win, only because he'll probably be booked as a different babyface champion. Considering that he's pretty limited, I'm excited to see a lot of Zeke squashing people like bugs and looking dominant in doing so. It'll be a nice change of pace from other babyface champs that frequently eat a pinfall in a non-title loss to set up the next feud.

Truth got his one day in the main event spotlight and didn't look particularly good. Guess it's back to feuding with Morrison.



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    Originally posted by It's False

    I give Zeke a lot of crap for his limited moveset, but I'm actually excited for his title win, only because he'll probably be booked as a different babyface champion. Considering that he's pretty limited, I'm excited to see a lot of Zeke squashing people like bugs and looking dominant in doing so.


His theme music talks about domination. He talks about domination. What is his finisher? The torture rack? F-that. It should be the dominator. This stuff just writes itself.

The best Booker T line of the night: "You can't tell what Rey is thinking because he has that mask on!"



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