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TONIGHT: Actors Jon Heder (“Napolean Dynamite”) and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”) will host Raw tonight, to plug their new movie, “When In Rome.” Also on the show, the Undertaker will give Shawn Michaels an answer on whether he will accept Michaels’ Wrestlemania re-match challenge. I’m sure we’ll get more Bret Hart follow-up. Sheamus will take on Randy Orton at the Royal Rumble, so we’ll get hype for that, as well as the Rumble match itself. Plus, we’ll see the continuation of the Divas Title Tournament.


-WWE Open.

-A Martin Luther King Jr. video package opened the show, as per the usual this time of year. “Long Live The Dream.”

-Raw Open.

-Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler opened the show from the University of Tennessee. Tonight, John Cena and Kofi Kingston team up to face Legacy. Also, guest hosts Don Johnson and Jon Heder are in charge of the show.

-Justin Roberts introduced Mr. McMahon to the live crowd (and the viewers at home). They showed clips of McMahon’s attack on Bret Hart from two weeks ago. McMahon got the mic and said life is all about decisions, and they’re all tough when you’re in business. For example, he had to make the decision to bring Raw to the God-forsaken community they are in tonight. He also made the decision to bring Bret Hart back to WWE. Vince said he humbled Hart upon the Hitman’s return. And last week, he made certain that Bret would never be back in WWE, and he did it for the fans. He said fans want to remember Bret not for the way he is, but for the way that he was: The Hitman, The Excellence of Execution. He said Bret is now a broken-down old war horse who needs to be put down. McMahon said it’s like gum: You chew it up, then you eventually spit it out when it loses its flavor. Bret lost his flavor, so Vince spit him out. McMahon said Hart would be like a disease if he allowed him to stick around. Fans booed, so McMahon took a page out of Chris Jericho’s book and called them hypocrites. He said the fans want bigger, strong and faster (wrestlers I assume), and that they want it all. He said ultimately, it was the fans who made the decision to leave Bret behind. Fans were booing and chanting “you suck” at Vince when the bell tolled, the lights went out and The Undertaker made his entrance.

Lots of “Taker” chants when the music died down. Vince said he wasn’t finished saying what he wanted to say. Undertaker said it was his time now. He said he came down to address Shawn Michaels, but he’ll talk to Vince now. Taker said there’s not many of them left, but he was there 12 years ago in Montreal, and he saw the whole thing. He said he saw the fear in McMahon’s eyes then, and he sees the fear in his eyes now. He pointed at McMahon and said, “you screwed Bret Hart.” Taker said Vince was terrified of the consequences. He said McMahon’s actions were those of a coward. McMahon said he disagrees, but then gave Taker the ring to himself and walked up the ramp. Taker said the attributes of McMahon also lie in the heart of Shawn Michaels. One year ago, Michaels said he’d end Taker’s streak. While Michaels may be Mr. Wrestlemania, the streak is still intact. He said he has an answer, one he wanted to deliver personally. So Shawn Michaels came out.

Michaels and Taker both stared into each other’s eyes as the fans were now on the side of HBK. Michaels said he was anxiously awaiting an answer. Taker admitted that Shawn came closer than all the others last year, but in the end, still failed. A re-match this year will only result in more bitter disappointment for HBK. Taker said he had nothing to prove, and his answer was no. An angry Michaels said Taker had the audacity to come out and look him in the eye, but Taker interrupted at that point. He said if Michaels thinks he can beat him, he’ll give him the opportunity…..tonight. Big pop for that. “No,” Michaels replied. HBK said he wants nothing more than to beat Taker, but it’s going to be on the grandest stage of them all (is that phrase copyrighted yet, I wonder?). Michaels said he’d enter the Royal Rumble, win, and then face Undertaker for the World Championship. Ah, I kinda wish they’d wait ‘til AFTER the Rumble, if HBK were to win, to acknowledge that. Taker said winning the Rumble is Michaels’ only chance at salvation. Shawn said he’d see Taker at Wrestlemania. He said Taker’s streak, title AND soul would be his. The bell tolled as the men went face-to-face in the ring. Taker flinched first and walked away. Really, really good segment. Even Vince’s promo, though it didn’t shed any more light on Bret’s role or future, was well scripted.

[Commercial Break]

(1) Sheamus vs. Evan Bourne
Bourne was already in the ring. Cole confirmed that Bourne will be in the Rumble match. Randy Orton walked out at the outset of the match. Sheamus was slapping around Bourne in the ring while Orton slowly sauntered down the aisle. Sheamus stared Orton down, allowing Bourne to kick at Sheamus and land a knee to the face. Double-knees off the top rope for two. Hot crowd early on tonight. Sheamus came back with a back-breaker and a pump kick. He dragged Bourne across the ring and finished Bourne with the running Razor’s Edge (“Celtic Cross” as Lawler called it, but that’s Finlay’s finisher). Sheamus picked up the pin.

Winner: Sheamus, at 1:55. Bourne should be good for a few sweet elimination teases in the Rumble match.

Orton got into the ring after the match. “RKO” chants from the crowd. Sheamus backed out of the ring first as the two were within a few steps of each other. Actually, he just went to get his belt, then came back to his spot and held the title over his head. THEN he walked out.

-Michaels and Triple H were backstage. Trips said that was some powerful stuff. Don Johnson walked up and shook both of their hands. He asked if they’d seen Jon Heder around, as he hasn’t been able to find him. Michaels said he doesn’t know who that is. HBK walked away and Hunter privately told Johnson that Heder is an idiot anyway. Apparently, Hunter and Heder have a past. Hunter said at least Johnson showed up on time. After Trips left, Johnson finally found Heder. Well, the person was dressed like Napolean Dynamite and Johnson turned him around. He realized it wasn’t Heder and said he must be a fan of the movie then. “Never seen it,” and the accent gave it away that it was Carlito. That…didn’t make a whole lot of sense. He had the orange ‘fro, which coincides with the hairdo of choice for Carlito, but that’s about it.

[Commercial Break]

-Cole plugged WWE.com’s Royal Rumble microsite.

-Later tonight, Cena and Kingston team up to face Rhodes and DiBiase.

-Jack Swagger came out. They showed his challenge from last week that was accepted by Santino Marella. Swagger had the mic live and said that last week was a fluke. He reminded people that he was an All-American American (American, American). He issued a second Over The Top Rope challenge and told Santino to accept if he dares. Marella did walk out, dressed like Miami Vice Don Johnson. I feel bad for the wardrobe people this week. Marella commented that he’s the President of the IDJFC (Italian Don Johnson Fan Club), so he’s pretty busy tonight. Marella said he found a substitution. Predictably, it was Mark Henry.

(2) Jack Swagger vs. Mark Henry- Over-The-Top-Rope Challenge
Swagger tried to stay on his toes, but Henry caught Swagger and pressed him over his head, throwing Swagger to the outside.

Winner: Henry, at :32. Swagger sucks, we get it.

-A limo was backstage, and out stepped The Bella Twins and Jon Heder. Heder said he was getting Johnson and heading to the ring. He told someone in the limo not to come out until he calls them out. Eh, I kinda thought they might keep Johnson and Heder in backstage segments. But if they gave Mike Tyson a live mic, why not two trained actors?

[Commercial Break]

-Jon Heder and Don Johnson were introduced to the live crowd. They came out accompanied by the Bellas. Johnson said they were excited to be hosting Raw and Heder interrupted, saying the fans were probably pumped to see two real-life movie stars! Go movies! Johnson said the main event would feature DX tonight. Heder said that’s just not working for him, he just needs something new. Heder said he’s from Southern Cal, and they have this brand new football coach. Boos from the crowd on that one, obviously. Heder then introduced his close friend, The Miz. Miz lauded the fact that there are actual celebrity guest hosts for a change. Miz thanked Heder for entering him into the Royal Rumble match. Miz said he got a text earlier saying Triple H thinks Don Johnson should host the show alone. Miz said back in the day, Johnson was like him: The hottest thing on TV. Miz said no one remembers the other guy, but Johnson gave a shout out to Tubbs. Miz said they have a name for Tubbs on Raw: MVP. Miz and Heder made fun of the crowd a bit until MVP’s theme hit.

MVP was out on the stage and apologized for the crowd having to listen to Miz and Heder. MVP said he is now officially in the Royal Rumble. He said he wants to make sure to throw Miz out. In fact, why wait for the PPV? MVP said Heder disrespected the WWE Universe, so he’s gonna toss both Miz and Heder around. As Miz went to ringside to confront MVP, Big Show came out. He walked to the ring with a purpose as Miz and MVP started fighting. Show went after MVP and knocked him out. Show high-fived Heder and Heder said he and Show have the same agent, and he had Show come out in case anything got sour. Heder said he’s tired of seeing DX celebrate with the guest hosts, so all four of them should celebrate. Johnson said he didn’t want any part of it and Heder told him to go kiss Tubbs. Heder said they’re all friends and asked for the crowd to hear for friendship! Crowd booed. Tonight, Heder made the match of DX vs. The Miz and Big Show. Heder jumped up into the arms of Big Show as the heels celebrated. Pretty good for a guest host segment.

-Next, it’ll be Cena and Kingston against Legacy.

[Commercial Break]

-Cole voiced over WWE teaming with AmeriCares to send money to Haiti for their relief efforts. Text LIVE to 25383 to donate $10.

(3) John Cena & Kofi Kingston vs. Legacy
Cole said Kofi and Cena would be in the Rumble match a little under two weeks away. Lawler somehow mistakenly called Randy Orton “Randy Savage” when going over the clip of Orton RKO’ing Kingston last week. Cena hip-tossed Rhodes, who immediately tagged out. Bulldog by Cena for a two-count. Crowd was behind Cena as Rhodes pounded away on the former champ. Some chicanery from the heels behind the ref’s back continued their abuse of Cena. Vicious right hands to the skull by DiBiase. Tag in to Kingston, who flew off the top and onto DiBiase. Flying clothesline put the son of the Million Dollar Man on the mat. Boom Drop by Kofi and he went for his finisher, but DiBiase ducked out of the way. He managed to fight off Rhodes, but that distraction allowed DiBiase to clothesline Kingston. Rhodes tagged back in and kicked away at Kingston as they went to break 4:00 into the contest.

[Commercial Break]

Rhodes was still in control of Kingston out of break. Kingston tried to come back but again, Rhodes was aggressive in his offense. DiBiase tagged in but had trouble keeping Kingston away from Cena. Rhodes managed to come back in and knock Cena off the apron. Kingston nearly tagged Cena but they did a ridiculous “circle the arms around to make it look like we can’t make a tag,” which they may have had to do because it almost looked like Kingston WAS close enough to make the tag. Of course, a few seconds later, he did just that. Cena took on both DiBiase and Rhodes until Cody turned the tables with a Russian leg-sweep for two. Rhodes was shoved off on a bulldog attempt and Cena hit Attitude Adjustment. DiBiase broke up the pin at two. Kingston tagged in and he hit a cross-body on Rhodes as he and DiBiase were trying to get their act together. That got the pin for the faces.

Winners: Kingston and Cena, at 10:58. I liked this match. Hot crowd helped too.

-Heder was backstage with Miz and Show in his office that had a sign saying, “Hollywood” and also the movie poster for “When in Rome.” Hornswoggle came in and spoke gibberish. Heder asked for a translation, but Miz and Show said no one knows what he’s saying. Hunter came in and said, like the rest of the world, he doesn’t like Heder very much. Apparently, Horny challenged Heder to a match tonight. Miz said Heder has no interest in fighting Hornswoggle. Triple H said that’s funny, because no one has any interest in anything Miz does. Trips suggested they add Hornswoggle and Heder to the tag match, making it a six-man. Everyone agreed to it but Heder. Doesn’t he make the matches though? Hornswoggle and Trips left and Show said they’d get some sweet gear for Heder to wear. “What just happened?” he asked.

[Commercial Break]

(4) Maryse & Alicia Fox vs. Gail Kim & Eve Torres
Quick take-down by Kim into a cover. Kim went to the top and dropkicked Maryse. Cover got one. Fox was a bit late on the hair pull when Kim hit the ropes, but in the end Kim got sent out of the ring. Maryse capitalized back in with a back-breaker almost on the tailbone. Fox and Maryse lifted Kim off the ground and slammed her back-first. Kim fought back against Fox but Fox landed a back-breaker of her own for two. Axe kick missed, and she missed a corner charge as well. Eve made the lukewarm tag, and hip-tossed Fox. Fox sold a dropkick that Torres missed (bad camera angle on that one). Torres got a two count a few moves later. Torres came off the top with a leg under Fox’s chin, flipped over and worked a sort of arm-bar. Kim fought off Maryse and Fox submitted.

Winners: Kim and Torres, at 2:50. The less said, the better. I think these were the final four left in the Divas Tournament as well. I’d assume Semis next week, finals at the Rumble.

-They showed behind-the-scenes clips of Stone Cold Steve Austin guest starring on NBC’s “Chuck.”

-Six-man tag action is still to come in the main event.

[Commercial Break]

-Don Johnson and Kelly Kelly were backstage when Heder walked in breathing into a paper bag, showing his nervousness. Johnson shooed Kelly away and Johnson reprimanded Heder for putting himself in the spot he’s in. Heder tried to talk Johnson into taking his spot, but Johnson wasn’t having it. Miz and Show walked in and Heder told them he was worried he was going to die. Show promised Heder they’d take care of him (also saying he has better chemistry with Miz then he did with his old partner). Johnson tried to tell Heder this was a mistake. Miz told Johnson that a lot of what makes him him was a mistake. Heder seemed a little more confient after the pep talk. Show presented Heder with a Ric Flair-like robe that said “The Flame” on the back. “No one can extinguish The Flame,” said Show. Heder seemed to buy into it.

-Lawler thanked Skillet for the song “Hero,” one of the official Rumble themes. Then they previewed the card as it stands thus far.

-Vince McMahon was backstage, complaining to Triple H about what Taker said about him earlier tonight. He said he may have to call Taker out next week. Hunter asked why the McMahons always have to get the last word in. He told Vince he could’ve let the Bret situation go, but no, now he’s backed himself into a corner. Triple H said if he doesn’t call Bret out, the whole world will know he’s a coward. Then Michaels walked up to Hunter and asked him if he was ready. Hunter tried to continue what he was going to say to Shawn earlier, but Hornswoggle came in with a ladder so he could be at their level. Hunter said it was kind of serious, so they’ll talk about it later. Hornswoggle rode on Triple H’s back down the hallway as Hunter struggled with the weight.

-Randy Orton was walking backstage. He’s in action next.

[Commercial Break]

(5) Randy Orton vs. Chris Masters
Eve came out with Masters. Like Orton earlier, Sheamus came out almost as soon as the bell rang. Masters cornered Orton, but he fought out with a few uppercuts. Masterlock was blocked, but Orton walked into a scoop slam for two. Back-breaker by Orton, who then set up for his finish. RKO was blocked by a Masterlock, which was successfully applied. Orton tried in vain to get out of it. He was in for some time and began to fade. Orton, at the last second, draped his arm over the middle rope. Masters was ready for Orton and looked to want the Masterlock again, but Orton RKO’d him out of nowhere for the win.

Winner: Orton, at 2:41. Fine enhancement match to get over the Orton vs. Sheamus issue, thin as it is.

After the match, Sheamus snuck into the ring and gave the pump kick to Orton. “Sheamus sucks” and “you suck” chants from the fans (as well as a few “you can’t wrestle”).

-DX and Hornswoggle faces Miz, Big Show, and Jon Heder next.

[Commercial Break]

-Next week, James Roday and Dule Hill of USA’s “Psych” will be guest hosts next week.

-All the entrances for the main event were made. WWE put a thanks to some offices in Tennessee at the bottom of the screen in small type during Show’s entrance for some reason. Heder’s Titan-Tron even had “The Flame” in it, and that’s how he was introduced by Justin Roberts. Don Johnson came to the ring with DX. Interesting battle lines being drawn here: The old guys (Johnson and DX) against the young guys (Miz and Heder). Oh, and Big Show.


[Commercial Break]

(6) The Big Show & The Miz & Jon Heder vs. Triple H & Shawn Michaels & Hornswoggle
Match was joined in progress with HBK taking it to Miz. Neck-breaker by Miz after he had trouble corralling Michaels. Left hands to the skull of HBK. Miz tagged Show in, and he applied a right hand to HBK’s gut. Show picked HBK right off the ground and into a sidewalk slam. He stepped over HBK and tagged Miz. Miz choked Michaels with his boot. Miz lined Michaels up and booted him in the face. Chops from Shawn in the corner. Miz went for his clothesline in the corner, but HBK charged out and they met in the middle with a double clothesline. Michaels tagged Hornswoggle, who dropkicked Miz in the head. Miz got to his knees and clotheslined Horny. Heder wanted a tag, and it was made. He even had tights on! He was pretty white, looking a bit like Bryan Danielson. Heder with a stiff kick to Horny’s chest. He charged the corner, but Horny got out of the way. Hornswoggle bit Heder on the ass and Triple H tagged in. He ran to ringside, but Johnson shoved Heder back in the ring. Trips grabbed Heder and pelted him with a right hand. Show grabbed Hunter, but was superkicked. Show landed right on top of Heder. Michaels superkicked Miz off the apron and Hornswoggle Tadpole splashed both Show and Heder, then pinned Heder.

Winners: Hornswoggle and DX, 4:47 shown.

Johnson helped Heder to the back. Triple H got the mic and got serious, finally making the talk with HBK about Taker. Trips said Michaels is going to have to find another way to get to Taker. Hunter paced the ring, but Cena’s music hit before he could get the rest out. Michaels went over to Hunter to ask him about what he meant (presumably), but Cena said he has a major announcement of his own. He said it’s been two years since he’s been in a Royal Rumble match. He’s officially in this year’s, though. Cena said the last time he was in, he won the whole shebang. He promised to doi t again this year. And that was it. Hunter still had a mic, but was distracted by something at ringside. It was Big Show, who had regained his bearings and came into the ring. Show said his news is for all three of them, that being that he’s in the Rumble and he’s going to win. He said he’d show why, and he attacked DX. Cena fended off Big Show, knocking him out with a shoulderblock. DX then threw Cena over the top. Trips and Michaels high-fived, then Hunter threw Shawn out. Triple H said that’s what he’s been trying to tell Shawn: He’s not going to win the Rumble, because The Game is. I like how they built this around everyone being surprised these guys are in the Rumble, when it’s no surprise at all.
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"The Great Ball of Fire" is the greatest place of origin since "Parts Unknown". Good stuff, but I never want to see that little of Jon Heder again.

They've done a hell of a job building up towards the Rumble match. I could buy Cena, Triple H, Michaels, or Batista all winning it and that's the kind of sense I haven't had for the big match in years. It's always best when it could go any of several different ways.

Appreciate the effort in getting Sheamus/Orton over as a feud. I'm guessing Randy smacks Legacy around next week for not having his back.

Best exchange of the night:
Miz: Mistake? No, pink shirts and white suits, that's a mistake. Rolling your sleeves up on those suits, that's a mistake. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, that's a mistake.
Big Show: Hey, that's a good movie!

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Good show tonight I thought, mainly because of the crowd. Then again, perhaps this crowd just seemed better when contrasting it with last week's boring crowd.

This Raw felt more epic tonight, with enough good (opening promo, Cena/Kofi match and THE FLAME) to outweigh the bad (Eve Torres' comeback, Swagger burial, Eve Torres' dropkicks).



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Did anyone else catch right at the beginning of Sheamus' match against Bourne, where Lawler mistakenly called Randy Orton 'Randy Savage'? With Cole sternly correcting him, I thought for a good minute there he was getting ripped to shreds by McMahon in the headphones. That just cracked me up good.

I would also like to note how shitty Eve's first dropkick was. That turly was Eric Watts-ian in form. Eve's becoming a better wrestler over time, but wow did that looked bad. Both of these are good candiates for the next botchamania video.

As for the show itself, *yawn*. I wasn't surprised or entertained by any of the match finishes or the talking bits tonight. I don't know why they think every wrestler announing their presence in the royal rumble is so important; it's not, especially when you're doing a wrestler a minute like they did at the end. I mean, I still think the rumble PPV is going to be pretty good to watch, do you really need Cena, HBK, Big Show, & HHH telling us they're in? I would be more shocked if they would say they weren't in the rumble.






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When was the last time the camera was set up with the entrance ramp to the right of the screen? It's amazing how much that little change increased the tension for me tonight, it just felt like a whole different show.

Otherwise, another great show tonight. Heder/Johnson did a respectable job, and actually seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Not sure how I feel about Undertaker addressing the whole Montreal thing... Just doesn't seem in character to get caught up in the politics.

I would be ecstatic if this Miz/Show thing goes the distance. Especially if it somehow leads to a Miz/Jericho confrontation down the line. Judging by their Twitter wars, it seems like they'd both be into the idea too. But who would play the face? Both work better as heels.

With the whole "tag team divided by importance of Rumble" angle being played with DX now, where does that leave the new #1 contenders? Do they forego a feud with Punk and just quickly drop the titles? Or does the title defense get deflected until after the Rumble?

After such great work by both parties last week, Miz/MVP didn't take long to lose steam.

I like how Cole announced Cena as being in the Rumble on commentary early in the show, leading to... Cena's big announcement at the end of the show that he's in the Rumble. Can everyone get on the same page?

As other people have said, the build-up to the Rumble has been fantastic. Not only are there four or five logical winners, but virtually every guy on all three rosters has at least mentioned how hungry they are to win it. It really feels like a big deal this year.

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Good show overall.

Am I the only one who saw the potential for a very good match between Miz and HBK (If they'd let Miz be a main event level talent)? They had a lot of chemistry tonite in the ring.



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caught a bit of the show, from what I saw it seemed ok. Just get stone cold back, with the what chants, and him listing off mexican foods, and i'll be a regular viewer. haha, im kinda kidding, but no im fuckin not, that is the shit I want. Funny seeing heder in the match, I lol'd when the robe came off, give that sum'bitch a contract!! fuck lets go oldschool arquette style and give that fucker the belt.

Also a question from a guy who hasn't watched much, wtf is the deal with this shamus fuck? Is this guy over, he looks like a total goof




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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Good show overall.

    Am I the only one who saw the potential for a very good match between Miz and HBK (If they'd let Miz be a main event level talent)? They had a lot of chemistry tonite in the ring.


Really? Maybe I was looking too closely, but it appeared to me that they kind of crossed each other up a few times and didn't really mesh all that well in terms of each of them being on the same page move-wise.
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    Hunter paced the ring, but Cena’s music hit before he could get the rest out.


This appears to be what was supposed to happen, but what actually occurred was vastly more amusing. At least as funny as Eve's dropkicks.

- Hunter pauses, waiting to be cut off by Cena's music, is not cut off
- HBK gives Hunter a hand to the face to stall this, and walks past him towards the announce desk. Still no music.
- HBK looks outside the ring, and screams towards the announce desk, telling them to play the music. Though not exactly those words.
- After a few more seconds, Cena's music finally plays.
- Thinking the camera is surely now on Cena, HHH walks over to where Shawn was and yells at someone, while HBK throws a fit
- someone in the production truck finally switches off of the ring.



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A good show that built up suspense for the Royal Rumble.

Orton is getting baby faced pops now.

Fans were great but some chanting to Sheamus, "you can't wrestle" Sheamus is in fact a good wrestler and very good on the microphone. I still don't care that much for him but he's doing his role really well. He's great on the microphone and pretty good in the ring. Also looks like he is taking quite a few bumps on the house shows.. at least all those red marks indicate that.

No Jericho this week. Only Jericho though could get over with the "kicked off Raw forever gimmick" and keep coming back and the fans love it.

Like previous poster said, Undertaker looked off when talking about politics.

What I do like about Miz's gimmick now is that he doesn't run like a coward from every opponent. He stands up for himself now physically unlike in the past. I don't like him tagging with Show though, remember a few months ago when Show said "no likes you" to the Miz.

And I have heard of Don Johnson, I had no idea that name of the other guy.

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    Originally posted by shawnpatrick


    And I have heard of Don Johnson, I had no idea that name of the other guy.




Don Johnson is sweet as fuck Miami Vice baby, glad you've heard of him, never heard of Heder? Thats wierd, I would suggest Napolean Dynamite to get you startyed though its not that great, blades of glory is fucking dope. Aww fuck it forget heder just ren I love you man or the hangover, he not in them but fuck those 2 sum'bitch movies are funny as fuck. Watch them now. Sorry me off topic, also watching Conan classic tonight show moment, lolol

oh and thanks to guy who put up a bit of sheamus info, glad to hear he atleast may have some skills, cuz besides that was like wtf fa real






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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.60
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    - Thinking the camera is surely now on Cena, HHH walks over to where Shawn was and yells at someone, while HBK throws a fit


I was only half-watching and when I looked up figured HBK was throwing a fit in character because, yet again, Hunter's announcement was delayed (as with Johnson and Hornswoggle before.) But, yeah, upon further review that was not the case. Keep your cool boys.

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.19
    Originally posted by thecubsfan

      Hunter paced the ring, but Cena’s music hit before he could get the rest out.


    This appears to be what was supposed to happen, but what actually occurred was vastly more amusing. At least as funny as Eve's dropkicks.

    - Hunter pauses, waiting to be cut off by Cena's music, is not cut off
    - HBK gives Hunter a hand to the face to stall this, and walks past him towards the announce desk. Still no music.
    - HBK looks outside the ring, and screams towards the announce desk, telling them to play the music. Though not exactly those words.
    - After a few more seconds, Cena's music finally plays.
    - Thinking the camera is surely now on Cena, HHH walks over to where Shawn was and yells at someone, while HBK throws a fit
    - someone in the production truck finally switches off of the ring.


Is that what happened? I wasn't paying 100 percent attention, but I thought HBK was supposed to be getting a mike to say something so HE could be interrupted, but couldn't find someone to give him one, so at that point they just sent Cena in.
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I was giggling like a schoolgirl over the whole Vince/Undertaker/Shawn-bit. Giggling at my giddiness from hearing the first "Bong!", giggling at Vince's reaction to the Undertaker, giggling at 'Taker's "there aren't that many of us left"-line, giggling at HBK calling 'Taker "Dead Man." These are things you miss over a long hiatus.

(Then I spent the whole segment trying to figure out if the Undertaker's "SARA"-tattoo was still there or not.)

I dug the Don/Jon/Miz/Big Show segment, too, but it drug on too long and got the FF treatment. I dig Miz potential taking Jericho's spot as "the Big Show is my ig ol' belt protecting buddy." I dug Miz/HBK but it looked like they could've used a couple house shows to work the kinks out between them. I dug Sheamus basically outsmarting Randy Orton. I dug Heder's robe in the main event and Miz's "from the knees"-clothesline on Hornswoggle. And I dug Lawler's slip of the tongue that was pointed out when he called Orton "Randy Savage". I even kind of dug Chris Masters (but I confess to FF-ing through that match a little.)

However, I thought they would've been better off leaving the final convo between JUST HBK and HHH, because just those two guys implying that DX will break up was pretty sweet, and Cena's music and overall presence ruined the moment pretty well.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
    Originally posted by JayJayDean


    (Then I spent the whole segment trying to figure out if the Undertaker's "SARA"-tattoo was still there or not.)




Not entirely, but when Shawn made his intro, you can still sort of make it out
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
Big Show and the Miz --- REALITY SHOW! Future world tag team champions!

Heder and Johnson (particularly Heder) did a great job hosting tonight. I liked the dynamic of Johnson being your usual face host and Heder heeling it up.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.96
    Originally posted by Scotch Bingington
      Originally posted by shawnpatrick


      And I have heard of Don Johnson, I had no idea that name of the other guy.




    Don Johnson is sweet as fuck Miami Vice baby, glad you've heard of him, never heard of Heder? Thats wierd, I would suggest Napolean Dynamite to get you startyed though its not that great, blades of glory is fucking dope. Aww fuck it forget heder just ren I love you man or the hangover, he not in them but fuck those 2 sum'bitch movies are funny as fuck. Watch them now. Sorry me off topic, also watching Conan classic tonight show moment, lolol

    oh and thanks to guy who put up a bit of sheamus info, glad to hear he atleast may have some skills, cuz besides that was like wtf fa real




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Anyhow Good show.

The slow burn of the Legacy breakup is going great. Dibiase moving out of the way from that hit was played off well. Cody looked genuinely upset when he left the ring. Dibiase playing the "oblivious to what the heck happened, why is he mad guy" really sold me. Not enough to buy Marine 2, but heck, I might just add it to my netflix queue after that performance.

I don't know if any of the matches were great (other than that one). However, excellent job throughout the show on selling the Rumble. Tonight's show was a great example of how to sell a PPV. You don't have to give up all of your five star matches on T.V. Let the drama unfold the right way and you will gain interest in the payoff. If you build it they will come.

I too saw something with the Miz/HBK chemistry. There just might be something there that we will never really get the opportunity to see.
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#18 Posted on
    Originally posted by The Guinness.


      Awe fawk, awe damn yeah, oh yeah, diggit, smoothies from Jamba Juice are fugawesome.

      I too saw something with the Miz/HBK chemistry. There just might be something there that we will never really get the opportunity to see.


    Smoothies ARE fugawesome, though.

    I imagine we'll get a Miz/HBK mix-up at the Rumble itself if management saw the same chemistry.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.57
If Eve never ever does that finisher again, it'll be too soon for my tastes. It was terrifying, and it's not like she's doing it to experienced wrestlers known for their body control.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Good show overall.

      Am I the only one who saw the potential for a very good match between Miz and HBK (If they'd let Miz be a main event level talent)? They had a lot of chemistry tonite in the ring.


    Really? Maybe I was looking too closely, but it appeared to me that they kind of crossed each other up a few times and didn't really mesh all that well in terms of each of them being on the same page move-wise.


I noticed that too. It looked like Shawn didn't know what Miz was wanting to do with that neckbreaker combo move since they'd barely wrestled together before.

    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Big Show and the Miz --- REALITY SHOW!


THERE's the portmanteau. I couldn't figure it out all night. The closest I got was, uh, "Show Miz."
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