TKG: That main event was better than it had any right to be. Cena's been consistently unimpressive and this may be his best match since the brand switch. Carlito may be the ideal foil for him. Really liked the wild swinging punch exchange. Yeah enjoyed a punch exchange section in a Cena match. Carlito kept Cena well within himself. This was simple and good. I don't think Jericho is going to be able to do this well.
PAS: Carlito took a nice high backdrop in this match too. This was surprisingly good basic wrestling. It was a nice low blow by Jericho, but it really exposes his offense when his dastardly beatdown is a shitty WWE bulldog and a fancy moonsault.
TKG: Lawler puts over Memphis hip-hop movie Hustle and Flow, followed by Coach putting over St Louis' Nelly,,,and Ross gets all bitter that he can't remember the name of the guys the Oklahoma City Paper put over. "Damnit, damnit...they were these black guys in the music section...and then I got distracted by the personal sections....hmmm discrete encounters"
TKG: Leila the only diva who actually watches hotdog competitions on ESPN2 knew the strategy while the rest of them seemed confused. More than they've eaten in an entire month. This class of divas is a step below the last one as none had the sense to try to erotically deep throat the dogs, or rub mustard on their breasts, or announce that their ass was hungry and shove four dogs in their rectum.
PAS: This was pretty dull, I wanted to see the purge section of binge and purge too. Maybe give the Diva who actually ingests the least actual amount of food wins immunity.
WHAT DIDN'T WORK:
PAS: Eugene is a really shitty Givonni Ribisi, although I kind of buy Christy Hemme as spastic Juliette Lewis. Ashley was looking haggard faced enough that they could slot her in the Diane Keaton roll when she gets cut.
TKG: This didn't have half the heat of either of the Matt Martel matches. Wasn't as good either.
TKG: Did WWE hire an ex -Roseanne writer. Those backstage sections with Bischoff really felt like stuff originally written for Martin Mull. Cena is a really shitty Roseanne. Benjamin won't make you forget Laurie Metcalfe either
PAS: Aw man they are back to sticking poor Shelton in handicap matches with super shitty guys. His matches against Hassan and Davari weren't good and his matches with La Resistance weren't good, and here they stick him with a team which is basically Hassan and Grenier.
TKG: Poor Croacas can't carry Antonio.
PAS: That was a nice bump to the floor by Pocket Rocket.
TKG: So the cage match isn't the blowoff match but the stretcher match was. I really liked the briefcase spots in this. but the non-briefcase stuff wasn't particularly good as nothing that put anyone in a stretcher felt like big moves. Briefcase section was good and I could see Edge having a good briefcase vs. kendo stick match with Slash Venom or something.
PAS: The chokeslam on the stretcher was kind of nice too, they really need to bring in the Boogie Man to sidedrain Kane, as this whole Kane v. Edge with Hardy run in and cursing thing is starting to get overdone. I am still hoping this whole thing leads to Joey Abs getting rehired. He slashed Edge's tires, if they are going to get shooty, you might as well bring in a guy who can really go.
PAS: Why the fuck do we have to listen to all of Cena's crew rap. I really don't need to see the worlds worst Flipmode Squad.
TKG: Man I bet Kimala singing at the last throwback night was better than that. Greg Sage and Beauregarde vs. Chilton and Lawler might excite me I guess but I really have no desire to see this matchup. Maybe if ChaseTatum and 4x4 were ringside...
TKG: Zoolander shooting sucked ass. HBK shooting comes across as delusional as Hogan burning Observers. Does anyone think that Zoolander micwork is how you build heat for a PPV? I still don't get why Hogan should be wrestling this guy...shouldn't HBK have to go through Knobbs and Evad to earn a shot.
PAS: Are they going to do the Russo Goldberg isn't cooperating angle? I can just imagine how shitty HBK v. Hogan is going to be if they have to feign unprofessionalism.
#98! Nothing last week, as NXT presented it's big show from Melborne (which I still haven't seen, so no spoilers), but I was out of town. So we ring in the new year with a brand new show instead, and what a show it is!