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TONIGHT! It's SmackDown #601, as we begin the build to Wrestlemania! "Dashing" Cody Rhodes has promised a big announcement, but what is it? And I assume we begin the build for Edge/Alberto Del Rio! SmackDown is NOW!

WWE - The Champ Is Here!

We get a recap of the 600th SmackDown, leading up to Teddy Long's return and Dolph Ziggler's firing.

We start the show with Teddy Long addressing the viewing audience. Long notes that Vickie Guerrero deserves to be fired, but she'll get a chance to defend her job in tonight's main event with Vickie and Drew McIntyre facing Edge and Kelly Kelly. If Vickie loses, she's fired!

Opening credits - Do You Know Your Enemy? No opening pyro this week, as we go straight to our first match.

REY MYSTERIO v. KANE
Your hosts are (unfortunately) Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Booker T. Cole wastes no time going off on a tirade about Vickie Guerrero's treatment. No matter how much Matthews tries to talk him up, there's no denying that Kane's a huge afterthought now.

Kane begins with knee strikes in the corner before he clubs Rey down. Kane nails snapmare and seated dropkick for 2. Big uppercut takes Rey down again. Rey counters a backdrop attempt and looks for the headscissors, but Kane catches him and powers him into the corner and hits a powerslam for 2. Time to hit the body scissors. Rey fights out of it, but runs into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. Kane hammers away in the corner, but a corner charge eats boot. Rey sets up Kane for the 619, but Kane slides out. Rey hits a seated dropkick and tries a seated senton, but Kane ducks it and hits a big boot to take us to our first ad break of the night.

We come back with Kane hitting the backbreaker submission. Rey tries to come back, but walks into a side slam for 2. Kane hits some elbows for 2. Time to hit the bearhug, as Cole rambles on about Vickie, calling her a "vintage woman". What the hell does that even mean? Does that mean she's old? Rey breaks the bear hug, but jumps into another one and gets backed into the corner. Kane sets up for a superplex, but Rey knocks him down. Rey hits a top-rope seated senton and a low dropkick. Kick to the face gets 2. Rey comes off the top, but Kane catches him with an uppercut for 2. Kane's top-tope clothesline misses, but he goes right for the GOOZLE! Chokeslam is countered with a dropkick and Rey follows it with the 619! Rey looks for a top-rope seated senton and gets caught! Kane wants a powerbomb, but Rey turns it into a sunset flip for the 3 at 10 minutes and 30 seconds or so shown.

WINNER: Rey Mysterio - A good opener. Remember when Kane was relevant just a short six months ago?

Post-match, Rey celebrates in the ring before getting interrupted by...Dusty Rhodes? The American Dream's music hits and he comes to the ring. The Dream and Rey embrace, as we go to our next...

Ad break

We go back to the ring and Dusty's got a mic. It's promo time, but I don't dare try and transcribe a Dusty Promo, if you will! Dusty apologizes for the actions of Cody Rhodes and demands Cody come out and apologize.

"Dashing" Cody Rhodes comes out to no music, in full suit and tie and a clear (AUGH!) face mask. "Dad, why are you doing this? I know...I said last week I had an announcement for the WWE...regarding my future, but this...this isn't what I was talking about. Besides...everyone is staring at me. And...and you want me to apologize...to the man did THIS...did THIS to my face! Because of him, I didn't HAVE a Royal Rumble, I didn't HAVE an Elimination Chamber, no Rumble, no Chamber! No..."

Dusty tells Cody that he's lost focus, stemming from the Divas calling him the most handsome man. Dusty points out that Cody's done a SyFy show (thumbs up!), he's lost focus. Dusty points out that because Cody lost focus, The Miz took his spot and because WWE Champion and Edge came back from injury and became World Heavyweight Champion. Dusty pleads with Cody to make things right and tells him to apologize to Rey.

Cody takes the mic. "Dad...to YOU, I'm sorry. And Rey...I should not have SAID the things that I said. I...apologize."

Cody and Rey exchange handshakes. With that done, Dusty shakes Rey's hand and hugs him again. Except Dusty's not letting go of that handshake and Cody WAFFLES Rey from behind with the mic! The beatdown is on! Cody lays the boots onto Rey, as Dusty walks off to the back and lets his kid do the dirty work. The beating goes all the way up the aisle and up to the ramp. We get Cody's mirror entrance effect appearing, as Cody admires his handywork. Cody then chucks Rey directly into the mirror! It's not over, though, as Cody RIPS REY'S MASK OFF! Cody walks away with his trophy, as the referee brigade run out to cover Rey's face. Nicely done!

Ad break - Wrestlemania promo!

Moments ago, the Rhodes conspire against Rey and Cody gives him a Grade A beatdown. Backstage, Dusty gives Cody a hug and tells him he'd do anything for him. You'd think Rey would have learned from when this exact same thing happened to John Cena, but...yeah...

ROSA MENDES v. LAYLA
Neither Diva gets an entrance. Michelle McCool is on commentary again.

Rosa got a dye job, which is the most notable thing about this match. Rosa starts off with the THESZ PRESS, BY GAWD! Layla comes back with some kicks, but gets dumped onto the apron. Both women take an ugly spill outside and Rosa works Layla over. Rosa whips Layla into the barricade, as Michelle gets in Rosa's face. Layla takes Rosa down from behind...sending her right into Michelle! Oops! Rosa gets up and Michelle attacks her from behind. And...yeah, that'll do it.

WINNER BY DQ: Rosa Mendes - Divas matches in 2 minutes or less or your mattress is FREE!

Post-match, Michelle beats the hell out of Rosa and leaves her laying. Layla takes umbrage at the DQ loss and gets in Michelle's face about it. LayCool leave together, but with clear tension between the two.

Later tonight, Edge and Kelly Kelly face Drew McIntyre and Vickie Guerrero for Vickie's job. But next, it's John Cena's promo from Monday.

Ad break - Big Show DVD promo

"THE ALL-AMERICAN AMERICAN" JACK SWAGGER v. KOFI KINGSTON: NON-TITLE MATCH
Jack Swagger doesn't get an entrance, either! Is there a budget shortage I don't know about? We get footage from last Monday, as we see Alberto Del Rio taking out Kofi Kingston and injuring his arm further than it already was.

We start this, the 12th or so meeting between these two in the last three months, with Swagger overpowering Kofi into the corner. Kofi hammers away, but Swagger takes him down with a shoulderblock. Swagger whips Kofi into the corner and hits another shoulderblock for 2. Swagger hits the armbar onto the bad arm. Kofi shoves him off and hammers away in the corner. Jumping clothesline and Buzzsaw Legdrop follow. Kofi hits a Stinger splash, but Swagger hits the arm to take control again. Swagger chucks Kofi's leg onto the steel post twice, before Kofi shoves him off. Swagger comes back in and Kofi sends him into the ropes. Kofi wants Trouble In Paradise, but Swagger's not about to fall for that one, so he holds onto the ropes. Fool him the FIRST ten times, shame on him! Swagger quickly finishes with the anklelock at 2 and a half minutes. Huh...

WINNER: Jack Swagger - I get that they were trying to tell a story with Kofi, but...well...squashing your IC champion in two minutes still doesn't seem right.

Backstage, Vickie Guerrero knocks on Teddy Long's door to try and get out of her match, but no one answers.

Up next, John Cena's promo from Monday.

Ad break

Your hosts are Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Booker T. They send it off to John Cena's promo from Monday.

Backstage, Vickie runs into Chavo Guerrero, who still works here. She asks Chavo for help, but Chavo points out everything that Vickie made him do for her, so he leaves her high and dry.

Ad break

Wrestlemania is 37 days away!

WADE BARRETT v. THE BIG SHOW
Tony Chimel informs us that by order of Teddy Long, The Corre are banned from ringside. Somehow, I don't think Wade's going to be as smart as CM Punk was in this same situation, so I don't like his chances here. Show chucks his coat and apparently nails Cole off-camera.

Show goes to work right away. Here's a big corner chop. Here's another big corner chop. Show hits some punches and whips Barrett into the opposite corner. Corner charge eats boot. Another corner charge sees the same result. Barrett climbs up for the chinlock. Show teases falling...and DOES! He reaches the ropes, so Barrett breaks the hold and stomps away. That takes us to our next ad break.

We come back with Barrett going to the mounted punches. Barrett stomps away and covers for 1. Barrett hits a boot to the face, so Show responds with a punch to the chest and a big chop. Another big chop takes Barrett down. Show whips Barrett in and Barrett hits a seated dropkick. Barrett hits the DDT and a better announce team would point out that this was the finish of their last match a few weeks ago, but naturally these clowns don't. It gets 2 this time, as Show powers Barrett to the outside. Barrett comes back in...and immediately gets pie-faced out. Show chases Barrett and hits another big chop. Show scoops up Barrett, but Barrett slips out and shoves him into the steel post. Barrett wants back in, but Show yanks him back out. Show slides in and...that's apparently it at about 7 minutes shown.

WINNER BY COR: The Big Show - Prolonged squash with a weak finish. If this is their idea of protecting Barrett, they need to do better than that.

Post-match, Show's not done, as he looks for the chokeslam. But the match is over, so here come The Corre. Show retreats to the ring, as The Corre all give chase. Show ducks out and grabs a chair. The Corre all escape, except for poor Justin Gabriel, who gets whacked in the head! (In actuality, a very well-protected chair shot helped by some GREAT camera work!) Show's music hits, as The Corre menacingly point to Show from the ramp.

Later tonight, a mixed tag main event.

Ad break - Yes, The Chaperone is ALREADY coming to DVD

We are taped from Sacramento, CA, home of the soon-to-be-former Kings. Here's a recap of the 2/21/11 saga.

The mixed tag main event is next!

Ad break - Text "MANIA" to 79791 for a chance to go to Wrestlemania!

DREW McINTYRE & VICKIE GUERRERO v. KELLY KELLY & "THE RATED R SUPERSTAR" EDGE
And AGAIN, we're missing entrances, as McIntyre and Vickie are already in the ring!

Kelly wants to start the match off, meaning Vickie has to start, too. We start with Kelly wailing on Vickie, so Vickie quickly tags out. Drew jaws away at Kelly, as Edge starts hammering away. Drew's corner charge is turned into a sunset flip for 2. McIntyre's backdrop attempt is countered, but McIntyre flails at him for 2. McIntyre hits a big stomp and goes to the mounted punches. Time to hit the chinlock. McIntyre shifts to the hair pull-down instead. Drew jaws at Kelly some more, which leads to him walking into the pancake. McIntyre's clothesline is ducked and Edge hits a series of his own. Edge splats Drew down for 2. Edge misses the corner charge and stops himself before colliding with Vickie. He's rewarded for his chivalry with a slap to the face. Edge turns around into the big boot. Drew methodically sets up the Future Shock, but Edge counters into the Impaler. Edge makes the Spear Face, so Vickie steps in front of him! Kelly removes her with the spear, which is quickly followed by Edge spearing McIntyre for the win at 6 minutes.

WINNERS: Edge & Kelly Kelly - We've got over ten minutes of show left, so we're likely squeezing in some angles to close the show.

Post-match, Teddy Long dances onto the stage. Edge does the Teddy Long dance to remind of how WHITE he is! This takes us to our last...

Ad break

When we come back, Vickie pleads for her job. Long doesn't care for any of that and fires her. He walks away, as Edge laughs at her. Vickie goes around asking for help. Referee Scott Armstrong? Nope. Booker T? He laughs. Cole? Cole says he'll talk to Teddy Long. The cameraman? Nope. Vickie takes the mic and asks Edge for help. Edge instead cues up the usual goodbye song. Vickie takes the long walk up the ramp and stops to vow revenge the only way she knows how, by yelling a lot.

But wait! Alberto Del Rio wipes out Edge from behind! He chucks Edge into the steel post and applies the jujigatime! ADR breaks the hold and winks at Edge. Del Rio's music hits to end the show.

FINAL THOUGHT

If the disastrous Wrestlemania main event between Triple H and Chris Jericho from ten years ago taught us anything, it's to make the feuds about the actual guys feuding. So I'm pleased to see Vickie Guerrero written out so that the focus on the Edge/Del Rio feud can actually be ON Edge and Del Rio.

A lot of focus on angles tonight, with the Vickie situation and the Cody/Rey feud eating up most of the show. Next week should focus on more of the buildup to the PPV, so we'll see you then.

(edited by It's False on 26.2.11 0209)


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How dare they continually shorten (or even remove entirely) the fantastic entrance of Drew McIntyre. (No sarcasm intended.)



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
Absolute highlight of the show: when Kelly got up from spearing Vickie right in the way of Edge, and almost got knocked to the ground.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
A Dusty Rhodes heel turn in 2011 is hilarious. It's the American Dream for a fat old Texan to help his dashing son beat up a little Mexican.

I thought Cole was in hilarious heel form, particularly with the Cody and Rey stuff:

"I agree Rey Mysterio has the heart of a lion, but it's black!"

"I've gotta tell you, a lotta guts by that man Cody Rhodes to walk out here tonight."

"It was a work of art! I've never seen a more well-deserved beatdown! Ladies and gentlemen, I just hope there's more!"


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
A very smart way to get Dusty to the Atlanta 'Mania. But I hope he doesn't overshadow Cody in the promos; Cody has been 2 things in this angle:
1) awe; and
2) some.

And if he wears the Rey mask at Mania ... forget it. Angle of the year.

I'll take a Swagger win anyway we can get it, but both he and Kofi need fresh stories.

I agree it's necessary to let Rio shine without Vickie's dominating heat, but she's too good a commodity to sit out as we head toward Mania. I'm warming to the idea of letting Dolph gear down a bit before a post-mania push. He's worked his ass off since going to Fridays. He needs a break.



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Cody is gold, more so than his brother. His delivery was awesome. "Everyone is STARING at me!" I can't help but think he and Rey will be the most interesting thing to watch on Smackdown going into WM.

I just noticed for the first time the awesome looking specialized chyron that everyone has. Really sharp. If Swagger can get red, white and blue chyron, than why can't Barrett get red?



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    And if he wears the Rey mask at Mania ... forget it. Angle of the year.


As much as I love this (and believe me, I do) I think the following would be better;


1) He wears it next week and cut a career defining promo. Rey comes back and the blood feud continues.

2) He wears it next week and cut a career defining promo and proceeds to wear the mask EVERY WEEK until Wrestlemania.

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but so far in this feud is Cody channeling some mad crazy rudo tendencies?


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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54
I totally agree with this praise of the Rey/Rhodes (boy, there's a bad Green Bay flashback) angle. Cody has been awesome on the mic, Rey has been his usual solid babyface self, it's going to lead to a good-to-very good match at Mania, and best of all, there's a GENUINE CONFLICT. In a company that couldn't even book John Cena to miss a week after losing a career match, actually holding Cody out of the Rumble was an awesome touch --- Cody has a legit gripe about his injury, but Rey is in the right because it was ultimately an accident.

I guess it wouldn't be Rey's style to badmouth an injury, but he could easily say "You're crying about a busted nose?! Talk to me after 10 knee surgeries, pal!"



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.56
Wow, maybe I'm just in a particularly cranky, jaded, bitchy mood. Feel free to take that as a given & move on to the next post -- I won't take it personally.

They haven't written out Vickie -- they've just moved her over to Alberto del Rio. They don't think he's actually getting enough heel heat (I certainly don't think he is.) to be a legitimate match for Edge without adding Vickie's massive heel heat to his camp. The focus will completely continue to be all over Vickie. I don't think much of del Rio, & (IMO, obviously) this effort to shore him up with arguably the hottest heel in the company tells me that they realise that too.

And in a parallel story, the nepotism ship continues to sink. Cody isn't cutting it. Repackaging him as "dashing" didn't help. Telling us that the divas think he's hot (.. or cute, or dashing, or whatever they tried to say. He's not. At all.) was just sad. So, let's trot daddy out there, with a "shocking turn" on Rey to try to get him some heat. Between Rey & Dusty, they should be able to get some kind of heat on him, right?

(The closest I am to interested in this situation: Was Cody actually injured? And then they leveraged that? Or were they so desperate that they worked the Cody injury, tried to work up some "RNN" style momentum, & then brought in daddy?)

Can we start turning down this forced version of heel Michael Cole? I wouldn't mind a heel announcer, but this is just going badly. And Booker? He can be kinda fun, but he's adding nothing but more noise to the situation. Josh is the one being the superstar, holding down the commentary table.

I'm still totally disinterested in Jack Swagger, & their interminable "feud" is just dragging Kofi down.


Corre vs Big Show is just fine. Because Barrett has a stable, & particularly an even bigger man, that makes sense with Show. Slater is getting to do some really nice ring work with interesting people (although he needs to do something to keep from being Shelton Benjamin'd.), & Gabriel is rounding out somewhat.

Thanks for dropping by, Kane. I do still say Kane is the best "big man" opponent for Rey. Buh-bye now -- the back stage employee wants to talk.

The flawless girls are doing a fine job of their breakup. They're doing a nice job of working their story arc. Particularly with Michelle having an ankle issue.

We had almost 10 minutes of Cena re the Rock replay, & almost 5 minutes of Taker/HHH replay. Now I certainly understand wanting to showcase those, but it really doesn't speak well to their confidence in what's happening on SD these days.

Yeah, extra-cranky.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.14
    Originally posted by emma
    And in a parallel story, the nepotism ship continues to sink. Cody isn't cutting it. Repackaging him as "dashing" didn't help. Telling us that the divas think he's hot (.. or cute, or dashing, or whatever they tried to say. He's not. At all.) was just sad. So, let's trot daddy out there, with a "shocking turn" on Rey to try to get him some heat. Between Rey & Dusty, they should be able to get some kind of heat on him, right?


Everything else you said, I agree with or at least will concede a strong possibility that you're correct, but this I absolutely disagree with.

Cody has really been bringing it clear back to his rookie's elimination during NXT2. He hit a slight rough patch following the breakup of his team with McIntyre but for the most part, he's been moving forward character wise and has really stepped it up in the ring as well. It's been a slow progression but a definite progression. Last night, he showed signs of being ready to take it to the next level. A feud with Rey (which, according to reports, was hand picked by Rey) could easily propel him to the next level.

Was Dusty brought in to add heat? Sure, but there would have been heat regardless. First of all, it's Rey Mysterio. Anyone attacking him is going to get heat. Secondly, Cody has played his character to a tee and people already dislike him.

Also, are all the people who claimed that the Cody-looks-in-the-mirror thing was pre-recorded and claimed that they could see differences between his actions and what was portrayed on the video screen sticking to those claims?

As far as Vickie Guerrero being moved over to Alberto del Rio, it's certainly possible. I wonder if there's a chance, however, that her daughter, currently under a developmental contract, could factor into the situation somehow, though. (Granted, she hasn't been wrestling for very long but she's a Guerrero, so it's entirely possible she's been wrestling for her entire life. I doubt very much that she walked into FCW with absolutely no training.)

Speaking of which, I couldn't help but laugh at Cole's attempt to get sympathy on Vickie by claiming she was putting her girls through college. One of them is signed by the WWE, the other isn't of college age yet.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
I was one of those folks initially balking at the mirror video during entrances, and I seem to be wrong and wrong some more.

But I did like that Rey's impact "broke" the mirror.



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According to Rey Mysterio's TV Tropes page (and yes, I know it's a wiki, and thus not necessarily a reliable source of news), Rey suffered the same injury as The Undertaker, but unlike 'Taker, continued to wrestle against the strenuous advice of doctors because he knew the company needed him.

To show their gratitude, WWE gave him his choice of feud, and Rey chose to help elevate Cody Rhodes.

If this is true, Rey is even more freakin' awesome than I already thought he was.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.54
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    According to Rey Mysterio's TV Tropes page (and yes, I know it's a wiki, and thus not necessarily a reliable source of news), Rey suffered the same injury as The Undertaker, but unlike 'Taker, continued to wrestle against the strenuous advice of doctors because he knew the company needed him.


Also like Taker, it seems Rey can't wrestle more than five matches without suffering an injury these days. Could he be on his last year, too? Rey vs. Mistico at WM 28, farewell match? Or maybe double retirement match between Rey and Edge at next year's Mania?



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    Also like Taker, it seems Rey can't wrestle more than five matches without suffering an injury these days.

???

The last Smackdown where Rey didn't have a match was 12/3/10. He wrestled the previous 2 shows before that, before I decided to stop checking.

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.84
Cody has broken the code of the mask and will probably have Big Dust in his corner at Mania. Rey will need someone to counteract that. Dustin as the Midnight Rider comes to mind.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.43
    Originally posted by emma
    The closest I am to interested in this situation: Was Cody actually injured? And then they leveraged that? Or were they so desperate that they worked the Cody injury, tried to work up some "RNN" style momentum, & then brought in daddy?


It was planned from the start. There's a spot in the original match they overtly key on where Cody exposes Rey's kneebrace.


    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    According to Rey Mysterio's TV Tropes page (and yes, I know it's a wiki, and thus not necessarily a reliable source of news), Rey suffered the same injury as The Undertaker, but unlike 'Taker, continued to wrestle against the strenuous advice of doctors because he knew the company needed him.

    To show their gratitude, WWE gave him his choice of feud, and Rey chose to help elevate Cody Rhodes.


I don't think Rey's rotator cuff is as bad as Undertaker's because Undertaker's was completely torn. But the story is true, I think it was from Jason Powell. It's less that Rey wants to wrestle so much as the company begged him to, plus he doesn't want to miss another big Wrestlemania payoff like he did for 23 and 24. He had an inner ear infection and wasn't supposed to fly to Europe, but they asked him to go and make appearances but not wrestle. Then they put him in matches. Then he got hurt. He's supposed to be on a reduced physical schedule now but reduced by Rey standards means going all-out all the way to the end of the Elimination Chamber.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.14
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Cody has broken the code of the mask and will probably have Big Dust in his corner at Mania. Rey will need someone to counteract that. Dustin as the Midnight Rider comes to mind.


Why not Rey Mysterio Sr.? As much as the WWE owes Rey at this point (don't forget that he cut his vacation short last summer, also due to the Undertaker being injured, albeit at his own hands (or knees)) I would think he could finagle a Wrestlemania payday for the man who brought him into the business and gave him his name.

Plus Rey Sr. matches up well to Dusty physically, in so much as they both look like they could be hiding Mysterio Jr. in their bellies.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.43
He would have to be called Mr. Mysterio or Rey Classic.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I don't think Rey's rotator cuff is as bad as Undertaker's because Undertaker's was completely torn. But the story is true, I think it was from Jason Powell. It's less that Rey wants to wrestle so much as the company begged him to, plus he doesn't want to miss another big Wrestlemania payoff like he did for 23 and 24. He had an inner ear infection and wasn't supposed to fly to Europe, but they asked him to go and make appearances but not wrestle. Then they put him in matches. Then he got hurt. He's supposed to be on a reduced physical schedule now but reduced by Rey standards means going all-out all the way to the end of the Elimination Chamber.


So the irony is that Cody got time off for a worked injury, while at the same Rey had to work through real injuries?

Also hats off to the "Ray Rhodes" reference (which may have been in another thread?).



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#20 Posted on
As I watched Cody pull Rey's mask off I wondered if they were somehow gonna build to a mask vs hair match at 'Mania, which would fit into the fued quite easily and normally be quite nice, but in the case of Mysterio would probably make the finish too easy to predict since they wouldn't/shouldn't unmask Rey.
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