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I think most of us view the night after Wrestlemania as the season finale/premiere of the WWE. If we use that as the parameters, how would you rate this year for the WWE. From characters to regular shows to PPVs on a scale of 1 to 10?



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The evolution of Mark Henry into greatness made the year for me. STarting with the Big Show he went on a serious stretch of insanely great matches, promos, angles. He worked hurt, and throughout the year looked like a BEAST. And as we saw this past Monday, he's back at 100% health AND knows how to feed a crowd. Great story, GREAT stuff.

Daniel Bryan's rise to WORLD. HEAVYWEIGHT. CHAMPION. was awesome, as was Ryder's ascent to the US title. In fact, TLC 2011 is one of my favorite PPV's for that reason.
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Sheamus's turn and development as a performer was impressive. His February and March SmackDown matches with Ziggler and Jericho were PPV-worthy, and Mania should have given him a proper showcase to bust ass and deserve the belt. That didn't happen. And that feels like a step back for him. He has the belt, yes, but through such an underwhelming manner that he still doesn't seem to have "earned" it. He and we were denied a zenith to this title angle. His appearance in the KMart ads feels like a bigger deal than his new belt.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.96
John Cena's rise to the top pushed me away from wrestling in 2006. CM Punk calling bullshit on WWE and the Cena character brought me back last summer. Because I connected with it so much, that stretch of 3 weeks or whatever between The Promo and MITB was one of the best pro wrestling angles I've ever seen. The next few weeks through Summerslam were decent, and then I mostly stopped paying attention again when Nash got inserted. Survivor Series brought me back for good.

Punk overall has been my MVP. When he has decent stuff to work with (not Nash, ADR, or a storyline-devoid feud with Ziggler) he is awesome.

I am just waiting for something big to happen with Cena, so most of these past 10 months have felt like treading water. He would get a low mark when he's just playing regular old Cena, but the aura of suspense that surrounds him whenever it seems like a big character change might be coming gets the highest marks possible.

I came in around the middle of Mark Henry's push. It fell off here and there, but when he was able to he performed great.

Zack Ryder's push to the US title was excellent, but everything since then has been awful.

Daniel Bryan started off his push decently, but nobody had much hope for him. He has gotten better and better and is now one of the few guys whose segments I will watch no matter what.

Sheamus isn't my cup of tea, but he does just fine as the good-natured power wrestler.

I know very little about Dolph Ziggler the character, but Dolph Ziggler the wrestler is my favorite guy on the roster to see get beat up. With some better offense and a reason to use it on someone he should be the next guy to permanently jump up the card.

Overall, the percentage of stuff I like is about the same as it ever was during the other two times I was a big fan in the late 90s or mid 2000s. I will probably never care much about Randy Orton, Divas matches, or any of the currently neglected tag teams, but ever since Survivor Series I have been watching probably 50% of the segments and been really interested in 25% of them.

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.07
    Originally posted by samoflange
    I know very little about Dolph Ziggler the character, but Dolph Ziggler the wrestler is my favorite guy on the roster to see get beat up. With some better offense and a reason to use it on someone he should be the next guy to permanently jump up the card.


Or Cody Rhodes, who is awesome.

I wish they would figure out something for the Miz to do. It is so funny that a year ago he really WAS must-see.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.79
wrestlers' effort and performance: 10
booking: anywhere from 2 (Oct-Nov Raw) to 10 (July Raw)

In general, Smackdown is almost always pretty good and Raw is hit or miss depending on how the wind blows. NXT rules.

As a big fan of Punk, Bryan, Christian, Ryder, and Ziggler, the year had a lot of great things for them that I wish could've been followed up on better. It also made me a fan of Randy Orton and Mark Henry.

Wouldn't fiscal 2011-12 have been amazing if everything had gone the same with the slight differences of ...

Christian - gets a victory lap as a face world champion, then turns heel to keep the title from Orton (by spitting in his face?) before dropping it to him at Summerslam
Punk - doesn't come back until Survivor Series to unify the titles against a strong Del Rio
Miz and Truth - real heat on them going into Survivor Series, remember this?
Henry - someone actually straight up stops his dominant reign of terror. like say Daniel Bryan using MITB in the upset of a lifetime, which goes to his head, which leads to him turning by doing the AJ/Big Show thing to get out of that defense
Bryan - everything was tremendous except for the last match
Ryder - jesus. still U.S. champion and captain of Team Teddy
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.43
Overall, I'd say it was the best year since about 2000. Summer of Punk was as compelling as anything they've ever done. Yes, it was botched ultimately, but it produced moments I'll be youtubing years down the road. And it produced one of the best matches ever at MITB.

The Road to Wrestlemania was very strong and had three matches I was dying to see (usually I'm luck to care about 2).

Also, nothing I can think of was really horrible. Probably the worst things they did were bringing in Nash and the Kane/Cena feud. Nash wasn't around long enough to do much damage and bad as it was, Kane has done a LOT worse.

Add to that pushing guys that I like (Punk, Bryan) and making guys I didn't care about interesting (Henry, Shaemus).

I'd give them a solid B.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.76
I wasn't following WWE consistently, so I can't give one number score for everything. Here is what stood out to me, though.

Christian: Losing the title so quickly would have been an interesting "act one", but his second title reign of the year needed to be longer.

The Miz: When he retained last year at Wrestlemania, I assumed that he was going to have an unpredictably long reign. Losing in April was horrible for him, since he hadn't built up any credibility during the 5 months he held the title. He needed more Michael Cole in his act. Together they were the dream team.

Michael Cole: The Cole saga was fantastic. I wish it was still going, but it was fine to end it when and how they did. Heel Cole continues to be wonderful.

R-Truth: It should have been his summer, particularly since he was right about the conspiracy.

CM Punk: Returned way too soon. Should have retained the Nexus as his backups upon his return.

Vince McMahon: McMahon's character was finally defeated when Punk escaped with the title. This brought McMahon full circle to when he originally turned heel to keep Bret Hart from escaping with the title. This story provided a great sense of closure.

Cody Rhodes: Excellent work.

Anonymous Raw General Manager: Would it have been that hard for Johnny to reveal he was Anonymous? I'm still waiting to hear the GM Chime again.

Ryder/Ziggler: Fantastic feud. This was my favorite part of WWE this year. The high point of the year was when Ryder finally snuck into Ziggler's hotel room and got revenge on him for Ziggler/Evil Scott Stanford's attacks on him and Chi.

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.58
I wish the landscape was different enough that we could see an interview with someone high-up in creative to talk about the "season" and changes that were made like you see showrunners for sitcoms and dramas all over the internet these days. I think I might be as or more interested in that than the week-to-week product.

Who wouldn't want to read someone high up in creative talk openly about whether or not the Royal Rumble finish changed or having to react to how over Santino and Ryder were?

As for the "year" overall, I'm of two minds. The prior season, the Nexus Year, ended in a much worse place than this one did. But the Summer of Punk II angle had vastly more potential than Nexus did, so even though this year ended surprisingly well, they missed a greater opportunity.

People who ended the year in better shape than they started: Punk (with huge caveats about what could have been), Bryan, Santino, Otunga (the character find of 2011!), Johnny Ace, Big Show, The Rock, Teddy Long

People who were briefly built up, then curiously/accidental ly/spitefully dropped, but could still be properly used: Ziggler, Truth, Henry, Ryder, Rhodes, Sheamus (I think they'll regret this title win in the Wrestlemania Series Finale, and not because of the 18 seconds thing), Barrett, Ricardo, Clay, Kofi

People who finished the year worse than they started: Orton, Christian, Del Rio, The Miz, Jack Swagger, Vickie, Ezekiel Jackson (not too broken up that one), Natalya, Beth

People who are Drew McIntyre or Ted DiBiase Jr.: Drew McIntyre, Ted DiBiase Jr., possibly also Jack Swagger

Obviously, the initial Punk angle was the best thing all year, and the derailment with the Walkout (the worst Raw in years, yes?), HHH and Nash was the biggest, most "costly" mistake the company made since not putting Orton over HHH at WMXXV.

Orton probably had his best year overall as a worker (Orton/Otunga Christmas Brawl - unheralded match of the year), but the Orton/Christian feud somehow ended with both of them looking worse for it despite having great matches all the way through.

Mark Henry was the real surprise and, for a month or two, was the actual most valuable guy in the company. How did that happen? Henry, Bryan and Big Show all repeatedly got each other over, so that was arguably the best feud/angle of the year, but I agree with Shapiro that if they were going to force Henry to work hurt, he should have worked hurt against face Daniel Bryan, who would have then turned heel in the exact same way. Which would have given them the perfect opportunity to do the Face Henry vs. Heel Bryan feud this year.

Brutal year for Del Rio and Miz, and honestly, the whole heel mid-card suffered in a major way because they were afraid to pull the trigger on Rhodes and Ziggler. Ziggler got a brief title feud, but it didn't help or hurt him at all. He's like the exact middle of the company (or maybe Ziggler and Kofi together?), he didn't move at all this year, and they're foolish for just sending him out there without a plan.

The overall story of the year was the company's reluctance to heed fan reaction. They actively worked to fight the reaction to Ryder (with Mason Ryan being thrown into his spot, then yanking the title off Ryder anyway to the point of taking the title off TV rather than let Ryder have it), were blindsided by how badly they misread the respons to Christian, openly tried to sabotage the Punk stuff for a month or two and couldn't figure out how to read the crowds on Riley, Henry or Truth or how to get the best use out of both (though credit to them for actually giving Henry and Truth their unlikely chances in the first place).

Shapiro hit on pretty much all the simple fixes they could have done. I'd add in saving Cena vs. Rey for the Summerslam Main Event (with teases that Punk might return at that show, and maybe even just having him sit and watch the entire show from the crowd or something?) and the obvious switch of Jericho winning the Rumble and Sheamus having to beat both Henry and Show in the Elimination Chamber to get a title shot and the newly heel-turned Little Daniel Bryan.

Edited to add:
    Originally posted by Dionysus
    Vince McMahon: McMahon's character was finally defeated when Punk escaped with the title. This brought McMahon full circle to when he originally turned heel to keep Bret Hart from escaping with the title. This story provided a great sense of closure.
You know, that really was surprisingly clever if they intended it, and I kind of think they did even if they never bothered telling Cole or Lawler to mention it.
    Originally posted by Dionysus
    Anonymous Raw General Manager: Would it have been that hard for Johnny to reveal he was Anonymous? I'm still waiting to hear the GM Chime again.
Good call. Completely dropping the Anonymous GM thing wasn't as long-term harmful as some of the other mistakes, but it was the second most disappointing behind how they handled Punk in the fall. If there's any truth at all to the Batista rumors, I'd seriously like him to come out, cut his return promo and then just say "Oh, and by the way, of course I was the Anonymous GM, you idiots. I was beind Nexus, too" and leave it at that. They owe us at least that much, and the timing of both angles would actually work.

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.79
    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    I'd add in saving Cena vs. Rey for the Summerslam Main Event (with teases that Punk might return at that show, and maybe even just having him sit and watch the entire show from the crowd or something?) and the obvious switch of Jericho winning the Rumble and Sheamus having to beat both Henry and Show in the Elimination Chamber to get a title shot and the newly heel-turned Little Daniel Bryan.


Yeah. Yeah.

Under the premise that it's not fantasy booking when you're making things that already happened happen better, let me tie up these loose ends:

- Rey/Cena at SummerSlam, Punk showing up in the crowd with the belt causes the distraction that leads to whoever wins (let's say Rey, suck it Cena) getting MITB'd by Del Rio (the ultimo opportunist) in the ensuing confusion.

- Miz and Truth build up all kinds of heat, including bashing HHH's brains out with his own sledgehammer while he's immobilized in a stretcher. Rock and Cena are convinced they have to team together to stop their menace via compelling plea by a returning Mick Foley.

- With HHH dead, power reverts back to the anonymous general manager, John Laurinaitis. I always liked Punk being the longterm mastermind of Nexus, but with his Otunga connection, it may as well have been the VP of talent relations who handpicked those guys for NXT. Goddamn, Laurinaitis and Otunga are Mac and Lady Macbeth in this scenario.

- Oh btw before that Daniel Bryan puts his briefcase on the line to beat Wade Barrett to win the leadership of the Smackdown faction known as The Nexus at SummerSlam (one year after blah blah blah) and disbands it, Perry Saturn Flock style.

- Oh btw before that Justin Gabriel gets his babyface turn when Nexus beats down Bryan and Gabriel does that conflicted thing on the top rope before diving onto his mates instead, Billy Kidman Flock style.

- Have Jericho return as video mystery man at the Rumble, win it, then do his no-words debut as his victory speech the next night. Would've been magical.

- Arianne/Cameron wins Tough Enough. (But Ivelisse is coming, y'all.)

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.15
I don't know exactly what grade to give it, but I can say that WWE 2011-12 has been an excellent foundation for a new era of great wrestling TV.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro

    Under the premise that it's not fantasy booking when you're making things that already happened happen better, let me tie up these loose ends


Good read. I wonder how much of that you could fake into a cogent highlight package by slotting carefully edited video footage into selected points in the year, maybe a couple of new promos to fill the gaps. Then WWE could put together a Highlights of the Year DVD every year that all takes place in a slightly altered universe where all the poeple who care about logical storytelling can hang out.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    If there's any truth at all to the Batista rumors, I'd seriously like him to come out, cut his return promo and then just say "Oh, and by the way, of course I was the Anonymous GM, you idiots. I was beind Nexus, too" and leave it at that. They owe us at least that much, and the timing of both angles would actually work.
This really needs to happen. It doesn't even have to be Batista, hell, make it Brock. It's going to make negative-sense no matter what, at least give it a resolution.

EDIT: My rating: Good! They actually got me to watch again this year. Even go back and watch some of the things I missed, like the Cena/Orton feud from 2009.

Yeah, it wasn't perfect. It could have used a little less Nash, but new guys were advanced and old guys got to have their moment in the sun without getting too much in the way of what needed to happen.

(edited by SKLOKAZOID on 4.4.12 1624)
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
I'm happy about the guys that have been legitimately elevated and STAYED elevated. CM Punk rose to the top and is still doing pretty well for himself. Mark Henry won the world over and, despite a couple of hiccups, is still doing really well for himself. Daniel Bryan is going to be the company's next big star, whether they like it or not.

And that's The E in a nutshell. If guys are succeeding, they're doing IN SPITE of booking and management and not because of them. Punk, Henry, and Bryan are doing well because of their own work and not out of anything given to them. At the same time, I feel like guys like Del Rio, Ryder, Miz, Truth, Kingston, Christian, and Ziggler are constantly being booked to look like losers or morons. It's sad to see the booking constantly let these guys down, because they really do bust their asses out there. Christian's one-week title reign, followed by his one-month title reign (that he got from a shitty DQ finish) are particularly criminal.

Then there's Sheamus. Sheamus was getting the biggest pops of the night when his face turn first started, but the Wrestlemania finish just MURDERED him. He's going to get the short end of the stick on this one, because he's getting booed by crowds for something that totally shouldn't be blamed on him.

Finally, there's THE REST of the roster, all of whom are stuck running in circles and many of whom found themselves getting taken off TV for the Wrestlemania build-up. Good luck to guys like Justin Gabriel, Ted DiBiase, and Hunico, who worked really hard with the TV time they were given on SD. But guys like these all wound up stuck in place and have now been taken off the big shows entirely to the point that when (if?) they do come back, they're going to have to start from scratch. It's really a shame. It's to the point that these guys are struggling to even get airtime, much less get elevated. It's a major consequence of the Super Show concept, which many of us saw coming a mile away.

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.13
Two step forwards, one step back. One step forward, two steps back. I think at the end of the year they ended up on the positive side.

The Good
The Summer of Punk was a lot of fun. Mark Henry finally breaking through and becoming more badass than I ever thought he would be was probably my favorite thing to see. A great foundation has been built with Ziggler and Rhodes. Johnny Ace has been a nice surprise and everyones favorite Nexus whipping boy Otunga found his niche. Kane with a mask. Mick Foley's Christmas Smackdown. Danial Bryan becoming the Kurt Angle/Chris Benoit of the WWE. Heel R-Truth. I even like having the Rock back.

The Bad
The announcing overall has been some of the worst of all time. Triple H burying the roster as GM after gettiing into the Punk feud. CM Punk happy to wear his jacket and announce. Cena stealing the belt from Rey after he just won a tournament. Kevin Nash and his cell phone. The Women's Division. Del Rio's character suddenly spinning his wheels.

I'm excited to see where the new year takes us, but I tread into it very lightly and expect to have the rug pulled out from under me with little warning.

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.58
    Originally posted by SKLOKAZOID
      Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
      If there's any truth at all to the Batista rumors, I'd seriously like him to come out, cut his return promo and then just say "Oh, and by the way, of course I was the Anonymous GM, you idiots. I was beind Nexus, too" and leave it at that. They owe us at least that much, and the timing of both angles would actually work.
    This really needs to happen. It doesn't even have to be Batista, hell, make it Brock. It's going to make negative-sense no matter what, at least give it a resolution.
Gotta be Batista:
-Batista helps Vince attack Bret so Vince gives Batista a cheap shot against Cena at Elimination Chamber where he gets the title.
-Cena triumphs, duct tapes Dave to the ring, puts him in a wheelchair.
-Bret becomes the new GM, orders injured Batista to wrestle as revenge, Batista quits WWE (May 2010)
-Two weeks later, the Nexus debuts, takes out John Cena
-A week after that, The Nexus takes out Bret Hart
-Vince is later seen talking to someone he knows and trusts on the phone and offers this person the Anonymous GM role, no doubt someone who got the job per recommendation of their mutual friend Paul?
-The Anonymous GM communicates only via computers; during this time, Dave Batista uses computers to take and post pictures of himself like a 14 year old girl.

Also, I don't like the idea that Brock can use computers.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.79
    Originally posted by 2P4E
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro

      Under the premise that it's not fantasy booking when you're making things that already happened happen better, let me tie up these loose ends


    Good read. I wonder how much of that you could fake into a cogent highlight package by slotting carefully edited video footage into selected points in the year, maybe a couple of new promos to fill the gaps. Then WWE could put together a Highlights of the Year DVD every year that all takes place in a slightly altered universe where all the poeple who care about logical storytelling can hang out.


Haha, that would be great. That's almost what their video packages already are to begin with.

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.69
I rate this season as one of the best in a long long time. Simply because I cared more than I didn't.

(not in any particular order)

I cared about Kane

I Kane about Mark Henry

I cared about Cena

I cared about Cody

I cared about Ziggler

I cared about Big Show

I cared about ADR

I cared about Punk

I cared about R-Truth. R-Truth!

I cared about Daniel Bryan

I cared about Jericho

I cared about The Miz

I cared about Sheamus

I cared about Ryder

I cared about the GM role

This list can go on. Care may not be the most appropriate term. Maybe it's more that the E was able to get me emotionally vested in what was going on. It's not that I didn't care about the roster before. It's more about the E paying more attention and trying new things that we haven't seen in before (or in a long time) to satisfy the fans on a whole and a granular level at the same time. New stars were made and older stars were allowed to shine in a whole new way.

Sure there was some B.S. here and there. For me it just worked overall. Kudos to WWE for the last year.





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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.12
The Summer of Punk II was one of the most brilliant wrestling storylines I've ever seen, to the point where I saved .mp3 recordings of the original interview and the promos leading up to Money in the Bank 2011-- and then I rode considerably out of town to catch the show at a restaurant.

Zack Ryder turning himself into a star was great. They should have given him the U.S. Title at Survivor Series, and I'm still puzzled as to why they gave the title shot at a Big Four pay-per-view to John Morrison, who was on his way out. (Maybe to make The Miz's elimination of him the next night that much more emphatic?)

They had a great thing going with Awesome Truth, before The Miz's Chronic Backstabbing Disorder kicked in. It was a horrible move for Miz's career, as he became practically irrelevant after that, having to practically sneak onto the WrestleMania card. But presumably after scoring the winning pinfall in the General Manager tag-team match at WrestleMania, Johnny Ace is gonna make him a top guy.

Alberto Del Rio's two WWE Title reigns were met with much apathy from me. I just can't bring myself to care about this guy. He gets X-Pac Heat from me: I boo him because I don't want to see him on my television. And now Sheamus has to feud with him; lovely.

Cody Rhodes has had a fantastic year, and bringing back the classic Intercontinental Title was an inspired idea.

I thought by now that Dolph Ziggler would have regained the world title, but he had a great U.S. Title run, and his feud with Ryder over the title helped really get Zack over.

Heath Slater has had a tremendous improvement in his promos, even though he still gets treated like a joke.

Drew McIntyre has really improved his in-ring capability, but he's treated as one of the biggest jokes on the roster, unfortunately.

It may be too early to declare the Sin Cara experiment a failure, but maybe when he comes back, he should tone down the crazy style just a little bit. Not a whole lot of guys can work well with it, anyway. And it leads to plenty of injuries.

Daniel Bryan's Money in the Bank ladder match win was a great surprise, and though I wasn't a fan of the losing-streak angle that immediately followed, his World Title reign, heel turn and storyline as a cheap-shot corner-cutter was interesting.

The Rock's still got it.

The Undertaker and Triple H put on a fantastic Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania, far better than the previous year's match, which I thought was considerably overrated. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, as I wondered if Triple H could really pull it off, if Shawn would ring the bell, and if The Undertaker could come back.

MVP: CM Punk.



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