-Umaga defeated Kane at about 8:30. I'm actually happy Benoit didn't win because I really didn't want to see him job to Umaga. Wasn't paying attention most of this match, but Umaga did get the totally clean victory here. Why didn't they just do this at Unforgiven?
-Cryme Tyme won the Texas Tornado tag match at about 4:35. Total filler here, wasn't particularly impressed by anyone here. It was obvious it would be Texas Tornado when all the teams came out in the beginning. What would all the teams just go to the back for Tag Team Turmoil? Nah. Total filler.
-Jeff Hardy retained the IC title over Carlito at about 13:25. Carlito gets picked by a landslide to no surprise. Decent enough match, though I think Carlito's spring-board moonsaults look pretty weak. I was actually surprised Hardy retained by getting the clean victory. I kind of expected a title change here ala Benjamin/Jericho in 04.
-Edge and Randy Orton defeated DX at about 18:20. To no surprise once again, Eric Bischoff is the guest referee. The DX schtick is getting old and tired as hell. Is HHH telling the audience to shh and not ruin HBK's catch-phrase supposed to be funny? Well Orton and Edge won so I'm happy. I enjoyed the match for the most part. Lita did not come out with Edge.
-Lita defeated Mickie James to win the vacated women's title at about 8:05 in a lumberjack match. Once again, you knew it was going to be a lumberjack match since all the divas came out before the vote was announced. WWE could've at least tried to make it seem like the voting results are a surprise. Interestingly enough, Edge pretty much ditched Lita before the match. Also interesting, Mickie James had sluttier ring attire than Lita did. Lita's ring attire was downright conservative. Match was actually pretty dull and boring, total piss-break match. Lita gets the win with a snap DDT to become Women's champion once again. I was pretty surprised by that since I hear Lita is leaving in December. Guess they want to drag this feud out a bit.
-Ric Flair and Roddy Piper defeated The Spirit Squad to win the world tag team titles at 6:55. Piper got the majority vote, well that kind of surprised me. And boy is he out of freaking shape. Good God, he has a bigger gut than me. Match was kind of cute and funny, and it was cool to see Piper win this title for the first time ever, but I doubt it's going to have any lasting effect. Rhodes and Slaughter were ringside to cancel out the rest of the Spirit Squad and prevent a beat-down post match. Then all four senior citizens dance, which was funny.
-Booker T retained his title by defeating John Cena at about 21:15. Big Show seemed in pretty bad shape here. He seemed winded and gassed early on and it looked like he had trouble moving and getting the steel steps removed. He took like an 8 minute nap after getting knocked out as well. Match was inoffensive but nothing special as far as the typical WWE main event triple threats go. I knew there was no way anyone was going to drop their title, and once you saw that Booker T was defending his, one would figure that K-fed would get involved, which he did, costing Cena the duke. What was funnier was Booker T calling Cena's bluff and agreeing to give Cena a night with his queen. Also a fun little cameo by Farooq who was wearing a RAW shit. Is Farooq back now?
Basically I didn't pay for this show and I got some good chicken wings. It wasn't a horrible show, but overall, No Mercy and Unforgiven were much better PPV's. This felt like another glorified RAW show.
All six matches were done with about a whole hour to go. WWE easily could've added another match like a RAW vs. Smackdown US title defense by Benoit, but I think Benoit has it written in his contract that all his title reigns have to suck.
Only about 80 minutes total of wrestling on what's supposed to be a 3 hour show as well.
Just a few things on tonight show. One, Umaga is undefeated even beating Cena and HBK I think ( can't really remember for sure) But anyway, being undefeated why is he not challenging for the Heavyweght Title? Would make common sense , or at least it used to in kayfab wrestling that if someone is undefeated then he is pretty much a contender if not the #1 contender. Anyway, we will see.
Hardy and Carlito, probably the best match of the night. There was some slow setups and stuff but alot of descent wrestling which is good to see. Hehehe never did figure out why someone who is almost out of it and had the heck beat out of them still can think to shove the hair out of their eyes but can't think straight enough to block a punch or something.. I can't help it, I have always thought that was funny.
No surprise at Cryme Tyme winning with all of the hype and push they have been given lately. Nothing really impressive here especially since Haas has more wrestling ability than anyone else in there.
Flair and Piper/Spirit Squad, ok it was a match. Nuff said. How long does anyone think they will keep the belts, it's not like Piper is going to wrestle every night again.
I hate it that Lita won not because of her attitude or character but lately it seems she has forgotten how to wrestle. Micky has done good when she has someone who can work well but Lita can't even seem to do that anymore. But then again I can remember Victoria destroying everyone she was in the ring with and had real ability. Booking I guess...
Ok who DIDN'T see Edge and Orton was going to win. Real predictable to the point a couple of us here knew how it was going to go right after Bishoff got hit. Maybe we have just been watching wrestling too long.....
Wasn't real sure how the main event was going to end but pretty well knew no titles were gonna change hands. If that would have happened there would be a show with no title and we just can't have that..... As far as Kayfed or whatever his name is, I like them calling him Mr. Brittany Spears..Kinda puts him in his place ya know?
Not a bad show but nothing really great. Then again like I said before, maybe I have just watched wrestling tooo long....
I guess you might as well you the K-Fed heat and go all the way with it while you can, but is having him feuding with the Champion really the best way to use him? I know it's probably best for headlines, but it doesn't make for a great storyline as having him back in the card would.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoI guess you might as well you the K-Fed heat and go all the way with it while you can, but is having him feuding with the Champion really the best way to use him? I know it's probably best for headlines, but it doesn't make for a great storyline as having him back in the card would.
Vince Russo would even give him (K-Fed) the belt!! (see David Arquette)
But Vince MC MAHON would never do such a stupid thing!
I generally try to look at the brighter side of things, but I thought every match on this PPV was a botchfest disaster. I think the Champion of Champions match was the only one that didn't have a major botch at one point during the match.
That said, I thought the backstage skit with DX was worth the price of admission.
"I just KICKED Stan! *Storms down the hallway SuperKicking random people*"
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I'm ticked off about being tricked into unwittingly paying to see K-Fed. K-Fed vs. Cena is the new Kane vs. Pete Rose. Except I liked Kane vs. Pete Rose.
What did I like? KING BOOKER. The Champion of Champions. This was his night, the Smackdown World Champion pinning John Cena on a RAW pay per view. Everything King Booker does: the backstage skit where he pimped Sharmell to Cena, his facial expressions, his pose and twirl ring entrance, his cowardly ways, I love all of it. I liked Lita showing the belt off to the other Divas after she won it. I liked the heel Divas retreating up the ramp and Ariel inviting Lita to come join them. Between Ariel, Lita, Melina, and Victoria, the heel Divas are a much cooler group. I'd much rather hang with them than Torrie, Candice, Ashley, Layla, Kelly Kelly et al. HBK superkicking people in the halls was pretty funny. Orton and Edge winning surprised me. I had no faith DX wouldn't squash those two, although they spent the first five minutes of the match doing just that. And... uh, that's about all I can remember of what made me smile last night. Oh and Roddy Piper's physique. Magnificent.
What didn't I like? Roddy Piper's physique. Kane was a stupid choice. Kane and Umaga have decent matches but we've seen it already. I'm glad Benoit didn't get voted in because no one wants to see the Benoit, the US Champion, lose to Umaga to preserve his undefeated streak. The only good choice was The Sandman; even though he'd have lost, at least Umaga would have gotten caned a few times. The IC Title match sucked until the sequence at the end but it took ten minutes of calling spots in rest holds to come up with it. Watching Lita vs. Mickie James was like watching a car wreck with elephants and clowns. Lita somehow managed to bump even more awkwardly than usual and neither girl knew what to make of the other. While I love King Booker, I'm of the opinion it wouldn't have mattered which titled the fans voted for since the Champion in danger would have retained. We were most likely not getting a dual champion coming out of Cyber Sunday regardless. Lastly, I didn't like the show very much. And I especially don't like K-Fed.
I havent watched WWE in a while, though I do try to see the occasional WWECW from time to time. This show was proof positive that I've made the right choice in not watching McMahonland anymore. This show sucked out loud. Piper looked 7 months pregent. K-Fed had the best heat of the night. The DX stuff is stupid, Carlito and Hardy was blownspot central. The only good thing about this show was Carlitos dropkick to hardy's knee outta nowhere. Man that made me laugh.
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