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WWE Superstars 12/16/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open, Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Jack Korpela and Matt Striker are the first announcers.  Tony Chimel is the first ring announcer.

JTG vs. Curt Hawkins.  They lock up.  JTG gets a side headlock takeover.  JTG lands a shoulder block for 1.  JTG works Hawkins’ arm.  Cover gets 2.  Yeah, a cover off of arm work.  I don’t get it either.  Hawkins slaps JTG in the corner.  JTG goes for the Mugshot, but Hawkins throws him out of the ring to the floor.  Hawkins rams JTG’s back into the apron.  Back inside, Hawkins works JTG over.  JTG fights out of a rear chin lock.  Double clothesline spot.  Insta-commercials.  Hawkins has the rear chin lock clamped on again.  JTG escapes via backdrop suplex.  JTG tries to make a comeback, but Hawkins slams him for 2.  Hawkins goes for the diving elbow drop, but JTG avoids it.  JTG hits the Mugshot for 2.  JTG hits the Sling Blade for the pin (6:01 shown).  Fine little match here.

NXT recap.

Tonight, Yoshi Tatsu vs. Drew McIntyre!  Now THAT is a main event!

Scott Stanford and CM Punk are now the announcers.  Justin Roberts is now the ring announcer.

Zack Ryder vs. Darren Young.  They lock up, then shove each other in the corner.  Ryder Woo Woos.  Young gets a schoolboy for 2.  Young rabs a headlock, then hits a shoulder block and a lariat.  Ryder lands a head kick from the apron.  Ryder hits the bottom rope decapitator into the turnbuckle, then applies a rear chin lock.  Ryder hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Ryder beats up Young in the corner.  Ryder hits a face wash(!) for 2.  Back to the rear chin lock.  Young rallies and hits a belly to belly overhead through.  Nobody does that right anymore.  Young makes his comeback and hits a nice gut buster for 2.  Ryder goes for a neckbreaker.  Young counters and goes for a reverse cradle.  Ryder counters and hits the Rough Ryder for the pin in 5:02.  It was fine.

Tonight, Yoshi vs. Drew!

Alberto Del Rio hype video.

Raw Rebound.

TLC hype.

The main event is NEXT!

Drew McIntyre vs. Yoshi Tatsu.  It’s Raw vs. Smackdown for no apparent reason.  McIntyre is being a dick and not taking Yoshi seriously.  They lock up.  McIntyre pushes Yoshi to the corner and pulls his hair.  They lock up again.  McIntyre grabs a side headlock, then hits a shoulder block.  That happens in every match ever.  They lock up a third time.  Yoshi lands some chops.  McIntyre beats on Yoshi in the corner.  Yoshi responds in kind.  Yoshi lands a head kick for 2.  McIntyre ducks another head kick and bails.  Yoshi follows and they brawl outside.  McIntyre gives Yoshi a shoulder breaker onto the apron!  That’s kind of awesome.  Insta-commercials.  McIntyre works Yoshi’s injured shoulder.  Yoshi fights out and gets a flying crucifix hold for 2!  McIntyre drops Kofi with a boot, then gets a single leg jackknife hold for 2.  Punk name drops Chono, Misawa, and Jumbo.  Awesome.  McIntyre works the shoulder and heels it up.  McIntyre hits an arm breaker for 2.  Yoshi dropkicks McIntyre out of the ring.  McIntyre comes back in and accidentally spears the post when Yoshi side steps him.  Yoshi lands some chops and kicks.  Yoshi lands a spin kick.  Cover, but McIntyre gets the ropes.  McIntyre sends Yoshi to the apron.  Yoshi lands a head kick, then goes up top.  McIntyre avoids the diving spin kick and h its the Future Shock for the pin (9:38 shown).  Awesome little TV match.  I loved this.

Good show this week.  I loved the main event!  There’s a good chance that that will be the best WWE TV match this week.

WWE Superstars 12/9/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by Grappleholic

Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Tonight, Eve vs. Alicia Fox!  That’s a main event?  Seriously?  Jack Korpela and Matt Striker are the first announcers.  Ashley Valence is the ring announcer.

JTG vs. Tyler Reks.  They lock up.  Reks beats the crap out of him.  JTG rallies and lands a dropkick.  He charges Reks in the corner, but Reks catches him and slams him down.  Reks hits a knee drop, then throws JTG’s shoulder into the post.  Cover gets 2.  Reks applies a double arm hook.  JTG escapes and hits the Goldust sliding punch.  Reks drops him with a punch, but misses a knee drop.  JTG makes his comeback, throws some fuzzy dice to the crowd, and hits the Mugshot for 2.  Reks goes for the Snake Eyes or something, but JTG gets a sunset flip for 2.  Reks comes back and hits his modified Burning Hammer for the pin in 3:36.  Fine little TV match.

NXT recap.

Next, Trent Barreta vs. Curt Hawkins!  The rubber match!

WWE.com plug.

Curt Hawkins vs. Trent Barreta.  Hawkins talks shit and shoves Barreta.  Barreta slaps him and drops him with a European uppercut.  Barreta hits an elbow smash for 2.  Barreta hits a knee drop for 2.  Barreta gets a side headlock takeover.  Hawkins turns it into a head scissors.  Barreta escapes and hits another headlock takeover.  Barreta hits a shoulder block and a Frankensteiner for 2.  Barreta hits the headlock takeover again.  It’s a cool move, but you shouldn’t base your match around it.  Hawkins backs Barreta into the corner and pounds him.  Barreta takes a bump over the ropes, face first into the steps.  Insta-commercials.  Hawkins has Barreta in a rear chin lock.  Barreta escapes and hits a dropkick.  Barreta makes his comeback and hits a springboard dropkick for 2.  Hawkins ducks the jumping knee and lands a lariat for 2.  Barreta lands on his feet from a wonky backdrop suplex and hits the jumping knee strike for 2.  Hawkins counters a suplex and suplexes Barreta to the apron.  Barreta back body drops Hawkins to the floor and hits a twisting springboard dive.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Hawkins avoids Barreta’s fancy DDT.  Barreta counters Hawkins’ move and hits the tornado DDT for the pin (7:08 shown).  Good match.  These guys have been having a really good Superstars-exclusive program lately.

Eve vs. Alicia tonight.  Meh.

Scott Stanford and CM Punk are now the announcers.

Zack Ryder vs. Ezekiel Jackson.  Ryder grabs a headlock.  Zeke throws him off and looks slightly amused.  Zeke grabs a headlock that good make your head pop, then runs over Ryder with a shoulder block.  Ryder hides in the ropes.  He gets in a cheap shot, which only amuses Zeke.  Ryder tries to take Zeke’s knee out.  Ryder manages to land a missile dropkick for 2.  Ryder pounds on Zeke and hits a knee drop for 2.  Ryder clamps on a front face lock.  Zeke sets Ryder on the top rope.  Ryder slugs him, which just pisses Zeke off.  Zeke makes his comeback and hits the Book of Ezekiel for the pin in 2:47.  Awesome.  I love Zeke’s squashes.

Eve vs. Alicia tonight.  I don’t care.  At all.

TLC song!  Na Na Na?  What kind of song is that?

Kofi Kingston hype video.

TLC hype.

Raw Rebound.

The “main event” is next.

Eve Torres vs. Alicia Fox.  They flip around some.  Eve hits some arm drags and applies an arm hold.  Fox fights out, then eats an elbow smash.  Fox ducks a kick and pulls Eve down by her hair.  Fox works the hair.  I fucking hate that shit so much.  Cover gets 2.  Fox applies a rear chin lock.  Eve fights out and applies a sleeper hold.  Fox makes it to the ropes.  Eve won’t break.  Fox backs her into the corner, but fails to break.  Fox finally manages to turn it into a backbreaker.  Cover for 2.  Why wasn’t Eve DQ’d for not breaking the hold?  Fox lands some knees.  Eve makes her comeback and tries to set up the moonsault.  Fox grabs her foot, then hits a Northern Lights suplex hold for 2.  Eve counters a suplex into a neckbreaker, then hits a moonsault press for the pin in 4:57.  Not bad, and I approve of any match that ends via moonsault.

Good show this week.

WWE Superstars 12/2/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open, Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are the first announcers.  Tonight, The Hart Dynasty EXPLODES!  Tyson Kidd vs. David Hart Smith!  Tony Chimel is the first ring announcer.

Tyler Reks vs. Trent Barreta.  Barreta’s rival Curt Hawkins comes out to do commentary.  They evade each other a bit.  Barreta grabs a headlock.  Reks throws him off.  Reks beats on Barreta.  Barreta lands an elbow smash and a flip splash for 2.  Barreta takes Reks over with a side headlock.  Reks rolls it into a cradle for 1.  I love that spot.  Reks powers Barreta into the corner and beats on him.  Barreta lands a dropkick and takes Reks down into a pinning predicament for 2.  Reks slams Barreta and goes for a knee drop.  Barreta avoids it and hits a Frankensteiner, then clotheslines Reks out of the ring and hits an Asai moonsault!  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Reks beats on Barreta in the corner.  Reks hot shots Barreta into the ropes.  Insta-commercials.  Reks continues beating on Barreta.  Reks hits a front suplex for 2.  Reks applies a bear hug.  Barreta fights out.  Reks whips Barreta into the corner, then hits a Final Cut like move for 2.  Reks applies the bear hug again.  Reks hits a gut buster for 2.  Barreta lands on his feet from a backdrop suplex and lands an enzuigiri.  Barreta hits a running knee strike for 2.  Barreta goes for his DDT, but Reks counters and catapults him toward the counter.  Barreta avoids harm and hits a springboard dropkick for 2.  Reks hits half assed Burning Hammer for the pin (9:14 shown).  Pretty decent match.  I’m growing fond of young Mr. Barreta.

NXT recap.

Tonight, the Hart Dynasty EXPLODES!

Scott Stanford and CM Punk are now the announcers.  Justin Roberts is now the ring announcer.

Darren Young vs. William Regal.  They do a glorious section of chain wrestling.  I love this shit.  Punk says “wrestling,” which would get him fired if he did it on a show that anyone watched.  Regal sets out to do what he loves most: Mauling a fucker.  Regal abuses Young’s face with his boot.  Young fights back with European uppercuts.  Young hits a suplex for 2.  Young hits a headbutt for 2.  Young does corner punches.  Regal pushes him away like a mild annoyance, then side steps Young, who spears the post.  Regal applies the Regal Stretch for the win in 3:42.  Good little match.  These two are always pretty good together.  Regal is awesome.

Tonight, Kidd vs. Smith!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Big Show hype video.

WWE.com plug.

Raw Rebound.

The main event is NEXT!

The show Tyson Kidd turning on David Hart Smith on Raw 3 weeks ago.

Tyson Kidd vs. David Hart Smith.  Kidd tries to keep away from the larger Smith.  They lock up and Smith shoves him down.  Smith works Kidd’s arm.  Kidd makes it to the ropes.  They argue.  Kidd tries to kick Smith, but Smith catches it and clotheslines him.  Kidd catches Smith with an elbow smash.  Smith hits a belly to belly overhead suplex, then clotheslines Kidd out of the ring.  Smith follows and rams Kidd’s head into the apron, then press slams him into the ring.  Smith beats up Kidd some more.  I should note that Kidd is the heel and Smith is the babyface.  Kidd avoids a charge in the corner and rocks Smith with an enzuigiri.  Smith falls outside.  Insta-commercials.  Kidd has Smith in a rear chin lock.  Kidd hits a dropkick to the head for 2.  Kidd beats on Smith and reapplies his rear chin lock.  Double clothesline spot.  Smith makes his comeback and hits a Northern Lights suplex hold for 2.  Smith hits a leg drop for 2.  Kidd sends Smith out of the ring.  Smith injures his knee in the process.  Kidd tries a baseball slide, but Smith catches him, sends his face into the apron, and lands a European uppercut.  Smith goes for the stalling suplex on the floor, but Kidd lands on the apron.  Smith counters a tornado DDT and hits a powerslam.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Smith goes for the Sharpshooter.  Kidd blocks it and lands some devastating kicks.  Kidd hits the swinging Fisherman buster for 2.  Kidd locks in the Sharpshooter.  Smith struggles and manages to get a rope break.  Kidd goes for a slingshot leg drop to the apron, but Smith avoids it.  Kidd pulls Smith’s head across the top rope, then goes for a springboard sunset flip.  Exactly as his father did do his uncle Bret at SummerSlam 1992, Smith drops forward to block the cradle and gets the pin (9:17 shown).  Very good match.  Smith offers a handshake, but Kidd slaps him and runs away.

Good show tonight, especially the main event.

WWE Superstars 11/11/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open, Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole and Josh Matthews are the first announcers.  Tonight, Kaval takes on Drew McIntyre!  Justin Roberts is the first ring announcer.

Zack Ryder vs. Yoshi Tatsu!  YOSHI IS BACK!  I haven’t seen him in ages.  Ryder wins the lock up.  Yoshi wins the chopping and kicking contest.  Ryder works Yoshi’s arm.  Yoshi proves that he is more adept at arm work, what with his strong style training.  Ryder tries to throw Yoshi out of the ring, but Yoshi comes back and dropkicks him out of the ring.  Ryder rams Yoshi’s head into the turnbuckle, pulls his head across the top rope, and pulls him out of the ring.  Ryder works Yoshi over on the floor and throws him back into the ring.  Ryder applies a rear chin lock.  Yoshi gets a sunset flip for 2.  Ryder chokes him against the middle rope.  I don’t know if the audio is bad for if the crowd is dead.  Ryder hits a backdrop suplex for 2.  Yoshi knees Ryder in the face and goes up top.  Ryder cuts him off and hits a superplex for 2.  Insta-commercials.  Ryder has Yoshi in a cross face.  Yoshi fights out.  Ryder elbows him in the face and goes for a diving rana(?), but gets caught and powerbombed.  Yoshi makes his comeback and hits a handspring elbow for 2.  Ryder boots Yoshi in the face and covers for 2.  Yoshi ducks the Rough Ryder and hits a Shining Wizard for the pin (7:53 shown).  Yay!  Good little match.

NXT recap.

Tonight, Kaval vs. McIntyre!

WWE.com plug.

Ezekiel Jackson vs. Primo (w/ AJ).  Primo flexes his muscles.  They lock up.  Zeke pushes Primo away and flexes his muscles.  Primo tries a go behind and eludes a spinning back fist.  Zeke kicks his ass.  Primo takes out Zeke’s knee and tries to keep him down.  Basement dropkick gets 2.  Primo applies a front face lock.  Zeke throws him off and makes his comeback/massacres Primo.  Zeke hits the Book of Ezekiel for the pin in 2:55.  It was fine.  I love Big Zeke squashing fuckers.

Tonight, Kaval vs. McIntyre!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Manchester!

Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are now the announcers.  Tony Chimel is now the ring announcer.

Survivor Series hype.

Kane hype video.

The main event is NEXT!

Drew McIntyre vs. Kaval.  Kaval lands some leg kicks.  They do some stuff.  Kaval lands an awesome kick for 2.  McIntyre cuts Kaval off and beats him up in the corner.  Kaval hits a cool victory roll rana.  McIntyre bails.  Kaval hits him with a dive from the top rope to the floor.  Kaval throws McIntyre back into the ring and covers for 2.  Kaval hits the Shining elbow for 2.  Kaval kicks the crap out of McIntyre.  Cover gets 2.  McIntyre catches Kaval with a knee to the middle.  Insta-commercials.  McIntyre has Kaval in a hold on the mat.  McIntyre pulls Kaval’s ribs into the post, then pounds him against the apron.  McIntyre suplexes Kaval onto the apron.  Ouch.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  McIntyre keeps the heat on Kaval.  Kaval makes his comeback with awesome kicks.  Cover gets 2.  McIntyre hits a tilt-a-whirl gut buster for 2.  Kaval hits a handspring kick to the corner for 2.  Kaval goes up for the Warrior’s Way, but McIntyre bails to the apron.  McIntyre goes for the Future Shock on the apron.  Kaval escapes, lands on his feet, and hits a koppou kick up the steps.  Awesome!  McIntyre avoids the Warrior’s Way again and hits the Future Shock for the pin (10:51 shown).  Good match.

Pretty good show this week.

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/8/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open.  We are TAPED from Manchester, England.  Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.  Michael Cole and Josh Matthews are the announcers.

John Cena is behind a Nexus podium in the ring.  He reads a scroll introducing Manchester’s own Wade Barrett.  Barrett comes out along with the rest of Nexus: WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, and Husky Harris.  Barrett thanks Cena for reading the intro that he wrote for him.  He says they’re going to do a preview celebration for his title win at Survivor Series tonight, but first he has business to tend to.  They show video of the Nexus getting beaten up by Edge, Kane, and The Big Show on Smackdown last week.  Barrett bitches at Otunga for failing, then bitches at Cena for his refereeing in the Barrett & Otunga vs. Randy Orton & R-Truth match on Raw last week.  Cena starts babbling about the beginnings of his rapper gimmick.  Barrett asks what happened in the match.  Cena replies “You guys lost.”  Barrett says Cena is free or fired at the PPV.  Cena says either way, he’s going to beat up Barrett at the PPV.  Barrett orders Cena to announce him as the new WWE Champion to practice for Survivor Series.  Wouldn’t that be Justin Roberts’ job?  Cena says “Whatever.”  WWE Champion Randy Orton comes out and says he’s still WWE Champion and he’ll beat Barrett at the PPV.  Barrett says he has goons with him.  Cole gets an email from the iBooker 9000.  Couldn’t they have left that thing in the states?  iBooker cancels Barrett’s preview celebration, says the match at Survivor Series can only be won by pinfall or submission (It’s not a No DQ match, it just can’t be won by DQ) and the Nexus geeks will be banned from ringside, and books Nexus vs. Team Orton with Cena as the referee for tonight.  Cena shoves the Nexus podium over, shoves Otunga over, and leaves.

Next, a stupid divas soccer something or other.  Commercials.

WWE.com plug.

Manchester!

Divas Cup Match: Eve Torres & The Bella Twins vs. Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Tamina.  The teams are wearing different color soccer uniforms and both get booed.  Eve and Tamina lock up.  Tamina wins the lock up.  Eve fights back.  Tamina hits a Samoan drop for 2.  Maryse tags in and works over Eve.  Boringly.  Eve fights her off.  Fox and one of the Bellas tag in.  The Bella runs wild, counters a backbreaker attempt, and lands on top for 2.  The Bella gets another 2.  Clusterfuck.  Maryse gives the legal Bella a DDT.  The Bellas pull the switcheroo.  The illegal Bella gets Fox with an inside cradle for the pin in 3:09.  Terrible.

David Otunga gives the Nexus a pep talk in the locker room.  Wade Barrett comes in and tells Otunga that he won’t be in the tag match tonight, but he will face John Cena.  He orders Otunga to give it his all and says he’s going to tell Cena the same thing.  Commercials.

WWE Rewind: Last week, Natalya beat Michelle McCool after miscommunication between LayCool.

The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya) vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso.  Smith beats up Jimmy to start.  Jimmy bails.  Kidd tags in and hits one of the Usos with a DRAGONRANA SUICIDA!  Back inside, Kidd misses a springboard elbow drop.  The Usos get the heat on Kidd.  Jimmy misses a diving splash or a diving headbutt.  Jey and Smith tag in.  Smith runs wild and hits a belly to belly suplex for 2.  Smith hits the running powerslam.  Jimmy saves.  Smith throws him out of the ring.  Kidd misses a baseball slide and gets kicked in the face.  Smith knocks Jimmy off the apron.  Jey drops Smith with a kick and hits the Superfly splash for the pin in 3:36.  Okay little match.  Dysfunction between the Harts continues.

Tonight, Santino Marella has invited Sheamus to a tea party… Huh?

Cena vs. Otunga tonight.  Commercials.

Nest Monday, WWE goes old school!  I’m not sure what that means, but I’m mildly excited.

Matt Striker interviews WWE Champion Randy Orton.  The Miz shows up to tell him that he’s one of the members of Orton’s team tonight.

The announcers talk.

Various chatter goes on in the Nexus locker room.  David Otunga comes in.  The others are mad at him.  He wants them to help him tonight.  Gabriel is scared of doing anything without Barrett’s permission.  Otunga says they don’t need his permission.  The others are skeptical.  Commercials.

WWE Slam of the Week: The Goldust/Aksana wedding from last week on NXT, after which Aksana turned on Goldust.

Million Dollar Champion Goldust vs. Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse).  Goldust shines and looks awesome.  He clotheslines Dibiase out of the ring, chases him back in, and gets clotheslined.  Dibiase beats up Goldust for a bit.  Dibiase hits a backbreaker for 2.  Maryse retrieves the Million Dollar belt from the ringside belt holding geek.  Goldust makes his comeback and hits a bulldog for 2.  Goldust hits a powerslam for 2.  Aksana comes out and takes the belt from Maryse.  Dibiase Pearl Harbors Goldust.  Goldust gets a schoolboy for the pin in 3:24, then chases after his estranged bride.  I have no idea what’s going on here, and the match wasn’t much either.

Tonight, Team Orton vs. Team Barrett!  Commercials!

John Cena vs. David Otunga (w/ Wade Barrett, WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater, Michael McGillicutty, & Husky Harris).  Nexus come out with Otunga, then leave.  Otunga immediately bails and tries to run away.  Cena catches him on the stage, throws him into the car that’s on the stage, and brings him back in the ring.  Cena kicks Otunga’s ass.  Otunga sends Cena’s shoulder into the post to get the advantage.  Otunga beats up Cena for a while.  Cena avoids an elbow drop and makes his comeback.  Cena hits the AA, then locks in the STF for the win 3:59.  Meh.  Commercials.

David Otunga ices his boo boos backstage.  Wade Barrett lectures him about being a loser and tells him to go wrestle Edge on Smackdown.  If he doesn’t win, he’s done.

Manchester!

Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov come out in British looking suits.  Santino looks JUST LIKE Mr. Fuji in that getup.  Santino talks about movies with silly British characters, then invites Sheamus out for a tea party.  Sheamus comes out and actually shakes hands with Santino.  They sit down.  Santino offers him green tea, ginger tea, or a picture of Mr. T.  Sheamus looks amused.  He calls Santino a village idiot.  Santino misunderstands, then offers him “milky” tea.  This goes on for a while.  At least the crowd is amused.  It’s like a fucking British sitcom.  They can’t remember what their issue is until Kozlov reminds them that Santino beat Sheamus.  Santino accidentally pours tea in Sheamus’ lap.  Sheamus is pissed.  Cole gets an email from the iBooker, which books Sheamus vs. Santino.  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Sheamus vs. Santino Marella.  Santino takes his fancy shirt off and has his ring gear on under it.  Sheamus goes after him, but he hides in the ropes.  Santino bails.  Sheamus goes after him.  Santino bails into the crowd.  iBooker sends Cole another fucking email.  If Santino doesn’t get back into the ring, he’s suspended.  He does, and after almost 2 1/2 minutes, the first contact of the match is made.  Sheamus kicks Santino’s ass.  Santino begs off, then hits Sheamus in the balls to get DQ’d in 3:01.  Retarded shit.  Santino celebrates losing.  Sheamus kills him with the pump kick and knees him in the head a bunch.  Sheamus goes for the Razor’s Edge.  John Morrison makes the save and hits Sheamus with the Flying Chuck.  Is this stupid shit going to go anywhere?

John Cena watches a WrestleMania commercial on TV.  Wade Barrett sneaks up behind him and reminds him that if he doesn’t make Barrett champion at Survivor Series, he won’t experience WrestleMania again.  Yeah, we all believe that.  Commercials.

Manchester!

Stand up for WWE!  This one is actually a cool video with the second and third generation wrestlers talking about their families.

WWE Champion Randy Orton, R-Truth, WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, & The Miz (w/ Alex Riley) vs. Wade Barrett, WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater, Michael McGillicutty, & Husky Harris of The Nexus.  John Cena is the referee.  Entrances, commercials, bell.  Danielson and Gabriel start.  Awesome!  Gabriel tries a leapfrog and gets kicked in midair.  Gabriel gets a shot in and tags in McGillicutty.  Danielson gives him an arm drag and tags in Miz.  Miz Pearl Harbors McGillicutty and works him over.  Orton tags in and continues the work.  Orton demands that Barrett tag in.  Barrett orders Slater to tag in instead.  Orton kicks his ass and tags in Truth.  Truth beats up Slater.  Truth hits his splits kick.  Gabriel saves.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Team Orton clears the ring.  David Otunga comes out.  Commercials.  Truth and Gabriel lock up.  Truth wins the lock up.  Gabriel cheap shots him coming out of the corner to get the advantage.  Truth fights back.  Gabriel flips over him and drops him with a kick for 2.  Harris tags in and beats up Truth.  Henry tags in.  FAT GUY FIGHT!  Henry slams Harris like he’s nothing and goes for a big splash.  Harris avoids getting squashed and hits a corner clothesline.  McGillicutty tags in and gets clotheslined.  Danielson tags in and blasts McGillicutty with European uppercuts and kicks.  Danielson hits a release German suplex and running dropkick to the corner for 2.  Danielson lands some more kicks.  Harris blind tags in.  Danielson goes for the LeBell Lock on McGillicutty, but Harris saves.  Harris hits a 360 short range lariat for 2.  Barrett finally tags in and gets the heat on Danielson.  Barrett hits a backbreaker for 2.  Barrett drives his knee and foot into Danielson’s spine while pulling him back by the arms.  Danielson fights out.  Barrett hits a sidewalk slam for 2.  Nexus make quick tags and keep the heat on Danielson.  Danielson drops Slater with a kick.  Barrett tags in.  Orton gets the tag from Danielson and runs wild on Barrett.  DDT OF MURDER!  Orton humps the mat.  Barrett cuts him off and goes for the Wasteland.  Orton counters and hits the 3.0 for 2.  McGillicutty saves.  Truth hits McGillicutty with a front suplex.  Gabriel drops Truth with a kick.  Henry hits the World’s Strongest Slam on Gabriel.  Harris and Slater bundle Henry out of the ring.  Danielson hits them with a double missile dropkick.  Barrett goes for the Wasteland again.  Orton counters into 3.0 again.  And humps the mat again.  Otunga distracts Cena.  Miz and Riley attack Orton.  Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Orton.  Barrett pins Orton in 15:18.  Really good match.

The main event was really good.  The rest of the show was fucking terrible.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 11/5/10

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WWE open, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham, Michael Cole, and Matt Striker are the announcers.  We’re TAPED from Bridgeport, Connecticut!  Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Edge comes out.  Ricardo Rodriguez gets in the ring to introduce Alberto Del Rio, but Edge scares him out of the ring.

Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio.  They show Edge pinning Del Rio in the Triple Threat Match to become #1 Contender last week.  They lock up.  Del Rio goes behind Edge.  Edge sends him out of the ring.  Edge beats up Del Rio outside.  Back inside, Edge continues beating up Del Rio.  Del Rio side steps Edge and sends  him into the post.  Del Rio beats up Edge on the outside.  Commercials.  Del Rio works Edge’s arm for a while, inside and outside of the ring, through both legal and nefarious means.  Edge tries to fight back, telegraphs a back body drop, and kicks kicked in the face.  Edge avoids a charging Del Rio, who slides through the ropes and out of the ring.  Why has that never (to my memory) been a Rumble elimination spot?  Back inside, Del Rio tries to set something up on the top rope.  Edge knocks him down and hits a diving cross body for 2.  Edge makes his comeback and hits a flapjack for 2.  Del Rio tries to set up the Minoru Special and ends up hitting a nice German suplex hold for 2.  Edge hits the Edgecution for 2.  Edge goes up top.  Del Rio jumps up and hits him with an enzuigiri for 2.  Edge boots Del Rio in the face and sets up the spear.  The Nexus ( the 5 minor, non Cena and Barrett members) come out, surround the ring, and jump Edge and Del Rio.  It’s a no-contest in about 13 minutes.  A fuck finish to an otherwise good match.

David Otunga says Nexus are taking over.  The Big Show comes out, followed by Rey Mysterio Jr., and World Heavyweight Champion Kane.  Those guys plus Edge run off Nexus.  Commercials.

Bridgeport!

Moments ago, SHIT WENT DOWN with the Nexus and some Smackdown dudes!

Smackdown GM Teddy Long comes out and announces that TONIGHT, Nexus will face Kane, Alberto Del Rio, The Big Show, Edge, & Rey Mysterio in a 10-man tag!  At least he does shit in person instead of sending fucking emails.

Dolph Ziggler comes out.  They show Kaitlyn hitting Vickie Guerrero on the face with a cake on NXT.  Sure am sorry I don’t have to watch that show anymore.  The internet doesn’t convey sarcasm well.

Non-Title: WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. JTG.  Ziggler beats up JTG.  JTG fights back and takes him down.  The referee separates them.  Ziggler boots JTG in the face and hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Ziggler grinds JTG’s face into the mat.  JTG fights back.  Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the pi… the pulling JTG up at 2.  Ziggler locks in the sleeper hold for the win in 2:15.  Kaitlyn comes out to flirt with Ziggler.  Vickie Guerrero comes out and screams in her nails on a chalkboard voice.  She slaps Kaitlyn, then screams some more.  I fucking hate this angle.

Tonight, MVP vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Drew McIntyre!  Winner gets an Intercontinental title match!  Also, Team Smackdown vs. The Nexus!  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Moments ago, that stupid Vickie/Kaitlyn shit happened.

Hornswoggle rants and raves at Teddy Long.  Vickie Guerrero invades the office, rapes my ears, and demands justice.  Long books Vickie vs. Kaitlyn tonight.  NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.  Fuck.

The Nexus beat the shit out of Rey Mysterio backstage.  Commercials.

The Nexus chat backstage.  Josh Matthews comes up to interview them.  Otunga says they’re showing that Nexus isn’t all about John Cena and Wade Barrett.  Yes, David, it is.

Triple Threat Match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: Montel Vontavious Porter vs. “Dashing” Cody Rhodes vs. Drew McIntyre.  They show the Dashing Ones breaking up last week.  MVP beats up Rhodes.  He goes after McIntyre, who backs away.  The former Dashing Ones decide to work together against MVP, then settle it amongst themselves.  They beat up MVP.  McIntyre turns on Rhodes, sends him outside, and slams him on the ramp.  Commercials.  McIntyre beats up MVP.  Rhodes comes back in and hits McIntyre with a missile dropkick.  Rhodes hits a knee drop on MVP for 2.  Rhodes hits a front suplex and another knee drop for 2.  Rhodes locks MVP in a wonky arm & chin lock, then transitions into a chin lock with body scissors.  MVP escapes via an electric chair drop.  Rhodes hits MVP with a side Russian leg sweep and gets a jackknife hold for 2.  MVP whips Rhodes into the corner.  Rhodes avoids the Yakuza kick and hits a NECKBREAKER OF MURDER for 2.  MVP rolls outside.  Rhodes goes outside and throws McIntyre into the barricade.  Rhodes wants to win by count-out, but there are no count-outs in a triple threat match.  Rhodes goes to the top rope.  McIntyre crotches him.  McIntyre beats up Rhodes and goes for a superplex.  MVP springs up and adds a backdrop suplex to the mix.  MVP covers McIntyre for 2, then Rhodes for 2 as well.  MVP makes his comeback on McIntyre.  He drops Rhodes and goes for the Ballin’ elbow, but McIntyre cuts him off.  MVP throws McIntyre into the corner.  Rhodes rolls out of the ring.  MVP hits the Ballin’ elbow on McIntyre, then goes for the Playmaker.  McIntyre counters and hits a lariat.  McIntyre goes for the Future Shock, but Rhodes cuts him off with a springboard kick.  MVP throws Rhodes out of the ring and hits McIntyre with a Yakuza kick for the pin in 13:15.  Pretty good match.

Tonight, Team Smackdown vs. The Nexus!  With no announcement at all, Kofi Kingston has replaced Rey Mysterio.  Commercials.

Vickie Guerrero vs. Kaitlyn.  They have the worst looking fake fight ever.  Vickie bails and screams.  Vickie does a football shuffle.  Kaitlyn attacks her on the outside.  Vickie screams as she gets beaten up and thrown back into the ring.  Kaitlyn kicks Vickie int he gut and almost trips over.  Vickie looks ill.  Kaitlyn softly rams her had into the turnbuckles and gives her some horrible looking kicks.  Vickie groans.  Kaitlyn pulls her out of the corner and hits a leg drop for 2.  FUCK.  Vickie slaps Kaitlyn.  Vickie tries a body slam, but Kaitlyn lands on top for 2.  Kaitlyn horribly beats up Vickie in the corner.  Vickie trips her up and pins her with her feet on the ropes in 3:07.  This was, without hyperbole, the worst wrestling match I’ve ever seen.

Stand up for WWE!  They waste time on NATIONAL TV having untrained women try to wrestle and disgracing the business that they pretend they’re not in after it made them millions and millions of dollars!

Tonight, Team Smackdown vs. The Nexus!  Commercials!

MVP and Kaval chat backstage.  They walk by Kelly Kelly, who congratulates MVP on his win.  Nexus jump them and kick their asses.  Those dicks!

Chris Masters vs. Tyler Reks.  Reks beats up Masters.  Masters beats up Reks.  Masters sends Reks outside, chops him on the floor, and throws him back in.  Reks cuts off Masters and rams his back into the post.  Back inside, Reks works over Masters’ back.  Masters makes his comeback and hits a spinebuster for 2.  Masters goes for the Master Lock.  Reks avoids it and hits his half assed Burning Hammer for the pin in 2:55.  Not as good as their match on Superstars last week.

Tonight, Team Smackdown vs. The Nexus.  Commercials.

WWE Smack of the Night: The Nexus interference and subsequent running off from earlier tonight.

WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, & Husky Harris of The Nexus vs. Edge, Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio, The Big Show, & World Heavyweight Champion Kane (w/ Paul Bearer).  Entrances, commercials, bell!  Kofi Kingston starts against his NXT Season 2 rookie, Michael McGillicutty.  They lock up.  McGillicutty beats up Kingston.  Kingston rallies and beats up McGillicutty.  Show tags in and beats up McGillicutty while randomly bitching at Heath Slater.  Nobody likes the ginger.  Edge tags in and beats up McGillicutty.  McGillicutty fights back and tags in Gabriel.  Gabriel and Edge go at it.  Edge ducks a kick and nails Gabriel with one of his own for 2.  Gabriel throws Edge into the ropes and covers for 2.  Harris tags in and beats up Edge.  Angry fat man FTW!  Harris hits a cross body block for 2.  Slater tags in and works over Edge.  Edge flapjacks Slater and makes the tag to Show.  Show destroys Slater, accidentally knocking Del Rio off the apron in the process.  Kingston tags in and hits corner punches on Slater.  Slater bails.  Del Rio angrily leaves.  Commercials.  Slater beats up Kofi.  Kofi catches him with a dropkick out of the corner and hits a diving cross body for 2.  Kofi goes for the Boom Drop.  Gabriel tries him up, but gets kicked in the head.  Kofi sends Slater crashing into Harris and Gabriel on the outside, then takes them all out with a dive.  Kofi rolls Slater back in.  Otunga distracts Kofi on the apron and Slater knocks Kofi into the announcers’ table.  Back inside, Gabriel covers Kofi for 2.  Nexus keep the heat on Kofi.  Otunga beats up Kofi and applies a rear chin lock.  Nexus make quick tags and beat up Kofi.  Kofi has been the face in peril for a long time now.  Kane finally gets the tag and starts kicking ass.  Kane hits Otunga with the diving lariat and goes for the chokeslam.  Slater and Gabriel cut him off.  Show disposes of them.  Kane chokeslams Big Show for some reason, then sets up for a chokeslam to Otunga.  Edge tags himself in and beats up Otunga.  He goes for the spear, but Otunga avoids it.  Kane and Edge get into it.  Edge spears Kane, then spears Otunga for the pin in 18:49.  Pretty good match.  The Smackdown team wins despite not getting along.

Decent show aside from the horrible Vickie/Kaitlyn shit.  Whoever came up with that shit should be fired.

WWE Superstars 11/4/10

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WWE open, Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are the first announcers.  Tony Chimel is the first ring announcer.

Jack Swagger (w/ The Swagger Soaring Eagle) vs. Kaval.  They lock up.  Swagger cranks Kaval’s arm.  Kaval kicks him and escapes.  Swagger beats up Kaval in the corner.  Kaval fights back.  Swagger throws him out of the ring.  Kaval slings back in as Swagger slips out and hits a dropkick and a dive.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Kaval lands a kick for 1.  Swagger connects with a knee lift that knocks Kaval to the apron, then knocks him off the apron into the barricade.  Swagger rams Kaval’s back into the barricade, then throws him back in and covers for 2.  Swagger applies sort of a chickenwing armlock.  Kaval fights out and gets booted out of the ring.  Back inside, Swagger locks Kaval in a front face lock, then hits a backbreaker.  Kaval tries to fight back, but gets cut off with another knee lift.  Swagger throws Kaval across the ring and hits the springboard Vader Bomb for 2.  Insta-commercials.  Swagger has Kaval in an abdominal stretch.  Swagger goes for a move, but Kaval lands up on top of him for 2.  Swagger goes to the apron.  Kaval knocks him off with a handspring kick.  Back inside, Kaval makes his comeback.  Kaval hits a kick to the corner for 2.  Kaval goes for a springboard, but Swagger avoids it and hits a German suplex for 2.  Swagger tries to suplex Kaval from the apron.  Kaval counters him and gets a jackknife hold for 2.  Kaval tries and fails to whip Swagger, but drops him with a koppou kick.  Kaval goes up top but Swagger cuts him off.  Kaval hits a springboard enzui leg lariat for 2.  Kaval goes to the apron again.  The eagle trips him.  Swagger locks in the ankle lock for the win (9:51 shown).  Pretty good match.

NXT recap.

Tonight, Mark Henry vs. The Usos in a Handicap Match!

Luke Gallows vs. Vance Archer.  Archer attacks.  Gallows beats him up.  Gallows goes for a boot and gets crotched on the top rope.  Archer beats up Gallows.  Archer hits a leg drop for 2.  Archer hits a Rock Bottom ass drop thing for 2.  Archer goes up top.  Gallows pulls him down and makes his comeback.  Gallows lowers the straps and hits a big splash for 2.  Archer boots Gallows in the corner.  Gallows rallies and hits the Gallows Poll for the pin in 3:09.  Meh.

Tonight, Henry vs. Usos!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Scott Stanford and Jerry Lawler are now the announcers.  Justin Roberts is now the ring announcer.

Alicia Fox vs. Gail Kim.  They lock up.  They break.  They lock up again.  Fox takes Gail down with a side headlock.  Gail counters into a head scissors.  Gail hits an arm drag and works on Fox’s arm.  Fox fights out.  Gail hits a rebound cross body for 2.  Fox hits a backbreaker, then a Northern Lights suplex hold for 2.  Fox hits a back body drop.  Fox pulls Gail’s hair.  Of course.  Fox hits another backbreaker for 2.  Gail hits a powerslam or something for like 1.  Gail makes her comeback.  Fox tries to bail.  Gail throws her back in.  Fox cuts Gail off with a cheap shot.  Gail catches her with the Eat Defeat for the pin in 5:01.  Okay little match.

Henry vs. Usos TONIGHT!

Edge hype video.  He’ll face Alberto Del Rio tomorrow night on Smackdown!

Survivor Series hype.

The main event (if you can call it that) is NEXT!

They show clips of the Henry/Jey match from last week where Jimmy got involved.  Tonight, somebody gone get they ass kicked!

Handicap Match: Mark Henry vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina).  Henry wants Jimmy, but Jey jumps him from behind.  Henry kicks his ass.  Henry drags Jey to the corner to try to make him tag, but Jimmy wants none of that.  Jimmy blind tags in and jumps Henry from behind.  Jimmy beats up Henry on the ground and tries to get a pin, but that’s not happening.  The Usos double team Henry.  Henry makes his comeback on Jey.  Jey avoids getting squashed with a big splash.  Tamina takes a cheap shot at Henry.  Jey drops Henry with a kick and tags in Jimmy.  Jimmy hits the Superfly splash for the pin in 3:12.  Okay.  Henry vs. The Usos & Tamina next week?

Pretty lame show besides the first match.