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WWE Monday Night Raw 12/13/10

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WWE open, Slammy Awards open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and CM Punk are the announcers.  Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.

Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette comes out and acts like a croaky voiced spaz.  He’s presenting the Shocker of the Year award.  The candidates are The Miz cashing in Money In The Bank to win the WWE Championship, the original Nexus attack on John Cena, Paul Bearer turning on The Undertaker, and Randy Orton kicking Chris Jericho in the head.  Nexus win.  Wade Barrett coming out to accept the award gets a way more positive reaction than David Arquette’s presence.  Barrett talks about the ultimatum Nexus gave him: to either rehire John Cena, or face mutiny from the group he created.  He said he’ll decide later tonight.  Cole gets an email from the iBooker 9000, booking Barrett in a match right now against The Big Show.  Show takes Barrett’s Slammy!

Wade Barrett vs. The Big Show.  Barrett hides in the ropes, then bails.  Show finally gets hold of him after a minute and a half of fucking around.  He caves Barrett’s chest in with a the big chop.  Barrett pokes Show in the eye and beats on him.  Show finally collects himself and starts kicking Barrett’s ass on the outside.  Back inside, Barrett immediately bails, grabs his Slammy, and leaves.  Show wins by count-out in 3:41.  Well, there ya go.

Vote now for Superstar of the Year on WWE.com!  Commercials.

New Orleans!

Tonight, a Diva of the Year Battle Royal!

Kelly Kelly and Tyson Kidd (w/ Jackson Andrews) come out to present the Despicable Me Award.  Yes, they’re naming awards after kids’ movies now.  Kidd introduces is big dude and insults Kelly a bunch.  Kelly makes lame comebacks.  The nominees are Drew McIntyre being a dick to Teddy Long, Kane burying The Undertaker, Vince McMahon kicking Bret Hart in the balls, and CM Punk singing “Happy Birthday” to Rey Mysterio’s daughter.  CM Punk wins, and rightfully so.  Punk happily accepts his award.  He says he gets even with people that have wronged him and there’s someone backstage that he still has to get even with.

WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ The Bella Twins) & Kofi Kingston vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse).  Entrances, then commercials, so the match is JIP.  I hate that shit.  Ziggler has Bryan grounded with a rear chin lock.  Bryan fights out.  Ziggler hits the Fameasser for 2.  Dibiase tags in briefly to beat up Bryan.  Ziggler come back in and hits the Perfect neck snap for 2.  The heels make quick tags and keep the heat on Bryan.  Bryan and Dibiase do a double cross body spot.  Dibiase rolls out of the ring.  Kofi gets the hot tag and runs wild on Ziggler.  Kofi hits the Boom Drop and the Trouble In Paradise for the pin (3:07 shown).  Why couldn’t they have given these guys some time?

Tonight, Sheamus vs. John Morrison!  Right now, Superstar of the Year voting on WWE.com!  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov come out to present the Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year Award.  They bicker, then make up.  The nominees are Mike Tyson punching out Chris Jericho, Pee Wee Herman annoying The Miz, me, and everyone else who watched, Wayne Brady getting RKO’d by Randy Orton, and William Shatner singing entrance themes.  “And the salami goes to…” Pee Wee Herman.  We get a pre-taped acceptance speech from Herman.  Ugh.

The Nexus meet backstage and bicker.  Commercials.

Mark Henry vs. “Dashing” Cody Rhodes.  Henry goes for Rhodes while he’s in the ropes putting his mirror jacket away.  What’s the point of that?  Henry messes up Rhodes’ hair and face.  Rhodes sends Henry into the turnbuckles, then beats him up.  Henry makes his comeback.  Rhodes avoids him in the corner and hits the Beautiful Disaster.  Rhodes his a diving knee drop for the pin in 2:49.  Neat finish.

Up next, the Holy %&@*#! Move of the Year.  Yes, that’s exactly what it says.  Commercials.  The theme song for this show is awful.

Jerry Lawler and Vickie Guerrero present of the Holy Symbols Move of the Year Award.  Vickie is obnoxious.  The nominees are John Morrison’s dive off the stage onto Daniel Bryan and The Miz, Kofi Kingston’s Ladder Boom Drop on Drew McIntyre, John Cena’s Attitude Adjustment to Batista off of a car through the stage, and Randy Orton’s Shooting Star RKO to Evan Bourne.  John Cena wins.  I demand a recount!  Wade Barrett comes out to take the award.  He’s come to make his decision.  He demands that Cena comes to the ring.  Cena comes in through the crowd.  The rest of the Nexus come out and surround the ring.  Barrett rehires Cena, with 2 conditions: Cena faces Barrett in a Chair Match at the PPV and he faces David Otunga tonight.  Cena happily agrees to both.  Nexus attack Cena.  Barrett hits Cena with a chair.  Commercials.

Moments ago, ^ happened.

The announcers go over the Slammy Awards that have been awarded so far tonight.

David Arquette is back in a sequined suit, being a croaking spaz again.  He plugs some theater he’s starting.  The nominees for WWE Universe Fan Reaction of the Year are: Weird kid reacting to John Cena joining the Nexus, loser crying when Shawn Michaels’ career ended, dumbstruck moron with his hand on his head, and the Angry Miz Girl.  Angry Miz Girl wins.  Angry Miz Girl herself comes out to accept the award.  She tries to talk, but she’s a little girl, dude!  WWE Champion The Miz and Alex Riley come out.  Miz creeps it up, then steals her Slammy.  He goes to the ring with Riley and Arquette and cuts a promo.  iBooker dings in.  Cole announces that both Miz and Orton will face former World Champions tonight.  Miz’s opponent is Rey Mysterio!

Non-Title: WWE Champion The Miz (w/ Alex Riley & David Arquette) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.  Miz beats up Mysterio.  Mysterio ranas Miz to the floor and hits the seated senton off the apron.  Commercials.  Miz fights out of a double arm grab and hits a flying head scissors.  Miz fights the flippy bulldog and they end up botching up.  Mysterio goes for the 619.  Alberto Del Rio comes out to his music to distract Mysterio.  Miz sends Mysterio face first into the ring apron.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Miz beats up Mysterio some more.  Miz goes for a superplex.  Mysterio fights him off and hits the seated senton.  Mysterio hits a rebound cross body for 2.  Mysterio rolls through a schoolboy and lands a head kick for 2.  Mysterio goes for the 619 again.  Del Rio gets on the apron.  Miz accidentally knocks him off.  Mysterio gets a schoolboy for 2.  Mysterio goes for the 619 again.  Riley distracts the referee.  Del Rio sneaks in and trips Mysterio.  Miz gets a half assed inside cradle for the pin in 7:02.  Overbooked mess.  Mysterio chases Del Rio out of the arena.  Miz and his posse celebrate the victory.  The iBooker dings in again.  Cole announces that tonight, Randy Orton will face Alex Riley & former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette.  Arquette is the only one that is excited by this prospect.

Tonight, Diva of the Year Battle Royal.  Next, John Morrison vs. Sheamus.  Commercials.

New Orleans!

Edge comes out to present the Oh Snap!  Meltdown of the Year Award.  Who the fuck names these awards?  What happened to stuff like, I don’t know, MATCH OF THE YEAR?  Edge says he needs  a co-presenter.  CHRISTIAN comes out!  So they’re friends again?  Christian still wants to kick Alberto Del Rio’s ass, so at least they remembered his storyline.  Nominees are: Big Show tearing up Jack Swagger’s stuff (shouldn’t Swagger be the nominee?), Alberto Del Rio injuring Rey Mysterio, Edge destroying the iBooker V1, and Batista quitting.  Some of those lead me to believe that these people don’t know what a meltdown is.  Edge wins.  Edge freaks out and bitches about the iBooker.  Christian plays the iBooker email tone on his iPhone as a joke.  Edge calls Michael Cole and tool.  I’m glad to see Christian, but this was stupid.

Sheamus vs. John Morrison.  They lock up.  Sheamus beats the shit out of Morrison in the corner.  The referee breaks them up.  Morrison gets a takedown and beats on Sheamus.  THE FUCKING REFEREE GETS IN THE WAY AGAIN.  THE FUCKING RETARDED REFEREE DQ’S BOTH OF THEM AT THE 33 SECOND MARK!  THE REFEREE FUCKING DISQUALIFIED THEM FOR HAVING A FUCKING MATCH.  iBooker dings in.  Cole announces Sheamus vs. John Morrison in a #1 Contender Ladder Match at the PPV.  They fight some more.  Sheamus KO’s Morrison and throws a temper tantrum.  Sheamus hits Morrison with a ladder, then throws him out of the ring onto the ladder.  Let’s remember what’s important here: THEY WERE DISQUALIFIED FOR FIGHTING!  THEY WERE IN A WRESTLING MATCH AGAINST EACH OTHER AND THEY WERE DISQUALIFIED FOR FIGHTING.

Later, Orton vs. two tards and Cena vs. another tard.  Commercials.

JTG and William Regal present the Knucklehead Moment of the Year Award.  Nominees are Big Show taking CM Punk’s mask off, Michelle McCool & Layla losing to Mae Young, Beth Phoenix eliminating Great Khali from the Royal Rumble, and Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov dancing.  LayCool win.  UGH, that means I have to hear them talk.  They’re happy about this.  Clusterfuck mess is next.  Commercials.

Divas of the Year Battle Royal featuring Michelle McCool, Layla, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Maryse, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Rosa Mendez, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Tamina, Gail Kim, Melina, Beth Phoenix, and WWE Divas Champion Natalya.  Everyone surrounds LayCool and beats the crap out of them.  Tamina eliminates Kaitlyn and Rosa Mendez in quick succession.  The Bella eliminate Tamina.  Eve eliminates one of the Bellas.  LayCool eliminate the other Bella.  Natalya eliminates Maryse.  Kelly tries to rana McCool out of the ring, but ends up getting eliminated herself.  Phoenix Glam Slams Melina into the top rope and eliminates her.  Phoenix eliminates Layla.  Layla throws a fit and tries to eliminate Phoenix.  McCool eliminates Phoenix thanks to the distraction.  Natalya eliminates Gail and Fox.  McCool eliminates Natalya to win it in 3:26.  Fucking ugh.  iBooker dings in YET AGAIN.  Cole announces LayCool vs. Natalya & Beth Phoenix in a Tables Match for the PPV.  I have no idea when or where Eve was eliminated.

Edge is headed our way.  Commercials.

WWE Rewind features the WORST STORYLINE EVER, the Edge/Kane/Paul Bearer love triangle.

Edge vs. Jack Swagger.  They lock up.  Swagger hits a belly to belly, then rolls Edge tot he ropes and stomps on him, just to make sure the referee will get in the way.  Swagger then chokes Edge against the ropes, to make sure it will get broken.  Swagger whips Edge into the corner, then pushes him towards the ropes some more.  Edge fights back.  Swagger hits a gut buster.  Eventual cover gets 2.  Swagger applies an arm hold.  Edge fights out.  Swagger boots him in the face for 2.  Edge makes his comeback.  Weird face drop thing gets 2.  Swagger hits a belly to belly suplex for 2.  Swagger goes for the Vader Bomb.  Edge gets his knees up.  Swagger gets the ankle lock.  Edge gets a cradle for 2.  Edge counters the Doctor Bomb and hits the Edgecution.  Edge hits the spear for the pin in 4:45.  This wasn’t any good.  Following the awesome Edgecution with Edge’s shitty spear is most backwards finishing sequence since the Rock Bottom —> People’s Elbow.

Alex Riley whines to The Miz backstage.  David Arquette comes in being a spaz.  Riley is worried.  Miz wants to put Randy Orton through a table.  Commercials.

Amin Okar won some video game contest.

The Big Show comes out to present the Moment of the Year Award.  The nominees are John Cena being fired because of his own idiocy, Sheamus hitting Triple H from behind with a lead pipe before Triple H could profess his love for Shawn Michaels, Edge spearing Chris Jericho off the announce tables at WrestleMania, and Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania.  Undertaker vs. Michaels wins.  We get a pre-taped acceptance speech from Michaels.

Tonight, Cena vs. Otunga.  Next, Orton vs. the Miz tard and the former WCW World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion.  The music for this show really is awful.  Commercials.

Handicap Match: Randy Orton vs. Alex Riley & David Arquette (w/ WWE Champion The Miz).  Orton beats up Riley.  Riley knocks down Orton and tags in Arquette.  Orton recovers, kicks him, and Arquette falls over.  Orton humps the mat.  Arquette tags out and bails.  Orton hits the 3.0 on Riley.  Riley avoids a knee drop and hits a backdrop suplex for 2.  Riley hits a knee lift, then beats up Orton in the corner.  Arquette chokes Orton behind the referee’s back.  Orton breaks free and beats up Riley.  Orton hits the Angle Slam for the 2nd week in a row, then humps the mat and hits the RKO on Riley for the pin in 3:20.  Miz immediately comes in and hits Orton with the briefcase that he’s still carrying around to hit people with.  Miz and Arquette set up a table.  They go for a double suplex, but Orton blocks it and fights back.  Miz bails.  Orton powerbombs Arquette through the table.  YAY!

Tonight, Cena vs. Otunga.  Commercials.

New Orleans.

TLC hype.

Michael Cole presents the “And I Quote…” Line of the Year Award.  The nominees are Santino Marella’s tea party, Miz talking to Bret Hart, Triple H saying CM Punk looks like a crack head, John Cena calling Heath Slater “Wendy,” Edge arguing with the iBooker, The mom from Legendary wanting her son back, Kane wanting his father back, Batista bitching about duct tape, Dusty Rhodes raising weird kids, Vince McMahon deserving to screw Bret Hart, Stephanie McMahon dreaming, Chris Jericho calling Michael Cole an idiot, Titus O’Neil talking about fighting and winning, Eli Cottonwood on mustaches, Eve insulting Miz, Mike Tyson threatening Hornswoggle, Randy Orton talking about RKOing his grandmother, Edge saying “spear” a bunch, Jack Swagger’s eagle’s medical insurance, CM Punk bitching, Mae Young swearing, Michael Cole fucking up his lines, Triple H saying something, and Ron Simmons saying “DAMN!”  Man, that was a lot.  Cole announces himself as the winner.  Ugh.

Superstar of the Year is next.  Commercials.

Teddy Long comes out to present the Superstar of the Year Award.  Nominees are Edge, The Miz, Kane, John Cena, Rey Mysterio, and Randy Orton.  John Cena wins.  Cena makes his acceptance speech.  He promises to hurt Otunga tonight and “destroy” Barrett at the PPV.  Cena goes to the ring for the match.  Nexus come out.  They show the beat down from earlier tonight.  Otunga heads to the ring.  The rest of Nexus leave.

John Cena vs. David Otunga.  Cena brings Otunga into the ring and kicks his ass.  Otunga finally avoids a shot in the corner and beats on Cena a bit.  Shouldn’t he be DQ’d for that?  Otunga hits a Pounce-style elbow smash for 2.  Cena hits a drop toe hold into the STF for the win in 1:44.  Barrett comes back out the stage.  Cena brings in a chair and beats Otunga with it.

This show was a huge, horrible, miserable, steaming, stinking pile of shit.

WWE Monday Night Raw 2/1/10

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In Memory of Jack Brisco (1941-2010) graphic opens the broadcast.

WWE open, Raw open.  Tonight, Bret Hart confronts Mr. McMahon!  Also, William Shatner guest hosts!  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are our hosts.

Justin Roberts introduces the winner of the 2010 Royal Rumble Match, Edge!  Edge says he’s back, and in the main event at WrestleMania.  He goes on at length about his injury, his beef with Chris Jericho, etc.  He talks about the possibilities for his WrestleMania opponent.  As he finishes his promo, the WWE Champion, Sheamus comes out to the ring.  They banter back and forth.  Sheamus cheap shots Edge and sets up for the pump kick, but Edge ducks, double leg takedown, beats the hell out of him, then spears him.

Shot of Nashville.

Elimination Chamber hype video.  Tonight, we’ll see Qualifying Matches!

John Cena is headed our way!

Bullshit WWE fact of the week.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: John Cena vs. Cody Rhodes.  Rhodes clubbers Cena to start.  Cena avoids a knee drop and starts his comeback, but Rhodes turns the spinny backdrop into a reverse cradle for 2.  Cena finishes his comeback.  Rhodes avoids the Attitude Adjustment and hits a front suplex for 2.  Rhodes hits a moonsault for 2.  Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment for the pin in 2:52.

Clips of the Montreal Screwjob from 1997.

Josh Matthews asks Mr. McMahon if he’s seen Bret Hart here tonight.  Vince says he doesn’t think Bret will show up.  Vince goes into his office and bitches at someone offscreen.  The camera pans left to reveal William Shatner, who says he can’t wait for Bret to embarrass McMahon tonight.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Jack Swagger vs. Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Triple H.  Triple H comes out without the belts, just to make sure we know the tag titles don’t matter.  Swagger starts with some amateur-style mat work.  He does some push ups and poses, then Triple H kicks his ass.  Triple H sends Swagger out of the ring and into the barricade.  Commercials.  Swagger drops Triple H with a DDT for 2.  Swagger keeps up the momentum and goes for abdominal stretch, but Triple H hip tosses him, then throws him out of the ring again.  Swagger hits a powerslam and clamps on a headlock.  Triple H comes back and hits a spinebuster for 2.  Swagger backdrops out of the Pedigree and hits the springboard Vader Bomb for 2.  Swagger hits a belly to belly suplex for 2.  Swagger lifts Triple H up on his shoulder, but fucks around about it too long and allows Triple H to counter him and hit the Pedigree for the pin in 9:09.  Good little match.

NEXT, Randy Orton takes on Shawn Michaels in a Qualifying Match!

Royal Rumble highlight video.

William Shatner does spoken word renditions of WWE entrance themes.  Funny stuff.

Shawn Michaels is sullen and downtrodden.  Triple H comes in, followed by Hornswoggle.  Triple H: “He did what with my music?”  Triple H teases being mad at Michaels, then says he would have done the same things to Michaels given the opportunity last night.  Shawn’s too upset for levity.  Triple H tells him to get over this whole Undertaker business and get himself in the Elimination Chamber.

Randy Orton makes his entrance.  Commercials.

WWE Rewind: Orton vs. Sheamus from the Royal Rumble and the disintegration of Legacy.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Randy Orton vs. Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels.  Michaels also buries the tag titles but not bothering to bring them out with him.  They lock up.  Orton backs Michaels into the corner, breaks, and they stare at each other.  Lock up again.  Michaels throws some chops and drops Orton with a neckbreaker.  Michaels goes for an early superkick, but Orton bails.  Looks like he might have hurt his face.  Orton gets back in and goes for the DDT OF MURDER, but Michaels counters.  Michaels hits a diving cross body for 2.  Orton hits the 3.0.  Cole brings up Michaels’ history of back injuries.  Orton stomps Michaels.  Orton hits a high dropkick for 2.  Orton attempts a superplex, but Michaels punches him down and hits the diving elbow drop.  “VINTAGE MICHAELS!”  Orton avoids the superkick, Michaels avoids the RKO.  Michaels hits some inverted atomic drops, the flying forearm, and nips up.  Orton schoolboys Michaels for the pin in 6:38.  Good little match.  Michaels is angry.

More clips of the history between Vince and Bret.  The confrontation is TONIGHT!

WrestleMania hype video.

A shot of some music club in Nashville.

Cole and Lawler talk about Shawn Michaels’ woes.

Randy Orton meets up with Ted Dibiase backstage.  Dibiase congratulates him, then apologizes about last night.  Orton just gives him a creepy glare.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Mark Henry vs. Ted Dibiase Jr.  They lock up.  Henry overpowers Dibiase.  Well what did you expect?  Henry drops Dibiase repeatedly and clotheslines him out of the ring.  Dibiase wraps Henry’s arm around the post, then drop toe holds him into the steps.  Back inside, Dibiase goes after the arm.  Cover gets 2.  Dibiase goes for a cross body, but Henry catches him.  Dibiase manages to avoid getting squashed and hurts the arm again.  Dibiase goes for the Dream Street, but fails.  Dibiase hits an armbreaker for the pin in 3:05.

Kofi Kingston takes on The Big Show in the final qualifying match, tonight!

Cole and Lawler introduce a very nice Jack Brisco tribute video.

WWE Slam of the Week: Last Monday, Gail Kim defeated Alicia Fox to advance to the finals of the Divas Championship Tournament.

Gail Kim and Kelly Kelly are talking.  Maryse interrupts.  They talk a bit, then Maryse speaks French.  Gail and Kelly agree that it was weird.

The Miz and Big Show are talking in Shatner’s office.  They want Shatner to give them a tag title shot.  The Straight Edge Society comes in.  Punk and Gallows want their title shot too.  Shatner comes in as “Raw Match Negotiator.”  Shatner books DX vs. Show & Miz vs. Punk & Gallows for the titles next week, plugs Priceline, then tries to freeze frame, to the confusion of everyone else there.

Triple H tells Shawn Michaels to chill and forget about the whole Undertaker business.  Michaels won’t.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston vs. The Big Show.  The United States Champion, The Miz, comes out to join Cole and Lawler on commentary.  Kofi tries throwing kicks at Show’s legs, but Show throws him around.  Kofi manages to sucker Show into crotching himself on the top rope, then dropkicks him off of the apron.  Commercials.  During the break, Show speared Kofi and set to work mauling him.  Show sends Kofi to the outside.  Miz leaves the announce table to taunt him.  MVP jumps the barricade and kicks Miz’s ass.  Show picks Kofi up by the head and puts him on the apron.  Kofi pulls him across the top rope and tries a dive, but fucks it up.  Kofi rallies, ducks a clothesline, and hits Show with some kicks.  Boom Drop gets 2.  Show goes for a chokeslam, but Kofi thumbs him in the eye.  Show accidentally KO punches the referee.  Show disposes of Kofi and tries to take up the ref.  Referee Scott Armstrong comes out and DQ’s Show at 8:18.  Show is upset by this.  He yells that it was an accident.

Clips of the January 4 Bret/Vince confrontation.  Their next confrontation is NEXT!

Shot of Nashville.  They confirm that Kofi Kingston has qualified for the Elimination Chamber.

NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards guest hosts next week!  Plug for the Tag title match.

Jerry Lawler is in the ring to introduce William Shatner.  Shatner comes out flanked by the Bella Twins.  Shatner trips on the rope and knocks Lawler down.  They agree that they’re okay.  Shatner introduces Bret Hart.  Bret talks a bit, then calls out Vince McMahon.  Vince struts his way to the ring.  Vince says he doesn’t regret anything he’s done to Bret.  Bret says that’s the first true thing Vince has said to him, and lists some of the times Vince has lied to him.  They go back and forth for a bit.  Vince says Bret is pathetic and has no personality.  My DVD stops because I didn’t account for such a long overrun when I set my recorder.  Off to YouTube to find the rest of the segment!  Vince says Bret deserved to be screwed and he’s not going to put Bret’s father into the Hall of Fame because he doesn’t deserve it.  Bret kicks Vince’s ass.  Bret teases putting Vince in the Sharpshooter, but Batista appears, gently grabs Bret’s head, and lightly punches him.  Crowd wants Cena to make the save, but he’s nowhere to be found.  Batista holds Bret so Vince can spit on him.  Gross.  Fin.

Good show all in all, but my DVD going out before the last segment was over sucked.

WWE Royal Rumble 2010

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WWE open, awesome Royal Rumble opening video package, pyro and ballyhoo.  We’re LIVE from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia!  Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Matt Striker are our hosts.

Savannah introduces the opening match, for the ECW Championship.

ECW Championship Match: Christian (c) vs. Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal).  Jackson overpowers Christian to start.  Zeke mouths off and Christian slaps him, then bails and gets Jackson to give chase, which allows Christian to gain the advantage.  Christian springs to the top rope and takes out Zeke on the outside with a dive.  Christian avoids clotheslines and slaps Zeke again.  That strikes me as poor planning.  Zeke wails on Christian.  Christian goes for the Killswitch, but fails.  Zeke tries to press slam Christian, but Christian escapes and stands on Zeke on the middle rope, as he is apt to do.  Christian slides out, hits a palm strike, and tries to come off the top rope, but Zeke pulls him down and sends him out of the ring.  Regal tries to interfere, so the referee ejects him from ringside.  Zeke cranks on a neck lock back in the ring.  Christian tries to fight out, but Zeke chokeslams him for 2.  Zeke hits a stalling vertical suplex for 2.  Christian tries to fight back again, but Zeke hits a choke bomb for 2.  Sick enzui lariat gets 2.  Zeke keeps up the heat on Christian.  Christian comes back with a missile dropkick for 2, then goes for the Killswitch but fails again.  Christian goes for a diving headbutt, but Zeke avoids it.  Zeke hits a lariat for 2.  “LARIATO!” says Striker.  Zeke hits a backbreaker for 2.  Christian avoids Zeke in the corner and hits his through the ropes kick, then a tornado DDT for 2.  Zeke hits another lariat for 2.  Christian fails the Killswitch again, but jumps on Zeke’s back and clamps on a sleeper hold.  Zeke gets hold of him and Oklahoma Stampedes him into the turnbuckles twice.  Christian escapes and hits the Killswitch out of nowhere for the pin in 12:01.  Good match!

Teddy Long and Tiffany talk in the GM office.  Cryme Tyme comes in.  They’re mad because the two of them are only allowed one spot in the Rumble match.  They say they’ve talked someone into giving them their spot.  The call in Great Khali.  They tell him he can kiss Tiffany if they can have his spot.  Ranjin Singh comes in and explains the situation to Khali.  They end up singing “Pants On The Ground.”  The Miz comes in, as confused as I am.  Teddy says that since there is no Raw guest host present, he’s in charge, so tonight, The Miz will defend the United States Championship against MVP.  Khali and Singh sing “Who Let The Dogs Out.”

Randy Orton is sitting in his locker room.  Cody Rhodes comes in and tells him that he’ll be there for him tonight, but Ted Dibiase has been talking about winning the Rumble match and going on to beat Orton for the WWE Championship.

Justin Roberts introduces the United States Championship Match!

WWE United States Championship Match: The Miz (c) vs. Montel Vontavious Porter.  They go straight at it.  MVP gets the first cover off of a clothesline.  MVP hits a suplex and floats over for a 1 count.  MVP keeps up the offensive.  Miz bails.  MVP follows him out and drops him across the barricade.  Miz gets back inside.  When MVP tries to follow, Miz pushes him off the apron and sends him face first into the announcers’ table.  Miz puts the boots to MVP on the outside and then back inside.  Miz either wears MVP down or gives him a rest with a hold on the mat.  MVP makes his comeback.  Ballin’ elbow drop.  MVP goes for the Playmaker, but Miz counters, then runs into MVP’s Yakuza kick for 2.  Miz pulls MVP across the top rope from the apron, goes for knee lift, but MVP hits a shoulder block for 2.  Miz avoids the Yakuza kick in the corner and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but MVP turns it into a front cradle for 2.  MVP gets 2 counts with various cradles.  Miz bails, but MVP throws him back in the ring.  Miz gets an inside cradle for the pin in 7:30.  Fine match.  Miz taunts MVP with the belt, so MVP gives him the Playmaker.

The Big Show runs into Chris Jericho backstage.  Show says Jericho is jealous of Show’s new partnership with The Miz.  Jericho runs down the list of all of Miz’s bad qualities, which happen to be some of Jericho’s same qualities.  Show says his loyalties are now to himself, and he’ll throw Jericho out of the Rumble if it comes down to it.  R-Truth says if Show doesn’t, he will.  Jericho looks to Show for backup, but Show has already left.

Randy Orton is walking backstage when he runs into Ted Dibiase.  Dibiase tells him the opposite of what Rhodes told him earlier.

Tomorrow night, William Shatner guest hosts Raw!  And Bret Hart returns to confront Mr. McMahon!  The announcers plug what the video just plugged, then show soldiers in the crowd.

WWE Championship Match: Sheamus (c) vs. Randy Orton.  Entrances, intros, and a long stare down.  They finally lock up.  Orton drops Sheamus with a dropkick, then slithers back to the corner… like a snake!  Sheamus clubs Orton down and hits a swank looking arm breaker.  Orton bails.  Sheamus follows him out, beats him up, and brings him back in.  Man, Sheamus is so white he’s almost clear.  Orton chop blocks Sheamus and attacks the leg.  Sheamus fights back and attacks Orton’s shoulder.  Orton works the leg again.  Sheamus works Orton’s shoulder again.  They trade punches with the “BOO!”  “YAY!” bit from the crowd.  Crowd likes Orton in this one.  Sheamus hits a swank uranage backbreaker for 2.  Sheamus goes for the Razor’s Edge, but Orton slips out and kicks the bad leg twice, sending Sheamus out of the ring.  Orton catches Sheamus on the way back in the DDT OF MURDER!  Cover, but Sheamus grabs the bottom rope to break the count.  Orton sets up the PUNT OF DOOM, but Sheamus bails out of the ring to avoid it.  Cody Rhodes comes in through the crowd and attacks Sheamus.  The referee politely waits until Orton hits the RKO and covers before calling for the DQ, giving Sheamus the win in 12:26.  Good match other than the stupid ref taking so long to call for the bell.  Rhodes tries to explain himself to Orton.  Orton slugs him and beats his head against the mat.  Ted Dibiase runs out to pull him off.  Orton punches Teddy and screams at both of them that they’re done, so I guess that means Legacy is kaput.  Orton turns around and eats Sheamus’ pump kick.

Shots of Atlanta, plug for one of the Rumble theme songs.

Video package for the feud that is my pick for the 2010 Gooker of the Year Award, Michelle McCool vs. Mickie James.

Tony Chimel announces the Women’s Title match.  Michelle McCool comes out and cuts an annoying promo.  Layla comes out in her fat suit and pig nose.  The real Mickie James runs to the ring, kicks Layla’s ass, and hits the ring for…

WWE Women’s Championship Match: Michelle McCool (c) (w/ Layla) vs. Mickie James.  Layla gets on the apron.  McCool accidentally nails her.  Mickie hits the DDT for the pin to regain the championship in 22 seconds.  She drops Layla with a kick and Layla falls on Michelle.  Gail Kim, Maria, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, and the Bella Twins bring a huge cake out and hold McCool and Layla for Mickie to throw it in their faces.  At least this horrible fucking angle had a satisfying conclusion.  At least I hope to God that’s the conclusion.

WWE Elimination Chamber, LIVE Sunday, February 21!

Rey Mysterio is headed to the ring!

Mysterio/Undertaker video package.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: The Undertaker (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.  Mysterio goes with his usual big guy match strategy of being abusive and elusive.  Undertaker picks Mysterio up and throws him over the top rope to eliminate him from the Royal Rumble Match.  Mysterio gets up to the apron and Undertaker punches him off.  Mysterio avoids the apron leg drop, but eats it on the second attempt.  Mysterio goes for the 619, but Undertaker catches him and goes for the Tombstone.  Mysterio wriggles free and kicks Taker in the head.  Mysterio tries a springboard cross body, but eats Undertaker’s boot.  Taker dismantles Mysterio at ringside.  Mysterio avoids a big boot, causing Taker to wrap his leg around the post.  Mysterio attacks the leg.  Taker goes for a Last Ride on the outside, but Mysterio grabs the ropes and takes Taker down with an Asai moonsault.  Taker has a bloody nose.  Taker avoids a baseball slide dropkick and THROWS Mysterio into the barricade.  Back inside, pissed off Taker dismantles Mysterio.  Mysterio takes Taker down.  Taker sits up.  Mysterio dropkicks him down and hits the springboard guillotine leg drop for 2.  Mysterio keeps up the comeback until Taker murders him with a clothesline.  Mysterio avoids the Last Ride and hits the 619, dropkick, another 619, then goes for the West Coast Pop, but Taker catches him and drills him with the Last Ride for the pin in 11:08.  REALLY good match here.

Backstage, Kane tells Shawn Michaels that his obsession with The Undertaker is unhealthy.  Triple H enters as Kane leaves.  They agree that tonight, “May the best man win.”  Michaels says him and The Undertaker is destiny.  Triple H says he’ll have to find another way.

WrestleMania teaser video.

The announcers introduce the awesome Royal Rumble hype video.

Justin Roberts explains the rules of the Royal Rumble that we’ve all known by heart for years.

Royal Rumble Match: #1 is Dolph Ziggler.  #2 is Evan Bourne.  They both look up at the WrestleMania XXVI sign for a cool visual moment, then go at it.  Bourne gets the better of Ziggler with a rana and a big kick.  Ziggler lands some punches, dropkicks Bourne, and tries to eliminate him but fails.  Bourne ranas Ziggler to the apron, but Ziggler manages to stay in.  Ziggler hits the Zig Zag and tries to throw Bourne out again.  Bourne drops Ziggler with a kick from the apron and hits a Shooting Star press.  #3 is CM Punk (w/ Serena).  Punk tosses Bourne, then clotheslines Ziggler out of the ring.  Serena hands Punk the microphone and cuts his usual promo, mid-Rumble.  The countdown begins and Punk says “Excuse me, it’s Clobberin’ Time.”  Awesome.  #4 is JTG.  JTG runs wild for a minute, then gets eliminated.  Punk continues his promo.  #5 is Great Khali (w/ Ranjin Singh).  Punk offers to “save” Khali.  Khali chops him down and puts him in the head vice.  #6 is Beth Phoenix, the second woman to ever enter the Royal Rumble.  Khali picks Beth up and gently places her on the apron.  Beth kisses him and pulls him out of the ring to eliminate him.  Beth clotheslines Punk and kicks his ass.  Punk counters her and gives her the Go 2 Sleep.  #7 is Zack Ryder.  Punk eliminates Phoenix.  Punk teases offering to save Ryder, then hits him with the mic, kicks his ass, and eliminates him.  Punk continues his promo.  #8 is one half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, Triple H, who won the last Rumble match held in Atlanta.  Triple H kicks Punk’s ass.  Punk hits the knee to the corner.  Triple H avoids the bulldog and hits the spinebuster.  #9 is the Intercontinental Champion, Drew McInytre.  Triple H beats up McIntyre a bit, then tries to Pedigree Punk.  Punk counters and goes for the Go 2 Sleep.  Triple H counters and eliminates Punk.  McIntyre and Triple H go at it.  #10 is Ted Dibiase Jr.  The young heels double team Triple H.  #11 is John Morrison.  Morrison runs wild on Dibiase, then goes after his rival, McIntyre.  Morrison drills McIntyre with a spinning DDT.  Dibiase attacks Morrison and goes for the Dream Street, but Morrison counters and drops Dibiase with a kick.  Morrison hits the Starship Pain on McIntyre.  Triple H clotheslines Morrison.  #12 is Kane.  Kane hits the diving clothesline on Triple H, then runs wild on everybody else.  Double chokeslam to Morrison and McIntyre.  Kane tries to eliminate Dibiase.  Triple H saves him, oddly.  Kane chokeslams Triple H and tries to eliminate Dibiase again.  #13 is Cody Rhodes, who saves his partner.  Legacy double teams Kane.  Rhodes drops Hunter and McIntyre.  Morrison fights Rhodes but gets knocked to the apron.  Morrison tries a springboard, but gets caught with a dropkick from Rhodes.  Triple H stops Legacy from eliminating Kane.  Triple H almost eliminates Rhodes.  #14 is MVP, but Miz hits him in the back of the head the United States title belt before he can make it to the ring.  Hunter fights Rhodes and Kane fights McIntyre.  Morrison hits the Flying Chuck on McIntyre.  The referees help MVP out.  #15 is Carlito.  He runs wild on everyone and hits the Back Stabber on Triple H, McIntyre, and Dibiase.  #16 is the United States Champion, The Miz.  Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Carlito, then goes after Morrison.  MVP comes in and kicks Miz’s ass, eliminates Miz and himself in the process.  #17 is Matt Hardy.  Twist of Fate to McIntyre.  Side Effect to Rhodes.  Kane eliminates Hardy.  Triple H eliminates Kane.  Spinebusters to Rhodes, Carlito, Dibiase, and Morrison.  Triple H goes for the Pedigree on Rhodes, but McIntyre takes out his leg.  Carlito and McIntyre attack Triple H’s leg.  #18 is Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels.  Michaels eliminates Carlito, Rhodes, Dibiase, and Morrison in short order.  McIntyre gets in some offense on Michaels.  Hunter wakes up for some DX double teaming to eliminate McIntyre.  DX stare down.  #19 is John Cena.  Cena runs wild on DX with his comeback routine, including a double Five Knuckle Shuffle.  Cena tries the Attitude Adjustment on Michaels.  Triple H saves and Pedigrees Cena.  Michaels shows what an ingrate he is by superkicking Triple H out of the match.  #20 is Shelton Benjamin.  Shelton runs wild.  Paydirt to Michaels.  He tries it on Cena, but Cena lifts him up and eliminates him.  #21 is Yoshi Tatsu!  Yoshi runs wild for a minute, and is awesome until Cena eliminates him.  #22 is The Big Show.  He runs wild for about 10 seconds.  Cena and Michaels counter each other.  Michaels has to do the skin the cat spot to avoid being eliminated, almost is able to head scissors Big Show, but Show drops him on the mat.  #23 is Mark Henry.  Henry and Show have their big guy fight for a few seconds.  Cena hits some shoulder blocks on Show and Henry body slams him.  Cena tries to F-U Henry but fails.  #24 is Chris Masters.  Masters press slams Michaels and tries to put Show in the Master Lock, but Show eliminates him.  Henry struggles with Show on the ropes.  Michaels tries to help.  #25 is R-Truth.  Truth eliminates Henry AND Show, then runs wild on Cena and Michaels.  #26 is Jack Swagger.  Swagger has his turn to run wild.  Oklahoma Stampede to R-Truth.  Swagger ALMOST eliminates Michaels, who luckily and desperately manages to hold on.  #27 is Kofi Kingston.  Kofi runs wild.  Boom Drop to Swagger, then Kofi eliminates him.  Kofi almost gets eliminated himself, but eliminates R-Truth instead.  #28 is Chris Jericho, who gets a big pop.  Jericho gets his licks in.  Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Jericho.  Michaels hits a DDT on Cena.  Michaels hits the diving elbow drop on Jericho.  Michaels warms up a superkick, but Kofi nails him with the Trouble In Paradise.  Cena eliminates Kofi.  Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Cena.  #29 is the returning Edge!  Edge goes straight for his former partner Jericho, spears everyone, and eliminates Jericho.  Edgecution to Cena.  #30 is Batista.  All participants have entered and there are only 4 left: Michaels, Cena, Edge, and Batista.  Batista runs wild and hits spinebusters on Michaels and Cena.  Edge spears Batista.  Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Edge.  Michaels hits the diving elbow on Cena and an enzuigirl on Batista.  Diving elbow to Batista.  Superkick to Cena.  Superkick to Batista.  Edge clotheslines Michaels and they both go over but manage to stay on the apron.  Michaels superkicks Edge back INTO the ring.  Batista hits Michaels from behind and eliminates him.  Michaels goes crazy, throws a ref into the table, and superkicks referee Charles Robinson.  He finally leaves.  I hope this means we’re gonna get crazy Shawn Michaels leading to WrestleMania.  Cena counters the Batista Bomb.  Batista counters the Attitude Adjustment.  Cena low bridges Batista out of the ring.  We’re down to 2.  Edge throws Cena out of the ring to win it in 49:24.  Edge celebrates.

I’ll give the show a thumbs up all in all as the undercard was really good (especially Undertaker/Mysterio).  The Rumble itself was a little rushed and underwhelming, with way too much “guy comes in, runs wild, gets eliminated.”  Still, even a poor Rumble is fun to watch.

WWE Monday Night Raw 1/25/10 (Repost)

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WWE open, Raw open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are our hosts, LIVE from Columbus, Ohio!  Tonight’s guest hosts are James Roday and Dule Hill from Psych!

DX comes out for a match.  Before the match, they argue about the Royal Rumble.  Hunter says they can work together until it comes down to them, but then it’s on.  Michaels says he understands.

Non-Title: Unified WWE Tag Team Champions DX vs. Legacy.  The battle of tag teams who are going to throw each other out of the Royal Rumble!  Hunter hammers Rhodes to start.  He goes for an early Pedigree, but Dibiase pulls Rhodes out of the ring to save him.  Commercials.  Back from break, it’s still Triple H and Rhodes.  Tag to Michaels.  Michaels hits the flying forearm and the nip up.  The announcers announce that James Roday will not be there tonight, so Hill will be the solo host.  Michaels goes up top.  Dibiase tries to thwart (great word) him.  Michaels punches him.  Rhodes and Dibiase regroup outside.  Michaels dives onto both of them.  On the way back in, Rhodes catches Michaels with a pretty sick neckbreaker.  Michaels plays face in peril.  He finally goes to tag out, but Triple H has disappeared!  He avoids Dream Street, Dibiase avoids the superkick.  Hunter reappears and receives the hot tag.  Triple H runs wild.  Hunter goes to Pedigree Rhodes.  Michaels tags himself in.  Rhodes pushes Triple H into Michaels.  They stare at each other.  Michaels superkicks Dibiase.  Triple H decks Rhodes.  Michaels pins Dibiase to win it in 10:02.  Hunter and Shawn shake hands, but Triple H looks unhappy.  Match was fine.  It was mainly here to further the DX dissension storyline.  This Friday on Smackdown, DX defend the Tag titles against CM Punk & Luke Gallows.

Cole and Lawler hype the season premiere of Psych, guest starring John Cena!

The Big Show takes on MVP, NEXT!

Slam of the Week: Big Show KO’d MVP last week.

MVP comes out and cuts a promo on The Miz, saying Miz can’t duck him forever, and when MVP gets his shot at the US title, he’ll become the new champion.  The Miz comes out to retort.  They’ve been doing really good promo work, and tonight is no different.  MVP implies that Miz would be a bitch in prison.  Miz introduces Show as MVP’s opponent like it’s supposed to be a surprise, even though it was announced before the last break.  Dumbasses.

Montel Vontavious Porter vs. The Big Show.  MVP tries to use his speed, but is overpowered and mauled.  Show hits the chokeslam for the pin in 1:01.  The Miz comes down to gloat over MVP’s carcass.

Tonight, Vince McMahon announces his decision about the Bret Hart situation!

Royal Rumble hype.  I’m excited.  Are you?

Backstage, Rhodes and Dibiase bicker amongst themselves.  Randy Orton comes in and chastises them for losing to DX and for not helping him against Sheamus last week.  He says at the Royal Rumble, he’ll regain the WWE Championship with or without their help.

John Cena and Dule Hill talk backstage.  Cena leaves and The Miz comes in.  He’s jealous that Cena was on Psych and not him.  Hill tells Miz he’ll face an opponent of Hill’s choosing tonight.  Commercials!

Maryse comes out and starts cutting a promo.  Dule Hill starts fucking with the pyro to interrupt her.  Maryse calls him a loser.

WWE Divas Championship Tournament – Semifinal: Maryse vs. Eve Torres.  Eve gets the better of Maryse until she misses a moonsault.  Maryse goes for the DDT, but Eve turns it into a Northern Lights suplex for 2.  Maryse hits the DDT for the pin in 2:06.

Vince McMahon is headed our way!

Vince McMahon comes to the ring, talks, and again says that Bret Hart will never again appear in WWE.  He goes into the crowd and asks random fans about it.  Seriously.  John Cena eventually comes out.  He berates Vince for his treatment of the legends who helped him build his empire.  Cena tells Vince to either invite Bret to Raw next week, or Cena is going to kick Vince’s ass on his 90th birthday.  Seriously.  Vince agrees, then books Cena vs. Sheamus for tonight.

Non-Title: WWE United States Champion The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston.  They wrestle as Cole and Lawler pimp the Royal Rumble.  Miz kicks Kingston in the face for 2.  Kofi goes for a cross body.  Miz kind of tries to avoid it, but it turns into a splash to the back for 2.  Miz hits a neckbreaker for 2.  MVP’s music plays.  Miz gets distracted, then eats the Trouble In Paradise for the pin in 3:40.  MVP comes out to the stage to gloat.

Carlito gives Dule Hill a tour of the production truck.  Hill randomly pushes buttons on the match-ups graphic maker to make Carlito vs. Kelly Kelly NEXT!  Seriously?  Commercials!

Carlito is in the ring.  Kelly Kelly comes out looking scared.  Santino Marella comes out and offers to take her place because he looks like a stupido on the Best of Raw 2009 DVD.  He goes on to claim he’ll win the Royal Rumble.  Jack Swagger jumps Santino in the entry way, throws him in the ring, then throws him out of the ring, so I guess Swagger gets his win back.  Kinda.  Swagger gives Santino a Complete Shot into the post, then does push ups.

John Cena takes on Sheamus TONIGHT!  Tonight?  That’s this night!

Cool Royal Rumble “By The Numbers” video.  Cole and Lawler hype the Rumble card.

Cena and Hill talk backstage some more.  They get Roday on the phone.  Alicia Fox comes in thinking Hill is a psychic.  She wants him to predict what happens in her match with Gail Kim tonight.  I predict that she’ll do the job.  Hill predicts she’ll win, because she’s hot.  Hill says he’ll be at ringside for her.  More silliness.  Commercials.

Dule Hill joins the announcers for the next match.  Gail Kim doesn’t even get an entrance.

WWE Divas Championship Tournament – Semifinal: Gail Kim vs. Alicia Fox.  They have a match.  It’s fine.  I’m distracted, sorry.  Alicia gets an inside cradle for 2.  The match gets hotter.  Gail hits her “pull the other girl into my foot” move for the pin in 1:56.  Fox smacks Dule Hill.

Sheamus is headed our way!

Next week, Bret Hart confronts Mr. McMahon!  Also, WILLIAM F’ING SHATNER GUEST HOSTS!

Non-Title: WWE Champion Sheamus vs. John Cena.  They lock up.  Cena pushes Sheamus into the corner.  Break.  Repeat.  Cena ducks a wild blow thrown by Sheamus, decks him, and hits a bulldog for 2.  Sheamus clobbers Cena in the back of the head, then in the front of the face, then stomps a mud hole in him.  Cena hits the Fisherman’s suplex for 2.  Sheamus lands a vertical suplex for 2.  Match goes on.  Cursed Facebook chat, distracting me!  Cena barely beats the count back in the ring and goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Sheamus counters into a DDT for 2.  Sheamus hits a powerslam for 2.  Sheamus avoids the STF and pushes Cena out of the ring with his legs.  Sheamus follows him out and throws Cena into the steps.  Cena barely beats the count back in again.  Cena avoids an elbow drop.  Cena makes his usual comeback.  Sheamus counters the Attitude Adjustment and hits a uranage backbreaker for 2.  Cena avoids the big kick and locks in the STF, but it’s WAY too close to the ropes.  Sheamus bails.  Cena follows him out and eats the big kick.  Just as Sheamus is about to win by count out, Randy Orton appears out of nowhere and hits the RKO on Sheamus to cause the DQ in 9:49.  Fun match.  Cena makes his way back onto the ring apron.  Orton goes for the DDT OF MURDER, but Cena comes to life and hits the Attitude Adjustment.  Cena stands tall to end the show.

A really fun show all in all, and they did a really good job of hyping the Royal Rumble.