Re: C3K Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes
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I did have a very meaningful post set up for the 100th reply but sadly that honour was ripped away from me so some news and a Raw preview will have to suffice.
Monday Night Raw – 15 June – Tuscan, Arizona
It appears that WWE’s Fully Loaded is shaping up nicely with some solid matches being announced. We have heard from an ‘inside’ source, that two matches have yet to be announced. The o2 Arena is officially sold out and a number of British celebrities will be in attendance, we have heard that some members of “Arsenal Football Club” will be there, as will British singer’s Noel Gallagher and boxer Joe Calzaghe. Also, we have heard that Fully Loaded may be a trial run, if it is successful then perhaps the ‘E may host a “big four” PPV in Britain some day.
Over the past couple of days, WWE cameras have been spotted in Virginia, as well as Florida with WWE Superstar Santino Marella being the focus of those cameras. Apparently witnesses spotted Santino and the cameras entering a bar in Virginia and entering FCW’s building in Florida. This may be the beginning of a very special WWE running vignette which will feature The Italian Stallion.
A lot of attention as been put on the SmackDown General Manager, Theodore Long as of late. Many behind the scenes feel he has run his course as SmackDown GM and it’s time for a change. Instead of the usual, “performance evaluation” WWE have decided to make it into a storyline which is scheduled to conclude at Summerslam. Expect R-Truth, The Brian Kendrick and Chris Jericho to play a big part in this storyline.
A lot of people have been asking why The Brian Kendrick was not in the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament this past week, and it’s rather simple, as a backstage source has told us that this is all a part of the long running angle involving Theodore Long.
Speaking of SmackDown, a lot of people feel that they are very light on mid-card faces, what with John Morrison being put in the Cruiserweight Division. The only real mid-card face left is Kofi Kingston, with Evan Bourne being on the sidelines with a storyline injury. Expect a call up from FCW pretty soon or one of the new signings debuting, which may include Tyler Black.
Bobby Lashley on SmackDown picked up a huge victory over the World Heavyweight Champion, but it doesn’t appear that he will get involved in the hunt just yet as we have been told he is in line for a heel turn. How that occurs, may be something to do with the fact he isn’t getting a shot but we can’t know for sure.
Triple H is on the mend and may be back soon for a big rematch against the current WWE Champion, Randy Orton. Orton has had his hands full with The Undertaker recently and many WWE officials believe the rematch between Orton and Triple H won’t need the WWE Championship, and thus we could see a new champion pretty soon.
WWE Officials appear to be high on The Miz after his strong showing against Shawn Michaels on the microphone. The Heartbreak Kid verbally laid into him, going off the script but The Miz took it well, appearing backstage and putting everything behind him. The Miz/Michaels rivalry is expected to kick on now, and while at the beginning it was a simple measure to give HBK something to do, it has evolved into one of the premier storylines on Raw and should give The Miz a push to upper-mid-card position.
The Cruiserweight Championship Tournament is now in full swing, Gregory Helms defeated Jamie Noble, Dolph Ziggler defeated Chavo Guerrero, John Morrison defeated Jesse and Kaval defeated Zack Ryder to advance to the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finals have been posted on WWE’s website:
Dolph Ziggler vs. Gregory Helms
John Morrison vs. Kaval
The final is currently scheduled to take place at The Bash, and once that is over, we may see an influx of new Cruiserweights to help the division get off the ground.
The penultimate episode of Monday Night Raw before the WWE head to England for WWE Fully Loaded is sure to be a fiery one as we come to you from Tuscan, Arizona!
Last week, The Undertaker abducted Legacy members Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. This led to a frantic search from Randy Orton, but the WWE Champion was left disappointed as he was unable to find either Rhodes or DiBiase. While his search took place, he bumped into the Raw General Manager, Jerry Lawler who booked him in a match against MVP. Orton won the match in the end but it was the aftermath which got people talking. The Undertaker appeared, ushered down two crosses from the ceiling with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase on them. Randy Orton was as shocked as anyone, even some of the fans were a little shocked at seeing Ted and Cody chained to the crosses, their heads limp. This rivalry is heating up and it’s going to get hotter tonight as Randy Orton will kick of the show for the second week running, with The Undertaker on his mind.
The Intercontinental Championship and World Tag Team Titles have been the subject of a war between Rey Mysterio and his friends Cryme Tyme and their rivals The Monarchy. Tonight, we will see Rey Mysterio in action as he takes on the man who cost him the Intercontinental Title at Judgment Day, Wade Barrett. Barrett has pledged that he will defeat Mysterio and soften him up for Regal and the other members of The Monarchy at Fully Loaded. Meanwhile, Cryme Tyme will be in the building tonight, and we can be sure of some mischief when they are around.
TheMizTV came on for another episode last week when The Miz had Shawn Michaels as his very special guest. Before introducing The Heartbreak Kid, The Miz ran down his rival, saying he was the biggest waste of space on the roster, this led to a fired up Shawn Michaels, who gave Miz the verbal beat down so to speak. But that didn’t end there, after challenging The Miz to a match at Fully Loaded and after it was accepted, he knocked The Miz into next week with a huge Superkick. We know tonight that Shawn Michaels will take on Intercontinental Champion, William Regal in the main event tonight, but he will have to keep an eye out for The Miz.
Last week, CM Punk defeated Chris Masters and called out the man who attacked him the week before, Jack Swagger. Jerry Lawler announced that Punk would defend his Money in the Bank briefcase against Jack Swagger at Fully Loaded which was welcomed by both men. However, later in the show, Punk confronted Jerry Lawler and asked for a chance at Swagger next week, he was granted the chance but in a tag team match and he would allow both Punk and Swagger to pick their own partners. We can now reveal that both Punk and Swagger have told us who they have chosen, since Swagger doesn’t have many friends on Raw, he has chosen Chris Masters while Punk has chosen TJ Perkins as his partner.
The Divas Division is beginning to heat up with the feud between Melina and Beth Phoenix picking up steam while we now know Katie Lea will take on Maryse for the Women’s Championship at Fully Loaded. With the Divas division beginning to thrive, there will no doubt be some fireworks between the Divas tonight.