Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
WWE.com Raw News
MNM's move to Raw came as a shock to many people and it is just another way for the WWE to try and improve Raw's tag division. Both Mercury and Nitro attacked the Highlanders this week after their win which has prompted into a number one contender's match this week on Raw.
The Benjamin/Helms Best of Seven Series continues to be impressive as mentioned by the Raw writing team. The series was planned right before WrestleMania with their first match not being in the series taking place at Backlash. Once the match at Backlash receieved rave reviews, WWE knew they had to take advantage and run the Best of 7 Series.
The feud between Mickie James and Beth Phoenix will begin to heat up seeing as Mickie and her ally, Victoria beat down Ashley, an ally of Trish Stratus and Beth Phoenix on Raw this week. Ashley will be out for a few weeks and Trish will be backing up Beth while Victoria has Mickie's back during the feud.
Jeff Hardy will begin a feud soon as the creative team just wanted to have Hardy debut this week and go over clean on another wrestler. Hardy has shown he is dedicated to being back in the WWE and has shown up on time, been at the shows ready to go and for that, the WWE seems like they want to reward Hardy, but with what?
Don't expect Cena to have too major of a role in the RVD/HHH feud until Vengeance and if he does, he will simply be backing Van Dam in the war against McMahon. Cena won number one contendership this past week to fight the winner of the title match at Vengeance and it will be interesting to see who Cena ends up fighting.
And to close things out from the Raw side, the Striker/Carlito feud gained a lot of buildup this week whenever Striker stabbed Carlito with a pencil, yes a pencil! Both men are ready for the feud to begin and it could end up culminating in a great match up if it is given the proper time.
WWE.com Smackdown News
And there is a new World-Heavyweight Champion. His name, Kurt Angle! Angle has only been on Smackdown for three weeks but it has been planned for Angle to win the World title for a little while. Angle won the title over Edge this past Sunday at Judgment Day in the Six Pack Challenge and now, the fan favorite looks to lead Smackdown back to the top of the WWE.
Rey Mysterio won't be on Smackdown this week to play off the injuries, since he has "injured ribs" from being smashed into a car two weeks ago. But mainly, to play off the fact he got tossed around by the Animal and really beat down. So don't expect to see the Master of the 619 at all this Friday.
The WWE is very well happy with what happened during the United States title match. Booker and Hardy put on a good match with the time given and this Friday, there will be a tag match with Booker T teaming with Ken Kennedy to fight Bobby Lashley and Matt Hardy. What team will reign victorious here tonight.
And expect a few more matches to be announced for One Night Stand II this week on Smackdown. Only two matches have been announced as of now and it seems they're trying to keep it like old ECW with waiting and announcing the matches. But actually, the whole card will have been announced before the PPV so.
WWE Heat and Velocity Results
Sunday Night Heat Tapings:
Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch def. The Freaks (Eugene and Goldust)
Kenny w/ The Spirit Squad def. Viscera w/ Val Venis
Charlie Haas def. Rene Dupree
The Gymini def. Funaki and Scotty 2 Hotty
Simon Dean def. Shannon Moore
Kid Kash def. Steven Richards
Notes: Ok, probably won't bother posting a Smackdown preview since it looks like the show might end up being recapped anyways. If not, then I'll post one Sunday but right now, it looks like it will be recapped. Got a few more reviews to return. Have to wait a little while though seeing as some are waiting on PPV's to be posted and anyways, yeah you all know who you are. Otherwise, I have returned teh reviews you gave me for Judgment Day and Raw.