Very cool way to work the NFL into the opening video package, with the “sixty minutes” theme working with the match between Triple H and Cena perfectly. This is really what the night is all about, as the main event is going to be explosive. I simply can’t wait to see who wins that match, as you have been making both men look great and either one against Christian will make a HUGE WM23 main event. I still got the Champion retaining.
I loved how the Super Brawl started with Orton and Michaels going right after each other. LESNAR~ is the first eliminated! Damn, you are already pulling out a shocker for this show … is this a sign of things to come? I guess it was TOO obvious to say that Kane would be the first man out. Michaels and Orton are still going at each other, as now Angle must face both halves of the BOD. Good way for Kane to go, as Michaels wasn’t even going after him, but now we have four studs still in the ring. Now ‘Taker really starts to get going, as he takes down Angle with a ton of signature moves and then goes for the Chokeslam, only for Kurt to move the table! UT continues his assault, but as he tries to hit the Tombstone, Angle somehow reverses it and hits the Angle Slam through the table! The way you have made Angle look like a beast since coming back has been phenomenal, tbh. Even if he doesn’t win this match, we all know he is getting his match with ‘Taker at ‘Mania, and he is going to come into that one on FIRE. Pretty quick way to get rid of Orton, as it seems like right as someone gets momentum going … they’re eliminated. Angle and HBK have had great matches in this thread, so it’s fitting that the final two would be them. Orton hits HBK with the RKO before he leaves! But Michaels gets the shoulder up! Angle and Michaels just mesh perfectly with each other, as they get numerous near falls, ranging from a German Suplex for a two count, to SCM with Angle getting his feet on the ropes. ANKLE LOCK~ ends the match, as Kurt Angle has proven to be a beast in this match. His promo afterwards shows just how much he wants to beat ‘Taker at WM23. That is going to be an awesome match and if we get promos like this from Angle during the build, the match is going to be EPIC. What a way to kick off the show … this is going to be full of surprises!!
Kennedy’s new style may actually help him move up the card, but I won’t be happy if you don’t change him back into the brash loudmouth that we have come to love. Just do that after he’s in the main event.
This match doesn’t get much time, as Kennedy dominates almost the entire match, but Rey doesn’t what he always does … fights through because he’s the underdog! [/rolls eyes]. Pretty mad that KK isn’t able to put Rey away, as Mysterio somehow counters the Mic Check into pin and beats my boy. I think Kennedy may still win the belt before WM23, and either way he will be heading to the MITB … where I expect him to thrive. It’s pretty awesome how I’m already 0-2 on my predictions.
Edge is just chilling in Tim White’s Bar? I guess that he really took to heart what Anderson said about staying away tonight. Either that … or we are going to see Edge get a little bit “opportunistic”.
Lashley and Batista are going at it for the chance to face Albright at WM23. Animal with the victory, plz. I’m glad that Lashley and ‘Tista both looked so dominant when they came into the ring, but I guess that was just a way to add the hype for their big match next Friday. I’m glad that they are both focused on Albright instead of AMW, as you didn’t need to make us think they actually cared about the belts because we all know AMW vs. Hardyz is happening at WM23. Lashley dominates after the hot tag but Batista is too busy on the outside with Brent. Batista throws the Title Belt into the ring and the proves to be the huge difference, as Lashley gets clocked and AMW retain! Hopefully the match between Batista and Lashley doesn’t end in a NC, as I really want to see just one man face Brent at WM23. And that man should be Batista.
The McMahons wish Tomko luck! That should REALLY help his chances tonight. Triple H is just as cocky as he has been since this stipulation was announced, and now he says that he is going to beat Cena without any help. This could be a possible MOTY tonight … so it’s good we won’t have any interference.
Before this match started, I figured that it would be quick but I also thought that Tomko would be able to get in SOME offense … but boy was I wrong! CC came out on fire and aside from a chair shot to the back and slamming CC’s head off the chair … Tomko didn’t do anything! Christian’s intensity was spectacular and he just didn’t let up for a second, using the ring bell in a perfect way. Now this is starting to become a crime, as he hits the DDT after Tomko catches him! Unprettier off the chair is just deadly and CC won’t even let his former bodyguard quit! Loved how Tomko quit and THEN CC his the con-chair-to. Perfect way for that to happen, as now Christian has gotten some revenge and is ready to head to WM23. The main event is going to be something special with CC possibly winning back the Belt … but this was a great way for him to get some revenge.
Three Hour Raw is starting to beef up, with the wedding planned and now we have the Steel Cage Match between Orton and Michaels. Foley helps Orton win to send Randy into MITB and Foley/HBK at WM23 gets set at SNME, imo.
Edge is gone! I wonder where he went!?
Glad that this match between RVD and Y2J is going to get almost 20 minutes of time, because they have such great chemistry in the ring that I would hate to see the match cut short just because of time. I liked the feeling out process in the beginning, with both men just staying conservative and trying to get a few near falls, but obviously the match hasn’t heated up quite yet. Jericho takes the upperhand to start the speeding up process, as he goes on the offense and dominates the Champion, trying to look good before he continues to get the near falls, as Van Dam doesn’t look like he is going down soon. Van Dam comes back a little bit but what was an awesome move was what Jericho did to RVD on the apron, following out after with some more bruising offense. Van Dam is finally getting the offense going, as he hits the moonsault but Jericho kicks out. Walls of Jericho locked in … but Van Dam somehow gets to the ropes. Now the match is really starting to heat up, as I love that the Jericho fans are sticking with their man, even though he is the heel, but it doesn’t seem like it in this match. Jericho hits the Breakdown! Foot on the rope! RVD goes for the 5-Star … but he misses!! Both men are taken down now and the match is back to where we started … but here comes Edge!! Edge ends the match! Damn it! I kinda had a feeling that this happened but now I don’t know a few things. Is Edge still going to get his shot? Is Jericho still going to be in the picture because he never lost? I sense a possible three-way match at WM23. Damn shame to end the match like that, but good for the storyline.
New WM23 commercial soon plz.
Arn is about to send Edge through hell in the build to WM23. Will make it all the more impressive when he gets the win in New Orleans, imo.
It’s game time! Will Cena finally top Hunter? Or is Triple H heading to WM23 to face Christian … as he should? No surprise that this one started with these two just moving around the ring slowly and waiting to lock up, as they have 60 minutes to wrestle so there’s no point in going all out from the start. Loved the slap from Hunter, as it shows just how bad-ass he is when the MFE isn’t at ringside with him. Now Hunter starts to dominate, as he is really taking control during the opening fifteen minutes, as this is when people thought Cena’d be at his best. Triple H looks to come back after a few two counts but … STF-U!! CENA GET THE GAME TO TAP!! I guess I get why Hunter tapped so early, but Cena got a huge confidence boost with that early score. Now Cena’s early offense is starting to take its toll, after Triple H withstands the attack he is able to keep Cena on the defensive, showing why he is so good at wearing his opponent down, taking Cena down to the mat and using moves to pick apart the knee. Cena may be stupid in trying to fight out of this, but he is finally able to, with the damage being shown. Triple H looks to set up for the Pedigree, but Cena counters out … AND GETS DROPPED WITH THE DDT! IT’S ALL TIED! Damn, Triple H is toying with Cena and fakes going for the Pedigree before he drops him with the Piledriver! Triple H takes the lead! Cena is really starting to lose it, as Triple H isn’t showing any ill effects and he continues to dominate the challenger. Cena FINALLY comes back with some offense, but can’t do much, as Hunter is just too smart and he takes down Cena with the Pedigree! Triple H is now WAY out ahead, and Cena looks done! Triple H continues on this awesome attack, eventually locking in the sleeper and Cena is as good as done … but he keeps the arm up! Cena battles out but gets taken down again, not being able to get his comeback going. Triple H looks to put the nail in the coffin … but Cena gets a pinfall with a School Boy! Triple H goes right back on the attack, with Cena still needing two more to win! Cena somehow finds a way to avoid more offense, as he pushes Hunter off after being dominated … and somehow hits the GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! IT’S ALL TIED UP … BUT THAT’S NOT GOOD FOR CENA! This has been an amazing contest, with Cena really showing that he won’t give up, and now they are going for the gold, with both men needing this next fall. Triple H looks to hit the Pedigree yet again … but CENA HITS THE F-U! Cena takes the lead! He has come back from a huge deficit! Now it’s Triple H who needs to get the next pinfall, as he is scrambling while Cena keeps him at bay. Knew Cena wouldn’t get another fall with the Throwback, but I didn’t expect Triple H to come out of nowhere with the PEDIGREE! IT’S ALL TIED AGAIN! Triple H gets way too cocky, as Cena looks to be down for the count, but when you least expect it … STF-U OUT OF NOWHERE!! CENA HAS THE GAME JUST WHERE HE WANTS HIM! STEPH COMES DOWN TO TRY AND WILL HER HUSBAND ON! CENA KEEPS IT LOCKED AND THE GAME TRIES TO SURVIVE … BUT HE IS STARTING TO FADE … AND HE TAPS OUT!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! CENA IS THE NEW CHAMPION! I don’t hate the guy, but I thought Christian/Hunter was a lock for WM23. Way to pull out a shocker, as I have no idea what is going to happen tomorrow night. Aren’t we supposed to have a wedding? I doubt the MFE will be in a good mood. Match that lived up to its billing!
A very good and shocking PPV to have right before the biggest showcase of them all. Only problem I had was with the amount of pinfalls and submissions in the main event. Nine seemed kinda high, when I thought like five or seven would have been sufficient. But either way, ‘Mania is starting to take shape … but I still can’t wait for Raw! Keep it up!!!!!