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Nice opening video, but maybe a bit short, but it did do a job of hyping the ppv, which is what they are about
Tag match opens the show, which is what had to be expected really, and it should be a good one. Don’t know what possessed you to put Carlito and Kennedy together, but this match should decide whether it can work. Nice start to the match with the high impact moves in the early going, and the heels don’t dominate for too long, so we are quickly into the finish of the match. A lot of near falls, but all of them are broken by the tag partner, which is a good feature of tag team wrestling, but maybe has happened a tad too often. A kick out from the green bay plunge, but the neckbreaker does it, and the heels are the tag champs. Solid enough match to open the show, but maybe a bit of a squash down the home stretch. Interesting to see how long their tag reign lasts
Rey/Lashley next, and this will be a typical big man/little man match methinks. Rey’s speed gives him an early advantage, but Lashley’s power soon takes control. Rey makes an early comeback, but the 619 is countered, which is nice to see. With a face vs. face match, it is good to see that neither man has taken a prolonged advantage, which means the crowd would be into the match. Rey hits the 619, but doesn’t drop the dime, which is weird to see, as that is his finisher. Don’t know why you didn’t add this bit in there. Lashley goes for the dominator, but Rey counters with the roll up, and he moves on the final. Don’t see him winning this, but you never know I guess. Another solid match here, but was never going to be a MOTN contender
Nice promo from Kash, giving the ladder match a bit more hype
Ladder match has a nice start, but maybe the ladder was brought into play a bit too early. Not a major problem, but I sense that this match could be a bit too spotty, if a ladder is being used so early in the match. Noble then bleeds in the opening minutes which is a bit too early, but lets see how this pans out. An awful lot of spots have been used in this match so far, most of them good to see, but to be honest, this is nothing more than a glorified spotfest. No psychology behind it, no real story, other than them both trying to do the biggest spot. Ladder matches aren’t known for them being a bloodfest, but that it was you have created. This match is getting a bit ridiculous to be honest, and I shall show you why. Noble powerbombs Kash onto a trash can, and slowly climbs to 2 steps from the belt. Before he can take another step, Kash has climbed 4 steps, and has totally no sold the bump, and that is only one example I have found. Kash manages to climb the ladder, has the match won, but instead of getting the belt, he has a mental block, tries then decides not to deliver a moonsault, but before he gets the belt, Noble dropkicks the ladder down, despite being knocked out on a table with his head in a trash can, and then hits an enzeguiri to Kash. Totally unbelievable to be honest, and this disbelief has made the match a total spotfest, nothing more. Kash then nails the dead level on the trash can (how much usage has that had tonight?), and then climbs the ladder, and gets the anticlimactic win. After all the spots in the match, the ending doesn’t have won, which is a huge shock. Overall, a disappointment really, as although this match was very exciting, it was a bit like the RVD/Hardy or Edge/Flair ladder match really, nothing more than a total spotfest. Spotfests work if they have a story to them (like the TLC’s), but this didn’t have one at all
Next up is the return of the Rock, which could be something good to see in the short term, but I don’t see him as a long term member of the roster. Looks like he may feud with Carlito and Kennedy, and with Austin making the save, maybe a tag match at Mania
Now we have Taker/JBL, and I think this will be a bit of a brawl. An awful lot of right hands used in the early stages, but I guess with the people involved in the match, that it the way it is going to go down. Not too many wrestling moves used, but even though these two men are brawlers, would have liked to have seen a bit more used. Nice counters with the powerbomb to tombstone spot, even though I cant really picture a counter from a powerbomb into that. Foot on the rope from the chokeslam is okay, as it is one of the finishers, and doesn’t normally end the match these days. He then goes for the tombstone, but the low blow from JBL and the roll up gives him a huge win. JBL gets the win, but I guess Taker will get his revenge at Mania, as I can’t see anyone else facing him then, as there won’t be the time to build the feud. An okay match, but never was going to be a classic. A gimmick match at Mania though may be needed to get a better match than this
Wouldn’t have used cricket in a promo, as the Americans wouldn’t get the reference methinks, but a nice attempt at humour, even though it didn’t work entirely well
Christian/Burchill is the next match, and this could be a good wrestling match. Nice start to it, with some nice solid wrestling to it. Burchill hits the standing moonsault, which is nice to see, but that is the third or fourth time I have seen it so far, which means it is being overused a bit. Counter from a monnsualt was nice to see, and then this must be when Christian takes a bit of control. Christian is control, but Burchill hits the pumphandle slam, but doesn’t get the three. Burchill goes for the C4, but Christian counters, hits the unprettier, and gets the win. Good to see Christian pick up another win, in what was a nice addition to the ppv card. I think he might be Rey for the number 1 contendership, but he hasn’t been built like a main eventer, which is a bit of a problem. Would prefer a Batista/Cena match, as that would have the power to main event mania
Submission match should be a good one, although it is hard to do a bad match with angle and benoit facing each other. I think HHH will screw Angle out of the match, but I guess I’ll have to find out. A pretty good match to be honest, with both men using an effective range of submission moves, but not totally submission based, which does keep the match moving at a nice pace. Good spots were used to do this, but the german suplez through the table may have been a bit unnecessary really, as you have gone overboard with them tonight. Angle slam and the ankle lock to Benoit should be enough, and Benoit taps out, but the referee is down, meaning it doesn’t count. Surprised to see the face in the match do this, as this is normally a way for heels to get back into the match. However, here comes HHH and he screws Angle, taking him out with the chair and the pedigree, which allows Benoit to lock in the crossface, and force Angle to tap out. Bit of a cheap ending to the match, but I knew that the angle/hhh feud would be furthered at the end of the match. MOTN so far.
Interesting to see how the main event goes down, but whatever way it does, I can only see Batista retaining the belt really. Nice start for him, taking Cena down early, which gets the crowd behind him. Batista seems to be owning Cena so far in the match, and it does seem a bit like a glorified squash, but I’m sure it will change soon. They then start to fight on the outside, which I expected to see, and then they fight around the announce table, even though I’m sure they have both been broken so far. They fight around the barricade, before cena gets a slight advantage, and gets back in front. They then go back to the announce tables, and then Batista manages to put Cena through it, for yet another table spot. I think a few too many have been used tonight, which reduces the effectiveness of them. Back in the ring they go, but Batista kicks out of the F-U, but Cena locks in the STFU. Cena looks as if he is on the verge of victory, only for Batista to stand up (don’t think you can do that, which is why the STFU is a very effective finisher), only for a ref bump to occur. Batista hits the spinebuster, and goes for the batista bomb, but cena nails a pendant shot. The ref returns, but only a 2 count is got. Batista goes for the Batista bomb, and on the second occasion, he hits in and gets the win. All in all, not a bad match, but could have done with being shorter, simply as the middle of the match did seem to contain stuff you were adding in just to make the match go on a bit. The ending was very good, but the crowd may have been a bit bored before you got to it. But I guess the end of the feud, and a good title defence for Batista