A very good card set for tonight, as per usual with you, but yeah, thanks for that you cat loving **** <3.
Opening up the show with Samoa Joe? After the events of last week, it’s the right move, as there is not really much else you could start off with here tonight, imo. He was pretty spot on, keeping his bad ass kind of persona in tact in the beginning; however I didn’t like how he mentioned Heyman had messed up so bad even the fans want Joe to get the show. This whole time he hasn’t given a shit about the fans, I don’t want him to start now, just have him as the badass who gets cheered, don’t have him acknowledging them to much, it makes him seem like he’s changing to much, imo.
at Heyman starting off so explosive. I guess this is the heel turn complete, which is something you know I’ve been wanting for awhile, so I’m very glad that it’s finally here. The attack from Joe is more of what I want to see, re-establishing himself as a bad ass, and I really hope he stays that way. Morgan looks like a bit of a bitch, but after last week, I don’t think it really matters, as he was not expecting anything. A good opening promo to kick off, with me only having one issue with it.
I like how even though in recap, you underline the importance of Benjamin and Haas not being happy with each other. A lot of people say that in recap, little details don’t get across, but I think you’ve still managed to do that okay here. Paul London and Brian Kendrick? Fuck, can a roster get any more stacked
? I’m really not complaining, just saying.
And the turn of Haas continues. This match was well booked, imo, as not only does it put over the two debutants, but continues the storyline between Haas and Benjamin. Haas neglecting the tag shows that he is going to be the heel here, and I’m interested to see what Benjamin’s reaction will be, whether something happen later tonight, or it be next week.
Intense Kurt Angle to a tee. I’ve been saying for a long time that you write him so well, and I’m glad to see that Szumi agreed with me above. Another good Angle promo, just like what you normally churn out.
LAX continue to be booked amazingly strong in this thread also, and this interview was pretty much typical LAX lately, putting themselves over, and naming all the people they have beaten. Another match with Generation Next should be good; I expect a loss though
The eight man tag match was a good win for the faces, as I guess they kind of needed it, after how strong LAX have looked lately. With that being said, Sydal didn’t need it, and I can’t believe he actually pinned Kash again. Sydal is wearing out his welcome quickly, tbh.
The attack from the heel side of this match was good afterwards, it’s nothing special, but it keeps the feuds going I guess. Jamie Noble as Cruiserweight champion? That’s something I’d love to see, so make it happen.
Mick Foley promo was pretty good, as this thing with him and Danielson continues to slowly be built up. I want Danielson to hurry up and show up now though, but I’m sure it will happen in the coming weeks. Anyway, sitting in the ring, and even the blindfold was a nice touch, shows just how desperate Foley is, and in a way, would probably get the Dragon angry, which will add to their feud.
I like how Heyman is now approaching the heels and giving them what they want, makes him seem more heel, as he’s not just against Punk, in a way he’s against every face on the roster. I like the idea of this tag match at The Awakening to, not only should it make for an awesome match; it will hopefully finally have this jobber Sydal lose.
at Foley still being in the ring. This feud must mean a lot to him, Danielson better show up next week, I’m assuming he won’t tonight, as he’s really looking like a bitch right about now.
Foley still in the ring. Geez, I didn’t think it would last this long. I must say it’s starting to get a bit ignoring, but I love how you are good enough to book your show around it and keep it entertaining, I think its smart work. Kurt Angle and RVD segment was pretty good here; I love the intensity of Angle, letting RVD know he doesn’t need help, while the laidback attitude of RVD had me pretty impressed to. These guys were pretty much spot on here, good work.
Morgan attacking Foley was definitely unexpected, however I must say, I really liked it. This show has been dominated by Heyman’s heel turn, and I’ve really enjoyed it, so props on another good move here, and Morgan/Foley next week should be good, and will probably mark the appearance of Danielson. I’m predicting it now
A ladder match between LAX and Generation Next? Really cool. I have a feeling you’re finally going to make Generation Next win; I personally hope the monster push of LAX continues though.
Hmm. The Gauntlet match was pretty good from a booking concept, as it allowed Heyman to show his now evil ways, while it also provided for a way for CM Punk to have his first ever loss, even if he still hasn’t been pinned or submitted. This makes Styles look really good, which is also a good thing, although I don’t like the fact that Punk was able to beat Brown so easy, after beating Hassan. Makes Brown look a little weak, imo. This also makes me think we might get a Styles/Punk feud and that’d be pretty cool.
at Edge looking like the biggest bitch right now, although I can’t blame him, Angle is unbelievable in this thread. Jericho trying to calm him down was alright to, making him look cool, calm and collected, but this was all about Edge, tbh.
A great main event between the four of the best in this company, which was action packed, yet also told a story, and continued a feud. What more can I ask for? Angle/Edge will continue, hence Edge continuing to run away from Angle, whilst RVD looks like a monster as champion. I’m not to sure what is going to happen with Jericho though, although I will say I wasn’t happy with him taking the fall, but that’s due to personal preference.
The aftermath was good, with Lesnar taking out RVD. Finally some hype between these two, but you’re going to need more than just this to sell me on the match
. Plus, I still don’t know why Lesnar was named number one contender.
Fuck typing to much here, terrific booking, as per usual, writing’s pretty to notch to. <3