Re: WWE: A Strong Response
D-K-L’s Cyber Sunday Review
Mr Kennedy vs. Jeff Hardy:
I think everybody made the right choice by voting for a ladder match, as the match was brilliant. The use of the ladder was good and there was lots of good action in the match. There was some good spots in the match too. I was expecting Mr Kennedy to win the title so I was surprised when Hardy got the win. The ending was good, a typical ladder match ending. It would have been interesting to see if Kennedy would of won under a different stipulation, as Hardy might of won as the ladder match is his specialty.
Marrella / Burke seg:
This was a great little segment here. I was surprised to see Marrella on the PPV since he hasn’t got a match, but having him on a big stage could start of a push. The first bit with Maria was great, both were in character and I liked how you wrote the Italian accent. Burke coming in was interesting, he had some good things to say, I liked the line about Wrestlemania. I can see a short feud between these two, maybe an I.C title number one contendership match? I think that would be good. It’d be interesting to see if Burke turns face for a feud with Marrella, or both could be heel. I can see Marrella going on and having a feud with Jeff Hardy now, but a Burke/Hardy feud would be great too. It’ll be interesting to see what happens from here.
Phoenix vs. Mickie:
I’m glad a wrestling match was chosen. Reading a bra and panties match would be nowhere near as good as watching it, a wrestling match was the right choice. The match was very good for a divas match, I find it hard to right good divas matches but this was great. You used their move sets well and I liked how the two styles went really well with each other. I was surprised at how much dominance Mickie James showed, she was in control for the most part of the match. But I suppose that’s what mostly happens in the ends of title matches, with the champ coming back at the end. I was expecting Phoenix to get the win, which she did, but it was starting to look like Mickie would win at the end, which was good. The ending was good too. This was a good match, I think another match between the two would be great as they put on a good match.
MVP/ WGTT seg:
This was a good seg, It seems like the three are in some sort of stable now. I think it’s a good idea as all three a very talented wrestlers and the three deserve a push. I was surprised that MVP wanted to ‘do it alone’ as he is a heel, but I suppose he wants to prove himself. I could still see the WGTT coming out later though. The ‘I like to party’ line from Haas followed by the look from Shelton was hilarious, I’m guessing it was to make fun on Haas’s boring personality. The line from MVP about the Denver clowns was great too, a typical cheap heat line from a heel. Along with the no hopers line, it was very realistic
Finlay vs. Mysterio:
I was quite surprised that the I Quit match was chosen, but it turned out to be the right decision as the match was brilliant. There was so much great smash-mouth wrestling and it was great, almost all of it was outside the ring, which was great too, as it would be for an I Quit match. I loved how we didn’t just hear ‘no’ when they were asked to give up, the responses were great and they added a bit more aggression to the match, which was great. The match was very creative, you used a lot of good spots like the 619 on the post and so on. The match was also very back and forth with both dominating at various points, which made it good, as it was hard to tell who would get the win. The ending was great and again very creative, I think it would come off very well on TV. It was a great way to end the match after such a vicious match. I liked how Rey didn’t quit too, as I doubt that he or Finlay would of quit in the match, so I think it was the right decision. It also makes Finlay look strong too which is good, I can see the feud continuing though. I predicted that Finlay would win and I’m glad he did, especially in an I Quit match, as it’s his style. Hopefully he will keep looking strong in your BTB. This was one of the best matches, well done.
I was surprised to see an interview from Kennedy after losing earlier in the night. But I guess it’s a good way to keep him looking strong and confident after losing, so he doesn’t lose much credibility. Kennedy was in character all the way through which was good, and I liked the way he uses Michelle’s questions to look big too as he does in real life. Him saying that he doesn’t care much about the I.C title was good and realistic. The line about the test tube screw up was brilliant. It’s just the type of thing that he would say IRL, and it was a good line that you thought of. Him saying that he wants the WWE title is interesting. He’s definitely capable, but with a heel being the WWE Champ it’ll be interesting to see if he can get the title. I can see him getting in a feud with someone else before going for the title, maybe someone like CM Punk or Shawn Michaels.
Cade/Murdoch vs. Dreamer/Richards:
I think the Extreme rules stipulation was again the right decision. I’m surprised it didn’t get more votes tbh, but I suppose a bar fight might have been interesting too. The match was again great. It was exciting and was going back and forth. Cade and Murdoch controlled just as much as Richards and Dreamer which surprised me a little, I was maybe expecting Dreamer and Richards to dominate the most part as it’s their specialty. Bringing in tables and barbed wire made the match exciting, but I would have liked to see something really crazy from Dreamer or Richards. Having Murdoch and Cade retain the titles was great, it makes them look even stronger champions now after overcoming this challenge of extreme rules. The ending with Murdoch using a table to win was good too, they now proved that they too can be extreme when they have to. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Richards and Dreamer now and whether they stay as a tag team or not. I can maybe see a rematch between these two teams, although if Dreamer and Richards can’t beat the champs in their own type of match, I doubt they’ll be able to beat them again. Solid match.
This was pretty good, a good little build up for the match later. I was surprised at how Punk took a little pop at HHH, but I suppose it makes Punk look aggressive. I’m looking forward to the match now.
This was a great interview, again a good build up for the WHC match later. Edge was in character and was his usual cocky self. Edge bigging himself up was realistic as he does IRL. I liked the way he used cashing in the MITB against The Undertaker as an example of him being brave, not mentioning how Taker had been badly hurt beforehand Lol.
MVP vs. Matt Hardy:
I can’t remember if I voted for the Iron match or not, but I think this was also the right decision as the match was great. I’m glad that MVP and Hardy are back fighting each other as the two tagging was getting kinda stale and predictable. This match was great, there was lots of great action in the match and you used their move sets well. The first part of the ending was good, a good wrestling match. I was surprised at how Hardy got the first pinfall, after he got it I was sure that Hardy would win the match. As it got closer to the ending I was hoping that MVP could get the next fall. And then he did which was great! It was a brilliant twist by having Hardy get DQ’d. I liked how Hardy still nearly won at the end, only for the horn to sound before the 3. I think that would come off really well IRL too. It’ll be interesting to see what happens from here, no doubt MVP will big himself up despite being dominated by hardy. I rematch would be great, but I hope MVP will keep the title! This was a great match and the ending was very creative.
Punk vs. Orton:
First of all I liked how Mr. McMahon came out first to see the result. I was really happy at the results as I think Punk vs. Orton would be a really exciting match. I don’t think HHH attacking Morrison was needed though. I like how this HHH/McMahon feud is developing, it’ll be interesting to see what happens between the two in the future. I think you maybe could of used an angle like Mr McMahon could have hinted that the results were fixed or something like that, I think it could have added a bit more tension to the HHH/McMahon feud.
The Orton/Punk match was great. I was expecting Orton to retain the title but Punk put up a good fight, which was good. Lot’s of near falls from Punk made it exciting. The match was well written and there was lots of good wrestling in the match, but it always looked like Orton would get the win. The ending was good, I was expecting it to end like that as that’s how a lot of Orton’s matches end. It was good reading Punk in a title match, I bet it was enjoyable to write too as writing CM Punk matches is fun. Hopefully Punk will get another chance at the title and do well on Raw.
This was OK, I suppose it’s a way to keep HHH on the PPV as he doesn’t have a match. This HHH/ Mr McMahon feud is interesting. I liked how HHH said that if Mr McMahon isn’t in the building he’ll go and find him. That might be funny if we saw HHH at his home or something, but I doubt that would happen. It’ll be interesting to see what happens from here. The bit with Regal/Coach/Hornswoggle was funny with Coach taking Hornswoggle to the bathroom. You don’t seem to be doing anything about the hornswoggle storyline though.
Batista vs. Umaga:
What a great match! This was definitely the MOTN. The results of the vote were interesting with it being tied, but making it a LMS match with edge as the ref was the logical and right decision. I didn’t really know what was going to happen with Edge, whether he was going to cost Batista or Umaga or what. Umaga seemed to dominate the beginning of the ending so it wasn’t looking good for the animal. I liked how you had Umaga use his signature moves like the wrecking ball and the diving head but to the cornered opponent. I like Umaga so it was good to see him doing well, I also liked how you had him look at Estrada for instructions like he did IRL. The match was nice and rough too which was good, just like LMS matches should be. Lot’s of near 10 counts. The twist with Edge spearing Batista was great but I knew that Umaga wouldn’t win, as you need to continue the Edge/Batista feud. Having Batista spinebuster Edge was a great move, it added drama to the match and it meant you could finish the match without Edge. The ending was great with Batista hitting the spinebuster through the table and then a different ref making the count. Great ending. Batista is looking strong now, but I can see Edge winning the title off Batista in the future. The feud should be great, can’t wait to see the fallout.
This was a fantastic PPV Nige. I’m glad that the matches turned out longer in the end because they were great. My two favorites were the main event and the Finlay vs. Mysterio match. Both were brilliant. The only thing that slightly let the PPV down was that there was no title change. But I guess you chose your winners beforehand and it just turned out that the champs retained. Oh well, I’m sure we’ll see title changes in the future. The matches were great and all these storylines are building very nicely. I like how the McMahon/HHH and the Batista/Edge storylines are going especially. Amazing PPV Nige, keep it up!
Last edited by D-K-L; 11-25-2007 at 03:41 PM.